Monday, 23 January 2017

Read With Me #4 2017

Hello you lovely lot and welcome to this weeks read with me. I actually managed to read two books last week, not quite sure where I found those extra hours but it was nice to delve into another world.


I finally got around the reading Colleen Hoover's It Ends With Us which is just fantastic and Nicola Yoon's Everything Everything, I adored this just as much as I loved The Sun is Also a Star. I've decided I'm going to try and do a little round up post every month to share with you a little bit more about what I've been reading.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

My Sunday Photo 2017 #4

This was a photo from last Friday, the morning after the snow. We didn't get an awful lot (thank god because I don't really like the stuff), and what did manage to lay had virtually all melted by the morning.

I will however admit that everything looks that bit more picturesque when snow has fallen on it so I made a point of capturing this whilst I was standing in my daughter's room in the loft.


Friday, 20 January 2017

Hydrate Your Way to a Better You

When I was younger I was terrible for not drinking enough. In fact I made myself quite poorly, ending up with a lot of urine infections as a child. Trouble is I never get that thirsty feeling, I could go all day without having a drink and it wouldn't bother me. However I have come to realise after much telling that drinking plenty (of the right things) can really help keep you healthy and that you can in fact hydrate yourself to a better you.

So what to drink? Well I have four simple suggestions for you, some more for hydration, others could be described as meals and maybe something a little more indulgent for you. So lets start with the obvious.


Everyone should drink more water. Now the way I got myself drinking more water was to get myself a snazzy water bottle with timings on the front of it. This encouraged me to drink more regularly and allowed me to keep track of just what I'm consuming. 


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Cursive Writing Cards Review

I remember when I was at primary school being taught joined up writing or as we now seem to call it cursive. If memory serves me right I used to get quite annoyed because we had to use an ink pen and being left handed my writing always ended up smudged in places, I ended up resorting to using a biro in the end to save on the mess.

These days it seems to vary from school to school as to when you begin learning how to write in cursive. My eldest two learnt when they went into year 2, so they were aged six/seven but my youngest two began to learn this skill as soon as they started primary school. I've actually found the earlier they learn the easy it seems to be for them.


Monday, 16 January 2017

Read With Me #3 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Read With Me. I hope you all had a good weekend. Thank you to everyone who managed to link up and comment last week, always appreciated. I spent most of my Sunday working on coursework but I did manage to find time in my week to do a spot of reading.


One of the books I got at Christmas was I Was Here by Gayle Foreman, this is a brilliant story filled with emotion, it is what I'd describe as a coming of age story but within the novel it also looks at the effects of suicide on the people who are left behind to deal with it, quite thought provoking.