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4 GERM BUSTERS THAT EVERY MUM NEEDS

29 Sep 2018

When it comes to having a toddler, messes are something that occur every day (or sometimes it feels like every minute!). Over the last couple of years, I've come to love certain products, and found that they really keep the germs at bay. I thought I would share with you my essential products for keeping the household as germ free as possible. It's mostly just a love story to Zoflora, which should be a staple of every home in the UK, if not the world!



THREE DREAM CITY DESTINATIONS FOR BLOGGERS

28 Sep 2018

When it comes to blogging, I'm always on the hunt for stunning locations. I love following travel blogs and seeing where they have been on their latest adventures, and living vicariously through them. I recently went to Los Angeles and Orange County and found some incredible photography spots, so I thought I would share some of my dream locations to visit to get some stunning photos. I'm usually more of a city holiday girl, and I love architecture, so my picks are not your typical beach holidays!


THE BEST SCENIC DRIVING ROUTES IN EUROPE

If you have been a reader of A Mundane Life for a while, you may already know the story of how I met my husband, and how we fell in love through numerous journeys in his car. We also took part in a few scatter rallies, and I even accompanied him on a track day when we owned our Peugeot 205 GTI. We've always wanted to go to Europe to test out some of the roads, as we've only experienced what the UK has to offer. Wales has some amazing roads, but I've heard some great things about the roads in places like Austria and Italy.


I've teamed up with KwikFit to let you know about some of the best roads in Europe, and how you can prepare your car for the trip.

COLIC AWARENESS MONTH WITH INFACOL AND CRY-SIS 2018 (PLUS GIVEAWAY)

25 Sep 2018

September is a very popular birth month In fact, statistics show that the nation's most popular birthday is September 26th. I think some people get carried away with the Christmas celebrations, and like the idea of having an extra family member the following year! That is why September is the perfect month to raise more awareness about Colic. Colic affects 1 in 5 babies, but only 1 in 3 mums admit that they know what it is. I wasn't really sure what it was until I got involved in the campaign last year.





INCONTINENCE DURING PREGNANCY

20 Sep 2018


THIS IS A COLLABORATIVE POST 

Many women are aware that pregnancy can cause urinary incontinence, even on a temporary basis, but one in four women experience faecal incontinence. Although only fourteen percent of women report any symptoms. 

Simple Ways to Make Life Easier

19 Sep 2018

THIS IS A COLLABORATIVE POST


We all want our life to be easy, right? The trouble is that achieving this is never an easy task. We all just seem to assume that life is designed to be difficult, especially in the fast-paced world we live in today whereby we are constantly juggling our careers with family life. However, there are lots of simple ways we can make our life easier. 



Read on to discover everything you need to know.

FROM BOOK TO SCREEN: A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES WITH SKY ONE AND NOW TV

12 Sep 2018

THIS IS A PAID COLLABORATION WITH SKY ONE AND NOW TV

I've always had a slight inclination that there may be something a bit different about me, at last week I finally discovered the secret. I'm not human after all, in fact I'm actually a vampire. Fear not though, as I feel that I may be more of an Edward Cullen vegetarian vampire at the moment, who would rather feast on animals than humans. How do I know I'm a vampire? Well I've had a very high tech procedure done, courtesy of Sky One and Now TV, where my DNA was tested to see whether I was a plain human, a daemon, a witch or a vampire. The procedure took place in Oxford on the 6th September and involved a swab of my DNA and a complicated multiple choice test to find out what type of creature I am. Ok, the test wasn't too invasive, or too complicated, but I completely trust the results.

A witch weighing chair, with A Discovery of Witches written in front


So your next question is probably, why are Sky One in Oxford, on a Thursday, taking DNA samples from the general public to find out whether they are a human? Well, it was in aid of promoting, and celebrating, the release of their brand new original show, A Discovery of Witches. Based on the books from the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches is full of deamons, witches and vampires who are all searching for the same book....and one witch has just discovered it.

SNOW ANGEL COVE BOOK REVIEW

6 Sep 2018

This Christmas season is fast approaching, and with the Christmas season comes the Christmas novels. Christmas romance novels are my ultimate guilty pleasure. I don’t read many romance novels throughout the year, but when it hits September/October time, the novels start hitting the shops and I start stocking up ready for the winter season.

Snow Angel Cove is written in front of a winter backdrop. A copy of the book cover is seen to the right hand side of the picture.


There’s just something different about a Christmas romance novel. The winter scenes just add to the magic of the romance. I’m probably a bigger fan due to the fact that I love winter, and the cold months. I know not everyone likes the cold weather, but for me it is the perfect climate. If I could move to Alaska, I totally would, but I don’t think that my husband would be too happy with that location. Unlike me, he very much enjoys the warmer seasons. The first Christmas novel that hit my desk for review, was Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne Thayne.

STYLING MY OFFICE BASED ON MY HOROSCOPE (SAGITTARIUS)

5 Sep 2018

Star signs tell us a lot about our personalities, but did you know that it can also be applied to things like work ethic and work environment? Different horoscopes work in different ways, and our surroundings can either help or hinder us when it comes to being productive. My husband is a Scorpio, and I am a Sagittarius, so according to our star signs, we would both work in different ways, and prefer a different work environment. Our personalities are definitely very different, and so are our careers. I'm more creative, and he works as a design engineer so his world is full of spreadsheets and organisation is very important to him.



I teamed up with Furniture at Work to find out all about how your star sign could affect your working environment, and how you can make your work space more productive. Although I don't personally believe in horoscopes, I do find it interesting to read about star signs and different personality types, so today I'll be sharing the perfect office space if you are a Sagittarius just like me.

GUEST POST: COMMON MISTAKES AND TIPS ON HOW TO SWITCH FROM SMOKING TO VAPING

1 Sep 2018

THIS IS A GUEST POST.

Starting out with electronic cigarettes can be a real struggle for many people. While it may take you a day or two to get the hang of it, making the switch is truly rewarding and good for your health. Many of the people looking to quit smoking switch to vaping for it is not only safer but also makes it easy to ditch the cigarette. According to research and statistics, vaping is one of the most effective ways that has helped many people quit smoking.  This fact alone has made many people make the switch with the hope of giving up the addiction altogether. 


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