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Beautiful Christmas Flowers from Floric

What woman doesn’t like flowers?  Not many that I am aware of and for me personally they are the one treat every week that goes in my shopping trolley. Flowers lift your mood and can brighten a room instantly at this time of year though they can be forgotten about and more traditional arrangements such as wreaths take over.

This week though I was invited to review some of the stunning range of Christmas flowers from online floral retailer Floric.   Floric pride themselves in delivering beautiful fresh cut flowers for those special occasions and their range of festive bouquets was of such a high standard that I struggled to choose what I wanted.

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Beautiful scarves for keeping toasty this winter

If there is one thing you learn and learn fast on the school run in winter it is how to stay warm and toasty in the depths of freezing mornings, damp afternoons and the inevitable snow sodden pick ups.  Last year I invested in a seriously warm Duck & Cover duvet coat in a beautiful burnt russet orange and thankfully this year it is still fashionable because it is like doing the school run in your duvet.  Deep pockets which are perfect for shoving my phone in and car keys and a  great big hood to hide under when its a bleak morning.

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Christmas Gifts for Her

It is that time of the year again, the trees are going up, my work colleagues have decorated the office and the house opposite is doing a great impression of an airport runway at night with some serious Christmas light action.  Yes Christmas is less than 4 weeks away now and most people are probably stressing about Christmas gifts this year and what to get everyone.  Undoubtedly women are the hardest to buy for, take my mother for example.  If you ask her what she wants she will nonchalantly reply with ‘nothing, I’ve got everything I need.’

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KidStart Christmas Campaign Aims to Help Parents Save for The Future

It’s that time of year again. Darker evenings, Christmas music everywhere you go, mince pies and wallets throughout the UK are being emptied as Christmas shoppers stock up on gift for their friends, families and loved ones.

Mulled wine and mince pies might leave stomachs feeling full, but the most expensive time of the year can leave a big hole in the bank balance. The cost of Christmas certainly isn’t getting smaller and as a single parent this year I am well aware of the financial constraints that I will have on my budget as well as the long wish list that will no doubt be written for Santa very soon.

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Scrummy lunches with John West

The one thing I have noticed since going to work full time is just how insanely organised I have to be and that means finding quick and easy lunch solutions that will keep me going all day and particularly through the ever so familiar 3pm slump.

Breakfast is easy; a bowl of Shreddies and a bagel keeps me topped up till about eleven when I usually reach for an apple.  I’ve started swapping my coffee for herbal tea and water now and find that this keeps my stomach less bloated and helps my digestive system from feel stodged out.

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