Food re-distribution helps to remove food poverty

AD | Collaborative post Unfortunately, there is an increasing issue with poverty across the UK, and the most devastating part is that it is affecting children the most. Poverty affects 6 million people in the UK and for several of these people that means they will go a whole day without food.  What’s being done to try and eradicate poverty? In terms of food, there are charities in the UK that work to provide food for food banks and school clubs so that people can have a decent meal each day. Although this might seem only small to the majority

A Pre-Christmas Celebration At The Beechwood Hotel

A few years ago we discovered a really fantastic restaurant just a few minutes away from our house. I don’t know how we didn’t know it was there but the Beechwood Hotel quickly became a family favourite. This year, as Mum now lives with us in Norfolk we wanted to do something special for Christmas and a trip back here was an obvious choice. During December the Beechwood Hotel offers a pre-Christmas celebration menu which consists of 3 courses for £29.95. This includes canapes as well! There is also a children’s menu available to with various options and ice cream

Things to Consider About Pet Hair Vacuums

Collaborative post Pets are cute and they are fun to be with; they keep you company, just like a true friend. These furry friends do not complain much, and are everywhere, even inside the house they go to every nook and corner of your home. When they do that, they leave a mess of fur everywhere. Luckily, vacuum cleaners are now available to help clean up after your pet, especially in the fur all around the house.  Vacuum cleaners can help, but do not rush into buying one without considering a few things. When you have considered these things, you

What To Think About When Designing Your Child’s Bedroom

AD | Paid collaboration When we bought our house we did so with the idea in mind that Erin would have a fairly big bedroom. I always had a small bedroom and I never felt like I could really spread out and relax in there. I had the box room for a long time and I remember wanting to have options for where my furniture went or I wanted to be able to have friends over without being squished. Now that we have a house with space and Erin has a room with loads of options, I can really think

Discovering Stoke-on-Trent At Christmastime

AD | Press Trip Earlier this month I had a very last minute opportunity to go on a press trip to discover Stoke-on-Trent at Christmastime. Deciding to say yes at around lunchtime and leaving at 7pm the same day was a bit manic, especially as it meant being away when my Mum moved in. The lovely Sarah from Boo Roo and Tigger Too who also lives in Norfolk came to pick me up before making the journey up to Stoke. The drive may have been long but we had such a giggle in the car and before I knew it

An Early Christmas In London

AD | Includes gifted experiences At the beginning of December I went for a very rare weekend away to London. I say it was rare because I went with my Mum instead of with John and Erin. I wanted to give her a treat before Christmas and I also had some vouchers for a previous collaboration t use up. Up until now, I haven’t been able to spend much time with Mum on her own because of Erin so I thought a little getaway would be a great idea. Unfortunately, my journey did not start off well. Thanks to horrendous

VonHaus Colonial Storage Chest Review

AD | Gifted At this time of year I am in constant preparation for Christmas and Erin’s birthday on New Year’s Day. I’m sure you can imagine how much stuff we end up with at home within a short space of time. Between Christmas and birthday presents Erin get a lot of new things and of course, they all need to go somewhere. While I do try to have a bit of a clear out beforehand that’s not always enough so this year I have looked into new storage options. Wanting something clean, simple and something that would hide quite

Gardening For Your Wellbeing

Collaborative post Mental health isn’t a straight line. There are ups and downs, substantial curve balls and incredible highs. And sometimes there are dips. Anyone can experience periods where we aren’t quite feeling ourselves. And there could be a number of reasons too. Anxiety can creep up on us when we least expect it. SAD – seasonal affective disorder, can hit hard over the winter months. OCD – obsessive-compulsive disorder can have long term impact. And there are many other things in between too. In fact, it is said that mental health will impact 1 in 4 of us at