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Baby B’s First Christmas; not what we expected!

Baby B’s First Christmas; not what we expected!

Baby B was poorly with a tonsil infection for his first Christmas, which meant plenty of sleepless nights for all of us, and a very grumpy baby! I took him to the doctors just before Christmas because he had a cough, which I thought might […]

Mikhila shares her New Year faves from Avon

Mikhila shares her New Year faves from Avon

Beauty blogger Mikhila from http://missbudgetbeauty.co.uk/ shares her NEW YEAR faves from Avon… Millie Shoulder Bag ANEW Cleansing Water Secret Fantasy Wonderland Kierra Vibe Watch Calming Effects Loose Powder Foundation Glimmerstick Eyeliner Active Leggings Active Cowl Neck Hooded Top Body Fat Scales Good Night Lavender Body […]

Friday Recipe | Christmas Pudding

Friday Recipe | Christmas Pudding

It’s not too late if you still want to make your own Christmas pudding!  Ingredients 300g brandy-soaked mixed fruit (raisins, currants and sultanas) – I bought mine pre-soaked from Lidl! 75g ready-to-eat dried figs, chopped 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1/2 teaspoon […]

Small Business Showcase | Choccydoodle

Small Business Showcase | Choccydoodle

ChoccyDoodle ChoccyDoodle is the place to go for all things chocolate!  Set up by Kayleigh Smith in early 2015, she has created a range of delicious bespoke  chocolate barks, lollipops and chocolate gifts.  Perfect for birthday, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day (or any other time you fancy […]

New Avon catalogue | sale now on!

New Avon catalogue | sale now on!

Click here to view the latest catalogue/find out how to order

Small Business Showcase | Not Another Bunch of Flowers

Small Business Showcase | Not Another Bunch of Flowers

Not Another Bunch of Flowers www.notanotherbunchofflowers.com Not Another Bunch of Flowers offers a range of pretty, yet practical gifts for those in need of cheering up, particularly those facing surgery or aggressive treatment regimens such as chemotherapy.  It was set up in 2013 by Anikka […]

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. The day itself takes place on the first shopping Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims […]

Recipe | Quick Veg Noodles

Recipe | Quick Veg Noodles

I bought a pack of Barenaked Noodles on a bit of a whim when I was in Holland and Barrett a couple of months ago, and they have been sitting in my cupboard!  I found them this lunchtime, just as I was rummaging for something […]

Recipe | Nutmeg & Custard Yo Yo’s

Recipe | Nutmeg & Custard Yo Yo’s

These were created based on the recipe from the Marcus Wareing “Nutmeg & Custard” cookbook.  If you don’t have it, you really should buy it!  It’s brilliant!  Full of delicious sweet treats from your childhood. For the biscuits 150g unsalted butter, room temp 40g icing sugar 2 tbsp […]

Avon | gifts & gadgets

Avon | gifts & gadgets

Going through the latest couple of Avon brochures, I’ve picked out a few of my favourite gifts and gadgets that are available! Portable charger (current brochure price, £8) Handy little gadget if you – like me – are prone to leaving the house without a […]