Tag Archives: lifestyle

Family Travel Tips

Most parents think that the idea of stepping onto a plane full of people hoping to get a nap in before their holidays commence is close to a nightmare. Travel sickness, boredom and tired toddlers can be a recipe for disaster. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. With some careful planning and preparation, travelling with little ones can …

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Our First Experience Of Glamping At Chalke Valley Camping

This summer Hubby put a budget away so that we could go on some mini breaks. It was so exciting to have the chance to pick pretty much anywhere. Hubby randomly decided that Glamping would be a fun idea and found availability at Chalke Valley Camping in Salisbury and so we booked to stay for two nights. Unfortunately the journey …

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Siblings 2017 – May

Is anyone else getting super annoyed by the ever changing weather? I know we are in England and it’s expected but my golly I don’t know whether I am coming or going. I never know whether to pack winter coats or dress them in summer dresses. P2 especially has wanted to wear her sandals even when it is raining. This …

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My Relationship With Food

Growing up I don’t think food was really my friend. I’d turn my nose up at anything remotely odd looking or smelling without even actually tasting it. I wouldn’t dare to touch a pepperoni pizza or a Chinese, let alone Curry or even fruit. I was always the reason we chose certain restaurants or had certain things for dinner and …

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“My days feel very long and my nights extremely short”

My life lately has been super busy but not in the sense of actually going out very much. We haven’t done very much of that but yet I feel like I can’t breathe. My days feel very long and my nights extremely short with P2 and P3 waking so frequently, mainly P2 may I add.  We’ve been cooking with Hello …

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Bernard Matthews Bootiful Ideas Prizes

I have been part of the Bernard Matthews Family Panel for a while now, just before Christmas last year, and I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it. They’ve come up with some great ideas and fun to have with turkey. As of today Bernard Matthews have launched the Bootiful Ideas Prizes. Their whole website is looking super modern …

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Fitbit Flex Review

When I started my weight loss journey I was a bit of a virgin to anything health related and I certainly wasn’t bothered by how many steps I took each day. Gradually I’ve watched my weight slowly come down and I’ve been feeling far more energised recently. I’ve been wearing a Fitbit Flex for nearly two months now and I …

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The Frugal Foodies Guide to Shopping

Living a frugal lifestyle can be a challenge for many of us, especially when it comes to shopping. Knowing what to look out for and how to alter your shopping trip to suit a more careful and pennywise shopper is essential if you want your groceries to cost less and produce as little waste as possible, so here is the …

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Arla Big Milk Review

Milk seems to be the bane of my life at the moment. I seem to spend so much time making formula milk for P3 and receiving demand after demand for “a big one milk bottle” from P2. Then there’s P1 who really should be having more for her bone strength and growth. P2 is addicted to cows milk in a …

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Journey To Fit with the Fitbit Flex

My fitness goal has really changed since I started my Healthy Habit with Juice Plus. When I first began I weighed 46.2kg and initially my journey was solely to lose some weight. Technically, my BMI was in the healthy range for my height so I didn’t really know how much I wanted to lose. I still don’t. In just over …

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The General Election & The MADS Blog Awards

So today, we packed the kids up and headed to our local polling station. I felt really nervous actually. I have no idea how the whole “politics” thing works and I certainly haven’t been following each party to know what they are promising. I woke this morning and had a quick look over each party’s websites to see if anything …

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Turtle Mats Country Living Duck Review

We have one of those doors that opens straight into our living room. It is certainly not an ideal situation when you have three children in the household crawling around near the door, near the germs from our shoes and visitors shoes that come. We did have a tiny door mat which was doing part of its job but it …

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Watching My Daughters Grow

Quite obviously the hot topic this week has been about the School Admissions and quite rightly so but for me, all I keep thinking every time I look at my three daughters is just how fast the time is going. Their childhood is swiftly passing us by. This week has seen a few changes that I’ve seen in their behaviours …

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My Healthy Habit with Juice Plus – Week 3

I’m slightly late with posting my progress this week, it was meant to be done last Thursday. I’ve been trying to find time to take photos of myself but I’ve been so busy. I think I’ll start doing the photos every fortnight. This week I’ve put some effort into this process. I have watched the size portions I’m having and …

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Our First Night At Home

We’ve just encountered our first night and morning as a family of five. P3 and I were discharged at 6pm yesterday following some great blood test results that meant she no longer needed antibiotics and therefore was no reason for her or me to be in hospital. We got home at the girls bedtime. I’d promised P1 she could have …

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