Tuesday, 29 April 2014

My Fitness Goals

I admit it,  I could do with losing some weight. It's amazing how weight can creep on slowly with a change of job, although now that I work from home, I should be taking more exercise as I'm not tied to a workplace.

So I have set myself some health and fitness goals. Firstly I am looking to lose a stone, to lose my big tummy and feel comfortable by the pool on holiday. I will talk about my dietary tips in another post next week.

Secondly I am aiming to walk for an hour a day at least 5 days a week. I find this achievable and mostly this is going well.  I am waiting for a FitBug Orb to arrive, that I won recently. This is a diet and fitness tracker that is worn like a watch. It measures your exercise, monitors your sleep, and links wirelessly to your mobile devices. It sounds like a super motivation tool which is something I really need at the moment.



My new FitBug Orb

I find little things can help keep you motivated with a health and fitness goal. Having some new kit, planning little (non fattening) treats and monitoring your progress can all help.

To help my motivation I was sent some trainers and a new sports top to review and try out by sportshoes.com.


Ron Hill Sports Top

The Ron Hill sports top is in a bright shade of pink, and is made of the softest material, which feels lovely on. The Vapourlite fabric helps draw moisture away from the skin and the fabric is breathable and quick drying. I noticed this one day when it was very warm and I was power walking. It wasn't long before the material dried again. UPF 50 provides protection from the suns rays which is always good, and the flatlock seams reduces irritation and add to the comfortable fit. A great feature of this top is the reflective material, perfect in all weather and light conditions, day or night. 
NIKE 4.0 V3 Trainers

The Nike 4.0 V3 trainers are so lightweight and comfy. Designed as running shoes, I feel they are all purpose as I have been using them for walking. The material they use is very breathable and I love the fact that they have a minimalist/barefoot look, gone are the days when trainers used to be heavy and chunky.  The flexibility is brilliant for maintaining stability and gives you a smooth efficient stride apparently. The trainers provide great traction on lots of different surfaces like pavement, road, grass, and I also wore them for a walk along the beach.  

So I put my new kit to good use.  I am lucky to live by the sea, here are some photos of my daily walk. 


As you can appreciate it's not a hardship to do this walk on a sunny day. On a rainy day in Winter it is a different story. 

I was really impressed with these new additions to my exercise wardrobe and I am particularly in love with my Ron Hill top. The colour is just me, I love bright jewel colours, the softness of the material is super, and the fact that it is reflective is an added bonus - a great exercise top.

Walking is a suitable exercise for everyone. Do you enjoy walking? Do you have any health and fitness goals? What do you think of my new pieces of sports kit? Let me know.

*I have been sent these items to keep for an honest review
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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Elliot's Restaurant At The Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel, Bridgend - Review

The Coed-Y-Mwstwr is one of those hidden country hotels that is set in its own beautiful grounds. Just outside the town of Bridgend in South Wales, it is a Welsh Tourist Board 4 star rated hotel. Traditional yet modern inside, think striped sofas, wooden bars and stylish print wallpaper, their flagship restaurant, Elliot's has 2 AA rosettes. 

So when I was invited to review the restaurant recently I was really looking forward to it. The drive to the hotel is through some lovely scenery and when we arrived I had a real sense of anticipation of what would be before us.



The menu for the set lunch had a great choice - you can have a two-course lunch for £12.95 and three courses for £15.95. Recently I have found that the fashion in more upmarket restaurants is for the menu to be heavily biased towards red meat and offal, Coed-Y-Mwster is refreshingly different. I was delighted to find on the menu chicken and duck, as well as a vegetarian risotto and a salmon dish, something for everyone really.



When I got there with my friend Rachel, we were shown to a lounge area to have a drink before our order was taken. Rachel ordered a glass of the house white,  which she said was light and fruity, and I ordered a coke. After the difficult decision on what to pick, our order was taken and we sat and enjoyed the surroundings.  I noticed you could order a selection of sandwiches and light food in the lounge area if you didn't want to sit in the dining room too so that's an alternative option for lunch.

It was a warm day and the side doors were open. As I am a little nosey I decided to have a peek outside and was pleasantly surprised to find a pretty garden area set up for informal dining.



The pretty garden

It wasn't long before we were called through to the dining room. As we arrived we were the only people in there but noticed others arriving in the lounge and it filled up later. We had a lovely table by the window. 



Our waitress Verity was attentive without being intrusive.  

First up we were given bread for the table. The sunblush tomato focaccia was warm and flavourful and the seeded wholegrain plait was delicious, served with salted butter. Very good bread indeed.

With only a short wait our starters arrived. Rachel had the chicken liver parfait. This was served with tomato chutney and toasted ciabatta. The parfait was smooth and rich and the chutney sweet and piquant. They complimented each other well, the sharpness of the chutney cutting through the richness of the parfait. The ciabatta was a good sized portion and Rachel had plenty to accompany the parfait, don't you just hate it when you don't get enough bread with pate/parfait, well not in this case! My starter was the roasted cherry tomato salad with mozzarella and a balsamic reduction. The cherry tomatoes were full of flavour and the salad was very fresh, with cubes of mozzarella surrounding the dish. I think I would have preferred more mozzarella as it got a little lost in the dish however. I did enjoy this course, but after trying Rachel's pate, I preferred her choice as it was truly delicious.

Then we both had the same main course, roast corn fed chicken breast with garlic potatoes and a chasseur sauce.  This dish was well seasoned and very tasty, the chicken skin being crispy and the chicken moist. The sauce was rich and slightly sweet and was full of depth. One little comment, I would have preferred the garlic potatoes to be seasoned more as they almost got a little lost in the dish, especially with the rich sauce. The assorted vegetables which were served with the main course were al dente and were a good accompaniment.


All the food was beautifully presented

At this point, I was full and even though I was tempted with the desserts I resisted. Rachel on the other hand, ordered the lemon tart with clotted cream. When our order was taken for dessert I also ordered coffee and we were given the option to take it in the lounge, which was a nice touch.

The lemon tart was a fabulous dessert. The pastry crisp and the lemon filling creamy and smooth. It was topped with a white chocolate wafer, clotted cream on the side and surrounded with raspberries and a raspberry sauce. We both highly rated this dessert, although I felt more of the sharp sauce would not have gone amiss to cut through the richness of the tart.

We took our coffee in the lounge area. When it was brought through I was impressed with the attention to detail. The cafeteria was brought to the table with warm milk and petite fours - chocolate truffles and fudge... yum!

As you can see from the photographs the food was beautifully presented throughout and the service from Verity was spot on, not being too intrusive, yet still being perfectly attentive. You can tell they train their staff well.

In conclusion, we had a fabulous meal at the Coed-Y-Mwstwr. Would I go again? Most definitely. Although there were a few little niggles, these were due to personal preference, and the food was of a very high standard throughout. The lunch time prices are a steal for food of this quality.  I would happily pay much more if I was visiting in the evening. It's certainly an occasion place and a more formal environment in the restaurant but perfect for a celebration lunch or for ladies who lunch. Bridgend has a dearth of good restaurants and I am so glad I tried the food here. I am already thinking about going back in the evening to try their dinner menu.

Recommended 4 1/2 stars.

* I was given a complimentary meal for an honest review

The Details
Address: The Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel, Coychurch, Bridgend, CF35 6AF
Telephone: 01656 860621
Web: http://www.townandcountrycollective.co.uk/
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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Like Loathe Love - #10


Today I am starting a new series of weekly posts called Like Loathe Love, linking up from the lovely Bex at Futures. I will dip in and out of this linky as the year progresses and if I feel particularly strongly about a subject. All these posts are meant to be light hearted in nature :)


This week I am liking 


The Millionaire Matchmaker - it's my guilty secret. If you have never seen "third generation matchmaker" Patti on ITV2 or Bravo matching the LA and New York millionaires then you haven't lived. She is no nonsense and to the point. "you look like a mess", "why are all the girls frumpty dumpty?", you get my drift. The insight into the dating scene of the rich and sometimes famous is fascinating. It can also make for great car crash TV.

Millionaire Matchmaker
Millionaire Matchmaker (Photo credit: freeloosedirt)

This week I am loathing 

Beards - ok it may be a controversial one this. Since when has it been trendy to get a beard, not a little cute goatee but a full on beard? If it is well looked after and trimmed (like a hedge), it can look ok but young men with full on bushy beards - yuck! You can just imagine a fried egg or even a birds nest hiding in there. If they don't have a moustache to match it looks even worse, just my humble opinion....



This week I am loving 

Russell Kane. I am a big fan of stand up and I am lucky to have a theatre 5 minutes from where I live. A couple of years ago I went to the Edinburgh festival with my teenage son and we loved it. So when a few friends of mine decided to see Russell Kane the stand up comedian in the theatre down the road I was like the man from Del Monte... I said YES! I have actually seen him before at the same theatre before he became famous, in the basement, but now on the full stage playing to a packed crowded I couldn't help notice how more self assured and brilliant his act his. His material - witty, sharp, highly observed comedy was hilarious.  Definitely recommended.

What are your likes, loathes and loves this week?

*disclaimer all the thoughts and words are my own I was not told what to say! ;)
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Monday, 21 April 2014

Have You Ever Been To The Opera?


Have you ever been to the opera?  Years ago you may have thought that it was only for those who had 'highbrow' interests, whatever they are, and some may have thought it was elitist but today opera has become more accessible than ever.

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It can feel like a real occasion going to the opera

A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to win a meal for Valentines day at the Millenium Centre in Cardiff. We were serenaded by singers from the Welsh National Opera. It made for a lovely and memorable meal, and since then the idea of going to the opera has appealed to me more than ever.

It can be exciting but perhaps a tiny bit nerve wracking going for the first time. You may be concerned about what to wear for example. Years ago the dress code used to be formal but today a simple smart dress code will suffice. Wear what you would wear out for a nice meal is my advice, the only time you would need to wear an evening gown would be at a world premier of a new opera.

The cost of the opera can be a concern for some, however many places may have last minute tickets at a discounted rate especially on the day. It's always worth asking. When you think of the price of some theatre tickets the opera doesn't seem so expensive after all.



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A perfect night out 

If you are new to the opera, some of the 'lighter' ones are a good place to start. For example Carmen by Bizet. Carmen tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the fiery Gypsy, Carmen. The plot is dramatic and is full of seduction desire and death. 

Another great opera for those new to the this form of entertainment is the Barber of Seville by Rossini. This light hearted opera has a sense of fun and playfulness. It is also shorter than most, at only two acts. It tells the story of Count Almaviva and Rosina and how their path to marriage is plagued with difficulties due to Rosina's guardian, Bartolo's interference.

Cosi Fan Tutte is another great opera and one of Mozart's comic masterpieces. Two men are persuaded by a friend to test the virtue of their fiancees by disguising themselves and attempting to seduce the others girlfriend.  Love, and lust entangle the couples in a game of deceit, when the deceit is unmasked, can they really go back to their lives before? 




The English National Opera currently have a production of Cosi Fan Tutte that looks interesting. You can find out about it here - Cosi Fan Tutte ENO production. The English National Opera have a world class reputation for highly original and theatrical shows. They are also committed to creating new audiences by making their shows accessible and affordable to everyone. Perfect for newcomers to the opera scene. They are also proud to provide opportunities  for British conductors, directors, designers and singers, supporting local talent wherever possible.  

Have you ever been to the opera? Would you consider going if you have not? Does Cosi Fan Tutte or one of the other operas I have mentioned appeal? 

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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Patchwork Pate And Other Yummy Stuff

Patchwork Pate started their business in the early 80's in Llangollen. With only a few pounds in her purse, mum Margaret set up her business after her divorce, making homemade pate and selling it to local pubs as a way to provide for her family.

As their reputation for delicious pate traditionally made grew, the company has grown too. Even today everything is still hand-made in small batches, without artificial colouring, additives or preservatives, to Margaret’s original recipes. The traditional taste is still important to the company 30 years on even though they now have over 30 staff working for them.



I love to support British businesses so I was delighted when I had the chance to review one of their hampers. 


The Quiet Night In Hamper

When the hamper arrived I loved the presentation in a wooden crate, and a gold bow, it added a nice touch. The Quiet Night In hamper is priced around £16. You can actually choose what flavour pate, crackers and cider or beer you have in the hamper. I think this is a fabulous idea as you can adapt the hamper for each individual person, and it makes a great hamper at a very reasonable price.

The hamper consisted of
Mediterranen chicken liver pate with sundried tomato and onion
Apricot and orange chutney with Wychcraft Ale
Spelt Oat fingers with ginger
and
Rosie's medium cider

The Mediterranean pate had a lovely richness and depth of flavour with an authentic Mediterranean taste. This soft spreading pate would be perfect on crackers with a few grapes on the side to cut through the richness. The ginger spelt oat crackers has a crumbliness and sweetness with a hint of ginger that was not overpowering. A little sweet with pate, I think these crackers could be dunked like a biscuit and would be great with a cup of tea. The apricot and orange chutney was fresh tasting and tangy with a tiny bit of heat from the black pepper. A beautiful tasting fruity chutney, the sweetness would go well with many pates. The cider was sweet but still packed a punch, refreshing and nice to have in an ice cold glass on a hot day.




I personally feel that with this hamper, the flavours and quality of the products really shone through. I think a hamper like this would be a perfect treat for your dad on Father's Day, and the price won't break the bank too.

Patchwork Pate do a range of food from pates to hummus, chocolate to chutney. If you want to find out more you can follow the company on Twitter and Facebook too.

What do you think of this hamper, in particularly the quality and the price? Would you buy something like this for a loved one?

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Millionaire Genie - With 888 Ladies

Recently I was asked to try out Millionaire Genie with the online bingo site 888 Ladies.

I know a few ladies who like a spot of bingo. My mum used to go and play it in her local bingo hall, when I was young. I still remember the thrill I had when she had a decent win. We had a nice Christmas that year I can tell you!

I have yet to register with a gaming site online, and after a recent trip to Vegas, where I enjoyed the blackjack and roulette I thought, why not.

Millionaire Genie is a game with an Arabian nights theme. I was given £5 credit to play the game and you can bet from 1p up to 25p a game. They say there is a chance to win more than £450,000 with the game too. That would be a nice win, I should say.



Although this is marketed as a bingo site, this game is more of a slot game and no skill is needed. You can even get the game to play automatically for you.  To get a win you need to match three or more special symbols. You can win free spins with three scatter symbols too. There is even a random jackpot that is awarded. 





Did I win? Well not more than a few pence each time, although I won a couple of free spins. It took about 5 minutes for me to lose my £5. Some people obviously win on this game but I didn't. 

Would I play it again? Well to be honest I prefer games with more skill involved. It was a little complicated but I guess you get the hang of things after a few tries. Would I check out the other games on 888 Ladies? Yes I would, as I noticed they had a range of games from Deal or No Deal to Bejeweled, from Roulette to BlackJack as well as Bingo. Often there are bonus offers if you credit your account with a certain amount and these can be quite generous. 

So in conclusion, although this game was not for me, 888 ladies has a range of games for most people. They even have a community for chat. The important thing is to always remember to only bet what you can afford.

Bingo fans can vote for their Millionaire Genie or their own favourite game at the Which Bingo awards. 

* This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

To Cruise Or Not to Cruise? - That Is The Question!

I have never been on a cruise, and to be honest I don't know why, considering I just love to travel. So I have been thinking about the benefits of a cruise.



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To me the chance to visit lots of destinations on one holiday would be highly appealing and very easy. I'd love a Mediterranean cruise. The thought of being in Crete one day, Turkey the next and then Italy the day after sounds very exciting. All those different cultures, places to see and new foods would make for a fabulous break.

For those that are social butterflies, you also get the chance to meet new people, especially with the organised activities that are on offer. There is also spa facilities, pools and even the chance to play golf on board ship. I don't think you will be bored!

It can be very convenient and organised to be a part of a cruise. Activities, excursions and meals are arranged, which is great for those that don't like the planning aspect of a holiday.



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It can be quite cost effective considering food is normally included and some or all of the activities, although you do have to budget for optional excursions and tips.

So I asked some friends what they thought of cruising, here are some of their replies.

I LOVE cruises! They give people like me with a crippling fear of flying, the chance to travel abroad in sheer luxury!. Hayley M

I can't stand boats & would hate the constraint of being stuck with the same people all the time. Lorriane C

I've been tempted for a while despite not liking boats very much as there seems to be so much to do onboard and then you get off and explore new places - what's not to like! Emma L G

I love waking up in a new place to explore every morning, the amazing buffets, and sitting on the balcony with a cocktail watching the sea and the sunsets! We've been on 3 different cruises and loved every one!


I hated my mini cruise mainly as had no windows and I had to get the Russian security to deal with some lager louts. Claire T

Probably the best food I ever tasted and the KIDS CLUBS are fab, you can leave kids there all day with qualified staff & we had to force the kids to have dinner with us. Steve A


I went on a Disney Cruise with my husband and kids and it was the most fabulous experience ever - amazing service and fabulous fun! Amanda G

Pure relaxation, can't wait to go on another, fantastic service and so much food. Sue W





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I liked the convenience of travelling, but having everything you need all in one place at the same time. And getting to visit so many places on one trip. Rachael Louise C

If you looking for some Cruise deals in 2014 check out Fred Olsen for some great offers.

Have you tried a cruise? If not would you? Let me know.

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Friday, 11 April 2014

Oorla Jewellery Giveaway And Review - Ends 09/05/14

The other day I was contacted by the lovely Oorla from Oorla Jewellery. She heard of my love of jewellery and also of supporting small businesses and she wondered if I would be so kind and review a necklace of hers on my blog. Of course I was delighted to be asked!
Oorla has always been creative and had a love of art ever since she can remember. Since completing her art degree she's worked with children and adults in a primary setting, imparting her passion and love of art. Inspired by the natural world and forms in pattern and texture, her jewellery is feminine, pretty and dainty, and since she set up Oorla Jewellery her company has gone from strength to strength.


All pieces are lovingly handmade in her little studio near Hampton Court or at the Art Shed in The Medicine Garden in Cobham.

Recently her jewellery has been taking a vintage feel. Think charm like pendants, such as open hearts, lovebirds, horses and carousels, with intricate detailing and tiny sparkling gemstones.  

How super is this piece of jewellery I was sent? The craftsmanship is stunning. 


Vintage carousel pendant £85 

The horses even rotate like a proper carousel. The dainty peridot, ruby and amethyst gemstones add a splash of colour and the gold diamante ball adds a touch of glam. I also love the silver ball chain. You don't often find pendants on this style of chain as curb chains are more often the norm, so this adds a different touch.




Another beautiful range is The Daisy Collection. Little silver daisies adorn sterling silver pendants and bracelets and freshwater pearls and moonstones are some of the delightful features of this range. 

Today on my blog I am giving away a cute daisy pendant. The daisy is a symbol of innocence and sweetness and this pretty pendant is adorned with small rock crystals.


Daisy pendant with rock crystal

If you like Oorla Jewellery be sure to follow on Twitter or Facebook and for more information you can contact Oorla here

To enter my giveaway please visit the Oorla Jewellery website and come back and answer the questions on the Rafflecopter app below. 


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What's Your Throwback Dress?

Every woman has one in her wardrobe, you know that dress that you've had for years, the one you can't live without. It's the one that gives you that spring in your step, the one that gives you the killer curves, the one you were wearing when you met your partner, the one you got engaged in that brings back the good memories...the throwback dress.

It's that dress you come back to time and time again.  The little black dress or the flattering fit and flare dress, the cute retro tea dress that has come back into fashion or the wrap around dress that pulls in your waist.

My dress is the little black dress from Coast.  It's that dress that hugs your curves, and you get out for all the occasions, think weddings, anniversaries and romantic meals. It shows a little bit of cleavage but it is still conservative enough for family get togethers. 




Satin black dress by Coast

The photo of this dress doesn't really do it justice, and it's a little snug at the moment, so I'm trying to lose a little weight to get back into it. I'd pair this dress with some black killer heels, some sparkly earrings and a classic white gold diamond set necklace. 

So this got me thinking, I need a new throwback dress, as I can't fit into this one. When New Look contacted me and asked me to review a new dress from their website I thought this was the perfect opportunity to replace my beloved Coast dress.

Firstly I thought about this black fit and flare dress below. The flattering style, and stretchy material skims your curves, whilst the mesh top and spot design adds a hint of character. A perfect dress to keep in your wardrobe for evenings out teamed with strappy heels and some classic earrings. But then I got thinking, it is really me?




After some deliberation, I decided to picked the bluebell print teadress as my ultimate throwback dress. What I loved about this dress is that is reminiscent of 1940's style with a flattering cut, and floral prints never really go out of fashion. It's girly and makes me feel pretty, not bad going for a mum in her 40's with a teenager boy! I would wear this with some pretty flower earrings, a silver flower bracelet, ankle strap shoes and a cute cardigan.

Perfect for days out sightseeing, Sunday lunches and even cocktails with a quick change of accessories.


Bluebell print teadress with black embellished ankle strap shoes, & flower earrings all from New Look

You may be thinking, ok, it's not a little black dress, and it's certainly not in the style of the one I'm replacing but it's fun, flirty and most important wearable. That's the importance of a throwback dress.

Do you have any dresses you love, that have been in your wardrobe for years and that you come back to wearing time and time again? Or do you need a new dress like me as you can't fit into it any more. Why don't you have a look at the New Look website and pick your next throwback dress?

* I was asked to choose my favourite dress by New Look for an honest review.
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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Web-Blinds Website Review

I think in this day and age we are always on the look out for quality items at reasonable prices. I don't know anyone that can splash the cash anymore on furniture and furnishings, yet we all still want the best that money can buy. 

Web-blinds in the sister online site of Hilary Blinds, a name you may have heard of, and a name you can trust. They particularly focus on value for money without scrimping on the quality and are proud of the fact that they offer a 12 month guarantee on all their items.

Their online site is clearly laid out with easy to read text, and is easy to navigate. 



As you can see from the website, they have brilliant offers, and free delivery on all orders over £99.

Web-blinds sent me a blind to review for my son's bedroom. We had a Velux window installed a couple of years ago, but have yet to buy a blind to fit, so this was a great opportunity.

Velux blinds can be really expensive, and although you can buy these at the Web-Blinds store they also offer a cheaper alternative with Velux compatible blinds with over 100 fabric options. The prices on these compatible blinds were very good so I ordered one, and was keen to see the quality of the blind when it arrived.




When the blind arrived I was pleased with the fabric. I ordered a blackout blind in blue to fit in with my son's bedroom and the material was nice and thick. One thing I would say is that it did not come with any instructions. My husband had to use Mr Google to find out how to install it. Once the information was found it was up and installed in only fifteen minutes. I like the blind, and once it is pulled down it blocks out the light in my son's bedroom. It does have a tiny gap at the top of the blind, and bottom but this could be due to the way my husband installed it.





before and after installation

Would I use Web-Blinds again? I would as I think the prices were good, the quality was excellent and the choice was varied. I think it's important to pay attention to the installation process and then you really can't go wrong.

* I was sent the blind to keep for an honest review


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Monday, 7 April 2014

Top Cashback For Easter With Hotel Chocolat

We all like saving money don't we? Have you ever used Top Cashback? Top Cashback is a site that pays you to shop.



It's easy to sign up and make money back from your purchases.

  1. Register with Top Cashback.
  2. Browse the great deals.
  3. When you are ready to place your order, click on the Top Cashback special link.
  4. Place your order.
  5. Wait for your commission to be paid!



Some of the deals on offer, (* subject to change)

With many of the major shopping websites listed such as Amazon, Tesco, M and S and Next you won't be disappointed.

I have a special deal for you today. If you are a new to Top Cashback, click on my link HERE to sign up, order the Champagne Egglets, pay for the chocolates and delivery,  and within a week your account will be credited with the cost of the Champagne Egglets (excluding postage).  These chocolates normally retail at £7.50. Would you keep them for yourself or give them as an Easter gift? It's up to you.


Pay for the egglets and get the cashback after tracking (excluding postage)

This deal will run from 00:01 on Monday 7th April 2014 until 23:59 on Sunday 13th April 2014. You can still sign up after this date but you won't get the free chocolate.

What do you think of this offer? Are you a member of Top Cashback? Let me know!
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Sunday, 6 April 2014

The Great British Home Quiz

What does having a Great British home mean to you? Is your style modern, classic or vintage? Do you love shabby chic or are you more minimalistic?

Victoria Plum is asking the nation this question and if you take their quiz you can be entered into a competition too.



When I first moved into my flat, we had limited money, everything was painted in neutral colours except our bedroom which was dark red and white with a feature wall and a four poster. Think romantic and slightly gothic. Recently we have become tired with this, maybe it's my age, so have resorted to white walls, with clean lines and a touch of floral.

I like traditional wood, but also modern clean lines, I am not a fan of chintz but I like the odd floral print, so I was even more interested in finding out what category I would be in in the Victoria Plum quiz.




Well apparently I am quirky cool, and I would certainly love to live in an airy loft or warehouse apartment :) They have got that point spot on. I am not sure about the vintage gold mirror though, if they said vintage silver mirror maybe!

My bathroom should reflect my original nature apparently and a cool contemporary style would certainly suit me. I found the quiz interesting as I am genuinely looking to have a new bathroom fitted this year.
If you fancy checking out the Victoria Plum challenge let me know what the quiz says about you. I would love to know!




* This post is an entry for #GreatBritishHome Challenge sponsored by Victoria Plum, a source of quality bathrooms for every type of home. Take its “What’s Your Celebrity Home Style?” quiz to discover what your home says about you.”
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