Thursday, 29 January 2015

Psychic Experience

From an early age I have been fascinated by Tarot Cards and purchased my first set "Tarot of the Cat People" which I was drawn to, many years ago. I spent hours studying the art of tarot card readings but felt what I was reading from them was not actually what I was feeling.  I have experienced many strange happenings over the years but the one that stays in my mind the most is below.

When Grotbags was born a month early she was so tiny, demanded feeding hourly day and night, this was so tiring and often she shared a bed with us, due to her constant hunger.  My partner's dad died many years ago missing the birth of his granddaughter, the first girl to be born into the Glynn family for years. It seemed appropriate to place a picture of her granddad above her cot (not that she slept in it very often), so that he could see her.

One night when she was almost 10 weeks old she fell asleep at the side of me after breast feeding. I was woken by all as I can describe as 'an icy hand shaking me', I remember sitting up in bed and seeing her head under my partner's pillow, I quickly picked her limp and lifeless body up, screaming at my partner to wake up and hitting her on the back.  I was terrified and hysterical and when she started crying I could not believe it.  To this day I don't know what happened that night, only that somebody was watching over her tiny body and woke me just in time, there is no doubt in my mind that if that something hadn't woken me she wouldn't be here today. From that day on she never slept in our bed and to this day she avoids it even at 10 years old and whilst I miss the cuddles in bed that I had with my boys, I'm so glad she is here today.

This post is written in collaboration with TheCircle.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Silent Sunday 25th January 2015


Black and White Week 29

I haven't really had the time or the inclination to get out and about this week due to family news that knocked our socks off, this photo is one of the peacocks at Warwick Castle which I managed to capture in all it's glory.  It was a fabulous spring day and cannot wait to return in the near future.

Friday, 23 January 2015

What Do You Look For In a Home Phone?

What do you look for in home phones?  Working with people with Learning Disabilities and having older relatives I find the key area for this group of people is having a phone which is simple to use, displays clear large numbers and has an  audible ringtone, some phones even have a light that flashes which is useful if somebody’s earing is impaired.

For me I like a phone that can do a number of things such as:
  • Identify the caller – this has to be one of the most important options, I detest people trying to sell me things or offering me a chance to take part in a survey, being able to block callers is essential.  I have registered with the Telephone Preference Service online but calls still seem to get through.
  • Answering machine – to take messages when I am not available.
  • Phonebook to store contacts, this makes life so much simpler, although I do like to have my own written address book just in case I should lose these off the phone.
  • Cordless – us women do like to multi-task, so this option is a must.

It doesn’t seem that long ago since the only option available was the vintage rotary dial phone and then it was in limited colours, how time has progressed and I am loving the new touchscreen home phones that are available.  What are the main points you consider when buying a home phone?

This post was written in conjunction with Panasonic.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Silent Sunday 18th January 2015

Black and White Week 28

I have been so busy catching up with house work I have neglected my blog.  It's now time to get bag in to the swing of things, this picture was taken in Cornwall and shows three generations mesmerised by the sea.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Oral-B Pro-Expert All-Around Protection Review

Being an avid coffee and tea drinker I am always looking for a way to remove unsightly stains off my teeth.  I brush my teeth religiously in a morning and at night but I also keep a toothbrush handy at work for when I have eaten my lunch. When I was younger the importance of good dental hygiene was not as publicised as it is now and therefore my teeth were rather neglected, along with the fact that I have a phobia around dentists.  Unfortunately this was a big mistake and I am now paying the price.

I was recently sent some Oral-B Pro Expert All-Around Protection toothpaste and a Oral-B Pro 2000 Power Brush with Cross Action Head to try out and to hopefully improve my oral health.  So what are the benefits of using Oral-B Pro-Expert?

·        It leaves teeth noticeably cleaner for a dentist-clean feel
·        It makes a difference in maintaining good oral health
·        It tackles the eight areas that dentists check most, cavities, gums, plaque, whitening, sensitivity, enamel erosion, tartar and fresh breath

Oral-B Pro Expert All-Around Protection is the first and only toothpaste combining Stannous Fluoride Complex and Polyphosphate System to deliver unique, comprehensive protection for your teeth.

So how does my mouth feel after using Oral-B Pro Expert All-Around Protection for a month?   At first, I must admit I was dubious that this toothpaste could do everything it says on the packet, but I can honestly say that even after the first use my teeth felt really clean, it was like walking out of the dentist after seeing the hygienist.  I love the texture and taste of this  tooth paste and when you are brushing your teeth you can actually feel it working. My gums are receding and previously they had bled whilst brushing, this also seems to improved over the last month and my gums do appear healthier.   I am sticking with this toothpaste from now on, GoPro has definitely  changed my oral health for the better.

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