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Why I joined Forever Living

April 26, 2016 admin 2

Last year I was asked to review a Forever Living Cleanse 9 (C9), a program designed to cleanse the body over 9 consecutive days using a variety of aloe vera drinking gel, tablets, shakes and low calorie meals. I had my doubts, I thought it would be another fab diet where weight loss was huge but weight gain the following week would be even bigger. I was wrong. I was very wrong. I blogged about […]

My blogging highlights

April 21, 2016 admin 0

This week I published a piece about how blogging is not  all free stuff and nights away  and it got me thinking about how much cool stuff i have been given for free and the opportunities that have arisen as a result of being a life style blogger. Here are my top 5 ***My children and I got to have a meal in Ginos Manchester restaurant. This was not only an all expenses paid event but my […]

R.I.P Eve

April 20, 2016 admin 0

“Victoria Woods dead” came the random comment from a student in college today. Victoria who? I desperately ran through all the names of all our students praying she wasn’t referring to one of them.  The confused expression on my face must have said it all as she jumped up and showed me a picture “oh you mean Eve, my goodness that is awful”. Slightly relieved it wasn’t one of my students I immediately felt saddened and shocked […]

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The husband, 300 miles and Stealth gels

April 19, 2016 admin 2

As some of you may know my crazy ass husband is cycling 300 miles in 3 days in September to raise money for Children in Need with a whole load of other crazy ass individuals who all work for Llyods bank (make of that what you will!). Although my OH can ride a bike without stabalisers this will be the biggest event he has ever attempted and it goes without saying that I have every faith in […]

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Blogging – it’s not all free stuff and nights out

April 18, 2016 admin 0

When you read my blog you will see a mixture of reviews from products and events that I have paid for myself or been bought as gifts and items that have been sent to me from various PR agents in a exchange for a review. Free stuff is definitely a huge perk of being a lifestyle or beauty blogger but trust me writing a blog is not all free stuff and nights out. Over the last […]

What exactly is a lifestyle blogger?

April 16, 2016 admin 2

A couple of years ago I started a blog outlining 30 challenges I wanted to complete before I turned 30 and on completing each challenge I wrote a summary or review of how it went. I had loads of fun and really enjoyed the whole writing process but when I turned 3O the blog became a bit redundant  and after a short break I decided to start a new one, this one, The Strawberry Fountain, a […]

Could Heinz tomato sauce be about to make my dream a reality?

April 15, 2016 admin 1

I have always dreamt of living off the land, growing my own vegetables and keeping a couple of chickens to lay fresh eggs for breakfast every morning. The idea of my two boys growing up to be self sufficient, green fingered and lovers of vegetables was my idea of the perfect family, all working together on the allotment in peace and harmony. Luckily I woke up before I moved us all to the country and […]

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An absolute must see in North Wales

April 12, 2016 admin 0

I have lived in Chester now for 9 years and it is only recently that I have started appreciating the natural beauty that exists in North Wales, less than an hour from my front door.  Last weekend my husband and I found ourselves with a whole day child free and decided to enjoy some of what Wales has to offer. A friends of mine had recommended the waterfall over at Pistyll Rhaeadr so we took […]

Join the Nail Revolution

April 10, 2016 admin 1

I love having pretty nails. As a teenager I had a box full of all sorts of colours of nail varnish and spend hours painting my nails, then taking the varnish off and starting again, just to try a different colour. Since then, and despite 15 years in catering and hospitality, I still can’t resist a pretty bottle of nail varnish when I see it. I can spend half an hour getting the perfect French […]