I have to admit when I was pregnant I didn’t really splurge out on maternity wear and there wasn’t an awful lot of choice on the high street; I seemed to spend most of my pregnancy in leggings and jumpers and my pregnancy style was more slummy than yummy, but recently with the surge in online shopping and beautiful pregnant celebrities sporting stunning designer maternity wear it’s never been easier for a mum to be to look stylish and glamorous whilst remaining comfortable.
I’ve just shuddered slightly at writing the word Christmas, I actually cannot believe that we are well into November and in less than 4 weeks I will be flying with Miss Roo to the sunshine state LA for a two week break with my brother (sorry to you all who will be freezing in possibly the worst winter for 100 years).
I have however been my usual thoughtful self and been scouring the web for some gorgeous snuggly goodies to keep you warm, happy and fed if you do get hit with a snowdrift! So here are my essential Christmas must have’s to get me through the festive period.
Britain is a nation of tea lovers, there’s no doubt about it. A walk around the local supermarket will reveal a plethora of teas on offer and although coffee has had a ‘fashionable’ research research shows that over half the nation (53 per cent) rely on a traditional cup of tea (at around 8am on average) to kick start their working day while only 35 per cent of Britons choose coffee.
I have to say I love a good strong cuppa first thing in the morning, I can’t function without it and there is hell to play if anyone disturbs that first cup of the day. For me it’s not just traditional teas either. I love fruit teas and herbal teas, although these have taken me longer to get into and some still taste like dishwater. Thankfully though this is not the case with the gorgeous new range of FruitBroo fruit teas that I’ve been wrapping my lips around the last ten days with much satisfaction and glee it has to be said.
Recently I had to help my father sort out his broadband. He’d been with one provider for years but for the last six month’s had continually kept getting a drop in signal, intermittent connectivity and no matter how hard he tried we couldn’t get any more than two bars of reception in certain parts of the house (even when using boosters).
He was reluctant to move, after all you hear all sorts of stories of people switching broadband providers and running into trouble, but I promised it would be painless and stress free. Nowadays the reality is that it’s just as easy to switch your broadband in just a few clicks thanks to some pretty clever comparison sites that can give you the lowdown on line speed, bandwidth and cost per month just by ticking a few boxes.
With the dark nights and cold weather keeping the kids occupied at the weekends and your nerves on a decent level can be tricky. Thankfully though I have a lovely competition to help.
To celebrate the release of ‘Return to Nim’s Island’, out now on DVD, I am giving 5 lucky readers a chance to win a DVD of their own for all the family to enjoy as we head into Winter.
The producers of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, and the writer and producer of the smash hit, NIM’S ISLAND, bring you the much anticipated sequel, starring Bindi Irwin, in a wild ride filled with pristine beaches, exotic animals, dastardly pirates and all of your favourite characters from the original movie. When Nim (Irwin) and her father Jack (Matthew Lillard) learn that the Buccaneer Resort Company has purchased Nim’s Island, Jack heads to the city to convince the powers-that-be that the island is worth preserving.