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Pontefract Racecourse, Spa Day and Hair Reactions!

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I had a lovely annual leave week, starting in Yorkshire with family. Click here for the vlog or see below.  I actually didn't vlog the week before, but I did actually come to Wakefield for Bank Holiday Monday as my aunt had a family barbeque. We just came up for the day, so it wasn't got too long, but it was nice to hang out. The dog wouldn't stop barking so I actually ended up getting the worst headache and felt terrible for the majority of it, then had to drive back as well. Also, the weather literally only just held off. It was spitting until the food was cooked, and then started raining which was fun! My annual leave started with a Chiquito's takeaway after a short week at work. It was lovely and nice to spend a night together with Luke. I'm still desperate for a date night at some point, but until he's ready for a nice meal out, takeaways watching Homeland will have to do.  On Saturday, we woke up bright and early. I packed for 10 days away and Luke headed

Scrawlr Box (Review)

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Here's another subscription box, this time for budding artists. ScrawlrBox is a monthly subscription services, that provides subscribers with a monthly box of mystery art supplies. It inspires artists of all abilities each month, with a new selection of creative tools. Everything that you need is included and you can start straight away, for just £16.95 per month, although if you use my code , you can get £3 off. If you like what you receive, you will continue to be billed monthly and receive a box every month with new selection of art supplies. If you decide you no longer want to use the service you can cancel your subscription at any time (no contracts, no fees) and you will no longer be sent the box. Like with many companies now, whenever any ScrawlrBox is purchased through our store, subscription or previous, they donate to Trees For The Future to allow them to plant a tree in one of their many forest garden projects. This also helps families by providing them with the ability

Your Guide to a Day Trip to: Prague

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I personally have never been to Prague but I have always wanted to go so when I was working with  Bounce and thinking of post ideas, this one screamed yes to me.  Bounce  is one of the largest luggage storage networks in the world. The company partners with local businesses to create storage points in cities for tourists and business travellers alike. It's a great solution for easy travelling and a much cheaper alternative than using public transport locations.  There is no possible way for you to experience everything Prague has to offer in one day. Because of this, when you are taking a day trip to Prague you will want to hit the highlights. Wear comfortable shoes and hit the ground running, there is a lot to see! This capital city of the Czech Republic is a popular destination because of the history that you find around every corner. It is bisected by the Vltava River and is absolutely breathtaking to visit in person. You will fall instantly in love with this intriguing city.  W

Community Midwife Must Have Items

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As promised following on from my recent community midwife job update post, I feel like I now have the knowledge to share with other newly qualified midwives, or just new community midwives, what items I've found have really helped me in the job, and some must have items that make my life a whole lot easier.  First and most important are some pencil cases or wash bags to organise items. This was one of the items that everyone told me that I needed, but most people just have 2 or 3. I ended up getting 6 in 3 different colours and I have somewhat colour coded my items. I have two yellow for urine bottles and swabs, two blue for plasters/cotton wool and CO monitor filter mouthpieces, then two pink for blood bottles and blood taking equipment (needles, vacutainers, tourniquets etc). When I'm in my main clinic room, I have a couple of cupboards with items in them, but for the majority of the time, I'm either doing visits or covering clinics elsewhere. Somewhat on the same wavel

Graduation Celebration, Balloon Festival and Lime Kilns!

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I had a graduation of sorts, a trip to see both sides of the family and lots of fun!  Click here to watch the vlog or see below.  This vlog is actually very much spread out. It started off mid-week for graduation. I’d originally booked the day off work but with no one organising anything and university being absolutely rubbish and not communicating with us at all, I picked up an extra shift at work instead. Very last minute – literally days before! – one of the girls ended up organising the most perfect graduation party. It started whilst I was still at work, so I did get there about 3 hours late, but it was lovely nevertheless.  Rachel and her kids had made some paper graduation caps, whilst Chris had borrowed some of the church’s choir gowns. Despite the disappointment, it was perfect and so lovely to see everyone and catch up. Rachel’s husband made homemade pizza’s in the pizza oven all night: garlic bread, pizza and dessert pizza with smores or biscoff as the choices. It was honest