Have you heard of Kiddiwinkles?

Kiddiewinkles have a gorgeous interiors collection perfect for children and babies.

Theyhave a co-ordinating range of room accessories add the finishing touches to bedrooms, nurseries or playrooms.  To make each product extra special they can all be personalised with a name( beautifully embroidered onto the fabrics. Children love to have their name on things don’t they? It makes it uniquely theirs.

I’m not sure if you ever grow out of that actually, I have a personalised pen I adore. Sorry I digress.


Let me show you a few of my favourite items – they sell prints, playhouses, play mats, toy baskets and laundry baskets and more!

How cute is this storage basket for cuddlies, games , fancy dress all sorts really.


And play tents for indoors and out are just the perfect place for imaginary play tor to read a book and have a little quiet time (wishful thinking!)  How lovely if they did this beach hut in grown up sizes too!


One of my absolutely favourite items Kiddiwinkles sells is this brilliant storage solution for a cabin bed

It is made from quilted 100% cotton  and is a bedside Pocket Organiser.


It is designed to help keep things easily within reach such as books, drinks, cuddly toys and a torch. These clever organisers slip under the mattress and feature two pockets. My daughter has a cabin bed so can’t have a bedside table and this has proved to be a perfectly simple yet stylish solution.  (please do excuse the messy bedroom!)



My daughter loves it and has been stashing her diary and reading book in it.

Such a lovely store.








Jimmy Choo L’Eau Review

I have just been sent a bottle of Jimmy Choo L’Eau Eau de Toilette for her from The Perfume Shop.

Jimmy Choo L'Eau Review

Oh my goodness it is so lovely, really fresh and light and full of spring and sunshine.

Jimmy Choo L’Eau captures the scent of a delicious thirst-quenching hibiscus flower blended with barks, fruits and vibrant woods, to create a radiant feminine sensuality.

It contains:

Top notes
Bergamot, Hibiscus Flower
Heart notes
Nectarine, Peony
Base notes
Cedarwood, Musk

It is a long time since I have had a new perfume and this one is just perfect for me. It was released just earlier this year, comes in a sweet bottle too and is a pure delight.  If you buy a bottle 60ml or bigger you also get a free Tote bag form Jimmy Choo which is rather lovely too.

The Perfume Shop  is the UK’s largest specialist fragrance retailer with over 260 stores nationwide, selling all major designer fragrance brands, classic and celebrity perfumes, aftershaves and body products.

It has been around for 25 years and prides itself on it’s unrivalled expertise and value for money prices. It is well worth checking out if you love perfume or are lookign afor a good value fragrance as a gift.


There is a lovely competition running right now over at Rattan Direct my favourite rattan store.

Win a £500 Rattan Direct Voucher

The Rattan In The Bloom competition will simply involve participants sending in a photo of their gardens. That is pretty straightforward isn’t it!


The prizes

The winner will receive a £500 voucher to spend on the entire Rattan Website, with the runner up having a choice of either an excellent set of high quality, black rattan plant pot set or opt for the set of three brown rattan plant pot set.

Lovely prizes don’t you think! And so easy to enter.
How to enter

This is such a simple competition,. All you do is pop t the competition page scroll down the page, attach a photo of your garden to the contact form and email it to us here at Rattan. And that’s it!

Alternatively, send an email with ‘Rattan in Bloom’ Entry in the subject line, attach your photo and send it to rattandirectonline@gmail.com.

The winner  and runner up will be chosen at random,  and you can only enter once starting from 10th March 2017 right through summer until mid-day on 1st September 2017.


Wishing you the very best of luck!


You can see the full terms and conditions here





Have you heard of the eToro social trading platform ?



eToro is the world’s leading online social trading network.

It launched in 2007 and has just  received recognition at FinovateEurope 2017 with the Best of Show award.

It has over 6 million registered members from 140 different countries and thousands of new accounts opened each day. You could say it is very popular

eToro’s mission is to change how people access the financial markets and make their trading experience more social, transparent and enjoyable. They ultimately want to show that trading is not just for the elite or the fabulous wealthy but it can be accessible to everyone


Social Trading

One of the perks of social trading in this way is that you can follow, communicate with and ultimately copy other users.

Following a user is similar to following someone on Twitter, you just click on their profile to see their activity in your feed.  Through this you can emulate other more experienced traders. eToro also allows users to copy the trades of the platforms leading investors. The eToro platforms transparency allows you to see what users are trading in, in real-time then if you wish you can choose to ‘copy’ a trader.

That is such a good idea for the inexperienced and less confident trader!

eToro members can talk directly with other traders to ask questions, join online discussions and share knowledge and insight through an interactive, real-time news feed. Members can engage with the trader they are copying in order to understand their strategies and make more informed choices.


So who are these Popular Investors ?

The Popular Investor program rewards the most activeand  successful traders in the community. These can just be regular people who have done well. Members can only copy Popular Investors and  this helps reduce risk.

Jaynemesis currently has 85.35% profits over the last 12 months is one of eToro’ popular investors. He is copied by 249 other users from around the world.

Jay is a professional gamer and has travelled  the world representing his  country at eSports tournaments. he thinks the quick reactions and swift decisions of this have helped him with investing.

He mainly trades cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin and Ethereum) and Tech stocks as this is what he knows best. Jay came across Bitcoin when it cost only $12 for a coin, a currency that is now worth over $1,000 per coin.

Jay was drawn to eToro because it is a community driven platform and the interface is easy to use. He now spends between 2-3 hours a day on eToro which has increased significantly as he has become more serious about trading and he has clearly made a huge success of this.


What do you think? Do you think this sound interesting?

Has it changed your view of trading?



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From problems in the bedroom, to money troubles, to concerns over trust, there are a variety of challenging relationship issues that many of us face. When difficulties are embarrassing or awkward to talk about and the stakes for your relationship are high, it can be tempting to put off trying to deal with them. However, while this might make life easier for you right now, it’s storing up trouble for the future. If you don’t address relationship issues like these, they tend to get worse and they could end up driving a wedge between you and your partner.

With this in mind, here are four tips that could help you open up about your concerns.

  1. Don’t let embarrassment stop you from speaking up

It’s important not to let embarrassment stop you from speaking up about a particular issue. For example, if you or your partner are having difficulties with the physical side of your relationship, it’s important to address the problem even if it makes you feel uncomfortable. Bear in mind that these concerns are common. From loss of desire, to pain during sex, to erectile dysfunction, there are a host of things that can go wrong between the sheets. The causes of these problems can be psychological or physical, and it’s essential that you get to grips with the underlying issue. As well as your relationship, your physical and mental wellbeing could be at stake.

If you’re not sure what’s to blame for your problems, you might want to book an appointment with a doctor. They should be able to help you identify the cause and recommend suitable treatments. For example, if you or your other half has erectile dysfunction, they might recommend a targeted treatment like Viagra, Sildenafil or Cialis. These medicines are available on prescription from trusted provides online. You can also buy Levitra online. Also a prescription treatment, this works in a similar way to Viagra and it’s often recommended for people with diabetes.

  1. Choose the right time and place

When you’re planning to bring up a sensitive topic, it’s vital that you choose the right time and place. Ideally, neither of you will be rushed or stressed when you raise the subject, and you’ll be somewhere quiet and private. This will help to eliminate unnecessary stress from the situation and ensure you have the time and space to say what you need to say without watching the clock or worrying about people overhearing.

  1. Try to keep calm and stay positive

When you bring up challenging topics, there’s always a risk that discussion will quickly descend into arguments and accusations. This can make things worse rather than better, so it’s always a good idea to try to stay as calm as possible. Even if you’re feeling frustrated, hurt or angry, you’ll probably achieve a better outcome if you don’t lose your temper or get upset. Also, even if you’re making a criticism of your other half, try to mention some positives too. This will help ensure they don’t end up feeling too defensive.

  1. Make sure you listen and take your partner’s points on board

Even if you’ve got lots to say to your partner, make sure you don’t end up doing all the talking. Good relationships are based on compromise, so it’s crucial that you take your other half’s opinion and point of view on board. A two-way discussion tends to be much more constructive than a monologue or lecture.

Talking about difficult issues with your other partner can undoubtedly be tricky, but if you follow pointers like these, you stand the best chance of resolving your problems.


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