For Father’s Day I wanted to get a few bits for Nick from our cats, so I went online to see what I could create with Funky Pigeon.

They have a good range of Father’s Day Gifts from pets here and you can personalise them with your own text and photos. They also have such great products from actual children too haha.

Cat father photo mug

£7.99

You can pick what photo is used on this as well as a name. It is so cute and it looks too nice to use! I love the colours used on this and this is perfect for Nick to take to work to have his coffee in.

Pawsome cat photo keyring

£3.99

This is super cute and says “you are pawsome” on it as well as being double sided and having a picture of our two cats on both sides.

5 photo challenge – multi photo poster

£12.98

You can create a gift with your 5 favourite photos and have it framed too. I mean how cute is this?! I think it is a great idea in black and white. It really shows up the cats features and is nice as Archie is a black cat. You can also add your family name at the bottom too. I like how the photos look like Polaroid pics as we have a collection of Polaroid pictures in our kitchen.

Really impressed with their range of products and how easy they are to personalise as well as how quick delivery is!

Do you buy presents from your pets?

Sarah x

I share a lot of product reviews on my blog but I want to start sharing some more personal aspects of my life and more photos of our home and our pets. I thought it would be nice if I introduced you to my pets as I often share pictures of them on my Instagram but don’t mention them much on here.

Cats

We have two cats, Gizmo and Archie.

Gizmo was our first cat, we got him when he was a couple of months old and he is now 3 years old. After having him for a year we decided to get him a little brother and along came Archie when he was just a couple of months old. He is now 2 years old and both cats we adopted from the Blue cross.

Gizmo is a tabby cat and was the runt of his litter, he was so scared when we met him and bought him home but he soon settled in and became very cuddly and likes to sit on our laps and climb on the bed in the morning.

Archie was the biggest and most playful of his litter and black cats are often the last to be rehomed. He is such a mummys boy and loves to be picked up and cuddled.

The cats are inseparable and Archie cries if he can’t find Gizmo. It is so lovely how well they get on and they are always cleaning each other and cuddling or running around playing.

Guinea pigs

We have two guinea pigs, Sandy and Dexter. We used to have Thierry but he sadly passed away a couple of months back.

All of our guinea pigs have come from Pets At Home. We got Sandy and Thierry nearly 4 years ago when they were a couple of months old and they were brother. Thierry had a small chunk missing from his ear and Sandy had a distinctive parted bit of hair at the front. 

Sadly Thierry passed away recently so we then rehomed Dexter who was up for adoption at Pets At Home and had been separated from the other guinea pigs as he had been ill so he was very lonely. It didn’t take him and Sandy long to get used to each other. Sandy had been very lonely too since losing Thierry as it had been the pair of them together for nearly 4 years. It is always so hard losing a pet. I am so grateful for the pets we have and I cherish them everyday.

Do you have any pets?

Sarah x

 

I want to start sharing more home ware items with you so thought I would start off and show you all my new rug I got from Land of Rugs.

We wanted a red rug to go in our living room under our coffee table and this one was ideal.

To find the perfect rug I searched by colour and then once you haven’t selected the one you like you can then pick from a variety of sizes to suit. We went for one slightly longer than we needed so there was extra space at the side of the table if our cats wanted to sit on it as it is super soft.

As you can see it is a great fit and really brings the perfect amount of colour into our living room. This particular rug comes in 10 different shades and in a variety of sizes:

80 x 150cm [2’7″x4’11”] 120 x 170cm [3’11″x5’7″] 160 x 230cm [5’3″x7’6″] 200 x 290cm [6’6″x9’6″]

We went for the 80x150cm one. I am really impressed with the price as I always thought a rug would be a lot more expensive and this one is so soft and the cats love it! Delivery was free and it arrived in only a couple of days.

They also have a lot of other rugs to pick from and colours/sizes to suit every room. This stripey one is really cool! I am thinking of getting another rug to go in our bedroom.

Do you have a rug in your bedroom or living room?

Sarah x

I always struggle with buying gifts for men, I am not sure why. I thought this year I would share with you some ideas I came up with for Father’s Day. I buy for my dad, my father in law, my step dad, my grandad and sometimes my husband from our pets so have quite a few presents to buy! These are also ideas for any upcoming birthdays or anything and also for females 🙂

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If you are looking for something for someone tech savvy then this is ideal. You can purchase from Amazon/Argos and various other shops and it comes in a variety of colours.

GioTeck TX-40 headset

£34.99

This headset is ideal for gaming or music. It is compatible with Xbox, Xbox one, PS4 and mobile.

Speaker diameter: 40mm

· Mic diameter: 4mm

· Impedance: 32

· Sensitivity: 97.71dB, R 100.26dB

· Frequency rang:20HZ~20KHZ

· Rated Input Power: 20mW

· Maximum Input Power: 30mW

· Plug Type: 3.5mm

· Cable length:1.2m

· Works with Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4, mobile & more – multi-format 3.5mm jack

· Slick styling – ice white with chili red finish

· Ultra-clear chat with minimal feedback – talk is pin sharp and crystal clear

· Powerful audio, via high impact 40mm drivers – incredible immersive sound

· Robust, lightweight – solid, uncompromising build quality

· Ultra-soft Alacantra® cushioning – because comfort is everything

· Inline mic, mute and volume – for instant fingertip control

The sound is great quality and the headset is very comfortable to wear and can adapt to different head sizes. I find this type of headphone more comfortable than in ear ones. The headset feels very durable and I am impressed with the price!

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Norma & Dorothy personalised beer glass

£21

This company has a great range of gifts you can personalize. With this glass you can pick the location by using a postcode and also pick the text underneath. This is such a unique gift and is really something special.

I think the map idea is genius as I have never seen anything like this before. The beer glass will hold a full pint 🙂

It is great how you can pick the location, it could be where you live, a special place within your family or somewhere your dad loves, maybe the local pub?!

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Amphora Aromatics have such a fab range of toiletries suitable for men and women of any age. I picked a few bits I thought would be suitable. They are all from the same range so if you wanted to get a few different bits, they all go together 🙂

Amphora Aromatics

Cedarwood & Peppermint range

£5.95 each

Shower and bath gel

Deep cleansing shampoo

Deep cleansing conditioner

I love this scent as I love cedarwood and anything minty. It is always nice to receive luxurious toiletries you wouldn’t usually buy yourself. The bottles are a good size and I love the style of the bottles and how they all go together.

The shower gel is great to refresh your body and we all know a lot of men use shower gel to wash their hair if they have short hair and can’t be bothered with specific hair products so if you know someone like that then this hair range is ideal.

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Love Laya greetings cards

£3.75 each

This company has a wide range of quirky, alternative cards and I think they are brilliant! Having a look through their website really did make me giggle. These are great if your family has a good sense of humor!

The card come wrapped in a cello bag and they have a bright blue envelope with them. They also have a funny message on the back too!

If you fancy a different card to the usual ones in the card shops then check these out. Their birthday card range is brilliant too.

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I recently tried out a hair treatment from Live in the light and wanted to share a couple of gift ideas too.

Green car cleaner

£14.50

Some men love their cars, if he is car mad then why not treat him to this green car cleaner. It is a safe, non-toxic, non-stinky, baby safe, car interior cleaner. Green car cleaner is so natural it’s certified to USDA organic food standards by VOF.

It is an easy to use spray and wipe formula and can be used to clean all auto interior surfaces.

Solid cologne

£16.50

Three scent options:

RIO DE JANEIRO – a exotic blend containing Brazilian oils that boast of sweet almond and warm spicy earth notes, along with a hint of mango.

SALZBURG – a real smooth and balanced blend of frankincense and bergamot with fresh earthiness and a faint top note of peach.

DEAD HORSE CREEK – The Dead Horse Creek runs through the small city of Morden, in Manitoba, Canada. This is where VONBROS originates, and as an homage to our hometown, a new scent was birthed – one that has well-balanced notes of leather, sawdust, and hints of a spruce forest.

These solid colognes are a great alternative to spray aftershaves and are easy to use, you just take a small amount and rub it onto your skin (wrists, neck etc) and it isn’t over powering.

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ICC Cricket World Cup England & Wales 2019 Book

£14.99

If he is a cricket fan then this is the ideal gift. It contains everything fans need to follow and enjoy the summer 2019 tournament, comprising descriptions of the cities and grounds which will host games, full guides to the 10 teams in England, their star players, the qualification competition, a history of the 11 previous tournaments, full facts and stats and a fill-in guide for every match to create a personal memento.

Available to purchase at www.carltonbooks.co.uk and most bookstores.

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Wireless colour changing speaker

£19.99

The smart looking speaker has a touch control so it can show six different colours. It is the BT version 2.1 + EDR and it supports Bluetooth, a TF card and audio output. There is also a built in 1200mAh lithium battery.

It comes with a micro-USB cable that can be used with a USB plug to charge and to operate
Battery is re-chargeable and the expected playback time on a full charge of 3-4 hours.

I love how you can change the colours of it and it looks so cool at night when lit up in a dark room!

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Personalized sweet jar

£16.99

This is such a great idea if he has a sweet tooth as the jar is filled to the brim with retro sweets like love hearts, foam shrimp, cola cubes and refresher chews. You get so many different sweets and you can pick any name on the front. Prezzybox always have a great range of sweets/chocolates for any occasion.

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Baileys pouches

Chocolate mini delights: Original Irish cream

Chocolate mini delights: Salted caramel

£2 each

Available in selected Asda, Morrisons and Co-op stores.

These are ideal for any Baileys/chocolate fans and the salted caramel ones are so good! They come in resealable pouches and are ideal to give as a gift. Hopefully if you get these for someone they will share them with you 🙂

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Kettlebell

4KG

£12.95

If he is into fitness then why not treat him to some gym equipment or a kettlebell.

Available in a range of weights from 4kg to 32kg
Powder coated matt black finish with orange styling
Comfortable easy grip handle – feels great in the hand
Flat non wobble base prevents rolling
Mirafit logo and kg indicator on front
Additional kg and lb markings on rear for easy identification

They are easy to hold and use and really help to strengthen your arms and upper body. Makes a change from using standard hand held weights and I like the simple design.

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I hope you found this useful and got some ideas 🙂

Sarah x

To celebrate the recent National Vegetarian Week (13th-19th May) I wanted to share with you the recent changes Haribo have made.

Giant Strawbs has been given its own mini edition. Funny Mix has been relaunched to include fruit juice and Jelly Beans has been revamped with new colours and flavours.

HARIBO Giant Strawbs Gone Mini – These are just like the classic giant straws but tiny little ones and you can get them in treat size bags which is perfect if you just fancy a little bag and don’t want to share!

HARIBO Funny Mix – They have added real fruit juice from pineapple and blackcurrant to create a new ice-cream sweet. The cola bottles also now has a hint of lemon taste and the strawberry sweets now have real fruit juice added.

HARIBO Jelly Beans – These have had a revamp of colours and have lots of new jelly flavours including candy floss, marshmallow, popcorn, peach & passionfruit, raspberry and blackcurrant.

Lets not forget the fizzy range of Spaghetti Z!NG and Rainbow Spaghetti Z!NG which are both vegetarian too. I love fizzy sweets 🙂

I think it is great that more and more brands are expanding the vegetarian options and Haribo are such an iconic sweet brand it is great to hear this.

Will you be trying any of these?

Sarah x