Things I Love

I am a shopaholic. I have been, ever since I had pocket money, and I love a bargain. I don’t know if it’s my Yorkshire roots, but I hate paying full price for anything, so I am queen of cashback and voucher codes. This is a collection of the lovely things I have found online, or in the shops, or lovely experiences my family or I have enjoyed.

Enjoying a Roast at the Toby Carvery Northampton

Our kitchen is under construction at the moment, as we wait for the new plaster to try before the new one arrives. We’re doing the…

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Bella Electric Pressure Cooker Review

Pressure cookers have come a long way since the 80s. My mum had one (probably still does!) and it was huge, heavy, and hogged the…

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PHB Ethical Beauty Mascara: The Perfect Natural Mascara?

The perfect mascara: it’s is the holy grail of make-up, right? So hard to find, and I have set myself an extra challenge by trying…

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My Favourite 5 for December: Christmas Family Fun

We have had the most marvellous December, with Ava’s birthday and party, (I can’t believe I am now the proud owner of a six year…

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Our 2016 Christmas Season

We have had so much fun the past few weeks getting ready for Christmas. Last year I found Christmas really stressful, but this year I…

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Five Great Christmas Books for Kids

I am a Christmas-a-holic, so I obviously have a selection of Christmas music and books tucked away in the massive IKEA box(es) of Christmas decorations.…

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Collecting Stamps For Kicks Count With FundraisingStamps

Did you collect stamps for charity for Blue Peter in the Eighties? I did. I never figured out how they made any money from collecting…

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Gizmo The Pug: A Heartwarming Christmas Video

This is a collaborative post. For some reason, I find dogs in costumes, doing human things one of the funniest things ever. Ask my husband and…

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My Favourite 5 for November: Margaritas, Origami & Christmas Fun

November has whizzed by in a whirl of birthday celebrations and Christmas prep. I can’t believe Christmas is less than a month away! We are…

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Why Piccalilly Organic Kids Clothes Make Great Gifts

Organic kids clothes. Hard to resist, right? There is some thing just so scrummy about little, soft, colourful kids clothes, for your own little ones,…

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Packing Our Christmas Shoebox

When I was growing up, my mum would help us pack up a Christmas shoebox of gifts for a child in the developing world. This year,…

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A Personalised Children’s Book from The Book Of Everyone

I come from a long line of bookworms, and our shelves are groaning. I firmly believe you can never have too many books, and Ava…

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Learning How To Arrange Flowers Online with Flowerstart

When was the last time you did something for yourself? Something that requires time and commitment, just for your own pleasure or sense of achievement?…

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My Favourite 5 for October: The Circus, London & Afternoon Tea

We have had a busy and fun-filled half term, and now the countdown to Christmas begins! A Reward For Ava and thea I spray painted some…

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An Alternative Halloween, with World Vision’s Carve A Heart Campaign

I have written before about how I don’t like Halloween, but it’s kind of inescapable. Ava is really scared of skeletons, and going shopping has been a…

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REVIEW: Jamie’s Italian Restaurant Milton Keynes

We always try and eat dinner together, at the table. It’s something my parents always did, and still do. I think it’s so important, both for…

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