Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Sunday, 17th June is father’s day! Mark it in your diary! Father’s day is a special day for me. It’s a chance for my children and I to show their daddy just how much we love and appreciate him. He probably won’t get breakfast in bed though. I mean, for starters, he’s usually awake long before I am, and secondly, he doesn’t eat breakfast! That being said though, I like to make a fuss and spoil him! Whether that be with some lovely, carefully chosen gifts or perhaps a nice meal out at his favourite restaurant. Either way, as long… [Read More]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. A day to celebrate our wonderful mums and spoil them with love, affection and presents! I’ve put together a few ideas to help you find the perfect gift for your mum. Feasts Cookbook Set £39.50 Available online from Sous Chef, award-winning author Sabrina Ghayour’s latest cookbook is packed with recipes and menu suggestions for sumptuous Middle Eastern banquets. Paired with a selection of essential ingredients so mum can get stuck in right away! Included you’ll find: 1 x Feasts by Sabrina Ghayour   1 x Nigella Seeds   1 x Aleppo Pepper – Pul Biber 100g… [Read More]

For my Valentine

I’m not usually one to write soppy blog posts, but seeing as it’s Valentines day, I thought I’d put pen to paper, (or should that be fingers to keypad?), and see what I could come up with! I met my husband, Nigel, when I was 18, and we’ve been together ever since. 13 happy years. I wasn’t looking to meet anyone that day, but when our eyes met through the shop window I was working in as you drove past, I knew there was something there. It hasn’t been an easy journey. Many people said it wouldn’t last. After all… [Read More]

The Reality of Having Premature Twins: My Story for World Prematurity Day

Today is World Prematurity Day. A global movement to raise awareness of premature birth and the devastating impact it can have on families. I previously worked with Pampers when they first launched their nappies for premature babies. Read about this here. I’m pleased to be working with Pampers again to highlight World Prematurity Day. Did you know that approximately 60,000 babies are born prematurely in the UK every year? That’s roughly 1 in 11 of all births. With so many babies being born too soon, it’s reassuring to know that the survival rate of premature babies in the UK is… [Read More]

The best gifts and deals for dad this Father’s Day #DadsDayDeals

This Sunday is Father’s Day. If you haven’t already started shopping for your gifts, then you’re in luck! In this post I will be bringing you some of the best gifts and deals that I can find for dads this Father’s Day in my #DadsDayDeals blog post! Let’s look at some voucher codes! When I shop online, the first thing I do after I’ve added all of my items to my shopping basket is do an online search for some voucher codes. I mean, who doesn’t want to nab a bargain! In addition to grabbing a bargain, I’ve noticed that My Voucher… [Read More]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is almost here so it’s time to start looking at what gifts we can give to all the dad’s in our lives. Personally I really like to give personalised gifts and quite often the most simple gestures can make the best gifts. I know my husband doesn’t expect much, if anything, from our twin girls for Father’s Day, but we like to make the effort and it’s most definitely appreciated. After all, my husband does so much for our girls and I so I think he really deserves to be spoilt. Now, Nigel, that’s my husband by the way,… [Read More]

Celebrate Father’s Day with Hotel Chocolat Plus Competition!

This year Hotel Chocolat is asking ‘what do dads really want for Father’s Day?’ If you ask me, the answer is pretty simple. Like us women, we all love chocolate, but it’s often thought to be a gift that only men buy for women. Let’s change that! Hotel Chocolat have a lovely range of Father’s day gifts and I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to choose two early Father’s Day gifts from Hotel Chocolat so that I could gift them to my husband. I chose The Father’s Day Sleekster, The Father’s Day H Box and a little… [Read More]

World Poetry Day with Viking

Today is World Poetry Day and I’ve teamed up with Viking to share with you the importance of writing. Viking sent me some arts and crafts products to help inspire me to share the love for literature and artistic writing, but first I wanted to talk to you about why writing is important. We all know that it’s good to get our  creative juices flowing, not only is it good for our brains, it also helps to improve memory and emotional function. I’ve always loved writing. Long before I started using a computer, I would open up a brand new… [Read More]

We Are All Mums – Tommy’s Baby Charity

Mother’s day can be a hard time for many women. For me it’s pretty bitter sweet. My mum passed away when I was 18 years old. She had ovarian cancer and was just 50 years old when she was taken from us too soon. As a mum myself, Mother’s Day is a day that I want to enjoy with my children, but I also want to spend it remembering my own mum. For this reason Mother’s Day can be pretty emotional. It’s also a time when I look back at my own pregnancy with both fondness and gratitude that our… [Read More]