• Exercise Better – My Happiness Project

    I decided to keep this one of Gretchen Rubin’s goals from her Happiness Project because it struck a chord with me, I really do need to exercise better. At the moment my daily exercise consists of…

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    Month One of My Happiness Project

    Happy April Fools Day and welcome to Month One of My Happiness Project! (that’s not an April Fool!) Gretchen Rubin very sensibly started her Happiness Project in January, but I have only just discovered her fantastic…

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    Secrets To Adulthood

    As well as her Twelve Commandments, Gretchen Rubin also has a list entitled ‘Secrets Of Adulthood’. This is a fun list of things that she’s learnt over the years. As I read through her list…

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    My Twelve Commandments

    The first thing Gretchen Rubin does in her book The Happiness Project is state her Twelve Commandments. She used these Twelve Commandments to help keep her focused throughout her project. I like the idea of having…

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    My Happiness Project

    In the past year I have really struggled with my levels of happiness, I’m not sure whether I was depressed or if I had just fallen out of love with my life. I went through…

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    What To Pack For a Weekend At Center Parcs

    Following on from our recent visit to Center Parcs we are sharing our tips about what to pack for a weekend break.

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    8 Things To See In Rome

    A visit to Rome has been on my bucket list for absolutely ages, so when I got the chance to visit I jumped at it!

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    A Weekend Break At Center Parcs

    For as long as I can remember I have wanted to visit Center Parcs, but it has always been out of our budget. So when my sister in law asked if we would be interested in going as a group and splitting the cost we jumped at the chance!

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    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Kidani Village is our home resort as Disney Vacation Club members. We have stayed here a few times now and we always have a great time. The lobby, while smaller than the one at Jambo House (Kidani’s sister resort), never fails to take my breath away.

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    Disney Vacation Club Members

    The Disney Vacation Club is essentially a timeshare scheme, but with one big difference – there is absolutely no hard sell! We have been members for a few years now and love it.

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    The Lounge Renovation Continued

    To say that the build up to Christmas was busy and stressful would be a massive understatement.

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    Walt Disney World At Christmas

    As you may have guessed, I am a huge Disney fan (I think it might be rubbing off on Mark and the kids, but I’m not sure..!) and one thing I have always wanted to do is see Walt Disney World at Christmas.

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    Christmas Markets in Manchester

    Last weekend Mark and I packed the kids off to spend the weekend with their Grandparents and we headed north to Manchester, to visit the Christmas markets.

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    Introducing Chester

    Meet Chester, the newest member of our family! He is a chocolate chunky labrador and we are all totally in love with him!

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    Our First Family Trip To Florida

    On Christmas Day 2010 we surprised the children with news that they were going to be visiting Walt Disney World the following year. They had to wait quite a while as we didn’t go until October 2011, but it was well worth the wait!

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    The Lounge Renovation

    Work has finally started on the house hooray! We took our time and got quotes from several trades people and we made sure we knew exactly what we wanted before we started.

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