V. I. BUYS: Bring the spirit of your favourite restaurant home for Christmas

Spending time with family and friends at Christmas is what the season is all about – and a lot of that involves drinking, feasting and eating out. Now I don’t know about everyone but often even heading to your favourite restaurant with extra family members, kids and the ‘olds can cause a normal early bird supper to turn in to a massive flap. So, why not bring the spirit of your favourite restaurants home with these fab foodie finds? I especially love this…

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V. I. BUYS: Which mum are you? A gift guide for mums who like…CHOCOLATE #part 4

When you become a mum there are a few things that get your through the day and night – and they can become your lifeline too. Playing on those ‘mum cliches’ I have complied a series of Christmas gift guides that I’ll be sharing over the next few weeks centred around these little treats – but with a difference!

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V. I. BUYS: Which mum are you? A gift guide for mums who like…PROSECCO #part 3

When you become a mum there are a few things that get your through the day and night – and they can become your lifeline too. Playing on those ‘mum clichés’ I have complied a series of Christmas gift guides that I’ll be sharing over the next few weeks centred around these little treats – but with a difference!

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V. I. BUYS: The Alphabet Collection – an A-Z of initial Christmas gifts ideas

As lovely as personalised items are – and truly they are – it’s sometimes not an option when last-minute  Christmas gift buying; Especially for the disorganised, time poor or spinning plates mamas amongst us. Therefore, I am championing the humble initial gift. Making ‘personalised’ gift buying a whole lot quicker and easier this Christmas. Letter collections are appearing all over the high street some of the best ranges I have seen are in Marks & Spencer (candles, cushions, mugs and door hooks), Next (doormats, wash…

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V. I. BEDROOM: The George Home children’s bedroom challenge for under £400

When it comes to Miss Marnie’s bedroom she really doesn’t have an awful lot of space to play with. Her tiny room just about holds her bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and her wooden market.  So, when George Home got in touch and asked us to take part in a Children’s Bedroom Makeover Challenge – where we let the kids create their dream bedroom all for under £400 – I figured this could be a good chance to ‘test’ myself…

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