Bohemian Rhapsody the film and VQ

I love the band Queen and all of their amazing music. Which is making me very excited for Bohemian Rhapsody the film all about the band that is due out in the cinemas on the 24th of October. I cannot wait to go along to watch it, while singing my heart. I have told my Hubby he is coming along, he does love to listen to me sing…. haha!

Bohemia Rhapsody the film

Bohemian Rhapsody is set to be one of the most popular films of the year. Just like the amazing Freddie Mercury its going to be as extraordinary as he was. Freddie and the band defied stereotypes in a time that was fill of convention and closed minds.

The film will show the world the suffering Freddie goes through during his time away from the band before reuniting with them after his AIDS diagnosis for Live Aid. Queen are still an inspiration to people all over the world, those who feel out of place, those who dream and listen to their music everyday. Today our world has change a lot from Queens hay day, but still not enough to completely accept everyone for who they are, Freddie’s dream of a united world remains a dream. Freddie would be proud to see how far we have come, maybe in another few years there will be even less prejudice in the world…… the dream continues.

Bohemia Rhapsody and VQ


VQ radios have teamed up with 20th Century Fox the makers of the film to offer you the chance to win some amazing prizes. All you have to do to enter is to purchase a VQ radio between now and 12th of November pop over to and enter some the details which will include the serial number of your radio. Winners will be announced early January, why not buy someone a VQ radio for Christmas and they also have the chance to win a amazing prize. There are some T’s & C’s so make sure you check those before entering.

Good luck everyone!!!


*Thank you VQ for sharing these fabulous items with me.*



Keeping warm with new central heating

The colder months are almost upon us, some mornings I am waking up to a freezing cold house. My Hubby then moans and already wants me to put the heating on. I have a rule that the heating doesn’t go on until October and I like it to be as late into October as possible. I think it just isn’t quite cold enough to have it on just let, pop on a jumper or a blanket instead.


Our house is quite old and very very cold. A few years ago when the house was being renovated we added new windows to the back of the house and left the front hoping they would last a couple more years. However, the first winter in the house was freezing. The bedrooms in the dormer part of the roof, were so cold. The children had to have extra blankets on their beds at night. The following year we had new windows put in but it has made no difference, it’s still freezing cold.

Anyway, while renovating the house we needed a new boiler, new radiators in some of the rooms. New boilers and radiators do not come cheap. Just like every other part of house renovation, sourcing a boiler that you want, that does everything you need then finding someone to fit it is not easy.

New central heating options

My Hubby looked at the different types of central heating systems to see what would be the best. Affordable, economical, the right size for it’s location. I then had the task of finding someone to fit it.

There are three different types of wet central heating boiler options. A combi boiler, that heats mains water as required and does not need a water tank. A conventional boiler, that heats water and pumps it to the radiators and using a water tank. A system boiler which is basically a conventional but does everything in one unit so taking up less space.

Boilers are a bit of a mine field to me, but after some advice we went with a combi boiler, it’s been great. Finding someone to fit it wasn’t quite so easy. Plumbers are always so busy. After ringing round people who had been recommended to us, I found a local company who could fit it for us. It’s never easy to find someone who is trust worthy to fit a boiler and deal with all of the gas side of things.

I should think that when we come to moving to our forever home, we will again need to put in a new boiler system, fingers crossed it will be a nice simple process. 

Do you have any tips for finding tradesman?


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

Wedding Elegance

A wedding is whatever you want it to be. It can be the fun and funky atmosphere that suits both you and your partner’s personality to a T. Or it can be the most elegant affair there ever was. But, whatever your style, elegant or not, we believe that every wedding should have a touch of it. It’s a day meant for celebration, class, and above all, fun! Don’t think that because you’re adding a little bit of elegance to your day, that you’re going to compromise on the style that you truly want. It’s just about making sure that you have the most fabulous day that you’ll remember for the rest of your lives. So, we want to show you a few ways that you can ensure your special day has a bit of elegance, have a read on to find out more.


Before The Day Elegance

So, the first thing that you need to try and master is having a bit of elegance before the day. Before the actual day of your wedding, all you will be doing is planning to make sure the day is absolutely perfect, and one of the biggest thing to try and sort is your dress. Now, you might already have an idea in your head of what style you might like, but that will all change when you go to the dress shop. Once you actually see yourself in a range of different dresses, your mind will definitely be turned. We believe that to add a bit of elegance to your dress, you need to focus on being simplistic. Long lace sleeved, with a satin plain white long finish is the perfect kind of dress for a bit of elegance. The arms are a beautiful touch that’s a firm favourite among brides to be all year round.

On The Day Elegance

You’ll have built up this moment in your head for so long, that you can’t even remember what it’s like not to be nervous. If you want our advice, the best way to calm those nerves is to get there in style. If you take a look at companies such as Seamless Chauffeur, you’ll be able to see a company who will chauffeur you to your wedding in complete class and style! It’s something a little different to the traditional wedding car, and it can really help to make you feel special on your special day. As for your partner, he could go for something similar!

After The Day Elegance

Some would say that what happens after the wedding day is most important. If you haven’t thought about a honeymoon, then get looking now! There are so many tropical and luxurious locations that really do scream elegance. Whether you chose to go on your honeymoon straight away, or a few months down the line, you should definitely have something in place before you head down the aisle. It is a chance for you both to enjoy married life before the chaos of real life sets in!