Lifestyle, Home & Beauty, Lotties Loves

JORD Wood Watch Review

Anyone who knows me will testify I like things that are a little different, a bit quirky and unusual. Well recently I was invited to review one of the stunning JORD Wood Watch watches Ely in cherrywood. I had never heard of the brand or indeed of wood watches and was intrigued as to just how comfortable and practical this would be.

I used to wear watches all the time but working at a desk more and more found them heavy, bulky and uncomfortable but have to say the JORD Wood Watch range is none of these things. This is one of the most beautiful watches I have ever seen! It fits my wrist comfortably. I really like that it’s not heavy like other watches. If like me you haven’t heard of JORD Wood Watch let me give you some background on this luxury watch range.

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Lifestyle, Home & Beauty

The Tax Man and the “Ignorant” Celebrity: How Celebrities with Accountants ‘Forget’ to Pay Tax!

Most of us mere mortals dread reading our pay cheque and seeing how much tax has gone out, or seeing just how much tax we have to pay at the end of the financial year if you’re self-employed. So it’s little wonder that we go all slack-jawed when we hear of celebrities paying next to no tax, when they’re already earning so much. So who has been caught out with these so-called ‘tax avoidance’ schemes and just how do they manage it?


What is Tax Avoidance?

According to HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs), Tax Avoidance is “an attempt to exploit legislation to gain a tax advantage that was never intended”. In other words, it is a technically legal, but highly unethical way of safeguarding an income from the hands of the ‘greedy tax man’. The trouble is, the tax man actually requires it by law and the treasury needs it to run the country and provide us with the emergency services, schools, the NHS and all the other things we take for granted.

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Happy 5th Birthday BEAR!

There are some companies that you come to work and love their products and it’s a joy when they write to you asking you to join in a campaign again.

bear-nibbles-logoOne of those brands is BEAR fruit nibbles.

We first worked with them on the release of their cereal AlphaBites (which you can buy in ASDA, Waitrose, and Sainsburys).   Addi loved this quirky alphabet inspired cereal, they were tasty and not packed with junk and I have to admit they’re rather tasty too. Working and writing about the the BEAR range as it has developed has been a pleasure and I can hand on heart say if you try their products you will love them, they are pretty terrific.

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The versatility of jeans….BonPrix style challenge

I love jeans. I live in my Levi Curve jeans that I bought last year in California – in fact I wish I had bought more of them at the price they were. I love the fact that jeans can be dressed up or can be ultra casual depending on their style and fit and what you team them with.  That and the fact when you’re a parent who spends the time dashing from school to work, to after school activities back to home again you need something that is practical and comfortable.  Jeans tick all those boxes.

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Start your engines for Cadbury Win A Banger Competition! #CollectiveBias #Shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

What better assignment for my first #CollectiveBias shoppertunity….chocolate!

If you love chocolate and fancy creating the ultimate chocolate car that you then get to drive to Barcelona then you will want to enter the Cadbury Win a Banger competition. This is a really good fun and lighthearted competition and you can get lots of yummy Cadbury treats and even a one of a kind car. Join this wacky promotion to take party and let your family experience what is surely a trip of a lifetime.

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