Keeping Hydrated With Highland Spring: Brave By Nature..


Towards the end of the first week of the Summer holidays, I felt really poorly. For four days, I had a really bad headache, dizziness and horrible sickly feeling. 

My Husband blamed the fact that I had been rushing around, taking the Children on days out, whilst not drinking much water. I am not too good at remembering to drink water at the best of times. Running around after the kids during school holidays even more so. ( Did you know someone of average size should drink around 9 cups a day?! I didn’t!! Obviously, seek the advice of an expert dietician for your own individual needs.)  

I even stayed in a for a few days so I could rest and get better. I had to have afternoon naps to try and recover. Not forgetting to try and drink extra water to rehydrate.

At last, I was feeling better and time to start keeping hydrated in the future and back to exploring.

Highland Spring came to the rescue at just the right time, asking us if we would like to take part in the #BravebyNature Campaign. They sent up a pallet of water to keep us hydrated through the Summer Holidays.

How could I forget to drink more water now!?

{Above is a video on where we have been keeping hydrated this Summer} 

Whenever we have been out over the last few weeks we have been keeping hydrated by all carrying and drinking our own water. Days out check ✅ Running club; check ✅Bike ride, check ✅ long walks, check ✅.Whenever we go out for long periods of time we have been taking a bottle of water with us, to keep us all naturally hydrated, fit and well, because when we’re all fresh, we let nothing get in our way!

All set for a day out in Bakewell. We did not need a packed lunch as we always enjoy their fish and chips. We did need to take some water with us for the car journey, long walk and ride home.

My Tips On Keeping Hydrated This Summer:

Tip One:

When you wake up have a nice big glass of water to start the day. Then a cup of tea, coffee or juice. Adding a slice lemon to your water is a lovely way to start the day.

Tip Two:

A cool bag is perfect for popping into the car for filling up with cold bottles of water on car journeys. If you have an ice pack in here the water will stay nice and cold for a few hours until you need it.

Tip Three:

If your all on a day out get everyone to take a small bag with them so everyone can carry a bottle of water with them. Yes, even the children. I didn’t know that Highland Spring did so many different size bottles. Suitable for any thirst. Even my Daughter didn’t mind carrying the smaller bottles!

Tip Four:

Always have some water handy when exercising. Especially on warm days. Nothing worse than needing a drink mid workout.

Tip Five:

Listen to your body. Ultimately you will know when you are thirsty. Never drink in excess.

Tip Six:

Have a large glass of water before bed, especially if you have had any kind of alcohol that night. Make sure you have it an hour or so before bed time though, or lots of trips to the toilet!

A walk around Bakewell. We love it here. We all drank some water when we parked up the car, then popped back to the car later to keep hydrated.

The car park is just in the centre of Town. Nice and easy then, to keep popping back.

Did you know that drinking just 300ml of water (slightly over half a small bottle of water) can boost attention by almost 25%?

Next stop, London.

We took a few bottles each to London with us. One for the train journey down and one to keep in our bags for when we were thirsty.

A 20-minute bike ride ended up turning into a few hours. Boy, I was so glad I had my water when we stopped half way.

Me and my youngest Son in London. 

My Daughter and I love to catch the train to Nottingham for our girly shopping trips. We always take a bottle of water and some snacks to share on the journey.

Having fun in Nottingham.

Next up a few trains to catch to meet my eldest Son in Leicester. We all carried our own water with us.

Spot my bottle of water in my bag?

We have plenty more days out planned and I am getting better at always taking water with us. No more dizziness for me!!

A pack up I made for all my boys to take to London to go and watch a football match.

My Children love drinking water and it is their choice for school lunch boxes too. 

Another day, another trip to London. Without Mum this time. Look what photos they sent me!!

We’ve been keeping hydrated over Summer with some SPRING water @Highland_Spring @britmums #bravebynature #termtimeessentials #fun #video #water #over40style #over40blog #Bakewell #sumnertime

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About this post:

Iā€™m working in a paid relationship with Highland Spring and BritMums on their #BravebyNature campaign, which highlights the benefits of hydration for children. Get additional advice and benefits of hydration for children on Highland Spring. As always all thoughts are my own.


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. Sophie's Nursery
    August 15, 2017 / 7:08 am

    Great tips! Currently in my 1st trimester and the only thing I can drink is water without feeling ill so I could have done with a crate of this lol šŸ˜€ Keeping hydrated is so important x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 16, 2017 / 6:16 pm

      Thanks for the comment Sophie, whoo exciting time šŸ™‚

  2. Tamar SB
    August 15, 2017 / 10:19 am

    So important to stay hydrated!! I do better at school because I pack loads of bottles!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 16, 2017 / 6:17 pm

      Thanks Tamar, me too when I'm writing šŸ™‚

  3. Jude
    August 15, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Keeping yourself hydrated is important and so I always keep enough supplies of juices and water with me.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 16, 2017 / 6:17 pm

      Thanks Jude, sounds good šŸ™‚

  4. Talya
    August 15, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    Some fab tips here! Keeping hydrated is so important I'm forever drinking water I feel awful if I haven't had my daily water quota. Really try to encourage my family to do the same too.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 16, 2017 / 6:18 pm

      Aww, thanks Talya šŸ™‚

  5. Our Fairytale Adventure
    August 15, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    We drink so much water in our house and go through so many bottles. Whenever I don't drink enough my skin goes really dry and I feel so exhausted. It's so important to stay hydrated.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 16, 2017 / 6:19 pm

      Yes, I feel really tired and worn out when I do not drink enough. Thanks for stopping by šŸ™‚

  6. ana de jesus
    August 16, 2017 / 1:21 am

    It is great that Highland is encouraging people to drink more water. I know that is something I need to work on!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 16, 2017 / 6:19 pm

      Thanks Ana, it is a great campaign šŸ™‚

  7. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    August 16, 2017 / 1:57 am

    These are fabulous photos!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 16, 2017 / 6:20 pm

      Aww, thanks Heather šŸ™‚

  8. mummabstylish
    August 16, 2017 / 7:52 am

    Good girl on drinking the water – I'm very bad at this! Like you pleated skirt, been looking for one in the stores, but haven't found it yet – but I will. Hope you're enjoying the holidays now you're feeling better. x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 16, 2017 / 6:21 pm

      Thanks Jacqui, * skirt Primark šŸ˜‰ only Ā£5. !!

  9. Clair
    August 16, 2017 / 11:44 am

    Your pale blue dress is gorgeous. Great tips, I tend to drink a lot of water but always end up running back and forth to the loo!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 16, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      Hehe, this is why sometimes I get dehydrated too I hate being out and not knowing where to go to the toilet!

  10. Blogging Mummy
    August 16, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    I am so bad at drinking water. I know how important it is to drink water and try to push myself by using a bottle with times on it. It does work to some extent! I love the picture with the footballs all stacks don top of each other.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 17, 2017 / 6:54 am

      Thanks lovely, I am too but I keep trying to remember now šŸ™‚

  11. Baby Isabella
    August 16, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    We're awful at drinking water as we find it dull, however my mummy is a massive fan of Highland Spring Sparkling water as she likes the fizz x Looks like a great whistle-stop tour of London x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 17, 2017 / 6:55 am

      Thanks lovely, whoo fizzy water sounds nice šŸ™‚

  12. Life Unexpected
    August 16, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    I love Highland Spring. I am such a water addict it's unreal. It's so important to drink it all the time. I love your tips for keeping hydrated. x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 17, 2017 / 6:55 am

      Thanks for stopping by Chloe šŸ™‚

  13. Lauretta at Home and Horizon
    August 17, 2017 / 7:01 am

    This is certainly a thirst quencher. A must have especially when you're outdoors.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 18, 2017 / 7:44 am

      Thanks Lauretta šŸ™‚

  14. Lindsey Burton-Harrison
    August 17, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    It is so important keeping hydrated throughout the day, especially on those busy days out with the family. x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 18, 2017 / 7:45 am

      Thanks for stopping by Lindsey šŸ™‚

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 23, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks for stropping by Elizabeth šŸ™‚

  15. Kim Carberry
    August 19, 2017 / 11:18 am

    I am really bad at drinking enough water. I must try harder. #PoCoLo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 23, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks for the comment Kim šŸ™‚

  16. Mandi - Hex Mum Plus 1
    August 19, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    Brilliant tips, I am dreadful at remembering to drink enough water, but I know if I haven't as I get a really bad headache.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 23, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks Mandi, I have done this plenty of times too.

  17. Mummy Gummie
    August 21, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    I'm really bad at remembering to drink water, definitely need to make it more habit. Great tips

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 23, 2017 / 3:11 pm

      Thanks lovely šŸ™‚

  18. Kara Guppy
    August 25, 2017 / 9:49 am

    Looks like you have had some fun days out over the summer. I always take chilled bottles of water with us too

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 27, 2017 / 7:46 am

      Thanks Kara šŸ™‚

  19. Someone's Mum
    August 27, 2017 / 7:48 am

    Wow it looks like you have been keeping busy over the summer holidays. We have been trying to get the children to drink more water too, though mine are very small still.

  20. Vicky @ The Motherhood
    August 30, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Looks like you have had a great summer and its nice to hear that you are feeling better after keeping hydrated too! The photos are great and show you had a lovely time around London too.Vicky – Commenting on behalf of Britmums

  21. Stephanie Robinson
    August 30, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Looks like you had a great time in London – and so important to stay hydrated, something it's easy to overlook if not prepared, even though we know it's good for us. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  22. Kate Williams
    September 4, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Starting the day with water is such a good idea – much better for you than coffee!

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