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This Plus That Equals…. My Favourite Norfolk Walks

This plus that equals…. My Favourite Norfolk Walks

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is a list of my favourite walks in Norfolk. We’re off to Lincoln for a long weekend, when husb asked what I wanted to do, I literally had no clue other than to get out for some good, long, at a decent pace, walks. It can be hard to do with a toddler sometimes.

So I’d been looking for some walking inspiration in and around Lincoln and it got me thinking of my favourite places to walk at home in sunny Norfolk, especially now we have L.

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Feeling Calm #35

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 in a complete shift from recent weeks I have interviewed for and accepted a job at my local supermarket. I know, I know. I want to stay at home. The thought of returning to employed life was making sob. But just at this current moment I cannot do it anymore. I need some stability and some money!

It’s been a rough few months but I feel OK about this decision. I’ll be working selling phones, so at least something I know about. It’s also only contracted for a few hours a week, so I can pick up more if I choose or not if I’m busy blogging and parenting. Should that be the other way round. Probably! I’m being way more focused about my blog. Less so about the social media work. Hopefully I’ll find a balance that works for me.

So with everything that is going on I have loved picking my top 10 moments from the past 7 days, it’s very therapeutic. So here they are; Continue reading Feeling Calm #35

This Plus That Equals…. My Autumn Wish List

This plus that equals…. My Autumn Wish List

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is my Autumn wish list. With the new season upon us here are just a few things I would like to do, achieve or get this Autumn.

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Rain and Popcorn – My Weekend

It was our wedding anniversary in July, so back in April I booked us tickets to go and see Top Gun at an outdoor cinema event at the stunning Blickling Hall.

We’d never been to an outdoor cinema before and were both really excited. It would be a lovely way for us to spend an evening together. We roped my parents in to babysit and finally after months of waiting it was time for out night out.  Continue reading Rain and Popcorn – My Weekend

Feeling Calm #34

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 just don’t seem to be able to get a break at the moment. As soon as I think things are looking up, I get knocked back down again. Last week I felt great in my decision to focus on my Social Media Management work, now I’m back to square one with no clients and no money. Feeling incredibly foolish and selfish for turning down a perfectly good job offer.

Smelling flowers bressingham
I asked him to smell the flowers, picturing a gorgeous shot in my head, this is what he does. Bressingham

My head is all over the place and I’m just not sure I’ve got it in me to carry on with this. I’m still really focusing on my blog at the moment, which is great and bringing me a lot of satisfaction. It doesn’t make money though and I do need money. I just don’t know what my next move will be. I Just Don’t Know.

I know I could do with a bit more support at home. L is great but offering me drink from his bottle and lots of hugs whilst super cute, isn’t quite what I need. Husb tries but as he doesn’t have a positive bone in his body, honestly he doesn’t, so he isn’t exactly what I need either. Thank god for friends.

Me and one of the statues at Holt Country Park
Me and one of the statues at Holt Country Park

Despite this I’ve loved picking my top 10 moments from the past 7 days, because they’ve been flipping awesome, so here they are; Continue reading Feeling Calm #34

Feeling Calm #33

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’m feeling so much better this week. I decided to turn down the job I had been offered and spend some time focusing on what I really want, which is to work from home. Whether it comes good or not, who knows, but at least I’ll have tried.

Soothing Wall Fountains
Soothing Wall Fountains, I would love to have one of these

I’ve been so up and down emotionally these last few weeks I’ve really had to go back to basics with my meditation and my calm, mindfulness practices. The gratitude journal has been a blessing but I’ll admit I’d let the meditation slip a bit recently. So I’ve been making a conscious effort to do every day and it really does help me so much. I’ve been looking at things that could help me with this, nice cushions, music, I even found some amazing wall fountains from Soothing Walls, you can have inside. I shall have to dream about those for a little while though, just until I talk Husb around and sort out the work situation. I just think the sound of running water would be the most calming thing ever.

Husb has been off work this last week and is still off until Friday, so we’ve been cramming in loads of day trips and fun things with L. It’s been great going out and about and thanks to our Spree Book nearly everything has been half price. If you are in Norfolk (or any of the other places that have them) I would definitely recommend a Spree Book, literally filled with offers. I’ve been buying them for years now.

I’ve loved picking my top 10 moments from the past 7 days, they’ve been so good, so here they are; Continue reading Feeling Calm #33

Win tickets to The Baby Show at London, Olympia!

The Baby Show with MadeForMums, is returning to London, Olympia from the 21st to 23rd October. Excitingly I’ve got two pairs of tickets to giveaway.

As the ultimate shopping event for new and expectant parents the Show will host around 200 exhibitors who will be on hand to help visitors make decisions like choosing the right buggies for their price range and lifestyle, selecting the best car seat to suit their vehicle and purchasing some beautiful nursery furniture for their homes. It’s the only show to feature all the major baby retailers alongside  market leading brands including, iCandy, Stokke, UppaBaby, Britax, East Coast Nursery and MAM who will all be selling amazing products with equally amazing discounts! Continue reading Win tickets to The Baby Show at London, Olympia!

Feeling Calm #32

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’m still really struggling this week. My emotions have been all over the place. Plenty of hiding so I can sob into a pillow and trying not to let L see it. I got the job I interviewed for, I’m just waiting for the formal offer. Trouble is I don’t want it. I really, really, really don’t want to to be an employee again. Honestly I thought that I would have enough time to pick up more clients before I got a sniff at any of the jobs I was applying for. I was only doing it to show willing. That backfired.

Now I know I’ll be spread too thinly to make anything really work. I’ve been loving blogging, mummying and running all the social accounts and building that up when I’ve had a moment. Now I’ll be working, mummying, trying to blog and working with my current client to do a great job for them but I won’t have time to give anything all the attention it needs and I know in my heart of hearts that if my new client goes that will be it for my Self Employed venture.

Hooray Beer
Hooray Beer – Turtle Bay

I’m devastated. This week more than ever writing has been my solace. The thing keeping me grounded and whilst my journal has been way more ‘ranty’ than usual, it’s still filled with my happy moments. As you can imagine, picking ten has been very therapeutic for me.

So here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days; Continue reading Feeling Calm #32

Our Trip to TOFS Harleston

So this week L and I took a little shopping trip to the newly rebranded TOFS store in Harleston. Because yes The Original Factory Shop, has rebranded!

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Feeling Calm #30

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. 

Mummy and son day
Mummy and son day

This week has been pretty standard. A few days just me and the boy, work, mess and a lot of pitching for new clients. It has been fun picking my favourite moments.

So here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days; Continue reading Feeling Calm #30