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Monday, 20 August 2018

School Holiday Activity Ideas

This time last year I was struggling from what I like to call School Holiday Syndrome, but this year so far it seems to have been a lot more enjoyable. Now don't get me wrong it's not been a breeze at all, but I have tried to be a bit more creative in finding things for him to do.

I don't know about you, but he is becoming a bit screen obsessed, always asking for his DS, the TV or a tablet. I am that nasty parent who doesn't like him on computer games for more than an hour a day, yet it doesn't stop him going on and on about it!

I thought I would write about things that have worked well this year so far, in case you have kids who are beginning to get bored in their fourth week of the holidays! Please add even more ideas in the comments below, because I will need them!

Some Successful School Holiday Activities This Year


School Holiday Activities
Doing the 'dab' on a tree sculpture
Now that we have a little pooch we have done a lot more walking this summer and it's inspired me to find the more interesting areas of Sussex to do this in.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Toy Review: Ravensburger FIFA World Cup Puzzle Balls

I'm sure many of you are enjoying (or like me not enjoying) the current World Cup being shown on television (usually during my precious Emmerdale).

This year it's the first time my six year old has been interested in the game and we actually sat and watched the England vs Panama match this weekend all the way through. He has always loved doing puzzles, so when I was given the opportunity to test out the new FIFA 3D World Cup Match Ball by Ravensburger I knew he would be very happy to try it!

Ravensburger FIFA World Cup Puzzles

We also got a couple of other FIFA puzzle balls from earlier years which can be found quite cheap on Amazon.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge

I was set a challenge to see what meal I could make with Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burgers this week, and I chose to do a healthy option!

Chunk does at least three clubs a week at the moment after school, so I am always rushing about trying to find quick, but healthy meals to cook. His first words to me are not "Hi Mum" it's always "I'm hungry" so quick and easy meals are always are winner for us.

Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge

Rustlers do a range of burgers which take just 90 seconds to heat up in the microwave, so they're the quickest meal I've ever made!

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Attempting To Get Some Self-Esteem

2017 was one of the most awful years to date, so I've decided some changes need to be made as I don't want to go through any of that again any time soon!

Whilst it was hard, I also spent a lot of time finding ways to grow my mind and strategies to deal with a lot of things. This has included refreshing my knowledge in neuro-linguistic programming, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. Not to mention completing a beginners sewing class, getting an allotment and starting one to one yoga sessions which have all been great!

One to One Yoga Has Been Amazing For Me

So now my head is getting back on track and mentally I feel stronger than ever, because funnily enough nearly losing your mind strengthens it beyond belief.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Win An Iconique Kaftan or Sun Dress For Summer

I was sent a gorgeous Gottex Profile Swan Lake swimdress to try out from UK Swimwear and they also have given me the chance to give one of you an Iconique Kaftan or Sun Dress!

gottex swimdress

The swimdress comes in two colours, ink and Manhattan blue. I chose Manhattan blue because I'm hoping it will compliment the tan I aim to get this summer when I go on holiday!

I love the style of it as well as what it can do. Profile is Gottex's range that concentrates on shaping your figure and this swimdress features tummy control and the central meridian line of the design gives you height, whilst the ruching and the skirt helps you gain the hourglass figure that most of us crave.

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