A bit late to the party, but happy đ— đ—Œđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿’𝘀 𝗗𝗼𝘆 to all the wonderful Mums I know. Mums of humans & Mums of furbabies
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𝗙𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—č𝘆 is so important. It gets you through the tough times, brings the happy times and makes you feel safe.⁣
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We are all still struggling after losing both of our furbabies
 but đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘼𝘩 đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜±đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜¶đ˜Ž đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜­ & we’re doing it đ˜đ—Œđ—Žđ—Čđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿.⁣
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This photo makes me smile. The last time we went to the beach together, to give Snoopy some sea air through his ears.⁣
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𝗠𝘆 𝗳𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—č𝘆. My memories. I am so đ˜­đ˜¶đ˜€đ˜Źđ˜ș to have this lot & have my sacred memories of the furbabies.⁣
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đ——đ—¶đ—± đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ đ—”đ—źđ˜ƒđ—Č 𝗼 đ—»đ—¶đ—°đ—Č 𝘄đ—Čđ—Č𝗾đ—Čđ—»đ—±?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ Mother’s Day

#family #mothersday #mothersday2023 #motheringsunday #uktradition #mums #mumma #mothers #familytime #familyfirst #beachday #beachvibes #winterbeachdays #wellsnextthesea #norfolk #visitnorfolk #furbabies #dogslife #puppys #doggies #loveislove #memories #reminiscing #missmydogs #grievingdogs #grievingprocess
QuornÂźïž challenged me to make a quick, delicious & meat free meal. đ—€đ˜‚đ—¶đ—°đ—ž đ—șđ—Č𝗼đ—č𝘀 are perfect for lunchtimes whilst working from home. They are also perfect for family lunchtimes on a Saturday as we have little time after clubs.⁣
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I used some đ—€đ˜‚đ—Œđ—żđ—» đ—–đ—żđ—¶đ˜€đ—œđ˜† 𝗡𝘂𝗮𝗮đ—Č𝘁𝘀 to make a quick and tasty meal (since recording this I now use the 𝘱đ˜Ș𝘳 𝘧𝘳đ˜ș𝘩𝘳 which is even quicker than the conventional oven).⁣
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Being vegetarian is definitely made easier with Quorn products. They are tasty, usually quick to cook & versatile. Isla & Noah love these nuggets too, they prefer them to meat. A family bag of Crispy Nuggets lasts a long time, so they are 𝗮𝗿đ—Č𝗼𝘁 𝘃𝗼đ—č𝘂đ—Č.⁣
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My lunch is a Quorn Crispy Nugget roll. So easy
 so tasty & perfect for a quick family meal too.⁣
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Quorn have an 𝘱đ˜Ș𝘳 𝘧𝘳đ˜ș𝘩𝘳 đ˜šđ˜¶đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Š on their website now: Quorn Crispy Nuggets take 𝟭𝟬 đ—șđ—¶đ—»đ˜‚đ˜đ—Č𝘀 to cook đŸ™đŸ» I will put the link to the guide in my stories. ⁣
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What do you cook for a quick lunchtime treat? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜”đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜”âŁ
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⁣#crispynuggets #familymeals #crispynuggetmeal #quickmeals #quicklunch #quickmeal #vegetarianrecipes #vegetarian #easyrecipe #airfryerquorn #cheap #quick #easy #favouritemeals #meatfreemeals #quornrecipes #quornnuggets #healthylifestyle #healthyfood 
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Music: Back to 1987⁣
Musician: EnjoyMusic⁣
Site: https://enjoymusic.ai⁣
Happy International Women’s Day
 I’m lucky enough to have grown up with independent & strong women all around me. It’s where I get my resilience & determination from.

It’s something that I want to ensure Isla has too: to be resilient is to have patience and strength. To keep a smile, even if deep down it’s painful. Determination is to have focus and passion. To keep going even if the end is not quite in sight.

I can see a lot of this in her already
 she is far more confident than I ever was at 10 and she knows her own mind. Which I love.

Now I need to make sure she has self confidence, self awareness and self love. So she can endure all that life throws at her and she can listen to her body & mind to guide her. 

I love that I’m still learning things about myself on this motherhood journey: some of those things I’m learning from Isla.

I’m very proud of my baby girl đŸ„°

#mummyphotoaday ~ listen 

#mummyanddaughter #daughter #listen #love #parenthood #motherhood #internationalwomensday #womensday #nationalwomensday #sunsetphotos #sunsetsilhouette #iwd2023 #iwd #strongwomen #celebratewomen #familylife #daughterlove #daughterappreciation #gratitude
Get cleaning the air fryer with me
 đŸ§Œ A slightly different post from me tonight: a handy little tip for cleaning your air fryer.⁣
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There’s something about a cleaning tip that makes cleaning that bit đ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜ł. We use the air fryer everyday, we love it. Keeping it clean is important.⁣
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â–Ș add đ—łđ—źđ—¶đ—żđ˜† đ—čđ—¶đ—Ÿđ˜‚đ—¶đ—± to the trays⁣
â–Ș add water to đ—°đ—Œđ˜ƒđ—Č𝗿 the plates inside the tray⁣
â–Ș air fry for 𝟯 đ—șđ—¶đ—»đ˜€âŁ
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If you’ve only been cooking vegetables and things like that then this is đ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜§đ˜§đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” to clean the trays. Simply rinse and dry. ⁣
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If you’ve cooked meats or food that sticks to the trays, like cheese, then give it a good wash afterwards. The air frying will have helped to release those foods!⁣
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𝗛𝗼𝘃đ—Č đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ đ˜đ—żđ—¶đ—Čđ—± đ˜đ—”đ—¶đ˜€ 𝘆đ—Č𝘁?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ different⁣
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#deepcleaning #kitchencleaning #airfryerhack #airfryer #ninja #cleanwithme #cleaningmotivation #mykitchen #satisfyingcleaning #mondaymotivation #cleaningreels #cleaninghacks #cleanairfryerhacks #airfryercooking #airfryerlovers #ninjaairfryer #very #cleaningtips
If you saw my stories yesterday you will have seen I finally got around to building my 𝗟𝗘𝗚𝗱 đ—ąđ—żđ—°đ—”đ—¶đ—±. It was a birthday present & I’ve been saving it for a quiet weekend.⁣
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I just love it. It’ll be the only flower I can’t actually kill. I either water them too much or not enough
 it makes me quite sad. I have a wisteria not doing so great at the moment, so I need tips!!⁣
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Fun fact: 2 of the 4 plants you can see in this photo are real. đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜© 𝟾 đ˜„đ˜° đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘯𝘬 𝘱𝘳𝘩 𝘧𝘱𝘬𝘩? And I gave you a rather big clue in my first paragraph đŸ€ŁâŁ
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đ—›đ—Œđ˜„ đ—±đ—Œ đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ 𝘁𝗼𝗾đ—Č đ˜đ—¶đ—șđ—Č đ—Œđ˜‚đ˜ đ—łđ—Œđ—ż đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚đ—żđ˜€đ—Čđ—č𝗳? Yesterday I spent 90 minutes building my Orchid whilst watching enchanted on Disney+
 it was nice as Isla hadn’t seen it before. We had a lovely snuggly Sunday. ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜đ—¶đ—șđ—Č⁣
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#time #myoffice #pianowall #officewall #inspirationalquotes #hakunamatata 
#roalddahl #beachvibes #legoorchid #legoflowers #lego #legoproject #indoorplants #officeinspo #plantsinspo #indoorplantsdecor #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsplantsplants #selfcare #mindfulness #wellbeing #happybirthdaytome #homedecor
Isla is so close to her level 6 certificate. She’s been coming on in leaps and bounds over the last few weeks
 her confidence is definitely improving with her @gymfinitykids classes.

Today was awards week for Isla’s class, and I love they they dish out “part way” certificates to those who haven’t quite levelled up yet. Everyone gets a certificate. It’s so lovely.

With my discount code they waive the joining fee, which is £30, so don’t forget to use it when signing up your child to @gymfinitykids


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Have you ever tried gymnastics or Ninja Knights? đŸ€žâ€â™€ïž

#mummyphotoaday ~ close

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Did you know you can download music to your Apple Watch?

Did you know you can download music to your Apple Watch?

So, I didn't buy myself an Apple Watch that has the ability to be used without my iPhone. However, did you know that you can download music to your Watch? This means you can still listen to music on a run, without your phone in tow? I know, game-changing. VIEW the POST

The amazing therapeutic massage mat from Pranamat

The amazing therapeutic massage mat from Pranamat

I was sent a Pranamat to try out, I have to be honest I was nervous at first as the spikes are quite sharp. But I soon settled into it with a little practice. No more than 20 minutes at a time and it's clincally proven to improve sleep, back pain, fatigue, cellulite and headaches. I would definitely recommend it. VIEW the POST

How to keep the motivation for your mile a day of fresh air

Something that has stuck with me from lockdown 1, last March, is getting out for our mile a day of fresh air. It forced us to get walking into our routine as it was the only thing we could do, really and leaving the house once a day to do exercise was the limit. It feels like a different lifetime ago, but there are some lovely benefits to come from it.

Getting back into the active game with Dare2b

Getting back into the active game with Dare2b

It’s no secret that I dropped any kind of cardio last year, it wasn’t the top of my priorities and I definitely didn’t have the time during the day. Now the kids are back into the school routine I have started to make time to get active again. Dare2b challenged me to get active and try out their range of activewear, so I did. VIEW the POST

Mummy Fitness: Finding the right activity for you

Mummy Fitness: Finding the right activity for you

Fitness isn't something I am really passionate about, it's more that I know I have to keep fit and I want to feel more self confident. In order to do that I want to feel comfortable in my skin and I currently do not. I wouldn't wear a Bikini anymore. I wouldn't wear cropped tops. I struggle to feel nice in outfits unless they hide my tummy area. So, with a bid to try and do something about the parts I am not happy about I have picked up on my fitness. Finding the right activity for me has been a long journey though! VIEW the POST

Get out and get walking #mindfulness

Get out and get walking #mindfulness

I am not very good at New Years resolutions, I tend to just think about what I would like to do that year and try my best. Walking is my thing. I worked on it last year and did a lot more walking than the year before. I want to make sure I do more of it in 2020. Mindfulness is another topic I am keen to explore more this year - finding ways to keep my mind healthy. Walking is definitely good for that too. VIEW the POST

Ways that Yoga helps a writer

Ways that Yoga helps a writer

There are two things I love in this world
yoga and writing. So it goes without saying that I have spent a lot of time thinking about how beneficial yoga is to me. I spend hours on the computer focusing in on creativity. I sometimes forget to stop sitting in stagnancy. As I write all about yoga, helping others with their health and wellness, I sometimes forgetto take care of myself. It just takes a few minutes on the mat to counteract all the abuse I put on my body from being a full-timewriter. My mind, body, and soul are rejuvenated. I have found that yoga affects my writing in a variety of different ways. Here’s what it’s done for me. Maybe it can help you too. VIEW the POST

Turning a health kick into a habit

There are plenty of people who know that they’re able to start exercise and start dieting, making the steps necessary to a healthier lifestyle. However, starting isn’t the problem. Keeping up with it is. Here, we’re going to look at what it takes to stop treating the building blocks of an active lifestyle as a “health kick”, something that’s temporary, and how to turn them into habits that become lifelong changes to your behaviours.

The 90 day plan cycle one #thebodycoach

The 90 day plan cycle one #thebodycoach

So, it's been 4 weeks and I have finished cycle one of The Body Coach. I have not done too badly, considering we had Christmas over this period. I am really surprised with my new measurements and it has definitely given me the motivation to carry on. VIEW the POST

The start of my 90 Day Plan challenge #thebodycoach

The start of my 90 Day Plan challenge #thebodycoach

So, I have done it. Hubby purchased the Black Friday deal last year for me but there wasn't a vegetarian option back then. So we got a refund and waited. Sure enough this year the 90 day veggie plan is out and I have officially started on my journey. This WILL be the hardest thing I have ever done in terms of fitness, as I have never really done anything like this but I am going to give this 90 day plan my best. Also, stick to it.  VIEW the POST

Top tips on finding the most comfortable fitness clothes

Finding the right fitness clothes for your workouts and exercise regimes can be tricky. I have gone through many items in the past, one item I particular have trouble with is the sports bra. I never can find the right size which means they are either useless or too restricting. Finding  comfortable sports clothes is an essential task if you want to make the most out of your workouts. 

Sports to try that are more fun than the gym

Sports to try that are more fun than the gym

For many of us, the biggest thing holding us back from achieving our health and fitness goals is simply motivation. The gym is not always a fun place to be and it can be hard to drag yourself there after a long day in the office, even if you have paid for an expensive membership! That is why it is a good idea to try out different sports that will allow you to have fun and forget that you are even exercising, meaning you are more likely to have the motivation carry on your fitness journey and hit your targets. Here, we are taking you through our top picks of sports to try that are way more fun than the gym!VIEW the POST

Keeping your body fit after your workout #Tempur

Keeping your body fit after your workout #Tempur

Obviously getting fit is all about raising your heart rate and completing exercise. In whatever capacity that be in, I prefer classes where I have someone to motivate me constantly. Some people like to go to the gym alone or long runs, training for a distance goal for example. But it's not just that exercise that is important, its before and after too, you should always look after yourself. Getting the right mattress for starters and Tempur have a great range. My fitness goals for the year are to maintain a steady pattern of exercise doing the things I enjoy. But to also make sure I look after my body when I am not working out. VIEW the POST

Lose your baby weight at home

Having babies adds pounds but, as we all know, gaining weight when you are pregnant is the “healthy” thing to do. In fact, professionals recommend that women eat 300 more calories a day when pregnant to gain sufficient weight. Of course, after we have the baby, the weight stays on and we find ourselves struggling to lose pounds and feel normal again. You might find yourself search diets and weight loss programs. 

How do you motivate yourself to run in the cold? Try Aaptiv

How do you motivate yourself to run in the cold? Try Aaptiv

For the past few months I have been quite unwell, feeling very lethargic and sluggish. Turns out I had low iron and folate levels and after taking vitamins for a couple of months to balance those levels out I am finally feeling back to my old self again. I am feeling a happier me too! So I got back into my fitness with a bang in February: gym classes, eating habits, sleeping habits and of course my lunchtime runs. I use two apps when I am out on a run, Aaptiv and Strava, they work brilliantly together and I find Aaptiv great for motivation when you are out on your run.  VIEW the POST

Stocking up your cupboards for a healthy New Year

Stocking up your cupboards for a healthy New Year

So the healthy fitness posts have started on social media, the celebrity videos are weaved in amongst the adverts on TV and everyone around me is thinking about diets and fitness programs. I think it's important to get healthy, don't get me wrong, but I think it's important all year round. Not just for January. I thought I would put a few ideas together on what to stock in the cupboards for a healthy New Year, all year! VIEW the POST

Three ways to exercise without going to the gym

Gyms can be useful. There’s something about being there amongst other people who are exercising that can be pretty motivating. However, a gym isn’t the only place and the only way to keep fit. Our gym membership runs out in March and I am contemplating whether we need to renew it or not! Here are a couple of ways you can exercise without hitting the gym.

Is your lifestyle gearing you toward Diabetes?

Is your lifestyle gearing you toward Diabetes?

You’ve probably heard all about diabetes and how unpredictable it can be, but I bet you didn’t know how it has a chance to impact on your own life. First, let’s have a look at diabetes and what it is. There are two types: Type 1 is an autoimmune disease and usually is something that you are born with. Type 1 is commonly diagnosed in childhood and isn’t something you have much control over developing. While Type 2 is usually diagnosed in later life and is generally a result of bad choices in your health.VIEW the POST

The biggest exercise of all: getting your partner to work out!

The biggest exercise of all: getting your partner to work out!

We all know the importance of keeping healthy, yet some of us need a little bit more motivation to do it than others, mainly our partners! For me it's the other way around as Hubby is brilliant at keeping fit and he has to motivate me. Quite often! Sometimes it can be a bit annoying that they can't do anything to look after their weight, or are just making sure that they are looking after themselves a little bit more than they actually are. But, rather than spending hours upon hours begging them, or guilting them into exercise, this isn't going to result in them getting up off the couch. So what are the best ways to do it?VIEW the POST

Tackling excessive tiredness after exercise

Tiredness after exercise is to be expected. There’s even an argument that if you’re not tired after exercise, you’re probably not exercising hard enough. You have to be able to push your body, feel the burn, and then move past it– this is the only way that you can realistically improve your fitness. Of course, with all that energy being expended, feeling tired in the aftermath of a workout is surely normal?

Great ways you can take care of your body and mind

Great ways you can take care of your body and mind

With the pressures of life and work, it can be easy to let your fitness and healthy eating regime slip, especially in the winter months. Your body and mind are important. However, making sure you are fit and healthy is particularly important in winter because there are more viruses around and colder temperatures. You need your body’s natural defences to be at their peak, and the best way to do that is with a fitter and healthier lifestyle for the whole family.VIEW the POST

5 Ways to keep healthy this Winter

5 Ways to keep healthy this Winter

With the winter months drawing closer, here comes the temptation to hibernate with comfort foods; however, if you want to keep in shape, and maintain a healthy food intake, you should try to avoid overloading your body with any unnecessary fats and carbohydrates. Here are five ways you can keep healthy during the winter season.VIEW the POST

Did you know that visiting the GP is not always necessary? #Selfcare

I was recently made aware of a campaign that the NHS are running called #Selfcare. It is basically highlighting to families that you do not need to go to the doctors every time something is wrong. You can treat yourselves for minor ailments with over the counter medicines. I for one, being a working Mum of two do not find the time during the “doctors hours” to visit and grab medications. It is easier for me to go to the Pharmacy at the Supermarket – that’s open until late into the evening.

The baby weight battle: campaign strategies for busy new mums

The baby weight battle: campaign strategies for busy new mums

After what seems like an endless pregnancy, those early years of parenthood are bewildering for new Mums. Aside from the inevitable pandemonium of raising an infant, many women are left wondering what has happened to their body in the wake of pregnancy. Indeed, for many of us the prospect of returning to our pre-pregnancy weight and appearance is an unattainable pipe dream. The battle against your baby weight, however, is one that you can and will win! Unfortunately, it will be won neither by a quick fix nor a conveniently packaged solution. VIEW the POST