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PAVARA Sink Tidy – Review

I found the PAVARA Sink Tidy at one of the many Christmas shows I’ve been to recently and I wanted to share it with you now. After all a tidy sink area is for life, not just for Christmas.

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I spent a lot of July trotting back and forward to London to check out the latest products that will be on offer for Christmas. I want to share one of those with you today partly because it’s not overly festive and great for the summer and also because it is awesome. So here’s what I thought of the nkd life pod+ water bottle.

nkd life pod+
nkd life pod+


Our Visit to Castle Acre

Earlier in the year I treated us to English Heritage membership. To be fair it was a no brainer. Membership for two adults, with L free, is £30 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers. So it was next to no money. L loves castles, English Heritage have a lot. It’s free days out for a year.

Castle Acre
Views of Castle Acre Castle

I’m going to try to write about all the properties we visit using our membership. What I liked, didn’t like, share some pictures. We’ve already made our money back on the membership, so I am very happy it is good value for money.

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Peppa Pig & Miffy Toys from Jazwares

L recently got sent a lovely box of toys from Jazwares, including some fab Peppa Pig sets and Miffy toys. To start with I was going to run two separate reviews but as L has been mixing and matching them since the second they arrived, which is one of things I love, it only makes sense to cover them together.

Peppa Pig and Miffy Toys
Who thought Peppa Pig and Miffy would be buddies

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Feeling Calm #75

For my birthday last year I was given a great book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

It’s been a funny old week. On one hand I’ve been really busy but on the other I can’t think of anything specific I’ve actually done!

So here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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This Plus That Equals…. Giving Cats Tablets

This plus that equals…. giving cats tablets

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is an amusing little insight into my life at the moment, wrestling a daily tablet into a cat.


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New Buckenham Castle

You know when you have something on your doorstep and you keep on meaning to visit but never get round to it. New Buckenham Castle was that something for us. Well it’s only taken 5 years, but now we’ve been, and we just can’t stop visiting.

New Buckenham Castle
Looking down at the castle from the earthworks

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Peppa Pig’s Family Home – Review

When we got asked to review the new Peppa Pig’s Family Home set I straight away said yes. L loves Peppa and has recently really got into games where he gets to be the character and play out little scenarios with his toys.

Peppa Pig's Family Home
In the box

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