Thursday, 21 February 2019

The Benefits Of Travelling By Coach

Sometimes we like to travel by coach because it is so much easier than other ways of transport. It's safe because they are fitted with seat belts and they are more comfortable than you think. Here are some reasons why we travel by coach.



Price

You will find that travelling by coach is a lot cheaper than taking the train or even the Eurostar to Europe. It might not be cheaper than flying if you get a cheap flight somewhere but then you have to think about the added cost of travelling to the airport, leaving the car at the airport etc. You can even get the coach cheaper if you book early. Sometimes you can get a coach trip to Paris for something ridiculous like £5. We often travel to Europe by coach because of the low cost. Even travelling by National Express can work out cheaper than travelling by train if you by the tickets early enough.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

My Slimming World Week - The One With The Asda Bra

Hello, it's me here again,

I was so bust last week and never got round to writing a post, so I have combined 2 weeks into one. Here goes!

Last week I  went to slimming world this week, I didn't hold out much hope for weight loss because it was ''that time of the month'' and I gained half a pound. I had expected more of a weight gain to be honest so I kinda got off lightly. It happens, and it's one of those things but the important thing is that you don't let it put you off. I gained half a pound and still stayed for the group. The thing about the Monday group is that nobody judges you, nobody says anything negative about a little gain and everybody encourages you. It really is a friendly group, almost like going for coffee with friends. Losing weight slowly is a good way to lose weight, if you lose it too quickly, then it goes on easily too. I had lost 6lbs the week before and gained half a pound this week, but that seems to be a pattern with me too. I can have a gain one week and lose loads the next week. Our bodies are strange things.

Health And Wellbeing Wednesday Link Up

Welcome to the Health and Wellbeing Wednesday link up a blog post, If you have a post that you have written that covers any of the following subjects please join in the linky and comment on the blog before you. Also, comment on the two host blogs. This is Hosted by myself and Anita at The House That Never Rests as we are both stumbling through Slimming World and thought it would be great to have somewhere to share posts and read other stories to encourage each other.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Pretty Pixel Eraser Maker Set Review

Its half term this week and we have kindly been gifted something that might actually help to keep my sanity for the whole week. We were sent a  Pretty Pixels Eraser maker kit to review and give our honest thoughts on it. When it first arrived I was excited to use it and couldn't wait to get Matilda involved in it too. Most little girls love pretty erasers and I was no different when I was a child too but with the Pretty Pixels Eraser Maker, you get to design and make your own erasers to use at school and home. The set comes with everything you need to make 16 full-size erasers and you can also make smaller ones too. The way it works is a really good concept but Matilda found it hard to get her hand/eye coordination to work together to make sure she built the eraser without any problems.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Helping Kids Cope With Stress And Anxiety

I have written in the past that Matilda (Tilly) has suffered from her mental health and she has had some help from the junior mental health unit as well as some therapy at school. The kid's mental health unit in Kent was as useless as a bloody chocolate teapot but the therapy through the school helped because she was actually listened to. Sadly she was only entitled to one lot of therapy for about 12 weeks, at one session a week. This isn't enough and it falls on the parents to have to deal with the situation all of the time. Some parents are at their wit's end because they don't like to see their kids upset, stressed or worried. They don't know how to deal with it. So today I wanted to share some Ideas of the things that I do with Matilda to help her deal with stress.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Why Should I Take A Holiday In Term Time?

Here we are again and its the time of the year where people are looking at booking holidays but with Brexit looming and money being even tighter people are going to book more holidays in the term time. Punishing parents with £1000 like one school is doing isn't helping the whole situation. The government are responsible for putting parents in the position of only affording a holiday in term time and yet they punish them when they do it. We are actually backed into a corner and the government want more and more from the people that are working in this country. Sometimes people go to work, to just manage to put food on the table. That's why it is important that families get a cheap holiday and they have to take it when they can afford it.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Ways To Keep Your House Warm In Winter

Winters can be harsh, but we are lucky here in the UK because this year its been quite a mild one so far and I seem to have escaped any colds and flu. Last year we had the Beast From The East and winter seemed to last forever. This year it seems that America has had a bad winter and is struggling with plunging temperatures. Sometimes our houses can get really cold and we have to keep the heating on to stay warm, but did you know to save on the heating bills there are other ways that you can keep warm instead? Over time, these tips could save you a lot of money!


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Health And Wellbeing Wednesday Link Up

Welcome to the Health and Wellbeing Wednesday link up a blog post, If you have a post that you have written that covers any of the following subjects please join in the linky and comment on the blog before you. Also, comment on the two host blogs. This is Hosted by myself and Anita at The House That Never Rests as we are both stumbling through Slimming World and thought it would be great to have somewhere to share posts and read other stories to encourage each other.

How Have Brands Started To Support Our Teens?

It’s no secret that with immense pressure from consumers, brands now have an increased duty of care towards their audience. A duty of care that will see them make more informed decisions around their marketing materials, to remain as inclusive as possible, and present themselves as the go-to brand for a diverse range of people using online and offline methods.

Brands are also aware of the need to prepare for what comes next; teens will make up the consumer pool of the future, and so advertising to this group is vital. The teenage generation utilises different shopping techniques than their parents. Think social network influence such as Instagram, streaming platforms and reviews from platforms like YouTube, this is a generation that grew up with the internet.


But which brands are breaking the mould with their marketing activity to support teens?

Slimming World Eggs In Ham - Free Food February

I have written before about how I absolutely hate cooking from scratch and if there is a convenience food answer them I will take that. Being at Slimming World has encouraged me to cook from scratch and it is so much healthier than a dinner in a box. Okay, so I'm still not a great cook but this recipe is so easy that even I could do it without any hassle and it takes about 30 seconds to prepare. 


Matilda told me that she was bored with her breakfasts all the time and her cereals were getting too "samey". I remember from being a kid, and I had to eat the same cereal for years and nowadays I hate those cereals. My manager at work is following Slimming World too and suggested this to me. I do not make Tilly follow the slimming world diet but making healthy swaps is really good for her. 

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Slimming World Speed Foods List

We can all lose weight through Slimming World but you have to incorporate speed food to your diet to get a better weight loss. Speed food is even lower in calories than other fruit and veg and they are also full of the goodness you need in your diet. When I started Slimming World, I barely ate fruit and veg but now we eat it in a variety of different ways. I struggle to remember which foods are under the speed category when I go shopping, so I have made a list of them for you to bookmark on your phone and look up when you're out shopping. You can make some excellent speed meals like Chinese stir fry or add a salad to your jacket potato. Make casseroles with chicken, beef, lamb or pork and really bulk it out with vegetables. Remember you can get speed veg in a variety of ways, fresh, frozen or canned. And if you cook fruit, it releases sugar and therefore doesn't become a free speed food any more but instead is healthy B option. Make sure you have at least a 1/3 plate of vegetables with your meal.

Monday, 11 February 2019

How To Spend A Day In Istanbul From Your Holiday Resort

My name is Vicky and I have the travel bug! I love to go to different destinations and soak in the environment, the culture, the history and the local people. My problem is that I cannot stay still in one place and with my upcoming trip to Marmaris in Turkey, I am struggling at the thought of staying grounded at the hotel for 10 nights. Last year we went to Antalya for 11 days and we took a trip to Istanbul. It was a city that I had always wanted to go to and I am a huge believer in Tilly learning by travel. So on our holiday, we took a day out to get an internal flight from Antalya to Istanbul and we absolutely had a ball!


The Benefits Of Travelling By Coach

Sometimes we like to travel by coach because it is so much easier than other ways of transport. It's safe because they are fitted with...