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Thank You Gifts from intu Chapelfield

With the end of term and those long summer holidays getting ever closer, will you be getting any Thank You gifts for the teachers and support staff? If you are intu Chapelfield has so many great shops that you can get some fab gifts from for £5 or less. I went shopping to see what I could find.

Thank you gifts from intu Chapelfield
intu Chapelfield

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This Plus That Equals…. Camping With A Toddler

This plus that equals…. camping with a toddler

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 our camping trip at the weekend. Our first ever camping trip. A blogger trip with Camping in the Forest. Most importantly the reality of camping with a toddler.

Camping with a toddler
Soaking it all in

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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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Feeling Calm #68

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. 

L and I have just had a nice week. The weather has been fabulous. We’ve been in the garden so much. Just being outdoors is so good for the soul. I don’t think I’ve felt this calm in a long time.

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

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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 Coros LINX Smart Bike Helmet – Review

Husb is a keen cyclist. He loves getting out on his bike. He also loves a good bit of tech. The Coros LINX Bluetooth enabled smart helmet is now officially his new favourite toy. He loves it.

COROS Linx
The helmet is so nicely styled

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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.

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

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Feeling Calm #67

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. 

It has been a really lovely week. Back to normal for the most part, nice and calm, some lovely mummy and son time as well. Which is the best.

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

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This Plus That Equals…. My Social Life

This plus that equals…. my social life

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 my social life.

I was reading a thread on Mumsnet last night where I girl was asking if it was unreasonable of her to be a bit hurt by her friends effectively icing her out. Why? Well because she had a child it seemed. Her social life seemed to be a lot like mine, and her friends, well they aren’t friends at all.

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