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My April 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, get the chance to try something new and maybe even find a new favourite treat. I enjoy getting to try things I wouldn’t normally buy for my family.

The April box was so good, with a few choccy bits and loads of drinks, lots of new things for me to try. Here’s what I got;  Continue reading My April Degustabox

Going away with John Fowler Holidays

In a couple of weeks we are going on holiday to Devon and the lovely John Fowler Holidays are putting up with us for a few nights at their Sandaway Beach resort.

It is fair to say that we can’t wait, we went to Devon last year and explored a lot of the South of the county so to return to the North this year will be epic. It’s a long car journey for us, 6 hours, without stops, so you know we’ve either got to be super excited or just plain crazy to do that with a toddler. sandaway_walkthrough_1 Continue reading Going away with John Fowler Holidays

Feeling Calm #16

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. 

I’ve had a pretty good week this week. I got out of practise of meditating and really practising my mindfulness so I’m putting a lot of effort into that and I’m already feeling a million times better for it. I’m also making more effort to just be happy, surprising how much just trying to be happy actually makes.

I’ve still had some profoundly rubbish moments though, the cat has taken to bringing me live birds, little sh*t, the child pissed all over me, the shade on my swing chair broke and other such irritations so I’ve still found it therapeutic to pick my 10 moments from the past 7 days and here they are;

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Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair 2016

KIRSTIE ALLSOPP REVEALS A STAR STUDDED LINE UP FOR THIS YEAR’S HANDMADE FAIR

This month sees tickets for Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair (16th-18th September), which is sponsored by Hobbycraft and in association with Mollie Make, go on sale.  In addition, Kirstie reveals a host of celebrity ambassadors who will be joining her at the three day lifestyle event at The Green at Hampton Court Palace.

As you know at the end of last year I went to the Christmas Handmade Fair with my friend Sarah and had the best time. I cannot wait for this year’s Handmade Fair and will certainly going, there is so much to see and do you’ll easily fill a day, or two, or three.  Continue reading Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair 2016

Project Bridesmaid #6

So in about a year I am going to be a bridesmaid for my little sister. This is just the kind of goal I need to start losing some weight and getting healthier, which all ties in nicely with my quest to be a calmer, happier and healthier person.

I have decided to vlog about my journey as that will give me a visual reminder of where I’ve been and where I am and as it’s something that makes me rather uncomfortable it will also help to keep me in check. Plus it’s always good to push yourself.

During my journey I will be getting to try all kinds of new products and sharing my experiences of them with you. Continue reading Project Bridesmaid #6

Jeweltailor’s Children’s Jewellery Making Starter Kit – Review

Jeweltailor’s Butterfly Limited Edition Children’s Complete Jewellery Making Starter Kit

The lovely limited edition kit
The lovely limited edition kit

This wonderful jewellery making kit from Jeweltailor is everything you’ll need and more to keep the kids occupied for hours upon end.
Delivered in a lovely gift box, inside you’ll find over 1,000 beads all neatly contained and organised within a gorgeous butterfly ‘no spill’ bead box, alongside a 5m length of bright multi coloured cord, a real of elastic and a guide containing some great child friendly jewellery making ideas. Continue reading Jeweltailor’s Children’s Jewellery Making Starter Kit – Review

Feeling Calm #15

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. 

Towards the end half of last week I was still feeling quite anxious, but I’ve picked myself up and am now back to me. The weather is good, the sun is shining and I’m feeling great. I’ve still found it therapeutic to pick my 10 moments from the past 7 days and here they are;

Lots of puddles to jump in
Lots of puddles to jump in

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