Trailwalker- 100km Under 30 Hours

It’s the start of a new year which is always when people start the new year new me or plan a crazy challenge which they are going to do. This is something which I have decided to do this year well I have known about this challenge since September. On the weekend of the 13-15th July 2018 I am going to be tackling 100km within 30 hours along the South Downs.  I will be doing this with a team of girls from my University we will have finished our degree by then and it something which I wanted to do in order to mark the end of my studying for now.  This has been organised through my university and I know I am lucky to be able to take part in such an amazing challenge it is going to create amazing memories.
Trailwalker is the challenge of a lifetime with more than 400 teams taking on 100km of the South Downs Way, helping to end poverty with each step.  It on average takes a team 27 hour to complete this challenge however, it has been completed in as little as 9 hours 50 which is crazy.  In order to be able to complete this walk I have to raise at least £350 which is used by Oxfam and The Gurkha Welfare Trust to improve lives around the world.
If you have not heard of these charities Oxfam is a movement of millions of people, all working towards one goal – an end to poverty to everyone. In over 70 years they have become world leaders in emergency water and sanitation, and experts in providing shelter, food and protection.  The Gurkha Welfare Trust provide financial, medical and development aid to Gurkha veterans, their families and communities in Nepal as well as welfare advice to the UK Gurkha Community.
We will be in teams of 4 walkers which means that when the time is hard and we really want to give up we will be able to give each other so much support which is something which I think we are going to need. We have heard how hard it is off people who have already completed this in previously years so I know that is going to be physically challenging as well as mentally which is something which I am prepared for.
The walk starts in Peterfield and ends 30 hours later in Brighton I think it is at the racecourse I do not think that I will have actually been more grateful to see a racecourse in my life. This year is going to see me having to do more walking before July because I have decided that the more walking I do the easier and less harsh the blisters might be. So if any of you fancy coming for a walk between now and then let me know or if you have any recommendations for audiobooks or music because I know that a lot of my training is going to be me walking on my own.
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What have you decided to do different in 2018?

 

Charlotte xx

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Blogging Goals 2018

How is it already 2018 it only seems like it was a couple of weeks ago when I was writing my goals post which I hoped to achieve within 2017. Today I am going to share with you the goals which I want to achieve within this year there are some which are blogging related. Then in the next few days, I am going to share with the lifestyle ones which I want to achieve this year.
I would love to work with some more brands this year I do have a list of brands which I would love to work with this year. This is not something which I am going to share for now but of course should I end up working with any brand this year I will share with you. Last year you may know I managed to work with some amazing brands and make some great contacts who I may connect and collaborate again with this year.
I would love to improve my photography skills because as the time goes on taking photos of Jess is something which I want to do even more. She is growing up so fast which is not something which I am actually loving at them moment. As you can imagine because she is an active toddler she does not want to stay still and pose for me. I do not want to force Jess to do things which she does not want to do.  I am sure looking back at pictures of herself is going to be something which Jess will love to do.
Growing my blog is something which I really want to be able to do this year because of the fact that if I am able to continue writing posts.Of course, even if it is just one more person reading my blog it will mean so much. I appreciate every single one of you that take the time out of your busy lives to read my little blog.
I also would love to be able to grow my social media because of the fact that I would love to be able to interact with more of you this then allows you to feel like you know me more on a personal level. It also allows you to tell me what you actually want to read on my blog because what is the point of creating content that nobody wants to see. I currently have around 1400 followers on twitter which is something which I would love to increase to around the 2000 mark by the end of the year. This is something which I could do should I actually interact a hell of a lot more this was my goal for the year of 2017 but I did not manage to achieve it.
I have decided that posting on Instagram stories a lot more is something which I want to do because of the fact that I would love to be able to create youtube videos however, I know I do not have the time to edit these videos at the moment so creating stories is something which I would love to do. I feel like this is a great way to be able to interact with people who follow me. I really would love to be able to achieve my goal of hitting 1000 followers this year and have found when I post more on my stories that the number of followers does actually increase. I think that I have not set this target too high and it is actually achieveable this year if you do not already follow me it is @cuposfcharlotte on both Instagram, facebook and twitter.
Do you have any blogging goals for the year?

 

Charlotte x

A Review of 2017

As we approach the end of 2017 I thought I would reflect on the year as a whole.This year has had something which has had a number of highs as well as a couple of lows which is not something which I have shared a lot of on my blog. This is not even a post I know that I am going to post for all I know I might bottle it and this ends up sitting in my drafts and this something which you never end up reading which is something I have done with a few posts recently.
At the start of the year, it saw us lose someone who meant so much to use as a family she has been ill for a short while. She had been unable to communicate with us for a few years now, however, she meant so much to use and I am glad that she meant to meet Jess. When Jess went to visit her face always lit up and she laughed which is something I took to heart.  I am glad to say that she did have a very long and happy life I hope she has found peace and is happy up there and is watching down on us and my little family.
Very early on in the year, I managed to smash my Facebook page target which I had set up only a couple of weeks before. This means so much to me because I did not know that, so many people would want to follow me. It still amazes me that people want to follow me and my really boring life. It does mean so much to me and I hope you all know how special you are to me.
When the weather became warmer we actually managed to explore and take trips to the park as a family which is something which I loved. For sure I  can not wait till the weather is a little bit nicer and we can do it again. It is currently a little bit cold to be at the park even if we end up wrapping up. For sure in the next few weeks, we will be heading to the park because it is something which Jess loves doing.  It burns so much energy which is amazing because she is a fireball of energy all of the time.
2017 saw us explore a few more places we went over to Chester for the first time since Jess was born.Of course, we had to take her to the zoo because she does love animals. It is amazing that she can get her fix by watching the show the secret live at the zoo which is something which she loves to do. The zoo is somewhere which I would love to take another trip too this year when the weather is a bit warmer than it currently is. I can’t wait till they are on summer opening times which means that we can spend the whole day there.
While on the trip to Chester we also managed to pop into Liverpool which is home to Mattel play which of course is somewhere which we had to make a trip to. This is something which I have done a blog post on if you want more information. This is a place where I might have to go to again because Jess has massively got more into Fireman Sam since our visit. I now need to research whether there is a paw patrol world or something similar as this is for sure something which she would love to go to.
Travelling on trains is something which has occurred a lot during 2017 as the fact I have been completing even more of my degree. Which is scary because I only have a couple of months left now which scares normal people let alone someone who has been studying for their degree since 2013.  I now need to be able to get some work experience which might help me be able to get on my masters. I actually want to continue my studies and do a master in physiotherapy this hopefully will be in York as well because it is a city which has my heart at the moment. This year has actually been special because it has meant I passed my sports massage course which meant that I am qualified which is something I am thinking of doing in the time between obtaining my degree and starting on my masters as there is a period of 6 months where I will still need to be earning.
This year has also seen us complete our first deployment as Daddy went away in May and did not return until November. Which of course was a challenge I am lucky that I had a lot of support from my family which meant that it went pretty easy. Jess was amazing throughout because you do not know how much it actually affected her because her Daddy was away it did make her very clingy because she was scared that I was going to leave her as well. Hopefully, this year does mean that it does see us been able to have a whole year as a family even though we know there is going to be some exercises hopefully there will not be a long deployment like last year.
Joe did manage to actually come home for Jess’s birthday which of course was special I think this might have meant more to her than actually getting her presents. We managed to get a day out for her actual birthday we went to Yorkshire Wildlife Park we adored it because there are animals and there is also Polar bears which is not something which you see a lot of within the UK.  I think this is going to be a place which we end up having to go to again within the next few months and it is not actually very far from where we live an hour ago from it.
We have managed to have a fair few normal days which is good because when you are constantly on the go like us you sometimes need to take a break because otherwise, I find this is when you actually become ill. I have found that during this Christmas break I have managed to become ill a couple of times which is never good I think this is one of the reasons why I need to take more breaks. Maybe I should start watching a series and then this may mean that I have something to binge watch.
Thank you for following our journey in 2017  I hope you follow along with us in 2018 as we have a lot of exciting things coming up which are already planned and I am sure there is going to be a lot more in the pipeline.
What did you do this year?

 

Charlotte x

2017 Goals Reviewed

 I am going to review my blogging goals of 2017 because this year is coming to an end now and I thought that today would be a good time to reflect on the year which has been 2017 in a blogging capacity. I have not managed to hit many I think only one of my social media goals, however, I have actually been able to do a lot of things which I could not have imagined. This year did actually see me get a better camera I now have the Cannon G7X Mark II this is something which I was luckily gifted to from Joe.  This was so that I would be able to capture some of the memories which he would of Jess when he was away.
I think that my photography has actually come on a lot this year, however, of course this is something which I want to improve more. I think that I will be able to actually use Jess more because this camera does have a screen she can actually see herself and as long as Jess can see herself she is very happy to be photographed.  This year has also seen me work with some amazing brands who I could have only dreamt about for example I have worked with Prestige Flowers, Bakerdays, Rock Up Hull & Toddlerbike 2. I could not work these amazing brands without you all following me and actually reading my posts.  So, thank you so much because I enjoy and apricated every single one of you.
On to my social media goals which I set at the start of the year
Twitter
Current-1400
Goal-2000
As you can see I was 600 followers away from my goal which is fine with me because I actually grew by 500 followers this year. I have not been that active on twitter for some reason however, this is something which I would like to change. I know this is something which I could do on the commute and hopefully, I could take part in more chats which occur on there.
Instagram
Currently- 800
Goal-1000
Instagram is one of the social media which I find really hard to grow but this is something which speaking to other bloggers find. It is something which I think I need to be able to post more often on there because I think I only posted around 40 times. Instagram stories I have found a great way to interact with my followers. They are something which I love watching and are something which I think that I could do a fair more of them this year.
Bloglovin-
Currently– 205
Goal- 250
Bloglovin in a platform which a lot of bloggers came of this year and this is because of the way that it changed their terms and conditions. This could be one of the reasons why I may not have actually achieved my goal. I am proud that I have managed to grow a little bit but as long as I know that people are still reading my posts and I feel like I am creating content which I love and would want to read. This is a goal which I might actually set for 2018 because I do think that it could be achievable.
Facebook
Currently-149
Goal- 50
Facebook was the only platform which I managed to achieve my goal on this year which is shocking because it is not the platform which I do not use that often I think I actually might have to use it more because it is something which you are all loving at the moment. I manage to nearly triple my likes on the page which is amazing I will be looking to post more videos and share them over there.
Thank you for actually allowing me to achieve some of my goals this year and without you, I could not have reached these crazy numbers. It sometimes shocks me that people out there actually want to read the content which I product.

 

Charlotte x

Tips For Dealing With Nappy Rash

It is horrible seeing your child have sore bum because you know how painful it would be if it were to happen to yourself. Today I am going to share with you some of the tips which I have done in order to help prevent her from suffering from a nappy rash and also what I do when she does actually get in because you can do everything to avoid it, however, sometimes this is not enough.
The first tip is to make sure that you change their nappy regular this might sound silly, but as they become older and closer to potty training when they are not filling nappy’s as often, this can become something which you can actually forget. It is recommended that you change either nappy every 3-4 hours which they are wake, of course, the last thing you want to do is to wake a small sleeping child.  Of course, should your child have a dirty nappy or have a full nappy you will need to change it and this could be more often than the recommended time. I will sometimes admit when I am busy whether it is commuting or on a busy day out I forget that she needs to be changed this often. At the moment we are potty training which means that she is not going in nappies as often which keeps them cleaner.
Make sure you get fragrance free baby wipes because adding too much fragrance to a babies bum can cause them irritation which is never good and can be a cause of nappy rash. It is recommended that you do not use too many baby wipes, however, keep their bum as clean and hygienic as possible. I use a mixture of brands ranging from Pampers, Huggies to ever supermarkets own brand and am yet to find a brand which has made her bum sore I would recommend all the ones which I have listed above.  I wipe at every change and of course when it is a dirty nappy I have to use more than one. It is recommended that you do use water and cotton wool but as we all know this is not convenient when you are on days out or change nappies where there may not be running water . For example I change Jess in the front room and would have to make trips to the kitchen while she would be laid on the changing mat.
I try and allow Jess to have some time when she is sore when she does not have to wear a nappy as this can make it worse. I know it is not always possible but letting her even 5-10 minutes per day when she has no nappy on can give her massive benefits when she is struggling with nappy rash,. Since we are doing potty training at the moment it does mean that we can actually give her a little bit longer because of the fact she usually tells us when we need to put her on the potty.

Finally I would recommend getting some kind of barrier cream such as sudacream or bepanthen  I have used both of these creams which have worked wonders when I think Jess if coming out with some nappy rash. I have been known to apply it when she is not even suffering with in order to keep her bum in the best condition which I can.  You can actually purchase everything you need in order to treat nappy rash from this section of Chemist4U- Nappy rash products
What are your top tips for avoiding nappy rash?
Charlotte xx
This post is in collabration with Chemist4U howver, all words are my own like always 

Protecting those precious teeth 

Getting your toddler to brush their teeth can be a huge struggle this is something we have found usually when Jess is teething that she does not want to. Let’s face it who would like to be put their toothbrush on an area which is already very sore thank gosh we do not actually remember what it is like when we get our teeth. I am very lucky having a child like Jess who actually really does like to brush her teeth and sometimes she will ask randomly during the day to brush her teeth.

Usually Jess will brush her teeth in a morning after she gets washed which is around the same time as I manage to brush mine I think it is important to do it at the same time every day as it gets her used to it been part of the routine and something which she is not going to forget to do. I know as she is growing up will put a small amount of the toothpaste we actually used adult ones but check that it is suitable for under 6-year-olds. This is something I was told I could do from my dentist as people can find to remove their child from children’s toothpaste after the age of 6 because they are used to sweet flavours and not the harsh mint flavour. This is a tip which I would pass on to any other parent because for sure it is one which has saved us money not having to have two lots of toothpaste.

I let Jess brush her teeth herself the first time because I feel like it gives her a little bit more independence. This is not something which she needs more of but it helps her to feel like she is a big girl and something which she loves. Of course, because brushing her teeth is such a big job I do take some more toothpaste and make sure that she has done a good job because tooth decay is something which I do not want her to struggle with in the future.

Since Jess has had teeth we have used the wisdom toothbrushes. The reason for this is that they are small enough that toddlers can grip them meaning that they can have more control of the toothbrush making their cleaning skills even better which is always something that you want as a parent. I make sure that she does go to the dentist every 6 months one so that she gets used to having to go and doesn’t become scared like I am. Also due to the fact that they can check her teeth which makes double sure that together we are doing a good job.

Taking care of your teeth is something important as they are the teeth you have for the rest of your life and you do not get a chance to change them without huge costs. This is something which I hope Jess keeps up as she grows and hopefully the products she uses to continue to work for her.

What do you use to clean your little one’s teeth?

Charlotte x

Give The Gift Of Prestige Flowers

Don’t panic if you still have not found the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. I might be able to help you there because today I am going to share with you a website which delivers fresh flowers to your loved ones they are great because if you are like us and have loved ones who we do not see on the big occasions such as birthday’s, anniversaries and Christmas until after the occasion sometimes it can be weeks or months after when we see them. However, sending them flowers which will arrive on the special day or as close as you would like to is amazing they even deliver on a Sunday.

I was sent a medium bouquet of flowers from Prestige flowers they are the pure delight bouquet which you can find here. They are £30 for the size which I was sent and due to the fact that it is close to Christmas, they have sprayed the leaves gold which I think is an amazing touch to make it a little bit more festive and brighten up a home as it is something different to what you normally see. Within this bouquet, you get lilies which for me still arrived in bud and have later flowered meaning I got more pleasure from them they also have avalanche roses and yellow carnations with solidago and pistacia.

Once I unwrapped this amazing bunch of flowers which actually came with a glass vase which I know is an added extra, however, they are the perfect for the size of the bouquet which you get because for one I know there is nothing worse than having to spilt a bouquet into two different vases because of the fact that you do not have one large enough. It is recommended that you top up the water every single day which if you do like I have has seen me have these flowers for way over a couple of weeks now and some of them look still as new as the day we received them. Which is great if you are sending them for a present because you want them to last as long as possible. 
Another element which makes prestige flowers stand out is the fact instead of been a company which charge you extra for chocolates which is usually a price but nice extra. When you order from this company you do actually get them for free which is something which I like because of the fact I think this is a nice extra touch and this does mean it does look like you have spent more money than you actually have on the gift. 
The flowers come in with water wrapped around them which mean that they are not going to dry out while in transit to you or who you have sent the gift to. This means that they should be the same quality flowers when they leave the company as when you receive them which is always a bonus. 
This is for sure a company which I am going to be using in the future. What company do you use should you need to send flowers to a relative/friend who lives a fair distance from yourself?
Charlotte x
These flowers were sent to me in return for a review, however, all thoughts and words are my  own 

Christmas Nostalgia




I find that December is all about looking back at the year more so once we are over Christmas and heading towards New Year. People never really seem to reflect on Christmas I found this tag last Christmas however I did not have time to publish it so I thought I would share it this festive season. 


What’s you favourite Christmas Movie?
I think I would have to say that it is the Muppet’s Christmas Carol as I have a feeling that this is one of the only ones I have seen, What can I say I am not a massive Christmas movie fan I just watch normal movies throughout the year. 

Have you ever had a white Christmas?
I can not remember one however, they may have been one when I was small which I do not remember. I think I would like one as it would feel very magical but this may just be me and wanting pictures of Jess playing in the snow and posing for Instagram. 

Where do you spend the big day?
I have always spent it at home with my parents for as long as I can remember. Since Jess came into the world it means that I have had to go down south between Christmas and New Year so that we can have another Christmas with Daddy and his family. I can only imagine how much easier it is going to be when we get our own house. 

What’s your favouite Christmas Song?
I feel like I would have to say Mariah Carey all I want for Christmas is you, however I do feel like we could do with some new Christmas songs as they are all getting a bit dated now but this may just be me the old ones are the best though. 

Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
No we have to wait till Christmas or after Christmas to be able to open presents. Even if we see people before the big day and get presents we have never been allowed to open them I feel like this may ruin part of Christmas for me if we could.

Can you name all of Santa’s Reindeers?
No I know I only know a few – Rudolph, Vixen, Cupid Dasher, Dancer, Prancer

What holiday tradition are you looking forward to this year?
Just been together as a family is the biggest tradition I am looking forward to because there is nothing better than been with family because I feel like we do not spend a lot of time together anymore not really good quality time. 

Is your tree real or fake? 
We have a fake one never have had a real one I doubt we will for a while because of the needles we don’t her to hurt herself on them. Maybe when she is more grown up and she knows she has to be careful.

What is your favoutite all time Christmas food?
I would have to say the twiglets which only seem  to come out at Christmas I refuse to entertain small bags or pigs in blankets which I really seem to enjoy as well. 

Be honest do you prefer receiving or giving gifts the best?
I am going to have to say giving because I enjoy seeing the look on other people’s faces when they get the gifts which I have purchased. I always find it pretty awkward when I am receiving gifts however we all know this could just be me

What is the best gift you have ever received?
I think back in the day it must have been when I got a new phone however, one Christmas that does standout it was around 6 years ago when I go a laptop without that none of this would have been possible. I only upgraded it around 18 months ago after a pretty good life it did start to die on me. Or last year when Joe paid for me to go to a log cabin in Yorkshire which was super beautiful. 

What would your dream place to visit for the holiday season be?
I would love to visit a log cabin in the snow so maybe in one of the Scandinavian countries lots of good food and lovely log fire which would help to keep us all warm

Are you a pro present wrapper or fail miserably? 
I am not the greatest but not the worst I would say that I am somewhere in the middle. You would not find my wrapping on Instagram at all for either reason

Most memorable Christmas moment?
I would like to say Jess’s first Christmas however, this may be because I have been looking back at the photographs recently and this is why it seems to be really vivid for me. It was such a special time I will have to admit been able to get excited about Christmas again because you have someone small for the magic to be real again. 

What made you realise the truth about Santa? 
I honestly don’t have a clue

What makes the holidays special for you?
Family and spending time with them some who I do not see for a while but it is always nice to have a good catch up with them 

Have you done this tag if so leave the link below in the comments

Charlotte x 

Gift Guide- Women’s Stocking Edition

I am all for stockings I think sometimes the small useful presents mean a lot of more than huge items which for some people might think is very strange but that is just me. Today I am going to share with you a few ideas which I have on what you could stuff in girls stocking this festive season. Some of these are actually gifts which people got this festive season so I hope the person who these are gifts are for is not reading this post.

Something which I have seen a lot of people received in the is lovely plaques which you can hang up, however, a couple of months ago I saw a local company had been doing wooden tree ornaments which could be kept up all year on a wall. I had one of my friend in mind when I saw this because Jess calls her auntie I think this could be a northern where your children end up calling their mums best friend Auntie. I think this could make a great present because it could say special anything for example, special friend. It is so beautiful I would have something like this hanging all year long in my house.
These are actually children gloves because of the fact that I did not have any adult ones to hand, however, because of the fact that the weather does change a hell of a lot after the festive period and usually, in the UK we have very cold January and February. Primark does some nice gloves which do not have to break the bank it does depend on how much you want to spend and how much the person does actually spend outside. For example, if they spend a lot of their time outdoors you might want to invest in some more fleecy gloves because they do keep you warmer and places such as Amazon
sell them pretty cheaply as well. I think I paid £5 for a pair which I am going to be giving this festive period. 

Lip kits are something which has massively exploded this year and they are something which every single brand seem to have brought out. Primark is one which has made their own and they have done it in one of the most autumnal/winter colours which I think is going to rock this festive season. Primark is not a company which is going to break the bank they are only £3 which means that it would be great for secret Santa they come in a range of colours so this means that it does not matter if they are not going to like this shade I am sure there is a shade for everyone. I would love to receive another one of these because they are of such good quality.

January is a month when everyone is wanting to save money and because of the fact that Christmas is so expensive and taking lunch into work is something which everyone seems to love to do. One of my best friends is obsessed this year with unicorns so when I saw this lunch bag which is covered in this print I knew it was super amazing and this is something which I had to pick. This is actually from Sass and Belle and this is something which you do not have to use this as a lunch bag you could use this as anything. Lunch bags are something which I have got in to massively this year and this is something which I am sure that people who are saving really need. My best friend has just moved into her first house so needs to be able to save money for important things such as bills. 

The final item which I have in this gift guide is this unicorn slippers which are adorable these are something which I have had for a few months so I am unsure if they will still actually have these in stores but I am sure that they will have something very similar these are very fluffy which means that they are going to be great for the colder months when you just want to be super cosy. I think that these are only £3.50 from Primark which means that they are not doing damage your bank balance too much and they again could be a great secret santa present because we all know people do manage to do them in the offices and workplaces.  They have soft soles which means that you will not be able to wear them outside without trashing them.

A couple of other ideas which you could use to put in girls stockings:

  • Bath bombs you do not have to use Lush there are some other cheaper brands
  • Sweets/chocolate who does not love these
  • Face masks we all need treats
  • Jewellery you do not have to spend so much money Primark and Jewellery box do some amazing bits. 
What do you plan on putting in a girls stocking this festive season?
Charlotte xxxx

Experiences Create Precious Memories

At this time of year, everyone is looking for that perfect gift whether it is a beauty product, gadget or toy. Usually, when thinking about presents, we think about an actual physical gift which we had to someone so we can see the joy on their face when they receive it. I remember it must be getting on for 10 years now when a mobile phone used to be a gift you used to want this is before the days of everyone having contract phones.

The other day I was thinking about the perfect gifts and some which I have purchased for other people and also received myself. Since a young age every single year I have received a rugby season pass for Christmas this is something which gives me hours of pleasure throughout the year as well as hours of pain when we lose I am sure. This is something which gives me time to bond and spends quality time with my brother and Dad something which not many 22 years olds do when they have their own family. My brother and I  have been very lucky to receive them from our parents. I think there was one year that my brother had a cricket, rugby and football season pass not bad for someone who lives in Hull. The boys often can be found in other parts of the country attending sporting events such as horse racing meetings and away football matches.

Alongside this should the teams we support do well and reach finals we are lucky to attend these matches as well. A few years ago now it maybe around 4 years ago now I went to club Wembley for a rugby league international match with my Dad during the game he stated I will bring you back to club Wembley for the Challenge Cup Final one day. These are tickets that have never been available for the final until this year, and by a fate, you might say our team actually got to the final and because I was in charge of ordering tickets we actually ended up in that section. The day was terrific and I am not just saying that as a result of the outcome of the game.

These are memories which I am going to treasure forever, I have been lucky to attend 5 Challenge cup finals, several grand finals, an FA cup semi final, the grand national at least 5 times alongside countless amount of rugby away games and international games. I have attended concerts seeing bands such as Mcfly and Status Quo the which was a Christmas present to my mum 3 years ago along with comedians such as Sarah Millican. I have been even lucky enough to attend multiple shows on the west end and these are some of the greatest and most vivid memories I have of the last few years.
It doesn’t have to be sporting events which create memories as I know this is not something every single family are into. My family just have a deep passion for sports. It could be going on a spa day which is something that has been gifted to my mum in the past, and this is something which I would do again in the future as I know it is something which she enjoys and it is a way for her to create memories as she is not as into sport as the rest of the family.

Only last year I purchased Joe for his birthday an experience day which allowed him to go drive supercars and I am sure this is something which he will never forget. This proves that gifts do not have to be physical for them to be an excellent gift sometimes memories mean a hell of a lot more than a physical present or it does to me. Again this was not a sporting gift as this is not something which he would have got as much joy from.

This could be the rest why this year I have actually purchased a few experiences which are going to create memories as gifts for people this Christmas.

What’s, are some of the most memorable gifts you have received that have created precious moments for you?

Charlotte xx