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Monday, October 15, 2018


One thing that I love to have in my home is personalised gifts. I have so many little treasures gifted to me over the years by family and friends and I love displaying them around my home. I also love to buy thoughtful gifts for my loved ones and will always try to find something special for them on occasions. Made With Love & Sparkle make a large range of personalised gifts for everyone and I had the difficult choice of deciding on an item from their website recently.

World Mental Health Day: The Honest Truth

Friday, October 12, 2018


Wednesday was World Mental Health Day. I didn’t write about it because I had a bad day and the last thing I want to do on a bad day is write or do anything for myself. My blog is suffering at the moment because of the way I feel and I don’t know what to do about it. Sometimes I can pick myself up and feel motivated for a day or two but it doesn’t last long and I am back to square one again. 

In all honesty I feel worse at the moment than I ever have in my life. I thought moving away and having a fresh start would be good for me. I thought I would spend my days enjoying the country air and chatting to new mums at the school at pick up and drop off time. I thought I could reinvent myself and become a happier me. In reality, I have never felt more isolated and alone. In the five months since I have moved, I have lost almost all of my old friends and haven’t made a single new one. 

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Review: Four Fit Healthband

Saturday, October 06, 2018


It is safe to say that I am a stress eater. Whenever I go through stressful situations I entertain myself with food. In the past year I have put on more weight than I would like to admit. Buying a house and all of the problems that come with being a homeowner has certainly seen me finding comfort in my food. However, I want to change that cycle and feel healthier in myself. I have been using the FourFit Healthband to try and help myself keep track of my daily activity and my overall health.

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Review: Zoomer Hungry Bunnies

Tuesday, October 02, 2018


Elsie is massively into her interactive animal toys at the moment, her latest being the Zoomer Hungry Bunnies. Zoomer Hungry Bunnies really eat! The Zoomer hungry bunny comes with 4 snack sheets, full of tasty treats to serve your bunny, a treat tracer to create your own snacks using paper, a snack basket for you to build yourself and an instruction leaflet explaining how to use the different features. After a meal the hungry bunny will poop a colourful confetti surprise. 

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Me and Mine (September 2018)

Sunday, September 30, 2018



September has been an incredibly difficult month for us all. We moved back into our house the evening before the children returned to school and it was a mess. We have thankfully decorated the boys room so all of the children are sleeping together in there at the moment but we have had so much to do and it has been stressful to say the least. 

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Review: Fab Lab Festival Face Tattoos

Thursday, September 13, 2018


We went on a big family holiday to a lovely cottage in Pembrokeshire over the summer holidays. We weren't sure what the weather would be like whilst there but we were a short way from a lovely beach and made sure we took plenty of things to entertain the children. I decided to take along the Fab Lab Festival Face Tattoo set from Interplay. We were also celebrating Elsie's birthday while we were away and we thought it would be great fun to have a go at decorating all of their faces. 

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Review: Fab Lab Tie Dye Kit

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Over the summer Gracie and I decided to do a few fun craft activities together. One of these was to have a go at creating our own tie dye t-shirts. We used the Fab Lab Tie Dye kit which comes with four different colour dyes, disposable gloves, a bag full of elastic bands and a full instruction booklet. We read through the instruction leaflet to see the different patterns we could make and decided to try out two of them.

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