Being organised: Black Friday deals

Every summer, I decide around August time that this year, I’ll be ready for Christmas. By the time November comes around, I have usually realised that my decision was absolute nonsense. If I’m honest, this year is worse than ever. Last Christmas, I finished making my Christmas cakes sometime around midnight on Christmas Eve. I’d overdone it on the fruit soaked in brandy and there was quite a lot left over. Well, enough for another cake. So, I decided that when we’d finished our Christmas cake I’d make another one. I didn’t. Until the end of August when we were…

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Memories of 2014, amazing giveaway!

I was lucky enough to be asked to review a book specially made for us by Love2read. When I had the opportunity to do the review, I realised that Libby would enjoy reading a book about her, but what happened next really surprised me. So let’s start from the beginning. The idea of the Love2read books is that you log onto their very simple website and upload your own photos, accompanied by a few words per page of your choosing. Last week was hectic to say the least for me, and I managed to create my book in about 10…

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Doddle for Dogs Review and Giveaway!

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to review the Doddle for Dogs, a dog collar with an integrated lead. I thought this sounded quite convenient, so I said I’d give it a go. I decided to use it on Soxa, because being a Lurcher, Pluto can occasionally slip out of a collar so he tends to be better off with a slip lead. In recent years, Soxa has aged quite quickly. She is fourteen years old and has had two strokes, In dogs, a stroke is something to do with the ears, so I’m told. This has…

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Early Starters – it’s Competition Time!

This week, Libby and I have been lucky enough to be reviewing the latest books by Rod Campbell, creator of the much loved Dear Zoo. The new series is called Early starters and consists of these four fabulous books.  Each one of them is based around a particular theme. “How many?” is a great introduction to counting, “My Day” follows the baby’s day and encourages children to name objects. “What’s That?” has lovely colourful page tabs and helps a child to learn about animals and things they might encounter in every day life. Libby’s particular favourite is “Can You?”. This…

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Win free entry into the Shock Absorber Women Only Triathlon!

I have been lucky enough to be given a free entry into the amazing Shock Absorber Women Only triathlon at Eton Dorney lake on 14th July. I’ll give that a moment to sink in. Jealous? I would be! If you were momentarily consumed with envy, you’ll be delighted to know that I have five additional free entries to give away! If you are considering entering, you might like to know that this has been voted one of the top five triathlons IN THE WORLD! Here’s a bit more about the race and how to prepare for it.   The race is…

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