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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 […]

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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 […]

The new Organic Shop range at Tesco

April 15, 2018 admin 0

When I first set up The Strawberry Fountain it was to write about all things girly and do beauty related reviews but as with everything in my life the boys infiltrated it, so most of the time I write about our lives together, our days out of products, books and toys that they are enjoying or we think you should avoid. So when I do get the chance to do a more girly review and […]

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 […]

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Olverum bath oil product review

April 12, 2018 admin 0

My bath is basically my sanctuary, the only place in the whole house were I get peace and quiet and to be fair that’s not always guaranteed. Most days I run a bath after the boys have gone to bed so that I don’t have to worry about them trying to sneak in with me or me having to answer to “muummmmy” for the 9ooth time. Instead I shut the door, grab my book and […]

Lighterlife fast product review

April 10, 2018 admin 0

I can’t remember a time when I have ever been happy with my weight but since having the boys I have been more conscious of the way I look and I yo-yo diet, a lot. I go from not caring and eating all the cheese and drinking all the wine to trying cleanses, slimming world and a variety of other diets. At the moment I am trying to increase my exercise and am loving yoga […]