Coronavirus finally caught up with us

Not that I feel there is anything to say that hasn’t been said already but Coronavirus has finally caught up with us and I feel I need to acknowledge that here somehow. Having kept a bit of a diary during the early days so I could look back on it in years to come it only seemed right that two years after we first learned about Coronavirus, and now that

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Motorpoint makes buying a car easy, we find out just how easy — AD

My dad once drove from London to Sydney.  Obviously he didn’t just wake up one morning and decide he wanted to see the Opera House up close, it took months if not a year of planning.  He did it with friends and in his 1950s Jaguar XK140.   The drive took three months and, not content with putting his feet up and saying he had done that, he then set

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Bumper Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022 — AD

Looking for a bumper Father’s Day gift guide? Or wondering what to buy this Father’s Day for your own father, grandfather, significant man in your life? Well this is the gift guide for you. I have a whole host of fabulous ideas, some of them under £10. Please note that these items were all sent for the purpose of inclusion in this gift guide. Winston the Highland Cow — Red

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Father’s Day Foodie Gift Guide — AD

If the men in your life are as big a foodie as the men in mine then this is the gift guide for you this Father’s Day. Packed with gift ideas for foodies this Father’s Day so shall we get straight to it? Oh and don’t forget to check out my other Father’s Day gift guide if you are looking for more general ideas this year. Please note that these

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The travel industry needs to change

I couldn’t really think of a title for this post that wasn’t 20 words long and I guess “the travel industry needs to change” just about sums it up for me. I have been ranting in my head about the travel industry for a while now and thought I should finally get them out of my head and down onto paper. In a post Covid, and Brexit, landscape it is

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Five perfect bridesmaid gifts

This post contains gifted items It’s that time of year isn’t it? The warm weather always coincides with wedding invitations landing on the doorstep, and I think this year more than ever couples are making the most of the extra bank holiday in June as we have a few invitations for next month already! One of things on a couple’s to do list might also be what to buy as

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Do you dine alone?

Do you dine alone? Would you? I am only asking because I have a confession to make. I don’t. Won’t almost. Along with never going to the cinema on my own (I wrote this back in 2019 about solo cinema trips), I don’t eat by myself either. I did try, once, at the Ivy on the Kings Road in London but it was a complete disaster. I was encouraged to

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Baba West baby supplements, a review

The wonderful thing about being a granny is that you get to see how things have moved on since you were a parent. It’s amazing how things have changed and moved on in the last twenty five years and I am here for it! When I first became a parent I was living in the Middle East and the only skin care product you could buy for babies was Sudocreme,

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Kidvelo Balance Bike review (AD)

It doesn’t feel like five minutes since Lily was born and now here she is, old enough to be learning to ride a Kidvelo Balance Bike. Though from the look on Lily’s face she is also struggling to believe she is old enough to be learning too! We were thrilled when Kidvelo got in touch to ask if we would like to try out the bike because learning to ride

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Easter Gifts Guide 2022

This post includes gifted items sent for gift guide inclusion Easter traditionally is a time for chocolate right? Well I thought I would do a bumper Easter gift guide that doesn’t feature chocolate but has a few other Easter gift ideas. So if you are finding yourself wanting some Easter Gift ideas, here goes: Blade and Rose When these arrived I couldn’t wait for Lily to try them on. And

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Five top tips for buying a first car {AD}

Buying a first car, and what you need to look for and think about, has changed massively since I bought my first car in 1987. Yes, I am that old. When buying a car now though should you get something nice and cheerful or should you think about car servicing and other costs going forward? My first car was a Vauxhall Cavalier, it was bright red, and cost £6 a

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18 alternatives to Wordle you didn’t know you needed

If you are as addicted to Worldle as the next person and can’t wait 24 hours for your next fix here are 18 alternatives to Wordle you didn’t know you needed. Click on the headings to be taken to each of their websites. And thank me later. Heardle Guess the name of the song within one second Factle This is a bit temperamental if you are on wifi, you might

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