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Why Renting A Party House Is A Must For Your Hen Party

*Collaborative Post

When it comes to hen parties most people these days really try and make the most out of it all and extending the do over a weekend or even a week has become a popular choice. Back when I got married, I opted for a regular one night stay over in a hotel but having since attended other hen dos I can see that a hen party house is a far better option, especially if you have a large group, a variety of ages, a mixture of friends plus family and this is why… Continue reading “Why Renting A Party House Is A Must For Your Hen Party”

breastfeeding beyond 18 months

Breastfeeding Beyond 18 Months

Breastfeeding beyond 18 months, well, this is a post I never thought I’d be writing! If you’ve been following me since I had William you’ll be very much aware of the fact that he was just this teeny premature dot when he was born and that our breastfeeding journey had to be very much worked on in order to get it established due to his size, weight and tiny mouth that had to work extra hard to get what he needed. We endured tube feeding, expressing throughout the day and night, documenting how much he was taking and his weight gain/loss very carefully as well as only placing him to the breast when he had the energy to. Continue reading “Breastfeeding Beyond 18 Months”

what wesley wore

Review: What Wesley Wore

*Gifted Item

We love books in our house. Jake makes us read up to 5 books at bedtime and prior to having children, I would read crime thriller after crime thriller (when I had the time!) And then, of course, I self-published my own book and still have children’s books I’d love to get published and other ideas in my head so when Sam from Owlet Press asked us to review a brand new children’s book I was very excited. Not only is he the founder of Owlet Press but he’s also the author of ‘What Wesley Wore’ Continue reading “Review: What Wesley Wore”

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Attending The Grand Opening Of Mighty Claws Adventure Golf

*Gifted Tickets

We were recently invited to attend a VIP grand opening of the new Mighty Claws Adventure Golf in Hedge End, Southampton which we jumped at the chance of going to as we knew Jake would have a blast playing crazy golf for the first time. 

Located at Hedge End Golf Centre, Mighty Claws Adventure golf is the latest to be built with the other two sites at Bournemouth and Colchester. The theme of the Adventure Golf is all based on fun dinosaur books written by author Nat Luurtsema who also attended the grand opening. Continue reading “Attending The Grand Opening Of Mighty Claws Adventure Golf”

Leightons sign for eye test and hearing test

Review | Getting A Comprehensive Hearing Test With Leightons

AD- Review in collaboration with Leightons

Since having my children there have been a few things that have started to, well, er, go wrong with my body. The greys, the bags under my eyes, the bad back and most recently my eyesight– thanks relaxin hormones! So, when Leightons got in contact to ask if I’d like to go for a hearing test my first thoughts were ‘oh, that sounds great’ and my second thoughts immediately went ‘oh, no, please don’t tell me I’m going deaf too?!’ Well, there was only one way to find out and I was really interested to know so I agreed to pop along to my local branch here in Basingstoke to undergo a comprehensive hearing test. Continue reading “Review | Getting A Comprehensive Hearing Test With Leightons”

the cheek of pampers and why I am calling them out on their #cheektest

The Cheek Of Pampers: Why I’m Calling Them Out On Their #Cheektest

Right, so this week has been interesting to say the least! If you have been following me on social media you will by now be all too aware of the new Pampers influencer campaign designed to prove that their nappies are in fact the driest out there. Seems like the normal type of advert for single-use nappies right? Always trying to prove their nappies will keep a baby’s bum the driest. Yep, except that in this instance they decided to take their marketing steps too far by asking parents/influencers/bloggers to take 2 perfectly good nappies and soak them with water to really prove their point. Now, if that had been 1 nappy on a TV ad I doubt any of us would have batted an eyelid. I mean we’ve seen that most days on our screens for over 30 years now haven’t we? However, when they are asking 100’s of people to pour 200 ml of water on each of them to test which is drier on their cheeks all for a huge Instagram campaign, well that’s a different story… Continue reading “The Cheek Of Pampers: Why I’m Calling Them Out On Their #Cheektest”

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How And Why My Passion For Saving The Planet Has Been Reignited

In the last year I have been very active in talking about my eco-changes, explaining how I want to improve the way we live in order to help our environment and trying to raise awareness via my blog and social media, however, this eco way of thinking isn’t something that is entirely new to me; I was once a very passionate child and saving the planet was all I dreamt of. Continue reading “How And Why My Passion For Saving The Planet Has Been Reignited”