Since becoming a Mum with my first child, I had noticed many of my friends disappeared, and I'm sure a lot of other Mums can agree that it happened to them too. Not only Mums but Dads too. It is a shame that you soon realise who your friends are once you have a baby. But it is better to have a handful (or one) good friends than a big gang of fake friends. Over the years I've been on and off friends with many. The main reason being that we all have such busy lives and all have different lives. I can easily count my real friends on the one hand - not a lot at all, but I'm not complaining. They are the ones that are there for me, and I'm there for them. We all have one big thing in common, that is, we all have kids. Itis good to be good friends with someone that you can relate your life with, rant with them when parenting gets tough and a shoulder to cry on if it gets too much.

Another thing that happened when I became a Mum was letting myself go a little. Especially after having Freddie, my third, I stopped going out with friends and never went out to enjoy myself. I rejected movie nights, going out for meals and drinks, even going out for catch ups. I was in my own little world, at home with my girls and boy. I was stuck in some kind of routine but also extremely sleep deprived that I loved the evenings more than ever before as it meant I could get at least an hour or so nap - or time to myself.

As Freddie is getting better with his sleep and will sleep through the night, most nights now, I have started to go out and do things that I enjoy. Whether it's going out on date nights with my partner or going out with a friend. I am slowly trying to get back into what I enjoy and feeling myself. It's such a good feeling to let your hair down once in a while. I went out for a few (ok, maybe it was a lot!) drinks a few months back and it was at the time Freddie wasn't sleeping that well for me. I was exhausted the day after but luckily no hangover. Although I had an amazing time, I just didn't enjoy the 'night out' experience, and I'm not sure if that's my age or if I'm just not used to going out drinking anymore.

I got invited to go out with a friend near my birthday. We went to the cinema, and for food, she paid as a treat for my birthday. I did the same for her a few weeks later for her birthday. I've been friends with her for roughly three or four years and not once have we fallen out (possibly a few tiffs here and there - haha.) But otherwise, she has been so amazing to me and even great with the kids. The kids absolutely adore her and Elliw is best friends with her little girl too, which is adorable.

She is one of the friends that I can feel 100% myself around and never have I felt like that before. I'm quite a shy person, to begin with until you know more, but it takes a lot for me to be completely myself and that's mainly because I get super paranoid that someone will judge me for what kind of person I am. Words that someone has told me in the past have stuck around in my head which makes it harder for me to be 100% myself around others.

When it was her birthday, I knew I wanted to get her something special. Something that meant something to her and something unique. I thought this Eternity Rose was the perfect gift for a perfect friend. I chose the Red Natural Rose as she is obsessed with Disney, and seeing as Beauty and The Beast is quite big at the moment, and my favourite film, the rose was just perfect for her. It's an absolutely beautiful gift, and each rose is presented in a lovely PU leather case. The finish has a stunning shine and is a genuine red rose that's glazed and edged with beautiful 24 karat gold. I thought it was the perfect way to show her how much the friendship means to me.

Do you have a friend that's one in a million?

* We were gifted the product in return for an honest review and opinion. All words, opinions and images are entierly my own.


  1. That is such a beautiful gift! Where is a website were I can look at these?
    Much love, Caitylis x x

    1. Whoops! I found the link in your post! Thank you! <3

  2. Awwww I love you beth and incase you hadn't noticed I welled up when I saw this. It is stunning and you are stunning inside and out. XxxxxxxX


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