What we learnt spending Christmas on a building site


Last year our house was full of tradespeople and come Christmas our house wasn’t in a secure enough state for us to leave it unattended. So sadly we couldn’t journey down south to spend the festive period with family as planned. Our Christmas was spent on a building site and despite some SERIOUS reservations before […]

Cleaning with Soda Crystals


Soda Crystals are a staple in my cleaning cupboard, they are cheap, effective and better for the planet than many other cleaning products as they are 100% biodegradable. Here are my top thrifty tips for cleaning with soda crystals. 1. Clean drains and sinks Pop 3-4 tbsp of soda crystals down your plug holes (followed […]

First Impressions: SENTIDO Lanzarote Aequora Suites with Thomas Cook

sentido lanzarote aequora suites

“We’re off to Lanzarote next week” I told my friend when she asked my plans for the coming weeks. “Oh really?” she replies “I suppose it will be warm in November but isn’t it a bit…you know…Lanza-grotty” “I haven’t been but the photos online look amazing. Have you been then?” “No, No I haven’t but […]

Free Clinique Lipstick and December 2015 magazine freebies

free clinique lipstick with glamour

The December 2015 magazine freebies are out and they are seriously good! First up is this little treat I bagged thanks to the December 2015 issue of Glamour. I picked a free Cherry Pop lipstick from a choice of 4 freebies which also feature Nude Pop Lipstick, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and High Impact Mascara. The […]

The Best Place on Earth : Pear Mill Vintage Emporium Review

pear mill vintage emporium review

Imagine, if you will, a world filled with everything you love. A world filled with decent quality vintage. You my friend, have imagined The Vintage Emporium at Pear mill in Stockport. I have never, in all my many years of vintage shipping seen this volume of great quality vintage in one place at the same […]