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Easter Bank Holiday Weekend

Bit late in coming, but I thought I'd still put up a Bank Holiday post, seems rude not to, although unlike everyone else, my choccie supply is still pretty much intact and likely to last me for a good while to come! It's funny but if I do have Easter Eggs I'm not in the mood for eating them, but if I don't I miss having some munchies about. Anyway the Easter Bunny left me with two, and a Bank Holiday break that was pretty good.



I did pick up another cold bug which hasn't been much fun this week, and there was some typical Easter Sunday rain which put paid to some plans, but that gave me a good chance to get stuck into some reading (something I've wanted to do for a while, but nothing was sinking in). I picked up the new Bridget Jones novel by Helen Fielding, and managed to read a good portion of that. I've not read the previous two books, only seen the films, but it's a pretty good read so far.

Bank Holiday Monday was the best day of the long weekend by…

April Crafting - Ceramic Owl Tea Light Holders

I'm excited to be able to finally reveal some craft news I have been keeping quiet about, I am now part of my first ever blogger network, and it's all to do with craft! Baker Ross have a catalogue and website jam packed with all kinds of craft goodies, but are seeking to prove it's not just children that can have creative fun with their products. I am happy to have been accepted as part of their Adult Bloggers Network, and will be experimenting, creating, and sharing my makes on here.


A box of products arrived the other week (and cheered me up when ill) and I've just finished my first making project. I am a bit of a woodland folk fan, so when I saw the ceramic tea light holders in my box, they almost jumped out into my hands. I was sent a box of four cute owls, along with 2 outline pens in black, and a pack of 5 colour pens - my pack had yellow, orange, bright green, light pink and light blue.

With my first owl I just picked up a colour at random and started colouring…

Tints Of Nature Shampoo Review

I thought I had plenty of hair products in my cupboard, but it is looking a wee bit empty, and as the golden rule is not to use the same shampoo and conditioner all the time, I was intrigued when a review opportunity arrived in my inbox.

Tints Of Nature produce both hair dyes, and a range of aftercare products such as shampoo and conditioners, all quite simply claiming to be healthier for your hair. Normally I buy products that give me shine and are aimed at dry/damaged and colour treated hair, so was interested to read these products would tick the boxes, with an added healthy bonus.



The Tints Of Nature products have natural and organic certified plant and fruit extracts at their core, with some containing natural alternatives to sodium chloride and sulphates which can suck moisture from the hair.

I was sent their Hydrate Shampoo - £6.99 for 250ml and a 200ml Hydrate Conditioner which also retails for £6.99. Aloe Vera, Jojoba, Black Oats Extract, and Sunflower Seed Extract are just…

My Top Ten Feel Good Tunes

I don't know about anyone else, but I feel like I've been through the mill of late - I had both a sickness bug and a cold at the same time around Mother's Day, and still feel a bit lacking in the energy department, So I thought what better way to cheer myself up with a run down of my favourite feel good tunes. I hope you'll all join in and share yours below as well. The sun's come out so let's banish the bugs and make some feel good playlists.

1. Walking On Sunshine - One of my favourite summer tunes which I grew up with, and I absolutely love dancing around to this track. Just full of positive vibes.

2. Living On A Prayer - I'm a bit of an American Anthems/Soft Rock junkie, and this is one of Bon Jovi's classics. Perfect to wake me up of a morning.

3. Reach For The Stars - I've always loved my pop music, so see no shame in admitting I also used to listen to S Club 7 a lot - and I used to do the dance routine for the chorus as well!!

4. China In Yo…

Grime Boss Heavy Duty Wipes Review

An E-Mail landed in my inbox recently with the magic words 'Create and Craft' mentioned, which as a creative caught my eye. I know on the surface some of you blog readers may wonder why I took up the opportunity  to review a packet of hand wipes, but bare with me here, as I think the tools and accessories can be just as important as the pretty things some times.

I was kindly send 2 packs of Grime Boss Heavy Duty Hand Wipes to try. As someone currently doing some online learning in the world of branding, looking at the pack and the logo etc. when they arrived, they looked like they meant business.



The wipes are sold in packs of 10, 30 and 60 and are designed to cleanse and moisturise the skin - one side has a rougher texture for cleaning, the other is softer to protect the skin. There's a formula embedded in the wipes which includes Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, and a citrus fragrance. Although I don't always think about it with something like wipes, I was reassured to note …