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Friday, 31 May 2019

How about a Nextbase Dash Cam for Father's Day? Read my #Review and #Win your own!

How about a Nextbase Dash Cam for Father's Day? 
Read my Review and Win your own!


Father's Day is fast approaching and as usual, I'm stuck for ideas of what to buy my Dad again. When Nextbase asked me about Dash Cams, it got me thinking of what a practical, useful and exciting gadget gift it could actually make. Their New Series 2 of Dash Cams are out now and they look fantastic. They have a Dash Cam suitable for all budgets too. 

Prices start from just £49.99 with their 122 Model and ho right up to £149.00 for their 522 Model. We've been sent to 222 Model which retails at just £69.00 which makes it a great price for a nice reasonable Father's Day gift. I know my Dad would be happy with one.

For the small price of just £69.99, you get all of this for your money:


The Nextbase 222 redefines the design of a Dash Cam, with a new Click & Go PRO mount for easier connection than ever before. It has Full HD recording, coupled with a new design.

With 1080p HD recording and an improved 6 layer glass lens, the 222 offers full HD for everyone. Install the power cable directly into the mount, allowing the Dash Cam to be wireless. It's Key features: 1080p HD resolution at 30 fps, 2.5” HD IPS screen, 140° viewing angle, free cloud video storage at mynextbase.com. How fab does all that sound?


Driving has never felt safer for us now as our new little friend keeps a watchful eye over the road for us. The kids love being able to see what's happening ahead on the little display whilst daddy likes the fact that if anything should happen to go wrong on our journey, he'll have it all on camera to play back and use if needed at a later date which is great to know.

Dash Cams are sure going to help a lot of drivers with their accident claims this year.

WIN your own Nextbase 222 Dash Cam

Nextbase is a private company, specialising in the Dash Cam sector. With a background in car technology, Nextbase moved into manufacturing Dash Cams and has since claimed a 80% share of the UK market by volume, according to data acquired by independent retail analysts GfK. Sales of Dash Cams – small windscreen-mounted cameras that record a motorist’s view of the road – have since increased by 850% in the last 4 years, making them one of the fastest growing categories of consumer electronics. GfK research further predicts the adoption rate of Dash Cams by the UK market will continue to increase through 2019, by which point nearly 15% of the total UK market will own a Dash Cam. So who wants one?

The lovely people from Nextbase have given me another 222 Model to give away to one of you lovely readers. It's so easy to enter, simply use the Rafflecopter Form below to do so. You can choose to do as many or as few of the tasks as you like, it's completely up to you.



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 June 30th.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Action Man - The Perfect Gift for Your Action Man this Father’s Day #Review

Action Man - The Perfect Gift for Your 
Action Man this Father’s Day.


For many kids, the greatest hero they know is their very own Dad so why not treat your Dad this Father’s Day to a trip down memory lane with the hero of their childhoods, Action Man!

Action Man is the ultimate action figure of today and past generations and you'll be happy to hear that the Action Man Timeless Classic figures are not only just like the originals, but they're packaged in the same boxes, like they used to be, too. They're a really fun way to show your Dad just how much you look up to him by giving him a Hero to enjoy together. 


There's three Action Men to collect in the new range, a Sailor, a Soldier and a Pilot. Each one will cost you around £14.99 which is a pretty good price for an action figure. They measure 30cm tall and come with multiple points of articulation, plus a set of really cute signature Action Man dog tags around their necks, the attention to detail is superb. 


The Sailor Action Man comes smartly dressed and ready for work in his blue sailor suit. He has a rather cute beret on his head and a pair of black working man's boots on his feet. 

The Pilot Action Man comes ready for 'Take Off' in his bright orange flight suit with air control helmet. He also has a pair of black working man's boots on his feet, which I love.


For a few extra pounds the three Action Man Deluxe Classic Sets which will cost you £24.99 have extra accessories with them for the perfect retro experience and even more play value. I think every dad is going to want to play with these awesome throwback toys!


My big brother always played with his Action Man when I was little, they were a big part of our childhood as I remember so I'm pleased that they're back so my son will get to experience the enjoyment now that his Uncle did back then. I'm sure his Daddy had some too. They were always a great toy to open up the imagination, I mean the game possibilities are endless. Our Pilot and Sailor have been having an adventure in the Jungle this week.

It may only be our back garden but it's pretty much a jungle right now.

Action Man would make a lovely gift for the man or boy in your life. He's awesome!

Disclosure: We received our Action Man in return for an honest review.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

My Spa Day with Afternoon Tea at The Belfry with BuyaGift. #Review

My Spa Day with Afternoon Tea at The Belfry 
with BuyaGift


Today I took a very welcomed break from my 'normal' every day routine of school runs, after school clubs and early evening dinners of fish fingers, chips and beans. Today, I got to swap all that for a peaceful afternoon at a beautiful Spa surrounded by 550 acres of stunning English countryside. I spent my time wisely, reading a book by the pool, enjoying Afternoon Tea in the sunshine, splashing in the bubbles of a Jacuzzi and feeling so fresh with a facial. 

You'd think my wonderful day would have taken some planning, hours of preparation, booking calls and lots of my precious time, but you'd be wrong. I booked my Spa Day with Afternoon Tea at The Belfry through the BuyaGift.Com website which is so easy to use and finds some really great offers for you. I simply put in my location and what I was looking for and it did all the searching for me. Their website searches through over 4500 experiences and finds you the best deals. I was looking for a local Spa Day that included some treatments as well as having an Afternoon Tea included and it found it for me. 

Buyagift showed me several offers of local Spas that I could have chosen from but being to The Belfry before, I knew it was a good choice and for the price of just £109, it was a bargain. My day included full use of the leisure facilities, including an indoor pool, gym and Jacuzzi and two 25 minute treatments, from the following options:

Back, neck and shoulder massage, Neck and scalp massage, Express facial, Salt and oil scrub or a Foot massage. There's complimentary robe, slipper and towel hire and then the 
Afternoon tea consisting of tea, finger sandwiches, scones, tea breads and sweet pastries.


For my two treatments, I chose the Express facial and the Salt and oil scrub. Both of which were so relaxing and just what I needed. The whole Spa is beautifully laid out to be calming and peaceful. The treatment rooms are warm and cosy whilst being dimly lit to set the mood. The Spa Lounge is so dreamy, with big comfy chairs or secluded little hideaways filled with fluffy cushions and dimly lit lamps. I could have sat in there for most of the day.


Can you spot my rather sexy disposable underwear? Wit Woo.

The Belfry Spa is so lovely and all the staff so friendly. Even though I went alone today, I never actually felt lonely as there was always someone around if you needed. I'm not normally one for doing things like this one my own but do you know what, I'm so glad I did.

Today I took a huge step forward towards doing more of what I love to do. We all need to take a little time out every now and again to take a well earned rest and enjoy some 'Me Time'. Buyagift made my day so much easier and cheaper too. I'd definitely use them again in the future as they have some great deals and are so easy to use. Buying a voucher is realy easy, even redeeming it is simple too. I completed my booking all through email as I prefer not to do it over the telephone (I'm just a little odd like that) but no one minded at all.


It's been such a lovely day and I'm so sad that it's over. I hope to walk up that wonderful staircase to happiness again real soon. Maybe next time, I'll take a friend to share it with.

Disclosure: Buyagift provided my voucher for this experience in return for an honest review.