Another month is gone, just like that, but I will say how slow did January take to end? was it always 70 days long? perhaps its just my age catching up with me finally, but this month has been full of new favorites and old faithfuls making January a little easier to deal with.

Products (Covering hair care and makeup)

Bed Head Shampoo and Conditioner – I got these, surprisingly not at a salon or some fancy shop, but Home Bargains at the wonderfully cheap price of £7 each! considering you can buy a single bottle from a salon for about £20… I am happy with my little bargain, these two are perfect for dyed hair but they did other hair types too.. if you see some, I recommend grabbing some because good product at a good price is very hard to come by.

Maybelline Colossal Mascara – I have not changed the brand of mascara I use since I discovered these, in the days of those tiny brushes I loved the bigger brush.. less likely to poke myself in the eye if I use one of these and when everyone else was doing those tiny brushes, they did the big ones and I love them.


Fake Flowers – I hold my hand up, I am a flower killer, I cannot keep anything alive in my home, its amazing i’ve managed to keep three children and a cat alive if i’m honest, but flowers and plants… do not seem to last very long, so I have a wonderful collection of silk flowers that last all through the year and if you see them from far away, you cannot tell the difference. I got this stunning lot from Amazon shortly after I murdered a tomato plant (which you can read about here if you are interested) and since then its grown from this little bundle to some fake Gerbera Daisies, which are my wedding flowers, and some delightfully realistic but fake succulents for the bath room and I don’t care that I am the worst flower mother in the world, my home is full of fake ones and that’s good enough for me plus they make wonderful flat lay photo props!


Baby Boden – I am an eBay addict, I use it almost all the time for anything from things for the home to when I did up my Bugaboo Frog.. but I have been using it to find clothing for my youngest and Baby Boden have so many wonderful items with the humble robin on, seeing as that is her name it was only fitting that I find all the outfits I could locate with a robin on them and I think I did very well don’t you?

Gel-A-Pen* – I did a little review of this product which you can give a read here but Amelia has been obsessed with it since, shes sat with me and made some bracelets and has asked me to get some more pens and being the wonderful.. pushover that I am and that I also enjoy playing about with these pens.. I have!


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Top Gear/The Grand Tour – I discovered Top Gear back in 2007, I must have watched it earlier on because its been on British television since the 80’s, but when I found them again I was welcomed into a fandom, a world full of other fans who loved these three idiots in fast cars and I fell in love with them and their dynamic and when the Top Gear I knew and love ended I noticed a little hole in my life, I didn’t realize how much these idiots meant to me until a fracas happened and they were taken off air to be replaced with other people, BUT they got lucky and The Grand Tour started, which is on Amazon Prime, and my world started to feel better.. and then during a time when some bad things happened in my life, which of course I wont go into, but it caused me to have multiple panic attacks a day, I started using Top Gear to take my mind off it all and I came away from a day of binge watching Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May feeling better and briefly anxiety free..

Its sad that these three men brighten my day, make me feel better and never EVER fail to make me smile and laugh.. even when my day feels dark and lonely.

Elder Scrolls Skyrim – I have sort of spoken about Skyrim before here in a silly little tour of the world but I love this game, I have spent hours upon hours playing it and I have restarted the game many times over.. this time I have modded it and it looks stunning! its at least 7  years old now but stepping back into that world when it was remastered for the xbox one, was like stepping into the world the first time I played it! if you are ever looking for a little escape I highly recommend you pick up Skyrim.. its just the best game I have ever played.


Rainbow – Sia – Back in October my mum and I took Amelia my middle child to see the My Little Pony movie for her 6th birthday and naturally I brought the soundtrack because I actually enjoyed the film and the music that came with it, this song was played at the end of the film and it actually makes me a little weepy when I hear it but its also been stuck in my head for about a month when it came on random on my ipod, its such a great little song and I love the beat that it has.

and there you have it, my monthly favorites for the month of January, what have been your favorite little treats from this month?

until next time

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I am going to be doing something slightly different for this months favorites, I’ve decided to share with you my favorite gifts that I received this Christmas

I got lots of lovely items and of course chocolate this year and here are a few of the goodies..



Pusheen the cat was all over my wishlist this year, I would point out bits when I would head to the shops with my mum, so imagine my excitement knowing I now have plenty of new Pusheen bits to add to the collection.. Mr S got me the coasters and the slippers, my mum got me a mug (not pictured) Nanny H got me the bag and Bro in Law got me a mirror (not pictured).

Rocket Dog ankle boots was another item on my list, I completely forgot that I added these.. I have a habit of adding things to a wishlist that was meant for the basket but my mum got me these, I have yet to wear them but I can see them looking lovely with my orange skirt!

Amethyst earrings are from Nanny H and I love them, Amethyst is a great stone for the mind and felt cold when I wore them, these weren’t on my list I don’t think so a wonderful surprise


Self Care – 

My Mother in law got me this wonderful box set, I discovered Snow Fairy last month and its now my favorite scent, I even went into a store for the first time to try and locate it but sadly its now all gone, but I have this box of goodies to enjoy until then.

It comes with a small bottle of shower jel, small tub of body conditioner, a reusable bubble bar and a jelly bath bomb, usually I am not the bath bomb fan but this one was amazing!.

This one has to be my favorite of the lot.


Home – 

From my brother in law and on my wishlist but a forgotten gem, a beautiful sun catcher which now sits in our window and shines rainbows around the living room.. who doesn’t like a beautiful sun catcher?


Entertainment –

I stand corrected, this is the single best gift I have gotten over Christmas, from the wonderful Mr S, I originally wanted to get this for myself when he was in Germany during gamescom but I never got around to doing it and I honestly cant wait to sit down when he goes away again and enjoy it, I know its probably aged like mad but I don’t care..

Sabrina the Teenage Witch was my favorite TV show growing up as a child and you cant beat a bit of nostalgia.


Snacks –

Yes that is indeed a lot of malteasers! gifted from pretty much everyone, I am glad they know me well! as I am writing this one box is gone an I am slowly working on one of the bags!

Mmmm 🙂


And there are my Christmas favorites, what have been your favorite gift from this year? did you get anything you didn’t expect?

Until next time

Mummy Cat





Another month has swung past us, why must this year go so slowly? but one month ends means another monthly favorites, I did a poll on my twitter about if I should stick to my plan and start monthly favourites in January OR do one for the rest of the year and all the votes said do November and December as well..


Here we go…


Home – These two candles from Next are by far my new favorite scents! Mulled Wine and Gingerbread, I got them in a bit of a wim and was a little worried they would be to sickly as some scented candles can be, but while they are strong in wax form once lit they are wonderfully subtle scented and are delightful! If you see them please try them out, there is reed defuses too in the same scents, they do a little gift set too which you can try all the scented candle range.


Treats – Its that time of year, hot chocolate season and I have been obsessed with these lovely little things from Options, strawberry flavored and delicious! I found them when I was doing Slimming World a few years back and have loved them since! they taste very similar to the strawberry creme you get in the selection boxes.


Beauty – Two for this month, or three depending on how you look at it, these two eyebrow products are my absolute favorite, I have tried everything going besides getting microblading and these have been the two best ones I have used, one is a mascara for your little eyebrow hairs and the other is a pencil.

Imperal Leather do this amazing bath product, I found it last year but in a bubble bath form and they have also got a shower cream version which I needed to get! it smells exactly like cherry bakewells, you can smell the pastry! its delightful!


Baby – I am obsessed with baby clothes, and seeing as my little girl is called Robin, I have taken the opportunity to go out there and find all the clothes I can with robins on them, this one is from Boden but I found it on ebay, its so pretty in person and she looks cute while wearing it! I have found a few more Boden items on ebay which I will definitely show you when they arrive. who can resist that cute red breasted bob!


Entertainment – Gaming again for my entertainment, we dont really watch much tv in our house but we do play a lot of games and lately I have been sitting down enjoying Rainbow Six Siege with a few friends on my xbox, its a lot of fun, you have four game modes, Terrorist Hunt, Protect the Hostage, Extract Hostage and Disarm Bomb and the aim of it all is to win hah, it has an offline mode which you play with 4 other people against bots OR if you are feeling adventurous there is a multiplayer mode which you play against other people around the world. I have had so much fun on this game lately and there is a new update coming soon with three new characters you can play as. exciting times haha

Animal Crossing New Leaf on the good old DS, which Mr S got me for christmas last year, I keep forgetting about it but once in a while I pick it up and play it like crazy, its just coming to the end of the year in my little town and the snow is starting to fall, you are a Mayor in charge of a town, you have to help build things and talk to the villagers who change often.. its really relaxing and i’m trying to get into a routine where I play it every day so I don’t put it down and forget to pick it up again in a months time.. if you have a DS I highly recommend you pick it up as its just such a lovely little game to take your mind off things.


‘I feel sexy and free, like glitter is rainin’ on me’

While this is now classed as ‘old’ its such a lovely upbeat song that I have listened to a lot lately, nothing special about it, its just a lot of fun to dance to.

and that’s it

Until next time

Mummy Cat



I did a poll back in May on my twitter, regarding doing monthly favorites for the new year, while everyone said it was a good idea, I wanted to do one for October, seeing as October is my favorite of the months..


So here we go..

BeautySleepy by Lush and the Vanilla and Pumpkin from The Body Shop body creams are just the best, I have been using Sleepy on not only R but on myself too and its wonderful, I have found it really relaxes me after a shitty day and I cannot get enough of it.

Vanilla and Pumpkin body lotion I put on after I have a bath, I love the smell of it, I have always been a fan of The Body Shop body lotion/butter and I feel that I need to go get a few more pots before it sells out.


Fashion – I am not the most fashionable person in the world, I live in leggings and dresses, but I have been on the hunt for a copper colored knee length skirt for a while and I finally found one in sainsburys, I love it! its so comfortable and has actual pockets which is a plus in women’s clothing and I have been wearing it constantly! love a good skirt!

Home – I am pusheen mad, my collection of the fat grey cat is growing and growing and when I found this cookie jar, I had to buy it! its a really nice size and is currently full of custard cremes and party rings.. expect more Pusheen in future monthly favorites!


Treats – Its October, so naturally its also Halloween all month long, and all the stores are full of delightful treats and sweets and these are my favorite, I got some when I went to Birmingham to meet some friends and since then I have been getting a packet whenever I go shopping, they are strawberry pencils and are from Sainsburys and quite frankly, yummy!

EntertainmentBrave is my all time favorite pixar film, its beautifully animated and the story is inspiring and I have had to buy the soundtrack too as that is equally fantastic, I highly recommend everyone sit and watch this film, it makes me cry each time I see it.

Destiny 2 was finally launched and I have been playing it a lot, the story is a little short but I am having a lot of fun doing all the side missions with my friend.

Music‘I was the one who had it all, I was the master of my fate, I didn’t need anybody in my life, I learnt the truth to late...‘ 

This is from the song ‘Evermore’ from the newly released remaster of Beauty and the Beast sung by Dan Stevens, I have had this song pretty much on repeat since I heard it and I love it, it’s just beautifully sung, the vocals are wonderful and it actually makes me a little weepy when I hear it. If you haven’t seen the remaster yet I recommend you do so!

Random – Since I decided to do blogtober I have been writing down all my ideas into a note book, this one, I have planned all the way to January now and it has given me a new lease of life and i’m starting to really love blogging again and I cannot wait to show you all my new ideas in the new year!

My phone, its an iPhone 6 plus and I am addicted to it, but without it I wouldn’t have met such wonderful people on twitter, mainly Becca from My Girls and Me who has been there for me through a lot and I am so grateful for her friendship, one day we WILL meet up and I cannot wait for that day.

And there is my October monthly favorites, what things did you love from this month?

Until next time

Mummy Cat