Shiz We Loved | October | #2

Well, slap my thigh and call me fanny – if I’m not mistaken, this is the second “Shiz We Loved” blog – which is getting a little close to commitment for my liking, and if not, at the very least it’s turning into a habit! But you might notice I’m screeching in a couple (ahem) of days behind schedule; partly thanks to that parental-time f**k, known as half-term and we were busy celebrating Hugo’s birthday. I pretty much blinked and missed October.

So, without further ado, here’s the most loved, useful, cherished and note-worthy from October; whether it’s been bought, gifted, found or made – either way, there’ most definitely no buying your way onto this list!

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Home at my Fingertips With Honeywell Lyric #Ad

It’s no secret that autumn days at home with tea-on-tap and onsies-clad are my favourite; but with 5 boys, football season in full swing and non-stop birthday parties between now and Christmas… most of my days are either spent at work, the football side-lines or taxi-ing to and from a 10 year old’s rave-up. But forever the optimist, while carrying out my front-line parental duties, I still daydream of getting home, slipping on my sheepskin slippers and that renowned cashmere jumpsuit!

We all know the dread of getting home cold and a bit soggy, to a dark, nippy house or discovering the home-alone teenagers munched all the snacks, which is why I’ve teamed up with Honeywell to ensure while I’m shivering my ears off at the park, (building up an appetite) my peace of mind is kept intact! They kindly sent over a selection of busy-family friendly gadgets from their smart Lyric range – the Lyric T6R Smart Thermostat, Lyric C1 Wi-Fi Security Camera and Lyric W1 Wi-Fi Waterleak and Freezer Detector. The team over at Honeywell, with over 100 years’ experience, are making family life just a little bit easier with their Lyric products and app – helping busy mums (and dads) be in control of their home comforts wherever family life takes you! 

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Even More Stranger Things + Top 3 Picks #NetflixStreamTeam

I’m that irritating person, who come Christmas and birthdays waits until 9pm to finally open their presents – it’s all about the anticipation; maybe that’s why I also have a penchant for online shopping – shop, pay – then spend days waiting eagerly! So, when Netflix announced the second season of Stranger Things was to be released on the 27th of October my waiting game was on!

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Half-Term Sorted! at The Postal Museum London

Anytime Casper sees a red vehicle or person wearing any red garment, we’re pretty much guaranteed the glorious reaction of frantic waving accompanied by “Mama, Po Ma Pat!”. That chirpy bloke from Greendale, with his black and white and fancy new helicopter has a lot to answer for in our house. With a penchant for Pat and believing every parcel or letter that comes to our house is his, it made the invitation for Cas and I to check out the latest attraction at the fascinating Postal Museum a no-brainer.

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Everything’s Pukka

There’s nothing quite like filling your pie-hole on a breezy autumn afternoon – which was exactly why I jumped at the chance when the gang from Pukka Pies invited me along for pastry-stuffed goodness and a chat with the glorious Anna W. of Mother Pukka – see what they’ve done there?! While Pukka Pies might fill you with chip shop dread – they’ve undergone somewhat of an X-Factor style makeover, coming out of the glittery lights a little more puffed, a touch more sophisticated and a whole lot more something I’d consider whacking in front of the family on a chilly Sunday afternoon!

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