Product Reviews

Mother’s Day Cards with

*I received a sample in return for this review*

I was spoilt for choice when YouSaidIt allowed me to choose a card from their Mother’s Day selection. There were so many cards which made me laugh, but this one I found particularly funny as it’s got quite a cheeky twist. ‘Mum, Thank you for making me eat all my dinner when I was younger… It’s your f*cking fault I’m now fat.’

The YouSaid I website was very easy to use both on the laptop and on my phone. I was given the option to type my message inside or leave it blank. There was also an option to choose which colour envelope I would like. I thought this was a really nice touch and makes the card more personal. The card arrived 2 days later and is of a really good quality.

You may have already guessed that YouSaidIt cards are very tongue in cheek. If the recipient doesn’t take things to seriously a card from You Said It is perfect. They offer individual cards from £2.99 or buy 5 for £9.99. You Said It don’t just offer cards, they offer a full range of cheeky and customisable gifts.

You can get 15% off your order when entering this code ‘BLOGGERM18.’

Here’s a small selection of cards available from You Said It for all occasions.

LoveDrop: A great Valentine’s Day gift for couples.

I’ve always felt that Valentine’s Day is aimed more towards couples in the exciting early days of their relationships. Long term relationships don’t have to be ‘boring’. The everyday stresses and struggles of life put strain on any relationship. It’s important to have time alone together to maintain a happy and healthy relationship/marriage.  Ben and Alex created the LoveDrop subscription when they realised how important date nights are in a long term relationship and I couldn’t agree with them more. 

LoveDrop is a bi-monthly subscription box with a dates night theme. This subscription box promotes intimacy, togetherness and fun. Each LoveDrop features a designer adult toy, romantic gifts and intimate activities to explore together. When you sign up you’ll receive the next box once its released. Boxes are dispatched on the 10th of every other month. The upcoming dispatches are February, April, June and August. You’re billed £45 on the 5th of every other month but can pause or cancel your subscription. Use code ‘VDAY18‘ for £5 off your first box in time for valentines day.

Each LoveDrop box has a leaflet explaining ‘What’s in your LoveDrop box’ where you’ll see just how good a deal this subscription box is. You’ll also receive date ideas, challenges that will bring you closer and position of the month. December’s box included a LELO Nea adult toy, The Melt Co ‘Joy’ candle, LELO hex condoms, lubricant samples and a bar of Divine milk chocolate.

To find out what’s in February’s LoveDrop subscribe here.

I love the idea of these LoveDrop subscription boxes. I must admit I was a bit cautious when I was asked to review as this type of thing can be a bit taboo that’s why I haven’t gone into too much detail about the actual sex toys. At the same time I believe lots of long term relationships and marriages end because life gets in the way. Make time and give LoveDrop a try.

LoveDrop isn’t just a potential relationship saver, it gives new and exciting ideas to try to spice things up.

Review: Inflatable Snowman by Maplin.

*I was sent this product in return for an honest review*

I was so excited when I found out Maplin wanted me to review their 6ft Inflatable Light Up Snowman. I’d actually been trying to persuade Alan to add one to our outdoor display, so I was made up to receive this opportunity to review it. Unfortunately my Snowman was delivered just after we’d taken our Christmas decorations down, but that didn’t stop me giving it a try.

The instructions on the box were very simple and easy to follow. I had expected it to be a lot harder to set up than it was. It was literally plug in and go. I inflated it for the purpose of this review in my office, although it is for use outdoors only. There are ground pegs included in the box to secure it outdoors.

The Snowman is made from waterproof fabric and is weather resistant. The whole snowman lights up and displays a scrolling Merry Christmas message. I am so excited to set this up with our decorations next Christmas. It will definitely be the focal point of our display. You can see our 2017 Christmas lights here.




Sun Holidays January 2018

the sun holidays january 2018The Sun Holidays are back!

If you’ve read my blog before you’ll probably know that we have been on many Holidays with the sun. We’ve been to Butlin’s many times and also gave Pontin’s a try.

Sun Holidays

This year Sun Holidays are working a little differently.  You can book online by collecting 10 token code words printed in the Sun from Saturday 6th January to enable booking from Monday 15th January. Or you can book via Sun Savers collecting 9 sun savers codes and book 2 days earlier.

Sun Savers

Don’t forget if you’ve booked a Sun Holiday within the last 2 years you should have received your email and/or letter for a VIP Sun Savers code during the first week of January. With this VIP code you’ll get priority access as it counts as one of the 9 Sun Saver codes you need and you’ll be able to book your Holiday on Saturday 13th January. A day before normal Sun Savers and 2 days before the main booking office is open.

If you don’t use sun savers booking will open on Monday 15th January

Available holiday dates

4 nights

February 5,12,19,26

March 5,12,19,26
April 16,23,30
May 7,14,21
September 3,10,17,24
October 1,8,15,29
November 5,12,19,26

3 nights
February 2,9,16,23

March 2,9,16,23
April 13,20,27
May 4,11,18
September 7,14,21,28
October 5,12,19,26
November 2,9,16,23,30

Holidays from £15
4 nights
April 2,9
May 28
June 4,11,18,25
July 2,9,16
August 27
October 22

3 nights
March 30
April 6
May 25
June 1,8,15,22,29
July 6,13,20
August 24, 31

Here are your codes.


Saturday 6th January           EASY
Sunday 7th January             BATH
Monday 8th January             LAKE
Tuesday 9th January             STAY
Wednesday 10th January      PINK
Thursday 11th January        COST
Friday 12th January             ECHO
Saturday 13th January        BOND
Sunday 14th January           CAPE
Monday 15th January

Enter your codes at to book your holiday.

Fitbit Flex Review

This Christmas Santa left my husband and I a Fitbit Flex each in our stockings; these were purchased for £29.99 each in the Black Friday sales.

As I’m not sporty the reason I  wanted a Fitbit was simply for the sleep tracker, I thought I was sleeping well but waking up feeling exhausted; turns out I’m actually having around 40 -60 minutes awake or restless each night. Knowing this I’m going to try and wind down before bed and see if this improves.

The steps counter has introduced a bit of competition between my husband and I. He thinks the counter is off as I’m averaging 2k more steps than he has for the past 7 days.

It will be interesting to see what our steps count will be like when the holidays end and my husband returns to work, our boys return to school and normality resumes on Monday.

The Fitbit Flex also tracks kilometres walked, calories burnt, active minutes, hourly activity, tracks exercise, weight and water and food intake.

Tesco Party Food

As a member of The Orchard at Tesco I receive samples and coupons in return for open and honest reviews on the products.

I took part in the Hosting Christmas your way programme and I received a member coupon for £5 off the Tesco party food range which enabled me to try these products for free.

When I visited my local store I noticed they had the party range on 3 for £5 so using my coupon I purchased Beef and Red Wine Lattices, Hot and Spicy Prawns and Mozzarella Sticks and Cream Cheese Garlic Stars.

The Beef and Red Wine Lattices were lovely.
The Hot and Spicy Prawns were nice, not the best I’ve tried though.
The Mozzarella Sticks and Cream Cheese Garlic Stars weren’t to my taste, however my husband and youngest son enjoyed them.