If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? *

This tag line is what instantly drew me to this book and I knew I had to get my hands on a copy. I’d seen the title floating around a bit and heard some good things but not too much to make my expectations soar. Which I think is the best way to go into a book – with little to no expectations. But what I did know is that I was intensely interested in the story and what lay beneath the cover because even from the cover alone, I had a feeling this book would be special. 

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Family friendly outdoor activities *

I love an outdoor activity. I would much rather spend the day outside in the fresh air than cooped up inside somewhere and almost all of my day out activities – and even holiday activities – will mostly be outside. When I was a kid, my parents took me on plenty of days out and the majority of them I remember (or know from photos) were also outside. I think I was brought up to just enjoy being in the open air, rather than cooped up somewhere warm and stuffy and enjoying what the outdoors has to offer. Which is a lot! I’m still a big kid at heart and I rarely do “grown up” things like go to posh restaurants, go to the theatre or even go shopping anymore! My shopping is done online and my days out are outside and I probably wouldn’t have it any other way. 

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The follow for follow mentality in blogging

I want to talk about something. Something which has become more and more prominent in the blogging world over the last few years. At least for me anyway – it’s probably been like this for far longer but perhaps I haven’t been paying attention. It’s something I see almost on a daily basis; on Twitter and even in blog comments on my own blog. I feel that we have a bit of a “follow for follow” problem in blogging and I wanna have… a little chat… about it today (chat = rant).

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Ways to aid your camping experience *

We might be at the tail end of Summer, with the nights getting longer, the weather getting colder and the pumpkin spice latte’s out in full force but that certainly doesn’t mean that we have to limit our time outside and stop enjoying the great outdoors, just because the temperature has gone down a notch. I absolutely love Autumn and Winter, they’re my favourite times of year. There’s nothing quite like stepping outside your front door and feeling that crisp air that marks the end of the long, hot Summer.

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My relationship with sport *

I think it’s safe to say that the vast majority of us will have some experience with sport at some point or another in our lives. From sports day at Primary School, to P.E lessons at High School, going to football matches with your Dad or even a career in the sport industry later in life. I have a long history with sport and in fact, this can be a pretty sensitive topic for me because back in Secondary School, my goal was to study Sports Science at University and then go on to be a fitness instructor or a nutritionist or something in the sporting industry. I loved sports, I loved P.E and I loved being active but unfortunately, life sometimes has other plans.

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Bringing out the brilliance in your team *

Smart business owners know how to make the best use of the assets at their disposal. Chief amongst those assets is the team you work with. However, you can’t expect excellence from them unless you make the efforts to foster it. Here, we’re going to go into what it takes and the methods you can start implementing today to see your team really shine.

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Behind the blogging mask

We’re all aware of the fact that social media doesn’t always necessarily give us an accurate portrayal into someone’s life. We’ve all been that person to swoon and lust after someone else’s Instagram only to be reminded by some wise Pinterest quote that we’re only seeing their highlight reel – not their every day. It doesn’t matter how many lavish holidays people post about, how many Michelin Star restaurants they’ve eaten in or how many spa breaks they have, chances are, we’re not going to see them post about the time they did their laundry or the cat was sick on their jumper. 

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