How to Take a Healthier Approach to Home Working

It may help you to get the better of your challenging commute but home working doesn’t always get a good press when it comes to promoting healthy living. Whether you’re taking your everyday job home with you in order to work flexibly or you’re planning to explore your options as a freelancer, home working has many potential health hold ups. And, if you’re not careful they can build up and detract from benefits such as longer lie ins.

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The Jump

The Jump - a TV series in its fourth year now, which has been plagued by serious injuries and is probably one of the most dangerous shows on TV - the best part, we get to watch, on the edge of our seats, celebrities risk some pretty daring winter sports.

Last year there were numerous accidents, with Olympians Beth Tweddle and Rebecca Adlington both suffering from horrific injuries, and to be honest, I didn't expect another series to be made, surely it was too dangerous? But, it seems we all love to watch it and Channel 4's The Jump returned in 2017 with the fourth series.

When I first heard about Jump, I thought, sigh not another silly celebrity competition show. But, we watched it, got hooked and are slightly obsessed with it - what they do is pretty amazing, something I would like to think I would do myself, but know I would be too scared too - so I admire them.

But, I do wonder, why do these celebrities risk it? is it for the thrill... or maybe they enjoy a new challenge no matter the danger.. maybe they thrive on danger..... or is it simply down to money?!. If in doubt, take a look at this infographic by Cash Lady below and then you decide. 

The infographics shares its finding into how much the BBC, ITV and Channel 5 spend on their biggest shows – Strictly Come Dancing, I’m a Celebrity and Celebrity Big Brother.
I’m a Celebrity… Get me out of here.

I Need a Bike



I haven't owned a bike for years. Which is such a shame and something I would love to change.

Something you probably don't know about me, but growing up I was BMX racer - we were part of the Lowestoft Bandits BMX club/community. My brother started BMXing first, and I shortly followed after and it became a family thing. BMX was our lives. We would travel the UK and Europe competing and when I look back, it was pretty cool - my kids think it is pretty cool too. It's something we did as a family, we were very involved in the BMX community and everything we did was always around our racing.  We were very lucky that my parents gave us the opportunity and support.

I used to bike everywhere, even after the BMXing years. When I was pregnant with both my oldest sons, before I drove, I biked to work, biking was my transport. Then I passed my driving test and I believe since then, I haven't been on a bike! Which is such a shame, considering I loved my bikes. 

With us as a family we've been getting more and more outdoors - as much as I am falling in love with the walking, I itch to get back on a bike. Especailly when we go on our Center Parcs holidays, we take the kids bikes, but hubby and I don't have one. We need one!

I have no clue what bike to buy, or where to start? There are many choices, from road bikes for the more sporty, to electric bikes for commuters, a mountain bike, and much more. But, as I haven't been on a bike for many years, I do like the idea of starting with an electric bike - one reason, they would be much easier to conquer a hill! They are surely faster, and it would be pretty fun.

Hopefully one day soon, I will be back on seat, enjoying the freedom and fun that biking gives you. 

Look Fantastic Subscription Box

There something special about receiving subscription boxes through the post each month. It's like giving yourself a gift full of goodies each month.

Subscription boxes are a great idea to discover and try out products you may or probably have never tried before - or even never considered before. I know from my experience with beauty subscription boxes over the years, I've found products that I've fallen in love with and gone on to purchase.

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When a new combi boiler is needed

2016 was all about the extension for us, we added an extension on the back of the house, moved the living room into the new extension and with the old living room, we partitioned it into two halves which become our utility room and new dining room. 2017 sees our house renovations continue, where we plan on converting the garage into a play-room for the kids and probably most importantly, to replace the boiler.

We currently have a system boiler, which includes an electric thermal storage boilermate upstairs, and a gas boiler, downstairs.

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Winter veggie victories

As we begin the slope into the colder months, your gardening efforts shouldn’t disappear. If you take a long winter break, you’ll find that it makes it tougher to get back out the following year. Instead, you should stay active by growing some delicious vegetables that can withstand the winter. Here are five of the best winter vegetables to grow, courtesy of Suttons Seeds

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My son celebrated his 17th birthday over the weekend. He's grown into a lovely young man, maybe a little grumpy now and then, but mostly he's a thoughtful and caring soul. I am a super proud mum.

As well as being at college, he is working part-time and spends most of his hard working cash on clothing! Still, after the past 6-months, I get a little odd feeling when parcels come through the door for him - each time it reminds me he is not a child anymore, he's a growing lad.

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Antique Jewellery

They say that jewellery is a girl's best friend. The perfect accessory which can be worn for any occasion at any time.

Certain pieces are symbolic.

Some are worn as a simple statement.

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The One And Only Freebie Guide: How To Score Freebies

If you become a first-class freebie hunter you will enjoy a huge amount of benefits; it will not only will it help your daily budget sometimes but also can help you gain access to products before they are sold to in the shops.

Everyone loves a good freebie and luckily, many websites are actually glad to offer them to you. Even though many of the websites will mainly list similar products, you need to ensure that you get the very best to avoid wasting time trawling through junk.

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Brantano Kids Trainers Wish List

Trainers are probably one of the most verstile shoes you can wear, which makes them the perfect choice for children. Whether they need them for PE lessons, after school club, to go down the skate park, or just everyday use, trainers are pretty practical footwear.

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Xmas Money Saving Tips

Christmas is getting close (It's Christmas next week!) and if you are like me you still have a lot to sort out. But come January, will you be complaining? "I'm skint now". It's not too late to avoid this.

Below are my Xmas Monday Saving Tips.

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The Step-By-Step Guide To buying a House in Ireland

Hubby and I bought our very first home, 18 years ago, it was the perfect terraced house; 2 up and 2 down.  It was a quaint snug home; but, with very steep stairs (Oh! the amount of times we slipped down those stairs). We weren't earning a lot of money back then, but we did manage to invest in the home, we added double glazing windows and decorated it to our taste. Also, our family started and grew in this house, we had our first baby and my 9-year old step-son came to live with us.

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Christmas Around the World

It's not long until Christmas 2017! Christmas is the highlight of the year, every year. It's a time to gather, be close to family and enjoy each others company; eat, drink and be merry.

Around the world, people celebrate the Christmas holidays in many different ways. Many Christmas celebrations reflect local culture and traditions and the festivities can be very different from country to country, focusing on different aspects. 

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Which E-Cig Should you Choose

Over the past few years we've seen more and more people turning to vaping, and for different reasons, whether they're trying to find a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes, to a cheaper option.  There’s also people who try out vaping and love it even if they don’t have a smoking habit - I know a couple of people who social vape, they've never smoked but now they enjoy a vape now and then. I also know quite a few people that have moved from smoking tobacco cigarettes to vaping.

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