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WIN A THREE-NIGHT CAMPING GETAWAY THIS SUMMER

Enter our travel competition for the chance to get away from the daily grind and experience three nights of back-to-basics fun this summer with Camping in the Forest!

In a recent survey* carried out by Camping in the Forest, figures revealed over a third (35%) of us would like to return to the care-free days of being eight years old. Not only that, 19% of us miss camping holidays the most when it comes to the things we miss about our childhoods.

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Win a Great Pickles and the Pictures Prize

Pickles and the Pictures

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As you are all aware over the weekend we heard about the sad passing of Barry Norman. 

I’d had this competition planned for some time and it was all pre written and scheduled to go. I was away over the weekend with very limited connection and didn’t actually hear the news until you guys started to comment on this post. 

In any other circumstance I would have of course cancelled the competition, but as I was away I couldn’t. I certainly don’t want those who have entered to be at a disadvantage. So after some discussion we have decided to carry on with it. 

I certainly don’t want to seem insensitive and I whole heartedly apologise to anyone who is upset by this. It is not my intention. 

I would ask that any comments are kept in their current, beautiful, thoughtful vain.

On a personal note I would like to say just how sad I was to find out about Barry Norman’s passing and I know he will have left a lasting legacy. I can’t quite formulate the words I want to about this. So I shall leave it at that.

Briony x


Barry Norman is a veteran of the film world as a renown British film critic, writer and media personality. He is best known for presenting Film …. on BBC One and is the programme’s longest-running host.  Another of Barry’s achievements, is recreating a Victorian family recipe for traditional pickled onions, and this year marks 10 years since he first launched his range of Hot & Spicy Premium Pickled Onions.

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Safety First with Bridgestone Driveguard

Last week I was lucky enough to go to a great event hosted by Bridgestone to see just what a difference their Driveguard Tyres could make in an emergency.

Bridgestone Driveguard
Chateau Impney, our venue for the day

I was blown away.

The main point of Driveguard Tyres is that they are Run Flats, so if  you get a puncture you can carry on driving. With Driveguard Tyres you can actually drive for 50 miles at a maximum 50 mph. 

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Feeling Calm #69

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. 

This week seems to have been a catch up week. It doesn’t seem to matter what I do it’s not enough. I’ve also been feeling a bit stressed out and a bit put upon recently. I need to get firmer with people and say no. People won’t value me or my time unless I do.

So here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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This Plus That Equals…. Things I Hate

This plus that equals…. things I hate

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 things I hate. Well hate may be too strong of a word. Things that particularly wind me up doesn’t have quite the same ring to it though.

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The Sudocrem Play More Campaign

With stories of childhood obesity never far from the headlines, it’s easy to believe that each generation of children is lazier than the last. But a new survey of 6 – 11 year olds suggests that British children believe they’re wrapped in cotton wool by their parents and would like more freedom to play outside. So that’s where the Sudocrem Play More Campaign wants to help.

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Play More with Sudocrem

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This Plus That Equals…. My Perfect Summer

This plus that equals…. my perfect summer

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 what would make my perfect summer, a wish list if you will.

How fabulous has the weather been? Not to be too British about it, but it has been a bit too warm on occasion #melting! It’s certainly got me thinking about those things that go towards making a perfect summer.

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The #PrezzoLaFamiglia Challenge

We eat out as a family quite a lot. It is enjoyable and often a nice break during a long day out. We have taken L with us to restaurants since pretty much the moment he was bored but there are definitely some things that make the experience better than others. Prezzo have recently launched some great family sharing dishes and we went to check them out as part of the #PrezzoLaFamiglia Challenge with BritMums.

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Mmmm garlic bread

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A Day Out at Diggerland

Whilst we were on holiday with Verdant Leisure at their stunning Heather View Leisure Park in County Durham a couple of weeks ago we had some lovely days out. I’m going to try to write about them all over the coming weeks, but today I wanted to share our trip to Diggerland.

Diggerland
This spun husb until he was green

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Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts from intu Chapelfield

Still need to get your Dad a gift for Sunday. I’m here to prove that it’s easy. On Monday L and I headed into Norwich and went to intu Chapelfield, we walked away with bags full of great gifts.

We had been set a challenge. Prove that you can get great gifts for less than £50.00. No socks allowed. Have fun. We could get one big gift, or lots of little ones, that was up to us. We had a £50 intu voucher to spend, which can be used at all the shops inside intu Chapelfield apart from the food and drink outlets.

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Getting ready to start our intu Chapelfield Father’s Day challenge

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