Bonfire Night Essentials – Coats Jackets and More

This year has just flashed by. I can’t believe it is winter already and that bonfire night is just around the corner.

For families, it is a great event. It is a rare chance to go out together in the evening and, of course, it is a lot of fun. But, you do need to dress up warm. If you are planning to attend a Fireworks event, here is a reminder of the items you will need to have bought, in advance.

If you are planning to attend a Fireworks event, here is a reminder of the items you will need to have bought, in advance

A warm coat

Usually, by the 5th of November the weather has turned quite cold. So, everyone is going to need a warm coat. Preferably one that is wind resistant and waterproof. If it is not waterproof you will need a lightweight wet weather cape or jacket to wear over the top. Getting wet is the fastest way to pick up a winter cold. If any member of your family needs a new coat or jacket you should be able to buy what you need from Fashion World. That particular retailer sells a huge range of clothes for women, men and kids.

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Saturday Catch Up – Are you ready for Winter?

Did you know that today – 29th September is the date most of us Brits get ready for Winter? This weekend millions of Brits will be getting their winter wardrobes out, packing up their gardens and getting the first roast of the season in the oven apparently! We have had such gorgeous weather this past week down in Cornwall the flip-flops and shorts have been out!

Here is a little about our week….

We got the chickens back from mums on Monday after their holiday there while we went away. It was great to get them back. The garden felt eerily empty without them.

On Tuesday we popped on the train and went down to St Ives. It was rammed with people – of the older generation, I may add!!! Some lovely bloke gave up his seat on the train for me but my husband had to stand! We stopped off for fish and chips, well lets just say for half the price we had much better ones out of a chippy van in Wales last week!! Who puts carrot crisps on a plate of fish and chips???

A plate of fish and chips

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6 Easter Activities For Dads

*This is a guest post from DaddiLife on Easter Activities for Dads.

Holidays like Easter are the perfect opportunity for dads to further the bond with their children. Regardless of whether you have an infant on a weaning schedule or a couple of toddlers who need something to keep them occupied and engaged, these activities will create Easter moments that your children can remember fondly for the rest of their lives.

DaddiLife - Easter Activities for Dads

1. Colouring Easter Eggs

Colouring Easter Eggs is probably one of the first activities that comes to mind when you think of Easter, and there’s a good reason for it! Not only is it a fun way for your kids to stimulate their creativity and help with brain development, but it’s cheap and easy too. 

Premade egg decorating kits are available for low prices in many stores and include stickers, egg stands, non-toxic dye tablets, egg dippers and drying trays — everything you need to create some beautiful eggs! Alternatively if you have the spare ingredients at home, why not embrace your own crafts with the kids to make your very own eggs! Just make sure to lay out some newspaper or a disposable tablecloth to avoid staining tables and countertops. 

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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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Mother’s Day Gift Guide On A Budget

I will be starting Maternity leave in a couple of weeks and we all know that maternity pay isn’t that great. I will be thinking of ways to budget the money we have coming in and making it go that little further. That said there is always some kind of special day, birthday or holiday coming up, so making those pennies stretch further is a must.

B&M Stores gave me a challenge to go shopping in our local store to see what ideas I could come up with for Mother’s Day. I decided to have a good hunt around and see what lovely bargains I could find to use as gifts for Mother’s Day. You might also get a few ideas for classy gifts for grandma while you’re at it!

Mother's Day Gift Guide on a budget with B&M Stores

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The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

It’s nearly that time of year again – Valentine’s Day. The day to treat your special other half with gifts, love and affection. If you are like me, I find it hard to get a gift for my husband, he is always hard to buy for! So to give you lots of ideas and inspiration I’ve come up with this gift guide.

I have divided it into three segments – Men’s, Women’s and a Naughty but Nice section!

 

Men’s Valentine’s Gifts

Gold Aftershave

Kicking us off is this Gold Aftershave. It smells gorgeous. Notes of Lemon, Bergamot and Lime. Heart notes: Geranium, Rose, Jasmine and Iris. Base notes: Patchouli, Cedar, Leather and Amber. A fresh, modern and elegant scent.

RRP: £8.95 
Stockist: Amazon 

Gold - Male Fragrance - Aftershave

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