Something I’ve been trying to implement into my life in recent weeks is self care. Regular readers will know that I’ve been attending Positive Thinking counselling sessions, and one thing that has been noted is that I have trouble switching off. I’ve always been the same. My mind has always been active, jumping from one topic to another with no pause for reflection. In the past I have found yoga extremely helpful, and this is something I’ve started to re-introduce into my routine thanks to the wonderful Happiness Habits eCourse from Michelle at The Joy Chaser. Another aspect of self care for me is taking care of my body, and to that end the gym has literally been a sanity saver for me. And recently, I was introduced to Urban Massage, which is a wonderful concept and a must for tired and sore muscles. Its also a must for tired and sore minds, as it turns out! (more…)
Insurance is one of those things that when you’re a grown up, you just have to deal with. Whether you like it or not. And when you’re young, you tend to think that the ‘unthinkable’ will never happen to you. Illnesses and accidents etc happen to other people, right? Then you become a parent, and all of that changes. Suddenly the world is a scary place and there are people you want to protect. And if anything was to happen to you (touch wood!) then you want to make sure that your loved ones will be taken care of. So without meaning to be morbid, lately thoughts of the ‘what if’ type have been springing to mind, and my husband and I decided to take another look at our existing insurance policies with an independent financial advisor. I was also asked by Mumsnet to take at look at the Value Your World tool from Zurich, which was good timing really. This is what we thought. (more…)
We absolutely LOVE being part of the Frugi family, and with every delivery comes a new delight. This time, the beautifully fun and vibrant Harriet Hoody dress. Perfect for autumn and winter, and a fantastic compromise for a little girl who just has to wear a dress EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. She is who she is! And this is the Harriet Hoody dress…
As usual, we’re loving the fact that every purchase from Frugi means we’re giving back to the planet thanks to the brand’s ethical policies. Take a look here for more info. And, of course, we’re also loving that the Harriet Hoody dress, like every other item of clothing at Frugi, is made from soft organic cotton- sourced from sustainable crops. (more…)
Recently Luka and I were invited to Manchester museum of science and industry to take part in the #DysonChallenge with Currys PC World. Now those who know me know that I actually love vacuuming and Dyson are a brand that I have always relied on too. I’ve owned two Dyson vacuums in my life, and I have to say that they are the kings of the vacuum world. That said, my last model has been relegated to the garage in the last few months, but only due to a couple of design ‘flaws’ that I’ll talk about in a moment. I’ll point out now that the new Dyson Cinetic Big Ball vacuum has eliminated these ‘flaws’ (and I say flaws, really I mean niggles to me personally!) which is fantastic. So the aim of the #DysonChallenge was to showcase a couple of new products, and to inspire our kids to think about how these products work, and how the engineers work hard to make sure that their creations are the best they can be.
Take a look at my video of our day:
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