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Me and Mine (November 2018)

Friday, November 30, 2018


November started with a really fun family evening watching fireworks at a local village hall. We had the best time, watching the fireworks, eating hot doughnuts and playing hook a duck. It was so nice spending an evening having fun together. We also did some bonfire night food activities making chocolate covered apples and frozen yoghurt pops, as bonfire night itself was a school night, we had just as much fun spending it inside making nice treats.

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Children's Christmas Gift Guide

Friday, November 30, 2018


As part of my annual children's gift guide I have put together a list of items that I know my children will love. Some have been sent for review and others I have included as I have chosen them for my children personally. 

We are big Harry Potter fans in our house and were recently sent the Harry Potter Wizard Training Wands to review. They have been listed as one of the top 12 toys for Christmas 2018 and I can see why! You can use them to cast spells or play a fun game of wizard tag. I've written a full review which you can read here. These have a RRP of £19.99 each with four designs to choose from.

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Men's Christmas Gift Guide

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


I find it so difficult to buy for the men in my life without always choosing boring generic items that they need all year round. Here I have a few gift suggestions for men that we have been sent to try. 

If you have already read my food and drinks gift guide you may have seen this item already but I was so impressed I decided to feature it in both. Summerton Club is a premium spirits subscription box containing rare and unique spirits which won't be found on supermarket shelves. Octobers box contained this Limited Edition Swedish single malt whisky, past boxes have contained a selection of aged brandies, whiskies and rums from around the world. It would make the perfect gift for those who love their premium spirits and like to collect drinks for their cabinet collections. The boxes cost £50 including postage, packing and delivery. I think most of the men in my family would be more than pleased to receive something like this to show off.

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Women's Christmas Gift Guide

Monday, November 26, 2018


I love writing my Christmas guides and trying out new products to share with you all. Here I have a selection of items which would make great gifts for women of all ages. 

Impulse have a range of new Limited Edition Body Mists. They have the Go Get Glitter collection with Coconut Spritz + Glitter Bomb and Melted Candy + Unicorn Dust, both have sweet scents that make you think back to the fun of summer. Both scents are available exclusively at Superdrug with an RRP of £6. They also have their Instagram Stars collection with body mists designed by Sophie Hannah and Helen Anderson. Mermaid Waves + Peachy Paradise by Sophie Hannah and Violet Palms + Neon Nights by Helen Anderson are both more adventurous scents. These two are available exclusively at Boots with an RRP of £6. They would make a great stocking filler item for any beauty loving ladies. 


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Review: Harry Potter Wizard Training Wands

Thursday, November 22, 2018


Last week the Top 12 toys for Christmas were announced at Dreamtoys. Included in this list was the Harry Potter Wizard Training Wand. There are four different wands in the collection including Harry Potter's, Hermione's, Dumbledores and Lord Voldemort's. Each wand has its own unique design to look like that of the character's. We were sent a Harry Potter wand and a Hermione wand to try out and test both the single and multiplay features.

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Review: Paddington Sightseeing Adventures

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


One of our favourite things to do as a family is play board games. We have a cupboard full of fun games for us all to enjoy and I love how it encourages us to turn off all technology and have fun together on rainy days. The kids are big fans of Paddington Bear since the movies came out, especially Elsie, and I thought they would love to try out the Paddington Sightseeing Adventures game.

Christmas 2018

Christmas Food & Drinks Guide

Monday, November 19, 2018


I love Christmas and buying gifts for loved ones. I am surrounded by people who of course love their food and drinks so this year I was inspired to put together a guide full of fantastic food and drinks gifts.

Summerton Club is a premium spirits subscription box containing rare and unique spirits which won't be found on supermarket shelves. Octobers box contained this Limited Edition Swedish single malt whisky, past boxes have contained a selection of aged brandies, whiskies and rums from around the world. It would make the perfect gift for those who love their premium spirits and like to collect drinks for their cabinet collections. The boxes cost £50 including postage, packing and delivery. 

Tyre Care and Maintenance

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

As car owners you are responsible for making sure your vehicle is safe to drive and fit for the roads. One of these responsibilities is to ensure that your tyres are maintained to a good standard.


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Review: Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker

Thursday, November 08, 2018


My kids love food activities. I however, struggle with having the patience to help them all when it comes to these kind of activities. I can't even explain how much I love it when something easy to use without too many ingredients comes along and we actually manage to create something stress-free and fun! The Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker is just that. Included in the kit is; a silicone mould with penguin and snowman shapes, six reusable lollipop sticks and an igloo which can be use to melt the chocolate in with a lid that can stand the finished choc ices. It is as simple as that. You just need to provide the food items as and when needed. 

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Review: Little Dragons Cafe Playstation4

Friday, November 02, 2018


Back in September at Blog On Xmas, I came across the team promoting Little Dragons Cafe. My children are not big gamers, they struggle with so many games needing lots of assistance which I struggle to give as I suffer with motion sickness if I spend too long on any console! For that reason they usually only use the Playstation to watch Netflix but I thought this game looked perfect for them. 

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It Is Almost Time To Decorate #Ad

Thursday, November 01, 2018

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Since buying our house back in May, we have had lots of work going on. We have had the whole house rewired, the roof repaired, leaks fixed and all sorts of other fixing jobs. We have finished decorating the boys bedroom with freshly painted walls and a new carpet. I have painted the Kitchen to give it a fresh new look. In 5 months we have achieved a lot but still have a long way to go. With Christmas coming up, we are desperate to have the girls' and our bedrooms plastered and decorated, before we start on our living/dining rooms in the New Year. We currently have just stripped walls and bare floorboards in the bedrooms so it will be amazing to have everything feeling so homely!

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