This Weeks Happy – Celebrating 17 Years



Portsmouth 2000

2002 New York

New York 2001

John and Me 2003

London 2002

2004 Manchester

Manchester 2003


Manchester 2004


London 2005

SF 2006

San Francisco 2006
London 2007

London 2007

Edinburgh 2008

Berlin 2010

Berlin 2009

Perth 2011

Perth 2010

Dundee 2012

Dundee 2011


Wiltshire 2012


Liverpool 2013


Amsterdam 2014

Cornwall 2015

Cornwall 2015

Scotland 2016

Dundee 2016


Cornwall 2017

This is a different kind of post from me today, I’m taking a day off from beauty products to celebrate my lovely husband, John, the love of my life.

I thought I would share a photo of John & I from each year that we have been together & I am proud to say that 17 years ago this week I met John who quickly become the love of my life. He was just 16 in the first photo back in 2000 and I had just turned 21, how young we look! I just can’t believe how quickly the years have flown by. We have lived through so many major life events at both ends of the emotional spectrum and I have never doubted our relationship or questioned John’s love for me. John is the most selfless, humble and determined man I know and has shown me that through the most unimaginable pain and grief you can still be optimistic and let go of anger.

I feel like the luckiest lady in the world to have such a supportive, understanding and damn right handsome partner. I could tell you so many stories and reasons why I love this man but one of the earliest ones which stands out for me and it isn’t one that is OTT with fancy gifts or involved spending money.  So way back in 2002 when we lived in our first, very small flat together in Scotland, we didn’t have a car or a mobile phone, I worked in quite a rural location and there wasn’t any shops or facilities near by. After I had left that morning to go to work John noticed that I had left my lunch at home in the kitchen,  he knew I would not be able to get anything else and be really hungry (and grumpy) so he walked 5+ miles each way just to bring me my lunch. All my colleagues couldn’t believe that he walked all that way in the freezing Scottish Winter just to drop off my lunch, which was just a simple can of soup and walk all the way home. What a sweet thing to do & still 15 years later it still makes my heart full of love just thinking about John walking all that way.

Here is to 17 more years of happiness, living adventures and perusing our dreams but mostly to snuggling up on our sofa talking about everything and anything.

One Fantastic Body Lotion

I received this Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion in Organic themed Glossybox a few months ago & like most beauty bloggers I’ve so many body lotions on the go at any one time. So it was a while before I got round to testing this. It’s a 70g sample size and I took it away on my recent trip to Amsterdam and absolutely loved it.

I used it all week, twice a day and my skin was so soft. Even those extra dry patches you can get around your knees and the backs of your arms were lovely and soft after using this. It’s really nice and cool when you put it on and is very easy to rub in. I liked it because it didn’t sit on my skin and found it really sank in and left  it feeling hydrated and nourished. I’m so glad I took it with me. For such a reasonably priced lotion it feels really indulgent.

Now I can’t write a review on this without saying something about its scent because its SO nice. It smells amazing, so rich and fresh it was an absolute pleasure to use. The 70g tube I’ve isn’t full size but is still going strong even after 9 days of using it twice a day. Once it’s ran out I will be most defiantly pick up the full size which is 170g and costs £8.50 on Feel Unique. This is a must have product for me. My skin has never felt or smelt as good :o)

If your quick it’s on sale here for £5.49 with Free Delivery. That’s a big saving

Have you used this lotion? Did you get it in your Glossybox? What other Burt’s Bees products have you tried?