Two weeks today until Christmas Day! We are on countdown but do not fear you still have time to finish your shopping and there is no need to panic shop. No matter how late you leave it make sure you buy something personal rather than grabbing the first gift set you see in Boots. If you have a bit of spare time (chances are you haven't but you never know...) why not make something homemade to give as a gift. There is still time to order online too and if you have an Amazon Prime account chances are you can get it delivered tomorrow. Here's a roundup of my best last minute online Christmas gifts.
Heroism, Laughter, Romance, Adventure - Disney has it all by the bucket load plus some rather catchy tunes. Put that all on an ice rink and what a show you have! We are very excited to announce we have been invited to Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure tour which is hitting the O2 this month. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie we will be taken on a tour of the globe meeting all our favourite Disney characters along the way - I'm bursting to tell the kids about our Christmas treat but we are keeping it a secret!!!
I do love a flutter on the lottery. Husband is part of a syndicate with his family for the National Lottery and we usually make sure we buy extra tickets when there is a big rollover, especially the bumper EuroMillions ones. We haven't won big yet but I've dreamed up lots of home improvements for when we do finally match a few numbers! When Lottoland got in touch asking us to review their lottery betting website I jumped at the chance to see what other lotteries from around the world are available on their site.
We’ve had loads of Halloween fun already this week and it isn’t even the 31st yet! I’ll be talking more about the kid’s fun trick or treating at our local events but today I’m sharing my Halloween makeup look.
Welcome back to my music series where I run down some of my favourite tracks. If you've missed previous weeks you can catch up here. This week we are going all out Rock!
Firstly do not confuse this book with the bestseller The Girl on the Train. It is definitely not that book. They were first published the same month so looks like the similarities it is just conincidental but I’m sure the confusion has boosted sales!
So what goes on in this book - let’s find out...
Karen loves her job as a psychiatrist and she's good at it. She is a fixer and prides herself on being in control, of her own lives and her best friends Bea and Eleanor.
But when she takes on a new patient, Jessica Hamilton, her world is flipped on it's head. Jessica is aggressive and cagey and knows things about her personal life and her friends which she should not know. Who is she?
As cracks begin to show in Karen's professional and personal life she begins to wish she'd never taken on this new patient. Or does she?
Serenity Jones has always known she can reach the other side. Even as a child her incredible psychic ability set her apart from the everyone else. And it has served her well. Now as a famous medium with her own TV talk show (think Oprah but with messages from dead loved ones) she has the world at her feet. But her quest for fame and fortune is at the expense of her psychic instincts and after a reading goes wrong she tries to recover her reputation but when this backfires her world quickly unravels on live TV.
Welcome back to my music series where I reveal some of my favourite ever music tracks in no particular order. This project has started in an attempt to banish the Paw Patrol soundtrack from my mind as I am going slowly insane. I need some real music in my life! If you missed part one don't fear you can catch up here
People often tell me my music taste is eclectic and I agree because I really do like a bit of everything! I love the shuffle setting on my ipod, you take it for granted but things have moved on a bit since my 1980's Walkman days when the best thing ever was the auto-rewind, and it is great to be surprised with a track from your collection you haven't heard for ages.
Having the kids means I spend more time listening to the theme tune from Balamory than my own tracks, so I have decided to start a blog series cataloguing my favourite tunes to re-awaken my music soul. There are songs which remind me of music my parents used to play when I was growing up, boy bands I loved as a teenager, club tunes I danced to in my twenties and everything in between. Here's the first 10 in no particular order - I hope you find some gems in there which will become your favourites too!
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.