For as long as I can remember I have appreciated the benefits of aromatherapy and the many uses of different essential oils. I have a lovely collection of different oils that I can use for so many things. When Aromaspray got in touch to see if I would like to review some of their room sprays, made using 100% pure and natural essential oils I was very excited.
Anyone who knows me will be fully aware that spending hours shopping for clothes is not my thing. I like just to find a few key items that look great and are comfortable and practical. This is especially important to me over winter!
As it was L’s birthday so early into the new school year, his first school year at that, we opted against a party this year. It would have just been too much for us all. So instead, we headed out with his best friend, who just so happens to celebrate his birthday the day before L, to hang out at Pettitts Animal Adventure Park.
We had never visited before and I honestly didn’t know what to expect. It’s been going as long as I can remember, but even as a child I never went. So we headed off, full of anticipation and with a very excited birthday boy.
For my birthday a couple of years ago 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 has been lovely, busy but not nearly as tough as last week. It has been quite chilled and we’ve all had a good time.
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week it’s about those little festive faves of mine, just some of the many reasons I love December and Christmas time.
We’re enjoying our second year of English Heritage membership. Membership for two adults, with L free, is £31 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers. So it is next to no money. L loves castles, English Heritage have a lot. It’s free days out for a year.
I’m trying to write about all the properties we visit using our membership. What I liked, didn’t like, share some pictures. We more than made our money back on the membership last year and this, so I am very happy it is good value for money.
One of the many things I did with L this year was visit the East Anglian Game and Country Fair. We had a fabulous time and watched the famous JCB Dancing Diggers perform. What I didn’t realise is that just by purchasing tickets I had been entered into a competition and I only went and won it! A tour of the JCB Worldwide Headquarters.
When it comes to eating out L is pretty easy-going, I literally can’t think of anywhere that we wouldn’t go with him. That being said, if he has a choice, he will only ever pick one of two places, Turtle Bay or McDonald’s (the lure of the Happy Meal is strong).