May means Martini with Demijohn

It’s great British Martini time this May. So perfect timing as Demijohn launch the only Dry Vermouth produced in Scotland. As the key ingredient for the classic Dry Martini cocktail, Demijohn are happy to introduce this one to their shelves.

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Feeling Calm #63

For my birthday last year I was given a great 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 since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

It’s sunny, the paddling pool has been out, I’ve got my blogging mojo back and I’m going to be featured in a real life, on the shelf, people pay actual money for it magazine on Thursday.

Whilst I could stop there, I won’t. Here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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This Plus That Equals…. Saving Time

This plus that equals…. Saving Time

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about time savers. Saving time is important to us all, so here are a few things I’ve found help me.

I never seem to have enough time. I am always busy. But a bit of multi tasking here and a few extra minutes spent in the evening do seem to help.

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Behind the Scenes a Hochanda

A couple of weeks ago now I was invited to the new Hochanda studios for a behind the scenes tour and a master class crafting session with one of their presenters.

In case you’re not familiar with Hochanda, it is a TV Channel dedicated to selling crafting products. I can’t think of a craft material you can’t get from them, it’s very inclusive, which I love. So if your passion is needle craft or woodwork, or anything in between, you will be catered for. Plus because it is a TV shopping channel you get to watch these great shows demonstrating the products, filled with inspiration and handy tips.

Hochanda
Love, love, love these Nuvo Crystal Drops

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De-Stress with Mikei Red Reishi Essence

I have struggled with depression, anxiety and stress for the vast majority of my adult life. It comes and goes in waves, for the most part it is entirely manageable but I’m always looking for ways keep on top of things. So when I heard about Mikei Red Reishi I was eager to try it.

Mikei Red Reishi has unique properties to help your body manage stress and balance energy levels, so perfect for me.

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Dinosaur Train: Paint & Match App Review

L and I have been playing with a new app based on the popular Dinosaur Train TV Series from the Jim Henson company, Dinosaur Train: Paint and Match by Kuato Studios.

Dinosaur Train App
Paint with Buddy

This is an educational app with two game options aimed at children aged 5 and under, so perfect for L who is 3 years old. You can set up how long they are allowed to play for in the app settings before it will stop and won’t start again for an hour.  Continue reading Dinosaur Train: Paint & Match App Review

Feeling Calm #62

For my birthday last year I was given a great 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 since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Well I nearly skipped this week, but the reasons I nearly skipped it are the exact same reasons I needed to write it.

I’ve been feeling more than a little overwhelmed these last few days. Logically there’s no real reason for it, so I know it is just me and my issues. I have been putting things off which is ridiculous as it doesn’t help. I’m tired, so tired, in fact I opened up my laptop to start writing, then promptly fell asleep. It is the middle of the day!

Now, however, I’m awake. With lots to do. Starting with my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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Could Hygge Reduce The Stress Of Parenting?

Could Hygge Reduce the Stress of Parenting?

It’s no secret that Denmark is famous for being the happiest nation on earth. Now hygge-mania is sweeping the UK with thirteen books on the subject hitting the best seller chart in 2016. But can hygge, the untranslatable Danish concept of cosiness and quality time together, still be applied when you have a new baby in the house? Continue reading Could Hygge Reduce The Stress Of Parenting?

My Name Label Review

When the guys at My Name Label got in touch to see if I would like to try out some of their labels for clothing, shoes and belongings their timing couldn’t have been better.

I had actually been looking online to buy some labels for L’s things, but I didn’t really know what to go for, or if what I chose would be any good. I needed shoe labels, this is what had sparked the search, but I also wanted to be able to label things like his water bottle, toys, coats and clothes. Everything really.

My Name Label
My Name Label

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Sandringham setting for Butterfly Walk fundraiser

The Benjamin Foundation’s annual Butterfly Walk on Sunday 25th June

East Anglian charity, The Benjamin Foundation, will hold its fourth annual Butterfly Walk at Sandringham Country Park on Sunday 25th June.

The Walk will follow one of Sandringham’s trails, and is around three miles long, meandering through the Country Park’s historic woodland. Quiz questions are posted along the route, providing added fun for adults and children, with prizes for the best set of answers in each age group up for grabs at the end of the Walk. Within the Country Park there are plenty of perfect picnic spots, a large children’s play area, restaurant, gift shop and a farmers’ market, so a lovely day out for the whole family.

Butterfly Walk
Butterfly Walk at High Lodge last year

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