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 […]


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 […]

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What is Inflata Nation?

May 10, 2018 admin 7

On Friday 4th May my family and I were invited to the opening night of Cheshire Inflata Nation  in Runcorn and although we had heard rumors that one was opening near us and had heard a few things about the one in Manchester we didn’t really no what to expect.   What is Inflata Nation? In short it is an inflatable theme park. Imagine a giant bouncy castle with inflatable slides, ball pits, climbing walls, […]

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5 Top Tips for living a healthier life

May 9, 2018 admin 0

5 top tips for living a healthier life Life shouldn’t be all about diets and restraint it should be about enjoyment and balance and I truly believe that by making small changes to our lifestyles we can all live a healthier life.   So here are my top 5 tips   1). Swap pop for water    Water is good for us for many reasons but this doesn’t mean that you have to give up […]

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Swap the screen this Bank Holiday with Smiggle

May 4, 2018 admin 0

This week, 30th April – 6th May, is Screen-free week which is aimed at getting children away from their screens and interacting with the people and the world around them. As a company that is passionate about creativity, Smiggle, have decided to get incolved and are running the smiggle #swapthescreen campaign to help you help your children. The need for campaigns like this is because research suggests that children are now less creative due to […]

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Buy cheap canvas prints and photo books with this exclusive code

May 4, 2018 admin 2

I love taking photos, I think most people do these days as it’s so easy to snap away on your phone, camera or tablet but then what ? I have hundreds of photos stored digitally all over the place and I am forever meaning to print them off or have them put on a canvas or a made into a photo book but I always forget. When I do remember I tend to log on […]

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My year of giving April

April 30, 2018 admin 0

For those reading this for the first time, my year of giving is a project I started in January where every month I write a post about ways I have tried to give back to my community or the wider population, without making a financial donation. The idea behind it isn’t to show off, seek approval or gratitude from others but to try and encourage myself and others to give more where possible and to […]

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How the kindness of a stranger restored faith in humanity for a new mum

April 29, 2018 admin 0

Each month I have been bringing you the real life experiences of how random acts of kindness have shaped the lives of others. From the unexpected gifts to the life saving donations of blood this gestures from strangers have had long term consequences for those on the receiving end and this month we here from Danielle from Bee-ing mommy about how an experience that happened on one of her first outings with her new baby […]

Everything you need when setting up your home office

April 25, 2018 admin 10

I’ve had a home office for years, it started as a study when I was a student and i would use it when i couldn’t be bothered to go to the library and then became an office when I was a teacher and I would spend most evenings and weekends in there marking but since January when I went self employed full time my office has become the place I spend most of my time. […]