Sunday, 29 January 2017

Peek of my week

This week I was feeling a little under the weather, so didn't feel to actually do much was even a struggle to get out of bed.

Its was my friends birthday,  so we went out to Hollywood Bowl and pizza.We had a lovely time, and Mya came along with us,  she had a blast.



Hoping the week ahead will be more productive. On a positive note I did take some time out for some shopping for baby. I actually found it a little harder this time around, as I'm trying to become more of a minimalist, by only purchasing items that are required.

Hope you've all had a lovely week x


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Friday, 20 January 2017

Surviving a city break with children

Travelling to any city can be difficult when you have young children in tow, however with some carful planning it can be a great experience for all here is some of the things we did to make it successful. Before our trip I took  Mya to the local library to learn more about the culture, food and language for our upcoming trip.

Planning for any holiday is important, but for city breaks for short durations its defiantly something that I would recommend. Careful planning means you can make the most of your time in your chosen destination.

 For our trip to Paris I put together a list of places we wanted to visit as we was only there for 3 nights, and didn’t want to waste time deciding once there what to do. 



We took the open bus tour, and I can not recommend this enough as this was a  great  option for keeping our daughter from complaining about her tired feet, and gave us the opportunity to explore the main tourist attractions with very little fuss hopping on and off at our own convenience . They are many different tours operating in Paris our tour provider was Foxity we find they were miles cheaper then others we checked out, and as Mya was under 5 she was able to travel for free. Its a lovely way to explore the cites monuments and attractions including the Eiffel TowerArc de Triomphe  and the famous Champs-Elysées boulevard.

We enjoyed navigating ourself's around the Paris Metro system and visited the Eiffel tower where our little one took a ride on the carousel,  strolled around the Notre Dame enjoying a Nutella Crepe and spent time exploring the Jardine du Luxemburg- this park was fabulous,  so clean, and well maintained, Mya enjoyed a ride on the donkey's, they also have a lovely play area for the kids, and although there was small fee to pay I felt it was well worth it.



We travelled via Eurostar so, download a mixture of games, and kids programmes for our little one to watch, included in her backpack was

Headphones
Lego pieces
Colouring pages and pens
couple of reading books
And some arts and crafts projects that you can pick up from any stationary store.

I packed all of the projects into folder as we didn't want to bring an entire colouring book as they can be bulky- you can pull pages out or print pages from the internet.

To minimise weight and load we packed all Mya's clothes in our luggage. We had a success trip and are looking forward to returning in the near future..













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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

A breath of fresh air...


Finally the rain has stopped, its been a continuous down pour for the past couple days.
I decided to go for a short walk for a breath of fresh air.
I felt like these past days, I've been mainly cooped up in the house doing household chores.

After dropping my little girl off to school I had scenic walk around a village close to where I live. Upon my return home was a nice pile of washing awaiting me. Whilst completing the laundry I decided to make my self a bean, tomato and potato soup (yummy)..... Today is also the day I organise my daughters homework and learning schedule.


Hope you've all had a great start to the week...








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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Planning my weeks

Hello loves I'm in need of some help! I've started my process of weekly planning.  I'm hoping it will allow me to become more productive and free up some time for me to enjoy other hobbies, spend more time with the family, and more time to de-stress and relax. Over the past weeks I've been exploring many different ways to schedule my days, and for me the more simpler the process the better. Currently my planning consists of scraps of paper, post it notes and the odd note or reminder on my phone.

I actually work better when I write things down on paper-  yes the good old trusty pen and paper, so I've been looking at simple planners. I pick up this one at my local Tesco and a planner dairy to go
along with it.
I was considering purchasing some planner stickers however after watching endless amounts of YouTube videos for ideas and scrolling through Etsy looking at some beautiful designs, I quickly realised that although the stickers give you a more neat, and polished look over all, I just feel that they can be a little time consuming and can become expensive, so I think I will review the idea again at a later date.

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Thursday, 12 January 2017

The start of something special



Wow... 2017 and what a year it will be, I'm excited for the coming months and of course excited for what challenges it has to offer.

Finally I'm writing my first blog post, I must say I have been really nervous about putting myself out there for so long, but I feel now is my time to share more of myself to the world.

Most who know me will know for the past few years I have suffered from social anxiety, during this time I have crossed many paths, and have come a long way however, I can honestly say I feel the most confident and comfortable I've ever felt.

Now- I'm not saying I'm completely cured,  but thanks to a lot of support and guidance I've developed a range of valuable coping skills that help me to manage my anxiety more effectively. The next step of my journey is to do something I truly enjoy and that is writing. I'm hoping this will help not only to cleanse my mind, but to share thoughts and ideas with a community I could have only dreamed to be apart of.


I'm currently expecting my second child, and I feel so blessed. Its been a tiresome few months as I battle with pregnancy sickness, family life, raising a 6 year old and working part time. As they say
life is what you make it, and sure do I intend to make the most out of every experience.



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