An end to fireworks

This was going to be another post about my health, because lots of shit is going down atm with my body and brain, but I thought I’d give you a break and have a rant instead.  I’m going to start by saying that I feel really great.  I am not writing this post because I am in a bad mood, but because I have had my favourite season (Autumn, obvs, closely followed by spring) marred by fireworks, and I’m not the only one. For me personally, fireworks have negative connotation due to a bad experience one bonfire night.  I can […]

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Subscription boxes: Which One Is For You?

For those who haven’t seen the ubiquitous subscription boxes that have launched on to the scene over the last year or so, they are essentially boxes of one genre or another; art, play, beauty, teens etc that you subscribe to receive once a month, or sometimes quarterly or bi-annually.  If you have seen them around any thought you’d like to give one a try, the question is, which one to choose? If you wanted to go for something like a beauty and cosmetics subscription box, you are simply spoiled for choice.  I have tried several myself, including Love Me beauty […]

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Dear Shannon and Moo: Your Monthly May Cat Hampurr is Here – Kitty Cat Subscription Box | Tried and Tested

Regular readers will know that Shannon and Moo are regular visitors on the blog, firstly because they are just soooo cute, and secondly because they are very spoiled.  Our fur babies have enjoyed some great gifts to review for the blog, and this months box of loveliness is the Cat Hampurr. Unlike the Meowbox featured previously, it is available right here in the UK. The box contained: Cat ShampooHappy Cat Cat FoodThrive Chicken TreatsThrive Tune TreatsA gorgeous Mollys Mice Handmade catnip MouseA dietary supplement for healthy cats This is Shannon making mincemeat out of the catnip mouse.  She played for ages […]

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Pampered pets and fussy felines: A Tail of Two Kitties

They say a picture tells a thousand words, and this is most certainly true with the lineup I have for you today.  Moo and Shannon are 2 year old kitties, and we love them to bits.  This does mean they are a little spoiled – but what can you do – they’re too cute! This lovely lot was sent to Shannon and Moo by petshopbowl.co.uk After scuppering their efforts to break into the box, it was only fair to give them a handful of the Canagan Grain-Free cat food.  You can buy just about anything in this online store and get […]

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Lets Talk About Pets: which pet is best for you and your family? – small mammals

For the second installment in my ‘let’s talk about pets’ series, I’d like to tackle the subject of which pet is best for you and your family.  I got alot of responses to my last post from people who were just considering their first family pet, or had recently opened their home to one.  I’d like to give a brief overview of several popular choices, to maybe help you decide whether they’d be right for you. Guinea pig I’ve had many GP’s over the years, and have always been fascinated by them.  The wiry haired little cavies are naturally curious […]

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Lets talk about pets baby: fussy felines – cat litter for kittens and beyond

Anyone over 30 will get other obscure reference in the title of my new series.  Anyone under 30…ask your Mum.  Kidding of course – doesn’t everyone love Salt and Peppa?  They would actually be really good pet names, perhaps for a pair of Caveys (I can never remember how to spell guinea pig – thank you spell check). So, it’s pretty clear that the world is full of pet lovers.  Some cat people, some dog people, some fish people, but there is a good reason that pet care is a hugely growing industry.  We love our pets – and why […]

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