Saturday, 30 May 2015
Monday, 25 May 2015
This month I was sent a Degustabox box to review. Degustabox is monthly subscription service that sends out a selection of food and drink products. There are between 9-14 items in every box, many of which are completely new on the market. There is an element of surprise as you do not know what is inside the box until it arrives. Buying the items separately from the supermarket would cost a lot more so Degustabox is great value for money. Each box costs £12.99 including delivery.
Friday, 22 May 2015
Sunday, 17 May 2015
Friday, 15 May 2015
Recently I was asked to review Kids Don’t Come With a Manual: The Essential Guide to a Happy Family Life by Carole and Nadim Saad. I haven't actually read a parenting book since baby was six months. I read plenty of books in pregnancy and a couple after baby was born, one of which was particularly useful and answered all of my questions of those newborn days and beyond. Once I reached the six month mark I felt I no longer needed to read parenting books apart from the odd one connected to weaning or first aid. If I had a problem I tended to talk to friends or family instead.
Now my little one is a toddler, and a very determined one at that, knowing what the ‘right’ thing to do is in certain situations can be confusing. Do I say ‘no’? Do I distract him every time he does something he shouldn’t be doing? Should I just let him do that thing because he’s too young to understand why he shouldn’t be doing it? Or should I insist he doesn’t do it? The introduction mentions the dilemma that many parents face today. "With so many contradictory beliefs clamouring for parent’s attention, it’s no wonder that we are left feeling even more confused (and sometimes even guilty) about the 'right’ way to parent."
Thursday, 14 May 2015
The month of May in Brighton is a busy one. Brighton Fringe is the biggest event with over 760 individual events spanning across the month. This includes 175 free events & over 3500 performances. Whether you are interested in music, theatre, live performances or children's activities there is something for everyone. As well as the Fringe there is also Brighton Festival, the Artists’ Open Houses and a whole range of unique events across the city. I thought I would list my highlights for this month.
Artists’ Open Houses
Weekends throughout May, 200 locations across Brighton and Hove. Free.
Throughout the month of May it is Brighton and Hove’s Artist Open Houses. There are over 1000 artists taking part and 200 open doors. This is a great opportunity to visit artists in their studios or homes and see a display of their work with the opportunity to buy original pieces from local artists. Art work ranges from paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, glassware, textiles and jewellery. I haven’t been to any yet but there are some just around the corner and I will visit these at the weekend. That’s one of the great things about the open houses, you are sure to find some near you if you live in the Brighton & Hove area. For more information see the Artists' Open Houses website
|Verbena & banana leaves by Paula Fahy|
Thursday, 7 May 2015
The day is here, the UK general election of 2015! A day of hope, of expectations, of excitement, a vision of a better future and one in which our children will grow up in. A vote that can change so much!!! This year the election couldn’t be closer in terms of the outcome therefore it’s so important to go out and vote.
If you still don’t have any idea who to vote look at these quizzes to see which party matches your views more closely. You may be surprised! A short version http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com or a longer version https://uk.isidewith.com/political-quiz.
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