Sunday, 30 December 2018

Twenty Eighteen | The Yo-Yo Year

This year hasn't really gone particularly fast or slow, I have had highs and lows and a lot has happened. One of the constants in this year has been Lily and Scott, they are my rock and my family I don't know what I would do without them. I love my little family unit we have created, just need to expand it in a few years!

I feel this year has been quite successful in a way but I seriously haven't stopped, one thing I will be focusing more on next year is balance and learning to switch off. I will be working on quality over quantity but will be trying to be consistent in all areas of my life.

Saturday, 22 December 2018

My New Spot | Esquires Coffee Coventry

Esquires in Coventry has sort of become one of my new spots to go when I meet friends or family and also where I hold my monthly meet ups for my Coventry Bloggers group. The friendly staff are always a delight and so lovely, I'd never had bad service or someone be blunt or rude. I would safely give the service 10 out of 10. Which is most likely why this place has lasted 10 years and has celebrated its 10th birthday this month. In style I might add.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

The Good, The Bad & The Cocktails | The Botanist In Coventry

I have always seen pictures from The Botanist in other cities but I have never been to one. The beautiful and crazy drinks, the food always looks lush and I was so happy to see they were bringing it to Coventry. Myself and some of the bloggers from my Coventry Bloggers group were invited to the launch night and to go and try the food which was so exciting. We received a beautiful invite with a little bottle of Gin, perfect to pre-drink on the night of the party.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Delving Into The Photography World

 There is an element of photography in blogging but I only really know what I have taught myself so I jumped at the chance when I got invited to attend the Vikings Picture Perfect Photography Master Class. I had no idea what to expect, I really wanted to learn the art of Flat lays.

Christmas Gift Guide | Babies

 These are the presents I am most excited about for Lily to get, they are ones she can use and enjoy straight away that will help her grow and learn. I'm sure she still won't quite get what Christmas is all about but I'm sure she will be super excited to see all her presents and play with her new toys.

These are my top 4 items she is having. Firstly we have the Peppa Pig My First Ride On which was £22.99. All kids have something like this and as she is super close to walking I think she will really enjoy it.  The seat open up so she can put her toys inside and there is a back rest so she won't fall off but us adults can use it to push them around until they get what it is for. I can't wait to see her playing with this.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Cake Through The Letterbox

Birthdays, Weddings, Christmas and any occasion really, cake is there and enjoyed by all. Maybe even a Sunday afternoon with a cup of tea. From my previous posts you'll know how much I love personalised gifts especially when I can put my baby on it!

Bakerdays is an online cake shop where you can get personalised cakes and cup cakes. They kindly sent me a cake to review and a tasty review it was. The cake was really (I hate this word) moist. I know people hate that word as well but it was. I had a letterbox cake which is such an amazing idea. A cake that fits through the letter box, you don't have to worry about it being squashed or damaged as it is packed in a tin with bubble wrap around, it stays in a perfect condition.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Had A Long Day? Mcdonalds Is The Answer |AD

You've had a long day at work, you get home and you now need to cook a meal - BUT you really can't be bothered. You just want to sit on the sofa, get in your PJ's and put on a good film – sound familiar? Well luckily, McDonald’s now offer McDelivery - so you don't even have to leave the house to get your favourite food.

As a busy working woman in the 21st century who, like most others, has a side hustle, it can be a struggle to work, have a social life, run a blog, spend time with family plus do everything else. Being able to get food delivered on those days when you just don't have the time to cook is a life saver. UberEats delivering McDonald’s fits into my life perfectly and gives me a treat without having to put in much effort at all.

Luckily in Coventry there are five restaurants now offering McDelivery – at Cross Cheaping, Alvis, West Orchards, Canley and Gallagher Retail Park. So, if you were unlucky before and were just out of the area then if you are within 1.5 miles of any of these restaurants then it is now available to you! Hooray!

I put my order in on an evening after having a rough day at work and coming home and having to catch up on housework. I ordered my all-time favourite combination of Chicken McNuggets, Fries and Coke Zero along with the Cheese Melt Dippers which are a new favourite of mine from the brand-new Festive Menu

Scott went for the classic Quarter Pounder meal with Fries and Coca-Cola - he also added on a cheeky McFlurry because who doesn't need a treat after a long day?

You can still customise when you order online so, if you don't like gherkins like me then you can take them off or (if for some strange reason, like Scott) you love them, you can double them up!

My order came so quick, still nice and hot, no need for plates. We put on a film and were ready to enjoy – and another bonus, no washing up! 

What is your go-to meal with McDonalds? Let me know in the comments below.


Saturday, 8 December 2018

Christmas Gift Guide | For Her*

Probably the easiest and hardest part of Christmas is buying for your gal pals and fellow females in your family. It can be easy in a sense that there are basics, chocolate, perfume and bath stuff. However there is so much choice now, it is so hard to choose which is the best ones to get. Lucky for you I have a gift guide showing some of my favourite things I have picked up for people. Some of these items have been sent to be to review but I haven't accepted anything I wouldn't buy myself and as always will be honest in what I say.

Firstly you can't go wrong with bath and shower stuff and most people go to Lush which I do like but I've been loving The Body Shop a lot more lately. I picked up this cute gift box of White Musk. I like any Musky scents and kind of want it for myself. It was only £6 and you get a shower gel, body lotion and bath lily. Speaking of a Lush alternative this Little box of Love from Bomb Cosmetics which has 6 bath bombs in and is a lot cheaper than Lush for only £12.74. Another item for the bathroom which is even more amazing because it is Disney is the Marie Bath Milk Carton, not only is it in beautiful packaging with the cutest picture of Marie, bath milk makes them just so much more luxurious.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Christmas Gift Guide | Toddlers

We are officially in December now, so here come my gift guides! I'm starting with a toddler gift guide, there is a good mixture in here, some for Lily and some not. Lily is nearly one and a half and these toys start from 2+. The rest will be for my niece or I will be keeping back until Lily is older. Then if she is really good or achieves something, she can have it as a treat.

That being said, they would make amazing presents for your children or children in your family who are age appropriate. To start of, pretty much every child in the world's favourite pig, Peppa! This Count with me Peppa toy is great to help them learn and count. She will count and respond and then you can get them out of the purse in her tummy. It is a great way to let children know about saving as well and not just spending everything they have. This will be a life lesson I will be teaching Lily from a young age.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Sleeping Beauty | Belgrade Theatre

 I honestly cannot remember the last time I saw a Pantomime, I was probably about 12 years old. I wanted to go last year but I just didn't find the time. I wasn't sure what to expect, seeing a show like this as an adult is extremely different to seeing it as a child. As a child you would just see the funny parts, the storyline we know so well and amazing singing.

As an adult you see it differently, you still see all those things but there are some cheeky jokes and references that you just wouldn't realise as a child. It would go over your head, but as an adult. They. Are. Hilarious.
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