Friday, 24 February 2017

Little Loves February

Another month has officially flown by. More birthday celebrations, Valentine's day and a wedding anniversary have been celebrated. It has been busy as usual and packed with lots of memories and of course little loves.

Read


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You all know I love a good read. One of my favourites from this last month was one from Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is fantasy and at its best, this author manages to create worlds that expand your imagination and really draw you in!

Watched

An absolute favourite for both myself and my husband last month was The Crown on Netflix. It was an interesting watch and actually had us researching more behind the history of the Royals as we watched. There was a lot that we didn't know.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

One Of Us Is Lying February Book of the Month

I was recently sent a fantastic new novel from Penguin Random House Children's Publishers via Netgalley. One Of Us Is Lying is the latest book from Karen M McManus and comes under quite a few genres, mysteries and thrillers, teens and young adults. I was immediately drawn to it after reading the blurb.

Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive.

On Thursday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the bad boy, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the jock, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead. And according to investi­gators, his death wasn't an accident. On Thursday, he died. But on Friday, he'd planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they just the perfect patsies for a killer who's still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

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Monday, 20 February 2017

Read With Me #8 2017

Hello you lovely lot and welcome to this weeks Read With Me. I've been concentrating on reading with my youngest recently. She's at the stage where she knows her phonics sounds and now she has moved on to diagraphs (google it) and tricky words. I was surprised at how quickly she picked up on these terms, sounds etc because even as an adult it is a lot to take on board

When I'm reading bed time stories to her now she has begun to point out letters, words, trying to sound out and spell words that I'm saying to her, books really are a great way to learn anything. Even now when I read certain stories I'm still learning, there are certain words that even I struggle to pronounce so how children take things on board is quite inspiring really.

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

My Sunday Photo 2017 #8

The feeling of being appreciated is a really good one. It is one where you suddenly believe that all your efforts have been more than worth while and I definitely got that feeling last week from a couple of my work colleagues.

I've been volunteering at my girls primary school since September now as well being a midday supervisor up there. My volunteering has been based in just one class so I've got to know the children and the teachers in there really well so although I'm kept busy all of the time I have been really enjoying myself .

Friday, 17 February 2017

My Daily Skincare Routine

My daily skincare routine is one that has been found after a lot of trial and error. I'm a person with very sensitive skin. I'm allergic to quite a few products and from a young age I suffered from outbreaks of eczema and psoriasis. Even when I began to grow out of the eczema, I was left with patches around my nose, this always led to people asking if I had a cold. I seemed to get away with not having spots (a saving grace in my teenage years), but that wasn't to last as when I came off the pill after the husband had a vasectomy, I was left prone to horrible outbreaks on my chin. 

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I said at the beginning that my skin is very sensitive and it has left me with a lot of confidence issues, especially when my lovely children point out just how many spots I have on my face on any given day. The problem is is that being sensitive makes it quite difficult to find products that won't lead to adverse reactions like dry or itchy skin and although I don't have the clearest of skin I thought sharing what I use/what I do might help others who have similar issues.