Why running rocks!

Hey readers,

Recently I returned to running and got hit again by the running bug, I just love and let me tell you why!

Because running gets you out of the house and you get some fresh air.

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If your like me, I get quite frustrated with my inadequacies as a person and since I have started running have found running really great to just burn off them feelings.

It is good for you physical health, I only do running three times a week but I still find it beneficial in helping me ton up my legs and help strength my arms (as I am on medication where one of the side effects causes me great deal of physical pain).

You feel like you have achieved something positive and can make you feel better for it.

It is really fantastic to help you sleep if you do in the evening or alternatively, if you do it first thing in the morning it can set you up for the day.

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You build up stamina which is always handy if you have young children and they want you to run after them in the park.

I had a break from running for a few weeks and definitely missed it. Once I stsrted again with running I found it made me much happier in myself and like I achieved something.

Obiviously, a bonus reason for running is it burns of calerioes which who can not deny is wonderful.

If you have children it sets an example regarding doing exercise and a positive message of seeing it occur.

You never fully appreciate a shower until after a hot sweaty run.

It is free, you can do it practically any where and at any time if you wish.

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There are so many free apps like c25k to help beginnings that are a great guide to help you know where to start. If you are really confident then there is an event called parkrun (again free) where you run with others and such buzz, plus the feeling of being part of the running community.

As a parent you sometimes lose yourself, so it is good to do something for yourself, a bit of ‘me time’ where it is an activity solely for you to enjoy and get something out of.

Cheers for reading X

 

 

 

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Trends that should die forever!!!

Hey readers,

Watch out girls then is a returning trend that is coming this summer – underbun! If you have not heard of an underbun it is basically where you have such short shorts that your bottom slips out. Now I don’t care about flesh sharing but sometimes girls can show far too much for the eyes to see.

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Nude leggings are just a no no for me, sorry. They are not attractive and tell everyone the truth, no one wants to see them stretched over your backside, unless your stick thin it is revolting. They are also in a disgusting colour and they just not flattering at all, if you own a pair do us all a favour and bin them!

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What is it with glitter in your roots, seriously it looks like someone has sneezed on your head or you have a really bad case of coloured dandruff. Whoever thought this was cool, it is not, so please just die off!

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A recent trend that is growing in popularity is fur slides. To me they look like something that resembles a middle class lady of leisure that struts about in her silk dressing gown. They just look cheap and tacky, seriously if Rihanna fell of the cliff would everyone else jump off too?! I am glad I am so old that I just don’t care anymore (not that did when I was younger) to care about being hip and fashionable.

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Tracksuit bottoms with the word juicy plastered on the bottom, just looks awful. I thought they had there day but they seem to be reappearing in my local area, please just stop, I don’t want to be forced to look at your bottom.

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Fake tan just looks horrific, streaky and unnatural. Why do this, it is just not right, are they blind, do women not see this. Ok, some can get it right but a majority go overboard or can not blend it in correctly causing it to have that lovely streaky marking. I have done it once myself, never again. I looked like the angry orange and wasted money when I could of just brought a bar of chocolate and have been happy as Larry.

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Is there trends that you wish to fizzle out promto?

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5 life lessons I have learnt

Hey readers,

I thought today I would share with you my five top lessons that I have learnt so far in my life.

My first lesson is that there is more good then there is bad in the world. Sometimes we can all get sucked into the doom and the gloom of bad news that we can forget that there is so many good people in this world. I think the below quote is spot on and something that we should all try and remember.

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My second lesson I have learnt is that sods law will always kick your ass every single time. When you think you know what will happen in life then  you can guarantee that something will pull that your feet at that moment in time. I suppose a classic example would be where is that bus when I am running late when normally it is bang on time!

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As an anxiety suffer you believe every thought and feeling at that given time. You feel like you are stuck and things will never change. So my third lesson would be that the feeling will pass. I try to focus on this thought when hard times hit and life seems scary!

My four lesson would be that you can take it or leave it when it comes to your  thoughts because at the end of the day they is just all they are and only come from YOUR brain. No one stuck have that choice to whether you act upon them or not.

The final lesson that I have learnt in my life is and one of the best cures for stressful situations is  to have a cup of tea and toast as it is the best way to solves problems.  So, if I need time to think this is the one stop solution to give me a chance to think clearer.

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What lessons have you learnt in life? What do you think of mine?

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Gadgets I would love to buy

Hey readers,

I love a gadget and over the recent weeks I have found some cracking good gadgets that if money were no object I would buy and enjoy at my own pleasure. Here is the kind of gadgets I like.

Firstly, my faviouritist gadget is the Roomba, which basically is a robotic vacuum cleaner. How amazing is this for us parents who have sadly got to be constantly hoovering after children. This is the perfect solution.Obviously, I would never get it just to watch my cat on it 😉

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Recently, I have been loving drone YouTube videos, which are amazing ways to get great area views of a location. So therefore next on the list would be a drone.

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3D scanner just blow my mind away, wow, how amazing is the detail of the work used by the scanner. This would be totally fun and would be fun to watch my boys mesmerised to see the scanner in action.

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I so desperately love a GoPro, again you can capture great content for YouTube and such a fun way to get creative.

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 Elephas Portable LED Pico Projector is such a cool way to project videos or whatever from your smart phone on to the telly.

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A curved TV would be amazing to view TV in a much interesting format with 4K viewing making the display more clearer and detailed. but not entirely sure I would want to see Bruce Forsyth that close up 😉

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Panasonic Lumix GX7 camera as it would be brilliant for my blogging and it has a flip screen so you can see what is happening. It also has top reviews so it is a good ‘un in my eyes.

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Obviously, I would love the latest Sony Xperia XZ Premium phone as I have currently got that brand and I have used several  and know especially with my clumsiness that it is good one for my needs. This model is also have these features, motion eye camera, water resistant and 4K HDR display which is pretty much wow!

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Love for daylight hours

Hey readers,

Have you remembered to forward your clocks? Isn’t it wonderful to get lighter evenings now and I am happy for this change, let me tell you why?

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I suppose the first obvious reason why daylight saving time is good because it is lighter evenings and lovely to see the beautiful sunsets you get during summer time.

It is lovely to have more motivation as there is more light, which means getting more things doing.

Having more time to see things in the evening if I am out and about.
I really enjoy the calm of the lighter evenings, especially if it is dry and you can go for a lovely evening stroll.

Better change (if dry) to eat Al fresco, especially if it is a picnic at the park, makes my boys in particular super happy.

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For a parent the dream of having a quicker time to get the washing dry, meaning more loads completed in a smaller time is the dream!

That being said you don’t need to live your home if you have some open space, a lot more quitter for us parents and the boys play together outside without getting under your feet. Which is always an added bonus 😉

I find that if my boys are out playing in the fresh air later in the evening they sleep better during the night-time.

You feel happier when it is lighter and less likely to want to stay in watch TV, maybe because you are more energetic.

Have more desire to get out of the house and less sluggish.

During the light times the golden hour is a beautiful time to take attractive photos.

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With the lighter mornings you’re more motivated to get up and not need as much sleep during the lighter months.

What things do you like about Daylight Saving Time?

Cheers for reading X

Top 16 items for men in 2016!

Hey readers,

Check out this ace infographic from Look What’s Cool of the top ten items for men for 2016, great for inspiration for birthday’s or father’s day – which I know is a way off but you are never too early to be prepared.

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Top ten things to do when you are bored at home

Hey readers,

check out my list of boredom busters to do around the home.

1) Read a book  -a  brilliant way to get lost in a story and get kill that boredom.

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2) Have a bath can take that half an hour off and you feel suitable refreshed.

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3) Do some colouring, in a colour in book. It can really help you to concentrate on the task and use your creative skills.

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4) Binge watch some YouTube video – as we all know there is a whole host of choice on a wide selection of topics to enjoy on the old YouTube. Though be warned can be a bit of a vortex and you may end up watching too many videos of kittens are robotic hoovers.

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5) Bake something and get rewarded after. It can be something really  simple such as making cornflake cakes but you will feel you have achieved something with your time. Or alternatively, try a new recipe and enhance your skills at cooking.

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6) Sort out some clutter out in your home that needs taking care off and the good thing is you feel really productive after. We all have some bits to sort out and organise in our home and what better way to use your time then in a constructive way. There is no lovelier feeling then to get something in order.

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7) Of course I could not miss out on the old blog and writing up a blog post is a great way to use your time. You can write as much or little as you want. You could alternatively read other blogs to get inspiration from them.

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8) There is something very therapeutic about painting your nails and taking your time to do a good job can make you feel so much better when making simple changes to your appearance.

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9) I be honest, I am a bit old school and when I have time I love nothing better then completing a jigsaw puzzle. A positive thing about doing jigsaw puzzles is that it enhances your problem solving skills with trying to solve where the pieces go.

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10) If all else fails and your stuck for ideas then do some exercise. You don’t even have to pay for silly dvds that cost an arm or a leg, you can find free material from  YouTube or Pinterest for instance!

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Hope this inspired you to kill some of that boredom.

Cheers for reading X