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    The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019,  Travel

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: O is for Olbia

    Another day, another travel blog post. If this A to Z Blogging Challenge has taught me anything about myself, it’s that travelling is more important to me than I thought it was. In my 20s, I knew it was a huge part of who I was and what I dreamed about but then I grew up and life got in the way. For the last five years I wondered if I had lost the travel bug completely but after doing this challenge, it’s pretty obvious that it’s still there. Today O is for Olbia and for those who have never been or don’t know, Olbia is a town on the…

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    The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: N is for Nomination

    I’m not having a very good day today. Luke isn’t well, I’ve got a to-do list the length of my arm and I’m having to cancel appointments left, right and centre to make sure I’m home for Luke. It’s hard when your child is sick because you’re worrying about them, and you also have to juggle your own life too. I do wonder if I’ll ever stop worrying about him like I do now. So, this A to Z of my Wish List is a welcome distraction today. It’s allowing me to think of things that will probably never happen, but it would be quite fun if they did. Today…

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    Lifestyle,  The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: M is for Marble

    Onto the third week of the challenge now and I’m getting to the stage where I can see the end in sight. I think today is the halfway point. So, M is for Marble and initially I was going to write about a brand called Marble (I really admire their products and would love to buy them) but the problem with that idea was that it might be too much like advertising and you’re not allowed to do anything commercial on the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Ok, I wouldn’t have been getting paid for it and wouldn’t have anything to gain from it, but it’s still slightly suspicious. So,…

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    Lifestyle,  Reviews

    Review: Rainbow Chalk Sealant Pen and Grout Pen

    Sometimes I’m asked to review items and I have to turn the chance down because it’s an item that I wouldn’t otherwise have used or needed. Then there are items like these that I was literally desperate to try because the items were on my shopping list anyway. Today I’m reviewing the Rainbow Chalk sealant pen and grout pen. I’ve received a gifted free sample for the purposes of review but the opinions are my own. First let’s tackle the sealant pen. The first thing I did was try it on my bathroom seals but I just replaced the seal on my bath so it doesn’t tell you much about…

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    Books,  The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    The A to Z Blogging Challenge: L is for Leaving A Shoe At The Ball

    Today I want to write about something a little bit different. It’s not an item that is currently on my wish list or something that I daydream about at the present time. Today L is going to stand for Leaving A Shoe At The Ball. If you’re at all familiar with western fairy tales, you’ll know the story of Cinderella. Western readers are reading this and thinking, “Who doesn’t know the story of Cinderella?” But lets not forget that the internet is global and so is my blog. There are a large number of readers from other cultures who have never heard of Charles Perrault or read his fairy tales…