Good morning everyone.
It’s Monday. And time for Screen Free Linky
So this weekend was not so good in the giving up screens. Hubby went easy Saturday and I like to check his journey.
On Sunday morning the kids woke and wanted their tablets. So while I looked up somewhere to go for the day they watched YouTube!
After we had got up and dressed however the screens went off. We had breakfast and spent the day at the park.
I did check on hubby via Text message but for the most of the day we were screen free.
In the evening we had dinner at Nanny’s and then home to bed. Where we watched a little tv. And after the kids had gone to sleep I txt chatted with Hubby.
So not a total fail. However. I vow to do better in the coming weeks!
Watch this space
Here are a few reasons why screen free time is important.
Screen time can be linked to childhood obesity. – The more time you spend online the less time you spend outside playing and exercising.
Screens at bedtime and in the couple of hours before bed has been proven to disrupt sleep patterns. Not just in children bug in adults too.
Childhood Psychological problems such as emotional issues, hyperactivity and social skills are more likely to occur in those who have more than 2 hours screen time a day.
If you are immersed in screen life you are almost cutting yourself off from “real life. – living in the moment.
More Screen time means less time connecting with people in the real world.
So with these reasons in mind I will try harder next week.
How did you get on?
Have you blogged about it?
Leave your Linky here.
So linky rules
Each Monday evening I will post how we were screen free over the weekend
Linky will be live from Monday evening to Friday morning.
Posts should be your own work.
Only one post per person please.
It’s only fair that we share the linky love by commenting on at least two other posts.
I will feature one blogger each week in my post so unplug those cables & let’s have some screen free time.
Share your posts on Twitter or Instagram using the #screenfreeweekends @readyforacuppa I will try to comment & retweet each one
In July I attended Tescos Christmas in July event. While I was there I called in to Focus PR’s event too. At the event were a number of different company’s some I’ve heard of before some I had never heard of but liked the sound of them. one of these latter was a company called Conscious Water.
Conscious water make water enhancers these are to be enjoyed while you take a moment. They don’t claim to have healing powers it’s all about the flavour and the experience.
Give yourself 5 mindful minutes
Pick the aspiration you need, take a few deal breaths then Grab a 250ml glass of water and simply fold the sachet in half over the glass and the essence will drop out of the bottom. Give it a stir and enjoy the moment.
There are several essences to choose from
Serenity – ”
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Sweet Dreams –
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”
“A lack of clarity could put the brakes on any journey to success”
“Happiness is not something ready-made it comes from your own
The Dalai Lama
Love – ”
Where there is love there is life”
“We must always change, renew, & rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden”
Each one is blended with flower essences that are specifically chosen to help create the above aspiration.
The aspirations are safe for children to drink as the only contain natural ingredients. When I spoke to one of the team at the event they also told me that they are soon to bring out a range specifically for children. To help them concentrate on study, sleep better and more.
Conscious Water can be bought directly from the company for further information please head on over to their site for more information.
This post is not a sponsored post, however, I did receive the sample pack free as a taster from the event!
A while back I spotted on someone’s Facebook page an article about a new roof top cinema in Lanzarote. We often head to Lanzarote for our Holidays so put it on our list of must visit places.
Its such an amazing space with all the up to date films showing and a few of the classics
Open Air Cinema
Our first visit back in 2016 was Enchanted which was the only film really suited to our big twins. At the time they were our only twins.
While we were there we had an ice-cream just outside the cinema area. Where you can sit and have a drink & snack either in the day or before you film. There is also a 6D Cinema experience at the rooftop. Although we didn’t go this time we have been to another one on the island.
For me & Hubby we booked a deal where you get entry, popcorn and a drink for just 20euro the popcorn came in quite a big tub so we had one tub and J & M had the other.
On the day we arrived early to get a good seat, it was a good job we did as it soon got busy! The seating area is at the top of the shopping centre with views over Puerto Del Carmen and out towards the sea.
As we were early we had a bit of food from the Starcaf before the film. There are Panini’s, cocktails, beer, sweets, cakes and of course popcorn. I had a cheese & Ham croissant. Which was delicious. There is even a service button on the tables so that you can order drinks and snacks throughout the film. M kept pressing ours by accident.
Soon after the sun had set headphones were handed around enabling you to listen in English or Spanish.
The film then started and J & M snuggled down with the blanket and cushion that are provided on each seat.
The film ended and we J had fell asleep & M was about to so we scooped them up and as we left they were given a balloon each.
I loved our Family date night at the Starlight Cinema and I’m looking forward to our next trip to Lanzarote So that we can go again.
If you are visiting Lanzarote anytime soon I would recommend an evening at the rooftop Cinema.