Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2022

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to share some gift ideas with you. No matter who you are buying for, whether it is your partner, future love interest or a friend(for those that celebrate Galentine’s), I have you covered!

Food & Drink

Guylian – The Original


Guaranteed to surprise and delight chocolate lovers of all ages, Guylian’s chocolates make the perfect gift for every occasion as well as making everyday moments special. Guylian’s chocolate range is readily available at prices to suit all pockets both in stores and online.

The seashells are their most popular chocolates and definitely won’t disappoint your loved one this Valentines. They are one of my favourite chocolates and this particular box is really good value.

Il Gusto – Passion Heart With Gin

From £9.90

The heart shaped bottle filled with Il gusto gin is the perfect personalised gift for this Valentine’s day.

All the IL Gusto Gins are Handcrafted and they work with French gin producers to source gins of exceptional quality in exclusivity for the UK.

You can choose from a massive range of gin flavours and they also have different bottle options and other liquors or even a good selection of oils and vinegars for those that don’t drink alcohol. You can also have the bottle personalised.

I have always been so impressed with the variety of bottle shapes and drink flavours they have.

Colleague Box – Movie Night Sharing Box


Each box comes crammed with:
2 x treat bags of chocolate
Treat bag of sweets
Full size bar of Cocoba chocolate
Joe & Seph’s chocolate covered caramel popcorn
Toffee Popcorn Shed mini popcorn
Bag of Pipers Crisps
Choice of drink

This is such a great idea if you plan on staying in watching a film with someone this valentine’s day. Or you could send it to a friend you know will be home alone to cheer them up! It contains a good selection of treats and is a good way to try things you may not have had before. You can pick from a soft drink or alcohol drink and they have a vegan option available too.

There are lots of different boxes to pick from, so something for any occasion.


Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 12W Stereo Sound


Unbelievable Sound 

Customized dual drivers produce 12 W of huge stereo sound. A Digital Signal Processor with dynamic range control ensures high volumes are distortion-free and low levels produce rich bass.

Intense Bass 

The combination of exclusive BassUp technology and a patented spiral bass port takes the low end to new depths while retaining incredible clarity and intensity.

IPX7 Waterproof 

Soundcore 2 provides the soundtrack for any adventure. Its IPX7 waterproof protection defends it against rain, snow, mud and more.

24-Hour Playtime 

Anker’s power management technology and a 5,200mAh Li-ion battery combine to power up to 24 hours of non-stop music.

Anker are one of my favourite brands for headphones and speakers as they are always so easy to set up and great quality. This speaker is ideal to use in any room in the house or to take with you into the garden or garage or out for the day. They come in a great range of colours.

Wireless Headphones, Soundcore by Anker Life P2 Mini Wireless Earbuds


3 EQ Modes 

Switch between Soundcore Signature, Bass Booster, and Podcast modes depending on what you’re listening to. Quick tap the right earbud 3 times to change the mode in an instant.

One Step Pairing 

The moment you open the charging case, Life P2 Mini’s true wireless earbuds immediately enter pairing mode.

Compact Case with 32 Hours of Power 

Don’t be fooled! The charging case may be smaller than a sticky note, but it’s got enough power to charge the earbuds 4 times before it needs recharging itself.

These were so easy to set up and are a really good size to keep in your handbag. They come in a good range of colours and are really powerful. You can always just use one at a time if you prefer.

Face & Bodycare

Lissomi Pure Botanical Facial Serum


Lissomi serum works by supporting skin health, rather than focusing on appearance. Combining 20 skin-loving ingredients, Lissomi uses the highest quality botanicals to deliver optimum skin health. The serum is a powerful formula that allows the skin to age in a healthy way, that nurtures and nourishes their skin and ensures radiance from the inside out.

It is so luxurious and feels really nice applying to your face. airs ideal to use at night time so it can work it’s magic whilst you sleep.

Transformulas – Marine Miracle The Skin Discovery Set



Marine Miracle EyeZone Advanced Eye Concentrate 10ml

Marine Miracle Crème Signature Moisturiser 50ml

30 Days Results

Day 1: With one application, skin is drenched in moisture, super boosting hydration levels for an immediate softening and plumping effect.

Day 7: Skin appears more cushioned, fine lines and wrinkles are less visible. Face is fresher looking.

Day 30: Skin is firmer, lines and wrinkles are minimised, skin appears plumper, more youthful and healthier looking.

This is a great set for anyone into skincare and looking to help with ageing and dryness. I have been a fan of this brand for a while and love trying their new skincare releases as I am always impressed. I love how beautiful the packaging is too.

Virginia Hayward Hampers – Bathtime Bliss


Packed into this beautifully presented pamper hamper, your lucky recipient will find everything they need for a blissful bath time amongst the lavender scented collection. From the luxury candle, designed to create the perfect restful ambiance to the sweet smelling bath soak, luxurious shower gel, body lotion and soap, this gift contains everything needed for an all-important bit of ‘me time’.

This is the ideal gift for anyone that deserves a rest or likes a pamper night. It had a really good selection of products and it looks really expensive.

Freshly Cosmetics – Rose Gold Pack


Set includes:

The Rose Quartz Facial Cleanser

– Regulates sebum secretion and reduces open pores
– Made with saponins, the alternative to soap
– Powered with natural actives to lift impurities away.
– Contains vegan hyaluronic to illuminate the skin
– Prevents build-up in pores

Golden Radiance Body Oil

– The oil nourishes the skin while reducing stretch marks.
– An infusion of 12 plant oils mixed in a bottle of joy.
– Two microalgae technologies that act as powerful anti-cellulite and antioxidant agents.

The cleanser is really lovely to use and cleans your face well without drying it out. You only need a small amount and it smells really nice.

The oil smells amazing and leaves your skin really so soft. It can be used on your face as well as your body and soaks in really well. You don’t need much to hydrate your skin.

SOS Cleanse


This is a gentle and lightweight soothing cleanser that flushes the pores and dissolves makeup whilst removing daily atmospheric pollutants.

SOS Cleanse is formulated to calm and instantly soothe and cool the skins’ outermost layer. It leaves the skin prepared and ready for the daily onslaught of environmental pollutants and at times, somewhat aggressive colour cosmetics.

It feels really lovely to use and leaves your skin feeling so soft and cleaning without drying it out.

Make Up & Tools

Ardell Lashes Demi Wispies Multipack (5 Pairs)


Each lash boasts an invisible band for a seamless finish once applied – perfect for day to day wear, or for a special occasion. Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes offer the perfect amount of volume and subtle, winged-out edges, these lovely lashes are also suitable for wear on any occasion.

Ardell are a great brand for lashes and this set of 5 pairs is really good value. They are easy to apply and are comfortable to wear.

Kiss Brush-on Strip Lash Adhesive Clear


Kiss Brush-on Strip Lash Adhesive Clear boasts an innovative, improved formula for a super strong hold on your favourite strip lashes. The brush-on applicator allows you to apply lash glue with a thin, precise glue line – ensuring your falsies go on without a hitch.

This lash glue is really easy to use and works really well as it dries clear and dries quickly.

Doll Beauty Lashes – Chloe Elizabeth


Doll Beauty bestselling style Chloe Elizabeth is perfect for achieving a luxurious, striking lash look. Featuring a blend of dense lash clusters and finer lash strands, this stunning style adds dimension and volume, while elongating the eye with a gradual increase in length. The full, fluffy appearance provides texture and each lash softly flares outwards for a dramatic, eye-opening effect. Handmade from synthetic hair, Doll Beauty Chloe Elizabeth lashes are completely Cruelty-Free and vegan friendly.

These are easy to apply and look really pretty, great for a special occasion.

Red Cherry Lashes – Savana


For a unique, ultra-flared appearance opt for these amazing Red Cherry Lashes in style Savana. Crafted from high quality human hair for a multi-layered effect and naturally-textured finish, these glamorous lashes are perfect for completing a dramatic makeup look and full, fluttery finish.

These are great reusable lashes and are easy to apply. They are comfortable to wear and can be cut down to size if needed.

Rubis Slanted Tweezers


I love my pair of Rubis tweezers and they are my favourite ones to use as they are sharp and precise as well as being easy to use so I would definitely recommend this brand. They are made from rustproof stainless steel and are tested individually for balance and performance. These would be a great gift idea and they come in a range of different colours.

Clothing & Accessories

Artoosh – Around The World X Amy Stone Underwear


Every purchase sends underwear to women in hospitals, camps and orphanages without access to daily underwear and saves more water than standard cotton. Made with OEKO-TEK 100 certified organic bamboo and beechwood.

Amy Stone is an abstract artist based in Seattle, who’s paintings are described as a beauty of things unconventional. Her work focuses on abstract women and expressionism, where she finds the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. Amy is also a mum of two boys, drawing inspiration from the mundane of daily tasks and making the everyday beautiful. If you caught a vibe, you need these on your toosh.

Artoosh send underwear to women in need with every purchase. They are sustainable as they are made of bamboo. They are so comfortable to wear and come in a good variety of designs.

Trendhim – Navy Blue Drexel Waxed Canvas Washbag


Features navy blue waxed canvas accented with a black leather strap. Contains 1 main zippered compartment along with an additional smaller pocket. Nicely lined with luxe cotton fabric.

Length: 30cm
Height: 15.5cm
Depth: 7.5cm

This is a great quality bag as with all the items I have had from Trendhim in the past. It is a great website with such a good range of accessories.

Have you bought a gift for anyone yet?

Sarah x

How Technology Assists You with Trading: The Benefits of Trading Technologies

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Technology has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, including the world of trading. Whether you’re a seasoned trader or just starting out, it’s important to use all the tools at your disposal to give yourself an edge in the market. Trading technologies can provide you with valuable information and analysis that can help you make more informed trading decisions. This blog post will discuss the benefits of using technology when trading and outline some of the most popular technologies used by traders today.

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1) Trading Technologies: 

There are a number of different trading technologies available to traders, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Some of the most popular technologies used by traders include charting platforms, market scanners, order management systems (OMS), and automated trading systems.

Charting Platforms: A charting platform is a software application that allows you to view historical price data and create charts of price movements. Most charting platforms also offer technical analysis tools that can help you identify potential trade setups. Charting platforms are essential for any trader who wants to make informed decisions about their trades.

Market Scanners: A market scanner is a tool that scans the markets for specific price patterns or indicators that match your criteria. This allows you to identify potential trading opportunities quickly. Market scanners can be a valuable tool for traders who want to take advantage of short-term price movements.

Order Management Systems: An OMS is a software application that helps you manage your orders, including the placement, modification, and cancellation of orders. An OMS can help you save time and improve your overall trading efficiency.

Automated Trading Systems: Automated trading systems are computer programs that trade stocks or currencies automatically based on predefined rules. Automated trading systems can be used to scalp the markets or to execute long-term trades. In addition, they can be a valuable tool for traders who don’t have the time or inclination to trade manually. 

Each of these technologies can be a valuable tool for traders. It’s important to find the technologies that work best for you and use them to your advantage.

2) There are several benefits to using technology when trading, including:

· Increased Efficiency: Technology can help you trade more efficiently by allowing you to place orders, manage positions, and view charts quickly and easily. This can save you time and allow you to focus on making profitable trades. Consider using tradingview email to sms to get faster results. 

· Improved Accuracy: With the right technology, you can get accurate market data and analysis that can help improve your trading accuracy. This can help reduce your losses and increase your profits.

· Greater Flexibility: With technology, you have the flexibility to trade from anywhere at any time. You can access your trading account and make trades using your computer or mobile device.

3) Why Choose Technology: 

There are many benefits to using technology when trading. Some of the most important benefits include:

-Improved Trading Performance: Technology can help you analyze data more quickly and make better decisions based on that data. This can lead to increased profits and reduced losses.

-Better Insight into the Markets: Technology allows you to view real-time market data, which gives you a greater understanding of how the markets are moving and where potential opportunities exist.

-Reduced Stress: Trading can be a stressful activity. Technology can help you reduce the amount of stress associated with trading by automating some of the tasks and providing you with valuable information and analysis.

4) Tips When Trading with Technology: 

Here are a few tips for using technology when trading:

-Make sure the technology you use is reliable and accurate. Don’t rely on tools that are prone to errors.

-Make sure you understand how the technology works and how it can help you trade better. Don’t just use technology for the sake of using it.

-Use multiple technologies to get a complete view of the markets. No single technology can provide all the information you need to make informed trading decisions.

-Don’t be afraid to experiment with different technologies until you find ones that work best for you. Every trader is different, so what works for one trader may not work for another.

-Talk with an expert if you are having trouble using technology to trade. They can help you get the most out of your trading tools.

Technology has revolutionised the world of trading, making it easier than ever for traders to access information and make informed decisions. Using technology can give yourself an edge in the markets and improve your trading performance.

Sarah x

Christmas Gift Guide Series 2021 : Technology / Books & Cards / Activities

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Every year I like to put together a gift guide for Christmas. It can often be hard to buy for some people and I always struggle with thinking of ideas for certain people so like to plan ahead and share my ideas if anyone else is struggling!  


Anker Nano II 30W Fast Charger Adapter


High-Speed Charging: Charge a 2020 MacBook Air at full speed, charge the iPhone 13 series up to 3× faster than with an original 5W charger, and charge the latest Samsung phones at full speed with Samsung Super Fast Charging. Downsized Design: At 59% smaller than an original 30W USB-C charger, Anker Nano II takes up less space while giving you just as much power.

This is such a handy charger and ideal for anyone’s who phone always runs out of battery.

Soundcore by Anker Life P3 Noise Cancelling Earbuds


Pocket-Sized Pop of Color: Life P3 noise cancelling earbuds come in 5 eye-catching colors to pair with your personal style. And the ultra-compact case fits effortlessly in small bags or pockets.
Fueled By The Beat: Life P3 noise cancelling earbuds’ thumping sound is produced by custom 11mm composite drivers. Activate BassUp mode in the app to further intensify bass in real-time.
Multi-Mode Noise Cancelling: Sync the noise cancelling to your location for an optimized experience. Transport, Outdoor, and Indoor modes are each tailored to block out irritating background noises in each environment.

They are so comfortable to wear and work so well with my ipod so I can just switch off from everyone and listen to my music.

eufy by anker, HomeVac H11, Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner


Lightweight and Compact: Completely cordless, weighing just 1.2lbs, and being roughly the size of a wine bottle. Cleaning is made effortless and storage is made simple.
Dust Devouring Suction: With 5500Pa of power, you can suck up every spec in seconds when everyday mess is made.

Super handy as it charges with a usb and works well to clear up pet hair off the carpet or if you spill crumbs in front of the sofa.

eufy Security, SoloCam E20, Wireless Standalone Outdoor Security Camera


See Every Detail: Capture everything that’s happening around your home in crisp 1080p resolution.

No Hidden Costs: SoloCam is a one-time purchase. There are no monthly fees or hidden costs. Everything is done on-device for complete security and transparency.

Know Who’s There: The on-device AI only alerts you when people walk into view, reducing false alerts triggered by passing animals or swaying tree branches.

100% Wire-Free: SoloCam is completely standalone. There’s no need for HomeBase. Simply set it up and you’re good to go. And because it’s 100% wire-free, it’s a breeze to install anywhere in your home.

Ready Rain or Shine: With an IP65 weatherproof rating, SoloCam shrugs off rain, sleet, and snow, while also standing strong against both extreme heat and cold.

This is great if you want to keep an eye on who knocks on your door or keep an eye on the outside of your house when you aren’t home.

Books & Cards

Maini Books – Nutty The Squirrel: Dare To Be Different


Poor little Nutty just wants to do what all his brothers and sisters do – work in the family nut factory. But that’s just not possible. One day, his Grandad comes up with a bright idea and Nutty finds a way to fit in. Dare to Be Different is a series of stories aimed at helping children understand that it’s OK to be an individual. This is a rhyming book and is a fun and easy read for both children and parents, but deals with nut allergy in a fun but realistic way. It helps children with Nut allergy realise that they can be involved and don’t have to worry, while educating all children on the issues that others face. In the Dare to be Different books, each character overcomes their own problem, enabling children to manage issues that might affect their lives such as food allergies, other health conditions or different beliefs.

A really great book to explain to children what different issues others may face so that they understand.

Pop-Up Pigeon – Christmas Pop-Up Card Multipack


Santa Pop Up Card Cadillac

This intricate piece of card art features a 3D Cadillac, driven by a waving Santa with a pile of presents in the back. The inside of the card is white and features cut-outs of snowflakes. The front cover features a cut-out of Santa in a Cadillac with the words Merry Christmas. One of the quirkiest designer Christmas cards on the market.

Christmas Cracker Pop Up Card

The card features a Christmas cracker with the words Merry Christmas exploding out. The letters are decorated with tiny baubles, stars, a candy cane, and mini crackers. The inside of the card is white and features a red, orange, and yellow explosion with scattering stars. The inside front cover has laser cut-out snowflakes while the front of the card, is decorated with a cut-out cracker image. A real treat in this Christmas cards pack.

Christmas Wreath Pop Up Card

This card features a 3D wreath made of holly leaves and decorated with beads, gifts, berries, candy, and a cute snowman. The inside is white and features cut-outs of sprigs of holly and ribbons.

A really great range of pop up cards.

Destination Fashion Gift Bags

From £1

They have a really good range of Festive-themed gift bags from the renowned Jan Pashley range of products. Lots of them include dogs or cats which are ideal if you are giving a gift to an animal lover. Make them smile with a cute gift bag before they even open their present! The bags are well made and come in a good variety of designs and sizes.

My Fulfilled Life Planner


The planner includes monthly and quarterly reviews, in tune with the equinox and solstices. Running from January to December, you can focus on your business as well as your life as a whole.
There are three key exercises that enable you to:
– reflect where you are in 8 key categories of your life or business today
– activate law of attraction and multi-sensory techniques to design how you would like your life to be and manifest it with ease
– visioning exercises to transform your dream into a detailed goal and plan of action, with an annual, quarterly and monthly milestones and metrics trackers to review your progress.

This is a really thoughtful gift and would be great for anyone that likes to be organised.

My Chronicle Book Box


Crime & Mystery monthly book subscription box.

Always have something worthwhile to read. From cosy crime to gritty crime thrillers, amateur sleuths to experienced detectives, fast paced and action packed to intricate puzzlers. You will find excellent reads from top authors to love in every crime and mystery monthly book subscription box. 

Each monthly box will contain a signed hard copy first edition new release, 1 – 3 bookish goodies and author exclusive content. It’s a great way to discover new books.


Mud & Bloom

From £12.95 per box

A Mud & Bloom box is a monthly subscription box delivering seasonal nature crafts and gardening activities to your door. Each box contains four seasonal growing and craft activities along with instructions, nature news and games to teach children about the seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall. Our craft activities have been designed to get children outside in nature – finding materials themselves from their walks and using these objects imaginatively.

The boxes have been developed by qualified teachers and support the national curriculum with influence from Forest School, Steiner and Montessori education. They are perfect for kids when you have run out of ideas of things to do with them.

I hope I have given you some inspiration 🙂

Sarah x

What To Buy A Tech Obsessed Friend For Christmas

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The dreaded “C” word is just around the corner, which means that Santa is wanting to know what everyone wants for Christmas. So, if you have some friends who like their gadgets and tech, you might want to give them something that they would like. Here are some ideas to help you fill out their stockings.

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Ugly jumper

Is it really Christmas without a jumper? The traditional Christmas jumper has had a revival in recent years as people have fallen in love with the retro look. The great thing about the jumpers is how they work well for game designs. It is so easy to knit your own (if you have the time and patience) but there are many places that have a wide range of geeky patterns. You don’t have to look too hard to find them, there are plenty of places that have them in stock. All you need to do is find out which one they would like the most.

Model kits

Model kits are not the same as they once were. The models that were glued together have started to come back in fashion. If your idea of tech is making models of some of the finest machines that history has seen, then a model kit might be in your future. Sure, you can still get some pretty awesome vintage kits, but they have evolved. Now, you can get your mitts on ones that have simple rubber band motors that allow them to move without batteries. Of course, you can also get the fancier models such as R/C cars if you think they would prefer something with some speed. The range that is available for models is a lot, and there is a wide price range to choose from too. 


Model aeroplanes are cool and all, but are they as cool as a drone? If they don’t already have a drone, why not get them one for Christmas? Once upon a time, you needed to slap down a lot of money to afford a basic drone. Now, they are affordable and easy to use. DrDrone is the place to go if you want the right information about the drones that are available. But, if you have researched and found that you would like a drone, you could treat yourself to one. We won’t tell them if that was meant for their Christmas tree.

Superhero gadgets

This is in no way tech-related other than you could potentially pick up an item that looks like the tech that superheroes use. But that isn’t a bad thing. Some of the coolest items we have seen are gadgets and toys that have been modelled on superhero gear. Of course, some of them fall short of the mark because it is hard to get Batman’s Tumbler on a budget. However, if they do manage to make a working Iron Man suit, we will be first in line to buy one. Until then, you will have to make do with lightsabers, shields, and toys that make cool sound effects. There is a small selection of items that are amazing and are worth a look at.

Blu-ray collection

We know that there are countless streaming services available, and we know that your friends probably have a hard time working through the content on there. But, you only need the internet to go slow or *shudder* stop working completely to appreciate the humble DVD and Blu-ray disk. If you know that they have a soft spot for old horror movies, they would probably love a collection. The thing is, streaming services have a tendency to change their content and you are at the mercy of your download speed. With a hard copy, you never have a deal with slow connections or removed content again. Besides, it is a nice present to unwrap on Christmas morning.

Children’s toys

Why, oh why is this on the list? Let’s start with this thought, there is probably a toy that they wanted as a child that they didn’t get. An informal office poll showed that a Slush Puppy set was top of the list around here. However, there are a lot of children’s toys that are WAY too expensive for kids. Lego and Playmobil sets are very pricey. Just take the Ghostbusters or Back To The Future kits. Those prices are not for kids. Besides, they will love opening a present that they never got as a kid. You might be surprised by the quality of some of these toys and the joy that they will bring your loved ones.


After the last 18 months in various stages of lockdowns, the world is opening up again. This means that the conventions and shows will be back on again. Do they have a favourite technology show that they would love to attend? Now might be the time to order them their tickets so that they can see the newest tech with their own eyes. Tickets might seem like a strange gift but you are giving them an experience that they will hold dearly for years to come. Don’t be afraid to ask them if this is something that they would like because you need to be sure that you pick the right show for them. You could even get two tickets and go with them.


The world of technology is always changing and it can be hard to keep up with what your friends are using. If you have a general idea of the technology that they are using, you could give them some accessories. We are not talking about USB powered dancing dogs (but they are really cool though) we are talking about cleaning kits, covers and protectors. This is the practical end of the list and are the “boring” items that they will probably get the most use out of. Getting them something practical might seem strange but they will appreciate the amount of use that they will get out of them.

Sarah x

Do you play online games?

When you think of online gaming you automatically think of the kind of games you play on Playstation or Xbox on a headset against your friends but there are so many other gaming avenues out there. I spent a while looking online to find some new games to play as was getting bored of my Playstation.

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If you don’t have a games console or you are getting bored of them you can find a great range of games to play online for free. I came across which is now my favourite site to play games online as they have a really good range of games to play.

With the UK being in and out of lockdown for over a year we have all spent a lot more time at home and it has often left me in a very bored mood. Although I do have a good range of games consoles, playing the same things over and over can get very boring so I went online in search of some new games to play, which is how I came across this site.

Their site has lots of different games to pick from and they are constantly adding new games so there is something for everyone. I also quite like being able to play games on my computer rather than on a console through the TV as it means when I have been sat at my PC all day either at work in the office or working from home then I can play games during my break without having to move!

I like the variety of games they have and a lot of them have well known characters like Powerpuff girls, Danger mouse and Mr Bean as well as classics like solitaire and pinball.

My favourite games I have been playing so far are:

Playful Kitty Yarn Ball Rolling Logic Puzzle Game


With this game you have to break bricks or wood boards in the correct order to get the ball of yarn to roll into coins and make its way to the kitten

It is really fun to play as you have to think logically about what bricks you need to break to then get the ball of yarn to the cat so it helps to keep your brain active whilst being a nice game as you see how happy the cat is. I love cats and have two of my own so love playing cat related games!

Its quite funny the emotions the cat goes through when waiting to play!


Smurfs Counting Game

This game is designed for children or adults where you have to count how many smurfs are on the screen. It is quite an easy game but I like games like this as I feel it helps to keep my brain going without being too hard.


Spongebob Squarepants Word Blocks Game

I love SpongeBob and with this game you have to  click on a set of letter tiles which spells a word to get the other tiles to fall into place to make other words & repeat the process until there are no tiles left.

The words are related to SpongeBob and his friends so it helps to have watched the show for this one, it can still be challenging though!

There are plenty other games to pick from and they have something suitable for all ages, I just wanted to share with you a glimpse of what I have been playing this week.

Do you ever play games online? What is your favourite games site and what do you like to play?

Sarah x

5 Ways to Improve Your Customers eCommerce Experience

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Ecommerce sales have boomed in recent years. No thanks in part to the way covid-19 has changed the way people shop. The shift to a more digital life is happening all around us, and it is no surprise that many businesses are creating e-commerce sites to boost their sales.

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So how can you improve the functionality of your e-commerce site and help you to improve sales?

Treat Your Customers

Recent stats attest that retaining your customers by an extra 5% can increase sales by 25%. Great ways to retain customers include offering discounts for their next purchase. Offering bigger discounts for spending more money or offering loyalty points for repeat customs, or entering all sales into a customer prize draw.

Improved Customer Service

People shop at all hours of the day and night. Especially if you offer international shipping options, they could have queries that need addressing when you aren’t able to be online. Chatbots can help you to respond to enquiries or requests for information when you can’t answer them.

AI chatbots can be programmed to answer simple queries and ultimately direct people to someone who can answer them during working hours. Additionally, adding live chat support can help you to respond to a person. In fact, over 71% of people prefer to use a live chat option if available. Click here to find out more.

Free shipping

Or, indeed, anything free. Customers like gifts, and oftentimes, the offer of free shipping can be the difference between a successful checkout or an abandoned cart.

Incentives to complete the sale or free items in their orders can help to boost your reputation and increase customer service increasing the likelihood they will continue to shop with you.

Integrate Social Media

Share what you do, share your offers and new products online for your followers to see. Build a community of existing customers via secret groups on Facebook and build our community online by increasing your presence on social media to encourage sales. Emails are an essential part of your social media campaign, too, so create a subscriber ist and make it as personal as possible.

Be confident in replying to customers and followers to help build a rapport with people and encourage them to engage and interact with you to convert into sales.

Personalise It

We live in the age of personalization. Personalized emails are no longer enough. Throughout the buyer’s journey, you must personalise the shopping experience based on various variables. Utilise recommendation engines to provide personalised product recommendations based on the user’s location, shopping, and browsing history.

Aside from that, eCommerce stores can use exit intent pop-ups, discounts, abandoned cart messages, and other methods to ensure that their customer experience game is on point.

In Conclusion

Think about what makes you return to your favourite e-commerce sites and look at how you can adapt this approach to your own e-commerce site. Viewing it from the customer’s perspective can help you to one your site and how to see how others interact with it when shopping.

Sarah x