#StayStrong this Christmas with Actimel #AD

With Christmas fast approaching, there is definitely an air of anticipation (and maybe a little stress) that has filled our household. Our first Christmas with a baby is undoubtedly very exciting but already I am mentally exhausted thinking about all…

Top Tips for Better Sleep

As you can imagine, since having a baby, sleep has become a hot topic in our household. “Enjoy your sleep now whilst you can” was a phrase that I was subjected to time and time again whilst I was pregnant…

Lifestyle: Our Family Photoshoot

Before I got engaged and started planning our wedding, I would have recoiled at the idea of doing a photoshoot. The idea of us awkwardly posing, cheesy grins with hands on hips made me feel quite uneasy and I certainly…

A Fresh Look, A New Start

photography by Katherine Ashdown Over six and a half years I began blogging. I set up Pearls & Poodles one night, on a whim, back in 2010 and the rest, they say, is history. Back then I was 23 and…

Angel and Alien Perfumed Candles

The Alien and Angel fragrances have become one of those iconic scents over the years. I remember in school everyone would douse themselves in the unmistakable whiff of Angel or Alien by Thierry Mugler and it is still so recognisable…