NHS Health Check // Fit at 40

What to expect from an NHS Health Check

As you may well know I turned 40 years old in May. A couple of months later I received a letter from my GP inviting me to go for an NHS Health Check. This health check is offered every five years to adults in England aged between 40 and 74 who don’t have any pre-existing medical conditions. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from my NHS health check so I thought I would share my experience with you. Read more

Living Arrows 45/53 (2018)

Toby playing on Beacon Fell

If you read my Living Arrows post last week you’ll know we had a lot of tears on the first day back at school and nursery last week. Fortunately it was short-lived and Toby and Gabe were both OK for the rest of the week. Toby went in every day with a big smile on his face and Gabe, despite moaning about not wanting to go to nursery, was absolutely fine when he got there and didn’t even cry when I left him! Read more

Me & Mine // A Family Portrait (October 2018)

October Me & Mine family portrait

Wow! Where did October disappear to? The boys were off for half term last week but we didn’t do very much. In fact I can’t remember what we’ve done in October at all! I started the month with a weekend away at Croft House in the Lake District with some other lovely bloggers, the following weekend Barry had a night out with his friends and other than that we’ve done a lot of relaxing at home and watching Star Wars films! Read more

Should kids play video games?

Toby and Gabe playing on tablets

Toby is five years old and Gabe is three. They have both been playing video games since before they were two. They even got their own tablets for Christmas last year when they were just two and four. With a game developer dad and a blogger mum it was probably inevitable that they would be early gamers, but should kids play video games at all? Read more

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Toby enjoying a game at Spaceport

And just like that half term is done. Unfortunately we had quite a lot of tears about going back to school and nursery this morning but I’m hoping it’s just because it was the first day back and tomorrow will be better. We didn’t do an awful lot during the holiday – both boys just need time at home to decompress, relax and recover I think and hopefully they managed to do that. Read more

Holidays we’d like to take in 2019

Skiing holidays in the Alps

Now that this year’s holidays are over (you can read about our trip to France here), I find myself thinking about next year and where I’d like to go with the family. We won’t manage all these trips, but it’s good to dream! I thought I’d share some of the destinations I’ve been thinking about with you, in case you are wanting to book your 2019 holidays now. Read more

10 top tips to prepare your home for winter

Bleed your radiators

**This is a collaborative post

The temperatures are starting to drop, the nights are getting darker and we’re moving towards November. Now is the best time to start thinking about preparing your home for winter. I’m sharing my top 10 tips to prepare your home for winter both inside and out. Some will save you money, and some will help to prevent any home disasters this winter! Read more

Back to school with Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles

Bassetts vitamins taste like orange juice

**Post in association with Bassets Vitamins

Like children all around the country Toby and Gabe have just finished their first half term back at school after the summer. And with a return to school comes the tiredness from early mornings and long days. One way I know I can help the boys cope with that tiredness the best they can is to make sure they are getting all the necessary nutrients they need from a healthy balanced diet.

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