R.E.D January Update #redjanuary

Back in December I wrote a blog post (find it here) explaining that I was taking part in R.E.D January. R.E.D (Run Every Day) January is all about raising money for Mind, the mental health charity. By taking part I’m hoping to raise awareness and open up the conversation about mental health. We’re now 17 days into the challenge and I’m pleased to say that so far I have managed to run every day. I’ve also signed up for a 50 mile challenge in January and I’m pleased to say that to date I have run 83.5 kilometres which is 51.8… [Read More]

I’m taking part in RED January for Mind Mental Health Charity

I hope everyone reading this post today, had a lovely Christmas and that you’re all looking forward to the new year. Here’s wishing a wonderfully happy new year! In the new year, January, to be specific, I will be taking part in RED January for Mind, the mental health charity. RED January stands for: Run Every Day January. As an avid runner, I enjoy nothing more than donning my running gear and heading out the door for a bit of me time. What is RED January? Mind have teamed up with R.E.D January as their official charity partner for January… [Read More]

Join the NSPCC and take on Messathon: the messtastic obstacle course! (Discount code included)

I love a good run and it’s something I try to encourage my children to do too. They’ve already watched me run a few races and we’ve even been on a few runs together around our local area. They even took part in a family fun 1k run a short while ago. I think it’s so important to encourage children to get active and that’s why I wanted to share with you the NSPCC’s Messathon! As per the title of this post, it’s a messtastic obstacle course! There are three dates set across Surrey, Bristol and Aldenham. Families with children… [Read More]

The impact of having premature twins and how pampers are helping #ad

Pampers Preemie Nappy

I’ve always known that I wanted to be a mum. When I was little I used to collect baby dolls and pretend that they were real. I’d put nappies on them, dress them up for the day and then change them into their pyjamas at night time. Most of them would ‘sleep’ at the foot of my bed, but I’d always make sure I cuddled one at night time. When I thought about being a mummy, I imagined pushing them in the swing at the park, giving them lots of cuddles and singing songs to them. As I grew older and… [Read More]

Declutter and Donate to Oxfam Today!

Like many households we seem to accumulate items over long periods of time. All too often these items aren’t used and simply sit on a shelf or in a cupboard or drawer collecting dust. We’re all guilty of doing this I’m sure, but it’s time to action and declutter! It’s the same for the clothes in my wardrobe. When they no longer fit, lose their shape or go a bit bobbly they just hang in my wardrobe never to be worn again. Until now! It’s such a shame when you think about it. I wonder how many unused items of… [Read More]

Brantano calls for children nationwide to walk to school for charity

Brantano is calling for children and their parents to pledge to walk to school more often in the new term, to help raise money for road safety charity, Brake. Research by the shoe retailer has revealed that only a third of children and parents regularly walk to and from school every week and further research highlights that only a quarter of parents feel the route between their home and school is safe. Brantano is aiming to encourage the school run to be made on foot rather than in the car in a bid to not only help reduce congestion and traffic… [Read More]

Are Facebook selling groups putting charity shops in danger of closing?

This is a bit of a random post, but bear with me! I do have a valid point and I’d love to hear what you think! I can’t remember when exactly, but for quite some time I have been a member of a local selling group on Facebook. I live in small village and I’m pretty sure everyone in the village who is in on Facebook is in this group! It’s a great little group, especially for grabbing a bargain when it comes to kids toys. I’ve bought numerous toys, books and even a cross trainer from this selling group…. [Read More]

How to save money on everyday items

From clothes to furniture and food, it seems as though no-one is paying full price for anything anymore. With the rise of extreme couponing in the UK it’s no wonder that we feel as though we need more for our money. It is possible to get the things you need for less and here are a few tips on just how to do that. 1. The next time you visit your local supermarket to do your food shop you may want to allow some extra time. I don’t mean so that you can look at every deal in the shop… [Read More]

The Kindness of Strangers

What is a good deed? Well, according to answers.com: ‘Good deeds are spontaneous acts of kindness, accommodation, generosity, benevolence, charity, assistance, help, sympathy or aid, all performed with the simple intention of being helpful and no expectation for compensation of any kind.’ In light of this, this tells me that a good deed is a selfless act. An act which is from the heart,that is genuine and has no ulterior motive.  Some people call them random acts of kindness. They can happen between friends, family and even complete strangers.  I like to think that I’m a good person. I like to help… [Read More]

No Mirror Make Up Challenge (Video)

Fellow blogger Charlotte has set me and a number of other bloggers a challenge. The challenge is to do the #NoMirrorMakeup challenge to raise money for Henshaws. Henshaws work with visually impaired people by helping to give them independence and a life that they enjoy. When you consider how limited you would be when you can’t see it’s a pretty daunting thought. Not being able to your baby’s smile, not being able to drive and not being able to see someone’s facial expressions is a pretty big deal.  The challenge is about trying to understand what it’s like for women… [Read More]