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5 Tips to Help Feel Motivated

Need some help to feel motivated? We’ve all been there! Whether it’s in life, work, weightloss or anything else, we all have moments where we feel like we’re sinking and we lose motivation!

As you may be aware if you follow my instagram or twitter, I’ve been away with our daughter for nearly a month, in Italy. We are lucky to have family retired there who are more than happy to have us for lengthy visits each summer. It means we can have a holiday, but also just live out there, work remotely and have support with childcare. It really is a lovely situation and since going freelance and since hubby started his own agency, we try to maximise the flexible-working.

Before the holiday

Before we left in June, I was maxed-out, mentally! Our little one has never slept through the night more than two nights in a row and she’s nearly two, so we’re always sleep deprived. We were six months into a total home renovation (The House Project) and it felt like it was never going to be finished and we were 3 months into selling our old home. That, teamed with running our own businesses and bringing up a toddler, meant that we were both burned-out. Exhausted.

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Barton Arcade Manchester and the Barton Bloggers

A few weekends ago I got to do something really cool with a bunch of awesome bloggers from WeBlogMCR…we got to be #BartonBloggers for the day and get to know the ins and outs of Barton Arcade, Manchester.

When I was invited, I was promised opportunities to discover new shops, eat, drink and catch-up with some fabulous Manchester bloggers – how could I possibly say no? The 5 hour fun-filled day flew by and we all left Barton Arcade excited about the new things we’d discovered. Want to know what they were? Read on…

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Pool Fun in Tuscany – Mummy Friday

I thought I’d send you a blog and vlog from sunny Tuscany this Friday for #MummyFriday (also on my instagram and twitter accounts), because, well, why not?

We were so overdue a proper holiday, what with the house renovations, selling our old house and us both running our own businesses (oh and a nearly 2-year-old that still doesn’t sleep through the night!)…so we decided to take an epic break over at the in-laws in Tuscany. The hubby is returning for a week, back to the office, but the little lady and I are staying for almost a month! Eek!

What’s been the best already (other than the rest and relaxation and getting some much needed vitamin D!), is watching our little girl absolutely thrive in the sun and water. She adores running around naked and jumping in the pool and for the first time in months, she never seems to be bored! Not to mention she’s loving all the attention, fun and games with Nonna and Grandad.

So here’s a little video we’ve put together of our fun in the pool on our first week here in sunny Tuscany.

What’s everyone else doing this #MummyFriday wherever you are in the world?

(By the way, Flo’s wearing a fantastic UPF 50+ protected swimming top and bottoms, sent to us by the awesome Sunuva. She loves her rash vest and frilly bottoms and we feel better when there’s not much shade over the pool, as know her skin is well protected from the sun!).

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