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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Mother’s Day Gift Guide — 2022

This post contains some items that were sent for inclusion in a gift guide With lighter mornings our thoughts start turning to spring, dont they? Of there being brighter days ahead, generally, and of there being more sunshine and happier times. I dont know about you but I do find winter a bit of a struggle so this time of year is one of my favourites. And of course with

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Have you ever tried a “cycling” desk? (AD)

I must admit I hadn’t until recently but these, along with standing desks, have always intrigued me. I couldn’t work out if you could actually work at a cycling desk, surely trying to cycle and type at the same time would be as impossible as patting your head and rubbing your tummy, right? When Flexispot got in touch recently then to ask if I wanted to try their cycling desk

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A weekend in Winchester

Winchester was the first and former capital city of England so when it comes to history Winchester is full of it. More than though it is also full of fabulous things to do over a weekend (though we are lucky enough to live less than an hour away so often pop down for the day) so here my top things to do if you ever fancy a weekend in Winchester

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Holiday Inn Winchester — A review (AD)

The Holiday Inn Winchester recently underwent a £2.5 million Pound refurbishment and Mr B and I were invited to stay in one of the 131 bedrooms this week to see for ourselves how fabulous they are. We received a complimentary stay with dinner, bed and breakfast in exchange for our honest review. Where to start though? The hotel sits just five minutes outside Winchester with easy access to major roads

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February Binge Worthy TV

Following on from January’s Binge Watch post here are a few things I think you might like to binge on TV this month. Hidden Assets — BBC4 There seem to be an awful lot of crime dramas about at the moment, some of them a bit too heavy to binge all in one go. This however is brilliant. Yes it’s crime and yes somebody is found dead in the opening

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Time to talk day

“Conversations have the power to change lives” is a really powerful statement isn’t it? But it’s true and something we should all be reminded of today, Time to Talk Day, and in fact every day. I have been quite vocal about my mental health on social media, being honest about the days I feel less than positive and every time I open up I get messages thanking me for my

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Netley Abbey

Netley Abbey sits in the village named after it just outside Southampton in Southern England. In fact Netley Abbey is is the most complete surviving abbey built by the Cistercian monks in southern England and is now looked after by English Heritage. It is free to visit and is open year round (do check the website as times change). In fact it is so in tact it is hard to

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January binge worthy TV

Funny old month January isnt it? This year more than ever I have wanted to spend January indoors and on the sofa rather than out and about. I am not ashamed to say that I have spent many an afternoon or early morning bingeing TV programmes and now even have a list on notepad of trailers I have seen and think “oooh that sounds good”. Back in 2015 binge-watch was

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