UK Lifestyle Blog Motherhood/Weddings/Beauty & Style Manage @bournemouthbloggers network 👩‍👧‍👦👶🏻Mum of 3 💍 Wife 💌 emmalouiselongden@hotmail.com

Go to bed with dreams. Wake up with plans. Happy Monday! What are your plans for the week? It’s half term here, so lots to keep us busy plus I’ve woken up with so many blog post ideas, I need to get writing... 💡 🌈 (📸: @megparryy )
AD-GIFTED I have given this beautiful necklace from @gemondo to my mum as an early Mother’s Day gift as she’s been through some tough times lately and deserved a pick me up. The necklace will be featured in my gift guide next month but for now I wanted to share this shot I took whilst playing around with my @olympusuk macro lens. I love the topaz birthstone, so pretty 😍
Let them eat cake 🍰 🛀 Who’s looking forward to the weekend? February is full of birthdays in our family. This shot was taken whilst celebrating my sister’s birthday and it’s my brother’s birthday this weekend plus my niece turned 2 a few days ago. So much to celebrate right now (and lots of excuses for cake) 🎉 😋 (📸: @megparryy )
Happy Valentine’s Day whether you are in love with somebody or just your phone (guilty). It’s a day for love and I am looking forward to celebrating later! 💕🥰💖
How’s your week going? I had a really productive CBT session this morning followed by an interesting phone call with the press this afternoon. I also started the photography for my Mother’s Day Gift Guide and am excited to share them with you next month! Still loving the photos from Brighton - the @airbnb my sister booked was incredible. (📸: @megparryy ) • • • • #brightonstyle #brightonandhove #brightonsigns #airbnbexperience #airbnbstay #airbnbapartment #airbnbphoto #brightonapartments #brightonairbnb #interiordesignlovers #beautifulinteriors #beautifulinteriordesign #chattycaptioncommunity #thecaptionclub #wednesdaymood #happyhumpdayeveryone #lightupletters #lightupsign #comesitwithme #dressingtabledecor #dressingtablemirror #showyourstyle #sharemysquare #youdoyou #youdoyougirl #reallifeandstyle #newlookstyle #hellowednesday #girlsweekendaway #discoverunder5k
TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT! @ciara_odoherty and I are heading to our favourite place on earth for my 30th birthday! We are going to be in Disneyland Paris staying at the Newport Bay Club for one night at the beginning of May! So excited to be heading to our happy place together for the first time. Only 78 days to go, eek!!
If you can learn from the worst times in your life, you’ll be ready to go into the best times of your life ✨🌈 (📸: @megparryy )
Not gonna lie, would much prefer to be brunching at @sixbrighton than cracking on with my to-do list today. I do get to see the bestie later for afternoon tea though, so it’s not all bad 🥰
When it rains, look for rainbows 🌈 (📸: @ciara_odoherty )
May your Friday be full of all the treats. I’m off for a photo shoot in the rain and wind with @ciara_odoherty - should be suitably challenging (also kicking myself we didn’t schedule for yesterday when the skies were blue, not gonna lie)! Then this evening I have an event with the @bournemouthbloggers at @beachsidebeautiful.x - our local @thebodyshop , which I’m really looking forward to. (P.S the delicious crepe was from @sprinklesgelato , bought by myself, and I can confirm it was suitably delicious and filling in equal measures)
The weekend is almost in sight! Have you made any plans? 🍸 🍹 🎉
Last night I sat down with a new diary (a total bargain, reduced in Sainsbury’s) and filled it with all the events I have coming up. Sometimes it’s good to remind yourself of all the positives, especially when you’re feeling a little low. I also made a point of switching the tv off and reading Cosmo in bed. It always was my favourite magazine and now it’s the only one I buy every month without fail.
Every so often I think it’s important to reflect, to assess and to make a conscious effort to look forward rather than backwards. After all, you aren’t going that way. Loving our walks in the New Forest at the weekends. It’s so peaceful out there, a world away from the crowds in town. Do you have a place you go to reflect when things get on top of you?
AD-GIFTED On Saturday I visited the @tony_hairdressing salon in Christchurch for a blow dry and curls before I went out for afternoon tea with my mum. I loved how my hair looked and I am looking forward to trying out some of the salon products, which were kindly gifted to me, at home. 💁🏼‍♀️
And just like that, another weekend draws to an end. I’m feeling really positive about the week ahead. I have a lot of sorting out to do, lots of admin to get on with and an exciting event at the end of the week to look forward to! What are your plans for the week ahead? P.S how cute is the backdrop outside @slug_oldchristchurchroad ? Totally insta-worthy!
AD-GIFTED Cocktails and cake... yes please 😋 I’ve had such a lovely afternoon with my mum at @slug_oldchristchurchroad enjoying their Cocktails & Cake Afternoon Tea. 🧁 🍸
Happy Friday!! It’s actually snowed here in Bournemouth, which rarely happens. The schools haven’t closed though, so we had a very slippery and cold school run this morning! I’ve been food shopping and am looking forward to a yummy chicken curry for dinner this evening. Have a lovely weekend!
I’ve been having a tough week this week. I have an evening of self care planned. Watching The Greatest Showman before an early night with all the candles and face masks. With temperatures falling and snow forecast it’s time to get cosy and snug indoors. #littlestoriesofmylife #selfcare #selfcaretime #selfcare #pampertime #pamperyourself #origins #ukcandles #cosyinside #uksnow #uksnowwatch #snowwatch #waitingforsnow #snowsnowgoaway #weatherwatch #eveningplans #stayindoors #stayinsideweather #cosyvibes #cosyupyourworld #snugasabug #whatsonmyface #gridphoto #facemask #facemasks #originsfacemask #candlesofinstagram #lightmycandle #discoverunder5k
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