Our Christmas sparkle was stolen :(

December 16, 2015 admin 0

5 weeks ago my family and I took our annual trip to the Broomheath plantation to pick our Christmas tree. It was a lovely day spent hunting for the perfect tree to fit in our living room to be tagged ready for us to chop down ourselves in December. On Saturday we went with our two very excited boys (5 and 3) to cut down our tree, take it home and decorate it. Despite the […]

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Would you ever stay in a youth hostel?

November 24, 2015 admin 1

The youth hostel association got in touch with me and asked if my family and I would like to review one of their youth hostels, any one we could choose. I dismissed the idea immediately, I’m not a snob by any stretch of the imagination but I had no intentions of taking my children to a grubby run down youth hostel full of all sorts of strange individuals sharing one large room.  Out of curiosity […]

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A family day out at Lakeland Maize Maze

November 23, 2015 admin 0

During the last school holidays my family and I spent a wonderful weekend in one of our favourite UK places, the Lake District. We stayed in Ambleside at the Youth Hostel and visited the Pencil Museum, Bowness and Lakeland Maize Maze. The Maze is situated in Kendal about and definitely worth a trip if you are up that way. My boys love being outside, running and climbing and generally being boys so I was really […]

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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 […]

Esthechoc – can chocolate help wrinkles?

October 27, 2015 admin 0

So, a while ago you will have seen that I reviewed some chocolate that can help with anti-ageing. I also said that my mother was going to review it also so here it is!It must be every woman’s dream to be told that you can have chocolate every day and it help to reduce the signs of ageing, wow both in one go!This opportunity was not to be missed. I was given the box of […]

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 […]

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Louise’s C9 journey

October 10, 2015 admin 0

I am doing the Forever Living c9 because I don’t want to see my belly like it was ever again   Days 1-3. Day 1 was the hardest to do purely due to the horrid aloe gel you have to drink 4 times a day. Until I found a way to make it easier to take by adding juice to it. Once I did this I found it much better. Day 2. I was actually […]

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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How to style short hair for a wedding

September 23, 2015 admin 0

Short hair can create a real statement at a wedding, emphasising facial features, necklines, accessories and bridal gowns to the maximum. From a soft waved bob to intricate braids, there are numerous ways you can style short hair for a wedding. If you do have short hair and want to style it in a different, eye-catching way for your big day, take a look at the following stunning wedding hairstyles for short hair. The tousled […]