The Only Way is St Helens

It seems that 2016 has been a crazy year… and it’s about to get crazier. The Only Way is St Helens this Christmas as The Only Way is Essex stars prepare to appear in the St Helens Theatre Royal’s Christmas Panto – ALADDIN.

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LIFE: On Vista Street – WIN GERONIMO TICKETS

A few days ago, I started to backfill the weeks from which I’ve been a little absent from the blogging world. I’ve still been here… but just not as frequently.

LIFE: On Vista Street - WIN GERONIMO TICKETS written by katie haydock for life on vista street

The truth is, that at the end of last year I was given an unexpected opportunity at work to step up and prove myself. I stepped up. And luckily, I have proven myself too… but not without sacrifice.

I still work three full days per week (which leaves two gloriously full week-days at home with my beloved Little Miss Vista) but those three full days have been a lot fuller and I have been working from home too. This promotion could mean a big deal for my family and I in the years to come so I wanted to grab the opportunity with both hands.

Working, Little Miss, house work, Slimming World, exercise classes, keeping in touch with friends, being a television addict (hello Bones and Downton) and occasionally having a conversation with my husband doesn’t leave me with a huge amount of time – but I’m making a commitment to myself and my blog. We’ve both worked so hard to get where we are and I’m not about to spoil it all now. Read more

6 Recipes in a Creamline Dairies Vegetable Box: WIN

6 Recipes in a Creamline Dairies Vegetable Box: WIN written by katie haydock for life on vista street

Since starting my Slimming World journey, I seem to spend a lot of time shopping for groceries… for one thing in particular.

Vegetables! Read more

Le Clean, C’est Freak: Astonish Competition

Le Clean, C'est Freak: Astonish Competition written by katie haydock for life on vista street

It is a very rare occasion indeed that my house is tidy. I’m tired and I have a toddler – I think that is enough justification. However, my house is always, ALWAYS clean! Read more

Mine and the Professor’s Emporium: WIN

Ladies and gents, it is that time of year… yes, it is the time of year that doesn’t agree with my skin, hair or nails.

I try to make the best of what I have, but sometimes I need more.

My dry skin and hair and brittle nails were all something that was aggravated by pregnancy, but they’ve always been a problem and have been a problem since I had Little Miss Vista too.

In fact it’s a problem that seems to be worsening with age. Too many of my teenage and early twenty years we spent in the ballet studio, using cheap beauty products full of parabens or not enough moisturiser OR SUN CREAM! Read more