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Christmas Gift Guide 2016 – Eat and Drink

I don’t know about you but I love buying Christmas gifts for people, sometimes in can be tough to find the right thing though.

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.

So I’ve got some eat and drink ideas for you. Continue reading Christmas Gift Guide 2016 – Eat and Drink

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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Learning to Cook at School of Wok

Last Friday we went to London for a cooking lesson at School of Wok. Our session was an Introduction to Thai and it was amazing. Even though it was only a week ago, and I can’t believe how quickly that has gone, I would go again tomorrow.

Learning knife skills at School of Wok
Learning knife skills at School of Wok

I came across School of Wok in July when I went to the Dexham Christmas showcase, they had teamed up with School of Wok on a range of Woks and utensils. During the event we had a mini lesson with Jeremy Pang the head chef there and met a lot of the team. I was really eager to go back so we arranged a full lesson.  Continue reading Learning to Cook at School of Wok

My October 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, so get the chance to try something new and maybe even find a new favourite treat.

The October box was actually really useful, not too many new things which was disappointing but there were some quick meals, amazing minions and a happy son. Here’s what I got;  Continue reading My October Degustabox

Some very groovy #FrubesMoves

I’ll be honest, L literally doesn’t need an excuse to have a dance. Any time, any place he’s up for a sing and a wiggle. So taking part in the #FrubesMoves challenge with BritMums and Yoplait Frubes was a no brainer for us.

Angry Birds Frubes #FrubesMoves
We can’t keep this one still

Today he was singing Old MacDonald’s Farm, in the middle of a museum. If he’s at home he’s always asking for the music on so we can have a dance together. Let’s not even talk about the epic car singing. I mean the louder you can la, la, la to any song the better right?! At least he seems partial to Fall Out Boy and Foo Fighters.

Angry Birds Frubes #FrubesMoves
Angry Birds Frubes #FrubesMoves

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Kids Parcel – Mystery Box Review

L is one very lucky boy. Very lucky indeed. He was recently asked if he would like to receive a mystery box, filled with toys, from Kids Parcel. Timing wise it couldn’t have been better, arriving just a few days before his birthday.

Hugging his Kids Parcel Toys
Hugging his Kids Parcel Toys

He was so excited when it arrived after he’d been at nursery all day it was a struggle to get him to bed. Thankfully we managed and the next day we opened it up together. Bright and early!  Continue reading Kids Parcel – Mystery Box Review

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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Aldi #MamiaDaysOut Challenge

I love Aldi. I’ll make no bones about it. It’s cheap, stocks my favourite lemonade with coconut and lime in it and my second favourite bottle of Pinot. The SpecialBuys are some of my favourite things ever. Oh and the nappies and wipes are amazing.

My Aldi love story has only been added to recently. You see I have been taking part in the Aldi #MamiaDaysOut Challenge with BritMums so I was sent a very lovely hamper filled with goodies to get out and about with from the Mamia range.

#MamiaDaysOut
Enjoying a Mamia Fruit Pouch at Whitlingham

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Lunch at Turtle Bay Norwich

A couple of weekends back we headed to Turtle Bay in Norwich for a family meal. As I had been to the VIP opening night a few weeks back I was really excited to be returning and trying out the menu. Husb was potentially even more excited as the guys in his office had been raving about it.

More food than he could eat!! Turtle Bay
More food than he could eat!! Turtle Bay offer great portions

So we turned up at lunch time on a Saturday that Norwich City were playing at home, it was quiet when we arrived but as you can imagine the restaurant did nothing but get busier and busier.

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