Spice Girls Cardiff 2019 – Spice World #SpiceGirls #SpiceWorld

On Monday, my sister and I went to see the Spice Girls in concert at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. My sister and I grew up listening to the Spice Girls, in fact I have very fond memories of us singing along to their songs in our bedrooms using hairbrushes as microphones! When I first heard that Mel C, Mel B, Emma and Geri were reuniting for the Spice World tour I wasn’t 100% sure if I wanted to go. I mean, yeah I loved them when I was younger, but would I still feel the same about them now… [Read More]

What Impact is Social Media having on today’s Children?

Should social networks such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter carry health warnings? Parents have so much more to contend with nowadays when it comes to raising children. I wonder what impact this has on both parents and their offspring. When I was growing up and of primary school age, I’d spend most of my time in the garden. In fact, as soon as I got home from school and had my dinner, I’d be in the garden until bedtime. My teenage years were much the same except I’d usually be in the local park with my friends. We’d find a… [Read More]

Book Review: The Help

I picked up this book at a farm believe it or not! The farm  cafe they had a small table with books for sale on it for just £1 each. As I picked up The Help a lady behind me said it was a great book. Now, it doesn’t take much to convince me to buy a book! I had vaguely heard of The Help before buying it, but that’s most likely because of the 2011 film of the same name starring Emma Stone, although I haven’t actually seen the film. The blurb on the back of The Help reads… [Read More]

6 Summer Travel Essentials For Every Family

It’s almost summertime, which means you are probably planning some sort of trip for your family. This is an exciting time, but if you know what’s good for you then there is probably a looming feeling of anxiety as well. When it comes to traveling with children, even the smallest of inconveniences can get out of hand very quickly. Having made our own fair share of trips with our kids, we have accumulated some of our favourite traveling tips for family outings. Some of these may vary depending on where it is you are traveling to as well as your… [Read More]

Book Review: Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

This is the first Sophie Kinsella book that I’ve read, and I have to say that I think she’s a fantastic, engaging writer. I picked up this book from a Facebook book swapping group. This is basically a group where book lovers can swap books (usually via post as people in the group are from all over the UK), discover new authors and find a new loving home for all the books that you’ve read. I personally love the idea of this type of group and I recently set up my own little group on Facebook for residents of our… [Read More]

Camping, Festivals and Days Out. A Summer Spent Outdoors

This year my husband and I have decided that we’d like to spend as much time as possible outdoors as a family. With so many young people spending the majority of their time indoors on their phones or games consoles, we’re trying our very best to encourage our children to embrace the great outdoors. Being outdoors has so many wonderful benefits from improvements in mental health and well-being, as well as physical benefits such as improved blood pressure and of course the chance to exercise. Of course we can’t always be outdoors when the weather is really bad, but a… [Read More]

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]

LONDON MARATHON 2020? HELP!

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]