I am running a day behind 🤦🏼‍♀️ I keep falling asleep and not posting my photos. I’ll catch up today... This is #fresh. Getting out in the fresh air has been a complete dream over the past week. When you’re told you can’t do something, it makes you want to do it more. Like when Hubby said we have to be careful about the food we eat, I wanted to eat it all!

This photo was the kiddies playing football with Daddy whilst I walked with them with the doggies. It’s something that’s becoming a habit after we finish homeschooling.

It’s a shame as Daddy normal gets out all of the time. On a typical Sunday he’ll go out for a 3 hour bike ride in the mornings. Possibly go swimming with the kids too. Walk the dogs with us later in the afternoon. I think this “1 exercise” rule will be effecting him more than anyone else I know. It’s also makes family decisions hard, if Daddy goes out on his bike he can’t walk with us. It’s a shame. But necessary.

Just think how much we’ll all appreciate a long bike ride and driving to the beach for the day when all of this is over.

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Until tomorrow...

Until tomorrow...

I love Lush products, they smell good enough to eat (or #drink) and are amazing. They have a range of handmade soaps that come in all shapes and smells.

This particular soap is called “Parsley Porridge” and it’s packed with antibacterial tea tree infusion, antimicrobial fresh parsley and thyme. Crucially, it also contains fresh aloe gel which helps to soothe your hands and the anti-inflammatory fine ground oatmeal gently exfoliates your hands too.

It’s perfect at the moment, my hands are like reptile skin where I’ve washed them more than normal. This has helped to soothe them and my hands are starting to feel a lot softer.

All of the @lush soaps are self preserving. They are made with natural ingredients that keep the soap clean!

I have also got Karma (my absolute favourite smell) and Sea Vegetable. They all smell INCREDIBLE.

This is not an ad. I bought them all myself. I just think they are amazing products, the company has a good ethos and they even recycle their own pots in its own recycling plant!

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I love Lush products, they...

I was so tired yesterday I completely forgot to post, so this is a capture from our Day 4! That sky is just unreal. I have loved the sun so much, it looks glorious. I think it’s definitely helped get me through the week.

I found it tough yesterday, I think because it’s just non stop. Parent... homeschooling... work... parent. I need to space things out a bit I think so I can chill in-between tasks. The same for the kids. They seemed irritable and frustrated yesterday too.

People keep telling me the kiddies will be home until September, which I really don’t understand. But if that’s the case I’m definitely going to have to consider using some of my annual leave so I can break the weeks up. I can get the kiddies involved in some #diy, and we can spend the day doing fun things together.

How are you finding the homeschooling  and working from home juggle?

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I was so tired yesterday...

Its been lovely to get out and #walk after our homeschooling and working from home plans. I can imagine it would be quite a challenge if we couldn’t get out into the great outdoors.

It was especially nice to get out and make the most of the sunset. The sun has been glorious this week. It’s almost like Mother Nature knew we needed something positive and glorious to keep up our spirits.

Today has been quite stressful, I had to conduct 2 interviews and I was quite paranoid the kiddies would walk in half way through. Thankfully they didn’t! They have no idea what an interview is... 😂 Back to our normal homeschooling routine tomorrow. Phew!

How has everyone else got on today?

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Its been lovely to get...

We had PE in the garden this morning, following @thebodycoach #PEWithJoe. It was beautifully sunny and the perfect weather to get outside.

Albeit our garden isn’t finished (Daddy has 1 more day of laying the slabs) and he’s building a flower bed against the fence so it looks prettier... our outside space made me #smile.

It’s amazing how it’s all coming together and how absolutely essential this space will be over the Spring and Summer!

My first day of homeschooling will the kiddies and I’ve had a blast. Haha. I’ve marked their work, said “well done” 9,999 times and managed to get 2 washing loads done!

I am sure this positivity will diminish over the next few weeks, but I’m going to try my best to not let it.

My tips: 📖 Mix up the tasks frequently 🐈 Include the pets 🏡 Get out in the garden as much as possible 💭 Have some quiet time, alone, if you can

Hubby & I are co-homeschooling and working from home. I do homeschooling until lunch then work, and vice versa. It’s going to be tough, as I know already we’ve squealed and been loud whilst Daddy’s been on the phone. But, THIS IS LIFE now and there’s absolutely no point getting worked up about it. 👊🏻 We can do this!

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We had PE in the...

I wanted to reshare my idea of creating a little story corner in Isla’s room, just a different angle. Over the next few weeks, whilst home schooling, we are definitely going to need to find our own space.

Living on top of each other, under one roof, can be quite consuming if you do not break the day up. So we’re encouraging the kiddies to have time apart. This little corner is perfect for Isla to sit and read her Spring reading book, or play TT Rockstars for an hour.

Noah can also snuggle here too, if he wants as the space is perfect for both of them. For when they miss each other again!

I made this corner by simply putting the @vertbaudetuk floor cushion on top of an ottoman. It’s made the perfect space, raised off the floor.

Check out my blog post for more information on the products I used to create this #cosy space... blog link is in my bio!

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I wanted to reshare my...

Happy Mother’s Day 🌸 It’s been a very surreal one. We normally cook a big Sunday roast (I obviously mean Hubby cooks this) and we have Hubby’s family over. We also visit my family and have cups of tea, hugs and chats.

None of this today. We had a chilled one this morning, I got a new dressing gown and nightie from the kiddies. The dressing gown is going to come in handy! 🤣 We sat in the garden with the beautiful Spring sunshine. It felt lovely warming up my cheeks.

This afternoon we went for a dog walk in the woods. There was a lot of people out but we made sure we distanced ourselves from walkers by. We kept together as a family unit (household unit) and gave the doggies their fresh air.

It felt sad not giving family hugs and kisses. I feel like we’re punishing people. But I know we’re not. The kiddies feel the same. Something so natural to hug their grandparents and they can’t. They are finding it hilarious to elbow goodbye instead!

Sending big, virtual, hugs to everyone whose feeling in need of one right now.

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Happy Mother’s Day 🌸 It’s...

Win a bundle of wellbeing goodies

What better way to kick off the New Year than to do it with a competition? And, a fabulous competition at that: to win a bundle of wellbeing goodies. I am an advocate for mindfulness and looking after yourself. This competition will give you everything you need to give yourself some time and to ensure you start the year with a healthy mind.

Clear the air

Did you know that some indoor plants can help to purify the air? I didn’t until Frosts Garden Centre told me and their Anthurium Andraeanum is a perfect candidate. Doesn’t she look beautiful? This particular plant has just been listed in the NASA clean air study. Indoor plants do the opposite to us; soak up the Cardon Dioxide and release oxygen. It removes harmful toxins in the air and keeps it fresh. Frosts Garden Centre were really excited to hear about my competition as they too think we should all look after ourselves a little better.

anthurium

What will I win?

This competition is to win some amazing prizes, worth £120, details are below:

Hypnotherapy recording

The Food Psychology Clinic are offering the winner a hypnotherapy recording called “Re-build your relationship with food”. It’s a great session that helps you to have a healthy relationship with food, stop the binge eating and over-eating. This can be a great way of making you feel happier, as the healthier foods can often make your mind feel happier. This is worth £35.

Journal from Pen Heaven

Pen Heaven are offering the winner a large leather journal and the winner can choose their colour too. The journal is a great place to start scribbling your thoughts, doodling to help clear your mind or make your mammoth to do lists. Which all helps you to have a healthy mind. This journal is worth £19.50.

Horlicks goodies

Horlicks are offering 2 jars of Horlicks and a 2 lovely mugs for the winner. These mugs are just beautiful, they are Limited Edition Emma Bridgewater Horlicks mugs and will make a great addition to any kitchen. Not only that you get 2 jars of Horlicks, my favourite and a great way to take a moment! This bundle is worth £30.

Handmade soy wax candle

Handmade Perfect 4u are offering the winner a beautiful Sandalwood & Black Pepper Scented Candle worth £14.50. It has woody tones, with spicy and peppery notes. It is a more rustic smell, less sweet, which is a smooth and warm smell. It reminds me freshly cut wood and a little bit of vanilla too. These candles are all handmade in the UK and use high quality ingredients.

Supergreens and CBD Mind

CBD Mind are capsules that are formulated to help you withstand pressures of a modern lifestyle. The ingredients are taurine, ginseng and vitamins B2 & B5 to support mental performance. These capsules are not recommended for people under the age of 18. This tub of capsules is worth £39.99.

Supergreens from Bioglan Superfoods is a power superfood that helps revitalise body and mind. It contains wheatgrass, kale and barley grass. It also has vitamins B12, C and E. You can add it to your meals or simply add water to the powder. This is £9.99.

Sassy Shop Wax goodies

Sassy Shop Wax are offering the winner a segment and starter pack worth £21. These beautiful wax segments are perfect for adding a special scent to any room. A wax melt is the wax part of a candle, without the wick, instead you melt the wax in a tealight burner. In the starter pack you get a random selection of their best sellers and you will get a segment too.

Wellbeing book bundle

books

As part of this competition you will win the following 3 books: Clean Sleeping by Lisa Helmanis, Sort your Sh*t out by Caroline Jones and How to go waste free by Caroline Jones. Book bundle is worth £33. Some fabulous books to help clean your mind and help you to think about cleaning up the world around you too. I cannot wait to get reading these.

Win a bundle of wellbeing goodies

If you would like to win this bundle of wellbeing goodies, all you have to do is enter in the competition window below:

Win a bundle of wellbeing goodies

This competition closes at midnight on 9th February 2020. Good luck.

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136 Comments
  • Becky
    January 23, 2020

    What a fabulous wellbeing bundle! Great competition x

    • MummyConstant
      January 23, 2020

      I know. I’m very excited about this comp. x

      • Tammy Neal
        February 9, 2020

        Wellbeing bundle

    • Amanda w
      February 9, 2020

      My fave out of this would be the horlics bundle! I just love horlics!!!

  • melanie stirling
    January 23, 2020

    The Horlicks goodies is my favourite.

  • Jo Bryan
    January 23, 2020

    The journal from Pen Heaven

  • Tracy Nixon
    January 24, 2020

    Clean Sleeping by Lisa Helmanis!

  • msedollyp
    January 24, 2020

    It all looks good but would love to try supergreens

  • Peter Watson
    January 24, 2020

    I love the Handmade soy wax candle.

  • Janette
    January 24, 2020

    The Horlicks bundle

  • Kelly Knowles
    January 24, 2020

    I love the Horlicks bundle, particularly the mug, love to own one. As a mummy to four but also suffering with a chronic illness, I enjoy a Horlicks in the evening.

  • PAULINE HILL
    January 24, 2020

    The Horlicks Prize yes please

  • maureen findley
    January 24, 2020

    would like to try super greens

  • Laura Townsend
    January 24, 2020

    The hypnotherapy reading.

  • Michelle Smith
    January 24, 2020

    I love the horlicks goodies

  • lia sturman
    January 24, 2020

    Horlicks bundle

  • Emma Hussain
    January 24, 2020

    Horlicks

    • Jax Blunt
      February 8, 2020

      I think the journal just edges the books out for me, but it’s close.

  • Gemma Clark
    January 24, 2020

    The sassy shop wax goodies. I live wax melts xx

  • Nicola Dean
    January 24, 2020

    The handmade soy wax candle is my favourite.

  • Mariel Pereira
    January 24, 2020

    The Horlicks bundle!

  • Claire Nutman
    January 24, 2020

    Journal from Pen Heaven

  • dorothy merrett
    January 24, 2020

    Sassy Shop Wax goodies

  • Mary Lucking
    January 24, 2020

    Journal from Pen Heaven

  • Ritchie Dee
    January 24, 2020

    Handmade soy wax candle is my favourite

  • ADEINNE TONNER
    January 24, 2020

    For me it has to be the handmade soy wax candle from HandmadePerfect4u

  • Maria b
    January 24, 2020

    I love the sassy wax soy melts and the wellbeing books x

  • Elaine Savage
    January 24, 2020

    I love the sound of the Horlicks bundle

  • Justine Hughes
    January 24, 2020

    The journal from Pen Heaven. One of my resolutions this year is to start keeping a journal.

  • Sarah Cooper
    January 24, 2020

    The Horlicks and Emma Bridgewater mug. Love Horlicks!

  • Valerie Seal
    January 24, 2020

    I think the greens and CBD Mind. You have a great mix of prizes!

  • Jen Schofield
    January 24, 2020

    The Horlicks bundle

  • Elzbieta Znyk
    January 24, 2020

    The journal from Pen Heaven

  • Louise Reeks
    January 24, 2020

    The horlicks bundle

  • Alix boswell
    January 24, 2020

    I really like the journal

  • michelle o'neill
    January 24, 2020

    Horlicks bundle

  • Ellen Stafford
    January 24, 2020

    I love the wax goodies and candle – lovely bundle x

  • Marycarol
    January 24, 2020

    The Horlicks bundle

  • Derek Wilson
    January 24, 2020

    The journal from Pen Heaven. The quality looks great and I love the colour choice.

  • Brett Pereira
    January 24, 2020

    I love the Horlicks Bundle!

  • ashleigh allan
    January 24, 2020

    The journal!

  • Jazz Fulcher
    January 24, 2020

    I love soy waxes, never tried this brand before so I’d look forward to trying them

  • Jo Hutchings
    January 24, 2020

    I like the sound of the Sassy Shop wax goodies.

  • Corinne Henson
    January 24, 2020

    All looks amazing but possibly the book bundle x

  • Sarah Lambert
    January 24, 2020

    I really like the look of the journal I love them they are super handy

  • Helen Tovell
    January 24, 2020

    The Sassy Shop Wax goodies

  • Solange
    January 24, 2020

    I like the sound of the Sassy Shop wax goodies.

  • Lorraine Tinsley
    January 24, 2020

    Definitely the Horlicks bundle

  • Gemma Massey
    January 24, 2020

    The Horlicks bundle

  • Alison Johnson
    January 24, 2020

    The journal from Pen Heaven. I think it would help me to write down my thoughts,

  • Danielle Spencer
    January 25, 2020

    Would be the most excited to receive a handmade soy wax candle from HandmadePerfect4u.

  • hayley berry
    January 25, 2020

    The horlicks bundle. Not had this for ages and i know it used to help me sleep when i did.

  • Wendy Becker
    January 25, 2020

    Horlicks bundle

  • Rich Tyler
    January 25, 2020

    Horlicks 🙂

  • SianiD
    January 25, 2020

    I love that Horlicks mug

  • Jo F
    January 25, 2020

    The sassy wax melts

  • Carole Nott
    January 25, 2020

    The Horlicks bundle would be my favourite

  • Gaynor Vincent
    January 25, 2020

    Im loving the well being book bundle!

  • holly harmsworth
    January 25, 2020

    the journal from pen heaven is my favourite

  • Kat Allinson
    January 25, 2020

    The handmade soy wax candle is my favourite

  • Lorna Ledger
    January 25, 2020

    The CBD. I’m already using CBD for my MS and I can’t recommend it enough. Thank you for the chance.

  • Caroline U
    January 25, 2020

    The Horlicks bundle!

  • Margaret Clarkson
    January 26, 2020

    Horlicks goodies

  • Sarah Ann
    January 26, 2020

    I love the journal!

  • Jane C
    January 26, 2020

    Has to be the Sassy wax

  • john prendergast
    January 26, 2020

    The Supergreens and CBD Mind

  • Lisa Wilkinson
    January 26, 2020

    The handmade soy candle

  • Katie B
    January 27, 2020

    The clean sleeping book! I have so much trouble sleeping

  • Margaret Gallagher
    January 27, 2020

    Loving the horlicks mu – love them all

  • Claire Hennighan
    January 27, 2020

    At this time of year, the Horlix bundle!

  • Fiona jk42
    January 27, 2020

    The Horlicks goodies. I love the mug and love Horlicks when it’s cold outside.

  • Victoria N
    January 27, 2020

    The wax candle

  • Charmian Filewood
    January 27, 2020

    Horlicks bundle and lovely mugs

  • Susan B
    January 28, 2020

    What a fabulous bundle. I love the handmade soy wax candle.

  • Jacqui S
    January 28, 2020

    I most like the journal from Pen Heaven, love having a note book on the go.

  • katrina walsh
    January 29, 2020

    The Horlicks bundle

  • Farhana Chowdhury
    January 29, 2020

    The handmade soy wax candle

  • Helen Arlow
    January 29, 2020

    What a great bundle…. Especially the journal x

  • Ella L
    January 29, 2020

    The CBD mind capsules. Wonder if they would help with the MS brain fog .

  • Tracy Newton
    January 30, 2020

    The handmade soy wax candle sounds superb

  • Tracy Newton
    February 1, 2020

    The “How To Go Waste Free” book sounds interesting

  • PB
    February 1, 2020

    The journals are my favourite in any colour.

  • claire woods
    February 2, 2020

    How to go waste free by Caroline Jones

  • Angela Macdonald
    February 2, 2020

    the handmade soy wax candle

  • Cath Joyce
    February 2, 2020

    The journal from Pen Heaven

  • Megan Kinsey
    February 3, 2020

    They all look lovely! I think my favourite would be the Pen Heaven journal. I’m trying journaling this year as a way to be more mindful, so this would be great.

  • Susan Hoggett
    February 3, 2020

    the candle

  • Kirsty Charleston
    February 3, 2020

    Wellbeing book bundle

  • Helen W
    February 3, 2020

    Has to be the Horlicks as i never miss a mug before bed

  • Rach Pilkington
    February 3, 2020

    They’re all beautiful but I love a pretty journal!

  • soozybee
    February 3, 2020

    I would love the wax melts. I’m addicted

  • H
    February 3, 2020

    The journal from pen heavwn is lovely so are the horlicks goodies and Emma Bridgewater mugs

  • paula cheadle
    February 3, 2020

    the Horlicks bundle

  • Siobhan Tavener
    February 4, 2020

    The wellbeing book bundle

  • khan
    February 4, 2020

    The Sassy Shop Wax goodies

  • Keeley Atkinson
    February 4, 2020

    Definitely the Sassy Wax. My absolute favourite brand – the best scents imo are Antique Bookstore, and Oud King. I’m always in the Sassy facebook group having a nosey at everyones restock buys lol. I love it!
    Fingers crossed. x

  • V Poulston
    February 4, 2020

    I love the Wellbeing book bundle. We could all do with a copy of How to go waste free by Caroline Jones

  • Katherine Coldicott
    February 4, 2020

    The soy wax candle from HandmadePerfect4u

  • Jessica Hutton
    February 5, 2020

    Supergreens and CBD Mind

  • donna jones
    February 6, 2020

    The Horlicks goodies looks lovely

    • Mrs Rachael Sexey
      February 9, 2020

      The soy candle sounds amazing

  • laura h
    February 6, 2020

    The sassy melts bundle is my favourite

  • Michelle Henderson
    February 7, 2020

    Love the soy wax candle

  • Kyomi Johnson
    February 7, 2020

    The Horlicks goodies are probably my favourite but they are all so good

  • astrid c
    February 8, 2020

    i’d love the books

  • Eileen Hindley
    February 8, 2020

    Love the bundle of Sassy Shop Wax goodies

  • Samantha Jayne Brown
    February 8, 2020

    horlicks

  • Alison
    February 8, 2020

    The jounal, you can never have too many notebooks

  • Diana
    February 8, 2020

    Vax goodies 🙂

  • Patricia Avery
    February 8, 2020

    My favourite is the Horlicks. A childhood favourite in the days before central heating was the norm!

  • Patricia Barrett
    February 9, 2020

    Supergreens from Bioglan is my favourite.

  • Caroline Blaza
    February 9, 2020

    The journal. I love things like that x

  • sharon martin
    February 9, 2020

    the handmade soy wax candle

  • Elena
    February 9, 2020

    Sort your Sh*t out by Caroline Jones.
    Just what I need at the moment!

  • Phil Boyle
    February 9, 2020

    The journal from Pen Heaven

  • Kate Davies
    February 9, 2020

    The Horlick goodies.

  • betsy ferguson
    February 9, 2020

    i am a horlicks fan, so this would be my fave from the list

  • Chirag Patel
    February 9, 2020

    The Horlicks bundle

  • CAROL PATRICK
    February 9, 2020

    The Horlicks goodies, but the prize looks wonderful, it’s hard to choose. I’d be thrilled with all the items.

  • Helen Tyller
    February 9, 2020

    All the prizes are fabulous but the book bundle would be my favourite

  • Kelly Summerfield
    February 9, 2020

    Every item in the bundle seems like something I would really benefit from. However, I have been looking into CBD to help ease my anxiety so I was probably choose Supergreens and CBD Mind 🙂 x

  • Sam Cornford
    February 9, 2020

    The journal What an awesome bundle.

  • Maria Jane Knight
    February 9, 2020

    The journal would be lovely, perfect for jotting down my plans and a way of keeping me focused when having an anxiety attack.

  • Cathryn Crawshaw
    February 9, 2020

    Clean Sleeping by Lisa Helmanis

  • Megan
    February 9, 2020

    I’d love to try the CBD Mind capsules the most.

  • Ruth Amy Wollerton
    February 9, 2020

    Love the Journal to make my life positive and happy.

  • Rachel B
    February 9, 2020

    my favourite is the Journal.

  • Adrian Bold
    February 9, 2020

    Clean Sleeping by Lisa Helmanis

  • Lucinda Beckett
    February 9, 2020

    The wellbeing book bundle

  • Janine H
    February 9, 2020

    Love the Horlicks bundle

  • Robyn Clarke
    February 9, 2020

    Oh wow, I love the Horlicks bundle, Horlicks in the ultimate bedtime treat.

  • Kay Broomfield
    February 9, 2020

    The book bundle – especially the Sort Your Sh*t Out title!

  • Sarah Roberts
    February 9, 2020

    l do love my candles! so l love the sound of the handmade soy wax candle

  • Carol Cliffe
    February 9, 2020

    I really, really love the journals!

  • Georgie Wright
    February 9, 2020

    I love the Emma Bridgewater Horlicks mugs!

  • Jessica Powell
    February 9, 2020

    Has to be the journal for me, there’s nothing quite like starting a new one!

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