Boden or Joules??


Are you a Boden or Joules person??

Personally I love both but always wait for an offer of some kind.

Both have discounts which end tonight/tomorrow so you’ll have to be quick. Which will you pick?



They have 15% off everything with free delivery and returns. I LOVE their shoes and I their Breton t-shirts are fab this year. Add code 6T2C at checkout.




I’ve always loved Joules and have bought t-shirts and jackets over the years. They have 25% off everything including their great homeware. Add code RAIL25 at the checkout.


Written 9 September 2017


Claire’s Accessories Back to School Review

I was sent a back to school parcel from the lovely people at Claire’s Accessories.

I only visit Claire’s Accessories for myself. Their scrunchies are great, I’ve bought earrings and fun accessories for an 80’s themed party. I never thought to visit them for their Back to School range but I’m impressed what they have to offer.  Mum also popped in after I received by parcel and bought Jack a Paw Patrol rubber and was raving about their earrings.

The cat backpack (left in picture) I was sent is fabulous. I could have passed this on but I’ve kept for myself. It’s lovely, furry and fun but completely practical for school or Mum’s with two pockets inside, one at the front and one at the side. It fits everything I need for Jack when we go out plus my purse and phone and looks great. They currently have a super cute mini version on their website at the moment for £20 but is also included in a bogoff offer.

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Jack loves the Minions water bottle – he wants to carry it by the handle everywhere – £10. There is currently a bogoff on this item plus 15% off !!!

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The JoJo Siwa Bow was given to 6 year old Caleigh. Caleigh is a massive fan of the bows and watches her YouTube videos and listens to the Boomerang song (I’ve no idea!!) along with watching JoJo Siwa My World on Nickelodeon. Caleigh loved the colours of the bow and gave it a big thumbs up and doesn’t she look gorgeous!! – £10.

This is also included in the bogoff plus 15% off deal.

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The 3 pack of scrunchies for £2.50 are a staple (I have many colours). And my favourite, the cat ear headphones which I will be wearing on the tube 🙂 – currently in rose gold on their website.



Although all of these items are aimed at children, I think lots of Mums would love just like me. I’m off to do some shopping …..

A 3 year old visits Legoland

Jack broke up from nursery a week earlier than the other local schools so Daddy and I decided to brave Legoland for the first time with him.

A trip to Legoland can be a bit pricey so we used some of our Tesco clubcard points to buy one of our tickets and cut out a voucher off a cereal packet for a buy one get one free ticket. We also took our own lunch to keep costs down and we had the pushchair to carry it all.

We got there first thing and went to the back of the park to go on the Atlantis Submarine ride first and all three of us thought it was great. You do feel like you are at the bottom of the sea. Jack then tried out the smaller L-Driver ride for to 3-5 year olds – he drove an electric car around a course and got a high five from one of the helpers and a driving licence when he finished.


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Jack loved the Miniland which has scenes from Europe and the USA using 40 million bricks!!


We did take Jack’s swimmers for Drench Towers in the Duplo Valley part but the weather just didn’t get warm enough but it looked amazing – I think the whole family would love this 🙂

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There are some rides for the older kids/parents like the Vikings River Splash and the Space Tower plus rides for the family like the Sky Rider and the boat ride.

Legoland is a great place for all the family but especially the little ones as they can go on most of the rides unlike some of the other theme parks aimed at older children.


I would recommend getting there for when it opens to avoid queues parking and getting into the park. Book early online or find a deal like we did with a voucher off a cereal pack. Using your Tesco Clubcard points is a good idea too – we saved alot. Talking of parking, if you book in advance the premium parking right by the entrance is only a couple of pounds more and probably worth it. And if you can, take a picnic or at least some drinks and snacks.


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Father’s Day Deals

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Not long now to Father’s Day but I’ve yet to get organised, have you?

To help out, I’ve put together some of my favourite shops that have great gifts or deals on at the moment.

Sainsbury’s have fun gifts to add to your weekly shop. If ordering your groceries online, you can get £14 off your first order over £70 with code AFFPHJUN.

Wilko have up to 50% off selected toiletries for Dad plus lots of other ideas. I’ve used their click and collect service before and it’s really quick and easy.

Boots have up to 1/2 price savings on men’s toiletries, electrical beauty and fragrance.

Poundland have lots of great little gifts.

Not On The High Street have lots of ideas for Dad including fab bespoke gifts. Save 15% with code TOPDAD9264.

Hobbycraft have lots of gift and card ideas for that personal touch.

Lidl started their Father’s Day deals last week but you should still be able to find stock in-store.

Superdrug have lots of deals on smellies and toiletries.

Hiho Silver have some lovely gifts for Dad including cufflinks and bracelets. Use code FATHERS17 for free P&P.