Saturday, 28 May 2016

Our Week!

Wow, the week really did fly past in a blur. I have been soooo busy over the last few days every day seems to have gone into the next. Last weekend we had an absolutely fab time over at Legoland in Windsor (review to come soon), we met Adi's sister in law and her husband and son, we've been meaning to go for ages and we just happened to be free on that weekend (well kind of, may have had to rearrange the BFF but I'll make it up to her!) so it was a good time to meet them. We had a great day, albeit very long and we need to go back again as it is soooo big and impossible to fit everything in one day and we missed a few bits so need to make a return trip at somepoint. It was a definite hit with kids and grown ups alike. 

Sunday we took Alfie to watch the new Thomas and Friends film at the cinema, although he doesn't seem as mad on Thomas as has done previously he still loved watching the film. We've taken him to the cinema a few times now and he absolutely loves it, he sits with his popcorn engrossed in the film and doesn't move a muscle. I actually quite liked this new film too so if you have a Thomas fan it's well worth seeing. Alfie has lots more films lined up to see at the cinema so I think we better start sweet talking the grandparents to look after Elarna as she's at the age where she won't sit still and she stayed at home with my mum and dad while we went off to the cinema. After the cinema I had a cheeky little stop of to buy some new curtains for our living room, the past owners kindly left the curtains which has been helpful but they were these awful pale, yellow floral things......not by cup of tea so I'm slowly replacing them for some much more my style (think charcoal and black, much more glamorous!). Anyway I digress. 


Monday I had 1/2 a day at work,  this was incredibly short notice to book off but I needed to attend Alfie's pre-school to sort out some bits for him transitioning to school and he also had his little sports day. This was so lovely, all the kids did so well......Alfie excelled at the egg and spoon race hehe, didn't drop the egg once! He was very proud to receive a little medal and certificate for his efforts. It was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours! I was off on Tuesday as usual, this was my 'hair day', wahooo no more roots! Wednesday I was working, it was a full on day, busy but went quickly and that meant 6 days off when the day was done. Thursday was Alfie's 4th birthday! I was feeling a little emotional, I still can't quite believe I'm now Mummy to a 4 year old.......insane. We had a GREAT day, we started the morning with all his pressies which I think he enjoyed immensely! We then spent the day at Woburn Safari Park, I haven't been hear for years and years and I was a little excited hehe. Alfie, as I've mentioned before is a big fan of wildlife and animals and we seem to be working our way through all the zoos we can, even in just his short life so far we have been to more zoos than I have in my life.......I think we have been to 9 in total so far and 2 of these are French zoos and also we have visited a couple of these more than once, think that's pretty good going so far ha! Still more to visit though so I see us being busy over the next few years. We finished the day off with tea at Frankie & Benny's! Friday we kept the littlies in nursery/pre-school so Adi could pick Alfie's cake up and I could go and do the (mammoth) shop for his party today.......OMG I bought soooo much, it was actually spilling over the top of the trolley, wish I'd taken a picture! I spent the rest of Friday cleaning, tidying and baking and making various party bags. Don't feel that stressed about it now, I think it's going to be an ace day......plus get to see lots of our friends and family and meet some blogger friends that are local to the area which I'm looking forward to!

So as you can see. pretty busy week here in the Beautiful Things household! How has your week been?

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Happy 4th Birthday Alfie!

So here we are. May 2016. It has been nearly 4 whole years since I gave birth to my little Alfie pants. Did I blink and miss the last 4 years? My little lad is going to be 4, we are going to be parents of a FOUR year old for goodness sake. We are leaving the threenage years behind (I hope) and entering a new stage (the fearsome foursomes apparently, excellent)! 

I still remember giving birth and labour vividly, it's strange but I do sometimes have flashbacks, because I was left quite traumatised I suspect this is quite normal but I do find myself dwelling on the birth and the weeks that followed alot when it comes around to birthday time. 


Through a drug induced and exhausted,lack of sleep state I remember being wheeled into the ward and just stared at this squidgy little thing that we'd made. I wanted to cuddle him close and I stared at him for what seemed like hours. He was a perfect bundle of squishiness. Who knew the time would escape me so quickly and I'd be soon staring at 4 year old cheeky lad starting school in September. I actually feel quite emotional while writing this, it's just insane. I wish I could just slow down time, I take hundreds of photos that I love to look back on, I never want to miss a thing and love (most of the non tantrumming!) time with him. 



Alfie is a character. I see traits of both myself and my hubby in him. He's cheeky, so cheeky, he's stubborn, sensitive, funny, loud, active and non stop ALL day, caring, at times shy, intelligent and sharp as a button.  He doesn't miss a trick, his memory is insane, so sharp that at times it's scary! He's obsessed with dinosaurs, Thomas and Friends, anything constructiony and wildlife/zoo animals. He loves to look through the animal encyclopaedia and will quite happily sit and watch Steve Backshall on the TV. He loves to watch Disney films but just as equally as playing outside and getting mucky.


To celebrate his birthday we are going to Woburn Safari Park, he is really looking forward to it and considering we seem to be working our way through the UK zoos I hope it's as good as I remember. On Saturday we are having a bit of a party with a bouncy castle and cake......oh there will be lots of cake! I think he's looking forward to it, I expect he might be a little over whelmed but I'm sure once he's gotten over that he'll be bouncing all over the place.

So my little cheeky monkey, happy fourth birthday and here is to your next, exciting year!

Choosing a Dementia Care Home.

Working within the healthcare sector makes me only just aware of the possibility of dementia. It is something that concerns more and more with family. Having worked with people suffering from dementia and their families I know just how difficult it can be. 

So what is dementia? Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a collection of symptoms that may include difficulties with thinking, processing thoughts, problem solving and at times language. This list is not exhaustive though, even during my career as a Nurse so far I have seem a wide range of varying symptoms that patients present with. As I mentioned above dementia is the umbrella term as there are various types of dementia that people can suffer from, these include Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, fronto-temporal dementia, lewy body, cjd and more rarer types which you can read more about here

Sadly, some people suffering with dementia are unable to live independently at home and need to reside in a care home, this is where Barchester Healthcare steps in. At Barchester they understand the importance of making a home from home environment and a person centred and caring approach. The aim is also on making the living as individual for peoples needs as possible which I think is fantastic.

https://www.barchester.com/

With dementia week just recently passed it seems an appropriate time to bring awareness to the front of peoples minds and emphasis the importance of these 'home from home' care environments which can truly make a massive difference in not only a dementia sufferers life but their nearest and dearest too. 

For more information Barchester Healthcare have put together this handy booklet to help make informed choices with regards to your loved ones health and future when living with dementia.

* Please note this is a collaborative posts but it is truly something I care a great deal about.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Best and Worst Linky #51

Beautiful Things
Run, Jump, Scrap!

Hi everyone and a huge welcome to the best and worst linky run by my lovely friend Sarah who blogs over at Run Jump Scrap and co-hosted by myself. If you're new to the linky we're delighted for you to join in, please do have a read of the rules. If you're a regular then thanks as always for the support. Sarah and I split the commenting now, it is working well doing it like that. You should have received a comment from one of us so if you are missing one please do drop us a tweet or email. We've had some great posts over the last few weeks!

This is the linky where you can tell us about the best or worst things that have happened in the last week or even the last year, this could in the form of a blog post, a photo or even a video. It can be an old post or a new post, we don't mind we just want you to share it with us. We want you to share your babies firsts, the crappy day at work you've had or a makeup disaster basically the good, the bad or the downright ugly! We want to share your excitement and tears, highs and lows no matter what it is.

Each week we will both choose our favourite posts from the week before and feature you on the next weeks Best and Worst, we will also feature you on our Twitter feed. 

I  must apologise that I haven't actually read all the posts from last week, I'm mega busy organising Alfie's party and time seems to have escaped me. Will try get round to it when I can!

Next week we have been running best and worst for a whole year! I can't quite believe it. We've had some wicked link ups over the last few months, although it seems to have quietened down a bit at the moment but please let me tell you we appreciate each and every one of you linking up. As a thankyou Sarah and I are going to be running a little giveaway of some items we feel reflect our blogs so check back next week.


Rules
  • The linky will open at 6.30am on a Wednesday and close at 23.55pm on a Friday
  • You can link up one or two posts each week
  • Please comment on the 2 posts before yours and have a nosey at the host's too. We've noticed that some people have just been link dropping and not commenting on the 2 in front, please do return the favour so everyone gets some comments and linky love, thankyou.
  • ***Please add the badge to the bottom of your page so everyone knows where you have linked up***
  • Tweet your hosts @helsy_1983 and @RunJumpScrap once linked up so we can retweet you. When tweeting and commenting use the hashtag #bestandworst so everyone knows where you have come from

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Harley Street Hair Care - Review

Sometimes when you need a little pick me up a parcel unexpectedly arrives that you genuinely had no idea was coming. When the postie turned up a couple of weeks ago with a huge white box festooned with a beautiful blue ribbon I really thought he'd got the wrong house! It was only when I unwrapped it that I remembered where it was from........ Harley Street Hair Clinic, how fab.

I have to say when I opened the package I was blown away with the contents. I mean there was some seriously nice items included and not just 1 or 2 bottles but a handful.......so generous. According to the lovely note card that was included the items sent were all hand picked by the clinic director that he would personally recommend. I have horrendously frizzy hair and trust me when I say I need all the help I can get with products to help ease it.



So as you can see there is some really, really nice items. So many lovely brands that I haven't tested them all out yet, it was hard to know what to go for first.

What exactly was in the box?


  • Phyto ultra intelligent shampoo - this is a general, all round shampoo, it's great for adding density to the hair. I haven't tried this one yet but when my hair looks like it needs a little pick me up this will be the one I reach for.
  • Korres - this is the shampoo perfect for problem hair or dandruff. This contains wheatgerm which cools the scalp, sounds like a good one to take away on holiday!
  • Neals Yard (a brand I am familiar with) I had the intensive coconut oil  treatment and nurturing rose shampoo. The shampoo smells amazing and leaves my hair shiny, the coconut oil treatment is also fantastic and really gave my hair a shiny boost. 
  • Sachajuan ocean mist volume shampoo - This smells fab, I'm looking forward to trying this one out.
There were also 3 sachets to try with hair care remedies which I'm saving for my holiday as they will be perfect to pop in my makeup bag and give my hair some TLC as needed. 





A little bit more about Harley Street Hair Clinic and what they do:


  • The only UK hair clinic to specialise in follicular transfer hair transplant technology
  • It's a very technical, precise non-invasive procedure with fantastic, natural looking results.
  • Hair transplants aren't just for older men! 
  • The procedures are carried out by highly experienced and specialist physicians.
  • One of Harley Streets goals is to change peoples attitudes about hair loss.
Check out this infographic, I always love statistics and facts and this has some very interesting ones about going bald.



* Please note I was kindly sent these items free of charge in exchange for an honest post, all thoughts and opinions are my own! 

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Our Week!


Well it's been an ok week, not great but could have been worse I guess, towards the latter end of the week it did start to get a little better. Saturday we spent a lovely few hours at a local swimming pool, my children are such water babies, they absolutely love the water and Alfie especially is really coming on well with his swimming. It was a great way to start the weekend. Saturday afternoon I started to feel a bit icky but thought it was perhaps just tiredness, as the day went on it was clear that I wasn't feeling great, I came to the conclusion that I had a touch of food poisoning, wasn't a pleasant way to spend the erst of the afternoon/evening. Sunday I felt a little better, we had our friends little girls 4th birthday party to attend at a softplay, it was great and Alfie had a lovely time. Just like the that the weekend was over! 

Tuesday was glorious, we were so lucky that the sun came out for us on my day off, I spent the day doing jobs around the house and spending time with the kiddies in the garden. Alfie played so nice with Elarna, I managed to get some great pictured of him passing a ball to her and almost showing her to pass it back to him and creating a little game, it was so sweet. We were woken by Elarna at around 11:30pm screaming and puking, so random as she had been fine during the day

Yesterday, my other day off was spent hoovering and steaming (again!), mowing the lawn and playing trains with Alfie......well I say playing, he played and I watched! We had lots of fun in the garden and I witnessed some gorgeous sibling playing. Sometimes Alfie can be quite rough with Elarna but oh my goodness he played so lovely with her and it was gorgeous to watch. I felt really summery over the last couple of days, a bit of sun really does pick my mood up and it's so lovely to spend some time out in the garden......although I have to have eyes in the back of my head because one minute Elarna is in my view and the next she's up to no good elsewhere in the garden!

This is my week, it's been ok! How has yours been? I have a mega busy weekend coming up followed by a packed week preparing for Alfie's 4th birthday, busy, busy!! 



Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Best and Worst Linky #50

Beautiful Things
Run, Jump, Scrap!

Hi everyone and a huge welcome to the best and worst linky run by my lovely friend Sarah who blogs over at Run Jump Scrap and co-hosted by myself. If you're new to the linky we're delighted for you to join in, please do have a read of the rules. If you're a regular then thanks as always for the support. Sarah and I split the commenting now, it is working well doing it like that. You should have received a comment from one of us so if you are missing one please do drop us a tweet or email. We've had some great posts over the last few weeks!

This is the linky where you can tell us about the best or worst things that have happened in the last week or even the last year, this could in the form of a blog post, a photo or even a video. It can be an old post or a new post, we don't mind we just want you to share it with us. We want you to share your babies firsts, the crappy day at work you've had or a makeup disaster basically the good, the bad or the downright ugly! We want to share your excitement and tears, highs and lows no matter what it is.



Each week we will both choose our favourite posts from the week before and feature you on the next weeks Best and Worst, we will also feature you on our Twitter feed. 

I can't believe we've nearly been running Best and Worst for almost a year, it's gone crazy quick and Sarah and I are just deciding how to celebrate....... keep your eyes open for a giveaway soon (hopefully!).

My favourite link up in last weeks link up was from the lovely Natalie who blogs at Mum in Brum , I loved this post all about buying a sailing boat and the challenges of sailing with a toddler, just goes to show if you want to do something go and do it and embrace everything that comes with it. Lovely post.
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Sarah's favourite post from last week from Mumzilla, what does a Mum of a newborn really need?? This is a fab post, do have a read.

Mumzilla - A blog about a small boy


Rules
  • The linky will open at 6.30am on a Wednesday and close at 23.55pm on a Friday
  • You can link up one or two posts each week
  • Please comment on the 2 posts before yours and have a nosey at the host's too. We've noticed that some people have just been link dropping and not commenting on the 2 in front, please do return the favour so everyone gets some comments and linky love, thankyou.
  • ***Please add the badge to the bottom of your page so everyone knows where you have linked up***
  • Tweet your hosts @helsy_1983 and @RunJumpScrap once linked up so we can retweet you. When tweeting and commenting use the hashtag #bestandworst so everyone knows where you have come from
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Abortion - My Response to Cathy Warwick

Abortion. It's a topic that massively divides and a very sensitive topic. Similar to the breastfeeding/bottlefeeding debate that will continue, the controversy and disagreement surrounding abortion will long reign. After reading the recent statements made by Cathy Warwick, chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) I felt compelled to write about my thoughts. I was actually shocked and pretty horrified to read about the suggestion to scrap the 24 week limit on abortions and allowing women to abort at any time during their pregnancy - i.e potentially full term.

Before I continue please let me make it clear that as a Nurse I have to remain objective and non-judgemental when with patients, we are bound by the NMC code of conduct, we treat people as individuals and prioritise their care, we respect their decisions and treat people with kindness, respect and compassion no matter what. I will always respect what a patient requests and point them in the right direction allowing them to make an informed choice and I will discuss and ensure that the patient is making the right choice for them, and this is key........it has to be the RIGHT choice for THEM and I respect that. A pregnancy may not be right choice for everyone. If you are young, fall pregnant by mistake or through horrendous circumstances (e.g rape), you don't fond you are expecting until much later into the pregnancy or it simply just isn't the right time to have a baby these may be the deciding factors for having an abortion and every woman feels differently when it comes to pregnancy and for that I will do not judge, nor is it my place to, I am merely here to signpost and offer support as required, to listen and console as needed. Since becoming a mother myself I find it more difficult to get my head around the concept of abortion and the moral aspects surrounding it.

I am an emotional person, a Mum, a Nurse and all of these things encompass the way I feel, I simply cannot imagine why someone, a chief exec of a professional organisation would want to make such odd and in my opinion, quite frankly flippant comments about making abortion ok at anytime during a pregnancy. Of course these comments that she has made may have been ridiculously exaggerated or elaborated via the media but perhaps her comments were slightly ill planned and mis-worded. I feel these comments are not thought through nor are they taking into consideration the midwives that would have to deal with this during there career. Midwives are in their role to welcome babies into the world and empower women to birth the way the wish and provide holistic treatment but then at the other end of the stick at times they have the horrific job of delivering bad news, miscarriages and still born babies, this I cannot imagine. The world of nursing and midwifery is extremely diverse and we have to learn to put our own thoughts and feelings aside, and I do this when it comes to women requesting a termination of pregnancy, I don't know how I do it but I do, I put my personal feelings aside and treat the lady as individual and give her the treatment that she deserves. I try to understand and empathise but it can be difficult especially when I know the joy that children can bring, but then this is what Nursing is about, day in and day out we see patients that we might not agree with their way of living, their diets, smoking status etc etc but yet we still treat these patients as individuals.  I question the moral aspect of dealing with abortions after the 24 weeks mark, I really do, I almost feel it verges on barbaric and watching 'This Morning' the other day I did have to agree with the parts of the discussion that when does aborting a baby at full term not become a murder.......there is a very, and I mean very fine line here. 

Personally, I feel that the 24 week limit in the UK to carry out abortions is too high, from week 24 of pregnancy the foetus is deemed viable and with the medical advances these days a baby at this gestation can survive, of course it requires alot of medical intervention but I know personally of babies born at this age and thriving now. I simply cannot comprehend the thought of aborting a baby at this gestation. There is of course times when, god forbid, the decision of abortion is taken out of our hands and for medical reasons it is advised to have an abortion but for the dr's this is not an easy decision to make and never taken lightly. It is worth mentioning for those that aren't aware, currently under UK law, unless there is a genuine medical reason (i.e the mothers life is at risk, there is a extremely high risk that the baby would be born with a serious medical condition or the mother is at risk from permanent injury or it risks the the mental or physical health of the mother) that abortion over the gestation of 24 weeks is a criminal offence (without medical legal authorisation). 

You know, when I was younger and in my teen years I was immature and thought I knew everything but I was fairly sensible. I remember talking with my girlfriends what we would do if we fell pregnant. My thoughts and opinions back then were HUGELY different to what they are now but my thoughts on abortion were based on my lifestyle at the time and being wildly uneducated re babies and motherhood. I remember thinking that I would definitely have an abortion if I meant that I could continue to go out and drink and generally be a teen......sensible in a roundabout way perhaps but I genuinely didn't have a clue what having an abortion really entailed.

I do wonder if people realise the impact of aborting a baby over 30 weeks gestation, let alone full term, it is not just simply a case of taking a pill but a barbaric removal of the foetus........I will not go into it but I have previously discussed this with a GP where I work and it can be horrific. You can read a bit about it in this article (and yes I know it's the Daily Fail but still......) it does give a bit of an insight and actually it's a very well written and thought provoking article.

I just can't get my head around it, having 2 children and remembering the feeling of holding them in my arms as a newborn,it's like nothing else. I have friends that would give anything for a baby and I ask anyone considering an abortion to really think about whether it really is the right choice to make, if you are sure that it is the right choice and you are clear with your decision that this is the way forward that is effective decision making, but if you're not, even if there is a little doubt in your mind, please seek professional medical advice, come and talk us nurses, a GP or a healthcare professional and we will always listen and offer support enabling you to make an informed choice.
Please let me assure you that even though my thoughts might be different to yours this will never affect my treatment and to be honest you would not know my feelings on things as it isn't my place to instil my views on to you, I will always be non judgemental, approachable and compassionate to the choices that are made.

The RCM has issued a statement in response to the recent media coverage which you can read here, it is a fair and honest statement but it doesn't really answer the comments that were originally made, it more reiterates what the RCM stands for as a professional body and that the emphasis is on the women and empowerment to make choice.

Unfortunately, I think that perhaps the original statement from Cathy Warwick was perhaps taken slightly out of context, or not taken as it was meant to be or blown wildly out of the water by the press. In the above statement the RCM advise that: ‘Our recent statement on abortion set out our belief that abortion should be removed from the scope of the criminal law. We do not believe that it is right that it is still the case that women who choose to have an abortion can be criminalised and face prison.' However, I have to say that I would seriously question why you would not have considered an abortion much earlier in gestation.

I leave you with this. You see this picture. A baby, full term..........could you abort.....could you? I couldn't.

My 1st born - Alfie
My 2nd born - Elarna

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Saturday, 14 May 2016

Weekend Style #35

It only just occurred to me that I hadn't shared any outfits for a while and the most important occasion has passed by! Elarna's birthday......of course. I couldn't resist putting her into something a little bit on the bright side and although I did have a different outfit planned originally, when I saw this outfit featured over on Instagram I knew  I had to have one for her. I will perhaps feature her other outfit that I had planned in another post.


I really love using Instagram, I have found some amazing companies but using a variety of hashtags to search for and purchase unique and funky things. One of my favourite things at the moment is clothes, particularly bespoke and homewares. I love that the top in this outfit is personalised and something that she can wear not just for special occasions. It was ridiculously overpriced for what it was but I love how bright and colourful it is and she looked adorable in it.....you couldn't miss her, my little fluoro babe.



I have been loving this outfit that Alfie wore a little while ago. He needed some new shoes and I could not resist these gorgeous dinosaur trainers, they look fab on, although I'm not too sure how long they will stay white for. I have never really bought any kids clothes from River Island however when I was passing I popped in and I loved the selection of boys clothes so I picked up a couple of things including this funky tee. Sharing quite a few pictures below because Alfie is actually smiling........and they are fab pictures!


Dinosaur Trainers (RRP £12.00) - M&S

T-Shirt (around £8.00) - River Island






Finally, and just because I think she looks super cute (even though I did put a vest under and it probably wasn't needed!) I'm sharing this adorable little romper that was perfect when it was hot last week. I love rompers and come the summer she will be wearing a few of them come the summer months.

Floral Romper (I think I paid around £8.00) - Mothercare


So now you've seen the little selection of outfits for this week, what do you think?

Friday, 13 May 2016

Our Week!


Ohhh Friday 13th, are you superstitious? It's been quite the quiet week, bit different to last week which seemed to be pretty busy. Friday I was back in work for the day which was fine and went pretty quickly. I was really looking forward to the weekend as the weather was supposed to be hotting up. We'd had a few beautiful days so I (and the rest of the UK) were keeping fingers tightly crossed that it stayed nice........and it did! Saturday was a perfect shopping day. Well any day is a perfect shopping day in my mind but it was sunny, dry and the shops were a calling and who better to shop with than my BFF. Seems like since we moved there is a bit of a recurring theme every month where we meet for a shop, drink and chat and I love it! I did buy a few things for holiday, I could hardly contain my excitement shopping for holiday clothes, whoop! Saturday evening we were out with our other close friends which was lovely. It's been a while since we'd been able to go out the four of us and it was a really nice evening, good Italian food, live music and good chat.

Sunday was sooo warm, it was amazing. We had already decided to do the typical Brit thing and throw a bit of a family BBQ so we invited the in-laws and my parents around for a few drinkies and a sizzling BBQ. It was alot of fun, I filled the pool up (not all the way as it takes a ton of water) for Alfie and he had an absolute whale of a time and then Elarna got in on the action and she ended up soaked but it was lovely to see them having tons of fun and generally just getting very wet! 

The rest of the week has been much quieter. The weather took a turn for a worse on Tuesday and it was miserable. So much rain in such a short space of time, typical Britain eh! Never quite sure what the weather is doing, what to wear and pretty much been stuck in the house. While we were stuck in the house and I had a spare few minutes when Elarna was napping I spent a little browsing online for some new blinds, we seem to have really big windows in our bedroom and finding a nice pair of wooden blinds that doesn't break the bank is proving tricky. I also was on the look out for some nice garden accessories, I remain hopeful that the sun will return and that I can make our new garden a lovely place to be out in when it is warmer, whenever I purchase something online I generally do a quick search to see if there are any promo codes to help out with the cost of things it is after all nice to save a bit of money and if you use a website like my favourite voucher codes you also get a bit of a feel good factor as they donate 20% to charity, luckily when I searched there were some Argos voucher codes for discount on garden accessories which was perfect!

Thankfully the weather was a bit better yesterday so we were able to spend alot of time outside and it was a very pleasant day. Here's hoping the weekend stays dry and relatively warm. 

Have a great weekend everyone and enjoy the next week!

* This post contains collaborative content.