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EVERYTHING ECO REVIEW

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A while ago I did a post about this company as I was so impressed with everything they were doing to help the environment, I know some people cannot do much but just one thing each will make a huge difference. I think most of us do the recycling as that is easy with all the different dustbins we have, if you do not have these then get on to your local council.

I am particularly concerned about the amount of plastic we chuck out and I know it comes down to the companies changing the way they package items. We bought so many things loose years ago why can’t we just go back to that and if we bought from greengrocer, butchers and the milkman think of the high streets we would save and the more jobs we would create.

 

I bought these cotton buds, they look the same as plastic ones, and you get 5% off your first order. If you actually think about how many of these are floating about in our oceans then please buy these and help the sea life to live.

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Thank you for your help x

FLOWERS FROM PRESTIGE

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These flowers that I received from Prestige flowers, it was from their Cancer research bouquets are still going. The lilies are smelling so good and it drifts through the whole flat. These are definitely worth buying as they last so long.

https://flowershop.cancerresearchuk.org/flowers

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OLD ENGLISH COMPANY MY PARCEL CAME!

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I really liked this company from the first time I looked on their very clear website, sometimes you just get a feeling that they are going to be good.

I am also running a competition for them so you can win a set of pins, very nice also very popular at the moment.

https://oldenglishprints.com/pages/enamel-pin-competition-win-a-set-of-enamel-pins

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They have a great assortment of things on their website, these are the pins here.

Enamel Pins

I had to order but the hard part was deciding what to order so in the end I got a few bits for myself and other people.

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Most was delivered in a couple of days with emails keeping you up-dated about everything, I am just waiting on the bread board I got for Kara. I thought Reach for the stars was nice for Izzy in her new decorated room. I got a notebook & sketch book and coaster for my camper, a pin for my jacket and the map for my map wall in lounge. Jodie got a notebook and Corinne got the big love coaster. So I treated some family and my friend, very pleased with myself as I got some great bits.

This was all delivered in a very strong cardboard box so no creased corners on anything, I do hate that when you unpack something and its all bent.

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So that is another company that I am working with, all the views are mine and true. You can look at their website here.

 

PURE PETFOOD NEWS

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A while ago I did a review of PURE PET FOODS after they sent me a sample for my cat Peaches to try. This pet food is really good for fussy eaters as consists of natural food.

My good news is that I am now affiliated to them so when you buy some you get £15 off, wow, what a good deal for you! I also get a percentage every time you buy through my link on here now or my blog or website, the advertisement will be down the side of those pages.

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Different varieties so your pet can have a nice choice. It all looks so much nicer than some you can buy. Also the best bit is you get £15 off your order!

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Make your pet happy, they have a special one for picky and sensitive dogs, keep your baby contended and very healthy.

 

 

MAY 2018 – SO MUCH NEWS!

WEATHER

Tuesday 1st May, what a change in the weather, we had rain for over 12 hours yesterday with flooding, trees down, lost electricity, people being swept off piers by huge waves and even beach huts ending up in the sea! Today the sun is shining, a blue sky temperature up a few degrees and they predict a hot bank holiday weekend, hope I have not spoken too soon! img_1238

BIRTHDAYS

I have two birthdays at the weekend, Alfie will be 10 and Izzy 15 It only seems like yesterday that Alfie was born, I need to make the most of him coming to stay as they get to about 14 then hobbies, school and friends take precedent over spending a weekend with your Nan.

CAMPER NEWS

I may take Peaches (the cat) out in the camper one day as I have got her such a cool playpen type thing for her to go outside.

I cannot wait to see what she thinks about that, it folds up really small and for £14.99 I was very pleased, well done Amazon.

We have two bank holiday Mondays this month so that’s great for some workers as they get a long weekend. Also its half term towards the end and that will mean a week away in the camper with family and friends. Really looking forward to that, I do enjoy it when you get everything set up and stay a few days so you can really relax and enjoy everything. I have got a solar charger for my phone so will be trying that out and I want to see how long the leisure battery lasts when using things normally, I may invest in solar panels on roof if needed and when I have saved for them.

BOOKS

I have two book reviews coming out this week then May and June are busy with books so ‘do not disturb as reading’ will be applied a lot. At the moment I am reading The wisdom of Sally red shoes by Ruth Hogan, who wrote the best seller The keeper of lost things, last year. This was a review copy from Netgalley, I am about half way through but will tell you more in the review on publishing day the 3rd May. I am actually having to turn books down at the moment, just so many good ones plus the other promotions and reviews that need doing.

COMPETITIONS

The Sarah & Duck show at The Leas Cliff Hall finished yesterday with the winner watching the show, blog post to come about that. Click on the link above to see the shows that are coming up, some exciting times for Folkestone.

The Old English Company are running a competition now that you can see here also the details are on my blog and website. So many goods on their website again a blog post will be coming about what I buy.fullsizeoutput_164b

FLOWERS

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My flowers from Prestige Flowers are looking great and filling the flat with gorgeous perfumes. It would be great if you could have a constant display of fresh flowers all the time, even in the summer when I get some from the garden I am toyed with do I leave them so the garden looks pretty or bring them indoors. I try to do both and plant more cut flower types every year.IMG_1462

WEBSITES

So many changes coming up for sites to adhere to, I have just up-dated mine so the SSL encryption is enabled, this means that the ‘s’ has been added to the address as in https://karensworld-writer.co.uk so my site is secure. Soon Google will put up a message saying the site is not secure when you click on it if you have not got this.

https://blog.karensworld-writer.co.uk

Also the new data laws are changing, you are probably experiencing lots of emails where sites are up-dating their policies. I will be doing this as well in the coming weeks.

MY WORLD

As I am running competitions now there will be a newsletter in the coming weeks and I plan to do Author Question Time ( If any authors want to be involved then let me know here.) and giveaways, wow I hear you say. Now I really don’t want you to miss any of this so the best way is to follow me, it’s really easy just click here and fill in your email address in the box.fullsizeoutput_1667

You will then get ALL the news and gossip without missing anything. We all know Facebook is changing so you will NOT see all my posts if you follow on there or any other social media platforms. It would be great to get to know all you followers as that is what keeps me going. You can also follow me at my website here and fill in your email address at the bottom of every page as it is all the same, there are also some different pages all about My World.

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Before you ask about the Food Reviews, yes I am still doing those as they are so popular with you and I have a few new places that I will be visiting in Folkestone in the next weeks and letting you know all about them.

So what do you think?

You can comment on any post, in my guest book on website or social media or email me at karensworld.writer@yahoo.com

Enjoy May everyone

 

 

OLD ENGLISH COMPANY – COMPETITION

As we all know brooches are the in-thing at the moment and you got to admit they do brighten up an outfit. I particularly like them on my coats and jackets especially if they are a plain colour. Pins are what you need now to brighten things up and there are some cool designs here.

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This company has some brilliant pins, the pink one that says ‘she believed she could so she did’ I really like as I have a picture and a cushion cover with that written on so I just have to get that one.

I think I spent about two hours last night looking through all the super unique goods they have on their website. Great clear pictures of everything so you can have a good look around.

They are also running a competition to celebrate the new additions to their enamel pin range. The winner will be chosen at the end of May.  All you have to do is look at the selection of pins here.

Then pick the one you think is the best and email the company at hello@oldenglishcompany.com  with your answer.

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I think the ‘She is fierce’ one would suit my granddaughter at the moment lol.

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Pins for every occasion and everyone. Delivery is prompt and internationally so where ever you are you can order from here with confidence.

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There is even one for Halloween!

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There are so many great gifts on this website with some being that little bit different which I think is always great for birthdays and christmas. They even do cards and wrapping paper. Old English Company, view their website here.

Let me know what you get, im off shopping!