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    Crossroads Tendring & Colchester – My Job And An Afternoon Tea

    I don’t post much about my day to day life on a personal level so this post is a little different to normal. Not many people know what I do for a living. It’s not that I hide it or anything, it just never comes up in my blogging/social media world. Well, I work for an amazing charity based in a village on the outskirts of my home town. Crossroads Tendring & Colchester are a care company offering respite breaks to full time carers, young and old. There’s some shocking statistics when it comes to care such as 1 in 4 people will care for someone they love in their…

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    10 Unique Things About Me Challenge

    I was tagged by Jen at The Frozen Mind to complete the 10 Unique Things About Me challenge. Like Jen, I don’t know if I can think of 10 things that are unique about me. I really don’t think I’m that interesting but I’ll give it a go anyway. 10 Unique Things About Me 1. I have to have baked beans separate to other food. I can’t have the bean juice touching anything else on my plate. The only exception to this rule is if I can make a chip barrier or beans on toast… But then I don’t put the beans on the toast, I have them next to…

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    My Top 5 Pet Peeves With Blogging

    Let me start by saying, I love blogging! It’s a fantastic hobby/job and I love everything that goes along with it. There are some things that really grind my gears though so I thought I’d share some with you. You can read my previous post about the things I wish I’d known when I first started blogging here. But for now, here’s my little rant; Pet Peeves With Blogging! 1. No one believes how hard you work. I will admit, I was guilty of this before I started blogging myself. It looks so easy but it’s really not! Yes, we mainly write about subjects that interest us so can find…

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    Date Night In A Small Town – What We Do

    As parents, we don’t often get chance to go out by ourselves. Children take up a lot of time and you can read more about our toddler here. When the opportunity does arise, we certainly try to make the most of it! We live in a small seaside town and to be quite honest, as with most small towns, there’s not much to do. We have a couple of bowling places, a cinema, and a few restaurants. Trying to find something to do for Date Night usually sees us going to one of the nearby, larger towns. Our little cinema is an absolute bargain though. It’s £3.50 a ticket! Even…

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    Starting A Bullet Journal – What It Is And Why You Need One

    I’ve been looking at starting a Bullet Journal for ages now. I’d seen other bloggers talking about them and I genuinely had to Google what they were. I was amazed at some of the designs I saw! They all looked so pretty, of course I wanted to join in! I started a board on Pinterest full of little doodles and scripts. So by the time mine arrived I had loads of ideas on what I wanted to do! What Is A Bullet Journal? This is the most common question I’ve been asked, what is a bullet journal? It’s whatever you want it to be really. A planner, a diary or…

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    5 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging

    I had a bit of a wobble with blogging this week and wanted to pack it all in. This post has been in my notes for a while so I thought it was the perfect time to post it. Here’s what I wish I’d known at the start. I only started blogging because quite frankly, I’m lazy. My Instagram page had amounted a few thousand followers and I was bored of repeatedly writing the same recipes. My idea was to be able to direct people straight to my blog when they asked for something. It was also the place I could write about anything else I wanted too. I had…

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    10 Self-Care Ideas To Improve Your Mental Wellbeing

    I’ve started a Positivity Challenge over on Instagram this week and I’m hoping to make it a monthly thing. I think positivity and self-care go hand in hand and not enough people make time for themselves. I’m not a mental health blogger and I definitely don’t profess to be an expert but I am one of the 1 in 4 people that has/has had issues with their mental health. I’m generally in a good place these days, I have amazing people around me, a job that I enjoy and life is good. That’s not always been the case though and I do still have what I call “down days” where…

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    Skinny Unicorn – Weightloss Coffee Review

    There’s always mixed reviews on “weightloss” and “detox” beverages and I do truly believe you have to be careful when you decide to try one. They are all different and some do have unwanted side effects. I’ve tried a detox tea before which it on really well with so when Skinny Unicorn asked me to try their coffee I couldn’t say no! I love coffee so I knew I wouldn’t struggle to use this! I did check over the ingredients first and there’s nothing in there I can’t read, which is always a good sign. The thing that stood out to me the most was that it had coconut in…

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    Shuffle Songs Tag

    I was tagged by the lovely Ruth of Ruth In Revolt to join in with the Shuffle Songs Tag. I love posts like this where you find out something slightly random about different bloggers. Music is a massive part of my life and there is always something playing in our house so this is probably my favourite tag so far! I put my Spotify favourites on shuffle and this is the first 10 songs it played: Jumpin’ Jumpin’ – Destiny’s Child Wow, takes me back to school! I’m a massive old school Destiny’s Child fan but I can’t stand Beyonce’s current “music” (I use the term loosely). Nine In The Afternoon…

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    Random Facts About Me

    I was tagged by the lovely Hannah Elizabeth to join in with Random Facts About Me. I love these kinds of posts and learning things about the blogging community you wouldn’t necessarily find out any other way. Make sure you go and give Hannah’s Random Facts responses a read by clicking HERE When was the last time you cried? My daughter’s last day at primary school. I was at an assembly and was fine until I noticed one of her friends bawling and that set me off. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? I think so. I’m not the most sociable person but I think…