Fusion brings style to the John Bunyan Centre 

Bedford Borough Council have teamed up with registered sports and leisure charity Fusion Lifestyle to bring up to date facilities to the town of Bedford. Before its official opening weekend on February 25th and 26th where locals are encouraged to come along and try out the new facilities,  I was invited to go along and take a tour to see just how much the 1 million pound refurb has really changed the look and feel of what was once John Bunyan Upper School. I think ex-pupils will be staggered by the extensive work which has bought this once dingy 1970’s school into the 21st century.

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Men are a nightmare to shop for!

With Christmas literally just around the corner (well 14 days away) I am having a mini meltdown about what to buy people. I always find the male members of my family the hardest to choose for. Woman are easy, smelly things for the bathroom, pretty things for the house, yummy treats for themselves…unlike Mel Gibson I know what women want, I do find myself asking “What do men want” though.

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Beavers FAB camp

I was really glad to be asked to write about a recent Beaver Scout camp for our District website, however having shared the link I then realised that unfortunately it had not survived the passage from my computer to the website very well. So here is the original article with out the edits made by the district website!

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Beauty can be weird

It appears that in the world of beauty the weirder the idea the better. From having your left over waste washed out of your body via a plastic tube to rubbing cream into your skin which contains snail slime…there is no depths the beautiful people wont go to ensure their beauty continues. Whether it’s the yummy mummy hoping to remain as yummy as they were before pregnancy hormones or the ageing actress fighting off the ingenues on their way up their virtual ladder, women (and men) of all ages are always looking for the next big thing which will make them sparkle.

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Discount your Christmas with Voucheroo


With Christmas fast approaching, believe me it will be here before you know it, I am always on the look out for ways to make such an expensive time of year more reasonable. Brits are expected to spend between £300 and £400 on presents this year and although that is less that previous years it is still a large amount of disposable cash to try to find! With a large family and lots of Secret Santa’s this year,  I seem to have more and more presents to buy every year without the same increase to my wages.


Imagine my excitement when I stumbled across the website Voucheroo! A site dedicated to providing voucher codes for big companies such as Curries , Topman and Boots amid many more. The site features the best vouchers, online deals and sales in one place, they are regularly updated so there’s something for everyone. As soon as payday rolls around I know which website I will logging on to first! You can also subscribe and have daily deals sent direct to your inbox for even easier access, they bring the deals to you, what could be better? On the website they categorise the deals to make your searching easier, whether you are looking for toys and games, shopping or sports and leisure, it is all there in one easy to navigate place.

So make your life and Christmas easier and Voucheroo it!

You can also find Voucheroo on Facebook and Twitter

Do you read reviews?


With Christmas fast approaching I am spending a lot of time searching the internet for gifts and information on certain items. My son has asked for a laptop and to be honest although I spend a lot of time on my Google Chromebook I actually have no idea about laptops. In fact I am so useless when it comes to technology that I am forbidden from buying any without consolation. I wanted to have some input in the choosing process though and came across The Sensible Review website which has reviews covering all sorts of products.


The article about the Best Budget Laptops was full of information and the author even loves Chromebooks so I know they will be able to help in choosing something for my son.  Full of all the important bits to know about any laptop you should be considering without being bogged down with the technological lingo. They offer a list of options plus the laptop which they consider to be the best of the budget laptops this year.You can click on each title and read what they think of its plus and minus points and also offer you a link to see how much it is on Amazon.

The whole website is easy to negotiate and full of great articles and reviews, I know where my one stop shop for reviews will be from now on.

Do you use reviews when looking for products? Do you do your research? I would love to know your views.

Black Friday Halford Competition

This is a sponsored post, however all views and opinions are my own


In the last few years England has followed Americas lead with its tradition of Black Friday Deals in shops. 24 hours in which prices are slashed at many stores and online shops, resulting in billions of pounds being spent. This is the perfect time to get your Christmas shopping or just to treat yourself.

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Addictive TV

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With the ever-increasing popularity of ‘Netflix and chill’ it is becoming more and more common for people to binge watch TV programmes, to watch multiple seasons one after the other. It is almost like a drug that one becomes addicted to, no other programmes are watched until you have completed watching each and every episode ever made of said programme.

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How Punky Moms changed my life

Dedicated to all the Punky Moms out there and especially to all the amazing, beautiful, rad mamas I am now able to call friends! Spoiler alert…it’s you ladies who have changed my life! I love each and every one of you!!


7 years ago when I had my son I didn’t feel that there was any support networks which I fit into, baby groups didn’t do it for me, I didn’t have a friendship circle full of mummies and I didn’t do well with organised fun. With the increased use of social media, groups of people who never would have met before are getting together and forming spaces where they can feel at home.

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