8th June 2018 by - No comments

Who doesn’t love a gift delivered straight to their door? When that gift is personalised, and filled with delicious chocolates, what more could anyone ask for?

I find giving gifts is so much easier in the age of technology. Things are so much easier to order and organise, as we can do it straight from the convenience our smart phones.

With Fathers Day fast approaching, I thought this fantastic service from the producers of top quality chocolates Lily O’Brien’s, just a fabulous idea!

The Product –

Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates started life as the brainchild of Mary Ann O’Brien who, having recovered from a debilitating illness in the early 1990s, discovered her true passion for all things chocolate. Embarking on a journey of discovery, Mary Ann honed her chocolate-making skills among world class chefs and chocolatiers in both South Africa and Europe before starting her own mini enterprise from her Kildare kitchen in 1992. With little more than two saucepans, a wooden spoon and her then toddler, Lily, acting as production manager Mary Ann began to create high quality chocolate recipes for friends and family.

With Mary Ann still at the helm of the business, the passion that first inspired her chocolate honeycomb hedgehogs is still present in every aspect of the business and family values remain at the very core of Lily O’Brien’s. Based in the heart of Co. Kildare, Mary Ann and her team continue to develop mouth-watering chocolate creations using the finest quality ingredients.

The Perfect Gift –


Perfectly Personalised Chocolate Gifts by Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates. Choose your favourite assorted chocolate collection, upload your most treasured images and add a heartfelt gift message.

It could not be easier! All you have to do is chose images your loved one would adore, upload the images, choose the box of chocolates you’d like the image to adorn, and leave the rest to Lily O’Brien’s.

Verdict –

I decided to send my darling mother a gift, a box of delicious chocolates from Lily O’Brien’s.

My mother is a very special person, She is so giving, so thoughtful, so full of love, I knew she would be over the moon receiving this gift.

Her grandkids are her everything, my two boys Eren & Kaya just adore her because she loves them so very much.

So what better gift than a box of chocolates delivered to her door with a great big picture of her adored ‘grandkids’ on the front that she could keep forever. In addition to a wonderful card & note!

Needless to say she was absolutely delighted when she received the gift. Scrumptious chocolates & when she opened the box, seeing a wonderful high quality image of her boys brought her to tears!

The gift that keeps on giving! Make that special person in your life super happy, and send them a box of Lily O’Brien’s to cherish forever. Its so easy!

1. Pick the box of chocolates from the wonderful selection online.

2. Upload the high resolution image you want to go on the box.

3. Give your receipient’s details & add a special note.

Thats it! All done!

Find out more below –


This would make a perfect Father’s Day Gift! I think I will order one for my darling hubby just in time for next week! xxx

1st May 2018 by - No comments

Who doesn’t love a fresh bouquet of beautiful flowers delivered straight to their door? Fresh flowers not only lift spirits, they can be the most perfect gift for any occassion.

I find that when I have fresh flowers in the house, not only to I feel happier but I find the people who visit my home feel happier too. The smell, the prettiness, what more could anyone want?

Well now you can take things one step further, when you order from the Cancer Research Flowershop, a huge 25% of the value of your gift is donated to Cancer Research UK!

The flowers couldn’t be any prettier. The best quality roses, lilies all boxed up in a breathtaking bouquet of loveliness. What’s more they are delivered straight to your door.

My delivery had two wonderful gifts included in the packaging. The cutest little teddy bear, which is now my younger son’s favourite bedtime teddy, and an elegant glass vase to put your bouquet in.

Prestige Flowers has always been my favourite and now they are delighted to offer you this high quality flower delivery service in support of Cancer Research UK. Prestige Flowers is voted UK’s no. 1 Online Florist according to ReviewCentre, Reviews and TrustPilot.

So do not delay, order yourself or a loved one a beautiful bouquet from the link below and in turn donate to a fantastic cause today –


Let’s beat cancer sooner!

20th April 2018 by - No comments

I love tea. I also love a good cup of coffee. But tea has always had an extra special place in my heart.

Being half English & half Turkish, I have grown up with two cultures who are avid tea drinkers. The English like their tea in a mug, piping hot with milk. The Turks on the other hand enjoy black tea in a tall shapely glass with a slice of lemon, or just as it is.

So to celebrate today I would like to share with you my favourite tea of the moment. Of course I have many favourites, but this tea has an exceptional taste which I know you will all love.

The Tea –

English Tea Shop is steeped in tradition by using the finest quality tea leaves and age-old practises to bring us a superb tea from the heart of Sri Lanka. Working with the finest organic and Fairtrade farmers, English Tea Shop is able to create unique blends of quality tea.

Grown in the heart of Sri Lanka, English Tea Shop’s English Breakfast boasts a strong, full-bodied and robust flavour guaranteed to satisfy the palate of those who love a proper brew. For the ultimate tea break, pair with a citrus cake or lemon biscuit wih the tart flavours complimenting the brew perfectly.

English Tea Shop’s tantalising blend of Earl Grey encompasses the finest Ceylon black tea with aromas of fresh Bergamot boasting an aromatic and refined flavour.

Verdict –

It is just sooooo yummy! I like it with milk or black with a slice of lemon.

It just tastes exactly of tea. Deep flavours so yummy and not at all over powering, but just right.

English Tea Shop products can be purchased from Amazon, and whilst the offices are based in the UK, the tea is farmed in Sri Lanka. You can also find this yummy tea in Harrods, Selfridges and in some other stores around the UK.

Enjoy & Happy National Tea Day! xxx