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Half Term Fashion with Joules

Half TermFashion With Joules

Half term is round the corner. The only thing is I never know what the weather is going to be like, so it makes it hard to make plans as you never know what the weather is going to turn out. So Darcy always needs a selection of clothes which covers ever weather situation.

Thank god for Joules! I've been a fan of their clothing for a while now. I thought I'd share with you my half term fashion essentials.




The Coat
We all need a waterproof coat in case it rains. Practical doesn't have to mean boring. Pick a coat with a pattern or bold block colours.



The Footwear
I don't know about your child, but my Darcy seems to be a magnet for puddles.If there's a puddle you're guaranteed to find her in it. Wellies are perfect for in between weather.



 
The T Shirt
All the running about can be hot work, a T shirt is ideal for all that. I like cute and unique T shirts. How adorable is this rocket man one. I also love them as they can be layered up, which brings me on to.....



The Jumper
When you don't know if it's going to be hot or cold a jumper is a must. I love Joules jumpers as they such good quality, you can wash them a million times and the material is still in good condition.

So those were my half term fashion essentials, what are yours?

Product Of The Year Awards 2016 & a giveaway


 Last Autumn I was invited to be a member of the judging team for Product Of The Year. I had a great time trying out all the products shortlisted so was excited to see who the winners were.

The awards were held on Thursday 21st January at the Hilton Park Hotel. I was lucky enough to be able to bring my mum along as my plus one for the night.



I had never been to an Award Night before, so all this was very new to me. After mingling over a couple of glasses of wine in the reception area. We made our way into for dinner. Which may I had was amazing, we had the best lamb rump I've ever tasted.


The Awards were presented by comedian Rory Bremner who was a great host, and on entertainment duty was girl band 4th Impact of X Factor fame who got everyone out of their seats dancing along with them.


For me the highlight of the night was seeing how excited and proud everyone was of their products and too right too after all that hard work. The night ended with all the winners together on the stage to a breath taking confetti display. I was picking out confetti out of my bra all the way home.


We were lucky enough to be given the biggest goodie bag ever, of all the winning product. You can view all the winners here.

Some of my favourite products included;

Gillette Venus Snap Women's portable razor  I love the size and how 5 blades and the moisturising strip left my legs soft and silky smooth.

Bebeto Fruit Strings 7 Day Pack Advertised for kids these low sugar, high juice snacks which are also fat free, consist of various fruits adults will also love them too

Asda Little Angels Extra Protection Wipe I have to admit I'm a bit of a label snob when it comes to baby wipes. However,  these are so good, thick, soft and enriched with a skin friendly barrier lotion to protect against irritation and nappy rash. 

Arla skyr I've been a fan of these since joining Slimming World. Thick, creamy, filling and low in Syns. These are also perfect if you're on SP.

Thank you for a great night "Product Of The Year". I look forward to see what innovative products win in 2017. 

But wait....

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I have one Product Of The Year goodie bag worth £185 to give away to one of you. To enter, simply complete one or more of the entries on the Rafflecopter below

What product are you looking forward to trying?

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Terms & Conditions:-

  • Prized Offered 1 x Product Of The Year Goodie Bag
  • This competition ends 21st February 2016
  • A winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter
  • Goodie bag must be claimed by 4th March 2016
  • UK entries only
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Introducing Rave - A - Roo & A Giveaway




Rave-A-Roo

Kids. Play. Rave. Repeat

Indoor mayhem for outdoor voices
                          
                           

I have recently been invited to attend the launch day for Rave - A - Roo a new clubbing experience for the whole family. I'm really excited to go clubbing with Darcy and show her how Mummy gets down on the dance floor. Even T has asked to come along, I think he wants to practice his embarrassing Dad moves. Don't worry I shall be blogging about it all.


Imagine an indoor festival vibe with a focus on families partying together and getting their rave on….and you have Rave-A-Roo; a new clubbing mash-up of festival fun for all the family. 

At Rave-A-Roo kids can be themselves, dance, let loose, create, watch or chill.

Launching at London’s most iconic club, Ministry of Sound, in February half term, Rave-A-Roo is an entirely new concept. From toddlers to grandparents, everyone is invited to join in the madcap fun. 

It’s the ultimate party with top DJs, the Disco Ball Games, a Big Fish Little Fish takeover, LIVE stage performances, hosts Tom and Adam (from Babyhead and Lost & Found), PlayGlow toys, confetti mayhem, neon craft, Glow Chill Room, and a UV tattoo station. 


At Rave-a-Roo there is the chance for mini-clubbers and their adults to take on the dance floor with resident artists Go!Go!Go! as seen on Nick Jr. They’ll be debuting their Electro Set and revealing their brand new look. 

For time out from the dance floor and the little ones who can’t party quite as hard, they can take it easy in the Glow Chill Room, with an area for babies, whilst parents watch their little faces light up. 

With a fully licensed bar (and tea, coffee and snacks), a convenient onsite buggy park, baby changing, professional security, carefully monitored sound levels and beautifully lit rooms, Rave-A-Roo offers a unique and safe environment for families. 

Further dates in iconic venues around the UK, including more dates in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Brighton and Cardiff to be announced

Rave-A-Roo will launch at London’s Ministry of Sound on Friday 19th February 2016. Sessions are 1pm to 3pm and 4pm to 6pm. 

Tickets are priced £7.50 (earlybird), £10.00 (advanced) and £12.50 (on the door). Babes in arms go free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.rave-a-roo.com

I have been given the opportunity to giveaway a family ticket for the launch day. To enter, simply complete one or more of the entries on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!


So tell me what is your favourite song to get down to on the dance floor?


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Terms & Conditions:-
  • Prized Offered 1 x family ticket (2 x adults, 2 x children)
  • Ticket is for 1 - 3pm session
  • If a party size is bigger then additional tickets can be purchased from: http://www.rave-a-roo.com/tickets/
  • This competition will end on Midnight 5th February 2016 
  • A winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter
  • UK entries only
  • Travel expenses are not covered

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Travel | 24 Hours In Dublin


Well technically it was slightly longer than 24 hours. A couple of weeks ago I headed to Dublin with a few friends after bagging £4 return plane tickets in the Ryanair Black Friday sale.

We stayed at the Beresford Hotel, which was walkable distance to Temple Bar and other local attractions without the hustle and bustle.




After dropping off our bags, we set off in search for our first pint of Guinness of the weekend and a bite to eat. We ended up at The Hairy Lemon, it's true what the say Guinness taste much better in Ireland. We ordered a few platters to share between us. The Nachos and Sea Food platters were amazing and we all fell in love with the Soda Bread so much so we had to order more. I went for a traditional Dublin Coddle which was perfect for the cold weather.

Saturday morning we walked through Temple Bar on the hunt for a hearty breakfast. We found ourselves at The Woollen Mills. One of the best breakfast I've had in a long time, we shared a peanut butter and jam french toast which was also lovely






 
We had a wander through Dublin Castle and their gardens on the way to The Guinness Storehouse. The views on The Gravity Bar are breathe taking, unfortunately it was really grey that day so was unable to take pictures to give it justice. I particularity liked the advertising section, looking through Guinness past advertising.


 

I heard great things about Queen of Tarts, so we made a beeline for cake and Irish coffee. I recommend you try the Apple crumble it was lush.

There is so much more to do in Dublin than we managed in the 24hrs we were there. A few more  things I would like to do on my next visit are;
  • The National Museum of Ireland
  • Cow's Lane Market
  • Phoenix  Park
 
The Birthday girl Martyna

Saturday evening we made our way to My Meat Wagon for meat, meat and more meat. Their menu is very simple, there are no starters. To be honest you need as much room as possible for the main event. I opted for the Cow on the Board, the meat was so tender and the baked beans were to die for.

We then made our way across the road to The Generator Hostel for a few drinks. When I think of a hostel I think of somewhere dark and dirty. This was the opposite, it was huge, modern with a great vibe. If you're looking for somewhere trendy, with great drink deals I would totally recommend it.

We were up at the crack on dawn on Sunday to catch our flight back to the UK. I had a great time in Dublin and can't wait to visit again when it's much warmer

Have you been to Dublin before? where do you recommend visiting?