Savings Goals For 2021

Last year we achieved more than I thought we would. Not only did we manage to carpet the whole living room/ dining room AND overhaul the back of the garden but we also managed to book an expensive holiday and pay off some debts. Now that we’re in 2021 it’s time to start to think about our new savings goals for the year: New windows I think all of the windows in our house need replacing. Some of them we can’t open as they don’t close properly (they’re locked at the minute) so these need to be a priority. We’re

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas 2021

This year, Valentine’s Day will look a lot different than what we’re used to. Sadly, we won’t be able to go for weekends away, there will be no meals out and not even a trip into the city for a day with your partner. So, with that in mind I wanted to share some other ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts this year. Although we’re not able to go anywhere right now, it doesn’t mean that you can’t surprise someone with a treat to look forward to. A buyagift experience voucher such as the Marriott Hotel Deluxe Spa Day with 55

The Books I Read In January

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Ever since I got my Kindle I haven’t been able to put it down and I’ve discovered some really wonderful books. Lately, I’ve been more used to reading children’s books but switching over to grown up books has been wonderful. Every month I’m going to share a couple of my favourites so that you might find inspiration for your next read. Much Ado About You by Samantha Young* At thirty-three-years old, Evie’s life in Chicago is missing that special something. When she’s passed over for promotion at work, Evie

Frozen Love Bijoux Review

Like a lot of other children her age, Erin is a huge fan of the Frozen films and now the merchandise too. Now that we’re in lock down again, it can be hard to keep Erin busy and entertained but with the help of the Frozen Love Bijoux set from Toys and Bears she’s had something fun to do. The set comes with 2 sheets of stickers to decorate the pieces, a big bag of pink and blue beads, a length of string and various pieces of jewellery to decorate. Instructions are also included but they are quite basic and

Pokémon Carry Case Playset Review

Towards the end of 2020 Erin discovered Pokémon and ever since then she’s been a bit obsessed. Although we had already finished shopping for her Christmas and birthday presents we knew that we had to add a couple more, Pokémon themed of course. While we bought her a few sets of figures, my sister got Erin the Pokémon Carry Case Playset* Ash, main character from the Pokémon television series, has a pretty iconic green backpack and that is what the Pokémon Carry Case Playset is based on. As soon as Erin opened her present she was excited because she had a backpack

Our London Bucket list

It’s no secret that we love holidays or trips away and we try to do so most school holidays now. I spend a lot of time researching places for us to go from weekends in Cambridge to things to do in Windsor to bigger holidays. Last year we had a lot of trips away cancelled and rearranged for this year. At the minute, we don’t know which, if any, of these will go ahead. However, the first break that we have coming up is 3 nights in London during the Easter holidays. This was originally supposed to be a trip

Snowball Fights And Snowmen

Saturday 16th January 2021… the first snow of winter. The day before we’d had a weather warning with some risk of it being absolutely freezing and a bit of snow. What I wasn’t expecting was to wake up and to see only white outside the window.   While I was still in bed, I could hear Erin overly excited downstairs at the prospect of going out to play in the snow. It’s not something she’s experienced too much in her 5 years so it’s very much a novelty when it happens. I managed to have a bath and get ready

IKEA Brusali Corner Desk Review

For around the last 3.5 years I have had the same desk that I use for work. To start with, I worked from downstairs in the corner of the living room but later moved upstairs to the spare bedroom which is now my office. At the time, I thought the Ikea Alex/ Linnmon Desk was the perfect desk for me. However, things change and I recently realised that I needed to revamp my space and create stimulating home office, and that included getting a smaller desk that worked better in the space I have. So, after quite a bit of looking