12 February 2018

Feel Good With Heart

The music you listen to can have such a big impact on your everyday mood. I have the radio on during the commute to and from school each day and I opt for tunes over the TV when working from home. Music is a big part of my life and I therefore choose to listen to Heart, the UK's biggest commercial radio brand, which provides feel good music to keep me smiling from dawn til dusk. If I pop out of the house I even leave it on for the dog to keep him company too! It's the happy soundtrack to our day.

Heart have created their #HeartFeelGoodChallenge this year which has inspired me to do something fun and active based on a favourite song of mine to boost my mood even further. Each time 'Shape of You' by Ed Sheeran is played it brings back some lovely memories of meeting my boyfriend for the first time, as it was released around the same time we met, and it reminds me of my admiration for his physique. Being in the military he is in very good shape and he is incredibly fit. The song lyrics 'I'm in love with your body' have since encouraged me to focus on myself a little bit more, in terms of my health and fitness, this January and I've been trying hard to love my own shape as much as I love his.

31 January 2018

The Ultimate Baby Proofing Check List for Mums-To-Be

Welcoming a new baby to the world, and to your home, can be a daunting prospect. You have to think of so many things, not to mention all of those sharp corners and choking hazards that seem to suddenly appear. As a new-mum this baby-proofing checklist can help make sure your home is ready for you and your baby.

26 January 2018

Getting Girls Pretty Curious About STEM

I've always encouraged the Mini Mes to follow their dreams and they've always known that I will be right behind them, to support them, along any path they wish to take throughout their lives. Moomin is now in year 9, how she became a teenager already I'll never know, and she has made quite a lot of big decisions during the past few weeks at school. We had discussions together in relation to her GCSE subjects but ultimately the choice was hers to make so I stepped back and gave her space to pick what was right to help towards her career, as well as opting for classes she will enjoy, both of which may impact her own future greatly.

19 December 2017

What Would You Do If You Won The Lottery?

With Christmas only days away now a lottery win would certainly help to cover the cost of any additional gifts and all of the food I'm yet to purchase for a huge feast, especially as I'm the host this December. I'm sure that's the same for most other families too at an expensive and hectic time of year. It would also be incredible to never need to schedule work in around the family or think about returning to my desk in January - I'd be off to Lapland to spend time in a beautiful log cabin surrounded by snow, enjoying husky sleigh rides and meeting Santa with the reindeer instead of staying at home! Imagine hitting the sales with a wallet full of cash too in January and treating yourself to a new wardrobe of designer clothes.

Lottoz has now launched in the UK so your dreams of being a millionaire may be closer than you think. Did you know that you can purchase tickets for the biggest jackpots for lotteries from around the globe, all from the comfort of your own home? That's right, you can actually have the opportunity to win some serious amounts of money with minimal effort thanks to Lottoz - the online lottery platform. They asked what we would do with a big win so I passed this question to my partner and the Mini Mes to find out what they would splurge on...

"I'd get a huge house with an indoor games room and then buy a Mustang." - Moomin (13)

06 December 2017

WIN 1 of 3 Kids Songs CDs #ChristmasGiftGiveaway

Kids Songs’ is a new triple album packed with original recordings of children’s favourite TV themes and songs. It's Perfect to listen to in the car or at home or for your own mini kids disco. Got a children’s party coming up? Then this is the perfect solution to keep all of the little ones entertained!

The album features some of the biggest names on TV from Justin Fletcher to Chris & Pui as well as theme tunes from popular CBeebies Programmes such as Go Jetters, Waybaloo, Tee and Mo, Everything’s Rosie and many more.

This is the ultimate soundtrack of the year and a must have stocking filler for your kids!

It's available to buy on Amazon and ro download on iTunes.

05 December 2017

Win a Ragdale Experience Day for two people (worth £204) #ChristmasGiftGiveaway

Win a Ragdale Experience Day for two people at award winning Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa 
(worth £204 – valid Monday to Friday)

Ragdale Hall, in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside was recently awarded Best Destination Spa in the UK* and combines state-of-the-art technology with the charm of traditional Victorian architecture. Whether you are looking for total relaxation, me-time and pampering or to kick-start a healthier lifestyle, Ragdale Hall is the perfect choice. There great selection of spa days and spa breaks include something for everyone, so if you're seeking a romantic getaway, a day out with girlfriends or some time-out with your nearest and dearest, Ragdale Hall really is the spa to visit

24 November 2017

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month - Plus Your Chance to Win #COMonsters

At this time of year many of us are busy shopping for gifts, sorting out our Christmas dinner menu and booking visits to see Santa so ensuring your boiler is serviced and your home is safe is unlikely to be a priority - it probably feels like an unnecessary expense at an already expensive time of year. It is however incredibly important, especially as a carbon monoxide leak can often go unnoticed (it can't be seen, smelt or tasted) and the festive period is when we generally have lots of gatherings with friends and families who could potentially be at risk without realising.

November is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month which is the perfect time to find out how to identify a leak, learn about the symptoms of being poisoned and how to protect your home with help from npower.