Engagement Rings, Would You Choose Your Own?

Getting engaged, it’s a pretty big deal right? I can still remember my engagement like it was yesterday, despite it being almost nine years ago. I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. The moment my husband got down on to his knee and presented me with a ring will stay with me forever. I often find myself admiring my engagement ring. My husband did well when he picked it. It’s beautiful, it fits perfectly, and it’s everything I dreamed of when I imagined my engagement. It’s a .5 carat diamond set in to white gold, and I absolutely love it. […]

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Open University

Starting Something New – Open University

If you read my hopes & dreams post earlier in the year, you may have noticed that one of my plans was to get back in to education. Well, I’ve only gone and enrolled on to a degree course with the Open University haven’t I?! In September I will officially be a student! I’ve had a bit of a crisis of self over the last wee while. As I approached 30 I started to wonder where I was going with my life. I’ve no qualifications worth talking about, no career, no savings. As a family we get by OK, but it’s […]

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Educational, Giveaways, Toys

Geomag Panels & Geomag Mechanics Review plus Giveaway!

Both of my children have a bit of a love for building things. Whether it’s knocking together something with lego or making something magnificent in Mincecraft, they are always building something. So when some Geomag sets arrived in the post, the kids were super excited. We were sent two sets: The 192pc Geomag Panel set from the classic range, and the 86pc Geomag Mechanics set. I hadn’t heard of Geomag before, but Neil knew what it was as he’d used it in school. He couldn’t wait to get stuck in and show his sister what he could build. Geomag Panel Set We got […]

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Cats, Pets

How Much Should I Feed My Cat? Whiskas K.I.T

I’m a self confessed cat lover. In fact, you could say I’m a bit cat mad. It hasn’t always been this way; I grew up with dogs, and was never really in to cats. Now, I love them, and that’s all thanks to two tiny kitties we welcomed in to our family almost five years ago. I was smitten from the word go, and my love of cats has continued to blossom ever since. Becoming a cat owner for the first time was exciting, but challenging too. I was constantly questioning, “Why is my cat making such a strange noise” […]

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Costa Rica – A Dream Holiday Destination

*This is a collaborative post Costa Rica looks amazing, doesn’t it? I’d say it’s near the top of my list when it comes to countries I’d love to visit. With stunning coastlines, thriving forests and a whole lot of volcanoes, it looks like the place of dreams. In fact, I have been doing a bit of dreaming, and I’ve put together an idea of my perfect Costa Rican Holiday. It starts with one of these beautiful Costa Rica beach homes, because what dream holiday doesn’t start with a villa on the beach right? Sipping cocktails by the pool, strolling down to the beach […]

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