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Happy Birthday Ky

Don’t worry guys, Normal service will reside next week with competition’s however Tomorrow, 20th November at 7 years ago I gave birth to eldest boy Kylan. So I wanted to write a post to commemorate  such a truly an amazing little man, an inspiration to life and a brilliant loving and gorgeous boy. We have been […]

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Five Guys Burger and Fries

On a girls day out in Birmingham recently, and with us all being peckish, we decided we would give Five Guys Burger and Fries a try. I have been tempted to try Five Guys for a while as I had heard good things about the food there and so was more than intrigued when my […]

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39 Thrifty recipes: Credit Crunch Munch round up.

Thank you for everyone that join up and linked their penny pinching recipe in my months run of the Credit Crunch Munch. They were all fantastic recipes. Here is the round up: I am going to start with recipe’s added by Angie Clementson a.k.a my mother. I thought it was lovely she joined in, she […]

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Welcome to Batlins – Butlins Halloween #ANewAdventures

We spent Halloween in Butlins! Yes, on Friday 31st October a.k.a HALLOWEEN Andy, his brother, the boys and I embarked on a 3 hour drive to Skegness. My longest drive accomplished yet but much less motorway this time, as the drive to Skeggy is lots of A roads. It was completed with only 1 toilet […]

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DeVere Hotel Coventry (Ricoh Arena)

Me and Andrew recently stayed in the DeVere Hotel Coventry at The Ricoh Arena. We stayed in a pitch view room and although the football wasn’t on (which was probably for the better) it was really lovely. There is also the addition that it is a neighbour to the Casino in which we spent most […]

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My Hipster Toddler – House of Fraser Fashion

The Fashion for little boys is really started to rise, I feel more effort is being made for funky little boys clothes. House of Fraser recently contacted me to choose an out and about outfit for J. Here are the items I chose. Nothing says fashionable toddler than strolling in your plane shirt on your […]

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Defined Eyes look Featuring Maxfactor, Sleek Make Up, Beauty UK and Eye of Horus

Make up Used to create this look: Maxfactor skin luminizer foundation in light ivory(40), Rimmel match perfection concealer in ivory(010), Beauty UK shimmer box no.1 bronze, Eye of Horus liquid define, Eye of Horus Goddess mascara, Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in transparent (001) and Sleek Make up Lipstick Palette (Showgirl) Maxfactor Skin Luminizer Foundation: Contains […]

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You are not your fear #Anby

It is time to stop being frightened. On the first week of #Anby missions’s we decided on our goals, on the second week we gave ourselves some me time as a treat. And now it’s time to start fighting our fears. As I said last week we can’t do everything, but what we can do […]

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Dora Twitter Party – The Aftermath

We recently held a party at The A New Addition HQ for Nick Jr UK and UK Mums TV in aid of the Premiere of the New and grown up Dora the Explorer and friends. Here are the photo’s from our party. There was a red carpet waiting for our guests along with a blow […]

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Sew Lomax

Each product in the Sew Lomax range is designed in London by owner and designer Emma Lomaz. She creates all the first samples herself, by hand. Then limited edition runs of all her products are made by talented seamstresses in India who hand stitch each bag. Because each product is finished by hand, every one […]


Win a Thornton’s Taste of Christmas hamper worth £80

Indulge yourself, your family or someone special this Christmas with a Thorntons hamper full to the brim with a fantastic selection of chocolate goodies. This keepsake hamper boasts an array of some of our greatest collections that are enjoyed by fans of all ages. As well as your usual favourites including Continental, Classics and our […]


You are not a robot #Anby

This is the second week of A New Better You Mission’s. Last week we discussed setting goals. I bet you have written a whole big list, because as human beings go we are so very hard on ourselves. We put so much pressure on the things we should be doing but rarely take a minute […]

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Starbucks Christmas Range #RedCups

Starbucks that are situated in Selfridge stores are getting into the Christmas spirit early this year with their new Christmas produce and available Christmas gifts ready to buy,  I ventured to the Birmingham Selfridge’s store to see what’s new for 2014, have a nosey at the iconic Starbucks red cup design ’14 and taste the very epic sounding […]

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The Best Advent Calenders 2014

Tobar have this gorgeous Wooden Christmas tree advent calendar with 24 numbered and illustrated drawers. Each drawer is big enough to have a treat, such as a few wrapped sweets, placed within it ready to be opened on the corresponding day of December. The tree is a festive red with snow and star details, whereas […]

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Your chance to win a Plooms Fountain Pen worth over £60 #ploomit

Sometimes things just need to be written in ink. This is what the Plooms Fountain Pen designer Sally Page believes. Plooms are a small British company who are passionate about words that need to be written in ink. Sally created PLOOMS when she could not find the fountain pen she really wanted; snug and weighty in […]