• Action Man Father's Day
    Ad/Gifted,  Parenting

    Action Man: The Perfect Fathers Day Gift!

    Action Man is an iconic figure of childhood and the very first hero we knew for many of us. I never had one (I wanted stationery and a typewriter rather than dolls) but my husband recalls asking for an Action Man for Christmas when he was a little boy. He was devastated when he got a rival branded doll instead and it’s one of those stories that he brings up every now and again. He wanted an Action Man and never got one. Well, now is the perfect time for him to finally get what he wanted because Father’s Day is coming up! It’s the 16th June this year, to…

  • price's candles lime and basil scented candle
    Ad/Gifted,  Home,  Lifestyle

    Gifted: Price’s Scented Candles

    I have this weird relationship with candles. When I was a little girl, I had a fascination with ornamental candles thanks to this store in Torquay that I visited every summer. It was owned by an independent chandler and he crafted all sorts of shapes and sizes. I would make a point of buying one every holiday but never burn them. It occurred to me as I got older that candles are for burning. They shouldn’t be ornaments – well, I suppose some are, but that’s unusual. I was a big fan of incense as a teenager and in later years I’ve discovered that I really love scented candles. Yes,…

  • Wallace & Gromit Musical Marvels Tour
    Ad/Gifted,  Events

    Wallace and Gromit Musical Marvels Tour 2019 Preview

    AD/GIFTED – This post is an advertisement for Carrot Productions and the Wallace and Gromit Musical Marvels Tour 2019. I have been promised tickets to one of the shows in exchange for writing about the tour and promoting it on my blog and social channels. All opinions are my own and anecdotes in this post are based on my real experience. I have not received any monetary compensation for this campaign. Wallace and Gromit have been a favourite of mine since I was a teenager. I remember when I was around 14 or 15 years old, I had the Wallace and Gromit game for Windows 95 based on The Wrong…

  • writing gloves literary book gifts writer presents
    Ad/Gifted,  Fashion,  Writing

    Writing Gloves from Literary Book Gifts Review

    If you have a writer in your family, there’s a good chance that when it’s Christmas or their birthday, you get them a book as a gift. That’s not a bad thing, because you know they’ll love it and treasure that gift, but what if there was something else you could get them, that showed you understand them? Well, I’ve been given the opportunity to review a pair of writing gloves and my first thought when I heard about their existence is, “How many times have I wished that these exist?” Honestly, I have. It’s true. I received a free pair to enable me to write this review, but all…

  • rainbow chalk sealant pen grout pen review
    Ad/Gifted,  Lifestyle,  Reviews

    Review: Rainbow Chalk Sealant Pen and Grout Pen

    Sometimes I’m asked to review items and I have to turn the chance down because it’s an item that I wouldn’t otherwise have used or needed. Then there are items like these that I was literally desperate to try because the items were on my shopping list anyway. Today I’m reviewing the Rainbow Chalk sealant pen and grout pen. I’ve received a gifted free sample for the purposes of review but the opinions are my own. First let’s tackle the sealant pen. The first thing I did was try it on my bathroom seals but I just replaced the seal on my bath so it doesn’t tell you much about…