TomTom Spark Cardio with music and headphones: Review

The TomTom Spark Cardio music fitness watch with bluetooth headphones is a high-tech, high price point sports watch. Due to the price, I have given a good amount of detail regarding the watch in my review to allow people to decide whether this is the right fitness watch for them. TomTom Spark Cardio Music – Aesthetics I’ve had a sports watch before that clocked my distance and speed and gave me a rough idea of calories burned. But this one is on a whole different level. Having seen pictures of the TomTom Spark Cardio online before I got it, I…

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Beginner’s guide to ballet: Dancewear Central

Just over two years ago, I took a very nervous little girl to a ballet class for the first time. As a toddler, Libby was very shy. She didn’t really associate with other children and whilst she was a chatterbox at home, she barely said a word when there were other people around. We started going together to little swans ballet class at Ballet Malvern. The class is aimed at pre-school aged children and parents join so that each child has the one to one attention of their parent to help them to follow the teacher’s instructions. Libby loved the…

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Why don’t I want to run?

Serious question, and I am hoping someone out there has the answer.  Lately, my exercise levels have gone through the floor. There is a genuine lack of time reason for this, but there is also a genuine bout of laziness.  I’m not trying to make out that this is the first time this has happened to me. I definitely go through stages with exercise. But I recognise my weakness, so at any other time I make sure I enter an event to make me train:  I am reluctantly inclined to agree with my husband about the fact that I’m constantly…

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How lucky we are to have our healthcare

I’m not one to get involved in politics, at all. But occasionally something does make me stop and think about how lucky we are to have our healthcare system in the UK.  This weekend, Lia has been quite poorly. It started of just as conjunctivitis, but she has ended up with a terribly swollen eye, a temperature and a really heavy cold.  Because she is so young, Lia just doesn’t seem to be coping very well with what could be a cold or the flu. She has been really quite lethargic and just hasn’t been herself at all.  On Friday,…

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A living legend

On Easter Sunday, I woke up in our tent. I was quite cold and I hadn’t had much sleep owing to sharing with someone who hadn’t quite got to grips with sleeping in the fresh air.  As I sat around feeling sorry for myself, an email came through on my phone. The email said that Sir Ranulph Fiennes was about to start the Marathon des Sables. This is generally accepted to be the toughest race on earth. Sir Ranulph Fiennes is 71 years old. And I am a total loser for moaning about camping.  I went to listen to Sir…

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What’s your story?

Last  night, hubby and I were watching the Graham Norton Show and we got talking about what our story would be if we were in the red chair. If you don’t watch Graham Norton, the idea is this. You sit on a red chair and tell a short story. If it’s engaging and entertaining, you are allowed to finish your story. If it’s utter drivel or you’re just plain dull, you get unceremoniously ejected.  So in the name of entertainment, I’ve decided to tell you my story. On a hot summer’s afternoon, I decided to take my dogs for a…

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Dear waistline, I miss you…

Back in early November, we bought a packet of mince pies and decided that it was time to start our Christmas eating. So, Christmas came and went and we had our trip to Bluestone booked for last week. So of course, Christmas eating continued until the end of the holiday. And then it was the weekend, who wants to eat healthily at the weekend?  But, today is Monday. Christmas is finally over and it’s time to reacquaint myself with my waistline. Yes, I know. That’s two months worth of Christmas. If I didn’t stop now I’d have to keep it up for the whole…

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