Why I Hate Shopping!

hot air balloon trip

I've always hated shopping.  I don't think I'm alone amongst men either.  The very thought of going into town with the sole objective of 'shopping’ brings me out in a cold sweat.  No, for me there has to be a sole purpose, a project, a single product to buy, or in an extreme case a few products.  Nowadays it's even less necessary to venture onto

BuyaGift For Mother’s Day and Donate to Breast Cancer Care

buyagift-superwoman

Buyagift.com is joining forces with Breast Cancer Care’s ‘Mum of a Kind’ campaign to donate £12.50 from the sale of every Superwoman Smartbox by Buyagift to the charity until the 27th of March.I don't know about you but my Mum always tells me not to bother about Mother's Day and I've been known to say the same thing to my daughters.  The thing is my Mum knows

Smartbox by BuyAGift

smartbox by buyagift

Ok I know it's only September but an awful lot of people are already starting to think about Christmas. The Season of Good Will & Big Spending!As a Mum I've never left all the spending till Christmas and have always picked things up through the year when I see them. My 'present drawer' (not a drawer incidentally, more of a shelf and two baskets) usually

The Present Tree

The Present Tree

I found The Present Tree website when I was looking for something special for my daughter’s birthday.Helena, my oldest has just bought her first house and I wanted to buy her something that would last.  The idea of buying her a tree sounded perfect and I remembered hearing her say once that she’d love an orange or a lemon tree. Googling I came across The

Christmas Gifts From BuyAGift

Champneys BuyAGift

I've become a big fan recently of giving people 'experiences' rather than actual material gifts. Memories last forever, after all, but a bottle of perfume has all gone in a year and chocolates don't last very long at all.I had a Champagne Afternoon Tea Voucher from BuyAGift for my birthday and Mr. C and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. One of my daughters, Helena over at

Christmas 2015 – Gifts For The Ladies

SUKIN Love Your Skin

Who'd have thought I'd start compiling gifts for a Christmas Gift Guide with a brand you can buy in Holland & Barrett (amongst other places) but I'm going to?!  I've bought the Sukin Facial Moisturiser there before and it really is lovely. This Sukin - Love Your Skin Gift Set above is reduced and around the £15 mark from Ocado and is beautifully presented in a smartgift

Some Mothers Day Gift Ideas

beefayre

My first dilemma when coming up with Mothers Day gift ideas was whether or not to include an apostrophe!My instinct was to go for Mothers' Day - it being a day for all mothers. Apparently though, Anna Jarvis, the campaigner who originally came up with the whole idea wanted it to be Mother's Day, as it's a day for each family to celebrate their own mother and not

Love Candles, Love Aroma

Fairy Dust

I’ve had a few birthdays to buy for this past month and so I was over-the-moon to find the Love Aroma website. Now it might be just me but I don’t think you can go far wrong buying almost any woman a gift of a candle. (However, if anyone out there reading this wants to buy for me, then avoid anything with jasmine ideally as

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