The Easter holidays are upon us and there’s nothing worse than being stuck indoors, that goes for both children and adults!  There are only so many board games you can play and cakes you can bake until the inevitable boredom sets in. If you’re looking for a back-up plan this Easter in case the glorious British weather lets us down then I might have just the thing.

Star Stable is a hugely popular online horse game which has been running since 2012, it is currently ranked number one horse game in the Virtual Horse Games ranking. The game has over 4 million users from all over the world who enjoy exploring the beautiful island of Jorvik on horseback. 

The journey begins with players choosing a horse and explore the island on horseback completing quests along the way. During the game players can start and join a riding club, compete in races, explore the island and of course have fun with friends. 

Star Stable also has educational values as well as a lot of fun! Children learn social skills through speaking to friends on the moderated chat room, problem solving is also key in the game with the exciting quests to solve in an ever-changing game, children will develop a sense of responsibility as they have to care for their horse and manage their virtual money. Children are also encouraged to read and engage with fiction, the Star Stable story is now over 248,000 words long and is growing every week.

The great thing about Star Stable is that it is free to play up to level 4 which is enough time to get a taste for the game and for children to decide if it is something they would like to continue playing. If they want to progress above level 4 then you can purchase one of the subscription packs which are really reasonably priced. You can purchase a 1 month subscription for £4.95, 3 months for £11.95, 6 months for £18.90 or a lifetime membership which costs £49.

If you have children or nephews and nieces that are horse mad then you could be the coolest person around by winning this exciting competition! I have been given a 6-month subscription to Star Stable to give away to one lucky reader! Entering is simple, just complete the steps in the Rafflecopter form below. You can complete as many or as few as you would like, each step is an entry into the competition. Good Luck!

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By |March 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |2 Comments



I’m not sure about you, but I love having a few candles dotted throughout the house, not only do they look nice but they fill the house with a gorgeous scent and create a lovely relaxing atmosphere.

Our outlet centre recently had a makeover and I was excited to see a Yankee Candle shop pop up during the revamp! I love Yankee Candles but am reluctant to buy online as I can’t smell them, now every time I visit the outlet centre I’m drawn into the shop by the lovely smell and pop in to see what new items are out. 

On my most recent visit to the Yankee Candle store I saw a stand full of Easter products, there was the Bunny Cake candle which has been around for a little while now and is a firm favourite with me. I also came across two scents I hadn’t smelt before, the first one was Jelly Bean which has a lovely fruity scent and the second is Celebrate (pictured above) which is a sweet vanilla cake fragrance with a touch of lemon. There are also a few cute holders available this Easter, there are two votive holders, one is purple and has an egg design, the other is yellow with a chick design. At only £2.99 each they are really reasonably priced and make a lovely gift. The last Easter item I saw was the cutest little tea light holder I have ever seen, it’s a gorgeous white bunny with a yellow polka dot bow – adorable!

I was recently sent the Yankee Candle Celebrate fragrance and I love it, as soon as I lifted the lid I could smell the sweet lemon scent, it is a really uplifting fragrance perfect for Spring and Summer – it is sure to be a hit if you like the sweeter things in life! The candle is light yellow in colour and comes in the distinctive Yankee Candle glass jar, it is sure to look good no matter where you choose to put it in your home.

The large candles are priced at £19.99 and provide 110 to 150 hours of burning which make them great value for money, especially as the fragrance fills the whole house. The candles make a lovely alternative gift for Easter, I like chocolate, but I would much prefer a gorgeous Yankee Candle which will last for weeks.

Yankee Easter Candle

* PR sample

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Avenue32wishlistNow that the weather is improving my thoughts are turning to Summer and all the things I’m looking forward to, spending time outdoors, trips to the beach, buying Summer clothes and going on holiday to name just a few.

I was recently introduced to the Avenue 32 website and have been lusting after their clothes ever since! I put together a wishlist of just a few of the items I would love to be wearing this Summer. I am in love with the selection of items I chose and if money was no object they’d be winging their way to me right now. Alas, I might have to keep on saving instead, but Summer is still a few months away so I have time right?

How gorgeous is the two tone stripe dress! I fell in love with it the second I saw it, it’s the perfect sunny day dress and when paired with the white pony sandals and gorgeous leather shoulder tote bag it’s an outfit to turn heads. Not forgetting some accessories to tie it all together, that’s where the rose gold bracelet and ring come in, perfect for adding a bit of colour and elegance. Finally for those sunny days we need sunglasses and boy are these beautiful, they contain rose gold petals and finish off the look perfectly.

All of the items on my wishlist can be purchased from the Avenue 32 website. *Disclaimer* You will spend hours looking at and lusting over gorgeous dresses, shoes, jewellery etc. I cannot be held responsible for time spent looking at clothes instead of working ha ha!

What is your one must have item for Summer?

By |March 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |1 Comment


The sun has got his hat on, hip-hip-hip-hooray, the sun has got his hat on and he’s coming out to play!

Is it just me that gets incredibly happy as the Summer gets closer and closer? The sun is making an appearance more and more as the days go on which is lovely as I’m so over wearing jumpers and a thick coat every day. I can’t wait to get out the tops, skirts, dresses and sandals! I’m really looking forward to this Summer and can’t wait to enjoy the sunshine, enjoy days out and a relaxing holiday!

In celebration of the nicer weather and because I haven’t run a competition for you all in a little while now, I thought I would run a competition to say thank you all sticking around, reading and commenting. It’s lovely knowing there are people out there who like reading my what I write.

So without further ado for your chance to win a £10 Amazon voucher simply complete as many of the steps on the Rafflecopter form as you wish. Each step equals one entry. The competition is open to residents of the UK only aged 18 and over. The prize is a £10 Amazon e-code.

Good Luck!

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By |March 12th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |3 Comments

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mums are busy ladies, whether they are busy working or running the home their work is never done. That’s why this Mother’s Day I’m trying to make my mums life a little easier. There are a lot of different ways you can make your mums life easier this Mother’s Day, I have provided a few ideas below.


TomTom Runner GPS Sport Watch

If you’re mum loves keeping fit then the TomTom Runner GPS Sport Watch will be sure to put a smile on her face this Mother’s Day. The watch is designed to be easy to operate and has a clever one touch system which means even those with minimal technology know how will be up and running (excuse the pun!) in no time at all.

Getting started is easy, simply set a calorie, distance or time goal and the watch will alert you when you are half way to the target, and also when you hit the target. You can even race against past runs to challenge yourself and see how much you have improved. The watch has a great battery life of up to 10 hours and an extra large screen which means it’s easy to read your stats even when on the move. The watch is available in 6 different colours, you can also buy interchangeable straps in a selection of different colours. You can buy the TomTom Runner watch from John Lewis, Sweatshop and Runners Needs, priced at £99.


Braun Silk-epil 7

Mums will love this 2 in 1 beauty treatment gadget that will have them looking and feeling great, what’s more with the epilator providing up to 4 weeks of gorgeous smooth skin there’s less time spent waxing or shaving and more time spent relaxing.

The Braun Epil 7 (£169.99) provides 2 fantastic beauty treatments in one! The epilator removes hairs as short as 0.5mm, this gives better short hair removal than wax and gives up to 4 glorious hair free weeks! The epilator can be used wet or dry, it’s perfect for using whilst having a morning shower or a relaxing evening bath. The clever pivoting epilator head smoothly adapts to any area of the body for a seamless experience every time and the inbuilt smart light lets you see even the shortest hairs for thorough removal.

The skin refinement exfoliation brush contains 10,000 fine bristles that gently remove dead skin cells using massaging micro-vibrations which stimulates the regeneration of new skin. The technology uses over 3,000 miro vibrations per minute exfoliating skin 4 times more effectively than a manual scrub giving results which are comparable to that of a professional exfoliation.


Aldi Specialbuys – Remington Sleek & Smooth Slim

Aldi are renowned for great products at fantastic prices so if you’re looking for a gift your mum will love this Mother’s Day head to your local Aldi and take a look at their specialbuy products.

There is a fantastic range of items available for mum including, Ladies Fashion Watch, Gorgeous Printed Scarves, Ballerina Slippers, Pocket Puzzles, Cosmetic Bag, Ionic Hair dryer. Remington Sleek & Smooth Slim Straighteners and more! The straighteners are priced at £19.99 and are available while stocks last so don’t miss out.


 Microsoft Lumia 535

If your mum is in need of a new phone then let me introduce you to the Microsoft Lumia 535, not only is it an amazing looking phone with a crisp 5″ display it is packed full of great features, including Cortana your own personal assistant. Cortana gets to know you and can help boost productivity by helping your day run smoothly. She can remind you about appointments, keep up to date with the things you are interested in, remembers birthdays and will give you a reminder when they are coming up, if you want to find a local flower shop (to buy mum flowers of course) she can even find local shops for you.

The Lumia 535 really packs a punch and is full of great features which your mum is sure to love and which could help her stay organised. Other fantastic features include a 5mp wide angled front camera, 8 GB of memory, an incredible 13 hours of talk time, easy readability in sunlight, access to the Windows Phone Store and over the air updates.

Priced at £59.99 for the pay as you go model and £89 for the sim free model the phone is really reasonably priced and is sure to be a huge hit with your mum.

By |March 11th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |6 Comments