December’s Review Round Up
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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 …
Making Christmas Memories with ELC #ComeandPlay
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Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I just love spending time with my family and the looks on the kids faces on Christmas morning when they open up their presents. Christmas was always a magical time for me and my sister growing up. We used to love making our own Christmas cards to give to family and making …
Opening and Reviewing November’s Degustabox
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Last week I received November’s Degustabox. There where loads of yummy items in the one and here is a video of me opening it and having a sneaky taste of a few of the items       And here is everything I got in this month’s box.     Butterkist Choc Mallow Popcorn This was really delicious and best …
Raising Money for GOSH with ParcelHero #PHWinterWorkshop
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Last year ParcelHero had 24 bloggers, artist and crafter’s from around the world to decorate a wooden box anyway they wanted and they were then auctioned off to raise money for Oxfam. ParcelHero are doing the #PHWinterWorkshop again this year, will all the money raised going to Great Ormond Street Hospital. I am one of the bloggers that has decorated a …
3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Volunteer
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3 reasons why everyone should volunteer When you hear the word charity, you might automatically think about donating money. There are other ways to contribute though. For example, if you have some space in your schedule, you could arrange to give your time. From helping out at fundraising events, to promoting your chosen cause online, to working in charity shops, …
Getting Ready for Christmas with Baker Ross Christmas Crafts
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Can you believe that Christmas is less than 3 weeks away! Our family are really looking forward to Christmas this year, even more than last year. We actually put out tree and decorations a week earlier than we normally do and we put them up on the last Sunday in November. Baker Ross sent the kids a great bundle of …
Mens Winter Outfit
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Are you like me and are the one who buys your husband clothes? My husband can be really fussy when it comes to what he wears. He likes sports clothes and brands like Adidas and Nike. But if I had my way I would buy him some nice distressed jeans, which a check warm shirt, big brown boots, woolly hat …
Making Your Kitty Insta-Famous Works Like This…
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Making Your Kitty Insta-Famous Works Like This…   Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Beyonce may be the most followed Instagram accounts, racking up between 80 million and 100 million followers each, but, the top ranking cat accounts aren’t that far behind, and some might say they’re way more interesting anyway (give me a cat’s paw over a camel toe anyday). …
Visiting Santa’s Grotto at Derby Intu Centre
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On Saturday my and my two youngest kids where invited down to Derby Intu Centre to visit Santa’s grotto. I haven’t been to Derby in years even though I only live 30 minutes away by train, So was a little bit worried that I would get lost. But the Intu Centre was really easy to find and just a short …
Family Night Playing Board Games
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Our family love playing board games. We normally have a family day once a month where we will all play games, have a takeaway and watch a movie. Christmas is when we play more board games than ever. We make a big buffet on boxing day and just spend the day together having fun and playing board games. We also …
Emotion Candles Review
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I love candles and wax melts and I have quite a few different ones now. Winter and Christmas is the perfect time to get some new candles. I just love cosying up on the sofa with a nice fluffy blanket, hot chocolate, film on and candles lit. There is nothing better to cheer you up on a cold and miserable day. …
Beautiful Jewellery from Happiness Boutique
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A while ago i was asked if I would like to review some jewellery from Happiness Boutique. I love simple, delicate pieces of jewellery. I don’t really like big and bold statement pieces. happiness boutique have perfect jewellery for me that I really love. But if you are a statement piece kinda girl, then they have something for you too. …
Win a Copy of the Book ‘Mum’s List’
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One of the most memorable, beautiful and heart-warming stories of recent years; ‘Mum’s List’ tells the real life story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with an incurable breast cancer. Over her last few months, she created her list: writing down her thoughts and memories to help …