Prioritising time to do the things for yourself will not only make you happy and help your mental and emotional being, but it will probably also make you more efficient when tackling the less fun aspects of life and what can seem at times the never ending to-do list. But how do you plow through the chaos and carve out some much-needed me-time in what seems ike a never ending pull on our time and wellbeing? Here are three things that may help: Step Back Sounds great doesn’t it but how do you ‘step back’ from life?  What may help you is… View Post

Autumn!! How did that happen?  It seems just yesterday I was writing a post about blog ideas for July! I think we all have those days where we want to sit at the keyboard and write but have no idea what we actually want to write about. But I’m hoping with the aid of these 47 iseas for autumn posts you will get some inspiration. I already have a few of these earmarked for my different blogs over the coming months.  If you do use any of these ideas be sure to tweet about them and tag me (@buckets_of_tea) so… View Post

Too often in life we put the needs of others far higher up our priorities than we do our own needs.  However, in the long run this isn’t good for us.  Constantly putting others needs before our own physical, mental and emotional needs will leave us feeling tired and often emotional.  All that happens will be that we are unable to care for those we love in the way we want to and everyone will end up feeling strained. Self care is so important not just for ourselves but also for those around us.  As the saying goes ‘you can’r… View Post

I was looking on twitter when a link came up about National Days in September.  I was quite surprised to read that today, 3rd September is National Welsh Rarebit day.  Who even knew such a day existed?  I can’t think of anything more comforting on an autumn day than being wrapped up warm, feet up and tucking in to a plate of Welsh Rarebit and this easy to make recipe really is perfection on a plate! To make this super tasty treat you will need: Ingredients 225g of grated strong white cheese such as Cheddar or Cheshire cheese.1 tablespoon of… View Post

I honesty think at some point all our lives we have wanted the perfect smile.  As a child I had too many teeth and at aged 13 I had 4 of my teeth removed quickly followed by a brace.  I hated that brace.  So many times I wanted to take it out and break it and if I’m honest I did actually deliberatly break a couple of times.  but each time I would return to the dentist and a little while later we’d go back and it had been repaired, all perfect for me to wear.  The only thing that… View Post

Source Headlines surrounding mental health have become increasingly common in recent years. Young adults now subsequently understand the need to pay attention. After all, up to one in three people will be affected by conditions. Even if those issues are only minor, knowing how to maintain a healthy frame of mind is vital. Prevention is always the best form of protection. Ensure that your life boasts each of the five items below, and you’ll be far less prone to issues that could impact your wellbeing. Even if you aren’t at risk, they’ll be sure to help you lead a happier… View Post

For me, having afternoon tea is more than just drinking cups of tea and eating some amazing food with friends.  Afternoon tea is also about the decadence of times gone by and what better way to experience afternoon tea than eating and drining from crockery made by the world famous Wedgwood.  If you want glam and pretty crockery afternoon tea at the World Of Wedgwood will not disappoint.  The teas are served daily in their Wedgwood Tea Room; an elegant room where you will be served a contemporary and indulgent interpretation of afternoon tee with unlimited Wedgwood tea or coffee… View Post