KitchenAid Stand Mixers are 30% off at House of Fraser – under £350!
Apr06

KitchenAid Stand Mixers are 30% off at House of Fraser – under £350!

If, like me, you’re lucky enough to already have one, then you’ll know how lovely they are. Mine’s called Doris, she’s candy apple red, has pride of place on the work surface, and gets a loving pat on her beautiful soft round curves on a regular basis when I’m passing. If you don’t have one, then it’s possibly you’ve been eyeing them up for a while, hesitating at the eye-watering initial...

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Canvas Holidays Discount 50% Off – FABULOUS bargain, but be quick!
Mar29

Canvas Holidays Discount 50% Off – FABULOUS bargain, but be quick!

We properly love Canvas Holidays – we’re never snooty about holiday parks, we had our very first family holiday ‘abroad’ thanks to one of these brilliantly family-oriented camping sites, and we loved every single second of it. Not only are they perfectly designed for families, with lots of activities, safe spaces and lots of other families for your kids to make friends with, but they’re also always...

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Spotted! No, Really – Retro Spotted Egg Cups!
Jan17

Spotted! No, Really – Retro Spotted Egg Cups!

*swoons happily* Aren’t these just beeyootiful? I just spotted these gorgeous gorgeous little set of stoneware retro egg cups over at Dexam – and I was in love before I noticed they were in the sale. I mean, come on. At £15 they were delicious. At half price they’re a total steal, and frankly it’s a moral obligation to buy yourself a set. They even stack so that if you really REALLY must stash them in a...

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Spotted! SUPER Adorable Crocodile toy – under £10 AND Fair Trade too!
Jan10

Spotted! SUPER Adorable Crocodile toy – under £10 AND Fair Trade too!

I know it’s not your average baby soft toy. But LOOK at these gorgeous crocs! Irresistibly bright and cheery, soft with textures and handily chewable flappy bits, and the absolute perfect shape for small hands to grab and carry. And on top of all that, he’s good for your conscience too – Cushy the crocodile (Cushy? He looks far more like a Stanley to me, personally) is the newest addition to Barefoot’s range of...

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Spotted! Glorious Marimekko Unikko Red Teapot 25% off!
Jan09

Spotted! Glorious Marimekko Unikko Red Teapot 25% off!

  *stands back and sighs happily* Isn’t it a beauty? This lovely teapot is printed with Marimekko’s signature design, first seen in 1964. It’s such a classically simple poppy flower pattern, and it’ll instantly cheer any kitchen, won’t it? plus it’ll work at any time of year – yes, poppies are typically summery, but that glorious scarlet splash of cheer will brighten any gloomy January...

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Coats for Teen Boys – What A Nightmare (but we FOUND one!)
Dec07

Coats for Teen Boys – What A Nightmare (but we FOUND one!)

Clothing teenage boys is a standard parenting horror show of course – I’ve written recently about finding jeans to fit their weird man-child body shape, when they streak upwards but not outwards in their early teens. And then there’s the whole “I don’t like the way that looks/feels/has sleeves/has no hood/isn’t three sizes too big”. Total minefield. But then.. there’s The Coat Battle....

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