Yes, you read correctly, office MOT. Your car has an MOT so why not adopt the same concept for your body?
You really need to think of ways to keep your mind and body healthy if you are sat down in front of a screen for the majority of the day. It could be as simple as getting up to have a drink at certain intervals during the day or making sure you stand up at least once an hour.
Furniture at work have put together a really great asset that you can find more about here. It is aimed at people that work full time in an office. I work full time and then most evenings I sit at my computer at home too so I really do try to walk about as much as I can.
They make a really great point that the colour of your surroundings can make a difference. Have you noticed how a lot of social media platforms use blue? Blue is apparently recognised as a safe and social colour. I like to think that pink makes me more motivated.
You may not be able to adapt the colour of your surroundings to how you like but many ways I have incorporated my favourite colours into my line of sight at work is by changing my background and taskbar, using colourful post-it notes and highlighters.
It is interesting to hear that 50% of people can’t find time to exercise when working full time. I myself like to try and exercise most evenings when I get in but there are small steps you can take throughout the day. You can stand up regularly to get yourself a drink, you can walk over to someone else in the office to talk to them instead of sending an email or you can go on a walk during your lunch break.
It can be easy to fall into a trap with eating bad snacks during the day, especially if you have a food van that comes round like we do. The warm sausage roll sounds a lot more tempting than the apple on my desk… It is important to try and eat as healthy as you can and if you are like me and you like to snack then pick up some healthy snack bars to keep in your drawer.
A lot of the tips mentioned can relate to other jobs, whether you you do physical work or work in retail, it is important to eat well, drink plenty of water and take breaks.
We really do take our bodies for granted and it is important to respect them and take care of them as after all, we want them to last as long as they can…
Sarah x

I wanted to share with you the latest Jelly Belly release as I think the app is so fun and the mixed emotions flavours are so good!

Jelly Belly Launches Emojis in a New Free Mobile App

Users can choose from 45 branded Jelly Belly stickers including Mixed Emotions faces and favourite flavours of Jelly Belly jelly beans.

App features:

·         45 branded Jelly Belly stickers comprised of Mixed Emotions Jelly Belly beans, Mixed Emotions recipes and favourite Jelly Belly jelly beans.

o   Mixed Emotions Jelly Belly beans include Happy, Angry, Playful, Sad and Love.

o   Mixed Emotions recipes feature a combination of emotions associated with universal experiences such as:

1 Sad + 1 Angry + 1 Love = Series Finale

1 Happy + 1 Playful = Summer Holiday

o   Popular Jelly Belly bean flavours such as Bubble Gum and Very Cherry are featured.

·         Slider to change the stickers’ size from small to large.

·         Can be used with text message, email and social media.

Flavour meets feeling in new Mixed Emotions Collection of Jelly Belly jelly beans

“We’ve toyed with connecting feelings and flavours in various ways in the past,” explained Rob Swaigen, vice president of global marketing for Jelly Belly. “Emojis are a big part of how we communicate with each other through text, social media and in email, and their popularity gave new life to this idea.”

Traditionally, Jelly Belly jelly beans are stamped with the Jelly Belly name in white food colouring. In the Mixed Emotions Collection, instead of the logo, the Jelly Belly beans are stamped with a matching face to represent one of five feelings:

·         Happy tastes like refreshing Lemon on a sunny day

·         Playful teases the taste buds with Sour Apple

·         Angry sears like Hot Cinnamon

·         Sad envelops you in Berry Blue

·         Love warms the soul with Bubble Gum


** Information supplied by Jelly Belly **

Do you like Jelly beans? What do you think about food companies creating apps/games like this?

Sarah x

I love my new mirror from Hamswan. It was so easy to set up as you can use it either via USB or install batteries and then at the touch of a button it lights up. It is pretty swish and it includes two magnifying mirrors too(2x and 3x)

When you arent using it, you can fold the front in if you prefer, so it is easy to put away or you can just fold it closed to look neater.

This is what it looks like without any light. You can tilt the main mirror up and down as well as move the side mirrors in and out, so you can really have it how ever you want. You could also use the stand to store a few small items on 🙂

The lights are really good, they are a lovely soft white light. They are bright enough to light up your face but they aren’t going to hurt your eyes.

I got mine from from Amazon, they are £21.99 which I think is a great price, considering it has nultiple mirrors and lights up!

Sarah x

I wanted to tell you all about my new electric toothbrush. I kind of gave up with my last one and had been using a manual but wanted to try an electric again. My new one is from

The great thing about the toothbrush is that its sonic, high speed movement is tested to remove bacteria and plaque 7x more effectively than a regular toothbrush.

It works as a subscription service so that you can have new heads delivered to you regularly.

More details:

Start Pack £19

Uber Sonic Toothbrush & Free Gel teeth whitening with first refill pack.

Delivered 6x / Year

£9 / package
With 2 refills. Shipping is free.

I think it is a pretty good idea that you can get new heads regularly, as lets be honest who actually makes note of how often you should change things like this and actually remembers?!

It also came with a tooth whitening kit. I won’t use this myself as I have quite a few false teeth so cannot use whitening products but I am sure my husband will give it a go. It looks pretty easy to use though.

I think it is a great price and I am really enjoying using my new toothbrush.

Sarah x

I have watched so many great series on Netflix and I am looking for some more great recommendations of either things on TV or Netflix.

My top 5 I am loving are:


Brooklyn nine nine

Big Bang theory

Stranger things

Pretty little liars

Have you seen any of the above? What are you hooked on right now?

Sarah x