My apple punch recipe — AD

My apple punch recipe is a really simple non alcoholic drink, perfect a family get together (when we can have them again).    I was asked a little while ago if I would like to work with Jazz Apples, providing them with a recipe that would be featured in their latest e-book.  I jumped at the chance! Ten fellow bloggers were asked to submit their favourite recipes featuring Jazz Apples

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8 Daily Habits to Preserve Your Eyesight

8 Daily Habits to Preserve Your Eyesight You only have two eyes. They are meant to last you for the rest of your life, and if you lose them, you don’t get another pair. Your eyesight is crucial for almost everything you do in life. You rely on it for everything from communication and entertainment to keeping yourself alive when crossing a busy road. Yet most people still take their

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Four ways to live healthier

Most people want to be healthier but finding ways to live a healthier lifestyle can be tricky. When you’re working full-time, studying for upcoming exams or caring for those around you, prioritising your own well-being is often overlooked. However, living healthier doesn’t have to be a challenging transition. Instead of overhauling your life in major ways, making small but sustainable changes could be more effective. To help you find ways

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How to Shop for a Vacation

How to Shop for a Vacation With the excitement of an upcoming vacation, the first thing many of us want to do is go shopping to make sure we have everything we might need for that trip. But with the average cost of $271 per day for an international trip and $144 per day for a domestic trip, according to ValuePenguin, you might want to go about it more cautiously

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A story about mugs and friendship

This isn’t just a story about mugs and friendship, it’s goes so much deeper than that.  It’s about how the two things are connected, how we are all connected really, and how the world isn’t quite as big as we think it is. This is the story of two mugs that arrived in a recycled Sephora box this week all the way from the USA.  It’s about the kindness of

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Giving up forty things in forty days

Ever thought about giving up forty things in forty days for lent?  Probably not, I hadn’t until this week. Lent begins today.  I only know this because Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday and I always know when to celebrate pancake day.  We are not a religious family so events such as Lent are often over looked in this house, but this year I felt I wanted to do *something*.  At the

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From now on this is my politics free place

I don’t know if it was ever a conscientious decision to make my social media accounts happy places, to say out loud “this is my politics free place” but as I think about the direction I want my blog and accounts to go in it feels like the right decision. When I wrote an apology letter to my children after the Brexit result (you can read it here: Dear Kids, I

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Jesy Nelson, Odd One Out

Did you see the Odd One Out, Jesy Nelson documentary on TV recently?  I have to admit I started to watch it, fully intending to watch it all as Jesy detailed being trolled online.  I am ashamed to say that once Jesy started talking about trying to take her own life as a result of the online abuse in 2013 I couldn’t watch anymore.   Listening to Jesy Nelson, a

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Dear Meghan

Dear Meghan May I call you Meghan?  I feel I can because I have followed you since I first watched you in Suits.   I might have even done a proper high five into the air when you told Mike exactly how things worked in the officers of Spector Litt (or whichever incarnation of the name was on the door when the series started.  There have been so many changes,

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If you don’t do these 5 things you’ll never get the freedom you want

If you don’t do these 5 things you’ll never get the freedom you want   What is freedom to you? For some people, it’s being free from the tyranny of governments. For others, it’s being able to spend time with kids. For still others, it’s having the money to be able to travel the world. But what is freedom at heart? How do you achieve it? Where does it come

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Why Children Need to Start Taking More Risks with Play

This is why children need to start taking more risks with play.  With being outdoors, with being out of sight for a short while (if safe to do so) and why they need to be allowed to climb trees and scrape their knees.   Ask anyone above the age of 30, and they’ll tell you how different their childhood was from the one that kids experience today. Gone are the

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Just when you think things can’t get any worse

Just when you think things can’t get any worse America elects that buffoon to be its President.   A man who has previously stood for the other side.  Who believes in whatever he thinks will get people talking about him.   Who stands for everything every civilised person in the world disagrees with.   A man who is nothing short of a bully.  A man supported by the Klu Klux

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