Monthly Archives: February 2015

My Weight Loss Journey

My Weight Loss Journey

I’ve written on this blog SO many times about how I need to lose weight, need to get fit, need to improve my lifestyle. In fact, I’ve written it so many bloody times that I’m bored of the same old self-motivating stuff that never really works and I’m not going to even link to any of the old posts here as they’re all bobbins. Here’s the thing; over Christmas, I was really ill. The whole …

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The Cheltenham Festival – 4 days of racing madness!

The Cheltenham Festival – 4 days of racing madness!

England has some of the world’s biggest, brashest and most ebullient horse races. The Epsom Derby, Grand National and Royal Ascot are all spectacular celebrations of our racing culture and heritage; but theres one upcoming event which stands head and shoulders above the rest – The Cheltenham Festival; this year held on March 10th-13th. Big racing festivals attract bigger fields and faster horses; making them incredibly exciting for racing fans. These big events are also …

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Clarks Shoes for Babies

Clarks Shoes for Babies

Up until recently, Burrito Baby only ever wore socks on her feet when we left the house; more often than not she was in her snowsuit, which covers her feet and doesn’t allow for shoes, but now that the weather is warming up slightly, she’s happier in a coat which meant that the time was here to buy her first shoes. We didn’t want to just go for soft pram shoes, as they wouldn’t be useful if …

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Maternity Matters Week 4 #maternitymatters

I can’t quite believe this is the fourth Maternity Matters linky already! We really hope you’re enjoying the process of sharing and reading so many great posts as much as we are. Seeing how pregnancy and birth experiences vary so much from person to person is as beautiful as it is informative and that uniqueness is exactly what’s at the core of Maternity Matters. As usual, we’d love it if you displayed our badge, either on …

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Using the right safety glove for proper protection

Using the right safety glove for proper protection

Safety gloves can be used for a wide variety of purposes. From the construction site to the medical ward, professionals of many stripes use gloves to guard their hands against injury and the insides of their bodies from the infections that can enter through even a small opening in the skin. Whether sterile or not and for several different types of allergen avoidance, safety gloves are a good way to protect oneself. Particularly in a …

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5 Things You Should Do While You’re Still Young

5 Things You Should Do While You’re Still Young

Age may be just a number, but let’s face it—life is short, and there are many who wish they had more time to do what they’ve always wanted to do. Octogenarians would wish they had the strength to move and travel like they were able to do at sixty; those who retired at sixty wish they spent more time with their families decades ago; and those trudging through middle age desire the carefree lifestyle they …

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Braun Thermoscan 7 Review

Braun Thermoscan 7 Review

When Sausage was born, we were given a Braun thermometer by a relative and it has been an absolute godsend at times, helping us to monitor her temperature closely through various ear infections and other illnesses. So when Braun asked if we’d like to try the Thermoscan 7, the updated version of their classic in-ear thermometer, we jumped at the chance. One thing that I didn’t realise until we got the Thermoscan 7 was that …

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What can 2015 bring us after the year of feminism?

Those of you who are loyal followers of my blog will have noticed my recent post about the re-introduction of Page 3 models. The scandal was just one of a long string of offensive controversies involving The Sun newspaper in the past, but, other than highlighting just how low some will go to sell papers, it also contributed to the latest feminist debates of the decade. 2014, it seems, was the year of the feminist, …

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Going to the Cinema with a Baby – Odeon Newbies

Going to the Cinema with a Baby – Odeon Newbies

Yesterday, I did something which, previous to my experience, I though was confined to absolute lunatics or people with disgustingly well behaved children. Burrito Baby and I went to the cinema together, to our local Odeon, to watch Selma. Odeon cinemas around the country are showing kids and adult films (up to a 12A rating) on Wednesday mornings in what they call ‘Newbies’ screenings, and offering cut-price tickets to anyone who wants to watch a …

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Healthy Cooking with Kids

Healthy Cooking with Kids

Sausage is a massive fan of cooking. We’ve baked together since she was tiny and she absolutely loves being ‘sous chef’ for Husband or I when we’re cooking a meal. Since the weather has been chillier, we’ve been eating stews and casseroles more often and she loves being on hand to chuck everything in the saucepan for me, or help with peeling duties and she’s a dab-hand with a speed peeler these days. She’s a …

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