Flying Tiger Copenhagen comes to Lincoln

If you haven’t heard of Flying Tiger Copenhagan then where have you been hiding? These Danish stores are popping up all over the country with the latest one opening this week in Lincoln. I’ve been to a few Flying Tiger Copenhagan stores, I can’t walk pasted on without popping in and buying something. Now I have one only 45 mins away from where I live, couldn’t be better.

I was invited along to the new store to have a look a do a mini super market sweep. Well, how could I possibly say no to that? So, off to Flying Tiger Copenhagen Lincoln I went, I was surprised by the size of the store. It’s the biggest one I have visited. Plus the Lincoln store is light and airy, even though there were so many amazing items in there it was spacious and inviting.

If you have never been into a store, they set out a little bit like a maze, to work your way around the store allowing you to see every item on sale before making your away to the check out and out of the door, brilliant until some silly person is going the wrong way round.. haha.

My Flying Tiger Copenhagen Haul

Flying Tiger Copenhagen Lincoln

Well I can honesty say that I would have happily spent a couple of hours just looking at all of the cool funky items, not to mention the fabulous range of stationery, I mean I’m not sure I know a blogger who doesn’t have an obsession with stationery. For me it’s note books, so of course I had to purchase one, I think it was the first item I popped into my basket £2. I also picked up my Hubby a 2018 diary £3, some cute paper clips £1, and even a little travel journal £2. Oh and I found some magnetic clips £0.50 each for the children’s ‘Art’ work to attach to my already full fridge.

As I walked around the store I kept thinking ooh thats a great idea, or wow my son or daughter would love that. In fact as I walked around I picked up a few Christmas gifts. A mini solar system £3, a pink heart four in a row game £1, a fishing game £5 and even a detective finger print kit £3.

Flying Tiger Copenhagen Lincoln

I found a fabulous new mug £3, that I love. A cupcake carrier, which I know my Hubby is say ‘why?’ yet I have wanted one for ages and at £3 how could I not pop it in my basket. A measuring glass which has levels for rice and all sorts of other items, a fabulous idea at £4.

As I made my way back around and I then picked up a few random bits, a nail file with a case £1, mints £1, a couple of Halloween figures for the children £1, then I spotted some pillows in the window, so I added a gorgeous grey one to my haul a £7 which easily looks much more expensive than that. Oh and a pair of dog tooth brushes £1 which will be perfect for my Cocker and Sprocker.

So for around £40 I come away with 3 bags packed full of fabulous items, some Christmas gifts, some bits for the house and a couple of bits for me, bargain prices for brilliant products. Bringing a bit of Danish living into my life.

Did you know that every month 300 new items arrives in the stores, created by a team of designers. So there is always something new in store for you, especially the amazing range of seasonal items. The Christmas items have started to arrive and after the Halloween items have flown off the shelfs there will be even more, so I cannot wait to head back next month to see the full Christmas range.

*Thank you Flying Tiger Copenhagen for inviting me to visiting your Lincoln store. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

The Secret Benefit Of Wedding Invitations

Wedding invitations are more of a tradition than a necessity these days. Even in an ever-more digital world, there’s something delightful about being able to hold an invitation in your hands and run your fingers over the beautiful calligraphy. While it might be easier (and cheaper!) to just invite people over the internet or with a phone call, few brides are able to resist the lure of beautiful invitations being sent out to their friends and family.

While these invitations might be primarily ornamental rather than functional these days, the reality is that invitations give you a chance to request more than just an RSVP from your guests. Add a section onto your invitations that allows you to ask a few questions; questions that will allow you to be able to ensure that your guests have the best possible time at your wedding.

Below are three questions you could ask on your invitations, and why they are so important.

Question One: Do You Have Any Dietary Restrictions?

No one wants to be the wedding guest sitting at their reception table, unable to eat anything that’s put in front of them. There’s a wide variety of dietary restrictions that your wedding catering should be able to provide for– but only if you know what restrictions your guests may have. You need to know if they have religious restrictions, allergies, or intolerances such as Celiac disease, so ask the question on your invitation; then you can ensure all your guests are provided for.

Note: This is not an excuse for guests to be picky eaters! Restrictions — which have to be obeyed — are very different from “I just don’t like this much”. Provide a tick box of answers instead of allowing people to write in their own answer, as it helps to eliminate any picky requests.

Question Two: Do You Have Any Seating Preferences?

Figuring out the seating chart for your reception is like playing a human game of Jenga; you have to get people in just the right place, or there’s a risk it will all fall down. If you know beforehand that certain people don’t want to be seated near one another, then it makes planning far simpler. So ask the question on your invite, so no one has to acknowledge the awkwardness vocally– but you are still able to tailor your seating plan to suit.

Question Three: Do You Have Any Particular Requests?

It helps to give examples of the requests, such as:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Mobility restrictions, such as not being able to walk far to get to a room within a venue
  • Questions about gifts or the registry

The vast majority of people replying to your invitation will leave this section blank. However, for those that do want to make a special request, this gives them a chance to do so without appearing overly demanding. If a request is made that you need to respond to, you can either deal with it yourself or delegate the task to a bridesmaid.

As the above reasons show, invitations do have a place in modern weddings. Use them to glean the information you need to ensure you and your guests have the best experience imaginable. Good luck!

My gorgeous gold light box from Gingersnap and giveaway

For months if not years I have been wanting a light box, I see them all over my Instagram feed. I’m not sure why I like them, as they are not really my kinda thing. However for some odd reason I am drawn to these little boxes of light, to share little messages of love or announcements with people. There have been the bright white boxes about for a while now, with the standard bold black letters, of course I wanted something different, something a bit more me.

GingerSnap light boxes

When GingerSnap got in touch asking if I would like to review one of their light boxes, the first thing I did was see what they had to offer. I was pleasantly surprise to see a few options for me with the A4 gold wooden light box jumping out at me straight away.

Gingersnap not only have the gold, they have mint green, pale pink, grey, black and of course white. They also some in 2 different sizes, the large A4 an the smaller A5, perfect for sitting on the kitchen side to leave notes to the family.

Each of GingerSnap’s light boxes come with the standard bold black letters, but they also offer an range of letter packs. Extra black letters, coloured letters, emoji symbols and my favourite pack the rose gold letter pack. I can honestly say I was so happy when I spotted the rose gold letters to go with the gold light box, the perfect combination for me.

My gold light box

When my parcel arrive from Gingersnap I couldn’t wait to try it out. It arrived with a USB cable but no mains plug so make sure you have an adaptor, I just used my iphone plug. When I plugged it in I couldn’t believe how bright it was. It looked fabulous up against the gold wood.

The A4 Rose Gold Letter Pack that I had ordered along with the light box, was lovely. Each letter in an italic style font, very feminine style, perfect for my style.

The light box itself is well made, a lovely gold colour in A4 paper size. It’s going to make the perfect addition to my French Dresser in the family room.

Light box lover

I am so pleased that I now have this lovely light box. It’s going to be perfect for every occasion, birthdays, hen parties, mile stones in life, announcements, leaving notes for the family. I can’t wait to use it for Halloween and Christmas this year.

My only wish for the light box would be that it had a little draw in the back to store all of the letters in. As I have got to find a smallish box to keep them all in, before the children get hold of them and they end up all over the house.

My beautiful new light box is the perfect addition to my home and I’m very much looking forward to using it for every given opportunity.

Win your own light box

GingerSnap are giving you the chance to win your very own gold light box. Just enter using the Rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

T&C’s:- UK entrants only, must be over 18 years old. Distribution of the prize is the responsibility of GingerSnap. Competition closing 10/11/2017. Good luck everyone.

 

*I was kindly send a Light Box from GingerSnap fro review. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Don’t be a cold shoulder:- Supporting a loved one during a tough time.

Seeing anybody go through a tough time can impact us, and when it’s the person you love, it will have a bigger impact than we ever thought. Your loved ones, regardless of the experience they are going through, require our support and attention in one way or another, but it’s difficult to offer help if they won’t let you in. So how can you be supporting in this respect, but still establish boundaries? Let’s try and answer the question.

Establishing The Root Cause

Sometimes we know the cause, sometimes we don’t. The fact is that trying to establish the root cause can be painful for a lot of people, but for people that go through therapy, getting to the root of the problem is the idea behind letting go of the problem that has been casting a shadow over their life. The other thing to bear in mind is that this may be a problem that has been going on for a lot longer than you realise, and it may just be coming to the surface now, such as an impact on their mental health as a result of their workplace or something that was beyond their control. If you look at personal injury attorney Ross Mirian’s website, there is an insightful article on the causes of psychological disabilities and how they impact people’s ability to work and that it can take on different forms. Conditions like depression or anxiety can take many different forms, and if you’re loved one has been masking these symptoms, then getting to the root cause should be a goal, but it may take some time to get there.

Sometimes People Need A Hug…

Yes, they may appear standoffish, or reluctant to have any physical contact, but the fact is that sometimes people need that sense of closeness just so they know that everything is going to be okay. It’s your job to look out for them and to respect the boundaries, but be ready for some physical comfort if they so need it. It’s a little gesture, but this little hug may be all they need right now. You might not feel you are doing much, but a simple hug will mean a lot. You don’t have to think of the right thing to say sometimes, just being there is enough.

The Clouds Will Lift!

When people are going through a tough time it can be very difficult to weather the storm. It can feel like that they will never get out of this frame of mind, and it can be difficult for you to remain strong for them. But the solution is to wait for the right time when they will feel a bit better, it’s at this point to lend a hand or recommend that they get some extra help. It is pointless when they are gripped in the vice of anxiety or grief, but these things do pass, and you need to ride it out.

It’s easier said than done to remain supportive to someone you love, especially if the issues go on for a long time, but it’s important that you have the inner strength to support them, as they don’t right now. It can be a very difficult time, and so it’s important that it doesn’t affect you in a psychological sense, so if you feel weighed down by anything, be sure to speak to someone who will lend a sympathetic ear. Ultimately you are trying to do your best by lending your support, and if you can do this to the best of your ability, this will be enough right now.