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Did you watch SING when it was on at the cinema? Belle and I did. We’d been seeing the trailers for absolutely months and really looking forward to it. It’s out in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray next week – May 22nd – so this is to get you EXCITED!

In case you’ve not seen it, this will get you in the mood:

Ahhh! That was nice wasn’t it? That made me all smiley.

I love a proper ‘if you just want it hard enough, you can make your dreams come true’ type of film. Especially went it involves a German pig in a red leotard.

“I’m warning you, this stage is about to EXPLODE with major piggy power.” View Post


I have to confess that I would normally think of myself as more of a biscuit than a cake person. I could quite happily munch my way through a whole packet of cookies, but cake… I’m not so sure.

I make an exception though for My Kipling.

(The cakes, not the actual man. Is he an actual man even?*)

Mr Kipling gluten free cakes

Mr Kipling cakes are different. With a Mr Kipling cake you never have to worry about them being too dry, or too sweet, or anything like that, because they are always PERFECT. I think this is the issue with cake normally for me – it’s a big investment calorie wise in something that can be unpredictable, and there’s nothing worse than chomping your way through a piece of yukky, dry cake, knowing that the calorie-enjoyment ratio has FAILED.

Sure, you can try to make yourself feel better about the wasted calories in some way – you were at a business meeting, or standing up, or something else that means it doesn’t count – but it doesn’t help. You need a cake you can rely on.

Mr Kipling cakes then = GOOD. (Exceedingly good, some might say.) View Post


Guest post from Fiancé.

Last weekend I saw a bunch of childhood friends. It was great to hangout and catch-up. It’s only every few years that we’re all together as a group and it’s interesting to see how the dynamics have changed (and in some cases haven’t) over the past 30 years.

Jaded and with a slightly fuzzy head, I got a lift back with one of my friends I hadn’t seen for four years. He seemed more grown up than me – it’s not hard – and we were discussing commuting. ‘I don’t care anymore’ he said. ‘I’m one of those people on the train who wears trainers with a suit and changes at work’.

I do the same, commuting into London from Somerset each week and negotiating the underground on a daily basis, although ten years ago it’s something I’d never have thought about doing.

Before this sounds anymore like an Alan Bennett short story, there is a point to this. The worst thing about commuting has been my old faithful backpack, which is my glorified shoebox on the move. This is gross but true, and everyone will appreciate this – no matter what the weather, be it summer or winter, I get to work, take my backpack off ,and my back is soaked with sweat. Blue shirts are a total no and it’s a real pain. I either have to stand in front of a hand dryer or a desk fan for five minutes.

Neither is ideal and both are embarrassing if you’re caught.

Enter the North Face Kuhtai 34 litre backpack from Millets – a stylish backpack built just for commuters.

north face kuhtai 34 litre backpack View Post


I’m going to say something that might sound a little bit strange, given that a laminate floor company has asked me to write this post.

I’ve never really liked laminate floors.


I know, Floormaker are going to hate me. I mean sure, I know the benefits – they’re durable, affordable, easy to keep clean, great for families and homes with pets. I get it. But I’ve just never liked them.

But guys! It’s okay! Because I’m converted! I think the problem was that my experience of laminate floors has been of cheap, poorly fitted, badly designed floors. I never even knew that they could look good. But they can.

You can get laminate flooring in just about every style you can think of, including parquet style flooring, and all sorts of laminate designed to look like tiles.

Here are three laminate floor ideas though that you might not have thought of…

Laminate floor walls

I’m not sure I would ever think to cover a wall with laminate flooring but you can’t deny it makes a statement can you? I’m a big fan of wooden walls and ceilings. They make me feel like I’m in a holiday cottage in the 1980s.

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Today I’m reviewing the Danish designed Obaku watch. Read on to find out how you could win your own Obaku watch, and to get an Obaku discount code.

It must be over ten years ago now that I stopped wearing a watch.

I loved wearing a watch as a child (Snoopy – classic), and as a teenager I had one of those AWESOME watches from Argos that had a huge face with Roman numerals on. Pretty sure that was definitely cool in the 90s. (Although having just read it back to myself I’m now not so sure…)

And then in my early twenties I started to get twitchy about it. I found myself looking at the time a lot and worrying about not getting enough done, so I just stopped wearing one.

The Obaku ethos is pretty much the opposite of this.

Obaku watch review

The designers and creators behind the Obaku range of watches agree that time is precious, but their philosophy is all about living in the moment, being aware of your surroundings, and appreciating the beauty around you. (And on your wrist.) They are a Danish company, so think Hygge but for watches. Their watches are simple but beautiful – sleek and sophisticated. View Post