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BlogOnToys – A Perfect Recipe for Bloggers

Since I attended my first BlogOn Conference in September last year, I have looked forward to the next one as soon as it ends. After this weekend I can’t wait until May.  I left Manchester last night feeling motivated, empowered and ready to write. The team at BlogOnUK have a fantastic way of getting the balance just right for everyone regardless of experience. The recipe is perfect.

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Dare2Air Huddersfield – Family Activities in West Yorkshire

Everyone loves a bouncy castle, kids and adults alike. So when I heard about Dare2Air Huddersfield, a huge indoor zoned inflatable theme park at Huddersfield Leisure Centre, I had to take J there to try it out.  With Slides, obstacle courses, wipeout zone and even a toddler area, I booked some tickets and arranged a playdate.

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Rebooting My Weight Loss Journey

Last year I started on a health eating and weight Loss journey and did pretty well, losing just over 2.5 stone. I didn’t want something that was just a fad diet but one that would change the way I viewed food. Joining Slimming World did just that, although earlier this year I lost my way and gained most of the weight back through no meal planning and stress comfort eating. Now i’ts time I get back on track. My motivation is the same, with an additional factor, my stepson is getting married in November.

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Staying at Cbeebies Hotel Alton Towers.

 

When we were driving home from our visit to Alton Towers in april, the conversation in the car centered on J making a case for staying at the Cbeebies Hotel. After some persuasive arguments from him, I booked a nights stay. So now we are back home after our mini break, here is what we thought of staying at Cbeebies Hotel Alton Towers. Continue reading “Staying at Cbeebies Hotel Alton Towers.”

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Playing Construction – CAT Mini Machines Playset Review

When you become a parent, it seems you are always replacing batteries in toys. Although the times my kids play together the best is with things like cars, building bricks and toys that spark imaginary play.  When we were sent the CAT Mini Machines Playset, both J and Ro were itching to play with it.

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A Farewell From the Other Side of the World

Recently I have found it hard to write, my mind not quite in the right head space to put pen to paper so to speak.  On the 16th, a day we normally mark with some family fun I woke to find a message that had been left telling me my Grandmother had passed away.

Since then I have not quite felt myself, a mixture of guilt, hurt and the loss of a big influence in my life. Being half way around the world, I haven’t had a chance to say goodbye so wanted to share my memories of such an inspirational woman. Continue reading “A Farewell From the Other Side of the World”

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Yorkshire Afternoon Tea at the Doubletree by Hilton, York

The idea of stopping for a Yorkshire Afternoon Tea at the Doubletree by Hilton, set in the  lovely historic city  of York really appealed.  So in the half term holidays, three of my blogging friends and all our children went to sample the Yorkshire picnic, described as Afternoon Tea for Yorkshire folk.

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My Mental Health Bucket Overflowed – Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness week’s focus this year is on Stress. Stress can have an impact on you at anytime and sometimes it can hit when everything seems to be finally going right. Like what happened in my case. With mental health it is always good to talk, so although it is a very personal thing for me I wanted to share my experience.

I see your mental health like a bucket, it stores everything you push aside and at times it can become too full.

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 5 Tips When Visiting Alton Towers and the Weather isn’t on Your Side

 

On the weekend we went to Alton Towers, a trip we had planned back in February. As the weekend approached the constant weather watching started. It wasn’t looking good, with rain showers all day and a feels like temperature of around 5 degrees. A cold and wet 2 and 7 year old didn’t fit in our planning equation. Continue reading ” 5 Tips When Visiting Alton Towers and the Weather isn’t on Your Side”