Walking on air with Salomon walking shoes

Receiving walking trainers to review in the height of summer, not only that but 30 degrees heat of summer, was probably not the brightest thing I ever did.  But I like to think ahead, and I do usually drive around with a pair of walking trainers in the boot of my car just in case.  I was sent a pair of Salomon walking shoes to try them out. Now I am a walking shoe fan.  I’ve never really worn boots… Continue Reading “Walking on air with Salomon walking shoes”

Hotter shoes Spring Summer season event

Spring and Summer at Hotter Shoes Oxford - Bubbabue and me

Last year I attended a Hotter shoes blogger event at Banbury’s new store.  This season it was the turn of Oxford to host a party for some of the Oxfordshire Bloggers gang.  I love getting together with other bloggers, and this time it was a mostly new crowd to me. We were introducing some of the bright young fashion and beauty bloggers of the county to Hotter along with us more tired parenting bloggers. Of course I’d arrived too early,… Continue Reading “Hotter shoes Spring Summer season event”

Changing perceptions at a hotter shoes event


When I told work colleagues I was going to a hotter blogger event, they laughed.  And told me I was an old woman.  My previous experience of hotter was limited to a quick look into my local store in Banbury, and speaking to the PR team at a blogger conference. My initial impressions before going to the event, were that hotter shoes didn’t really fill my shoe needed.  The colours had attracted me to look at some of their shoes.… Continue Reading “Changing perceptions at a hotter shoes event”

Get school shoes ready with Brantano

Get school shoes ready with Brantano - Bubbablue and me

I’m really hoping I’ve got everything ready for school now. Compared with last year when everything was new and needed buying, I’m fairly relaxed this time. I’ve got 1 new polo shirt and 1 new jumper to replace old scrappy ones from last year, and N’s got new school trousers and shorts sorted out. But for school shoes and trainers we were sent off to review Brantano. Brantano is generally somewhere I’ve gone for N’s trainers and wellies, but not… Continue Reading “Get school shoes ready with Brantano”

Summer clothes at Mothercare

Boys summer clothes at Mothercare - Bubbablue and me

When I shop for clothes there’s always the same shops I go to.  Mothercare is one of the shops that is still there in our town but I rarely visit now N’s that bit older.  I usually nip in on the off chance, usually to check out swim wear or basic t shirts, but rarely buy much.  So when offered some summer clothes for review I was looking forward to seeing what was available now N’s in that awkward age where… Continue Reading “Summer clothes at Mothercare”

Walking on air with Wolky wedge sandals – giveaway

walking on aid with a review of Wolky Wedge sandals - Bubbablue and me

Whenever it’s time to get a new pair of shoes my heart always falls.  Ok, so you don’t put on weight on your feet so in theory shoes should always fit, but I always struggle to find a pair because a size 5 is too small and size 6s are like boats.  But when I was asked to review a pair of shoes from Wolkyshop I was looking forward to them arriving…and just praying they would fit. Wolky are a… Continue Reading “Walking on air with Wolky wedge sandals – giveaway”

Win a personalised puff heart bangle with Prezzybox.

prezzybox puff heart bangle

I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to pretty shiny and glittery jewellery.  I have a stash of it even though I rarely wear much more than earrings, watch and wedding and engagement rings for day to day wear. I used to make jewellery as well, so I’m keen on looking out for new styles and ideas that I may have ended up making if I’d carried on. When you become a mum, you often want to have… Continue Reading “Win a personalised puff heart bangle with Prezzybox.”

Mini Vanilla pyjamas for the holiday season with House of Fraser

don't take my photo - pj shot

Like many other children at Christmas, N always has new pyjamas on Christmas eve.  Usually they’re Christmassy ones, but this year I’d found some brilliant blue ones with soldiers on.  So when I was sent a gorgeous pair of Mini Vanilla pyjamas from House of Fraser for him, they were going to have to wait until after Christmas. Needless to say, thanks to N’s refusal to go for a pee as soon as he wakes up – I mean, who… Continue Reading “Mini Vanilla pyjamas for the holiday season with House of Fraser”

So soft hands with Green People limited edition gift sets

Green People hand collection

From when I was first looking for a sun lotion that wouldn’t give N a rash, through to now having worked with Green People for a while, we’ve always found the products did exactly what they were meant to, and been suitable for our skin. The latest launch are the Green People Limited Edition gift packs.  I was sent the badger handcream pack.  From the website I did imagine them to be bigger, but as you only need a little bit… Continue Reading “So soft hands with Green People limited edition gift sets”

Green People children’s sun lotion for summer

Green people sun lotion

We’ve just come back from a (mostly) warm and sunny week camping in Weymouth.  I seemed to have packed about 4 different sun creams or sprays in our luggage to cater for both myself and N, but one that we both like using is from Green People. I’ve tended to use the Green People sun lotion in the past for N because I found it didn’t irritate his skin like other sun creams.  We’ve recently been sent the new children’s… Continue Reading “Green People children’s sun lotion for summer”