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My Favourite Five for January

January is nearly over. It’s gone by pretty quickly for us, and we have been busy busy busy, so Christmas seems like a bit of a distant memory really. 1. Light Box from Berylune. I’ve had this on my Pinterest Wishlist for a looooong time, but it’s not exactly an essential, so I was really excited to be given it for my birthday. We spelled out Merry Christmas and had it in our window, then Happy New Year, and now – a message about how I feel in general, and  ...

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New Year’s Resolutions: #LiveLAGOM

Normally, I’m not one for making lots of New Year’s Resolutions, as I am not very good at keeping them! But this year, I am working with IKEA on a sustainable living project, called LiveLAGOM, which is encouraging the Pink family to make some good resolutions, and helping us to keep them. IKEA, along with environmental charity Hubbub are trying to help people live a more sustainable life. It’s not about depriving yourself of the nice things in life. It’s about taking  ...

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Happy New Year! (And happy birthday to PinksCharming)

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and welcomed the new year with something sparkly. I woke up with a migraine, and all my New Year’s Eve plans were scuppered. I spent most of the day in bed, and finally managed to crawl to the sofa late afternoon, knowing I’d have trouble sleeping that night if I slept any more. I flaked out about ten o’clock, and then got woken up at midnight by the fireworks outside our house. Oh well, I’ve never been one for New  ...

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How beautiful snowflakes can help improve children’s lives

A few weeks ago, I wrote about all the (many) things I’m thankful for, but obviously not everyone is as lucky as us. I recently found out about a charity called Home-Start, and their mission really speaks to me: “Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. The benefits of our support include improved health and well being and  ...

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