I’m turning into my mother!
When it comes to cleaning. Growing up I remember my mum would buy the latest cleaning product shown on TV.
Anything that made cleaning less of a chore.
I used to hoover, clean the kitchen and bathroom daily and mop our lino flooring every other day or if anything was spilled.
Since we moved our new home is 90% tiled flooring. I’m cleaning daily.
The amount of dirt that gets walked in especially on rainy days drives me mad!
Like my mum I’ve tried and tested many different floor cleaning devices; many didn’t live up to the hype or needed ‘specialist branded products’ to use with it – costing a fortune and an overpowering scent.
So I’ve gone back to the good old fashioned mop and bucket.
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I recently purchased the Nails Inc Festival Collection, 8 bottles of magnetic nail polishes for £8.00 (plus postage) usual RRP £104.00*.
In this collection you get:
Houses of Parliament
How to use magnetic nail polish
Firstly I like to prep my nails, giving them a good file and shape then applying a base coat.
I always apply a base coat. When I was in my teens I regularly painted my nails without and it stained my nails every time.
Next having chosen my colour, take the top lid off and put to one side. I apply one thin coat to all five nails on one hand.
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They’re all the latest craze right now, but fidget cubes aren’t just for children.
For as long as I can remember I’ve had an issue with sitting still.
I can remember as a child clicking the buttons on the remote trying to not accidently change the channel.
Running my fingers on my sleeves. Twirling my hair.
In school I used to tap the table or rapidly click my pen.
As I’ve got older I still click the remote though I have a separate one to the one for the TV. I used to click the mute button on my stereo under my indicator when stuck in traffic.
I can’t sit though a tv programme without doing something!
I’ve been searching for something that was less annoying for my family. I needed something small enough for my hands but gave me the same impact.
So when I found fidget cubes one day while scrolling through social media, I started doing some research.
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I was sent a Almond Shampoo Bar from AA Skincare, it’s one of their eight out of their new range of Shampoo Bars.
What is a Shampoo Bar?
It’s a bar similar to a bar of soap.
The 50g shampoo bar is great for travelling, festivals or the gym.
There is one for all hair types:
• Lifestyle – for itchy, dry hair
• Twilight – for dry hair
• Brilliantly Balancing – for greasy & oily hair
• Botanical Boost – for all hair types
• Intense Coconut – for dry/damaged hair
• Illuminate Blonde – for dry and damaged hair
• Almond – for dry, dull and damaged hair
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My family and I love Italian food and eating out.
When we were invited to try the new La Famiglia pasta sharing bowl at Prezzo we were all looking to it.
We pre booked our table online the day before, there is an option for requirements too. For example: I wrote that we required a highchair.
Our chosen Prezzo restaurant was the Eastbourne branch. Situated a stones throw from Eastbourne station.
Upon arrival, the restaurant looked fairly busy, the host greeted our daughter and I (daddy was parking the car), welcomed us and showed us to our table that was waiting for us.
The host gave our daughter some crayons and a activity sheet to keep her occupied.
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If you read about our Mothering Sunday freestanding cards.
For Father’s Day we’re making origami shirts.
I came across this idea when looking for inspiration. I wanted to do something similar to what we made my daughter’s Nanny’s, though I didn’t want to do a freestanding Grandad card.
Not because I didn’t want to, I just couldn’t get the right template and we’re fast approaching the day. Nothing like leaving it to the last minute!
Where to Begin
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I was sent a bouquet of flowers from Prestige Flowers.
I always have fresh flowers, it brightens up our home and my daughter likes to watch them open, and I like to teach her the names of the different types of flower.
What is Prestige Flowers?
An online flower delivery service based in the UK.
Prestige Flowers have a wide range of bouquets for all occasions, including wedding corsage & buttonholes and sympathy & funeral flowers.
There is a range of hampers and gifts from baby gifts to wine, cheese and chocolate bouquets.
What was delivery like?
My Blue Lagoon flowers arrived by courier in a strong box.
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This week is National Bookstart Week (5th – 11th June)
What is Bookstart?
Bookstart* is a national scheme offering free books to children under five years old and advice to parents on sharing books with their children at an early age.
Where do I get my books?
The Bookstart Baby Pack is given to parents by your health visitor at your baby’s three to six month assessment.
This purple bag should contain two board books, guidance leaflets for parents, information about libraries and an invitation for your baby to join your local library.
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My partner and I share a love of castles. Before we had our daughter we had visited many across East Sussex and Kent.
Planning A Day Trip
When we plan a day out it has to be child friendly, interested, fun and within a budget.
Hever Castle and Gardens
Hever Castle is surrounded by many gardens, two mazes, a playground, archery and shield painting, mini model houses and a military museum.
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My daughter and I received a gorgeous personalised Mummy and Me bracelets set from It’s Handmade.
A UK based online family run business. Selling personalised jewellery for parents and babies, childrens toys and little knick-knacks.
What do I like?
The Stainless Steel heart pendant, which measures 19×15mm, the engraving fits my daughter’s name perfectly. Each heart pendant comes with a heart symbol at the bottom.
We love the cord bracelets; they are both adjustable so they fit us both and are comfortable to wear.
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