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Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken from SimplyCook

I’ve been a regular SimplyCook customer for a few years now and I happily rave about them to anyone who will listen. So as I have your ears, or eyes so to speak, I wanted to tell you why I rate them so highly, and tell you about their creamy honey mustard chicken. Simplycook is […] Read more…

9 Ways to Use Photos in Your Home

If you are a similar age to me, chances are when you grew up, the photos displayed in your home were from a family photo shoot at Olan Mills in the eighties, that come the nineties make you cringe whenever you brought friends over. With photography becoming much more accessible, the options for displaying photographs […] Read more…

18 homemade letterbox hamper ideas

I love making hamper gifts for people. Collecting little bits that I see throughout the year. I think they can be a really personal and thoughtful gift, whether for an occasion or simply because. But what do we do when we can’t give that person a gift in person? We make a letterbox hamper! There […] Read more…

Creating Your Own Hamper Gifts

I love shopping, and I love a bargain. I have a cupboard in my home full of little gifts that I pick up throughout the year, ready for Christmas. At Christmas I create hamper gifts for people with all of the bits that I have collected. What I love about creating hamper gifts is that […] Read more…

Gift Ideas from Small Businesses

So many businesses have struggled due to the impact of Covid this year. Which is why I think it’s more important than ever to support small businesses where we can. This is my selection of Christmas gift ideas from small businesses. I hope you find the perfect gift for someone you love. Gifts for the […] Read more…

Stocking Fillers From Smiggle

I am a firm believer that stocking fillers should be under £5 each. But it can be a challenge to find gifts that aren’t just plastic tat in that price category. I would rather buy the kids things they can use, rather than something that clutters up the house or ends up in landfill. My […] Read more…

Five Under £5 Baker Ross

Now that the heatwave is over and the kids are no longer living in the paddling pool, I’ve been digging into the rainy day activities to keep them amused. I’m a huge fan of Baker Ross for craft stuff. Mainly because when it comes to crafts I have no idea what I am doing. I’ve […] Read more…

Strawberry Daquari Mocktail

This strawberry daquari mocktail is perfect for a heatwave. Freezing cold and full of fruity flavour. It’s a lot like a slushie drink, and being it’s non-alcoholic, it’s perfect to make for the kids too. And unlike normal slushie drinks, it won’t cost a small fortune! As well as tasting great, it’s so quick and […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – Wilko

I’m not in a hurry to venture into the city centre now the shops are open again. I’ve been to a few local shops, some of which I am now actively avoiding because the social distancing was awful. However my local Wilko have been handling things really well. They keep the number of customers in […] Read more…

Make Christmas Gifts Look More with Swizzels

I drive my husband mad in the run up to Christmas with my mantra about gifts, “It doesn’t look a lot.” We all have to work to a budget, but sometimes a gift needs something extra, finishing touches, something thoughtful. Things that make Christmas gifts look more. When Swizzels asked me to join their Christmas […] Read more…

Gifts for people around the world with Tinggly

Getting the perfect Christmas present for people can be difficult. Even more so when they live in a different country. Choosing gifts according to postage weight is very limiting! Tinggly have the solution for you. Tinggly offer experience gifts. In a time when people are rightly conscious of having too much stuff, experiences are a […] Read more…

Making life accessible with walk in showers

I was recently commissioned by Mobility Plus to give my thoughts on making life accessible with walk in showers. Having kids I don’t exactly take having a shower forgranted anymore. Having a shower long enough to shave both my legs and wash my hair without any small people interrupting to tell me they are hungry, ask about […] Read more…

My Favourite Childhood Books

I’ve always loved getting lost in a good book. And I’m loving that I now get to share my favourite childhood books with my own kids. My eldest is almost 10 and is a huge fan of anything to do with Tom Gates, Captain Underpants and books by Pamela Buttchart. He is quite happy to […] Read more…

Back to School Essentials for Parents

You’ve stocked up on the kids uniforms. You’ve got them new lunchboxes, and you’ve near on fainted at the price of school shoes. But what about you? Have you got the back to school essentials that all parents need? Organisational Essentials I’ve just done my first year with two in school and the stuff you […] Read more…

Smiggle Bargains – Five Under £5

When I was a little girl my Dad would give some money in August and I would go to ‘Rules OK’ our local stationery shop and kit myself out with a new pencil case and supplies for the new school year. And thus began my stationery addiction. Big loves Smiggle, and I can see the […] Read more…

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Is there anything more lovely to shop for than a baby shower? Kiddies Kingdom have gifts for every budget, from prams to pacifiers! And they have all the leading brands too. So you can find the perfect gift for the littlest bundle. Here are just a few baby shower gift ideas. Blankets I had so […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – May

I thought this month’s five under £5 I would focus on some little bits I have picked up that are indirectly for the boys. I love me a tin tray. I don’t know why, and I’m not sure if it makes me slightly odd, but I do. They are great for when you have guests […] Read more…

Little Loves – April

The things I have been watching, reading and using this month. Basically little things I have loved that might interest you. What I’m Reading… At the age of 40, I am reading my first ever ‘self help’ kind of book. I have struggled with my weight my entire adult life. And I hate the way […] Read more…

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