Duuuuurrrrr, who doesn’t? We all do don’t we? But do we all get enough time to do it? Or when we get the time how do we do it? If I have time to relax at the moment I fall asleep. It is that simple. It has been a bonkers few months. But then you knew that. So I have been actively trying to find ways to relax that I can then share with you in the hope that you might find them useful for the same reason, or as a present for somebody since that annual gift giving event is just around the corner.
Research recently commission shows the evolution of energy through the decades and it makes for fascinating reading. As you can see on the above infographic!
Great theme for The Gallery this week (do hop over to Tara’s blog and have a look at the others that have linked up, I am expecting some glorious piles of leaves or frosty pictures). For me though nature is about warmth and not muddy fields and having to wrap up against the elements.
With a hot tub! A bit of winter chill is good for you, it refreshes the senses and invigorates your mind and body in the run up to the most magical time of the year, but let’s be honest, sometimes we just want to be warm. We spend a fortune kitting out our wardrobes to keep warm during the frost. There has to be a better way to keep toasty than wrapping ourselves up in a million layers of plush coats, woolly scarves, thermal underwear and long johns, there has to be something slightly more glamorous than sporting a balaclava/mitten combo for the three winter months, well, luckily, there is!
I have been trying really hard not to mention Christmas until December. I don’t want to even think about it until after E’s birthday mid November, not even have it on my radar. But this year I had no choice. Well I did have a choice, of course I did, but sometimes rules are made to be broken. Especially when it involves Hogwarts. An invite to see #HogwartsAtChristmas landed in my inbox a few weeks ago and I squealed.
If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that I was thrilled to be asked earlier this year to one of the official bloggers supporting the Tesco Mum Of The Year event for 2014.
It is hard to believe that a total of 6000 nominations for inspirational women all over the UK were made for this award and it has now been whittled down to a shortlist of just over 30. Women who have all made a huge difference to other people’s lives, all in different ways.
Rather than pick out a few to tell you about, I urge you to go off to the official site and have a read through their stories yourself. Just extraordinary women.
Further judging is now taking place between a panel that includes Sara Cox, Gabby Logan and Denise Lewis and the winners of each category will be announced in January.
Also in January there will be an announcement for “A woman who inspired a generation” so do keep an eye out for that. And keep up to date if you are on Twitter by following @TescoLiving and #TescoMumOfTheYear
This is one of those stupid quizzes on Facebook that we sometimes take part in for no reason other than to waste two minutes. The results are as far from scientific as it is possible to get. This particular quiz on how posh we are was one of the worst. It came with such gems as “have you ever been to or participated in a game of polo?”.