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Palm Oil Free Product Recommendations August 2016

When I first started trying to avoid palm oil, I found it really difficult. I was constantly searching labels and trawling websites. But luckily, since launching my Shop Palm Oil Free website, I’ve found loads of amazing products. As a result it ends up being easy to become complacent, falling into the trap of finding things I love and buying the same ones again and again. Luckily, as my website has become more popular, people have been contacting me, asking me to include their products on the website. As a result I’ve ended up trying quite a few more things. So here…

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Thursday Photo #117

The girls amaze me with the way they change and develop every day, but this week has been really quite exceptional. Libby in particular has pulled achievement after achievement out of the bag, delighting herself with her own abilities. For a while now, she has been learning to ride her bike without stabilisers. We initially removed the stabilisers when we were in Loch Leven, and we’ve since practised on a few occasions. But this week, she has got to a point where she can just get on the bike and ride off. I’m very aware how safe she needs to be…

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A developing love of books

This is a collaborative post. Yesterday, I went for my usual morning stroll with my elderly dog. We take it easy because I’m always recovering from my morning run and he’s a little old man recovering from life. He sniffs at all the smells and I admire the views and the wild flowers. But just after I took this photo and marvelled at the gorgeous, vibrant, summery colours, I was stopped in my tracks. Because just around the corner, there were blackberries. Big, juicy, ripe blackberries – just the sort you get in autumn. And so it is arriving – the beginning…

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Inspirational Parents #16 – Agent Spitback

I have been reading Agent Spitback‘s blog for quite a while now. What I love about it is that I never know what to expect when I go onto her site for a read. When it comes to inspirational parents, this lady has it all. She is one of the most amazing writers I know and alongside her fabulous blog and being a mum, she finds the time to be hilarious on social media. Through both her blog and her social media, she makes everyone feel that the bad days as a mum are okay – and reminds us not…

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Konfidence Golden Bucket Sand Art Competition

This summer, Konfidence launched a brilliant competition for children under 8 years old to create their own sand art masterpiece. The top three will win a bronze, silver and gold coloured bucket and spade trophy. There is also a £200 Konfidence voucher for the winner, plus a £100 and £50 voucher for the second and third placed entries, as well as a Trunki suitcase and a Bombura bath robe. There are even weekly winners who will receive a framed certificate with a copy of their picture incorporated into it. The competition is being sponsored by the new Konfidence swim jackets,…

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