Ecoegg Review [Ad – Gifted]

eco egg review

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to try a more eco-friendly alternative to the washing gel and fabric conditioner I’d been using for years. So I was delighted when the folks at ecoegg offered to send me their laundry egg to review. I wasn’t asked to write a full blog review but I thought it might be useful for people so here we go…

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Labelling Children Naughty

labelling children naughty

One thing I’ve noticed since the twigs started school, is that C in particular has been coming home and saying things like ‘so-and-so’s really naughty’ or ‘he’s a naughty boy.’ In other words, labelling other children as naughty. Not in a nasty way, more in just a factual way really. It seems to be something lots of the other children do and they all talk about. But I just have a bit of a problem with labelling children in this way.

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AD | A Family Day Out At The Atrium Camberley

Family day out at the Atrium Camberley

Last week we had a lovely family day out at The Atrium Camberley. The Atrium is a shopping and restaurant complex in Surrey whose mission is to help you ‘Shop, Eat and Unwind.’ There’s so much there for families to do, especially during half term. In this post, I’m going to share what we got up to to give you some ideas of what’s on offer.

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Living Arrows 42/52 {2019}

Living Arrows

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Kahlil Gibran

Helloooo! This is my first time joining in with the Living Arrows project, created by Donna from What the Redhead Said 😊 The project is about celebrating childhood, so each week you post a photo of your little ones that captures a special moment.

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Self Care: Should It Be Such A Big Deal?

self care

The day after I left my teaching job at the beginning of the year, I felt like I’d been hit by a bus. I think it was a combination of things – relief, alllll the emotions, exhaustion, sleep deprivation, all the anxiety I’d been feeling… I think it all just caught up with me a bit.

Anyway, I had a shower in an attempt to make myself feel slightly more human. Ignoring the fact that I could hear the twiglets next door destroying their bedroom and each other, I decided to take the extra 5 minutes in the shower to shave my legs. I knew it would make me feel that bit… nicer, you know? As I did, I thought ‘ooh I’m doing some self care!’ Then I quickly checked myself and thought ‘no – you’re shaving your legs because you resemble a yeti and could probably weave an entire rug out of your leg hair you tit!’ 🙈

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Our Autumn To-Do List

autumn to-do list

Helloooo! So I don’t usually tend to go in for these sort of seasonal checklist-type things. However, now that the twiglets are at school, I feel like our time together is really precious and I want to make the most of it. That’s not to say I will be putting loads of pressure on us all to get out and do stuff every single possible minute we can. The twigs are super tired from school and need lots of downtime. But I just have a few ideas of some things I’d like to do over autumn if we can, so I thought I’d share them. Here is our Autumn To-Do List:

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Feeling Lost When Your Children Start School

feeling lost when children started school

I’ve been feeling a bit lost recently – well, since the twiglets started school really. I haven’t been able to put my finger on exactly why. It’s like there’s something niggling at the back of my mind but I can’t quite manage to bring it to the forefront so I can work out what it actually is. The other evening I was feeling this way and suddenly found myself saying to the husband: ‘There’s just no point to me anymore.’ I didn’t even really know what I meant – it just came out.

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Having an LVL Lash Lift

LVL Lash Lift

If you know me, you may well know that I am not really one for beauty treatments as a rule. I LOVE a massage (though I rarely have them), I get my nails done every so often, but that’s about it. So when a lovely local salon, Nouvelles, got in touch to offer me an LVL lash lift, I felt a bit out of my comfort zone. I mean I’ve never even had my eyebrows done! But it was such a fab opportunity that I jumped at the chance.

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