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Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Last Friday I went to watch the Thursford Christmas Spectacular with my friend. Neither of us had been before, so we were really excited to check it out.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

From the moment we arrived it was just magical. Trees covered in lights everywhere you look, from the carpark guiding you in and as you walk through an archway into Thursford the magic only increases. With animatontric huskies barking their greeting and even more lights than you would have thought possible.

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Wild About Autumn

Autumn is hands down my favourite season, I’m definitely wild about Autumn. Chunky knits, hot chocolates a plenty, beautiful colours and a mix of wonderful weathers that can be delightful and dramatic all within half an hour.

The beach in Autumn
The beach in Autumn is beautiful

I’m sat here writing this, cosy inside as the rain is beating down against my window and oddly I’m looking forward to the school run. Because on the way home we can jump in puddles and run and splash and get as cold and wet as we please, knowing that home is waiting with warm blankets and a hot drink. The perfect way to brighten my very grey day will be splishy, sploshy fun with my kid.

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A Happy Birthday with ZURU Bunch-O-Balloons Party

My baby boy is now 6 years old. SIX!! How did that even happen? This year I was very clear to him that he could either have a party with all of his school chums, or he could have a special day out with his bestie.

ZURU Bunch-O-Balloons Party Box
ZURU Bunch-O-Balloons Party Box

He opted for a special day out, which was lovely and perfect (and a real relief as it was cheaper and more fun for me) but I had a surprise up my sleeve for him. As a treat I said he could invite three friends round for a birthday tea after school, so he could have cake and a but of fun.

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#ACEWinterRefresh Challenge

I love the Autumn. I love the cold, crisp days. The sunshine, the crispy leaves, Halloween and Bonfire night. Autumn is my favourite season. The best season.

As soon as the weather turns, the chunky knits are unpacked. Hats, scarves and gloves, my squishy and warm coat. I always love the swap from between my Summer and Winter wardrobes.

#ACEWinterRefresh Challenge
#ACEWinterRefresh Challenge
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Rugged Gifts – Review & Competition

Rugged Gifts specialise in personalised gifts for men, with lovely leather bracelets and simple but personal keyrings there is plenty to choose from and with worldwide shipping anyone can enjoy one of their perfect gifts.

Rugged Gifts

I don’t know about you but I find it a lot harder to find nice gifts for men than I do women. So it was really nice to find a whole website filled with fab ideas.

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Personal touches with ASDA photo

Well as it turns out the building work was the easy part of the extension. Actually filling the rooms afterwards has been the hard part, especially when we’ve spent all the money on actually building the place! So we’ve been trying to add some personal touches and make it feel homey without spending too much, thankfully ASDA photo had some great products to help.

Personal touches with ASDA photo
Our sequin reveal cushion in rose gold
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Fresh Blank Walls

Now that the building work is finished and the decorating is done we’re at the final stage of our build. Just flooring left and then actually moving into the rooms. Rooms with lovely, big, fresh, blank walls. Walls crying out to to be filled.

A fresh, blank wall
A fresh, blank wall

The spare room is going to be my room. A craft room, an office, a space for me to get on with my work and have some quiet. I have picked out some lovely blinds, painted the walls and know that I will be moving my hand painted bureau in.

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So Magic DIY Wonder Garden

The So Magic DIY Wonder Garden has been a revelation for us. It is a wonderful toy on many, many levels. Some obvious, some not so obvious.

Our Magic Garden

The main idea of the Wonder Garden is to create your very own little world. With a sparkling slime pool, coloured sand gardens, arches, decorations, stones and cute little animals all surrounding the centerpiece. A crystal tree you get to grow and watch transform over 12 hours.

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