Dance like no-one’s watching – the buzz of dance

The buzz of dance - getting back to modern jive Bubbablue and me

I mentioned back in October that I’d started dancing again.  I love to dance. As a child, I did ballet from the age of 4 to 16 when I had to give up due to having school on Saturdays, a few years of modern dance (because tap clashed with brownies – although I think I’d have been a better tap dancer than modern).  Apart from school dances, a few ballroom lessons before our annual ball, and clubbing at uni, I… Continue Reading “Dance like no-one’s watching – the buzz of dance”

The freedom of dance – digging out my modern jive dancing shoes

Back to modern jive - dancing shoes

I mentioned a few weeks ago that friends had dragged me along to their zumba classes.  Much as I loved the class, when I spotted last week that there was a new modern jive class starting up only 15 minutes drive away, I knew I had to give it a go…even though the day clashed with zumba. Sods law, but dancing was always going to win out. Before having N (right up to 8 months pregnant) I’d done 3 years… Continue Reading “The freedom of dance – digging out my modern jive dancing shoes”

Starting Zumba classes to ease back into dance

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I’ve not exercised properly for a while and really need to. Before having N, and before getting married, I used to exercise lots.  I swam, went to the gym and played a lot of squash.  Then I got married, and had a long commute, so it fell by the wayside. I then started dancing again (having danced for 13 years as a child).  I went to salsa lessons for a couple of years, then took up ceroc 3 or 4… Continue Reading “Starting Zumba classes to ease back into dance”

Introducing children to sports – a tennis open day

tennis open day for kids - Bubbablue and me

I’m a big tennis fan.  Well, not as much as I once was, but racket sports are my thing.  At school I used to pretty much play everything in a team being tennis and squash captain at 6th form. Once at uni I had to focus on only one sport.  Unfortunately tennis took a back seat while I decided that fewer people played squash so I’d stand a better chance of getting in the team.  I did, but also got… Continue Reading “Introducing children to sports – a tennis open day”

Healing power of Natrasan First aid spray – giveaway

Natrasan first aid spray review and comp

Generally I’m quite relaxed about medical treatment for bumps and bruises.  We get a lot of bruises.  I think it’s genetic (plus I’m on warfarin so bruise more easily now), because as a child my mum always worried about all my leg bruises, and N’s the same.  My view is that it’s a sign of a great fun childhood, exploring with lots of physical exercise. I think N’s been pretty lucky as well.  He has had quite a few accident… Continue Reading “Healing power of Natrasan First aid spray – giveaway”

How to teach kids to ride a bike the easy and no tumble way

how to teach kids to ride a bike - Bubbablueandme

Ok, so there’s been a lot of proud mummy moments on the blog this week, but I make no apology for that.  N has learnt to ride a bike, yes a pedal bike, and has taken to it straight away. I remember learning to ride mine (having had it since I was 5 and refusing to try it) at age 7, because we moved house and all the other children on our estate could ride one, so I had to… Continue Reading “How to teach kids to ride a bike the easy and no tumble way”

Living Arrows 2015 week 17: learning to ride a bike

learning to ride his bike

For this week’s Living Arrows I had a totally different photo planned…and then on Sunday evening N’s uncle popped over, we headed outside and I suggested we help N learn to ride his bike. In the past he’s quite happily ‘ridden the bike as a balance bike, still with the pedals on.  After seeing a ‘learn to ride a bike’ video, I thought I’d follow that method which was to remove the pedals and balance bike it (no point because… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2015 week 17: learning to ride a bike”

My health, hair and beauty essentials from Chemist Direct

Chemist Direct health and beauty products

I’m a bit of a creature of habit when it comes to hair and beauty essentials.  No, that’s not quite true, with shampoo I do tend to switch between a few brands, and try out some new ranges when they’re out.  But on the whole I have a range of essentials that I stick to.  I was given the opportunity to check out Chemist Direct so decided to pick up some of my health, hair and beauty essentials. Chemist Direct… Continue Reading “My health, hair and beauty essentials from Chemist Direct”

Getting fitter – scooter in the park while kids cycle

Scooting and biking in the park Bubbablue and me

I mentioned before that N seems to be professing a current yearning to be at home all the time.  I’m not sure that it’s home he likes so much, but more just being on the farm and spending all day with his dad doing ‘jobs’.  So I’m always trying to get a balance between getting out somewhere interesting and N not getting too narky and us being stuck at home. This weekend N had had a busy Saturday, being out… Continue Reading “Getting fitter – scooter in the park while kids cycle”

Supporting knee niggles with Shock Doctor and a giveaway

shock doctor knee compression support

Note to self…never assume the OH will play ball with timings for the purpose of review!  I was offered the chance to review a Shock Doctor knee support and as the OH at the time had had a dodgy knee for a while due to a cow kicking incident (the cow kicked him and not vice versa), I thought it would be good for him to try out a product and give his opinion.  Especially as he’s always moaning about… Continue Reading “Supporting knee niggles with Shock Doctor and a giveaway”