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BEAUTY Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Videobox Set Gift the ultimate in “make-up made easy” with this exclusive talking video box make-up kit from Charlotte Tilbury. Combining the vintage wonder of an old-fashioned Ballerina jewellery box, and the technological ease of an iPad, you can watch, learn and apply make-up simply by opening the lid. Charlotte shares […]

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What do you get for the person who has everything?

Why posh food of course! My Dad is so hard to buy for. He is that man that will tell you not to bother getting him a christmas present because he doesn’t need one. He is that man that has everything! How ever, what he doesn’t have is this Christmas Antipasto Hamper from John Lewis, filled […]

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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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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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10 Ways to cope with Winter blues #Anby

I love how pretty winter is, I love the icy spider webs, the warm fluffy jumpers and the snuggling under a blanket watching a christmassy film. However I absolutely detest how these colder, and much darker months affect my mood and gives me an inability to concentrate and a feeling of helplessness. Seasonal affective disorder […]

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I am currently hosting a NickJrCraftmas party over on twitter! You can follow #NickJrCraftmas to see great christmas activities and fabulous giveaways. Enter by Gleam entry to win these great prizes! Nick Jr Flash Competition Nick Jr Flash Giveaway Terms and conditions: To enter you must be over 18 years of age and a UK […]

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I am a NickJrCraftmas Twitter Party Host

Nick Jr. has taken over for two whole weeks to celebrate the launch of Crafty Christmas and bring you a whole selection of festive craft activities that will help you and the little ones countdown! Launching on the 1st December, Nick Jr.’s Crafty Christmas will feature a series of video tutorials to help you […]

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Chocolate #ANewAdventures #ACadburyWorldXmas

On Sunday we started our Christmas adventure’s by travelling to Cadbury’s World and checking out their Christmas Celebrations Weekend which are also being held on 29th-30th November, 6th-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st December. Here is our experience. When we arrived we found out we were going to meet the big man of Christmas himself, Santa. We walked to […]


It’s time to focus #Anby

One of life’s biggest fights in life is or at least mine is dealing with procrastination, Like damn, Last week I even managed to not do Thursday and Friday’s post.  There are many excuse’s life throws at us although I did warn I had a busy week with Ky’s birthday but I didn’t allow myself […]

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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 […]


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 […]