Monday, 30 November 2020

Antique Jewellery For Your Wedding Day

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" Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and a Lucky Sixpence in her shoe."

I am sure this is an old wedding rhyme that most of us are familiar with. I know from personal experience that a lot of brides-to-be still stick to this rhyme as following it is meant to bring good luck to the marriage. I also know that a lot of brides struggle with finding something old to wear on their big day. Personally, I choose an old pair of diamond earrings my late mam give me as my own something old. But if you don't have any old family jewellery that is suitable then help is at hand from Carus Jewellery who are antique jewellery specialists that have some beautiful pieces, perfect to wear on your wedding day. 

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Friday, 27 November 2020

Race With Ryan Road Trip Deluxe Edition Switch Game Review

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If you are a parent to primary school-aged children then I am sure you are aware of Ryan's World. Ryan is an American child YouTube star who is loved by children around the world. His Ryan World, Ryan Toy Reviews and spin-off channels the kaji family, The Studio Space, Combo Panda and Gus the Gummy Gator have millions of subscribers and billions of views. The channels feature 9-year-old Ryan Kaji, his parents and younger twin sisters along with his animation characters Combo, Gus and friends. 


My children are huge Ryan's World fans, they have been watching Ryan's YouTube channel for years and more recently his T.V show on Nickelodeon. They have some of his toy's  - the giant mystery eggs were huge hits in this household the past two Christmases. It is safe to say he has been a firm favourite for the past few years and kids seem to find his videos so entertaining and love his toys and games. So when we were offered to review the Race with Ryan Road Trip deluxe game edition for the switch I knew that my children would enjoy it. My son actually asked for the game last Christmas but it was sold out in Smyths - it was that popular! 
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Friday, 6 November 2020

Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay Game Review

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Paw Patrol has been a favourite in our household for about 4 or 5 years now, back when it launched my now 7-year-old was obsessed with it. At one point I think we had seen every episode of the show, we had all of the toys and we even went to see it live at the arena. We knew all about Skye, Marshall, Chase, Zoomer, Rubble, Rocky, Everest, Tracker and of course Ryder and all the residents of Adventure Bay. As my children have grown (they are now 6 and 7) they are not into Paw Patrol as much as they used to be but they do still have a soft spot for the show and remember all the characters fondly. 



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Wednesday, 14 October 2020

L.O.L Surprise Movie Maker App Review

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My 7-year-old daughter is a huge L.O.L Surprise fan, she has built up a huge collection of the dolls, pets and babies over the past few years. She also has some of the bigger items like the glamper and playset too and she spends hours playing with them all. So when I heard about the new L.O.L Surprise! Movie Maker app I thought she might enjoy it so downloaded it for her and she absolutely loves it!



What Is L.O.L Surprise Movie Maker? 

L.O.L Surprise Movie Maker is a free to download app that is available now on the app store and Google Play, you can find out more via the L.O.L website. Downloading the app was straightforward and once it was downloaded you can play straight away. My 7 year old managed to work the app on her own within minutes, it is that easy to use. 

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Tuesday, 6 October 2020

What It Is Like Having A Puppy And Why We Need New Flooring

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Back in May, we welcomed an 8-week-old  puppy, Teddy, into our family and we have had him for almost five months now. As first-time puppy owners, it has been a bit of a learning curve over the past few months, however, I am so glad we got him and would recommend a dog to anyone thinking of getting a one. I have never been a dog person, I was bitten as a child and was terrified of them growing up. It has taken my husband and children years to convince me to get a dog, and I honestly think getting a dog has been the best thing for our family. Teddy brings us all so much joy, he is so playful with the children, he gets us all out the house on family walks and he makes us smile and laugh every single day. I think it is safe to say we are all a little bit smitten with him, even me!

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So what has it been like being first-time puppy owners?

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Thursday, 1 October 2020

Thinking About The Photo's We Share Online

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I am a normal 36-year-old mam of three, I am happily married, living in our forever family home with a pet cat and puppy and I am lucky enough to work part-time from home. I enjoy normal everyday family things like days out, meals out and holiday's abroad (although not so much this year thanks to coronavirus.) Life is pretty good and I feel very lucky every single day for what I have. 


You see, life wasn't always like this for me. I spent most of my 20's single. I didn't meet my now-husband until I was in my late 20's. All of my friends were in long-term relationships and I was single and it was lonely at times. I dated but I never met anyone that I clicked with, and I give up on meeting anyone until I unexpectedly met my husband, 9 years later we are married with kids and life is very different. 


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Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Introducing Rainbows and Daydreams

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My teenage daughter recently lost her part-time job due to the covid-19 pandemic, as she worked in the hospitality sector. So she decided to set up an online, handmade gift shop called Rainbows and Daydreams selling bespoke wooden home d├ęcor gifts, handmade resin keyrings and clay hearts. As she is still only 17 and studying for her A-Levels next summer, I have been roped in to help her - I mainly order in stock from suppliers, keep track of orders, accounts etc while she creates the items. We have a Facebook and Instagram page and an online Etsy store and we are planning on setting up a website in the next few weeks. The shop only launched last month and we have already had over 25 orders, so it is going well for being such a small and new business.  




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