Author: Life By Pam

Visit Callander

It all started with a half day at work. I mean, who doesn’t love a half day on a Friday when the weather is beyond beautiful? We had been thinking about taking a drive to Callander for a while but never had the time or the weather. Callander, isn’t far from Stirling and took us about an hour to get to. It’s a small, rustic town with basically one main street that goes the full way through it. Amazing loch’s and mountain views surround the village, almost as though it were being sheltered in. Although it looked nice it was BALTIC ( no surprise there ). When we arrived we decided not to stop and carry on for another 7 miles to Loch Lubnaig. Breathtaking. The loch is surrounded by towering mountains and woodland, completely contrasting colours from the cold blue loch. It has several parking bays around it where you can have a little pit stop and even have a picnic in the summer. From where we were, if you looked straight across the …

SUNday

Yes you read that right, SUN. Sunday was unbelievably beautiful and I couldn’t not take advantage of it. We live not to far from a beautiful park, well I don’t even think its referred to as a park as it’s really a big old converted house with loads of grounds to walk. It really is gorgeous in the spring/summer time. As said before my style constantly changes, I go from being super girly to a bit tom boy the next day. Even though the sun was out, I decided to still keep some darker tones in my outfit with my Top & Jacket. I agree, the top is pretty fancy but I styled it down with a pair of everyday jeans and trainers to keep it simple. So, off I went ( with my photographer Ross, obv) to do that god awful cringe worthy thing again for this blog. Although, I must admit its definitely getting easier not to care about other people being around, but I ain’t no model. Please also bear in mind, …

My Wedding Anxiety

For all those brides to be out there, this ones for you. I don’t normally express how much anxiety my upcoming wedding gives me. I feel like you have to be seen as constantly excited, but it’s so wrong. Since I hit the 1 year to go mark by anxiety & stress levels have went through the roof. I want to be excited. I am excited. But, you just can’t help thinking about all the tiny negative aspects of it. I don’t come from a mega rich family so, it takes a lot of hard work to save money to pay for things. Don’t get me wrong, our families are saving hard too and if it wasn’t for there help we probably still wouldn’t have enough to get married. I just hate how much pressure weddings put on people, the real meaning behind a wedding often gets lost by overwhelming anxiety of how you’re going to afford everything. For instance, you order a special birthday cake and it won’t cost you more than £100 ( …

EyeWake: Collagen Eye Gel*

To cut a long story short, I work 41 hours a week in the dental practice, try to blog, workout & run a household, so you won’t be surprised when I tell you that I suffer from horrible dark bags under my eyes. I fill my days with coffee to tackle stress and fatigue, but I always forgot how damaging it is on my skin, especially around my eyes. So when EyeWake contacted me to try their new Collagen Eye Gel, I jumped at the chance. They are currently available from Amazon for less than £15 at the moment, but I have been told that the price of the product will be rising to approx £35. It is advertised as an ‘Anti-fatigue’ gel to help combat dark circles, puffy eyes and unwanted wrinkles. When it arrived, I couldn’t help but be slightly disappointed in the basic packaging. However, as long as it says what it does then I shouldn’t be bothered, right? When I buy skin products I am super conscious of the Ingredients. Skin …

Snow Day

Finally, a snow day I could enjoy! I have been watching the snow fall from the window for weeks and last Sunday I was finally able to go out and have some fun. It was a completely spontaneous day out, but sometimes those are the best! We decided not to go too far because neither of us wanted to get stuck anywhere, so we drove 15 minutes along the road to Chatelherault Country Park. It’s such a beautiful space and you could spend all day walking around the grounds, or even sit looking at the views of Hamilton. We’ve spent many summer nights up there wandering round, but today was probably the nicest walk I’ve been on there. Oh, and they have a coffee shop! ( obviously my favourite part! ). A snow day calls for my favourite winter accessories. I’ve had my ever reliable hunter wellies for years. You seriously can’t go wrong with them: stylish and sensible. Paired with my favourite Ralph Lauren jacket, made from duck feathers, is amazing at keeping you …