Clothing · Fashion · Product review

Everything5Pounds Review

I received a special offer through for a free item from everything5pounds; I needed a dress for a Christmas party and some new work trousers so decided this was a good opportunity to try some of their clothes and have a look at the quality. 
I chose a crochet midi dress in the pink. It arrived very quickly and well packaged. It is very nice quality, although the size is certainly a small 10, very clingy. 

I have 2 parties which I need dresses for, one is a work Xmas do and the other is a very posh event in the City of London. This dress is nice but would never do for such a posh party, the inner dress is just above knee length and the top layer is split twice at the front. 

It also has a slit in the under dress either side of the waist, very sexy:

The back is also beautiful:

I think it will do very well for the office party. 

I also purchased some work trousers, they are well made and very comfortable. 

Days out · halloween

Amberley Working Museum- A family day out in West Sussex

We had a most amazing day out at the Amberley Museum this weekend, it is not the cheapest entry ticket but is a full day’s visit and plenty to look at. 

Being a Halloween special we started off with spooky arts and crafts. 

And had a play on a few Halloween themed games:

Also there was a fabulous display by “Hawking About” which my children were actually thrilled by!

These activities were all before we even started going around the actual museum, which was full of old vehicles:

People demonstrating old techniques for pottery, carving, stone work…the kids loved it!

There is even an old train and bus which you can go for rides on:

All in all a fabulous day out for all the family, even the young girly children enjoyed all the old vehicles which we were slightly worried they wouldn’t enjoy. 


Review of “asymmetric rose crystal heart engraved pendant”

Lovely item, beautifully packaged. Made from yellow metal, I assume not gold, but it has a lovely solid quality to it, amazing quality for £12.99.Chain has extendable fitting and lobster clasp which is easier than a loop clasp. 

Item available from here

The item is well made and isn’t going to fall apart anytime soon. Beautiful shade of pink, my daughter will love it!

It does unfortunately come in a very big box, which means it doesn’t fit through the door if you are not home, but this is because it comes in a gift box. Perfect for a loved one for Christmas. 

*item received for purpose of a review, all words and opinions are my own. 


Halloween kids outfits

I took the kids to the original factory shop and let them choose one item each, I don’t really like Halloween and all we ever do is trick or treating, so spending extra money was not gonna happen. 

Bethany chose a zombie bride dress and veil and Jack chose a scary mask:

We decided he looked a bit like the hunchback of notre dame (although after this weeks walking dead I think he looks like Glenn!) and he asked me to make the rest of the outfit for him. 

So the next thing I knew I’m sat cutting and sewing for him!

We started with an old tshirt of daddy’s and a ruined pillow. 

A quick bit of cutting and sewing and ta dah the hunchback was complete!

Bethany only needed a bit of facepaint to finish hers off. 

And off they went to enjoy the day with nanny and grandad (grandad refused to be included in the blog)

Accessories · Fashion

CZ diamond pendant choker necklace review

Such a pretty, delicate little necklace (available here) . 

The black choker is thin (about the width of a shoelace) and beautifully soft and silky, there is a chain link to do the necklace up with so if you have a small neck (like me) you can do it very small or it can be extended to a larger size (FYI smallest measures 36cm, largest 41cm). 

The CZ diamond is well attached onto the choker so shouldn’t come loose (very well made), the “diamond” measures about 5mm across, which is quite small but this means it can go with quite a detailed outfit without drawing the attention away. It would compliment pretty much any outfit. The necklace comes in a lovely black silky pouch, so would be perfect as a gift. 

It was packaged in a thin envelope, so will fit through the door without need someone to wait home for delivery and i received it next day thanks to my Amazon prime account. 

Please note I received this item discounted for the purpose of an honest review, but all words are my own. I will be buying one for my daughter because she absolutely loved it.