5 Favourite Finds // April 2018 (& Giveaway)

The last time I wrote a post like this was almost a year ago. I’m not sure why I stopped doing them but suspect it might have something to do with my ongoing distraction issues. I love watching ‘Monthly Favourites’ type videos on You Tube (Brummy Mummy of 2, Katie Ellison and The Anna Edit being some of my most…

Review of the SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial

I like to think that I am pretty okay with the extra grey hairs and fine(ish) lines that seemed to appear overnight once I hit 40. Back to reality, they are often the first thing I see when I look in the mirror and not in a good way. I swing between trying to keep myself looking as youthful as possible…

Wish You Were Here? The Bell Inn, Bramshaw

I started this blog a little over a year ago, with the intention of ‘finding myself’. Ok that sounds rather hippy and dramatic but let me explain… I was hoping to find the me after the school run, the one who disappeared under a pile of nappies, school uniform and endless rounds of CBeebies about 17 years ago. So far,…

iRobot’s Roomba 980: Too Good to be True?

With three teenagers, two dogs and a business to run, our house is always busy. To use one of my mother’s expressions, it often resembles Clapham Junction and that’s on a good day! I am therefore permanently on the look out for time-saving techniques and my life’s mission is to find the most efficient route to everything. When iRobot asked me…

Best Face Products for 40+ Women Recommended by 40+ Women

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]’m on my virtual soapbox at the moment, shouting for the 40+ woman to be heard and seen in the online world. Why? Because every age group needs a voice and we are no exception! As I’ve got older, I have become increasingly interested in beauty products. I put this new-found fascination down to four things: Sharing my home with…

Avoiding Bingo Wings with Namaste Yoga {Review & Giveaway}

I threw out a question on Twitter the other day, one that I think many of us would like to know the answer to: ‘Is there any way of avoiding bingo wings?‘ I mean it’s an important question, right? Sadly it was met with silence, other than one helpful tweeter who suggested yoga as being her absolute saviour in the…

Introducing Uncommon Goods {and a Giveaway}

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ver find yourself getting lost on the internet? You know what I mean by ‘lost’, don’t you? Sitting down at 7pm to order the online food shop, only to realise it’s 10pm and you’re inadvertently researching ‘garden room ideas’ (my current obsession) on Pinterest. Or searching around from one site to another, looking for THE perfect gift for that one special person,…

10 Great Fictional Reads for the Summer

[dropcap]R[/dropcap]emember those college days when you were given a summer reading list? Anyone else never read any of the books ‘cos they looked so unbelievably dull? Nowadays I love reading on holiday, in fact it’s probably one of the only times that I consistently read every day, devouring books like they are going out of fashion. I’m sure you will…

5 Fabulous Finds // June 2017

Before you say it, I do know that we are now in early July but I discovered some really great things last month; things that I squirrelled away with a view to sharing at the end of the month, but never quite got around to it. Better late than never eh? This seems to have become my life motto these…