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Educational Play with Schleich I'm a big fan of learning through play. Unforced educational play. I'm not a teacher and I don't want to be. I want my children to naturally learn whilst they are having fun. When I was contacted recently...

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Say Eh-Oh to the new Teletubbies toys! There back!! Teletubbies made a joyous return to CBeebies last year, and this year marks the launch of the new range of toys. As you know I was sent a box just before Christmas, and today I can finally...

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Travel: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough Last weekend Nana and I took a rather lengthy journey north for a night away at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel in Scarborough, with Little Dude in tow. The Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is a luxurious country hotel...

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A Place To Enjoy My Garden I love my garden. I love the fact that I have a garden, especially with the recent gorgeous weather we've been having. Whilst I have a pretty compact garden, there's a lot going on out there. Plants, fruit...

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Cuddles With Ben Cohen Some days I have a really difficult job. Days like this for example. *Ahem* That rather nice young man is former rugby player Ben Cohen. Ben is a bit of an expert when it comes to cuddles. He has...

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Christmas Stocking Fillers: For Mum…

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Christmas, Christmas Gift Guide, Information, Product Reviews | Posted on 27-11-2012

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More stocking fillers now, but this time for Mums…

NSPA Products
Available exclusively from Asda this range of beauty products is deliciously fruity. Body butters and lip balms which smell divine whilst also leaving your body and lips super soft and smooth. These butters are not edible despite how delightful they smell, but are exceptionally good value for money. Each of these featured sets costs just £5 and if you go in-store on online you can find a huge range of products for women and men.

Beurer Mini Massager
Perfect for getting rid of those niggling aches and pains at the end of the day this mini massager fits neatly into your hand. Its great used on the shoulders or legs to ease tired muscles after a hectic run up to Christmas. I used this myself after long days at work on my tired calves and it relieved any tension or aches with ease. It has three individually vibrating heads and its compact size also makes it great to carry in your handbag or briefcase in case you need a little relaxation at your desk or on your commute. Every Mum deserves one of these in her stocking this Christmas. Available in a choice of colours, this model costs £11.99 and more details can be found on the Beurer website.

Rosie’s Pantry Measuring Cups
Part of Boots’ famous 3 for 2 gift sets this dinky collection of measuring cups would look great in any kitchen. Recently coveted by GBBO very own Cat, the set comes with four cups – 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbs and 1 dsp – each with a pastel colouring in the shape of miniature tea cups. Available now from Boots for just £10.

Betty & Walter Commendably Practical Cosmetic Purse
Again available from Boots this is new range for the store. The cosmetic purse comes with a Rose Lip Balm in a tin, a tub of Elderflower & Lemon Hydrating Hand cream, a Patterned Nail File and a Compact Mirror all inside a Printed Cosmetic Purse. Its a brilliant set and the hand cream included is a great product. It absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves hands feeling soft and cared for. The purse itself will slip neatly into any handbag for taking cosmetics on the go, or for keeping on your dressing table with your favourite odds and ends in. Buy it now from Boots for £14.

Touchscreen Gloves
Most of us own something with a touchscreen, whether it be a phone, an e-reader or a tablet. Touchscreen devices are excellent but when its winter and your hands and fingers need covering in gloves, using a touchscreen device is impossible, and taking your gloves on and off can be tiresome. These Fair Isle patterned gloves from Asda are a great solution and are available at a bargain price of just £5.

 

Christmas Gift Guide: Boots Gift Sets

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Christmas Gift Guide | Posted on 13-12-2011

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I love Boots. In the days before I had my son I’d spend a fortune on all kinds of bits and pieces from Boots, and there was nothing I enjoyed more than drooling over their Christmas gift sets in the run up to the big day. There is always a gift set suitable for everyone you know, and with their infamous 3 for 2 offer on throughout the festive period they are bargains as well.

I was sent three gift sets to take a look at which would make perfect gifts for that teenage girl in your life or a Yummy Mummy that needs a bit more sparkle.

First up were two sets from the Fearne Cotton range.

The “Beautiful Bronzer” set contains a bronzing compact with small mirror in lid and a kabuki brush for applying. You can also buy a separate compact mirror. Each item is decorated in a floral and bug pattern which was designed in collaboration with Fearne Cotton. For me this is a very teenage designed gift set which would be ideal for any budding fashionista out there!

For the Yummy Mummy who wants a bit more colour and sparkle we have the “No7 and Poppy King Golden & Glowing” set.

No7 is always a winner, and this set doesn’t let us down. Designed by Poppy King this set comes with a lip gloss, a lip stick, cheek glow, a retractable kabuki brush and a compact mirror. The colours of the gloss, lip stick and cheek glow are all complimentary to one another, and the items all boast the trusted No7 logo. Its a very classy gift set which would be much better suited to a Yummy Mummy than the Fearne Cotton range.

All three sets are available now from your local Boots store or direct from the website, and are priced from £8.