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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Hot Wheels Super Speed Blastway Review

We were recently sent the Hot Wheels Super Speed Blastway to review. My son and daughter both love Hot Wheels, so were excited to try it out. They are also both incredibly competitive (I don't know where they get it from), so were looking forward to competing against each other!

Hot Wheels Super Speed Blastaway

Sunday, 14 June 2015

14.06.15 Silent Sunday


water fight




Sunday, 7 June 2015

Father's Day gifts from Truprint #TruprintDads

I never know what to get my husband for Father's Day, or for that matter, what to get my dad. The children usually make something at school, although disappointingly, there never seems to be quite as much effort made by the school as they do for Mother's Day. If you're reading Dad or Tim, click away now, I don't want to spoil anything for you.

My best friend sent me some craft things to do with the children, which included keyring men and magnets. We all got stuck into making things for Father's Day. My daughter drew my husband having a wee and my son drew a picture of a cat! I'm not entirely sure it was a successful craft session, but they didn't fight, so that's a win in my book.


07.06.14 Silent Sunday


suckling piglets





Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Fat Face New Summer 2015 Collection

A couple of weeks ago FatFace launched a new Summer 2015 collection, "Take me to the weekend". The idea behind this being that it aims to make every weekend an adventure, either at home, a festival, a picnic with friends or a trip away. I was sent two items from the new collection, the Jade Indigo Diamond Maxi Skirt and the Linen V Neck Pineapple Punch Tee

Jade Indigo Diamond Maxi Skirt

Monday, 1 June 2015

May Month in a Minute

I was looking forward to May. I think it has passed so quickly to spite me! We have had our family holiday and it was wonderful. Our first ever holiday away to a hotel as a family. Our children were really excited that they were guests for the week. I think the get a bit fed up sometimes with the B&B guests taking up a lot of my time. It was nice to indulge for a week, to relax whilst the children were in kids club and to read books. I don't recall the last time my husband and I chilled out like that. The only downside was sleeping on a sofabed for a week. Next time we will get a bigger room so that we get to sleep in an actual bed!

We landed back to earth with a bump and eight guests staying. Now we are full every weekend until September, so we are going to see how the summer season goes! After half term, I know I am going to have to be more organised with things for the children to do. It's a long time to spend together and I want to all still be friends by the end.

Here is my video for May, I had no idea I filmed so many flowers! It's probably indicative of the amount of time I am having to spend in the garden getting the vegetables growing.



Sunday, 31 May 2015

31.05.15 Silent Sunday







Sunday, 24 May 2015

24.05.15 Silent Sunday


Lanzarote beach




Friday, 22 May 2015

My Samsung S5 and its amazing camera

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias

It was a year ago that I wrote about my mobile phone woes. It was a post which won me a mobile phone! A Samsung Galaxy S5 to be precise. I haven't looked back since I got it. I adore my phone. The main thing about it that I love is the camera. It's incredible, and has taken my photography to a new level. 


Me and my Samsung S5

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Trespass Florissant Waterproof Jacket Review

When I was contacted by Trespass to ask if I would like to review a jacket, I jumped at the chance. I didn't have a lightweight coat for the summer. We do a lot of walking in the Dales where we live and the weather is rather unpredictable, so something which would keep the rain and the wind out would be perfect! I chose this jacket, the Florissant waterproof jacket in Cornflour blue. It is such a gorgeous colour and I have received so many compliments on the colour whilst wearing it.

Trespass Florissant Waterproof Jacket