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Country walks and comfy boots from Simply Hike

We love a country walk with the dogs on a Sunday afternoon, we don’t really do the hill walks like we have in previous years now we have the children. Plus we don’t always have the time to head over to the Peak District so much anymore. This year however is have spoken about getting out there a bit more. The UK is such a beautiful place and there are so many fabulous walks and trails we can do as a family with the dogs.

Country walks and comfy boots from Simply Hike

We have lots of financial commitments this year, so finding places to go and enjoy that isn’t heavy on the bank balance, is priority. So picnics and nice long walks with the dogs it is, the children will be able to take their bikes sometimes depending on where we go. It will be great to increase our activity, get out and enjoy the beautiful UK.

Comfy walking boots from Simply Hike

I have therefore been looking at walking boots for us all. It’s a bit of a minefield as there are lots of great outdoor brands out there. However, I found a company called Simply Hike online, and they have an amazing collection of outdoor brands. I was drawn to them not just for their collection of walking books but also their collection of ski wear is brilliant. We went to Finland last year and have big plans for another trip next year.

Looking through Simply Hike’s collection I was drawn to the Meindl range. I have friends who have recommended Meindl so I thought I would give them a try. They has a history of producing high quality walking and hiking boots. Meindl pride themselves on being one of only a few footwear brands that hand make their boots. Which ensures the attention to detail is in all of their boots. Each of their styles are specially designed for walking and hiking enthusiasts in mind.

Meindl have a memory foam system for all of their boots to make sure they are the perfect fit just for you. As the boot is worn and the memory foam arms up it changes shape to match the shape of your foot. Say good bye to pinching, rubbing or pressure. It also ensures a high level of comfort for every step you take!

Country walks and comfy boots from Simply Hike

Simply Hike also stock Meindl laces and wet proof spray, so should you ever need to replace your laces you can easily get them replaced.

I really like Meindk Womens Bhutan Lady MFS hiking boot, I really like the traditional style of these. I also really like The Meindl Mens Bhutan MFS hiking boot for my Hubby. The more traditional brown style is very us, they will be great to get us started out on our healthier and more active 2019.

 

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Importance of having winter tyres this year!

Just before Christmas I was involved in a car accident. A man basically pulled out of a junction and went straight into the side of my lovely car. Although there was no cuts and bruises I’ve been suffering with my neck and back since. The accident happened on a dry day, but it’s really got me thinking about what would have happened if it had a snowy, icy day.

winter tyres When we visited Finland a year ago, everyone had snow tyres on their cars, and they just drove. It was like there was no snow on the ground, driving at normal speed. My Hubby then pointed out that the Finnish are very well equipped for the winter months. They have winter tyres put onto their cars, amazing really.

Last winter we saw a lot of snow and ice, throughout most of February and March. My Son’s school was closed for 3 or 4 days, the first time in almost 100 years the village school closed. It’s made me think more about the performance of my car during the winter months.

I have read that you should have winter tyres fitted to your car during the winter months, October to late March seem to be the recommended months. During the winter months it much colder with snow and ice on the roads. Winter tyres are designed for temperatures below 7°C with improved stopping distances. Winter tyres are not just for use in the snow and ice, which is what a lot of people believe.

winter tyres

What makes winter tyres different?

Winter tyres are make from different materials to the summer tyres, winter tyres have more natural rubber in their make up. This is because natural rubber is less affected by the winter temperatures. The tyre tread is also different with more groves, which means it helps to stick to the snow improving the grip you have on the road. Winter tyres also have more little channels all over therefore increasing the amount of edges that help to lock you to the icy roads, meaning you can brake and accelerate more easily. Clever really!

Why get winter tyres?

Well winter tyres are clearly safer than the summer tyres during the colder months. But they also help to improve your braking distance on icy, wet and snowy roads. So they help to improve your traction, which is just what I need during the winter months. I hate driving in the bad weather.

Cold weather driving

Make sure that you are winter ready when out driving. Start with your winter tyres which are available at Jet Wheel Tyres in Essex, ensure you can see clearly, by clearing all the snow and ice from your windscreen and windows before you set off. I also make sure I clear the snow from the lights and the cars roof.

Allow some extra time to get to your destination, so drive more slowly. Don’t forget the the stopping distance takes longer on wet, icy roads so make sure you go carefully and leave a good distance between you are the car ahead of you.

One thing my Hubby ensures that both of our cars are packed with extra blankets, de-icer, ice scrapers, the warning triangle. He will also make sure we have extra water, a spade and food if we are heading a long way from home.

Not forgetting, do not drive if it is severe weather conditions! Stay safe this winter while on the roads.

 

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Learn How to Turn on a Taurus Man in Bed

There’s this little secret that can spice up your relationship, but very few people know about it. Not so many people are aware of how zodiac sign plays a vital role in a man’s sexuality. For example, men with the Taurus sign are among the most sensual lovers of all the zodiac signs. For those in a relationship with Taurean guys, there are specific things you will need to know about him especially when it comes to getting it on in the bedroom.

 Learn How to Turn on a Taurus Man in Bed

People have sex for different reasons; some see it as a necessity and others simply as proof of masculinity. But for the Taurus men, things are a lot different. This man likes sex simply because it is one of his most favorite things. Which means you don’t have to worry about getting satisfied when you are in a relationship with him, he knows all that is needed to get you to cloud nine and will almost always, leave you completely satisfied. It is a good thing if you can learn to keep up as well and reciprocate his gestures by learning the little things that will turn on your Taurus lover in bed.

First, let’s begin with what makes the Taurus man so peculiar and why you need to pay special attention to his needs to get the best out of him in bed. You can check out some other attributes of a Taurean here.

Understanding the Taurus’ sexuality?

Some men just have sex because they have to, but the Taurus guy loves sex and enjoys it. He is one of the best lovers of all the zodiac signs. Not only is he attentive to his partner’s needs and desires, but he also always ready to get things on and still manages to deliver the peak of sensuality on every occasion. Of course, that depends on how well you can use that to your advantage as his lover.

A Taurus man becomes sexually aware from a very young age. He has sexual fantasies and desires to spend time with women. Over time he learns to be more daring and how to satiate his lust to the fullest. He is not one to go for spontaneous sex; he loves to plan things and ahead and he doesn’t rush through sex as some other men do. He takes the time to savor the moment and enjoy every bit of making love to his woman.

At the same time, he is not particularly imaginative. Which means he probably keeps on with the same old techniques he has mastered although with a high level of meticulousness. You can call him direct and straightforward but the mere fact that he knows exactly what he is doing on almost every occasion is enough to drive any woman crazy. Even though he doesn’t take the initiative on his own, you can make subtle suggestions and teach him new things in bed. While you cannot coerce him into doing anything because he can be strong-willed and stubborn, he is the sort of man that is open to learning new things if you can teach him. Read this.

How to Turn on a Taurus Man in Bed?

Not all men find the idea of a fancy candle-lit room with soft music particularly needed for sex, but with the Taurus man, this is exactly what turns him on. So to get him in the mood, you might want to start things off this way. Along with starting with a perfect romantic setting this way, you can check out some other simple things that will turn the Taurus man in bed on https://herway.net/horoscope/10-ways-turn-taurus-man-bed/

Kisses: The Taurus man is big on foreplay. He loves to kiss, a lot. Knowing your man doesn’t want to simply rush through things and get it done and over with, you might want to take your time kissing him. Kiss him very slowly and ensure that you make every second of it count. Try to make him enjoy it, and you can expect that he’ll put all his efforts into it as well.

Touching: A Taurean loves soft touches and gentle caresses. Make sure you explore every part of his body and allow him to freely touch you as well. Taurus men will feel every inch of your body if you let him to and he isn’t shy to use his tongue on you also and take you to ecstasy with it. So touch him as much as possible, and you will be rightly compensated for it.

A little display: as part of taking it slow, a Taurus man is greatly turned on by watching his woman undress slowly in front of him. Give him a slow display of your whole body and let him savor the moment.

Smell good: Smell is one of those little things that affect a Taurus. You will be surprised at how easy it is to knock him off the edge by simply smelling nice. Try to smell sexy and provocative for him because sense is one of those things that turns him on even without you having to say anything.

Your voice: little things like a sexy voice are enough to get a Taurean turned on. Don’t be rough with your sexy talk. Try something soft yet provocative.

Wear something sexy: it’s not news that all men are visual. This fact doesn’t get truer than with a Taurus guy. He is visually driven. He loves it when his woman looks good, and sexy lingerie might help you get it on with him faster.

Just take it slow: This is one point you mustn’t forget if your man’s zodiac sign is the Taurus. Trying to rush him into anything especially sex can turn him off completely. So don’t hurry. Just enjoy it.

Conclusion

You stand to enjoy the sex of your life with a Taurus man as your lover. His approach might be quite traditional at first. But with time you will soon realise that he has an almost insatiable appetite for sex you will enjoy if only you can learn to turn him on.