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The perfect holiday

They awoke a little early on the grey, drizzly June morning. The two days of British summer in late April were a distant memory and it was the perfect time to escape the drudgery of their daily grind. The children emerged bleary eyed from their bedrooms. They knew something was amiss but they had no idea of the adventure that lay ahead. With everybody bundled into the car, they turned the Sat Nav to silent so as not to give the game away and headed for the airport. As they pulled into the car park, they wondered when the children…

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Power a Life: Review and Competition

As a blogger, I am pretty much constantly attached to my mobile phone. Sad though it is, social media is a big part of my life and it’s here to stay. I love my current phone, it does everything I need it to. It takes great photos, has plenty of memory and makes it dead easy to stay in touch with my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts on the move. But there is one thing I can’t stand about it – and that’s the battery life. Actually, I can’t really blame the phone, I think it’s just overuse. I’ve often…

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Our Thursday Photo #91

This week has been an ordinary week. Nothing unusual has happened and it has flown by as quickly as ever. But this week, I’ve tried a little bit harder to slow down and appreciate the ordinary moments. The ones I know I will look back on and yearn for in years to come when the girls are adults and don’t need their mum anymore. Our little moments We have started receiving regular updates via a computer system at the nursery Libby goes to and today, there was a photograph on there of her painting a daffodil. It’s the first time…

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An education on the road

Before I had the children, I was always travelling. Every year, I’d go somewhere new. I was never one for package holidays but preferred to go it alone. New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Venezuela and Thailand are just a few of the places I’ve explored. Since having the girls, things have changed completely. I’d love to be one of these parents that just carries on travelling but the truth is, life just hasn’t worked out like that. So instead, we are making the most of the fabulous UK holidays that are available at the moment.  In the future though, things will…

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3 Simple Cocktails

Whether you’re having a cosy night in with a partner or hosting a dinner party, cocktails are a must. But they can be so complicated! Many recipes have a plethora of ingredients that I can’t find in the supermarket, let alone the cupboard. So, I drafted in some help. I’m neither a cocktail maker nor a photographer. Luckily, we have a family friend who is both. These 3 simple cocktails – both recipes and photographs – are courtesy of Scott Stockwell Photography. But I’m happy to say, I did drink them. And they’re fabulous! Cocktail 1: Raspberry Mojito Ingredients White rum…

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