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Overnight Oats with Fresh Cherries


It’s now the British cherry season, which is great as we all love fresh cherries, and there's nothing quite like some juicy cherries which make the perfect snack any time of the day,  not only do they taste amazing they are also packed with vitamin C and full of antioxidants including melatonin which helps promote a natural sleep. what better way to start the day in this hot weather than with some cool overnight oats topped with my favourite fresh cherries.



Ingredients:
25/30g oats
1/2 cup milk/almond milk (or enough liquid to cover the oats)
2 tablespoons honey to sweeten (you can use natural sweeteners if desired)
2/3 tablespoons of thick greek honey yogurt
Fresh destoned British Cherries
Add additional fruit if desired: fresh strawberries/blueberries

Method:

  • Soak your oast overnight to allow them to soften and sweets.
  • Add your sweetener and stir through, I like to use honey or a cheeky spoon of golden syrup
  • Serve into a bowl with a couple of tablespoons of greek yogurt, add your cherries/berries mixt, I like to use juicy plump cherries with a few blueberries and strawberries. the perfect breakfast for this time of the year, full of cool juicy sweetness.    

Some Amazing Cherry Facts:
Britain’s cherry season runs from June to September, You can get your hands on a number of varieties that ripen at different times. ‘Mercant’ cherries are available now and can be distinguished by their dark red skin and large size, followed by others including exclusive English variety ‘Penny’, and ‘Kordia’ and ‘Sweetheart’, which ripens towards the end of the season. Legend has it that you can trace the route of old Roman Roads in Britain by looking out for wild cherry trees. It has been suggested that Roman legions spat out the stones from the fruit as they marked through Britain.

“This post is an entry for the BritMums #lovefreshcherries Challenge, sponsored by Love Fresh Cherries (Instagram: @LoveFreshCherries).”

5 SIGNS YOU’RE NOT LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE

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Have you ever asked yourself, What is the meaning or  purpose of  your life?” We all live in a world where we wish and yearn for our dreams to come true, but we all gradually become ‘realistic’ and
learn to settle. Overtime, however, we can lose our zest for life.  Here are five signs you’re not fully embracing your life:

1. Your comfort zone is anything but comforting – ensconcing yourself from your dreams for the sake of ‘comfort’ involves learning to expect the worst from life. This allows us to avoid disappointment. The sense of suffocation from living in your comfort zone (it practically charges you rent now) does more harm than good.
Solution – Try something new: it could be as simple a going home via another route, buying different
clothes, drinking different things, or dining at a restaurant you’ve had pinned for months.

2. You’re stuck in a rut – thumbing through your Facebook feed, you feel everyone is loving their best life but you. You know you should feel grateful for the things you have, but you feel everyone is speeding ahead in the rat-race of life.
Solution – Challenge yourself: plan to do something different that breaks-up your routine and
challenges your own perception of yourself. Sign-up to a marathon, learn a new language or pick-up
an instrument. Find new passions and interests to reinvigorate your daily life.

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3. You look back on your life and feel you haven’t achieved anything – side-barring your own dreams and giving them a permanent residency on the backburner.
Solution – Get a life coach: welcoming someone who is armed with the tools you desperately need to
hit the refresh button on your life – to offer you the guidance and strength to find your greater purpose in life and rekindle your aspirations.

4. You watch the days drift by– the feeling of disconnection and discomfort can make anyone feel misaligned from the daily rhythm of life. Playing it safe has become the go-to and wanting something more than what you have makes you feel uncertain.
Solution – Think of your dying day: what would you do on your final day on this Earth? Who would you see? What would you do? What do you want to have achieved? These questions allow us to figure out what is important in our lives and set the goals to make this happen.

5. You always feel low-level bored with everything and have 0 motivation to get going – the weather forecast might be sunny, but it always feels grey and overcast.
Solution – Get over your fear: remember, a desire to live well and achieve dreams is more important
than the fear of not trying new things.



The article is courtesy of  Carole Ann Rice from Real Coaching Co is one of the UK’s leading life coaches and personal development.

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES


We were super excited to head into Central London to Vue Cinema to watch the screening of Teen Titans Go To The Movies, both of my boys are huge Teen Titans fans and watch the series on Cartoon Network almost every day. Teen Titans GO to the Movies sees the egocentric Super Heroes in their first feature film, Robin notices that of the major superheroes are starring in their own movies, so a determined Robin decided its about time him and his team also have the same opportunity, so the Teen Titan decides to head to Hollywood in search of fame, but they come across a Super-Villain who uses his power of persuasion in an attempt to take over the Earth, but things dont go to plan and the team eand up fighting for their friendship.


Teen Titans Go Movie is a fun and entertaining animated family movie, filled with comical elements a must-see movie for Teen Titans and DC Comic fans, the cool storyline and catchy tunes will leave you wanting to rewatch again.


Will Arnett (“The LEGO® Batman Movie”) and Kristen Bell (“Frozen”) lend their voices to the first-ever big-screen version of DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network’s animated TV show, which also stars Greg Cipes (TV’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Beast Boy, Scott Menville (TV’s “Spider-Man”) as Robin, Khary Payton (“The Walking Dead”) as Cyborg, Tara Strong (the “My Little Pony” franchise) as Raven, and Hynden Walch (TV’s “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake”) as Starfire, reprising their roles from the series. The film is being directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, from a screenplay by Michael Jelenic and Horvath, based on characters from DC.  Michail, Will Arnett and Peggy Regan are producing, with Sam Register, Jelenic, and Horvath serving as executive producers.  Apart from Arnett, all are “Teen Titans GO!” series contributors.

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES hits UK cinemas nationwide on August 3rd.

Floss On The Go With DenTek!


DenTek Floss Picks and Case is the perfect travel essential to ensure a healthy, fresh smile all day long. Have your case with you at all times to make sure you're not stranded with food stuck in your
teeth. Just grab a case and go!


Flossing with DenTek is made simple, with a range of Floss Picks to suit all needs. Due to the small, compact size of the DenTek Floss Picks and Case, it's easy to keep in your bag for flossing on the
move, whether you're in the car, on the train or jet-setting across the world. DenTek Floss Pick & Case 4 Cases x 6 Picks (24 Picks) RRP: £3.00 Boots and www.Boots.com, Floss On The Go With DenTek!

DenTek Floss Picks and Case is the perfect travel essential to ensure a healthy, fresh smile all day long. Have your case with you at all times to make sure you're not stranded with food stuck in your
teeth. Just grab a case and go! Brushing teeth without flossing is comparable to cleaning only 65%
of the body leaving 35% untouched and prime for bacterial growth. The American Dental Association recently revealed that one-third of millennials only brush their teeth once a day Brushing and flossing help to minimise plaque which can cause bad breath, sensitive gums, tooth decay and tooth discolouration.

THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES


From the creators of the Academy Award nominated ERNEST AND CELESTINE, comes The Big Bad Fox and Other Takes, this hilarious adventure about a gang of animal misfits the story is told through beautifully hand-drawn animations, the story unfolds around lovable countryside creatures as they try (and fail), to fulfil their traditional roles in the farm and the forest.


A lazy stork leaves the delivery of a baby in the care of a rabbit, a pig and a duck. A big, bad fox tries to live up to his reputation whilst he unwittingly adopts three confused baby chicks and in the film's final tale, the animals embark on a hair brained scheme to replace Father Christmas.


Featuring a host of voices from the world of British comedy, including Bill Bailey, Adrian Edmondson, Justin Edwards, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie, Phill Jupitus and Giles New, THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES is a heart-warming portrayal of the pitfalls of family life. In cinemas August 3rd.