Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is only a month away now so there is still plenty of time to think about what to buy for the men in your life this year. Last year Erin was too young to understand what was going on but she’s really starting to get the idea of birthdays or presents now so we’ll be making a bit more of a big deal of Father’s Day time year. We’re really lucky that John is really easy to get presents for but here are some great ideas for gifts if you are a bit stuck for inspiration: Whenever there

Alternative Easter Gifts For Children

You may have read my post a couple of days ago about edible Easter treats for the whole family. I’m very mindful about how many Easter eggs Erin gets for Easter and how much sugar she is allowed in one go. It is easy to over indulge children at this time of year but there are plenty of other things you can do as a gift instead of a chocolate egg. So, here are some ideas for alternative Easter gifts for children. I LOVE getting new clothes for Erin and she also seems to get quite excited about it, especially

Giving Jewellery As The Perfect Present

It’s my birthday in just under a week and I’ll be turning 32. I had to check that though because I’m terrible for forgetting how old I really am. I spent so many years lying about my age as a teenager to get into pubs years before I should have been in them so now it all gets a bit fuzzy. Anyway, it’s gotten me thinking about what I would really like for my birthday this year and jewellery is always a great option! For Christmas in 2016 Mum bought me a charm bracelet, something I have wanted for a

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day isn’t far away now but there’s still plenty of time to gather some ideas and get those gifts ordered! Hopefully, this guide full of affordable gifts to suit everyone will give you some inspiration. Flowers and plants are always a lovely gift to give for Mother’s Day but it would be a real shame if those flowers didn’t last very long or wilted quickly! Elho have a lovely range of planters with the Brussels Orchid Duo and the Brussels Bowl being perfect for orchids or flowering plants! These planters come in a range of lovely colours so there’s

Valentine’s Day On A Budget

John and I never really end up doing too much for Valentine’s Day. I remember one of our first together, back when I lived in Nottingham and he lived here in Norfolk. We spent the weekend in Norwich in an apartment and I was ill for most of it with the flu. Since then, we’ve never really made a big deal of it or done anything too extravagant. Now that we have Erin to think about, bills to pay and nursery fees to find, we really don’t have much money to spend on each other or to go out and

The Problem With A New Year’s Day Birthday

In some ways, Erin being born on New Year’s Day is something pretty amazing. When she’s older I can’t wait to let her stay up to watch the fireworks to celebrate her birthday and I can’t wait for that to be something really special that we can do together each year. However, there are loads of reasons why having a New Year’s Day birthday really sucks! We live in a small-ish town in North Norfolk and neither me or John drive. This means that there are very few options for things to do. For Erin’s first birthday we went into

Adventurer’s Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Something I love most in life is to travel and discover new places. I love holidays, hotel stays, weekends away and delicious meals. Now, these places may be abroad, they may be in the UK and they might be right on our doorstep in Norfolk. Today’s post is a bit different. Today is the Adventurer’s Christmas Gift Guide. If you know someone who loves going abroad a passport cover is a great gift to give. Maid In China have something really unique for anyone who loves to travel. This Stitch Passport cover comes complete with needle and thread for you to mark

Women’s Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Today I’m bringing you our Women’s Christmas Gift Guide. If you, or the women you know, are anything like me then you will like a whole range of things. Sometimes this can make me easy to buy for and sometimes it means there is too much choice! Hopefully you find some inspiration amongst these wonderful gifts! I love to be pampered, and to pamper myself and one of my favourite things to do is to paint my nails. Leighton Denny have such a fantastic range of products and there is so much to choose from! The A/W17 range of nail