Category: Review

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Reach Your Destination with a Mindset Coach

Rebecca is a Mindset Coach at Artemis Mindset Coaching. You might wonder what on earth that is, and who would see a mindset coach (and what exactly a mindset coach does differently to other coaches). I admit, when I first heard… Read More

Review of Ziggys Restaurant St Andrews

Review of Ziggys Restaurant in St Andrews

It was my first visit to Ziggys Restaurant in St Andrews, and I was intrigued to see it described as a family owned ‘themed restaurant’, decorated with rock and roll memorabilia. I was guessing it would be a bit like Hard… Read More

Five Wounds by Katharine Edgar

Review – Five Wounds by Katharine Edgar

My Goodreads Review of Five Wounds, by Katharine Edgar Five Wounds by Katharine Edgar My rating: 4 of 5 stars A gripping tale, that kept me awake into the wee hours, as I couldn’t put it down until… Read More

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How to Write a Trip Advisor Review

I love a good Trip Advisor review. Generally I use them as an aid to finding hotels to avoid.  Any mention of “hilarious holiday reps”, “fab poolside and evening entertainment” or “delicious all you can eat buffet with… Read More

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Review of The Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda Owen

I interviewed ‘The Yorkshire Shepherdess’, Amanda Owen for Jump! Mag this week. When we started talking about raising children, Amanda had some great thoughts on allowing kids to explore and develop, that I wanted to share here. Amanda… Read More

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Make Your Mother’s Day with an Online Flower Delivery – Bloom and Wild

  If you want to order flowers online for Mother’s Day on March 30th, then I have a great tip for you. I discovered Bloom and Wild Online flower service just before Christmas and have been using them… Read More

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New in Dundee – Quirky Coo Gift Shop

  This past weekend, I was hurrying up Union Street in Dundee on my way into town when I caught a glimpse of snow flakes and glitter in a shop window. Hang on, I thought, I didn’t know… Read More

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Review Big Cup Little Cup Nespresso Alternative

  I recently received an email suggesting I review Big Cup Little Cup Nespresso alternative capsules. I don’t normally do reviews on the blog, but I was interested in this product so agreed to do so. They had… Read More

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Restaurant Review of Forgans St Andrews

  The town of St Andrews is world famous for many reasons – Scotland’s first university was founded here in 1413 and town is of course home to the game of golf. The oldest golf manufacturers, Forgan’s of… Read More

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Review of Kitschnbake Cafe in Newport, Fife

  Just across the river from Dundee, is the sweet little town of Newport, and Cafe Kitschnbake. I’ve long been a fan of Mary-Jane and her incredible Tunnocks Teacake Brownies, so when she invited me along for a sneak… Read More

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Best Twitter Tips For Writers

For any self-published authors out there – I have blogged on Off The Shelf Book Promotions about publicising your book on Twitter. This post gives basic Twitter tips for writers, to help you hit the ground running when… Read More

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Wristlet Bags

You may be thinking, ‘What on EARTH is a wristlet bag?’ and until a few months ago, I would have asked the same thing. A wristlet is a small clutch bag with a wrist strap. Something like this:… Read More

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Nespresso Lattissima Review – Quick Fix to Great Coffee

      If you were to ask my what purchases I have made in the last year were the ones that I was most pleased with, then my Nespresso machine would be in the top five. For… Read More

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Secrets of Scotland for Tourists – Review – Aird Hill B&B Badachro

It is a tricky thing, choosing a B&B. You can look on TripAdvisor.com and ask on Twitter, but when it comes down to it, you are on your own. A highly recommended B&B might have had a change… Read More

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe

Review of Book and Recipe Jenny Colgan – Meet Me At The Cupcake Café

Right. Before you start reading, get eggs and butter out of the fridge and switch your oven on. By the time you finish reading this review you will be ready to bake. The Jenny Colgan book “Meet Me… Read More

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Oven Cleaning for Lazy Folk – Oven Pride Review

This will make my mother fall over in shock. Me reviewing a cleaning product. How ironic.  But I do have to share this one with you, because it is for perfect for lazy housewives like myself. One of… Read More

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Golfing in Switzerland – Online shopping – A Review

We took up golf last year – by which I mean the kids and I took up golf. Husband has been playing for a couple of years. Last year we headed over to Signal de Bougy, a fantastic… Read More

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How to Buy a Diamond Ring Online

  Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend! Well, no they are not. A girl’s best friend – or friends – are her real friends, her family and those who stick by her and support her whenever she needs… Read More

Review – Jilly Cooper – Jump! – Contains some spoilers.

When I read that there was a new Jilly Cooper book due out, I was – excited would be too much, but interested definitely. Despite being disappointed with her last couple of books, I had hoped that this… Read More

DFDS Seaways Ferry receives a Daphne Seal of Approval

      Poor Daphne had to stay in the Doggy Hotel of the Ferry to Newcastle. Along with 2 other dogs she was left in a room with various sized dog cages, plenty of fresh water and some… Read More