Wednesday, 20 April 2016

10 facts about me

1) I have watched neighbours for aslong as I can remember, as have my Mum,Dad and Brother.

2) I am peanut butter obsessed and my closest friends show they know this by buying me something peanut butter related every birthday and Christmas 

3) I love green tea... It's the first thing I think about when I wake up.

4) My whole family imediate and extended mean the world to me and if I could choose I would pick them..

5) I have know my best friend since we were 2... We call each other "stink" and I have no idea why...

6) My favourite films are Drop Dead Fred and 3 men and a little lady

7) I had a toy rabbit when I was a baby his names is Bunkles he now sleeps in Miss K's bed.

8) I love going for drives in the rain 

9) I have always wanted to play the guitar.. 

10) I can be very sarcastic... 

Monday, 18 April 2016

5 ways to make yourself happier xxx

I hope everyone had a great weekend...
I'm starting Monday off on a happy note... Because I feel right now it's the only way to get through Monday... I have been researching ways to make my life stress free and generally happier... Here are the top tips I have found and have been putting to the test to make you happier than you already are.... 

1) GET MORE SLEEP 

This may seem fairly obvious but we are all guilty of failing to go to bed when we should, whether we are doing last minute jobs, prepping for the next day or just laying around scrolling endlessly through social media, try going to bed earlier giving yourself a time to switch off, even just 15 minutes, set a time and stick to it as best you can every night.

2) EXERCISE EVERYDAY

I have been doing a 20 Minute yoga session every day this week along with going for a run every other day, I have to say this has made a real difference to my week, I have felt ridiculously chilled out.. And for some exercise where you didn't even know you had done for the 20 minutes I burnt 50 calories... Happy points right there...

3) SPEND TIME WITH HAPPY PEOPLE

Whether this be family/friends or both.. Be around those who make you happiest. Laugh with them, make plans or chat about happy memories... Make time for the ones you love, cut off the ones who make you miserable.

4) GIVE BACK

Do something for someone else, whether is be a favour or buying a small gift, seeing that smile on someone's face really brightens your day.

5) SMILE

A good dose of gratitude every morning, start each day thinking or writing down a few reasons that you have to be happy.. They will all add up and even just reading through will give you a smile...


Friday, 15 April 2016

Green smoothie... WIN

Last week we were all feeling bloated and sluggish and in need of some goodness... So we went back to our faithful blender and threw in what we fancied to get our fix....

First Smoothie we made...



Ingredients:
Kale (chopped and stems removed)
Apple juice
1 Banana
Pinapple
Crushed ice

Verdict : so refreshing, this was a really lovely juice.... Would be perfect for a summers day


Next up was this...

Ingredients: 
Kale
Almond milk (unsweetened)
Mango
Chia seeds
1 banana
Ice

Verdict:
This one was extremely filling... It was far too creamy and thick for me, almost needed a spoon... 
Lovely but maybe try without the banana next time 


Last one was this...

Ingredients:
Kale
Mango
Apple juice
Chia seeds
Pineapple 

Verdict:

Another lovely green juice... Definitely preferring the mango on its own... I'm not usually a mango fan but blended up its going to become a real staple ingredient for me... Along with the chia seeds I throw them in with everything I make.

These made the perfect lunches for me after a heavy weekend carb overload....

Xxxxxxx



Monday, 11 April 2016

Last time I cried...

So technically last time I cried was about 20 minutes ago watching a catch up of britains got talent... That 12 year old girl singing a song from Wicked was AMAZING!

But before that was the evening of Miss K's 8th birthday, I always get emotional on birthdays it's usually when everyone has gone to bed and it's all quiet, I think the day just crashes around me....

I am super proud of this girl, she completely changed my world for the better... I was so overwhelmed by everyone's kindness towards her, she is very much loved by alot of people...

I also think I was very tired as its hard work making sure a little girls wishes can all come true in one day... She went to bed with a mammoth smile on her face so we must of done a pretty good job! 


Xxxxx 

Monday, 4 April 2016

Happy moments

The Easter holidays for the girls have been a complete blast so far, we have made the most of every single second...

Lots of family time over the long bank holiday weekend, Busy week seeing friends, the weather was lush which has definitely made things better... 

It was Miss K's 8th birthday Saturday and the weekend was amazing, she was so lucky with everything she received, but it was very full on horse riding/ parties and meals out, safe to say we all had a well deserved rest today..

The way the girls have been together is enough to make your heart melt, they really are the very best of friends it's so lovely to see them playing together, which in turn means I get chance to plan work/ catch up with emails etc.... 

Hope you all had a fabulous week and have lots to make you happy this week 

Xxxxx


             






Thursday, 31 March 2016

Letter to my daughter on your 8th Birthday

My beautiful girl,

Tomorrow you turn 8! How did that happen? 
8 years ago our life changed massively, you were stubborn right from the start, refusing to feed/eat/sleep (no idea where you get your stubbornness from) 
Over the years we have watched you grow and your funny little mannerisms shine through all the time... 
I have felt guilt always wondering if We are doing the right things with you? did we handle that the "right" way? Is she  happy? 

The older you get and I see more of your amazing talents i know we are doing just fine and I realise that we just need to make more of the moments that are now and not focus on how you are going to be in the future... Nights when I have wished you would just go sleep already when it's 10pm and you're learning how to click you're fingers/whistle or go cross eyed...

We are so proud of how you handle school, you take it in your stride, you don't need to be like anyone else, you have friends,your bright and your happy.

You're doing so well with the piano, you need to realise just how talented you are and make sure you always keep practicing, when you have a strop because you can't play a piece of music remember that once you practice it... You get it and then you love it and play it beautifully.

We are loving watching you dance... You have some awesome moves... Don't hold back. 

It's harder as you get older and I know you are wanting to make your own decisions on life or do your own hair... I will keep fighting the urge to take over, I want you to make your own choices in life but I want you to know I will always be there in the background to back you up or to just be there when you want to talk it through...


We all love you so very much and we always will 

Xxxxxxxxxx




Saturday, 26 March 2016

This week I had a break up....and it made me happy


So much has made me happy again this week... I love reflecting on the past week and they just keep getting better...

1) coffee with a good friend, we resisted cake as both always on a health kick... Looking forward to our plans for the year

2) miss k performed amazingly in her school play,they were all worn out by the end of it but they didn't fail to give us a good show

3) bank holiday weekend spent with the family and the sun shone, I now could be rolled around due to the amount of chocolate I ate..

4) enjoyed the first Episode of the A word, looks like it's going to be a good series

5) finished #girlboss and started 5742 days by Anne-Marie Cockburn, an amazing diary of an amazing woman...

6) sorted the girls bedroom, new wardrobes, new dressing table it's looking fab and they are so happy..

7) This last thing has made me very sad but ultimately made me very happy, long story short (ish) an old friend and I had fallen out/grew apart a while ago now, I have tried a few times to get in contact and she just shuts me off, so after my last attempt I decided that life is too damn short so as childish as it seems I deleted her from all my social media accounts and telephone numbers etc... It felt refreshing, a clean slate...  I will cherish the happy memories but that "friendship" didn't make me happy anymore.

What made you happy this week??

Lots of love xxx