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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Christmas Cupcake Tree Recipe

Are you feeling that Christmas vibe yet? If, like me, you've been way too busy trying to get things done to make sure your child is getting into the festive spirit, I've found an activity you can do with the kids which may help you get in the mood too.

My son has a Christmas box that I pull out at the start of every December and it tends to contain things we have collected over the years. This includes festive films, stories and crafts. We have a book I managed to get from a car boot (Usborne Big Book of Christmas Things To Make and Do) which includes crafts and recipes.

My boy has been going through it for a couple of days and came across an easy recipe to create a Christmas tree out of cupcakes (see our creation below or on my Instagram). They were really easy to do, and quite fun, so I thought I would share the recipe in case anybody has a rainy day with moany, bored children...

Monday, 2 December 2019

A Healthy Eating Update And Tips!

If you have been following me for a while, you will know about my battle with my weight. I love food and hate exercise, which is the worst combination!

I was recently diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, which is way more than some cysts on your ovaries. It's a hormonal condition that starts in the brain and has many horrid affects mentally and physically including mood swings, depression, anxiety, acne, male hair growth and much more.

Trying to maintain a good weight helps the keep the symptoms more under control, but unfortunately PCOS in itself is a condition that slows down weight loss and actually can cause weight gain. Sucks right?!

Healthy Eating Tips

So recently I have had even more of a drive to sort out my lifestyle. After losing my nan last December my exercise and healthy eating took a back step and it has taken a long time to get myself back into it again.

In September I had finally had enough of my size and how it was affecting every day tasks, so I finally got back into a regime.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Giveaway: Win A Personalised Children's Eco Adventure Book

Still on the hunt for a unique Christmas gift for the kids? I may have found a good one, and I'm even giving one away below!

WatAdventure have created a brilliant new eco adventure book which can be personalised for your child. The idea behind it is to empower kids to save the planet this Christmas, both in the story and real life.

It's aimed at children aged 6 -12 and you don't just personalise it by their name as you can also style the main character's avatar.

watadventures giveaway
You Could Win A Personalised One Of These!

The book includes two graphic novels: 'Saving Slime Town' and 'Planet B' as well as some practical activities that help teach your child to become more eco-friendly minded.

Activities in the book include a great mindfulness diary, STEM challenges and facts about the world's seven eco challenges.

Friday, 25 October 2019

Giveaway: Win Toy Story 4 on DVD

This week we were sent a copy of the new Toy Story 4 dvd and have also been sent a copy to give away to one lucky reader!

We watched it last night which you may already know if you follow my twitter.

It's one of the most emotional out of the four and had me in tears within the first few minutes and again at the end!

It has a lot of the characters we have grown to love alongside some new ones including the loveable Forky and a daredevil stuntman played by Keanu Reeves; What's not to like?!

To win a copy of the DVD just complete any of the parts of the form below.

Good luck!

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We were sent the DVD to watch for the purpose of this review. No payments were received and all opinions are my own. Competition entries from UK only. 

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Thursday, 20 June 2019

Our Visit to the Brighton Upside Down House

We ended the recent half term by going to the brand new Upside Down House in Brighton and the boys were not disappointed!

It had only been built two weeks before our visit and it's been put next to the Brighton i360 which makes a gorgeous photo when you get the right angle!

Upside Down House Brighton
Brighton's Upside Down House
The makers of the Upside Down House have already built three in other locations around the UK. They want to give people the chance to capture images that are surreal and fun which you can definitely do in this house.

We had great fun exploring the two-storey house which has a bathroom, play room, bedroom, lounge and kitchen that you can explore.

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