The Winter coat dilemma

It’s that chilly time of year again – and I’m faced with the dilemma of needing a new winter coat. I know it’s not exactly a hard thing to do, just go to a shop and buy one, right?  But I had a bad run of coats last year, it was expensive and I ended up looked like a frumpy brown marshmallow.

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Getting the car Winter ready

After a long hot Summer we’ve been spoilt weather wise and the cold, wet weather is a total shock to the system.  Although the UK is strangely still mild(it’s November) the chilly weather is on it’s way. The car has been playing up – it’s a ten year old Ford C-Max(total mum-mobile) and it’s never liked the cold.  It’s like a grumpy teenager – if the temperature drops below 5°C it won’t start and plays up until it warms up.

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Dear sodding Diary: schools, stress and migraines

6th November 2018       I have neglected you, dear sodding diary, for a while now – it’s been a busy few weeks with lots going on. The biggest change being that I’ve changed job – it’s a very long story and not one for the public eye but I was sort of forced to leave my previous job and I’ve luckily found another quickly.  It’s going really well, it’s totally different to what I’ve done before so all is now well. Unfortunately my anxiety has other ideas – a combination of stress and anxiety has made me feel pretty low and rubbish and so my first week in my new job has been really tough. Why?  I don’t seem to have any confidence at all in myself – I’m fighting a daily battle with my head, which is telling me I’m rubbish and that I can’t do the job.  I’m doing the job, I’m picking it up quite well, however that inner voice is there every bloody second of the day telling me I’m not good enough. I think the anxiety is exaserbated by the Mirena coil I had fitted four weeks ago when I had my laparoscopy…

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Review: Pointless board game from University Games

The clocks have changed and the evenings are dark, Winter is very much on it’s way and those hazy sunny days and evenings are a distant enemy. I’m not a fan of the dark evenings – they are long and gloomy and there isn’t much to do apart from watching TV, reading, and, well, staying in. Of course it means I can tuck into the festive flavours of gin that are popping up in my local supermarket but it also signals the return of weekend games’ nights – hurrah.

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Review: SmartGlobe Myth from Oregon Scientific

We were offered a SmartGlobe Myth from Oregon Scientific for review – it’s a 2 in 1 day and night globe with audio stories and an AR mode and it’s suitable for ages 5 and above. I was incredibly excited when it arrived – as a child I had a light-up globe and it was a treasured possession for many years and I loved the look of the ‘myth’ element of this globe.

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