Friday, 13 April 2018


Hi Lovelies!

You know, I was reminded this week how life is so precious.  We get one shot at it and we aren't like cats and have nine of them!  How are lives turn out is shaped by many different things, enviroment, experiences, the way we are treated and how we treat others in return.  Many things can effect the way our lives evolve.  But the main thing is how we decide to live it.

For example, there are many examples of the bullied becoming the bully, but on the other hand there are even more cases where the bullied become defenders and saviours of others.  So you see although our lives are touched by circumstance it doesnt mean it has to be driven by it. I guess what im trying to say is,  make your life reflect you.  You may have been dealt the most awful cards in life but you know what?  You control your life and the way it goes.  You control the direction your life will travel.  If you dont like the way your life is going, change it!  Make it reflect the person you really are.  Have a life which you want and love.  The world is out there for you to enjoy!  Go enjoy it!

Bye for now!

Hales xxx

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

And Im back!!!

Hello lovelies!

So after a short break, I'm back!   The break was nothing special.  No time away or illness.  I just ran out of things to say!  Can you believe it of me!   I feel refreshed and ready to start blogging again.  So here I am sat at the laptop waiting for inspiration to pop into my head!  But non is forthcoming!

I could write about how its the school summer holidays right now here in the UK.  I always find the summer break a time for relaxing and catching up.  A contradiction of terms but the days are less rigid and stuck to routine and a timetable because of course there are no school runs, No uniform to be washed, no lunches to be made.  The catching up is learning to have the children round all day everyday (which I love BTW).  A time of bonding as we do things together, go places and experience things together.  I love the summer break and am always quite despondent when the tie comes in September for the return to school.

I could also talk about how Miss PB is going to High school in September!  HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE!  After 26 years of school runs we will no longer have to take and fetch a child from primary school.  She is the last one f ours to leave primary school.  As I am unable to have more children, this is it!  Where has that time gone!  it doesn't seem that long ago I was gripping a nervous little boys hand while introducing him to his teacher in reception and now our last little bird has left primary school.  She has had the best experience at Primary school and I pray she will experience the same at high school.

Well, after having nothing to say Ive certainly made up for it!  Visit us again next week and hopefully I wont be as waffly!

Bye for now

Hales xx

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Monthly woes!

Hello lovelies

Today I want to talk to you about Periods.  Auntie Flo, monthlies, time of the month call it what you will!  Almost all women will experience them at some stage in their life.  From the excitement/dread, you feel at the first time, to the end of them where most of us will swing our "period Panties" round our head jubilantly when we know we will no longer have to wear them, we all have to make decisions about them.  Namely sanitary wear.

 I read a report recently that states that a there are an increasing number of girls who cant go to school because they cant afford sanitary wear.  (read about it HERE)  In this country we should be ashamed of ourselves that this is happening.  Its something that every girl, especially at that age should not have to worry about.  What is happening to this country! Anyway rant over!!

What will we choose to use?  Towels ,tampons, throwaway or reusable its all a choose we have to make.

I  recently received a moon cup to try out.  I have to say it is something that I have considered using before but haven't got round to buying one. 

The one that I got was a lovely lilac colour and made of the softest rubber.  It is soft and pliable and it is not as hard as I thought it would be.  To insert it you kind of fold it and insert it into the vagina in the same style as a tampon. (Better instructions HERE.) It then collects the again.

 There are two sizes available.  One for pre-childbirth and one after.

  Knowing that the environment is being helped by towels and tampons going to landfill is a added bonus! We could all do with lightening the footprint we leave on this earth! Opps I'm going into another rant! 

So my opinion on the moon cup is that it is a good idea.  It works well in principle.  Unfortunately due to my disability I have been unable to trial it so this is just my opinion on it.  They can be bought cheaply or more expensively in line with your budget.  If in doubt buy a cheap one and if you get on with it then make a investment in a more expensive one.   HERE is a link for one of the better ones on the market.

I hope this has been a helpful and informative review and I hope to see you back in our little corner of the Internet soon
Bye for now

Hales xxx

Monday, 5 June 2017

200 Subscriber giveaway! The PB Family

Hello lovelies! Join us on our 200 Subscriber giveaway!!

Jurlingo eyeshadows

Hi my lovelies!

When watching a youtube video recently, The lady in the video was showcasing the Jurlingo eyeshadow.  I thought they looked so lovely that I just had to give them a go! 

They come as single pan eye shadows but for every four you buy you get a holder palette for free!  (this applies to the seller I am linking.  I can't be sure of other sellers)

The first thing I noticed was the packaging it came in.  It had come from china but was so well packaged not one of the pans were damaged.  The boxes for each individual pan was strong and each pan came in a protective plastic insert.  They also came within ten days of being ordered.

The palette includes a little mirror and double ended applicator.

The colours are so striking that it hard to choose a favourite! But I think this gold colour has it licked!  It's so striking and looks so lovely when applied that I can't help but love it! 
I tried to get a good photo of it on my eyes but trying to do an up close selfie with a camera proved beyond me!

  When I tested them they are so pigmented and strong in colour that a little goes a long way.  I can see these becoming my recent buy favourites!  They are marketed as "Diamond eyeshadow" and boy are they!

This blue colour would be perfect for a night out and to get that shimmery 80s look that we all crave at one time or another!

I just love this lilac and rose combination.  A sure fire hit for a night out or even for day wear.

I'm totally in love with these shadows and I can see them seeing me right through summer into the Autumn/winter season!

If you are interested in buying these they can be found here  at the time of posting they were priced at £1.65 per pan.  A total bargain if you ask me!

Well, time is upon us once again!  It is time for me to pop off and see what the day brings. 
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I hope you have a good week and I hope to see you back here again real soon.
Bye for now

Hales xxx

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Moan of the month! may 2017

Hi lovelies.
 Today's moan of the month is just one moan,  The Jeremy Kyle show. Enough said.

Really? REALLY?  Is this what society has come down to?  I despair that people from other countries will watch this and decide this is what people in the UK are really like.

The researchers from this show seem to target the most vulnerable people that are humiliated for the purpose of entertainment.  This is not acceptable.
There are thousands of people who are in bad situations in the UK but there is also thousands upon thousands of people who lead normal lives, living morally and raising children to be good citizens.
They strive to live under increasingly circumstances and ever changing financial conditions.

There are nine children in every classroom of 30 living in poverty (See the web page for the child poverty action group HERE)  Not because parents are irresponsible, although I'm sure this is the case sometimes, but because of increasingly hard social and economic conditions.

It is not the norm for people to have "four potential fathers" for their child. Nor to steal from family members to fund their drug habbits.  The majority of people wouldnt dream of broadcasting how many sexual patners they have had or the fact that they caught a STD from a friend.  
Does the picture above really reflect the Uk today?  I will leave it to you to come to your own conclusion.

Thats all folks
Hales xx

Monday, 29 May 2017

Sandals - the shoe kind not the holiday!

Hello lovelies!
Now I have big feet.  Its a fact!  I take size 9 or 10 in ladies shoes.  That's bigger than the average size ladies shoe size.  Now, I want to wear the same kind of shoes that the lovely size six ladies can wear and I have to say now days its getting easier and easier to do.  More and more companies are catering for the plus size.  Not only in clothes but also in shoes.  I have been having a look round and theses are my favourites and my "I'd love to haves" for the summer months!

What about these beauties?!

They are from Simply Be  and are priced at £35.00.  They are perfect for the beach but teamed up with a maxi dress and bolero I could see these being perfect for a evening out.  Love the flower on the top but maybe that's my Hippy side coming out!  These really are statement shoes.  Of course I could never wear them because of the heel but a girl can dream right?

Next take a look at these!  How FREEKING awesome are these!  I love leopard print but its hard to wear it without looking like some kind of porn star wannabe!  Either that or Bet Lynch!  So I'm totally in love with these shoes.  If anyone would like to buy me these *cough* Mr PB *cough* they can be found HERE  they cost £28.00 and I need a size 9!

Then I found  THESE  . They are pretty little flip flop style with a toe post and pretty diamante detailing to the top.  They are flat so perfect for me.  The price is pretty good too to be honest. £15.00 will bag you these and they even come in three colours.  They wouldn't take up much room in your suitcase either.

Finally I tried out the George at ASDA and the F&F at Tesco websites.  To be honest they had nothing that you'd enjoy wearing unless you were 75+  And I most certainly am not!

Dorothy Perkins had a really good range and I really liked the look of these  ones.  They are funky and would be great for festival. I really like them I think they may find their way via Royal Mail to our house! Priced at £18.75 they are a bargain.

So that's the sandals I found out there.  Of course there are many others but these are the ones that caught my eye.

Maybe, just maybe I shall be sporting a pair really soon!

Bye for now

Hales xx


Hi Lovelies! You know, I was reminded this week how life is so precious.  We get one shot at it and we aren't like cats and have nine...