The delicateness of life

The older I get, the more worried I become about potential situations we could face. 2018 hasn’t been an easy year for my husband and I. He’s been plagued with ill health for much of the year. At beginning of 2018 he was diagnosed with high blood pressure following a stroke, and since then he’s been in and out of doctors appointments, hospital visits and has been prescribed various medications that all have different side effects. I think it’s fair to say that 2018 hasn’t been a great year for us. This has made me look at life in a… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature Week 70

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Kirsty from Navigating Baby. Kirsty lives in London with her four kids, husband, two cats and two fish – the house is full! She has her own business writing cvs and doing interview coaching as well as writing her blog. In her spare time, Kirsty loves running. Thanks for taking part… [Read More]

The Benefits of Using a Humidifier

A humidifier is a device that helps to increase the amount of moisture in a room. This helps to prevent dryness that can cause irritations in the body such as dry skin, dry throat, headaches, nose bleeds, cracked lips and other similar irritations. A humidifier can also be used to ease the symptoms of flu, and sinus congestion. It can actually be the difference between staying healthy at winter or getting a cold. Whilst using a humidifier sounds like a great idea, it’s essential that a humidifier is used correctly. Overusing a humidifier can potentially make respiratory problems worse, and… [Read More]

4 Reasons California Is the Perfect Family Holiday Destination 

California has a lot to offer for a family looking to get away. From world-class beaches and city escapes to snowy mountains, there’s a real range of activities bound to appeal to even the pickiest (little!) holiday makers. Traditionally famous for Hollywood and Disneyland, there are plenty of other famous and fabulous landmarks definitely worth exploring. If you’re looking for some reasons to visit California, then we’ve created a list below!  Hit the road If you really want to get a taste of what California has to offer, then a road trip is often the best way to experience all… [Read More]

London Marathon 2019: Another Fundraising Update

Fundraising It’s been just over a month since my last fundraising update so I thought it was time to write another update. In my last post I shared with you how I’d managed to raise £976.50 towards my £1,600 target for WellChild, the national charity for sick children. Since my last update I have managed to break through the £1,000 mark! I have now raised a total of £1,242.42! That’s 77% of my target, and means I have just £357.58 to go! So here’s how I managed to raise more money: £5.14 – Online donations £4.00 – Selling things £256.78 –… [Read More]

Animal Encounters at Pughs Garden Centre

Pughs Garden Centre is one of my favourite places to take my children. The centre itself sells a fantastic range of plants, furniture, gifts and more. There’s also a cafe which sells lovely food. In the summer holidays, Pughs Garden Centre run a number of different workshops for children. We’ve been to many different ones such as the butterfly ball, spooky spider crafts and we go there every year to meet Santa! This time around I booked onto their animal encounters workshop. A few days before we were due to visit, they popped up on my Facebook feed with a… [Read More]

Review: Mrs Wordsmith | The Narrative Journey

Encouraging children to learn can be at times frustrating, especially if the subject matter doesn’t appeal. This summer, my husband and I have been doing lots of different things to encourage our girls to read. We signed them up to our local library’s summer reading challenge and they’ve actually completed the challenge already. I think the incentive of stickers along the way, and a medal and certificate when they finish have helped, but in fairness, they’ve both done really well. Now that they’ve completed their reading challenge, they’re eager to learn lots more words. We were recently sent an exciting… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Does community spirit still exist?

How involved are you in your local community? When I was growing up I wasn’t involved in any activities to help my local community. However, things have changed for the better since I was a child, and we’re now more aware of the impact our actions can have on the environment. When I mention ‘social responsibility’ what do you think about? For many people they instantly think about businesses, and how they must work ethically with sustainability in mind. However, social responsibility is the job of every one. We need to look our own ‘community spirit’ and see how this… [Read More]