I adore the Autumn sunshine, it paints everything such a beautiful shade. A hint of gold sparkles across the land. Then in the mornings it sparkles with the crisp drops of frost.

The weather has been amazing over the past week. I truly love this time of year where we can put on our big bobble hats and walk amongst nature’s beauty.

It’s #mindfulness at its best. Not only are you taking in the moment but you’re at one with it. However; at this precise moment the rest of my gang were having Berry fights right behind me. Launching berries at eachother seemed the most logical thing to do on our afternoon walk! 🤣

I’m practicing the mantra “Amongst the chaos there is calm”.

I’ve been a bit quiet on here over the past couple of days, not feeling quite right and super tired. So I’ve been snoozing a lot & resting my eyes. Sometimes you just have to stop and watch the sunset...

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I adore the Autumn sunshine,...

🍂 Happy Thanksgiving everyone... I hope you’re day has been filled with gratitude and loved ones. Ok, ironic that the tiers were announced today and upset the nation... however, I’m trying to stay optimistic. How do you feel?⁣
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I had a nice 2 hour walk with my furbabies this morning, which was just lovely. It’s nice to soak up the beautiful frosty mornings.⁣
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My friend surprised me with this homemade pumpkin pie this afternoon. It’s quite possibly the most thoughtful thing. I’ve never tried it and I was asking about thanksgiving. The traditions in the US sound a lot of fun.⁣
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One thing that did make us laugh: in the US they have a tradition called “𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐬”. Which is basically a 5k race in the morning of thanksgiving. Burn off the calories before the big feast. I had to explain to my friend what “the trots” meant in the UK. Oh how we laughed. I’ve dared her to wear her turkey trots tee next year and see how people stare!⁣
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To anyone that doesn’t know, 𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐬 mean diarrhoea in the UK. I’m now wondering if this derived from the turkey trots... I’ll have to investigate.⁣
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𝐏𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐩𝐢𝐞 was a hit with everyone. Isla absolutely adored it and I cannot believe we’ve never tried it before. It will definitely be on the Constant menu again...⁣
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I hope everyone has had something to be thankful for today. Despite the pandemic & the horrors that’s bringing. I think we should all be proud of how we’ve dealt with this year... every single one of us.⁣
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Happy #Thanksgiving 🍂⁣
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🍂 Happy Thanksgiving everyone... I...

🎄 You’ve heard of a Spring clean... well this is my 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧. I give everything a thorough clean before I put the tree up!⁣
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I thought I’d have some fun with my new @vaxcleanhome too. VAX have brought out the new range: 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞𝟒, 𝐆𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐞 and 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐆𝐨. They all share the same battery too which is rather clever.⁣
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This is my 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞𝟒. I love her. She cleans the floors better than any corded vacuum I’ve ever used and I can clean all the carpets in the house and still have battery life at the end. I usually have to empty her twice in that time too.⁣
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It picks up all the pet hair without a hitch and the lights at the front enable me to see in darker areas. If you’re looking for the perfect companion to keep your home clean this Christmas: get a Blade4!⁣
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Check out my stories to find a link to 𝐕𝐀𝐗 and I’d love to see your 𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦 reels 🤣

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🎄 You’ve heard of a...

On the eve of thanksgiving it’s definitely got my thinking about what I’m #grateful for. These 5 are at the top of my list, of course so is my cat, I absolutely love my familam.

My babies have done me proud this year. They’ve shown resilience, compassion, kindness and above all patience. Someone said to me today that because I am all of those things: I will embed this into my kids foundations. I’d never thought about this before.

It made me feel proud. Of myself and Hubby. We’re raising these somewhat feral tiny humans into well grounded and thoughtful people.

They embrace everything that is thrown at them and for that I will always be grateful.

What are you feeling grateful for at the moment?

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Although you probably wouldn’t think it, to look at me because I always dress quite conservatively, I love a #pattern. Bold. Striking. Daring.

When we bought this house last year I knew I wanted bold flooring where possible and so far it’s going well. This is our beautiful flooring from @harveymaria - it’s a luxury vinyl tile that just looks amazing and feels nice to walk on too. This particular pattern is “Lattice Tarn” from the Dee Hardwicke range.

This room is the utility and sees a lot of traffic throughout the day. Muddy football boots... muddy paw prints... dog food... dirty laundry... the list goes on. But, it is so easy to wipe clean that it always looks brand new again.

I can’t wait to show it off properly and do a before and after reels of our utility room. I’ve also got some shots of how it was installed (professionally made I add).

It’s turned a room I didn’t care about into a room I love. I might just get an armchair for the utility room next, so I can sit and stare at it a little more!

#gifted. I was gifted this flooring from Harvey Maria. I’ve tagged @harveymaria so please do check out their other fantastic patterns.

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Although you probably wouldn’t think...

Anyone else feel like their bones are blocks of ice? Or is it just me. Yesterday was so mild, yet I still had my coat and bobble hat on. Today felt like I woke up in Antarctica.

I really feel the #cold and I’ve noticed that more so whilst I’ve been working from home. I think the difference in the office is that I walked around more. Walked for meetings, coffee and to speak to people. Nowadays I click to meetings and speaking to people... I wish I could click for coffee too 🙈. Lazy!!!

So, my plan is to do more walking throughout the day. Even if I walk around the house, picking up the 98,000 odd socks that get thrown around, in between meetings; should warm me up a bit.

Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me?

Despite my frozeness today I did enjoy seeing the frost this morning. It was just beautiful. The crispy autumn floor and mist across the field, it looked magical. And made me feel quite Christmassy!

Speaking of which... just over a month until Christmas 😱🎄🎅🏼🧑🏻‍🎄🤶🏻🎁 Whose ready?

I’ve not even started yet...🤭

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Isla has been busy this weekend... she had a queue of customers lining up for their hair appointments. She’s been busy since this lockdown started 🤭

On a more serious note, she really does love this set from @vippetsofficial . She spent ages combing their hair, styling and making them sparkle.

This set has an interactive sink, that pumps water out onto the dolls hair. It has a styling chair in the middle with a hidden drawer of accessories. And, the main surprise, the glitterizer (hair dryer dome) at the far end. You put your doll into the glitterizer and it spins around allowing the glitter to fall over the hair. (You use a special glue on the hair before hand).

This is the VIP Pets Hair Salon play set and we think it’s perfect for any child who loves playing with hair. A great Christmas gift! From @zuru.toys and @vippetsofficial 

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Isla has been busy this...

We went for a walk this afternoon, without the dogs, just us hooomans! It was strange not walking with the pattering of paws, however we did walk a lot quicker. Daddy took the dogs out this morning, they can’t manage more than 1 big walk a day now 🐾 

We walked a route that involves this rather huge hill, you can see all the surrounding villages on a clear day. That sunshine was just beautiful beaming down on us. It painted the #landscape a golden colour. Everything looked so beautiful.

We managed a 2 hour walk, well just shy of, considering the kiddies complained beforehand (and we agreed a half an hour walk) I was impressed. Once they’re out they have fun and enjoy it. The thought of it doesn’t appeal to them though.

That’s how I feel about the ironing! 🤣

Did anyone else get out in the Autumnal sunshine?

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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

Mummy Fitness: Lunch time HIIT run

Mummy Fitness: Lunch time HIIT run

I started running on my lunch breaks a couple of years ago and it didn't last long. I gave up after 6 months or so as I found it boring. When I started it up again at the start of this year, I wanted to do it differently. So I decided to mix up a run with the concept of HIIT. My version of a HIIT run. VIEW the POST

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.

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

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. 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

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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.  VIEW the POST

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!

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

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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.VIEW the POST

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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. 

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

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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.VIEW the POST

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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.

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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

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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?VIEW the POST

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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.

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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

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. VIEW the POST

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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.

Easy ways to exercise with your little one

Easy ways to exercise with your little one

From making yourself look presentable to having time for that second morning coffee, having kids can often leave you with less spare time than you’d like. While we all know how important it is to keep fit, many parents struggle with fitting time for a workout into their busy schedule. When it comes to children, however, physical exercise is even more vital for growth and development, and should be encouraged as much as possible. If you and your child are in need of some fun ways to stay active, take a look at these easy exercise ideas to help you both stay fit and healthy!VIEW the POST

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Go Ape for the ultimate family fun this Summer holidays

Saturday 9 July 2017 we went to Go Ape in Thetford, it is based at High Lodge. We love it there and to try out the Junior Go Ape course was an incredible treat. We got there quite early, which meant it wasn’t too busy either. I love Go Ape, we tried the Ally Pally Go Ape course a couple of months ago, the kiddies loved it. So I knew we would all love this course too. It’s the first ever Go Ape!

Why workout injuries are a learning opportunity

Why workout injuries are a learning opportunity

Those of us who work out in order to get fitter know, as well as anyone, that there are potential drawbacks to our good intentions. The main example of this is, of course, injury. Ironically, our efforts to get in better shape and feel fitter can all too easily result in time spent rehabbing a strain, a break or a pull. VIEW the POST