I’m a Christmas Hamper lover

I love a hamper, not just a little box of items (which I also love), but I mean a big wicker hamper packed full of lovely items. Then after you have indulged on all of it’s yummy content you are left with a gorgeous wicker basket to use around your home or for taking out for picnics.


With Christmas coming it’s the perfect time to be buying a hamper either as a gift for someone or for yourself. Recently Prestige Hampers got in touch to see if I would like to receive one of their hampers, how could I possibly say no?

A simply delicious Christmas Hamper

I had no idea which of their many fabulous hampers I would be receiving, so when a rather large box arrived, I was very excited to open it. WOW, a fabulous large wicker hamper was sat there. I was sent their Simply Delicious hamper, and simply delicious it really was.

When I first opened the basket, I could see 5 or six lovely items. It wasn’t until later then I was showing my Hubby the hamper, when I realised that there was so much more hidden within the packaging. The Simply Delicious hamper was actually packed with 13 different items including 2 lovely bottles of wine. 

Included within my Christmas Hamper was, Mrs Bridges Ploughman’s Chutney, cheesy nibbles, sweet chilli and lime crisps, cappuccino coffee shortbread, mint chocolate thins, mint cremes, after dinner ground coffee, English afternoon tea bags, Monty Bojangles pistachio marooned truffles, an Ooh! Chocolata minty bar and a box of Jacquot fancy truffle. Not forgetting a bottle of Chardonnay and a bottle of Merlot. So many fabulous items. I cannot wait to dig in and try them out.

A hamper gift for everyone

What I love about Prestige Hampers is that there really is something there for everyone. It could be you are looking for a new baby gift, wedding present, anniversary gift or just a gift to make someone feel loved. I love the idea or ordering a luxury hamper for a romantic picnic for me and the Hubby, to just add a some fresh bread and some cheese, then head out for a date. 

Hampers make a fabulous Christmas gift, I have a few people who are very difficult to buy for. I always like to buy gifts that people will love, not just a buying a gift because I have to. I put a lot of time into finding the perfect gift for family and friends. With the large range of hampers that Prestige Hampers offer, I know I will be able to find something for just about everyone on my Christmas lists.

Thank you Prestige Hampers for sending me out a beautiful hamper, I love it! Plus the basket will be great for keeping my blankets in over the winter months.

Visiting beautiful Norfolk with Norfolk Cottages

I love going to Norfolk, we have had a few holidays to Norfolk since having children. There is so much to do with the children and such a beautiful place. Stunning coastal areas of outstanding natural beauty, the wonderful Norfolk Broads are perfect for hiring a boat to spend a day on the water. Beautiful country side with lots of market towns and the city of Norwich.

Not only is Norfolk stunning by the day at night there are also many in land dark areas that are perfect for star gazing. A one of our trips we spent many evenings watching the sky. There are also many historic properties to visit, sea watching at Blakeney point. Many wildlife areas not forgetting the little coast towns. Norfolk really does offer something wonderful for everyone.

Holidays with Norfolk Cottages

Norfolk Cottages are home some beautiful holiday cottages, I have chosen a few that I would choose to stay in. Whenever we book a cottage in the UK, I always make sure there is a pub within walking distance and has a beautifully presented interior style.

Norfolk Cottages

Bella’s Cottage is in the village of Stifkey, which I have actually been to a couple of times. It’s a picture perfect village, with a shop and a village pub. Bella’s Cottage is a perfect location to for exploring the cost line, located near to Holkham and Blakeney. Sleeping 4 people, this cute quirky cottage is the perfect little cottage for a getaway to beautiful Norfolk.

Rose Cottage is a stunning and stylish cottage, in the village of Sedgeford with the village pub just a short work and a the nearest shop is just 2.5 miles away. Rose Cottage is beautifully furnished, sleeping 4 people and even has a log burner for the chilly winter months. There is a lovely little cottage garden for you to enjoy when the weather is nice.

The Coach House is a beautifully renovated coach house in the small village of Holme-next-the-sea. The Coach House is a spacious property with a large enclosed garden, located a mile away from the nearest pub and shop. Holme-next-the-sea is great location for exploring the coast areas.

The Golden Lion Barn is a beautiful luxury barn conversion that sleeps 6 people and welcome 2 dogs. The Golden Lion Barn is located near Thursford and only a short drive to the coast. If you are looking for walks with the dogs and happy to drive around the area then Golden Lion Barn is the place for you to stay.

We are planning to visit Norfolk again soon, maybe for a long weekend, I would love to visits the Lavender fields. Have you ever stayed in Norfolk? Where would you recommend?


*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Make moving house easier and get a mover in!

Why is it that moving house is the cause of so much worry and stress? When we moved to our current home almost 5 years ago, I was adamant that we would not be moving again! Not just the finding a house, buying it, selling you current home, it was all of the packing.

How did we accumulate so much stuff, my Hubby hates ‘stuff’ and we seem to have to much of it. 5 years later and we have so much more of it. I hated the weeks of sorting things out, packing boxes, making sure we had enough bubble wrap for everything. Then asking everyone we knew to help us out on moving day.

Once we had moved everything in to the new house, all of the unpacking started. Thinking back it was awful, yet here I am planning a move to our forever home. This time however I am getting the movers in!!

I just cannot stand the thought of all that packing and moving again. Even if I end up packing up the boxes and getting someone to move it from the old house to the new house. I didn’t know that there is so many options for the movers in.

The options for movers

Of course the main reason for getting the movers in is to move all of your items from A to B. But did you know they have other options available to you?

The job of packing up all of your items, they are happy to pack your home up from top to bottom. Allowing you to be free to make those last minute phone calls and sort out the new curtains. This is just what I need. They are also happy to dismantle your furniture and re assemble it at your new home.

After you house is emptied out, then comes the job of cleaning it ready for the new owners. I wouldn’t want to move into an unclean house so moving companies are also happy to offer cleaning services, to save you having to do it when the last box has left.

Get a Mover

Movers are also happy to also move fragile items, they have the specialised items to be able to these items keeping the safe and sound during the move. You can even find specialised companies who offer piano transporting if required.

Not forgetting storage options, if you need to move out of your home before the new one is ready, many of the moving companies offer you a storage solution.

All of these are great, but did you know they are affordable to, win win!

Get a mover in!

Get a mover offer a simple pricing structure, as each house’s need is different. You could have a one bedroom flat or a 10 bed mansion, whatever you need get a mover can help. The cost depend on a few things, the traveling distance between your new home and old, how accessible the homes are, when your move is happening and if you require any extra services.

You add all of your details in and get a quote back to tell you the costs. Simple.

I will be making sure we use movers for our next house move. Have you every used a moving company?

*This is a collaborative post.