Choos vegan sweets from Swizzels
Dec05

Choos vegan sweets from Swizzels

Did you know that vegetarians don’t usually eat sweets? The vast majority of sweets contain gelatine, which is made from parts of animals. Not very nice, really. You may be surprised that it’s not just jelly sweets that contain gelatine, it really is most sweets. I’ve been vegetarian since I was 17 (I’m 45 now) and I haven’t eaten sweets in all that time. My 17 year old son is a lifelong vegetarian, so he...

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Getting ready for winter with J D Williams
Nov23

Getting ready for winter with J D Williams

Regular readers will know that I like clothes which are casual and comfortable. I particularly like clothes from Superdry. I was very pleased when J D Williams asked if I’d like to choose some clothes for winter from their site. I thought I’d find something casual and comfortable – a jumper maybe, or some boots? Perhaps even a coat? I thought I’d find something warm (I get very cold in winter and I really...

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Brooke shoes from Hotter
Jun16

Brooke shoes from Hotter

A few weeks ago, I went to the BlogOn conference in Manchester. While I was there, I met the lovely ladies from Hotter shoes (and a handsome prince!). The ladies were measuring bloggers’ feet, so they could try on a pair of their Brooke casual shoes. You can always get your feet measured in a Hotter store if you’re not sure what size you are. Does anywhere else do that for adults?! Anyway, I was a 7.5, which didn’t...

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Wychwood Festival 2018
Jun04

Wychwood Festival 2018

The Wychwood Festival, at Cheltenham Racecourse, has become an annual event for our family – and one of our favourite days of the year. It takes place every year on the second weekend of May half-term (aka the first weekend in June). We don’t stay over as our group ranges from my 3 year old nephew to my 73 year old dad. We always go on the Saturday, whoever is headlining. Sometimes we get lucky (like when the Levellers...

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Scholastic Book Club Giveaway: Books for tweens
Mar07

Scholastic Book Club Giveaway: Books for tweens

Regular readers will know that I LOVE reading. I post a book review on my blog pretty much every week because that’s how fast I read. But I don’t just love books myself, I love good quality children’s books too – books that entertain and inform. They can be funny or moving or make you think. As long as they’re anything but boring or formulaic. I love nothing more than to share my love of books for teens...

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Preparing for Valentine’s Day with Uncommon Goods
Feb09

Preparing for Valentine’s Day with Uncommon Goods

Love it (see what I did there?) or hate it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Yes, there are those that say why have a day to prove your love, why not prove it every day? But there are plenty of people who like to celebrate – with a meal out or in, a card and maybe a gift. But what to buy? Chocolates, flowers, something practical? (You know I’m a weirdo who likes buying practical presents!) Or what about...

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