Organising

Hey readers,

My word of the week is:

Organising (1)

because I have bee sorting out and descaling the amount of rubbish in my home. It gets to the point where there is no space so something has to give. I find this type of activity really relaxing, I feel like a weight has been lifted.

I do love a good sort out and donating things to charity shops because then someone else can get something out of it rather then staying with and gathering dust.

Now the next stage is to not go out and buy more books to replace them, haha, the struggle is real!

In other news we visited the butterfly farm on Saturday and was lovely to see all the different butterflies even though my eldest struggled with the randomness of butterflies fluttering everywhere, that however, is a whole new story in its self.

Hope you have had a good week,

Cheers for reading X

The Reading Residence

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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Spring Bucket List (2017)

 

Hey readers,

I do love a good list to motivate because as a parent I just get stuck so I like to gather small, realistic activities to do during each season and this spring is no different.

1. do some baking – I think I am going to aim to do chocolate cornflake cakes as they are the easiest thing to do with two children and it can go with the theme of Easter.

cornflaeks

2. Fly a kite – just because I love it and currently such a good time with the wind, got to strike while the iron is hot.

kite

3. Fingers crossed that the weather has some sunny days so that we can take advantage and get some picnics in. Both my boys love a good old picnic in the park!

picnic

4. I do love this time of year to go for a family walk, as there is much to look at with the flowers and different colours. Also it is a great time to spot wildlife and seeing baby animals.

family walk

5. You can’t go wrong with taking kids to feed the ducks, such a simple and lovely activity to do, plus it doesn’t cost the earth.

feeding ducks

6. It won’t be long for Eater so getting some cheap Easter activities such as painting some eggs will be fun and a brilliant way to do on Saturday morning.

easter crafts

7.Co-inside with the park taking the frisbee to play.

frisbee

8.  Another really simply but fun activity to do is getting some chalk and draw outside. A bonus for us parents is that it is so easy to clean off.

chalk outside

9. As it is baby season going to visit a local farm to see all the farm animals is a lovely spring activity to do with the family.

visit local farm

10. Now is the time to plant some seeds to see them grow during the summer. You can get some really cheap sunflower seeds and my boys love watching them grow over the next couple of months.

planting seeds

What kind of spring activities do you enjoy?

Cheers for reading X

Reasons to add pictures to your blog

Hey readers,

I have been doing my blog for nearly two years at the end of this month. One of the best pieces of advice I can give you to help with your blog is to make sure you add pictures to your posts.

blogging

Why you ask? well let me tell you…. for a start it is easy, simple and effective technique applied to a blog post.

When using images in blog posts they help break up the text so it is much easier for the reader to read.

Added pictures makes it more visually appealing, giving more colour. It can also help encourage the reader to continue to reading the blog post to the end, which is always a bonus.

As the internet is predominately visual based, we are all used to seeing pictures on social media, so, if we see pictures on blogs it is more friendly orientated and it can help capture a reader to want to read your post.

Pictures can help enhance the message that we want to get across to the reader and they leave a lasting impression.

Images can help give your post the chance to be more memorable for the reader, so they can have an influence the reader who may want to come back .

why blog

Pictures in blogs can help be another way to enhance the changes of someone catches your post through a search via the search engine.

If you are using a graph is is a brilliant way to illustrate a point to the reader.

If you don’t feel confident  in using your own pictures then there alternative options such as royalty free or stock images to use so you don’t worry whether the picture is good enough.

Added pictures to a blog post can be a way to make your post more personalised.

photo

What are your views on pictures? Is it something that you agree on? Love to hear your thoughts!

Cheers for reading X

 

 

Springing….

 

The time has come

for Spring to land,

the brightness has emerged,

now it is time to grow.

Everything is bouncing,

in preparation for life,

the ducks are quacking,

to the tunes of the birds,

it is the season,

for all that is new,

to enter the world,

in a mass of colour,

the air is fresh,

everything is growing,

for the time is now,

for spring to open up.

My 5 Guilty Pleasures!

Hey readers,

Reading the love notes on the metro, there is something romantic about being old skool and writing to a newspaper about a stranger that took your fancy. Just reading the stories can brighten up your day on the bus.

metro

I know this is going to sound  a bit strange but I have loved it since a child and that is eating milkshake powder without the milk. I don’t know why I like it, I think it might be due to the texture in my mouth.

milkshake

I love picking scabs, again this goes back to sensory and me dealing with lots of information in my environment. It is fairly common characteristic in autistic people. I think when you are picking at something it acts as a form on distraction as you are totally  concentrating on the activity. Therefore, I am not having to deal with all the other anxieties going on in your head.

You know when you get to the point where you are desperate for a wee and finally get the chance to go to the toilet and  empty your bladder, simply that.

toilet

Singing along in all the different types of pitches to the song queen harmony rhapsody.

singing

I secretly enjoy reading a bitchy argument on twitter. It is so hilarious because I swear some people totally forget that the whole world can see there open comments. It is very amusing watching the childish comments swinging back and forth.

twitter

I be honest I can’t help myself but read the daily fail and the absurd comments because it is so funny. It really does make you think who the hell are some of these people commenting on this bloody site.

daily-fail

I let you in to a little secret, I watch a bit of Loose Women, just for amusement really to see how many times the panel slate men and criticise women’s looks. The hypocrisy is unreal but you cant beat a bit of trash TV now and again can ya!

lose-women

Cheers for reading X