Looking into UK Walking holidays with Inntravel #GastroTrail

When I think of a holiday with the husband and kids, I’ll be honest, a walking holiday isn’t at the forefront of my mind. But after looking into them a bit more, it is something I would seriously consider doing. The UK is a stunning country, truly and if you have never been to our shores then you are missing a treat. From cosy pubs to English rose-filled gardens. Fields of romantic heather-clad moorlands to majestic coastlines.  Inntravel {the slow holiday people!} offers self-guided activity holidays throughout Europe & beyond and have done so since, 1954. The range of walking holidays…

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Tips to teach our children how to save

As parents, we have a responsibility to give our children the skills they will need to enjoy a happy and successful life. Just as it is better to encourage a child to enjoy sport before they become unfit and a healthy diet before they put weight on, time spent showing your child how to look after their pennies will pay dividends throughout the rest of their lives. Quite often their eyes will quickly glaze over and their attention will soon be grabbed by their games console unless you make this most serious of subjects fun. That is why I have…

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What’s my Home style? #MyInteriorStyling

Our home will never be a showroom home, but it will forever be cosy, lived in and filled with laughter and love. That I am sure of. We have lived here, in this house, for almost eight years and we have painted some rooms once. We’ve never got round to changing the carpets and if I’m honest, the lino in the kitchen has to go. But even with her imperfections, we have made this slightly rough looking house, a home. I have styled our home little by little – a bit of bunting here, some fairy lights there, a gorgeous…

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Challenged to double my recyclable waste with the #irecycleright campaign

Recycling is such an incredibly important thing, not only for us to do as human beings – but for our children to learn, too. I’ll be honest, I was never a good recycler, until quite recently and it’s now something I do religiously. It is also something that I make sure my children join in with, also. It’s best that they learn now, while they’re young, how to recycle.  I am taking part, alongside the Antrim and Newtownabbey Council on their #irecycleright campaign. We have been challenged to double the amount of waste we recycle at home. We’ve also been given…

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A simple no-sew bottom bunk bed tent

Both of my daughters share a bedroom, so you can imagine the chaos. Having a 5year old & a 12year old share a bedroom means there is never a dull moment. Sometimes they get on, and sometimes…not so much. Which is the daily story of siblings – I’m sure you’ll agree. Aside from getting on {or not!} you’ll find an array of clothes over the floor, posters lining the walls & a ridiculous amount of teddy bears at the foot of their beds. Not to mention a constant stack of doodles over Ellie’s Homework nook – that kid never stops doodling!…

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Getting back a little of how I used to be | Week#1 of my fitness journey

This week has been challenging and painful {oh, so painful} but also amazing. I have just completed week#1 of my 4-week fitness plan and I am so incredibly proud of myself. Every day hasn’t been without its challenges, but I have still put my trainers on and completed my daily workout. For me, personally? This is a huge achievement.  Every day, after my workout I have learned a few things about myself, {and not only how painfully unfit I am!} but now I’m even beginning to find them…fun! Which, if you were to ask me a month ago if I’d ever…

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My 4-week ‘no gym’ fitness plan

I am not getting any younger, and my waistline isn’t getting any smaller. Life can be stressful and busy and exhausting, so in my life? I have no time for being healthy or keeping fit. However, I’ve reached a stage in my life – before it gets too late – for that mindsight to change. If it doesn’t then I’m not going to be that Grandparent whose able to run around with her future Grandchildren. Also, if I don’t start looking after myself now, whose to say I’ll live that long due to my poor choices. A bleak outlook on…

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A girly week in the sun? Yes Please! {with a summer wear wish list, too!}

Summertime is getting closer and I cannot wait. Over the last few days, we’ve had sunshine – actual sunshine and it’s been lovely. We’ve been getting out to sort the back garden {which I’ll share more once it’s done}. And as we’ve shifted rubbish and unwanted things into bags for the dump I’ve been dreaming of my summer holiday. Next month, I will be jetting off, with some gorgeous friends of mine, to Cyprus. So instead of my usual shopping for the kid’s summer holiday clothes {which I am still doing} I also get to shop for myself {which I…

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My Mums Sepsis story #SuckitSepsis

My Mums Sepsis story isn’t really my story to tell. But, she isn’t here to share it because she didn’t survive. We lost her 4 years ago last December 4th and I’ve decided to share my Mums story of Sepsis because the wonderful Harriet from Toby & Roo has started up a pretty kickass campaign called #SuckitSepsis and she is hoping to raise £5000 for the Sepsis trust. So, I am sharing my Mummy’s story to help Harriet, raise more awareness about Sepsis, what it is, the signs to look for and so on. My Mummy didn’t know she had…

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