The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield

This was another one of my quick “2 minutes to pick a library book as the kids are getting noisy…….”

This time, It was the title that grabbed me – I wanted to know more about this Samuel Lake character.

The story is set in 1956 and follows the Lake family. When preacher Samuel is voted out by his less than pleased congregation (they are incensed by his inclusion of people from all walks of life in the church on the basis that they are all equal in the eyes of his God), the family returns to his wife’s home and temporarily move in with his in-laws while they figure out what’s next for them.

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Work it Out!

The lovely Kristin Handford put me through my paces when I lived in Hong Kong – all the time with a big smile on her face!

Kristin is a certified Personal Trainer but back in her home country of Canda, she was a Master Corporal in the Canadian Army. My daughter thought she was “way cool”……

Below is a 45 min whole bodyworkout session with Kristin – enjoy!

You can find more workouts with Kristin on You Tube.

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Shopping Time!

During these challenging days, to try and help both business owners and frustrated consumers, I’m posting a list of online shopping options. Click on link at end of this post to see the list.

I have no affiliation or connection with these businesses and do not guarantee anything in relation to any of them – I am simply trying help both consumers and business owners.

If you are a retailer, or know someone who is, please message me with your Website / Facebook / Instagram links and I will add you to the list. 

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What Now?

I have no professional qualifications to offer advice on business planning or anything like that. These are just my own thoughts and suggestions!

As most businesses are likely to be quiet at the moment, it strikes me that maybe now is a good time to stand back from your business and think – where to next?

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Book Club

If you, like me, love getting lost in a good book, then Welcome to Book Club!

Here, I will be sharing what I am reading and I hope that you will join in and share what you are reading too!

I’ll also share posts from my lovely friend Corena of Corena Reads – she’s a real bookworm and always good for a recommendation.

Check out: https://www.instagram.com/corenareads/

So here’s my first read to share:

“The Hiding Game” by Naomi Wood
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Time to Shop!

As you know, I don’t sell, advertise or seek to influence on my Blog.

However, these are unprecedented times and I want to try to help both the hardworking business owners, who must undoubtedly be struggling in these difficult days, and frustrated consumers.

I’ve started putting together a list of online shopping options which I will add to as I hear of more. So, you can do some shopping while staying home safe at the same time!

I have no affiliation or connection with these businesses and do not guarantee anything in relation to any of them – I am simply trying to put together a list of shopping options to help both consumers and business owners during these challenging times.

I am sure I have accidentally missed off the list some of the retailers who have already contacted me – my apologies. Please message me again and I will add you to the list.I

If you are a retailer, or know someone who is, please message me with your Website / Facebook / Instagram links and I will add you to the list. The list will be updated weekly.

I will also include, as part of the weekly list, a list of any SPECIAL OFFERS that I know of.  So, retailers be sure to let me know of any specials you are running and, consumers be sure to check in weekly!

 Happy Shopping!

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Day 13: Diary of a Mum Trying to Keep it Together

Squabble Scale: 6

Just a small example from today to give you the general flavour:

6 Year Old : Mummy! She (her older sister) called me a dumb dumb poo-poo head”

Me: “Do YOU think you’re a dumb, dumb poo-poo head”

6 Year Old: “No”

Me: “Well, no need to worry about what she saId then – YOU know you’re not.”

(I was tempted to tell my 6 year old to give her older sister the classic reply “I know you are but what am I?” but refrained as (a) it probably wouldn’t have been the best parenting move but, more importantly, (b) it would have kept the squabble going longer…..

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