Project #14to10 – Running in the Dark

So ‘Project #14to10’ has been a bit slow in some aspects, but I have lost some weight so that’s a good start! I’m going to share my stats monthly rather than every other week, purely because I think it’ll be a bit more impressive (here’s hoping!) but I have been getting on well with Weight Watchers, mostly because the app is easy to use and I can track my daily points instantly. I had a weekend away at BlogOn conference, followed by a night away in London and more or less managed to stay within my planned points each day – even though there was a lot of temptation not to! Okay, I succumbed to a really delicious brownie in Manchester and a few Gins in London but I had…

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Food: 14 Kitchen Gadgets to make Cooking Fun

The best way to eat healthier and teach your kids about the healthy eating is to make cooking healthy, homemade meals simple but fun. Luckily, there are a lot of excellent kitchen gadgets that can help you with that, here are 14 kitchen gadgets to try…   Instant Pot If you want to be able to cook up healthy wholesome meals for the whole family, but you’re rather short on time and space for lots of cooking equipment, you’ll love the Instant Pot – a one-pot cooking device with seven separate functions that enables you to do everything from steaming to slow cooking in the one pot. There are literally thousands of great Instant Pot recipes to be found all over the web, so purchasing this could really transform family…

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What the kids wore: Bobux Kid+ Sandals

I’ve been a big fan of Bobux shoes for the kids ever since they started walking, originally working with them through blogging, but I have also purchased them too, plus been a big advocate when other mum’s ask about the best footwear for kids. We are lucky enough to be working with them again this spring and the kids were over the moon to be able to choose a new pair of sandals each! Things I love about Bobux: Durable Natural Materials Designed to perfectly support development of little feet Podiatrist approved Huge variety of designs, both modern and classic. Now the sun seems to have made a proper appearance I envision a lot of afternoons at the park after school and weekends at the beach as it is so…

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What Athena Wore in Bluebell Woods

It’s finally bluebell season! Last Saturday we took a late afternoon stroll around the bluebells in Angmering Park estate. It’s always an a stunning sight to behold, and each year they never fail to amaze me with their colours, and Athena has a new dress and necklace that she was more than happy to show off!   Her dress is from La Coqueta, a Spanish company who make children’s clothes up to age ten, in classic styles and patterns. They’re proper little people clothes, with classic timeless designs and I love everything! There are no outrageous colours, naff characters or skimpy styles, instead you have subtle lace, frills and gorgeous fabrics to choose from. Athena picked the Allamanda dress, which is lined Summer dress made from 100% cotton. A bib…

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Labelling uniform with Attach-a-Tag

Labelling the kids clothes is definitely not one of my favourite tasks but sadly it’s a very necessary one, as there seems to be some magic force field within a school that means that your kid will pick up the wrong jumper at least twice a week and end up with someone else’s PE shorts without fail! Every last thing needs to be labelled, and with a set of clothes for every day and two kids that’s about 30 things, all told. So far I have tried iron-on name labels which don’t seem to last very well as I tend to tumble dry most of the kids clothes, and they pucker and peel off, plus I have also tried writing on the clothing tags with biro or sharpie but these always…

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Me and Mine in April 18

Oh April, you lived up to your name that’s for sure! Showers and torrential rain were pretty much weekly occurrences! We had a pretty nice April though, all things considered though it would have been way better had we all not got sick, poor Arlo for two weeks!) We spent the first week of April in Wales, exploring Castles and walking around waterfalls – I have finally finished editing all the photos so at some point I will get a little post up for each of the fun things we did! The castle where we took our ‘Me and Mine’ snap is Powis Castle and was so lovely, the grounds were just amazing! This month I have been: Stressed – it’s hard to fit in all my work around the kids…

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Experience Freedom with CycleFest & Giveaway!

As the weather is finally getting brighter and warmer by the day I’m getting excited about spending time outdoors and planning activities and fun things for us to do during the Spring and Summer, and expect quite a few others will be too! One of the things that is on our agenda for the summer is bike riding, we’re lucky to live a few minutes from the beach and also have the South Downs National Park on our doorstep too so there is plenty of outdoor space to explore locally… but the rest of the UK is also perfect for cycling holidays, and CycleFest have found three perfect locations in England, Wales and Scotland for families to get together and explore the great outdoors on their bikes. On each Bank…

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