time flies when you're being a mum

Time for Mum

if you’re anything like me, you find it difficult to even find time to have a wash, there’s always something more pressing. Here I’m hoping to encourage myself and you to put yourself first a bit more!


My List #4

Feb
11th
2016

Our week in a nutshell...

11 Feb, 2016

Real life

My List 4 - Dry February

It’s my second week of Dry February and I’ve been out with the girls, I’ve survived the weekend and I’m feeling good about it – don’t break the chain is really working for me!

My List 4 - food videoing in the kitchen

On Monday I made my first foodie video sharing a pancake recipe and it was loads of fun. (more…)

09 Feb, 2016

Back in the summer when Mike was telling me about the 20 hour principle (which I used for my skiing challenge), I came back from the holiday deciding I’d put it to the test and I wanted to learn how to do a pull-up.

Pull ups for women - part 1. Steps 1 to 5 for beginners.

I hit the gym super excited and did my first set of exercises. I’d done a little research and apparently the best way to ‘learn’ is to start with a ‘slow negative chin up’ – basically you jump up to the chin up position (fingers curled towards you) and slowly descend.

I did 3 sets of 8, with a break in between each set, and by the end I was literally flopping straight back down. (more…)

My List 3

Feb
05th
2016

Our week in a nutshell...

05 Feb, 2016

Real life

My List 4 - Adrianos in Gosforth

We went to a Ball on Saturday night which was amazing but we didn’t take a single photo – I don’t deserve to be a blogger. But what I do have is a picture of this Carbonara.

It turned out that one the people in our group was Adriano, as the owner of my FAVOURITE restaurant, Adrianos in Gosforth. So on Monday I had to go and get myself some Carbonara! (more…)

BRIDGESTONE DriveGuard

Feb
02nd
2016

My Press Trip to Monaco and Cannes!

02 Feb, 2016

Two weeks ago, I was just settling down with my blogging bestie, Aby from You Baby Me Mummy, and new pal, Sally from Raring to Go, to 3 day VIP star treatment extravaganza, which started in Monaco. Hundreds of bloggers and journalists from across Europe had been invited by Bridgestone Tyres because they were so excited by their latest unveiling and I have to say it didn’t disappoint (not least because I won!).

Bridgestone DriveGuard - Press trip to Monaco and Cannes for the unveiling!

Tyres and Car Safety

I want to express my surprise at my ignorance when it comes to car safety.

Before this trip I had no idea where my spare tyre was, if I even have one, nor how to change it should I get a puncture.

It hadn’t even crossed my mind how distressing it would be if I got a flat with Reuben in the car.

There is literally never a good time to get a puncture, but the odds are I’d be on a motorway with Reuben in the car since that’s where I do a lot of driving. And now I know how to change a tyre…I never want to have to put it into practice!

So, while I know that tyres and car safety is really not that sexy (although Bridgestone did a pretty good job of making it so with the help of handsome drivers and dancing girls!), I want to convey the message that it really is important to have a bit of knowledge about your car!

Anyway, on to the grand unveiling of Bridgestone’s latest product which will be going on the market in April 2016. (more…)

How are those resolutions going?!

28 Jan, 2016

I haven’t done my customary New Years Resolution post yet this year! I figured, surely if it’s a resolution, it’s relevant all year long and actually posting at the end of January means I can also see how it’s going.

And I also have another great competition from the oh so supportive Protest, who want to help you reach your 2016 goals too. Scroll to the bottom for more info.

Resolution revisited - don't leave your resolution in January, keep it with you all year!

So how are my resolutions going? Truthfully? (more…)

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