Christmas is coming

Read on to see all my #Christmas posts including gift ideas, recipes, music, movies, books, money-saving and eco-friendly ideas, how to give to charity on a budget, and more.

20 Books for Christmas 2022

Will you join us for my annual Christmas reading challenge. I created it in 2019 just for fun to encourage Christmas reading between October to December.

Best Murder Mystery, Psychological Thrillers & Crime Fiction Books 2021/22

A selection of my favourite murder mystery, psychological thrillers, and crime fiction books of 2021 and 2022 including popular and self published authors. Try out new titles from my selection many of which are available on Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime Reading.


So long 2021 - Here's my round up of the past year that includes what I have been up to, the best books of the year, and what's coming up in 2022. Happy new year to you all.

Where to find post box toppers in the UK

Find out more about the yarnbombing craze, along with where to find post box toppers and random acts of crochet kindness in the uk. I'll tell you whether you need permission, where to view more photos and where to join others who love the knitted and crocheted street art.

Earth Breeze Eco-Friendly Laundry Sheets

Read on for my review of the new earth breeze eco-friendly laundry sheets. Find out what I thought of the fragrance free and fresh fragrance versions , how they are for my skin and asthma, and the company offset their carbon footprint to be friendly to the environment.

December … Not Just Christmas

Links to all my Christmas posts including recipes, gift and wrapping ideas, recommended books, films and music, and eco-friendly ways to celebrate the season. Of course, December isn't just about Christmas, so I talk about some other December awareness days.

Eco-Friendly Gift Boxes & Bags – Wrapping Ideas for Christmas

A selection of eco-friendly gift boxes, bags and other sustainable wrapping ideas, including the Japanese art of Furoshiki, fabric and paper bags, reuseable boxes, and seed infused cards and tags.

100 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for all Budgets

Are you looking for eco-friendly, sustainable gift ideas for birthdays, Christmas, and other occasions. I've included 100 experiences, gifts of time, home baked and home made gifts, gifts to help people start their sustainable living journey, subscriptions, and eco-friendly gift boxes.

Food and Drink Treat Boxes by Post – Gift Ideas for Christmas

A selection of food and drink treat boxes that can be sent by post as a gift or to yourself. Includes Blue Box Tea & Coffee, Panda Sweets, Love Corn snacks and Manly Man treats.

An Advent of Christmas Kindness – 25 Ideas for Giving Back on a Budget

My Charity Christmas Advent calendar consists of 25 ideas for Christmas kindness, and will allow you to give to charity during the festive period without breaking your budget.

The Benefits of a Key Safe – KeySafe Review

Review of the Supra C500 KeySafe™,one of two police-preferred key safes from The Key Safe Company, along with the benefits of having a key safe installed at your home or business property, and who would benefit from having one.

Zero Waste, Eco-Friendly, Charitable & Money-saving Advent Calendar Ideas

Are you looking to be more charitable, frugal, or eco-friendly in your advent calendar options? Read my ideas for Charity Advent Calendars, Virtual Advent Calendars,
DIY Advent Calendars & Reusuable Advent Calendars.

What Can You Use a Pressure Washer For? – Karcher K2 Review

There are many uses for jet pressure washers and nowadays most are very affordable. Read my review to find out what I jet wash and what I like about the Karcher K2 model.

Rebyl Vybes Eco-friendly Subscription Pamper Box Review

Find out more about Rebyl Vybes in my review of their pamper subscription boxes filled natural, sustainable products from other UK eco-friendly small businesses.

Blogtober 2021

Blogtober is a blogging challenge to publish a daily blog post throughout October. See my schedule and prompts for 2021.

The Costs & Benefits of a Water Softener – Harvey’s Review

Do you have hard water? Read on for the benefits, disadvantages, and costs of having a water softener installed in your home or workplace, along with my review of Harveys Water Softeners.

KitchenAid 3.1 Litre Food Processor Review

My review of the Review of the KitchenAid 5KFP1335BOB 3.1 Litre Food Processor, along with review of the delivery service from

Best Ways to Quit Smoking – 13 Tips to Help You Stop for Good

After being a lifelong smoker, I stopped smoking for good due to a health scare. See my best ways to quit smoking where I include 13 tips to help you stop for good

World Menopause Day

A selection of books, articles, and experiences about where to go for menopause advice and support for health, nutrition, mental wellbeing, body confidence, along with a celebration of midlife for World Menopause Day.