My Sunday Photo 22/05/2016

Hello, this is My Sunday Photo. On Friday I recieved a lovely package from Canada from my sister. It ws full of baby clothes for baby girl ( which i will show you later in the week! ) and all these chocolate eggs for my husband and I. Unlike the eggs here in the UK which are foil wrapped, these eggs are in little plastic cases which split in half to open. Such a genius idea!
I don’t like Cadbury Creme Eggs, so my husband had them. Canadian Cadbury chocolate tastes different from the UK chocolate, in my opinion it’s not as nice. I would go as far to say it’s more of an atificial flavour.
The Fudgee eggs were the best. A superb fudgy centre, very chocolately and similar to a ganache. I got to have the Oreo one as well. That was very yummy. 
My Sunday Photo - Canadian Chocolate Eggs
Have you tried American or Canadian chocolate before? 

What did you think of the taste?



Photalife

My Sunday Photo – 15/05/2016

This week with the warmer Cornish weather the sun has brought out my red azalea bush. It really is a gorgeous colour. My pink azalea is more in the shade so has yet to bloom. I forgot to take a photo of the white one in my garden. I just love the bright colours of azaleas. They just make me feel happy!
red-azalea
Last year I did a 7 Hints and Tips post on planting and caring for azaleas if you are not sure what to do with them in your garden.
 
 
Happy Sunday 
 
 
OneDad3Girls

Word of the Week 13/05/2016 – Cornwall

This week I have chosen Cornwall as my Word of the Week. The reason I have chosen Cornwall is because it’s one of the most beautiful places in the country to live. I know I’m biased but I just cannot help it. I love to appreciate the natural beauty surrounding me everyday. So looking back through my blog pictures over the past year I have presented you with some of the best.
Today is a lovely hot sunny day which actually made me think of writing up this post for you. These photos were all took within a few miles of where I live. I feel lucky to be on maternity leave this Summer to enjoy Cornwall at it’s best.
Malpas River - Truro - cornwall

Penwethers - Truro

Truro Cathedral

Malpas River - Truro

Malpas Cricket Ground - Truro

Malpas River- Truro

St Michael's Mount - Marazion

Marazion

Falmouth Docks

Four Lanes - REDRUTH

Malpas River

Malpas River

Pool - Redruth

St Micheal's Mount - Marazion


I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Have you ever been to Cornwall? What was your favourite place to visit?
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7 Hints and Tips on Ways to Style your Summer Dress

Hello, It’s Thursday again so here is this weeks 7 Hints and Tips post. Today I am focusing on Ways to style your Summer dress.
After having a baby 12 weeks ago I did find it hard to pose for photos as I am still carrying some baby weight. But i thought I would give it a go as Summer is just around the corner and I have some BBQ’s and family parties coming up in the Summer so I would love an alternative to the dress I found a few weeks back.
The people at JD Williams offered me a dress from either their maxi dress range or just a normal summer dress from their other range. I opted for the maxi dress I am wearing below which has a gorgeous tribal print design. The top of the dress has elasticated shirring which is perfect for new mummy’s especially if you are breastfeeding. The straps of the dress are detachable as well – an extra bonus.
Summer-dress-style-maxidress

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My Sunday Photo 08/05/2016

For this weeks My Sunday Photo I have chosen a photo that my husband took yesterday while going out on a fishing boat at Newquay. I love the blue/green colour of the water. It wasn’t the most sunniest of days but my husband still came back with the face of a lobster! 
photo-cornwall-newquay-sea-fishing-boat
I hope you all have a lovely Sunday.


OneDad3Girls

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7 Hints and Tips on Living with Arthritis

Hello, it’s Thursday again, that has come around quick! That means its time for another 7 Hints and Tips post. This week I am focusing on Living with Arthritis.
Next week it’s Arthritis Care Week which runs from 14th – 21st May and I am supporting this cause as there is a lot of arthritis in my family. My mum has rheumatoid arthritis in her back and hands and has had it for many years. Her mum, my grandmother also suffered really bad with it. My dad has arthritis in his shoulder and my husband has gout which is a form of arthritis, and he will need to be on medication for it for the rest of his life. So as you can see arthritis affects everyone around me.

Living-with-Arthritis



Rheumatoid Arthritis is a painful chronic progressive disease that is caused by the inflammation of joints. It can be in the wrists, ankles, fingers and feet. It causes deformity and immobility making it life changing for a lot of people. Some days can be worse according to my mum especially on wet weather days.

Osteoarthritis is basically wear and tare on your joints and bones. It causes pain and swelling in joints especially hips, knees and thumb joints.

These are my 7 hints and Tips on Living with Arthritis:

  1. Try and keep your weight down – This is important to help ease the pain on your joints, especially the hip and knee joints.
  2. Exercise – This will help to keep your joints moving. A gentle walk each day will give you massive benefits. Try swimming or yoga as well for slow movement exercise.
  3. Medication – Remember to take your medication that has been prescribed to you by your doctor. These will help reduce the pain and stiffness.
  4. Anti Inflammatory diet – There are no foods that will cure arthritis but some foods are known for their anti-inflammatory properties, and help to strengthen bones. Such as certain types of fish like salmon and mackerel known for omega-3. Cherries are excellent for gout due to their rich anthocyanins.
  5. Get Plenty of Sleep – Sufferers of arthritis may have trouble sleeping so it’s important to have the right bed for you. There are adjustable beds available to get the best nights sleep. You may find the perfect bed for you at adjustablebeds. There are a selection of beds with special orthopaedic mattresses and also reclining chairs on there for your daytime naps! Studies have suggested that a lack of sleep can worsen your symptoms. 
  6. Protect your joints – Try not to lift or carry heavy objects with your smaller joints like hands and wrists. Use your whole body or your larger joints. Use assisted devices to make your life easier. Open a door with your shoulder not your hand.
  7. Arrange your house to make your life easier – Move the bedroom downstairs so you don’t have to climb the stairs to bed. Have handrails installed around the bath/shower. 
I hope these hints and tips on living with arthritis are helpful to you.
Here is a free ebook to download on tips with living and sleeping with Arthritis





Do you know anyone with arthritis?

 Have you got any other tips on how to cope with living with arthritis?
 I would love to hear your thoughts.
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