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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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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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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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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 […]

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Our yearly camping treat

April 16, 2018 admin 0

The first time we went camping was to North Wales with friends and despite being pretty clueless and unprepared we had a great time. Mainly because our friends looked after us, shared their equipment with us, and taught us how to cope. In my head camping was all about the basics, which to be honest was why we never went sooner, the idea of the 4 of us sharing one room was enough to make […]

That time I conquered the longest zip wire in the UK

April 13, 2018 admin 0

Here we go again, another throw back to one of the activities form my 3o things to do before my 30th list and this time it was pretty extreme for me, completing the longest zip wire in the UK. Read on to see how it went. The longest zip wire in the UK was actually the first activity that made the list. So I was super excited that only a few month into the list […]

Our first trip to Marco Pierre White in Chester

April 8, 2018 admin 0

I thought I would share another one of my “bucket list experiences” with you from three years ago when I set myself the challenge to do 30 things before I turned 30. This time it is of a memory of a more sedate experience which was to eat in a celebrity restaurant. When I added this to the list I didn’t have a particular chef or restaurant in mind, any would do, I just wanted […]

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Our next renovation project

April 4, 2018 admin 0

A couple of weeks ago we started thinking about our next renovation project and decided it was time to move out side and tackle the garden, hopefully in time for summer. The garden space we have isn’t massive and is split over three levels, which makes it a bit awkward but I think we have finally come up with a design, although this may change several times before the project starts.   We have decided […]