A Robinsons Water Challenge

I have been trying very hard over recent months to make sure I drink enough water, but I hadn’t given much thought to how much L was drinking. So when I saw the Robinsons #EnjoyMoreWater challenge with BritMums I just knew I had to take part.

Facts – 64% of parents say they do not know how much water their children should be drinking each day, 42% saying their children find the taste of water boring.

Week One Chart
Week One Chart
L is definitely right there with the finding water boring, he has always enjoyed squash in his drinks. Whilst I have absolutely no idea how much water he should drink I have never overly worried either as he seems to constantly have a drink in his hand. Was he actually drinking from it though, or just playing?

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Cooking with Goldfish Curry Sauce

A few weeks back I wrote about the wonder Sourced Locally Fortnight run by the East of England Co-op. One of the amazing local brands they featured got in touch, Keejays, who are just over the Norfolk border in Suffolk. They make Goldfish Curry Sauce and wanted to see if I would like to try out some of their sauces for myself. Of course, I said yes.  Continue reading Cooking with Goldfish Curry Sauce

Feeding the Birds with Chapelwood

We are a very outdoorsy family and spend a lot of time in the garden. L loves being outdoors and exploring nature.  He was very excited to be sent a special bird feeder from the Chapelwood Children’s Range.

Our Owl Fun Feeder from Chapelwood
Our Owl Fun Feeder from Chapelwood

As soon as his lovely Owl Bird Feeder arrived we had to go and fill it up to give the birds their tea. The feeder is best filled with peanuts or sunflower hearts, but all we had in the house was a mixed bird seed and L had decided the birds needed their tea right that second! Obviously there was a bit of spillage but it holds the mixed seed well.

Mummy lets feed the birds tea now
Mummy lets feed the birds tea now

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Beautiful Stories from Lost My Name

Lost My Name make personalised books and their latest tale is all about space travel. L loves rocket ships and the moon at the moment so we were all to eager to have a look at it.

The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home, follows your child and his robot friend on a little intergalactic space adventure. As you do. But an incident with a spilt drink leaves them without their SatNav. This is where the adventures start and they have to find their way home.  Continue reading Beautiful Stories from Lost My Name

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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Feeling Calm #23

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. 

So I spent Monday and Tuesday in Bavaria for the BenQ GS1 Launch, it was amazing and I had the best time. I also got to travel somewhere new, something I love to do. Meet new people, which is daunting for me, but they were such really lovely people I shouldn’t have worried.

My journals
Even when I travel I have to take my journals

Of course I took my journals with me so here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days; Continue reading Feeling Calm #23

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

Feeling Calm #22

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. 

It’s crazy that last week whilst I was writing this I felt overwhelmed and stressed, today I’m feeling completely in control, happy and calm. I know that I have got this.

Butterflies at the zoo
Butterflies at the zoo

A simple household chore list has seemingly changed my life! That’s another story for another day though. I’m really excited about my trip to Bavaria next week for the BenQ GS1 Launch. Getting a little bit of time to myself is exactly what I need to cement this new found feeling of control.

It’s clear to me that since I have started practising mindfulness and keeping a journal that I have been able to control my emotions a lot better. I notice if my depression is getting triggered sooner. Allowing me to deal with it before it gets a hold of me.

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