Goals for My 35th Year | Lifeparenthoodfamily.co.uk

Goals For My 35th Year

It’s that time again! My birthday was a few weeks ago, so with that being said it’s time to set myself new goals for my 35th year!

If you read my post from last year, you will be familiar with the new tradition I have started! Each year on my birthday I will set myself at least 10 goals to be completed over the next 365 days!

So for here are my 10 new goals for my 35th Year!


Last year I wanted to travel more but with moving and starting a new job, travelling was the last thing on my mind! This year I would really like to do more European or UK City weekend breaks. I AM also booking to go to my Brother’s wedding which will take place in October 2017. I also hope to finally visit my cousin in Germany during October Half term.

Lose Weight

My aim is to lose 2 stones! I know this is quite a big feat but I think with hard work and determination I can definitely achieve this goal. I really worked on my diet last year, which I am still in the process of refining. The goal this year, is to increase my physical activity. As per last year the goal is to do more exercise!! Currently I AM in the process of looking for a good gym that doesn’t cost much to join!


There is a lot of decorating to be done in our new place. So I will be working on trying to complete as much as possible.  I AM planning on finishing Ky’s room first and then mine! Then I will work on the front room/dining room and hallway. I’m not planning to rush so I know it maybe a couple of years before everything is exactly how I want it!

Successful Business

I started to work on this goal last year but due to moving and starting a new job, I was unable to complete it. However I have been busy the last few months trying to make this happen. I have completely changed the business, including branding and the services we will be offering. All I need to do now is to finish the website (which I am currently working on) and get promoting! I know that having a successful business can take some time so I AM prepared for this goal to be a continued work in progress!

12 Books in 12 Months

Last year my goal was to read more, this year the goal is simple, to read 12 books in 12 months. Due to this post being nearly a month late, I am already halfway through my 1st book! Not a bad start, methinks!

Clear Braces

After having Ky, my teeth really suffered and I had to have a number of fillings. It is believed that some women suffer loss of calcium when pregnant. Some of these fillings have been hard for the dentist to fill, as some of my teeth slightly overlap. My dentist suggested that by getting my teeth straightened it would make it easier for him to completely fix some of my holes properly. He also stated that I should have been given braces when I was younger!! Not impressed as my original dentist told me my teeth where fine! Anyway I have been told it’s the best treatment for me and I AM hoping to have them fitted before my next birthday.

Graphic Design Course

Another goal that has been rolled over from last year! My main reason for not being able to enrol on the course as yet, has been due to finances and other things taking a priority. The course is extremely expensive but I AM staying positive that I will be able to enrol on the course by August next year.

Saving More

I don’t really feel this needs any real explanation. I would like to save more not just for myself but also for Ky. I have saving accounts for us both but I would like to make regular deposits for us both.

Saying Yes More

As I get older, I AM staring to want to try more new things. Now this may be a new skill or hobby or even going to different types of events that I may not have considered before. I AM always telling Ky to try new things and so I believe I should lead by example! So this goal is about saying yes to trying new things and experiences!

Do you set personal goals for yourself on or around your birthday? If you do share them with me and let me know what you plan to achieve in 365 days!

BBQ Salmon with Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous | Lifeparenthoodfamily.co.uk

BBQ Salmon with Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous

BBQ Salmon with Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous

(Serves 2)


½ tsp (approx.) Fish Seasoning

½ tsp (approx.) All Purpose Seasoning

½ tsp (approx.) Mixed Herbs

½ tsp (approx.) Black Pepper

3-5 Sprays of Cooking Oil (Sunflower or Olive Oil)

2-4 tbsp BBQ Sauce (Depending on size of fillets)

2 Salmon Fillets

100g Packet of Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous

160ml Hot Water



BBQ Salmon

Preheat the oven to 200°C/392°F

Season the Salmon fillets with the Fish seasoning, All Purpose seasoning, Mixed Herbs and Black Pepper.

Lay foil on top of a baking tray.

Spray the cooking oil all over the foil to stop the fish from sticking.

Place Salmon on to the foil and squeeze the BBQ sauce on top.

Fold the foil over the Salmon into a parcel. Make sure you fold up the sides.

Place the Salmon in the oven on to the middle shelf and set the timer for 15 minutes.

When the timer goes off, take the Salmon out of the oven and turn over the Salmon. Add more BBQ sauce if needed.

Place the Salmon back into the Oven for another 10-15 minutes.

Once fully cooked serve with the Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous and Salad.


Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous

Place the contents of the packet into a bowl.

Pour over the 160ml of hot water.

Stir the Cous Cous with a fork to ensure all the grains are covered with water.

Let it stand for 5 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed.

Once the water has all been absorbed, then fluff the grains up with a fork making sure there is no water left.

Serve with BBQ Salmon and Salad.


Yummy! Enjoy!

I have a tutorial for this recipe on my channel. Click here to watch!

Do you have any Fish recipes that you think I should try? Then please leave the links in the comments section below.

If you do try this recipe then let me know if you liked it.

Top 10 Tips For Moving | Lifeparenthoodfamily.co.uk

Top 10 Tips for Moving

Moving has to be one of the most stressful things you can ever do…especially when you have children! It’s difficult to remain stress free when you’re trying to get all you belongings safely from one destination to another; however I have listed below my Top 10 Tips for moving:

Top 10 Tips for Moving

-Do one room at a time. It’s best to start with the front room. Pack away anything that will not be needed immediately or within the weeks leading up to your moving date.

-Clear out at the same time as packing. You will come across lots of stuff that you may have forgotten about and are no longer needed; this is especially true if you have children. Clear out and give away or to charity any toys, clothes, shoes or books that they no longer can utilise.

-When packing make sure you keep all the things for each room in the same box and mark each box. This will make it easier to unpack.

-If you have an Ikea nearby they do excellent bags for 40p that can fit nearly anything in. I used them for mine and Ky’s shoes, coats and bedding. They also do great boxes for 80p which you put together yourself and they are very sturdy. I used them for books, paperwork and general bits and bobs.

-Pack an overnight bag! After moving the last thing you want to do is look for your night clothes, toiletries or even clothes for the following day.

-Mail Redirection – If like me you have to move with little notice and you do not have the time to inform anyone of your new address then Royal Mail offer a First Class Redirection service for your mail. You can do it for 3 months to a year and the cost varies depending on which package you choose. (This applies to UK residents only). Check your local Post Office or online at royalmail.co.uk for more details. If you live outside of the UK then check with you mail service provider.

-If you have children get them to pack a bag with stuff that will keep them entertained during the move and for the first few days until you can unpack their stuff/toys.

-Inform any service providers such as Sky or Virgin Media that you are moving and depending on whether your new property has previously had services installed you may be able to get the services the same day you move or they will give you a installation date.

-Take Gas and Electricity Meter readings. On your moving day ensure that you note down the meter readings for both your old and new address. This is so that you can inform any energy providers, to ensure that you get billed correctly and are not charged for energy you did not use!

-Enjoy! Yes I know that can sound crazy but try to enjoy the idea of a new start and change. I think you can so easily be caught up in the stress of moving that you forget to live in the moment and excitement.

I hope all or some of my tips will help you prepare for moving. They definitely helped me and made moving at lot less stressful than I first imagined it would be .Ky and I are settling in nicely and at current are decorating so that we can feel even more at home.

Why not watch my video on these tips where I expand on each tip further! Click here

Have you also moved recently? If so what tips do you have to make moving less stressful.