What I buy in Costco

If you ever want to know how popular you are post a message on Instagram saying you have just renewed your membership and have a couple of cards that you can share with people to join your Costco account. Within seconds (literally seconds) you will be inundated with hundreds of “oh my god, yes please” messages from friends desperate to get their hands on a slightly-too-high-to-be-comfortable Costco Trolley. Or maybe

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{AD} Sweet Hamper Company — a review

When I get approached to review a company I always do a bit of research into them first to see what customers have said. It feels slightly disingenuous if my one order was a success and I rave about them but there’s a trail of unhappy clients leaving reviews on TrustPilot or Google. I dont really want to be recommending something when others have been disappointed. I was pleased, therefore,

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Father’s Day Gift Guide – 2021

This post contains some items sent for inclusion in the guide It’s that time of year again, when those of us with a father figure in our lives start thinking about what to get to buy to say “hey, I really appreciate all you do for me”. I might be in my 50s but I am still sending my dad a card every year to let him know I am

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Micro Scooter’s Micro Trike Review — AD

In their own words: Our Micro Trike gives parents and toddlers the best of both worlds. A first taste of independence for mini explorers. The reassurance of a comfy seat and slick steering handle for parents worrying about ‘I’m tired’ moments. A featherweight 2.2kg, with a slimline frame and compact fold, the Trike is as portable as they come. Our ultra quiet wheels glide effortlessly over the ground. Our sturdy

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Anxiety increasing? Here’s some tips

I first wrote this post in March 2020 and this week have revisited it as we have re-entered lockdown.  Last night’s news from the US has just added to my feelings of anxiety and fear for what is happening in the world and with every passing hour I feel my motivation being sapped.   I can almost feel the correlation between “next slide please” showing another all time high, the

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Why I’m having the flu vaccine

I didn’t even think about it when I received a text from our local surgery saying I was within an age bracket eligible to receive the flu vaccine this year.  I called them straight away and am booked in for this Saturday (at 09.02, how terribly precise) despite never having had it (or been eligible) before this year it feels like I am doing my bit for the greater good.

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Christmas 2020 Gift Guide for Foodies

This guide contains products sent to us for inclusion in a gift guide Wondering what to buy for the foodies in your life?  Well you have come to the right place!!  Here is my Christmas gift guide for foodies Spice Pots These little pots could be an absolute game changer for anyone who loves making curry at home.  The pots contain the perfect spice blends for different curries, so you

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A special Christmas with Moonpig — #AD

I think it is safe to say that this year we are all going to be approaching Christmas differently, aren’t we?   Where the number of people around our Christmas table is usually between 10 and 12 this year we are going to be a maximum of 6 and are painfully aware that many are facing the very real prospect of being alone, or separated from their loved ones.  And

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Sous Chef BBQ Smoker — Review

  Time was if you wanted to have a barbecue you had to have a patio, or a garden, with enough space to stand the thing on.   You also needed a gas bottle, or had to have a huge bag of charcoal on hand in order to fuel it.   Then once lit it was up to one person to stand by and keep an eye on the food

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Boxsets for Lockdown, The Sequel

Need some binge worthy boxsets for this latest lockdown? Of course you do, we all do.  We all need a bit of escapism, if only for 20 minutes or an hour, a six part mini series or five seasons that take us through weeks, switching off the outside world and collapsing with some binge worthy boxsets is just what we all need for this latest lockdown. The Queens Gambit —

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5 ways to be greener in 2021 — AD

  There is no denying it, we all need to be greener, to think more about the impact we are having on the environment, and to, well, just doing more to think about our green credentials.   So with that in mind here are my 5 ways I think we can be greener in 2021. Sign up to Save Money Cut Carbon Club This is a game changer for me,

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A review of the Catipilla Cat Scratcher (AD)

A review of the Catipilla Cat Scratcher   AD — This post contains an item sent for review If you know anything about our elderly cat, Bob, it’s that she rules the roost here at Barrow Towers.  As an example, we can no longer eat at our kitchen table as it is where she eats her food, and it is where she sits to keep an eye on the dog.

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