Feeling Calm #36

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Sorry this is a day late. Husb and I had a few days away and instead of writing this when I got home last night. I collapsed into a tired heap on the sofa with half a bottle of wine. Whoops.

I start my new job tomorrow. I have a lump in my chest. A knot of tension. I’m far from calm at this precise moment. Am I making the right decision, how much will impact our lives, things work so nicely with me at home.

All I know is we need some money and there’s no point me striving to stay at home if I don’t have a home to stay in. I hope this is just a temporary bump in the road. Only time will tell though. Wish me luck for tomorrow.

Pretty flowers in the garden
Pretty flowers in the garden, just because I feel in need of them!

Oh and as I’m typing this I get a phone call from the garage, which has my car for the fourth time over recent weeks, to be told that another car has rolled into it. I really could cry right now. When it rains it pours.

So as ever I’m focusing on the positives. Here are my 10 moments from the past 7 days, enjoy them whilst I rock slowly in a corner; Continue reading Feeling Calm #36

A Very Common Problem

So I’m just going to say it, because it isn’t something to be embarrassed about. Around 62% of women will suffer some form of incontinence during pregnancy and around 50% will continue to have issues after childbirth. So why don’t we talk about it? The guys at Hartmann are trying to help.  Continue reading A Very Common Problem

This Plus That Equals…. My Favourite Norfolk Walks

This plus that equals…. My Favourite Norfolk Walks

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is a list of my favourite walks in Norfolk. We’re off to Lincoln for a long weekend, when husb asked what I wanted to do, I literally had no clue other than to get out for some good, long, at a decent pace, walks. It can be hard to do with a toddler sometimes.

So I’d been looking for some walking inspiration in and around Lincoln and it got me thinking of my favourite places to walk at home in sunny Norfolk, especially now we have L.

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Apple, Mint & Lime from The Cracker Drinks Co.

So it’ll be of no shock to you that I was eager to try The Cracker Drinks Co new limited edition juice. After all I love all the other flavours having reviewed them recently.

The idea behind the new flavour is to celebrate the English apple season so The Cracker Drinks Co have been busy with a limited edition drink and it is great.  Continue reading Apple, Mint & Lime from The Cracker Drinks Co.

Star Monsters

I’ll be honest. I hadn’t heard of Star Monsters until really recently. Shocking as they are now in their second series. When I went to FunFest a few weeks ago they had a stand and we got chatting. Straight away I could tell they would be something L would love.  Continue reading Star Monsters

A Sweet Gift from Personalized Flowers

Do you ever find yourself in need of a little something nice for someone. A little token of thanks. A pick me up. A quick love note to make someone smile. The roses from PersonalizedFlowers.co.uk could be just for you.

The idea is simple. Send someone a single rose. Beautifully wrapped and boxed up for posting. The twist is you can have your message printed onto the petals.

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Win a Family Ticket to an Exclusive Screening of Storks

1 Family Ticket up for grabs to an exclusive screening of the new movie STORKS

Nurture Fruity Water+ is the first functional drink of its kind targeted specifically at young children (from 1 year) with added nutrients to support immunity and lower naturally occurring sugar – have teamed up with me to offer ONE lucky reader and their family the chance to attend an exclusive screening of the NEW animated film, STORKS (Warner Bros.) on 19th October 2016 in London – PLUS a case of each delicious flavour of Nurture Fruity Water+ (Cherry & Strawberry and Orange & Pineapple)!

Nurture Fruity Water
Nurture Fruity Water

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Gifts for Little Hands – Educational Toys

Good quality, fun and educational gifts for small children. That’s what Gifts for Little Hands are all about, so when they got in touch to see if we would like to review a few items, of course I said yes.

They kindly sent L a fab parcel of goodies and boy was he excited. A great magnetic shape puzzle, some number cards and a fab magic phonics card. L got to playing immediately.  Continue reading Gifts for Little Hands – Educational Toys

Fun & Clever Storage from Liberty Trading

Liberty TradingLiberty Trading are this great online store that sell everything from gifts to home wares. I was recently given the run of their online shop to pick something for myself to review. I went for a fab storage cube which doubles as a seat and I love it.

I’ll quickly give you the run down of other things I considered before opting for the sensible choice of a storage cube.  Continue reading Fun & Clever Storage from Liberty Trading

Feeling Calm #35

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

So in a complete shift from recent weeks I have interviewed for and accepted a job at my local supermarket. I know, I know. I want to stay at home. The thought of returning to employed life was making sob. But just at this current moment I cannot do it anymore. I need some stability and some money!

It’s been a rough few months but I feel OK about this decision. I’ll be working selling phones, so at least something I know about. It’s also only contracted for a few hours a week, so I can pick up more if I choose or not if I’m busy blogging and parenting. Should that be the other way round. Probably! I’m being way more focused about my blog. Less so about the social media work. Hopefully I’ll find a balance that works for me.

So with everything that is going on I have loved picking my top 10 moments from the past 7 days, it’s very therapeutic. So here they are; Continue reading Feeling Calm #35

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