Birthday meal at Las Iguanas Cheshire Oaks

Last week it was my birthday, and as the husband had booked the day off work, we decided to go out for lunch. As I can’t possibly go out to eat without using a restaurant voucher, I searched the internet for places offering ‘birthday deals’. These can range from a free pudding, free drink and occasionally a main meal.

Las Iguanas Voucher

Las Iguanas Voucher

I found Las Iguanas offered the best incentive with their Las Iguanas free birthday meal, and as we were heading to Cheshire Oaks to do some shopping, we decided to … Continue reading

Beanies Coffee review

I heard of Beanies Coffee a few months ago in my Slimming World class, and I was kindly sent 4 of the flavours to review. After trying them for the past few days I absolutely love them all, and really can not pick out a favourite. So I thought I would share some reasons why you need to try Beanie Coffee for yourself.

Beanies Coffee review

How many calories are in Beanies Coffee ?

Each serving has 2 calories. Yep 2 teeny tiny calories in each cup of coffee.

Is Beanies Coffee Syn Free on Slimming World ?

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During the summer months I spend my time gazing at other people’s gardens on instagram. Large sprawling gardens with an abundance of colour make me very jealous. If I could change anything about our home, it would be a larger garden. Actually I would also love an ensuite but I won’t be greedy.

We have lived in our house for 15 years, and over that time we have added a decking area which we use to dine al fresco (which happens about twice a year with our wonderful weather). Our garden is triangular shape, so we try and make the … Continue reading

This is my first time linking up with the lovely Katie from mummydaddyme for the ‘Ordinary Moments’. Katie has an amazing talent for capturing the ordinary everyday moments.  Those moments that stop you in your tracks and make you feel grateful. The simple things that make us smile. Whilst our summer has been the usual whirl of holidays and days out, I wanted to remember some of the more calmer moments. The moments which have made us all smile over the summer holidays.

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Playing scrabble

When you have a teen, the only games they want to play are attached to … Continue reading

I came across this picture last week.

It was taken 5 years ago on the morning that Katie went off to school for the very first time.

In a few more days Katie will be in year 5.

I can’t quite believe she only has 2 more years of Primary School left.

She looks so happy and proud in this picture, and thankfully she still loves school.

For anyone who will be waving their little ones off for the very first time soon, it really does go in the blink of an eye.

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Sunday photo

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I was recently asked to review some handmade soap from Valley Mill. They offer a wide range of natural products such as soap, soy candles and gorgeous Welsh slate products. You can order from their website or visit the shop which is based in Neath, South Wales. Funnily enough this is where my husband is from, and his parents and sister still live in Neath. I will definitely be taking a visit to the shop next time we head down to South Wales.

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I received 2 soap products, which arrived beautifully packaged. Everything about the packaging felt natural whilst … Continue reading

Late on Sunday we returned home from our 3rd and final adventure of the summer holidays. We had been up to Scotland for our 4th visit to Auchenlarie Holiday Park, which is in Dumfries and Galloway. Whilst we love to holiday in different places, Auchenlarie is somewhere we have never tired of visiting. The kids love it there as much as we do, and here is why

The Seaview

The site slopes down to the sea which means that virtually every caravan or lodge will have a Seaview. I find it so relaxing gazing out to sea with a coffee/wine … Continue reading

Ravensburger recently sent me one of their puzzles to review. It has been about 12 years since I last tackled a puzzle with more than 50 pieces and didn’t have a Disney Princess on it. This puzzle was a huge 1000 pieces and was entitled ‘Happy Days Tenby’.

The puzzle is part of the Happy Days series from Ravensburger, and the painting of Tenby’s famous harbour is by artist Kevin Walsh. I love the picture as there is so much detail and colour to it. Which is a good thing when you are tackling a puzzle.

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This picture was taken on Thursday whilst we were on holiday in Scotland.

Its the day our son turned 13 (eek a teenager) and he wanted to try his hand at clay pigeon shooting.

I love that he likes to try different activities and tries his hardest in everything he does.

And he thrashed his dad 10-6 in shooting the clays.

Well done son.

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