Why you need a salt lamp in your life ~ #TheZenZing

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Welcome back to #TheZenZing, where I help you put the

zing back into your life.

This time I’m going to tell you why you need a salt lamp in your life!

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Have you ever wondered why you find the sea air so invigorating?  Why you feel so revitalised after a seaside trip?  (Aside from the sea breeze…)

Well think on this (with help from the below image from Sivanaeast.com) –

Negative ions are found naturally near water

Postitive ions are emitted by electronics

Negatives ions ‘pair up’ with positive ions and give us cleansed air all around us J

How do we get negative ions? Salt attracts water and heat causes water to evaporate and give us negative ions!

Pretty amazing isn’t it? (and yes, it’s pretty too!)

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Our salt lamp giving off negative ions (and a great ambience)

 

I had read and heard a lot about salt lamps.  Since we’ve had ours, the air feels calmer, cleaner and more ‘zen-like’.

And that’s a lovely feeling!

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Time for some happy in my #HighlightsofHappy #12

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It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

Bad things come in 3’s

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it (you know how I love to turn a negative into a positive!)

Let’s find 3 things to be happy and grateful for!

(or even more… I mean, why not?!)

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In my new weekly feature, I will look back over my gratitude journal and bring to you my #HighlightsofHappy , which is great because it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂

I will then round it off with one word that sums up my happy.

So, what am I happy and grateful for this week?  Here’s my vlog that tells you.  And if you’d rather read all about it, see below the vlog 🙂 

For playing word games with our daughter ~ she asked for paper and then we were playing ‘hangman’ but without the little hangman sketch.  It was very impromptu and such a simple, happy moment.  It also made me feel warm and fuzzy because it made me realise just how good she is at spelling.  (#ProudMummyMoment right there!)

Science experiments ~ while I was sorting tea after school one night, our girl started to do experiments in the sink with water, pepper and soap.  She was trying to replicate an experiment she saw in Whizz Pop Bang magazine.  I love it when she goes into her own little exploring world of experiments!

Glittery hair ~ Before we went on holiday, we got some de-tangler for those inevitable times that the sea air, swimming pool, sea water and goodness knows what else got into our daughter’s hair.  It was pretty useless actually but that’s by the by.  She loves it now and decided she wanted to put in her hair while she had a bath… the night before the school photos.  Luckily it fell out in bed!

Nails ~ I posted a little pic of my wonderful nails over on Instagram this week.  What was so wonderful about them?  Our daughter turned into a nail salon and created bunnies (yes, they’re bunnies on my nails!).  My fingers seemed very bare when I took the nail varnish off (which took a while with all those layers of varnish…)

Tag ~  Oh, it’s such a simple, easy thing to some people quite possibly but I was over the moon when my #HighlightsofHappy tag got used over on Instagram.  In a recent productivity course, I set my blog goals down.  (You can sign up for it with Aby at YouBabyMeMummy). One of my goals is to grow my IG and I came up with the #HighlightsofHappy tag to follow the positive, happy, zen vibe of my blog (and compliment this weekly post too).  I’m a happy #instablogger 😉

And going back to the nails, I was very happy and grateful that I had put the duvet up at our little girl’s window for night-time before she did my nails!  (We recently swapped rooms and haven’t got round to the blackout blind yet, so the duvet makes do for now!)

We celebrated my Gran’s 90th birthday with a family gathering.  It was at the same place that our daughter was a bridesmaid last year and her dress still fits her (just), so she wore that and we all got dressed up.  Lovely!

My happy word this week is ‘beautiful’ because with nails, dresses and glitter, there’s a definite beauty theme this week!

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

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#AllSortsofBlogs ~ Best Blogs to Read… 57

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The door’s always open with a new linky starting on the last Friday of the month…

And if you’d like to add my badge, it’s at the bottom of this post.  Thanks.

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Now onto my best reads:

Although an old post from Ailish Sinclair, it’s perfect for Autumn… which is a season I love 🙂

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You can really relate to the feeling of wading through the storm.  Fantastic and effective imagery in this poem from Sarah Fader.

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110% spot-on with what alot of us ‘bloggers’ feel, I think.  This post from Meg at WhispertoRoar needs some fresh airing, so here it is!

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And finally for this month, I just had to share this post for the stationery drool factor!

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.

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A Comfortable Racket ~ #FlashFiction

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‘A Comfortable Racket’ ~ Flash Fiction

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When the shutters opened again, they would provide comfort to the community.

Nobody needed that comfort more than Sonny.  He had come he from – well he wasn’t certain where he had come from.  But even this clinical, draughty, nuts-and-bolts, industrial shell of a corridor was luxury compared to that place.

Most of which he had pushed from his memory.

He had heard the unmistakable racket of the shutters going up and down oh, so many times.  They were part of his daily routine now.  Part of daily comfort.

But no one knew when the shutters would open again…

…which was not a very comforting thought.

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with Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt

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receive constructive criticism.  

(This time anyway…)

Thanks in advance…

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Share your zen with #TheZenZing blog linky ~ it’s easy!

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Welcome to #TheZenZing blog linky where I share how you can put the energy back into your life and I invite you to share your blog posts on anything ‘positive, happy and full of zing’ by linking up.  (A new linky opens on the 1st of each month and stays open until the 1st of the following month, so you can always share you zen).  Here’s the link to #TheZenZing page where there’s a link to the latest post…

I’ll share each post across my social media.

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What’s our special memory of the 90th birthday of the Queen ?

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On  the occasion of the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, our little girl’s school learnt the National Anthem.

Now at the time of writing this, she is fast approaching 7 years old (yes, I did blink but thankfully I don’t feel like I’ve missed too much…).

In that time, she has received 2 (yes 2!) letters from the Queen’s Lady In Waiting on behalf of the Queen herself.  The first time she received a letter from Buckingham Palace was a momentous occasion!

We were also in London at Buckingham Palace on the morning that Princess Charlotte was born.  And now… she has received a commemorative 90th birthday coin!

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As a super proud mummy, I can tell you that seeing a letter on your doorstep with the Royal Crest postmarked Buckingham Palace and addressed to your daughter, not once but twice is incredible!

The original letters are safely stashed away and copies were taken into school on both occasions.

In the lead up to the Queen’s 90th birthday, our daughter’s school were invited to a beacon lighting in the town and everyone sang the National Anthem when the beacon was lit.  It was pretty special and all the pupils received a coin to treasure.  I know it will potentially be a number of years until our daughter appreciates these occasions but as her parents, we can savour them now 🙂

As an after thought, I wonder what the BFG would say when told of these letters from ‘Her Majester’ to our daughter…

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All that glitters ~ a boredom buster activity

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As with the average household with children, it’s not uncommon to come across a creation by our little girl, you might call it a boredom buster activity.  But the twist here is that she hadn’t actually uttered the words, “I’m boooored!”…

The creation can be anything from a Hello Kitty collage, to a present for Father Christmas or an insect hotel!

There are no limits to our daughter’s imagination it seems.  So when I was politely summonsed to see her latest Tate Modern-inspired offering, this is what I saw.

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This is the cushion on top of a footstool, in case you were wondering…

 

I was reluctant to clear it up to be honest.  When the light caught the sequins, it was so pretty (the picture really doesn’t do it justice!)

I feel sure that very soon our daughter will be able to open her own art gallery.  And when she does, entry is bound to be by donation to her choice of animal charity and/or to give a seagull a bed!

Joking aside, hubby and I are both passionate about giving our little girl the space (physically and mentally) that she needs to express herself.  Be it by writing or art creations 🙂

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What music puts a spring in your step? Share the vibe! ~ Positive Thinking

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Do you listen to music in the morning?

(Or when you get up if you’re a shift worker!)

How about today?

When we have breakfast, we always have the radio on.  Usually the same station.

Except at weekends when we have a more upbeat station on because our weekday regular is often less upbeat.

We always have some kind of music wafting through the sound waves of our house!

It’s a no-brainer that feel-good music makes you feel, well, good!

And who doesn’t want to start their day in a good mood?

My advice is to be more conscious of what you listen to.  It could make or break the start of your day!

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What did you listen to this morning?  Did it put a spring in your step?  What’s your favourite song to lift your mood?

I’d love to hear from you. Tweet me @AllSortsHere using the hashtag #PositiveThinking.

Let’s create a virtual wave of positivity!

#PositiveThinking is my monthly blog linky.

Link up any blog post with a positive and happy theme (and it’d be great if you could copy my badge below into your post).  Perhaps your positive thought could be connected to a goal you have in mind, something funny you’ve heard or something funny you’ve seen.  If it’s got a PositiveThinking theme, it works for this linky.  Old or new posts, it doesn’t matter – link up as many as you like.  

The linky door is always open.

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Also join me on twitter.  Tweet anything positive and/or promote your positive blogpost (the one you link up!) with #PositiveThinking and include a direct tweet to me @AllSortsHere… I’ll share by retweeting.

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