BeanBag Bazaar


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Go on feel it you know you want to, thats first thing i wanted to do when my this fab bean bag arrived and must admit as a touchy feely person i have a feel everytime i walk past it, lovely soft and warm the Icon Leopard print bean bag in XL is fab it measures a whopping 33inch diameter base and inches in height big enough for the tallest to the smallest in the family to use in comfort, I prefer the bean bag to the sofa as its like getting a big hug when you sit down. Made from high quality luxurious faux fur,the base is made in a matching colour faux suede. its part of the exclusive Icon range from BeanBagBazaar.The cover and filling is made to stringent fire safety regulations.
Made with 9 luzurious panels the bean bag looks fab in any room and is light enough to carry between rooms, at first the luxury long faux fur did shed a little but thats to be expected, but doesnt detract in any way from the overall quality of the beanbag, and even after being used now for a few weeks its still plump and fluffy. The beans are secured by a double zip, and overlocked stitching. Cost is £64.99 which included free delivery.
This soft chair is ideal for sophisticated style in bedrooms and living rooms. It is a designer bean bag which matches other faux fur ICON bean bags in the same collection.
If your interested in this or any other bean bag check out the fab range at http://www.beanbagbazaar.co.uk
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Karcher MV2 /vacuum Cleaner


I love reviewing Karcher Products as they always think outside of the box and their range of Vacuum cleaners carry this on, I was kindly sent the MV2 to review. This is still a work in progress review as it it more than just a vacuum cleaner.
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This compact cleaner is lightweight and crams a powerful 1200w motor into its body, which at first doesnt seem very powerful,but what it can pick up compared to normal household vacs is quite surprising.
The MV2 is a wet and dry vacuum so it can pick up liquids from spills or leaks as easily as dust and rubble, yes you read that right rubble, with a whopping 12litre container.

The MV2 is ideal for workshops, cars and garages as well as indoor use.
It comes with a 4 metre cord, big enough for most jobs, and accessory pack including filter,and an onboard storage for the accessories its easy to assemble and use with easy to read instructions.
Technical data

Power corresponds to* (W)

1200
Energy use (W)

1000
Length of cord access. (m)

4
ID accessory (mm)

35
Container capacity / material l

12 /
Voltage (V)

220 – 240
Weight (kg)

4.6
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm)

369 x 337 x 430

If you would like to find out more about the . MV2 check out the website http://www.karcher.co.uk/uk/Products/Home__Garden/Vacuums/Multipurpose_vacuum_cleaners/16297630.htm

whats outside the window


Ive been so busy typing away today after cutting my head at work i forgot what time it was looked out the window of the office/spare bedroom and saw this awesome sight trying to shine in the window.
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Clarissa Hulse Throw


Ive worked with QVC UK for a few years now reviewing different products and when i was asked if id like to review a new throw i was thrilled.
Clarissa is renowned in the world of textiles for working with colours and nature, and produces stunning ranges for leading stores high class stores as Selfridges, Heals and John Lewis and now QVC.
The Clarissa Hulse range offers elegance and a touch of luxury in a range of linens for the home including bedroom lounge and bathroom,

The throw I was lucky enough to recive is pictured below and blends effortlessly with my colour scheme and adds that touch of luxury i can only dream about.

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Made from 100% polyeser, and feels like suede to touch, with polyester filling and embroidered with cotton and polyester the throw is faultless down to the minute details on the pattern and satin bound edging.

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This throw now sits with pride of place on the bottom of our bed, but also is great on cold evenings to snuggle up under.

This and more of the Clarissa Hulse range can be found at www.qvc.com

The Big Call


Have you ever thought about going self employed or earning big money working for yourself? Watch the video below it can help you to change your life. Giant Oaks come from little acorns and this is so true.

I have personally gone self employed in 2014  and its the best thing i ever done no more sitting in a call centre dreading the next angry customer instead when the phone rings it is generally someone wanting to use my services as a domestic cleaner/freelance photographer or writer I never thought i could achieve this but with just a bit of self belief i have done it. and it didnt cost a lot to start off as i already had the skills and equipment.

 

In the video Charlie Mullins ceo The Pimlico Plumber.  the name comes from his first office, in the video charlie describes how one phone call changed his life, just by wanting to follow in the footsteps of someone he looked up to. He followed in the footsteps of a local plumber  who gave him hes first break in the world of plumbing  as an apprentice and out of the blue one phone call from a local estate agent he took the  plunge into the world of self employment and plumbing, now The Pimlico Plumber employs over 200 staff, and have 160 vans on the road and averaging an annual turnover of 20Million pounds.

The business is still growing strong Charlie is enjoying a life of luxury as a child he could only dream about but with just that little bit of self belief, positive mental attitude, call it what you will, the will to succeed shines through everything he does, from arriving early to appointments to employing only the best handpicked employees. If you see a small window of opportunity go through it you never know what is on the other side and you can make a difference.

Swan Fridge/Freezer review


Wow well its been quiet on the blogging front lately but boy have i got some exciting reviews coming soon, new fridge freezer. new vacuum, wallpaper just a few to keep me going oh not forgetting my xmas gift guide for the 4th yr, and hopefully some fab giveaways, watch this space…………………………………..

well sexy arrived yesterday and wow we both love it, from the touchy feely matt exterior to the deceptive interior of the freezer, have a look at my vlog and see if you agree with my findings

I was kindly given the http://ao.com/product/SR11010WRN-Swan-Retro-Fridge-Freezer-Red-28517.aspx#reviewsTab

by the lovely people of AO.com to review,

lavish alice competition entry


Well this is the first time ive used my blog for a competition entry but the prize is fab so it just had to be done, all i need to do is  create a wishlist from Lavish Alice and share with everyone, no problem so here goes, my wishlist.

first as xmas is around the corner would be this stunningly eye catching Baroque style cropped mini dress. Ideal for all the xmas parties with its stunning colours.

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Secondly these gorgeous suede effect heels, to add an extra dimension of glamour to the outfit

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and next to add a touch of sophistication to the outfit i would add this gorgeous honeycomb bracelet

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if you like my styling all the above can be bought online from http://www.lavishalice.com/

Hylton Castle


Today i went for a walk around Hylton Castle in Sunderland, scene of my youthful days, i lived in a house opposite this fab castle, which is haunted by the ghost of the murdered stable hand Robert Skelton apparently murdered for courting the Baron Hyltons daughter.

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The castle itself has now fallen into a delapidated state but has stood since being built from wood after the Norman conquest of 1066, it was later rebuilt in stone around the 14th century.  It remained the principal seat of the Hylton family until the 1800s, after several changes of owner the castle was sold to the state  in 1950, since then its fallen deeper into disrepair, and is plagued by youths who congregate at night.

All that remains of the castle and the chapel  now is owned by English Heritage, They are both Grade 1 listed buildings, but unless something radical is done to save the castle who knows what the future holds.

As a child i spent many happy hour playing in the grounds and picking conkers from the floor.

One of the castle’s main features, is the heraldic devices found mainly on the west façade, which have been retained from the castle’s original construction. They depict the coats of arms belonging to local gentry and peers of the late 14th to early 15th centuries and provide an approximate date of the castle’s reconstruction from wood to stone.

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The main doorway up until the 1980’s used to be open to the public but is now kept firmly closed to try to preserve what is left of the castle.

Its always nice to go back to childhood times but its with heavy heart looking around Hylton Castle and seeing what is left now,

More information about the castle and the cauld lad can be found here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hylton_Castle

ipad cases from case happy.


I was offered a lovely new ipad case to review from the fab people at http://www.casehappy.co.uk/, who do a fab selection of Retro covers for  Tablets Kindles and Iphones too,

The case i selected is the Ipad mini with retina display in a fab retro London Eye design http://www.casehappy.co.uk/index.asp?function=PRODUCTIMAGEWINDOW&closedelay=20000&SRC=http://www.casehappy.co.uk/ekmps/shops/kindlehappy/images/-style-london-eye-style–[1]-1490-p[ekm]265×288[ekm].jpg

The case is just one of a fab selection of themes available is nice and sturdy and feels comfortable to hold and very well thought out  and comes complete with a screen cover and stylus.

All of the ports are easily accessible which ive normally found to be a problem with other cases which makes it difficult when taking photos or linking to pc. the Ipad also comes with a plastic hard inside so the ipad or tablet clicks safely into place so its safe from falling out. The only problem you will have with case happy is choosing just one design, ive already got my eye on my next case and with prices that compare well with other cases why scrimp on quality for the sake of a few quid.

Product Features:

  • Retro style cases
  • Thin and lightweight design
  • Supports the iPads sleep/wake function when you open or close the cover
  • All buttons and ports are easily accessible
  • Stand with multiple angles for comfortable viewing

Produced from high quality synthetic leather and a microfiber inner lining

 

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The case is easy to use as a stand as you can see in the picture and is sturdy enough for the heaviest of fingers.