Thursday, 2 May 2013

Pocket Pumps

We see it all the time! us girls are a sin for it!

We walk out the house in these super high heels, yes we look stunning in them! but after all the dancing and walking around youchhh our poor feet!

So I reckon more then half of us stumble out of the clubs bare foot! if not - you have done very well!

I have come across these Pocket Pumps - and just thought they are a life saver!

They roll up so small they fit in your bags, purses and pockets!

Have you seen them before? do you already own a pair? would you invest in a pair?

CherryBombs Facebook page
CherryBomb on Twitter
CherryBombs Website

click on the picture to view them

I have mine and I wont be leaving the house without them!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas

You know how I LOVE to support small local businesses, for many reasons. The craft is so much more personal and unique.

I have put together a few gift boards. The list of crafters used will be linked to their facebook pages. These are just ideas and each crafter has so much more to offer then what I have shown, so please visit their pages and have a browse around - remember nearly everything can be personalised and made to order! So get your orders in early!!

Choccy O's

Crystalise Page

 Cheeky Baby Tees
The Shed
The Beas Knees and Cats Whiskers
Peacock Candles
Dorothy & Theodores
Fancy That

***Cheeky Baby Tees are offering 10% off your first order using the code FACE10 at

This Blog post has been created by Ashlee Norris of Getthriftys Craft Fair (Kent & Middlesex Events)
I have not been asked to do this, or recieved anything in return. I generally support local crafters in everyway I can. xx

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Liebster Award

   I got a very exciting tweet from Orla Barret Letting me know she had nominated me for Liebster Award on her blog Hall of Mirrors, It sounded like so much fun I couldnt wait to get involved!

The rules are as follows:

  • You must post 11 random facts about yourself
  • You must answer 11 questions from the person who tagged you
  • You must create a new set of 11 questions for who you tag
  • You must then tag 11 blogs with under 200 followers and let them know. You cannot tag back

11 Random Facts About Me: 
(no laughing, pointing or jesting about these please)

1*   I cant sleep on my back (seriously at 28 I get nightmares if I do)
2*   I am allergic to Dairy
3*   I traveled Australia when I was 21 (and reminisce every day!)
4*   I am already struggling to find 11 facts about me! (which in fact - is a fact!)
5*   I Customise Shoes for living (pretty ideal)
6*   I have two beautiful children
7*   I probably have the worse singing tone in the WORLD
8*   I am addicted to biscuits - party rings in particular
9*   I studied AAT (Accounts) for 3years
10* I watch Neighbours & Home and away everyday without fail!
11* I Did Pole dancing for a few months and LOVED it. Just couldnt afford to keep it going :(

                              Orla Asked me some questions and here are my answers:

1. What's your favourite city? London - Home Town - Vibrant and alive!
2. Where do you like to shop? Eak... Primark - Love a bargain
3. Who is your style icon? Rachel Bilson (but where has she gone?)
4. What's your all time favourite make up product? Foundation (hide my sins)
5. If you could give somebody just one piece of  beauty advise, what would it be? (eak, Dont take tips from me! I always forget to take my makeup off before bed)
6. Do you have any pets? No, and No thank you!
7. How did you come up with your blog name? I ran a preloved fashion website named Get Thrifty (I like to be thrifty)
8. Who knows about your blog? em.. Recently started telling family and friends but kept it a secret for a while
9. Your favourite cosmetics brand and why? Sorry, This is going to be bad! I buy what ever is on offer.
10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Huge Shoe Fashion designer, Creater
11. Most expensive product you've bought? A face cream from Space NK. £45 I was to embarrassed to say 'No thanks' 

11 Questions For You:
1*   Fashion or Beauty?
2*   Who Inspires you to write?
3*   Where do you want your blog to take you?
4*   Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
5*   Your favourite all time purchase? (just one!)
6*   Favourite Shoe designer? or Shoe Shop?
7*   Most expensive Item in your shoe closet/wordrobe/beauty box?
8*   Who is your Style Icon?
9*   A movie which is garenteed to put a smile on your face?
10* Reveal your one pet hate?
11* Reveal your bad habits?

I am tagging the following bloggers, check out there blogs and there answers


Thank you for stopping by

Enjoy xxx


Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Little Birds Loft

I am a big fan of shopping with local small businesses. I would much rather purchase a little gift with a meaning. then just buying any old thing of the shelf.

There are so many small businesses out there, that are willing to craft anything you wish, nearly all items can be personalised, showing alot of time and effort goes into each and every product. Handcrafted with so much care and perfection.

This rings so true for Little Birds Loft. I wanted to know more about the owner, designer and creater.

About me:- 29 year old mummy of two, wife to one, an entire marketing department in the day job and designer and maker for Little Bird’s Loft, a small business selling unique handmade home decor and gifts largely focused around the children’s market although I occasionally make for grown ups too.

Little Bird'sLoft has been born out of my love for something different, unique and a little more special than the high street can offer. I’ve always been a creative person and get great satisfaction from seeing something that I’ve made being appreciated by someone else and a great example was when I was given the honour of creating a gorgeous silver hair comb for a dear friends wedding day. Using precious metal clay and Swarovski crystals, I was delighted with the results and so was the bride.
A stunning Hair Peace by Shona Wright

After years of making jewellery I needed a new challenge and whilst I loved the Buzz of working with precious metal clay, it’s an incredibly expensive hobby so I took a break from crafting for a while.

When we found out we were expecting our second child, a little girl, my passion for making things erupted once more as I set about imagining the perfect little room for a princess and lost myself to gorgeous fabrics and the different stitches on a sewing machine. I’m now on maternity leave and have launched Little Bird’s Loft, so other mummies and daddies can buy gorgeous handmade gifts for their precious little ones and maybe a little something for themselves too. I debuted at the Getthriftys CraftFair in Ickenham in October and now have a busy calendar of events in the lead up to Christmas. New products are being created on a daily basis and at some point I’ll find the time to photograph them all and get them into an online shop but for now, if there’s something you like you can email me to order

Little Birds Loft is on

Please admire Little Birds Loft portfolio of work, which is constantly expanding into a perfectly beautiful collection
Display at a Craft Fair

Beautifully create Cryon Wraps

Cosy Comforters

Orders can be placed by emailing your request to:

Little Birds Loft will also be attending many Events during 2012

Upcoming Events

10th November                  Ruislip Manor Christmas Lights Switch On

17th November                  Duck Pond Ruislip

18th November                  Queensmead Craft Fair

3rd December                    The Langley Manor Preparatory School - Christmas Fayre

8th December                     Harrow Arts Centre Christmas Fair

16th December                  Duck Pond Ruislip

Monday, 22 October 2012

Firmoo Glasses Review

I cant believe I received my glasses on my birthday (by fluke) it put a huge smile on my face.

I first heard about The Firmoo Brand on A Little Boat Sailing Blog, and snapped up the opportunity to review such a gorgeous design of glasses. I intially was hooked on the Green sunnies with the tiny bow pictured detail below.

As I was looking through the designs I was drawn to these white glasses and decided to go ahead and order them.

They are so cute, and retro. I just love them! The package comes with a tiny little screwdriver and spare pins as well as a hard case, soft leather case and lens cleaner. Them little added touches mean alot.

The glasses took just 6 days from date of confirmation to arrive, the fast, speedy delivery was a blessing as they arrived on the day of my birthday. who doesnt like a little extra surprise :)

About Firmoo
Our Aim - Vision & Fashion the Frugal Way
                           Firmoo offer prescription glasses as well as fashionable sunglasses (like mine above). by being an online store, Firmoo are able to keep overheads and expenses down, this reflects in there cost to you and means there are no budgeting on quality or design and offering a high standard of eyewear at competitive prices.

You can find out more about Firmoo on there website

Firmoo are currently offering  'First Pair Free For New Customers' so head over fast and bag yourself a pair of Free sunnies. They are worth there price tag, so to get some for nothing is well worth it!

Not sure which ones you like? which ones suit you?  
Did I mention the virtual try on system, simply upload your picture and 'Try on' any glasses, this is the future!

I have never wanted the sun to shine so much. and I know where I will be shopping when summer comes back around!

Let me know if you have ordered yours, leave your link or just comment below.


Saturday, 20 October 2012


I knew we were going out for my birthday, but I love a surprise so decided to keep it this way.

My dad had purchased the tickets and I didn’t open the envelope until we arrived at the o2, whilst enjoying a Nando, I finally opened the envelope to reveal 2x MJ world tour tickets

Ok, so the disappointment on my face was clearly readable. And I kind of felt 'why would someone buy me MJ tickets?' I imagined an entire concert of some wannabe performer, performing all of MJ's greatest hits - Pure Cheers!

Doors opened at 7pm and at around 8pm the Show began! 

Straight away I was hooked! Totally hooked! I didnt know where to look, there was so much going on and I didnt wanna miss abit of it! It was NOTHING like I imagined and was a show of pure genius! Welcome to the dreams of Neverland!

The show was actually created by Cirque du Soleil, I have heard this name floating around the theatre scene, but it’s never been on my to 'go and see' list - well it is now. Although the stunts performed in MJ show will be nowhere near comparison, I’m sure.

Cirque du Soleil used the entire stage, the presence was amazing, and the dancers were on Point. Every move was choreographed to the finest detail.

We had brilliant seats on the floor right up close to the stage. Apart from a slight bit of neck ache from looking up, and not being able to watch everything at once, which you could have if you was seated in front of the stage - rather than at the side (Block C1) the seats where one of the best.

The costumes were detailed incredibly well, and they reflected MJ's style. Of course appearances from 'The Glove' were seen, lots of lights, glitz, underwear (your have to see it!) sparkles, silver foil and more!

Towards the end of the show you really felt there was a presence of Michael, not in the sense of performance, but spirit. Although not be seen, it felt like he could have actually been backstage directing the entire programme.

So to conclude, The Immortal World tour is nothing like you would expect, the use of lighting, costumes, performances, stage is just incredible and could not compare to any show I have ever seen. Towards the end it felt like a tribute to the man himself for all those diehard fans (Me- not being one!) I still appreciated every detail. The show wasn’t forced, it wasn’t cheesy and it certainly didn’t feel like a money spinning con.

I highly recommend you visit whilst it’s on at the o2. I bet my blog on it your LOVE it! 
Everyone in this show deserves a huge pat on the back. Well done guys x

“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”
Michael Jackson