Easy crafts: Valentine’s day card and matching envelope

Valentine’s day in our house has a history of being disastrous. In fact our first ever Valentine’s day together involved going to watch England play Wales in the Six Nations Rugby. He’s Welsh, I’m English and I think that probably says it all. Since then Valentine’s has deteriorated to such an extent that the year before last he accidentally bought me a birthday card. Since then we’ve given up completely. Making a Valentine’s card I’m not under any illusions about me getting anything for Valentine’s day this year. But at the very least, I thought it would be nice to make…

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Thursday Photo #142

Does anybody else have to look at Instagram to remember what they’ve done each week? I’m sure it can’t just be me. Anyway, after quickly refreshing my mind, here’s what we’ve been up to. Our week I had a pretty chilled morning on Friday while the girls were at school and nursery. After a quick walk with the dogs, I headed to our local Tesco baby event so I could blog about it. Then I treated myself to a coffee and a muffin until it was time to pick Lia up. The weekend was relatively chilled with Libby going to a…

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Afternoon tea and spa at Fishmore Hall

I don’t mean to brag but I am a bit of an expert on afternoon tea. I know a good cake when I see one – and I know how to pronounce scone and that the cream should definitely go on first. So I was delighted to be invited for afternoon tea at Fishmore Hall country house hotel in Ludlow. And to top off my perfect afternoon, I was able to use the spa facilities and have a massage too. About Fishmore Hall I’ve been to Fishmore Hall a few times over the years. I haven’t stayed there but the hotel itself…

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Creating a Valentine’s day look with Mainline Menswear

My younger brother is a typical eighteen year old. He puts in long hours working at our local pub when he’s not at college, and he likes to treat himself to nice clothes with the money he earns. So when Mainline Menswear got in touch to see if I’d like to review some products for someone in time for Valentine’s day, he was the natural choice. Mainline Menswear sell a wide range of designer clothing for men. They cater for men of any age, and they’ve definitely got it right if teenagers are happy to shop there. They pride themselves on…

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Offers and advice from Tesco Baby Club

This is a collaborative post. On 20th and 21st January 2017, Tesco are hosting a Baby Club event for parents to be and parents of babies and toddlers. I went along to our local one this morning to find out what it was all about. About Tesco Baby Club If you’re a parent to be or have a baby or young toddler, it is well worth signing up to the Tesco Baby Club. They’ll send you a selection of offers tailored to the age of your child. You can also win prizes and access expert advice on everything from caring for…

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Thursday Photo #141

Gosh, I’ve just been looking back over this week’s photos and it was only Friday when we had the somewhat underwhelming smattering of snow. After the big build-up, this really was an anticlimax. Snow and mud Luckily, Libby was able to get out and have a snowball fight at school. Poor Lia missed out completely as it was her nursery morning and it had gone from there by the time they went outside to play. I had some blog photos to take so I made a point of going onto the hills to do it. I got some gorgeous photos of the…

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20 tips for visiting Europa-Park theme park in Germany

Hidden away in the Black Forest in Germany is a theme park like no other. Europa-Park is a family-run park and yet it is enormous – one of the biggest in Europe. Each area of the park is based on a different European country. Beside the main theme park lie a selection of upmarket hotels, a camp resort with wagons, log cabins and teepees and a campsite. There’s even an open water swimming lake and a nature reserve. Here are my top 20 tips for making the most of your visit. 1. Check what’s on before you go Europa-Park host a…

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