#ad – complimentary event at which I received PR gifted items I’m incredibly lucky to have a mum in my life that I know will always be there for me if I pick up the phone, no matter how long we go in between calls. It seems only right to show my gratitude in some small way on Mother’s Day. This year Moonpig decided to help a bunch of us to celebrate the mother figures in our lives. They invited us to their London headquarters to spend an afternoon hanging out with them, with lots of activities organised to keep…

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#ad (meal gifted as part of press preview evening) You know when you pull up to a place and immediately know that you’re going to love your time there? Well The Brampton Mill in Huntingdon is that kind of pub. They have just completed an extensive refurbishment and we were delighted to be invited to the press preview evening ahead of the grand reopening. The countryside pub sits along the River Ouse with views out across the water. In summer, you might spot black swans and kingfishers on your short walk from the car to the entrance, but we made…

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Okay hands up, who else is struggling with what to get the men in your life for Christmas? When I asked Oliver what he wanted he just shrugged and said “surprise me”, the two words that strike fear into my life. I even put out an SOS on Twitter earlier this month asking for people to link me up with their gift guides for men. There was nothing but tumbleweed. It seems that no one else has a bloody clue either. Men, this is why you always end up with socks, Calvin K’s or an electric shaver! One thing that…

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Over the years I’ve sent several gift hampers as Christmas presents. I love the thought of someone’s face lighting up as they discover all the delicious surprises! This is my first Christmas since turning vegan though and I’ve had to seriously consider what I feel comfortable buying as gifts for other people. I was thrilled to find that the The British Hamper Company offer no less than six beautiful gift hampers curated with entirely vegan friendly contents. Filled with artisan produce from all over the UK, that’s one choice made far easier! I received their Deluxe Vegan Hamper * to…

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This year I’ve made it my mission to find high performing vegan and cruelty free beauty products to replace the ones I was using previously. Here are some of my favourite pampering products found so far: Banana Hair Mask | The Body Shop My hair got into a terrible state a few years ago. It was dry and brittle and I ended having to have a chunk of it chopped out. I’ve managed to get it back into healthy shape but then found out that my trusty nourishing hair mask wasn’t cruelty free. Nuts. I’ve tried quite a few brands…

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