Growing old is a privilege denied to many

The older I become the more I look back on my life, and reflect on past experiences. I was recently completing an online survey when the last question popped up asked which age bracket I fell into. As I ticked the 25-34 year old box, I smiled. I smiled because although I’m 31, soon to be 32, I like the fact that I’m getting older. To me getting older means getting stronger, more knowledgable and caring less about what other people think. The older I get, the more aware I am of how much time I have with my children…. [Read More]

The top 3 benefits of quitting a bad habit

Habits are sticky behaviors that can be incredibly hard to shake off. Sadly, most people pick up bad habits that end up consuming their lifestyles. Such habits not only jeopardize our wellbeing but also prevent us from pursuing our ambitions. Ultimately, bad habits sap your energy and reduce your self-esteem considerably. Top psychologists concur that your habits affect how happy and successful you are. You don’t just start behaving in a certain way: there’s some science behind habit. Initially, your brain is triggered by a cue, then you gradually develop deep cravings. This triggers a response in an attempt to… [Read More]

An Extra Special London Marathon Fundraising Update That You Won’t Want To Miss!

Phew, that was a rather long title for a blog post! It’s worth it though because this really is an extra special London marathon fundraising update that you won’t want to miss! As many people who read my blog or follow me on social media will know, I’ve been lucky enough to receive a charity place at the London marathon 2019 with a wonderful charity called WellChild. WellChild is the national UK children’s charity making it possible for children and young people with exceptional health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible. When I was offered… [Read More]

Butterfly, Labels, Transgender and Bullies

This post is probably going to be a long one, but if you can bear with me and make it to the end, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. This post is a bit of a random mash of thoughts I’ve had this week, but somehow they’re all closely related. Stick with it! Butterfly My husband and I recently watched the ITV drama, Butterfly. Image source Butterfly follows the journey of 11 year old Max who reveals to his family that he has Gender Identification Disorder. Put simply, Max was born a boy, but he feels… [Read More]

Why you Should ‘Do It Yourself’ When it Comes to Wood Flooring

When it comes to your flooring, it’s so important to make the right decisions from the outset. Choosing the ideal flooring for your home not only makes for an attractive feature, it can also drastically improve the dynamics of your living space. If you have a family, either big or small, chances are that your floors will have to put up with wear and tear on a daily basis. In this case, the clear winner is wood flooring. It’s durable, resistant to scuffs and scratches, and can stand up to the heavy footfall of children and pets. But before you… [Read More]

Thank Goodness for Pet Insurance

Two weeks ago I noticed that our much loved pet rabbit, Snuggles, appeared to have lost his appetite. Having done lots of research about rabbits when we first brought Snuggles home, I immediately knew that this was a bad thing. Rabbits are very good at hiding illnesses which means it can be quite hard to spot when they are unwell. Thankfully, I know our little Snuggles very well, and one thing I know for sure about him is that he loves his food. Every morning Snuggles has his breakfast brought to him, and this consists mainly of romaine lettuce, coriander… [Read More]

Unique Ways to Delight Your Loving Brother on Bhai Dooj

Gifts selection is always a hectic task for everyone. When it comes to dedicating some gifts for brother, then you should be aware of his likes and dislikes. Sisters mostly devote gifts on some particular occasions of their brothers. Bhai Dooj is also one of the essential days for brothers and sisters on which they share some sweet moments. Sisters always try to dedicate some fantastic gifts for bhai dooj for brothers. It will help to create some remarkable memories of the famous day of siblings. A sister prays for her brother’s prosperity and well-being on this day. Married sisters… [Read More]

Exploring The Cheshire Property Market

Cheshire is a county in northwest England that’s perhaps best know for its rural villages and for its Industrial Revolution heritage, but did you know that Cheshire is an area bursting with lots of things to see and do. From relaxing spa breaks and beautiful gardens to explore, to stunning stately homes and picturesque countryside. Cheshire is city bursting with must sees. It’s 2000 years of history and spectacular shopping attracts hundreds of tourists each year so is it any wonder that the Cheshire Property Market is a popular choice for many. Chester city came top of a list of… [Read More]

Best Travel Destinations With Kids

Traveling with kids can make a vacation go from serene to stressful within seconds. From not having enough to do to keep your kids busy, to overstimulation, problems could arise quickly on even the most well planned vacation. Especially as parents, we want all of our travel experiences with our families to be fun and educational, but how do we get the perfect balance? First off, check out Authority Reports to help find ways to stay stress free. Then, read about these wonderful destinations that will help to provide the ultimate, brain stimulating vacation to keep your kids entertained for… [Read More]

How to train for long distance running

If you’d told me two years ago that I’d run a half marathon, and get a place for London Marathon, I would have laughed! I’ve always toyed with the idea of running, but just thought I couldn’t. In school I did cross country, and ran 5,000 metres at sports day, but when I left school, running kind of faded away. On the odd occasion, I’d feel inspired to run, but the novelty soon wore off. However, in 2017 I was inspired by a fellow blogger. I loved watching her running journey on Facebook and was slightly envious of her achievements…. [Read More]