Last week I was kindly offered the chance to try out some items from Flamingo Gifts, a shop that I’d heard a lot about both from other blogs and twitter. I’d just got home from work and spent a good couple of hours browsing the website and compiling a list of the items that I would like to try – it was a hard decision but I finally got there in the end! Here’s what I was sent..

‘Reserved for the cat’ cushion* – £12.45, available here
This cushion is perfect for me. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it. In my house you don’t choose where you sit – the cat does. If she wants to sit where you’re sitting then she lets you know about it and you will move. I’ve got this on my bed at the moment with all of my other cushions and it’s so comfy.

Chocolate Orange candle from Flamingo Candles* – £11, available here
Flamingo Candles are amazing – every single one smells exactly like the scent on the jar. The one I picked is Chocolate Orange and it’s just like opening a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, it’s spot on! I think this is actually a Christmas scent but it’s the kind of thing I’d like to smell all year round, it’s delicious. I haven’t burnt this yet nor have I burnt the other Flamingo Candles that I picked up from the Clothes Show so I can’t comment on anything other than how they smell in the jar. I’m looking forward to using them after I finish off my current candle and I will be saving the jars to use for storage afterwards as they’re just so pretty!

Cat makeup bag* – £8.75, available here
Three out of the four items that I was sent are cat related but if you know me then that certainly won’t come as a surprise. There’s a Paul & Joe cat makeup bag that I really want to get for when I go away so this one is a great alternative until I can track that one down in a store near me. I’ve been using this for everyday use, to keep my MAC powder and six lipsticks in (I don’t need that many for work, what is wrong with me?!) instead of them rolling about at the bottom of my bag. It’s so cute and I absolutely love it.

Siamese cat salt and pepper shakers* – £9.95, available here
The last items have been put away for when I finally move out again. They’re salt and pepper shakers but in the shape of siamese cats! How cute is that? I think they’re adorable and I can’t wait to use them when I have my own place.

Black and white cat


Of course Patch was around while I was taking the photo for this post, so I thought I’d add a photo of her too.. she seems to love the cushion almost as much as I do!


I have been buying… I got four baby gerbils as unfortunately, my Gervinho died on the 9th.

I have been eating at… Wagamamas and Fire and Stone in Covent Garden

I have visited… I went to London with Rachel for Fashion Week which was exciting as always.

Best Bargain… I only bought it last night, so it hasn’t arrived yet but I finally ordered myself a Kanken and I got it from Mankind with 18% off and got £3.73 cashback from Quidco! I was really chuffed, I love a good bargain.

I have achieved… I moved into a new department at work and I’ve really been enjoying it and I think I’ve been picking it up well.

I’ve been listening to… Marika Hackman, Florence & The Machine and Sivu.

Next month I’m looking forward to… Seeing Morrissey, Sivu  and Marika Hackman live.

Next month I hope to splash some cash on… I’m hoping someone will take me to IKEA so I can buy some Helmer drawers and I would like the eyeshadow palette from MAC’s Cinderella collection but apart from that, there’s nothing I need.

I’ve been reading…  Taken for Dead by Graham Masterton, Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr, The Doll’s House by M. J. Arlidge, The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty and The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

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I have been buying… lots of Disney and Harry Potter things from Primark and quite a bit of makeup.

I have been eating at… TGI’s and Frankie and Benny’s

I have visited… apart from my usual trips to Birmingham, I’ve also been to Winchester.

Best Bargain… a Clinique giftset for only £8 which was worth well over £30!

I have achieved… I’ve been trying to lose some weight and have stopped eating so much crap.

I’ve been listening to… Sivu, Emmy the Great and Marina and the Diamonds.

Next month I’m looking forward to… London Fashion Week and seeing Sivu live!

Next month I hope to splash some cash on… I’ve already spent enough, so I need to chill out a bit.

I’ve been reading…Yes Please by Amy Poehler,Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green, Landline by Rainbow Rowell