Wednesday, 25 May 2016

What's Important on Father's Day


Father's Day is fast approaching and there have been many suggestions in the media about what gifts would suit certain types of fathers on this happy occasion. SHEilds asked me what tips did I have for the perfect Father's Day. That's actually really easy for me to answer, and it follows on from a post I wrote about The Importance of Time last year. It really doesn't matter how much money you spend, it's all about the time you put into it that makes the difference. An expensive gift delivered by courier is nothing compared to a surprise visit in person. Equally, nothing beats a handmade card.


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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Travelodge Review; Newhall, Birmingham

Whe I travel, there are certain aspects that are really important to me, to ensure a stress free trip. They include; a clean room, a comfortable bed, friendly service and a good breakfast. These requirements may seem fairly basic, but I am not travelling to stay in a hotel, I am travelling to explore the area, so I would rather have a good, reliable base and not spend the crown jewels, leaving more budget for good food and fun. I have stayed in a few Travelodges over the years and found them to be perfectly suited to my needs. They offer a comfortable place to stay and the facilities have always exceeded my expectations for a place that is often interpreted as fairly low budget. This was my first visit to Birmingham Newhall Travelodge and this is my review of how it measured up to my previous stays. We were offered a free stay in return for an honest review. 
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Sunday, 22 May 2016

My Sunday Photo: Concorde Flies Again!

I know, I'm obsessed with clouds, but look! It's Concorde!! (Not great quality, unfortunately, taken through the car window on the M5!)


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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Win Davidoff Cool Water and a Minion for Fathers Day


Here's a lovely gift for the father figure in your life. Davidoff Cool Water is a classic, yet modern fragrance. With its distictive ocean scent, it's bound to please any father on the big day and we will ensure it gets to you in time to give to him. How about something for the children? Or perhaps Dad too, if he's a fan! Kevin the Minion comes complete with his own banana costume and life doesn't get much better than that! For a chance to win both prizes, please enter below! :-)



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Disney Store Captain America Costume Review

Luke has been really looking forward to the new Marvel film; Captain America: Civil War coming out. He's a huge fan of Marvel and likes to go to the cinema to see the new ones when they come out, ideally in costume. For this film there were two camps; #TeamIronMan and #TeamCap and Luke was unsure which side he wanted to be on. As he had already been to the cinema twice in his Iron Man suit, he was quite keen to try a Captain America look and, lucky for him, The Disney Store were able to send him one to review, which was really helpful! Being a big fan of costumes, he considers himself a bit of an expert and was very keen to list all the reasons why this was the best costume he had ever worn.

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

10 Comments Never to Make to a Pregnant Woman

There are some circumstances in life when it can be tricky to know what to say. Socially awkward situations, where you maybe haven't had a whole lot of practice in finding the right words. Encountering a pregnant friend should be a time of great joy, but it can be fraught with social tension, particularly if it comes as somewhat of a surprise. If you are at risk of stupidity on opening your mouth, it may be best to stick with; 'Hey, congratulations' and let her fill in the gaps. If she's anything like I was, there's a good chance she has had very few human encounters, since leaving work and will be more than happy to ramble on for hours! Here are some of the worst faux pas that are best avoided, if you want to retain that friendship, and your teeth.
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