Back in early Spring 2021 when we still thought we might be able to fly somewhere hot like the Greek Islands or Turkey, I saw my friend and got chatting about her apartment in Cornwall, she said she was already getting booked up for the summer. I took a gamble, decided to ditch any idea of a trip abroad and booked a week at her apartment in Portwrinkle, South East Cornwall. Thank goodness I did! And how lucky were we that it turned out to be the a UK heatwave week!? Seriously, we could have been in the Med!
But arriving in Portwrinkle was a bit of an experience ... I have never visited that part of Cornwall before. Actually, apart from Bude, which is only just inside Cornwall from North Devon, I have never holidayed in Cornwall!! But Portwrinkle was so remote, our 20 year old daughter was a bit worried about being stuck with her parents in the middle of nowhere for a week!! Her worries were unfounded though and we had an amazing week, a quiet beach, views to die for, a comfortable home from home and peace and tranquility to enjoy the fabulous weather.
I'm going on holiday!
So I'm taking a little blogging break!
I like to take a step back during the summer holidays, my daughter is home from uni and we have a week in Cornwall then a few nights in Anglesey organised. I'll still be posting on my Instagram grid and stories if you follow me there.
And I'll be back to share a few personal posts in August then regular blogging with renewed energy and organisation in September (well that's the plan).
Today I am packing - and I don't like packing! I have a system of sorts, I prefer to be organised first, so tidy house, washing and ironing all up to date, outfits hanging and a capsule wardrobe ready to build on. I have a list too so I don't forget the all important basics.
I am a nightmare for fitness motivation!! I go at my fitness with great enthusiasm, manage a few weeks, even months ... then life gets busy and the overwhelm kicks in and my motivation to workout is the first thing to go! Please tell me I am not alone!? I do not love exercise and add in midlife, menopause brain fog and lethargy and my fitness motivation hits zero! So, in today's post, I am sharing my struggles with workouts and why we should not beat ourselves up but find something we love and keep it simple! Activate You is a simple online programme from 261 Fearless, spread over 12 weeks, to help you create a habit to get you moving, fit and full of energy! And I am going to try it out and share my thoughts.
Activate You has been designed to show you how to stay active regularly, anytime and anywhere and for a very reasonable cost.
So is it possible to go from zero to loving exercise?
This is a sponsored blog post.
Who doesn't love Trinny? I remember her and Susannah way back when on What Not to Wear and loved tuning in every week. That, along with The Clothes Show, was my first foray into loving fashion. Then Trinny burst onto our instagram feeds with her fun styling and beauty posts and unique enthusiasm, energy and sassiness. How does she do it??! And now we are all loving her make up brand Trinny London. When I shared on my insta-stories that I was trying it out for a blog review, my son's girlfriend messaged to say she absolutely loves Trinny and her make up brand and it struck me as a huge sign of success that Trinny London appeals to all ages, us 50 something's and a 20 year old student.
I was really delighted when Trinny London got in touch to ask if I'd like to choose a few items from their make up and skincare range and do a blog review! Trinny Woodall launched Trinny London back in October 2017 with just her 'stack' concept but it quickly evolved. I went for a consultation at their new beauty counter at Fenwick on Bond Street in 2018 and loved my purchases and they became a firm favourite in my make up bag.
So to have a chance to add to my existing items and try out even more of the ever-expanding Trinny London range was fantastic!
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