s'ip by s'well

Review: S’ip by S’well water bottles

September 18, 2018 admin 6

My eldest is a chewer. The psychology teacher is me believes this is because he got stuck at the oral stage in his infancy, the parent in me thinks this is because he wants to drive me over the edge! Whatever the reason, he chews and for those that don’t know my eldest isn’t 3 he is in fact 8 but like I said he still chews.   He chews the necklines on his jumpers, […]

How your office chair compares to a celebrity look

September 17, 2018 admin 3

Oh yes, you read that title correctly, people are now comparing their office chair choices to the looks of celebrities with each style revealing a little bit about yourself.   The only question now is What does your office chair say about your style?   Well according to  www.furniture-work.co.uk there are 7 main looks to consider from the Mesh look to the Neutral  and although at first glance I thought this was a slightly odd comparison […]

flavoured gins by aldi

Have you tried the new flavoured gins at Aldi?

August 8, 2018 admin 0

It seems to me that alcoholic drinks have seasons a bit like fashions, with trends that people follow and then unfollow in quick succession. Looking back the first trend I can remember was the flavoured vodkas when I was in my late teens early twenties, although there wasn’t that much choice back then so we would often make our own using skittles if we couldn’t find a flavour we liked. Then in my late twenties […]

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Upgrading the geography lessons with Wallsauce

August 1, 2018 admin 5

Two years ago I turned our spare room into my office and decided to add a map of the world to one of the blank walls. I wrote a post about this and about how we are adding stickers to it every time we travel and how we could use it for cheap and interesting geography lessons. After writing the post I had a lot of messages from fellow parents who told me that they […]

MUA masterclass

Celebrity MUA masterclass in Manchester

July 11, 2018 admin 0

When I first started writing my blog it was my little piece of pink in a world full of a blue, in other words it was my release to be girly, write about make up and clothing and escape the constant refereeing and child wrangling that had become my life after having two boys. However this quickly became more about them than it did about anything girly and instead I now find myself reviewing family […]

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The camping essentials you didn’t know you needed until now

July 4, 2018 admin 0

Over the last 4 years my family and I have started going camping and now we enjoy at least one trip each year where we try and leave the technology behind and just enjoy the great outdoors, fresh air and being together. This usually translates as making the kids go for walks in the rain and then refereeing the fights in the tent but for whatever reason we all enjoy ourselves and look forward to […]

3rd wedding anniversary gift ideas

Third wedding anniversary gift ideas

June 29, 2018 admin 0

Traditionally the third wedding anniversary should be celebrated with gifts made from leather. I remember thinking this would be easy but soon realised it was going to be harder to pick the perfect gift than i thought so here are some 3rd wedding anniversary gift ideas to help give you some inspiration.   A leather Belt This is the perfect gift for a man or a women who loves practical gifts. The belt is not […]

1st wedding anniversary gift ideas

1st wedding anniversary gift ideas

June 13, 2018 admin 0

It is traditional to give the gift of paper to celebrate the 1st year of marriage but trying to find a suitable and thoughtful paper gift can be harder than it sounds so I have put together a list of 1st wedding anniversary gift ideas and I hope it gives you some inspiration.   Personalised Wall Art A beautiful personalised wall art that can be framed to remind you of the special day one year […]

wightwick manor

Our visit to Wightwick Manor and Gardens National Trust

June 12, 2018 admin 2

During the May half term we went glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon which is about 2.5 hours away from where live and as we were travelling with the boys we decided to stop off on the way. Two days before we left I bought a family pass for the National Trust so we decided to see if we could you use this anywhere around the half way mark and found Wightwick Manor and Gardens in Wolverhampton which […]

wine recommendations

Summer wine recommendations

June 7, 2018 admin 0

Well I doubt this will come as a surprise but I love wine. I never used to, but over the last couple of years it has been my drink of choice more and more and over the last 12 months I have even started to enjoy a glass or red which prior to that I could never understand why anyone drank the stuff. I’m not overly fussy with my wine but I do tent to […]