Over the last year or so I have noticed an increase in the number of stories published in papers and general concerns about blue light exposure. I wasn’t really aware of what exactly this is and what the concerns are so I considered buying a Blue Light Filter for the Laptop. I spend a lot of the time as you are probably aware working at the computer for my blog and this was a concern of mine. I have looked into it a little further and thought I would share some information with you in case like me you are a little unsure.

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Here I have a guest post for you from another blogger. Lucie has lost weight since being told she was at risk from Type 2 diabetes and shares her story about the changes she is making and how she discovered she had these health concerns. Do check out Lucie’s blog and social media at the end of the post too.

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Due to Ben’s additional needs and the physical problems he has also had I have some experience of choosing a Motability vehicle I wanted to share with you all. If a Motability vehicle is something you are considering you will already know how much one will likely cost you a week. I am sure you will already know if you need to be looking at wheelchair accessible vehicles or just a vehicle that maybe has space for a folded wheelchair. Here I will share my tips for the latter as that is the experience I have. Also because some of the considerations I have previously made you may not have considered.

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It is holiday season and across the country people are planning this year’s or even next year’s holiday. Of course what you pack for a holiday is important but it isn’t all about what is in your suitcase. The paperwork you carry is also hugely important and of course that is more than just the passport. Whether you get travel insurance or just have a free EHIC card is a decision only you can make. Here I thought I would share with you the difference so you can make an informed decision.

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When I was offered this smoothie blender to review I knew Ben would be impressed. He was keen to get me blending him up a milkshake and have a go at creating something himself. The Hamswan Personal Blender is available directly from Amazon which makes things easy as everyone has used Amazon before haven’t they!

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This recipe is one of Stuart’s favourites. It was originally in a Slimming World book called Taste of Asia that is no longer in print I believe. It not only looks good but is really quite straight forward to make too. Full of colour and just as tasty reheated it could become one of your family favourites. I have made it with Quorn before too and it really is as simple as swapping the chicken to Quorn. As it doesn’t take as long to cook Quorn though I would just omit the initial step of cooking the chicken and just add it later on in the recipe when you re-add the chicken.

 

1 syn per person on Slimming World if cooked according to below recipe.

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With the summer holidays approaching so is every parents panic. How will we keep the kids entertained for 6 weeks whilst avoiding them being stuck in front of screens all the time. When the weather is nice or we have lots of spare time it is easier to get the children doing things isn’t it. Or maybe take them out for the day.

 

Of course we are only human though and if like me you work from home or maybe you have other responsibilities you just can’t entertain them all the time. How about giving them a project to do? The Zu3D kits contain all the basics that your child or teenager needs to make their very own Stop Motion movie.

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Collaborative post with Garden and Camping.

I love summer evening parties though don’t get invited to as many as I would like (hint hint). I would like to start planning my own sometimes though so have been thinking of how best to organise one on a reasonable budget with a garden that isn’t huge! In the UK of course we also have the weather to contend with and that makes planning anything that isn’t in some way weather proof in advance a little difficult!

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Collaborative Post With Uppersole

What is your favourite season? I love the summer I really do but after summer comes autumn and that is pretty good too. There are so many things I love about autumn and it feels like we are almost there. After all lets face it we don’t usually have summer for this long do we! We aren’t even in August yet, maybe we will have a long hot summer or maybe we are almost over the best of it. Time will tell but don’t go blaming me for talking about the autumn. I have started seeing the odd autumn bits in the shops like warmer pyjamas so I guess someone somewhere thinks it isn’t far off!

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We generally don’t have too much trouble getting Ben to do his homework but I am sure it wont be long before it becomes a battle. With that in mind I was happy to hear some tips from a tutor who has some good ideas. Do you have battles? I am sure every child at some point doesn’t want to do their homework!

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