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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. […]

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Win with Smiggle and The Strawberry Fountain

April 23, 2018 admin 76

This week is National Stationary week. There seriously is a “National Week” for everything these days and although some are random, weird and just plain odd, I must admit I quite like the idea of a stationery week as I do class myself as a bit of a stationery geek. My office is full of coloured pens, notebooks, to do lists, white boards and highlighters galore, not to mention the pretty files, colourful clips and […]

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The OM yoga show in Manchester

April 23, 2018 admin 4

This weekend my friend and I visited the OMyoga show in Manchester for the first time. The yoga show has been running for more than a decade and takes place twice a year, once in Manchester at Event city and once in London at Alexandre Place and is now considered the biggest yoga gathering in Europe.   Despite the event being called the yoga show it isn’t just about yoga, in fact your ticket gains […]

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7th wedding anniversary gift ideas

April 18, 2018 admin 0

In the UK the tradition for the 7th wedding anniversary is to buy gifts that are made from copper. Finding such items can be tricky so I have put together a list of 7th wedding anniversary gift ideas that I came across when shopping for my husbands gift Scented Candle with Engraved copper lid This lovely gift is hand made by Willow and Light and comes is a beautiful bergamot and clary sage fragrance which […]