On The Blog - Chi Chi Laced Bridesmaid Maxi Dress

Chi Chi London has a gorgeous range of party dresses and maxi dresses. I have purchased a couple of Chi Chi London dresses in the past and always loved their maxi dresses. 

Read my full review of this beautiful Laced Bridesmaid Maxi Dress in Blue with open back detail from Chi Chi London bridesmaid collection.

What's On The Blog


Chocface - Edible Chocolate Images - Hear our thoughts on these tasty chocolate images 

Benefit They’re Real Magnetic Mascara -  Wendy's shares her thoughts.

Mothers Day With ASDA Photo - Review on Asda Photo personalised gifts.

Love Yourself: Freshly Prepared Nutritious Meals


We all know coming up with healthy appetising meals every day can be challenging, so I was really intrigued to try Love Yourself.

Love Yourself do all the hard work for you; creating healthy tasty menus using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients prepared with you in mind and cooked fresh every day. Their vision, to provide healthy foods to help you live a happy life. 

Simply choose a meal box from a Balanced, Vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free or (any one of 14 different ranges to cater for different dietary arrangements) then the talented team of chefs at Love Yourself prepare, cook, and pack your meal box which arrives daily Sunday to Thursday between 5.30pm and 10pm all ready to eat diet plans start from as little as £15 per day and you can choose how many days you wish to order.

Once you have selected your diet plan, you can view the set menu of foods, but each day you will get:

Morning Snack 
Afternoon Snack 

My Thoughts: I really loved using Love Yourself, having perfectly balanced meals delivered each evening made my life so much easier and I could really see the benefits of using this meal preparation service when working 9-5 every day, having your entire meals and snacks planned for the day just made life simpler and made me feel good knowing that I was eating was healthy. I would recommend ordering the day before, to ensure you have an entire meal for the following day.

Love yourself is perfect if you work long days or late nights, whenever you need a healthy meal at your fingertips, just knowing you could order an entire days meals and snacks is amazing, Love Yourself can provide you nutritious and tasty meals for the whole day, whereas otherwise you may have well just snacked or ate an unhealthy takeaway for quickness, I was so impressed with Love Yourself the meals tasted good and it was a pleasure to eat, most meal plan are £25.00 per day, which could be costly if you use them all of the time, but I can really see the benefits of using Love Yourself to step in on those hectic days to keep you on track.

I loved that all of the Love Yourself meals are compatible with the MyFitnessPal app, so it's easy for you to track your daily calorie intake by simply scanning the barcode in each meal label. Visit LoveYourself.co.uk prices start from £15 per day,

Museum of London to host exclusive free online event featuring Dermot O’Leary

The doors to our sites are temporarily closed here are some upcoming online programming at the Museum of London this March and April. 


Join The Museum Of London for a PAWsome exclusive online event celebrating Toto the Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief, the new children’s book written by Dermot O’Leary and illustrated by Nick East 

Dermot O'Leary, broadcaster and author of the Toto the Ninja Cat series will be joined by Museum of London curator Meriel Jeater to delve into the history of London and find out what inspired Toto's newest adventures. 

From St. Paul's to the legend of Dick Whittington and his faithful cat Tom, discover surprising stories through the eyes of Toto and her gang of friends. By the end, you will be ready to take the Beasts of London quiz and find out where in the pack you'd fall in the capital animal kingdom.

This digital event will take place on the Museum of London's Facebook Page and is completely FREE. Find out more and sign up HERE to receive a reminder just before the broadcast begins and get 10% off Toto the Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief paperback in our online shop.

9th April 2021, 11am

FREE - Online  

Recommend ages: 6-12  


Women's History Month: 
Celebrate women's histories past and present throughout March with online exhibitions, events, articles, videos and much more including:  

Votes for Women online exhibition - The popular temporary exhibition, Votes for Women, originally open from February 2018 to March 2019, is, now available online for the very first time. Discover this brand new online exhibition with a special short film introduction HERE.

Digital Herstories: women's voices in our heritage - Join online for a live-streamed discussion exploring women's presence and influence in heritage. From the women of the Sunday Movement who campaigned for museums to be accessible to the masses, right up to the present with the women championing Herstories in London's heritage organisations today, we will uncover the vital role of heritage organisations in platforming some of the incredible stories of the women who have shaped our city. 6.30pm on 31 March. Paid Advance Booking.  

More to be published and shared on the Museum of London’s Women’s History Month hub page soon! Follow @museumoflondon to stay up to date with news and programme updates.  

Making An Ideal Decision On Purchasing A Portable Air Conditioner

Staying in an enclosed environment on hot afternoons can be nerve-racking, especially when there is no air conditioning system. In such a situation, you should invest in one. A centralized or window air conditioner may take up a bulky portion of your room, even hindering your window view. You may even have to drill a hole on your wall, impairing its aesthetics. All these factors are avoidable with a ventless portable air conditioner. This guide contains everything you need to know about getting the best deal from a portable air-cooling unit.

Why Should You Select a Portable Air Conditioning Unit?

Of course, you have the option of purchasing a window or split air-cooling system. However, a portable air conditioner, also known as a portable swamp cooler, comes with several perks, including easy installation. A centralized unit’s installation cost may set you back by a fortune. On the other hand, you can install your portable system without certification or complex tools. And even when you are not comfortable with the location, you can easily reposition your unit. Perhaps, some of your rooms may have air-conditioning, while others don’t. A portable air conditioner is an ideal choice for this requirement. You can also purchase this cooling system if you don’t need to cool your home or office all the time. It is ideal for rental apartments. From a technical point of view, the ventless portable swamp cooler is not an air conditioner as the latter treats, dehumidifies, chills, and fill atmospheric air. With portable ACs, you can cut back on your utility bills.

Portable air conditioning systems tend to be noisier than window air-cooling options as they are entirely situated in the room. On the other hand, the latter’s noisy component stays outside the room. Another challenge that comes with portable air conditioners is their size and weight. Of course, these cooling systems are designed to reflect “portability”. But not all of them have the features required to transport them around. Likewise, some air conditioning units are heavier than others, making it difficult to lift and move them around. And when the weight is not a concern, the length may pose a challenge. To resolve this problem, you should get a portable cooling unit that is lightweight and has the right length. These features will make it convenient for you to carry the appliance. Some portable air conditioning systems have replacement restrictions. This factor is based on the need to drain the condensate and vent warm air. As such, you have to place them in an ideal location within the room, preferably close to the window, door, or any other opening. And while you do so, kindly bear in mind that the cooling system should be closer to the power outlet.

In Conclusion, What Will it Be?

Portable air conditioners are designed to meet specific indoor needs. However, before purchasing one, you have to examine the pros and cons. On the brighter side, newer models have eradicated most of the challenges discussed in this guide, compared to their predecessors.

Are There Downsides to Portable Air Conditioning Units?

Your unit may come with a condensate pan that stores water extracted from atmospheric air. You may have to go for newer models with auto-evaporation technology if you find this option discomforting.

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