Friday, 23 January 2015

Barkbeats Review & Discount Code...!


Oh I do love my pooch...Miss Molly Moo. OK so being an Old English Sheepdog, she's more like a small donkey as opposed to a pooch, but she's a loveable, dopey old thing and if there's one thing my family are all guilty of, it's spoiling her perhaps a little too much. To the point where she's become a little crafty when it comes to bagging a treat or two from us and she's got the soppy-I-give-you-love-you-give-me-a-biscuit- trick down to a fine art. So when Barkbeats got in touch and asked if Molly would like to receive one of their exciting boxes full of canine treats and surprises, I just knew she'd be the paw-fect recipient.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Happy New Year...I'm Back!


I'm Back...! Well that turned out to be a month long break from blogging that I certainly didn't plan on taking. Apologies to any of my lovely readers who thought I might have done a runner and abandoned my blog. Sadly my poor old laptop came down with a nasty virus (to the evil internet trolls who create those bugs- you should seriously consider putting your technical brain cells to better use, you annoying lose bags!) and even though my poor brother spent numerous days and hours trying to get it back to health, the horrid germs kept coming back. Which left me with no choice but to invest in a shiny new blogging contraption...! 

Monday, 15 December 2014

DIY: Festive Wreath


I always thought that one day I'd become this domestic goddess. But as life gets busier, it's becoming more apparent that we just can't be good at everything. My spare time is precious these days and I'm becoming less and less inclined to spend that time brushing up on my baking skills or learning how to sew. It's cheaper to buy cakes pre-made and Mum doesn't mind sewing on the odd button on for me anyway. But the wedding planner in me does love a little creative decor making. So when UK Christmas World got in touch and asked me to review their festive decor, it was the first time in a while I've been inspired to set aside some time, dust off my DIY skills and personalise a Christmas Wreath for our home. Just call me Martha...


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide: For Her...



There's something ever so slightly dangerous when Christmas shopping for a self-confessed shopaholic like myself. As much as I love buying gifts for people, I tend to adopt a "one for you and one for me" attitude when I'm bombarded with lots of gorgeous things, so I hope you'll appreciate the restraint and self discipline it has taken me to put together my first Christmas Gift Guide of the festive season without so much as one sneaky cheeky purchase for myself. It was tough, but I made it through...Dear Santa...I Want It All...

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Winter Skin Care Protection with E45...plus a Giveaway!


There's no hiding from it- winter has officially moved in as we're forced to switch on the heating and dust off our hats, gloves and scarfs. Goodbye warm sunshine...and hello short, dark, cold and grey days. Great. It's important that we look after our skin throughout the winter months and what better way to do it than with a dependable and familiar brand such as E45.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Gluten Free Lately...


A little round up of all the yummy gluten free goodies that I've been discovering lately...

Monday, 1 December 2014

Film Review: I Am Ali...


Everyone knows who Muhammad Ali is...don't they? One of the world's most controversial sporting heroes who won the heavyweight boxing title three times? He changed his name from Cassius Clay when he converted to Islam? He was stripped of his title and licence to fight when he refused to fight in the war in Vietnam? He later regained his title when unleashed from boxing exile only to win back his title by defeating the king of the lean, mean grilling machine George Foreman? I'm not going to lie. I knew very little about this man up until Friday night, but it hasn't taken much for me to fall under Ali's charismatic spell after seeing the Clare Lewins' intimate portrayal, I Am Ali.

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