I'm honoured to be working with NIVEA, one of my all-time favourite skincare brands, reviewing their NIVEA Q10 anti-aging collection and also appearing in their latest campaign film with my kids.
You know those times when you literally have to pinch yourself at how exciting and rewarding your job is, (and I'm so grateful too), well looking back on my day at George Northwood's salon, was really one of those days.
A whopping 12 million people in the UK suffer from allergies caused by dust mites in bedding with symptoms including sneezing and sore eyes and even sleepless nights. My son Oliver, 5, and I are one of those 12 million people, getting rashes, sinus problems and even itching from those little mites.
I love kidswear that is playful, fun and inspires creativity, so I'm naturally a huge fan of the new clothing line by Enchanted Forest and Friends which does all of the above. I was delighted when they asked myself and the boys to review their latest range as well as kindly offering 1 lucky Honest Mum reader the chance to win a £50 gift card.
It feels like I've been away for ages folks (it was only a week!) Thanks for all the blog love while I was away in Marbella though and linking up your posts over my 2 week linky.
Last week saw 'part' of this family spend 7 days in Marbella, staying at the palatial Casa Haniel, a James Villa Holidays' villa in San Pedro, above, for a fabulous, relaxing, fun and invigorating week away.
Gambas Pil Pil!
We're a household of choccy-lovers so we're all egg-tremely (sorry) egg-xcited (and again) about Easter coming up and the chance to indulge in chocolate eggs!
Those who follow this blog know that this family are photo-mad, be it striking a pose in photographs ourselves or simply snapping family days out, the ordinary (park life, the food we love) and the extraordinary (film premieres, holidays, modelling shoots and more), usually my gifted husband Peter behind the lens.
After a month of illness in this family, we finally all felt better and were in much need of a retreat, a break from the norm, not far from home to simply rest, relax and feel rejuvenated once more. The universe must have been listening, as the wonderful Gorgeous Cottages got in touch to see if we wanted to break in a luxury holiday home, The Coach House in Yorkshire.
Yay for another week of #brilliantblogposts- we had a whopping 191 posts link up last week so thank you all for your continued support and love for this blog linky. This week I'm sharing a wonderful weekend retreat this family had last weekend in the Yorkshire countryside not far from where we live. We even made a little film while we were there.
There are so many milestones in your children's life. Their first step, word, date (eek I'm dreading this one and luckily have a long time to wait there-phew...). The latest 'real' milestone in the Broadbent household recently has been Oliver's transiti...
The fabulous folks at Opera North kindly invited me to review their new show, a double bill of the operas La Vida Breve and Gianni Schicchi but unfortunately, my kids still weren't 100% after all the bugs we've been enduring, so I had to trade tenors for Calpol and my parents headed to the opera instead of me (the perks of being the parents of a blogger huh!)
PinterestLondon is always a whirlwind for me, and last Wednesday was no exception. Taking my Mum along for a rare night away and quite the party (more of that soon), I had some exciting meetings by day (as always, I'll reveal more when I can)- as we made our way through chic coffee shops in Farringdon to the place I call home in the city, Charlotte Street Hotel, a bustling yet relaxing hub where meetings can turn to dinner easily, and being so close to Soho and the production company I have a TV series in development with, makes it the ideal place for my blogging and TV career to meet.
Saturday evening saw me take out my favourite lady, my Mum, for a night at the opera-Opera North's 'The Marriage of Figaro' to be precise for a spot of culture in a spotty dress!
Last weekend saw us pack up our bags and wrap up warm for two nights at Cowslip Cottage in the quaint village of Sleights, one of many luxury cottages within the Gorgeous Cottages portfolio.
Oliver is one lucky 4 year old boy who thanks to this blog, receives some brilliantly entertaining and educational toys to review. He gets more excited than I do when the postman knocks!
After a dreamy introduction into cacao cuisine.