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21 August, 2019

Scaramanga Travel Wallet Giveaway

Remember my recent giveaway of a gorgeous Scaramanga leather travel wallet?  Well I have a second one to give away to a lucky reader.  Scaramanga offer a lovely range of handmade leather bags, wallets and accessories and you can catch my review here. The travel wallet has room for documents, schedules and passports and is of a slim classic design which will easily fit into…

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Mal Paper Daily Goal Setter Planner: Review

It is said that those who fail to plan, plan to fail and, whilst I must admit to wandering off the path occasionally, throughout my life I have generally been a goal setter, rather than a drifter.  I am also, a huge fan of stationery and, in particular, planners.  There is something almost cathartic about taking your pen (yes pen!) to a brand new planner…

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18 August, 2019

Get Ready For School With Nadiya’s Lunch Box Hacks

With back to school just around the corner, BBC Good Food Show star, , has shared her favourite lunchbox hacks. Nadiya says: “In between waking and dressing my three, lively children, preparing breakfast for the family, finishing emails and doing laundry, making up pack lunches in the morning is often a rather rushed job. I’m not a fan of filling their boxes, or their stomachs…

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15 August, 2019

The Back To School Guide For The Introvert Mum

Many of us will be facing the prospect of our little darlings going back to school with a mix of relief and sadness. We have loved our time with them (mostly), but now that our house looks like it has been the scene of a 6 week long rave and there is nothing left to eat in the cupboards, apart, of course, from the chickpeas…

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12 August, 2019

The Bad Mother’s 21 Point Guide To Knowing When To Send The Kids Back To School

As the kids prepare to return to school, some mums don’t want them to go.  We only have 18 summers with them, they exclaim – and now there’s one less. But let’s just say that some of us are more ready for their return to school than others.  Here’s my 21 point primer just in case you are in any doubt. 1.  It says term…

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5 August, 2019

Win A Plantpal Automatic Plant Pot Watering System

I don’t have the greatest track record for keeping plants alive and, in all honesty, any that do manage to survive my tendency to overwater them, are often forgotten when we go on holiday.  If you have elderly parents, expecting them to trudge round to water your motley houseplant selection seems beyond the pale.  I have, however, discovered a solution which will delight ham-fisted plant…

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4 August, 2019

Summer Dinner At The Bush Inn, St. Hilary

The Bush Inn at St. Hilary in the Vale of Glamorgan has long been one of our favourite places to eat. It was built in the 16th Century and retains much of the style of the original with bare stone walls, flag stone floors, original oak beams and a large inglenook fireplace. It has been offering hospitality for over 500 years. The Bush Inn at…

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2 August, 2019

Hotter Shoes AW19 Raven Black Suede Review

I am a long time fan of Hotter Shoes.  In fact, I wear them practically every day.  They are one of the few shoe brands I have ever found truly offering comfort and durability in one shoe.  They are ideal for the school run, long shopping trips and everything in-between and I wouldn’t be without them. I’ve been lucky enough to receive a pair of…

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27 July, 2019

Hersey & Son Silversmiths Zodiac Pendant: Review & Giveaway

If you are a fan of Astrology and regularly peruse your horoscope, you will love the beautiful Zodiac & Birthstone Pendant I have been gifted by Hersey & Son Silversmiths in London.  And read on, because I have one to give away. Hersey & Son is one of the few remaining traditional silversmiths in the UK and their expertise certainly shows in the quality of…

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Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.

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