5 health benefits of open water swimming

Monday mornings have never been my friend. Waving goodbye to the weekend and embracing chaos, stress and work has never been my thing. But recently, something changed and they are now my favourite part of the week. Why? Because for the past few weeks I’ve been swimming in a local river every Monday morning. And not only have my Mondays improved, but my entire week. Before telling me I must be mad, have a look at the amazing things open water swimming does for you. I’ve also interspersed a few photos of the places I’ve swam in recent years. Because…

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Facing up to the future with Aviva

*This is a paid for post/advert* Nearly three years ago, a split second decision by another driver changed our lives forever. Looking back, I don’t know how I got through the day, never mind the next few months. And when something like that happens, it changes your whole outlook on life. Facing up to the inconvenient truth It happened on a Tuesday. Libby had started a new dance class and my husband should have been home before us. When he wasn’t back, I assumed he’d been delayed at work or stopped at the shop. As time dragged on, I wondered…

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Thursday photo #213

Some weeks, I get to Thursday and can’t believe how much we’ve crammed in. This was definitely one of those weeks. Reaching the end of the school holidays is always a milestone. It’s amazing to have the girls around but it took me until yesterday to stop feeling overwhelmed with work. The wedding of the year My sister got married last weekend. She looked beautiful, the weather was kind and Libby and Lia didn’t get into a fist fight whilst walking down the aisle as flower girls. It was the perfect day. It’s quite a unique thing growing up with…

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A family dinner and the new menu at Cosy Club

Before I tell you about our dinner, I have to declare a slight bias. When Cosy Club asked if we’d like to review their new menu, it was a few days after I’d eaten at their Manchester branch. We’d been there as a big group on my sister’s hen do and the food was incredible. So, I had already decided to take the family to the Worcester branch soon. And it was definitely the right decision. Starters at Cosy Club There aren’t many places where I would consider having a pre-starter. Let’s face it, I’m more of a dessert person.…

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Win a family ticket for Nozstock The Hidden Valley Festival

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nozstock – the Hidden Valley festival. Based in Bromyard, Herefordshire, Nozstock is one of a select few festivals that have reached their 20th anniversary year. Every Summer, this working farm in Bromyard attracts a diverse audience of newcomers, seasoned festival goers and curious families. This year, it takes place from 20th to 22nd July and you could win a family ticket for two adults, two children over 12 and up to 4 children under 12. The lineup It may seem a bit ridiculous, but I really can’t tell you the lineup at Nozstock.…

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