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Rip It Up The 60s


We were privileged to attend the press night of Rip It Up The 60s in London Garrick Theatre London, Rip It Up The 60s is a fun upbeat and entertaining production giving you the chance to step back in time and experience the 60s through dance and music.


Rip It Up stars some well known strictly faces Harry Judd, Jay McGuiness, Aston Merrygold and MBE Louis Smith together they make up the ultimate boy band and lead the show through the 60s eras from Bubblegum Britain to The Beatles and Mowtown just to name a few, each segment was presented by Cavin Cornwall who did a great job in engaging with the audience, we also had the opportunity to watch some video footage from some well-known faces and stars of the 60s on how the era shaped their future and Britain's culture and fashion which led nicely on to each segment of the show.


Rip It Up is a stunning production of song dance and acrobatics, its visually amazing and vocally beautiful with a host of songs from the 60s which will have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet and singing along to those tunes that we all know and love. Rip It Up is a suited for everyone who loves the 60s era or wants to know more about the past its a chance to step back in time and enjoy the past with a modern twist, you will most defiantly be standing on your feet at the end dancing along at the end of the night. We loved every minute of the show and I'm sure you will too. For more information check out www.ripituptheshow.com.


Mastershoe


There's something quite exciting when you get a nice new pair of shoes, especially when you're matching them to your wardrobe. Mastershoe is an online store which stocks a range of footwear brands and design styles to suit everyone's budget.
I had the amazing opportunity to choose my favourite footwear, which was a very hard thing to do especially as there were so many styles to choose from. I particularly wanted a beige pair of trainers and as the Mastershoe website is really easy to navigate I could simply select my desired size and colour and search for the shoe and style I wanted, and after some deliberation, I opted for these Mustang Trainers in Taupe


The ladies Mustang are made from synthetic uppers and not only look amazing, they are durable and have a padded collar and footbed for comfort making them perfectly comfortable to wear every day and at only £34.99 with a 22% saving what more could I ask for. Check out Mastershoe for these trainers and more www.mastershoe.co.uk.

Personalised Mothers Day Gifts With ASDA Photo


With Mothers Day just around the corner, why not make Mother's Day extra special with a personalised gift, don't get me wrong we all like flowers and chocolate but there's something special about having a personalised long-lasting memory as a  gift.

  

I was so excited to get my hands on this beautiful Sequin Reveal Cushions in Rose Gold, simply add your own words and image to one side of the cushion then brush the sequins up to reveal your design, and back down to hide it again. So whether it's a photo from that memorable family holiday or a special moment, ASDA photo has their top 10 gift ideas to help you show your appreciation this Mothers Day.

Personalised Cards; Asda have a cool range of designs to choose from.
      
Create fun and practical gifts from your mum this Mothers Day.
A Personalised Cushion is a great cosy gift, I absolutely adore mine.
  
Share and show someone how special they are with these beautifully personalised Phone Cases.
    
You can't go wrong with photo books they are great for sharing lots of memories and fun adventures. Check out ASDA Photo to order your special personalised gift. Right now ASDA Photo is offering 10% off all personalised cushions https://www.asda-photo.co.uk





International Women's Day


For years, women have been pitted against one another, often encouraged to be catty and cold. But today, women are changing their attitudes to each other and beginning to form a sisterhood, realising there is so much more that can be done to empower one another and create collective success. Life Coach, Carole Ann Rice, knows the importance of creating positive, long-lasting relationships. So, for International Women's Day, she's sharing five ways to empower other women.
  • 1. Just do it – other women are your sisters. We must stand together. Cultivate the idea that women aren't actually in competition. We are a united force on the same side and it's time to stand tall together.
  • 2. Don't pull up the ladder after yourself – 'there's a special place in hell reserved for women who don't help other women.' So be generous. Be karmic. Be kind. Share your experiences, successes and failures. Don't feel the goodwill is limited or exist in the mentality 'I've done this so well, I don't want anyone else to have it.'
  • 3. Understand your own worth as a woman – when we feel awesome, we see it in other women. When we feel in deficit, on the other hand, we are more likely to criticise other women, especially if we feel threatened by them. So take the time to discover your own self-worth and pass it on. Because whatever your shape/size/age/career, all women are fantastic!
  • 4. Don't use social media as your guide for how women should be – social media can sometimes alienate us from other women because it increases our natural tendency to compare and envy. Remember, there's room for every woman to be her original and unique self, so put your energy into celebrating that.
  • 5. Dare to compliment and help other women – say nice things and think nice things. Stop another woman in the street just to tell her, 'I love your shoes!' Don't be mean spirited; introduce your friends and acquaintances to women who can help them open doors. Mentor a younger woman and share your experiences with her. Be the inspiration that you want to see in others, 'Attract what you expect. Reflect what you deserve. Become what you respect. And mirror what you admire. 

Chocolate Pancakes


As pancake day approaches our thoughts turn to the delicious smell of warmly cooked pancakes topped with sweet syrup drizzle. Pancakes have long been a tradition more commonly referred to as Shrove Tuesday this celebration has been shared and passed down through the generations which mark the start of the Christian observance of Lent.


Nowadays pancake day is a tradition shared and enjoyed by almost everyone I know, so whether you like traditional lemon and sugar or you opt for the sweet sticky taste of honey, golden syrup or maple syrup pancakes are a delicious treat, but this year we wanted to try something a little different but still as tasty so here are our Chocolate Pancakes.


Ingredients Pancakes:
375ml milk
300g self-raising flour
3tbsp of cocoa powder
2tsp baking powder
2tbsp caster sugar
4 large eggs
Oil/butter

Chocolate Sauce:
8 tbsp of Nutella 
1 cup of double cream

Method;
Put the flour cocoa powder, baking powder and caster sugar, make a well in the centre and add the eggs and milk, gentry whisk incorporating the flour gradually until you have a thick batter.
Melt butter or use a small drizzle of oil heat a small non-stick saucepan over medium heat until hot, cook the pancakes until the colour changes and large bubble appear on the surface, flip and repeat.

Add the Nutella to the double cream and whisk until smooth and of a slightly thickish constancy, Drizzle chocolate sauce over the pancakes add more cream if desired (optional) serve warm and enjoy.