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What’s on at TURTLE BAY THIS VEGANUARY

IT’S SUNSHINE FOR THE SOUL AT TURTLE BAY THIS VEGANUARY WITH 28 VEGAN DISHES AND OVER 30 VEGAN COCKTAILS!

  • 28 vegan dishes in Turtle Bay’s plant-based collection
  • Over 30 vegan cocktails
  • Turtle Bay offers more vegan options than anywhere else on the high street.
  • A sunshine-inspired sanctuary of rum, reggae and jerk awaits this January.
  • 241 on mocktails for dry January
  • Lunch deal for £10 and set menu from £12
Turtle Bay
Love the cool vibes
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Healthier Snacks Post Christmas

Well that’s it, we are solidly into 2020 and all the excesses of Christmas and New Year have me feeling like I might actually now be more cheese than human, with chocolate flowing through my veins and a good dose of mince pie in there somewhere too.

I’m not going on some massive health kick now it’s January, I just genuinely find myself craving something a little lighter, a bit more savoury and generally healthier when I find myself reaching for the snacks.

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Treads School Shoes – Review and Competition

Let’s talk school shoes. A constant expense. If it’s not our children constantly growing, it’s the shoes themselves wearing out. The shoes I bought L at the start of the school year didn’t even make it to half term, we’re on our second pair already! So when Treads got in touch to see if I’d like to review a pair of their school shoes, complete with a one year guarantee, I was very intrigued. 

School shoes
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Pickled Walnut, Potato & Thyme Frittata – Recipe

When it comes to Christmas flavours Pickled Walnuts are a real classic, but other than enjoying them with cheese an biscuits what can you do with them? They’re actually rather versatile and I love the mix of flavours in this Pickled Walnut, Potato and Thyme Frittata.

It’s a lovely light meal and great for using up any leftover potatoes from the roast. Warm, nutty, festive and perfectly satisfying it’s the perfect meal to enjoy on Boxing Day after all the excesses of Christmas.

pickled walnut frittata
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The Perfect Christmas TReat from Prestige Hampers

Prestige Hampers offer a wide variety of hampers for all occasions but I was recently sent one of their Luxury Christmas Hampers. The perfect way for you send someone a lovely and thoughtful gift or even just an amazing way to treat yourself and get set up for the big day.

Prestige Hampers Christmas Hamper
My Prestige Hampers Christmas Hamper

The hamper came all boxed up and was delivered safely. From the second you open the box you can feel the luxury, from the large wicker hamper with leather fittings, to the wooden gift tag. That’s all before you even open it up, an when you do you are in for a treat.

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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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