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ChocFACE makes the perfect gift

Do you know someone who likes delicious chocolate? Do you know someone who has missed seeing you? Well ChocFACE have the perfect solution. They magically print your pictures onto layers of thick and yummy chocolate, present them in a beautiful gift box, add a message and post it to whoever you want.

ChocFACE luxury red packaging
I love the luxury box the chocolates get delivered in

We’ve just had Valentine’s Day and this would have been an ideal gift for the one you love. Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I know my mum would love a sweet treat and some pictures of her grandson, maybe even some of me! There are birthdays and achievements to be celebrated and with everything as it is right now there doesn’t even need to be a reason to send someone a thoughtful present, a just because gift, is the best kind of gift.

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How do I know my cat really loves me?

National Love your Pet Day has come round again – it’s today for those of you who didn’t know! – and there’s one question on the tip of everyone’s tongue… what on earth can I get my cat and how do I know if they even care? 

They can be the surliest of lovers, cats. They don’t seem to like being picked up, nor do they come when you call. They don’t seem to show affection, not like dogs do anyway and yet the bond between cats and humans has been going for centuries.

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Win a Safari Bedding Set from Bloomsbury Mill

There is one thing always guaranteed to bring a smile to my son’s face and that’s a giraffe. It’s hard to explain how excited he was to get his new Safari Bedding set from Bloomsbury Mill. 

We’ve struggled quite a bit around bedtime with him during this latest lockdown. He’s just not sleeping well at all and doesn’t want to be away from us, even if it’s only one room away. 

Bloomsbury Mill Bedding
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Readmio – Review

On a week where L had been focusing on The Three Little Pigs at school and we had read, watched and listened to various bland and boring versions of the story seemingly thousands of times we needed a bit more excitement in our topic. Thankfully we discovered Readmio, or should I say, Readmio discovered us and we were enamoured.

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Loop Ear Plugs – review

Here’s a secret for you all. I snore. Loudly and in a most irritating fashion apparently. It’s not a complete shock to me as occasionally I’ll wake myself up doing it! 

Now as a general rule this doesn’t affect me but it does affect my poor husband so when the guys from Loop Ear Plugs got in touch about their products I thought of him.

Loop ear plugs
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Making Home Learning Fun with Busy Things

I’m literally trying to write this review and help my one son with his school work for the day. It isn’t going well. It has taken nearly 15 minutes for me to get to this point whilst busy trying to explain a contraction. I didn’t know what a contraction was until this morning, well at least I didn’t know the name for one, look at me using contractions!

learning without knowing

The thing is I’m fed up getting up at 5am so I can write in peace, doing school work all day, Monday to Friday then heading off to my day job all weekend. I am super lucky that I only have to worry about one child’s education and luckier still that my employer has let me my normal 4 days of mid week hours into the weekend. I am lucky and I know that. It doesn’t change the fact that I am tired, so very tired.

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Back to School with Phomemo D30 Label Maker

After the Christmas break L was excited to get back to school and I was excited to get back a bit of normality, but it wasn’t to be. Well they went back for a day didn’t they! Depending on where you are in the country you’ll have faced differing messages and rules about the return to school but for us, we got one day back in the classrooms and then a mad scramble to arrange childcare and homeschooling. At least I was going to be organised with the Phomemo D30 Label Maker.

Phomemo D30 Label Maker
Phomemo D30 Label Maker
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A Circus Carol

Teeth are brushed, pyjamas are on and stories read. I’ve just finished tucking a very happy and rather excitable child into bed after our wondrous trip to Norwich Theatre Royal to watch A Circus Carol.

A Circus Carol is part of A Right Royal Christmas running a Norwich Theatre Royal from 16th December to 24th December and it is so good to see the Theatre back up and running, especially with such a great programme.

A Circus Carol
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