My Favourite Running Routes in Cardiff

As someone who enjoys to run outdoors, I thought I would share with you my favourite places to run in Cardiff. I feel very lucky to live in a city that has lots of parks and scenic areas. Within close proximity to my house are so many beautiful places to run. Here are my favourites. Cefn Onn Cefn One Park in Thornhill Cardiff is full of beautiful trees, streams, ponds and woodland. From my house to Cefn Onn it’s a 5k run, so to Cefn Onn and home again, that’s a beautiful 10k. The route up is very varied in terms… [Read More]

Are your children happy?

A few weeks ago I read an article online called: British youngsters are the ‘unhappiest generation in a decade’. Report finds 16-25 year olds fret over money, their futures and ‘not being good enough’. (Source) The article in the Daily Mail which is based on research by The Prince’s Trust says that three out of five young people regularly feel stressed amid concerns over jobs and money. One in four feel hopeless on a regular basis, and nearly half having experienced a mental health problem. I was also staggered to learn that 62% of females feel a lack of self-confidence… [Read More]

I’m running London Marathon 2019!

When I started running back in March 2017, I never imagined that one day I would run a half marathon, but that’s exactly what I’ve done! Last year I completed the Cardiff Half Marathon in 2 hours 29 minutes. This year, I’ll be running the Cardiff Half Marathon again with my step-daughter, and I’m really looking forward to it, although I have to admit that I’m hoping to run it even quicker this year! Now, many people may know that a few weeks ago, thousands of people took to the streets of London to run the London Marathon. I was… [Read More]

Tips for becoming self-employed

Working for yourself is a very appealing prospect to many people. I for one have always admired those who are self-employed. My husband, Nigel, is a self-employed painter and decorator, and I see first hand just how much hard work, dedication and motivation is required. It would be easy to wake up one morning and decide to have the day off, but of course in doing that, you wouldn’t earn any money! Being self-employed isn’t easy. It really does take a lot of hard work, especially in the early days when you need to research your idea, make sure there… [Read More]

Mecca Bingo’s Bonkers Bingo Night is Absolutely Brilliantly Bonkers!

On Friday night my sister and I were very kindly invited to Mecca Bingo in Swansea to enjoy their Bonkers Bingo night! Having only ever been to Bingo once, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but what I did know was that my sister and I were looking forward to a good night out! Bonkers Bingo isn’t your usual Bingo! So if you’re after a quiet evening playing games, think again! It quite literally is bonkers! Bingo goers will have the chance to really let their hair down and enjoy a wild night of bingo with a 21st century… [Read More]

Disney Emoji Review

Calling all Disney fans! The latest collection of Disney Emoji is here with all your favourite Disney characters! Our twins are six years old, and they love collecting things! Recently they’ve been collecting Disney Tsum Tsum, but now they can add these super, cute, fun Disney Emoji collectables to their collection! We were sent some of the Series 1 collectables to review, but Series 2 is also out now with 28 new characters and four props from classic Disney, Disney Princess, Disney Frozen, and Disney/Pixar movies.  Based on the Disney Emoji Blitz smart phone game, and ‘As Told By’ stories… [Read More]

Film Review: Wonder

Based on the New York Times bestseller by R.J. Palacio, the Academy Award and BAFTA nominated Wonder tells the inspiring and heart-warming story of August “Auggie” Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the fifth grade at his local school. As his family, new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. The first day of… [Read More]

My Dream Pet with Petplan

We’ve teamed up with Petplan for their exciting new campaign which asks children to put their artistic skills to the test by drawing their dream pet. This could be with wings, eight legs, three heads or it could even glow in the dark! To make this campaign even more magical, their dream pet drawing will then be transformed into an amazing soft toy for them to keep and treasure forever. R decided that her dream pet would have a dogs head, cats body and the tail of a dragon! She was very excited at the idea of this and couldn’t… [Read More]

Dear Children…

Dear Children, I want to start this letter by telling you both that Mummy and Daddy love you more than words can ever express. We want you both to be happy, and in order for that to happen, we’ll always be there for you, supporting you both through good and bad times. This letter has been written with a lot of love behind it. Life can be tough. It can be cruel. It can break even the strongest of human beings. However, if we can go forward in life with a positive, can-do attitude then we truly believe that anything… [Read More]

Boston Chicken House with Run Review

Back in January we introduced a new member to our family. A pet rabbit called Snuggles. Snuggles was around four months old when he joined us, and he’s well and truly settled into our family. Our children adore him, and I must admit so do I! When we first brought Snuggles home, we purchased a cage that was recommended to us by the pet shop. However, within a few weeks it became clear that Snuggles would quickly outgrow it. With this in mind, I did some research and purchased a rabbit hutch. The rabbit hutch is currently indoors as it’s… [Read More]