1303, 2014

Music Lessons

By | March 13th, 2014|Categories: Music, PUB2|0 Comments

Ok perhaps Music Lessons are not the most tangible thing that you buy but none the less it is a service that you purchase. Which makes me think about the way we approach purchasing of lessons. I know my attitude to finding a harp teacher to a piano teacher differed significantly. With the harp teacher, my son took to a particular person and we wanted her. It took a wait but we were lucky and he is being taught by her. With Piano it was a recommendation and we are happy that we followed it.

However, let us say that you move somewhere and do not yet know anyone. How do you go about it? How do say music lessons in Woodland Hills at guitar center compare to Music Lessons at Juilliard or Music lessons at my son’s primary school or say compared to lessons in France, Italy or the UK?

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1203, 2014


By | March 12th, 2014|Categories: Food & Delicacies, Freebies, Nutrition & Diets|0 Comments

I do not know if you have ever heard of Bolero Drinks. They are a powdered cordial. You purchase a packet and then mix it with water and voila – an instant flavoured drink.

So here is the low down on it.

  • Low Calorie
  • Suitable for Diabetics
  • Refreshing
  • My kids think they are getting a treat
  • Huge range of flavours from Almond to Blueberry!

And here is your chance to try some too. For a free sample, send an SAE to:-

Bolero Drinks Ltd, Unit 2, Toat Copse, Bashurst Hill, Horsham, RH13 0PA.

Use a large letter stamp and get 3 samples. Offer is subject to one per household and to UK residents only.

Don’t forget to tell them that you read about Bolero here!


1103, 2014

Is it Out of Stock?

By | March 11th, 2014|Categories: Music, PUB2|0 Comments

When you search for an item and come up with the message below, you know you probably have found a good and popular item.

“We’re sorry, but  classic beyerdynamic dt 770 pro at wwbw Closed Studio Headphones – 250 Ohms is unable to be added to the cart at this time. This generally due to the item being out of stock and no longer available or restricted by the vendor from shipping to your destination if being shipped outside the United States. We are more than happy to assist you in finding an alternative item. For more information please contact customer service.”

Mind you, it could be because I am not based in the USA!

1003, 2014

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

By | March 10th, 2014|Categories: Books & Magazines|0 Comments

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is not a book for the faint hearted. Written by Amy Chua based on her life experiences, it gives an insight to what it means to be a Chinese mother. If you thought we had it hard as parents or as children or that our children have it hard, then you must read this book and regain everything into perspective. If you think you have what it takes to help your children succeed, then read this book because it really will bring things into perspective.


903, 2014

Disco time

By | March 9th, 2014|Categories: Dance, PUB2|0 Comments

My eldest son has started having the odd disco at school. This is obviously making me feel old but the kids seem to love it.  They run around rather than dance but they have a great time none the less.

The school uses some great Venue Lights, a DJ and lots and lots of glow sticks. The glow sticks are given out as prizes which makes them all the more valuable in the kids eyes. The atmosphere is fantastic and all it boils down to is a large room with music and some fancy flashing lighting.

Now how do I feel young again?

803, 2014

Batiste Dry Shampoo

By | March 8th, 2014|Categories: Health & Beauty|0 Comments

The first time I heard of dry shampoo, I thought it was a gimmick. However the person using it swore by it. So I decided to try it. And honestly I loved it.

I have thin, greasy hair that I have to wash daily. However with young children that can be hard to accomplish and most often it ends up air drying. This results in no style and limp hair. Dry shampoo offers me a quick alternative. It means that it removes the greasiness in a few quick sprays, it gives me some volume and with the Batiste range, it even smells nice.

I do find that you need to have quick light bursts of spray or it will result in your having a film of powder but you quickly get the hang of it. And after a minute or two, you can style your hair quickly and easily. My hair […]