Sunday, 31 December 2017

Fabulous Finds December 2017: Good Bubbles, Fun Stationery and A Heated Airer

December has been a quiet month for me so I haven’t had a lot of time to find fun and wonderful things making this a shorter post than normal, but there are still some products I had to share with you including: bubble bath for children, stationery, a make up brush, a dairy free find and my latest home gadget.

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My Blogging Year in Review: 2017

I’m not sure where the last few weeks have gone, Christmas has passed even faster than the rest of the year and that zoomed by. In 2017 I went from being on maternity leave to a stay at home mum, not a huge change I guess, but the removal of my regular income and previous identity has taken a little getting used to. It was absolutely the right choice for me as I wasn’t happy in my job and while being at home all the time is hard work I have loved seeing Little develop and being there more for my big girl.

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Friday, 8 December 2017

Camera Comparison on the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Mobile Phones

How do you choose a new phone? My mobile rarely leaves my side and I can frequently be found chatting on social media. While most apps are available in the App Store or Google Play the one thing that makes phones stand apart for me is their cameras. I love my DSLR but as a mum with young children I am more likely to capture those special moments on my mobile phone.

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

#MeToo, But Please Not Them

I just finished reading the TIME Silence Breakers article about the #MeToo movement. It talked about the great shift enabling women to stand up and say they have been victims of inappropriate behaviour, harassment, abuse and rape and equally importantly that people will believe them. I want to join in the voices, I want to say “me too”, but I will never tell my full story. I’m not alone, but I am one of the many who will never tell the truth.

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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Christmas Giveaway: The Blue Collection

As I explained in this blog post I am running 5 giveaways this Christmas to share some of the great products I have been given this year by brands, but which aren’t a great fit for my family. The giveaways are running on my blog and across social media and this post contains the chance to win the “Blue Collection” prize. I don’t want to call it a giveaway for boys, because there are lots of bits which will appeal to all children, but I wanted to split the prizes up a bit. 

DC Comics Ooshies Pencil Toppers 7 pack, 2 x Nerf N-Strike Jolt, Marvel 500 blind bag series 6, Marvel 500 blind bag series 7, Hot Wheels Porche 911 GT3 RS, YO-KAI Watch blind bag, Power Rangers Ninja Power Star 2 Pack with Launcher ,Power Rangers Ninja Star blind bag, Little Green Men Blind bag, Flama Nexo Knights

Christmas Giveaway: The Baby Collection

I am lucky that through the many blogging events and opportunities I am involved in I am given quite a few things. Some items are in exchange for reviews and others are provided without any obligation. Anything relevant to my family we try out and I share information about the products I love (often in my Fabulous Finds series), but I’ve ended up with a collection of bits we won’t use or fully appreciate so I am giving them away in a series of advent giveaways.

La Roche-Posay Baby Soothing Repair Balm, La Roche-Posay Baby Lipid Replenishing Balm, Sudocrem care & protect nappy rash cream, Bathtime Buddies Hippo bath toy, Brio Bell Rattle, Super Squish Reusable Food Pouch x 2, Taggies Sooth Me Snuggles Bear Pink

Friday, 1 December 2017

Dear Father Christmas, Please Could You Clear Up A Few Things?

Dear Father Christmas,

Please could you clear up a few things?

A group of children standing silouetted in a doorway as Father Christmas leans over and talks to them