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    • September Monthly Goals // Lifestyle

      September Monthly Goals // Lifestyle
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      Harley Hound and Red Spotted Ned // Blog Tour // Books
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      Back to School Tips // Parenting
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      How I got into Photography // Photograhy

    Kidsfest at Lee Valley Farm // Days Out

    During the six weeks of the summer holidays Lee Valley Farm offered up a fun event for children called Kidsfest, The event offers a range of fun things for the children to see and do. Including superheroes, Princesses and of course lots of farm yard animals to feed and meet. K I D S F E S T As a parent, I couldn’t help but feel this event was planned out thoroughly, however for the children this was a fun day out that they enjoyed. Walking into the farm we decided to head towards the smaller creatures area. Where delightfully we saw some essentially wild Guinea pigs that had this huge area to themselves. We are all aware that guinea pigs are notoriously social animals and can get depressed and lonely if left on their own. These guys had four houses and a large area to run in, it was lovely to see them run about. I can see these were some happy Piggies! Up next the children got the opportunity to feed some adorable rabbits, We was given a plan of what was going on during the day and as we arrived it was time for the rabbit feeding,… View Post

    Easy Sausage Meatballs // Recipe

    When it comes to evening dinners, I am always stumped with what to create, however sometimes things are made out of pure luck and magic. One day after I had planned a weeks worth of meals for me and my children, we had originally was going to have some delicious salmon for dinner; However something bad happened and the salmon unfortunately had decided to go off in the fridge. No matter, for I had another magic plan up my sleeve. After having a little panic about what to do I realized that in the fridge I had another bag of sainsbury’s sausage meat that I had left over from a previous meal. C H E A P  A N D  E A S Y We all know the importance of a healthy meal, but what people always seem to forget is that cheap doesn’t always mean that its unhealthy. I meal plan each week and as I am on a low income for me its always important that the meals that I make for myself and my children are healthy, easy and cheap. Because lets face it, if you are like me and have three children to deal with, sometimes… View Post

    Victoria Mae Designs ‘Jane Austin’ Tea // Review

    AD – Contains Gifted Products (Disclaimer) During my normal day while I go about my usual daily jobs I always find time to stop, sit down and have a nice warm cup of tea. My personal favorite is Twinings English breakfast, I cannot get enough of the stuff and when I was kindly offered a chance to test out and review some beautiful tea gift packages. Of course I said yes please! A  G O O D  B R E W Victoria Mae; a designer and illustrator based in the Irish city of Belfast has decided to set up a charming and delightful gift shop online with a large collection of beautifully designed gifts. Victoria Mae specializes in printed patterns which it is clear in the products she has on offer. From her passion for the unique and of course tea, Victoria Mae created a wonderful range of tableware, wedding favors and some lovely looking tea themed gifts for all who just might enjoy a good cuppa. Launching her range and business; Victoria Mae Designs in 2012, each little package of tea that comes in these gift packages contains one teabag, the packaging itself is beautifully designed with stunning colors… View Post

    Summer Holiday Plans on a Budget // Parenting

    Six weeks off for the summer holidays can either go two ways; you make plenty of plans and they all go well. Or things just go wrong. Making summer holiday plans on a budget is one of the things I always strive to do.  However being on a budget doesn’t mean that the plans you make cannot be fun, enjoyable and full of memories. P L A N S  O N  A  B U D G E T Subscription Boxes – I always adore subscription boxes and the fact that they come through your letterbox once a month is an added bonus during the months of the summer holidays. My children and I receve the Mud and Bloom box which is all things garden and nature. We get the Sibling Box which has lots of things to do with the three children. Trips to the Seaside – We always go to the seaside for day trips, Great Yarmouth is a fantastic place to visit for the children. Recently my children and I went to Mersea island for the day and it was great fun to explore, despite the weather. Visiting RHS gardens – This one is slightly more pricey however… View Post

    August Monthly Goals // Lifestyle

    When it comes to monthly goals, most of the time I write them and forget to do them. And why I decide to do them again here is a reason I dont understand. But here we are; today I am going to share with you some goals that I hope to achieve during the month of August. A U G U S T  M O N T H L Y  G O A L S The goals for this month are going to be a mix of personal and blogging related, each monthly goal I have included that I feel is something I can achieve in the time I’ve given myself. Hopefully by the time I come to write the next monthly goals post. I can give you an update on my progress.. and you can be proud of me! Save some money – I feel like I say this every month whenever I do one of these, In the month of august my children and I are going away with my mum for a holiday and we all know how expensive that can be Be more organised – Since moving into my new home I am the most unorganized… View Post