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Pregnant in the Summer

This time, 4 years ago, I was heavily pregnant with my twins. I remember the summer being very hot, and me being very uncomfortable. I was unable to sleep for most part of my pregnancy and my general discomfort increased in the warm summer months.

 

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I had no issues at all with my twin pregnancy. I was not on bed rest or any sort of medication, and I continued working until the very end. When I say work, I mean me living in Cheshire and working in Manchester, which was over 2 hours commute every day. I was working long hours and all, but I managed to pull through somehow.

 

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I bet you are wondering where I am going to with this post. Well, lets just I have been seeing a lot of pregnant women around this summer, both online and offline, and all I can think off now is being dead warm and pregnant. With babies being popped front, back and centre, it is hard not to get broody. 2017 seems to be the year of pregnancies and babies. I saw a picture of Beyonce’s twins the other day, and I couldn’t stop looking at them. They are so cute!

I enjoyed the most part of my pregnancy. I found the whole experience fascinating. The one thing I hated though, apart from the discomfort and lack of sleep, was the intense heartburn. I suffered from very bad heartburn for most of my pregnancy, it made eating and drinking very difficult. It was tough because I couldn’t take any medication for it. I just had to deal with it naturally. If I were to do the whole pregnancy thing again, I would love so much for my body to skip the uncomfortable heartburn bit.

I know many people suffer from Acid Reflux/Heartburn generally, even when not pregnant. I use to even before my pregnancy, and I still struggle with it every now and again, depending on what I eat. Which is why I am glad to now know about Acid Reflux/Heartburn drugs like Omeprazole. It is good to know that there are many shops toย buy Omeprazole capsules online. Many of us don’t have to suffer anymore.

I am a huge fan of online shopping. I am always very into products I can shop online, so this drug is a favourite of mine, and it does the job excellently for my heartburn!

Do you suffer from heartburn/acid reflux? How do you deal with it? Please sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for reading.

 

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An Expensive Taxi Ride

The holiday season is upon us and most of us are getting ready to jet off. I am badly in need of a holiday; a break from the real world, so I have a few holidays planned for the rest of the year, and I shall be sharing more on that soon. I have not done as much travelling in the last few years, but I am hoping to make up for that in the coming months.

Speaking of holidays, one of my most memorable trips was my first trip to Dubai a few years ago. I have been to Dubai twice now, and I think it is a great holiday destination for everyone. There is so much to do and see in Dubai; it is a country I don’t think I would ever get tired of visiting.

 

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Having said that, I remember my first time in Dubai, and the first few hours not being as amazing as I imagined it would be. After the incredibly long wait at the airport to get through immigration, we quickly grabbed our luggage and got a taxi to our hotel. We got into a taxi that ended up being a nightmare. The taxi driver informed us that he was charging us separately for the ride to our hotel. I found this weird, and deep down, I knew he was trying to play a fast one, but it was late at night in a country we have never been to, and I was too tired to argue, so we agreed.

I insisted he gave us receipts to confirm payments, which he reluctantly did, After speaking with the concierge at the hotel, it was confirmed that the taxi driver cheated us by charging us twice the amount for our trip. We later spoke with the taxi company and the police even got involved at some point. To cut the very long story short, we got our money back and the driver was giving a warning from the police.

I recently came across this infographic by The Taxi Centre, and I saw the funny side to it. It got me thinking of how expensive taxi rides can be, and how the fares quickly add up when you are on holiday. Especially if you are unlucky enough to get scammed like we were.

Most of us are usually left at the mercy of taxi drivers on holiday, especially when travelling with young children or when your hotel is not close to any other means of transport. We are left hopping from one taxi to the other, and it can leave a massive hole in our holiday money purse.

The cost of the taxi fares on this infographic are exorbitant, but I do get the message. If taxi rides are expensive for people like us, I can only imagine what the footballers and their managers have to pay out.

 

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The figures on this infographic made me laugh. I am very aware of how much money goes on taxi rides, so I am very observant when I am in a taxi, especially in a foreign country. I check the meters, if any, to make sure I am paying the right amount, and not an amount the driver thinks I should pay. And I will never be made to pay a taxi fare twice ever again.

Do you struggle to keep up with the cost of taxi fares when on holiday? Do you have any tips or horror taxi stories to share?

 

 

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When the Boiler Breaks Down

Life is full of ups and downs, and sometimes, life happens and we are not prepared. Life happened in our house some weeks ago. Our 4-year-old boiler started acting up. This came as a rude shock because I didn’t expect our new boiler (it is just 4ย years old) to start misbehaving so quickly.

It started with a loud whistling sound whenever it came on, which was annoying. Then it got louder and louder, and the water temperature started going warm and cold.

 

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This is the first time the boiler has acted up. It has been fine for 4 winters now, and we have never had issues with our boiler in our previous homes. We usually get the boiler serviced once a year by a plumber (except that year we completely forgot, lol), and we have been fine so far, until now.

I was thankful the boiler started this drama in May. Imagine how depressing it would have been if it happened in the dead of winter! Having a cold shower would have been sickening.

 

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Luckily for us, we were able to get the plumber that serviced our boiler last year, to come over. He came on the same day and had it checked out. It took him just seconds to figure what the problem was, it was pressure related (don’t ask), and he had it up and running in minutes.

The whole experience has brought my attention to how many of us are never ready for unexpected costs like a boiler breakdown. I couldn’t imagine what we would have done if we had to replace the entire boiler, or if the repair was going to cost us thousands of pounds. Luckily for us, it didn’t cost a penny, but what if we needed to get parts and stuff, we don’t have a boiler cover because we think it is money down the drain, but we have to revisit the idea of getting the boiler covered to avoid issues like this.

Has your boiler ever broken down? How did you cope? Do you have a boiler cover?

 

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