Doddle for Dogs Review & Giveaway!

If your a regular viewer you will realise that i love my dogs more than life itself.

I was given the opportunity to review a new collar for dogs called 'Doddle' Its called Doddle due to its ease of use, its a doddle to use!

Doddle is a collar with a retractable lead built into it. I bet you wish you had thought of that idea!

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We decided to give it a go on Vinny as hes a bit more laid back than Diesel, we used it on a recent trip to the vets for their yearly jabs, and it made life a lot easier. 

The Doddle did make it a bit easier at the vets as i didn't have to faff about getting the harness off the dog so it wasn't in the way of his neck. It was a lot easier to get him in and out of the car too, he seemed less stressed too. I think the doddle is a good concept if you have well behaved/ trained dogs. Mine are a bit scatty (what jack Russell isn't!?) so i wouldnt be comfortable using this near roads as there is no way of stopping them from lunging into the road.

The pod where the retractable lead is stored is quite large, so i wouldnt let my dog wear it all the time. Its well made though and very strong. There is some loops to attached ID tags, or another lead if you wanted a back up.

I love that this is another product that has been on Dragons den, one of my fav TV programmes. 

How Handsome does my boy look!!
 You can enter to win a Doddle for your dog, just complete the Raffle copter widget below to enter!

Be sure to leave me a comment with what dog you have, and a link to your blog if you have one!

(Competition ends on  26th Nov)

Grandad, this ones for you.

Its my Grandads birthday today,  (and my mums, so happy birthday mum if your reading)

I wanted to write this as my grandparents live in france so i dont get to see them often, and i thought it was a bit more meaningful than another card that will just get put away and forgetten about.


My Grandad means more to me than anything in the world, he has taught me so many things in life and made me the person i am today. I am so grateful for what both of my grandparents did for me when i was growing up, and grateful that i could live with them when i wasn't happy at home.  They gave me a sanctuary, somewhere that was home and i felt safe and loved. 

My grandad cooked my crumpets in the morning, and used that as his tactic to wake me up in the mornings. I remember this every morning:

Grandad: George are you up yet, your crumpets are under the grill!
Me: (Still in bed all cozy) Yes Grandad im getting ready

5mins later

Grandad: GEORGIA YOUR CRUMPETS ARE BURNING - (walking towards my room)
Me: (Jumping out of bed to pretend im getting ready) I'M getting ready, hang on a minute!

This usually ended up with me having burnt crumpets, or Grandad pretending he had put them under the grill when he hadnt really and was just trying to get me out of bed. I was one lazy teenager, but teenagers need their sleep right?! 

Grandad drove me to school in the mornings in his skanky work van, Grandad used to be a welder on cars (Chassis and body repair, see Grandad i remember!) So the work van wasn't exactly clean where he had a pretty dirty job working with cars and metal. We used to chat on the way to school and grandad used to enthuse in me that i should work hard at school, get a job and save money. My Grandparents work ethic was amazing, they both worked SO hard to provide for not only themselves, but me as well when they didn't have to. 

I never went without anything. Some might say i was a brat but i can tell you now i have only been grateful for everything they gave me and did for me. I remember wanting this Mega blocks doll house type thing from Woolworth's when i was about 10, i was told no i couldn't have it. Yet i worked my charms and persuaded Grandad that i would clean his work van. As usual he gave in, and took me to woolies to get the toy, i loved that toy and played with it all the time... i never did clean the van.

My Grandads sense of humor is something to be desired. My grandads favorite sweets are American Hard gums (the ones covered in sugar) One Saturday evening when the whole family was over watching Gladiators, Baywatch and blind date.. you know the standard Saturday night in the 90's. My grandad disappeared and brought the hard gums in, my uncle always went for the best flavour... the black ones... little did he know, my grandad had taken all the sugar off and covered it in salt!!! Nigel did get a bit of a surprise! haha :) 

Basically i just want to say - Thank you for being the best grandad any one could ever ask for. You have shown me so much love, kindness and taught me so much. I love that Mike thinks so much of you and loves spending time with you. He cant wait to play golf and go fishing next time he see's you.  

Happy Birthday Grandad, here's to many more!

Now go get yourself a beer for reading all of this.

Love you 


P.S i know this photo will make you laugh so i had to include it.....

(Brian is my grandparents Jack Russell, and he is not violent at all... just loves to smile! haha)

Nails inc: Alexa Leather

Oooooooh check out this lovely nails inc polish.

Its a leather effect, so it has a rough texture where you dont apply a top coat over the top. You want it to look rough, and leather like.

I love the new style bottles that Nails inc have brought out, its so sleek, and a bigger bottle so you get more for your money!

They are £15 a bottle with 14ml of product (Which is 4ml more than you got in the old style) you can get it from the nails inc website. It flew off the shelves when it was first released, so you might have more chance of getting it now.

 *PR Sample

France: Part 3 - Aquarium du Périgord Noir & Mini Golf!

Mid week we went to Aquarium du Périgord Noir which was about an hour from my grandparents house, the scenery on the way was nice, lots of fields and country side.

The Aquarium has 1000's of freshwater fish, and to be honest i thought it was pretty awesome. There was Sturgeon, Axolotl's, lots of Pleco's and a HUUUUUGE pool of Koi carp. 

Christening day!

Last Sunday we were invited to a christening for our friends Daughters, it was a lovely day and really nice to catch up with friends and fa...