What the Kids will be Watching this Half Term
Things for the Kids
Most parents look forward to the half term holidays, spending time with their kids and going out places. But me, I hate it. Ok, hate is a strong word, but after a day I am ready for them to go back to school. We will properly spend a few hours down at the park then back home for a few …
Valentines Gifts for Him & Her
gift guide
It’s less than one week away until Valentines Day. So I thought I would share with you some last-minute Valentines gifts. Me and my husband have never celebrated Valentines day, but only because he has to work. He works in a restaurant and Valentines Day is their busiest day f the whole year. So we don’t really bother with it, …
January’s Degustabox Unboxing and Review
food - reviews
Well, it only seems 5 minutes since it was Christmas and I was sharing with you December’s Degustabox. Just 2 weeks later and today I will be sharing with you what I got in January’s Degustabox. I really look forward to receiving my monthly box and it’s so exciting opening it up and finding what new products I have to …
Ready for the Snow with my New Wellies
misc - reviews
My New Wellies I received these lovely new wellies from Brantano to review and they arrived just in time, as the very next day we had our first bit of snow of the year. And when I say a bit, it was a bit. These photos were taken in the morning and by time it was 11am all of it …
How Safe is the Area You Live in?
Everything Else
Being burgled is a worry for many, lucky it has never happened to me. But it has happened to my sister and her partner and their two young kids. It actually happened the very first night they moved into their new home. He nicked my sisters laptop, a camera and even my 4-year-old nephews money-box. Since then she has been …
What I have Been Watching While I was Ill
Everything Else
I have been ill for what feels like forever now. I have had a headache, cough, runny nose, dizziness, fever, sweating, aches and pains all over my body for the last 2 weeks and it still doesn’t want to shift. So I haven’t really got much done, no blog work, no cleaning the house, no sorting my kitchen out ready …
December’s Degustabox Unboxing and Review
Food
I have never liked January, I always feel down in the dumps and this year as been the worst as the kids all got ill and then I got ill. I have had a really bad cold/flu and i have had it for ages now and it doesn’t want to shift. I have had such a bad headache and it’s …
Wilf Kids Book Subscription + Giveaway
Books
Wilf Kids Books Last November I received a Wilf Kids book subscription box for my youngest, Aaron (6). WILF stands for What I’m Looking For and was set up by Callum and Amelia to bring kids books they will love to read. The price of a 1 month subscription is £19.95, with discount if you sign up to a 3 …
Personalised Photo Cushion Review + giveaway
Giveaways
Personalised Photo Cushion from Mr. Nutcase If you saw my For Her Christmas Gift Guide last year, you may have seen the gorgeous personalised photo cushion from Mr. Nutcase. I actually also received one of their personalised cushions for myself. I went for a rectangle one in linen and had a photo of my 3 kids on it. It arrived …
My Favourite Posts of 2016
Everything Else
Happy New Year!! 2016 came and went so quickly. It was an ok year for me. I went to my first ever blog meet up and met some really lovely bloggers and I also got invited to a Num Nums event and to go and see Santa. It wasn’t a very good year for me financially and we have been …
Num Noms Series 3 is in Shops Today! #UnBoxingDay
toy - reviews
Yep! That’s right. Today (Boxing Day) sees the release of the brand new series 3 of Num Noms. And there are some really great new characters and even some Light Up Num Noms! See us unboxing the new Num Nums and seeing the new characters in the video below :     We are loving the new series 3 Num …
Elderly Care – Tips for Choosing Caregivers for Elderly Relatives
health
Elderly Care- Tips for Choosing Caregivers for Elderly Relatives Choosing the right type of care or a suitable caregiver for an elderly loved one can be a challenging task. It is important to make a decision that is based on the individual’s needs. You have the option off hiring private caregivers or using professional agencies to take charge of the …
December’s Review Round Up
misc - reviews
With Christmas literally just days away, this will be my last post till after Christmas. And I am ending it with a review round up. The last review round up post was in October, so I have two months worth of things to share with you. So without further ado, here they are.     EasySMX Kids Headphones My little …
Forever Living Aloe Vera Products Review
beauty - reviews
I was asked a while ago by a friend of mine if I would like to review some of her Forever Living products that she sells. I have known Scarlett since she was 12, as she was one of my sisters best friends. She is currently a mental health nurse and mum to her little boy Alfie, but in June …
The Electric Jukebox Review
family activities
At Christmas time I love to get together with the family and have a few festive drinks and have a little boogie and sing-song in my living room. And when New year’s eve arrives we always make a big buffet, play loads of board games and put the music on really load and have a little sing. This year I …
Festive Drinks Round Up
christmas
A Little Drink at Christmas I am not normally a big drinker but I do like to have a drink now and again, and I always have a few at Christmas. It’s a little tradition for me and my husband to have a drink of Baileys or some Irish Cream on Christmas Eve while waiting for Santa. And I also …
Still Looking for Some Last Minute Christmas Gifts
christmas
I have now done all my Christmas shopping. I have all the presents, all the wrapping paper and all the food too. But If you are anything like my sister, you will still have loads to do. She often leaves everything to the last minute and will be in town on Christmas Eve still buying presents and than coming home …
Making Your House Solar-Powered
great ideas
Making Your House Solar-Powered Solar powered homes were a rarity just ten years ago. Now they’re everywhere. Better technology, cheaper panels, and supportive tax incentives have pushed solar power into the mainstream. Considering the impact solar power has on the environment, this is the sort of tech revolution that reignites your faith in humanity. The average house can reduce their …
Sneak Peek : Late Whitsun By Jasper Kent
Books
  Late Whitsun – Blurb Brighton, 1938 … Charlie ‘Big Bad’ Woolf thought it would be easy money, and there’s precious little of that for a private detective in a seaside town. It was just a trip up to London to hand over an envelope – a favour for his old partner, Alan O’Connor. But Woolf couldn’t resist taking a …
Stay Safe This Winter
winter
Stay safe this winter.   Winter has arrived in full force; dark mornings, darker nights, falling temperatures and a heavy dose of rain. There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a blanket and watching festive films with the family when the weather outside is miserable. Sometimes, for whatever reason, it’s required to leave the comfort of the …
Dark Chocolate Festive Wreath from Hotel Chocolat
food - reviews
My Love of Chocolate everyone knows I am a big fan of chocolate. I like absolutely any kind of chocolate but I have to say that my favourite brand of chocolate is Hotel Chocolat.  I first fell in love with them last year when I got to try one of their Sleekster Boxes, since then they have become my firm …
#GiveABook This Christmas with Scholastic
Books
Love of Reading I have always loved reading books and I have always encouraged my kids to do the same. My eldest son Ryan, used to love books when he was little, but now he is 11 it can be difficult to get him to read. He will only read certain types of books like Dairy of a Wimpy Kid …
Fun Christmas Jumpers From Morrisons
christmas
On Friday 16th December is National Christmas Jumper day with money being raised for Save the Children. All 3 of my kids will be going to school with their Christmas jumper on and each donating £1 to the charity. There is a fab new range of Christmas jumpers been released at Morrison by Nutmeg. And we were lucky enough to …
How Healthy is Your Home Improvements?
DIY
We are a nation who loves to pick up a hammer and spruce up our homes with a touch of DIY, what we don’t always think about though, are the dangers that can come with it. It can seem so simple to just ‘do it yourself’ so you can avoid long waiting lists and overpriced fees, but just when is …