Friday, 3 July 2020

PR Samples are NOT #Gifted & Here's Why


They say 'Never look a gift horse in the mouth' - they're not talking about Digital Marketing. 

I've been vocal about Press samples not being gifts for eons and I love your tuppence too. #Gifted rustles ALL my jimmies and here's why: Gifts are given by friends and family not brands or agencies. Gifts are given by loved ones with no expectations ~ Press samples? Press samples are marketing materials. Simple. The prevalence of #Gifted does nothing but create confusion and ill will and I think we should stop using it entirely - Here's why: 


Saturday, 27 June 2020

30 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained ~ Through Lockdown and Beyond!



We’re now 3 months into travel restrictions and I’m sure you like me are
sometimes struggling to come up with something else to keep your children
entertained. As a Mam of 7 children ranging in age from newborn to 13 years old I pretty much have a child at every developmental stage so I have to be
resourceful and cater for all their needs.

As an addition to my recent NUK Baby Talk on Instagram I’ve decided to put together this list of 30 things to help keep your children entertained. I’m conscious like me some of you don’t have the time, energy or funds to be constantly buying or organising things to do so hopefully these ideas will help.


Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Lapland on a Budget ~ A Mums on the Run Group!



Oh, you want to travel to Lapland without breaking the bank do you? Long dreamed about a trip to the winter wonderland and home of the original Santa have you? Corrina has long shared her knowledge of how to do Lapland on a Budget on this here blog HERE. HERE and HERE , but of late has been gaining attention in mainstream media too - because she does what we've always tried to do - make the dream accessible for all! 

We've now added Lapland on a Budget to our umbrella of Mums on the Run groups and to say it's exploded is quite the understatement. Almost 7 THOUSAND members in a fortnight. If that's not indicative of a genuine Irish & UK desire to live the Lapland dream then I don't know what is. 


Thursday, 26 September 2019

How to Hugely Boost Your Facebook Reach For Free! *Updated September 2019*


There's not a day goes by that I don't receive a message bemoaning Facebook changes or chat to a fellow blogger who has decided to toss in the towel on that social media platform altogether. Many blame Facebook algorithms and, to be fair, they are unfairly biased against those that don't shell out a fortune for sponsored ad placements. Well what if I told you that you could multiply your Facebook reach exponentially in just 3 simple steps without paying a penny?

Monday, 1 April 2019

Totally Tilbury ~ Tellybox Beauty Breakdown ft a Full Face of Charlotte Tilbury


We know by this stage (3 years later) how particular I am when it comes to my makeup for the TV, right? Often the lovely ladies in the Virgin Media makeup room will powder me down or gloss me up, but for the most part, I arrive ready for set. On this occasion I arrived readier than ever as Naomi on the Charlotte Tilbury counter in Brown Thomas had very kindly made up my face. If this visage, while plagued with pneumonia and pleurisy isn't the best ad for the magic of Tilbury products I don't know what is! (It's actually not a Charlotte Tilbury Ad, just so we're clear)