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Power on the Go with mophie

Powerbanks. We’ve all heard of them. Many of us have used them. But they’ve got their drawbacks, big and cumbersome or tiny and barely help. Not all that attractive and wires tangling everywhere in your bag or pocket. The Powerstation Mini from mophie solves all that and I’ve been putting it through its paces.

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Conscious Chocolate – A Review

Never one to turn down chocolate I was very intrigued to try the offerings from Conscious Chocolate. As a general rule I don’t go too fancy with my chocolates, I prefer a good quality dark chocolate over a milk, but it tends to just be off the shelf from the supermarket and enjoyed of an evening. Conscious Chocolate offers something a bit different, being a raw chocolate and I was intrigued to give it a go.

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Win an Office Chair

I don’t know if this is just our household but working from home doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon, in fact it looks like becoming a permanent fixture. With that in mind there can be no more just making do with what we’ve got! Thankfully Lakeland Furniture have a huge amount of choice, so when it comes to finding the right office chair they’ve got your back. Plus they sell all sorts of other chairs and garden furniture.

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Oxford Rye Organic Vodka

We have recently had the pleasure of trying Oxford Rye Organic Vodka, it’s a sublimely smooth drink and would make an excellent Father’s Day gift. I’ve enjoyed it over ice with a good tonic and played around with garnishes, finding that lime slices and and a few cranberries works nicely. Having thoroughly enjoyed it I’ve got some more information about this wonderful drink to share with you, so please read on.

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Faceittea Review & Competition

I’ve been very excited to try¬†Faceittea, a sustainable skincare brand that looks to revitalise your skincare routine with all-natural plant-based ingredients, and also help look after our planet with zero-waste packaging.

We’ve been trying really hard at home to reduce our plastic use and use more sustainable products so Faceittea sounded perfect. Plus the treat of some luxury face care products was appealing to me. A little treat!

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Vegan Life from Naturopathica

I’ve recently been trying out the Vegan Life Immune Multi-Vit, one of the supplements in the Vegan Life range. Vegan Life offer targeted nutrition for Vegans and Vegetarians, or just anyone who wants a good vitamin that is sustainable.

I am pescatarian and have been my whole life, but that isn’t what drew me to Vegan Life, it was the fully compostable packaging and sustainably sourced ingredients. I am actively trying to reduce our plastic use and general waste and this is just a super easy swap. I take a daily multivitamin already, now I can continue doing so without the plastic.

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Eco Friendly Firelighters fireDRagon

With barbecue season on it’s way, the weather must get better soon surely! Barbecues across the country are getting cleaned and ready to go, charcoal is being purchased and burgers are making their way into shopping baskets ready to be enjoyed. So I thought I’d share a great new product with you, FireDragon from BCB International.

FireDragon is an eco-friendly firelighter made from rotten vegetable mass. It sounds horribly simple, and it is, but it could mean great things for the planet if people make the switch. HRH Prince Charles called it “remarkable” on a recent visit to BCB International.

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Bee Wild at Pensthorpe this Half Term

If you are looking for something fun to do locally this half term then why not book yourself tickets to Pensthorpe? They have a totally awesome Bee Wild theme at the moment with a trail for the kids to follow and a fun Bee activity booklet. Plus at the end of the day, not only will your little one get one of the lovely Pensthorpe badges (anyone else got a growing collection?) but they’ll also get a little packet of seeds!

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Reading Eggs – Review & Competition

You may remember that recently I shared the news that Reading Eggs had launched their first ever awards to celebrate the efforts of all the young learners who have been working so hard this year, against all odds and with a huge amount of upheaval. We’ve also started trying the programme ourselves and excitingly have the chance for you to win some of their fabulous workbooks.

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