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This Plus That Equals…. Things That Make Me Happy

This plus that equals…. things that make me happy.

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 things that make me happy, after a few days feeling down in the dumps, it’s time to focus on things that cheer me up.

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It’s no secret I’m super excited for half term, I’ve been really looking forward to it. To find out L’s favourite restaurant, Turtle Bay, is running a kids eat free promotion this half term, has been very exciting, yaaas!

Here’s what you need to know, they’ve revamped the Little Turtles Menu, you can get one kids main meal and kids soft drink with every paying adult and it runs from 22nd October to 2nd November. Read on to find out more.  Continue reading KIDS EAT FREE THIS HALF TERM AT TURTLE BAY!

Bowling House Norwich

Last weekend we took L to Bowling House in Norwich for a little treat. It may or may not have escaped your attention but L started school in September. I have not been handling it well! I was given plenty of advice from plenty of people but the one thing that stuck with me was from a friend of mine who simply said, make sure you have some nice things planned. Bowling House Norwich Continue reading Bowling House Norwich

SJ Works Bicycle First Aid Kit Review & Competition

Until this year, whilst L has been an an odd in between stage, I could often be found out on my bike with L. Never once did I think of taking a first aid kit, not because I couldn’t see a need, I just couldn’t really think of an easy way to carry one with me. SJ Works have created the perfect solution and I’ve been so pleased to get to try it out.

SJ Works Bike First Aid Kit
My two first aid kits

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It’s Good to be Bored

Impatient kids complain about being bored an average of 122 times every month – that’s nearly 1,500 times per year – according to new research. The study of 1,000 adults with children between the ages of 5-11 makes unhappy reading for the 69 per cent of parents who admit that they dread hearing the words “I’m bored”. Continue reading It’s Good to be Bored

One Week In

I cannot believe L has just started his second week at school. It has flown by and I have already learnt some things.  Continue reading One Week In

Before You Start School

Before you start School tomorrow I just wanted to tell you a few things.

These are things I haven’t mentioned because I know you are worried and nervous, trust me I am too. But my job as your mum is try to lessen that feeling, not make it worse, so there are some things I haven’t been entirely honest about.Feeling Calm

So here we go, honesty. Continue reading Before You Start School

Beautiful Hampers from Prestige Hampers

My wonderful little sister is expecting her first child this December and I am so excited to be an Aunt. L is potentially even more excited and just as confused, as he cannot wait to be his new cousins ‘Big Brother’, cute!! Continue reading Beautiful Hampers from Prestige Hampers

Staying at Trevornick

We have just spent the Bank Holiday Weekend in a Eurotent at Trevornick. It was fabulous. The perfect break for me as I had been desperate to take the kid camping this summer and have wanted to return to Cornwall for years.

Holywell Bay Beach

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VARTA Summer Challenge #6 Create an Electric Motor

This summer to help keep us busy and stop those cries of ‘I’m bored’ VARTA have set a series of Creative Summer Challenges. L and I have been having a blast completing them and learning something new, so it is my pleasure to share them with you.


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