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Sandaway Beach Holiday Park North Devon

Last week were lucky enough to have a family holiday in Devon, we were based at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park in Combe Martin, North Devon thanks to the lovely people at John Fowler Holidays.

Devon is about 6 hours in the car from us, so with such a long way t travel there are a few things that we really need to have on arrival. A straight forward check in, something fun to do with L, food and a comfy bed. We were me with all these things. It was lovely.

Mermaid's Cove
Mermaid’s Cove the private beach at Sandaway Holiday Park

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Project Bridesmaid #9

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 diet, 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 #9

Feeling Calm #19

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. 

We were in Devon all of last week, so I didn’t write my top ten last Wednesday. I’ve been toying with a catch up top 20 this week, just missing a week or doing a top ten from the last 14 days and that is what I have opted for.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, going away takes up so much time, getting work done before hand, being shattered afterwards. Dealing with everything whilst you are away but without the home comforts. It can be draining but ultimately, we had fun and it was worth it, although there were times during the holiday I may not have said that!

Here are my top 10 moments from the past 14 days;

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This Plus That Equals…. #14

This plus that equals…. why I blog happy

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This is a post I’ve been thinking about for a while, why I blog happy, there have been a lot of things recently complaining about some mummy blogs being overly positive and therefore fake, one post in particular recently that went viral said we all sucked, nice. This isn’t slamming the blogs that write about the downsides to parenting, they are some of my favourites, they are hilarious, but I choose to be happy, be positive and here’s why.

Pure Happiness
The look of pure happiness

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Peter Rabbit – The Tale of the Great Breakout

So if you read my blog a bit then you’ll probably know I’m a huge Beatrix Potter fan and that L love the new Peter Rabbit tales from TV, so he was super excited to get to review the latest DVD offering.

Now my heart is always going to lie with the classic tales, there’s no denying that, but there is something about the new Peter Rabbit that has L transfixed. I think it’s the action more than anything, he adores it when they are being chased in their cart and he loves the owl, even if he’s one of the naughty ones. Continue reading Peter Rabbit – The Tale of the Great Breakout

Getting in the Holiday Mood with Urtekram

To get me in the mood for summer I’ve been using some of new range of organic coconut-scented products from Urtekram.

Urtekram means ‘herbalism’ in Danish and they specialise in amazing organic body care products. I’ve been a fan of Urtekram for a while now, I love their Rose range and I’m a big fan of the Nordic Birch as well, so I was really excited to get to try out some of the new Coconut range.

Coconut Urtekram
Coconut Urtekram

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This Plus That Equals…. #13

This plus that equals…. Kids TV that makes me want to scratch my eyes out

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. Last week I shared my fave TV shows, this week I’m sharing the ones I hate most, and yes they are all kids TV shows. Needless to say they are all things my boy loves to watch, on loop, for hours. Continue reading This Plus That Equals…. #13

Masha and the Bear – How They Met

I have somehow managed to miss Masha and the Bear, it’s not been a show on my son’s radar, so when we were asked to review the new DVD collection from Abbey Home Media I didn’t know what to expect.

Turns out Masha and the Bear is really adorable, there’s friendship, fun, as serious dose of cuteness and a lot adventure. This is their first DVD collection and I reckon there will be a lot more to come. Continue reading Masha and the Bear – How They Met

Things to do for stay at home mums from newlookbingo.com

Things to do for stay at home mums

Being a mum is a wonderful thing, but not an easy job. It takes a lot of strength to sacrifice all your dreams and pay attention to your baby unconditionally. What if you don’t really have to pick a side? What if you are given the opportunity to earn from home and do what you like without depending on anyone?

Sound’s cool right? So here are few things for you to consider doing while you are stuck at home with your baby:- Continue reading Things to do for stay at home mums from newlookbingo.com