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Friday, 1 January 2021

#WIN a Cadbury Chocolate Thank You Gift Box

 WIN a Cadbury Chocolate Thank You Gift Box

Happy New Year Everyone. Let's make 2021 a Good Year!

To kick things off, I had to run a little giveaway and this one's to say 'Thank You' to all of you, my amazing readers. Without you, I wouldn't be doing what I am doing - So Thank You All x

One winner is going to win this fantastic Cadbury Chocolate Thank You Gift Box which includes all of the following treats inside: 1 x Cadbury Dairy Milk 200g Bar with Cadbury 'Thank You' sleeve, 1 x Cadbury Heroes Carton 185g, 1 x Cadbury Crunchie, 1 x Cadbury Wispa Bar, 1 x Cadbury Curly Wurly, 1 x Cadbury Twirl and 1 x Cadbury Flake Bar.

To WIN - Simply use the Rafflecopter Form below to complete as many or as few of the entry options as you like. It's completely up to you how many you do but remember, the more entries you do, the more chances you have to win. 1 lucky winner will be chosen at random after it closes on Sunday January 31st  - Open to the UK Only - Good Luck x

 This is not a sponsored Giveaway - The Prize is supplied by myself. Terms and Conditions: One winner will be drawn at random using the Rafflecopter App. This Giveaway is only open to the UK. The giveaways ends on Sunday January 31st

2021 - Things Can Only Get Better, Surely?

 2021 - Things Can Only Get Better, Surely? 

Last night we happily said 'Goodbye' to 2020 as the Big Ben bells rang us in to 2021.

2020 has been a tough year for all of us, but we've made it trough to the other side.

2020 was the year we didn't get to go on holiday or even see the nearest sea like we would do. We didn't get to party with our extended family for our Birthdays or get to Dance at our own Wedding, which was cancelled, rearranged and scaled down to just 15 guests.

2020 saw us work from home or be placed on 'Furlough' which we never dreamed possible. Schools closed and our children were homeschooled as best as we could. That was tough.

2020 saw our family cat of 14 years 'Garfield' laid to rest, we miss him so much.

2020 also brought us a little joy in the form of a new life. My daughter gave birth to her beautiful son, my gorgeous grandson, making me a Nanny, making me very blessed. He was the light at the end of our tunnel. The joy in our darkness and the love that fills my heart.

2020 - I happily wave GOODBYE to YOU. And I can honestly say that I hope we never have another year quite like you. I know 2021 is going to be tough but hopefully things will get better and by Summer we will be able to live our lives as close to 'normal' again. I miss seeing my friends, I miss dancing and singing. I miss being able to see my family whenever I want too and I miss being able to sit in a restaurant with my family, to enjoy a simple meal.

2021 may start off slow but things can only get better, surely?

2021 - Lets' be Having You!

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Have Yourself a Wizarding World Christmas ..

 Have Yourself a Wizarding World Christmas ..

Christmas is on it's way and Santa will soon be here. I have a wonderful selection of Wizarding World Gifts that would be perfect for any little wizard or muggle this Christmas.

First up we have our favourite of the gifts shown above, the Yume Toys Harry Potter Real Talking Sorting Hat. Every Wizard's journey begins with the Sorting Hat and this one won't disappoint as you place the hat upon your head to be sorted into your Hogwarts house. It uses the voice of the Sorting Hat, just like in the movie and is made to fit most wizards heads.

Another gift carrying on the dressing up theme is the Rubie's Official Harry Potter Gryffindor Deluxe Adult Robe which is sure to complete every Wizards look off perfectly.

There's the Wizarding World 10 Film Collection which features all of the Harry Potter films and the Fantastic Beasts DVD’s. This is a great gift for the film lovers to enjoy over and over.

If you love a good Mystery toy then the Mystery Wand is one to check out as you get a Mystery Package containing one of nine mystery wands. It's a novel idea of collecting wands.

Another Mystery toy is the Wizarding World Harry Potter Magical Capsules which give you lots of little treats all wrapped up in one big surprise capsule, who will you find inside?

We found Harry Potter himself inside our Magical Capsule.

Another Mystery gift is the LEGO Harry Potter Minifigures Series 2 which have a total of 16 different mini figures for you to collect. Each one is a little mystery as you'll have to open the bag to find out which figure you will find inside. My kids love these mystery type toys.

A fun game to play is the Asmodee Harry Potter Dobble Card Game which features the imagery of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, Hedwig, wands, creatures, Hogwarts house crests and more. In dobble there is always only one matching symbol between any two cards. Spot it first and you win! It's a game of speedy observation.

A gift for the crafters is this Hogwarts Express Draught Excluder Knitting Kit which comes with an illustrated step by step pattern instruction guide and everything you need to make your own draught Excluder. It's very unique and such a great idea for all Harry Potter fans.

And last but not least there's the Goliath Games Harry Potter Quest for Beasts Board Game which lets you play as your favorite Harry Potter character on this unique swinging game board that allows play inside and outside of Hogwarts. The Magical beasts have broken loose at Hogwarts and it's up to you to catch them, be the first to collect all the clues and figure out which magical beast you have captured and you will win! It's a great Harry Potter game.

That's nine fantastic Harry Potter gift ideas for you to enjoy. I hope you enjoyed them and maybe you might have even found the perfect gift for the little wizard or muggle in your life.

Disclosure: We received our Wizarding World Gifts for free in return for an honest review.

Drive Lap Land at Silverstone this Christmas #Review

 Drive Lapland at Silverstone this Christmas

Silverstone has Christmas all wrapped up this year with the launch of it's brand-new, COVID safe Christmas extravaganza for all the family to enjoy - Lap Land. Introducing an entirely new concept to the UK at the home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, Silverstone. Lap Land will be the hottest ticket around. Offering an unrivalled, unique, one of a kind experience that will create the most memorable, magical festive moments. 

Launching TODAY on 10 December, Lap Land will run through out the whole of December until the 3rd of January and will only be closed on one day for Christmas Day. itself.

In the comfort and safety of your own cars, visitors get to drive on the iconic Silverstone Formula 1 track under darkness and will be treated to a spectacular laser and light show around the circuit at this theatrical Christmas attraction. A dedicated Lap Land Radio Station has been set up to add to the festivities, providing a musical backdrop with seasonal singalong favourites to bring the Christmas spirit right into the hearts of the cars. 
After taking the chequered flag on track, Lap Land visitors can continue to enjoy the festival with a classic favourite at the Lap Land drive in cinema, flying off to join The Snowman himself.

Lap land is set to wow audiences and create a new family Christmas tradition alongside pantos, grottos and carol concerts. Lap Land will be a leisurely tour of the Silverstone track with a 30 to 40 minute experience that will give visitors plenty of time to wonder at the dazzling illuminations. Driving at no more than 5 mph and with no overtaking allowed, you'll have plenty of time to go at your own pace and take in all the lights, you might even see Santa too.

Lap Land bookings opened for pre sales last week but tickets are still available on general sale. With strong demand during pre sales, early booking is advised to secure tickets for what promises to be a real treat for the Christmas and New Year holiday period.  Lap Land opens from 10th December to 3rd January (only closed on Christmas Day) with booking slots available from 4.30pm to 8.30pm, Sunday to Thursday and 4.30pm to 9.30pm on Friday and Saturday, prices start at just £35 per car. Multiple screens showings of The Snowman will be available to book each night for an additional £15 per car. Silverstone offers a COVID-19 booking guarantee, with full refunds if the event is cancelled due to Government restrictions. 
To be on the starting grid for this ultimate Christmas attraction, visitors can book at Full terms and conditions are available on the website.

We went along to the Press Preview last night and have to say it was amazing. The lights and lasers were truly spectacular, we'd never seen anything like them. being able to do a lap of Silverstone's F1 Track has got to be one of our highlights of 2020. A dream come true.

If you love F1 like we do or simply love Christmas Lights then this is an event not to be missed. It's a fantastic family day out with no other like it. We all had a wonderful time.

Disclosure: We were invited to the Press Preview as guests for free. 
All opinions expressed within this review are 100% honest and entirely our own

Monday, 30 November 2020

Steril-eeze - Alcohol Free Hand Sanitiser #Review

 Steril-eeze -  Alcohol Free Hand Sanitiser 

Steril-eeze has a brand new hand sanitiser that is alcohol free but is just as effective as an alcohol based hand sanitiser at removing unwanted nasties from our skin. It’s gentler than other products you may have tried, and the perfect option for families with young children or those with sensitive skin like us. It’s quick to dry and can be used on surfaces and hands. 

If you're like me, then you probably heard the alcohol free part and instantly thought, well that won't kill a virus, but on this occasion, I'm happy to say that I was wrong, and it actually will. Whilst it is alcohol free, it contains hypochlorous and has the power to Kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. It's Non irritating and non sting making it kind to hands and sensitive skin.

Steril-eeze is an easy to apply, quick drying spray sanitiser that leaves no sticky residue and it doesn't smell like most others do either. It's ideal for all the big and little hands in your family and I love that it comes in three different sized bottles making it the perfect sanitiser for all different purposes. Because it's scientifically proven to kill viruses and bacteria on hands and surfaces, I've placed my large 250ml bottle in my kitchen to help protect my surfaces.

The 50ml small bottle is the perfect handbag sized bottle to keep with you on the go which is exactly where I'll be keeping mine, in my handbag. It's the perfect size for taking with me wherever I go, to the supermarket, the school runs and even to the play time in the parks.

I love that it's a quick spray bottle so there's no fuss and no mess. Just instant protection.

Steril-eeze is a real multi purpose sanitiser as it's not just for your hands but also can be used to sanitise surfaces inside and outside of your home including worktops and surfaces, car interiors, keys, phones, tablet screens, shopping trolley handles and children’s toys.

It's available to buy now in Morrisons and online at Amazon

Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Post for Steril-eeze.

Sunday, 29 November 2020

#Win Love Hearts Plush Toys: Lionel the Lobster & Brian the Broccoli

 #Win Love Hearts Plush Toys: 

Lionel the Lobster & Brian the Broccoli.

When Swizzels Love Hearts Meets Posh Paws International this is what you get. 

Super cute Plush Toys that everyone will adore. Meet Lionel the Lobster and Brian the Broccoli who are both currently looking for a new home. Posh Paws’ Love Hearts soft toys are full of fun, with sentimental and cheeky messages that make the perfect presents for friends, family, loved ones or a treat for yourself. Give someone the gift of a cuddle this Christmas with these soft toys. Or enter this Giveaway for the chance to win.

Love Hearts Lionel the Lobster has a RRP price of £9.99 and is now available from Amazon or House Of Fraser, Moonpig and Argos too. There's lots of other super cute designs to choose from. I love the sweet 'You're My Lobster' toy but I do love them all.

Love Hearts Brian the Broccoli has a RRP price of £9.99 and is also available from the stockists mentioned above. Isn't he just the cutest vegetable that you've ever seen?

Posh Paws International have asked me to find them both a home this Christmas.

So, who wants to WIN them both?

To WIN - Simply use the Rafflecopter Form below to complete as many or as few of the entry options as you like. It's completely up to you how many you do but remember, the more entries you do, the more chances you have to win. 1 lucky winner will be chosen at random after it closes on Monday December 14th  - It's Open to the UK Only - Good Luck

This is a sponsored giveaway. The prize will be supplied by Posh Paws International.

Terms and Conditions: One winner will be drawn at random using the Rafflecopter App. 
This Giveaway is only open to the UK. The giveaways ends on Monday December 14th.

Monday, 16 November 2020

My Little Christmas Gift Guide 2020

 My Little Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Christmas is finally on it's way and with Just 39 Day to Go, I am Excited!

I love the build up to Christmas, more than the actual day itself these days, as it's the fun of choosing the gifts for all your loved ones that really brings out my Christmas Spirit. I've had lots of extra time on my hands this year due to being at home for an extra few weeks so I've tried to put it to good use by trawling the internet to find you the best of the best gifts. 

My children haven't asked for any toys this year as they're getting too old to play with toys now, or so I am told so I haven't included any toys in this Gift Guide. Sorry about that, but there's lots of other gifts for older children and adults that you may find yourself interested in.

You may notice I've added a few baby gifts into my gift guide this year, and no I'm not pregnant. It's simply because I'm so excited about my first baby grandson who should be joining us just in time for Christmas Day this year, he's due on the 19th December.

My first Gift is the gorgeous Baby Boys Hamper - Large from the Baby Hamper Company.

 It costs £40 and comes beautifully gift wrapped, all ready to hand over at Christmas. Inside the hamper, there's a beautiful selection of gifts for your newborn. There's a sweet sleepsuit in grey stripes and another bodysuit with a sweet slogan 'Boy oh Boy' blazoned across it. There's a matching newborn grey Knotted Hat and a bicycle print Aden & Anais Muslin square. And last but not least, there's a gorgeous rattling Knitted Octopus in blue stripes.

It's a delightful gift that anyone who's just had a new baby would love.

My second gift is this practical and rather lovely Shnuggle Bath from Kiddies Kingdom

The Shnuggle Bath in White with a Grey Backrest is on offer right now and costs just £21.49. The Shnuggle bath has been carefully crafted to provide a safe and secure place for to bath your baby, making it more comfortable and enjoyable for baby and less stressful for you. It's just what every mum needs, as after having 3 babies myself, bathtimes were my biggest struggle. I wish I'd had something like this when my three were little, it would have helped so much. I love the idea that it can be used anywhere you like or in the bath too.

My third gift also comes from Kiddies Kingdom - the Avent Fast Bottle Warmer

Costing £35, he Philips Avent SCF355 Bottle Warmer, will guarantee a gentle and even warming of bottled milk and baby food. Usually taking about 3 minutes, the SCF355 is simple to use, twist the dial to your chosen setting, there are options for defrosting, small bottles, baby food and big bottles. Because the SCF355 ensures an even distribution of warming you can be confident that your baby's food or milk won't have any "hot spots". All Avent bottles and baby food containers are suitable for use with the SCF355 and included inside the box is a helpful warming guide to help you get the right time every time. Practical and Handy.

My fourth gift is the last baby gift, this Red Christmas Baby Romper from Mother.

Costing £20, it's so lovely and nothing says Christmas more than a festive red romper suit. The picture above has been provided from the Mother website as I couldn't get a sample to show you in time but I didn't want to leave it out of my gift guide as it's just the prettiest little suit. It's available in four different sizes from newborn all the way up to 12 months and can be personalised too. I've ordered one with my grandson's name on it and can't wait to see it.

My fifth gift is one for the gadget lovers, the JAM’s TWS Athlete earbuds.

You can experience true wireless freedom with these JAM’s TWS Athlete earbuds. Offering up to 6 hours of playtime (or 30+ hours when you use the rechargeable case), they’re ideal for getting your sweat on virtually anytime. The ultra flexible ergonomic ear hook design moves with you, so they won’t shake off during an intense workout and make hands free calling even more comfortable and convenient and I have to say, they look pretty awesome too. Costing £49.99 these are one of my more expensive gifts but they are really cool. These are available to buy from the Jam Audio website and Amazon. Defo one for my nephew.

My sixth gift is another one for the gadget lovers - this Joby FreeHold Universal Kit.

The Joby FreeHold Universal Kit is a Multi functional finger loop, phone grip with accessories for your mobile phone. It helps to hold the phone securely and connects the phone to the flexible arms and tripod to give you a more hands free usage. It's perfect for teens like mine who are always trying to balance their phone in different places when taking Tik Tok videos. It cost £26.95 and sticks to most phones and cases which allows you to hang, grip and stand your mobile phone using the flexible leg attachment. It's a bit of a quirky gift but teens will love it. This one's been put away for Santa to bring on Christmas Day for my teen.

My seventh gift is an edible one - a Christmas HARIBO Hamper.

The Haribo Sweets Gift Christmas Hamper Box is currently selling for £15 on Amazon and comes jam packed full of HARIBO treats. Inside the festive box, there's: Haribo Balla Stixx, Haribo Jelly Beans, Haribo Giant Trees, Haribo Chamallows Marshmallows, Haribo Dummies Z!ng and Haribo Squidgy Strawbs. With No artificial colours - Kids and grown-ups love it so!

This one's going to be shared with the whole family.

My eighth gift is something for the car - Lynx Car Air Fresheners from Halfords. 

Prices range from £1.99 to £7.99 so these make really great stocking fillers. There's lots of fragrances to choose from and lots of differents styles too which is something I love. We have these in our car and I have to say, they do smell pretty good and last for a good while too.

That's eight little Christmas gift ideas that hopefully will give you some ideas of your own.

Merry Christmas Everyone x

Disclosure: This Gift Guide includes PR Samples but Opinions expressed are 100% Honest.