A couple of months ago we moved into a new house with a fabulous garden, I love it, but to be perfectly honest I feel a little out of my depth too – the previous owner obviously knew a lot more about what they were doing than I do! I love hacks as an easy way to make my life easier, whether it’s making something look better, grow better or save me a bit of money so these gardening hacks are all perfect for me and I hope you’ll find something that helps you too! There’s all sorts of cool ideas in there with ideas for grown ups, kids and growing things indoors and outdoors too.
We’ve never had loads of babysitting but when we moved down to Cornwall last year it became an impossibility- we live about 300 miles from everyone we know so the chances of nipping out for a quick pint became an impossibility. What did happen though was that our daughter stated doing a day at nursery a week which meant that once we’d done some work we had afternoons suddenly free for, well, actually being adults. Imagine! A couple of hours followed by the school run means that dinner, drinks, cinema and pretty much our traditional date stuff wasn’t going to happen so instead we thought we’d try and make the most of where we live, walk a bit more, maybe try out surfing too. So when Trespass asked me if I’d like to try out their Tensing Women’s Walking Boots I of course agreed.
Mother’s Day can be a bit tricky to buy for. As a mum myself most of the things on my wish list wouldn’t cost anything, a full nights sleep, dinner without complaints and drinking a cup of tea while it’s still hot. Unfortunately, while those things are free, several years of parenting has also taught me that they’re also wildly over ambitious and probably never going to happen. Besides, if truth be told, I think I’d be a bit miffed if I woke up and was informed that my cup of hot steaming tea was in fact my Mother’s Day gift and could I now crack on as no one can get the wi-fi to work. So what does make a good Mother’s Day present? Well for me a great present is something you’ve fancied for a while but haven’t really been able to justify, and that’s where the Biscuiteers Mother’s Day Bouquet Tin comes in.
If you just looked in the shops it would sometimes seem that Mothers Day has to be something stupidly expensive, of course, not that most young kids are likely to pay for anything (kinder eggs being slightly higher on the pocket money desirable list round here) but that still means that someone has to pay. As a mum I know that the best gifts aren’t always that are the most expensive, but are instead the ones that make you smile, hug your kids and especially the ones where you can see your kids have done something just for you. With that in mind today I’m sharing our thoughts on the fabulous Mr Men My Mummy book and I’ve also got a little giveaway where you could win this book and two other Mr Men titles.
As a blogger there are times when I think about what I’m doing and I can imagine my parent’s rolling their eyes, and sometimes there are times when I want to give them a quick call because I know they’ll be impressed. When John Lewis asked me if I’d like to share what I’d include in a Mother’s Day hamper I knew my mum would be impressed because, well, one of the things that she appears to have passed down through her genetics is a shared love for John Lewis and all its general loveliness. As well as shopping there we’ve shared lunch in their restaurants many a time, my mum’s a vegetarian and it’s always been fun trying to find somewhere that offers something more interesting than a cheese sandwich but John Lewis could always be relied upon.