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iFlowerGift.com Review

I love flowers, and making outdoor spaces nice and colourful, but we are renting at the moment and there's not much in the garden, and we won't be here much longer - that said it was still boring having no flowers around so I was happy to get the chance to review iFlowergift.com.

This is a new start-up that offers a select range of different flowers such as roses or gerberas, with prices roughly around the £19-£30 mark. Depending on which option you choose, you can add extra stems to your order, choose different colour combinations, and order personalised ribbon to go with the order. I was given the opportunity to order some flowers up to the value of £26, and asked to give feedback on the service and the website. Here's how the experience went:



The Website - My main feedback on the website is the colour scheme and the way it's organised. I found pale menu options against a pale background. The text only turned green when I hovered over it so it was quite hard to read…

Crafting With Baker Ross Wreath Rings

I have never made a wreath before - that's my Christmas confession. Mum used to do some flowering arranging and made centrepieces and even had a wreath ring and faux flowers etc, but I never joined in. To be honest I was a little bit intimidated by the wreath rings and how on earth I'd create something decent.



One of the things I enjoy about Baker Ross is their range of basics, and when I've received them I haven't felt quite so weary of trying something new. In a recent box of goodies to experiment with I had a pack of cardboard wreath rings which retail at £2.50 for a pack of 10 (that's just 25p each). Each wreath has a ready punched hole with some string for hanging, and although they were not quite as thick as I was expecting, they can be doubled - up (which also covers any paint residue or attachments). The ones I have made have also held up well to anything I've attached and stuck on them.

Extras I have used include paint (acrylic and normal metallic), r…

Fenjal Bath And Beauty Products Review

Fenjal is a brand I've seen in the shops quite a lot, but it's never really jumped out of the shelf at me, and so I've never picked it up. I'm not massively brand loyal when it comes to bath and body products, although I have some favourites - I guess the packaging didn't really say anything to me and suggested a herbal product which I'm not a big fan of.



Perceptions can be wrong though, so I was happy when the opportunity landed for me to try out several products from the Fenjal Classic range. I received -

- Fenjal Classic Hand Crème (RRP £4.25)

A standard pocket size so great for taking out, and I do treat my hands more in cold weather. Non greasy, and I didn't need much each time so will last a while. Testing going well so far. This product is a blend of antioxidant rich Swiss rose stem cells and vitamin C. I'm probably quite bad in that I just use body lotion/butter for most things, so probably wouldn't use this often enough.

- Fenjal Classic B…

The Up's And Downs Of Moving Home

Last year we had an absolutely grim winter of bugs and illness, to the point it got pretty frustrating, ridiculous, and killed off a lot of xmas spirit - this year we've done well on the avoidance front so far (touch wood), but we have had something bigger to contend with - moving home..!

To me a house isn't just a pile of bricks, it's a home, so leaving our 'forever home' after 29 years was always going to be a wrench. I loved our house, road, and area - which is pretty unique and not too crowded as it was in a conservation area - it was also private, un-overlooked, and one of the big pluses - it was convenient for pretty much everything - I had the option of walking or cycling to town, supermarkets, retail parks, the local shop etc. really easily - which meant I could easily fit in shopping trips between work, and had a easy, safe route home at night.




So yep I didn't want to leave - of course being settled and loving where I was, was a big part of it - as I …