The Ultimate Easter Chocolate Gift Guide

One of my favourite times of the year – Easter. The Easter eggs and chocolates have been around the shops for a while now so I’ve been looking around as well as online at what’s available this year and come up with the ultimate Easter Chocolate gift guide for you.

This guide contains regular Easter eggs as well as specialty Easter chocolates from some fantastic chocolatiers. There is something for everyone on any budget.

Easter Chocolate

Small Aero Easter Egg 

I’m a huge fan of Aero chocolate and these small Easter eggs are great. The Aero bubbles are found inside the egg. Great tasting and value for money.

Stockists – Found in all good supermarkets

RRP – £1.50

Small Aero chocolate Easter Egg

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3 Hidden Costs That You Need To Be Aware of In Your New Business

People start up new businesses everyday. They can be on a small-scale, like being a blogger which is what I do, or starting up a new venture complete with premises, staff and the bills to pay. I’m writing this post to make sure you are aware of the hidden costs that you need to plan for to stop your business from becoming a failure from the very start. Planning is key to get your business on the way up from the beginning.

These are the top 3 hidden costs you need to be aware of:

Utility Bills

Bills such as electricity and gas can creep upon you if you don’t keep an eye on the usage. Did you know that a micro business based in the UK will use on average 7,500 kWh of electricity per year and face a total bill of £1,062 as a result? According to data from BusinessEnergy. The bill rises to £2,038 for a small business, £3,146 bill for a medium-sized business and a £7,346 bill for an industrial business.

All of this doesn’t include your gas bill costs.

So as you are setting up your business shop around and find the best offers for your needs. Flogas, for instance, offer a competitively priced and reliable gas supply and can help save up to 45 per cent on your gas alone.

Hidden business costs to be aware of when starting a venture

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#LuckyLinky Week 50

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 50.

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 50

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!


The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #6

Welcome back to The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #6 – I know it’s been a while since I’ve done one of my Sunday Pregnancy Diaries entries but life has just been so busy. You can catch up here with entry #5

I’m all finished work now and start my maternity leave from today ( I’ve been using up my annual leave up until this point when I finished work on the 4th)

So what’s been happening with this pregnancy so far?

The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #6

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Our Joyful Family Moments With The Oreo Cookie Quest

Experiencing family moments are precious to us, as I’m sure they are to you. Although I have just started maternity leave, before, between us we were both working full time over the 7 day week so family time was scarce. This past week Mr B had a week off work so we decided it was going to be a week full of joyful family moments. Leading us to take on the #OreoCookieQuest.

This quest is all about creating, capturing and sharing joyful family moments with Oreo in celebration of The Great Oreo Cookie Quest – a fun and exciting way to win great family prizes which is advertised on selected packets of Oreos. You can win a once-in-a-lifetime wonder-filled trip to California and the Googleplex through through the on-pack promotion. You can find more info here: Great Oreo Search.

Joyful family moments with the Oreo cookie quest challenge

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Smart casual — what are the rules?

The phrase ‘smart casual’ can crop up anywhere — for a wedding, cocktail party or even a business event. But the line can sometimes become blurred between too formal and too casual, so what should you and your partner be wearing? CT Shirts, retailers of men’s slim fit suits, give us some advice.

Going for business casual

Sometimes, you might not be given any hints as to what the dress code is. Some offices and workplaces have ‘dress down Fridays’ or a casual dress code every day. However, it’s still nice to make an effort and look reasonably smart — even if this doesn’t involve a ball gown or three-piece suit and tie.

There are some occasions where you’re asked to dress specifically ‘smart casual’. At a dinner party for example, a men’s shirt and tuxedo or ball gown is not expected but slack jeans and a T-shirt would be looked down upon. Or, for a first interview — it may specify casual in the email, but first impressions count and your outfit should still be carefully considered.

smart casual - what are the rules?

Photo by Olu Eletu on Unsplash

Often, a ‘smart casual’ dress is a secure option. It avoids the error of looking like you don’t take pride in your appearance and prevents you feeling out-of-place by dressing too formally.

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