Introducing a new Alpaca and Mohair range of socks from PAIRS Scotland


British contemporary socks brand PAIRS Scotland has launched of three new collections; a luxuriously soft, yet hard wearing Mohair Sock in a range of colourways; an Undyed Alpaca range in four natural colours; and a sumptuously warm Alpaca Bed Socks in a range of light colours. Known as the noble fibre, Alpaca is luxurious yet resilient whilst being sumptuously thick and warm. The sustainably sourced fleeces of alpacas and the mohair fibres from the angora goat used in the launch… Continue Reading “Introducing a new Alpaca and Mohair range of socks from PAIRS Scotland”

New mindful app Feel Amazing by hypnotherapist Ailsa Frank

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Are you tired, anxious, worried or overwhelmed? Finding it difficult to deal with the impact of Corona virus on your life? Fearful of the future or perhaps just wanting to feel more relaxed, fitter or be successful? This could be the right time to get your mind and life back into balance. Ailsa Frank’s mindful living app called Feel Amazing is exactly what you need to help you sleep well, worry less, achieve more and break habits. Perhaps you have… Continue Reading “New mindful app Feel Amazing by hypnotherapist Ailsa Frank”

Win an Escape Room in a Box from Epic Escapes Starter Pack

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Are you struggling for things to do with your tweens / teens this lockdown? Walking is great, but there are only so many loops of the local park that you can do and teenagers are notoriously hard to motivate in the first place and whilst Zoom quiz nights with extended family are fun, we all need a break from time to time. Why not try Epic Escapes – an escape room in a box that you can set up in… Continue Reading “Win an Escape Room in a Box from Epic Escapes Starter Pack”

Win a Giant Colour-in Countryside Poster Tablecloth


Over the Christmas break, one thing that kept the kids busy was a fabulous Giant Colour-In Christmas Tablecloth from Eggnogg and it made a fabulous feature of our dining table on Christmas Day. It was extra special because the whole family joined in and worked together to create the master piece, even doing some on Christmas Day itself. Now the kids are staying home thanks to lockdown 3.0, I am finding that the schoolwork set by the school isn’t keeping… Continue Reading “Win a Giant Colour-in Countryside Poster Tablecloth”

Project 365 2021: Week One

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Welcome to the first week of Project 365 2020. I used to do Project 365 for the first few years I started blogging and then life got in the way. I re-started in March 2020 to keep a diary of lockdown and have vowed to carry on as it is such a good way of keeping a weekly diary about everything that is happening. 2021 has not started in the way we had hoped, with an ever escalating rise in… Continue Reading “Project 365 2021: Week One”