Friday, 28 April 2017

Beer Themed Fathers Day Gift Inspiration

I really find it hard to buy gifts for the men in the family, for my mum it’s always been so simple, a tried and tested formula of some variant including chocolates, flowers, perfume and luxurious hand creams!  My dad well he is much trickier, so I have been searching the Internet for some suitable options.  At 72 I want him to have a present he really likes, he’s been such a good dad and he deserves thought and consideration put into whatever I eventually buy.

So I visited UncommonGoods in my hunt for Fathers Day gifts.  The site has lots of unique, personalised and handcrafted gifts that offer something that bit different.  I don’t think my dad wants any more socks or hankies so I needed to find inspiration!  Although one exception might be the "If you can read this please bring me a Beer" socks as he would find them quite funny!    

I like the vision behind UncommonGoods the range has been developed to think about the environment and animals as many of the products use recycled and upcycled materials.  After having done a beach clean I really understand the importance of reusing and recycling as plastics sadly litter our beaches.  So I like the idea that something I buy for my dad might be doing a bit of good.  I had considered one of the personalized gifts but I am going to focus on my dad’s main love.  Apart from his family beer is one of my dad’s few indulgences.

I think I will be sorted for Fathers Day and birthday gifts from now on as I have seen quite a few products perfect for him.  They have covered every type of product with a beer focus, from Barrel Mugs, personalized glasswear and even beer shampoo if you want to go all out on the theme!  

As my dad likes to savour a good ale, maybe he would like a chance of brewing his own this is something he has yet to try but I think it would be quite a rewarding experience.


The Beer Chilling Coaster Set is an attractive gift for the home, it is made with reclaimed New Hampshire granite and helps keep your beer cool!


The Beer Jelly might appeal to his taste buds; this set of preserves has been infused with craft beers and is the perfect accompaniment to his cheese board!  He likes having cheese and crackers when his friend visits.


So if you have a beer drinker in the family, this website is ideal!

Thursday, 27 April 2017

MAGIX Photostory Deluxe Competition

As a parent taking pictures is so important! Remembering to capture all those fond memories as your children grow up.  It happens in the blink of an eye so you want to document and cherish as much as possible.  Each day might seem long but the years really do slip away before you know it.  Next year is my son’s last at primary school and I can’t quite believe he will be off to secondary school when I still remember his cheeky gummy smiles!

Also make sure you take pictures of everyone in the family, don’t be caught out always holding the camera and never appearing in the photos.  I really enjoy looking back at family photo’s when I was growing up; when family sadly pass on I treasure those photos even more.

Using MAGIX Photostory Deluxe you can create videos of your most lovely shots and enjoy a slideshow of special occasions, holidays and activities your children do.  At the moment MAGIX have a generous spring deal and you can snap up this clever program for only £39.99 (normally £206.98), its such a bargain at that price but it won’t be around for long, the promotion is available until the 31st of May so if you fancy seeing how it can improve your slideshows now is the time to buy it!


You have lots of choice when it comes to background music to accompany your photos and video and you have lots of options when it comes to editing your efforts!  The available soundtracks cover Chillout, Lounge music, Rock & Pop or House so you will find something that works!


As a blogger this sounds ideal for me, I really do need to make my images and video more professional, this program is very user friendly you just drag and drop to change the order of the pictures.  I like a program that isn’t too over complicated to master.


If you would like the chance to win MAGIX Photostory Deluxe simply fill out the form below by the 27th of May.

Win MAGIX Photostory Deluxe

Win A Dobell Suit

I am excited to bring you another competition to win a suit from Dobell, the lucky winner can pick any they like as long as its Dobell branded!  Don’t worry you have plenty of choice to look smart and dapper. 

If you have a special occasion coming up this is definitely the giveaway for you, whether its for a posh work do, a wedding or a job interview a decent suit is such an asset.  The right suit can really transform you, giving an air of confidence and professionalism so you’re ready for anything.


I like nothing more than seeing a man suited and booted!  The great thing about using a site like Dobell you do not have to spend a fortune to look well-dressed.  They have very affordable prices and generous sales; they are up to 50% cheaper than shopping on the high street.  So you see Dobell is well worth visiting if you are after reasonably priced formal wear that doesn’t compromise on style or quality.  If you are buying a lot of suits for the whole wedding party shopping at Dobell can really make for some big savings!

What I really like is that Dobell want you to be completely happy with your order and even offer free returns.  When it comes to shopping for a suit the perfect fit is so important.  There is nothing more frustrating than buying online and then having to pay to return items.

Dobell have tuxedos; suits, shirts, shoes and accessories so you can soon find everything you need.  The site is easy to navigate and I like how they have so many pictures of each suit you can quickly get a good idea how it will look on yourself from every angle.


To enter the competition please fill out the form below by the 25th of May.

Win A Dobell Suit