Let’s Just Be Mothers, Not Martyrs

We all need time to ourselves. Sometimes being a mother is like being part of a ridiculous circus. Where you’re the juggler, the tightrope walker, the clown and the person who sells the hot dogs in the interval. So it’s not surprising that every so often we want to go and do our own thing for a while. This usually means walking around the supermarket, rather than sat in luxurious hotel spa, but time to yourself is vital. Personally, I have to take mental health days from motherhood, otherwise I turn into a shouty mum. Shouting, lecturing, finding fault, and generally being a massive ratbag. My favourite way to unwind isn’t the most financially healthy way. I like to head to the shops, child free. I enjoy window shopping and having lunch out, I am certainly not one of those people who doesn’t like eating out alone. Some people might tut at wanting me… View Post

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Advent Calendars For Adults

In recent years a range of adult advent calendars have come on the market. You can choose from chocolate, make up and even alcohol. Here are some of the calendars that are available to buy. There are some great ones! It’s not too late to treat yourself or your partner to a luxury advent calendar.   The Body Shop Advent Calendar – 25 Days Ultimate Calendar This extra-special calendar features a beauty surprise behind every door. The calendar is filled with a selection of your favourite beauty treats; from body care and skin care, to make-up and accessories. This advent calendar is a great way to pamper yourself this December. This advent calendar retails at £99, however you get £214 worth of products. This is great if you are a Body Shop fan. You can purchase the calendar in store and online.   Yankee Candle Wreath Advent Calendar The Yankee Candle Advent Calendar… View Post

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Scalextric Touring Car Battle Set Review

Scalextric has been and still is a popular gift with children and adults alike! There is something about a Scalextric that appeals to everyone. I never owned a Scalextric set when I was younger, I think my brother did but I don’t recall playing with it. When I was offered the opportunity to review one, I was a little bit excited. The big kid inside. I also knew that my husband and my eldest would have so much fun with it. The simplicity of Scalextric is part of its enduring appeal. The general concept is electrically powered scale-model cars race around a slotted track. The cars are operated by a simple hand-controller. The track slots together easily which is handy when you have an impatient child who cant wait to play. The Scalextric we were sent is the Scalextric Touring Car Battle Set. It is very cool. The box contains a 15V transformer, a lap counter,… View Post

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Logo Design Made Easy with Logojoy – Review

When I first started my blog several years ago, there were two things that I struggled with. One, the name of the blog and secondly the logo. I first started off with a simple family photo, however I soon realised I needed a logo to be recognised. I made one up using an online photo editing website, it was ok but not what I would call professional looking. If I had come across Logojoy three years ago, things would have been so much easier. Logojoy is like having your own graphic designer. The Logojoy homepage and process is really straight forward– the first page you come to is the first step of creating your logo. You simply enter your brand name then hit the button to “Get Started”, and you’re guided through the steps. The next page asks you to select five logos you like from a ready-made selection. This… View Post

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Fabulous Christmas Hampers from Prestige Hampers

Christmas is a time for good food, fine wine and nice treats. Hamper’s are a great way of giving all of that as a gift. We all have someone we struggle to buy for, someone who seems to have everything. You can end up spending hours walking around the shops and still not finding something suitable. Hampers are a great gift and receiving one can feel really indulgent since it’s not something you usually buy for yourself. Prestige Hampers have an amazing choice of luxury hampers. We have recently been sent the Fabulous Christmas hamper from Prestige Hampers. The hamper came in this lovely wicker box, which can of course be reused. I am a fan of anything you can use again. The hamper contains so many yummy goodies and is the perfect hamper for one person. There’s a fabulous selection of sweet and savoury items including biscuits, crackers, crisps,… View Post

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