It’s great fun being a Parragon Book Buddy. This is our first book from them to review. Once Upon A Time…. Online by David Bedford & Rosie Reeve is a fantastic children’s book for early learners. I would say for 3-5 year olds, but younger children may find it interesting as well. I love to read books to baby girl. She is nearly 11 months old and just looks at the bright colours and helps to turn the pages.
Once Upon A Time… Online arrived neatly wrapped and we was eager to see what the book was like inside.
We are really here! It’s 2017 and in a couple of month’s I will be celebrating my 2 year blogiversary. 2016 was crazy!
A few days ago I wrote my Year in Review, looking back over what I’ve achieved in my personal life and the blogging world. Now I’m looking at what I can do in 2017.
I have never been great at keeping to goals. Maybe for a New Year’s Resolution I can make one by sticking to my goal plan! Don’t get me wrong I’ve been very good at keeping to my bucket lists which I have made each month but they are not ‘proper’ long term goals.
To turn my blog to where I want it to go I need to come up with acheiveable goals. I have been taking part in Aby’s course’s from You Baby Me Mummy to help me get on the right track.
So here we go!
Well I don’t know where to start. 2016 has been one of the best years in my life. It’s been jammed packed with the birth of my beautiful baby girl, baby sick, sore boobs, 10 months of maternity leave, teething, lack of sleep, returning to work full-time and of course the revamp/rebrand of this wonderful blog.
I have decided to give you a quick recap over each month. This way I can reminse back over the year as well!
My Year in Review
So let’s start at the very beginning… a very good place to start…
Are you looking for an ideal place for your family? What are your criteria for choosing these places? For a lot of people, raising a family involves staying in a place where it is suitable for children, where the environment is tranquil, where there are jobs, and most of all, where the ambience is a happy one. In the UK, certain regions are deemed excellent to grow a family.
According to data gathered by the Office of National Statistics by interviewing 300, 000 people in the past three years, the Highlands of Scotland has the largest number of happy people in the entire UK. 43% of those who were interviewed have rated their well-being as a 9 or a 10 with 10 the highest possible score. It has been noticed that those living in the rural areas tend to have a happier life than those living in urban areas. The countryside is beautiful with a strong local economy and solid local communities.
Officially Winter only started a few days ago! The 21st December as stated by the Met Office if we went by the Astronomical season, and it ends on the 19th March 2017. So now is the time to think about how to keep your energy bills low in the Winter season.
I will share with you my tips on how we help to keep our bills lower and Premier Bathrooms also have their own tips and tricks on how to keep your energy bills lower. So hopefully you will be sorted and save money this Winter!
I have been trying to write this post for a few days now. But as usual there has been so much Christmas stuff to do that time has been short. Anyway I was tagged by the wonderful Claire from The Pramshed to answer these questions about my Christmas.
Christmas is a very special time of the year for my family as my older sister comes home from Canada where she has lived for 10 years now. My mum has always said that we need to always get together at Christmas. That one special time of the year when we make family memories. Catch up. Eat lots of great food. Not forgetting the family tradition of always watching Top of the Pops and the Queen’s speech while stuffing down Christmas pudding.