Joosr: Book Summaries You Will Love: A Review


Looking for the perfect Christmas present?

What about the gift of never-ending reading?

Joosr provides the best summaries of books to expand your knowledge.

Let’s face it with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is becoming increasingly difficult to fit the time in to read books, well Joosr has the answer.

I’ve had three children in three years, but am desperate to keep my brain active by reading and learning new skills and information. As you can imagine it’s impossible to fit the time in, even if I can try fit a chapter a night in, by the time I actually finish a book, I’ve forgotten most of it. So a summary I can access straight from my phone or tablet is perfect. One thing I really missed when I became a mum was reading, because the time is just not there, well now there is a solution.

It’s perfect for the entire family, my husband has a busy work schedule and sometimes doesn’t finish until late, so it’s perfect for him to fit in some reading, before work, on his break or when he gets home, he can fit in a quick twenty minutes.

It makes sense to me the company was created by a single mother with a career in publishing and business man, who has a demanding job and long commute, they both have very little time to read, so created Joosr where you can read the “gist” of a book in just 20 minutes.

Personally I have read more of the business, entrepreneurship and parenting books so far, but since they are only 20 minutes long, I have an account for a year, so it is achievable for me to read all of them. How great is that? I finally have my reading time back, it might not be the amount of time I had to read before I had children, but let’s face it I’m not going to have the time to read an entire book, so thank goodness for Joosr!

The books provided in Joosr are all full of new skills and learning, so in bite size portions you can expand your knowledge across a range of genres. Plus it’s an app so you can get it on any device, so whether you’re quietly grabbing 20 minutes when the kids are asleep, on the bus commuting or on your lunch break at work, Joosr has made it simple and easy to fit in some valuable reading time.

So there is every reason you should have Joosr for yourself, I mean no matter who you are or what your profession there’s a book for you! There’s even a section on careers, if you aren’t quite sure. There is also every reason you should buy Joosr for someone else, Christmas is literally around the corner with only a few days to go! This is the ultimate last-minute gift, forget nipping to the shop for a box of chocolates and yet another pair of slippers, why not provide them with the gift of never-ending reading? I mean 250 books?! Have you ever tried to read 250 books? Or for that matter wrap 250 book? Well you can deliver them all to your loved ones device for only £42.99! That’s for an entire year! Your reading needs and knowledge expanded for only £42.99, how great is that?

According to a VoucherCodesPro.co.uk survey from 2015, the most common unwanted gifts are: socks, bubble bath sets, pyjamas, and DVDs—with unwanted gifts totalling a whopping £2 billion each year, that’s £52.50 for every adult in the U.K.

The waste doesn’t end there, with around 1 billion Christmas cards making their way into the bin come Christmas day, along with 227,000 miles of gift wrap. Imagine what The Proclaimers would make of that?

Whether you want to treat yourself, or someone doesn’t know what to get you for Christmas or you are stuck for what to buy a loved one, give them the gift of never-ending reading. You can leave it right until the last-minute and you don’t have to wrap it, plus you know they’ll use it for the entire year! It’s a no-brainer really.

To purchase this great gift (or treat for yourself) for the OH MY GOD price of £42.99 then just click this link:

Purchase Joosr for just £42.99

If you want to find out more information then check out their website:

Joosr Website

Or to get regular updates and follow their social media, here are the links:

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Bidvine -Hire the right pro for the job: A review


Is it just me or is searching the internet for the service you need pretty tedious?

Plus how are you supposed to know who are genuinely trustworthy? Look no further…

Say HELLO to Bidvine!

Bidvine is a London-based local services tech startup, connecting customers with the right service provider, so like Tinder but for local services!

A handy website that not only finds the service you need but only uses the trustworthy ones!

The greatness of this site doesn’t stop there! How? I hear you ask…

Well they take your postcode and then take some more information about what it is you’re looking for.


I needed a baby photographer, so I asked for one on Bidvine, it was a quick and easy as that! Here’s the questions I was asked:


Then you enter your phone number and the bids come rolling in…

I chose to just receive texts but you can get phone calls within 15 minutes I already had 5 offers!


I really can’t believe how simple and easy it is!

So the tool itself was great for finding services, once you’ve submitted your request and the bids come rolling in you get a link with each individual texts which takes you directly to the Bidvine site with a message from the company who have quoted your request. It includes the name of their company, reviews from others who have used their service and a direct message to you!

All this just from a 30 second request I put in?! Where has Bidvine been all my life!?

No longer do you need to spend hours scouring search engines, put a few minutes into Bidvine and let them do the hard work for you!

Personally I feel this is a tool everyone needs! Think about it…you want the service, they want your business, so it should be easy for you (the customer) to find what you want, for the price you want and to know it’s a trustworthy service.

It is currently based in London but covers the whole country!

For the purpose of this blog post I searched for a photographer, but there are no restrictions to the services provided by Bidvine as long as they are rated they have it!


Looking for a service? Sign-up to Bidvine!

Own a business? Register it with Bidvine!

They also have a FREE app on app store: Bidvine App

Check out their social media:




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Also check out their reviews on Trust Pilot


Chocolate Cards! Morse Toad Marvellous Messaging+ 10% Discount

Christmas Cards…what do we really do with them once Christmas is over? They go in a drawer, you don’t look through them again and they just sit there gathering dust.

But of course you want to let people know you are thinking of them over the holiday season, if only there were a unique way you could send them a card that wasn’t just going to get tossed aside a few seconds after being opened, if you could send a card that would be remembered and truly appreciated….the wait is over.

Say Hello to Chocolate Cards!!


That’s right Morse Toad’s Messaging Servicehave created the answer to your prayers, you can let your loved ones know you are thinking of them and give them the gift of chocolate as well!

Everyone likes to know someone is thinking of them and everyone loves Chocolate!

I was kindly given some chocolate to try and review and…oh my god!

The chocolate is a-maz-ing!

It is tasty Belgian Chocolate handmade in the UK

The blocks of chocolate are so yummy and much bigger than I expected, you definitely get your monies worth!

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I was given £15 to spend and managed to get a card for my mum and two stocking fillers for my boys Jack and Mikey.

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The names I got for the boys are great, they can be used for any occasion, but over the Christmas period it is a great idea for stocking fillers or Christmas Eve Boxes.


At only £2.75 who can grumble?!


The cards come in a lovely modern sleek looking card, it has a personalised message inside and you can even include a photo of your choice for only £1! How amazing is that?!

So not only are you telling someone you are thinking of them carved into chocolate but you can personalise a message and a photo as well!

Even down to the packaging has a sleek modern design with stylish blue tissue paper and there is no risk of the chocolate being damaged in the post, it’s very securely packaged.

Plus you get free delivery on orders over £10!!!


So what are you waiting for? Why waste money on a box of chocolates and a card when you can combine the two and personalise it to really let someone know you are thinking of them this Christmas? & It doesn’t stop at Christmas! Birthdays, Christenings, Weddings…these chocolate cards are great for any occasion!

Or just a lovely way to let someone know you are thinking of them….

Why wait?!

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A break from blogging

So  I’ve had a bit of a break from blogging the last few months. I’ve really missed it and feel there are so many things I have missed recording about my little monkey’s.

To re-cap I have two little boys Jack (2.5 yrs) and Michael (1.5 yrs) and write about all the trials and tribulations of being their mummy. Since I stopped blogging things have changed quite a lot, I am now expect a baby GIRL!

I will talk about my pregnancy more in upcoming posts but I’m still in shock it is a girl!

I just wanted to write a quick post about why I haven’t been blogging for a while, there has been no major reason other than life just getting in the way.

So now I have my 2yr old, 1 yr old, 20 weeks Pregnancy and my wedding in 8 weeks! Safe to say I have plenty to write about…..


A mother’s work never ends…

Is it just me or is this mummy business seriously hard work? Easy to say and before I was a mummy I thought I knew what hard work was, from the age of 16 up until I was about 22 I worked my ass off, literally, my aim was to just make as much money as possible, I’d be on my feet all day nursing and also do the 40 minute walk there and another 40 back just so the ache in my legs would make me feel I’d work that bit harder, doing 100 hour weeks I would be asleep before my head hit the pillow! 

So when my mummy friends would tell me how hard it is too look after these little ones, I thought I’m used to looking after people all day and being knackered so it can’t be that much of a shock…wrong!

Not really my fault, I mean you can describe it to someone but you will never really get it, until you’ve got kids. That feeling of constant worry 24/7, it is impossible to switch off, my mind never stops working! It’s so frustrating but yet rewarding at the same time!

I mean, don’t get me wrong, being a stay at home mother is way more rewarding than any ‘paying’ job, there’s nothing quite like when your child stares deep into your eyes with complete love, but seriously, how hard is it?!

It’s not even just the child bit, I mean, you feel sorry for yourself with the sleepless nights at the beginning, but once they start moving, OMG! Why does everyone go on about the sleepless nights and not about once they start moving and using their brains to be naughty.

It’s not even just the baby bit, it’s hard enough keeping them clean, dry, fed and entertained but amongst that how are you supposed to get washed and dressed yourself? How am I supposed to stop my washing pile growing rapidly and my house looking like a dumping ground? Then there’s the guilt for my hubby, I want to have his tea on the table for when he gets home (he doesn’t expect this but still), plus the guilt for my children, worrying if I’ve played with them enough or if they’ve had enough time out of the house and anyone that mentions a routine to me can go whistle dixie, I have a 1 year old and a 9 week old…routine ain’t happening!

I’m sure some of the older generation will look at me thinking we told you so, which you did, I was told how hard it would be and I love it, I wouldn’t change it for the world, I love my life, but my point is, there is absolutely no way to prepare anyone for motherhood fully.

Now I’m going to have to rant,

 So I took the boys to town yesterday and managed to manoeuvre the double buggy around The Card Factory & Pound land (not an easy task) as well as the miracle I got the boys in the buggy wrapped up warm, looking presentable with everything in their bag without forgetting anything! So we decided to treat ourselves to a sausage bun & hot chocolate in Diggles, sat there minding my own business, feeling quite proud to be sat with my two babies looking like I’ve got it all together (which doesn’t happen much with these 2) and some Woman comes over sticks her face in the buggy and looking quite confused she says “twins?”, even though it’s quite obvious they aren’t twins I replied proudly “Nope, 10 months apart”, she quickly backed away from them like they were a couple of ferocious lions and looked at me like I was a naughty child, points her finger at me, tuts and then says “Oh dear, I tell you what young lady you have got your work cut out for you, babies are very hard work you know!” and before I got a chance to respond she stormed off!!

So there you go, just when your feeling victorious there will always be some rude, patronising old crow to bring you crashing back down.

Oh well, I’ll just look at these two to keep me smiling 🙂