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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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Even Monsters Sleep with The Great Little Trading Company

They’d long been the unmentioned, embarrassing and hidden away members of our family; neglected, covered up and forgotten about. But after our extension was complete and we’d all moved back in to our immaculate white walled rooms, I couldn’t take the shame under the fitted sheets any longer. Hugo and Bruno had had their knackered, Swedish super-store, grey (with various other colour markings!) mattresses for far longer than they should have, and at 9 and 10 had earned the trust to not piddle in their beds any longer – so began the hunt for quality mattresses to ensure those two monsters got the best nights sleep possible.

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The Only Girl Guide #1 | A Load of {Good} Shit

Ok, so it’s no secret that as a blogger and instagrammer I’m lucky enough to get sent a lot of shit (if you’re not down with the lingo by now, when I say shit it can mean good or bad, it just means stuff!); but as a human being, yes, I’m one of them too – I also buy a lot of stuff! So, in my ultimate wisdom and in a bid to give myself one more thing to do, I thought every month I’d sort the wheat from the chaff and give you a run-down of the top things we’ve loved, been gifted, bought, found or otherwise. Thus giving credit where it’s due to great companies and people that have got their shit together, to make some really good shit!

So, this is the place to come if you saw me open a moisturiser on insta-stories and then wondered – hmmmm, did she like it once she slapped it on her boat-race or did those cute pj’s Casper got in the post wash well?

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