• Rediscovering our local area in lockdown

    I still find it hard to comprehend what the past 11 weeks or so have brought and I haven’t wrote about it. The Worldwide change that has happened and the absolute Catastrophic devastation caused by the virus. To get through, and try and keep things normal, I’ve learned appreciate what we have and what’s around us – I’m sure like many people. At first when my husband was furloughed and both boys where at home, I was so frustrated at coming home from work in the hospital, to being surrounded by the stringent nothingness. I wanted to get out, get away, drive off. Anything – just because we couldn’t. It…

  • A helping hand from Bridgewood House Hotel and Canalside farm

    What I try and focus on during these tough timescale are the acts of selflessness and kindness that we are seeing everywhere. Its been so hard to see some of my colleagues and close friends in the most physically and emotionally destroying situations from sore blistered faces, getting ill themselves to staying away from their own families for long chunks of time to provide care to those who need it most whilst trying to keep their loved ones safe. This of course isn’t just in my place of work, but all over and in many different key worker roles. It is really hard to describe being scared and worried to…

  • Avoiding accidents on the road

    Want to avoid a car accident? Follow this advice  We all know someone who’s been involved in some kind of car accident. Such incidents are always well documented in the news and on social media, it’s enough to make us throw away our car keys for good! Driving on the road can be daunting, especially when you take reckless drivers and other selfish road users into account. However, you shouldn’t let the possibility of being involved in a crash limit your independence or trigger your anxiety. John Foy car accident lawyers are just a phone call away if you have a personal injury query.  Thankfully, there are steps you can take to…

  • #Ad – a summer update with Protest

    After the glorious sunshine we have had recently, I am more than ready to welcome summer back into our lives. This year too, I’m embracing online shopping more and this has been helped by the choice offered via Protest. I was offered a selection of clothing from the Protest website, which stocks sportswear and accessories from women’s bikinis to sunglasses, flip flops to Men’s swimwear. I chose a dress and flip flops for me, a hoody and T-shirt for my husband and a T-shirt that Dex chose for himself. The Protest website is really easy to use and features and simple yet accurate measuring system to ensure you get the…

  • gifted – Petit Jovial luxury vegan skincare

    I’m always looking for the product which makes the mundane and everyday seem that little bit more special. Things are testing for everyone at the moment so its nice to see an increase of self care to get us through. Typically the skin care products in this house are for the boys so that they can have a fun and nourishing bathtime, that’s fine, but sometimes I crave that slice of heaven too Rather than just hopping in and out the shower. I was gifted a skin care set from Peitit Jovial and thought that the perfect time to try it was after a long, 12.5 hour shift with tired…

  • 2 hour easy bread. No knead and delicious

    I once had a bread maker and made bread twice. Twice. Things are going to change with this 2 hour easy bread though! Cooking and baking are two things I adore, yet I have never made actual, homemade bread. It always seems too long to wait for, too much of a hassle and too many ingredients that I don’t have. 2 hour easy bread Well actually it’s super easy, super fast and the only ingredient that I don’t readily have is yeast (this even uses just regular plain flour!) It’s also really good for kids to get in and make with you, the dough is quite forgiving as Dexter manhandled…

  • Cars of the future

    What will cars of the future look like? Have you ever wondered what the automotive industry will be like in the next 50 years? The way we move around is evolving and with attitudes towards fossil fuels and the environment playing a huge role in our purchases and choices, it seems that the way we get from A to B is going to look very different in the not too distant future. So, what kind of changes can we expect to see? And what will cars of the future look like? Read on to find out more. Fuel sources  So, what will be powering the vehicles of the future? We’re all well…

  • Cars of the future

    What will cars of the future look like? Have you ever wondered what the automotive industry will be like in the next 50 years? The way we move around is evolving and with attitudes towards fossil fuels and the environment playing a huge role in our purchases and choices, it seems that the way we get from A to B is going to look very different in the not too distant future. So, what kind of changes can we expect to see? And what will cars of the future look like? Read on to find out more. Fuel sources  So, what will be powering the vehicles of the future? We’re all well…

  • Parental Relaxation: 4 Great Ideas For An Evening In After A Day Out

    Image credit: Pexels Family days out are a great way to create memories together, bond as a family, and most of all, have fun. However, they can also be exhausting! Having to plan your day out meticulously — including food, transport, timings and toys — so that you don’t end up with a screaming toddler or an exasperated partner is both physically and mentally draining. So it’s only fair that you get some time to yourself to relax after a fun but tiring day out looking after everyone else. If you’re looking for parental relaxation, we’ve got you covered. Here are four great ideas for a chilled evening in after a…

  • Ad -Schwartz recipe mix – easy Chilli

    If you read my blog you’ll know by now that I love cooking. It’s something I really enjoy, especially creating meals for my family or batch cooking to store in the freezer for homemade ready to go meals. I have to admit that I don’t usually use a recipe mix either. One of our staple ingredients is minced beef – especially 5% low fat content minced beef. I can make lots of meals from one pack and I know that my family are getting a good hit of protein as well as something filling and nutritious for a meal. One of our family favourite recipes is Chilli con carne. This…