Author Archives: Amanda

About Amanda

I am Amanda Sparkle and I am on a journey to Create My Dream Life by getting the inner and outer in alignment, so that life flows easily. I am happily married to Greg and have 2 daughters. We are UK based. I love walking and mountains, especially Switzerland. I grew up in North Devon, In the South West of England and I am a bit fan of clotted cream, chocolate and fudge.

Forest Holidays Break – Thanks to UGGSAustralia

I have just had an awesome weekend away with my wonderful husband, Greg, at the Forest Holidays site in the Forest of Dean, courtesy of a prize I won from UGGSAustralia. Continue reading

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4 Lessons on How to Change Direction in Life

You might wake up one morning and felt stuck in a rut. When you start closing in on the later parts of your life, it is easy to start feeling like life has gone by and you aren’t sure if you are heading in the right direction. Continue reading

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#walk1000miles Challenge Day 11

Wednesday 24th June Today I went to Cheddar Gorge, which is another famous Westcountry landmark. I parked part way down the Gorge and looked for the National Trust marker for the Gorge walk. I talked to some very helpful chaps … Continue reading

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#walk1000mile Challenge – Day 10

Glastonbury Tor is very ancient. It sits on some very powerful leylines and has long been associated with the energies of the Goddess and the Earth. Continue reading

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#walk1000miles Challenge Day 9

As it was, I ended up looking down on the Wookey Hole park and coming down on the outside of the park, near the entrance to the Witch’s Cave. Continue reading

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#walk1000miles Challenge Day 8

I did not do a great deal of walking today. Greg spent most of the day re-laying the flags on the drive, so he burnt off his calories with some heavy lifting and moving his arms around. Continue reading

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#topTVdads Competition

My TV Dads are all from the halls of the Comedy Giants. I thought of all the dads, a combination of which would border on the insane, the dangerous and the out and out miserable Continue reading

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#walk1000miles Challenge Day 7

I am actually now looking forward to going back to work and to starting to earn some money again. Continue reading

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#walk1000miles Challenge Day 6

This also goes to show how walking really can clear negative experiences out of your system as I have spent several days clearing out my thoughts, feelings and judgments about a previous company. Continue reading

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#walk1000miles Challenge Day 5

I walked along the fields past Stationfields in Tamworth and then headed towards Amington and the first possible place to cross the river. I then walked back on the other side, keeping as close to the river as I could, although the path sometimes came quite a way inland before going back towards the river. Continue reading

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