One of my kids has already been through their GCSE’s and A Level’s and it will be a while before the little two do them, I’m sure that it will come round sooner than I would like it too though! I’m a huge believer in letting kids be kids so I am really cherishing them while they are young and making sure they have plenty of adventures and fun! I have so many regrets from my school days and I didn’t take school seriously or have the support that I needed to get through. So being someone who has experienced being failed and having a child who has done well in his GCSE’s I thought I’d put a few tips together to help your teenagers get prepared! Hopefully I will remember I wrote this in six years and take my own advice when Boo is getting ready for her GCSE’s. Read more
Our house is in desperate need of some TLC. We have lived here for 10 years now and haven’t really done a great deal. It’s been hard having two small children and James working full-time (all the hours God sends) we just haven’t seemed to be able to get anything done. Plus the fact we thought we would be moving for almost 3 of those years didn’t help.
Since Christmas I have lost two stone, I still have some more to go but I am feeling really good about myself, no longer wanting to hide myself away in jeans and hoodies I’ve been having a look round Lyst to find some gorgeous dresses to suit my apple shape. As I have got older I have learned what dresses suit me and what dresses really don’t, I have always been rather self conscious of my tummy so the dresses that I buy must take the focus away from that area and show off my best parts like my legs and cleavage 🙂 Read more
I love nothing more than having a wonderful cosy bed, it makes me so happy to sink into it every night, lovely fluffy pillows, a nice big duvet and my wonderful man to snuggle up next to. Everything on my bed is feather as I just find them so light but your head sinks into them and the duvet just falls around you keeping you lovely and snug.
I’ve been wearing glasses for around twenty years now and I still haven’t really found a particular style that suits my face. It took me two years to choose my latest pair of glasses, I went to every optician on the high street over and over again because I just couldn’t find what I wanted. It got to the time to have my eyes tested again and I’d had the same pair for over 4 years without updating to my new prescriptions and then I found them, I loved them, I still love them and I’ve had them for 11 months now! They were much more expensive than I’d like to have paid but at the end of the day my eyes are so important to me that I will pay to take care of them.
I don’t think I’m the only who will have noticed that nip in the air on the school run each morning, the kids certainly haven’t – every morning they moan that they are cold. It’s time to start bringing out the coats, hats, scarves, gloves and tights. I always leave coat shopping until we actually need them, where as some parents are super organised and have them ready to go back to school in, I’m usually digging out the old coats to see if we can squeeze a few more days wear out of them and then of course when they don’t even button up because the kids have grown so much it’s really time to start thinking about new ones.
Today I am bringing you our top 3 winter coats for boys and girls from Melijoe, I’ve had a little help from the kids here too 🙂 There is just so much choice over at Melijoe so it was really hard to just narrow it down to our three favourites…
If there is nothing you fancy here head over to Melijoe and take a look for yourself, you will be sure to find something that you absolutely love 🙂
In just under two years time I turn 40 *sobs* Yes I am closing in on the big FOUR ZERO and right now I’m not really feeling all that sad about it. I still feel quite young and able and I just want to pack as much into my life as I possibly can.
As I’ve got older I realise that things don’t really matter all that much to me but time with family and different experiences do. So I am now going to make sure that I pack in lots of different experiences before I get too old.
We decided on my other half’s 40th birthday that we would forget the presents on birthdays and opt for an experience instead. We’ve not been that great at keeping to that so far but we definitely are packing a lot more in each year.
Anyway without further ado, here is my list of experiences I would like to do before my 40th, there are quite a few so they probably won’t all happen but having a list to work through really helps me with my goals and I also have them in my mind if someone asks what I want for Christmas etc.
- Get married – I’ve never really bothered about getting married but I think it is something I would like to do and I would definitely like it to happen before I hit my 40th.
- Swim with Dolphins – I’ve wanted to do this for so long!
- Indoor Skydiving – I’ve wanted to do this for ages, it looks like so much fun. I would never jump out of an aeroplane so this would be the next best thing.
- White Water Rafting – I think I would love to do this but I would be a bit scared!!! I just found lots of these experiences on the Into the Blue website and they look really reasonably priced so I think this will have to be the first to tick off my list.
- Drive a Jet Ski… preferably somewhere hot.
- Shower under a waterfall… again preferable somewhere hot.
- Go Whale watching
- Rent a glass igloo in Finland to watch the Northern lights.
- Ride an Elephant
- Watch the sunrise and set at a beautiful beach with my other half.
- Soak in the Hot Springs in Iceland
- Float in the Dead Sea.
- See a shooting star – I have never seen one!!!!
- Go on a helicopter ride with the kids.
- Get a tattoo… just a small one.
- Take the kids to Lapland.
- Take the kids to Disneyland.
- Go Zorbing on water.
- Make my home perfect.
- Drive a racing car.
Realistically I’m never going to be able to do all of these before I am 40, so it’s probably more like a ‘things to do before I die’ bucket list but like I said it’s good to have goals and desires 😉 I’m sure there are lots of things that I have missed out so I am going to keep adding to this and crossing things off once completed.
What would you add if it was your bucket list?