March 2019 Idea list

Pad and pen. Chalk board with thought bubble drawn on and a light bulb in the bubble indicating an idea

Welcome to the March Idea List. If you are new to the blog you can read all about the Idea List and the accompanying Facebook group here. I hope you find it useful and if you join in, I would love to hear how you get on. Friday 1st – Write a list of any occasion cards which you need to purchase for the whole of April and get them this week. Saturday 2nd – Organised one of your clothes[Read more]

I is for interested: Relationship A-Z

Interested - relationship advice

Always remember, someone’s effort is a reflection of their interest in you – unknown. Being interested in your partner and what they are interested in goes a long way in building a successful relationship. Of course, you do not have to have all of the same interests, but when your partner wants to tell you about something that is important to them (which you have absolutely no interest in) really listening to them shows how much you love and respect them.  My[Read more]

13 Emotion lesson ideas

Emotions, lesson ideas, home education

As we are in the early stages of our home education journey, I have realised how difficult it can be for parents to find ideas and work out where to start. Therefore I thought that I would share some of the ideas that we have found or ideas of our own, about each topic which we do. Our first topic is emotions. We will be exploring different emotions and their impact on our minds and bodies. My daughter has just turned[Read more]

Wingz review #AD

Wingz - sleeves which you can add to clothes

I was gifted a set of black stretch wingz in return for an honest review. For those of you who have not heard of Wingz before, they are sleeves which you can wear under tops or dresses which have no sleeves. There are many different styles, but what I especially like with the black stretch wingz, is how versatile they are. They can be worn with so many different tops and dresses. Why? You may be thinking why would you need to[Read more]

H is for hobbies: Relationship A-Z

Hobbies, man and woman walking their dog

Today is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. – Dale Carnegie The definition of hobby is ‘an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation’ (www.dictionary.com). Therefore, a hobby could be almost anything that you enjoy on a regular basis.  While it is good to[Read more]

Hidden design cake

hidden design cake recipe

I made this hidden design cake for my daughter, LJ’s, birthday as she loves homemade cakes and each year I am tasked with thinking of a new cake! She is a huge Disney fan and her boyfriend booked them a holiday to Disney Land Paris for her present, so I decided to use a Mickey Mouse shape in the cake.  Hidden design cake Save Recipe Print Recipe My Recipes My Lists My Calendar Ingredients300g Stork or similar300g Caster sugar6 eggs300g Self-raising[Read more]

Why I Decided to Home Educate

Home education. Books, board with chalk and houses

Another of this year’s big changes is that I have recently started to home educate FJ who will be 11 next week. This was not a decision made lightly, it was something that I had considered for a long time. History LJ and CJ both enjoyed attending primary school for the most part and they both did well in their learning. LJ left primary school at the expected levels for her age and CJ was a year ahead. However, their[Read more]

Easy Organised Cleaning Routine

Easy organised cleaning routine and free checklist to download

I am not a fan of cleaning and quite frankly I do question the honesty of anyone who says that they actually enjoy it! There are so many things which I would rather be doing than scrubbing my kitchen floor! Quite often women, in particular, are guilt-tripped into believing that they should have a perfectly spotless show home. Women often feel that they are responsible for doing it all as well and this really annoys me.   Firstly, a home should[Read more]

G is for goal setting: Relationship A-Z

Goal setting

“If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” – Source unknown Setting goals has always been something that is important to me as I believe that you need goals to focus your life and achieve things. I also believe that it is important to have shared goals with your partner as well as personal goals.  When it comes to goal setting in terms of making a healthy and happy relationship, there are two main things that you need to[Read more]

Valentine gift ideas #AD

valentines gifts

Valentine’s day is one of those Marmite holidays, you either love it or hate it! I personally love it as I believe that things are only as commercialised as you choose. A day which is about showing loved ones how much you care is a good day for me!  If you are joining in with celebrating Valentine’s day this year, I thought that I would put together a few ideas of items to buy. Some of the links in this[Read more]