Day four of my birthday giveaways already! Hope you are all enjoying this fun week of prizes to give back something to my brilliant loyal readers who have been there for me over the last three years.

Today, I am teaming up with the wonderful folks at 1 Two Kids, who sell wonderful products for baby and toddlers that are sourced from around the world. They started out in 2008 when the wonderful owners friends came back from holiday in France with a gift for their newborn twins –
the famous Sophie la giraffe. You couldn’t find them easily in the UK so they opened to sell her and the company has grown from there. We tested out the Sophie la Girafe cosmetics range and loved the luxurious feel of it all. They are available on their website, along with a whole range of toys, gifts and accessories.


I’m excited to be giving one reader a chance to win a set of three nailmatic® kids nail varnishes worth £19.99. View Post

My friend has just had a baby. A teeny tiny squishy gorgeous new baby. I am a massively baby person. Always have been, probably always have been. But I thought my baby days were over. My broodiness has disappeared and would never to be seen again. Was I kidding myself? It appears so.


The last time I held a newborn baby, my girls were just over 12 months old themselves. I was caught up in a whirlwind of first steps, sleepless nights, constant attention and hawk eyeing them. This time holding a baby was different. View Post

Meccano MicroNoid RobotWhen I told Charlie that we were going to be sent Basher the Meccano Micronoid robot to review, I can honestly say I haven’t seen his face light up so much for a long long time! It also followed every afternoon on his return from school asking if he had arrived. When he finally did, I can honestly say he wasn’t disappointed.

Meccano MicroNoid Robot
Now this is not for the faint hearted. Basher comes in what felt like a million pieces but in reality it is 139, but for the not so technical (me) it was a bit daunting. So I decided to wait until the husband was home as he was in his absolute element. He really enjoyed introducing Charlie to the joy of meccano as this was the first meccano system he’s ever had. View Post

I’m struggling. Since joining Slimming World back in January, I was amazed at my weight loss and in May I hit the three stone loss mark which was something I never in a million years though I would do. But from there? It’s been hard going.

On 24th May I had lost 3 stone 1.5lbs. On 4th October I have lost 3 stone 3 stone 3.5lbs.

Doesn’t seem very much does it? Five months and I’ve been battling backwards and forwards with gaining and losing but I really feel I have hit a wall. At my lowest weigh, I was 1 and a half pounds lighter than I am today but it’s become a real battle to try to get off this last stone. I am now starting to wonder if it is at all possible?


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Today is my fourth wedding anniversary. We are spending it in the most romantic way possible – going to Alton Towers! I’ve never really written about our wedding or honeymoon so what better time than today?!

I can’t quite believe that four years have passed since we said I do and I went from a Miss to a Mrs. We got married at 2pm on Sunday 30th September 2012. We got married in the incredibly beautiful Rowton Castle, which is situated just outside Shrewsbury in Shropshire. We got engaged on Christmas Day 2011 and me being me, we went looking at venues straight away and before the New Year bell tolled – we had booked our wedding!! I just knew that Rowton Castle was our perfect venue and fell in love instantly. View Post