My Dream Horse with Petplan Equine

When I was a young girl one of my school friends parents used to keep horses. I used to love spending the summer at the stables with her helping to care for the horses and ride them. Now that I’m a mum, I love nothing more than taking my children to the farm and watching them ride the horses. M definitely has a keen interest in horses. That’s why when Petplan Equine asked us to be involved in their Dream Horse campaign, I knew M would jump at the chance! Petplan Equine have asked children to get creative and draw… [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]

Looking after your child’s future

Everyone knows that having children is expensive. From the moment they’re born – actually, from the moment you discover you’re pregnant the costs start to add up! Nappies, furniture, clothes, bottles, bedding and everything else that comes with having a baby!  Did you know that the average cost to raise a child from birth to the age of 21 is £218,000! That’s a lot of money!  With that in mind you may now be asking yourself how you can invest for your child’s future and why you might want to consider putting some money aside for them.  For me, I… [Read More]

What would you give up to sponsor a child?

Plan UK work around the world in developing and third world countries to help improve the lives of the world’s poorest children.  They do this through building hospitals and schools, installing fresh water supplies and much more, using money provided through child sponsorship. Give Up to Give Back This year Plan are hoping to increase the number of child sponsors through a campaign called Give Up to Give Back.  They’re encouraging people to give up some of the small things in their lives that they could do without and re-invest the money they have saved in making a massive difference… [Read More]

Making School Days as Stress Free as Possible

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, whether it’s the first day back after the half term break or it’s in the middle of term, school days can be full of hassle. Making it easy for yourself and the kids is essential if you want to keep things as stress free as possible, and also keep the grey hairs at bay, too! Whether you’ve been enjoying a casual, chilled out couple of days at the weekend, or you’ve gotten used to a week or two half term break, getting back into the swing of things can be hard…. [Read More]

Weight Loss Update: Week 8

I hoped that I would be starting this post in a better frame of my mind.   I’ve only got myself to blame and I should have seen it coming really.     I haven’t exercised again this week. Yes, I still have a cough, but my cold has gone now.   The first week of my cold I genuinely couldn’t have exercised because my chest was so tight.    The week after I still had a cold, but I was well enough to exercise. I just used my cold as an excuse not to.   Food wise this week…. [Read More]

Weight Loss Update Week 6

To read last weeks post please click here.   This week has been a much better week compared with last week. Although I still have a cold which has meant I haven’t been able to exercise again this week as I’m quite wheezy, I have been pretty much on track food wise.    Last week I gained 1lb, but I’m pleased to say that this week I have lost 1lb! My new current weight is 10st6.    I’m definitely feeling better than last week, so this week I hope to be back on track with my exercise. I’ve been really enjoying… [Read More]

Weight Loss Update: Week One

In this post I will detail my progress daily, but my next updates probably won’t include daily updates, more of a general update. I started on the NHS 12 week plan on  Saturday, December 28th, weighing 11st1.   Today is day seven and I now weigh 10st7. I’m quite surprised by my weight loss because I’ve been eating well and I feel full, not hungry.    But…   I have made a number of changes that I genuinly believe has helped. The first change is not eating after 7pm and the second change is only eating when I am genuinly hungry.   … [Read More]