A review of the TomTom Go 5200 World Sat Nav – a Sat Nav for life

Many years ago, my husband bought a rusty old camper van on eBay. In all honesty, he’d got over-excited by the prospect of travel freedom and didn’t put a lot of thought into the purchase. By the time we had Libby, we had a choice between scrapping it or putting in an extra seat so we could all use it. We took it to my cousin who is a mechanic and asked if it was worth saving. He laughed. So the van went, we bought a sensible family car and our camper van adventure went on hold. But when we bought the rust-bucket, it…

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Art supplies for children from Colour&Fun – review & giveaway

Children’s art supplies are a delicate subject when you have two children with a slight age gap. Felt tip pens have always caused arguments in our house. Libby is old enough to use them and loves to draw and colour in. Lia on the other hand, just can’t quite master them. We had an incident a few months back where the end of the pen ended up in her mouth, which made her sick. And even on a good day, more pen ends up on her than on the paper. And don’t get me started on the mess she makes…

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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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Prezzybox Valentine’s day competition

Over the past 12 months I’ve worked with Prezzybox on numerous reviews and competitions. So for Valentine’s day, I’ve teamed up with them to review some of my favourite products yet and give you the chance to win one. Valentine’s gifts from Prezzybox Prezzybox specialise in gifts for everyone. So as you’d expect, their Valentine’s selection is second to none. They have a wide range of personalised gifts, from a photo keepsake box to an adult novel. There are games such as Monogamy, wine bottle glasses and name a star kits. Whatever you’re looking for they’ve got it – and if…

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Hellohealthy on Shopmium review and competition news

This is a collaborative post. I was asked to try out the brand new “hellohealthy” initiative on the Shopmium app. I’ve used the app to buy some healthy food and drinks from my local supermarket based on their recommendations. Then all I had to do was scan the product and the receipt to get quite a lot of money back – some of the products were totally free. About Shopmium Shopmium is an app available on the App Store and Google. When you download the app, you can immediately open up a list of things currently on offer. You click…

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Reroute Santa to make sure he finds you this Christmas!

This is a collaborative post. Do your children worry whether Santa will find them if they’re not at home over Christmas? It can be a bit of a worry if they’re travelling or staying with family away from their usual address. Luckily, Reroute Santa is a new website that allows children to let Santa know where they’ll be this year. Reroute Santa review We’re staying at home this year for Christmas. But I thought it would still be fun to let Santa know where we’d be. Reroute Santa is really easy to use with just three boxes to fill in. You…

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