My Sunday Photo 24/07/2016 – Pink Roses

I’m a huge lover of flowers so you will find many of my Sunday photos will be of some type of flower I have found on my travels. This week is pink roses.

pink roses
The pink roses are from my dad’s garden. They have lasted really well but are on their last legs and have the most gorgeous smell. Nature at it’s best.

It’s not a bad photo taken with my iPhone 4s if I say so myself, but I can’t wait to get a newer phone with a better camera. I need to wait until September to change my phone now as I’m changing networks. My current network seems very expensive to what I’ve found. It’s not too long to wait!

I you are all having a great weekend and hopefully have some sun where you are. 

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Book Review: Random Acts of Unkindness by Jacqueline Ward

I love participating in book tours. It’s good fun popping around the tour reading everyone’s review on the book you have just read. This time around the book I have read for the tour is Random Acts of Unkindness by Jacqueline Ward.

A totally different book from the last book I read Beyond the Veil which was a fantasy vampire/werewolves type of book. Random Acts of Unkindness is a mystery crime novel and the first one in the DS Jan Pearce series.

Random acts of unkindness

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Book Review: Beyond the Veil by Jessica Majzner

I have been hooked on Syfy’s new werewolf show Bitten recently. So when the lovely Jessica Majzner contacted me and asked if I wanted to read and review her book Beyond the Veil which is about werewolves and also vampires I jumped at it.

I read all types of books as you know, but have always had a soft spot for supernatural novels since I was a teen. I was a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan back in the day and this got me hooked into vampires, werewolves and ghost stories. Every now and again when I get the chance to read, which is a bit limited at the moment with a teething 6 month old I get myself into a great book.

This month’s book is Beyond the Veil by Jessica Majzner.

book cover of beyond the veil by jessica majzner

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Travelling up the motorway with a baby

This is our first mini break with baby girl. Travelling up the motorway with a baby is a completely new experience for us. We have travelled this same route for many years but this is the first time with a baby.

Travelling up the motorway with a baby - night time image of a motorway

I have never had the need to check out baby facilities at motorway services before, but now that’s my main concern.

Will they be clean?

Will they have a chair so I can breastfeed?

Will they actually have a baby room or just a pull down changing table in the disabled loo?

So as you can tell for a few days before we left I was feeling pretty anxious.

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Out of Date Mates – For Your Weaning Journey

We are now starting on that big journey – Weaning! That scary time for a parent. Your baby is growing up. They need more than milk now so you enter that phase and question yourself.

What on earth do you feed them?

We have started slow and began with baby rice mixed with some of my breast milk. Baby girl loves it!.

As a newbie to buying baby food packets and jars I didn’t realise that they have different time limits in which they need to be used by. The packets of baby rice have a month. Some of the jars have 24 hours, some have 48 hours.

How on earth will I remember what was opened when, and when I’m supposed to use it by?

Out of Date Mates

Well to make life easier Out of Date Mates have these amazing little magnets which you write the time/date on. I have chosen to write the time/date that the products need to be used by. But you can choose to write on the time/date you opened them.

Jars and packets of baby food with the Out Of Date Mates magnets and stickers on.

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Why I love being a Milton Ambassador 

I have been a Milton Ambassador for a few months now and I’m absolutely loving it!

Milton have been going for years and it’s my mums favourite brand.  Back in the day when my sisters, brother and I were small mum was a huge Milton fan. She used to use the liquid concentrated stuff in the blue bottles whereas now I use the tablets.

I have one of those huge 5 litre bucket sterilisers where you can just throw everything in. Plastic baby cutlery, bowls, bottles, teething rings and plastic toys as well. Furthermore it’s one of those pieces of equipment that you can’t live without once you have one!

Oh and not forgetting all those breastfeeding pump parts.

Milton Bucket Steriliser with spoons, bottles and bowls in.

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