Father's Day Giveaway - Lazy Daisy Glass Ends 08/06

I am keen to support British businesses and came upon a great company the other day.

Lazy Daisy Glass is a company that is run by Kathryn Abrahams from her rural studio in Moray. Kathryn takes inspiration for her glass designs from the Ocean and her childhood spent by the sea. Her website has a range of gifts for everyone from jewellery for that special someone to wedding favours, Vintage art prints to clocks.

When looking at her website I came across these little bird coasters, they are so cute!
Bird Coasters £35 for four

She has some gorgeous and unique pieces on her website and she also takes commissions. She offers a bespoke design service too. There are some beautiful glass pendants, that I particularly like and at a great price too. 

The section on 'Gifts For Him' include cool cufflinks, vintage prints and bottle clocks. 

Harley Print £7.50

Why don't you have a look at some of the great gifts for Father's Day?

Glass cufflinks £15

I have this cool Whisky Bottle clock to giveaway to one lucky reader of my blog. This recycled Old Pulteney whisky bottle clock is made from the original whisky bottle from Wick in the Highlands. Certainly a cool gift for your dad on Father's day.

Whisky Bottle Clock £22

So go and visit the website and see what fab gifts they have. Then come back and answer the questions on the Rafflecopter application, to enter. You can tweet daily for an extra entry so good luck. If you win we will do our utmost to get it to you in time for Father's Day. 

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Elinens - Stylish and Affordable Bed Linen

One day while I was browsing for items for my newly decorated bedroom I came across Elinens.

Elinens is a great website offering a comprehensive range of bed linen. What I liked about the website is the fact they have designs for all pockets, from affordable styles to more luxury bedding from the leading designers, such as Janet Reger, Kirsty Alsop, and Christy. They even have designs suitable for children, my son would have loved the Beano bedlinen when he was little.

I have been given a set of bed linen to review on my blog and have chosen this cool denim set. The bed linen set came within a couple of days, so a positive start!

The photo of this bed linen set doesn't do it justice. It looks smart and is a great set in particular for teenage boys and men, with the cool blue design and faux stitching. Denim also never really goes out of style with its timeless appeal. The polyester/cotton mix is easy to look after and what a great price too - the single bed set is under £15 - what a bargain! If you wanted a double set it won't set you back any more than £25 and King size £29 so I think you can agree - a well priced option.

 Single bedding set perfect for my teenage son

If I was to choose my perfect bedlinen set for my bedroom I think I would choose this set by Kirsty Alsop, as it is so pretty. With a flower design and in the style of a patchwork quilt it reminds me of days gone by with its retro design.

If you are looking for homewares they also have a great range of accessories for the home whether it be in the kitchen, the bedroom or the bathroom. From towels to bathmats, chopping boards to oven gloves Elinens has a wide selection for all your homeware needs.

The focus is also on great customer service and that is why they offer a free UK helpline for any queries, a speedy delivery service, and a money-back guarantee so if you’re not happy with your order you can get a full refund. I was also impressed with their long list of testimonials on their website too. it seems as nothing is too much trouble for them.

So if you are looking for some great bedlinen why don't you check out their website today - with their money-back guarantee you have nothing to lose!

*I was given the bedlinen to review but the thoughts are entirely my own.

Clogau Gold - The Welsh Gold Of Royalty

In my shop we stock the beautiful gold that is the brand Clogau Gold. 

For over 20 years Clogau (pronounced Clog-Eye) has specialised in creating unique handcrafted jewellery containing rare Welsh Gold - the gold of royalty. 

It is a touch of this very same rare Welsh gold that is contained within each piece of Clogau Gold jewellery, making it some of the most exclusive jewellery in the world. The content of Welsh gold can be identified by the Welsh dragon stamp, and other unique marks that denote a genuine piece of Clogau Gold. 

Every piece of Clogau Jewellery comes complete with a certificate of Authenticity to say that it contains Welsh Gold.

Tree of Life Ring

This precious gold is found in the mountains of Snowdonia and is know for its rose gold colour from the copper in the mines.

Rose Gold Wedding Ring

The British Royal Family has been using pure Welsh gold to create their wedding rings, since 1923. The tradition carrying on in the most recent Royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 29th April, 2011.

Today Clogau designs include traditional Celtic designs to more modern pieces in silver and gold. 

Origins Pendant

On Saturday May 11th we are holding a Clogau Gold Day in our shop in Porthcawl, South Wales. We like to make the day fun with drinks, cupcakes and a prize draw. If you can't attend give us a ring on 01656 786007 or email us at sales@rmawilliams.com we can take orders over the telephone and then we can enter you into the draw to win a stunning piece of Clogau jewellery. Only people who buy Clogau will be entered into the draw so you have an excellent chance of winning. Each person who buys also has a free Clogau keyring too!

Am Byth Necklace

So if you have a special birthday coming up, or you are after that fabulous gift for someone special why don't you pop in or visit the designs here and order with us over the phone to be entered into the draw and to avail of our special offers now.

Which designs do you love?

How I’ve Changed Linky Challenge with Special K

I'm a child of the '80s, being born in the '70s, the '80s was 'my time.'
In the 80's I moved to a comprehensive school, my mum bought me a duffle coat to celebrate! It cost £20 which was a lot of money then. I grew up, and met my first boyfriend when I was 15, slimmed down, wore leg warmers and tried to hide the blue eyeliner when I wore it to school with the super short skirt!

Me and my lovely mum

In the 80's I started to get into music, I was a fan of Nik Kershaw and went to my first gig, the band King, who remembers them? I won it in one of the first competitions I entered!

Me in 1983 Pre perm!

In those days before I went to school, I used to have Kelloggs Cornflakes - they kept me going until lunch. The ice-cold milk, a sprinkling of sugar and the yummy crunchiness of Cornflakes helped me start the day in school.

Now I have Special K,  besides being a tasty breakfast it helps me manage my weight. When you first try Special K, there is no going back, the light crispiness, with a very slight nutty maltiness makes it so delicious to eat and only 173 calories a serving when served with semi-skimmed milk too! Did you know there is now a new Special K recipe, which contains three grains, rice, wheat and barley (previously it only contained two) and as well as being made with whole grains and packed full of vitamins and minerals, there is not a lot more you could wish for in a breakfast cereal.

I've even tried the Special K challenge, now who wouldn't want to look good in a red dress exactly like the model they use. If you want to check out what this is,  try the My Special K website.

I've written this little poem for my readers to show how I've changed in this time, I hope you like it...


Me in 1989 with perm growing out!

Once upon a time, I was young,
In the 80's I had so much fun.
Leg warmers and big hair were all the rage,

It was part of my coming of age.
My clothes were New Romantic togs,
With ruffled tops, stonewashed denim, deedle bops
I loved Adam Ant, Blue Peter and Grange Hill,
I'm a fan of Rob Lowe and Tucker Jenkins still!
Now today I'm more Buble than King,
And I may not be in the crowd that is 'in',
My hair is no longer bouffant and wild,
But deep down I'll always be an 80's child.
And I've grown and matured in my time,
Still, I like to keep an eye on my waistline.
So I have brekkie with tasty Special K.
It's now my only way to start every day.
And I may not be 13 anymore,
But I'm still a child of the '80s that I adore.

Me now with no perm!

This is my entry for the BritMums/Special K “How I’ve changed Linky challenge” #SpecialK30

* I was given a box of Special K to review but as you can see I already had some in my cupboard!

Perfume Click Giveaway- Ends 31/05/13

The summer is coming and there is nothing nicer than dressing up, going out for a nice meal, maybe a glass of wine and watching the world go by.  I love clothes and makeup, making myself look nice and topping it off with one of my favourite perfumes, such as those by Issey Miyake or Nina Ricci. I love it when my husband smells fresh and Hugo Boss Bottled is a favourite of mine as well as CK One.

Perfume and aftershave however can get expensive these days, but I have found a great new website called Perfume ClickThis website has some great offers on Perfume and Aftershave, as well as skincare, makeup, tanning products and so much more.

The Best Sellers chart for Perfume and Aftershaves has some great deals. with a number of items at a third of the R.R.P. Special Offers have some great bargains too!

The cosmetics section has lots of well known brands including Rimmell, Max Factor and Elizabeth Arden. Haircare includes products by Fudge, Tigi and Clynol amongst others too, and Skincare includes Clinque, Decleor and Olay.

The website is easy to navigate and Standard delivery is only £1.95 under £50 and over £50 is free.

Perfume Click have kindly given me this Ben Sherman Eau De Toilette set worth £35 to give away to my lovely readers .

Have a look at the website and come back and answer the questions on the Rafflecopter application to enter.

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