I’ve brought my menopausal self out for some much needed fresh air.
I’ve got a podcast in my ear and a coffee in my hand.
Menopause is so much more than hot flushes and night sweats~as if they aren’t bad enough!❤️x
‘2022’ saw me taking the plunge and stepping out of my comfort zone in a few different ways~I’m excited to see what ‘2023’has in store. ❤️x
The tree is up,the baubles are hung and its starting to look a lot like Christmas.
shopping has begun and lists have been written.
That said a helping hand is always appreciated and along with some other fabulous bloggers we have a wonderful festive giveaway for you.
With prizes from beautiful candles to an adorable baking set. The list is packed with something for everyone, there simply is no time to waste.
So get your sparkle on, sit back, relax and check out the absolute cracker that is the fabulous’ festive bloggers giveaway’.
We are back for another Festive Giveaway! Some of the top UK bloggers have united to bring you the most amazing holiday bundle of prizes. Last year’s giveaway proved to be very popular and this year is just as exciting with so many prizes for one lucky winner to make your family Christmas dreams come true. In fact, we have over £800 worth of festive goodies and gifts!
KEEP SCROLLING DOWN TO ENTER AND FOR THE FULL LIST OF AMAZING PRIZES – We’ve saved some of the best to last! This is not only a giveaway but also a great holiday gift guide with ideas for the whole family this festive season.
PAJ GPS ALLROUND Finder 4G, a GPS Tracker for vehicles, cars, people and objects
The PAJ GPS ALLROUND Finder 4G will help our lucky winner protect what they love! The small and handy device has an SOS emergency button and alarm. Splashproof, it offers flexible use with a battery that lasts about 20 days with an active tracking time of approximately 1h/day and up to 40 days in standby mode!
The Online Tracking Advantages include:
- Real-time location and live tracking. Its location will be updated every 30 seconds (even sooner if the tracker is changing direction)
- 365 days’ route information
- SIM card will always search for the best available network
- Tracking in over 100 countries
- Built-in vibration sensor. As soon as the tracker is moved, an alarm will be sent via email or as push notifications via the app
We have a PAJ GPS ALLROUND Finder 4G as part of our prize bundle.
Jurassic World REAL FX Baby Blue Dinosaur Toy
This is the must have Christmas Toy this year for any dinosaur fans and we have one Jurassic World REAL FX Baby Blue Dinosaur Toy from WOW! STUFF for our lucky winner! The hyper-realistic Real FX Baby Blue makes genuine Velociraptor life-like roars, chatters, snarls and purrs, just like in the Jurassic World Dominion movie. She also replicates the actual size from the Jurassic World movies. You can hold and control Baby Blue and activate protect, lunge, battle and bite actions. Simple to operate Real FX Baby Blue makes an incredible gift for Jurassic World fans of all ages, from kids to adults!
Merlin Theme Parks Anytime Choice Voucher from Red Letter Days
Get set for an exhilarating day to remember! Our winner can spend a fun-filled day out for two people with anytime entry to a Merlin theme park with a Merlin Theme Parks Anytime Choice Voucher
from Red Letter Days. The prize includes entry to either: Alton Towers Resort, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort or THORPE PARK Resort.
Snuggle Slipper: Navy blue suede NSPCC rainbow slip-on slippers from Start-Rite
To mark Start-Rite’s 230th birthday, they’ve partnered with the UK’s leading children’s charity, the NSPCC to create an exclusive Snuggle slipper with a joyful rainbow design. The traditional moccasin style slipper, Snuggle, can now help to support thousands of children across the country and for every pair of Rainbow slippers sold, Start-Rite will make a donation to the NSPCC.
Crafted from a navy blue suede upper, with a bright rainbow motif and lined with snuggly faux fur, these slip-ons are sure to keep your little ones’ feet comfy and warm around the house. Our lucky winner can choose a Snuggle Slipper in the available size of their choice and you can check out the full range of slippers here.
A Swimsuit and Goggles from Halocline
You’re going to love the new styles from Halocline Swimwear! You can get your New Year off to a fresh start by winning a swimsuit and goggles of your choice. Pick your favourite design from their new range of ladies’ swimsuits at Halocline and team with a pair of goggles.
Many styles in Halocline’s collection are made from Econyl® recycled nylon yarn, which is created using waste plastics that would have otherwise ended up in the ocean.
You’ll love the fit of a Halocline swimsuit – there are styles for all shapes and sizes. There are longer length styles for the taller swimmer, swimwear with bust support, plus size swimwear and, for those looking for a bit more coverage, they even have legsuit and kneesuit swimsuits.
The Snowman© Reusable Window Stencil and One Snowy Night Scented Candle
Brand New for 2022 Snow Windows bring a favourite Christmas character to life in an exclusive new Snowman snow spray stencil! They are the official (and only!) creator of snow spray stencils for Raymond Brigg’s Christmas classic The Snowman©, and we have one of these beautiful stencils for our winner.
Not only that but the lovely people at Snow Windows are also giving our lucky winner their new One Snowy Night Scented Candle. The candle has a delightful scent of myrrh and tonka bean. Tom at Snow Windows designed the beautiful imagery . And there’s even a QR code in the candle box so you can see a video of him hand spraying the design in snow spray! Keri at Snow Windows worked with the fabulous team at Molecule to create the fragrances to stimulate your senses, create a festive mood and provoke festive memories for years to come.
Individually hand poured with love and care in a farmhouse workshop using a blend of coconut and rapeseed wax, essential oils and botanical perfume oils. They contain absolutely NO nasty phthalates, paraffin, palm , beeswax or artificial additives. The slowly burning candle features a crackling wood wick.
Milk and White Chocolate Christmas Jumpers from choconchoc
The clever folk at choconchoc have managed to combine two of our favourite Christmas traditions – the Christmas jumper and chocolate! The artisan chocolatiers have combined the two to bring you their festive Chocolate Christmas Jumpers Gift Box. These festive treats are made from a blend of the finest dark, milk and white Belgian chocolate. Each box contains four chocolate jumpers featuring Christmas reindeer and penguins and we have one box for our winner to enjoy.
Personalised Fleece Blanket from VistaPrint
Our lucky winner has the chance to get cosy with their own unique personalised fleece blanket, worth £45.00. Whether you’re looking for a fun yet practical gift or just want to add something new to your home design, personalised fleece blankets are a memorable keepsake and VistaPrint has a wonderful selection to choose from, all of which can be easily customised with your own personal messages and photos of your friends, family or even your pets!
NEW LIFE PRO Frying Pan 20cm
This is the perfect gift for any kitchen lover. It will also help you make the Christmas dinner in style! The NEW LIFE PRO frying pan is more environmentally friendly than most frying pans. It’s made of high quality 100% recycled aluminium from Europe and is produced with up to 95% less energy than conventional aluminium pans.
Produced in Switzerland, the thick base stores and distributes heat perfectly. The durable 3-layer non-stick coating reinforced with ceramic particles, is ideal for low-fat frying. It has an ergonomic stainless steel stay-cool handle and it is suitable for all hobs, including induction.
The easy cleaning saves time and water. The packaging is made of 100% recycled paper. NEW LIFE PRO from Kuhn Rikon is a range of pans produced with the aim of creating a greatly reduced impact on the environment.
Utensil Set from Mason Cash
Another wonderful gift for anyone who loves cooking, the gorgeous range of kitchen utensils from Mason Cash will put a smile on any home baker’s and cook’s face! The winner will receive the following from the set:
Innovative Kitchen Turner & Rack Grabber: Ideal for turning meat and vegetables in pans or oven trays, the slots allow liquid and oils to run free when stirring or lifting food. The handle is specially designed to pull out and push in oven racks when checking on bakes.
Innovative Kitchen Solid Spoon & Jar Scraper: The Baker’s Spoon with Jar Scraper is ideal for beating, stirring and blending. This 3-in-1 utensil features measurements for 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon and 1/2 teaspoon on the spoon head and a silicone jar scraper and spatula on the handle.
Innovative Kitchen Slotted Spoon: The Slotted Spoon with Egg Separator is a specially designed 2-in-1 utensil. The spoon is ideal for stirring and draining food in water, sauces or oils and the slots on the spoon head are designed to separate egg whites from yolks. The grooves on the back of the spoon handle allows the spoon to sit on a Mason Cash Mixing Bowl or Pudding Basin, making separating your eggs easy.
Innovative Kitchen Spatula: The Spatula is perfect for stirring mixes and scraping bowls and pans clean. The head can be removed and used as a bowl scraper and the small spatula is perfect for spreading frosting onto cakes and scraping the inside of jars.
Innovative Kitchen Whisk & Reamer: The Whisk and Reamer is a specially designed 2-in-1 Utensil. The stainless steel balloon whisk is perfect for whisking eggs, cream and cake mixtures and the reamer handle is perfect for juicing lemons and limes.
NORDIC WARE Cosy Village Pan
This lovely cast aluminium non stick cake tin features six unique cottages. The intricate cosy village cake pan detailing makes them fun and easy to decorate so your guests and family will love having their own mini cottage cake. The cast aluminium non stick cake tin is made to last so you can use time-after-time. The interior non-stick coating on the muffin moulds pan makes for easy release and quick clean up time after baking.
Opinel Gardeners Gift Set
This 3pc Opinel Gardening Set makes a beautiful Christmas gift for any garden lover. Presented in an attractive wooden display box, the set includes a folding saw, garden knife and pruning knife, all with beautiful beech handles and VIROBLOC safety locking ring.
Kids Against Maturity Card Game
Are you ready to laugh out loud with your kids this Christmas? Good, because this game will have the whole family in stitches! Kids Against Maturity is the perfect way to spend quality family time together. Made and played by parents, the game includes age-appropriate toilet humour and funny innuendos for the adults. It can be enjoyed by the whole family and is the ideal game to keep everyone entertained on Boxing Day!
The Fuzzies Game
The Fuzzies is the must have game this Christmas! Create gravity-defying towers out of the fuzzy little balls. The aim of the game is to not knock over the tower as you skilfully remove the colour of fuzzy that you’ve drawn from the cards using either tweezers or your fingers. Sounds simple right?! Wrong! The rules state you can not get out of your seat! Once you’ve removed your fuzzy you can stick it anywhere higher on the tower. The Fuzzies is so much fun for all ages.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol
Another fantastic game for the whole family to enjoy, Mickey’s Christmas Carol is both festive and fun! Focusing on simple gameplay and collaboration, players work together to complete their story tableau – Christmas Past, Present and Future from this timeless classic. Puzzle tableaus depict iconic moments from the story, and players must complete them in order before Scrooge wakes on Christmas morning. The game includes a wooden Scrooge mover to track your progress and six beautifully illustrated scenes inspired by the Disney classic.
RAINBOW Notebook from Belly Button Designs
This lovely RAINBOW notebook is perfect for writing down all your dreams and ambitions for 2023. With a gorgeous rainbow on the front cover and the words Dream Big, it makes a lovely gift for Christmas.
Christmas Robins China Mug
This beautiful new bone china Robins Mug from Belly Button Designs is perfect for Christmas. The lovely robins will get you in the festive spirit. We have one gorgeous mug for our lucky winner as part of the prize bundle.
Magic and Cheer Luxury Scented Christmas Candle
You will be transported to a festive wonderland with this lovely citrus led scented Magic and Cheer Candle in a tin from The Copenhagen Company. The fragrance is entwined with a blend of delicious Christmas spices including cinnamon and cloves, sweetened with a touch of vanilla and held together with the warm and woody notes of sandalwood and cedar.
CARDOLOGY Peter Rabbit Christmas card
This lovely Peter Rabbit keepsake Christmas gift from the iconic Beatrix Potter stories will make Christmas extra special for your little ones. This officially licensed handmade 3D pop up Peter Rabbit Christmas Card brings to life, all of the characters, like Peter Rabbit, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, Jemima Puddleduck and Mrs Tiggywinkle as they decorate the Christmas tree.
This is a beautiful Christmas card that can be kept on display long after the event and can be brought out year after year as a Christmas decoration. A keepsake Christmas gift for the memory box, especially with the addition of a pull out notecard insert so your message won’t be on show when the card is displayed. The packaging cleverly reverses to become a beautifully designed gifting envelope, making it a lovely gift and card for a loved one.
This card is produced under licence from Penguin Ventures.
Forever Living – Smoothing Exfoliator
This smoothing exfoliator won the Woman & Home Beauty Award 2021 in the Best Exfoliator category. It is eco-friendly using natural jojoba and bamboo – no nasty plastic microbeads. It combines ingredients that gently reveal healthy, glowing skin. Round jojoba beads massage the skin and penetrate hard-to-reach places for ultimate cleansing while sustainably sourced granules of bamboo delicately remove dead skin cells.
Natural extracts including bromelain, papain and lemon essential oil help regenerate the skin. Bromelain, an enzyme obtained from pineapple, destroys keratin, a protein in dead skin cells. Papain from papaya is rich in vitamins A, C, E as well as pantothenic acid, better known as B5—a water-soluble vitamin crucial for healthy skin. Lemon essential oil then richly moisturises and hydrates the skin for a youthful glow.
Grape juice extract and other antioxidants ensure effective and gentle exfoliation to reveal glowing skin. Designed to be used 2-3 times a week, exfoliated skin feels silky and smooth and is primed for better absorption of subsequent skincare products.
Price £19.18 available online
Gorgeous pink handbag from Amazon Fashion
This stylish pink handbag from Amazon Fashion makes a beautiful gift for someone this Christmas. Amazon Fashion have the perfect present, whatever your budget.
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If procrastination was a sport,I’d have a whole cabinet of medals.
My to do list is never ending and I’m constantly adding things to it that never quite get completed.
However every journey starts with small steps and I’m gradually getting a few bits ticked off and slowly and surely things are starting to take shape but lets not talk about the ladder thats patiently waiting for its trip back to the garage!
Anyhow I must keep up the good work so I’m ready for the arrival of the Christmas tree which is undoubtedly and shamelessly my motivation! ❤️x
An absolutely beautiful place to pause and reflect.
As I left with tears in my eyes, my Dad’s song came on the radio~another little reminder that those we have lost are never far away 💙.
These words blew me away this morning~my girl and I were reminiscing about when her and Ads were younger, talking about the dens we built,the pancakes we cooked at the beach,the picnics at the park all the wonderful memories she remembers that make up their childhood.
When she paused and said ‘You did all those things by yourself Mum,it was just you,all those times over the years it was just you’.
Behind some of those memories are some of the hardest times I’ve been through as a parent, during some of those days I would of painted a smile on my face and just got through until bedtime because our family life had been turned upside down.
I am so so glad for all of the memories we have created so far and I cannot wait for the many more to come.
I wanted to share this because parenting is hard no matter what your situation and on some days when you just don’t feel you’ve got it together or that your best is not good enough~just hang in there and don’t be so hard on yourself.
I am forever grateful that although it may of just been ‘me’ it was never really just me, my amazing family and friends have been there always every step of the way and they do they say it takes a village.
So here’s a huge heartfelt thank you to my ‘village’ for ensuring that I’ve never truly been on my own.❤️x
Ooh what a week~too little sleep, too much of the menopause and far too much fathers day advertising for my liking.
I’ve literally jumped in the car and come to my favourite spot. The washing and housework can wait as can the disposal of the far too big packaging my far too big tv came in yesterday~that’s a story for another day!
So here I am with my coffee (well coffee’s) listening to the waves crash and enjoying the peace and quiet.
Ever thankful that Dad left us such a beautiful spot to visit and come to when ever we need to after all a girl is never too old to need her Dad.❤x