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Posted on May 6, 2019

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For many people a smartphone is practically a necessity. But it can quickly become a very expensive one. Costly contracts, insurance for multiple phones and the hidden costs of roaming and in-app purchases can all drive up the monthly bill. Fortunately there are plenty of ways to save money, even if you’re currently locked into a contract.

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Posted on February 20, 2019

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My kids are at that age now where they get a regular pocket money every month. They get £1 for every year of their age each month. So Boo gets £12 and Bugs gets £8 and having been doing for a good few years now, this has worked really well for us so far and they both love it when the first of each month comes around and they get their money.

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Posted on October 7, 2015

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

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I’m going to say it, and you’re probably not going to like me for it, but it’s only 98 sleeps until Christmas. Yes, yes, I know many of you are only just recovered from the long summer break, which at times has most likely left you pulling your hair out, but as we welcome a new season, it suddenly dawned on me how close Christmas Day actually is!

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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…

Girls

Boys

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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 🙂

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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.

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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Posted on June 9, 2015

Hitting the Beach with Melijoe

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Last month I showcased some gorgeous clothes for Spring from Melijoe, this month we are thinking about getting beach ready so we will be showing you some fabulous picks from their website that are perfect for hitting the beach.

As always I handed the Melijoe website over to the kids so they could choose their favourite things. First up is 8 year old Boo. She loves nothing more than being on the beach and loves to have lots of fab accessories, seriously she could have spent all day and every single penny I own on the Melijoe website!  She finally settled on just five items… a swimsuit, sunhat, flip flops, beach bag and some sunnies 🙂

What do you think of her picks, I think she has just about everything she would need for a perfect day at the beach don’t you? I would absolutely love that swimsuit and those flip flops for myself never mind Boo 😉

Next up is 4 year old Bugs, he LOVES to choose new clothes and always likes to choose what he wears every day and if I have happened to choose and it’s not right then he storms off upstairs to find something that he does want to wear. I love that strong mindedness 😉

You’ll be very pleased that the choice for boys at Melijoe is just as extensive as it is for girls, I really hate that boys don’t get as many options especially on the high street so it is really wonderful to go to a website and discover hundreds of pages of gorgeous boys clothes.

I adore Bugs’ choices especially those turtle shorts, they are so bright and funky… I wouldn’t have any problems picking him out of the crowds in those 😉

I really love the choice at Melijoe, you simply cannot visit without falling in love with something or if you are like us many many things! Head over at check it out for yourself and make sure you are beach ready 🙂

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