How to choose the perfect mobility scooter

So my lovely Mum is unwell, as my regular readers may know. My Mum has problems with her heart. Serious ones. Ones that will likely require a large operation to resolve sometime in the next year or so. This means that my Mum struggles to get around, particularly on foot. My Mum has been using a walking stick for a number of years now. However, in the past year or so she’s been getting more and more out of breath. This is caused by the back flow of blood going back into her heart, regurgitation, to give it the official name. Because of this we have recently been looking at how to choose the perfect mobility scooter.

Fruit picking at Cammas Hall - Mum enjoying the fruit picking

My Mum on a recent day out – you can’t see but she’s using a walking stick here.

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What I’ve been reading – August 2017 edition

I’ve been making more time to read recently. It isn’t something that has to be all consuming and take up hours of your time everyday. Personally I tend to read when I’m laying in the bath, or when I want to lay in bed but not sleep. Also, my husband works 7-10 night shifts a month, so I get some reading done then. Since I’ve been making more effort to read I’ve been able to improve my own work quality, learn more and relax too. It has been great so far! Each month I am sharing with you What I’ve Been Reading!

What I’ve been reading – August 2017 edition

What I've been reading - August 2017 edition

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Ultimate lazy tuna fishcakes

My daughter and I are home in the day quite often. We tend to go out together in the afternoon, to help the day go by a little quicker. As we are off to the park, running errands or visiting soft play I like us to have a nice lunch together before we go out. I typically want something that is simple, cheap and makes minimal mess. These ultimate lazy tuna fishcakes are perfect for knocking together in just a few minutes and using up a few leftovers too.

A look at my ultimate lazy tuna fishcakes - once cooked

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I’m trying out the pension calculator from PensionBee

When I was fresh out of school I started working for an oil tools company. They had a pension scheme and another colleague encouraged me to join it as soon as possible. At the time I thought I would be staying there for years and decided I had better invest as soon as possible. I only ended up working there for a couple of years and when I left the pension was the furthest thing from my mind. As my life was pretty much falling apart back then! However, I get an annual statement, letting me know how things are going, and giving me a predicted forecast for when I retire. Now I am thinking more about the future and want to talk to you about my future pension plans today.

My pension plans and calculations using the PensionBee pension calculator

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I’m going to make bath time fun again

My lovely little Daisy can be a real character at times. She is a fan of the bath, and thrives on her bedtime routine, however, she gets bored sometimes. I like her to have a good soak of around 20-25 minutes. This gives her time to play toys, have her teeth brushed and get washed properly. I tend to do the washing in stages, as she isn’t a big fan of me pouring water over her. Despite loving the shower and swimming pool we go to on Saturdays! However, I’ve been looking for some ways to make bath time fun again lately and Infacare have been helping me.

Make bath time fun again with Infacare

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