A birthday, being grateful..

A month ago today, the kids and I left this man in hospital. We were reeling from shock after having him admitted with what was initially suspected to be a heart attack, then a diagnosis of a virus in his heart. The last four weeks have been hard. I think they have been some of […]

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Life flashes before your eyes…

It”s funny, what you think about and don’t think about when you are faced with unexpected situations. Life flashes before your eyes and you realise all the things you have done, should have done and wish you hadn’t done. Afterwards when things are calmer, you try to get some perspective. I haven’t really had a […]

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Myocarditis and 9/10

*This post contains health information. It is also written with the consent and knowledge of the husband, we both hope this will be helpful as well as cathartic for us to share. All information linked is from the British Heart Foundation. This is not a sponsored post* Just over two weeks ago the husband was […]

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Cruelty Free – how, why, what’s easy and what’s not.

Being cruelty free is something I have slowly become more passionate about. It’s a topic that many people feel very strongly about and can cause very heated discussions and feelings. This post isn’t really about that, more our personal journey and trying to work out how to make cruelty free work for us, and slowly […]

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Keeping your independence with walk in baths.

This post is commissioned by Mobility Plus, sharing my thoughts on making bathrooms more accessible when you are struggling with mobility issues or long term health concerns that can make personal care more challenging. Almost two years ago, I had major knee surgery. Long term injuries and joint issues, made worse by a job that means I […]

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Being able to see clearly with multifocal lenses

*This is a promotional featured post, written in collaboration with 1-Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal contact lenses* I recently shared my story about being trialling multifocal contact lenses. It turns out that whilst I may be in denial, about my age, unfortunately my eyes are not. I have started to develop presbyopia. This means that even […]

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I am not being a diva about my beaver…

I guess this post should come with a trigger warning, and also to say to my mother in law and my Dad, who read my blog, that I will be talking about my, ahem, “lady bits” so please feel free to skip this, and head to an update about the kids instead… you have been […]

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Don’t get sunburned, tan safely with TanCream instead.

*This is a review post, I have been kindly sent an item to share about and to giveaway. All personal opinions are mine* As we get older, we get wiser about our health and what is good for our body and what isn’t, mostly, I think. As a teenager and into my twenties, I was […]

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I can see clearly now…

*this is a post written in partnership with Acuvue. I was provided with a trial of lenses to review. All opinions are my own* The alternative title to this post should be “actually, I can read my phone screen better and I don’t have to squint to read my book, even when I am wearing […]

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