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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 […]

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My first ever camping experience

April 2, 2018 admin 0

Throw back to my bucket list and the time I ticked off camping thanks to our friends letting us tag along…. Loads of my friends had been banging on about camping for years, facebook was full of pictures of everyone and their dog (literally in most cases) camping, but I always failed to see the attraction. You sleep on the floor with a thin bit of material protecting you from the elements, it’s freezing cold, […]

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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. […]