Monday, 30 November 2015

Indulge yourself, or someone else, with some luxury sweet treats from Hotel Chocolat this Christmas

I don't think I know many people who'd turn down chocolate at Christmas, even more so if it were Hotel Chocolat. For me, they're one of those brands that says luxury, in fact possibly the most luxury chocolate brand that I enjoy. As such, if you really want to treat someone at Christmas, or if you want some really posh chocs to keep on the coffee table for when people visit over the festive period, I'd really recommend checking their Christmas range out. 

Friday, 27 November 2015

Toys for your expanding family with House of Fraser - Christmas Shopping ideas

With November almost behind us it's time for us to accept that Christmas is just around the corner - Ok, so I know a lot of you may have accepted that already, you may have had your tree up since mid November or you might be singing carols in the shower but, me, well until December arrives I'm a little reluctant to get in to the festive spirit.

That said, there's one part of the season that I embrace early, and that's the part which has me buying up bargains from October time so that the present buying aspect isn't sprung on me mid December, so that I can spread the cost and so that I can feel like I'm not going to go loopy when I run out of ideas and 'Arg it's nearly here!'.

This year we've still only got Ethan and Skye to buy for (littles wise) but with our impending third child very much on the horizon (eek only 13 weeks to go until due date!) I've really been thinking about how we'll have to deal with Christmas in the coming years. Oliver is going to, without a doubt, inherit a lot of toys from his big brother, but it'll still be nice to make sure he has some new things, of his own, when the festive period comes around. 

When House of Fraser asked me to look at some gift ideas from their toys section I took it as an opportunity to show how you really can cater for your growing family without becoming destitute. And I think you'll agree I managed to do quite well for a spot over £30 (£30.20 to be precise).

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Perfect Stocking Filler or Gift idea - Jealous Sweets

I'm not going to apologise for how long it's taken be to do this post because, if I did, all the coming posts would start the same way and that'd get very boring. Needless to say, getting sent delicious sweets just as your morning sickness kicks in and you can't eat Anything... torture is one of many words! 
The lovely people at Jealous Sweets were incredibly generous when they sent me 6 different boxes of their jelly sweets to try out. I can't say I had anticipated much from them, I mean jelly sweets are jelly sweets, right? Actually, no! 

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

23 week Baby Update and Baby's First Haul

I had really high hopes of keeping you really updated throughout this pregnancy but I had no idea quite how much harder work this pregnancy was going to be (things weren't easy with Ethan's, but compared to this, eesh). As such I've already reached, and left behind, the half way stage and am only a few days away from reaching that all important 24 week mark which is amazing to believe (though plenty more time to stay inside and keep cooking little one, no hurry).

I don't have a bump pic, because I still am not a fan of the whole having my photo taken thing, but I will get one done soon. I spent most of the pregnancy desperate to get a bump, and now that one has blossomed in just a few, short weeks, OW! Turns out that having a bump is a lot more uncomfortable this time around, but it's also so lovely to actually see real proof that the baby is in there. Same goes with kicking, at my 20 week scan we found out that I had an anterior placenta, again, and that meant that it'd take longer until I got movements, which was definitely the case. But now that I'm feeling movement, it's come on so fast, no butterflies here, no little flutters, we've gone from the odd kick and prod to being able to see my bump move, all in the time span of a few weeks.