Having written a blog post yesterday about words that inspire me, it seemed apt that a couple of books arrived today for Libby to review. Books are such an important part of a child’s education, whether they are formally learning from them, reading them to pass the time or, like Libby, just playing with the pages and listening to the story. I was greatly influenced by some of the books I grew up reading. They have enriched my vocabulary, broadened my knowledge and improved my writing skills. I only hope that Libby enjoys reading as much as I did. She…

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It’s not often I get the chance to read, (toddler literature doesn’t count!) so whenever I go on holiday, I always spend a bit of time at the airport browsing the books. I tend to buy one or two that will see me through the flights and the rest of the holiday. A few years ago though, I picked up a book that I found truly inspirational. That book was “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall.    Since reading that, I’ve found it really difficult to find another book that I could get into. More recently, I have joined the…

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A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be given a place in the Shock Absorber Women Only Triathlon. They even let me give away five more free entries to the lovely people who read my blog. To top it all off, they sent me an amazing Shock Absorber bra to wear whilst competing in the triathlon and then review on my blog. After all that generosity, I had to help out when they asked me to help spread the story of the alternative Wimbledon results- the bounce table! I have always been a big advocate for sports bras and,…

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I think everyone should have a bucket list. In my usual fashion though, I have never managed to put my mind to writing one. I hope I don’t kick the bucket before I get round to it! Money Supermarket are running a competition that has made me think though. They are challenging bloggers to come up with bucket lists that include one budget item (saving us money in true Money Supermarket form) and one “money is no object” item. I’m up for the challenge so here are the top five things on my bucket list from budget to bank busting!…

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