Baby Diaries #2 – Baby Dottie’s 1 Month Update

Here we are at baby dottie’s 1 month update. It’s hard to believe she’s been with us over a month now, yes I’m a little late with this update! It feels like she’s always been with us.

Baby dottie only lost 5% of her birth weight in those first few days. Unlike baby girl who lost over  10%. I put this down to myself being more experienced with breastfeeding this time around plus my milk came in quicker. We never got her red book until she was nearly 2 weeks old, bloody health visitors!

baby diaries #2 - 1 month update

When the health visitor came around to do her checks she was such a busy body. Baby girl got on her nerves a bit as she wouldn’t stay quiet while she did baby dottie’s hearing test! What do you expect from a 2 year old? View Post

Top Hair Trends for Summer 2018

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

As we approach Summer, it’s time to look at the top hair trends for Summer 2018. Bold experimental looks and colours are all in. With throwback looks of the 70’s and 90’s. Middle partings and oversized braids are going to be huge this year.

Hair Styles

Sleek and structured updos are big on the catwalk. They show off the face, team it with a stunning dress and you are sorted for a night out.

Short bob styles with the ends curled in are big news for the easy to maintain look. In fact if you have a problem with a receding hairline and not feeling the most confident you can opt for lace front wigs which can make you feel amazing about your hair. You wouldn’t know it but the woman in the photo below is wearing one.

bob- top hair trends of Summer 2018

Photo credit: Divatress.

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Go To Sleep! and Sarah’s Shadow Blog Tour

Today it’s my turn to be on the blog tour for these two great books, Go To Sleep! and Sarah’s Shadow.

Go To Sleep! and Sarah's Shadow Blog Tour

Go To Sleep!

Go To Sleep! and Sarah's Shadow Blog Tour

Book Description

Tansy the sheep can’t go to sleep. She’s forgotten how to do it! But when she follows the barn owl’s advice and starts counting sheep, she realises that something is wrong … The award-winning bedtime story with a humorous twist that children will love!

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#LuckyLinky Week 60

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 60.

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I 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 Week 60

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.

Rachel Bustin


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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!


What To Look For In Rented Accommodation

Renting a flat or a house in the UK is huge business. According to The Guardian, UK tenants paid a record £50bn in rents in 2017. It’s predicted that the total rent bill will pass the amount paid by homeowners for their mortgage bills. Home ownership is becoming further and further out of many people’s reach and with limited social housing available, most people turn to private renting from a landlord.

Here is a checklist of what to look for in rented accommodation from a tenants point of view

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Unexpected Exotic Fruits You Can Grow in a UK Garden

It is becoming all the more popular for people to use their garden space to grow their own crops. Not only is this fun, as well as satisfying, but it also means that you get the added bonus of being able to eat the things that you have grown. Ideal for new gardeners and families alike.

The only trouble with this is that sometimes it can feel that the crops that you have cultivated are a little on the obvious side. Whilst there is nothing wrong with growing tomatoes, sometimes you long for something a little more, well exotic.

Of course, you are going to think that here in the UK it is impossible to grow anything that is remotely exotic. However, this really isn’t true. In fact, there are plenty of unexpected exotic fruits that you can grow in a UK garden.

But what are they? Let’s take a look at the options that are open to you and why they should become a feature in your garden.

Pineapple Guava

The great thing about these plants is that not only can you eat the amazing egg sized fruits when they grow, but during the growing process you can also eat the flowers too. The flowers produced not only smell gorgeous, but are also a stunning crimson colour too, which looks great. The fruit, when it has grown tastes amazing, some say that it is just like pineapple, peach, strawberry, apple and plum all rolled into one.

Unexpected Exotic Fruits You Can Grow In A UK GardenThe fruits of this plant will only ripen ready to eat during the summer months, however, the plant itself can withstand cold temperatures and still survive.

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