26 Mar 2015

1/3rd Off Vichy and La Roche-Posay Skincare at ChemistDirect.co.uk

Are you somebody who does beauty regimes? Or are you, like me, a soap and water kind of person whose only beauty routine consists of making sure there are no remnants of sweat/grime/food stuck to her face. I honestly do not remember the last time I followed any sort of skincare regimen apart from the occasional slather of some random moisturiser when my skin felt especially dry. This is even before motherhood became an excuse to neglect my skin care.

Midlife is looming and years of neglect seem to be creeping up on me. The time might just be right to do something about all those sensitive, dry, rubescent patches of facial skin and get my complexion all aglow as I stand poised to enter the fifth decade of my life.

So off I go to take a look at what ChemistDirect.co.uk have to offer this March, and come across a range of savvy skin saviours that go by the name of Vichy and La Roche-Posay. What's better is that they are being offered at a third of their usual retail price throughout March. So you are making a tidy little saving of 34% per product, whether it is from the Vichy or the La Roche-Posay range.

25 Mar 2015

School Run Colours 25/03/2015 - Hide and Seek Adventure

School Run Colours

My son is now an age when imagination runs riot and there is a 'benture' (adventure) to be had around every corner from on the living room sofa to under the dining room table. Everyday happenings that grown-ups take for granted elicit intrigue and the questions flow thick and fast as he tries to make sense of the world around him. Add a vivid imagination and a keen sense of hearing to the mix and we have the perfect recipe to keep Mum on her toes trying to sort fact from fiction.

This is my first attempt at writing a fictional piece for children. Needless to say, it has been inspired by my son's current favourite obsessions. 

Pretty pink flowers all in a row
What is that hiding in the shadows
Of its boughs? 

Is it a fierce dinosaur 
with a roar strong and loud
Or a little red squirrel 
digging for nuts in the ground 

Is it a wise old wizard
in a cloak and pointy hat
Or a crooked cackling witch
with a green and black cat

Is it a big giant spaceship 
with friendly aliens on board
Or a king in his castle
fighting battles with a sword

Is it a fierce snarling dog
hunting for a chewy bone
Or a teenie tiny dragonfly 
hovering like a drone

Is it a scary ghost train
chuffing all around
Or a digger-turned-helicopter
Transformers abound!

Is it an enormous monster
with three eyes and a snotty nose
Or a huge hungry 'helephant'
that eats a pink rose

What secrets lurk under 
the shadows of these boughs
Come and join us 
on an adventure to explore.

These are my School Run Colours for this week. If you are new to the School Run Colours linky, you can read all about it here, including how to link up. 

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School Run Colours

Prose for Thought


24 Mar 2015

Honey Monster Puffs Review

We did not get the opportunity to meet the Honey Monster on its tour of the UK. But we did get to try out the newly redeveloped Honey Monster Puffs breakfast cereal.

Honey Monster Puffs

23 Mar 2015

Pisamonas Shoes Review

Spring is in the air, and if the glorious sunny weekend is anything to go by, summer is set to be a scorcher. Well, fingers crossed it will be. The onset of spring means I need to get my son's wardrobe sorted in anticipation of balmy summer afternoons spent in the garden, in the park or on the beach.

I bought him shorts, hats and t-shirts and was on the lookout for some nice footwear, when the lovely people at Pisamonas got in touch with an offer to review their products. I had never purchased shoes for J from an online store before, so was interested in trying out the Pisamonas service.

18 Mar 2015

School Run Colours 18/03/15

School Run Colours
A haiku inspired by this photo captured on this week's school run.

Leaden grey morning 
The burden of clustered buds
On a broken bough

These are my School Run Colours for this week. If you are new to the School Run Colours linky, you can read all about it here, including how to link up. 

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School Run Colours

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