Top Place I would most like to visit in the UK & Competition to Win a 2 night stay at the Travelodge

If there was anywhere in the UK I could visit right now and have a short break away then it would be in the very beautiful Lake District.  I have never been there before, but have seen lots of beautiful photo's and it looks like such a peaceful, relaxing place to be.  Somewhere where I would like to go without the girls, just to chill and enjoy the scenery and fresh air.

The Lake District is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains.  Who wouldn't want to visit a place like that!

It looks so beautiful and refreshing.  I would most like to visit in the Summer time, when the skies are clear and the sun is shining.

I have teamed up with the lovely people at Travelodge to give ONE person (the stay is for two people)the chance to win a two night stay anywhere in the UK.  Maybe you are planning a weekend away in the New Year, or would like to visit your favourite City in the UK.

To enter simply enter via the Rafflecoptor below.

Competition closes on Thursday 18th December 2014.

Open to UK residents only.

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Jewellery Gifts for Her

If you are looking for gifts for her this Christmas then I have these two gorgeous pieces of Jewellery that would make the perfect gifts for any lady.

Bronzo Italia Horizontal Cross Leather Bracelet - £28.42

This bracelet is lovely, and would be a great match for pretty much any outfit! You could use it to dress up or down.  I think the bronze cross is so funky and the leather strap gives it a bit of a rock chick feel! Its quite a dainty bracelet which I love, so if you are not one for chunky bracelets then this would be ideal.  Perfect gift this Christmas.

Julien Macdonald Catwalk Collection Drop Earrings - £27.50

These would look great on Christmas day, so would be a perfect present for any lady who loves a bit of sparkle in their lives.  I love the cute black bag that come in, which is also then pit into a small black gift box.  My Mum would love these! They would add that extra bit of sparkle this Christmas.

Both gifts available online from QVC.


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New Year, New Bed!

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When Sophia arrived we had to say goodbye to our lovely comfy king sized bed as we didn't have the room that and Sophia's cot, in a way I was glad it was going as it seemed to take up so much room but after a while I started to miss our comfy bed!  We swapped over for a double which I am really not liking right now, the mattress is so uncomfortable and it just doesn't seem big enough for the both of us.  So in the New Year, we are planning to purchase a new bed but this time I would really love one with some storage, I seem to have so many things and nowhere to store them.

Bedz 'R' Us have such a great selection which I have been looking at, we currently have a Divan, but think we either need a king sized or different style.  I am loving the look of the Leather style beds, they look so cosy.  Plus when having two children you will need a king sized bed, I remember when I was a little girl I used to love climbing into bed with my Mum & Dad, I'm sure it won't be long until Sophia & Abigail start doing it.

These are two of my favourite styles I have seen so far.

What new purchases will you be making in the New Year?
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Planning Your Perfect Bathroom

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Planning Your Perfect Bathroom
Undertaking any large refurbishment project in your home requires a lot of thought and preparation. You need to be certain you are going to be happy with the new space for years to come. Furthermore, it may be prudent to take into account any possible changes in circumstance such as additions to the family. Advancements in all areas of the bathroom design have come on leaps and bounds in the last few years so it is very easy to get styles to match your tastes. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when you are planning your perfect bathroom.

Time You Are Staying in Your Current Property
It is important to determine how long you expect to stay in your current home. While a new bathroom may add to your house value, it is somewhat of a risk to spend the money on a new bathroom as well as putting the time and effort in matching your style when the next owners may not share the same tastes.

Your Budget
Like any area of home refurbishment, it is possible to spend a lot of money on a new bathroom but also you can save cash by going for cheaper options. If you have a set budget in mind then you need to strike a balance between quality, style and price. You may want to focus on functionality over style or make sure the overall look of your bathroom matches what you have in mind.

What Are Your Tastes?
There is a large variety of bathroom styles out there to suit your personality. Make sure you search extensively the different styles available before you make your decision. Have a think about how various looks will compliment the rest of your home and also how they will suit the space. For example smaller spaces may benefit from lighter airier designs. You may have a contemporary urban home which lends itself more to clean geometric designs rather than period characteristics.

The Space You Have to Work With
As mentioned above, there are ways to transform small spaces into energising bright bathrooms which you enjoy getting ready in in a morning. Co-ordinate the shapes and styles of your bathroom fittings and furniture to maximise the use of the space and form a relaxing bathroom.

Storage Requirements
A versatile way of maximising your bathroom space is to get the perfect storage units to keep your toiletries and provide the look you want. Decide whether you want mirrored units, under-sink solutions or free-standing storage units to give your bathroom convenience as well as style.

Bath and Shower Units
Whether you go for a large luxurious tub or a compact shower unit will depend on the space you have to work with as well as the budget you have set aside. Rain-showers and soaking tubs add that extra bit of comfort which may make your bathroom your favourite place to relax in.

These days there is a world of choice when it comes to toilet designs. Toilets with concealed cisterns have become popular in recent years as have wall-hung and back-to-wall toilets.

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Christmas Gift Guide featuring Smiggle Products

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1/ Smiggle Watch This Space 2/Optical Light 3/ Pinarstar 4/ Pens & Pencil Case 5/ Hot Water Bottle 6/ Speaker Case

1/  Watch This Space £12.50 - I love this watch especially the colour.  Would be an idea present for a young boy or girl, as it comes in a range of different colours.  When the watch is pressed the time with digitally be displayed.

2/  Optical Light £10 - These are Abigail's favourites, watch the optical fibres light up bright and the base glow! Such a fab & funky gift for any age range.  

3/  Pin Art Star £10 - These take me back to my childhood, I love these they would be the ideal present.  Great for Children, creating shapes.

4/  Smiggle Pens £8.50 & Konnichiwa Kimono Pencil Case £10 - Great for Children or even adults who like to spend their time drawing or being creative.  The cute pencil case opens up like a kimono, Abigail has so many pens and pencils so this will be great for storing them all in.  Such a clever idea, these would make great stocking fillers.

5/  Warm Up Hot Water Bottle £10 - Perfect little present for keeping your little ones warm this Winter.  I love the girlie pink and purple colours with the cute dog design.  A great present to snuggle with your little ones.

6/  Speaker Case £16.50 - These funky speaker cases come in a different range of colours and designs.  Another great stocking filler.

For more Smiggle products, visit their website.

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Chicco Activ3 Review & Giveaway

As you all know we love the Chicco products here at the London Mummy of Two household, and in particular their lovely pushchairs.  We have in the past reviewed their gorgeous Urban stroller, and the Echo which have both been great, particularly the Urban is one of my favourites.

We recently had the chance to review the Activ3 which I was really looking forward to as I hadn't used a 3 wheeler for a long time, probably since Abigail was a baby.

Firstly I really love the colour of the pushchair, the red really stands out.  The seating is really comfy and padded which is great for Sophia, she loves being in the Activ3 and always seems to have a really good sleep when she's out in it! I particularly love how padded and protected the side of the seating area is, and the bumper bar on the front of the pushchair is great, Sophia loves to hold on and have a good nosey at everything and everyone!

The Activ3 has 4 positions and an adjustable leg rest, the lie flat position is great and is also suitable for newborns so would be ideal, especially if you love walking, it is so so lightweight to push, one thing I don't like is pushing really heavy pushchairs, the Activ3 is great.

The large hood is detachable and has UV protection and is also waterproof.  

The handle is adjustable which is great if you are that bit taller then you can raise the handle slightly.  The one thing I love about the Activ3 is the break system, which can be adjusted by the handlebar so is super handy and easy to use.  

The wheel at the front is quite long, but that's not a problem for me, and is designed for Active people who like to walk or job with their pushchair.  I have used the Activ3 on the bus and have never had a problem. Being such a lightweight pusHchair it has been great getting on and off the buses and trains, the handle folds down is great, especially being on a busy bus or train the last thing you want is a big handle sticking out. 

Basket space is great at the bottom of the pushchair, you can actually fit quite a lot in, so is great for when we pop out for our food shopping.

The frame of the Aciv3 is very solid.  It is so easy to fold and the unfold mechanism is operated from the handle.  The wheels can easily be removed when folding so makes the pushchair compact which is great if you are storing it in the boot of your car.

Overall we love the Activ3.  It is Feroz's favourite, he usually takes Sophia out for a walk to get her off to sleep when she won't settle at home so loves using this.

I don't have any negative comments about the Activ3.  If you love walking or exercising outside with your baby then I would highly recommend this.

The Chicco Activ3 retails at £299.99 and is available at Mothercare (and various other retailers)

I have teamed up with Chicco to give one person the chance to win this lovely pushchair.  All you have to do is answer via the Rafflecoptor below.

Competition is open to UK residents only. 

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Christmas Gifts Under £5

1/Frozen Peelable Shimmer Polish & Shimmer Lip Balm
                      2/Luxury Notebook

3/Owl Mug

If you are looking for stocking fillers, secret Santa gifts, or just have a tight budget then here are a few bits you can pick up from Poundland.  

1/  Everywhere is going Frozen crazy at the moment so I'm sure every little girl would love these in her Christmas stocking (I know Abigail will) a cute Shimmer Nail Polish which is peelable (even better) great for any little Princess.  Shimmer Lip Balm, Abigail loves to play dress up and out her play make up on so this is perfect another great stocking filler, I love the packaging!

2/  Luxury Notebook, these would be fab as a secret Santa gift, I always carry my notebook around with me so I know I would love one of these as a Christmas gift, fab for any of you Bloggers out there! Or busy Mums who like to jot everything down,  I love the pretty design.

3/  Owl Mug, now I'm sure everyone would love this, anyone who likes a good cuppa will love this mug! I love the colours, its nice and simple and a good size for a nice hot drink this Winter.

All of these gifts are available in Poundland (while stock lasts) so hurry for these fab little gifts.

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