LIFE SKILLS I WANT MY CHILDREN TO MASTER BEFORE THEY LEAVE HOME

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LIFE SKILLS I WANT MY CHILDREN TO MASTER BEFORE THEY LEAVE HOME

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Money Management, Budgeting & Paying BillsIMG_8329

Putting money into a savings account

Basic DIY

Be able to cook a small repertoire of basic meals (or more if they have a flair for cooking)

Learning to Drive & Navigational Skills 

Be able to do basic household tasks – Managing a home 

 Know how to deal with a car breaking down

Social Skills, Good manners, Empathy with others, 

How to get themselves places on public transport such as mastering the subway/tube in big cities 

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Good grooming and personal maintenance 

How to ask for what they want be it something small such as in a shop or restaurant or something bigger for their career 

Basic Time management & Organisation, Getting up in morning being on time etc 

Communicating with others face to face not via…

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LEARNING TO SLOW DOWN

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LEARNING TO SLOW DOWN


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After a few weeks of feeling a little overwhelmed, down and just not quite myself – I realised I needed to take a step back and really think about my priorities more. Luckily I now have 3 weeks off work to enjoy less stressful days of not constantly looking at my watch and also a little time to wind down at the end of my days. I’m always an advocate for self care but the hardest part of that is always practising what I preach. A little sunshine, a little self care, recharging my batteries and some time with Tony, Isabelle & Max  and already I feel so much more in tune with myself and everyone else. I’d love for you all to take a little time for yourself this week whether that’s a pamper night, time with friends or tackling something that’s been playing on your mind –…

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THE ‘ME’ IN ‘ME AND MY BELLE’

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THE ‘ME’ IN ‘ME AND MY BELLE’

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My name is Zoë, mum to my 14 year old daughter Isabelle & 11 year old son Max. I’ve been blogging a couple of years now and so I thought I’d just put together a few facts about myself for my lovely followers. 

  1. My favourite flower is a daffodil IMG_7001
  2. I love cocktails, Pink G&T & champagne
  3. My favourite films are Ben Hurr & Dirty Dancing
  4. My guilty pleasure is watching Corrie, Emmerdale & The Real housewives of      Cheshire
  5. I hate Curries
  6. I love Steak
  7. I have been a dancer since the age of 2
  8. I’ve travelled the world extensively as a professional dancer
  9. My children are my world
  10. I met my husband Tony on a catamaran in Barbados
  11. We nearly lost both Max & myself when he was born during an emergency csection
  12. I love glamour, glitter and dressing up
  13. I…

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A DAY ON THE LOOSE WOMEN SET

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A DAY ON THE LOOSE WOMEN SET

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Watching ‘Loose Women’ live on set is a little bucket list thing I’ve wanted to do for a while so, knowing I had a couple of days in London planned this July I went on the website and successfully booked tickets for my mum & I. A few weeks later I was very happy to find out my first teenage celebrity crush Jason Donovan was going to be that days guest. 

We arrived at the ITV studios very very early but it gave us time to have a nice breakfast in one of the surrounding restaurants on the grounds of the studios. Loose Women ticket holders also get good discounts in these restaurants. 

As soon as we saw a couple of other ladies arriving we joined the queue so we were very near the front as there’s no guarantee of getting in even…

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A DAY AT FRIENDS FEST!

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A DAY AT FRIENDS FEST

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As a die hard ‘Friends’ fan since the very beginning, about a year ago I got Isabelle watching it too and she now loves it as much as I do. 

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We saw Friends Fest advertised last year but were unfortunately too late booking tickets. So this year, as soon as they went on sale I booked tickets for Isabelle & myself to go to Manchester Friends Fest.

On booking tickets you pre book a time slot for the apartment tour. We booked that first and spent approx half an hour experiencing Monica’s, Chandler & Joey’s and Ross’s apartments and of course the famous corridor.

It was fantastic to sit on the sofas and have photographs in front of Monica’s peep hole & the big ceramic dog etc. They are apparently the sets that were actually used in the series and Friends Fest tours around the country…

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QUICK FIRE LIFE QUESTIONS

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QUICK FIRE LIFE QUESTIONS

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I’ve been asked quite a few fun questions about life by some of my Twitter followers recently so I thought I would collate them and put it into a blog post. So here goes:

Best Holiday?

Florida, Lapland & Australia/Dubai

Bikini or swimsuit?

Bikini when I’m feeling my best body wise

Favourite Tipple?

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Favourite Food?

A roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings or a fabulous steak

Where is my happy place?

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At home or on holiday with my family and Center Parcs with my family

Biggest indulgence?

Spending on my kids!!

Guilty pleasure?

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A glass of wine or a G&T and watching Corrie!

TV programme of choice?

Coronation St, Emmerdale, Masterchef and Strictly

Heels or flats?

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Heels every single time

Biggest achievement?

My children Isabelle & Max who I love more than anything in the world

Best Memory?

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