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]

Things I didn’t know about running the London Marathon

If you haven’t read yesterdays blog post about how I ran the London Marathon please pop over and take a look. I’m also still accepting donations for WellChild. You can donate to my fundraising page online here. After waiting in line for the toilet for 10 minutes you may as well as re-join the queue as you’re guaranteed to need to go again in another ten minutes time Your shoes will stick to the floor as you run by the Lucozade stands You will be overtaken by someone in fancy dress There will always be someone who takes off like… [Read More]

I Ran The London Marathon 2019

I am officially a marathon runner! Last weekend, Sunday 28th April 2019, I actually ran and completed the London Marathon. I still can’t quite believe it! Although it was only last weekend it seems like a lifetime ago and I’ve discovered that the marathon blues do exist! My training went pretty well. There were a few hiccups along the way, piriformis syndrome, a twisted ankle and a pretty nasty blister, but all in all I’d have to say that my training went well. I ran 20 miles in 3 hours and 45 minutes which I was pretty pleased with and… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature 104

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Jenny from You, Me and Baby. Jenny is 36 and lives in Cardiff with her husband and three children aged 5, 3 and 7 months. Jenny runs her own business, You, Me and Baby, teaching hypnobirthing to pregnant couples to help them have a positive birth. Prior to that Jenny was… [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]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature 103

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Lauren who blogs on Facebook as Tribe of 5ive. Lauren lives on the outskirts of Birmingham. She’s 32 years old and is a full time stay at home mum to Jack, 9, Abby, 6, Matilda, 3 and her 2 year old twins, Emmett and Sebastian. Lauren has been married to James… [Read More]