Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Happy Halloween!


Elgin with a fantastic carved pumpkin 

Happy Halloween! 

I hope you’re all having a fantastic Halloween and are enjoying your treats. Remember to keep the chocolate treats away from your pets. Have fun!

My sleepy little devil Cherry 


Elgin with another amazing carved pumpkin.


Dogs needing new homes during National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

We are at the end of October, so that means we are also at the end of National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month so I thought I’d share a few more rescue dogs that are looking for new homes. These are all from UK based rescue centres, and they all deserve a second chance.

If you are looking for a new dog please consider adopting one from a rescue centre rather than buying a puppy, there are so many dogs that need new homes. Rescue centres often have puppies that need homes too, it’s not all adult dogs or ‘problem’ dogs. It’s so rewarding getting a rescue dog. It can be difficult at times, but training a puppy can also be hard work. Right that’s the end of the lecture, here are some adorable dogs for you to look at!


Sophie 



Breed - Beagle 

Age - 4

Rescue - Many Tears Animal Rescue

Location - Carmarthenshire, Wales 

More information -

Sophie is a lovely 4 year old beagle.  Although she is an ex-breeding girl Sophie has been living in a house, walks on the lead and we believe she is house trained.  She has happilly lived with young children and other dogs and if you want to adopt her and have a cat we can test her to see how she reacts but we are told she is good with everything.  Sohpie could live with other dogs or in the right circumstances be an only dog.





Simon



Breed - Lurcher

Age - 3

Rescue - Jerry Green Dog Rescue

Location - East Yorkshire 

More information - 

Simon, he's a very sweet friendly boy who is looking for a loving forever family where he wont be left for long periods on his own

Simon loves nothing more than a cuddle with all the team here and hanging out with his friends, he could live with another dog and children 7+ years of age. 

Website link - 
http://www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk/RehomeADog/ShowDog/Gilberdyke/2017-10-07/Simon




Bandit 



Breed - crossbreed

Age - 5 to 7 years

Rescue - Dogs Trust

Location - Manchester 

More information -

Beautiful Bandit is a 6 year old crossbreed who has bundles of love to share with all of his human friends. This lovable, affectionate boy enjoys learning new tricks, playing with his toys and going on exciting new adventures.
Bandit is suitable to live with children aged 11 and over and would like to be the only dog in the home. His new family should continue his dog socialisation to help him gain some doggy pals in the future. Bandit isn't a fan of those pesky cats so a home with minimal cats in the neighbourhood would be ideal. His active and playful nature would be best suited to a home with a medium, secure garden where he can play to his hearts content! High fences are essential for this true explorer!

Website link - 
https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming/dogs/dog/filters/~~~~~n~/1169549/bandit




Ice



Breed - Alaskan Malamute 

Age - 4

Rescue - Blue Cross

Location - Hertfordshire 

More information -

*EXPERIENCED HOME REQUIRED*
Helll’OOOOO’ there! My names Ice and I’m a fun-loving malamute lady. Maybe you’ve owned my breed before and know all about my wonderful sounds and the things I need?!
I’m four years old and super active. To be perfectly honest, I would like my humans to be around most of the time as I can’t get enough attention! I do get bored if I’m not getting all the attention I crave (and deserve, thank you)...this can lead to me being a bit vocal but I DO have a lovely singing voice!
My favourite thing is playing, I think its really pawesome. I’m even quite talented at a spot of agility so I’d love a large garden I can play and show off in.
Out on my walkies I like meeting other doggos but I would like all the fuss and attention as the only dog in the home please! I’d also like to live with older children (teenagers).
Please fill out a homefinder today if you think you’re suitable so I can show you just how lovely I am!
Ice x





Frankie


Breed - bull mastiff cross boxer

Age - 1

Rescue - Wood Green

Location - Godmanchester

More information -
Frankie is a very bright and fun loving dog with bags of character and energy. He is looking for a training minded home to help see him through his adolescent years and owners who will enjoy being a part of that process. For your effort you’ll be rewarded with an intelligent, affectionate and a very rewarding dog to be around. Frankie will be best in an adult only environment and will need to be the only pet in the home. He will need some training before being left home alone.

Daisy 
Breed - Jack Russel Terrier
Age - 8
Rescue - National Animal Welfare Trust 
Location - Somerset 
More information - 
Hello, my name is Daisy and I am a beautiful 8-year-old female Jack Russell Terrier. I was not getting along with the other dog in my previous home, so I am now looking for a new home of my own.
I am a very active girl who can be a little anxious in new situations, but once confident loves getting attention from everyone that I meet. I’m very keen to explore new places and will often try my hardest to get to them as quickly as possible, so it is important that any new owner can work on my lead walking with me as well as continue my basic training and socialisation.
I’m looking for a quiet home where there’s not much coming and going. I can get a little distressed when there’s lots going on outside my house, so a home in a quiet area or in a rural location would suit me best.
I would make a great companion for an active, terrier-experienced family. I love to be out and about exploring and I love playing with my toys; I will eagerly play fetch and drop my ball for it to be thrown again! But I do prefer my own space when it comes to being around other dogs. I’m quite happy if they leave me alone but I’m definitely not fond of them in my face!
I would be happy in a home with children aged 8+ that are used to dogs and I would prefer to be the only pet in the household.

Christmas Review - Kiss Cometics Make Up/Beauty Advent Calendar



Kiss Cosmetics Advent Calendar 

Product Description 

  • A treat behind every door
  • A great alternative to traditional advent calendars
  • A fab treat is waiting behind every door to keep you pampered all the way to the big day. 

Calendar contains x2 sponge hearts, x2 7ml lip gloss tubes, x1 2.9g compact eye palette, x1 2.9g compact cheek palette, x1 1.2g nail jewels, x1 2.5g bronzer, x1 pair toe separators, x4 2ml nail varnishes, x1 0.5g eyeliner pencil, x1 0.3g double eyebrow pencil, x2 4.5ml double mascara, x1 sponge applicator, x1 single pencil sharpener, x2 0.5g lip pencil, x1 pair wooden cuticle sticks, x2 glitter heart nail stickers and x1 nail file. 

Price 

£5

Purchase Link 

 Wilko

Reviewed by

Bev

Rating 

4.5 stars

Review 



This advent calendar is great value for money. You get miniature cosmetic products throughout the 24 days. It’s a lovely selection of items ranging from lip gloss to nail varnish, nail stickers to eye liner pencil and much more. Would suit teenage girls and women alike. 

Having got this for my teenage daughter I feel it makes a nice little gift whilst including her in the whole advent calendar experience that children enjoy. This will make her feel grown up without it being over the top.



The only negative thing from my point of view is that it details exactly what is included on the reverse of the box which spoils things somewhat. I will be covering this so as not to spoil the surprise for her. 

Rating 4 1/2 stars


Review - Rabi Fidget Cube


Rabi Fidget Cube

Product Description 

  • It's specifically designed for people who can't keep their fingers still, and whether you're a clicker, a flicker, a roller or a spinner.
  • Material: High Quality Plastic Size: 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.8 inches;
  • An unusually addicting, high-quality desk toy designed to help you focus. Fidget at work, in class, and at home in style.
  • friend who can't keep their fingers still. Really wonderful item to release your body and moods, make you focus on your work
  • Shipped by amazon, arrived in 2 days
Price 

£7.99

Purchase Link


Reviewed by

Bev

Rating 

5 stars 

Review 


There are so many different fidget toys available now, they are very popular both with children and people who use them to help them cope in situations that make them anxious. My teenage daughter loves fidget spinners, but this is the first time she’s had a fidget cube.

The cube looks great, I love the camouflage blue pattern. It’s quite strong and it seems to be well made. It’s got different buttons on the sides. Some you twist, others you click etc. It should suit everyone who likes to keep their fidgety hands occupied with this type of toy.

It’s a little more expensive than most fidget spinners I’ve bought, but I think this cube is worth the little bit extra because it’s more involved than a basic spinner. These are great for kids, or for anyone that needs something to distract them or to fiddle with. Five stars.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Yet another round of hospital appointments

Over the last few months there doesn't seem to be a week that goes by where I don't have at least one appointment. I’ve had so many tests recently, including MRIs, EEGs, 48 hours EEGs, tests on my throat and much more. Add to that appointments to see consultants, speech and language appointments to help with my swallowing and choking problems, and home visits from physiotherapists and occupational therapists. My whole life seems like it revolves around medical appointments at the moment.

I’m just hoping that I get some answers soon as life is very difficult. I usually have at least two joint dislocations a day which is obviously extremely painful, at least two severe muscle spasms/seizures and I choke regularly too as I can’t swallow properly anymore. I fall daily (when transferring from my bed to my wheelchair etc) and I often get injured during the falls because my body is so fragile.

Hopefully the many tests will soon result in some better treatment that will improve my quality of life, because at the moment I’m a prisoner in my bedroom. 

My assistance dog Elgin patiently waiting by my wheelchair at the hospital.

I’ll stop the whining now and move on to something more positive - my incredible assistance dog Elgin. He’s been amazing recently, he’s helped me through some tough times. He’s helping with his usual tasks like helping me dress, but he’s also been learning new things like fetching help as soon as I start choking. It’s quite scary sometimes, but knowing Elgin is there is a big comfort to me.

Hospitals are very difficult for me, they usually trigger anxiety attacks, but my clever pooch has been keeping me calm. He’s so good at the hospital, and so patient. Everyone loves him, he always gets so much attention. Hospitals can be difficult environments for assistance dogs, but Elgin takes it all in his stride and seems to enjoy his visits there. He especially enjoys the fun trips to the park afterwards - and his trip to the pet shop to choose a new toy or treat!

Fingers crossed I will get some test results soon and that the doctors will be able to better control my severe pain. But in the meantime I have my special dog to give me lots of cuddles - they always make me feel better!

Review - Hairizone Heat Resistant Case/Mat for Hair Straighteners etc


Hairizone Heat Resistant Mat/Case For Hair Straighteners etc

Product Description 

  • Straightener storage carry pouch suitable for all hair straightener or curler device in safe.
  • Heat resistant to 220C. Exterior case is made of durable canvas while the interior lining is heat resistant material.
  • 1 Thermal Pouch + 5 Mini Pouches make it great for stashing your hair styling tools, also helping you keep your beauty and personal care essentials well organized and damage free.
  • Newly added velcro closures at the top for more fastening the whole bag while the one in the middle for well organizing the jumbled cable
  • Protect the surface against damage from Flat Irons / Hair Dryers / Hair Straighteners vanity.
Price 

£11.88

Purchase Link 


Reviewed by

Bev

Rating 

5 stars 

Review 


This heat resistant mat is also a case, so it’s perfect to use both at home and while traveling. It’s great to use with hair straighteners, curlers, hair dryers and other heated styling tools.

It has some really useful pockets, there is plenty of room for your straighteners and your other accessories. The heat resistant backing means it’s safe to place straighteners etc on it even when they are still hot.


This product is well made, all of the seams look and feel strong. It’s a good size, ideal for my needs. It’s a must for anyone using heated hair styling tools in their bedroom. It gives peace of mind when using them and leaving them to cool down after use. Five stars 

Review - HUGE SPORTS Workout/Gym Towel With Water Resistant Pocket


HUGE SPORTS Workout/Gym Towel With Water Resistant Pocket 

Product Description 

  • Anti-Bacterial technology to minimize germs reproduction on the towel and prevents odor
  • Quick dry that sweat would vaporize faster than normal towels
  • The pocket is water/splash resistant that sweat and liquid would not easily get into the pocket
  • Hook on the zipper could be used for hanging and easy pulling
  • Sanded fabric could prevent the towel to slip when you use it as the mattress on the floor or gym equipment
Price 

£11.99

Purchase Link 


Reviewed by

Bev

Rating 

5 stars 

Review 


This sports towel is really handy for the trips to the gym and other sporting activities. It’s available in four colours, I chose Rubin Red which is lovely and bright, it looks great (although I’d have described it as more of a pink than a red). Because it’s so bright it wouldn’t be easy to mislay it.

It’s a good size and has a very useful zipped pocket at one end. It’s perfect for keeping your essential valuables safe and to hand while you train. The towel is lightweight but also very soft and absorbent. My daughter is very sporty and uses this at karate practice and at the gym. The pocket keeps her mobile phone safe while she works out. She’s told me to give this five stars.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Review - 7th Heaven Cucumber Peel Off Face Mask, Halloween Limited Edition

We received this product free of charge for the purpose of an unbiased review.


7th Heaven Cucumber Peel Off Face Mask

Product Description 

Find a fresher face when you peel away our purifying mask: the ideal gentle peel specially formulated for problem t-zone skin. Removes impurities and dead cells whilst cleaning and reviving the skin.
  • To peel pores deep clean
  • Anti Stress
  • For Normal, Oily and T-Zone Skin
  • Gently Peel away dead skin
  • BUAV Vegetarian Approved

How to use


Gently cleanse face.

Apply the masque thinly and evenly to the face and neck, avoiding the delicate eye and lip area.

Lay back, relax, and drift into pleasant thoughts.

After 10-20 minutes orwhen the masque is totally dry, gently peel off masque (never pull) to revealyounger, fresher looking, clearer skin.

Wash off any stuck bits with water.

Not for use on sensitive or broken skin.

Use weekly or fortnightly.


Price 

£1

Stockists

Available from stores nationwide including -

Boots, ASDA, Wilko, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Bodycare and Claire’s 

7th Heaven Website Link


Reviewed by

Katie, age 13

Rating 

5 stars 

Review 


Like most teenagers I have quite oily skin, so I was keen to try the 7th Heaven cucumber peel off mask for oily skin. I tried the limited edition Halloween version, but it’s available all year around with normal packaging. This face mask was easy to apply.  It made the area around my eyes sting a little when first applied but this soon settled. It took a bit longer than predicted to dry, about 30 minutes in total but didnt feel at all unpleasant.  It was very easy to remove and peeled off well.  The over all result feels really nice. My face feels really soft and very clean.

Definitely the best Halloween mask I have ever worn - not a trick but most definitely a treat! It really is a great beauty treatment, it really suited my skin and I’m pleased with the results. It’s fantastic value at £1 too, it’s really affordable, even for youngsters like me.

I will definitely be looking to buy more of this brand and wont be waiting until next Halloween either. Five stars.



Also available in a non Halloween version. Available from stockists nationwide for just £1.



Halloween Recipe - Spooky Tortilla Graveyard with Guacamole Dip

We have another Halloween recipe for you from the wonderful people at www.watercress.co.uk and it looks amazing. The tortilla graveyard looks really effective, it’s such a clever idea. I’m not sure it would look quite so good if I tried to make it though!


Spooky Tortilla Graveyard with Guacamole Dip

Photo credit - www.watercress.co.uk

Serves 8-10
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
4 ripe avocadoes
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 small red onion, finely diced
4 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
2-3 large tortilla wraps
250ml vegetable oil
85g watercress
Salt and pepper

  1. To make the guacamole, add the avocado and lemon juice to a blender or food processor along with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Blend until smooth, then stir in the coriander and red onion.  Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.  
  2. Use a small, sharp knife to cut grave stone shapes from the tortilla wraps.  Why not be as creative as you like and try cutting out some ghosts or trees as well!
  3. Place a large frying pan on a medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil.  After a few minutes, check the temperature of the oil by dropping in a small piece of tortilla wrap.  If the wrap sinks to the bottom, the oil is not hot enough.  Once the oil is the correct temperature, the tortilla should stay on the surface and create bubbles.
  4. Add a few tortilla shapes at a time to the oil, frying for less than a minute on each side or until golden.  Drain the shapes on kitchen towel and allow to cool.
  5. Once the shapes have cooled, take a large ceramic oven dish and fill spread the guacamole evenly over the base.  Scatter over the watercress to represent grass, then place the gravestones and other shapes in any way you like.  
  6. If not serving immediately, keep the guacamole in the fridge and the tortilla shapes in an airtight container at room temperature

For more great recipes visit http://www.watercress.co.uk/recipes/

Review - S&G Motion Sensor Rechargeable Diamond Night Light

S&G Motion Sensor Rechargeable Diamond Night Light

Product Description 

  • USB RECHARGEABLE: Motion sensor night light, no wiring or plug required
  • 2-in-1: light sensor and motion sensor light, smart on and off night light
  • Automatically switch on when detecting people coming at dark, delay 30 seconds
  • This LED Night Light with motion and light sensor is ideal for adding a natural light to nurseries, children's bedrooms, landings and hallways
  • WARM LIGHT: The warm light of this children's night light protects your eyes without dazzled
Price 

£9.99


Reviewed by

Bev

Rating 

5 stars 

Review 


Having tried several motion sensor lights, this one is a breath of fresh air. Most eat up batteries and dim very quickly, but this one is rechargeable so no more need for batteries. According to the packaging a two hour charge lasts for two months. Even if it only lasts for half of that time, it is still very impressive and will be so much easier for us.

The light is mounted on a back plate which can be stuck to your chosen surface with a sticky pad. It’s bright and responds quickly to any movement around it.


We have this light on our landing to enable both us and our daughter to navigate safely in the night. It works brilliantly, we are very pleased with it. It’s definitely worth the price and I’d say it was very good value for a product of this quality. The best motion sensor light we’ve tried. Five stars.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Halloween Recipe - Scary Milkshakes

We’ve shared some recipes with you for Halloween cakes and snacks, now we have a recipe for some Halloween drinks. Kids will love these scary looking milkshakes! They’re made using Shaken Udder Top Banana or Vanillalicious milkshakes so they will be super tasty. I’m a big fan of Shaken Udder Milkshakes, especially the vanilla flavour, they are so creamy and delicious. Why not give this recipe a try?!

Halloween Milkshakes 


Photo credit - Shaken Udder

Serves: 2

2 x 330ml bottle Vanillalicious or Top Banana Shaken Udder Milkshake 
Various Food Colouring
Whipped Cream
Strawberry Sauce
Halloween Sweets

Pour the milkshake into 2 glasses and add a few drops food colouring until it turns the desired colour.

Top with whipped cream, squirt over the strawberry sauce and top with the sweets.


Visit http://shakenudder.com/what-we-make/ to find out more about Shaken Udder products.


Review - LED Reading Light/Desk Light


LED Reading Light/Desk Light 

Product Description 

  • Touch Sensor Control and 3 Level Brightness - Touch Sensor Switch is applied to this lamp,which allows you to adjust the brightness top 3-Levels of different brightness to meet various demands of different environments.
  • Flexible - The gooseneck tube to adjust its height, angle and can be 360 degrees rotated. With a clamp up to 5cm, making this lamp widely used in many position.
  • Rechargeable - Built-in 600mAh rechargeable lithium battery can be powered by AC adaptor and USB port, energy-saving and environmentally friendly.
  • Eye-Care - No flickering, no dark area, and no ghosting to protect your vision and reduce eye fatigue.
  • Every Led Lamp you ordered from Ofspower enjoy a free replacement or full refund. If you have any quetions or problems, don't hesitate to contact us!
Price 

£12.47

Purchase Link 


Reviewed by

Bev

Rating 

5 stars 

Review 


This is a great little light and it’s surprisingly bright considering it’s size. It has a touch sensor and three different levels of brightness, so it should be suitable for most situations. It has a large clip to attach to your desk or shelf. This holds firm and steady so you don’t need to worry about it being knocked over. The light has a long neck that can be bent to the angle you require which is very useful.

This light is rechargeable and comes with a USB lead that can be used in your laptop or plug adapter. Thr charge lasts a good amount of time too. It’s great for reading, on your desk or as a light if you want to get up in the night but don’t want to disturb anyone by putting a big light on.

Overall this is a fantastic product. Really good quality and perfect for us. Five stars.

Review - ONCAI Ballerina Style Silver Sequin Slippers



ONCAI Ballerina Style Silver Sequin Slippers

Product Description 

  • It can wash by hand
  • Outer Material: Coral fleece upper
  • Inner Material: Velveteen lined
  • Sole: TPR sole anti-slip,protect your floor
  • Closure: Slip-On
  • Heel Type: Flat
  • Material Composition: Cushion layer,comfy feet
Price 

£10.99

Purchase Link 


Reviewed by

Bev

Rating 

5 stars 

Review 

If you like bling then you’re going to love these slippers! Available in a choice of five colours (silver, gold, black, rose and blue) these sequin slippers are seriously sparkly! I chose the silver pair for my teenage daughter and I think she’s going to love them.

I’ve tried these on to make sure they will fit my daughter (we have the same size feet) and I’m impressed with how comfortable these slippers are. They have a very soft lining which makes them really cosy to wear. The sizes seem to be accurate too, which isn’t always the case with ordering shoes and clothing from overseas sellers.

These slippers are great for both adults and teenagers. They make a lovely gift too, I’d be very happy to receive them. Five stars.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Halloween Recipes - Spooky Spam Sandwiches & Spam Spooks

Whether you’re planning a spooky Halloween party or having a cosy night in watching horror films, iconic meat SPAM ®  Chopped Pork and Ham offers friends and family more treats than tricks this Halloween. 

Quick and easy to make, these specially created Spooky SPAM® Sandwiches and SPAM® Spooks are guaranteed to put a smile on the scariest guest’s face. 


Spooky SPAM® Sandwiches 

Makes 4 Bats and 4 Pumpkin sandwiches


Photo credit - SPAM

Ingredients 

340g can SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham
100g cream cheese
8 slices of medium brown bread from a large loaf for the bats
8 slices of medium white bread from a large loaf for the pumpkins
1 slice of Red Leicester cheese for the pumpkin features
16 whole black peppercorns for the eyes

Method

For the bats:
  1. Cut out eight bats from the brown bread to make four sandwiches
  2. Cut out four bat shapes from the wide side of the SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham
  3. Spread each bread bat with cream cheese.
  4. Lay the SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham bat on one bread bat which is spread with cheese, top with the second bread bat to make one sandwich
  5. Place two peppercorn eyes on each bat. 

For the pumpkins:
  1. Cut out eight pumpkins from the white bread to make four sandwiches
  2. Cut out four pumpkins from the wide side of the SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham
  3. Spread each bread pumpkin with cream cheese.
  4. Lay the SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham pumpkin on one bread pumpkin which is spread with cheese , top with the second cheese bread pumpkin to make one sandwich
  5. Cut out scary cheese eyes, nose and mouths for the pumpkin sandwiches using the Red Leicester cheese, then add the black whole peppercorns to the eyes for the pupils.


SPAM® Spooks - 

Makes 8 SPAM® Spooks


Photo credit - SPAM 

Ingredients
200g can or tub of SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham (lie SPAM® on its wide side and cut into 8/10 slices)
2 gloves of garlic minced
16 slices medium cut white or 50/50 bread from a large sliced loaf
2 extra large organic eggs, well beaten
Vegetable oil for frying
Cardboard for templates

Method
  1. With the cardboard cut-out templates of ghosts, skulls and coffins
  2. Place a template on to a slice of bread and with kitchen scissors, cut around the template making two for each SPAM® Spook
  3. Cut the slices of SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham with Garlic to fit into the middle of each shape and press well together
  4. Pour the oil into a large frying pan to approximately 2/3 cm deep and heat until a cube of bread quickly fries to golden
  5. Dip each SPAM® Spook into the beaten egg, coating each side and carefully place into the hot oil
  6. Fry for approximately 1 minute until golden, carefully turn over and repeat.  Carefully take out of the hot oil and drain on absorbent paper.  Repeat with the other SPAM® Spooks
  7. Serve on a warm serving plate


You can find lots more SPAM recipes on their website here.

Review - VWH Cat Pencil Case



VWH Cat Pencil Case 

Product Description 

  • pack:1 pcs/set,21.5*8cm
  • Perfect gift for your lover,family,friend and coworkers
  • for protection,toiletry bag is durable, well-protecting your cosmetic or shaving kit when you're on business, vacation or to the gym.
  • 100% brand new and high quality ! Easy and fun to use!
  • Can be as pen bags, makeup bags and coin bags to use, such as pen,
Price 

£1.84

Purchase Link 


Reviewed by 

Bev

Rating 

5 stars 

Review 



This pencil case is so cute! It comes in a choice of four different colours/designs. We chose this grey cat because it looks a lot like our cat, Kitty. At just £1.84 with free delivery, this pencil case is great value. It did take a few weeks to arrive, but I was expecting that so it wasn’t a problem.

It’s made out of a silky material on the outside of the pencil case, and it is also lined on the inside. It comes with a chain clip on the side which could be useful. It’s not a huge pencil case, but it’s still a good size to carry pens, pencils and other small stationery items. It would make an ideal stocking filler for Christmas. I’m very happy with this one. Five stars.

Review - Small Brown Cross Body Handbag



Small Brown Cross Body Handbag 

Product Description 

  • Women's Crossbody Bag Ladies Vintage PU Leather Small Shoulder Messenger Bag Purse Satchel Brown
  • Comes with a long adjustable matching shoulder strap
  • Materials: PU leather. zipper closure,easy for opening and closing.Cute and classic look! Approximate
  • It contains 1 main zipper section compartment and 1 inner pocket.Easily hold your phone, money and change.
  • Dimension: 24x18x7cm
Price 

£8.99

Purchase Link 


Reviewed by

Bev

Rating 

3 stars 

Review 



On receiving this bag I was very pleased with it. It really is a nice looking bag, and it’s a good size too. There’s plenty of room to carry your purse, phone, keys and other essentials. It has a handy pocket on the back of the bag which has a zip closure. The main body of the bag has two internal pockets.



Unfortunately that’s where the positives end and the negatives begin. The bag has a great design and the materials feel of good quality, but all of that is spoilt by poor workmanship.

Loose stitching on the side of the bag.

Very rough stitching on the strap.

The big disappointment with this bag is with the stitching. It is very poor indeed and has spoilt this bag for me. There is a very rough bit of stitching on the strap, and a loose bit of stitching around the side of the bag.

If this bag had been perfect I would have given it five stars as I love the design. Unfortunately with these faults it only warrants three stars.

Review - Albeey Lion Baby Teether Toy

Albeey Lion Baby Teether Toy

Product Description 

  • Material: Plush
  • Size: 17*15.5 cm
  • packaging: 1 pcs
Price 

£2.05

Purchase Link 


Reviewed by

Bev

Rating 

5 stars 

Review 

This baby teething toy is available in two designs - a yellow lion and a purple deer. We chose the lion for our little girl as I love the bright colours. The lion is very cute and very colourful, my little one got very excited when she saw it. There is a rattle sound in the head of the toy which keeps my baby amused.

The teether itself is flexible so it doesn’t hurt my little girl’s gums. She loves the lion’s mane which is made from ribbon tags. She likes to run her fingers through the tags and they also help her to pick the toy up easily. This is a great toy and it’s great value for money too. Five stars.