The Photo Gallery 219: Health and Fitness

Mia swimming

My little swimmer.
Long. lean limbs and sense of freedom, mean it’s Mia’s chosen method of keeping active.
At Christmas she moved up to the top group to work on stamina and fitness levels so she can swim for longer.
She has no interest in competing, she just enjoys it.

A few week’s after Christmas she announced that she wanted to do a sponsored swim. She wanted to raise money doing something she loves.
She disappeared off to her room, visited the Dogs Trust website (she has a deep and all-consuming love of animals), printed off one of their sponsorship forms and went off to ask  friends and relatives to sponsor her to raise money for them.

She’s now completed her sponsored swim and these are the photos she posed for to attach to a leaflet she wants to produce and send to all her sponsors to thank them for their support and let them know that she has completed it and how much was raised.

I think it’s vital our children move move MOVE especially in this age where the draw of computer games and the digital world is more hypnotic than ever.
She’s been through a few different sports. She tried gymnastics but got bored. She flat refused to try any form of dance. She played rugby for two seasons and loved it. She’s sampled athletics and wants to go back.
But swimming has stuck. It is her happy place. And being able to keep fit AND think of others; cannot begin to tell you how proud I am of her.
Well done Mia. You did good!

This post is for week 219 of The Photo Gallery: The theme is: Health and Fitness.

Now it’s your turn to link up your post and join in. If you’re new here and want to know what the Photo Gallery feature is, go and read all about it, and then come right back and join in!

Here’s how to join in

Take a photo using the theme I’ve given as your inspiration. There are no rules and you can interpret the theme any way you like.

Now share your photo. Write a blog post using your photo. You can write as many or as few words as you choose. You don’t even need to use a new photo; it can be something from your archives. Just a photo which you think represents the prompt.

 Add the Photo Gallery badge (and the foot of this post) to your post so other readers can find the other entries.

 Add a link back to your post using the linky tool below. The linky stays open until Tuesday so you have plenty of time to join in.

Now go visit as many of the other entries as you can. Leave a comment, discover new blogs, discover new ways of taking photos and maybe share any tips you have. It’s about going out and encouraging each other.

The Photo Gallery isn’t about taking technically brilliant photos. You can take them on your phone, your point and shoot or your fancy pants camera. It’s about having a passion for photos, wanting to better yourself and discovering what other bloggers are doing.

If you’re using Twitter you can find us on the hashtag #TheGallery.

 The Photo Gallery is also on  Pinterest and Google +
Follow Tara Cain’s board The Photo Gallery on Pinterest.

To ensure you don’t miss a prompt, you can subscribe to the Sticky Fingers feed to have them delivered directly to your inbox every Friday.

 PLEASE don’t link dump – this is not that sort of linky!

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What to buy mum for Mother’s Day

 

Mother's Day gift ideas

The only thing I ever REALLY want for Mother’s Day is to be remembered by my kids and maybe for a bunch of tulips to brighten up the house.
Because tulips in the house at this time of year means Spring is most definitely on the way.
But of course, if you’re asked. If there is a little something you’ve been hankering after. Well, there’s no harm in dropping a few hints is there . . .

1. Liz Earle, Hot Cloth Cleanser kit, £15.50

2. Kenwood KMix in green, £326

3. Moustache coasters, £7.08

4. Elephant teapot, £16.99

5. Printed scarf, £25

6. Personalised lavender heart, £12

7. Silver Personalised Twitter necklace, £38

8. Glass cake stand, £15

9. Cocoa Butter body butter, £13

10. Cocoa Gin, £15

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The Photo Gallery: Week 219

Gallery logoHello and welcome to week 219 of The Photo Gallery..

I wonder how many people made promises to themselves in the new year that they would turn their health and fitness regime around?
Or they would actually START a health and fitness regime!
So the theme of the next Photo Gallery is: Heath and Fitness.
As always, interpret the theme any way you like, just ensure it fits in with this theme – what does health and fitness mean to you? Good food, walking, running, swimming, cutting out chocolate, cutting out booze?

Shout from the rooftops about your health and fitness!

I’ll see you back here on Wednesday when it’s time to link up x

The Photo Gallery is a weekly feature for all those who love photography and photographs.
I set it up back in 2010 to give everyone an outlet to share and encourage and write really interesting posts around their pictures.

It has always been about being part of a community of like-minded people. It’s about sparking your imagination, being inspiring – and inspiring others.

But remember, you will get out of The Gallery what you put in, so try to visit as many of the other entries as you can, say hi, discover new people, welcome them in when they discover you, be generous with your comments.

Remember, you can also share your entry via:
Twitter by using the hashtag: #TheGallery
Or by joining in the Gallery communities over on Pinterest and Google +

NEW HERE? NOT SURE HOW TO ENTER THE GALLERY?

If you’re new here, here’s a post to tell you all about what The Photo Gallery is all about and how to enter.
And if you want to make sure you don’t miss any prompts or entries in future, make sure you subscribe to the Sticky Fingers blog and get all prompts delivered directly to your in box.
Go on, clicky click away, you know you want to …

If you want to join in with The Gallery and showcase your photos, come back on Wednesday and when my Gallery post goes live, add a link to your post on the Linky below mine.
The link stays open until the following Tuesday, so you have plenty of time to join in.
And ANYONE can join in.

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10 things that really irritate me about my husband #2

father and son

I wrote a fun post called 10 Things That Really Irritate Me About My Husband way back in 2009. All about how he falls asleep in front of the TV and puts the kitchen roll on the wrong way so the pictures all face the wrong way.
It’s not just me is it?
Anyway, I thought it was about time I updated it.
Because obviously my husband reads these lists and makes a check list of all the things he needs to improve on. Ahem.
He must be doing really well, because the last one of these posts was nearly 8 years ago!
But I have some updates *cough*

  1. The coat hangers in our wardrobe – and the kids’  wardrobes for that matter – need to all be put on the rail so they face the same way. They just do. It’s good feng shui.
  2. Questioning why I bought someone a certain present for Christmas when he’s had NOTHING to do with the present buying process. At all. Ever.
  3. Thinking it’s fun to rub his stubble on my face.
  4. STILL not managing to bridge the gap between putting the used mug IN the dishwasher instead of on the counter just ABOVE it.
  5. Putting his electric toothbrush on charge in our bedroom overnight so the bright blue light BLINKS incessantly all night long right in my eye line.
  6. When he secretly rearranges what I’ve put in the dishwasher because he doesn’t think I’ve loaded it properly.
  7. Texting at the dinner table. The kids aren’t allowed to do it so you most definitely aren’t either. I don’t care if you’re arranging a fixture for the rugby team, put the phone down.
  8. He never gets behind the camera. So I have a million photos like the one at the top of the page.
  9. Wait, I can’t think of a 9th one. He really is improving!
  10. Or a 10th one. I think it’s time to stop moaning . . .

Like I’ve said many times before, thank GOD he doesn’t make a list like this about me . . .

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The Photo Gallery 218: Colour

Vizsla feet

We’re full swing into the school holidays and I’ll be honest, I’m barely online.
The kids and I are out and about, walking the dog, visiting friends and doing all those things we rarely have time in the week to do. Mainly hanging out together.

Yesterday we were out in the glorious sunshine visiting a local park and search as I might I just couldn’t find a splash of colour. Or a splash of colour that made to go ‘Oooo, I’ll photograph that’.
But then I realised it was right in front of me. The dog is the most beautiful shade of orange and in the sunshine it practically glows.

This post is for week 217 of The Photo Gallery: The theme is: Colour.

Now it’s your turn to link up your post and join in. If you’re new here and want to know what the Photo Gallery feature is, go and read all about it, and then come right back and join in!

Here’s how to join in

Take a photo using the theme I’ve given as your inspiration. There are no rules and you can interpret the theme any way you like.

Now share your photo. Write a blog post using your photo. You can write as many or as few words as you choose. You don’t even need to use a new photo; it can be something from your archives. Just a photo which you think represents the prompt.

 Add the Photo Gallery badge (and the foot of this post) to your post so other readers can find the other entries.

 Add a link back to your post using the linky tool below. The linky stays open until Tuesday so you have plenty of time to join in.

Now go visit as many of the other entries as you can. Leave a comment, discover new blogs, discover new ways of taking photos and maybe share any tips you have. It’s about going out and encouraging each other.

The Photo Gallery isn’t about taking technically brilliant photos. You can take them on your phone, your point and shoot or your fancy pants camera. It’s about having a passion for photos, wanting to better yourself and discovering what other bloggers are doing.

If you’re using Twitter you can find us on the hashtag #TheGallery.

 The Photo Gallery is also on  Pinterest and Google +
Follow Tara Cain’s board The Photo Gallery on Pinterest.

To ensure you don’t miss a prompt, you can subscribe to the Sticky Fingers feed to have them delivered directly to your inbox every Friday.

 PLEASE don’t link dump – this is not that sort of linky!

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Another parenting milestone

Mia

You know every now and again you see social media flooded with proud parents evening messages?
“So very proud of my son’s school report”
“Teacher says he’s a delight to teach; could not be prouder”
“Teacher says my girl is a total delight”

We’ve never had that with Mia.
They’ve never said anything bad but there has always been an underlying ‘she doesn’t try hard’, ‘she’s disruptive’, ‘friendship issues get in the way’, ‘she’s just so stubborn’.
Husband and I enter the classroom on parents evening with our shoulders down, dreading the worst and always being rather pleased when it’s not as bad as we feared.

Mia is not a people pleaser. If she’s not ready to do something, she absolutely won’t do it.
She questions authority if she feels it’s the slightest bit unreasonable and she will dig her heels in so firmly there is absolutely no budging her.
She has really clashed with teachers who didn’t get her.
She is stubborn or determined (depending on which teacher you ask).

On Wednesday this week the husband and I attended Mia’s parents evening at school.
We always find ourselves shoulders down and on the defensive.
We’ve not met Mia’s new teacher before. I’ve seen her at the school gate and she hasn’t made me do the walk of shame as I’m called to come and have a talk at the end of the school day and have to walk past all the other parents who know exactly why I’ve been called over. I silently thank her for that all the time.

Mia adores homework, but she doesn’t always want to do what has been set. She wants to do her own version.
So she works studiously and thoroughly but I never know if it’s what she’s been asked to do. And now she’s in Year 4 and all set to go to middle school next year, we as parents aren’t informed of what they’re working on; the pupils are expected to think for themselves and remember their work.

Mia’s teacher is an older lady; direct, no nonsense, passionate about teaching. I really like her.
We sit down and her opening line is: “You have absolutely nothing to worry about with Mia. Her work and her work ethic is fabulous. She gets her head down, is focussed and is charging through her work. She’s a real high flier”.

Husband and I look at each other, slightly dazed. I am floored.
I feel like crying. I actually feel like crying.
It’s taken her five years of school but finally Mia has found her place. She’s discovered that when she gets her head down and works she’s actually very clever. Just as clever as her older brother who has always overshadowed her, simply because he’s the oldest and has been through it all first.

I am absolutely delighted – not for me, but for her.
We have been through some really tough times with her and things are by no means perfect. But I really do feel like she’s turning a corner; reaching her own personal milestone.

I know many of you readers have difficult daughters – difficult children – and feel like you’re beating your head against a brick wall.
Well so did I, but the one thing we have always done is be consistent and even though at times it felt like I was wasting my time and nothing would ever come right and I would be beating my head against that bloody brick wall until, well, forever, it’s finally paying off.

So I wanted to write this to tell you there is hope. It’s taken us until the age of 9, but I feel like we’re entering a new chapter with Mia.
And I’m really really excited for her.

And to all those who give me a virtual high five on Twitter when I whooped with joy over there, thank you thank you thank you.

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The Photo Gallery: Week 218

Gallery logoHello and welcome to week 218 of The Photo Gallery.

So this coming week we have Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day and SCHOOL’S OUT! Join me in a collective woo hoo.
I personally plan to spend lots of time with the kids, watch lots of movies, go for lots of dog walks and, unfortunately, because of this, work in the evenings :-)

However, did I say lots of time with the kids? All the bonuses right there.

So given all that’s happening, the theme for the next Photo Gallery is: Colour.
As always, interpret the theme any way you like, just ensure it fits in with this theme – any colour you like.

I’ll see you back here on Wednesday when it’s time to link up x

The Photo Gallery is a weekly feature for all those who love photography and photographs.
I set it up back in 2010 to give everyone an outlet to share and encourage and write really interesting posts around their pictures.

It has always been about being part of a community of like-minded people. It’s about sparking your imagination, being inspiring – and inspiring others.

But remember, you will get out of The Gallery what you put in, so try to visit as many of the other entries as you can, say hi, discover new people, welcome them in when they discover you, be generous with your comments.

Remember, you can also share your entry via:
Twitter by using the hashtag: #TheGallery
Or by joining in the Gallery communities over on Pinterest and Google +

NEW HERE? NOT SURE HOW TO ENTER THE GALLERY?

If you’re new here, here’s a post to tell you all about what The Photo Gallery is all about and how to enter.
And if you want to make sure you don’t miss any prompts or entries in future, make sure you subscribe to the Sticky Fingers blog and get all prompts delivered directly to your in box.
Go on, clicky click away, you know you want to …

If you want to join in with The Gallery and showcase your photos, come back on Wednesday and when my Gallery post goes live, add a link to your post on the Linky below mine.
The link stays open until the following Tuesday, so you have plenty of time to join in.
And ANYONE can join in.

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The Photo Gallery 217: Light

A photo posted by Tara Cain (@taralara) on

I think our dog was born into the wrong climate.
He is a sunbather. The smallest shaft of light and he’s there. The merest hint of sunshine and he’ll manoeuvre himself into the tightest of spots to bask in the warmth.

At the weekend the sun was glorious. It was freezing outside, but the kitchen was toasty as the sunshine hit the windows and fell into the room.
And here is Ronin, following that shaft of light around the room! Here it is currently between the door and a piece of furniture, so he’s just stood there in the doorway lapping it up acting like it’s the most obvious thing for a dog to do and why are you looking at him like he’s odd?

This post is for week 217 of The Photo Gallery: The theme is: Light.

Now it’s your turn to link up your post and join in. If you’re new here and want to know what the Photo Gallery feature is, go and read all about it, and then come right back and join in!

Here’s how to join in

Take a photo using the theme I’ve given as your inspiration. There are no rules and you can interpret the theme any way you like.

Now share your photo. Write a blog post using your photo. You can write as many or as few words as you choose. You don’t even need to use a new photo; it can be something from your archives. Just a photo which you think represents the prompt.

 Add the Photo Gallery badge (and the foot of this post) to your post so other readers can find the other entries.

 Add a link back to your post using the linky tool below. The linky stays open until Tuesday so you have plenty of time to join in.

Now go visit as many of the other entries as you can. Leave a comment, discover new blogs, discover new ways of taking photos and maybe share any tips you have. It’s about going out and encouraging each other.

The Photo Gallery isn’t about taking technically brilliant photos. You can take them on your phone, your point and shoot or your fancy pants camera. It’s about having a passion for photos, wanting to better yourself and discovering what other bloggers are doing.

If you’re using Twitter you can find us on the hashtag #TheGallery.

 The Photo Gallery is also on  Pinterest and Google +
Follow Tara Cain’s board The Photo Gallery on Pinterest.

To ensure you don’t miss a prompt, you can subscribe to the Sticky Fingers feed to have them delivered directly to your inbox every Friday.

 PLEASE don’t link dump – this is not that sort of linky!

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Do you have active kids? And a chance to win £200 worth of Sainsbury’s vouchers

cricket player

I do. My son never stops; if he’s not competing in a match, he’s practising his shots (usually under my feet while I’m trying to cook dinner).

Sure I moan about the amount of kit I have to wash, the constant trail of mud which runs through my house and the fact that all I seem to do is ferry him from one fixture to another, but, BUT, I really wouldn’t have it any other way.
Rugby, hockey, cricket – I watch as many matches as I can, I cheer him on, I say encouraging words when he loses, I ask questions, learn the rules, walk the walk.

Active kids are healthy kids. I personally think they are happy kids too. And research has hinted that active kids could also perform better at school.

Of course being active doesn’t have to mean being sporty or any great expense for that matter.
The best thing we ever did was introduce a dog to this home, because it makes us go out as a family in all weathers. We climb hills, the kids climb trees, we tramp through muddy puddles, the kids jump in them ;-)
And then we come home, cold and exhausted and energised and feel like we’ve achieved something.

playing in the trees

For 10 years Sainsbury’s has being encouraging everyone to get their kids active – to inspire them to eat well, move more and live better.
We’ve collected the Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers for years, giving them to school, Scouts, our local rugby club so they can exchange them for a range of equipment, and experiences.
My kids are hugely inspired by the likes of footballer Daniel Sturridge, swimmer Ellie Simmonds and runner Jonnie Peacock, the campaign’s current ambassadors.

This week will be a particularly active and tiring one for my 12 year old. Two lots of cricket practise, cross-country,  a Scout hike, hockey match, two rugby matches.
I put him to bed last night after his night-time Scout hike; he was quiet and his legs ached and I could tell he just wanted to go to sleep.
“You’ve got a busy week ahead Dan,” I say “make sure you look after yourself. Don’t overdo it.”
He smiles and replies: “I love it mum. I really love it. I’ll be fine.”
It doesn’t get much better than that!

Your chance to win!

If you want to encourage your kids to get active and lead a healthy life I’ve teamed up with Sainsbury’s to offer you the chance to win £200 worth of Sainsbury’s vouchers along with  signed merchandise from their Active Kids campaign.
All you have to do for a chance of winning is fill in the Rafflecopter widget below.
And then cross your fingers!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This post is sponsored by Sainsbury’s Active Kids, but all thoughts and words are my own. 

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Diving in the Red Sea

Family diving in the red sea

On a recent trip to Egypt (more on that later) we signed ourselves up to a Scuba diving day in the Red Sea.
The Red Sea which is famed for it’s clear waters and Finding Nemo-like displays of vividly coloured fish.
There are areas here in the Sinai Peninsula that are ranked as the world’s best dive sites and thousands of divers visit every year to dip their toes in the water, so to speak.
And as an adventurous family, we HAD to do it!

At nine, Mia was too young to have a go, but actually she was happy with snorkelling.
Dan had previously tried scuba diving in a local pool and this was his chance to put that to the test and dive in open water. What a cool thing to do when you’re 12.

This was an adventure that came courtesy of all-inclusive holiday specialist First Choice, who sent us to Egypt to share what we made of their resort for families.
They’re kicking off an #allyoucan campaign this week designed to show just what you can do on one of their all inclusive holidays, but I wanted to share this one exciting experience first of all.

shoal of fish

Marine life in the waters of the Red Sea is amazing. Truly amazing.
The colours seem cartoon like, as Nemo himself flits out from the cover of an anemone and a rainbow of sea life go about their daily business before your very eyes.
The coral is magnificent. Your dive instructors treat it with great reverence – they know it’s their bread and butter and they need to preserve it.

Our adventure started two days before with a ‘try dive’. Literally you get to try out diving with a tank on your back in the safety of your resort’s swimming pool for free. We also paid a visit to the dive centre to measure up for wet suits.

Diving trial 2 diving trial Diving trial 3

Then it was the day of our dive.
An early start, a 20 minute drive in a minibus to the port. And by port I mean jetty with a makeshift security walk through and onto our boat; one of about 10 all lined up like white sardines ready for us all to join.

scuba diving boat

It sounds chaotic (and it was) but it all added to the Egyptian charm. The crew was charm itself; helpful, friendly, brilliant with the kids.
We sailed for about 20 minutes to our first destination. During this time all divers get a thorough brief on how to dive successfully. And I mean thorough; our instructor was brilliant at covering everything, breaking it down into easily understood bitesize chunks and doing it all with a sense of humour.
The key to scuba diving? The absolute MUST that will mean the difference between a great dive and a rubbish one? The ONE thing to remember? Relax. Relax relax relax. I’m really good at that so I’m thinking I’m going to get it in one.

driving scuba diving boat DCIM100GOPRO Dan and Mia

So it’s time to suit up into the wet suit, put that tank on your back (it is SO heavy), flippers on, face mask on and join up with your dive instructor, who will take you and one other down, hold your hands, explain everything again if you need him to and guide you the whole time you’re under water.
It’s time to dive in.

scuba diving company red sea scuba diving prep OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt is amazing down there. We managed to go to nearly 10 metres and saw a magical new world.
I found it really quite easy and yes, relaxing totally is the key, because if you breathe long and deep it’s a walk in the park.
There was a nervous girl on the trip with us, probably in her mid-twenties, who was chattering at ten to the dozen the whole time we were sailing because she really didn’t know if she wanted to do it.
She worried that she was too overweight, that her tank wouldn’t work, that her history of asthma would prevent her enjoying it.
The instructor told her to relax, chill out, breath. She came out of that water after her first dive with THE biggest smile on her face. It was a joy to see.

It was time to get back onboard and move onto our next dive site.
It’s not far we’re told, but the water might get a bit choppy.
And here I fell out of love with diving just a little bit.
The sea was so choppy if you looked out of the back of the boat you could see sky, then sea, then sky, then sea.
The pictures on the wall of the cabin rocked too and fro angrily. Anything on a table flew off like a bullet. It was actually like a scene from The Perfect Storm, except the sun shone down and sky wasn’t angry.
It was so bad Mia was sick off the back of the boat, where two crew members sat with her, held her hand and hosed her down.

shipwreck in red sea We were travelling for about 10 minutes but if felt like forever. And upon arriving this is the first thing  we see – a shipwreck left to the mercy of the sea!

But just look at the sea on the photo; green as emeralds and then beyond the wreck, blue as azure. Absolutely beautiful.
And once again here, the underwater life is teeming with colour and tranquility.
This time we really feel like we’re divers. We totally get it.

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DCIM100GOPRO

DCIM100GOPRO DCIM100GOPRO

We moved on to a third dive site but by this time we were tired and just wanted to chill out.
We eat a hearty lunch prepared onboard (chicken strips, rice, salad, pasta, pita) and then lie in the sun and take in the view.
As we head back to the port the moon hovers over the oncoming buildings and it looks stunning. Just a few minutes more and the sun is setting and the landscape is fabulous.

Red Sea view red sea view at duskWe had an amazing time on our first scuba dive.
There are a couple of things you need to know if you’re thinking of trying it out:

1. Wrap up warm.
Even though you’re in Egypt and it gets very very hot, when you’re moving through the water at pace it gets cold up there on deck, so a towel or a hoody is a must.

2. When you come out of the water after your first dive you have to take your wetsuit off. It gets put in a crate until the next dive. Yes you have to put that thing back on while it’s sopping wet. And COLD. Suck it up.

3. Taking photos is difficult.
You’re called to dive quickly once you arrive so it’s difficult to stop and take photos. It’s even harder to take them underwater (I took a GoPro and failed miserably).
If you can, get someone to take photos for you when you’re getting ready, jumping in etc.
You can buy a disc of photos from the crew (someone goes on the dive with a REALLY good underwater camera) which costs about £35. They will have photos of you along with some generic underwater shots.

4. RELAX!

This is part one of our adventures in Egypt with First Choice holidays who sent us there as part of their All You Can campaign.
Find out more about it on the First Choice Facebook page or using the hashtag #allyoucan. And you can watch the A to Zs unroll every day over on the First Choice blog.

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