Brilliant Mum Feature 88

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 Emma. Emma blogs at Fit Cake. Emma lives in Cheshire, She’s 29 years old and is a freelancer due to her husband having heart disease. They have two children. One girl aged 10, and a son who is seven. They’ve been married for 6 years, together for 12. Emma says she… [Read More]

Review: Tailwind Nutrition UK for London Marathon Fuelling

Before I begin I just want to clarify that I wasn’t paid to write this review. I bought the products mentioned in this blog post with my own money, and decided to write my own review. On Sunday 28th April 2019 I will be completing the London Marathon for Wellchild, the national charity for sick children. It will be my first marathon and naturally I’ve found that I have a lot to learn! I’ve previously completed the Cardiff Half Marathon twice, but knowing that I’m going to have to double that distance for London is pretty daunting. I usually use… [Read More]

Now that Christmas is over, it’s back to normality

Hello, and welcome back to my blog! Thanks for popping over! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and I wish you a happy new year! I’m feeling a bit at odds at the moment. It’s that strange in-between feeling. I’ve had around two weeks off work and blogging, so I’m finding that it’s taking me a while to get back into the swing of things. Whilst work and blogging was firmly on the back burner, my London marathon training certainly wasn’t. I’ve already clocked up 31 kilometres in training this year, in addition to Pump and Barre class. I… [Read More]

How to care for your body in the new year

A new year often means people set themselves a few new years resolutions. Some people will be successful in sticking to these, whereas others won’t. I’ve been at both ends of this experience. For many years I vowed to lose weight at the start of a new year. I told myself that I’d ditch the takeaways, cook healthy food from scratch and I’d exercise. Most years I’d start well, but by February I usually found myself going back to my old ways and failing. 2017 however was the year that I actually to stuck my new years resolution of loosing… [Read More]

Review: Afternoon Tea at Octavo’s Book Cafe & Wine Bar

Last Wednesday was my birthday. I really wanted to do something different from what I usually do so when I saw a Groupon offer back in October for Afternoon Tea in Octavo’s Book Cafe & Wine Bar, I thought it would be a lovely way to spend my birthday. Octavo’s Book Cafe & Wine Bar is in Cardiff Bay on West Bute Street. It’s situated in a former coaching inn, the oldest building (1939) in what used to be called Tiger Bay.  Octavo’s offers a wide range of books that are available to buy, alongside good food and drink such… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

Welcome back to the first linky of 2019! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and we wish everyone a happy new year! 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… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature 87

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 Jess who blogs at Tantrums to Smiles. Jess says: “Im Jess a 28 year old mum to Evelyn aged 4 and James aged 9. We live just outside of Bristol and I am currently a stay at home mum and blogger. I have been married for almost 6 years to my… [Read More]

Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my birthday. Another year older, perhaps a little wiser, who knows! What I do know though, is that I’m very lucky to have reached yet another birthday in good health. It’s something plenty of other people wish for and are sadly denied. Anyway, serious part over, and onto the fun stuff! In my life I believe I have achieved many things. Naturally I’ve made plenty of mistakes, but that’s ok. That’s how we learn, grow stronger, and move forward in life. I was very lucky to find the love of my life when I was 18, and even… [Read More]

Four Great Winter Crafting Ideas for Kids

Winter is almost upon us (even though Mother Nature would have us fooled that it is already here). With the weather getting colder, kids are likely to stay inside more, leading to ample time for them to drive their parents crazy. Don’t let them. Keep them preoccupied with some fun activities they can do indoors. More than likely, you will have to participate with them, but spending time with your kids and creating memories with them is a limited window so sit down with them and have fun watching them have fun. One of the best things you can do… [Read More]