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FixMeStick – Review

You may remember earlier in the year I ran a competition giving away a FixMeStick with a one year subscription to the service. At the time I hadn’t had a moment to try mine out, but now it’s had some good use, I thought I’d share my opinions.

FixMeStick is a virus removal tool. It works differently to Anti-Virus software and provides additional protection and in some cases will be the only way to remove a virus.


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Easy Ways to Brighten Your Garden this Spring

The weather is turning and like animals coming out from hibernation I’ve noticed my neighbours out in their gardens, starting to do the jobs they’ve been putting off and I am amongst them!

This year it looks like far more of the gardening will be falling on my shoulders so I have been eager to find a few things to make my life easier.

Greengage Tree
A tree I wanted to make a feature of

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Just in case it has escaped your notice two weeks today it will be Mother’s Day. Just in case you are looking for gift inspiration I’ve pulled together a list of gorgeous gifts suitable for any mum, even the ones like me that say they don’t want anything. Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Tasteful Hen Party Fun with Team Hen

Following on from my article yesterday about all the fun we had at my sister’s hen party I wanted to spend a bit more time telling you about the wonderful hen party goodies we got from Team Hen.

Organising a hen party is hard work, especially when there are 19 guests, the bride is your sister and your mum will be there. So many standard hen party gifts and tokens are just ridiculously tacky and flashy or adorned with willy’s.

Hen Party
Hen Party

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Save Money on Y-Cam Security Camera and Alarm System

Y-cam Evo and Protect a simple DIY camera and alarm system that’s great value

Y-cam Solutions, multi-award winning smart security range including Evo and Protect gives peace of mind and makes home security easy and accessible to everyone. With no monthly fees this hassle free tech is  cost effective compared to other solutions.

Y-cam Protect, a DIY alarm system designed to actively monitor your home and reduce your chances of becoming a victim of burglary. Simple to set up, everything you need is in the box so you can secure your home within minutes. Y-cam Evo is a security camera that you can set up in minutes and monitor remotely on your phone, tablet and PC whenever you want.

Protect is part of the multi-award winning Y-cam smart security range, expanding the company’s vision to give peace of mind and make home security easy and accessible to everyone. With no monthly fees it’s hassle free and cost effective compared to other solutions.

Y-Cam App
Y-Cam App

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The Hen Party

How time flies. This time two weeks ago I was getting ready for my sisters hen party and in another two weeks she will be getting married. It has come round in the blink of an eye.

Thanks to the hard work of a lot of people the hen party was brilliant and as I never do this kind of thing I thought I would tell you all about it.

Hen Party Time
Hen Party Time

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Basic Car Care with a Little Toddler Help

Not one of my favourite jobs, not at all, but especially this time of year it is essential. Making sure my car is clean and safe. Living in a rural area like I do my car gets muddy quickly, and if you can’t see your number plate you could be getting a ticket. Not great. Simple car care really is essential.

Cleaning the car
Helping us clean the cars

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This Plus That Equals…. My Top Tired Games

This plus that equals…. my top tired games

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about the ways I keep L entertained when I am beyond tired and don’t really have the energy to parent. These are also good when you’re ill.

Having spent all weekend at my sister’s hen party I needed all of these today as at points I literally couldn’t keep my eyes open.

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Paw Patrol Ilumi-Mates

L loves Paw Patrol. If allowed he watch it from the moment he wakes to the moment he fell asleep. He often enjoys running around the house pretending to be on various rescue missions with the pups, it’s all very cute.

Paw Patrol Illumi-Mates
Paw Patrol Illumi-Mates

When he was offered the chance to review some of the colour change Paw Patrol Illumi-Mates from Spearmark I just had to say yes. It was clear he would just adore them.  Continue reading Paw Patrol Ilumi-Mates

Win a Tangle Angel Hairbrush

Tangle Angel make amazing hairbrushes and I’ve got one adult sized brush and a mini keyring brush for one lucky competition winner.

What makes Tangle Angel so special?

To start with they are a super cool and fun. The style and the colours available are amazing. They specialise in detangling both wet and dry hair, so they could make that post swim lesson battle a lot easier.

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