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Christmas Gift Guide 2016 – Need

So you know I love buying Christmas gifts for people, sometimes in can be tough to find the right thing though.

As I mentioned earlier, I love the idea of giving something that someone wants, something they need and then a little something to eat or drink. It keeps the gift giving under control and means the recipient gets a lovely mix of things.

I’ve already covered, eat and drink ideas for you, and compiled a gorgeous list of little luxuries people will really want, today is my final gift guide all about things people need. Continue reading Christmas Gift Guide 2016 – Need

Feeling Calm #41

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 for missing last week’s calm post. Things got a bit manic and something had to give. That something was blogging. I’m pleased to be back though and I’ve been doing some pretty cool stuff, so here are my top ten moments from the last 14 days.

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A Christmas Puzzle from Wentworth

Who doesn’t need a puzzle over Christmas? Something fun to do for yourself, a gift for family or a way to keep the kids quiet for a little while.

The Puzzle That Wrapped Up Christmas
The Puzzle That Wrapped Up Christmas

Wentworth make the best puzzles out there. OK that’s only my opinion and my Granddad’s. But if you knew how many puzzles my granddad gets through then you would appreciate his opinion.  Continue reading A Christmas Puzzle from Wentworth

Amazing ways to #MakeItScary with Hobbycraft

Do you want some a bit of quick, easy and fun Halloween decoration ideas? Well you’re in the right place. L and I got our crafting on with some of the amazing products available from Hobbycraft and really dressed up our doorway.

#makeitscary Hobbycraft
#makeitscary Hobbycraft

We were lucky enough to be sent a #makeitscary gift hamper and we’ve had some real fun.

Halloween Hamper #MakeItScary
Halloween Hamper #MakeItScary

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L’s 3rd Birthday Party

L turned three the other weekend so to celebrate we had a little birthday party with our family.

Decorating the night before
Decorating the night before

He is happy with the attention for the day and it keeps both the cost and stress manageable for me, just, it’s still stressful filling your house with people, family or not!

Action balloon shot
Action balloon shot

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Feeling Calm #38

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. 

This week has been crazy. We’ve done so much. We’ve been to London for a PlayStation Family event. I’ve been training, a lot. Mainly though L has turned three. Three whole entire years old. How did that happen?

Emotion wise I’ve been bouncing from amazingly happy to crushingly sad. For me this is a real worry as it’s one of my biggest indicators that the darkness is closing in. Another classic sign for me is the cold sores. Whenever I get really low I get cold sores. The 14 I have invading my lower lip at the moment though, is quite frankly, a piss take. At least because I know this I can concentrate finding a level place.

I need to find time to start meditating again. I’ve been having my lunch breaks in my car, so this seems like the ideal time for a few moments reflection. I also need to be writing, so I’m busy. Luckily I have plenty to write about. Without further ado here are my 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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To My Son on Your Third Birthday

Oh my word tomorrow is your birthday and you will be three years old and I literally don’t know where the time has gone.

You have changed so much this year it is hard to know what to say to you.

Smelling flowers bressingham
I asked him to smell the flowers, picturing a gorgeous shot in my head, this is what he does.

More than anything I want you to know how loved you are and how special you are. I hope you know this anyway and it is doesn’t need to be written down.

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Outdoor Cinema, Any Time, Any Where

Can you remember a little while back I had a fabulous trip to Bavaria with BenQ to check out there latest projector. The GS1. It’s small, easy to use and designed for outdoor use. Perfect for camping and caravanning.

BenQ GS1
BenQ GS1

You may also know that I booked my first ever outdoor cinema trip this year and it was a disaster. With storms, rain and a deflating screen.

Anniversary celebrations in the rain
Anniversary celebrations in the rain

Well I never should have bothered with the outdoor cinema trip because now I’ve got my very own BenQ GS1 and I can have my cinema experience whenever I want. Inside. Outside. Pretty much any time of the day too. In my jammies, with wine, food and without having to queue to have a wee.

In the comfort of our garden
In the comfort of our garden

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Turtle Bay is coming to Norwich – Recipe & Competiton

I am really excited about Turtle Bay coming to Norwich. It is all set to open on 30th August. It’s great to see another brilliant restaurant coming to our great city.

I’m getting a little taster at the launch party on Thursday but for those of you who have to wait until the 30th and want a taste now I’ve got a delicious recipe for you and a chance to win a meal for four people when it is open!! Continue reading Turtle Bay is coming to Norwich – Recipe & Competiton

Fabulous Father’s Day Gift Guide

It’s that time of year when we get to spoil all the great dad’s out there. Father’s Day is Sunday 19th June, so not long to go and that’s good because I love Father’s Day, I probably enjoy it a bit more than I do Mother’s Day but it can be a struggle finding a great gift so here are a few idea’s for you all.  Continue reading Fabulous Father’s Day Gift Guide