30 June 2015

Find the right Bridesmaid Dress for every Shape

Finding the right dress for you to wear on your big day is hard enough but the next challenge is finding the right dresses for your Bridesmaids.
Lets face it a normal Wedding party will probably consist off at least 2 to 4 or even 6 Bridesmaids to accompany the Bride on her walk down the aisle. 
And it is very rare that all of your girls will be the same size let alone the same body shape 
to suit 1 dress. Lucky enough as Wedding goes nowadays most Brides are very considerable when it comes to kitting out their Bridesmaids and most recently Pinterest boards are full of different shape and coloured Dresses!
Pictures taken off Pinterest
Or in my case due to having so many cousins (who all live in Germany which makes dress shopping rather difficult) and good friends and not wanting to exclude anybody i ask all of my lovely girls to go out and find themselves a red coloured dress (because red is my favourite colour). 
I cant wait to see what they have picked to wear for our big day! 
It certainly will be very "ombre" coloured in the picture!
Recently i came across this brilliant guide for bridesmaid dresses for every shape.
The guide has been designed by Coast who are well known for their lovely party frocks and 
stunning occasional wear its such a great read and gives you a inside of what is best to wear for your shape. I found out after trying out more then enough Wedding dresses that i am in between a Apple and a Hourglass figure and this chart has it down to a T to describe what Dress shape 
is best suited for it:

Have you taken your Bridesmaid shopping yet? Will you ask them to wear the same style and colour dress or can they mix and match within your colour scheme?
Or if you a married already what did your Bridesmaids dresses wear on your big day?

Scoff & Banter Banter Restaurant in Kensignton

After attending BritMums Live end of July for 2 days my roommate Jo and myself decided to finish off the busy weekend and treat ourselves with a evening of fine food and drinks at the recently refurbished Scoff & Banter Restaurant in Kensington.

Scoff & Banter, Kensington, has been stunningly updated with reclaimed furniture and fittings, intricately detailed high ceilings in keeping with the listed building, and elegant yet welcoming 
bay windows. At one with its neighbourhood, the restaurant design is created to encourage interaction and a sense of stylish comfort, with high sharing tables and a private dining room, perfect for intimate dinners, events and family gatherings.

We arrived about 30 minutes earlier then planned but our friendly waiter Luke had us seated 
right away. For the first course Jo choose the Soup which was rich and nice in flavour whilst i went with the Prawn Cocktail which is one of my favourite Starters but i haven't had it for ages. The Prawns where very tasty and the sauce had a little spicy kick to it (not too spicy just right).

It was a tough choice to decided between all those delicious sounding meals, i nearly went with the salmon but decided on the Pot roast chicken which fell off the bone and tasted divine. I wasn't hugely taken by the layered potato's but the carrots where tender and sweet. Lucky for me Jo let me have a taste of her choice of main which was Barber vintage cheddar and shallots turnover and the most AMAZING champ potato (potato mash) it was creamy, fluffy and we both agreed it is the BEST we have ever tasted!

After some recommendations from our friendly waiter Luke, for our third course of the evening Jo went for the Scoff & Banter Favourite which is the Raspberry Eton Mess, which she thought was light, fluffy and had just the right sweetness to it. I on the other hand indulged in not only a Cambridge burnt cream (which is a creme brûlée if you wondered) which was rather delightful but also tried out the a very refreshing non alcoholic Apple Pie Cocktail 
(and had a bit off Jo's Eton Mess as well, oops i couldn't help myself!)

Our evening at the Scoff & Banter Restaurant which is situated within the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt in Kensington was more then delightful.

The Service was made excellent by our very friendly and attentive Waiter Luke 
who made us feel very welcome.
We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and our stay at the recently refurbished Scoff and Banter and I can see myself returning in the near future for their delicious sounding Afternoon Tea! 

After a quick chat with the new Manager of S&B we got told that they just started doing Sunday Lunch which is getting popular very quickly!

This Restaurant not only charms with its contemporary and classic interior but offers a fantastic menu choice to wet anyone's appetite and i would most certainly recommend it to my friends and family!

Disclaimer: We were treated to a complimentary meal for the purpose of this review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own!

17 June 2015

We moved!!

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you might have seen the odd post about packing and the Kids enjoying their new Garden!

After 10 Years of living in our spacious 3 Bedroom Ground Floor Flat we decided its time to sell and find a house with a much needed garden space for the children (and us).

Due to the wedding this summer we didn't wanted to put more pressure on us then needed so we decided to sell the flat and find a rented accommodation for the next 1-2 years until we know which area we would like to buy our forever house at!

We actually put in a offer on a not so nice (and knackered looking) but rather large 3 bedroom house which was conveniently only a 15 min walk to Finns current school but decided to view this property and what a good decision it was. After the viewing we where both in awe of the house it has been newly decorated with a brand new kitchen and bathroom as well as new carpets everywhere. 
We put in a offer and despite having a few other people in the running the Landlady accepted us and here we are! We will be living in a beautiful rural setting, all the bedrooms have massive build in wardrobes and i am rather exited about having a larder room in the kitchen!!

We have a front and a back garden as well as garage which is defiantly a bonus with all the 
stuff we have moved over!!

Where we use to live was filled with massive houses, a row of shops, a pub down the road and a football club but that was it. No green space for the kids and no playground so we where delighted when we went for a walk last week to explore and unknown to us there is a massive area with a secure gated playground for toddlers and older kids as well as a outdoor gym and a big field 
with football goals and a baseball court only 2 minutes walk from our new home 
what more can we want for the kids??

I am looking forward to showing you the new house all filled up and decorated to feel homely but for now i am having a unwanted short blogging break due to no internet until next week, eek!!
(yep i left it to late to inform them of our move)

I am heading to BritMums Live this weekend and after that its back to being a Mum and planning our big day which is scarily only 5 weeks away!!

Talk soon!

15 June 2015

Unveiling the new Dry fit Nappies from Chicco

Much loved parenting brand Chicco has announced exciting news of the unveiling of its first nappy line here in the UK. The new Dry Fit nappies range from Chicco has been launched exclusively in partnership with Boots and will be available from 1,200 stores across the UK from 15 June.

The new Dry Fit line, which is the top selling nappy range in Chicco’s home country of Italy,
 features five different sizes. 

Size 1 has been developed for newborns, and then sizes 2, 3, 4 and 5 which are all in line with a baby’s growth stages. The nappies are slim, easy to wear and allow baby to move around comfortably while guaranteeing maximum level of absorbency.
The practical wings protect your baby, while the soft side barriers prevent leaking and gently adapt to your baby’s legs to stay in place. The fabric-like external lining is extra breathable which keeps the baby’s skin perfectly dry, as well as helping to reduce heat and sweating which prevents 
rashes and irritation.

We have been send some packs to try out and here is our verdict:

We have been using the Chicco Nappies daily for over a week now and we love them.
From the cute design to the numbers on the nappies which is very useful when you have 2 kids in nappies (Finn still has got Nappies on for nighttime) to the thinness of them!
Normally i change MM's Nappy when i get to bed except for the last week when i was falling to bed exhausted from packing up the flat so there was that night when i simply forgot about it but no leakage at all in the morning!
 They look really thin and if iam totally honest was a tiny bit sceptic how much they actually 
can hold but after that first night i wasn't too worried anymore.
They are true to size i would say (compared to 2 supermarket own brands we regularly use) 
and MM had no problem with this new brand of nappies.
In the past we tried a expensive brand but she came out in a rash straight away. 
The Price is reasonable and hey you can collect Boots points when buying your little ones nappies whats not to like. I am a huge Boots fan and visit regularly anyway (or make use of their free collect in store delivery) so i defiantly will be adding Nappies onto 
my Boots Shopping list in the future!

The new Chicco Dry fit nappies are getting the thumbs up from us!!

As part of the launch, Chicco nappies will be available on a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ promotion!!

RRP's are: Size 1 – £4.49 and Sizes 2-5 – £7.99

Disclaimer: I have been send the new range of Chicco Nappies for reviewing purposes, but all thoughts and opinions are mine.


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