TUI Family Life Bahia Feliz – Hotel Orquidea – Our Family Holiday to Gran Canaria

TUI Family Life Bahia Feliz – Hotel Orquidea – Our Family Holiday to Gran Canaria

If someone had told me 5 years ago I would be choosing to holiday at a hotel designed specifically for families with kids, I’d have laughed in your face, explaining that nothing was going to change when we had children. We would be travelling in the same way as we did as a couple, exploring local culture, doing our own thing, kids clubs were definitely not for us. HAHA! How naive. So here is our review of TUI Family Life Bahia…

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Hypnobirthing on a Budget

Hypnobirthing on a Budget

I’ve wanted to write this blog post for a while, and I thought now would be the perfect time. I’m past the halfway point in my pregnancy, and D Day seems to be fast approaching, I can’t quite believe it as it only feels like two minutes since I saw those fateful two lines on the pregnancy test I took. My first labour and birth was pretty straightforward. My waters went in bed at around 4am, contractions started fairly soon…

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Why we’re not finding out the sex of our baby

Why we’re not finding out the sex of our baby

It’s one of the very first questions you get asked when people find out you’re expecting. “Do you know what you’re having?” Young, old, family, not family, there are no discrepancies. Everybody wants to know what this little bump is going to be. With our first pregnancy, my husband was desperate to find out. I think he was struggling with imagining us actually having a baby, and needed to pin his expectations on something. I managed to talk him round,…

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Monthly food shop – 2 Months on

Monthly food shop – 2 Months on

It’s been 2 months since we started doing our main food shop once a month, and honestly it’s been amazing! I don’t know why I didn’t do it before. It’s meant I’m able to spend less time shopping (always a winner in my eyes!), and also planning meals for the whole month really relieves the stress of doing a meal plan each week. Okay, I know it’s not a massive stress to do one every week, however it takes up…

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Our early scan at 8 weeks – Review of The Scan Room, Huddersfield

Our early scan at 8 weeks – Review of The Scan Room, Huddersfield

For some reason, this pregnancy has by far been my most anxious one. I don’t know if it’s the fact I’m maybe not quite so naive this time around, or that in my odd head, the fact I’ve had 2 straightforward pregnancies means I’m almost expecting something to go wrong this time around. I find out I was pregnant just before I was 4 weeks this time, so I knew from very early on. I touched on it in my…

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Pregnancy update – 11 & 12 weeks – 3rd baby

Pregnancy update – 11 & 12 weeks – 3rd baby

Firstly, I must apologise! I’ve not been feeling 100% so haven’t felt able to do my 11 week update. The tiredness has just overwhelmed me at times, and I’ve been taking myself to bed as soon as the kids are in bed most evenings. So I hope you don’t mind, but here is my pregnancy update for 11 and 12 weeks. How far along? Today I am 12 weeks and 2 days Due date? 21st August Symptoms? Tired…so…so…tired! I know,…

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My new challenge – monthly food shop.

My new challenge – monthly food shop.

My new challenge – monthly food shop So it’s no secret I love Aldi, in fact I wrote a blog post with tips on how to shop there. However, I just hate doing the weekly food shop. As amazing as Aldi is, until someone builds one with an on-site crèche, it’s definitely the bain of my life. I tend to go on a Tuesday, when my eldest is at nursery. When my youngest was a baby, this was perfect. She…

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10 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

10 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

How far along are you? 10 weeks and 5 days today Due date? 21st August 2018 (feels like forever away!) How is baby doing? Little baby is the size of a green olive now (yuk, I am not a fan of olives!). His/her tiny fingers have nails, and their arms and legs can rotate at the shoulder and hip joints! I cannot wait to see those limbs moving about at our next scan. Symptoms? I totally feel like my tummy…

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9 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

9 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

9 whole weeks. I’ve had a good week, the pregnancy nausea has definitely lessened, which I have been so pleased about! I’m now patiently waiting my letter for my dating scan, it can’t come soon enough! How far along? 9 weeks and 2 days (according to my last period!) Due date? Still the 21st August 2018 How is baby doing? Baby is now the size of a grape (mmm grapes haha! Now getting hungry!). So around 2.3cm. The most amazing…

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The things you need to know about mystery shopping.

The things you need to know about mystery shopping.

I have only been mystery shopping for the last couple of months, but I am loving it so far! It’s definitely made a positive impact on our income, and I have only done it few times. So what is mystery shopping? Basically, it’s a tool used by companies to evaluate their employees and stores performances. It gives them a non biased review of how well their company is doing. The companies employ outside mystery shopping agencies to arrange mystery shoppers…

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