Classic Jar Candle: Flamingo Candles

  On a positive note, this candle was pretty on first impression, very fragrant and sweet scented when burning. Unfortunately I won’t be buying these candles again for the following reasons: The lovely fresh green colour of the wax faded a lot once the candle started to burn, the colourant/dye seemed to collect in a […]

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Out and about at The Cruise Show: Birmingham NEC

Firstly, the answer is no. Right now, I am not making any serious plans to go on a cruise, I merely went along last weekend out of curiosity and I must say, I came away rather inspired. River cruises are all the rage, the ‘new black’ if you like! Honestly, river cruises are appealing to me […]

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A Salmon Supper

Being rich in protein and Omega 3 fatty acids (which keep your cholesterol and blood pressure levels down, help eye, brain and nerve function), salmon has quite a few note worthy credentials including: It’s a healthier alternative to red meat Protein rich Salmon is rich in a range of vitamins include in D, E, A and B6, […]

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Time for Tea!! The Tea Terrace

Next time you’re in House of Fraser on Oxford Street, pop up to the fifth floor (at the back of the children’s clothes department) to experience a feeling of Alice in Wonderland at a tea party, or dolls house afternoon tea. Well kind of. This is the second time I’ve had tea and cake at […]

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Head In The Clouds: View From The Shard

360 degree view of London from the tallest building in western Europe. The building is split into various sections including the Shangri-La Hotel, domestic dwellings, and office space. I don’t really want to repeat all the building related facts because you can read all about these on the Shard website: http://www.the-shard.com  My visit was early in […]

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Out and About Around Borough Market

Borough market has been known for being one of the biggest food markets in London, with a history behind it dating back to medieval times. Opposite London Bridge Station, the market looks like a large modern green house at first glance, however you can rest assured that there is indeed a sprawling market place tucked […]

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Out and About Camden Town

  Camden is a great place to go for lots of reasons. If you enjoy idly wandering around and feasting your eyes on a ridiculous array of shops, winding allyways rammed tightly with stalls, some weird some wonderful; food stalls and eateries galore, and you don’t mind a thick crowd, then Camden Town is a […]

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Under The Sea: Sea Life London Aquarium

Given my obsession with fish and aquariums, it will come as no surprise that the London Aquarium is an old favourite of mine. Does anyone else feel like they’re in one of the ‘Alien’ film spaceships when you walk through Westminster tube station, it looks/feels very space-age-esk!!! Take Exit 1 and turn left- cross at […]

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Tropical TOBAGO, The Quiet Caribbean.

A small quiet caribbean island, physically separate from Trinidad. An island for relaxation, bird watching, rainforest hiking and beach lounging. At certain time of the year, in line with breeding cycles, turtle watching becomes a major attraction. Be certain to take strong insect repellent, the strongest you can get your hands on. You will certainly […]

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Bahamas: Reminiscing. Take me back!!

The Bahamas is made up of over 700 small islands and cays. Following a comfortable British Airways flight, the Bahamas proved to be a relaxing destination. There is a very simple beauty to it, that is refreshing and quite charming. Highlights: Cable beach (with a direct view of the island owned by Eddie Murphy) Fort Charlotte, one […]

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What I Love About Summertime

The smell of freshly cut grass on a hot day. The heat from the sun on my skin. Ice cold drinks taste so much better. Waking up to the sun pushing it’s way into the bedroom. The breeze through the window. The breeze through light clothing. The birds sound all the more melodious. The smell […]

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Nutribullet: What’s all the fuss about?

I bought my Nutribullet during the time of the mad rush when all the main retailers were sold out, it was a crazy fiasco, but I’m sure that’s all calmed down now. Like most people, I was drawn in by the strong advertising campaign, promoting a healthier/more nutritious lifestyle. I have no regrets. It’s a […]

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Delightful Deal!!

REVLON ULTRALIGHT 2000W HAIRDRYER at £11.99 each Source: ARGOS I bought two of these,  how could I not – at this price? I’ve vowed never to leave myself without a back up hairdryer again  – in case it stops working and you’re left dripping. Small and mighty Smaller than your average hairdryer but a bit bigger than the […]

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Tunisia Trip

Despite the frightening March 2015 incident that took place in Tunisia’s capital a week before, we went ahead with our all inclusive holiday to Sousse (just under 2 hrs from the capital, in one of the quieter tourist areas). On  reflection we thought it was probably one of the safest times to visit as security […]

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Alfred Hitchcock Book Competition!!

Win a copy of “Alfred Hitchcock” by Peter Ackroyd (2015) One for the film buffs, and the curious. To enter the draw: 1.Comment below with your favourite Hitchcock film and why!! 2.Follow and re/tweet @thriftyshopper7 using the hashtag #Hitchcockbook Closing date: 1 June Midnight Winner drawn from UK entrants

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Beauty Disaster MUA MAKEUP ACADEMY Competition!!

Win a MUA MAKEUP ACADEMY  Beauty Bundle So we’ve all (male or female) probably had some sort of beauty or cosmetic catastrophe at some point or another. Whether it’s crazy tan lines, lashes falling into your romantic dinner, bad reactions to products or a simple broken nail – these things can bring trauma and humiliation to us […]

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Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus

Book Review: 10/10 This really is a ‘different sort of book’, beautifully illustrated and gently written, a story of hope, optimism, motivation and light at the end of the tunnel; narrated through the eyes of a caterpillar who becomes a butterfly. This is a lovely book for any shelf, quick to read but I’m sure you […]

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The Dreadful Judgement, Great Fire Of London

The Dreadful Judgement by Neil Hanson  This is a detailed and in parts graphic, telling of the backdrop and story of the Great Fire of London, a must for anyone interested in a more in-depth insight into this piece of history. It is helpfully written in the style of a novel to make it easier […]

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Freebies with Fragrance

FREEBIES WITH FRAGRANCE  It may not always be the cheapest option but if you visit (in person) department stores like Debenhams, House of Fraser, John Lewis etc before buying perfume….it gives you a chance to ask the sales assistants what free gifts there are/which are the best one’s/which one’s have free bags.. ……you catch my drift… oh and get […]

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Samsung Pocket Selfie Camera

SAMSUMG  PL122 DIGITAL CAMERA  I bought this little camera in black (for around £80 on an auction site) for a holiday. It’s about the area of a credit card.   I wanted something very slim and small that can be hidden in a pocket or hand discretely…this is great so you don’t always have to get your big […]

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