Friday, 29 July 2016

My July Favourites

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We're reaching the end of another month which of course means I need to tell you about some of my favourites that I've been loving in July. This month seems to have rushed by so I don't have so many things to share with you but share with you I will :

Clif Bars

You may remember a couple of months ago I was telling you all about PhD flapjacks that I had taken to snacking on. Well this month they've been shoved to the back of the cupboard in favour of these scrummy little bars. Packed full of protein and just the right amount of carbs they are the perfect post workout snack, I've become a tad addicted to the peanut butter ones. And they are also a fab size to have in your bag when out and about. I may have eaten all my supply before I could take a photo oops.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Going Outside the Lines With Mindfun Tees

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I am a huge fan of colouring, I've always found it to be extremely relaxing, a nice sort of distraction to help you de-stress after a hard day. So I was happy when I was asked to take part in the Going Outside the Lines campaign with Mindfun Tees as I knew I'd benefit from it and I wanted to be able to share my thoughts with all of you lovely readers too.

The idea of the Outside the Lines campaign is the sense that we don't need to "stay in the box", we should have the freedom to express ourselves and what better way to do that than by getting creative with a bit of colouring in.

Petit Bateau Beach Dress Review

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Now that Summer has actually arrived (it's been a bit hit and miss of late hasn't it!), it's high time to start dressing for the warmer weather. I'm a girl who loves to get her legs out, skirts and dresses are a must in my wardrobe and Petit Bateau have certainly got this covered with their gorgeous designer French clothing.

I was recently asked if I would like to review something from their Summer range and let me tell you it was a tough choice. With so many vibrant colours and wonderful striped looks to choose from, there is certainly a style to suit everyone.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

July Book of the Month - The Other Alice


July's book of the month goes to the wonderfully magical The Other Alice by author Michelle Harrison. Aimed at children aged 9 and upwards, being a big kid myself I just couldn't resist reading this one.

There was something odd about her eyes. They looked different to normal, but I couldn't figure out why... I waited for her to answer, but instead she took out a pen and wrote something in the notebook. She held it up to show me.

I'm not Alice, it said.

When Midge's sister Alice goes missing and a talking cat appears in her bedroom, Midge realises that Alice's stories contain the clues he needs.

But every tale has its villains - and now they are leaping off the page, Midge and two new friends must find Alice and work out how this story ends. Before a more sinister finale threatens them all...

Alice is a sixteen year old girl who loves to write. Most of her tales have been on the small side but her latest story is quickly turning into a full length novel, the trouble is she just can't figure out how to end it and that's when strange things start to occur.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Read With Me 2016 #30

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Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Read With Me. So the Summer holidays have officially begun for my children and we are off to the library this week to begin the Summer reading challenge, is anyone else doing this with their kids?

I love the idea of the reading challenge as it keeps the kids interested in learning, there is a wealth of knowledge in books after all and it is done without it becoming a chore. And the added bonus is that it is something that costs nothing and we all know how expensive the holidays can become.