Win a teapot with cups and a vast selection of tea from Adagio

There’s little more comforting than a hot cup of tea. But all teas were not created equal. Adagio tea is all hand picked and sourced from origin. Their flavours are natural and they contain no added sugar as well as being vegan and gluten free. As these are loose leaf teas, Adagio also sell teapots. And they are some of the cutest teapots I’ve ever seen. Adagio tea Adagio sell an incredible selection of loose leaf tea and I’ve been trying out a few of them. Their teas range from standard black tea and Earl Grey, through to green teas, white…

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7 tips to take the stress out of travelling with children

According to the Telegraph, going on holiday has a plethora of benefits for a child, helping with everything from family bonding to stress relief. For us parents though, travelling with children can strike fear into our hearts. Will the journey be horrific, will they fight and most importantly, how can we keep them safe? Here are 7 tips to take the stress out of travel with kids and a giveaway to make it easier. 1. Slow it down The first rule of travel with children is that it takes longer. So, don’t rush. Leave time for stops. Not just toilet…

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Win a PAW Patrol Sea Patroller

This is a collaborative post. To mark the launch of the PAW Patrol Christmas special on Nick Jr. UK on 11th December at 5pm, I’ve teamed up with Nickelodeon UK & Ireland to bring you an amazing competition. If you read the title of this post and immediately had the PAW Patrol theme tune in your head, there’s a good chance you’re a parent with young children. So, it follows that they’ve probably asked for a PAW Patrol toy for Christmas. The Sea Patroller perhaps? In fact, that’s not just a good guess. British newspaper readers have voted this one…

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Win a fleece lined coat and trousers for a child from Wet Wednesdays

This time of year is always a bit depressing. The urge to stay inside to escape this grey, wet weather is almost overwhelming. But it’s so important to wrap up warm and get out there anyway. There’s nothing like a brisk walk in the cold air to blow away the cobwebs. And there’s nothing like moaning children to ruin it. Introducing Wet Wednesdays A few months ago, Wet Wednesdays kindly sent us some wet weather gear for the girls. Theoretically, we shouldn’t have got much use out of it for a few months. It was August after all. But true…

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Win TWO VQ Emma Bridgewater Retro Mini DAB radios to celebrate Black Friday Deal

Picture the scene, it might be familiar. It’s stupid o’clock in the morning and you hear little footsteps pitter-pattering along the landing. The door opens and a small, pyjama-clad person demands your attention. You want nothing more than to roll over and go back to sleep. But parent guilt screams at you not to turn the television on. Now there’s a solution – and it’s beautiful. Introducing the VQ Emma Bridgewater Retro Mini DAB radio On long car journeys, the girls love listening to children’s radio or an audio book. They’re big fans of Julia Donaldson and cBeebies radio. It’s perfect…

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Win with Halfords on Black Friday

This is a collaborative post. Christmas seems to start earlier every year. Against my better judgement, I shared my Christmas days out post in September. In October, I started budgeting for Christmas. November brings with it crisp Winter days and glorious sunrises. It also sees the first of the Black Friday deals, and some great giveaways to boot. Black Friday deals Black Friday this year is 24th November 2017. But did you know that many Black Friday deals are available a few weeks in advance? In fact, Halfords have already launched theirs. This year, the girls have both become very…

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Join the upcycling revolution with Wyatt and Jack

I make no secret of the fact that I hate consumerism. I rarely buy clothes for myself and if I do, they’re often from a charity shop. And as for designer items? They would have to be pretty special to turn my head. But I do make one exception. Designer bags from Wyatt and Jack This isn’t one of those reviews where someone sends me a designer item and I tell you it’s wonderful. Instead, it’s a recommendation for a brand I’ve been using for years. I first discovered Wyatt and Jack when I featured them as an ethical retailer.…

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