IT'S TIME FOR AN ADVENTURE AGAIN...

Tuesday, 6 June 2017



You may have noticed that the sparkly blog has been a little quiet recently. That's because We've been a tad busy making life choices! 

So let's do a quick recap first shall we! I mean this might be the first time that you've read a post on this sparkly blog of mine.

In 2011. Chris and I jumped on a plane and flew off into the Sunset and built a new life in the Middle East... in Dubai. 


It was all a little mad. We'd never been there before and all I knew about Dubai was from what I had seen on the TV. We loved it out there! However, decided to return to the UK a couple of years ago... read Leaving Dubai for more on that!


We moved back to the UK in 2015 and we've been living near Brighton. We love it here. We have so many lovely friends, we have a lovely little pad, we love the beaches. the parks and the walks. We absolutely love where we live right now and have enjoyed the jobs that we've been doing here on the South Coast. However, I'm a BIG believer in the Universe and when an opportunity arises outta the blue sometimes you've just gotta grab it with both hands.

So here's our news....



You can read the official press release here.

Yup, Chris & I have been offered jobs at Hi FM Radio in Oman. We're really excited to be travelling back out to the Middle East and we're really looking forward to exploring Muscat. We'll be joining Robin Banks and his team. We've known Robin now for many a year and we're both proper excited to be working with such a creative and awesome guy! 

Our little family will be moving real soon... so click follow on our social media to keep up to date...









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Skinny Sprinkles!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

If you follow me on social media you'll have seen many posts about Skinny Sprinkles

I decided to try out Skinny Sprinkles for a whole 7 days straight to see if they would actually help me to lose weight.

As you know I've been battling the baby weight now since Little Un was born. I've done pretty well and have lost most of it. HOWEVER, there is about half a stone still sat on my hips that won't shift! 

I really needed something to help focus me in on my weight loss again because I was finding that I was grabbing a chocolate bar or a sweet coffee maybe a little too often without thinking about the calorie content.

I did a video vlog diary where I checked in on the first day, the third day, fifth day and the seventh day of the week when I tried Skinny Sprinkles.

See how my week went below... 


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Coffee & Cookie Dough!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

You already know that I'm a coffee fan.

 I blooming LOVE coffee... 



My favourite coffee by far is a latte, a latte with some kinda syrup. I just love it, it's my little treat! The only problem with this is the fact that these latte's contain many calories. Now don't get me wrong in the past I've tried to just have a latte without all the lovely flavoured syrup however, I still always end up putting into the cup a couple of spoons of sugar because I like my coffee to be sweet.

I've been on a bit of a weight loss mission for a while now and I'm desperate to get rid of this last half a stone of weight, baby weight. These sugar filled coffees haven't been helping me with my weight loss, I know this. However, I need a daily caffeine fix. 

It was the 1st January 2017. I decided enough was enough and that it was time to focus on my weight loss again and to really try hard to shift this last bit of weight.
I started to research into the world of coffee and came across Beanies Coffee. I soon discovered that Beanies did all kinds of flavours of coffee but without all the calories.
YIPPY! Flavoured coffee without loads of calories. My day was made. I saw that Beanies Coffee was stocked at Sainsbury's so on my next shopping trip I treated myself to Beanies Amaretto Coffee. OMG, I was blown away... to say that it was instant coffee, without all the calories and not that expensive, it tasted so good. 

I decided to explore the range further and recently got this coffee. Beanies Cookie Dough Coffee! This tastes so fab and I drink it without any sugar. It's great because it's sweet enough without

It was so funny at the weekend. We had the builders at our's doing some work and as ever we asked them if they wanted a cuppa. The builder asked for a cuppa coffee. Chris went to the kitchen and realised that we no longer have plain coffee instead we have Cookie Dough Coffee... He proceeded to make a Beanies Cookie Dough Coffee for the Mr. Builder Blokie and took it out to him and didn't say anything. The builder knocked on the door and handed back the cup to Chris and asked him what he'd put in the cuppa coffee because it tasted great. Chris showed him the jar and explained it was my coffee. The builder left and said that he'll be treating himself to a jar!!  

If like me you're on a weightloss mission or you just love flavoured coffee like our builder at the weekend. Definitely, check Beanies out. You'll blooming love em! 

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Now that you're 2...

Wednesday, 11 January 2017




Saturday 7th January 2016 was a very special day for our little family. It was the day that our Little Boy turned 2.



I don't know who was more excited. Lewis or Me!

On the night before his Birthday, I covered the front room floor with balloons and popped up a Birthday Boy Banner on the wall. Everything was ready for an early rise in the Morning and hopefully an excited little boy.

The Morning went to plan and was awesome. L woke up at 5.30am and we all went downstairs together and he opened the front room door. L's little face was a picture it totally lit up. He jumped around smiling and giggling and was totally overwhelmed by all the sparkly fun.

Later we decided to brave soft play. L was so blooming excited when we got there he was pretty much dancing on the spot and he couldn't wait to get into the middle of it all.

He went upstairs, down slides, bounced on trampolines and rocked on soft play rocking horses. When it came to nap time he totally just crashed out and I could hear him snoozing.

The afternoon was all about playing in his new play tent, eating cake and playing cars.

I think it's fair to say that the day was a success and the little un enjoyed every moment. 

Someone said to me when L was born that time moves fast and to enjoy every day. This is so true as I sit here and type this I can't believe that he's already 2.

A mum at one of the playgroups that we go to came up to me the other day and said something so nice which has stuck with me and made me smile lots. She has a little boy who's only 7 months old. She said "I really hope my Little Boy is as confident and happy as your little one when he's that age as I think it's just great". Yeah, that made me smile lots... 


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