2018 – My Hopes and Dreams

Happy New Year everyone! As is customary at this time of year, I’ve decided to lay down my hopes for the 12 months ahead. I’m definitely not a ‘new year, new me’ kind of person, because I think that’s kinda of bull shit, but I would like to make some positive changes and achieve some big things. I’m not even going to call these my new year’s resolutions, because that phrase just screams ‘Fail in the first week’ doesn’t it? No, instead these are my 2018 Hopes and Dreams. It sounds nicer. 2017 had it’s ups and downs. I’m sure […]

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I’m never Shopping Here Again – Bad Customer Service

Shopping, whether you love it or you hate it, it’s part of every day life. I sit on the fence a bit, my love for it depends on how much money I have in the bank. Spoiler alert, it’s never very much! When I lived in the city I went shopping a lot. Being close to lots of shops was handy, it made popping in for things easy. Now I live in the middle of no where, and my shopping habits have changed to reflect that. It’s no longer so easy for me just to pop to the shops, and […]

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How I Use the Internet When Travelling

I couldn’t live without the internet. Lets face it, many of us are in that same position. These days, it’s essential for all homes and businesses to have good broadband, like this one from Talk Talk Business. Without it, we would all fall behind, but things haven’t always been this way. Having grown up in the early 90s, I can remember a time when we had to rely on more traditional ways to get through the day. Back when we needed paper maps to find our way around. Or when we had to find out about things via a book […]

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Girlguiding, Life

Volunteering – My experience as a Girlguiding Volunteer

Ok so I’m a bit late to the party, but this week on the 5th of December it was International Volunteer Day. I am a volunteer, helping out as a leader at the local Rainbows group, and I love it. So, late as I may be, I felt compelled to write something about my experience as a Girlguiding volunteer. I became a volunteer by accident really. Seeing my daughter Caitlin struggle to make friends, I decided to enquire about groups in the area that she could attend. Having been a Brownie myself as a child, I was pleased to find that there […]

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Travel, Uncategorized

Driving Home for Christmas – Be Road Trip Ready

The festive season is well and truly upon us! My tree went up last weekend, the Christmas adverts have started and the shops are filled with festive tat. It might only be November, but by now most of us have started thinking ahead to our Christmas plans. Shopping lists will be written, presents stuffed in cupboards ready to be wrapped, turkeys ordered ready for the big feast. You may also be making plans to travel this festive season, but are you prepared for the big Christmas road trip? Many people travel long distances at Christmas. With family members often dotted […]

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