Getting your garden ready for winter

I woke up this morning and as usual made myself a cup of tea. In doing so I looked out of the kitchen window and into our garden. That’s when I decided that it’s almost time to start getting our garden ready for winter. At the moment our garden is full of toys. There’s a little tikes toy kitchen currently sprawled out on the grass having been blown over by the wind. It’s one of the toys that I should really have taken to a charity shop, but I just can’t bring myself to part with it just yet! Our girls… [Read More]

Getting your wardrobe ready for the Autumn/Winter Season

Now is the perfect time to get your wardrobe in order and start hunting for your new season bargains and key pieces. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer, especially my summer wardrobe full of cute playsuits, strappy dresses and skirts, but there’s something so cosy about the Autumn/Winter season. The warm colours of orange, brown and beige. The cute knee high boots, oversized cardigans and long woollen dresses all make me want to just curl up in front of a fire! Love the Sales is always my first stop when I’m looking to update my wardrobe for a new season…. [Read More]

Santa’s Health and Safety Tips for Winter!

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I bet that title caught your eye! I wonder if Santa has any strict ‘elf and safety, sorry I mean, health and safety regulations that he has to abide by? There must be a few surely. I mean driving at night, all night, on Christmas Eve, must be pretty exhausting and I’m not sure an over-tired Santa in charge of a sleigh full of presents being driven by reindeers would put a smile on any health and safety conscious persons face?! That being said though, us ‘non-magical’ folk should probably take a few pre-cautions in the cold winter months. I… [Read More]

Winter Essentials – a Smart Coat

It is hard to believe that we are already entering the autumn season. This year has gone by fast, and it is already time to start preparing for the winter months. This month I will be out shopping, and looking online for winter coats for the whole family, including my husband. He has a great jacket that he loves and has worn for a couple of years, but even he agrees it is time for something new. As I have said before, his style is casual, but he likes to stay on trend, so I have been visiting menswear sites… [Read More]

Winter Holidays in the Sun!

Can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner! It feels like it was only a few weeks ago that I was planning what presents I’d be buying my family and friends, and now it’s just one week away! The run up to Christmas can be quite stressful, especially if you have to buy presents for lots of people and even more so if you’re the one hosting Christmas day. With all the preparations, shopping and cooking that needs to be done, it quite often leaves me feeling in desperate need of a holiday! This time of year is… [Read More]

Winter Vs Summer Play

I love summer. Everyone’s happy and upbeat! It’s warm and dry meaning you can go out and do things. Winter, however is a different story altogether. I don’t hate Winter, but I do find it a struggle at times when it comes to entertaining the girls. Summer is so easy. We can either spend the day in the garden with the paddling pool out along with the sand and water table. This keeps the girls happy and entertained all day. We could go for a walk, play in the park or go to the lake. Summer 2014 we lived outside… [Read More]

Keeping the family warm this winter with Mountain Warehouse

With weather forecasts predicting snow again this year, it’s best to be prepared for the colder weather. That means making sure you keep yourself and your family warm this winter. Indoors and out it’s important to keep warm. Layering up indoors with long-sleeve t-shirts and jumpers is a must. Wearing socks and a dressing gown in the evenings too can also help to keep the cold out! When it comes to staying warm outdoors you’ll need a waterproof coat that’s warm and durable. Mountain Warehouse kindly sent us some winter coats to help keep our family warm. We were sent… [Read More]

New research by Boot UK reveals the benefit of mums protecting themselves against cold and flu

Mums could gain five extra days this winter if they took steps to protect themselves from cold and flu according to new research. by Boots UK. Last winter 62% of mums had up to three colds resulting in an average of five days being lost to feeling under the weather with the sniffles. The research highlights we are a nation resigned to coming down with a cold with 55% of mums admitting they do not do anything to help prevent getting a cold or the flu in the first place and 75% believing catching a cold or flu is an inevitability… [Read More]

Damart Cowl Neck Tunic and Perfect Comfort Boots Review

With winter approaching it’s time to spruce up my wardrobe! Out with the floral summer dresses and pretty sandals! In with the warm, fury boots and cosy jumpers! When Damart recently asked me to review some of their clothes I chose a Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater in light grey and a pair of their Perfect Comfort Boots in black. The cowl neck tunic sweater is available in a choice of two colours – light grey and rose. Priced from £29 and available in sizes 10-12, 14-16, 18-20, 22-24 and 26-28, this is a lovely piece for adding a bit of comfort to your winter… [Read More]

Liven up your salad the easy way!

When you hear the word salad what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Rabbits? Summer? Healthy eating? What if I said winter? A warm, hearty salad dish? A lot of people associate the word salad with summer. On a hot summers day I, like many other people enjoy tucking into a tasty salad. I mean I wouldn’t want to eat a bowl of hot soup on a sunny day would I! A salad is the perfect dish to eat laying on the grass whilst basking in the great British sunshine! Add in a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice… [Read More]