Singing

Hey readers,

my word of the week is:

this is becuase my son has spend a large proportion of his time at school and home practicing for his singing performance at school on Wednesday.

Due to his autism his anxiety was through the roof so we have been finding ways to calm that done. He loves the singing element. Thank goodness for YouTube for where he can listen to the song and practice at home.

In other good news he went to London on a school day tps and loved it. ever since he was he was younger he has been obsessed with London.

DS1 also receded his star of the week for reflectioning and looking back on how much he has improved over the school year.

DS2 had started his swimming lessons this week and it has really helped him with his confidence. He also went to his second induction for his new school which he is super excited when use his nursery friend that he plays with all the time is going to be in the same class.

I have been enjoying the cooler end of the week and to be finally getting to sleep at night after it being so muggy at the start.

Cheers for reading X

10 best life tips

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As we get older hopefully we learn and grow insight to improve as a person. I myself have learnt some things along the way on my journey through life and I thought I would share some of my best life tips.

1) This lesson IS difficult but if you learn to not be anger and put blame on people you will lead a more fruitful life. Life is a b*tch and there are some God awful people out there. I have experienced a fair few. But, once I learn to let go of that anger and just accept it, life is much more pleasent. I don’t forget the hurt by any stretch of the imagination. I just let go, untie it from my emotions. The more you hold on to the negative feels they will only fester and bring you down. The more that you don’t allow it to influence you means you can enjoy life better.

2) I know people go on about enjoying every second and you should be enjoying it. However, lets face it life is not like that. Don’t put these expectations on, just focus on not taking life too seriously, have a laugh and make happy memories.

3) I know it is cheesy with the whole idea of the power of positivity. I suffer depression but looking at one small thing a day no matter what it is can really help you. Even for example it is just getting out of bed or leaving the house, that is one step closer to helping yourself move forward.

4) Enjoy the outdoors and surround yourself with nature – it can really help physically and mentally. Plus it is free, so even if you have no money you can still go out and look at the trees.

5) If you can help people, karma and all that. Plus it is nice to just do something for someone.

6) Don’t compare yourself to other people, remember that we are all on our own journey. You don’t know what people are going through, you only see a section of that person especially if it is on social networks like Instagram. Never forget that comparison is the thieve of joy so instead of worrying about missing out, just focus on your self and what you are doing.

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7) Write down goals – small or big get them down physically on the paper and see where you can make improvements. Small steps lead to better destinations. It can help if you are in a negative frame of mind to work on something that you can focus but also check in each month to see how far you have progressed. This can help make it feel more real and concrete giving you that well earned boast that you deserve.

8) Make sure you get some sleep because it really does help give a clear mind to think.

9) If in doubt or you don’t want to do something, do micro tasks that lead to the bigger goal. This can help you feel less overwhelmed and in the long run be more productive.

10) Make sure you are on top of your emails. Go through them each day and delete the unnecessarily ones.

What life lessons have you learnt along the way of your journey?

Cheers for reading X

It’s all about the beats

Hey readers,

A great way to enjoy this summer heat is to get the headphones on and get walking. A fantastic heatphones set is Beats Studio 3 headphones. These beats are excellent because they offer noise cancellation which if you have never experienced it is a must. They really do help give a better audio experience when there is less external noise around therefore you can just a simply focus on listening to your music.

Beats by Dr Dre Studio 3 Wireless Matte Black Headphones (Image 1)

As you can tell they are large but that is the thing that makes Beats headphones appealing as they are made from soft cushioned ears to make them comfortable for long wearing periods. The ear cushions go over the ears which for me personally I prefer as they don’t hurt your ears because they don’t need to go inside the ear. The headphones themselves are a flexible fit meaning that you can adjust to your personal needs so that you are confident that you can get the right fit for you.

I like the fact that the headphones come in black colour as I like the subtle that it design brings. I think it is great not to just focus on the appearance and just go with the goal to escape from the world and just get the enjoyment from your music. The design of the headphones is lightweight, durable and comfortable so all you simply have to focus on is listening to your music.

They are wireless headphones so you don’t have to mess about with leads and they also come with a carry box to make them safe and secure when you are not using the headphones.

The manufacturers have said that the headphones have up to 22 hours of charge which means you can enjoy listening to your music throughout the day without the fear of needing to charge my headphones.

The headphones are compatible with iPhone.

Cheers for reading X

This is a collaboration with HMV. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Why museums are important

Hey readers,

Today I want to talk about why museums are important. Well first of they tend to be free which means it is gives opportunity for everyone to access and explore history and culture with the world around us. It doesn’t matter on your background, race. gender or financial the museum is open for all to access if they so desire.

Looking at the display

It is a great place to take the children especially, like myself who does not have loads of money. It is a good way to education a child and to learn through visual ideas and artifacts found in the museum.

They offer free events which is a great way to connect within the community. It allows you to appreciate the different types of expression people can do. It allows you to explore freely with like minded people who also enjoy art.

Children enjoy learning about history and how different peoples lives are or how they used to live. It is an alternative way to learn and it allows a fun way to communicate with children and grasp the complexates of people.

Often the free activities available at the museum can help inspire children to express themselves and get creative. It is a safe place where they won’t be judged and encouraged to do as they wish and with what t hey feel comfortable doing. Children can learn different forms of art and can get excited with the information they have learnt meaning they can expand further when at home or school.

It is a Breathe of fresh air to go to place like the museum that it is not just based on modern information but alternative ideas of thinking.

Museums are a place to remember the past and celebrate the achievements of others have done and created history for it.

Thinking about the important of the museum for a society then there are financial benefits of having museums in places because they can help boast the economy. They provide reasons for other people that don’t live in the area to come and explore the museum.

Also, if you have some money you can be tempted to check out the local shop or go for something to eat and drink therefore putting.money back into the economy. Therefore keeping the attraction open for all to explore and have the opportunity.

Do you enjoy going to a museum?

Cheers for reading X

Events

Hey readers,

This weeks word of the week is

because there has been so much on. First my eldest had his sports day. Was really pleased that he is learning to not get blogged down with the whole winning but focusing on just enjoying the sports.

My youngest had his first taster session at school this week and he loved it. He loved all the activities and just being in the same school as his big brother. Both boys were happy to find that the youngest is going to be in the same reception class that the eldest when he frist started. Simple pleasures eh when you are young.

In other news my eldest had his school parents review to see how he has been getting on during the summer term. He has been meeting his targets which is good because we were worried. when my ds1 comes howne he frequently says that he gets zero for his spelling at least we know now that not to be the case and he is doing alright. The way his anxiety was really got us worried. So that gave us some reassurance.

Cheers for reading X

Importance of the library

Hey readers,

Importance of the library!

Ever since I was a young girl I adored the public library. I used to go there every week. Even though I lived in the care system and other kids would tease me because apparently, it is not the done deal to read books, you should be smoking a spliff instead. I still loved going to the public library and it was my favorite thing to do. I used to get excited for when the day came. I felt so free to be surrounded by books of all sorts and knowing I could make the decision to which ones I wanted to read.

Now that I am an adult, one of my favorite places to go is the library. I love reading and the feeling of escaping in a book. It stops me obsessing about my thoughts for awhile allowing me to have a breather.

Libraries are a beautiful place for all to access. It doesn’t matter about your background, age, sex, disability etc the doors are open for you to come and explore if you wish.

I love the fact now that I am a parent I can share my love for libraries on to my children. They too can have that experience in choosing books and learning. escaping and the enjoyment of reading. Not to mention that the library has a role to play in education as it provides the tools to further reading and help the child understand the topics that are taught when they are learning.

I find so much joy going to the library and just taking time to look around, knowing I can borrow anything feels like I am in Willy Wonka Chocolate factory for bookworms. I love that there are new and old titles you can take out. I like to time to read sometimes books, there is a sense of community when others are doing similar things to you. Even though you might not speak to anyone, there is that sense of community spirit.

Also, I go to the library now as an adult to do my blogging work. I use it as a place where I can get a lot of work done in a short space of time. Having that opportunity gives me a sense of achievement and I feel good after as I have not wasted time being distracted at home.

I come to the library as they offer invaluable service for my children to take part in the community by having library activities such as in the past rythme time with then they were younger. It introduced them to books, songs and words. I now can go there with them for storytime to help get them excited to read and be around other similar aged children. In the summer my library offers reading challenges and at the end the child to read x amount of books gets a certificate. My eldest loves this because feels proud that he has achieved something. Also during the summer holiday, they offer activities and story time each week to go alongside the summer challenge. It is a great way to do something structured once a week that doesn’t cost me a lot but helps my son’s development and rewards him in other ways.

So, as you can see there are so many benefits for libraries, I am lucky that my library hasn’t been closed down as it would be a real shame for a lot of people. Especially vulnerable and elderly as it does provide a positive service to the community.

Cheers for reading X