🎄 This is the perfect way to start the festive season
 this đ—¶đ—čđ—č𝘂đ—șđ—¶đ—»đ—źđ˜đ—¶đ—»đ—Ž đ˜đ—żđ—źđ—¶đ—č at National Trust Wimpole Hall is absolutely breathtaking. ⁣
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I love the combination of beautiful landscape, mesmerising đ—čđ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜đ˜€ and music that just fills your heart with happy, festive, memories. ⁣
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This is the second time we’ve been and it is definitely going to be our new Christmas đ˜đ—żđ—źđ—±đ—¶đ˜đ—¶đ—Œđ—». We love it!⁣
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This is an hour walk snipped into 90 seconds. It really doesn’t do it justice, but hopefully given you enough of a clue to want to go and make your own traditions. ⁣
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đ˜đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ 𝘣𝘩𝘩𝘯 đ˜”đ˜° 𝘱𝘯 đ˜Șđ˜­đ˜­đ˜¶đ˜źđ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘭đ˜Șđ˜šđ˜©đ˜” đ˜”đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜Ș𝘭 đ˜șđ˜Šđ˜”? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ—čđ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜đ˜€ ⁣
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đŸ’» Guess who’s got a đ—±đ—Č𝗮𝗿đ—Čđ—Č? Oh yes, that is me. Over 3 years of hard work has led me to this and I feel so proud of myself. Starting a degree during Covid and homeschooling children and working is just insane when I think back.⁣
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All that study time means I have a BSc Hons in đ— đ—źđ—»đ—źđ—Žđ—Čđ—șđ—Čđ—»đ˜ đ—Łđ—żđ—źđ—°đ˜đ—¶đ—°đ—Č. I love that this is a universal degree, it means I can use it whatever my future holds. ⁣
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As it’s an apprenticeship, through my employer, I still have some work to do to finish off. But my certificate is en route
 the hard work is done. I wouldn’t have been able to do this if it wasn’t for my employer giving me time to study and Hubby for giving me the space to work into the evenings and weekends. It’s a lot of time. And I will be forever grateful. ⁣
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I love learning and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do, as I left uni at 20 without my 𝗟𝗼𝘄 degree. It was my biggest regret leaving so close to the end. But I’ve done it now and that’s the main thing. ⁣
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𝘈𝘯đ˜ș𝘰𝘯𝘩 𝘩𝘭𝘮𝘩 đ˜­đ˜°đ˜·đ˜Š 𝘭𝘩𝘱𝘳𝘯đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜€đ˜đ˜‚đ—±đ˜† 

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🎆 Anyone else think đ—łđ—¶đ—żđ—Čđ˜„đ—Œđ—żđ—žđ˜€ are super pretty but also just too loud? It’s a shame they come with such a bang! 𝘋𝘰 𝘐 đ˜Žđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘭đ˜Ș𝘬𝘩 𝘱 đ˜Žđ˜±đ˜°đ˜Ș𝘭 đ˜Žđ˜±đ˜°đ˜łđ˜”? đŸ€Ł ⁣
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Rambo was terrified of them, he would shake and not eat for days around this time of year. I often made him a den somewhere, so he could hide. It’s not nice seeing your đ—łđ˜‚đ—żđ—Żđ—źđ—Żđ—¶đ—Č𝘀 go through that. So we’ve never really embraced this occasion by going to a firework event. ⁣
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Instead we sit and watch them from the glass windows, where we’re warm and safe. I raised a glass of đ—łđ—¶đ˜‡đ˜‡ to my furbabies up in heaven tonight. The night sky was deep blue and clear so I could see the beautiful stars inbetween the fireworks. ⁣
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𝘋𝘰 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ 𝘹𝘰 đ˜”đ˜° 𝘧đ˜Ș𝘳𝘩𝘾𝘰𝘳𝘬 đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Ž? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ—»đ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜ ⁣
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 and that’s a wrap! Happy 𝗛 𝗔 𝗟 𝗟 𝗱 đ—Ș 𝗘 𝗘 𝗡. ⁣
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We’ve been trick or treating, playing Halloween songs, dressing up and being đ˜€đ—œđ—Œđ—Œđ—žđ˜† tonight. It’s been fun. We put a speaker on the front door playing Halloween songs. It made it lots of fun for the children who knocked on the door this evening. ⁣
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𝘋đ˜Șđ˜„ đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š 𝘱 spooky day? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗛𝗼đ—čđ—čđ—Œđ˜„đ—Čđ—Čđ—»âŁ
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đŸ© What a super special treat from @krispykremeuk . We got to try their đ—Ÿđ—¶đ—șđ—¶đ˜đ—Čđ—± đ—˜đ—±đ—¶đ˜đ—¶đ—Œđ—» Krispy Kreme box & the 𝗣𝘂đ—șđ—œđ—žđ—¶đ—» đ——đ—Œđ˜‚đ—Žđ—”đ—»đ˜‚đ˜ 𝗗đ—Čđ—°đ—Œđ—żđ—źđ˜đ—¶đ—Œđ—» đ—žđ—¶đ˜. Krispy Kreme have launched 4 eerie-sistible doughnuts to bring joy and frights this Halloween. ⁣
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🍏 đ—Šđ—œđ—Œđ—Œđ—žđ˜đ—źđ—°đ˜‚đ—č𝗼𝗿 ~ ring doughnut with apple covered icing ⁣
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đŸș đ—›đ—Œđ˜„đ—č’ 𝗱𝘄đ—Čđ—Čđ—» ~ ring doughnut with chocolate frosting ⁣
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🎃 𝗣𝘂đ—șđ—œđ—žđ—¶đ—» đ—Łđ—źđ˜đ—°đ—” ~ toffee apple filled doughnut (these are the same in the DIY kit) ⁣
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đŸ§›â€â™€ïž đ—•đ—¶đ˜đ—Č â€˜đ—» 𝗗đ—Čđ—čđ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜ ~ raspberry filled doughnut ⁣
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We have a new favourite đ—±đ—Œđ˜‚đ—Žđ—”đ—»đ˜‚đ˜ in Casa Constant: Pumpkin Patch. The toffee apple filling is absolutely delicious. ⁣
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The kids had lots of fun decorating their đ—œđ˜‚đ—șđ—œđ—žđ—¶đ—» đ—±đ—Œđ˜‚đ—Žđ—”đ—»đ˜‚đ˜đ˜€. đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜„đ˜° đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘯𝘬 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜§đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Š đ˜§đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜žđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜„ 𝘣𝘩? ⁣
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đ—›đ—źđ—œđ—œđ˜† 𝗛𝗼đ—čđ—čđ—Œđ˜„đ—Čđ—Čđ—» đŸ‘» 

#krispykremedoughnuts #krispykremeuk #pumpkindoughnuts #pumpkindecorating #sweettreats #trickortreat #halloweenfun #halloweendecorations #familyfun #octoberchallenge #funchallenge #halloweenfoods #halloweeninspo🎃 #thisishalloween #spooktacular #howloween #toffeeapple  #networkbloggers 

#prreview We received these treats in exchange for Halloween fun.
đŸ‘» We absolutely love 𝗛𝗼đ—čđ—čđ—Œđ˜„đ—Čđ—Čđ—» and thought we’d embrace a little family fun scare on holiday
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Noah loved being a đ—›đ—Œđ˜„đ—čđ—¶đ—»đ—Ž đ—šđ—”đ—Œđ˜€đ˜ and Isla embraced the đ—Șđ—Čđ—±đ—»đ—Čđ˜€đ—±đ—źđ˜† costume! They both played their parts perfectly
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These costumes are from @costumesdotcomuk . They have a super arrange of Halloween outfits for adults and kids, so you can have the best 𝗳𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—č𝘆 𝗛𝗼đ—čđ—čđ—Œđ˜„đ—Čđ—Čđ—» đ—łđ˜‚đ—» this October. ⁣
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They are great đ—Ÿđ˜‚đ—źđ—čđ—¶đ˜đ˜† and đ—œđ—żđ—¶đ—°đ—Č𝘀. Noah’s included the cape, mask and gloves. Isla’s included the dress, which is all in one and the wig came separately. We used the adult wig as I thought it would get more use. ⁣
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đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” 𝘱𝘳𝘩 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜„đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Žđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜¶đ˜± 𝘱𝘮 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜šđ˜±đ˜°đ˜°đ˜Źđ˜ș 𝘚𝘩𝘱𝘮𝘰𝘯?⁣
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We’ve started our half term week with a bang and I think we’re going to have a lot of fun. Mostly because I’ll be in the đ—”đ—Œđ˜ 𝘁𝘂𝗯 for the entire week! Well near enough. ⁣
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We are staying in this đ—œđ—Œđ—± - it’s pretty cool and compact. It looked a bit different than the lodges on the site. I’ll show you around in my stories over the week. ⁣
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We’ve been swimming, for a đ˜„đ—źđ—»đ—±đ—Č𝗿 around the site and we are busy planning the rest of our half term. ⁣
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We’ve never stayed in the south of Devon before, so we’re looking forward to exploring and finding new places. Ps it took us 6 hours to 𝘁𝗿𝗼𝘃đ—Čđ—č down here! I’m hoping the trip home is a bit quicker
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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

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The 90 day plan cycle one #thebodycoach

The 90 day plan cycle one #thebodycoach

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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5 Ways to keep healthy this Winter

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The baby weight battle: campaign strategies for busy new mums

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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