Gin Festival York 2018

Last Saturday Bob and I organised childcare for the afternoon and took ourselves off to our very first Gin festival. Bob has been a fan of Gin for a long time but I’ve only recently started liking it after years of thinking it wasn’t for me. Turns out the Gin Festival explained exactly why I thought I hated it all this time… my husband and I have very different tastes when it comes to GIN.

*we attended the event for free and were kindly gifted a voucher in exchange for the review*

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The Ice Doctor Cold Eye Compress

As a new mama, everyone expects you to tell them that your 5 month old baby doesn’t sleep or that you’re up a couple of times a night. I always count my lucky stars that Freya has slept really well since being 10-11 weeks old but I know that could end at any point and our lovely routine could go out the window. I can count numerous occasions since then that she’s woken up randomly through the night and needed a bottle and I will admit to it absolutely killing me. It makes you incredibly grateful when they do sleep through.

That being said, when I’ve had a bad nights sleep whether it be baby related or just down to not being able to nod off which I seem to struggle with lately; my eyes give it away instantly. I suffer from puffy eyes quite badly or serious eye baggage if I’m run down or having consecutive terrible sleeps. I was offered the chance to review the Ice Doctor Cold Eye Compress from Feel Good Contacts and thought it would be a great opportunity to find something that might sort out my problematic eyes.

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Life Lately

I thought I’d take time to reflect on my life lately and how much it’s changed in the last 6 months.

I had a baby

The obvious one! In September I had my first baby; a daughter called Freya and I absolutely love being a Mum. I didn’t really see myself as the maternal type and everyone at work joked that I had no sympathy bones but I think I’ve changed a lot whilst still retaining my character.

I became an Ambassador for Origins

This was super exciting as it started happening before I had Freya and by the time she arrived, I was arranging my first training sessions. Skincare has always been my first love when it comes to my blogging and when this opportunity came along, I was up for the task.

I planned my first event

As part of my role as an ambassador, I will be running 4 events during the year. So far I’ve successfully planned and ran one before Christmas, and now I’m in the midst of putting my guest list together for the next one in February.

I made mum friends

This might sound like something small, but its one that I’m incredibly proud of. I was really worried about making friends but I have found a wonderful bunch of ladies that I know I can talk to about all my mum worries.

“Googling Stuff”

This is one my husband would laugh at as I never understood it before. Now that I have some spare time when Freya is napping during the day, I find myself coming across things like wholesale T-shirt printing. It’s amazing what you can learn about when browsing the web but it’s far better than googling baby stuff which can sometimes lead you down a black hole.

Laura x

*This is a collaborative post*

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