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Armed forces day | Alexandra park

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Today me and Lilly went to our local Armed forces day celebration down our main park. There was lots to see and do including displays from local groups and parades, there was also a chairoplane and bouncy castles there and they had stalls and tombolas as well.

After the parade we started wandering and managed to catch the military college students pulling the truck along. It took them a while to get it moving but once they had they were fine. They also pushed it back up the field too.

Food wise they had a burger van which was really cheap for the food they did, they had a crepes stand which I think is a brilliant idea. They also had an ice cream van which Lilly choose and a sweet stand.

They had this cute, original 1950's chairoplane for the children which Lilly was so excited to go on. She loved it and was smiling the whole way around. They also had a couple of bouncy castles too.
There was a few stalls with local charities and groups running them, such as girl guiding, cadets a…

4 ways I cope with anxiety

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I have had a year battle with anxiety which turned more servere back in November.    I have had to learn how to cope with my panoc disorder to a point which I can move on with my life and not let it affect my day to day situation. 

Four ways that I find that help me a lot are music, exercise, reading and my family. 
Music
I find music can really help to take your mind off of the situation or feeling that can cause you panic. I keep my music upbeat and happy as I can find slow songs to be difficult to listen to. I try and use song that I can sing along to or dance to with my little one to completely imerse myself within the song.
Exercise
Excercise is good for you anyway but it can make you feel better within yourself and heighten your endorphins. It also again can take your mind off the situation in hand. I find that short burst exercise routines of youtube can be the most helpful as there is someone kind of there to do it with you. 
Reading
The worst part of the day for me is night tim…

Growing up fast

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Lately I have noticed how much Lilly has grown and changed. It has happened so quickly and I wish I could take every moment in.
It seems only yesterday that she was only just on the move and now she is literally everywhere, she is so fast and such a dare devil. Lilly always wants to do things without help and usually manages it. 

I noticed how much she had changed on our holiday, her talking seemed so strong and clear when away, I wonder weather that's because she was with my parents too. She was making friends and joining in the groups that they do, listening to instructions and managing to follow them.
She also started doing a number 2 in the toilet which we had been struggling to get her to do at home. Another thing that happened was that she went 5 nights Iin a row being completely dry. 
The most amazing thing was when we went into the pool! She had not been in a pool for almost two year but took to it like a duck to water. She had her princess armbands on and she was so exci…