Thursday, August 28, 2014

Reasons to be Cheerful

This week has been a bit of a whirlwind for me, so much so, I almost forgot to do this!?

Even though it's been a tough summer (which I wrote about yesterday), I'm still finding reasons to smile each day.

So here are:
Ojos World

1. The sitting room makeover is coming along nicely:

2. Getting to go to a blogging event in Lush, Cardiff. I love their products anyway, so to spend an evening being shown a new and improved range was bliss! (A post to come about this): 

3. The support of my husband. I had a bit of a wobble, feeling unwell and unworthy (ok, it may have bee a little hormonal). As always he cuddled, cajoled, then pushed when it was the right time. Honestly, don't know how he puts up with me some days!?

So that's my reasons this week, what are yours? I always have a read, you all make me smile.

If you get to this and the linky is not up and running, I apologise, will get to it as soon as I can get near the laptop!
(Also, I've been redesigning again, what do you think?)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Am I Enough?

I feel like I'm failing!

I actually can't wait for my children to go back to school, and I feel utterly horrible about that.

I have failed at getting them, and me, out of the house.

I have failed at getting them to do anything productive this summer.

I have failed at getting them to try anything new, allowed them to give in to their obsessions (for a peaceful life).

This morning I lost my temper, there was another meltdown.......I ended up shouting. Something I never do, because it's unproductive.

Tell me this is normal.

Tell me I'm not the only one!?

Am I doing enough?

Tonight I am going out for an hour, to a blogging event. I can't wait! I am getting out of this house, on my own, for a few hours, meeting up with fellow bloggers. Having a coffee (maybe some cake), talking to real grown ups, that understand what I do!

 Maybe that will fix everything.

Hope so.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Looking After Your Skin With E45

Let's be fair, E45 is a name we all know.

It's been a household name since 1952. My parents used it on me and my brothers, my mum uses it on herself! Over the years they have developed and enhanced the brand, and product, to be used with all skin types.

For 50 years it has been recognised as a treatment for all types of skin conditions, including my main problem.....

Oh goodness, how I suffer. Now, please don't think I am complaining about our great British weather, I am not. I love the sun, the rain, the snow, it's all beautiful. Unfortunately, the sun does not really love me:

Yes, that is my VERY sunburnt leg, on our recent holiday!

You can only imagine how sore that was!? This is where E45 comes in, I find it great for soothing and calm all skin conditions. Thankfully, it worked on this too. 

I've used it on myself for years, it's been great when I've had problems with dry skin, through pregnancy. Then, I again turned to E45 Cream,  when I had my children because its great for preventing nappy rash

It's known for it's use with psoriasis too, a more serious problem that can be incredibly uncomfortable for the sufferer. 

It's ideal when you have sensitive skin, as it's hypo-allergenic and non perfumed.

Don't believe me? Then how about I send you some to try? 

I have 2 bottles to give away:

Entering is simple.

Join in using the rafflecopter widget below, to be in with a chance. 
There will be 3 winners, each winning a 200ml bottle of both products, to try out.

This will be based in the UK only

Competition will run for 3 weeks

So, would you like a 2 bottles? 
To protect your skin in the summer, against sunburn?
Or the Winter, to fight dry skin?
Or maybe you have patches that need help?
Then have a go:

Monday, August 25, 2014

Meal Planning

So August bank holiday is upon us already. We'll be talking Halloween and fireworks, before we know it! 

This week's budget kind of got blown out of the water. I'm ashamed to admit it.............but it's because I went! It turns out, I'm the over spender! Go figure!?