World Cancer Day – 4th February 2018

 World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4th to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. Most of us are aware of cancer. We’ve seen it in our own family, our friends family, or family of Susan’s down the road. We have all, in some capacity, heard about it. Often, those stories we hear are incredibly upsetting and scary, but I wanted to come here and tell you about the hope, too. […]

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Aannmarie at Home – How I Plan My Fortnightly Shop

Hello all, As an avid reader of food blogs and food hauls on youtube myself, the one video I love to watch is what people buy for their weekly, or fortnightly shops. I find it fascinating, and inspiring from the comfort of my sofa; so I thought I should make what I like to watch/read. Welcome to my fortnightly shop. I shop for 2 weeks at a time because of a few reasons. It’s obviously less to do every weekend […]

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Aannmarie At Home – The Details

Having your own home is one thing, but finding your individual style in your home is another thing. You’re looking for inspiration, but if you’re anything like me you’ll want something a bit different; not like the ‘show room’s’ or the ways other people seem to all do it. I like to put small details into the home, that once they’re in the right place, the rest falls into place around them. I’ve shared a few favourite details in my […]

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3 ways to reduce Anxiety

…If you’ve been reading my posts for a short while then you’ll probably know I experience anxiety and I’m very much interested in every-one talking about their anxiety more. Why? Because discourse encourages people to challenge one anothers ideas on anxiety and the ‘type of person’ that may experience it. We’re currently still fearful of talking too much about stress and or anxiety; some of us don’t understand it and some of us just can’t open up about it, we’re […]

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What’s next?

Working, and achieving, has always been at the heart of what I do and who I am. Until recently. My perspective on my life and life in general has shifted. I no longer believe my career is the most important thing, I now believe that my life and happiness is. I’ve done well to get to a well paid job in my mid-20’s, I’ve worked very hard to get where I am. I’ve bought a beautiful home, I’ve got a […]

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It’s time for me to give a fuck.

It’s time to start giving a fuck about mental health. Mental health awareness has become a bigger part of media coverage, a bigger part of conversations, and a bigger part of society. We, as humans, have been experiencing mental health forever, but it’s only recently that our society has really started to acknowledge what we, as a species, are going through. I believe one of the biggest reasons that we are now able to discuss mental health issues, is because […]

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Monday Blues – How To Get Rid Of Them

Ummm, I’m not a magician, guys 😛 I write blog posts, that’s all, I don’t have the secret… There’s no key to ‘feeling good’ about going back to work, not even if you’re doing the job you’ve always wanted. Don’t lie to us, you people are also gutted that the break is over. We all are. We’re fuming. All we want is another week. Juuust another day would be wonderful. It’s not going to happen though. You’ve probably clicked on […]

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How I Make Homemade Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is amazing for work or for snacking on at home. It’s made with fresh ingredients and takes around 20 minutes to make, then 20 minutes to cook. Once made and cooled, you can keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days if in a tightly sealed container. Friday’s are for fish and chips anyway, right?! 😉 This is made entirely on the hob (which puts me off every-time because I just want to throw everything into […]

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Current Hair Favourites

Hi guys This January I am doing ‘current’ favourites. You may have seen I’ve already done one on my current face favourites, now my hair favourites. This isn’t an exhaustive list of things I like to use for my hair but it is exactly what is working for me right now. To give you some hair background, my hair is quite dry. It is also quite light but there’s a lot of it. It can get flat because it’s not […]

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Current Skin Favourites

Hi guys! I’m a skin care lover, and have really dry and dehydrated skin, so when I find a product I like that makes my makeup go on a little easier, I’m going to write about it; it’s only fair. My top favourite at the moment is F&G Hydra-Activ Nutrient Day Cream and I’ll tell you why below (click the titles to see the product online). All of these products are semi affordable, i.e under £20 and worth purchasing if […]

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