Feb
2
2016

Bump Watch – 18-19 Week Pregnancy Update

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Bump Watch - pregnancy updateSorry that this pregnancy update is a little late (we’re 21 weeks now!) but its been a super busy few weeks for us work wise, lots of gorgeous little newborns to photograph and wedding consultations to organise. But I am still feeling pretty healthy and good all round which is great. No interesting additions to the maternity outfits this week sorry, Ive pretty much lived in the same items with the change to a dark pair of Jojo Maman Bebe Jeans instead of the light blue! But I promise the next update will bring something new as I have ordered a few more pieces! Continue reading

Feb
1
2016

Opie Mail – Dog Treats from PetShop.co.uk

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Petshop.co.uk Its Opie mail time again! This time the spoilt pooch got to try out some dog treats from PetShop.co.uk. Opie loves getting surprise mail (as do we!) so when we open a box from PetShop.co.uk we were really happy to see a whole selection of dog treats, toys and useful pet owner products for us and Opie to try out. We have found it really great to keep Opie entertained with new toys, he gets bored quickly and of course destroys any soft toys he gets, so they don’t last long! Plus we have discovered a few new brands and items we didn’t know about that we are then happy to buy if Opie enjoys them. Continue reading

Jan
22
2016

Slimming World Friendly Mushroom Risotto Recipe – Syn Free!

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Slimming World Mushroom Risotto RecipeMy appetite has been a bit all over the place with the pregnancy, some days I barely feel like eating at all then other days I just seem to want to snack all day long, or eat at weird times of the day! But the one thing I am trying to do is make sure I get lots of healthy fruit and veg into me, luckily Im not really craving anything specific at all and I really like most vegetables. 

Last week I picked up a pack of large flat mushrooms and after having one of my ‘not hungry’ days I started feeling peckish at 9pm, so looking in the fridge I decided to whip up a quick mushroom risotto (although risotto is never quick!) I surprised myself with how well it turned out as I haven’t made risotto without a recipe before, so this was a first. Continue reading

Jan
12
2016

Flaunt Your Haunt Cardiff – We Love Roath!

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Roath - Juno LoungeTravelodge were on the hunt for local people to champion their city and tell you all about their favourite hidden gems, so obviously I jumped at the chance to sing the praises of Cardiff, but more specifically to tell you all…I love ROATH!!

Although we don’t live in Cardiff anymore we still love it there! We spent 7 years of our lives there, 7 great years, most of our relationship has been spent together in Cardiff and for that whole time we lived in the Roath area of the city. Continue reading

Jan
11
2016

Pawsome Box Review #2

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Pet Subscription box Opie Mail!! He does love getting treats in the mail (as do we!) and is always excited when he can sniff one of the boxes and knows it is for him. This is our second Pawsome Box and as with the first we were really happy with the items we got. Check out the review of our first box, the hedgehog ball is still one of Opie’s favourite toys to play with, and we love it as it doesn’t roll under our sofa! 

The boxes always have a great selection of items, from toys and treats, to practical items and hygiene products, so you know there are going to be items for your dog and useful ones for you. Plus they tend to quite often be brands that aren’t that well known which is great because you can discover new things your pet might like! Continue reading

Jan
9
2016

Bump Watch – 16-17 Week Pregnancy Update and Maternity Outfit

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maternity clothesOk so weirdly I look bigger in the first picture than in the second even though the first is my 16 weeks and the second is my 17 weeks! Hmm! Well anyway this is our first proper pregnancy post (don’t worry all those readers who aren’t interested in pregnancy I promise not to become a pregnancy blogger, just an occasional update…honest!) Continue reading

Jan
8
2016

October Degustabox Review – I know it’s majorly overdue!

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Dugustabox Review I should really apologies for just how late this review is going up, but as you all know the first trimester of this pregnancy totally kicked my ass, so not only did I not have the energy to sit and write blog posts but most of this sat unopened and uneaten due to my constant nausea! Thankfully my appetite is slowly coming back (and I found a few of these items actually really helped when I wasn’t in the mood to eat, to at least keep some nutrition and energy in my system.

So this is the October Degustabox! It was nice to see it was filled mostly with products we had never heard of which is always fun as we like trying new things! The only ones I recognised where the Cirio products and The Snack Organisation rice crackers.  Continue reading

Jan
7
2016

Wainwright’s Dog Food Review and a Turkey and Cranberry Risotto Recipe

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Turkey and Cranberry Risotto Recipe Eating healthy is just as important for your pet as it is for you! So finding food they love whilst still being nutritious and good for them is really important. Pet’s at Home recently got in touch with us to ask if we would be interested in their new Wainwright’s Dog Food Eat Healthy campaign and of course Opie said yes straight away as getting any new food or treats is a priority for him! Hehe!

So Wainwright’s wants to highlight how their food is healthy by having us humans come up with recipes using their main ingredients. I’m always up for a bit of a cooking challenge so was happy to try this one out. We received the Wainwright’s Turkey and Rice food so of course my first thought was risotto and I set to working on a prefect tasty recipe for us. Continue reading

Jan
1
2016

Happy New Year – We’re back and we have news!

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Pregnancy Announcement Hello Hello Hello Just a very brief post from me today! I am very very sorry for my almost 3 month hiatus but I promise I had a good reason! The best reason in-fact! If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram you will already know our awesome news, if not the picture above should be enough to give it away…Yes we are very excited to be expecting our first little bean in June! After our miscarriage earlier in the year (read our story here) this news really turned our year around! Continue reading

Nov
17
2015

Barkbeats Subscription Box Review #3

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BarkbeatsOpie has been a spoilt little pooch once again recently, even he starts getting excited now when he sees boxes arriving from the postman as he’s learnt they often contain treats for him. And at the moment as he is still in puppy phase and frequently destroying his toys, these surprises boxes are great as he is getting to try out lots of different types and brands of toys to see which he likes and which can withstand his boisterous play. 

So this is box 3 we have got to try from Barkbeats, and he loves these boxes as they contain a mixture of play things and edible treats, many of which I have never heard of before, so its introducing me to lots of new brands. You’ll find links to our first 2 box reviews at the end of this post if you would like to check them out too. Continue reading