Christmas gift ideas for foodies

It’s just around the corner and unless you’re super organised, you’re probably on the lookout for gifts for the foodies in your family, or circle of friends. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place as I’ve put together a selection of gift ideas; from ready to eat products that could go into a home-made hamper, to sets where the recipient gets to create their own! You’ll find some non edible gifts in there too, but they’re sure to go down a treat.
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Traveling With Jewelry – How To Keep Your Valuables Safe And Organized

Travel essentials

Preparing to travel requires a great deal of planning and organization. You need your luggage packed and ready, and your tickets and reservations made before the big day. However, if there’s one thing that you might overlook, that’s your pieces of jewelry. If you take your bracelets, necklaces, rings, and other valuable items with you, make sure you get them protected. Here are a few tips to consider when keeping your valuables safe and organized. Read more

Musings of a Slimming World (non?) target member | #3

Musings of a Slimming World target member #3

Wow. I didn’t realise it had been so long since I wrote my last musings post. Over one whole year in fact. Truth is, since then, I’ve rarely been in target. I honestly don’t feel like a target member; I haven’t done for a long time. I look at Slimming World diamond members (those who have been at target for a year or more) and I think –

How do you do it?

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Getting Prepared For Autumn

Getting Prepared For Autumn

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We’ve had a sizzling summer, and whilst summer is not technically over, it does appear to be drawing to a close with the nights slowly starting to draw in and the clouds taking place of what was once a scorching hot sun.

We still have the Bank Holiday weekend to look forward to, but this marks the wrapping up of the summer holidays, and shortly the kids will be back to school.

In fact, there’s a Stereophonics songs that sums up the feeling of this time of year, as the leaves begin to fall and there’s a certain buzz in the air amongst children as the school year begins, conkers begin to fall, and we look forward to the cosy celebrations of Halloween and Bonfire Night. Read more

Our 2018 summer bucket list

Summer bucket list

You may have seen the cheesy meme going around recently; you know the one, where we only get 18 precious summers with our children so we must make the most of them. That’s all well and good, and to an extent I agree. But sometimes, just sometimes; we may have had enough, want a break, want to pull our hair out; just want them back at school! And that’s fine, too.

I’m not going to lie, I really struggled with them last summer. We were going through a really difficult time with Jacob and his behavioural issues, which made it hard for me mentally, wanting to take them both out on my own all of the time. Other than going away during the last week of summer, I’m going to admit that we probably had quite a boring six weeks. That’s why this year, we’ve made a bucket list! Read more