Trespass(ing) into practical territory

I’ve been known to purchase some fairly outlandish items of clothing over the years.  The most recent have been a pair of mermaid leggings and a huge red petticoat, the latter of which I wore out to a quiet birthday meal last month in an Indian restaurant (not with the leggings). I figure you only live once, so you might as well wear the bonkers … Continue reading Trespass(ing) into practical territory

A New Discovery – Howkapow

One of the hazards of moving into a new home is the persistent urge to browse for stuff to buy for one’s new abode.  Regardless of cash-flow (or lack of, as the case may be!), I just love to peruse the internet for shiny new (and old) things that would look perfect in my house.  Sometimes, all the pleasure is there in looking.  I don’t have to … Continue reading A New Discovery – Howkapow

Magical Garden Restaurants

Ian and I have been doing recces of various places in our bid for finding a place to live.  Our voyages have taken us all over the southeast (and beyond) to some lovely places and some less lovely places.  It has been a learning experience, and we’re getting closer to making a decision and finding ‘home’. On a recent journey out towards the southeast corner … Continue reading Magical Garden Restaurants

My Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Habit

*Disclaimer: This IS NOT a sponsored post* I know people who are loyal to a particular brand for their entire lives.  They’ll stick with the exact same cosmetics products forever, I guess with the philosophy that, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t try and fix it’. I’m not one of those people.  I flit from brand to brand, trying out new products to see if the … Continue reading My Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Habit

St. Bert’s: Bringing fresh new unisex clothes for kids

My blogging pal Vicki recently brought to my attention this brilliant kids’ clothing company.  It was after I had a mini rant about gender-stereotyping of kids’ clothes – you know, the pink-is-for-girls, trains-are-for-boys mentality (jeez, are we really in the year 2015?). Anyway, the company was St Bert’s Clothing Company, and they had sent her out some clothes for her sons.  I had a browse … Continue reading St. Bert’s: Bringing fresh new unisex clothes for kids

Alcatel One Touch Pixi 7: Helping busy parents get organised

Three Mobile got in touch with me last week to ask if I’d be interested in having a look at an entry-level mini tablet.  The tablet was the Alcatel One Touch Pixi 7, and Three Mobile wanted to find out how this device could help busy parents organise their lives. I am one of those busy parents, and I could do with every bit of help … Continue reading Alcatel One Touch Pixi 7: Helping busy parents get organised

Delta Autos: Making a Trip to the Garage a Pleasure

The vast majority of us own cars and this inevitably means dreaded trips to the garage for essential (frequently costly) maintenance and repairs, not to mention legal requirements such as MOT.  In a recent conversation I had with Stephanie Gutierrez of Victory Autos, she astutely highlighted that after our properties, our cars are usually the most expensive purchase that we make.  Finding a reputable and … Continue reading Delta Autos: Making a Trip to the Garage a Pleasure

Ever Wanted to Learn the Guitar? Look no Further…

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar? Well, as you probably saw a few weeks ago, I made a little video promo for some reviews I was going to cover on the blog for a company called Campfire Guitar.  I urge you to have a little peek at this video, just in case you’re reading this and wondering what on earth Fiona @ Free … Continue reading Ever Wanted to Learn the Guitar? Look no Further…

A Passion for Jewellery

I’ve previously written about my love of jewellery, albeit briefly.   But I’ll elaborate.  You see, I absolutely adore the shiny stuff.  And yes, emphasis on shine as opposed to sparkle.  I love gold. As a young girl, I always remember my mum wearing gold jewellery.  I would sometimes wear some of it, but being a girl that wasn’t particularly interested in clothes and my appearance, … Continue reading A Passion for Jewellery

Arbonne International RE9 Advanced for Men – reviewed (by some men)

I was recently contacted by Louise, a consultant for luxury skincare company Arbonne International.  If you haven’t heard of them before, they were developed in Switzerland in 1975 by a chap called Petter Mørck.  He aspired to create a range of luxury products that were not only highly effective, but also eco-friendly, non-toxic and cruelty-free.  Together with his team of scientists, they created a range … Continue reading Arbonne International RE9 Advanced for Men – reviewed (by some men)