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Who loves a bit of Hanky Panky?

October 31, 2015 admin 0

During half term I had to take my car for the dreaded MOT whilst I had my two boys, 5 and 3. The mechanic said it would take about an hour so we took a walk into Chester in hunt for a pancake house that had been recommended by friends. It took us a while to find it as it’s off the main road hidden away down a quiet little street behind the hustle and bustle […]

The Rose Tree now make candles and here is what I thought of it

October 21, 2015 admin 0

I absolutely adore The Rose Tree and have reviewed both their face and body oils in the past, both proving a huge success with me. This time I am reviewing one of their candles. If you are an avid reader of my blog you will already know that I am totally addicted to candles. I have them in all the rooms and love to write whilst the aroma fills my office and keeps me calm […]

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Secret Sausages – The verdict is in!

October 10, 2015 admin 0

I have two boys aged 5 and 3, both gorgeous, both monkeys. My youngest has a brilliant appetite and will eat almost everything, my eldest is fussy and reluctant to try new foods making meal times a challenge on occasion. Despite his fussy tendencies I still ensure that he eats plenty of fruit and vegetables, even if it is always the same ones, they still count. On more than one occasion I have slipped some […]

All it takes is a bit of Positivitea!

September 27, 2015 admin 0

I love tea. Any sort of tea. Green, Black, Camomile, you name it, I probably have it or have at least tried it so when I came across Positivitea I knew I was going to love them!   Where did Positivitea come from? Well, “Ellie is a writer, yoga teacher and tea devotee. During a period of upheaval in her life she studied the chakras and found them to be incredibly helpful as spiritual guidelines […]

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Family Trip to the Pencil Museum

September 8, 2015 admin 0

Last month my family and I had the pleasure of staying in the Lake District for the weekend, one of our all-time favourite places in the UK. Whilst we were there we visited a few different attractions as well as soaking up the outstanding scenery that the Lakes has to offer. Our first stop was to the Pencil Museum in Keswick. Now I know what you’re thinking, a pencil museum – wow how dull! And […]

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Day out at Conkers – Family Fun

August 17, 2015 admin 2

A couple of weeks ago I bought a voucher from groupon for a family ticket to Conkers for £16, a half price saving. As a family we love to be out doors, running, climbing and enjoying the fresh air, so this attraction really appealed to us. We drove an hour and 45 minutes to get there as we hadn’t checked the distance before buying tickets – family fail number 1, but a few games of […]

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The strawberry fountain visited the strawberry fields.

July 3, 2015 admin 0

The love of strawberries is not just mine but a family love, our fruit of choice on all occasions, so we decided to take our boys to the strawberry fields for some strawberry picking . Every summer my husband and I have talked about going but every year by the time we think about it its always to late in the season so this year we made a point of going early and boy was […]

Twitter

May 28, 2015 admin 4

My blog is now a couple of months old and I can’t believe how quickly things are taking off. Firstly I want to say thankyou to everyone who has followed my blog, from those that supported me when I wrote reviews for Women make Waves, to those that still read my weekly feature on Birds on the blog and to everyone else who has either stumbled across it or found me via social media – […]

Bella and Bow – beautiful gift ideas.

May 9, 2015 admin 5

I think I have found the perfect gift, bespoke print jewellery from Bella and Bow. I was sent a gorgeous key ring with the handprints of my two boys on, however they offer a full range of handmade, personalised print jewellery using foot prints, fingerprints and even paw prints! You can also choose from a selection of pieces including necklaces, charms and cufflinks all made from sterling silver. Bella and Bow was set up by […]

Vita Coco – A product review

April 19, 2015 admin 0

Vita Coco Two men met two Brazilian women in a New York bar and a business was born. Ok so it sounds like the opening to a joke but this really is how vita coco came about. I received a lovely box with one of each flavour to try. I had previously tried the original one so was already a fan and was really excited to try the other flavours. I think that the way […]