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Blog Love – Rhyming With Wine

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Dawn from Rhyming With Wine I’ve been following Dawns blog since she started, because as soon as you read one post you are hooked. Dawn writes brilliant poetry.  And not in a flowery what’s she going on about kind of way, but in a brilliant, relatable and […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – Useful Buys

As Christmas is rapidly approaching I thought I would focus this months Five Under £5 on some useful buys.  Things that aren’t there just to look pretty, but serve a purpose and justify the purchase.  And as they are all under £5 they don’t eat into my Christmas budget.     I have been waxing […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – Sports Direct Special

I feel like I have just discovered the best secret.  Only I’m not going to keep it a secret.  I’m going to tell you.  Did you know that Sports Direct sell more than football boots and sports stuff? They sell toys and gifts too!  I had no idea, until they asked me to take part […] Read more…

Awesome Lego Party Ideas

I have a new addiction in my life.  Pinterest.  As always I am incredibly late to the party.  But I’ve been using it lots for party planning ideas.  We have just celebrated Big’s 8th birthday, Lego has been on the top of his birthday list for a good few years now, and his love of […] Read more…

Blog Love – Toby & Roo

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Harriet from Toby & Roo If you haven’t heard of Toby & Roo, where have you been?  Harriet is taking the blogging world by storm with her brilliant and witty writing, and her amazing instagram account. And rightly so.  Harriet has the number one quality I love […] Read more…

Party Bag Ideas

Party Bag Ideas

One of my favourite parts of organising a kids party is the party bags.  I don’t know why but over the years I have developed a firm no tat rule!  But it can be difficult to find party bag ideas for some nicer things that won’t break the bank. My top tips for sourcing items […] Read more…

bargain beauty finds

Five Under £5 – Beauty Finds

I don’t wear a huge amount of make-up, but I love make-up products and beauty things in general.  Over the years I seem to have developed somewhat expensive tastes for all of my various lotions and potions, but every now and then you come across a bargain beauty find that becomes one of your make […] Read more…

Luxury Nightwear From David Nieper

So imagine for one moment that money was no object.  You could afford the word luxury. Your wardrobe consisted of designer clothes and posh handbags.  But what about your nightwear?  You need luxury nightwear too. I happen to have a bedding set that I love.  I love it because it has a ridiculously high thread […] Read more…

graduation gift

Personalised Graduation Gift Ideas

Leaving school always feels like a long time ago, But graduating from University feels like yesterday.  I’m always surprised to when I realise how long ago it was.  17 years ago!  Which means it was actually 20 years ago that I started university.  That makes me feel ancient. Graduations are a big deal and a […] Read more…

Blog Love – Our Rach Blogs

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Rachel from Our Rach Blogs.   I first read some of Rachel’s posts when she linked up to my Friday Frolics linky.  I love a blog that makes me laugh and Rachel didn’t disappoint. I started to read more of Rachel and become an official fan when […] Read more…

Brilliant books for 7 year olds

Brilliant Books For 7 Year Olds

Big is a bookworm.  He devours books faster than he does ice cream. The biggest problem we have is constantly feeding his hunger with books that are appropriate and that he can read himself.  This is my guide to some of the best books for 7 year olds we have found.     Please note […] Read more…

Five Under £5 Stationery

Five Under £5 – Stationery Finds

I always used to love September when I was at school.  Why?  Quite simply, new stationery! I love a browse round Paperchase.  I would much rather be bought a shiny new new notebook than a bunch of flowers.  So seeing as it is back to school time, I have dedicated this months five under £5 […] Read more…

Blog Love – And Another Ten Things

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Suzanne from And Another Ten Things.   I love the premise of Suzanne’s blog.  Combining lists with humour to try and figure out parenting, with a good helping of sarcasm and swearing thrown in for good measure. Reading Suzanne’s blog is like that first sip of wine […] Read more…

summer buys

Five Under £5 – Summer Buys

This months Five Under £5 was really easy.  I popped into Poundland for some crisps for Big’s lunchbox and got a bit carried away.  Their summer range is really pretty and I couldn’t help myself!  Therefore I present to you, Five under £5 – Summer Buys!   The jug and bottles are plastic so great […] Read more…

unique wedding gift ideas

Unique Wedding Gift Ideas

There are certain occasions, or people, that require a gift that is a bit different than your standard smellies and a bottle of wine.  One such occasion is certainly weddings, whether you are a guest buying for the happy couple, or the happy couple buying for their bridesmaids and groomsmen, this is my gift guide […] Read more…

Blog Love – Turning Up In Devon

  This months Blog Love is delightfully different.  It’s dedicated to Hillie from Turning Up In Devon.  Except it’s not really Hillie, it’s Jane.  Allow me to explain. Turning up In Devon is a fictional blog about Hillie, her husband Ted and her two children Toby and Lottie.  The family uprooted from London and moved to […] Read more…

outside fun

Five Under £5 – Fun Outside

So we had one day of sunshine and I got very over enthusiastic and bought some new toys for the garden.  It has of course rained non stop since then and the kids haven’t played with them yet.  But there’s still hope for some fun outside. Most of this months finds came from Flying Tiger. […] Read more…

Blog Love – Muma on the Edge

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Lyndsey who blogs at Muma On The Edge. I met Lyndsey last year at BritMums.  In a room full of strangers she came over and introduced herself, and she knew who I was from my blog.  I felt famous!   There are so many things I love about Lynsdey’s […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – Relax And Unwind

It feels like I haven’t sat still since Christmas.  Life is busy and and the past month I have been feeling it!  I have very much been looking forward to some time to chill out.  This months Five Under £5 is all the things I need to relax and unwind. I picked up some little […] Read more…

Blog Love – Sparkles & Stretchmarks

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Hayley who blogs at Sparkles & Stretchmarks. Firstly, if you haven’t heard of Hayley’s blog I would be really surprised.  There’s a reason she’s so high up in the Tots ranking.  She’s a very successful blogger, and her blog itself is simply beautiful to look at. If […] Read more…

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