The Humble Honey Bee and Humanity

As you know I have always been a keen gardener and the most important thing to a gardener is the honey bee. Farmers around the world depend on bees to pollinate their crops, without the bees we ultimately have no food. So I’m sharing this infographic with you today on how honey bees affect the world around us.

The-Humble-Honey Bee-and-Humanity-

As I go about designing my new garden, I’m going to plant lots of bee friendly flowers.

If you love bees, I have a review and giveaway running at the moment on a wonderful little kids book called Curious Beekeeper Nina.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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*This is a collaborative post

 

 

 

#LuckyLinky Week 19

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky week 19.

Thank you so much to those of you that linked up last 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 Week 19

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

 

#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!


Top Ideas For Kitchen Lighting In Your Home

Moving into a new home has given me lots of new ideas of how to make our home very special. My favourite room in our house is the kitchen diner, and I’ve been thinking of ways to jazz it up a bit. Previously I told you about my #InteriorInspirations for the kitchen and ways to make it more homely, now I want to brainstorm kitchen lighting.

 Top kitchen lighting ideas

This time of year natural light is in abundance for much of the day, but come Autumn and Winter with those dark mornings and evenings lighting is very important to me in the kitchen. When I get home from work I like to get the tea on and then prepare the packed lunches for the next day, so I can spend up to 2 hours in the kitchen in the early evenings.

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Review: Globenfeld Super Sport Limited Edition Watch

My husband has always been hard to buy for when it comes to watches. He is a big guy at 6 ft 5 and his arms and wrists reflects this, so a bigger watch on his wrist always looks better. When we were asked to review the Globenfeld Super Sport Limited Edition watch I thought this one would be perfect for him. I don’t know if you remember, but last year I reviewed the JORD wooden watch which is a great dress watch but it’s not really for everyday use like this beauty.

Men's Sports Watch

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Curious Beekeeper Nina by Kristiana Ambrasa – Review and Giveaway

This month’s book review and giveaway is of a lovely little book called Curious Beekeeper Nina by Kristiana Ambrasa. Baby girl is now at that stage that when she wants to look at a book or me read it to her, she will find the one she wants and bring it up onto the sofa next to me. She will then snuggle in for storytime.

We not only do storytime before bed but in the afternoons as well (when I’m not at work and we are home together). I treasure these moments as she loves turning the pages and will babble along in her toddler speak as I read to her. I still don’t have much of a clue what she’s saying but it’s very important to her!

Curious Beekeeper Nia by Kristiana Ambrasa

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A Summer Wish: Items for the Home

As you all know I love a good bargain. I have been really pleased with the new home furnishing bits and bobs I’ve picked up recently for the new house but I’m on the look-out for some new mugs and other china ware for the kitchen.

Last year you may remember I  did a Wish-List post for items for the home, so this time I’m back with another wish list for the home, but for Summer time.

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