I’m no expert when it comes to make-up, in fact it took me a while to stop my make-up habits first developed circa 1982. Jackie Magazine was my inspiration, it was hard work getting my fine, thin hair looking as full as this! The blusher application was a talent in itself.
I need your help!
But I’m not asking you to give it to me for free. I have a lovely little gift to give away to one lucky participant in my little blog reader survey. It’s so short it literally takes just a couple of minutes to complete. Then if you put your e-mail at the end I’ll enter you into my prize draw.
I am trying to learn more about people who read blogs, why do they read them, what are they looking for in a blog post and what makes them come back again. I want to create a blog reader persona and you can help me, even if you don’t really have much interest in blogs there must be something that brought you here today. It doesn’t matter if you read hundreds of blogs a day, or just one a month, I really want to hear from you. The questions are simple and multiple choice, so you just have to tick a box or boxes. And like I said, it really won’t take up much of your precious time.
Now what am I giving away as a prize?
How about some chocolates from Thorntons?
Thorntons are currently promoting their Autumn Collection of chocolate, toffee and fudge, perfect for when the nights start to draw in.
How about a lovely box of chocolate covered toffees. First gooey then chewy!
Or Maybe you are nuts about nuts and would prefer this lovely box of nuts and praline collection?
A few Terms and Conditions:
- UK Only (sorry)
- Competition closes when survey ends on 27th October 2017
- Prize is 2 boxes of Thorntons Chocolates
- Prize may differ from items shown but will be of the same value
- One winner will be chosen at random
- Winner will be chosen by e-mail address left on survey form
- E-mail addresses will be collected for competition purposes only, if you don’t leave your e-mail I cannot accept your entry but you can still fill in the survey form.
Sorry, I’ve had to close the survey early, all entries so far are received and ready for the draw on the 27th. If you have only just arrived here and not yet entered then please feel free to leave a comment saying you wish to be entered. I can then rip your e-mail from the comment and no-one else will see it. You will need to comment and say you wish to enter so I can take your e-mail though as although I can see your e-mail it would be unfair for me to take it without your wish. All e-mails will be used for competition entry only.
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We are such big fans of Gü Pudddings we have a cupboard full of the empty glass ramekins they come in. In fact I decorated some and filled them with sweets to put on the tables at our wedding reception! We also use them for tea light candle holders and they’ve been decorated with chalk pens, washi tape, paint and whatever we can find.
I was thrilled to learn that there are a new generation of Gü puds called Gü Mousse Fusions. These little pots (Which are plastic) come in three gorgeous flavours;
Mango Mousse with a Punchy Mango & Passionfruit Coulis (2x70g)
Let your spoon glide smoothly into a tangy fusion of mango and passionfruit coulis, before slowly sinking into a luscious mango mousse for an exotic taste of pure pleasure.
Chocolate & Toffee Mousse with a Silky Chocolate Crème (2x70g)
Lose yourself in a luxurious taste sensation with this sumptuous chocolate and toffee masterpiece. Immerse yourself in the smooth and silky chocolate crème layered over a heavenly chocolate and toffee mousse – the perfect way to tantalise your taste buds.
Strawberry Mousse with a Tangy Strawberry Compote (2x70g)
Dip your spoon into a fruity fusion of smashed strawberry & tangy compote with a hint of balsamic, before being swept away into a haven of bubbly strawberry mousse. Expertly whipped to creamy perfection – it’s the permissible pleasure you’ve been searching for.
The Gü Mousse Fusions range is currently available exclusively at Tesco before rolling out in most major supermarkets from August (£1.80 RRP). Visit http://gupuds.com for more inspiration.
I tried the Chocolate and Toffee Mousse and although you get less than in a ramekin it was still utterly delicious. The smaller amounts reflect in the cheaper prices. It’s just enough for a treat and I really can’t wait to try the other flavours. Which one do you think will tickle your taste buds?
You get two pots in a pack and this time they are in plastic tubs, I’m sure they will be just as recyclable, although maybe not as tealight holders. In my pack one tub said ‘Dig In’ and the other ‘I’m Yours.’ I ate both of them…ooops!
These are really tasty and I’m sure I’ll be buying more of them, and trying all the flavours. My current favourite Gü pud is the Zillionaire’s Cheesecake, but if I’m honest, I couldn’t eat more than one as they are very rich. The new Gü Mousse Fusions are much lighter but still scrumptious.
I’m not a calorie counter but to compare, the Chocolate and Toffee Mousse Gü Fusions (70g) is 200 calories, whereas the Zillionaire’s Cheesecake (83.5g) is 341 calories.
Disclosure: I was sent some vouchers to try Gü Mousse Fusions, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
My husband is also my carer, he has to do so much for me and our small children. I really don’t know what I’d do without him. He has to help me with everything from the housework to cooking. I can’t do half as much as I used to. He also has to help me by bathing the kids and putting them to bed. I try to help as much as I can but it’s really hard for me, especially if it involves going up and down the stairs. He doesn’t get much time off to go out so he has converted our shed into his man cave. He has his stereo, guitars and even our old settee in there. He’s made it proper cosy and it’s where he goes for some time out, and he’s still only a shout away if I need him.
Every now and then I like to treat him and this week I had the opportunity to treat him with some new clothes from Jacamo. Here he is posing in front of his man cave…aka the shed!
I chose for him a denim look shirt which I knew he would like. I really like the contrast around the collar and the sleeves. I also chose some blue chinos. He likes the smart casual look. To go even more casual he also has a new polo shirt he can wear with his chinos.
He’s always been a big fan of Jacamo, the clothes fit really well and come in a large range of sizes which is perfect if you are extra tall or overweight. The prices are really competitive too and there is lots of choice.
So what do you think of his look?
I think he’s happy anyway, the only thing that would make him happier is if someone offered me a guitar to review… as if!
Disclosure: I was sent the clothing in return for my review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I always argue with my hubby over mops, that might sound daft but the truth is I can’t stand the smell of wet mops or buckets. It doesn’t matter if you clean them well they always have a certain smell to them. I’ve even tried soaking them in sweet smelling liquid, but still they smell like mops, dirty and damp and I hate them. Also, lugging a bucket around with you will mopping is a definite no no for me.
My hubby hates my steam mop, he thinks it’s too much effort to set up, he doesn’t like being restricted by the cord and he can’t get into the corners properly with it.I have to agree with him, but, when it’s dirty I can rip off the pad and throw it in the washing machine…no smell!
I was asked if I’d like to try a Spray Mop. I’ve used micro fibre mops before and although you can take the pad off and throw it in the washing machine, I’ve found that they don’t last very long, or clean the floor properly.
I liked the idea that the spray mop cleaned windows too. My steam mop cleans windows but I really do find it a pain to get it set up and the cord is really restrictive when it comes to windows.
(read on for a 15% discount on this mop especially for my readers!)
So, what did I think of this 2-in-1 Spray Mop?
About the Product
- 2 in 1 Mop – You get both a spray mop and a window cleaner attachment in your kit.
- 600 ML Bottle – The bottle can be easily removed from the holder to fill the floor cleaner of your choice – remember to keep it clean and to empty it after use.
- Microfiber Pad – The Pad can be reused for up to 100 washes.
- The Spray Handle – Remember the red spray button will remain loose till the time you fix it to the bottom handle.
- The Click -Only when both the handles are properly fixed will you be able to use the spray mop – Listen for the “Click” when you assemble the mop.
What’s in the Box?
Testing Out Spray Mops
Care of Mops.
Pros and Cons of spray mops