25 October 2014

Winter Warmers from Whittard



They say the way to a mans heart is through his stomach but that's pretty much the way to get to mine too! I love fine food and drink so I was thrilled to receive a hamper of delectable delights from Whittard last week to celebrate National Chocolate Week. Not only were they ideal for the occasion but with it being autumn, and with winter on the way, hot chocolates and marshmallows are great to enjoy in the evenings by the fire to warm you up.

23 October 2014

Family Fun with Food *WIN*

Cooking is a great way for kids to get creative while having fun and learning valuable life skills.
With it being National Chocolate Week last week we were very excited to receive a Make and Melt kit from Choc on Choc, which gave us the opportunity to build a white and milk chocolate edible house! I'm not sure who was more pleased, the Mini Mes or my very sweet tooth!




The kit contained:

  • White chocolate buttons 
  • Milk chocolate butons
  • Paper chefs hat
  • Moulds for the house and trees
  • Garden scene
  • Instructions

20 October 2014

Family Fashion - A House of Fraser Tea Party

We have quite a few mini things to celebrate at the moment; a successful start to the new academic year, great school reports and a nice break to look forward to in a few weeks time. We decided these were actually reason enough for a little party in the garden before winter arrives (not that an excuse is ever needed), and the lovely peeps over at House of Fraser let us pick out some new clothing. They even teamed their outfits with some goody bags too...



House of Fraser Family Fashion

17 October 2014

Choosing a TV for a Child’s Bedroom

As the winter evenings draw in and you would prefer your children to be in the house, warm and safe (but not compromising your television viewing!) you may want to consider a television for their own room. As Christmas approaches a television would make a great gift. There is plenty of choice in the television market at the moment so to help you choose the ideal screen for your child’s room we have come up with the following pearls of wisdom. 



Tips on Achieving the Best Pet Photography

Like any family member you want to capture the magic moments you have with your pets and get images that best represent their personality. Unlike humans it is difficult to direct animals in order to get the perfect poses from them. You will want to get pictures you can frame and interesting ones which best put across the uniqueness of your furry, feathered or scaly friend. Here are a few tips on how to get the best photographs of your pet.


Comfort Fit - Choosing the Best Bed

An uncomfortable mattress or an old, saggy bed frame can be the reason you're not sleeping properly anymore. Maybe your back hurts, maybe you're a bit grumpier than usual, or perhaps you're tossing and turning when you used to be a good sleeper. If you haven't replaced your bed in a few years, that could be the problem!

There are so many different styles of beds available at Tesco and other retailers, as well as matters, that sometimes you just don’t where to start with the decision making. Below are a few pointers in the right direction.


Which size?
If you wake up in the night feeling cramped, perhaps a bigger bed is the key.  A standard double bed can be restrictive if you're sharing, whereas a king size will more than likely give you the space you

15 October 2014

Divine Desserts from Rachel's Organic


A relaxing evening may seem like a thing of the past when you become a parent but everyone deserves a break and a little TLC, even if that means just making the most of your own bathroom! 
Simply dim the lights, add a few candles, slide into a herbal bath and enjoy some delicious treats in peace. Just like I did...




13 October 2014

National Chocolate Week - Win With Guylian

National Chocolate Week is the prefect excuse (not that you need one) to indulge in a range of Guylian’s sumptuous praline chocolates. 

Made using only the finest, hand selected Mediterranean hazelnuts, which are roasted and caramelised to perfection before being blended with premium Belgian chocolate, a box of Guylian Sea Shells or Sea Horses are the perfect way to celebrate all things chocolate.

Go on, treat yourself this National Chocolate Week (13-19th October).




Minecraft and Monopoly - Fututristic Flooring



With so many different styles and colours of wallpaper and plenty of beautiful accessories available for your home, it seems logical to be able to add printed flooring that is just as personalised and exciting. Wooden floors and carpet are fit for purpose but if I could add the extra wow factor to my rooms then I certainly would. Something that completely transforms a lounge, bathroom or bedroom into something really special.

09 October 2014

Win Dolphin Tale 2 Goodies

Inspired by true events, “Dolphin Tale 2” continues the story of brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and rehabilitation - thanks to the invention of a groundbreaking prosthetic tail — made her a symbol of perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie “Dolphin Tale.”




The Ultimate Guide To Trick-Or-Treat Etiquette

With everything from glow in the dark skeleton onesies to Frankenstein outfits available from companies like Morph costumes, it’s no wonder the streets are taken over by excited trick-or- treaters come Halloween. Wicked witches and cheeky little devils go from door to door looking for candy and while this is a well-known custom trick-or-treat etiquette is essential, so here are some essential rules. 


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