4 floor cleaning technology trends you may not know about

If you are in the commercial floor cleaning business, then you need to be at the top of your game at all times. One way to do this is to stay in touch with the latest tech trends in the industry. Technology is changing fast, but for those that can keep up, commercial cleaning is a very profitable business. But it’s not just commercial floor cleaning companies that need to stay up-to-date with technology. Individuals need to be in tune too, in order to find the most efficient cleaning technologies that save on time and energy. To help you stay… [Read More]

This Mum Runs Cardiff Social Running Group

As many of my readers know I ran the London Marathon this year. It was my first marathon and although I didn’t get the time I wanted, I absolutely loved every minute of it (aside from being sick at mile 16!). I started properly getting into running back in 2017. Encouraged by a friend of mine I slowly managed to increase my distance and although it wasn’t easy, I can now say that I can comfortably run longer distances. I wouldn’t say I’m a natural runner, but I’ve worked hard at it and now that I have this level of… [Read More]

My first grey hair

Growing old is something that is inevitable for all of us. There’s no avoiding it. No magic clock to turn back time. There is however, an abundance of anti-wrinkle creams and hair dyes available! The day before I ran the London Marathon I was standing in the bathroom of my Premier Inn hotel room staring into the mirror when something caught my eye. At first I thought it was just the lighting, but upon closer inspection I discovered my first grey hair! A long silvery strand of hair that resembled thread you’d find me using on my sewing machine! There… [Read More]


I know, I know! I’ve already written a post about how I ran the London Marathon, but this one is slightly different. This one is about what you should do if your marathon didn’t quite go to plan. Before running the London Marathon I had completed the Cardiff Half Marathon twice along with some 5 and 10ks. The first time I ran the Cardiff Half Marathon I absolutely loved every minute of it. I wanted to get my time under 2 hours 30 and I did, just about! The second time I ran it, it didn’t quite go to plan… [Read More]

Do Breast Implants Have a “Shelf Life”?

Plastic surgery has long been a source of public interest. We have devoted multiple seasons of reality television programming to multiple types of cosmetic surgery and a long-running hit TV show brought the subject of plastic surgery into our living rooms before most of us ever heard of Netflix. Major Hollywood stars, such as Jane Fonda, Courtney Cox, and Christie Brinkley feel comfortable discussing their plastic surgery. A reported 11 million people have received Botox treatments. As a culture, plastic surgery is definitely something that pops up in regular conversation, possibly more often today than ever before. But as is… [Read More]

Children See The Joy In The Simplest Of Things

The Easter holidays were really a revelation for me. Having started a new job a few weeks back this meant I worked Monday to Thursday until 12.30pm during the holidays. By the time I got home all I wanted to do was spend time with my children. I think this is something I previously took for granted. You see I used to work two days a week and then I was lucky enough to have the rest of the week with off the girls. Having less time with them now during the holidays has made me realise just how important… [Read More]

A Day Out At Amelia Trust Farm

During the Easter holidays our twin girls decided that they’d like to go to a farm. I’ve previously written about some of the farms we’ve visited such as Greenmeadow Farm, Cefn Mably, Warren Mill and Walnut Tree Farm. You can read my post, Seven Farms in and around Cardiff that you must visit for more information about these farms or simply use the search bar on the left to search for a farm review. One farm that I’ve heard good things about, but that we hadn’t yet visited is Amelia Trust Farm. However, our day didn’t start out at Amelia… [Read More]

Kids Craft Activity: Painted String Art

Last week we spent a day doing crafts and painting. One thing I remember doing when I was a child was painting with various items such as potatoes and string. Keen to introduce these activities to our children we decided to do some painted string art. I’ll save the potato printing for next time! All you need is some string, paint, paintbrushes and paper. We also had some glitter for added decoration. The first thing I did was use an old cake tin to squirt the paint into! We then cut four pieces of string and dipped them into the… [Read More]

Easter Holidays Week 1

The start of the Easter holidays last week has been full of fun! Although I worked Monday to Thursday last week (read more about this here) we still managed to do lots of fun things! On Monday after I arrived home from work we spent most of the day in the garden playing tennis, racquetball and volleyball! M asked for a tennis set for her birthday back in February and I managed to pick up a fantastic set from the Argos Chad Valley range. It has a net, tennis racquets and a soft tennis ball, badminton racquets and shuttlecock plus… [Read More]

Finding the perfect work/life balance

This year start of the Easter holidays has been a very different one to last year. You see last year I was self employed following redundancy the year before. This offered me so much flexibility in terms of working hours. I chose to work two days a week and I was usually always home by 1.30pm at the latest. The money was pretty good, but it was a dead end job with no prospects. It was always a ‘stop gap job’ until something better came along. 16 months after redundancy that opportunity arose. I’m now four weeks into my new… [Read More]