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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

This Plus That Equals…. Easy Toddler Kitchen Hacks


This plus that equals…. Easy Toddler Kitchen Hacks

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about fuss free and easy ways to get the kitchen with your toddler. L like most toddlers loves helping me cook, but it can get messy and stressful, so here are some of my top kitchen hacks.

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Fun on the Broads with Herbert Woods


This year to celebrate  their 90th anniversary Herbert Woods added the new Starlight 24 Picnic Boats to their day hire fleet.

It is the first new design of the original Picnic Boat designed by Herbert Woods in 60 years. So of course we felt it only right that we tested it out.

We picked a great day for it, the sun was shining, there was a nice breeze and we were ready for a fun day out on the water.

The original plan had been to head out under Potter Heigham Bridge and go towards Horsey, exploring the broads that end of the county. But the tide was too high for us to actually get the boat under the bridge though, so instead we put Neatishead in our sights. Continue reading Fun on the Broads with Herbert Woods

Feeling Calm #29

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 been such a frustrating week. So many potential clients interested in working with me but nothing that’s actually come through. It has been cathartic picking my favourite moments.

So here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days; Continue reading Feeling Calm #29

Holiday Memories

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Little Chef Map – Image Credit Little Chef

Since having L we’ve enjoyed a lot of family holidays and making new memories with him. We haven’t shied away from anything with him, boats, tents, caravans, distance. It’s all been worthwhile for the new experiences and fantastic holiday memories.

Making Holiday Memories Portsmouth 2014
Making Holiday Memories Portsmouth 2014

What’s struck me most is the odd similarities and weird little things that have happened.  Continue reading Holiday Memories

This Plus That Equals…. Amazing Changes

This plus that equals…. Amazing Changes

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about some of the amazing changes I’ve noticed in my son. Kids grow and change all the time but the last few months he seems to have just flourished and it’s time to make a note of it all before it fades with time.

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Our Garden Heater from Primrose

Not ready to give up spending time outdoors we have been putting The Firefly Electric Table Top Garden Heater from Primrose to use.

Receiving and building our garden heater
Receiving and building our garden heater

I know it can feel like we get a bit of a raw deal when it comes to Summer in the UK. Heavy rain one week followed by a week of heat almost unheard of. Then before you know it there’s a definite chill to the air morning and evening and the sense that Autumn is knocking on the door.

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The Gtech AirRam K9


We’ve gone through a bit of a cleaning breakthrough here in the Any Way To Stay At Home household. With the help of a list and some fab time saving products I’m feeling pretty smug in my domesticated-ness. So over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some of my tips with you, this week it the Gtech AirRam K9.

We now follow a weekly cleaning schedule and on that schedule is a little slot everyday for a quick vacuum. This is all very well and good if it was indeed a quick job, but by the time you’ve got it plugged in and unwound the cable, dragged the thing around the house, wound the cable back up and put it away it’s easily 25 minutes of your life gone.

The Gtech AirRam K9
The Gtech AirRam K9

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My July 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, so get the chance to try something new and maybe even find a new favourite treat.

The July box was brilliant, such a good selection. Lots of drinks, I love trying new drinks, some sweet treats and amazing savoury items. Here’s what I got;  Continue reading My July Degustabox

Feeling Calm #28

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 been a normal kind of week for me. I caught up with some friends, sorted out a few bits and bobs and spent a lot of time trying to source more work to no avail. So it has been fun picking my ten moments.

So here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days; Continue reading Feeling Calm #28