HELLO APRIL 2021

meandmybelle - April 2, 2021

FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH 1. Isabelle’s 16th Birthday 2. The clocks went forward – lighter nights whoop! 3. We were told we could go back to the studios...

HAPPY SWEET SIXTEENTH BELLE!

meandmybelle - March 28, 2021

How on earth am I mum to a 16 year old? On the 1st of March, 16 years ago I gave birth to the love of my life and became...

HELLO MARCH 2021

meandmybelle - March 1, 2021

I love it when March arrives. Firstly, because the 1st March is my beautiful daughter’s birthday, she is my first born so it was the month I became a Mummy...

LET GO OF NEGATIVITY TO LEAD A MORE POSITIVE LIFE

meandmybelle - February 17, 2021

Life throws us many Up’s, Down’s & Curve balls over the years so it’s only natural to have times when you feel low or slightly negative. Then, there are those...

THE MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN & TEENS IN LOCKDOWN 3

meandmybelle - February 8, 2021

I first published this post last November but with Lockdown 3 upon us I felt I needed to re post it. So many people are struggling far more in this...

GETTING MY HOME READY FOR SPRING

meandmybelle - February 8, 2021

There’s still a few weeks until we move the clocks forward & Spring arrives, but it’s a month I love so much & I always start getting my house ready...

HELLO FEBRUARY 2021

meandmybelle - February 1, 2021

It's February at last!!! Gosh January in lockdown (whilst doing dry January no less!) was looooooong. It's still cold but somehow things feel a bit more positive & I can't...

STAYING MOTIVATED & BUSY IN LOCKDOWN 3

meandmybelle - January 29, 2021

Since the beginning of January, after chatting with friends, reading people’s social media posts & watching programmes such as This Morning, the general feeling seems to be that this lockdown...

PRACTICING GRATITUDE

meandmybelle - January 22, 2021

I’m writing this on what feels like the 84th of January!!! As 2020 ended and we moved into 2021 there was so much hope & also relief the horrendous year...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MAX – ANOTHER TEENAGER IN THE HOUSE

meandmybelle - January 18, 2021

January 2021 & I never thought back in March last year, when we first went into lockdown, that Max would also be having a lockdown birthday in January 2021! So,...

NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS, BETTER ME!

meandmybelle - January 11, 2021

One of the things I love about a New Year is a fresh page, a clean slate to make new goals & plans for the coming year. I’m definitely a...

10 GOALS TO SET YOURSELF IN 2021

meandmybelle - January 8, 2021

2020 really was a year like no other. I think it’s safe to say we’re all glad to see the back of it and move into a new year. Unfortunately,...

HELLO JANUARY 2021

meandmybelle - January 1, 2021

So we’ve at last said goodbye to 2020 and saw in the New Year quietly all with great hope that this year will be a far happier year for us...

21 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FOR 2021

meandmybelle - January 1, 2021

To always always appreciate & make the most of family timeTo make the most of every single day after a year of COVIDTo not worry about the little things at...

20 THINGS I’VE LEARNT IN 2020

meandmybelle - December 27, 2020

1.That people and time matter not money & 'things 2.That times of adversity bring out the very best in some people and the very worst in others 3. That I...

10 IMPORTANT LESSONS THIS YEAR HAS TAUGHT ME

meandmybelle - December 7, 2020

2020 Certainly didn’t go how anyone planned it and it really has been a year like no other. We’ve all struggled at various times but some people have definitely had...

MAKING THE HOME FESTIVE FOR CHRISTMAS

meandmybelle - December 7, 2020

I was going to put our decorations up at the end of November this year to bring a bit of sparkle to an awful year but, we’ve had a new...

HELLO DECEMBER 2020

meandmybelle - December 2, 2020

After another month of lockdown & having to go back to teaching on Zoom, I have never been as glad for a month to end in my life. I absolutely...

THE MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN & TEENS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC & LOCKDOWN

meandmybelle - November 28, 2020

This year has undoubtedly been one of the hardest most people have ever had to endure and it’s certainly not over yet. It’s been tough for families all trying to...

FINDING MY CONFIDENCE

meandmybelle - November 24, 2020

As a dancer & performer as a child, a professional dancer in my late teens and my twenties  & then a dance teacher/business owner from being 30, putting myself out...

THINGS TO MAKE US HAPPY THIS AUTUMN/WINTER

meandmybelle - November 23, 2020

Ok, so the build up to Christmas may be very different this year, no parties & events to look forward to, theatre trips non-existent,   gathering with friends & families postponed...

YORKSHIRE RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH – TATTU LEEDS

meandmybelle - November 15, 2020

Luckily, just before the November Lockdown, Isabelle and I had a wonderful evening at Tattu restaurant in Leeds. I’ve been wanting to visit Tattu in Leeds for a long time...

FEELING FESTIVE IN 2020 DESPITE SUCH A DIFFICULT YEAR

meandmybelle - November 15, 2020

I’m putting my Christmas Decorations up in November this year, sorry not sorry!!!! Gosh what a year it’s been for everyone and, as we move into Autumn & a second...

HELLO NOVEMBER 2020

meandmybelle - November 2, 2020

How is it November already? In some ways this has been the longest year ever, everything pre lockdown seems a lifetime ago. Yet when you think this all started in...

PUMPKINS, PRESENTS & PROSECCO

meandmybelle - October 26, 2020

MY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS! Well I must admit, back in March when we went into lockdown, I never imagined we’d still be in some sort of lockdown by my birthday in...

MY YORKSHIRE RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH – The 3 Acres Huddersfield

meandmybelle - October 26, 2020

As restaurants go The 3 Acres is up there with my very top restaurants & it’s only a stone’s throw away from my house. With a birthday in semi lockdown...

LUXURIES & GUILTY PLEASURES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE

meandmybelle - October 11, 2020

‘’NO PLEASURE IS A GUILTY ONE PAST 40’’ I’ve always loved beautiful things and a touch of luxury in my life and I’ve been very lucky to experience some wonderful...

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