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Top Tips For Choosing The Right Tyres And Driving Safely

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When it comes to road safety we often think of how other drivers behave on the road, the weather conditions or the congestion on the roads, but in actual fact, if you don’t have the right tyres or if your tyres have seen better days, you yourself could be one of the biggest problems on the road. Continue reading “Top Tips For Choosing The Right Tyres And Driving Safely”

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5 Easy Ways You Can Become More Eco-Friendly

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So, I have talked a lot recently on how we have tried to become more eco-friendly but I know that all my swaps may not be for everybody. For example, it can be tough to pay out up front for a sufficient stash of reusable nappies, I get that I really do, so I wanted to give some ideas on how you can still make some positive changes around your home and for your family, eco changes that are easy and also cost-effective. Continue reading “5 Easy Ways You Can Become More Eco-Friendly”

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Why We Are Taking Our Child Out Of School To Go On Holiday

Ok, so as you know by now we are off to Florida in March. What I haven’t mentioned is the fact that we are going during term time and so we will be taking Jake out of school but there are good reasons for this. No, they may not be good enough for the school or Government to accept but for us, we need to do this.

You see, what they may not class as exceptional circumstances Continue reading “Why We Are Taking Our Child Out Of School To Go On Holiday”

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Why I’ve Never Written A Birth Plan And Never Will

When I was pregnant the first time around I remember being asked quite early on to write out my birth plan. I recall looking at the midwife and telling her that whatever happens, happens. She replied with that I needed to at least write something down as a guide so I simply put ‘do what is needed‘. Thing is, I’m a realist. I know things in life don’t always go as expected, I know that setting up a huge plan can end in disappoint if something changes and I wanted to keep an open mind about the labour and birth. Continue reading “Why I’ve Never Written A Birth Plan And Never Will”

coral reef waterworld

Review | Coral Reef Waterworld, Bracknell

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Coral Reef Waterworld was our favourite place for swimming when Jake was younger. I would happily drive the 40 minutes from Basingstoke to Bracknell to enjoy the fun of the pools, jacuzzi, rapids, pirate ship, slide and so much more. I loved it because it was the warmest pool I had ever visited which is always important when you have babies or small children, Continue reading “Review | Coral Reef Waterworld, Bracknell”

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New Years Resolutions For 2019

I love a fresh start. The feeling of out with the old, in with the new, turning over that new leaf and all those other cliches but resolutions have gone pretty much out the window for me for the last few years. I guess once you become a parent you can’t really guarantee very much as so many unexpected moments, events, illnesses etc. happen and add in the constant tiredness (if you have very small ones) and you just can’t face making these ritual promises to yourself anymore, can you? Continue reading “New Years Resolutions For 2019”

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The Christmas Tag

The lovely Lauren from Scrapbook Blog nominated me to take part in this year’s Christmas Tag. Blogger tags are designed to get to know a blogger a little more and I have previously taken part in this one here, but this time around the questions only have Christmas in mind. So, let’s get started… Continue reading “The Christmas Tag”