Book Review & Giveaway: Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings

You know sometimes you just need to read a light hearted book to bring a smile to your face. Well Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings by Wendy Holden is just that. Witty, fun and down right full of entertainment!

I was lucky enough to be sent a beautiful hardback copy to read and review from Head of Zeus, plus you have the chance to win your very own copy as well. First though, here is a little bit about Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings.

Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings by Wendy Holden

Book Description

She’ll need a triple-barrelled name for the castle one. She’ll need a gallon of glitter for the woodland one. She’ll need a lobster-shaped hat for the Shoreditch one.

Laura Lake longs to be a journalist. Instead she’s an unpaid intern at a glossy magazine – sleeping in the fashion cupboard and living on canapés. But she’s just got her first big break: infiltrate three society weddings and write a juicy exposé.

Security will be tighter than a bodycon dress, but how hard can it be? Cue disappearing brides, demanding socialites – and a jealous office enemy who will do anything to bring her down…

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Lee Stafford Straight & Juicy Irons Review and Giveaway

It been a few years since the last time I straightened my hair, I used to have the time to do it each morning! So when I was offered the chance to try out Lee Stafford’s Straight & Juicy Irons, I thought now that baby girl is older I need to make a little time for myself, so why not give them a go?

Lee Stafford Straight and Juicy Irons

The uBunTu Oils Straight and Juicy Irons are a ceramic styler suitable for all hair types. It has variable temperature settings to help minimise heat exposure to your hair which can cause damage. It also has floating plates which are infused with uBunTu Oils from Africa to help reduce snagging and to pamper and restore your hair.

Features

  • Ceramic plates infused with uBunTu OiLs from Africa for shiny and healthy hair.
  • Straighten and curl.
  • Fast heat up time.
  • Auto shut off after 60 minutes for safety.
  • Digital LED control for greater accuracy.
  • Heat’s up from 150°C – 230°C
  • Floating plates for easy gliding and no snagging.
  • Swivel Cord.
  • Lock button to keep the plates closed.
  • 2 Year Manufacturers guarantee.

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Essential Top Tips for Travelling with Toddlers

Now baby girl is a toddler, yes she is walking, falling, toddling about, I thought it was about time I looked into travel tips for toddlers. These can be tips for travelling an hour to see family and friends, or even travelling abroad on holiday.

Last year we travelled up country – from Cornwall to Derbyshire to see family. It was pretty hard going with an exclusively breast-fed 5 month old but we did it. So is it easier travelling with a toddler?

Hopefully it will be if you bear in mind my essential top tips for travelling with toddlers.

Essential top tips for travelling with toddlers

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Bring The Outdoors Inside This Spring!

Now that spring has arrived, we need to ensure our home reflects this. After all, springtime is all about blossoming flowers and longer days,  it’s also one of the best times for your kids as they get to play outdoors. But while there are lots of updates you can do to your garden at this time of the year, you can also do some spring time changes to the inside of your home. One thing you should do is attempt to bring the outdoors inside. A sprinkle of the outdoors can give your home a fab feel.

Here are some ways you can bring the outdoors inside this spring.

Add some outdoor scents to your house

You might think candles are just for winter time. After all, there’s nothing better than cuddling up in front of a cozy fire with some great candles in winter. But actually, candles are a great house accessory for spring too. In fact, it’s an excellent way to bring a touch of outdoor magic to the inside of your home. After all, you can go for outdoor smells such as lavender or honeysuckle which will make you feel like you are in your garden. In fact, if you add one of these candles by the front door, it will give an instant fresh feel as guests enter your home. Therefore, hunt down some great candles which you can add to your home.

Bring the Outdoors Inside with candles and scents

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Book Review & Giveaway: The Wonderful Wizard of OZ

As a kid I was obsessed with The Wizard of Oz. Saturday afternoons we used to love to watch The Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland. It was one of those family favourites that you can watch over and over again.

So when I was presented with the opportunity to read and review The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum it was a given! No way was I going to refuse this one!

Book Review & Giveaway: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Here is a little bit about the book:

Book Description

“He is more powerful than all the rest of us together. He lives in the City of Emeralds.”

Blown far way from her home to the magical land of Oz, little Dorothy must follow the yellow-brick road to the Emerald City and ask the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz for help. With the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion by her side, Dorothy must first defeat the Wicked Witch of the West – but will the Wizard’s magic be enough to get her home?

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Book Review: The Place That Never Existed by Jim Ody

Hello, today I’m on the blog tour for Jim Ody’s The Place That Never Existed. I was hooked on the blurb as it’s based in Devon, practically in the middle of no-where, and fairly local to me.

Book Review: The Place That Never Existed by Jim Ody

Book Description

For Paul and Debbie it was meant to be the happiest time of their lives – a small village wedding in front of their family and friends, followed by a quiet honeymoon in Devon. Not everyone was happy to see them together.

Someone from the past was intent on ending their marriage before it had really started. Now, supposedly away from it all in a picturesque log cabin, Paul and Debbie find themselves in the midst of mysterious happenings. Unexplained disappearances with people turning up dead, and all of it centred on the site of an horrific murder.

A place the locals wish was a place that never existed.

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