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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…

Five Under £5 – April

I’m loving all the Spring things in the shops at the moment. Gorgeous pastel colours, and the obsession for unicorns finally seems to be disappearing. Although flamingos and avocados seem to still be on trend! That and cacti, but I can’t complain about that one because I love a succulent! So these are the bargains […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – March

I haven’t done one of these for a while, but I am bringing them back. I’m trying to focus on doing more things that I enjoy, and one of those things is shopping! Combine that with my love of a bargain, and five under £5 makes me very happy. Basically it is exactly what it […] Read more…

Thing’s I’ve Loved – September

Welcome to a new monthly series about the things I have bought or seen over the month that I love.  Now some would say I shouldn’t be doing these kind of posts because it’s not exactly my niche.  I used to write a monthly Five under £5 series, but it only had one reader (Hi […] Read more…

Blog Love – Absolutely Prabulous

    This months Blog Love is dedicated to Prabs from Absolutely Prabulous Sometimes when you read a blog you make a connection with the person behind the blog.  Sometimes you get really lucky and that connection becomes a friendship.  Almost three years ago Prabs linked up a brilliant post to my Friday Frolics linky […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – Festival Vibes

We’ve bought a tent.  It’s huge.  The aim is to be able to go away for weekends with the kids and enjoy family time together.  I guess the enjoyment factor depends on how many bugs there are and how cold it is! Of course in my mind I’ve envisaged fairly lights and toasted marshmallows.  Luckily […] Read more…

Blog Love – Pass The Wine Please

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Siobhan from Pass The Wine Please Sometimes you read a post and you just know that you and the writer are on the same wave length.  You know that you could quite easily put the world to rights over a pot of tea, or have a giggle […] Read more…

Alternative Easter Gift Ideas

My name is Claire and I am a chocoholic.  Chocolate makes me happy.  You can keep your cheese and your gin.  Chocolate is my thing.  After a lot of talks about chocolate with my cousin we have concurred that it must be in the genes.  Therefore we are not responsible for our chocolate intake.  My […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – Rainy Day Finds

This post is not sponsored by Paperchase.  It just happens that I can’t help but pop in when I’m in town, and I stumbled upon some sale bits that were too good not to pick up.  Thus this month’s five under £5 is all about keeping the kids entertained on a rainy day with these […] Read more…

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas

With Mothers Day around the corner I’ve put together a little gift guide to suit every budget.        1 Chocolates You can’t go wrong with chocolates, but why not add some luxury with something from Hotel Chocolat.  There’s something for all budgets to.  From yummy tiddly pots at £2 through to the chocolate dipping […] Read more…

Blog Love – Tales From Mamaville

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Nicole from Tales From Mamaville I feel like I have followed Tales From Mamaville since Nicole first began writing her blog.  I’ve always loved her style as she adopts a humorous tone and often does tongue in cheek posts which I enjoy reading and the is the […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – Bargain Buys

I love a bargain.  I picked up a new handbag in the sales and The Husband told me to stop telling everyone how much it cost.  But it was reduced from £45 to £12.  That’s a bargain!!!  You have to tell people about a bargain! I picked up quite a few bits in the January […] Read more…

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