Advent type competition

Starting 1st November for 12 days im having an advent type competion on a page i write for as a local editor, i have managed to get some fab prizes from some really nice people check some out below.


rug courtesy of Rugcouture

Personalised Hello Kitty Clock

personalised hello kitty clock from vivabop

cds, vintage

selection of vintage music on cd from past perfect

rufus and ted

fantastic for little ones is this Rufus & Ted rocking horse from little bird told me

vanroe compact

not one but 3 gorgeous compacts from Vanroe

pic stop headphones

sony headphones courtesy of me

rocking duck

a rocking duck from Hibba toys

tablet cases

selection of ipad and kindle cases from lente designs


address stamps from Stamptastic


xmas recipe tea towel from Rock Bakehouse.

for more information on any of these prize check out the website below but first check out the competiton post on facebook #

All the above prizes have been donated by the companies listed below



I was sent a box of craft goodies from Bostick the glue people to make something for halloween. The box contained more than i expected with an assortment of card felts pipe cleaners and glue dots and glue sticks.

With everything out on the table my partne claire and our nieces iliyda 9 and senna 3 set to. We arent the most artistic family but we did have fun making our bits first up was senna and i we chose the little jute bag to store sweeties in  

 the only negative we had is the glue stick wasnt strong enought to hold the felt in place.

Then next claire and iliyda made a table centrepiece  

 This held together much better , we had so much fun making these we cant wait till the next box arrives thank you Bostick Bostick halloween


Invisalign Braces, The Clear Alternative

Having a good routine when it comes to your oral hygiene is something that was always installed in me as a child and we have passed this on to Oscar. Since he got his first tooth at six months old we have had regular check ups at our dentist every six months. It is important to me that Oscar and Archie have nice teeth as everyone always looks at your smile. Sometimes however hard you look after your little ones teeth when their adult teeth come through your child might need braces. As a teenager or even having braces as an adult can sometimes make you feel concious, some even opting out of Orthodontic treatment so they don’t have to wear braces at all. Now Sensu London have an answer to this problem, they can now fit Invisalign braces instead of the conventional wire and metal braces. Invisalign is a modern orthodontic system that uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. They are simply an amazing invisible brace system that nobody will even be able to notice you are wearing resulting in gorgeous straight teeth and giving you total confidence when wearing them.

The Invisalign braces work differently to normal metal braces as they are removable which give you more freedom and you can easily take them out when eating or brushing you teeth. One thing I have noticed before with friends that have had normal metal braces fitted afterwards you can see marks where they have been where being able to remove the Invisalign to clean your teeth makes sure your teeth are cleaned evenly. You wear a series of the clear plastic braces each for two weeks at a time then move onto the next one in your series. The braces are custom made and each one in your series is slightly different to allow room for movement.


I think these Invisalign braces look a great alternative to the standard braces and I can see how they would keep your confidence, especially as a teenager where image and confidence becomes important to you. I would defiantly go down this route if Oscar and Archie needed braces in the future, or myself for that matter Take a look at the Sensu website to see a full list and information on the Orthodontic work they can do.

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Sensu London

Win with wallpaper direct

I am currently running a competition with the fab people at WallpaperDirect to win £100 worth of wallcoverings,

Wallpaper Direct have the widest possible selection of wallcoverings you can find there is something for everyone at very competitive prices and a first class delivery service

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for your chance to win this fab prize, all you have to do is follow the link below to the Rafflecopter widget a winner will be chosen midnight 31st July.

Monday Monday

Good Morning all well cant believe we are already into July wow where is this year going,things have been fairly quiet on the blog, as ive been busy working hard at my self employment which i realy love but cant help but think i hate neglecting my blog so from today i am to make a new post at least twice a week, and id like your help id really love some new products and or services to review. ive recently decorated my spare room/office and im looking for a new desk if anyone can help. also i have a whole lounge diner waiting to be decorated and need paint and wallpaper i love diy, but it gets harder each time, think im getting old lol. and the garden well thats still ongoing have recently found a new love that is my fig tree. but still love flowers and shrubs also we are getting more in the way of birds even had a cheeky little wren come in the house last week.

I hope your all enjoying the weather and looking forward to your holidays we arent going anywhere this year but instead we are having the nieces and nephews all three of them coming to stay for ten days we have lots of days out planned but would also love some outdoor games for them to play in the garden when we get home or for days when i have to work. If you can help me with any of the above id really love to work with you please contact me and i look forward to hearing from you ..DSC_0006


Extreme Torque Show Competition

Sunday 5th July
Nissan Plant Sunderland

All Action Stunt Fest

Come and join the Extreme Team for some general chaos and destruction on Sunday 5th July. With three diverse arenas – Urban Arena, Extreme Arena and Torque Arena, we’re sure to have something for everyone.

Whether you’re a fan of drifting, monster trucks, motorbikes or the more urban sports of BMX and parkour, the Extreme Nissan Torque Show is the place to be.

We’ll kick off in the Urban Arena with a talented street vibe. A mix of urban sports from BMX to parkour. Watch the Extreme BMX team as pedal power takes to the horizon. As long as it’s got two wheels and plenty of stamina it’s game on, as these talented young riders showcase their tricks mid-air. Including all your favourites and a few yet to be invented. From the same platforms and straight from the movies check out the Parkour Team as they negotiate their way around the arena, regardless of obstacles. This is also your chance to get involved, with workshops available for a taste of the street scene.

Next up the Extreme Arena, where Two Brothers Racing will showcase their skills on two wheels and tarmac. Wheelies, burnouts and stoppies are just a few of the stunts on display. Heads up as the Extreme FMX team hit the skyways flying. A head for heights is a pre-requisite as our boys fly through the air displaying cliffhangers, nac nacs and supermans to name a few. Battling for air space, our resident riders are sure to get the adrenaline pumping as they defy gravity.

Last and by no means least, the giants of the show as Lil’ Devil and Extreme cause destruction in the Torque Arena. Both still pulling 1500 horsepower and car-crushing to the max, these machines are primed and ready for monster action.


Also appearing will be the Drift Championships courtesy of The Drift Outlaws. Judge based on line, angle, speed and show factor, drifting is an exciting competition, demonstrating the skills and agility of the drivers and their cars with an outright winner at the end of the day. Visit the pit area to get up close and personal with the machines and drivers.

The Team are planning on keeping you entertained from 11am through to 5pm and we’ve thrown in some good food, fun fair rides and a few extreme displays to keep you busy in between performances.

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The Best Electronic Cigarettes (E Cigs or E Cigarettes)

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If you’re tired of trying to give up smoking slapping patches here there and everywhere or chewing gum, it could be time to join the celebs and start vaping or ecigs . Ecigs are Electronic cigarettes, or e cigs for short, are battery-powered devices accompanied by a liquid nicotine fuel that is dissolved in a solution of propylene glycol & water.They come in all shapes and sizes and many different flavours.

How do they work?

Often termed “vaping,” when someone inhales an e-cigarette the battery heads the nicotine up, creating a vapour. The result that is achieved is the sensation of smoke in the mouth and lungs without actually smoking. Often it is the sensation of smoking as well as the nicotine that causes the addiction. E cigarettes simulate both stimuli alongside reducing the health concerns. There are a number of benefits associated with this.

Reasons for Using Electronic Cigarettes

Health Benefits In Comparison to Tobacco Smoking

Additional chemicals are present in normal cigarette smoking. The electronic cigarette doesn’t produce carbon monoxide, tar, arsenic, ammonia, cyanide and acetone.

Save Money Swapping to E-Cigarettes

If you decided to change from smoking cigarettes to e cigs then you would save money. The cost to continue smoking e cigarettes is less that the cost of normal cigarettes.

E Cigarettes Are Safer for the People Around You

The reduced number of chemicals means that smoking e cigs is less dangerous for the people around you too. Also, the smell alone is less offensive to others.

Vaping celebs

Celebrities and bad habits go hand in hand, but whilst drink and drugs still reign supreme among the rich and famous, one vice has been kicked into touch in recent years: smoking. Smoking was once the height of fashion. In the days of black and white movies, smoking cigarettes was almost glamorised and it was hard to spot an icon of the day without their signature cigarette. But the modern day contemporaries of Bogart, Bacall and Brando are increasingly opting to ditch tobacco for a healthier, cheaper alternative: e-cigarettes. A Vapouriz E-cigarette, for example, works by giving the ‘smoker’ his or her nicotine fix, but taking away the harmful tar that would otherwise be imbibed. What’s more, e-cigarettes are refillable, with e-liquids available to buy at a much lower price than a standard pack of cigarettes. Gone are the days where the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn helped to make smoking sexy. Now, vaping is very much en vogue. Here are just five famous names who are known to have kicked their nicotine addiction and taken up the increasingly popular vaping movement: Lindsay Lohan The hardcore party chick may not be averse to driving under the influence but she has managed to kick one bad habit. Lohan has switched from smoking to vaping and has been actively promoting e-cigarettes since she played the role of a ‘vaper’ in the 2011 movie Extra. Paris Hilton The American socialite star of The Simple Life has made a clever choice for once – she can often be spotted vaping on the Hollywood club scene. Leonardo DiCaprio The Titanic, Aviator and Shutter Island star may still be seeking that elusive Oscar, but he knows how to look cool – last year, he was spotted vaping at the Golden Globes. If it’s good enough for heartthrob Leo, surely it’s good enough for blokes everywhere? Kate Moss The model and fashion designer was once well-known for smoking 40 cigarettes a day, but she has kicked her habit into touch and now only smokes the electronic version. Jack Nicholson The legendary One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest actor has ditched his reliance on cigars and can now be seen regularly toking on an e-cigarette in Los Angeles.

If you’re new to vaping check out the fab Vapouriz starter kit at just £29.99, ideal to start with and complete with everything you need

Product Details

Our newbies starter pack contains everything you need to start vaping!

Q. Is this Pack right for me?

A. If you want an alternative to cigarettes and aren’t sure where to start, this is the ideal Electronic cigarette Starter Pack for you! It contains the basic items you need to get going without feeling fully committed.


  • FUSE Clearomizer
  • FUSE 650 mAh Battery
  • USB charging lead
  • Vapouriz UK USB Wall Adapter
  • 3 x bottles of UK Made E-Liquid

If you would like more information about the best ecigs even the stars are using check out the website and make the change today

Lady Luck is here

If your looking for a little bit of luck and say you never win anything remember you gotta be in it to win it. One of my favorite passtimes is having a little flutter on the gee gees but i occasionally have a game of bingo and one of the best sites ive used is Paddy Power, why is it my Bingofavourite site,?

: Its easy to navigate

: unlike some sites that take a while to load paddy power is clean and uncluttered

: you can set limits to how much you wish to gamble

:it even tells you which games have ticking hot pots where the chances of winning huge cash amounts are ready to fall.

: and the best bit you can make a withdrawl and its usually in your bank the next working day.

Paddy Power also offer the best odds in my opinion so if you thought gambling wasnt for you or you just wonder how other people win and you dont, give PP a try you wont be disappointed. and if bingo isnt for you try the slots or scratchcards, its possible to win up to £1 million pound , Good Luck all

5 week gotcha day

well we have had Ive 5 weeks now she has settled in nicely her and Ty ty are best buds as you can see in the video below, excuse the state of the garden its in the middle of a overhaul. to make it easier to manage after finally getting a 6foot fence erected.

Beamish Museum – the living museum of the North

I was offered tickets to Beamish Museum for the Festival of Steam and as both my parnter and myself love Beamish we just had to go. The festival ran over the weekend on April 9th -12th, but as we both came down with flu we had to go on the 12th Sunday which unfortunately for us after a week of high temperatures we got to go on probably the wettest day of the year so far. However this didnt dampen our spirits as we are regular visitors to Beamish and as its only 40 minute drive from where we live its always a great day out.

The friendly staff and volunteers dressed their costumes  always have a smile to share and offer any help or guidance, its wheelchair  friendly with exception to a couple of steep inclines, but Beamish run a trasport  service with access.

Our day started off with a tram ride into the town centre, as we now always head there first as the shops get busy you can buy fresh bread or old fashioned cakes, coconut haystacks and rockbuns to name a few and if you can resist the smell of fresh bread you must have no sense of smell, then onto the sweetshop for some old favourites. In the garage there was working steam models and all throughout the day different steam vehicles were driven through the town so 

there was always something to see .  We then took a bus to the farm as we wanted to see if there were any new additions since we were last there, and werent disappointed as it was lambing season.

By this time we were soaked so headed back to the car park for a change of coats and picnic lunch then out to play with the camera looking around all the old steam powered vehicles that were in pristine condition, sadly there didnt seem as many as on previous dry days but still enough to keep any petrol head enthralled.

After another hour of so looking we decided it was time to go, we would of stayed later had we  not resembled drowned rats, but on a plus side we will be buying our tickets at our next visit as Beamish has something on most weekends during the season  and for £18.50 a ticket this gets you entry as many times as you wish to visit.”we will be back”

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All photos copywrite of S.Seaman Photography,