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This Plus That Equals…. My Return to the Workplace

This plus that equals…. my return to the workplace

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. The last few weeks I’ve been really busy, kind of stressed out and getting used to how things are now. Going back to work has been a real change for me and I thought you’d like an update on how I’ve found it.

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Feeling Calm #42

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. 

Better late than never here’s this week’s calm post. My 11 hour contract has morphed into 30+ hours the last couple of weeks and will probably stay around that level up until Christmas, the extra money is great but obviously it’s taking a toll. We also had a funeral to attend this week and I had a really bad migraine. It’s not all bad though, so here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days.

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JCB Kids – Toys and Clothes

I am incredibly excited to have partnered with JCB Kids as a Brand Ambassador. It’s no secret that L loves tractors and diggers, his recent birthday was full on JCB themed, so he’s been a bit excited too.

Playing with his new JCB Truck
Playing with his new JCB Truck

What this means for you is that I’ll be showcasing some of their latest products so that you can see what’s out there. L will put them through their paces first and I’ll let you know what I think and where you can get them.  We can’t wait to #DigTheAdventure with everyone. Continue reading JCB Kids – Toys and Clothes

Feeling Calm #41

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. 

Sorry for missing last week’s calm post. Things got a bit manic and something had to give. That something was blogging. I’m pleased to be back though and I’ve been doing some pretty cool stuff, so here are my top ten moments from the last 14 days.

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This Plus That Equals…. Taking a Break

This plus that equals…. taking a break

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. You may have noticed that last week things were very quiet on the blog front. I was taking a break. It wasn’t planned but it was needed and here’s why.

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Feeling Calm #40

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. 

Things have settled down a bit this week. There is still some confusion over my hours, I agreed to one contract but have been put down for another with double the amount of hours. So I’m still feeling quite a bit of anxiety over that.

 

It has been nice being able to spend plenty of time with L and do some lovely things with him. We’re away this weekend so I’m a bit worried about leaving him so soon after all this upheaval, but it was pre-booked and I’m looking forward to some time in London.

But here it is, my top 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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Tuck n’ Snug

You may remember a little while back I attended the FunFest Blogger Summit and Brand Expo. One of the amazing brands I found there was Tuck n’ Snug so I would love to share them with you.

It’s a really simple idea to stop a really simple problem. Bed sheets and pillows that simply tuck in, to stop them falling off during the night.

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A Quick Survey With Rattan Direct

The guys over at Rattan Direct have recently put together a survey trying to find out what do parents do to unwind around the home.

I’ve taken it and it literally took about two minutes and you don’t have to give any personal details. Not even your email address.

I would be interested to see the results when they come in. They are asking questions about how and where in the house busy parents unwind. For me it’s my sitting room with a glass of wine. Although wine wasn’t an option during the survey, surely I’m not the only one.

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Kids & Parents Gaming Tips from PlayStation

A couple of weekends ago we took a little trip to London with L. We had been invited to a Parenting & Kids Showcase with PlayStation.

For L it was a really exciting day, he got to go on the Tube, hang out with Mummy & Daddy, as well as getting to play a lot of games! He had a fab time.

Playstation Kids and Parenting Event
Getting serious about his game

I’m not a massive gamer, in fact I barely touch games at all. Husb loves it be we are always short on time, so his console gets a bit neglected and quite honestly it’s not something we’ve really done with L at all yet.  Continue reading Kids & Parents Gaming Tips from PlayStation

Kids Parcel – Mystery Box Review

L is one very lucky boy. Very lucky indeed. He was recently asked if he would like to receive a mystery box, filled with toys, from Kids Parcel. Timing wise it couldn’t have been better, arriving just a few days before his birthday.

Hugging his Kids Parcel Toys
Hugging his Kids Parcel Toys

He was so excited when it arrived after he’d been at nursery all day it was a struggle to get him to bed. Thankfully we managed and the next day we opened it up together. Bright and early!  Continue reading Kids Parcel – Mystery Box Review