A Girls Holiday & The Mum Guilt..

I read a post today on the Huffington post. By the title I knew it wasn’t a wise read – Why Was I Shamed For Having A Girlie Mini-Break Without My Kids? written by Luisa Zissman (did the apprentice a few years back). I knew it wasn’t a wise read because on Saturday I am doing just this; going on a girls holiday and leaving my children at home. As we edge closer to the big day the mum guilt has started to hit me. Reading that a mum was shamed for a girls trip away just made my insecurities come to the…

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Meal Planning!

When I was on bit for more a tight budget a couple of years back I used to be the queen of meal planning! I knew exactly what we were having each day, exactly which day I would shop and although it sounds a little geeky I felt so much more organised and on top of things. Since the girls dad and I went our separate ways I have steadily got more and more lapsed over what I am spending and how I plan it out. I’ve been working on a blog project recently (will be live soon) to monitor…

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Wicked Mega Bounce Ball XL Review

One of my biggest goals this summer to get outside more with the girls and make the most of what we have around us. I really want to put our own back garden to use a lot more as well as setting off for days out at the beach, park hunting and picnicking. The garden really hasn’t been much of a useable space since we have lived here; it’s not massive, it’s on different levels and huge tree took up the majority of the space. My man turned lumberjack for the day and got the tree down for me and…

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Discovering new brands – Pure Ananda Cosmetics

It’s so easy for me to get caught up in buying the same products or reaching for the same brands over and over again when it comes to cosmetics, I am a creature of habit. While thats fine it closes me off to some amazing brands that are actually more in tune with my skin than some of the bigger more well known brands are. Whilst browsing a site called Live in the light, which stocks only 100% organic products, I was introduced to a new brand call Pure Ananda. The products looked gorgeous and I had never heard of…

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National Trust Adventures – Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy is definitely my most local National Trust spot. Being less than a half hour drive we do visit regularly, it’s such a great picnic spot and so beautiful all year round. The weekend just gone started out cloudy but warm so we packed up a picnic and headed on down for some fresh air and flower spotting. It went from being a warmish cloudy day to a baking hot day so quickly! What’s nice about Kingston Lacy is there is so much outdoor space but also so many shady spots too. The front lawn is perfect for picnics…

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