V. I. BUYS: The 12 Wild & Gorgeous Days of Christmas Giveaway!

There is just some shops that make shopping with kids fun and Wild & Gorgeous is that shop for Miss Marnie and I. Known formally as I Love Gorgeous – selling exclusively girls clothes this September saw it launch a small boys collection too. I admit it not the cheapest of shops but what you get is great quality, beautifully made and most importantly really unique pieces. The styles and prints are designed in house and it’s the quirky details… View Post

V. I. BUYS: A trio of Christmas Day Looks from Simply Be

When I worked at Woman magazine I used to do a lot – and I mean a lot – of reader makeovers. This meant getting readers to come to a studio for a professional makeover – hair, make-up and a new look. And, I often turned to Simply Be to do this. Now, you may have dismissed Simply Be as simply being for plus size figures as in 16+ – which it was when it first launched in 1999. But, today it offers… View Post

V. I. BUYS: Welcome to #mamamondays…Bloom & Wild Wreaths, BKD Christmas Crackers & Teletubbies Tubby Snowball DVD *Giveaway*

Welcome to  #mamamondays.  Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really is making me try to make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to… View Post

V. I. BUSY BEES: 5 Great things to do with kids this Christmas in London

Visit to Santa booked? Pantomime tickets on the way? Ice-skating at the garden centre planned? Then you might think you have all your Christmas activities with the kids all sewn up… but I have a few suggestions for things to do with the kids this December in London. I find having a few extra events up my sleeve are a great way to not only keep the kids entertained but they are perfect for doing with friends and family – meaning… View Post