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My Year of giving – March

March 31, 2018 admin 0

As March comes to an end I find myself thinking how quickly this year is flying by already. I have now completed my third month of my year of giving where I am on the hunt for different ways to help others that don’t necessarily mean donating money to charities because lets face it, we don’t always have spare money, but that shouldn’t mean we don’t help others.   This month I have attempted to […]

That time I drove an Aston Martin

March 30, 2018 admin 0

When I was 29 I wrote a list of 30 things I wanted to complete before I was 30 and although I never quite completed the list I did manage to tick off most of them with a bit of help from family and friends. One of the things on my list was to drive a really fast car and my husband arranged this for me for my birthday at the Three Sisters in Wigan. […]

How a random act of kindness can literally save a life

March 30, 2018 admin 0

Every month I am asking others to share with us how they have benefited from random acts of kindness as I complete my year of giving and this month we hear from Carol who blogs over at Virtually all sorts.   Are you able to give blood? If you are, when was the last time you donated a pint? I’m asking because, after 2 platelet transfusions, I’m not allowed to be a donor any longer. […]

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Cinderella at the St.Helens Theatre Royal

March 26, 2018 admin 0

On Saturday night we visited The Theatre Royal in St. Helens to watch our third panto, Cinderella, and I think I was more excited for this one than the children were because Prince Charming is played by no other than Lee Latchford-Evans from Steps. This little nugget of information meant that the week leading up to panto day was spent with me singing various renditions of my favourite Steps songs (along with dance moves) and […]

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Ant was an idiot

March 22, 2018 admin 4

Ant was an idiot! There is no sugar coating it and there is no getting away from it, driving over the limit is reckless behaviour, whether is was the aftermath from the night before or whether he had a few shots with his breakfast the outcome is the same, drink driving, and drink driving is never acceptable. Based on these facts I can understand the shock and horror that some of the public are displaying […]

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Jobs for ex-teachers

March 22, 2018 admin 0

Since I left teaching in January, I have been contacted by a number of fellow teachers congratulating me on my courage to leave and explaining how, although they love teaching, the environment, the work life balance and unrealistic expectations is making them dread going to work every day and they too wish they could leave. The conversations often go the same way, with me discussing my choices and encouraging them to follow their dreams if they […]

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I forgot about the nits

March 21, 2018 admin 3

One of the things that seemed to come as a surprise when I became the parent of a school aged child was nits or head lice as some people call them. I seemed to have blocked those memories from my mind and when I was first presented with a head lice letter from school they all came flooding back, the memories not the nits.   When I was at school we had what we called […]

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The truth about Forever Living

March 16, 2018 admin 3

Being a working parent is hard. There is the balancing of work and home life, the juggling of meetings and child care, the parent guilt for not seeing the children enough and the professional guilt of not staying at work. So what do people do? Well apart form getting ridiculously stressed out it lots of people go in search of that work life balance, the answer to being a working parent, the job that fits […]

How I chose the name for my blog

March 15, 2018 admin 0

So many people ask me how I chose the name, The Strawberry Fountain, for my blog and so I thought I’d let you in on the secret. When I first started writing my blog I knew that I wanted to talk about two things: parenting and beauty reviews (although I don’t do many beauty reviews any more), anyway, I knew that I wanted something that could cover both so names like The Parent Blogger or […]

Reminiscing about our wedding day

March 14, 2018 admin 0

In just over a month my husband and I will be celebrating our 7 year wedding anniversary. I can’t believe it’s already been 7 years, it has gone so quick and when I think of our wedding day it seems like it was only a few months ago, yet we have achieved so much it that time that it also feels longer than 7 years, if that makes any sense at all. Either way we […]