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Toys for Kids this Christmas

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Christmas is around the corner and I have started wrapping up presents already. I like to be well prepared and that means getting gift buying out of the way behind December. This year has been so busy and the last few weeks of 2019 has even been more busy for me, thanks to me studying for a new degree. I hardly have any spare time these days but I can’t complain because this is exactly what I want out of life.

If you are on the hunt for toys for kids this Christmas, you may find this post very useful. Here are some cool toys the little people in you life may love –

Robo Dash, Remote Control Dog for Kids

 

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This Robo Dash, Remote Control Dog for Kids, would make an excellent gift this Christmas. Robo Dash is a cute puppy that follows you everywhere you go. It also follows commands and movement, barks, pants and wags his tail like a real life puppy!

I love this toy for my twins because they have been asking for a pet for sometime, and I think this Robo Dash would be a nice way to see how they will get along with a real life pet when they do get one. You can shop for Robo Dash at great stores like Argos, amazon, Very, Little Woods and more. 

 

 

 

LEGO ‘Brick Box Creative Suitcase’ Set 

 

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This Classic LEGO ‘Brick Box Creative Suitcase’ Set would make an excellent gift for the LEGO lovers. The Kiddies are forever building something with their LEGO set. If they had their way, they would play with LEGO all day. So I know LEGO is a hit with the kids especially between the ages of 5 and 8 years. If you are after an affordable but adorable gift this Christmas, you should check out this set. 

 

 

L.O.L Sparkle Series with Glitter Finish and 7 Surprises

 

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For the L.O.L Surprise! fans, no gift is ever complete without a doll from the range. My daughter is a huge fan of L.O.L Surprise! She has the playset and her doll collection is growing steadily. I know she will be getting new additions to her L.O.L Surprise! Collection this Christmas and this Sparkle Series looks fab!

 

 

 

All-new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet | 10.1″ 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case

 

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This All-new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet | 10.1″ 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case would make an excellent gift this Christmas. I love the kid-proof case. We have a similar case and they do protect the tablet from falls, drops and all the usual damages that could happen when you give a child a tablet.

It comes in other colours as well, which is fab! I also love the fact that this tablet comes with a 2 year worry-free guarantee plus all the amazing features it has. 

 

 

What do you think of these toys for kids this Christmas? Did any of them catch your eye? Do sound off in the comments section below.

Have a good one.

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Family Travel Fun in Sheffield

This post is all about our family travel fun in Sheffield. I have written about our time in Sheffield thrice now. The first blog post was all about Novotel Hotel where we stayed. Our second post  was all about our tour of the Winter Gardens, and some days ago I wrote about the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield. To end our time in Sheffield, we went on some rides we were lucky enough to find in the city centre, close to the hotel. There were also lots of activities around. We all had a lovely afternoon exploring them all. The kiddies had a fantastic time as expected. They loved all the rides and the weather on the day was great as well.

 

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Family Travel Fun in Sheffield

I was pleasantly surprised to find so many things to see and do in Sheffield. It is a fairly small city, so I wasn’t expecting too much. We had a lovely time there. It was an action packed 48 hours of fun and games I will never forget. The kids keep talking about our time in Sheffield as well so I know they enjoyed every moment. Some of the rides were really good. I wish we had this sort of thing in our little village. That would be so amazing.

 

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I couldn’t capture all the rides so I decided to record short videos here and there. You can watch a short clip of the twins on some rides on our Youtube Channel below. Also please subscribe to the channel to catch up on all our videos.

 

 

Have you visited Sheffield? What did you think of the city? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. I will be writing about our time at Legoland Windsor in my next travel post. We had the lovely opportunity to visit the theme park shortly after visiting Sheffield, and we had even more fun there. Look out for that travel post.

How to silence the mind chatter when you meditate

If you are new to meditation,  you may be struggling with silencing the mind chatter. I struggled with that on and off for a while when I first started to meditate regularly. Now I don’t have that problem anymore. I meditate twice a day, 20 minutes in the morning and evening, and I can now do so effortlessly with no mind chatter. Now that I mediate on a daily basis, I feel a lot better all over and I can’t imagine not meditating now that I am reaping the full benefits of it.

 

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Meditating simply means being still. It is taking your mind off everything, sitting comfortably and focusing on your breath while breathing in and out deeply. It is different from the prayer quiet time which I also do multiple time a day. So how do you silence the mind chatter when you meditate? Here are some tips that may help you do just that.

 

Meditate daily

The more you meditate, the easier it will be for you to go right into it and be still. The more you practise mediation, the more you know how to silence the mind chatter that threatens to keep your mind and head still. If you only meditate once a while, you will definitely find it difficult to be still mindfully, but if you practise on a daily basis at set times, you will gradually get into the swing of it. If you are struggling to silence the mind chatter, don’t give up on meditating. Continue to meditate on a daily basis until it becomes second nature to you.

 

Pick the right time

It is important you mediate alone and when you know you won’t be disturbed. Picking the right time helps as it keeps your mind focused and free from distractions. It is a good idea to put gadgets on silence so you are not disturbed. I always make sure my iPhone and Apple Watch are on the silent mode so I am not disturbed.

 

Keep your mind still

Whenever you find your mind beginning to wander, acknowledge the thought, bring your mind right back and focus on your breathing. It is easy to wander off when you are trying to meditate, so don’t be too hard on yourself. Just ensure you continue to bring your mind back and you will find that the amount of time you do this decreases the more you meditate. This is a clear case of practise makes perfect!

 

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Keep your eyes closed and no music

I know some people say they mediate with their eyes open and music on. It can be possible to do this but I won’t recommend it. I struggle to keep my mind focus even when using guided meditations so I won’t recommend you listen to anything. Keeping your eyes closed is also important as it keeps you looking within and your mind is focused on your meditation and nothing else.

 

Start gradually

If you are struggling to keep your mind still or stay awake while meditating, then it may be a great idea to start small. Start mediating for 5/10 mins for some days and then gradually increase the amount of time you spend mediating.

 

Do you meditate? What are the benefits for you?

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