Saturday, 30 November 2013

Review: Hotel Chocolat Advent Calendar

We were given this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and views are my own.

We were delighted to be sent this absolutely gorgeous advent calendar from Hotel Chocolat. The Advent calendar is really something special and would be a real treat for a loved one this year.

As it was our job to test and review this - we obviously tucked in so we could provide a full account...

Monday, 25 November 2013

Review: Glowbeads Bracelets...

We were over the moon to be sent this beautiful bracelet form Katherine at

I love jewellery, and the piece we were sent is a gorgeous unique and colourful bracelet. It had bright pink beads that gave off the illusion of a gorgeous glow when I twist and turned my wrist and the light caught them. It also has diamante detail in the middle.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Memories of Kirkby Christmas Toy Appeal

I was going to write an introduction about the Memories of Kirkby group, but I think the words of one of the members, Billy, put it better than I ever could.
"Our group aims to provide that special gift at Christmas, for those who are disadvantage, disabled and most vulnerable of children. We support children who are refugees from violence, Disabled, and the disadvantaged children. We give those in care a voice and gift from Father Christmas.

We transform children's lives just for that one moment in time in hard times,

Children are always among the hardest hit. We don’t just help them survive - we help them flourish."

Giveaway! Olbas Oil & Jakemans Goodies

So it's that time of the year again when we all feel the pinch of winter and start getting sniffles and snuffles. We have all had them in our house, myself included. There is nothing worse than the babies getting poorly - they suffer and of course they can't tell you how they feel so you just feel so helpless. On top of that they don't sleep very well at night so it just makes everything ten times harder.  

Monday, 18 November 2013

Review: Ozeri 4x Motion Digital Pedometer

As part of my work with the fantastic brand Ozeri, I have been sent this amazing digital pedometer. Now I know that I need to be doing more exercise - especially since I have been back at work. Having a day job means that I do sit down for most of the day - which is not the best way to spend my days, I know. NHS research shows that walking 10,000 steps per day builds stamina, burns calories and can have a  significant impact on your health.

Giveaway: Two Family Tickets to Blackpool Attractions

The Blackpool Tower DungeonI'm delighted to be able to offer you a fantastic giveaway of two prizes!

Up for grabs are the following:

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Review & Giveaway - Diary from Personal Planner

As you know I am very busy. My life is organised by a series of lists and diary entries - as most Mums I would imagine! This is why I was over the moon to be sent a personal planner from the lovely lady at

Personal Planner offer a wide range of diaries and notebooks - all designed online by YOU. I think the service is fantastic. You know when you pick up a normal diary and sometimes there is just not enough room for a to-do list, or you need more space for weekend, or for the week, or whichever...well this problem is solved as you can personalise your diary and create it any way you want.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Cancer Research UK #PacketRacket

I was really pleased to be asked to blog about the important issue of cigarette packaging and the
influence this can have on our children. This exclusive campaign aims to raise awareness about this issue and is to protect our children.

As an ex-smoker myself this is a subject that I really care about - anything that will help stop our children taking up smoking is definitely worth shouting about.

What follows is the video campaign and CRUK's information. Feel free to share this information.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Review & Giveaway: Balloon Baboon - A Balloon in a Box

We recently received a helium 'balloon in a box' from A Balloon in A Box

This post is going to be mainly pictures - I believe that the pictures can tell you more than I can about these balloons!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Weight Watchers Biscuits & Snacks: Review

Now that it is getting colder and the nights are drawing in, I like to sit in with a lovely cup of coffee at night and have a bit of something sweet. A nice dunking biscuit or a small piece of chocolate does it for me - it's a little treat and can brighten up a bit of a dull day. I've mentioned about my weight before, and I have lost quite a bit, but I am just staying the same at the moment - and I'm happy with that for now, but what I don't want to do is gain weight over winter - it is so easily done. Especially when it is cold and a lot of comfort food is higher in fat and calories.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

The Sweet Shop: Blogger's Event & Exclusive Online Discount Code

Me and Emily were really excited to be invited to a blogger morning at The Sweet Shop in the Trafford Centre, Manchester. This was to showcase their products and publicise their online delivery service - as well as providing me with an online discount code for me to share with you!  A number of other businesses in the Centre had also collaborated to provide for the event and to give us a taster of what they had to offer.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Review: Beatrix New York Papar Owl Tablet Case

I am so excited to show you this amazing tablet case that I have been given the opportunity of reviewing. Say hello to Papar the Owl!

I absolutely adore this little case. The great thing about it is although it is a tablet case, it is not simply that - it is so much more.

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