Inspirational Parents #12

When I first started blogging, it was rather a solitary affair. I used to write and publish posts, share the odd post on social media and then slink away, not really engaging with the blogging community. That was until I started chatting to a fellow blogger, who made me realise that there was more to blogging than just writing and hitting publish. That blogger was Natalie from The Diary of an Unexpectant Mother. Since then, she has become a friend who I chat to regularly via social media although we’ve actually never met. It wasn’t until recently that I realised…

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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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Thursday Photo #104

Welcome sunshine, we’ve been waiting for you. I can’t believe how late in the year the good weather seems to be starting this year. Only on Sunday, we left Avoncroft Museum in a huge rush because the heavens opened with rain, hail and even sleet. And yet today, everything is different. The sun is finally here. We’ve spent virtually the whole day outside, walking about a mile to playgroup where all the children played outside for an hour. Then we walked home, still enjoying the sunshine. The girls were bundled up with hats and sun-cream instead of coats and gloves and…

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British Sandwich Week: a recipe

As a child, sandwiches always meant some Marmite or a piece of cheese between some soggy slices of bread. It wasn’t until I got older and discovered the joys of home made bread and exciting fillings that I realised just how exciting sandwiches could be. So in honour of British Sandwich Week (8th to 14th May 2016), Central England Co-Operative have asked me to come up with a great sandwich combination and explain how to make it. Never one for taking things lightly, I’ve made my sandwich from scratch. Cheese and herb bread recipe I don’t have a bread maker, so I…

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West Midlands Safari Park: Review

A few weeks ago, we decided to take the girls to the West Midlands Safari Park for the day. It’s something we’ve been meaning to do for a while now, since both girls often talk about the different animals they see in books. I’m not a huge fan of zoos as I don’t feel comfortable with the animals being in such small spaces, so I chose the safari park instead. The animals I’ve been to the West Midlands Safari Park a few times, and I’ve always been quite impressed with the fact that the animals had plenty of space. I’m not sure…

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