The John Dyer Gallery Vintage Style Art Review & Giveaway

I have a great appreciation of art, especially local art down here in Cornwall. I remember years ago doing GCSE art at school and taking trips to places like St Michael’s Mount down at Marazion, and St Ives where we gathered inspiration for our projects.

When an opportunity arose to review a gorgeous vintage style art poster from The John Dyer Gallery, it really was one of those offers you just don’t turn down.

The John Dyer Gallery Vintage Style Art Review & Giveaway

The John Dyer Gallery

Only a few miles from me, The John Dyer Gallery is situated in Falmouth, a beautiful seaside town in Cornwall with many attractions. The gallery itself is predominately online but it does take private bookings if you wish to view the artists work.

Run by husband and wife team John Dyer and Joanne Short the gallery represents the wonderful art work of John Dyer, Ted Dyer and Joanne Short. They showcase their very best original paintings and prints.

As well as paintings and prints you can buy various gifts with designed with The John Dyer Gallery contemporary artwork , like phone cases, iPad covers, homeware and accessories, they really do have something for everyone!

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Book Review: Reaper’s Rival by Simone Elise

Reaper’s Rival is a little different to my ‘normal read’ but I thought why not give it a go? Before you head on down to see what I thought, let’s hear a little bit about Reaper’s Rival by Simone Elise.

Reaper's Rival by Simone Elise

Book Description

The steamy and dramatic sequel to the Best Selling Reaper’s Claim by Simone Elise.

After the events of the first book Abby has joined her half sister’s gang Hellbound. Can Reaper claim her back?

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How to work out if you are saving enough for your child’s future

Before I became a parent I was always fairly money-savvy, but knew nothing about children’s savings and what you need to save for their future. To be honest it’s hard enough nowadays to live month to month for a lot of people, so things like savings and pensions get put on the back burner.

You do need to stop and think about the future now, are you saving enough for your child? Kids get more expensive as they grow older. Mine is only a 1-year-old but she grows so fast and always needing new clothes. I dread to think what it’s going to cost through the coming years and decades!

How to work out if you are saving enough for your child's future

 

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Choosing a care home for a loved one

As you get older you don’t like to think that your parents are getting older as well, and maybe starting to need extra help. These are tricky times and a hard subject to approach with loved ones. If you and your partner are unable to care for them you may need to find other options.

One of the better options is looking into care homes, there are many different types nowadays and they all cater for different stages of health and wellbeing.

Tips: Choosing a care home for a loved one

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5 Kitchen Essentials For Every Budding Chef

They say a bad workman always blames his (or her) tools, but there is some truth in the matter. Talent can only carry you so far – you need the right tools for the job in order to push the boundaries into something exceptional. The kitchen is no different – you might be the best at distinguishing thyme from rosemary, and you might know your Julienne from your batons, but without the best tools, it’s tricky to elevate your cooking to the next level.

Here are five kitchen essentials that no budding chef should ever be without.

5 Kitchen Essentials for budding chefs

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#LuckyLinky Week 2

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky week 2.

Thank you so much to all of you that linked up last week! We had 24 link ups which is fantastic for the first week!

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So we want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#LuckyLinky

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

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#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!