Archive | September 2015

A Review: Instanatural Hair Elixir

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INSTANATURAL kindly sent me this beautiful hair treatment to put to the test.  It arrived when expected and the bottle is a good size and will last for a while.

The directions are clearly printed on the bottle and also the box.
There are a couple of ways that you can use this, you can add it to your hair before washing , it can also be left on over night and it can be used to get rid of flyaways and to add shine to your finished style.

I have naturally curly hair which tends to frizz so I decided I would wash my hair then add the Elixir afterwards.  I used around 7 pumps and massaged it in to every strand of hair. I then left it overnight. 

The first thing I noticed was the oil wasn’t at all greasy. Unlike other hair oils I have used, this one doesn’t leave that sticky residue on your hands.

There isn’t a strong scent to the oil, but a subtle aroma is left on the hair which is quite pleasant. 

I woke up the next morning and my hair was in tight curls with no frizz in sight. I washed it off and my hair was left soft and silky.

Due to me having naturally curly hair it knots up very easily, but after using this oil my brush glided through my hair with ease.

This product really worked wonders on my problematic hair and will be something I add to my hair care routine.

If you have frizzy and unruly hair like me then you should give this a go.

Get yours today from Amazon.

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Childhood Asthma

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My youngest daughter Scarlet who is now nearly 3 suffers with Asthma. It can be a really scary illness especially when she struggles to breathe.
When Scarlet was 1 year old she became very poorly and I noticed she was working very hard to breathe. Her stomach was drawing in with every breath and she found it hard to talk.
I rang 111 and they advised me to take her to my GP. Luckily they had 1 emergency appointment left so I took her straight away.
When we got to the doctors she was seen within 5 minutes, the doctor looked at her noticed how hard she was working so he decided to check her oxygen levels.  They were lower then normal so he made the decision to send her to hospital. I was quite calm at this point until he rang for an ambulance, I then started to panic. This was  obviously more serious then I thought.
Once we were in the ambulance they gave her some oxygen and we made our way to the hospital.

When we arrived we were took straight into a side room where she carried on with the oxygen.
She spent a night on oxygen in the hospital and we were discharged the day after.
Scarlet was suffering with bronchiolitis. It’s only then I knew that this horrible illness exsited and actually is quite common in children under 2.

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The NHS website explains that, Bronchiolitis is a common lower respiratory tract infection that affects babies and young children under two years old.

Symptoms include:
a slight high temperature (fever)
a dry and persistent cough
difficulty feeding
rapid or noisy breathing (wheezing)

Since then when Scarlet has a cold her chest begins to wheeze and her breathing deteriates. She has been in and out of hospital since then with breathing difficulties and she has now finally been diagnosed with Asthma.
I have to carry around her inhalers, as well as a spacer everywhere I go incase she needs it.

Scarlet can’t run around and do anything to energetic for to long as she gets short of breath. This is horrible to watch as she loves to run around like a crazy child.

I was relieved when she was diagnosed as I can now deal with it at home and we have far less trips to the hospital.

Most children grow out of childhood Asthma and im hoping Scarlet is the same.

Our Trip To Becky Falls

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If you read my last post you will Know that me and my family went to Dawlish for a little break away. While we were there we visited a very beautiful place called Becky Falls.

Becky falls is a big woodland park full of tall trees, streams and beautiful flowers. The forest has a very magical feel to it and there was lots to do to keep my children occupied.

The drive up to Becky Falls was packed full with beautiful scenery and very steep and small roads which added a bit of excitement to the trip there. When we arrived we parked on the car park and the attendant asked us for the admission fee. Since I have had a debit card I rarely carry cash so I asked if I was able to pay using my card, this wasn’t a problem and he wrote out a receipt for me to take to the cafe and pay.

The walk into the park itself was exciting and my children loved walking through the forest and over the bridge. I went and paid at the cafe as instructed and the staff were very helpful. I was handed a map of various routes that can be taken throughout the park, all are colour coordinated  to show easy routes and hard routes. The man who served me explained because we have two small children the blue route would be best to take, he then handed me two stamp books for my girls so that they could stamp each animal in the book when we get to a stamping station. If we managed to collect all the stamps the children could then choose a prize from the gift shop.

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We then got ready for our walk, Before we got to the blue route we spotted a small petting zoo which had animal such as goats, chickens, rabbits and Shetland ponies, we were allowed to go right into the enclosed area so we could stroke and pet the animals. My girls loved this as they have never really came up close to goats and ponies.

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Once we saw all the animals we continued our walk through the forest following the blue route, There were arrows showing us the way to go and we had to walk over a bridge which led us into the heart of the forest. There was a clear stream running through the forest which housed wild otters, unfortunately we wasn’t lucky enough to see them.

As we walked through the forest every so often we would come across a wooden box with a stamp and ink enclosed in it. My girls loved searching for these and filling their stamp cards.

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Once we walked the blue route my girls were hungry so we went and had a bite to eat in the cafe, because we were in Devon we thought we treat ourselves to a traditional cream tea. It was fairly priced and also delicious. My eldest Daughter took her stamp book to the gift shop and exchanged it for a bouncy ball and my youngest chose a lollipop.

There was lots of food on offer including burgers and steaks and the cafe area was very clean and comfortable.

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When we finished our lunch we went round the corner to the craft zone. it was filled with paper plates, pens, glue and various shape stickers. everybody that had visited Becky Falls left their craft creation behind and they were put on the back wall so everybody could see them. There were also reptiles and snakes in this room.

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We all had a go at making something, we then wrote our names on them and the date and left them on display. when we visit again it will nice to see if our creations are still there.

All in all we had a lovely day at Becky Falls and it is really a beautiful and peaceful place. A must see if your ever in that area.

For more information go to the Becky Falls Website.

This entry was posted on September 7, 2015. 1 Comment

Our Perfect Holiday

This week me and my little family took a trip to Dawlish in Devon for a four night break. We stayed at Golden Sands which is part of the Park Holidays group.

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I have never been to Dawlish before so I was excited about going to a new place. It took us 2 and a half hours to get there, which was a good trip as my girls slept the whole way there.

We arrived at the park at 1:00 and our check in time was 2:00 so we decided to park up and explore the park. The first thing I noticed was how big the park was, there was a few types of accommodation this included small caravans, large luxury caravans, Lodges and Apartments. There is also a camping ground with Toilet’s and showers provided.

At 2:00 we went and collected our keys from reception, the Staff were all very helpful and they gave us our keys along with a welcome Pack which included a booklet with information about what the park as to offer and our entertainment passes. I was also given a map of the site that had the directions to our caravan.

When we found our Caravan we decided we would have a look before unpacking the car. Our Caravan was a Gold Plus Rated Caravan and when I opened the door I was amazed at How spacious is was.

It was very clean and we were left a few surprises. There was a loaf of bread, Teabags, Coffee and sugar left on the side and milk, jam and butter left in the fridge. There was also a dining area in the Caravan and left on the table was a bottle of red wine and two Loopy the rabbit teddy’s which filled my children with excitement.

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The first thing we did was dropped off our bags then we found an Asda which was about 30 minutes away, we stocked up on food for the week and headed back to the Holiday park.

After I unpacked and made dinner My Fiance took the girls for an adventure around the park and on their travels they found a play park. They all came home very tired so we all went to bed so we could get up early the next morning and explore Dawlish.

Our bed was very comfortable and I had a very good night sleep, the best I’ve had in a while. We had breakfast then we decided we would go swimming. The Site has two swimming pools. One that is inside that joins to an outside pool and a smaller outside pool for the little ones. All the pools were heated which meant even if it was cold outside you would stay warm in the pool. The pools were very clean and there were two lifeguards on site to ensure no accidents happen.

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After an hour in the pool we went back to the caravan and got changed, we then took a drive to Becky Falls which was Around 35 minutes away in the car.

Becky Falls is Huge forest, way up in the hills which made the drive there very fun. There are lots of small narrow roads and lots of beautiful scenery.

After spending a few hours at Becky Falls we went back to the Park. We had dinner and got our Glad Rags on ready for the evening’s entertainment at the clubhouse.

The clubhouse is a good size and decorated to a high standard. Each night there was a different act on and between 6:30 and 8:00 they had party dances and games for the children, Including appearances from the club Mascots Loopy and Cyril.

There were quite a few Children’s entertainers and they were all very friendly and very good with the kids. My girls loved the party games and dances, we never seen them until Bingo Started.

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The Next day we took a trip to Dawlish Warren Beach, its only 5 minutes away in the car and there is a small fun fair, Amusements and shops.

The fair is perfect for the little ones and is very cheap. The beach is also nice and in good weather would make a perfect spot to relax.

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While Away we also Visited Teignmouth beach which is a lovely beach with lots of rock pools which my children loved exploring.

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We also Visited Trago Mills which is 30 minutes away from Golden Sands. Trago Mills is a discount shopping centre that also has a family fun park attached to it. We spent the whole day there as there is just so much to do and again is very cheap. There are various rides including Super Karts, Bumper Boats and Slides as well as a small petting zoo.

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Every Morning at 10:00 the Entertainment Crew at the park host activities for the children, These can be anything from party dances to Games and Bouncy castle fun.

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All in all we have had the best break away and we will be definitely be visiting Golden sands again in the Future.

Its clean, the staff are amazing and there is always something to do.

For more information on Golden Sands Holiday Park or other holiday parks available you can visit the Park Holidays UK website.’