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EXPLORE, MY DAUGHTER BECAUSE ADVENTURES AREN'T JUST FOR BOYS


Something I hear and see all the time is "what a little tomboy" or "she definitely should have been born a boy" whenever  a little girl is covered in mud or doing something that is stereotypically "boyish" and every time I die a little more inside. My Daughter and son have both always had free play to find their own loves and likes and both have found loves for the stereotypical things. Lucas likes cars, dinosaurs and trains but loves his kitchen and cafe and playing with dolls too. Iris likes dollies and of course I dress her in floral and girly clothes a lot of the time but she's the kind of little girl who's wearing a pretty dress and pink wellingtons and then covered in mud and it makes me feel so happy as she's happy.

WHAT HAS KINGSMILLS HOTEL INVERNESS GOT TO OFFER FOR FAMILIES?


When in Inverness we were lucky enough to have been invited to Kingsmills hotel for dinner. Whilst we were there we were shown around their wonderful hotel and I was so unbelievably impressed. The hotel was beautiful and the rooms were absolutely amazing in regards to their sizing - they were so family friendly and everything about it made me want to stay and never leave.
With Bill the bagpiper and cosy vibes (as well as great champagne) I was in my element.

FINDING A LOVE FOR ADVENTURE & WHY DO WE NOW PLAN TO TRAVEL?


Why now? Why the sudden interest? Why do you now plan to travel? It's simple and two massive factors have made the first step and they are my mental health has improved and so have our finances. In January I returned back to work, a job I have done before and I am not only enjoying being back at work, it's also given me a new lease of life and some confidence and stability in life and it feels great and it is amazing.
The most important reason is my children, I want my children to see the world, the beauty, I got so caught up in the ugliness and fear around terrorism and the horrible things happening that I got caught in this negative bubble which resulted in me declaring "I hate travelling" and that was true but certainly hasn't always been the case and will never be the case again - I wont let it.

A LETTER TO MY HUSBAND | OUR FIRST VALENTINES DAY MARRIED


Dear my husband,

six years of our lives has passed by so quickly and we've achieved so much in that what is, really, a short space of time. We have got engaged, been to Disneyland Paris twice, had two children and grown more and more in love with each other but of course we've had ups and downs in our lives too. Things haven't always been easy and things also aren't always easy either and life and our relationship is far from perfect but we have each other and it is lovely and we're happy and that's the main thing.

A HEALTHY WEEKEND MEAL WITH RUSTLERS


Recently, I have made the leap to cut meat and most dairy products out of my diet. It was for health reasons for me and something i'm now really happy with and content with my choice. This being said, my husband and children now eat a vegetarian/vegan diet a lot of the time as it's easy and also i'm making super yummy home cooked meals BUT and it's a big but... my husband will never cut meat and dairy out of his diet so occasionally it's really lovely for them to eat something healthy but also a meat product - especially if I have work and am grabbing a soup or not eating at all. 

ECO FRIENDLY NAPPY CHANGES | KIT & KIN


Being super cliche with the new year, I have adapted the new year, new me thing and it wasn't thanks to stereotypes or society pushes it was for my benefit and my mental health. I am making health changes, switching milk to dairy alternatives, switching meat to quorn as much as possible, living a more vegan and vegetarian diet for my morals and for health reasons really and it's made a positive impact on my mental health massively. Along with that I am becoming more eco friendly, I am recycling more, using less harmful on the environment products, recycling more and not using so many plastic items that don't biodegrade.