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Paradise Wildlife Park – A Review

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Both our children, Little Mister H especially, love animals and dinosaurs. So we were really thrilled to be invited along to Paradise Wildlife Park earlier in August – as it has plenty of both. Paradise Wildlife Park – A Review Situated just to the West of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, Paradise Wildlife Park is under an hour’s drive from my parents’ house (where we were staying with the kids for a few days). It’s a pretty convenient location for anyone north…

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How Furniture Can Help Sell Your Home

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How furniture can help sell your home is a collaborative post. If you’re looking to sell your home then there are thousands of tips and tricks out there. From baking fresh bread in the morning of a viewing to cutting the lawn. One that requires less effort is simply using your furniture effectively. It can be risky to purchase new furniture before you move house, but you can use your existing furnishings to help sell your home and buy fresh items…

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Mental Health

My Depression And Anxiety Relapse

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Trigger Warning: If you suffer from depression or anxiety then you may find this post, about my current depression and anxiety relapse, triggering. “I am not a stranger to the dark Hide away, they say ‘Cause we don’t want your broken parts I’ve learned to be ashamed of all my scars Run away, they say No one’ll love you as you are But I won’t let them break me down to dust I know that there’s a place for us…

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Fashion & Beauty Reviews & Giveaways

Love Your Hair With The Brand New BaByliss Big Hair Care

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This is a paid collaboration with BaByliss Big Hair Care and is part of their #loveyourhair campaign. My hair has always been one of my favourite parts of my body. I love the colour and I like the fact it is quite versatile. I can wear it short or long and it seems to suit my face in both styles. However, my hair is very flat and lank. It is poker straight and I’ve often compared my hairstyle to Morticia Adams’…

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LEGOLAND Windsor Resort – A Review

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We love to go for a day out as a family. And during these summer holidays, Mr H has had a few weeks off and we’ve been having a staycation. As part of this staycation, we woke up early one morning and piled into the car to drive to LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort. Little Miss H had been pushing to go to LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort ever since her twin besties had been earlier in the year. We were thrilled that we could…

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Mental Health

My First Emotions: The Parent’s Guide

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Mr H, being a communicator by trade, is always reading books about human behaviour. He recently read out this sentence to me from a book by Jonathan Haidt called The Righteous Mind (the fun we have in our house!): “We are deeply intuitive creatures whose gut feelings drive our strategic reasoning.” It really connected with me because, as someone who has struggled with my mental health all my life, I know how true this is. On any day, my feelings…

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Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World – A Review

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In May, we were invited to the family theme park, Paultons Park. They were opening two new rides in Peppa Pig World and we were asked to go and review them. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to go. So when we knew we would be in Southampton for the weekend in early July, we decided that it would be the perfect opportunity to visit Paultons Park. Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World – A Review I have to admit that I…

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10 Reasons Why A Royal Caribbean Cruise Would Make A Perfect Family Holiday

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The other week we were invited to spend turnaround day on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Independence of the Seas. The Independence of the Seas has just had a multi-million pound makeover and has some fabulous new features. Blogging has provided my family with some wonderful opportunities. But without a doubt, being able to spend a day onboard the Independence of the Seas was one of the most amazing experiences we’ve had. We got to appreciate everything that a Royal…

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