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26th April 2012

Breville – an update

Well after the bad day we had at the weekend with Breville and Argos, I have an update.

Very collected the Breville mixer on Monday but a mistake was made and the collection wasn’t recorded as a special collection for faulty items. Had this happened, Breville would have been informed of the fault and the item would have been returned to them with full details.

As it is, the mixer is now on a lorry somewhere, being returned to Breville but without my details.
Breville have been in contact through email and on the phone this week, doing all they can to get the mixer back so they can find out what happened.

We’ve had an apology from both Breville and Very and I have to say I’m really pleased with how it’s all been handled.

Very refunded the money for the mixer and today the lovely lady I spoke to also refunded the delivery charge, without me asking. I was pleased with the gesture and appreciate all she did to help me today.

The lovely lady at Breville apologised for what had happened and is doing her best to get the mixer back so they can find out what happened.

I was quick to moan when it happened at the weekend; well I was very emotional, what with worrying about Ant’s heart but I also believe that good service should be shouted about and today I’m really pleased with the help and sincerity of both companies 😀

In regards to Argos, I haven’t been in touch with them yet but if we can’t get the handle to stay on the trolley, we will be returning it.
It’s such a shame because I love the idea of it. I just wish it was as practical as it promised to be.


Father’s Day – Folding picture gift – A tutorial

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We’re getting organised early for Father’s Day this year. I hope you enjoy our Father’s Day Folding Picture Gift Tutorial. If you make one of these with your children, we’d love to see your results 🙂
If you don’t get chance to make your father’s day cards, you can get some really lovely ones at Hallmark cards.

To Daddy – do not read until after Father’s Day!

The girl’s love drawing and writing and I’m always finding pictures or notes left for us lying around.
I thought it would be nice to save any special ones and give them as a gift for Father’s Day. I remembered a craft I’d done with the children in an infants school I was placed in when doing my nursery nurse training and knew the girls would love to make these for daddy.

All you need is a piece of A4 paper and some card.

Cut two luggage tag shapes from the piece of card then get the child/ren to draw a special picture for daddy or print out some special photos if they’re too young to draw.
They can also decorate the card pieces if you like.

Fold the paper, concertina style.

Then fold in it three

Glue a piece of card to each end of the paper


so it can be opened out

Make holes on each side and tie some pretty ribbon through them.

And there you have it, a lovely keepsake for Daddy 🙂

Today’s 365 photo

I’m going to let Ella decorate this one and get KayCee to make her own.

We’ve got more crafts to do before Father’s Day; I can’t wait to see Ant open them all 🙂

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