My Christmas Wish List From Lakeland

I know Lakeland isn’t the first place you’d probably look for Christmas gifts, but if you don’t you really are missing out as they have a fabulous selection for everyone and all neatly categorised for easy shopping. Not only do they have gift lists, you can find some fabulous recipes and decoration ideas. And have you heard of Poppa Balls yet? They are fantastic in drinks and recipes. I first discovered Poppa Balls in my iced Matcha Latte which just have to buy every time I go past Meecha. If you haven’t discovered them yet, go and give them a try today, they really are delicious and add a special touch.

Back to the Christmas Shopping, I’ve been through and decided on what I would like, so it’s my Christmas Wish List so to speak. Extra bonus if my family pop by as they don’t seem to have an idea of what to get me.

Heated Throw

I so need this lovely throw, I get cold so quickly and when I get cold I get more pain. I have a little blanket that I can pull out whenever I get too cold but how lovely it would be to have a heated throw, no more cold and painful legs! 

Lakes Gingerbread Vodka.

I love gingerbread and I love vodka so this makes perfect sense. It sounds like the perfect Christmas tipple to me. Costs £13.99 from Lakeland

Wilton’s Food Colouring

Okay, this may at first, seem like a strange request as a Christmas present but this Colour Right Food Colouring system is absolutely amazing. Me and my brood are always looking for the right colour and with this kit you get a colour chart to mix the colours so no more guessing, you can get just the colour you want every time. 
Even Better! Buy this kit now and get a free Easy Layer Pan set! Just what I need to make a rainbow cake, which is something I’ve always wanted to do. 
It costs £19.99 for the  Colour Right Food System Pack and you get the free pan set worth £14.99. 

Lakeland Chocoholics Christmas Hamper

Again, this is two gifts in one for me, I love chocolate and I love boxes. This gift would be a dream, just look at those irresistible treats, chocolate popcorn, salted caramel truffles, pandora with chocolate cream filling..and more..yummy!  Then you get the adorable wooden box with lid and heart shaped handles. This gift would last me for so long. It costs £39.99 

Robert Welch Tea Light Holder

Isn’t this pretty? It really caught my eye. I love my tealights but current I burn them in old Gu ramekins, you know those little glass pots that come full of dessert. It’s a great way of recycling my ramekins but this is really cute and I would love it. A bit pricey for tea light holder at £39.99, but it would look great in any setting and I’m sure the light effect would be amazing too. 
Lakeland doesn’t just offer gifts for bakers or ladies, you can also get gifts for the whole family. You can find gifts for Him and gifts for the kids too, including some Harry Potter merchandise.
I hope you have enjoyed my wish list, is there anything you would like from it, or from Lakeland? Have you ever done  your Christmas shopping at Lakeland?
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Teacher Gifts Guide and Competition

It’s that time of year when it’s almost the end of term and parents start thinking of gifts for their kid’s teacher. In the past I’ve spent ages with my kids making home made gifts or baking cupcakes. Last year I wasn’t well enough and this year I find that they are getting a bit old for the home made things so I will have to buy presents again. Thankfully, Star is now in Secondary School so I only have to buy two gifts for Boo and the Little Man.

Do you buy presents for your kid’s teacher? Tell me what you are buying this year for an entry into my new competition for a box of Cadbury’s Chocolate for sharing. A great way to get the summer holiday started.

First though, please take a moment to browse some of the teacher’s gifts that I’ve found. I would love it if you were to click through as there are lots of other gifts available on these sites and I’m sure  you will find something that’s just perfect for your child’s teacher.

Box of Treats

Last year I bought Star’s teacher a one off box of treats from Boxcitement. She was absolutely thrilled with it. You can find some bargains on the sale page.
boxcitement gift box

Tea Lovers Gift

Who doesn’t love a nice cuppa! This gift from Twinings is just lovely and they have many other gifts in their shop too.
twinings tea gift

Travel Books

Why not inspire the teacher to get away from it all during the break with a fabulous travel book like Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist
ultimate travelist book

Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Now this is a great gift for any teacher, they can go home, bake themselves a delicious chocolate chip cookie in less than a minute and put their feet up, relax and enjoy! Contains 3 portions to microwave in just 45 seconds.
chocolate chip cookie mug mix

Cat Mug

Do you know that your kids teacher is a cat lover? Well, then they would love to receive this amazing Cat Mug from My Geek Box. You can find all sorts of geeky gifts  at My Geek Box from Doctor Who to Star Wars and much more and prices start from less than £10. So check them out if you are looking for something a little bit different. 
cat mug


Chocolate is a great gift but you could make it even greater buy buying a personalised Dairy Milk bar from Cadburys. You can personalise bars from 110g for £4, 200g for £5, 360g for £7 and 850g for £12. So, something to suit all budgets. It’s real easy to do too.
personalised chocolate bar

Competition Time

To get your Summer Holidays off to a good start I’m giving you the chance to win a Cadbury Treasure box full of 18 bars of chocolate for sharing. (or not!)
cadburys treasure box
Fill in the widget to enter and Good Luck!
You can find another competition on my blog here.

Terms and Conditions

1. UK only (sorry)

2. Giveaway closes  21st July 2017

3. Entries will be validated according to the rules of entry
4. There is 1 prize of a Cadbury’s Treasure Box
5. The data of anyone that enters won’t be passed on to any third parties or used for any unsolicited marketing communications.
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8. The winner will be notified via email, and will need to respond within 4 weeks otherwise a further winner will be drawn.
9. Prize will be sent out within one week of receiving e-mail details via the supplier.
10.If the prize is not available an alternative may be sent of the same value.

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A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.