On the go sandwich wrap review #GIFTED

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post called Simple Swaps for a Zero Waste Life. In that blog post I shared simple every day swaps that anyone can make in order to reduce the amount of single use plastics we use. I touched upon lots of great swaps such as swapping paper kitchen towels for reusable bamboo kitchen towels, swapping plastic bottles of shampoo for package free shampoo bars and using food wraps instead of sandwich bags, cling film or foil. All of these, along with the other swaps mentioned in that blog post, are great eco-friendly things… [Read More]

Another New Chapter #AD

In August 2017 I accepted redundancy from a job that I’d been in for 13 years. It was a tough decision to make, but ultimately I do truly believe it was the right decision. I decided that I’d look for a new part time job, and although I did quickly get another job, it wasn’t all that it was made out to be. In October 2017 after spending weeks spent looking for other jobs online, I decided to start my own business. The majority of part time jobs that I’d seen advertised either turned out to be full time or… [Read More]

ClassDojo: Helping Parents Find Out What Their Children Do In School Since 2011 #AD

Like many parents I’m keen to know what my children do in school. I find that the best time to talk about this is when we’re all sitting down as a family over dinner. I ask my children what they do in school, who did they play with and did they learn anything. Sometimes my children indulge me with this information, but most of the time I get the standard response of, “I can’t remember”. I’m sure this is something many parents hear! If you’re like me and you wish that you knew more about what goes on in the… [Read More]

Best Treatments for Ageing Skin *

Skin ages. It is a fact of life. In fact, your skin may seem to age faster than the rest of you, and with good reason. It is affected by external influences like weather. Its health can also change based on internal factors, including illnesses or bad habits you have and foods you eat. Over a lifetime, all of those issues can add up, causing sun spots, wrinkles and other skin problems you would rather avoid. The anti-ageing industry has developed many ways to correct or reduce those problems. Here are some of the best treatments for ageing skin. Peeling… [Read More]

Digitally Distracted Parents

This is a subject that sadly, far too many parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins etc can relate to. In this blog post, I’m going to focus on parents. When you think back to your childhood, what do you remember? Specifically, what do you remember about the time you spent with your parents? Were they present? Were they engaged in conversation or play? For many people, I hope, the answer to those two questions will be yes. Looking at my own childhood, I fondly remember playing games with my parents. Perhaps a board game or hide and seek for… [Read More]

Book Review: Reader, I Married Me #GIFTED

I love a good romantic comedy book. There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa, blanket over you, a hot cup of coffee and a good book. Reader, I Married Me by Sophie Tanner is a book full of self love and positivity. It’s unlike any other book I’ve read. The main character, Chloe Usher, has just broken up with the love of her. Her friendly urge her to find another man before she ends up sitting on the shelf all alone for the rest of eternity, but Chloe makes a decision not to do that. After one particularly… [Read More]

Great Jobs For Those Who Love Kids

Source If you are someone who considers yourself to be good with children, then there is a good chance that you might want to turn that skill into a career. If you do, there are plenty of options available to you, and it is absolutely worth looking into if want to make sure that you are doing so. Having a career which centres around kids is generally very rewarding, no matter which route you go down, and it is something which you should consider if you know that you have the right kind of natural ability to be able to… [Read More]

Simple Swaps for a Zero Waste Life #GIFTED

Something my husband and I are keen to do this year is reduce the amount of single use plastic we use. You can read more about what we hope to achieve and how in our ‘A Zero Waste Journey‘ blog post. In this blog post I wanted to share with you some simple swaps that can help you reduce the amount of single use plastic you use. Food Wraps Every day for school my children have sandwiches which my husband and I would put into plastic sandwich bags. At the end of each week we’d go through 10 plastic sandwich… [Read More]

I Tried Reusable Sanitary Pads and they’re a Game Changer! #GIFTED

In an effort to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle, I’ve been keen to try reusable sanitary pads for some time. It’s estimated that the average woman will use and throw away in excess of 10,000 sanitary pads in her menstrual lifetime. The sad thing is that many of these sanitary products end up in our rivers because they’re being flushed down the toilet. Just a few weeks ago, the below tweet popped up on my timeline and I was shocked for a number of reasons. The main question I had to ask is how can any grown women think that… [Read More]

Perfect Wedding Guest Etiquette

PAs we get older, one thing that starts to become more common is the arrival of wedding invitations.  Yes, it’s just a fact of life, people grow up, people get married, and you get invited to them. And with the average cost of one falling, we’re sure you’re about to get a few more invites through the door, as friends realise it isn’t as pricey as once thought. Now, everyone loves a wedding, but they can be very stressful for the bride and groom, both on the day and in the run-up. Organising a wedding can be hard. But there… [Read More]