How to avoid Boxing Day spending temptation

We’ve all been tempted by the Boxing Day sales, with the promise of massive savings on much-needed items. But is that dress that’s two sizes too small, or that new laptop you didn’t even know you needed, really worth it? Or has it all been a clever ploy to make you part with your money? Here are some techniques to stop you over-spending this Boxing Day. Don’t pay half-price for something you wouldn’t pay full price for As tempting as it can be to buy something because of its massive saving, if it’s not something you would have bought at… View Post

Goodbye October, Hello November..

And just like that it’s November.  October was a bit of a blink and you miss it month for us. It just seemed to fly by with a mixture of going to work, school for the kids and trying to keep on top of everything. Here’s a little glimpse of some of what we got up to… Autumn has well and truly set in now, hasn’t it! The temperature has dropped, the clocks have changed and the night sets in so much earlier. We have pulled out the knit wear, the coats and we are enjoying movie nights with hot… View Post

Treads School Shoes |Review & Competition|

We have made it to the end of the first half term for this academic year! I think we have all breathed a sigh of relief as we did that last school drop off this morning. It’s been a long term for me partly due to the girls continual habit to forget everything. So far we’ve had an entire school uniform, one school shoe, a pair of football boots, a lunch box along with countless ties and pencil cases going missing at school. Luckily we’ve been reunited with each item within a few days but the stress on a Wednesday… View Post

A Dinner Party Made Easy With La Belle Assiette

I do love to throw a good dinner party. Having all my friends over to a good old girly chat with some good food and a glass or three of wine. You can’t beat it. Well at least that’s what I thought. Until my friends and I experienced a stress free dinner party courtesy of La Belle Assiette. We were very lucky to have the fantastic Steven Vanderveken cooking for us for the evening. It felt a little bit bizarre handing over the kitchen and letting someone else take complete and utter control, but I won’t lie it was bloody lovely not… View Post

The Annual Trip To The Pumpkin Patch

Tis the season to feel autumnal tralalalala. Halloween is almost upon us, so the girls and I took a trip down to the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkins. It’s quite early in the season really but the girls and I are going to be away for the half term which is when Halloween is, I do plan to have a little Halloween party at home for the kids though, mostly because i just love getting creative with Halloween snacks! Check out my super Simple Spooky Halloween Monster Burgers. We love a trip to the pumpkin patch, this year… View Post