#MyAquaphorChallenge

Winter~love it or hate it there is no escape from it.

One thing that is never welcome is dry skin, particularly when exposed to the elements.

Here at the crazy household we have been taking the #MyAquaphor Challenge and testing out Aquaphor soothing skin balm.

Aquaphor is a soothing skin balm which can be used on the body, face and even babies bottoms!

This balm is easily absorbed by the skin and is so versatile one tube is all you need.

I have kept this is my handbag and used it on both my hands and face with fabulous results.

It leaves your skin feeling protected with a soothing barrier too.

It has even gained approval from my teenager who has happily been using it daily to keep her hands soft and smooth.

The versatility of Aquaphor means that you can carry it with you and use it as part of your daily routine.

This post is an entry for the Britmums #MyAquaphorchallenge sponsored by Eucerin.

Discover the benefits of Eucerin at https://www.eucerin.co.uk/products/aquaphor/soothing-skin-balm-45ml

Oh Wednesday

So today #humpday has gone something like this…
Left the house ridiculously early to realise that I have forgotten anything for breakfast and infact lunch.

Got stuck in a hideous amount of traffic enroute to collecting the kids from their grandparents house,ask them to make sure that they are totally ready for my arrival.
After collecting them they assure me that they do in fact have everything they need, although funnily enough a mere 2 seconds down the road Ads decides to announce that he has left his lunch behind (def takes after me I feel!)this calls for a quick 3 point turn and a few muttered swear words as we turn back to collect said lunch.

As I drop them off at school, Ads decides that he is too grown up to give me a kiss goodbye because he’s seen his friends coming down the road and clearly I am soooooo embarrasing thanks son!

Got parked with a few minutes to spare and head to work, the morning walk is interrupted by the teenage delight phoning to say that her brace was broken and what should she do?! Aargh! More muttered swear words and several phone calls later and we have an emergency dentist appointment which fortunately resolved this problem~I would however of been even happier if he could of solved the teenage attitude problem but I guess I simply can’t have it all!

This evening thankfully has been much better, I successfully dyed my hair (No more greys for me!), had a yummy dinner cooked for me and had cuddles with Pam too.

Happy #humpday everyone.❤x

#ACEforschoolchallenge

Just like that the summer holidays seem to of faded like a distant memory.

One thing that is very fresh though is the back to school chores and ever continual battle of keeping the uniforms smart and clean.

With a football mad boy in the house, I can almost guarantee stains appearing on shirts,trousers and pe kit on an almost daily basis!

We have been trying out Ace stain remover, and I am genuinely pleased with the results.

I love the two different ways to tackle the stains 1. A pretreatment spray which is used before washing and 2. an inwash formula that you use directly into the washing machine. Ace is formulated for colours so it keeps clothes clean and bright no matter what they have had thrown at them or Indeed down them during the day!

I was also pleasantly surprised to find out that you can also use Ace for day to day cleaning too.

I even tried it in the bathroom and was thrilled with the result, which was long lasting clean and freshness.

I love the fresh smell of Ace and the fabulous cleaning power at removing stains. It’s versatility for use around the home too makes it an all round win for me here in this crazy household.❤X

This is an entry for britmums #ACEforschoolchallenge sponsored by ACE.

Challenge, sponsored by ACE. Get help for all kinds of stains with the ACE Stain Helper. http://www.acecleanuk.co.uk or to buy head to your local Tesco’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose or Sainsbury’s.

Quiet

I feel like I haven’t written for ages, that’s not because I haven’t got anything to say,infact I quite often have too much to say~maybe silence is golden sometimes hehe!

Anyway here I am and I can’t believe we are almost a whole week into October, another year that is simply flying by.

As ever the days and weeks have been busy and full on, not that I would want it another way.

We have been making the most of the weather whilst it’s still reasonable and as the evenings start to get dark so early now we have been trying to squeeze in some seaside walks before it becomes completely dark by 4pm!

That said evenings in front of the fire are beckoning and that’s always lovely too, although if truth be told once the fire is on you can guarantee I won’t be awake for long!

In other news I have become a fully fledged grown up and purchased a slow cooker, yes at the age of 41yrs not only have I brought one but I have managed to cook dinner in it and actually left the house whilst it was on (those of you who know me well will understand!)

Happy Friday everyone.❤x

Beautiful ride

I love words, writing, pictures, quotes.
They are so powerful and radiate such meaning.

I love to see things when I’m out and about, this quote I particularly love, I love what it says and what it means but I also love that it was painted on a seaside shop window.

I didn’t see it or indeed take the picture, my daughter did, she took the picture and sent it to me because she knew I would like it.

Sometimes these things have a habit of popping up and jumping out at you, maybe a little reminder of how beautiful life is, maybe we should all slow down and appreciate the things around us~the people we have in our lives and the memories they share with us and help us to create big and small.

So yes life is a beautiful ride~smile when you can, laugh everyday,love with all of your heart and hang on tight!❤x

Mini adventure

Wow what a weekend, it’s gone by in an absolute flash. Mind you it’s been a busy one. On Saturday we went on a ‘mini’ road trip and when I say ‘mini’ I mean it quite literally. This is because my wonderful other half felt the need to purchase a classic Mini because having 4 vehicles isn’t enough hee hee.

So we set off on a 3 hour round trip to collect it.

Today has been just as hectic as I decided to tackle Ads bedroom,small it may be but believe me it had plenty of stuff in it. At one stage I could feel myself losing the will as every available floor space upstairs soon became covered with boxes,bin liners and charity bags.

We found more clothes under the bed than in the wardrobe and had a few sentimental moments with old pictures and toys.

Finally it was complete and I am now left with several bin bags that won’t fit in the bin, several bags for the charity shop, oh and of course several loads of washing~thanks son!

This afternoon we escaped the tidying up and headed for the seafront with Mum and Dad. It was lovely and sunny so we stopped for ice creams and of course coffee. Although I could of sat and gazed out at the sea all afternoon, all too soon it was time to go home via the shop as I still haven’t been food shopping oops!

After dinner and the usual Sunday night rituals and obliqitaory last minute homework~this boy is so unorganised who could he possibly take after?! I am now relaxing with a cheeky cider and having a think, just a little one about Christmas!

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you have had a fabulous weekend.❤x

Wednesday night woes

Today’s #humpday is sponsored by the pain of gel polish removal and of course the teenage delight! Now as we are all aware the children had 6 weeks off for the summer. Those 6 weeks gave plenty of time to have nails painted beautifully etc. However the beautiful nail polish isn’t allowed in school, this is a fact well known by all. However of course said nail polish was still not removed this morning in time for school because it had been left to the last minute and she couldn’t get it off in time~marvellous! Fortunately for her, my wonderful better half came to her rescue and assured the school that it would be off tonight ready for school tomorrow.

Cue a trip to purchase more remover and more time then spent removing it, obviously I was no help at all and just hurt her nails when I was assisting her but hey ho!

Finally her fingers are polish free and she starts getting ready for her bath, the bath that clearly she felt would regulate it’s own depth and obviously didn’t need any attention from her so she was free to sashay around her untidy bedroom singing and looking at herself in the mirror of course!

Meanwhile because I have nothing better to do with my evening I go into the bathroom and turn the taps off literally before the bath overflows and she announces that she was just coming to do that~seriously?!

All that’s left now is to wait until her ‘quick’ hour long bath is finally over, after which she will no doubt waltz out leaving the floor flooded and the towels, yes towels (one wouldn’t possibly be sufficient!)soaking wet.
By which time I will probably be too tired to have a bath myself and will resort a super quick shower before falling into bed.
All that and she’s only been home just over 24hrs! Happy#humpday
❤x

Words that should be spoken

Some days are made for reflection, not the looking in the mirror kind of reflection, the thoughtful kind. Either looking backwards or forwards thinking about where life’s journey is taking you, where you are going and indeed where you have been.

That’s why I love the power of words so much particularly the written word.
Whilst it’s so so true that actions do Indeed speak louder than words as with everything in life there is a time and a place for it all.

I love to write even if it’s just about everyday nonsense which makes up parts of my crazy life. I love to write and use words to express things and when I can to share happiness too.

Written words can and do say and mean so much and what’s more you can revisit them and just like a photograph or a song they can change your mood in an instant.

We all use so much modern technology today but something that I wish for especially as my children grow up in this fast moving, ever changing world is that the power of words expressed vocally or written is never lost.

Happy Friday everyone.❤x

Busy busy

Somehow its thursday already and I’ve lost count of what number day it is of the holidays but I do know there is just less than 2 weeks to go until it’s back to school and work.

I’ve had my birthday which was a nice day with family and loved ones followed by a catch up with my fabulous friends. I have been a very lucky girl.

The biggest two have gone off with their dad for the last 2 week’s and despite them only being gone less than 2 days I am missing them already.

Today it’s me and the smallest people we have made cakes, been to the park and headed over to Pets at home where we had lots of fun handling a baby rabbit and a baby guinea pig. The children were then able to feed the animals and were given a poster, stickers and an information booklet all about animals and wildlife~what a fab afternoon. ❤x