Fun with Maped Helix for National Stationery Week

Historical stationery brand Maped Helix  are one of National Stationery Week’s official sponsors for 2016.

You’ll all know Helix for the renowned Oxford maths sets, compasses and educational stationery. Since they merged with  French brand Maped, they have developed a number of ranges filled with colour, excitement and fun for all ages!

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Shop the Aldi Baby Specialbuys Tomorrow

My plans for tomorrow aren’t big, see a friend, have a gossip then pop to Aldi to stock up on baby wipes and maybe get the boy a treat or two because it’s that fabulous baby & toddler Specialbuys time again.

With everything from toys and trikes to baby leggings and blackboards, Aldi’s Specialbuys Baby range is sure to have something to keep the little ones comfy, cared for and kitted out this spring, in stores and online from the 21st April, available while stocks last. Continue reading Shop the Aldi Baby Specialbuys Tomorrow

This Plus That Equals…. #9

This plus that equals…. why I’m not cut out for exercising.

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week I thought I’d share the reasons me and exercise do not mix well, obviously I know it’s good for me, so I’m making an effort to do more of it, quite specifically cycling, but I do really think that it’s got it in for me. Continue reading This Plus That Equals…. #9

Project Bridesmaid #5

So in about a year I am going to be a bridesmaid for my little sister. This is just the kind of goal I need to start losing some weight and getting healthier, which all ties in nicely with my quest to be a calmer, happier and healthier person.

I have decided to vlog about my journey as that will give me a visual reminder of where I’ve been and where I am and as it’s something that makes me rather uncomfortable it will also help to keep me in check. Plus it’s always good to push yourself.

During my journey I will be getting to try all kinds of new products and sharing my experiences of them with you. Continue reading Project Bridesmaid #5

Sticky Grapefruit Drizzle Cake

Duerr’s jam have a fantastic range if jams, marmalade and sauces and I have been experimenting with the Grapefruit Marmalade as it is just a bit different from the norm.

Baking with Duerr's
Baking with Duerr’s

Of course breakfast is the obvious choice, spread thick on toast it a wonderfully zingy way to start the day but for something a bit different why not try my Sticky Grapefruit Drizzle Cake. It’s easy, super tasty and works every time! Continue reading Sticky Grapefruit Drizzle Cake

Fitness and Health Trackers from Terraillon – a Review

As part of my attempts to lose weight and get more active ready for Bridesmaid duties last year I have been sent a fitness tracker and connected bathroom scales from Terraillon.

Terraillon are a housewares brand, who design and make health and well-being products and have a whole range of connected devices that link to their Wellness Coach app. There are kitchen and bathroom scales, activity trackers, and blood pressure monitors.

Terraillon Connected Fitness Products
Terraillon Connected Fitness Products

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Meerkat Movies Fun

You’ve all seen the adverts with our favourite Meerkats, Aleksandr and Sergei all dressed up ready to see Batman v Superman, well to celebrate I’ve been sent a limited edition Aleksandr as Batman toy from Compare the Market.

He is super cute and we love the costume so we had a bit of Meerkat fun ourselves, check out his little adventure. It’d very silly but it made us all very happy! Continue reading Meerkat Movies Fun

Deep Heat Roll On

When I started my little project to be a healthier, slimmer and fitter Bridesmaid next year, it wasn’t just about diet to help me lose weight but also about adding exercise into my routine.

As I’m not one for massive amounts of exercise I was pleased when Deep Heat got in touch kindly suggesting they send me on of their new Muscle Massage Roll-On’s, just in case I were to need it.  Continue reading Deep Heat Roll On

Feeling Calm #14

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends to help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

I’ve still found myself feeling quite anxious this week, with work coming and going I’ve found it hard to find some status quo, but I’ve been concentrating on myself a bit more, taking some time out, cycling, meditating and writing my journal, so as ever it has been therapeutic to pick my 10 moments from this week and here they are; Continue reading Feeling Calm #14

Project Bridesmaid #4

So in about a year I am going to be a bridesmaid for my little sister. This is just the kind of goal I need to start losing some weight and getting healthier, which all ties in nicely with my quest to be a calmer, happier and healthier person.

I have decided to vlog about my journey as that will give me a visual reminder of where I’ve been and where I am and as it’s something that makes me rather uncomfortable it will also help to keep me in check. Plus it’s always good to push yourself.

During my journey I will be getting to try all kinds of new products and sharing my experiences of them with you. Continue reading Project Bridesmaid #4

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