Sharing Those Oooops Moments with TENA

TENA recently invited me to an event that I unfortunately couldn’t make but as they’re such a lovely bunch they sent me a goodie bag so that I could recreate the event in my own home – with a girly friend or two.

TENA are helping women everywhere share their ooo0ps moments and so sent me a kit to have a girly night in along with some oops moment confessions although I’m happy to say that so far I have only had oooops moments when heavily pregnant – and I think that can be forgiven!


The Tena Goodie Bag was put together with the following in mind:

  • Laugh out loud with the latest chick flick – Pitch Perfect 2 to enjoy with friends.
  • Tuck in to sweet treats – Chocolate and Popcorn to enjoy during the movie.
  • Crack open mini bottles of fizzy wine – Mini bottles of Prosecco – the perfect girls night in drink!
  • Relax with a mani-pedi – A gorgeous new nail polish for a bit of a pamper.
  • Face mask – To continue the pampering spirit!
  • Oooops moments confession board – To share those Oooops moments!
  • For the ultimate protection this season – TENA Ultra Towels


The whole set was put together to show that Oooops Moments are something everyday for so many women – one in two UK women experience light bladder weakness. Lights by TENA Ultra Towels combine the security of Ultra Towel technology with an ultra-absorbent Quick Dry Core and FeelFresh technology that locks in moisture and controls odour. So, women everywhere can relax and giggle with the girls all evening long, knowing they don’t need to worry about those Oooops moments.

Disclosure: I was sent the above goodie bag for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.

We all love Clover #NothingArtificial

*This post is in collaboration with Clover

I wrote previously about always having Clover in the fridge – I have a fondness of it that stems from the old adverts with the jingle that is even now stuck in my head. ‘We all love Clover, it’s the way that it’s churned’.

We use Clover in our sandwiches, in the children’s lunches and in cooking and baking too. It’s so versatile and it’s great to know that it contains nothing artificial too – just goodness for the whole family.


Love the Little Things – 48/52 – #LittleLoves

Another week that has passed by so quickly. We haven’t really done much this week, just caught up, finished off odd jobs and spent snatches of time here and there as a family. A pretty normal week for us.

Here are a few thing I’ve been loving during that typical week…


Just blogs really – no surprise there! I read a great post called How To Piss Off a PR written by someone who has been at both ends of the blogger/PR relationship. A great post for that anyone who blogs will nod along to and some great tips for bloggers who are just starting out.

I also read this great post about beauty treatments for primary school age children. It’s another post I was nodding along to and one that I have quite strong opinions on. Go read and comment – you’re bound to have an opinion too!


The highlight of this week’s viewing has to be Katie’s gender reveal video. For me, the soundtracks make Katie’s video and from her pregnancy announcement to this I have been an emotional wreck! Such lovely times for their gorgeous little family.


LP chatting. Constantly! It’s something about starting school that has made LP talk and talk and talk. She has so much information in her, and so much she just wants to say and it’s so lovely listening to her express herself. I don’t do videos often but earlier this week I shared this video in our Cuddletwist review – you can really see LP’s personality shining through.


I bought a new winter hat this week. One that I hope will brighten those cold and dreary days. I love it and will be wearing it all the way to Christmas and afterwards!



I haven’t made a huge amount this week. The only thing I can think of is cheese and biscuits! You really can’t beat cheese and biscuits at any time of days. It’s one of my favourite foodie indulgences.


and lastly…

When I finish work tomorrow Hubby and I are off to a hotel for the weekend. It’s the first overnight break we’ve had since we reviewed Fawsley Hall in August last year and so to say we’re looking forward to it is an understatement! I’ll make sure to let you know all about it.

Have a lovely weekend!

My Beautiful David Deyong Locket

I love jewellery although I don’t own very much. I love to have a few pieces of jewellery that really mean something to me rather than a lot of jewellery that doesn’t have that same sentimental appeal.

When David Deyong got in touch to introduce me to their jewellery I loved it immediately. All David Deyong pieces have such a timeless style and add a touch of elegance – even if you’re just in converse and jeans!



David Deyong sent me a gorgeous locket and it has to be one of the most beautiful deliveries I have ever had. You see, David Deyong lockets are easily personalised with the addition of charms that float around inside and my one has an A and T in – for the children – and a star, because everyone knows how much I love anything star shaped!



The necklace came in beautiful gift packaging with not just the presentation box but a gorgeous bag too. Anything from David Deyong would make a wonderful gift and the packaging just adds to that.


The lockets come in silver, rose gold or yellow gold and in a choice of a heart shape or round locket. You can then choose any number of letters, numbers or shapes to go inside that make it such a beautifully personalised gift.


The David Deyong locket could also work like a charm bracelet where you could add more charms as the years go by. The charms are all made from silver and cubic zirconia and are simple to change or add to the locket with a tiny clasp on the side.


I love my locket and have worn it so much. It has never come undone by itself and has been a talking point from the moment it arrived. It’s so different and I know I will be wearing it for years to come. If you’re looking for a gift for a friend or female relative then a David Deyong locket could be just the thing but if not there will definitely be something for them from the beautiful David Deyong jewellery collections.

The David Deyong Lockets have a starting RRP of £49.99 and the charms have an RRP of £9.99 each


Disclosure: We were sent the above products for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

Winter Care for your Garden: Fruit Trees

*This is a collaborative guest post

From autumn right through to spring there are a variety of functions that you should carry out in order to promote the health and growth of your fruit trees. A busy gardener never has the time to sit back, and if you prune and nurture your tree during the darkening days of autumn and winter you will be able to look forward to some magnificent blossom in the spring.

Buying your fruit trees

When you visit a fruit tree nursery in order to buy your trees make sure that you choose the right rootstock, as this will determine the eventual size of your fruit tree. Cherries, damsons, apple and pear trees all grow well in the UK’s temperate climate, you can also plant some fruit trees in winter, as long as the ground isn’t frosty. If you’re thinking of planting a tree in a container then you can wait until the summer before planting.

Use autumn to eradicate moths

Before winter sets in and you’ve harvested your fruit crop you should look for signs of winter female moths. An article in The Express describes how this pest can ruin your fruit crop, so it’s important that you ‘attach sticky grease bands to the tree before the end of October,’ to stop the moth from crawling from the ground and up the tree trunk and then eating the fruit blossom during the spring months.

If your tree is attached to a stake, make sure that you also put a grease band around the stake to stop the moth gaining access to your fruit tree trunk. You can reapply the grease bands throughout the autumn/winter months.

Pruning is a winter task

According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), ‘pruning should be carried out when the tree is dormant, between leaf fall and bud burst.’ If you’ve never pruned a fruit tree before, the RHS website has some excellent advice. You should use sharp secateurs, a pruning saw and loppers. Start off by getting rid of any dead or decaying branches. Once you’ve eradicated the deadwood, trim the year’s new growth but remember to allow lateral or side shoots to grow. If you have espaliered or restricted fruit trees they won’t need pruning until the summer.

Bare root trees

Bare root trees can be planted in the winter as long as the ground isn’t frosty. Once you’ve bought your tree allow the roots to soak before planting. If your garden is covered in frost and you have a tree that you want to plant, simply place it in a container of moist soil until the frost has thawed and then plant it in its place in the garden.

Many varieties of fruit

The changing UK climate means that it’s now possible to plant figs, peaches and apricots, so don’t just stick with traditional apple and pear trees. Always remember that newly planted trees will need regular watering but it is important to make sure that the soil drains easily. Fruit trees are rewarding and beautiful so why not start planting yours this winter?