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NEW ADDITIONS, RIVIERA, LISSIE | LITTLE LOVE 23-24/52

NEW ADDITIONS, RIVIERA, LISSIE | LITTLE LOVE 23-24/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. I completely forgot to link up last week! I think its the first time in all of Little Loves history that I have […]

FOR THE LOVE OF | BLOGS

FOR THE LOVE OF | BLOGS

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. This week its all about Blogs! Its taken me sometime to pick my top three this week, I know eventually I will feature all my favourites on this little mini-series, but I still […]

FOR THE LOVE OF | VLOGS

FOR THE LOVE OF | VLOGS

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. Which I have now turned into a linky! This week I am blogging about my love of Vlogs and what I have been watching this past month, so here is my top three TV Vloggers this month

 

Right, I am putting this out there, this is currently my new favourite Vlog. Its a very simple Vlog {I mean that in the nicest way possible!} Pamela posts weekly and although I wish she would vlog more I actually look forward to her updates. The Vlogs range from Hauls, Organisation, Home Tours, Top Bloggers and monthly Little Loves. I first found Life with Munchers via Instagram, fell in love with her feed, then fell in love with her blog, which is a family, home and lifestyle blog. I soon quickly got hooked her Pamela’s Youtube Channel. Definitely give it a watch if you have not done so already.

 

I have followed Alison for quite some time now and have only just started watching her channel on Youtube. I’m obsessed with her Insta-Stories, and binge watch them daily. I actually didn’t know she had a Vlog, so I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to watch her for more than 15 seconds at a time! If you have not heard of Alison, she blogs over at not another mummy blog and it is jammed pack full of Lifestyle, family, travel and style. Alison updates her Vlog weekly. Pop over to give her channel a watch.

I have only JUST started watching this Youtube channel, and I am hooked already. I’ve spent quite a few days watching their backlog of videos. I love the way they are filmed. I’m loving the way they are edited. In fact I love everything about their Vlogs. Again, weekly posts from Stefan and Hannah about life with a toddler and another on the way. If you have not heard from them, I guarantee you will be sucked right in after watching!

Do you have a favourite Vlog? Leave the link below, I am always looking for new channels to follow! If you have not checked out the channels I have blogged about then click on the links above to go straight to their page. If you enjoy them as much as me why don’t you subscribe to their channel too!

 

THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR, GRACE MITCHELL, NEW GLASSES | LITTLE LOVES 22/52

THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR, GRACE MITCHELL, NEW GLASSES | LITTLE LOVES 22/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. We are back in a routine and back to school. The half term flew by and I am feeling a little blue that […]

FOR THE LOVE OF | TV

FOR THE LOVE OF | TV

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. Which I have now turned into a linky! This week I am blogging about my love of TV and what I have been watching this past month, so here is my top three TV […]

A WEEK AWAY FROM THE NORM

A WEEK AWAY FROM THE NORM

Last week, we had the most amazing week away from the norm. We packed up and headed for Elvedon Forest. G and H had been on countdown for a whole year and it was finally time to spend some quality time together as a family. It could not have come at a better time and we all needed time to relax and focus on family life.

I have only ever been to Center Parcs once before. Last year in fact, we spent Easter away in the woods and it was a taster of something that could potentially fast become a tradition. Mr B went when he was younger with his family and its always somewhere I have wanted to go. On both occasions I have been we have had the added bonus of spending time with Mr B’s parents, sisters, brother-in-laws and nieces and nephews. 14 of us in total.

We booked up a few activities before we went. We decided as a whole family we would all participate in Laser {which might I add, we won} It must of come as a shock when all 14 of us rocked up, us against them. It was a blast and we all took it very seriously indeed. We also had golf and bowling booked as a group of 14. It was so lovely to spend time as a whole group. Its hard to get us all together in our day-to-day lives so this was defiantly a much needed family holiday to unwind and spend together.

Mr B and I did book up some activities for G and H to do as a family of four. G and H took part in Little Johns Archery and you cannot go to Center Parcs and not use the swimming pool, everyday. We played in the woods and climbed trees {we had the oldest tree outside our villa, which was great for climbing and den building!}

We watched other family members take part in tree climbing activities and taking part in the new Drop adventure. I am already planning to do the aerial adventure if we go back. If my 8 year old nephew can do it, so can I!

One thing I have absolutely loved this week, is seeing G and H bond. G really did take care of her little brother. Taking him down flumes and making sure he was ok in the water. They had there moments where they had the odd argument, but there relationship has blossomed this past week. Its been lovely to witness and it makes me smile that they can get on if they really try!

I managed to squeeze in a cheeky facial at the Aqua Spa. It was so relaxing and something I definitely needed. It was tailored to my history. The lady that carried the facial out took so much care around my scars and was so kind and gentle. She really looked after me. My skin felt super soft after and I felt so relaxed and very sleepy! It also meant Mr B and I managed to have a few hours to ourselves. We had a lovely walk round the forest and a ice cold drink outside at the country club.

The week flashed by before us and I can’t quite believe we are home. I definitely have a bout of holiday blues. I’m feel rather sorry for myself that we have nothing else booked up for the rest of the year. BUT what a week we had. G and H both loved it and have come back with memories they hopefully won’t forget. I know I won’t forget.

MAKING MEMORIES, SOUND OF SILENCE, SUMMER HATS | LITTLE LOVES 21/52

MAKING MEMORIES, SOUND OF SILENCE, SUMMER HATS | LITTLE LOVES 21/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. Its been a fun filled week here as we have spent 7 days away in the beautiful forest of Elvedon at Center Parcs. […]

THESE TWO | MAY

THESE TWO | MAY

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

KEEPING YOUR SKIN PROTECTED IN THE SUN

KEEPING YOUR SKIN PROTECTED IN THE SUN

Since I was diagnosed with Skin Cancer I now take extra care all year round. I apply a factor 50 cream 365 days of the year. Sounds extreme, but the winter sun is just as powerful as the summer sun. There are two different types of rays that the sun gives off and before I was diagnosed I didn’t have a clue about them. Now I have a better understanding and it really is simple and easy to understand.

UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, the skin’s thickest layer. Unprotected exposure can lead to premature skin aging and wrinkling (photoaging), and suppression of the immune system. UVB rays will usually burn the superficial layers of your skin. It plays a key role in the development of skin cancer.

Most of us are exposed to large amounts of UVA throughout our lifetime. UVA rays account for up to 95 percent of the UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface. Although they are less intense than UVB, UVA rays are 30 to 50 times more prevalent. They are present with relatively equal intensity during all daylight hours throughout the year, and can penetrate clouds and glass.

UVA is the dominant tanning ray, and we now know that tanning, whether outdoors or in a salon, causes cumulative damage over time. A tan results from injury to the skin’s DNA; the skin darkens in an imperfect attempt to prevent further DNA damage. These imperfections, or mutations, can lead to skin cancer.

UVB, the chief cause of skin reddening and sunburn, tends to damage the skin’s more superficial epidermal layers. It plays a key role in the development of skin cancer and a contributory role in tanning and photoaging. Its intensity varies by season, location, and time of day.  UVB rays can burn and damage your skin year-round, especially at high altitudes and on reflective surfaces such as snow or ice, which bounce back up to 80 percent of the rays so that they hit the skin twice.

This is where the all important keeping you skin protected and using sun lotion comes in. No sunscreen will give the protection it claims unless you apply it properly. People often apply much less than they need to. When your risk of burning is high, ensure that all exposed skin is thoroughly covered in sunscreen. As a guide for an adult this means: Around 2 teaspoonfuls of sunscreen if you’re just covering your head, arms and neck. Around 2 and a half tablespoonfuls if you’re covering your entire body, for example while wearing a swimming costume. Reapply sunscreen regularly including ‘once a day’ and ‘water resistant’ product. Some products are designed to stay on better than others, but beware of sunscreen rubbing, sweating or washing off. It’s especially important to reapply after towelling dry. And reapplying helps avoid missing bits of skin.

Use sunscreen together with shade and clothing to avoid getting caught out by sunburn. Along with shade, another way to protect your skin from the sun is with clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and good quality sunglasses. Hats are great for protecting the whole face and head. Choose a wide-brimmed hat for the most protection.

Its always nice to spend time out in the sun, but you must remember that its so  very important to keep your self covered up and protected.

 

 

FOR THE LOVE OF | INSTAGRAM

FOR THE LOVE OF | INSTAGRAM

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. This week its all about Instagram. I love this social networking platform and I don’t use it half as much as I should, but I love keeping up to date with all my favourites. […]