blogtober – welcome to blogtober

Wow – who can believe we are already in October? I feel like this year is flying by but then thinking about all that has happened, I also think it has gone super slow!

If you are a blogger or have followed me for a while, you will know that October means #Blogtober time! For anyone that doesn’t know what Blogtober is, it means that for every day of October, I will be posting a blog post. Crazy right? I have attempted this before and not managed it but am giving it another go so fingers crossed for me!

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GETTING crafty (and ORGANISED) WITH DESIGN BUNDLES

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So wow – so many changes the last couple of weeks! How is everyone coping? The kids are back at school, people are going back into the office and university is about to start again. I have suddenly been hit with the prospect of getting back to studying, the kids being back in a routine (and HOMEWORK!) as well as the continuing blog stuff, IA work and generally running a house – and I need help!

In step Design Bundles who got in touch about their crafty bits and pieces and I was more than happy to have a look through their amazing website which is right up my street!  Design Bundles is a website with a ton of downloadable craft and design content. From colouring pages to fonts to website templates and everything in between. They have really affordable packages and also use a lot of independent designers who I love getting to support.

I thought I would share a little about my week and how I used Design Bundles to show you the amazing things you can do with them!

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mENTAL hEALTH mONDAY – YOU ARE POSITIVELY AWESOME book REVIEW

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Good morning and happy new week! Today’s Mental Health Monday post is a review of a book I recently read that I think would be perfect for people needing a little boost!

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RHEUMATOID ARTHIRITIS WEEK 2020 – MY NEXT CHALLENGE

So, I did a thing. Well, I signed up for a thing. And I am already regretting it BUT I know it will be a good thing!

If your head is going crazy from that intro – I apologise, let me explain! So, I was scrolling on Facebook the other day and saw a post from Versus Arthritis. They are planning a fundraising event for people with arthritis as well as their friends and family to get involved with.

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International Literacy Day 2020 – Superheroes Don’t Get Scared Book Review

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International Literacy Day is celebrated around the world on September 6th.Β It was celebrated for the first time in 1967 and aims is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.Β  As you may know if you have followed me for a while, I am an avid reader, and it is something I like to encourage in the kids.

One of the themes this year is charity and I wanted to share this one as it can be something we all help with. I am lucky to receive quite a few books to read and review for you all and have a regularly overflowing bookcase. While there are some I would never be able to part with, we regularly have clear outs and will normally take the books we have outgrown or won’t be reading again to the charity shop, the local hospital or pass them on to friends and family. I am sure you will all have books like this lying around your house, so please consider passing them on and spreading the joy of reading.

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