Category Archives: Lifestyle

SMALL CHANGES THAT CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER

Once I reached 40 I was determined to make some permanent changes in my life! Suddenly at 40 you feel like you should be a ‘real grown up’ and certain things you may have done or put up with in … Continue reading

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PERMANENT CHANGES I NEED TO MAKE FOR THE BETTER AFTER LOCKDOWN

It has certainly been a strange past few months for everyone! Covid has brought with it heartache, stress, worry, loneliness, financial hardship and many other repercussions that will materialize over the next few weeks and months. But people never fail … Continue reading

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HELLO JULY 2020

FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH 1. Lots of evenings in our new Lay z spa 2. More freedom to see family & friends 3. Glorious weather after a very wet start to the month 4. Family time family time … Continue reading

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MY BEST LIFE ADVICE

I love podcasts whilst I’m driving and I’ve recently discovered Grazia Life Advice podcast which interviews women with something to say and asks them to pass on the best 6 pieces of advice they’ve had and the one worst piece. … Continue reading

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WHAT I’VE LEARNT IN LOCKDOWN 2020

I’m good at boosting people up when they’re low I’m a good listener Family time is beyond precious Some changes in lockdown have been for the better and I’ll be sticking to them Just how important it is not to … Continue reading

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HELLO JUNE 2020

Two months in lockdown and although it’s a horrendous time for so many people I am definitely taking a lot of positives from it too. Learning new skills, family time and a slower pace of life definitely has huge benefits … Continue reading

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MAKE EACH DAY COUNT

If the time during the Covid 19 lockdown is teaching me anything it is to ‘Live in the present and make each day count’. These are difficult and unprecedented times but there is also a lot of good to come … Continue reading

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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD? AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS – WEEK 5

DAY 30 – MONDAY 20TH APRILAnother Monday and the start of another week in isolation! Today the kids school work re commenced much to their annoyance but I’m glad as it brings some structure back into their lives.Not a bad … Continue reading

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MY LIST OF EVERYTHING

MY CAN’T MISS PODCASTI’m loving podcasts at the moment and I’m currently enjoying Giovanna Fletchers ‘Happy Baby Happy Mum’, Ferne Cottons ‘Happy’ & Frankie Bridges ‘…….. MY CAN’T MISS TV PROGRAMMEI’m a bit of a TV geek and I have … Continue reading

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THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD TRY AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFE

THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD TRY AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFE With everything that’s going on in the world at the moment, it’s important to stay focused, positive and motivated. I’m doing this in many ways to make the most of … Continue reading

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MY GUILTY PLEASURES

MY GUILTY PLEASURESIn a world that is so fast paced and everyone is so busy its so important to take the brakes off now and again. Everyone needs time out to spend with friends and family but it’s also important … Continue reading

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MY BEST LIFE ADVICE

MY BEST LIFE ADVICE I love podcasts whilst I’m driving and I’ve recently discovered Grazia Life Advice podcast which interviews women with something to say and asks them to pass on the best 6 pieces of advice they’ve had and … Continue reading

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20 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FOR 2020

20 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FOR 2020 A New Year is always a time to reflect on the previous year & look forward to plans and goals for the coming year. Resolutions are like writing a book, what will the next … Continue reading

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ME AND MY BELLE’S NEW WEB SITE

Hello to everyone, I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas! I’ve not been able to blog much recently as I’ve had my website redesigned which I’m thrilled about. I’m just getting used to the new way of blogging on this … Continue reading

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19 THINGS I’VE LEARNT IN 2019

19 THINGS I’VE LEARNT IN 2019 Family time is the most important thing period! I’ve discovered a complete love of writing Being a parent gets easier and harder as they get older!  My passion for travel is just as strong as ever … Continue reading

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ISABELLE & MAX’S ANGEL TREE

It was a few weeks before Christmas 7 years ago when Isabelle thought she would like to do something that year for children who weren’t as lucky as her. She’d seen a Christmas Advert by the Salvation Army and it … Continue reading

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MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MEMORY

MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MEMORY I’m extremely lucky as my memories of Christmas as a child are all wonderful ones & my parents always made sure Christmas was a fun, & happy and all about family time. As I got into … Continue reading

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MY FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

MY FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS Like most families we love our traditions at this time of year. Sadly it’s the first year neither of my children believe in Santa, (although now we’re only a few days away from Christmas Max has … Continue reading

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MY NEW WEBSITE

Hello to my lovely followers and welcome to my new website for meandmybelle.com  For one of my birthday gifts my lovely husband Tony and kids Isabelle & Max arranged to have my website re designed and re branded so I … Continue reading

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MY PERFECT DAY

MY PERFECT DAY As much as I love dressing up & going out, as someone who leads a very busy life my perfect day would be a Sunday at home with my family.  Being the business owner of a Theatre … Continue reading

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20 STEPS TO A HAPPIER YOU

20 STEPS TO A HAPPIER YOU Before you can make anyone else happy you need to make sure you are. It’s important to look after your own needs so you have the energy for everyone else’s. 1. Take some time … Continue reading

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ME & MY BELLE’S NEW WEBSITE 💗

I’m so excited as, over the next few weeks, ‘Me and My Belle’ is being updated to a new all singing all dancing website. I’m thrilled that so many of you are reading my blog posts regularly as I adore … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS IS NOW

HAPPINESS IS NOW We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough, and we’ll be more content when they are. After that, … Continue reading

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PUMPKINS, PRESENTS & PROSECCO

PUMPKINS, PRESENTS & PROSECCO I’ve been excited for this years birthday for weeks now. Not because I relish the thought of being 45 (agh! How did that happen?) but because of all the lovely plans I have & some time … Continue reading

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BEING A MUM- THE BEST (& HARDEST) JOB IN THE WORLD

BEING A MUM- THE BEST (& HARDEST) JOB IN THE WORLD I wanted to be a mummy for as long as I can remember and, after a career as a professional dancer throughout my 20’s I came back home and … Continue reading

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LIFE’S LITTLE GEMS & LIFE’S LITTLE NIGGLES

LIFE’S LITTLE GEMS & LIFE’S LITTLE NIGGLES Life’s Little Gems Getting cut up by a speeding driver but then pulling up right next to them at the next set of lights Having enough change for parking No queue at the … Continue reading

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MIND OVER MATTER, BUILDING CONFIDENCE & SELF BELIEF

MIND OVER MATTER, BUILDING CONFIDENCE & SELF BELIEF As a dancer and a performer since the age of 2 it obviously takes a certain amount of confidence to get on a stage and perform in front of hundreds of people. … Continue reading

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40 THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW, HAVE AND HAVE DONE IN HER 40’S

40 THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW, HAVE AND HAVE DONE IN HER 40’S Are there some things that every woman “should” experience by age 40? I think by age 40 you should certainly have some ‘life experience’ and some fabulous … Continue reading

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THE ‘ME’ IN ‘ME AND MY BELLE’

via The ‘Me’ in ‘Me And My Belle’ Image -N/A Date -23/01/2018 38) THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD The Sunshine Blogger Award Hello everyone! I hope your having a lovely day! Today I’m doing this special post because I was nominated … Continue reading

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10 THINGS I’M MOST THANKFUL FOR

10 THINGS I’M MOST THANKFUL FOR My children Isabelle & Max The day I held each of my babies in my arms my love for them did, and still does overwhelm me. I am extremely blessed to have a beautiful, … Continue reading

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