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6 September, 2015

Win A Coffee Stash From Beanies The Flavour Co.

Now that some semblance of normality has returned to the Hobbis household and I have been able to retire my battered National Trust directory to the pile of “places to be visited when I’m feeling ‘up to it'”,  I am enjoying those few moments of morning peace that only those who have just run the gamut of the school run will know. Despite the fact…

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4 September, 2015

50 Free Things To Do In London – A Handy Guide

Today I’m sharing a really helpful guide produced by Central London Apartments entitled  “50 Free Things To Do In London“. Central London Apartments who offer over 1000 serviced apartments in London specialise in providing quality, great value accommodation in central London and the surrounding areas. They offer short stay apartments which can save an average of 30% on your hotel bill, whilst offering more space, comfort…

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3 September, 2015

Tidying? There’s No Escape From the “Tray-O-Shite”

Now that the kids have gone back to school and the level of my tinnitus has reduced from full on jet engine to mildly irritating lawn mower,  I am faced with the mountain of cleaning and tidying that everyone has managed to avoid for the last six weeks of the school holidays. In our defence, this is because we have been planning day trips.  Not…

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2 September, 2015

Creating A Healthy Work Space

I’ve been blogging on and off for a couple of years now but it’s only really since March this year that Mother Distracted has become what I regard as my ‘job’.  But, much to the consternation of the Husband and my physiotherapist, I’ve been spending far too long in a run-down armchair typing away with the company of ITV’s motley morning crew as a general background…

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1 September, 2015

Hide And Seek At Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire

A rainy late holiday Sunday and we are back on the trail of Wales’ historic treasures, protected for future generations to enjoy by Cadw (the Welsh Government’s Historic Environment Service). This time we are off to William Herbert’s (the first Earl of Pembroke 1423 – 1469) Raglan Castle. It is much more showily built than Caerphilly Castle, have a more genteel kind of grandeur. Nevertheless,…

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Back to school with Room To Grow

It’s back to school tomorrow and as uniforms are being dusted off and labelled, and new shoes duly polished and sprayed with one of the multitude of protection sprays we all have lurking under the sink,  our kids may well be more concerned with looking cool and standing out from the crowd. Children’s bedroom furniture and storage specialists, Room To Grow, have a fabulous selection…

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30 August, 2015

My Sunday Photo – 30/08/2015

Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire…

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29 August, 2015

Brewers Fayre, Barry – A Real Family Affair

Now when you have an extra teenager (lovely cousin Georgia) staying, as well as my very own Dennis the Menace and Minnie The Minx (Ieuan and Caitlin), it’s nice to find somewhere that caters for all tastes and appetites. This is particularly important since Ieuan has the eating habits of an 80 year old, toothless dowager duchess and Caitlin is still in the throes of…

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28 August, 2015

High Noon For Head Lice With Vamousse Protective Shampoo

Back to school time is nearly upon us and, together with the kids’ excitement about returning to see their friends and starting a whole new academic year afresh comes the threat of a set of potential visitors who are not welcome in the slightest. Yes, it’s time to battle those nits with a head lice treatment.      Yes, when children come back together, it’s…

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Linda Hobbis, midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Wrestling tweendom, eye-rolling and door-slamming with Caitlin (12) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.

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