This household is a huge Melissa & Doug fan. Both my girls have grown up playing with their exceptional range of children’s toys. Little I has been invited to join the Melissa & Doug play panel - whoop whoop! To say she is excited would be an understatement! Here’s what she thought of her first play panel delivery (and big sister E just had to join in the fun)...
GANT shirts are where it all began - they're beautifully-tailored and crafted from the finest materials. It's been over 70 years since Bernard Gantmacher made his first shirt - introducing a number of innovative tailoring features, such as the locker loop, the box pleat, and the button on the back of the collar to keep the tie in place. The shirt we know and love today wouldn't be the same without GANT and I'm giving away a shirt if your choice from the SS19 collection.
Another month flies past and I have more TV and movie reviews to share with you including what I thought of the series finale of Line of Duty...
There are many needs and desires that you have to juggle with and prioritise when viewing houses. Should you follow the fluttering sensations of the heart or the rational and logical processes of the brain? We went though the full range of emotions when we recently moved house and it can all be very overwhelming. But the most essential advice is to buy a house carefully because you aren't just purchasing bricks and mortar, you are buying a framework for your life.
Emma is a loving wife, a devoted mother and a killer. For years she has been hiding the body the her teacher who seduced her in during her teens. But Emma’s perfect life starts to fracture when her Husband’s promotion means moving away and it seems inevitable that Emma’s secret from the past won’t stay buried.
It is now such a commonly held understanding that buying single use plastic bottles is bad that it almost seems like we never thought any other way. Could it really be just 12-24 months ago we were buying bottled water and other drinks without a care, using carrier bags, not moaning at our supermarkets for plastic use? Well, yes it can, things have changed fast and one of the really big areas that was quite an easy change for most people was the humble drinks bottle. Not only did buying a reusable drinks bottle help keep our “Blue Planet” conscience clear it was also a chance to make a statement, to look cool or to have something new to make our own. There are now companies offering branded water bottles for events and businesses, you can buy reusable bottles in supermarkets, on Amazon and in all manner of other places.
We rushed out to buy all manner of water bottles but now the dust has settled a bit, which types were any good? Which ones last, which ones are green and which ones were a bit of a con?
Here is a quick guide to some of the more common types of reusable bottle that we have all had time to reflect on.
My weight has always fluctuated and whenever my focus slips away from my eating habits I tend to put on weight. I’ve been really busy over the last few months and my diet has suffered meaning I need to lose about a stone to comfortably fit back into my summer wardrobe. The Dietbon diet meals delivery service does all the thinking for you, delivering balanced meal plans which should help you lose up to 2lb per week.
Sounds like a really good idea when you are a bit too busy to properly concentrate on healthy eating, but does it work?
It has become common in recent years to see high-profile fashion designers turn their stylish eyes to furniture and home décor. For the fashion-conscious, the opportunity to incorporate their favourite designers into the rest of their interior design is a great way to enjoy a more aligned lifestyle. Indeed, it is no longer unusual to see collaborations between high-end fashion designer and homeware brands – with so called ‘designer décor’ commanding mind-boggling prices.
But, of course, it’s not just luxury manufacturers; there’s a growing trend for furnishing homes in the same sorts of designs and materials that you might wear out, with businesses offering everything from chairs made in custom fabrics to pop-art themed wardrobes, and much more.
Here we take a look at how the worlds of furniture and fashion have merged, and examine some of the amazing ways that homeowners are decorating their properties.
Continuing my link up with White's Oats, this Apple and Cinnamon Crumble Cake is delicious eaten warm with a cup of tea or with lashings of creamy custard as a pudding - Perfect for Easter Sunday lunch!
The perceived wisdom on language learning is that if you want your child to be bilingual, you had better start them on the language early on. However, this is not necessarily the case and it can give people misconceptions about whether it is possible for them to learn a language later in life. In fact, there is no learning barrier to language acquisition that comes from age.
So where does this flawed idea about children and language skills come from? Here we will take a look at why it is easy to believe that children are better at learning languages than adults.
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