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This Plus That Equals…. Things I’m Excited About Right Now

This plus that equals…. things I’m excited about right now

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. After a few weeks of feeling a bit low I’ve decided to focus on things I’m excited about right now.

It’s nice to have things to look forward to and there is some seriously cool stuff coming up.

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Feeling Calm #36

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 this is a day late. Husb and I had a few days away and instead of writing this when I got home last night. I collapsed into a tired heap on the sofa with half a bottle of wine. Whoops.

I start my new job tomorrow. I have a lump in my chest. A knot of tension. I’m far from calm at this precise moment. Am I making the right decision, how much will impact our lives, things work so nicely with me at home.

All I know is we need some money and there’s no point me striving to stay at home if I don’t have a home to stay in. I hope this is just a temporary bump in the road. Only time will tell though. Wish me luck for tomorrow.

Pretty flowers in the garden
Pretty flowers in the garden, just because I feel in need of them!

Oh and as I’m typing this I get a phone call from the garage, which has my car for the fourth time over recent weeks, to be told that another car has rolled into it. I really could cry right now. When it rains it pours.

So as ever I’m focusing on the positives. Here are my 10 moments from the past 7 days, enjoy them whilst I rock slowly in a corner; Continue reading Feeling Calm #36

Summer Fun from The Natural History Museum Shop

However much I’d like to be able to take L to The Natural History Museum all the time, it’s just not practical. Thankfully the Natural History Museum Shop has some great options so that we can enjoy the fun at home.

Stegosaurus from The Natural History Museum Shop
Stegosaurus from The Natural History Museum Shop

We have been checking out the amazing Stegosaurus Hatching Finger Puppet which is £12 and a lovely First Colouring Book all about the Garden which is a bargain at £3.99.  Continue reading Summer Fun from The Natural History Museum Shop

Fun on the Broads with Herbert Woods


This year to celebrate  their 90th anniversary Herbert Woods added the new Starlight 24 Picnic Boats to their day hire fleet.

It is the first new design of the original Picnic Boat designed by Herbert Woods in 60 years. So of course we felt it only right that we tested it out.

We picked a great day for it, the sun was shining, there was a nice breeze and we were ready for a fun day out on the water.

The original plan had been to head out under Potter Heigham Bridge and go towards Horsey, exploring the broads that end of the county. But the tide was too high for us to actually get the boat under the bridge though, so instead we put Neatishead in our sights. Continue reading Fun on the Broads with Herbert Woods

Holiday Memories

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Little Chef Map – Image Credit Little Chef

Since having L we’ve enjoyed a lot of family holidays and making new memories with him. We haven’t shied away from anything with him, boats, tents, caravans, distance. It’s all been worthwhile for the new experiences and fantastic holiday memories.

Making Holiday Memories Portsmouth 2014
Making Holiday Memories Portsmouth 2014

What’s struck me most is the odd similarities and weird little things that have happened.  Continue reading Holiday Memories

This Plus That Equals…. Why I Love Christmas in July

This plus that equals…. why I love Christmas in July

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 Christmas in July. The time of year all the big brands, supermarkets and high street stores showcase their Christmas ranges.

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Discovering Bavaria with BenQ

I have spent the last two days in Bavaria at the launch of the BenQ GS1. It has been an amazing experience. So I’m really happy that I got to attend.

Flying home
Flying

I had never been to Bavaria before, I actually had to Google it to find out where it was. My geography is atrocious. In fact I had never actually flown by myself before. So there were lots of new experiences for me. Turns out flying by myself was a breeze, it’s so much easier when you aren’t arranging everyone else.

Inside Passau Cathedral
Inside Passau Cathedral

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LeapPad3 – Review

For the last few weeks L has been busy putting the LeapPad3 from LeapFrog through it’s paces.

Designed to be the perfect first tablet experience, I was concerned how L would get on with the LeapPad3. He already happily scrolls through the iPad to get to YouTube Kids and enjoys being able to choose what he watching. Of course I’m not too keen on him using our very expensive phones and tablets! He also knows exactly how to exit out of YouTube Kids and go to the main YouTube App which is completely uncensored. Continue reading LeapPad3 – Review

Our Morning at the Devon Railway Centre

As we did so many amazing trips when we were in Devon thanks to Devon’s Top Attractions, I wanted to share them all with you, so over the next few days expect plenty of posts about the places we went, what we loved, what we didn’t and most importantly what toddler L thought of them, so in this article I’ll tell you about the last day of  holiday and our final trip out at The Devon Railway Centre.

Mummy and son train ride
Mummy and son train ride

On the final Friday of our holiday I had a plan, a cunning plan, or so I thought. It was simple really. Continue reading Our Morning at the Devon Railway Centre

Our Day at The Milky Way Adventure Park

As we did so many amazing trips when we were in Devon thanks to Devon’s Top Attractions, I wanted to share them all with you, so over the next few days expect plenty of posts about the places we went, what we loved, what we didn’t and most importantly what toddler L thought of them, so in this article I’ll tell you about our trip to The Milky Way Adventure Park.

The Milky Way Express
The Milky Way Express

Our last full day in Devon was a bit of rainy and miserable one but not to be put off we headed to The Milky Way Adventure Park that has over 110,000 sq ft of indoor play, it was definitely the right choice and couldn’t have been a more perfect place to spend our day.  Continue reading Our Day at The Milky Way Adventure Park