Review: Dreamland Heatpod

February 7th, 2016 — 12:45pm

The temperatures outside seem to finally have fallen to almost winter levels, the rain is most certainly falling in buckets and staying warm and cosy is still a priority.

Hot water bottles make me uneasy – boiling water, rubber and beds. It’s a No from me. Wheat pillows that heat up in the microwave where you cook food, my microwave is not cleaned often enough to be fit for this purpose. So it is also a No from me. Technology has moved forward when it comes to keeping cosy and I was really pleased to be asked to try out the Dreamland Heatpod.

dreamland heatpodIt charges up in 5 minutes, heats up to temperature over the next 10 minutes, lives in a cosy faux fur cover and stays warm for a good couple of hours. We’ve only had it a week and used it so many times already:

  1. At bedtime to warm up the beds before getting in and to snuggle up with.
  2. At a ChillFactorE snow party at to warm everyone back up afterwards.
  3. At Sunday morning rugby for me as a spectator and then for Mr H post match!
  4. In the office, every day! We have high ceilings, it gets chilly and hats and fingerless gloves have been used! The Heatpod is regularly passed around the team most days at the moment!
  5. As a gift, this is heading to a couple of pals already and perfect for mothers day and for those with birthdays over the winter months.

Here is the Heatpod in action at the office!

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The heatpod is priced £39.99, is available in two colours, chocolate and slate grey from Lakeland & John Lewis.

This post was written in collaboration with Dreamland Heatpod who sent me a Heatpod to try. All opinions are my own. Always. And I only EVER write about products or brands I actually like and think you will like too.

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Disney On Ice Ticket Giveaway

January 31st, 2016 — 9:45pm

I am really excited to bring my lovely blog readers this ticket giveaway to the amazing Disney On Ice presents Silver Anniversary Celebration at the Liverpool Echo Arena. The prize is for a set of four tickets, perfect for a family night out, to the opening night on Wednesday 16th March at 7pm!


Embark on the ultimate sightseeing holiday with Disney On Ice and all your favourite Disney characters. Join tour guides Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck as they visit the magical worlds of Disney’sThe Lion KingThe Little Mermaid and Peter Pan. You’ll also be whisked away to the wintery wonderland of the number one animated feature film of all-time, Disney’s Frozen


To be in with a chance of winning this set of four tickets, simply follow the instructions below:

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Competition ends midnight 1st March 2016, the winner will be notified by email within 48 hours. UK Only. T&C’s apply.

Follow Disney on Ice UK  on Facebook here and on Twitter @DisneyOnIce 

Group bookings are available from TicketQuarter Groups on 0844 561 7672
Personal callers can purchase their tickets from TicketQuarter, Queen Square Liverpool

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Win Tickets To Paradise Island Adventure Golf

January 30th, 2016 — 12:15pm


We had such a great time at Paradise Island Adventure Golf I’ve teamed up with them again to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a family ticket to the new indoor miniature golf centre at Cheshire Oaks in time for February half term.

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The adventure golf leisure destination features two 18-hole mini golf courses, The Lazy Lagoon course and The Coral Cove course, which are set amidst a tropical island paradise and offers an exciting day out for families, friends, couples and groups.  It’s also a great place to host birthday parties for all ages and corporate events.

The prize admits a family of four for two rounds of 18 holes of adventure golf at Paradise Island Adventure Golf in Cheshire Oaks.  For your chance to win simply tell me which course you would play first. Bonus entries for staying connected, pop by our social profiles, we’d love you to Like our FB page if you’d like to as well! Ends Friday 12th February – just in time for February Half term!

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For further information about Paradise Island Adventure Golf, visit

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Terms and conditions apply:

  • Prize is one family ticket for two adults and two children under 16 years old to play two rounds of 18 holes of adventure golf at Paradise Island Adventure Golf at Cheshire Oaks
  • Prize is only valid at Paradise Island Adventure Golf in Cheshire Oaks
  • Booking is required and time slots are available subject to opening hours and availability
  • Prize must be redeemed by 31st May 2016
  • There is no cash alternative
  • Prize is non-transferrable
  • Paradise Island Adventure Golf reserves the right to refuse entry
  • Other terms and conditions may apply

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Win £25 Netflix Subscription

January 29th, 2016 — 10:35pm


Do you feel like the last person on the planet to watch Breaking Bad? No idea who Steven Avery or Brendan Dassey are? Didn’t know How To Get Away With Murder and Making a Murderer were two totally and completely different shows? Whether you’re a Netflix lover (like me) or a Netflix virgin this is competition is for you.

I have a £25.00 Netflix Subscription to giveaway. It’s not just for newbies, if you are already a Netflix subscriber the winning code will credit your account. Simply leave me a comment telling me what is on your Netflix watch list, if you need some recommendations or inspiration check out my Netflix posts.

So tell me what movies, TV Shows or documentaries you will be watching on Netflix? Ends Friday 12th February – just in time for February Half term!

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HomeSense Faux Flower Market

January 26th, 2016 — 9:21am

I love flowers. They make me happy. Like books, for me flowers make a home. So when HomeSense asked me to visit their new Faux Flower market I was interested to see what was there but at the same time my jury was out. I’ve simply never found faux flowers to be delicate or subtle enough in their shades to be completely convincing. I’ve always found faux flowers to be lovely but the faux is not really a secret and those blooms that were really convincing were incredibly expensive.

The Faux Flower Market at HomeSense is a joy of great value, delicate petals, soft shades and blooms of tulips, peonies, hydrangeas, orchids, tall stems, short stems and every shape and size of vase to hold them in.

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I am a big fan of green and white colours with flowers and these Vintage Roses, Gypsophila and Hydrangeas were stunning.

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The pink Peonies are a real statement bloom. Love them.

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For me all year round flowers make the best choices for a faux bloom – these roses came home with me for a great value £9.99. I also picked up a small white orchid for £5.99 and have since since an identical one in John Lewis for £25!

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Here is some more pink and green loveliness this time in hydrangea flowers.

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Florals are a never ending interior home trend – are you a flower fan? Do you fake it between bouquets? I didn’t before, but I do now!

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