Monday, 19 August 2013

Holiday blues

Long time no post here , not sure if it will a regular occurrence or not but felt this post should be here :)

This year we went on the most awesome of family holidays . My parents , my sister and my niece plus my family spent two wonderful weeks in Florida . We hired a villa and spent many days enjoying the sun and the swimming and many theme parks .The holiday was a long time coming and something we had been planning for years , since coming home I have felt sort of deflated and depressed . I analyze the two weeks to much and regret the petty squabbles we had and wish I had taken more time to relax ,rather than try to fit everything in .

Florida is THE holiday , how do you beat it ? After those two weeks living in a huge villa with our own pool the thought of a budget busy hotel does not appeal . At the same time as wonderful as it was I'm not sure we could cope with it two years running (especially as we went to Disneyland Paris the year before it ). Been looking at holidays with Ice Lolly to see what our options for next year are . Our biggest requirement (along with a decent price ) is somewhere where we can relax a little more , preferably somewhere that is closer to home (Spain , Greece somewhere in Europe where the sun shines ) . We don't want a huge journey or time difference . We would love all inclusive and pools , kid clubs and entertainment are a must . My kids are simple creatures and this would be the ideal holiday for them . I mean have a nice image of sitting by the pool drinking cocktails with hubby while the kids are away at the kid clubs . It also must be at least 10 days (but preferably 14 days ) long.

We go away every years , not always overseas but feel a family holiday is important to us . Next years theme has got to be chill time , family time and fun time . It may be almost a year away but I loved having Florida booked early plus it gives plenty of time for planning and saving. I like to look at various hotels and the resort information , i want a hotel that includes almost everything we need but at the same time an area that we can explore. I am not wanting nightclubs and lots of young (party) people but a nice beach with maybe a water park or two nearby would be good.

 I know im crazy, its only September and its a while away but already the weather is turning, the kids are back as school and im back at uni in a few weeks . Its the only time of year we get to really spend just together and i always look forward to it.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Moved On

Never posted an official notice here but i am no longer blogging on this site and for the moment just have the one blog over at - l Please visit me there.


Monday, 13 June 2011

Win - The Tea Selection CLOSED

Winner of the competition is @annieanna24 Congrats :)


Do you like tea ?

I love tea - have been a tea drinker for many years and needs many cups to help me through the day . I love ordinary tea , your herbal teas and now and then a fruity concoction . I take them all the same - just tea bag and water , i never add milk or sugar.

The London Tea company has a little bit of everything - no matter what your preference you would be able to find it there. Set up in 2003 the company aims to provide -

Organic tea leaves
The highest quality tea bushes
Traditional (orthodox) Tea Manufacturing Methods
Biodegradable boxes and pouches
Fairtrade ideals
The best tea blenders and tasters in the world
Hand picked tea

They love tea and want to make sure that we love it to .

They have kindly offered to give away a lovely selection box of teas to one of my lucky readers - the box contains

8x English Breakfast
8x Earl Grey
8x Green Tea
8x Camomile
8x Camomile &; Lavender
8x Lemongrass, Ginger &Citrus Fruits
8x White Tea, Elderflower & Apricot,
8x Peppermint
8x Green Tea Mango & Ginger Tea Bags

(I really want to try the Camomlile and Lavender one...) .

To be in with a chance of winning just leave a comment telling me about tea - what is your favorite ? How do you take it ? Do you prefer other hot drinks ?

Winner will be picked randomly on Monday 20th of June at 7pm .

Good luck to all

Monday, 6 June 2011

Nougat London Nurturing Hand Cream

Product – Nougat London Nurturing Hand Cream

Available fromNougat London

Nurturing Hand Cream Nougat London (2)

Product Description

"Our Nurturing Hand Cream is specially formulated to soften, protect your hands and strengthen your nails. This rich, yet easily absorbed, cream contains the moisturising properties of Cocoa Butter as well as Almond and Macadamia oils renowned for their ability to hydrate. Also containing natural extract of Comfrey and Vitamin E for to soothe and care for your hard working hands. "

My thoughts – My first thought was "it is tiny" , next thought was ok that smells lovely . I was not convinced though that such a small tub of hand cream could be worth the money (after all you can get nice sized bottles from the pound shop) . I was passing it on to my mother to try - she is a regular hand cream user and i felt she would be better at trying it.

Mums Thoughts - She has the same doubts as me . To her hand cream is hand cream . She does admit that she quickly changed her mind - after a week the tub was still almost full as only a little is needed each time and it lasts for hours. Rather than needing hand cream constantly through out the day she only needed it once or twice - not only that but her hands and nails were softer than ever.

Would i buy it myself ? My mum does say she loves it but also that she is not sure she could bring herself to spend more than a pound or two on cream . I on the other hand think that it would make a perfect birthday/mothers day/Christmas present for her and would happily buy it myself

Monday, 23 May 2011

Petfood Warehouse

"Make unpleasant odours a thing of the past"

Product – Cat's Best ├ľkoPlus Clumping Litter

Available fromPetfood Warehouse


Product Description

├ľkoPlus is currently the only biodegradable and clump-forming eco cat litter available on the market. Made from organic fibres that come from untreated domestic fir and spruce wood (that accumulates naturally in the environment) it helps to make the unpleasant indoor odours a thing of the past.
The litter is compostable and biodegradable , has a natural smell , is lightweight and velvety soft.

My thoughts – I could feel a difference straight away , it smelled much like natural wood shavings and felt lovely - much better than the litter we normally use. It kept the smell for a long time and clumped together really well for scooping.

Cats Thoughts - Not sure - i think if she could talk she would say it was softer and nicer than normal .

Would i buy it myself ?  It is more expensive that i would normally buy but one bag does last alot longer so you get more for your money. I think i would buy this for my cat