Monthly Archives: November 2013

Best Libraries in the UK

Best Libraries in the UK

There are few pleasures as great as losing yourself in a good book, especially during the winter months. The ebook revolution has meant it’s easier than ever to enjoy books on the go, but spare a thought for Britain’s historic libraries. With many of our country’s finest reading rooms under threat, it’s time to appreciate anew those beautiful buildings where you can while away the afternoon curled up with a good (borrowed) book. Central Library, …

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I Love My Tassimo! #loveyourappliance

I Love My Tassimo! #loveyourappliance

My Tassimo machine was one of those gifts that I didn’t even realise I wanted until I got it, but now, I don’t think I could live without it. Husband bought it for me for Christmas 2008, and he was nervous about his choice – being a thoroughly enlightened chap, he was worried that buying a kitchen gadget made him seem like a chauvinist, but he couldn’t have been more wrong. That machine has given …

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Sit Down, Love. Have a Cup of Tea…

Sit Down, Love. Have a Cup of Tea…

I’m a live and let live kind of person, you know? I don’t hate anyone because of what they are or what they do, if it’s legal/consensual/doesn’t hurt anybody else. But there have been a string of articles in the papers recently which are seriously making me resent the women they’re written about. Meet Crystal Green and Lea-Ann Ellison:   Crystal is a martial arts champion who has continued her training right the way through …

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Moshi Monsters Trunki Review and Giveaway

Moshi Monsters Trunki Review and Giveaway

Recently, we took Sausage on her first weekend away and suffice to say, she absolutely loved it. We stayed in a hotel for one night before going to watch a football match, and she was probably the most excited I’ve ever seen her about sleeping in a room that wasn’t her own, which had a TV on the wall and a bathroom attached to it. What she loved most of all was being able to …

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Bringing the Outdoors In: Indoor Picnic Ideas

Post provided by Fisher Price Spending hours outdoors is an activity that most children will love to do; heading to the park, riding their bikes, playing in the garden – whatever it is, they love being outside. When the summer approaches, the opportunity for fabulous picnics on the green become an instant possibility, giving you and your family a perfect chance to enjoy eachother’s company. But what do we do in the meantime? With the …

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Sponsored Video: The Tweeting Bra

I love a good bit of technology, especially one that makes my life a bit easier, which is why when Nestle Fitness got in touch and asked me to write about their tweeting bra, I was well and truly intrigued! A built-in low voltage Bluetooth unit is installed within the hook of the Tweeting Bra. Each time Greek celebrity Maria Bakodimou unhooks the bra, a signal is sent to the phone with the designated @TweetingBra …

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Win a Christmas Meat Hamper with Mum’s the Word and Bespoke Offers!

Win a Christmas Meat Hamper with Mum’s the Word and Bespoke Offers!

Everyone needs a little helping hand in the run-up to Christmas, so here at Mum’s the Word, we’ve got together with the lovely folk at Bespoke Offers to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Donald Russell Ultimate Christmas Box (worth £69) plus 4 smoked salmon packs as a bonus. Here’s what the box contains: • 1 Loué Bronze Turkey, free-range and kitchen-ready (minimum weight 5kg/feeds 6-8 people) • 1 pack of smoked dry …

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Pregnancy Hormones: Diary of an Unhinged Fatty

Pregnancy Hormones: Diary of an Unhinged Fatty

I’m almost 25 weeks gone now and the last few days have brought a new development in my pregnancy. I’ve turned into an emotional wreck. Okay, so anyone who knows me well enough will know that I’m not exactly the most…stable person at the best of times, but this is like some whole new level of emotional turbulence. Let me give you an example: yesterday, Husband and I were standing at the queue in Waitrose and …

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New Years Eve: What Should I Do?

New Years Eve: What Should I Do?

Christmas is almost upon us and we’re all turning our thoughts to how we’re going to make the festive season special this year. We’re lucky enough that we have a lot of family around us, so the main days of Christmas are filled with family, fun and food, but by the time New Year comes around, we’re often feeling a little flat and unsure of what to do with ourselves. I discovered recently that Butlins offers …

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Christmas Gift Ideas – Igloo Kids

One of the shops that I recently discovered is Igloo Kids. They have a gorgeous range of kids clothing, but they also sell toys, craft kits, back to school stuff and much more besides, so if you’ve got a lot of children to buy for this year you could kill a lot of birds with one stone buy checking this site out! Here are some of my favourite picks from the site: Girls Clothes Igloo Kids …

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