• lacey dearie books leger's gratitude thanksgiving cat sleuth story
    Books,  Writing

    New Release: Leger’s Gratitude by Lacey Dearie

    I haven’t been spending much time on the blog this week and that’s because the launch for Leger’s Gratitude finally came around. This book was originally scheduled for release in November last year, I had hoped even earlier than that, but as so often happens, life got in the way. Regular readers of the blog will already know that there was a lot going on in my personal life at the end of last year, including bereavement, career change (again), leaving university for a while and Luke being unwell while we were in Spain and spending time in hospital. That’s a lot to carry around, so writing wasn’t top of…

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    Lifestyle,  Mental Health

    How To Deal With Anger – Top 5 Tips

    I want to write about something that’s a touchy subject today. Anger. Who among us doesn’t ever feel angry? I mean, it’s a normal human emotion. The problem is that there are some days when anger feels consuming for me. Have you seen the news? There’s a hell of a lot to be angry about. It’s easy to lose sight of what is really important in life and end up in a situation where you’ve said or done something you can’t take back because the red mist descended and you felt like the only way to deal with it was to unleash your rage on the world. You must be…

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    Affiliate Links,  Beauty,  Reviews,  Skincare

    Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser Review

    Another beauty review today, and that’s because I’ve got yet another empty bottle in my bathroom! The second empty is Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser. This is different from the last blog I wrote in that this is for a premium product. Some would call it mid-range, (I used to!) but those people have got too much money to burn. I’m on Carer’s Allowance and I think this is bloody expensive. Annoyingly, I couldn’t find it on Amazon for less than $60, but I can assure you, when I bought it, it was around £20 in my local department store, which is still pricey. If you’re not put off by that…

  • oilatum daily junior bath foam
    Beauty,  Parenting,  Reviews

    Oilatum Daily Junior Bath Foam Review

    Today I’m going to write a blog that is one of those rare cross-over blogs that covers parenting AND beauty… I’m not sure how to explain that but it is a cosmetic product that is also medicinal, that I use as part of my parenting. You’ll see what I mean when you read on. In keeping with the theme of writing about anything I use in the bathroom once the tub is empty (because that means that it’s been good enough to use until the end), I’m going to review Oilatum Daily Junior Bath Foam. Disclaimer: I was gifted a bottle of this last year for free in exchange for…

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    Ad/Gifted,  Parenting,  Reviews

    Inflata Nation Glasgow Review

    As a parent of a super-energetic little boy, I’m always on the lookout for things we can do together as a family. It’s getting more difficult as he gets older, not easier as I thought it would be. That’s because we’re now at the stage where we’ve done most of the things we want to do in this area and we’re running out of new activities to try. But recently I was invited along to try Inflata Nation in Glasgow. It’s a soft play with a difference. Basically a building filled with bouncy castles, inflatables and all things bouncy – a kind of inflatable theme park. Heaven for kids like…