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Posted on November 11, 2015

Win a Set of Silentnight Pillows


I love nothing more than having a wonderful cosy bed, it makes me so happy to sink into it every night, lovely fluffy pillows, a nice big duvet and my wonderful man to snuggle up next to. Everything on my bed is feather as I just find them so light but your head sinks into them and the duvet just falls around you keeping you lovely and snug.

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Posted on November 5, 2015

Choosing Glasses to Suit the Shape of your Face.


I’ve been wearing glasses for around twenty years now and I still haven’t really found a particular style that suits my face. It took me two years to choose my latest pair of glasses, I went to every optician on the high street over and over again because I just couldn’t find what I wanted. It got to the time to have my eyes tested again and I’d had the same pair for over 4 years without updating to my new prescriptions and then I found them, I loved them, I still love them and I’ve had them for 11 months now! They were much more expensive than I’d like to have paid but at the end of the day my eyes are so important to me that I will pay to take care of them.

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Posted on October 30, 2015

Making our House a Home

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Our house is in desperate need of some TLC. We have lived here for almost 9 years now and haven’t really done a great deal.

It’s been hard having two small children and James working full-time (all the hours God sends) we just haven’t seemed to be able to get anything done. Plus the fact we thought we would be moving for almost 3 of those years didn’t help.

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Posted on September 18, 2015

Gorgeous Boys and Girls Winter Coats from Melijoe

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I don’t think I’m the only who will have noticed that nip in the air on the school run each morning, the kids certainly haven’t – every morning they moan that they are cold. It’s time to start bringing out the coats, hats, scarves, gloves and tights. I always leave coat shopping until we actually need them, where as some parents are super organised and have them ready to go back to school in, I’m usually digging out the old coats to see if we can squeeze a few more days wear out of them and then of course when they don’t even button up because the kids have grown so much it’s really time to start thinking about new ones.

Today I am bringing you our top 3 winter coats for boys and girls from Melijoe, I’ve had a little help from the kids here too :) There is just so much choice over at Melijoe so it was really hard to just narrow it down to our three favourites…



If there is nothing you fancy here head over to Melijoe and take a look for yourself, you will be sure to find something that you absolutely love :)

Posted on September 17, 2015

Life Experiences Before I’m 40


In just under two years time I turn 40 *sobs* Yes I am closing in on the big FOUR ZERO and right now I’m not really feeling all that sad about it. I still feel quite young and able and I just want to pack as much into my life as I possibly can.

As I’ve got older I realise that things don’t really matter all that much to me but time with family and different experiences do. So I am now going to make sure that I pack in lots of different experiences before I get too old.


We decided on my other half’s 40th birthday that we would forget the presents on birthdays and opt for an experience instead. We’ve not been that great at keeping to that so far but we definitely are packing a lot more in each year.

Anyway without further ado, here is my list of experiences I would like to do before my 40th, there are quite a few so they probably won’t all happen but having a list to work through really helps me with my goals and I also have them in my mind if someone asks what I want for Christmas etc.

  1. Get married – I’ve never really bothered about getting married but I think it is something I would like to do and I would definitely like it to happen before I hit my 40th.
  2. Swim with Dolphins – I’ve wanted to do this for so long!
  3. Indoor Skydiving – I’ve wanted to do this for ages, it looks like so much fun. I would never jump out of an aeroplane so this would be the next best thing.
  4. White Water Rafting – I think I would love to do this but I would be a bit scared!!! I just found lots of these experiences on the Into the Blue website and they look really reasonably priced so I think this will have to be the first to tick off my list.
  5. Drive a Jet Ski… preferably somewhere hot.
  6. Shower under a waterfall… again preferable somewhere hot.
  7. Go Whale watching
  8. Rent a glass igloo in Finland to watch the Northern lights.
  9. Ride an Elephant
  10. Watch the sunrise and set at a beautiful beach with my other half.
  11. Soak in the Hot Springs in Iceland
  12. Float in the Dead Sea.
  13. See a shooting star –  I have never seen one!!!!
  14. Go on a helicopter ride with the kids.
  15. Get a tattoo… just a small one.
  16. Take the kids to Lapland.
  17. Take the kids to Disneyland.
  18. Go Zorbing on water.
  19. Make my home perfect.
  20. Drive a racing car.

Realistically I’m never going to be able to do all of these before I am 40, so it’s probably more like a ‘things to do before I die’ bucket list but like I said it’s good to have goals and desires 😉 I’m sure there are lots of things that I have missed out so I am going to keep adding to this and crossing things off once completed.


What would you add if it was your bucket list?

Posted on July 23, 2015

Gorgeous Occasionwear from Melijoe

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Who doesn’t love a good wedding? We have been invited to a wedding this summer and I have been looking all over for gorgeous outfits for Boo. If there is one thing I love it is shopping for pretty clothes for my little girl and Melijoe have the most beautiful selection. Here you will find our favourite dresses for a very special occasion.


This dotted tulle dress from Richmond Jr is Boo’s first choice and I have to agree with her that it is absolutely beautiful, I know she would look just stunning in it. It’s currently reduced from £368 to £221 – unfortunately that’s a little above what I would want to pay for a dress, if it was my own wedding or a special family member then maybe I would stretch to that but there is no denying that it is a very pretty dress.


This Roberto Cavalli Kids printed silk dress is more in my price range at £96. I love the print and think it would be perfect for a summer wedding, in fact I’d really like to wear this one myself.


This Milano jersey and flower-printed cotton dress by Monnalisa is so pretty, I love the flower detail round the neckline and how it flares out at the bottom. It is currently reduced to £150 from £213 too!


I just love the colour of this LESY Crepe and embroidery dress, Boo would always choose a pink dress but I would love to see her in this :)


The pleats on this SUZANNE ERMANN Flared pleated muslin dress are lovely, this is another one that wouldn’t be Boo’s first choice but I think it would love gorgeous on her :)

If you are looking for a special dress for your little girl this summer then head over to Melijoe, they have an amazing selection of dresses, bags, shoes, hair accessories and much much more.

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Posted on June 10, 2015

The Golden Age of Travel?

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I can’t admit to travelling a great deal, I’ve been on a couple of cheap flights to France and that was the only time I have left the country, this may be due to the fact that my parents couldn’t afford to take us abroad when we were kids but also because I just don’t really fancy it.

I love nothing more than visiting new places in the UK and yes I would love to see the world at some point but I really am a homebird! The flights that I have been on were certainly nothing special, no food or drink, entertainment, comfy seats or leg room… it could have just been a bus into town if we hadn’t have been high in the sky 😉


The Golden Age of Holidays: Then or Now? article really got me thinking… I often long for days gone by where we only have 4 channels on the TV and we’d be out all day long playing. I feel bad that my kids don’t experience how I used to live, they don’t get the freedom to explore with their friends. One thing that I do want to make sure they experience is to travel more than I did. We have certainly covered a great deal of the UK with them and a good deal of Brittany but I want to take them out of their (and mine) comfort zone and explore new cultures.

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

Saint Augustine

I can’t admit to knowing what it was like to travel in the 1950’s, I’m sure it was a very exciting time with so many new things being invented and discovered but a very hard time to live too… so my golden age of travel is right now mainly because I’m here in the right now but also because there are so many more options nowadays and you can pick up some absolute bargain holidays online. It may be less comfortable to fly but I’ll take safety over comfort any day of the week!

Fatal accidents occurred around once every 200,000 flights during the 1950s, they now occur less than once every 2,000,000 flights.

I really love how people used to dress in the 1950’s and would love to be around then just for the fashion! The ladies always looked so stylish, the swimwear was especially beautiful.


Yes so for me the only thing I’d go back to the 50’s for is the clothes! What about you?

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