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Feeling Calm #18

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. 

Oh my word wasn’t the weather over the weekend AMAZING, if anything was going leave me calm and happy it was a hot weekend filled with splashy paddling pool fun, a few ciders and a BBQ at my sister’s. I’m slightly concerned that we’ve used up all the good weather though, we’re off to Devon at the weekend and last year we got the worst weather, this year I would at least like it to be dry.

Paddling Pool Fun
Paddling Pool Fun

I’m not sure if I’ll update my top ten next week, or do a top 20 when we’re back, but in the meantime here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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Herbert Woods 90th Birthday Grand Regatta

HERBERT WOODS HITS 90 YEAR BOATING HISTORY MILESTONE

Herbert Woods 90th Birthday
Herbert Woods 90th Birthday

As you know we have enjoyed holidays with Herbert Woods, used the boats, relaxed in a cottage and explored the Broads with them, so I’m very excited to tell you about their birthday plans and hopefully we’ll see you there.

Herbert Woods, who trained as an apprentice boat builder in Potter Heigham in 1907, was one of the first pioneers of Broads Tourism and now the company, which he formed in 1926 and is still going strong today, celebrates its 90th birthday this year with a grand Regatta being planned on Sunday 10th July 2016. Continue reading Herbert Woods 90th Birthday Grand Regatta

Feeling Calm #17

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. 

I’ve had a pretty good week this week. I hand fed an actual Lemur, doesn’t get much better than that but to balance things out I’ve been up half the night with the little one and now I’ve got a stomach bug, can’t have it all!!

I’m feeling rather sorry for myself as I type, husb being particularly thoughtless this morning, was just annoyed about how me being ill has impacted on him, he had to half dress the child, take him to nursery and that meant he couldn’t cycle to work, oh what a shame, I spent most of last night hugging a bucket, boo hoo! So not only do I feel better for my mini rant it’s also been lovely to write about lovely things I’ve done this last week. Here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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This Plus That Equals…. #11

This plus that equals…. things that really annoy me

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week I thought I’d share my least favourite things, the ones that really annoy me, I’ll warn you most of them are entirely irrational. Continue reading This Plus That Equals…. #11

Win NatraSan First Aid Spray

The weather is improving and we are all out and about a lot more, which means there will be lots more falls and bumps but NatraSan is here to help.

It is a 100% natural first aid spray that kills 99.99% of germs and bacteria and is safe to use on children. It’s non-sting  and helps to promote quick healing too. With a recommended price of £10.00 this 250ml bottle will soon become your go to product.  Continue reading Win NatraSan First Aid Spray

April Crafts

I love to craft, really love it, but like many of my hobbies it has been put on the back burner since becoming a mum. Just like reading, looking presentable and using the bathroom by myself.

I’m lucky enough that I get to work with Baker Ross regularly so I’m never out of fun crafts to do with the boy and I also make things for the Hobbycraft blog quite often, every now and then I get asked to things for other companies as well. I relish these opportunities as it means I get to do something I love, but it’s never just for me, which I miss.  Continue reading April Crafts

Back to basics with Baker Ross

We love being art of the Baker Ross Blogger Network and our latest delivery contained loads of basic crafting staples, it was really good to get back to those basics and just enjoy some of the simple pleasures of crafting with the little one.

I consider myself lucky that even at only two years, L loves to craft with me, well make a mess and Baker Ross allows us to do this with ease. Continue reading Back to basics with Baker Ross

How to Make A Wedding Tree – Project Bridesmaid

When the guys at Rust-Oleum got in touch a couple of weeks back to see if I fancied taking part in a bit of a blogger challenge they were running to create a wedding craft the timing couldn’t have been better.

As you all know my sister is getting married next year and I am one of her bridesmaids, so far, as part of my Project Bridesmaid series, I have been focusing on myself and losing some weight so I’ll look good on the day. The time has come, however, to start actually taking care of my real duties.  Continue reading How to Make A Wedding Tree – Project Bridesmaid

My April Degustabox

Time for my monthly Degustabox feature, if you haven’t seen previous month’s posts, Degustabox is a monthly subscription box, filled with amazing new foods for you to try out. Including new lines from big brands and foods from smaller brands that you maybe weren’t aware of. For £12.99 per box you will have contents worth well in excess of that, get the chance to try something new and maybe even find a new favourite treat. I enjoy getting to try things I wouldn’t normally buy for my family.

The April box was so good, with a few choccy bits and loads of drinks, lots of new things for me to try. Here’s what I got;  Continue reading My April Degustabox

Feeling Calm #16

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. 

I’ve had a pretty good week this week. I got out of practise of meditating and really practising my mindfulness so I’m putting a lot of effort into that and I’m already feeling a million times better for it. I’m also making more effort to just be happy, surprising how much just trying to be happy actually makes.

I’ve still had some profoundly rubbish moments though, the cat has taken to bringing me live birds, little sh*t, the child pissed all over me, the shade on my swing chair broke and other such irritations so I’ve still found it therapeutic to pick my 10 moments from the past 7 days and here they are;

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