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Two Free Ebook gifts

To mark the season....


Yes, to celebrate the first week of December, the merriment that is Red Cup season at Starbucks and Turkey, Cranberry and Stuffing butties everywhere, you can download my two ebooks for free this week!
If you'd like to read My Blogging Insights this will be available FOR FREE from your nearest Kindle or Kindle app (did anyone else treat themselves to the new Kindle Fire HDX from Amazon last week?) on these two specific days only: 
My Blogging Insights Monday 1st December and Tuesday 2nd December (2014, in case you wondered) 
119 Style Boosts Then you can download and read my style book 119 Style Boosts for free from: Wednesday 3rd December to Sunday 7th December (again, 2014) 
If you've already bought and read these books, share these deals with your family and friends, andplease use the contact form below to send me your email address and you will receive my 1st book in 2015 for free, as a thank you for being such gorgeously fabulous readers! 

PS - I will be fu…

Does having children make you more productive?

As I was driving my Mum home this evening - after a lovely afternoon spent 'arting' with my toddler-daughter; fluffy sticks, glue sticks, scissors and wallpaper everywhere -I had a bit of a realisation.

In the three years I've been Mummy, I have been my most productive. 

Yes, I spent the first six weeks of motherhood wondering if my eyeballs would stop itching from tiredness (ah, so that's why the pain of a few days in labour is so instantly forgotten).

And I had a few uncomfy months in PND, when I struggled to cope with any slight change in this strict routine I had created for my little family and my coping mechanism included turning into the Tasmanian Devil.

Even at the three year mark I'm discovering that hearing my daughter chat away, while amazing, often means I can't think straight with her barrage of demands (more Peppa Pig NOW!)

But in the last three years I've:

Grown more confident driving. 
While pregnant, especially during the winter party seaso…

Was Blogfest an introverts flashmob?

On Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of attending my first ever blogging event, the delicious Mumsnet Blogfest

I had a grand time listening to such inspiring speakers like Francesca Martinez, the Fleet Street Fox, Suzanne Moore, Rachel Joyce, Harriet Lane, Lynn Barber, Nick Hornby, Lucy Porter and the man that talks faster than I do when I bump into a beautiful blogging moment (ie, a passionate speaker)...Paul Armstrong. And with Rachel's writerly advice to 'forget the washing', it's like she had already heard about my #stuffthelaundry Twitter linky I launched last week!



I had thought it was the absolute wrong time for me to not have Wi-Fi access; I'd swapped my broken smart phone for a Blackberry only a mere few days earlier, and I don't know about you, Dear Reader, but it takes me a good six months to figure out the smarts on a phone.  And my Kindle is reaching it's second birthday, so having the appropriate tantrums: Wi-Fi was available throughout K…

Vanity Fare

I'm rather partial to my beauty products, and vanity cases. 

Bumped into this little lass in Tesco this morning, a cute, purple vanity case of Nivea goodies, reduced from £40 to £20. 



I don't think I'd have paid £40 for it; we're hardly in the Lancome/Estee Lauder/Elizabeth Arden territory.  But it would make a fab gift for any girl or woman in your life (heck, buy two if you're that way inclined).  

 Stocked with these five full size products: Face wash, BB Cream (medium), Wipes, Face cleanser, lip butter and a headband.



Looks lovely within my collection

Don't you think? 

How many vanity cases do you own? 


Stuff the laundry

Here's what I'm thinking today, why don't we instigate a #stuffthelaundry Wednesday?  

Abandon the housework in favour of the following (tick all that apply, and enjoy)

Me time: Zone out with a Latte (#110 in my 119 Style Boosts book) or catch up with your favourite TV shows....I NEVER get the remote between the morning battle with Ben and Holly Vs BBC Breakfast or the post-dinner news/In The Night Garden battle; 11am on a week day could be the only time I get to see Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners.

Personal Hygiene: Have a mid-day bath. Go on. It'll be uninterupted.  Probably.  If you're at work, then don't you have a dental appointment that you've *forgotten* about?  Or, if you book an afternoon meeting into your diary at work, in a room that doesn't exist, by the time you're missed you could have had a nice soak with last Christmas' bubble bath.  You could even Nair your legs, if you like.

Work: Yes, log off social media, don't multi-task wi…

What the blog is blogging all about?

Have you ever struggled to define blogging to someone when they ask?

Ever had anyone glaze over when you start to talk about the fabulousness of blogging?

Are you contemplating writing a blog but wondering if you'll suit the lifestyle?

Has it been a little while since you remembered why you blog? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you're in need of Blogging Insights, my brand new shiny book, available on your nearest Kindle device/app for a fantabulous price of 0.77p!

And, as a thank you to my lovely readers and fellow bloggers, I'll be reducing the price of 119 Style Boosts  from Thursday 6th November.

I'm off now to deal with the laundry mountain I've accumulated over these last edit-oriented days (weeks!) and to soak in a yummy bubble bath, now toddler-daughter is asleep.

Happy reading!