Discover Britain’s Magical Waterland Wildlife

The Broads National Park in Norfolk is home to over 11,000 species of wildlife, some of the UK’s rarest plants and animals, including the nationally protected fen orchid and crested buckler fern, the Norfolk Hawker dragonfly, the Marsh Harrier, Swallowtail Butterfly and the ‘booming’ bittern!

Herbert Woods on the Broads
Herbert Woods on the Broads

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Thinking about something to buy for your loved one this Valentine’s Day. I’ve got some ideas for you that might help inspire you.

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A Personalised Print from Hello Moon

How about a personalised print from Hello Moon? They have a number of beautiful options for couples or if you want to include the whole family, because Valentine’s Day is about all kinds of love in my books, you could get an amazing Wellington Boot Poster for families of three or four. I fell in love with this option so much I got one for myself!!

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Feeling Calm #47

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 not often you’ll find me saying this, but currently I am on form, the best form I have had in ages! Calm, collected, ready for anything. I’m handling my new job pretty well, I’m actually, dare I say it, after all that fuss and bother, having a laugh. At home the house is tidy, I would almost go as far as saying it is clean, but I’m on top of all the chores. L is perfect, as ever. My to do lists are not only getting ticked off, but they are longer too.

I’ve got this! It may only last this week, but hey, I’m going to shout it from the rooftops this week because it’s one hell of an achievement.

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

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This Plus That Equals…. How I Manage Stress

This plus that equals…. how I manage stress

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week I’ve been thinking a lot about how I handle my stress and anxiety.

I’m actually doing really well at the moment, but I’ve been trying to help someone who isn’t. Having been there and done that, I’m fully aware that when you are in the throws of it no one can actually tell you anything that will help, but maybe, just maybe, one of these little coping techniques might help someone else.

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The #RockingMotherhood Tag

#ROCKINGMOTHERHOOD

I hadn’t heard of the #RockingMotherhood tag until I was tagged by Lynne at New Mummy Blog and Becky at Bringing up the Berneys (the idea originally came from Patricia at White Camellias).

Now I’ve seen loads of people’s #rockingmotherhood lists and boy are these women rocking it. I spend so long worrying if I’m doing it right, or feeling like a down right failure (3 year old who will not use the toilet unless he’s naked, regardless of what I do and try, fail!), but as you know I am big on positivity and this tag is all about the positivity so I’m in.

Elf Fun at Bluestone
Elf Fun at Bluestone

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The Spectrum Noir Colorista Range

Just before Christmas I was contacted by the wonderful people at Crafter’s Companion, a leading papercraft company who create and sell some amazing products that get us crafty types all excited. They wanted to know if I would like to review the recently launched Colorista Range from Spectrum Noir.

Colorista from Spectrum Noir
My delivery

I love colouring in, it’s something that is quite easy to fit in around everything else and something I can even do with L. I can set him up with his own colouring book and crayons whilst I enjoy my own. So of course I said yes. Continue reading The Spectrum Noir Colorista Range

Heinz Soup – ‘Break In Case of Emergency’ boxes!

BREAK IN CASE OF WINTER EMERGENCY

Heinz brrrrr-ings the heat across the UK with breakable soup cases to fight the freeze

London, 16 January: As Winter sets in commuters across the UK were given a warming surprise after ‘Break In Case Of Emergency’ cases containing a free can of the nation’s favourite Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup were placed across cities. Throughout soup season, Heinz will be popping up in the coldest cities and towns across the UK to surprise consumers.

Heinz London Emergency Box
Emergency Box

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Lumie Iris 500 Bodyclock

I first ran this review back in November 2015, but as I am still using the Iris every single day and we have since added the Active 250 to our collection, I felt it was time to refresh it a little.  Before I get into the joys of the Iris 500 I thought I’d share a little project Lumie are working on with Leeds University. Continue reading Lumie Iris 500 Bodyclock

Feeling Calm #46

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. 

Apart from a dreadful migraine this week has been good. Busy, crazy, fairly stressful but good. If I’m honest things feel a bit more normal now, more calm, I don’t want to jinx it or anything, but I might just be finding my groove.

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

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This Plus That Equals…. My Favourite Treats

This plus that equals…. my favourite treats

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. So this week, after Blue Monday and all I was thinking about my favourite treats, little things that make me happy.

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