Little things.

Over the last week I seem to have collected a few rather lovely new things; some a bit trivial but sometimes it’s those small things that can put the biggest smile on your face.

 My love for pound shops cemented by the discovery of Hello Kitty toothpaste.

 New additions to the Fruitella family.

 After my wish list the other day, find-me-a-gift spoilt me rotten by sending the nail polish I was craving as well as some other gorgeous treats. They clearly knew me well, a cupcake coin purse? This site is heaven for all your gift shopping needs!

 I FINALLY got lucky with a local charity shop and found this Get Cutie skirt in my size for £2.99! I made the lady un-dress the window display so I could have it. Looks like I’ve finally found a local gem of a shop, I saw some other pretties in their too, and not at extortionate prices!

 Payday treat came in the form of an orange quilted jacket; complete with leather arm patches from ASOS, making the most of the free next day delivery. Bring on the Autumn chills! I fit in well with the local farmers now.

I’m on operation weight gain. The discovery of FAB ice cream pots will help nicely. Delicious, and only £1 in Tesco (you bet I have a freezer full). Not a fab fan? The smarties and rolo varieties are also winners!

What little things, or big things have superficially made you smile this week? Has anything else wonderful happened? I enjoyed a family based few days when my brother and his gorgeous girlfriend came to stay. They are up in Essex now, getting tattooed…which is making me crave a new one, badly!


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And, because I firmly believe that my followers deserve a bit of a pamper session, I’m giving away an Expert Manicure to one of you!

Indulge in a spot of pampering and treat your hands and nails to an expert manicure. On arrival, your beauty therapist will discuss your desired nail look, followed by a therapeutic and revitalising hand massage. Your nails will then be filed, shaped and painted with a colour of your choice.

To Enter:

- Be a blog follower; either gfc or bloglovin’ or twitter (just state how in your comment)
- Leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite nail polish colour, and any nail art tips or tricks you might have (purely because I am hopeless!)

- Giveaway open to UK followers only. Open for ONE WEEK, entries must be in by 2pm Saturday 6th August.
- Please leave an e-mail address so I can contact you if you win, I’ll also pass on your e-mail to the lovely Laura at to arrange your prize.

There are various locations for this experience, although I don’t have specific salons…

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East) Dorset, Berkshire, Avon, Oxfordshire (South West)
Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire (Midlands) Lothian (Scotland) Llandudno

Good Luck xxx

Snacking Saturday; because I’m a child at heart

When I was a child, chocolate cereals were reserved for treats. Now I’m a grown up, I can eat them as often as I like…and trust me, that’s often! I have a bit of an obsession with sweet cereals; golden grahams, sugar puffs, cocoa pops, lucky charms if I can afford to pay the crazy import prices…

Browsing around online, as you do, I cam across Mornflake and their range of cereals; what really drew me in was their current competition to win a walk on part in Shrek the Musical (I do love that green Ogre) so I sent a quick e-mail to find out more and received a swift response asking me to pick a cereal to sample to review for Snacking Saturday!

I could have gone for something virtuous like oatbran, muesli or porridge (porridge being my staple breakfast) but as soon as I set eyes on the Chocolatey squares I knew they had to be mine.

(that’s only about half of what I put in my bowl!)

Despite being a cereal aimed at children, and being chocolate based, this wasn’t too sweet nor sickly. I’ve been working my way through a box as snacks, rather than breakfast and find it perfect for picking at when I’m at work or sitting at my desk.
You’ll find the cereal available in supermarkets (currently Morrisons and Sainsburys and fingers crossed for Asda and Tesco soon) if you want to try it for yourself (I recommend you do!) Next on my list is the Chocolatey Checkers and the Golden Syrup Oats. This sweet tooth is insatiable!

Have you tried this cereal?
Are you a fellow sugar fiend?
What, if anything would you like to see on Snacking Saturday in the future?

Stay tuned for a giveaway this weekend too!



Oh, hello Friday (and PAY DAY!). How can a day come round so slowly, and yet so quickly?

Sunshine makes me break out my favourite dresses!

1: Daisy dress, New Look sale, shoes Shellys. Tights, necessary to keep dress ok for work (they are also temp regulation ones, so I didn’t melt, win win). I also wore this out for dinner last night to make the most of my Brother and his lovely Girlfriend being home for the weekend.

2. Technically I haven’t worn this yet, I was going to wear it yesterday morning, and then, after half an hour decided to save it for after work/lunch at my grandparents today. Maxi dress, Esprit sale (half price, then a further 20% off!), shoes will probably be wedges of some kind.

What are you up to this weekend? It’s a real family based one here. Hopefully made better by gorgeous, glorious sunshine!

I also have a giveaway lined up, and the return of Snacking Saturday!


An Explanation

In case anyone ever wondered why my blogs get posted so early in the day, especially on my days/mornings off…

He’s not as sweet and innocent as he looks.