Getting My Kids to Eat Anything

Gifted Book I have a constant struggle with the kids when it comes to mealtimes. Cameron used to be really adventurous when he was a toddler, but slowly he stopped wanting to try different foods and nowadays it is a battle to encourage the kids to have what we are having for dinner. More often than not I find myself giving in and reaching for the chicken dippers and turkey...

A Hair Cut and Colour with Simone Thomas

Review Visit Having my hair cut and coloured is a total luxury. As well as providing a transformation to my appearance, it is also a rare chance to get some time to myself, away from being ‘mum’ for just a few hours. For this reason, I see a hair appointment as an investment in myself and an act of self care. I have been to salons before where the atmosphere...

How to Dress as a Guest for a Spring Wedding

Features Gifted Items Wedding season is almost upon us, and with it comes the pressure of deciding what to wear as a wedding guest for a spring wedding. It can be a bit of a minefield, deciding what to wear – avoiding white as well as the wedding colours in case you are mistaken for a member of the bridal party. Having been invited to a wedding myself recently, I...

A Family Visit to Rock Reef – Review

Review Visit You may think that, as a seaside town, Bournemouth falls short when it rains. With so many fun, indoor and all-weather activities available around the local area, a little rain won’t stop us from having fun! A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I took the older two children along to Rock Reef, situated on Bournemouth Pier, to try out their climbing walls, pier cave and high-line activities....

Do you need to start saving for retirement?

This a paid guest post. For a lot of people, saving for retirement might not seem like a big priority. Today’s young people are already struggling to buy their first home, so having extra financial goals to save for might seem an impossible task. Even though retirement might seem lightyears away, it is important to start saving as soon as you can. The earlier you save, the quicker you will...

Micro Motorz – A Brand New Car Collectible

GIFTED REVIEW The children absolutely love collectibles – those small, pocket money priced toys that you can start a collection of quickly, without it costing the earth. When I was told about a brand new car collectible, Micro Motorz, and offered to be sent some for the children, I knew they would love the fun designs and the fact that the miniature cars are able to race down a track....

Couch To 5K – The First Week

I know lots of people have been embarking on Couch to 5k since the beginning of the year. I downloaded the app myself, adamant I would stick to my new year’s resolution to work on my fitness but then I never got round to starting it, always finding an excuse and prioritising something else. Just over a week ago, I decided something had to change. My eating habits were really...

Philip Kingsley Re-Moisturizing Shampoo & Elasticizer

GIFTED You may remember, I posted previously about Philip Kingsley and their shampoo and scalp toner. I was also sent their Re-Moisturizing shampoo and Elasticizer and I have been using them both to give my hair some much needed TLC as we near the end of winter. Anabel Kingsley from Philip Kingsley suggests a three pronged approach to taking care of your hair and keeping it fresh and shiny –...

Work From Home Workwear Style

Sponsored  Working from home, you might think my wardrobe consists only of jeans and t-shirts. After all, one of the perks of being self-employed and working from my laptop means I am not constricted by a uniform or rules when it comes to dressing for the day. However, I do like to dress for business as I feel it gets me in the right frame of mind. Staying in your...

A Family Visit to Mr Mulligan’s Bournemouth – Review

So you might remember me mentioning previously that I attended the launch event for Mr Mulligans when it first opened in Bournemouth. I loved how vibrant and fun the venue was with its three themed courses to choose from, and the chance to enjoy a drink as you went around the holes. I was recently invited back in to try out the courses with Ed and the kids, so that...