WIN a new front door from YALE!

Wow I spotted this competition today from  and I just had to share my latest front door story. You may spot in the photos just how desperately we need to change our door #TheShameOfaKnackeredFrontDoor haha!


Anyway on 6th August 2014 myself and partner got married at the ripe old age of 50 and 48, we had the most fantastic ceremony and travelled back home to get ready for the evening only to discover that our fabulous neighbours had decorated the front of our house with balloons and banners to welcome us home.
It was such an amazing surprise (even if I was a little embarrassed at the state of the door itself in the pictures), truly unexpected and a moment I’ll always remember when we pulled up to the house.
I’ve included a few photos 🙂
To have a new front door would make me proud when people come round, might have to even re-enact the banners and balloons to have a pretty door behind them




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Well I had to share with you the amazing benefits I’ve found whilst using Argan oil on my hair. I hadn’t used it before and decided to give a try after a friends recommendation. You only need to use a tiny amount so the bottle lasts forever. I found after about a week that my hair felt so much healthier and thicker and had such a great shine.
My hair is naturally quite dry and frizzy and I’ve found the argan oil really helps smooth my hair, controlling the frizz.
The additional benefit is I also use it on my face and hands and its a
brilliant moisturiser. It sinks in quickly and really hydrates your skin.
I’m converted already. I bought mine from and chose the droplet dispenser bottle for just £13.99 … absolute bargain and my new beauty must have


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Big Ben puzzle great for all the family


Just had to share this great fun gift with you all that Ellie got for Christmas. We built it yesterday and it looks brilliant 🙂 216 pieces make up this 3D Big Ben puzzle from Ravensburger. A big shout out to the Tye grandparents who bought it from their local Entertainer toyshop

Only thing is we are now a bit hooked on puzzles so the next one we have our eyes on is of the Hobbit characters .

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Happy New Year ….work beckons


So 2013 is finally here and it’s time to pack away all the decorations again and drag ourselves back to work , I can’t quite believe how much I miss my other half being around this morning and its only just gone 9am 🙂

Anyway like many others I’m sure I have the big number one priority job of doing the yearly accounts ready for my tax return and I’ve left it so so late this time. Don’t you just dread that awful job, it must be my most hated job task of the year. Fingers crossed by the time I put my feet up tomorrow evening it’ll be done and dusted and no longer lurking in the back of my mind.

The kids have 4 more days off so I intend to make the most of a few more chilled out mornings. My daughter is out with a friend ice-skating today so it’ll be fairly peaceful for me to get a start on the dreaded job. Have fun getting back into the swing of things, whatever you’re up to 🙂

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All ready for Santa’s helpers !


Well tomorrow morning I am actually due a visit from Santa’s helpers with a sack full of goodies. I entered a competition for the local radio station and ended up winning it so tomorrow is an early rise for us to welcome in the goodies, Santa’s helpers and then do an interview for live radio !!!! Oh my goodness sometimes I do wonder
how I get myself into some of these mad situations but I must admit I can’t wait to go through the haul of goodies, once they’ve left 🙂  
The big list of prizes is here

Its my second good competition win in the last couple of months so I can see this being my new guilty pleasure.

Have a fun Christmas all xxxx

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December Business Mums Blog carnival….grab a cup of tea


Take some time out and enjoy the latest Business Mums Blog carnival which includes a feature from BlahBlahMe 🙂

It’s full of great business advice and lots of christmas snippets as well

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Beautiful gift idea for travelling mummies


Wow we had a treat this month when we were sent the most gorgeous Leather card Case, especially designed with stylish mums in mind.  It’s the perfect size for holding your oyster card and I have to say I’ve never seen such a beautiful , well made travel card holder before.  This is already one of my favourite and most used handbag items and I’ve already been back to the website to add lots more amazing products to my wishlist.  Priced at just £13.50 this would be a brilliant stocking filler gift for someone special.  You can find all the information and many more wonderful products on the website

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