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 […]

glamping in stratford-upon-avon

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 […]

Aldi now sell gym equipment

May 17, 2018 admin 0

Does anyone else just love Aldi? It’s one of those shops were you pop in for a loaf of bread and leave with a 6 man tent, some new curtains and a guitar. You all know what I’m talking about, it’s that infamous 3rd isle that has the most wonderful but random items at ridiculously cheap prices that you didn’t know you needed till you stumble upon it between the all important potatoes and the […]

fathers day gift guide

Father’s Day gift ideas

May 17, 2018 admin 0

Fathers day is just around the corner on Sunday 17th June and in case you are looking for inspiration here are some Father’s Day gift ideas for the men in your life.    Clothing Why not treat dad to something smart and fashionable this year, something he can wear over and over again, will absolutely love but maybe wouldn’t treat himself too. Dobell have everything from pocket handkerchiefs to tweed jackets, bow ties to full […]

canvas print

Canvas prints from Canvaschamp

May 16, 2018 admin 0

One of the things on my to do list this year is to organise all our family photos, either print them off and put them into albums or create photo books so that they are all in one place. I also want to complete our picture wall in the lounge where we have started putting some of our favourite snaps from special occasions and to have some others turned into canvas prints to put on […]

conscious chocolate

Conscious chocolate review

May 13, 2018 admin 0

Since attending the OM yoga show in Manchester last month and having a look at the Vegan life live event whilst there I have started to become a bit more interested in the vegan lifestyle and am amazed at the amount of products that are vegan friendly. One of my best friends is vegan and when she made the change I remember thinking that there was no way  I could give up chocolate or cheese […]