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Stuck at Home?

With the dreaded COVID-19 (Corona Virus) infecting so many of us, staying at home is the best option if possible. While you are keeping away from the crowds maybe you are wondering what you can do while you are isolated. Here are a few suggestions of mine. Including affiliate links of course. Remember, clicking these links will cost you no extra, but if you purchase I may earn a little money from them. So thank you in advance.

Home Decorating

It’s a great time to get on with those decorating jobs that need doing, and you can ease your boredom while freshening up your home. Dulux are currently doing a March Special for Easter.

March Special: £5 Off!

Save £5 off orders of £25 or more when you quote 5OFF25. Offer ends 31/3/2020. Conditions apply.

Add some colour to your home and your life indoors.

Mother’s Day

Can’t get out to see your Mother on Mother’s Day? Why not send her some flowers and a free box of chocolates and have them delivered from Prestige flowers.

There are loads of lovely gifts to choose from and next day delivery if you order before 10pm. Please note delivery fees are more expensive for the weekend. Every Mother’s Day order before 22nd March will be entered into a draw to win free flowers for a year!

flowers and gin for mother's day
Roses and Gin gift set for Mother’s Day (or any day!)

Easter

Easter is usually my favourite holiday of the year, two weeks of no school, lots of chocolate and loads of fresh spring air. It’s not going to feel the same this year, but at least we are lucky enough to have a garden. We don’t have to go without chocolate too, we can always buy our eggs online from the Cadbury Gift Shop.

easter eggs

You can also order a chocolate Mother’s Day gift if you get your order in by 4pm on Saturday 21st March. See my post on Cadbury’s Mother’s Day gifts for inspiration.

You can also buy Mother’s day gifts and Easter Eggs from Thorntons. There is no need to risk the shops. Thorntons have 2 for £12 and 5 for £25 offer on their eggs.

School Closures

With most kids out of school for the foreseable future parents will be wondering what to do with them. Of course their education is important, and so is keeping their minds active and ready for when they finally go back to school.

Twinkl is a resource I have used in the past and they provide some fantastic learning resources. Why not pop on over and see what Twinkl have on offer for Kid’s out of school, and a lot of their resources are free!

Edplace is another educational site that offers learning for children of all ages. It can be expensive for some, but you can get a £1 trial to see if it’s worth it for your child.

Books

Books are going to be more important than ever now, we have agreed as a family to have a reading time each day. I’m not going to force the literature on them but let them choose what they like. We have lots of books already but Waterstones is generally our go to bookstore, the variety is amazing.

If you fancy your chances of winning an educational book on The Plastic Problem, I am giving two copies away currently on my other blog. I’m hoping postal services won’t be affected but they seem to be okay for now.

Other Activities

I’m a huge fan of crochet so I’m stocking up on my wool stash and hoping to get a lot of works in progress finished. My go to wool store is Deramores They currently have some fabulous sales up to 30% off, and I’m thinking of joining in with their Easter Crochet along. I really enjoyed the Christmas one.

The kids are all keen to learn something new while they are off school. We haven’t decided yet what this will be, but it should be fun.

Remember, if you are not sick you can go out, just keep away from other people who may be sick, even if they don’t look it. There are plenty of wide open spaces to explore. Get some fresh air and enjoy a walk.

What will you be doing?

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15% off Mothers Day Chocolate from Cadburys

Cadburys Chocolate make fabulous Mothers Day gifts and this post is highlighting some of them.

I am an affiliate for Cadburys so my links, if you choose to use them, will earn me a little money with no extra cost to you. Thank you in advance for your support.

As I live near Bournville, and Cadbury World I do have a particular love of Cadbury Chocolate..and I’m lucky enough to be able to visit the Cadbury World shop whenever I wish. However, if you can’t get there you can always buy in the shops or take advantage of the wonderful offers online.

Personalised Chocolate Bars for Mothers Day

Cadburys are currently offering a fabulous 15% off their personalised bars for for Mothers Day. All you have to do is enter the code ToMyMum at the checkout.

mothers day personalised chocolate bar

You can put on whatever text you want and even add a photo if you wish. If you want to you can even add an extra message on the back of the bar. Make it personal and your Mum will love it I’m sure.

When I was little my Dad used to take me to the shop to buy my Mum her a bar of chocolate and I used to decorate the bar with stickers. How wonderful I would have found this offer back then.

Other Mothers Day Gifts

There is so much more you can buy for Mothers Day from Cadburys. Here are a few of my favourite picks.

Mother's Day Treasure Box
Treasure Box £10

A great affordable Mother’s Day chocolate gift! NEW Roses To My Mum gift box alongside a Dairy Milk Bar with an ‘Love you Mum’ sleeve. Made extra special with all your favourite bars wrapped in a Cadbury purple organza gift bag with ribbon.

Cadbury ‘To My Mum’ gift box filled with a Cadbury Dairy Milk 200g bar in a special ‘To My Mum sleeve alongside a Cadbury Dairy Milk heart emoji milk pour mug and bars.Send a chocolate gift you know will be loved- there’s a glass and half in everyone!

You know they will love our Cadbury chocolate and fizz basket filled with all your Cadbury favourites. This beautiful hamper delivers Cadbury chocolate love with a celebratory bottle of Prosecco.

A luxury chocolate hamper of Cadbury chocolate and wines, beautifully presented in an 16″ chocolate brown wicker basket. A stunning hamper basket sure to make an impression full of chocolate surprises with wonderful red and white wine! The perfect luxury gift to show your appreciation.

See my Mothers Day picks from Etsy.

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Avon Perfume, Buy one get one half Price!

Avon have a great offer on their perfume at the moment. But hurry it won’t last forever. You can shop anywhere in the UK using my shop https://www.avon.uk.com/store/annesweet

I’m always on the lookout for new online customers as I can’t get out to put out the brochures and have to work most of my business online. So if you do fancy something then you’ll be making me real happy as well as receiving some fabulous treats. At the moment postage is free if you order over £15, or £3 if you want it quicker. Take a look at these fabulous perfume offers.

Don’t forget to check out my competition for a fabulous Avon Beauty Box

Or check my Facebook page where I’m giving as I’m also giving away a lovely cross body handbag.

The New Maxima and Maxime Perfume

Maxime Perfume
Maxima for her £20
maxime perfume
Maxime for Him £20

With the offer you can buy both of these for £30!

Far Away

Far Away is my favourite perfume from Avon. It’s tough to pick one but I think Infinity is my current favourite. If you want to know more about each scent then please visit my shop.

Far Away Infinity perfume
Far Away Infinity £11
Far Away Glamour
far away glamour £11
Far away gold perfume
Far Away Gold £11
Far away rebel perfume
Far Away Rebel £11

You could try two of these for just £16.50!!

Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress is a huge favourite and big seller.

Little Black Dress Party
Little Black Dress Party £11
Little black dress weekend perfume
Little Black Dress Weekend £11
Little black dress perfume
Little Black Dress £11

Again, you can buy two of these for just £16.50. Of course you can mix and match too, for example you could buy one of the Little Black Dress Perfumes and one of the Far Away perfumes for £16.50. Or even one of either Little Black Dress or Far Away and either a Maxima or Maxime for £21. It’s a great offer, don’t you think?

For Him

Avon do great scents for Him too. You can choose something for both of you if you wish.

Black Suede Leather
Black Suede Leather £10
Imari Him
Imari Elixir £7
Luck for him
Luck for Him £7.00
Mesmerize Black
Mesmerize Black £8

There are many more scents in the Avon Store and many of them are already reduced in price before you decide to buy a second one at half price.

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Fabulous Beauty Box Competition!

beauty box

The Avon Best of Beauty Box contains 8 of Avon’s iconic items from across the decades. It’s a must have for any beauty lover.

What’s included:

True Colour Glimmerstick Eyeliner in Cosmic Brown – For perfectly shaped eyes that last all-day.

Far Away EDP Purse Spray 10ml – Our bestselling fragrance in handbag size.

Anew Essential Youth Maximising Sheet Mask – Give your skin a super-boost of hydration in 15 minutes.

mark. MagiX On The Go Primer 10g –  This skin-smoothing primer blurs imperfections flawlessly.

True Colour Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Ravishing Rose – 100% matte, 100% comfort. This lipstick has it all.

Advance Techniques Argan & Coconut Oil Moisturising Serum 100ml – Thirsty locks? Hydrate your hair in an instant.

Skin So Soft Original Dry Oil Spray – Limited Edition Design 150ml – Enjoy silky-soft skin in seconds.

mark. Gel Shine Nail Enamel 10ml in Fabulous – Gel-like shine on your nails, without the UV lamp

beauty box contents

The items come presented in a lovely beauty box and would make a perfect gift for someone else, or just for you to enjoy. Based on individual prices when not on offer the contents are worth £50!

I have one of these boxes to give away to one of my lucky readers. The contents may vary a little but will be of the same value.

Would you like to be in the chance to win one of these lovely boxes? My competition has a few ways of entering. Using the gadget below I am asking you to sign up to my Avon Store which will give you 5 entries into the competition. The other requests will give you an extra entry, you can choose which ones you want to do, or do them all for the best chance of winning.

If you sign up to my Avon Store you will be asked for your private details which will be kept private and used for Avon orders only. You do not have to make an order to enter, but if you choose to do so in the future, having an account will make it easier for you. You will receive occasional e-mails with offers from Avon. The only time I will use your details is if you win a prize. The best thing is, everyone who does sign up will be entered into a draw to win a prize every single month for as long as I am an Avon Representative.

EXTRA NOTE: I am offering extra entries for completing the sign up to receive e-mails, but I’ve noticed that although these have been filled in on the widget the sign ups on the site have not been completed. No-one is obligated to sign up to enter the competition you can use the other entry methods, but if you have not completed the Avon Website registration then your extra entries will be invalidated. I hope you understand. If you name is picked by the widget then I will check that you have completed your entry correctly and if not, then I’ll cancel and move on and draw again.

Other entries include following my Instagram and Facebook pages and tweeting for me.

Rules and Conditions

  • competition is for UK entrants only (sorry)
  • prize is provided by myself
  • prize is subject to slight changes but will be of the same value as promised
  • All information collected will not be sold on to any other company.
  • Avon will have the right to e-mail you if you sign up as a customer
  • All Winners will be checked to see that they have completed their part of the competition.

Good luck everyone!

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My Chronically Ill Gift List

This is my chronically ill gift list that I’ve put together to give people ideas of the type of gifts that people who are ill may appreciate.

I suffer from chronic pain in my back and legs, I hurt when cold, I am a wheelchair user and I don’t get out of my home a lot because of my condition. So here are the things I would love the most.

Something to Wear

Clothing is always a good gift, if you don’t want to worry to much about sizing then I’m pretty sure that scarves, gloves and socks are a good idea. If you have some idea of size then a nice pair of pyjamas or a dressing gown. Slippers are also a good buy if you have some idea of the shoe size. Although with slippers you can generally get away with Small, Medium or Large. I get through about five pairs of slippers a year, so they would be very welcome.

I have very cold feet so I’m always happy with socks or slipper socks, the brighter the better. I love these slipper socks from The Sock Shop

reindeer slipper socks

Hobbies

If you know a person’s hobby then buying them anything they can use will be a big bonus and I’m sure they will love it. This can be anything from paint, pens, pads, craft supplies, or if you are buying for me then wool. I can’t get enough of the stuff, ask my family! Better still, buy wool with a pattern to crochet or knit, like this lovely blanket from Deramores.

Pill Organiser

Someone who needs a lot of medication will need to keep it organized. I would love something like these pill organisers from Etsy to keep my medication safe and ready to take.

butterfly decorated pill organiser

Books and Magazines

Reading is a great way of chilling out, whether you are just getting ingrossed in a novel or learning something new. There are so many books to please just about everyone. Try the gift finder at Waterstones.

Christmas gift finder waterstones

If you can’t think of a book they would like then how about a magazine subscription. They make a great gift and you can buy a six or twelve month subscription. I love my crochet magazine subscription but I’ve also enjoyed cookery magazines, and I know plenty that would love the new Seven Worlds One Planet magazines.

magazine subscription

Candles

There is nothing I like more than having a candle burning while at home. It makes the room smell nice and helps to make me feel relaxed. At Candles Direct they have a huge assortment of lovely candles, including Yankee candles. They also have some lovely gifts including bath and body products and vegan friendly gifts.

yankee candle tree

Mindfulness Gifts

A lot of chronically ill people turn to mindfulness to help them. It may be that they enjoy mediation or yoga, or colouring books. LSW Mind Cards are a new product which are designed to make you become more mindful. Each day select a card at random and take the action stated on the card. Building the habit of making positive choices each day will help you lead a more fulfilling and happier life. The box is attractive and would make a lovely gift.

I hope you have enjoyed my little gift guide and that it has given you some ideas for gifts for that person you may know that is suffering from a chronic illness, or even a temporary illness. We all need a little pampering sometimes.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which will cost you nothing to click but may earn me some money if you click through and purchase something. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

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Christmas with Avon – Decorations



Over the next few days I’m going to be bringing you some great Christmas gift ideas from Avon and today I’m starting with decorations. From less than £5 you can find a perfect little treat.

As you know I am an Avon representative and you can find my online store by clicking through. https://www.avon.uk.com/store/annesweet

You can purchase any of these items from my store from anywhere in the UK, postage is free if you order over £20 or just £3.50 for express delivery. I will receive commission on all sales but it won’t cost you any more. Please enjoy this little Christmas gift selection I’ve put together for you.

Christmas Decorations

Place it on a shelf or hang it on a wall for a touch of starry magic.

decorations neon star
Neon Star £10

Light up your home with these truly magical silver-tone star string lights, which twirl and turn to capture every angle.

star string lights
Star string lights £8

Bring joy to your Christmas tree with the help of our set of 2 colour-changing glitter baubles.

glitter baubles
Set of 2 Glitter Baubles £4

Love unicorns AND Christmas? Then you’ll love our light-up, colour-changing unicorn tree decorations. 

unicorn lights
set of 2 unicorn light up decorations £5

These Nutcracker tealights make a de-light-fully traditional gifts, or why not treat yourself and brighten up your home this Christmas.

nutcracker tea lights
Nutcracker LED tea lights set £8

Light up your home this Christmas with this adorable pair of LED tealights. 

bear tea lights
ceramic LED tea lights set £8

There’s nothing more festive than the scent of orange, cranberry and cinnamon. And what better way to enjoy it than with our Winter Spice candle.

candle
Winter Spice glass candle £6

See anything you like? Pop on over to my store for loads morehttps://www.avon.uk.com/store/annesweet and thanks for your support x

You can find my Stocking Filler guide here.

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Christmas with Avon – Stocking Fillers

Over the next few days I’m going to be bringing you some great Christmas gift ideas from Avon and today I’m starting with Stocking fillers. From less than £2 you can find a perfect little treat.

As you know I am an Avon representative and you can find my online store by clicking through. https://www.avon.uk.com/store/annesweet

You can purchase any of these items from my store from anywhere in the UK, postage is free if you order over £20 or just £3.50 for express delivery. I will receive commission on all sales but it won’t cost you any more. Please enjoy this little Christmas gift selection I’ve put together for you.

Stocking Fillers

Avon do a selection of Llama related goodies like these gorgeous slipper socks.

Llama slipper socks £6

This Jolly Holly Berry Bauble is so cute, you can also get one in Merry Little Plum

Jolly Holly Berry Bath and body wash £1.50

How about a super glam initial necklace, This is the Tiarra necklace and it’s so sparkly. Of course you can choose with ever initial you would like for your recipient, or why not treat yourself for just £5?

tiarra necklace
tiarra necklace £5 each

Rose tone clutch case manicure set, so pretty, and we all like pretty nails.

Manicure set
Seasonal Manicure set £5

These lovely little bracelets come in shimmering gold, pretty blush and sparkling silver.

Peyton bracelet
Payton Bracelet £5 each

Get festive with this eco-friendly, bamboo coffee mug featuring Christmas print. It’s perfect for all of your pumpkin lattes and hot chocolates!

travel mug
travel mug £6

Make him laugh this Christmas with our Penguin Novelty Boxers. They’re the perfect stocking filler for the man in your life.

penguin boxers
Penguin Novelty boxers £5

See anything you like? Pop on over to my store for loads more https://www.avon.uk.com/store/annesweet and thanks for your support x


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How to Make the Most of Amazon Prime Day

It’s Amazon Prime Day

Time to make use of all those wonderful bargains but how do you get the most out of

Amazon Prime Day

First of all you would need to become a Prime Member. I am already a member and I pay monthly at £7.99. It saves me a ton of money each year, but if you wanted to save some more during Prime Day you can switch your membership to yearly for just £59 instead of £79. You can even do this if you are already a member and paying monthly.

Yearly Plan Offer

Prime Day has already started, it’s on 15th and 16th July, so be quick to grab the bargains.

Here are some tips:

On Prime Day you will get a preview of many deals. If you see something you like then you can click the watch button. If you have the Amazon App on your phone you will get a push message when the deal goes live.

Check for specific deals by searching for what you want on Amazon and seeing if it has a Prime Day Deal Badge on it.

For example, this Garmin Forerunner Watch has a special offer for Amazon Prime members

Check for Prime Day Launches with special deals just for Prime Members

Prime Day Launches

For example, this weather proof outdoor security camera for just £43.99. It’s not yet available for non prime members.

security camera

Prime Day Launche Deal

Save up to 75% on Electric Toothbrushes

Prime exclusive deal on this toothbrush is £54.99, it’s £92.95 for non Prime Members!

Amazon Devices

Save up to 50% on Amazon Devices

Like this Fire TV Stick With Alexa for just £19.99

Amazon tv stick

There are so many deals on Amazon Prime Day, don’t miss out!

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My New Venture – I’m an Avon Representative

I was an Avon representative in my old area. I loved it. I would take the kids out with my books packed in a bag on the bag of the Little Man’s pram and the girls would happily help me post my books. I had a lovely set of customers that I visited regularly.

Then we moved house and I didn’t take my business with me, I just gave up on it. My new home was in a building site and I didn’t think it was the right place to start canvassing.

Starting Again

The other day a lady knocked on my door and I decided to sign up with Avon again. What was I thinking, I can’t even walk now and I don’t get very far visiting houses in my wheelchair without help. But: you can now take orders online from any area and the good can be posted direct to the customer.

So, I have my very own Avon Website with an online shop.

Please do take a look if you have a moment, it would make me really happy if you placed an order. Delivery to your home is £3.50 and free if you order over £30…but look out for special offers too. At the moment, if you order before 18th July you can get your delivery for free when you spend just £20. Also, if you buy 3 Skin So Soft Dry Oil items you can get free delivery with the code DRYOIL.

Facebook

I also have my own Facebook Page which anyone can join. Please do as I hope to bring you lots of interesting tips and ideas as well as competitions and giveaways!

It’s so great that you can take orders from absolutely anywhere in the UK now. When I was a representative before I could only take orders from people I could deliver too physically. Of course if you are local I can still do that, and I will be. The neighbours all have brochures through their door that my husband will collect for me.

Avon.

Of course, I wouldn’t be working for Avon if I didn’t believe in their products. I’m not a great make-up user but the little make up I have is from Avon and I’m really please with it. I do try to look after my skin, so moisturers and masks are a favourite of mine. I love the Skin So Soft Dry Oil collection and it has so many benefits. The perfumes are pretty special too. I can get samples of perfumes if anyone wants to smell before they buy. (If you would like a sample then please let me know in a message on my Facebook Page.)

They also do a great selection of hairbrushes. We have had ours for years and it’s time for some new ones. They also do vegan make-up brushes!

The shower gels are amazing, and as cheap or cheaper than the other brands. They also do some nice bubble bath.

shower gel and bubble bath from Avon

You can also buy things for the home like storage boxes, diffusers, candles and even lunch boxes to name just a few.

Avon home, candle, diffuser, storage boxes and lunch box and cup

Avon also sell clothing and have some great ranges to suit anyone, including shoes and pyjamas.

If accessorising is your thing then Avon also do a jewellery range and selection bags and scarfs and sunglasses.

collage of Avon accessories, sunglasses, necklace, bag and watches

With Summer upon us, don’t forget to stock up on your suncream and after sun lotion.

How Can You Help?

I’d love some support with my new venture, maybe you’d like to order something, or even just sign up to my Facebook Page. Or, share my page with your friends. I’d be most grateful as I’d really like this to work. Thank you in advance x

“Reflections
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Father’s Day Chocolate Treats and Competition

I’m a huge fan of Cadbury’s Chocolate, it might have something to do with living just five minutes away from the original Cadbury Factory in Bournville. As it’s nearly Father’s Day Cadbury’s are offering you the chance to win a personalised 850g bar of Dairy Milk just by filling in this form.

Here are a few of my favourite Cadbury Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day Chocolate Gift £27.50

Father's Day chocolate gift from Cadburys


A great Father’s Day chocolate gift with our Father’s Day Toblerone and Cadbury chocolates. Dairy Milk Bar with No1. Dad sleeve and a Milk Toblerone Bar with special ‘To My Hero’ sleeve. A great combination of large Dairy Milk Bar, Eclairs, Wine Gums, Cadbury Boost Bag and Cadbury Twirl Bites in a Cadbury Gift Box! Surprise your Dad with their favourite BIG chocolate in a Cadbury gift box.

Cadburys Heroes Treasure Box £10

Father's Day chocolate gift from Cadburys

A great gift to send to your hero! Our Cadbury Heroes Treasure Box gift box has a great selection of your favourite Cadbury chocolate bars including Dairy Milk bars.

Cadburys Chocolate and Corgi Model Gift Set £20

Father's Day chocolate gift from Cadburys

Limited edition Dairy Milk Corgi vehicles and delicious Dairy Milk and Bournville chocolate in a Cadbury gift box. A Dairy Milk bar with a NO.1 Dad cardboard gift sleeve alongside a Corgi Dairy Milk Tanker and a classic Dairy Milk Mini. A great gift for any Cadbury fan who collects Corgi – special edition die cast models.

Cadbury Bars and Beers Hamper £22

Father's Day chocolate gift from Cadburys

Send a fantastic gift of Hambleton’s Ales award winning micro brewery beer with a variety of the nation’s favourite Cadbury Dairy Milk bars. Cadbury Dairy Milk’s top chocolate bars with British brewed beer.

Maynards Bassetts Sports Mix Carton £3.29

Father's Day chocolate gift from Cadburys

Maynards Bassetts Maynards Sports Mixture in a gift carton, a longer lasting fuller-flavour gummy sweet. Made with natural colours.

Green and Blacks Organic Connoisseur Collection £14.99

Father's Day chocolate gift from Cadburys

Green & Black’s Organic Connoisseur Collection – A selection of unique Green & Black’s bars. Taste is at the heart of everything we do, but don’t just take our word for it. We are proud that our organic collection has won multiple awards at the Academy of Chocolate and Great Taste Awards. We are proud to be the chocolate of choice for many celebrity chefs, the Organic collection is perfect for those who enjoy intense flavours in their chocolate. The chocolate box includes the Tasting Wheel to help you get the perfect pairing with your food and drink. This impressive collection of Green & Black’s chocolate will make a beautiful gift.

Maynards Bassetts Liquorice Allsorts £3.29

Father's Day chocolate gift from Cadburys

Maynards Bassett’s Liquorice Allsorts in a handy 400g carton makes a wonderful gift for friends and family alike. Filled with Maynards Bassett’s Liquorice Allsorts sweets. One too many, and you might turn Bertie….

You can find these and loads more ideas for gifts at the Cadbury Online Gift Shop.

Please note that I am an affiliate for Cadburys gift shop and any purchases you make will not cost you any extra but may earn me a few extra pence. Thanks for your support.

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