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Village life

 

You wanna go where people know, people are all the same, You wanna go where everybody knows your name.

– Cheers Theme Tune  Where Everybody Knows Your Name by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo

When I was a teenager I did everything to leave the small town that I have lived in since birth. I moved to Skegness, Whitby, for the summer seasons, moved to a town nearby & even spent 6 months in Sheffield at 17 years old.

However, when I got together with my childhood crush (who is now my husband) I ended up back in my hometown. We planned on moving to Whitby after a few years however this never happened and instead we focused on making a family.

Now I’m a mum, I have actually made friends in the village! When I was growing up I had a couple of friends but we lost touch a little.

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They do say it takes a village to raise a child and we’ve now got 4. Our little town is more like living in a village.

Since being home from the hospital I really have a better appreciation for the village life!

I can walk around the block after school. Call into friends for a cuppa. Head to the coffee shop for breakfast and a chat with the staff.

People in the street that I’ve really only before said hello to ask me how I am and tell me how worried they were about me.

I feel so much stronger than I thought I would after all that has happened in the past few weeks and I believe it’s down to the support from not only my family and friends but also the people around the village that have asked how I was and shown me that people do still care.

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At the moment I feel lucky to be able to let my kids grow up in a village lifestyle. There are a couple of play parks that we can walk to – Yes sometimes they could be tidier, sometimes there is glass that idiots have broken. but this happens everywhere.

I am part of the WI in a nearby village and last week was the first time I’ve been in ages.

Out of the blue one of the members brought me a freshly made apple pie that she had made! I think really she wanted to meet the new babies 🙂 but it was so thoughtful and made me again feel lucky to not only be part of the WI but part of village life!

I also have my online village, the ones that give me a shout out from time to time, the ones that have been messaging me to see how I’m getting on and to give me moral support while I was in hospital, the ones that give advise on parenting and the ones that don’t even know I exist but keep me entertained with their vlogs.

 

Nina x

 

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World Mental Health Day – My Story

Hi All,

Today Is World Mental Health day, Each year The world health organisation recognises World Mental health Day

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This year the theme is psychological first aid!

You can read more about it over on the mental health foundation website!

To help with Mental health issues we are encouraged to talk more openly about mental health so today around the country hundreds of people will be gathering in a fundraising initiative called Tea & Talk.

So today I am welcoming you for a cuppa with me as I tell you my mental health story!

If you would like to know more about mental health day or Tea & Talk head on over to the mental health foundation website!

If you enjoyed this cuppa & Chat Please make a donation here

And please like comment and subscribe for more videos from me!

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BritMums Live 2016 #BML16

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Hi all I’m going to Brit Mums Live!!!

So after starting a YouTube channel in December as a bit of encouragement for my stepson to start making videos I followed up with this blog!

I want to keep growing my channel and blog and meeting other like minded folk who can inspire me or who already have.

I’m so looking forward to the conference but I’m a little nervous

I thought I would join in with the linky on Brit Mums to help anyone else who might n#be feeling nervous and to stalk some other blogs to gather tips about the conference.

So here is a little about me

My name: Nina. 
My blog: Ready For A Cuppa.
Find me on social media at:

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How I look: A little like this …

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Well alot really as this is me In Lanzarote from 2015.
Is this my first blogging event? Yes I’ve never been to any event like this before.
I will be wearing… Hmmm I’m not sure yet depends on the weather i think! – When I decide I will post a pic on Instagram.
What I hope to gain from #BML16: Meet new people, gain some inspiration and ideas from others, get tips on building my blog & YouTube Channel & Have a fun day out.
My tips for a great conference: I have no idea! I’m a little nervous although I’m Taking Mr Ready for a cuppa with me for moral support.

So don’t forget to keep upto date with Brit Mums Live news by checking out the BritMums Live Hash-tag on social media. #BML16

See you there!

Nina x

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Channel Mum & You Tube

I’ve just received an email from Channel Mum accepting me as a one of the vloggers on their site.

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I am not a sponsored vlogger but my content will be featured in the list of videos on the site.

What is Channel Mum?

Channel Mum is a website & youtube channel founded by Siobhan Freegard.

It is a community of parent vloggers who represent the “honest face of parenting ”

There are videos from loads of parents with tips on a range of parenting issues as well as showing you an insight into daily life.

 

What this means for me?

I will hopefully build my audience which will boost my confidence.

 

What this means for readers and viewers?

More content will be uploaded hopefully

I would like to be able to be accepted to do product reviews and sponsored posts as long as the products i feature fit in with me and my family life.

I already have a growing channel on you tube but I now cant wait to start adding more content and offering tips with the rest of the channel mum vloggers.

 

Thanks for joining

Please head on over to Channel Mum and see other parent vloggers

 

Nina x