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All new crazy golf at Bents Garden Center

May 22, 2018 admin 0

Last week the boys and I were invited to Bents Garden Center to try out the new Jurassic section of the crazy golf. We had never been to Bents before but I had heard about it and as it was only 30 minutes from home and both boys enjoy playing crazy golf I thought it would be a nice treat for them if we went along.  We were told that the crazy golf originally consisted […]

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Making some lifestyle changes

May 21, 2018 admin 0

Since I left teaching in January I have been working on my self development and making some life style changes. The main one  to date is  obviously the fact that I now work for myself as a content creator and social media manager, helping other small businesses spread their messages on line. This change has been wonderful as it means I can now work around the boys schooling and extra activities, I don’t need to […]

Aldi now sell gym equipment

May 17, 2018 admin 0

Does anyone else just love Aldi? It’s one of those shops were you pop in for a loaf of bread and leave with a 6 man tent, some new curtains and a guitar. You all know what I’m talking about, it’s that infamous 3rd isle that has the most wonderful but random items at ridiculously cheap prices that you didn’t know you needed till you stumble upon it between the all important potatoes and the […]

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Father’s Day gift ideas

May 17, 2018 admin 0

Fathers day is just around the corner on Sunday 17th June and in case you are looking for inspiration here are some Father’s Day gift ideas for the men in your life.    Clothing Why not treat dad to something smart and fashionable this year, something he can wear over and over again, will absolutely love but maybe wouldn’t treat himself too. Dobell have everything from pocket handkerchiefs to tweed jackets, bow ties to full […]

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Canvas prints from Canvaschamp

May 16, 2018 admin 0

One of the things on my to do list this year is to organise all our family photos, either print them off and put them into albums or create photo books so that they are all in one place. I also want to complete our picture wall in the lounge where we have started putting some of our favourite snaps from special occasions and to have some others turned into canvas prints to put on […]

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Win a pair of Aqua Sphere goggles

May 14, 2018 admin 112

Today marks the start of Sun Awareness week which runs from 14th May  – 20th May. It is a week dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of sun exposure and to promoting sun safety.   The majority of people know that in order to stay safe in the sun they can wear sun lotion, sun hats, sun glasses and drink plenty of water BUT not many people know that  when swimming outside in the […]

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Conscious chocolate review

May 13, 2018 admin 0

Since attending the OM yoga show in Manchester last month and having a look at the Vegan life live event whilst there I have started to become a bit more interested in the vegan lifestyle and am amazed at the amount of products that are vegan friendly. One of my best friends is vegan and when she made the change I remember thinking that there was no way  I could give up chocolate or cheese […]

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Messages of thanks for nurses across the country on International Nurses Day

May 12, 2018 admin 0

Today is international nurse day so I’d like to take a moment to give thanks to all the nurses the world over. Thankyou for the crazy hours you work, the questions you answer repeatedly, and for the way you explain what the doctor said in words that make sense. Thankyou for staying late after a shift because you want to make sure we are okay before you leave, for holding our hand when no one […]

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A-Z of days out with children across the North West of England

May 11, 2018 admin 2

There are so many wonderful places to take your family across the north west, some free some more reasonable and some expensive and I often find myself reading various reviews before I travel more than 30 minutes to a place or purchase tickets in case I feel it’s a waste of time or money. Lets face it, their websites always make the places look great but what I want to know is the truth, the […]

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Why we moved to Cheshire

May 11, 2018 admin 0

I was born in Worcester and lived in Malvern as a baby, although I don’t remember any of that, what I do remember is growing up in Blackpool, more specifically in an area called South Shore. Looking back I loved it, I lived within walking distance of the (not so clean) beach, the Pleasure Beach and the Illuminations. I was surrounded by friends and we had the parks and the sand dunes to hang out […]