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November 2019

Saving money on pretty things: How to find good photo books deals

book in front of a field of flowers

Photos are a very important part of our daily lives. With all the new technology and ever-improving smartphone cameras, every one of us can quickly become a great photographer. The real shame is that many photos end up lost in the data dumpster that is our smartphone gallery, our computer, or cloud storage space. Really, we’re taking the photos to enjoy them and remember special and beautiful memories. That’s why every now and then the time comes around to put all those wonderful photos together in a pretty photo book.

We may shy away from starting or completing our photo book projects because of the time involved in getting them done, but what we need to remember is the added value we get from them. For instance: A baby photo book is not only a beautiful thing to have and marvel at in the here and now. In a few years, the baby is grown but the photo book will be a way to remember every little detail of their first days, months, and years in excellent quality.

Now, the options available for photo books seem endless. There are little square ones that are perfect for coffee tables or as gifts, A3-sized landscape or portrait versions for the most precious pictures, and anything you can imagine in between. The choice may not be easy but there surely is something for every purpose.

photo book

Another thing that holds many people back from creating more photo books is the fear of it being too costly. Of course, you can’t put a value on memories, you also don’t want to go and spend too much on pretty but – truth be told – it’s not even that costly anymore. Especially when you think about the options you have to save money without compromising the quality of your photo book. There are quite a few places out there offering deals for pretty much all kinds of photo books from all suppliers. Especially around the holidays – such as Easter and Christmas – more and more deals pop up that take down the price or offer you combination deals like two for one.

An added benefit these deal pages offer is an overview over the various brands and their photo book types. That way, you can have a look at all brands and photo books at the same time and compare the prices and deals quickly and conveniently. That’s much easier than going to each and every website to have a look at the prices and products individually to find the right fit for you. Basically, it’s a one-stop-shop. Of course, if you already know which brand you’d like to work with, you can simply have a look around for deals for that particular brand.

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On some deal websites, you can also see customer reviews to get an honest opinion on the product you’re thinking about choosing. After all, every brand will make their products look like the best of the best, but reviews are a way to find an honest and impartial opinion from other customers.

In most cases, using the deal involves getting an alphanumeric code that you enter at the end of check-out. But the best part comes at the very end when you receive your very own photo book full of lovely memories of you family, friends and fantastic moments. You can enjoy your personal works of art then and there, in a week, and years from now and dive right back into the best memories in perfect quality. And that’s all that counts, isn’t it?

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Vancouver House Cleaning Services With Local Home Cleaners

house cleaning woman with cleaning tools

House cleaning is one of the most important activities in any household. It is a part of keeping the house as functional as possible to make it healthier for living. Hygiene should be a top priority of every household since it is a factor in keeping the family healthy. As long as they are living in a safe clean environment, their development as human beings also improves. Children should be educated from a young age that cleanliness should be a part of their lives as well. This can be good training for them as they grow older. They don’t have to depend on anyone but themselves to improve their own living conditions. Learn more about how you can help your child learn.

On the other hand, only a few people can proudly say that they enjoy tidying their own home. Even though this should be a part of the routine of any family, it doesn’t change the fact that this is hard work. After all the things that you need to do in the office or other workplaces can affect your desire to clean your home. You see that everything seems dirty but you are just too tired to do anything about it. This is the reason why you wait and wait until almost every part of the house is already so filthy. You can’t even clean it by yourself anymore.

Of course, you can always ask your family to help you with the cleaning. It doesn’t just lessen the workload, but it can be a great bonding time for your family. You can schedule a general cleaning every other week or so. That way, you don’t have to do anything alone. You can divide the tasks amongst each other to make everything faster. The smaller children can handle simpler tasks like delivering non-lethal tools or they can play if they can’t help. The older ones can do the harder work while the parents on the more complicated stuff. You can create your own system with whatever works for your family.

On the other hand, you might have trouble coordinating time with your family members. Modern families have different needs compared to families’ generations ago. Working hours for many industries these days can be flexible, meaning there are family members who don’t even meet each other even though they live in the same house. They don’t also enjoy the notion that they would spend one of their rest days just to tire themselves. Most of us just want to relax, and cleaning is not one of those relaxing activities. It is quite therapeutic though, according to some researchers.

If you have the extra cash, it might be a good idea to hire someone else to do the job for you. There are a lot of services that are available across Vancouver. They range from those industrial cleaning ones for offices and buildings to the more localized and home-based ones. There are even some companies which have their own websites for easy access to their services like this one here: It can be a good way for you to know which service you should hire for your home.

Advantages Of Hiring Someone Else To Do The Chores For You:

1 – Less Physical and Mental Stress

One of the more obvious advantages of hiring cleaning services is you don’t have to much at all while they are cleaning. All you need to do is get out of their way and observe how they clean your house. You can also tell them which parts of the house need to be attended to first. If there are any portions of the house that needs repairs, they can do that as well depending on their services. It might mean an extra fee, but at least the repairs are made and you don’t have to think about them anymore. Chores can also be quite stressful since you have to think about the time that you need to spend just for cleaning. With this service, you don’t have to worry about it as they can get the job done.

2 – More Time for the Family

Another important advantage of hiring them is you can actually spend the time with your family. Cleaning your entire house is one of the most time-consuming things you can do. You can always just do it every other week or even every week to lessen the time needed to clean all of it. If you are hiring someone though, you don’t even need to think about all of this. If you don’t really have that much cash to indulge a biweekly service, you can always just hire them for one time only. Then, you can establish a routine so that your home responsibilities will not be as heavy. You can also just hire them every month to maximize the expenses. At least, you can now enjoy your rest days with your family without all the cleaning stress in your head.

3 – Keep Yourself Safe from Riskier Cleaning Activities

We all know that cleaning is really not that big of a deal to tackle, it’s just that there are so many things to do. Everything just piles up and you don’t know where to start anymore. However, there are certain tasks that can be quite dangerous for those who don’t know what they are doing. Fixing electric wires, tidying up the roof and using sharp objects are just some of the activities that can cause harm to a person. With cleaning services, they have safety gear that can protect them from the dangers in the house. They can do all the cleaning without potential injuries.

4 – Better and More Thorough Cleaning

Let’s face it; we can’t really do a better job compared to those who do it for a living. Aside from all the tools, most of them are also trained to do the cleaning efficiently. Most of the time, they can do your house within half the time compared to you and your family. Sure, you can save money by doing it all yourself. However, why don’t you relax for a while and let them do the work for you? It can be a great time for you to recuperate and do the cleaning next time.

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Countdown To Christmas Sweet Treats Recipes

Doing a countdown to Christmas on the blog has become a tradition we, as a family look forward to.
Our first countdown was in 2016 and we did 24 Christmas crafts.
In 2017 we did 24 Slimming World Buffet recipes and last year we did 24 Christmas Cookie recipes. This year we’ve decided to do a mixture of fudge and Christmas bark recipes – delicious sweet treats for the most wonderful time of the year 🙂

Christmas sweet treats

Here are the sweet treats recipes we’re going to be sharing over the next 24 days:

  1. Salted Caramel Bark
  2. Nutella Fudge
  3. Peanut Butter Bark
  4. Mars Bar Fudge
  5. White Chocolate Christmas Tree Bark
  6. Terry’s Chocolate Orange bark
  7. Snowman Bark
  8. Christmas Fudge
  9. Fry’s Peppermint Cream Mint Swirl Bark
  10. Maltesers Fudge
  11. Oreo Bark
  12. Reese’s Fudge
  13. White Chocolate and Daim Bark
  14. White Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
  15. Almond & Cranberry Bark
  16. M&M Fudge
  17. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
  18. White Chocolate Fudge
  19. Shortbread Teddies Bark
  20. Bailey’s Fudge
  21. Toffee Popcorn & Marshmallow Bark
  22. Oreo Fudge
  23. The Grinch Bark
  24. Gingerbread Fudge

For more recipes on Shell Louise, click here

Is Your Home Fit For Winter?

With the festive season upon us and the cooler evenings setting in, you need to consider whether your home is fit for winter. You may have Christmas parties in your humble abode, you might be having the family around for a festive lunch and you might have friends over for New Year. This means that your home needs to be comfortable, warm and conducive to having visitors throughout the holidays.

There’s nothing worse than having a home that is cold, damp, miserable and lacking the cosiness that people crave at this time of year. At best, your home will not be comfortable and at worst, it could become a health hazard. Read on to discover these simple ways that you can make your home fit for winter.

blue flame - get your home fit for winter
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If your boiler has seen better days, don’t try and cling onto it for one last winter. Yes, they are expensive to replace but more modern energy-efficient combi boilers will save you money on your heating bills in the long run. Having your boiler break down in the middle of the festive season is no fun and you’d only have yourself to blame. If money is tight, find a no guarantor loan to give you the much-needed cash in your pocket to help you sort out some essential maintenance in your home. This isn’t for frivolous spending – this is money to invest in your humble abode.

Replace your boiler and consider hooking it up to a smart thermostat. This way, you will have more control of the heating and ambience of your home. If you are connected to WiFi, you can control your heating from anywhere. If you are about to leave work and you notice a chill in the air, you can put your heating on so that your home is toasty warm for when you walk through the door. At the same time, having a thermostat means that your home will remain one constant temperature, meaning that you are never paying too much for your utilities.

If you have a wood burner and you want to light it this year, get your chimney swept. Soot may have been deposited in your flue over the previous winter season. A quick and cheap sweep will mean that you can enjoy more energy-efficient fires in the chillier evenings while drinking your cocoa and watching a festive classic on the TV. Ensure that you use kiln dried logs of less than five per cent moisture as well as dry kindling so that your fires catch light quickly and they burn for longer, meaning less wood is burned.


Look at your windows. Do you have any condensation or dodgy seals letting in draughts. Imagine grandma sitting on the sofa by the window trying to watch the Queen’s speech only for a chilly breeze to give her the shivers. Inefficient windows are horrible to sit next to and they will cause unnecessary heat to escape from your home, meaning that you pay more to have your heating on all the time.

Get your dodgy glazing replaced with more modern and energy-efficient glazing. Go for uPVC and keep costs down. You don’t need to replace every window, but any that are causing you concern can be replaced.

roof tiles
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Go outside and look at the roof of your home. Do you see any cracked tiles or gaps? If you do, it’s time to get a surveyor or roofer around to get on a ladder and check out your slate. Cracked tiles can be replaced cheaply and easily. However, gaps that you have may be more significant as water may have gotten into your rafters. This can cause them to rot and you may see damp patches appearing in your home. Even small flat roofs need to be checked to ensure that the flashing is intact. 

Replacing a roof can cost a small fortune, so fill the gaps with tiles in the first instance. You will only ever need to replace your roof if it is bowing or if the rafters are rotten. However, it takes a lot of rain for rot to set in. Check out your gutters too and ensure that they are not blocked. Get them unclogged and enjoy a more watertight pad.

Getting your home fit for winter is important, especially if it is your turn to host Christmas this year. Having a warm and cosy home will make the festive season so much more enjoyable for you and your guests.

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How to Look Fabulous for Date Night at a Vegas Casino

Las Vegas casino

Whether you’re a local or a tourist, it’s hard to beat a Las Vegas casino as a date destination. You can do it all—treat your sweetie to a sumptuous meal, take in a world-class show, raise your pulses at games of chance, dance the night away, maybe even check into the hotel and make a night of it.

As with any date night, nailing the attire is crucial to setting the mood. Casinos are a whole different ball game from a movie theatre or even a fancy restaurant. Let’s walk through the steps and lock down your Vegas casino dream-date outfit …

Does the Casino Have a Dress Code?

Nothing stops a date in its tracks like being denied entry at the door. To avoid suffering this indignity in front of your date, do some research.

According to Mike Tan, content writer at Online Casino Gems, “Most casinos don’t care what you wear on the gambling floor. They want you to wear whatever puts you in the mood to open your wallet.“

However, some areas of some casinos may have dress codes. For example:

The Bank Nightclub at the Bellagio

The Bellagio does not restrict attire on the casino floor, but things change if you and your date want in at the swanky nightclub The Bank.

The Bellagio’s website states that “gentlemen should make sure to wear a collared shirt and / or sport coat to The Bank. Always be mindful of wearing nicer shoes and avoid anything that can be considered sportswear: track jackets, jerseys, sports shoes, hats, etc. Remember, if you are unsure if something will work or not, play it safe.”

No instructions are given for the ladies. Being a woman is the only attire the ladies need to be welcome at The Bank. Besides, most women don’t need prompting to dress to impress.

Restaurants at ARIA

Recently-built and upscale, ARIA’s fine-dining restaurants require gentlemen to wear a suit jacket or sport coat in order to be seated and served. A tie is not necessary.

What’s the Atmosphere Like?

Casinos might not have dress codes, but a little research into the casino’s atmosphere or theme can guide your couture choices.

Check the casino’s website or google-search pictures of the interior, the staff, the amenities. If the destination is an upscale joint like ARIA or the Wynn, go for broke—suit or tuxedo for him, floor-length formal gown for her.

Headed to a venerable Vegas institution like the Tropicana or the Flamingo? Break out the vintage, a la Frank Sinatra and Angie Dickinson.

If the casino has a theme, run with it—tropical shirts and leis at the Mirage; movie-star chic at Planet Hollywood; ripped jeans and leather jackets at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; etc.

What Activities are On the Agenda?

If you want to enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the casino’s Michelin-star restaurants, guys would do well to play it safe and bring a jacket.

Nightclubs keep a tight leash on their image and credibility, even if they don’t publish a dress code. Dress up for the club if you want to pass the velvet rope: upscale jeans and a fashion-forward button down for men; “hot” for women.

Couples who covet access to any of the casino’s VIP areas should look the part of high rollers—suit and tie for men, gown or cocktail dress for women.

Casino Date Attire “Dos”

Bring Backups

It never hurts to be prepared. Men could consider bringing a jacket and a dressier pair of shoes in case they discover themselves to be underdressed. An extra button-down shirt, even a whole replacement outfit, never hurts, in case of a close encounter with a spilled glass of red wine. Ladies could bring a cover-up, dress, or skirt to mix, match and blend into the environment.

You can always stash your backups at the front desk, coat check, or in your room if you book one.

Consider Comfort

Dress fly, but remember that the party goes all night in Vegas. Ladies, if you want to wear high heels for your date, consider bringing a backup pair of flats. Vegas casinos are huge, and the walking can wear out your feet.

Casinos also tend to crank the air conditioning. If you get cold easily, don’t forget to bring layers.

Match your Date

You want to look like you belong together. Choose colors that go together, and dress at complementary attire levels. Here’s a quick primer:

Black Tie

Men: tuxedo, white dress shirt, black tie.

Women: formal floor-length gown in silk, satin, or velvet.


Men: suit and tie.

Women: gown, cocktail dress, or pantsuit.

Semi Formal

Men: suit or sportcoat-and-slacks, collared shirt, tie optional.

Women: cocktail dress or pantsuit.

Dressy Casual

Men: slacks and collared shirt, or jeans and sport coat.

Women: sheath dress, nice skirt, or dressy jeans.

It’s Never Wrong to Overdress

With the exception of a few low-end casinos (that would make depressing date destinations anyway), it’s almost impossible to overdress for a casino date.

According to GamblersDailyDigest, ”Don’t be afraid to be the only couple in a tuxedo and gown. Everyone will wonder what awesome VIP gala you just came from. They may even ask you that question directly. If they do, don’t be embarrassed to say ‘We just felt like dressing up.’ That kind of self-love and sense of occasion is almost more awesome.”

Go For the Glitz

Las Vegas is diverse, but if you had to pick its signature look, it would be “glitter.” This is the place to bust out the shiny suits, bedazzled gowns, rhinestones, sequins, etc. Go wild. As long as you are within the basics of the dress code, the staff and other patrons will love it.

Casino Date Attire “Don’ts”

Things to Never Wear

Here are some attire choices to avoid for date-night at a casino:

●      Sandals or Flip Flops. Many casinos ban them, and no casinos like them. Just don’t.

●      Athletic Sneakers. Too casual for most casino settings. On the other hand, fashion-forward or trendy sneakers like Yeezies might fly.

●      Ripped Jeans. Unless they are “hipster-chic” for the nightclub, and you had better wear them well, paired with impeccable top and footwear choices.


Pay Attention to the Hour

According to GamblingNewsMagazine, “Shorts are appropriate during the daytime at casinos like the Mirage, Tropicana, or Flamingo. When the clock strikes 6pm, however, dudes should be prepared with a pair of slacks or nice jeans to change into.”

So there you have it. No shorts in the evening. Those rules don’t apply to short-shorts or booty shorts on women. That attire is usually welcome in the clubs and casino floors.

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Why It Is Worth Choosing Juvederm Dermal Fillers

two women laughing together - Juvederm dermal fillers
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Juvederm is a series of injectable preparations with a high concentration of hyaluronic acid intended for contouring plasty. The product of the world-famous American company Allergan whose production (see catalogue fillers has established itself at its best is widely used in aesthetic cosmetology to eliminate wrinkles and folds, to correct the lips and facial oval.

Distinctive Features of Juvederm Fillers

Juvederm contouring plasty is rightfully considered to be the standard for non-surgical correction of problem areas. And there are objective reasons for that:

  • Record high concentration of hyaluronic acid

Dermal fillers Juvederm, are made up of hyaluronic acid, not natural but its synthetic analogue. It is obtained in the process of bacterial synthesis conducted in a sterile laboratory environment. The hyaluronic acid is contained in a record high concentration. This is why cosmetologists use Juvederm in cases when a patient wishes to get a pronounced effect. In addition, the gel is hydrated (saturated with moisture), which contributes to the fact that the substance is better assimilated and absorbed by the tissues of the body.

  • Cumulative effect

The dermal filler has a cumulative effect – the final effect of the procedure can be seen a day later, and in most cases it pleases patients. The gel is distributed under the skin as evenly as possible.

  • Prolonged action 

The filler provides a prolonged outcome of up to 1 year due to the unique technique of binding the molecules of hyaluronate to create a strong and reliable three-dimensional framework inside the dermis. A stable result is ensured by the high density of the filler, with biodegradable gels being removed from the body over time without residue.

  • Presence of lidocaine in the composition 

This is especially relevant for such a pain-sensitive area as the lips. The anesthetic significantly reduces the time spent on the procedure and makes it comfortable not only for the patient, but also for the cosmetologist, facilitating the process of injecting the filler into the tissues.

  • Compatibility with other products

Juvederm can be used together with other formulations, which is also a considerable benefit. You do not have to wait for the product you used earlier to be resorbed in order to get a correction with another dermal filler. Two or more products from the range are usually chosen to make a correction of several areas of the face. For example, if a patient chooses to augment their lips and get rid of wrinkles at the same time, a competent cosmetologist will offer them two types of gels so that they work harmoniously in tandem.

  • Reliable effect in all problem zones

Juvederm is used not only for minor contouring plasty, but also for extensive facial shaping. In other words, you can use the filler for non-surgical rhinoplasty, as well as to improve cheekbones or cheeks and to change the shape of the chin. This is especially useful for those who would like to “test” a new image before undergoing a full-scale surgical intervention. 

Juvederm Ultra, preparations of the latest generation, have been improved with a special 3DMATRIX formula which prevents deformation, fragmentation and spreading of the gel. Each of these products “works” in its own area. 

The new series of Juvederm products with the patented VyCross technology are also indispensable means in the fight for a young and beautiful skin. 

Such a wide range of various fillers makes it possible for cosmetologists to approach each patient’s problem on an individual basis and choose the most suitable solution for correction.

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Top 3 Beauty Gift Ideas For Christmas 2019

beauty gift ideas
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Christmas is just around the corner. It’s a time of buying presents for loved ones, tucking into scrumptious food and wearing ugly Christmas jumpers, it’s a magical holiday. 

In terms of buying gifts, however, it might feel more and more tricky throughout the years. With the belief that your friends and family have everything they need, it can be a very daunting process.

But when it comes to makeup/skincare gifts, the beauty of it (excuse the pun!) is that new sets are brought out every year! A time when all of the big brands are battling to get the most profits, customers can take advantage of the large selection of colour palettes, perfumes and more. Whether you look for skincare products in a high street store or a cbd shop, you’re bound to find something that fits within your price range. 

So if you’re stuck for buying a present for your mum, friend or another family member, here are the top three beauty products that you can dig your teeth into this Christmas.

Remember, however, that it’s better to get purchasing and planning what you’re going to get now instead of leaving it last minute!

1 Skincare Gift Sets

Skincare gifts are guaranteed to please – no matter who you’re buying it for. A present that they can use around Christmas or throughout the year, they’ll love the pamper evenings that they can have with them. 

Soap & Glory 

Soap & Glory sells an array of skincare gift sets. Within them, you can expect body lotion, body scrub, shower gel, etc. A staple gift for many, they never fail to disappoint year after year. Sold in most retailers, they are also one of the most affordable gift sets out there. 

Body Shop

Another key retailer, Body Shop sells a variety of different gift sets that are ideal for Christmas. With fruity and luxurious options available, you’ll find the perfect scent for your loved one. 


LUSH is a wonderful beauty make. Animal-friendly and handmade, each of their products will make you feel pampered and relaxed after using them. Which is why their gift sets make such a wonderful gift idea. From face cream to bath bombs, these delightful sets will make anyone smile when they open it on Christmas Day.

2 Makeup Gift Sets

Everyone loves makeup – no matter if it’s a budget-friendly or more expensive brand. And at Christmas, many people turn to makeup gift sets. Ranging in price and what they have to offer, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for on the high street or online. 


No7 is one of the country’s favourite makeup brands. And when Christmas rolls around, they release a number of gift sets. From eye palettes to foundation and mascara, there is something for all tastes. A high-quality makeup brand, your relative or friend will be in awe when they open one of these gift sets. 


Similarly to No7, L’Oreal is another trusted brand that’s known for its first-rate products. And although they are often thought of as just for their hair dye, they also have a wide range of makeup sets that make their way into stores around the winter season. These extraordinary sets also won’t break the bank, unlike some of the more expensive options available. 


Although this is a company that’s primarily across the pond, the popularity of the brand has grown internationally over the last couple of years. Available in-store and online, they have an extensive range of gift sets and beauty gifts – from makeup brushes to powder and perfume. 

3 Hair Care Gifts

Many people don’t think of buying hair care gift sets for Christmas. But they can make a wonderful gift. Practical and luxurious, they don’t have to cost you the world. Here are some top brands to look into that offers gift sets for this Christmas:


A beloved brand, Aussie make high-quality shampoo and conditioner. Available in sets, it’s an ideal accompaniment to a bottle of wine or chocolates this year. Although they aren’t the cheapest hair care products, the quality speaks for itself.


Known for making products that are rejuvenating and soothing on your scalp, Aveda is a popular brand that’s used by millions of people around the world. This Christmas, why not look into the gift sets that they have to offer? Differing to the stereotypical brands, they will make a great present. 


Another well-known and beloved brand, Tresemme have brought out a selection of gift sets this year. From hair conditioner to shampoo and masks, your loved one will have the perfect pamper evening with one of these treats. 

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How To Buy Birthday Presents For Your Parents

birthday presents for your parents
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They are often the worst people to buy presents for. Why is this? Well, when people get to a certain age they tend to have pretty much everything they need, and if you combine this fact with the fact that people later in life also tend to be less likely to take up new hobbies then it’s clear to see that the scope for present buying becomes quite diminished. If your parents are anything like mine you won’t even get much joy by straight-up asking the question, ‘what would you like for your birthday?’, as you are met with a simple, ‘oh anything, I don’t mind’, thanks, very helpful Mum! So you need to come up with some plan, so here is a quick guide on how to present shop for a difficult parent.

Buy An Experience

In recent times there has been a trend to buy experience day packages as an alternative to a physical gift. Now when looking at what you could get them for an experience day the first thing you can see is that the choice and range is pretty much unlimited, we could write a whole blog post on this alone. Classic ones include something like a relaxing Spa Day or visits to sporting events such as horse racing or motor racing. If you, and your parents, are particularly adventurous then you could take in an activity day like car racing, horse riding or something like shooting. Be sure you are choosing something suitable as these are often not refundable.

Something That’s Just Plain Nice!

They may have everything that they need, but even if you do have everything you need, there’s nothing better than getting something that’s just nice, even if it’s not needed. You can get fantastic, and decorative objects for the home from pretty much everywhere these days. One great example is something like these Tea Tins, and you can see that they come in all styles from very traditional right up to modern ones depicting film characters, etc.


There are many ways to display family photos and what’s better than to look through the old family albums of happy memories and have them re-printed in a way that’s new and fun. Take an old Christmas day or a family holiday from when you were all young and have them reproduced in a way that is nice and useful, a framed print or canvas could be a lovely gift that they can cherish and put up in their home.


Why not take them away for the weekend? You could pay for them to have a romantic weekend away together or even ask them to come for a trip with you and your kids, they may love the chance of extra time with the grandkids.

Food & Drink

If you’re still stuck for ideas, why not simply take them out for a nice lunch or dinner at their favourite restaurant or café. This may not be a particularly inventive idea, however, it is certain to be enjoyed.

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Tesco Christmas Advert 2019 #DeliveringChristmas

The Tesco Christmas advert 2019 is here and it’s ok.
Tesco is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. I was quite excited when I read yesterday that the theme was a Tesco delivery van going back through time, delivering Christmas

It’s not as good as I thought it was going to be, although I’m not sure why. I was just a little underwhelmed.

Tesco Christmas advert 2019

2018 Tesco Christmas Advert
2017 Tesco Christmas Advert

McDonald’s Christmas Advert 2019

The McDonald’s Christmas advert 2019 is another #ReindeerReady advert and like the others, I love it!
I love little Ellie, she’s so cute 🙂

McDonald's Christmas advert 2019

McDonald's Christmas advert 2019

For some reason, I didn’t put last year’s McDonald’s advert on my blog so here’s the McDonald’s Christmas advert 2018.

McDonald’s Christmas Advert 2017

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