Latest tales and pretty things

When’s the Right Time to Give Your Child their Own Bank Account?

kids and saving

kids savings accountsHaving a child for the first time is a bit of life changing experience (now there’s an understatement). You’ve got to change your way of thinking and acclimatise to the daunting but exhilarating responsibility of nurturing and raising a tiny human being. Of course, with this comes all kinds of challenges: how can you make sure your child does their best in school? How do you ensure they eat a nutritional and balanced diet? Will they socialise well with other children? These are questions that all parents have to ask themselves.

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Gorgeous Ballet Flats


Ballet flat pumpsIt’s that time of year when all things sparkly and gorgeous hit the shops.  Everywhere on the high street there is party wear galore, dresses covered in sequins, stunning lingerie and sky scraper heels that look gorgeous but have zero practicality other than for sitting and looking and pretty. 

I have a weakness for heels but due to bad knees rarely wear them as it is most likely to end in disaster and a trip to A&E with a dislocated knee cap…again.  So quite often I look for ballet flats and pumps to make a signature statement with my outfit and this year I have been on a trek to find some to go with some gorgeous cigarette pants I’ve got from Zara for Christmas Day this year.

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Beauty Triumphs with Braun…

Braun Skin Spa

beauty must havesI’m super excited to be heading down to London next Friday for a bit of an indulgent treat with my friends at Braun and being part of their #Braunmetime pamper event.  With all the changes at MBHQ right now it’s become pretty important to look after myself and make sure I am firing on all cylinders.

So I admit I’ve stepped up my beauty regime to not only look my best for prospective suitors but also because at this time of year it’s easy to slip into bad habits and forget to look after and nourish ourselves and our bodies.

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Museums and Galleries in Bath


Days Out BathBath is well known for its culture and history, and the 17 museums and galleries in the city are testament to that. Whether you are interested in fashion, or prefer an astronomical theme, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Bath. The range of central hotels in Bath (for example this one just near the Roman Baths) means it’s easy to visit the city and stay within easy reach of all the top attractions.

The Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum was Bath’s first public art gallery and is housed in a beautiful grade I listed building, which was extensively refurbished in 2011. The museum was originally founded around the art collection of Sir William Holburne. It boasts an impressive assemblage of over 4,000 articles, including an eclectic mix of portraits, Chinese porcelain, and artefacts from the Roman era to name just a few. In 1955, William Holburne’s collection was greatly enhanced by the acquisition of work by Gainsborough, Turner and Stubbs.  The museum offers a wide array of things to explore and enjoy, and to top it off there is a delightful garden café that opens out into the museum’s park, serving delicious lunches, cakes and other refreshments.

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