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Tired of walking around in a zombie like state at work? Suffer with Insomnia? Fed up of feeling lethargic? Then here are some tips that I have tried out, which I guarantee will have your head hitting the pillow like sleeping beauty.

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  • Run yourself a nice warm bath and add some Radox for a nice relaxing soak
  • Cut out caffeine after 5pm
  • Keep a diary or notepad by your bed to help you jot down those last-minute important details
  • Spray some ‘This Work’s lavender spray on your pillow
  • Have a social free hour before bed and read a book instead.

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  • Massage some ‘sleepy’ body lotion on from ‘Lush’
  • Invest in some cute PJ’s

If all else fails then consider doing night shifts like your’s truely. I am working 6pm to 6am, now if that doesn’t make me tired, then what will? Do you have any tips for a good night’s sleep?

 

Happy Monday

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Follow Your Dreams!

On the 31st May 2016, I finally took the plunge into the blogosphere and what a fantastic year it has been. In the last 365 days I have worked with some incredible brands such as Franchetti Bond and people such as Matt from Vits and Kicks I attended my first blogging event up in London for the Maison de choup launch and I have met some wonderful people on Twitter who never fail to inspire me. Blogging was supposed to be a creative outlet, a way for me to channel my thoughts and feelings. Never in a million years did I think it would grow to be something that has the potential to take me places I could never of dreamt of.

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Despite the negativity surrounding the industry lately and a certain Cosmo post bringing everyone down, I am determined to continue my exciting journey, not for the followers, likes or freebies but because for me blogging gave me something money can’t buy – confidence and happiness. Because of blogging I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone and mixed with total strangers, I have been able to channel my love for marketing in my product reviews and it has made me realise that dreams are there to be pursued and to give us all hope.

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Maison de Choup Launch.

What made you start blogging? I would love to be to know what you have discovered or gained from the blogging world.

 

Love Emma

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Step into the unknown.

 

 

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Number 12 – The perfect retreat.

Niver Dewdhek or number 12 as it is more commonly known as in English is the perfect retreat if you are looking for a base that provides incredible views of the sea, whilst being situated in a local Cornish village. This delightful cottage can sleep up to 6 people and offers both modern and traditional features that make you feel right at home. The cottage has three floors and caters for your every need from a dishwasher, to the most basic of appliances. On colder evenings you can enjoy a glass of red by the fire or on sunnier days you can walk round the corner to the local harbour and explore what the local village of Mousehole has to offer.

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The perfect base for you in Mousehole.

If you are looking for somewhere special to eat then I highly recommend the local 2 Fore Street Restaurant that offers both steak, incredible desserts and fresh fish dishes. The village of Mousehole also provides a post office, a lovely deli/coffee shop with produce from the local area or perhaps you would enjoy looking around my favourite gift shop ‘ The Mousehole’.

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My favourite local gift shop.

If you are need of fresh veg then a 2 mile walk to Newlyn is a great way to stock up on essentials as it offers a lovely relaxing stroll past the sea and you can see right across the bay. If you wish to sample of the local fish specialities then ‘The Mackeral Sky seafood bar’ in Newlyn also serves tapas style dishes where you can enjoy as much or as little as you want.

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Enjoy a leisurely stroll down to Newlyn.

Unlike most cottages,  Number 12 also provides plenty of games such as Scrabble or Trival Pursuit and a wide range of dvd’s to ensure that everyone is entertained on rainier days or perhaps you could take a trip to the Eden project which is a great day out for cooler days. I really can’t recommend this place highly enough, the cosy spacious bedrooms ensure a peaceful night’s sleep, whilst the kitchen provides the perfect setting for a family meal.

For more information on this wonderful gem of a cottage then simply click on the link below where you can also find lots of lovely pictures too. Looking for a larger property? Don’t worry Aspect Holidays has plenty of wonderful properties across Cornwall to choose from.

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Niver Dewdhek Cottage

Mousehole

2 Fore Street Restaurant

Mackeral Sky

Hole Foods Deli and Cafe

Eden Project

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Mousehole Harbour just around the corner from the cottage.

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Is it too early to book another stay here?

Happy Holidays.

Love Emma

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Don’t Forget to check out my post Cornish Delights for my top 5 places to visit whilst you stay here, to ensure you have the ultimate Cornish break.

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After a lovely relaxing and action – packed week in Cornwall with Al and his family, I thought I would share with you all, some of the best things to see, do and eat next time you are in the area. If you would like any further information on each place then all you have to do is either click on the picture or relevant link – Enjoy!

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Exploring the Mediterranean biome.

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At the top of my list has to be this lovely little restaurant situated in Mousehole. Whilst, the waiting times were rather long, the food was defiantly worth waiting for. Not only was the ambience incredibly relaxing , it also provided the perfect laid back vibe for a 30th Birthday celebratory meal during our stay. Of Course, the high standard of the food and the incredible flavours did entice me and may have resulted in me sampling a few more dishes less than 24 hours later.

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Pavlova with poached pear.

Eden Project

After visiting the tropical rainforests of eden just over two-year’s ago, I was incredibly excited to discover that my favourite attraction in Cornwall had also extended their sky walkway and despite being disappointed with the rainforest lookout being closed due to high levels of humidity, the wobbly bridge and steam clouds more than made up for this. I thoroughly enjoyed my last day in Cornwall at this stunning place and the pasta at their Med Terrace restaurant in the mediterranean biome was both reasonable in price and delicious. Of course, no trip to eden is complete without a Roskilly’s ice cream and a visit to the gift shop.

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The Eden Project.

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The rainforest biome is incredible.

Minack Theatre

After walking down to the gorgeous beach of Porthcurno and sampling a Cornish cream tea, I thought my day couldn’t get any better. But once I had reached the top, the views were absolutely breathtaking and the theatre visit was an educational experience that was surprisingly very enjoyable. This is defiantly a place worth exploring for the views alone and at £5 per adult this is a great day out if you are on a tight budget.

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A lovely place to enjoy a beach walk.

 

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Porthcurno Beach.

 

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Minnack Theatre offers breath-taking views out to sea.

 

St Michael’s Mount

The walk along the causeway was an experience in itself and once I Stepped onto St Michael’s mount it was as though I had been transported through time, I was greeted with cobbled lined streets, stunning gardens filled with an abundance of flowers, trees and plants and a 17th Century castle. Whilst, the prices to explore the castle are a very respectable £9.50 per adult, it is worth considering signing up to the national trust membership if you plan on visiting more of their attractions. Me and Al decided to sign up for as little as £9 a month for both of us and it meant that we can visit over 500 of the national trust sites as many times as we want throughout the year at no extra cost. It also includes free parking, a handbook to help us plan our trips as well as many other exclusive offers.

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More beautiful blooms.

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The stunning stained glass designs in the church.

 

St Ives

This picturesque fishing village and seaside town is the perfect place to enjoy a pint or simply explore the independent boutiques and shops. The St Ives Bay line also offers a scenic route from as little as £4 return during off – peak times.

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A train ride like no other.

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St Ives harbour.

Cornwall has always been a favourite place of mine since I was a child. However, Cornwall has not only captured my heart but it has also left me with lasting memories that are sure to stay with me in many years to come. Have you been to Cornwall? I would love to hear any recommendations that you may have, as me and Al are planning another visit later this year as we can’t wait to go back!

Love Emma

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This is not a sponsored post and all the views and opinions expressed are solely mine.

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When it come’s to 2016, it is not exactly a secret that it was one of those year’s that the majority of us would rather write off. Take show business for one, we lost so many legends from David Bowie, Alan Rickman to George Michael and Carrie Fisher.

From a personal perspective 2016 wasn’t all bad but I defiantly had a mixture of incredible highs such as my surprise engagement in Venice to Al and severe lows to being told I might go completely deaf by the end of the year.

One thing that last year has taught me is that life really is too short to stress over the little things and a great quote that I love to try to remember during difficult moments, is that “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”.

 

January

Low – Suffering from an impacted and infected Wisdom Tooth

High – Seeing in the New Year with family

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Seeing in 2016 New Year with family.

 

February

Low – Being told I might go Deaf by my Audiologist

High – Celebrating Valentines Day with Al, Visiting London

 

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March

High – Got Engaged in Venice/ Booked Wedding Venue

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April

High’s – Our 4 Year Anniversary/ Muse Concert

 

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May

High –  Started my Blog

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June

High’s – 21st and 40th Birthday celebrations with Family

 

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July

High’s – Charity BBQ/ Canal Holiday/ Visit to Mayfield Lavender Fields

 

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August

High – Celebrated my 26th with Franchetti Bond/ Took our Parents to see our Wedding Venue/ Toby’s 1st Birthday/ Camping at Higher Moor

 

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September

High’s–  Got engagement ring cleaned/ Visited our first wedding fayre in Arundel/ Did a photo shoot in Brighton for a project/ Mum’s afternoon tea birthday/ Celebrating a 1st Birthday

 

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October

High’s –  First blog giveaway/ Started new job/ Tea and cake at Pinnocks

 

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November

Low – Winter bug

High – Christmas shopping

 

December

High’s – Christmas/ Blogmas/ Cottage break in Brighton/ New year 2017

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Looking back now, I think if we all take a step back we will all realise that despite life’s constant challenges and struggles, there is something good in every day however small. This year I am looking forward to getting stuck into my new job, tackling that dreaded driving test, going dress shopping, planning mine and Al’s big day for next year and blogging of course! What are you all looking forward to this year?

Happy New Year for 2017 to you all!

Love Emma

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