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My Favourite Holiday – Our Honeymoon In The Maldives

A photograph of a lady leaning out of a water villa as the sun sets in the Maldives - My Favourite Holiday - Our Honeymoon In The Maldives _ Mrs H's favourite things

Mr H proposed to me on Saturday 13th January 2006. It was a wonderful surprise and after bursting into tears and thanking him, I said yes. I was then keen to find a date for our big day. And I campaigned for us to get married nine days before my 30th birthday. I was dreading becoming 30 years old. So it seemed a great idea to have my birthday while being on honeymoon. What could be more perfect than spending…

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Reviews & Giveaways

Tonka Power Movers Vehicles – A Review

A photograph of a little boy looking at a boxed up toy. It is the Tonka Power Movers Cement Mixer from the Tonka Power Movers Vehicles collection - Tonka Power Movers Vehicles - A Review - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Mister H is obsessed with vehicles. He loves any toy that moves and can be rolled across the floor. But he particularly loves construction vehicles. So when we were given the chance to review Tonka Power Movers Vehicles I knew that he would be a very happy boy. Tonka Power Movers Vehicles – A Review Tonka Power Movers Cement Mixer Every night, Little Mister H insists that we read him the book Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site before he goes to…

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Motherhood

Jumping At The Chance To Try Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles

A photograph of a little girl wearing her school uniform and standing in her garden and in her hand she is holding a Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastille - Jumping At The Chance To Try Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles _ Mrs H's favourite things

This is a paid collaborative post with Bassetts Vitamins to launch their brand new Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles and their #MyBassettsVits campaign. Little Miss H is very particular about what she eats and drinks. We have endless negotiations at dinner about how much chicken/broccoli/tomato she needs to eat before she can have any dessert. I guess I’m lucky that Little Miss H does actually like some healthy things (cucumber, beetroot and carrots are among her favourites).…

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Baby Loss

Medical Management Of A Missed Miscarriage

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TRIGGER WARNING: Baby loss. The post “Medical Management Of A Missed Miscarriage” contains details of miscarriage and baby loss.   This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018. Our first miscarriage was over four years ago, yet I can remember it as if it were yesterday. Baby loss stays with you. And though time passes the memories still haunt you and the heartbreak remains. But the loss of a baby isn’t just an emotional experience. It’s also a very physical and…

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Finding Happiness

Finding Happiness & Chasing Rainbows – September 2018

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When I originally began to write this blog it was as a form of therapy. My chronic depression and anxiety had relapsed and I’d been signed off sick for three months. I was seeing a therapist and she suggested that I start writing a blog about the things in my life that make me happy. Those little things that put a smile on your face. That show you that finding happiness even on the worst days is possible. Over the…

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Blogging & Vlogging

My Favourite Bloggers Featuring Lilypad And Bow

A title image photograph for My Favourite Bloggers series - My Favourite Bloggers Featuring Lilypad and Bow - Mrs H's favourite things

I’ve been a blogger for a long time now, and during that time I’ve read some amazing blogs written by people that I now consider friends. I’ve read blog posts that have made me cry and others that have made me laugh. Writing that’s inspiring and writing that’s educational. These are words on a screen that have made me feel less alone. That have reached out and given me a virtual hug when I needed one. They’ve helped me realise…

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Finding Happiness

Anniversary Gifts (With A Twist)

A photograph of two wedding rings on a white background - Anniversary Gifts (With A Twist) - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. Regular readers will be aware that I try to share positive vibes and focus on the good things in life – and that means putting in a little extra effort when it comes to buying the perfect gift! My parents are going to be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary next year and so I’ve recently been looking into 30th, 40th, and 50th wedding anniversary gifts. Because I like to be prepared (both for myself and…

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Thoughts & Inspiration

Life Lessons that I Thought I’d Have Learnt By Now

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When I was a young adult and I looked at people in their 30s or 40s, I always assumed that they had this game of life sussed. They were mature adults. Surely, they knew exactly what they were doing. Surely, they’d learnt the lessons of how to live a happy and contented life. I looked at them in awe and believed they all lived perfect lives. They seemed filled with wisdom and knowledge and a confidence I couldn’t imagine possessing.…

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