Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Maw Broon's

In good time for mother's day I received a selection of the Maw Broon's home and kitchen range to review. While I vaguely knew about the Broon's, I had no idea about the extent of the Maw Broon range - or that it included food items. So currently our house is not only filled with left over birthday cake and other home baking, but very tasty fudge, shortbread and caramel shortbread from Maw Broon's, all displayed in rather lovely looking tins. Yum.

There's a stylish tea cosy and shopper yute bag too, and that's literally a tiny sample of what the Maw Broon range has to offer. Admittedly, I do have a bit of a soft spot for the quirky Scottish designs.

Apart from the items I received to test, I quite like the look of the jam making kit (ok, it's not exactly jam making season) and the set of coasters and place mats, and I like the fact that there's different versions of the Maw Broon theme, all vintage in look, some more colourful than others, so that there's really something for any taste.

The price range is more than decent for very pretty and useful items. So definitely a thumbs up from the Cartside home.

Disclaimer: I received a few sample items in return for a review post. All views expressed are mine.

Sunday, 23 March 2014


It must be true, the date tells me so. My baby is seven. I look at her and can't quite fathom it, such a tall girl, my little girl is most definitely gone, she is her own personality, goofy as goofy goes, and getting into so many things. Not long now, and she'll beat me at Tetris even. I look at the photo from her birthday just 2 years ago, all princessy and pink, and wonder what happened that it's got to be a Star Wars party and that she is clear that she likes "girl things and boy things". Phew. Because, like, I had been a bit worried about that rather sticky pink princess phase.

Still a whirlwind, still very definite of how and when she'll do things, still a people's person. She's fun to be with and ever on the lookout for fun things to do. Every day she challenges me in so many ways - never a boring minute, and always a new perspective on life, love and the universe. I'm actually not sure if she keeps me young or ages me, or both. And she's growing up far too fast.

Favourite song: Ghostbusters
Favourite movie: Lego Movie and Frozen
Favourite food: Eggs, beans and toast
Favourite book: Frozen
Favourite animal: baby deer
Favourite game:Snap and Operation
Favourite place: Glasgow
Favourite present: bicycle, tweeting blue tit, crystal stone, mini build-a-bear, bratz doll, Frozen soundtrack (which we've been singing and dancing too ad nauseam)

Happy birthday Cubling, I love you to the end of the universe. And there may not be one.



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