Keeping your kids occupied has always been a challenge, especially from the minute they start toddling. When my boy was small we went to Mums & Tots at the Community centre, this was as much for me as him. Chatting with other mums whilst having a cup of tea and the children played for an hour was a welcome break in our day. When he was bigger and I went back to work in a Primary School I often heard about different groups through people asking to put information in our newsletter, in fact, even though my boy is now…

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There’s nothing nicer after being out with the dog than to sit down with a cuppa and have him curl up on my lap for a sleep. It definitely makes you chill and relax. After all, who could disturb a cute sleeping puppy, believe me we were ready for a nap. Ralf our rescue puppy is a very friendly dog, he loves meeting other dogs when we’re out and about. So when I discovered the fabulous idea of ‘dog play days’ at Early Paws in Cheshire I couldn’t wait to book him in. We went to Puppy play day, where…

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Are you a runner? I have never seen as many running groups as I do now, with the local park run and community organised running events everyone seems to be enjoying the sport and keeping fit. Runners are many and varied, from all walks of life, all shapes and sizes and all levels of fitness, all aiming for different goals by doing something that is free and good for your health. Research has shown that exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good, boosting your self-esteem, helping you concentrate and look and feel better which can vastly…

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How times have changed, getting over heartbreak used to be a drama of discussions with friends, tears and then maybe smash something, but not now. Now it seems we don’t want to pore over every minute detail of who said what anymore, women no longer want to waste unhelpful emotions or time on something that’s over. Thousands of women are turning to Hypnotherapy to help them move on from a failed relationship and move forward with their lives. Being able to let go of negative feelings about a break-up is the key to getting over it. We’ve all had a…

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Now the new year is here I’m wondering about learning a new skill,  and hopefully seeing it through to completion. Last year I got a Ukulele and had planned to go to a class, but when the eldest realised I couldn’t even tell if it was in tune I knew it was downhill from there. Of course you don’t have to physically go to a class these days, with Youtube and online courses you can study almost anything anytime. The other half has already started some training at work.  With early semi-retirement in his plans this year his role will…

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