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Some Goals and Challenges for 2014 – An Update

Despite 2014 looking like an incredibly busy year, back in February I was inspired by a number of people to make a short list of goals and challenges I would like to achieve in 2014. As we are currently working our way through the very last day of the year, and because I just managed to make a

This Season’s Snow Boots

One of the most popular posts on Splodz Blogz at the moment (for at least the last few weeks) is one I wrote a couple of winters ago about my favourite snow boots of the season. I think you’ve all been looking out of your windows at that white sheet of ice that covers the road, cars and

Review: Olixar Babyboom Speaker for your Mobile

Did you get some new music for Christmas? Or a new mobile phone, perhaps? If you use your iPod, phone or other Bluetooth enabled music player you may want to consider one of the many portable speakers now on the market. Mobile Fun sent me the new Olixar Babyboom Bluetooth Mini Speaker to try out. This small and neat

Snow Journey Home

We got home safely last night thanks to three very important things. LincsGeek’s calm and expert driving. Winter tyres on the car. Making the (eventual) decision to stick to minor roads. It was a snow journey. I’m sure you’ve heard lots about, or experienced, the snow storm that hit parts of the UK last night. Not

Recipe: Pomegranate Glazed Turkey

Since I posted about my mini Thanksgiving feast I’ve been asked a number of times for the recipe. And seeing as Turkey will be the meat of choice in most households towards the end of this week I figured I should just give in to pressure. The recipe actually takes inspiration from a number of online recipe sites. I often

Review: Lumia 735 – The “Selfie” Phone

The selfie is arguably one of the biggest photography trends of 2014 – and I suspect it will get even bigger in 2015.They are everywhere. You might not take them yourself (or admit to it), but I guarantee your family and friends do – social media is crammed full of “look at me” snaps, in all

Smoothies for Breakfast: Recipe Ideas Wanted

I’ve had my Breville Blend-Active for a little while now, a couple of months perhaps, and I love it. I bought it after seeing lots of the people I follow on twitter and instagram using them and I was a bit jealous of how healthy they were being. It cost me £20 from Asda (also

Rome: A Last Minute City Break

It turns out that there aren’t such things as last minute deals any more. Not in the way I remember, anyway. A few years back we walked into a Travel Agent a couple of weeks before we were due to go on holiday, told them our (teeny) budget and asked “where can we go”. We ended up

Review: Krusell Malmo Flip Cover for iPad Air2

I am a very lucky girl indeed. LincsGeek treated me to a new iPad Air 2 for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. It’s fabulous, I love it – it is definitely better than my old iPad 2 and it has already become my new tech best friend. But you all know what comes

Take Part in the Splodz Blogz Reader Survey

In January Splodz Blogz will be five years old. What started out as somewhere to share my year in photos challenge has turned into an outlet for my writing and especially my bucket list. It has grown into something I absolutely love, and has provided me with lots of opportunities to try new things and meet new people.

My new Quilted Dr Martens

I gave in. A couple of weeks ago I added one more pair to my collection of Dr Martens boots. I fell for these – a black quilted pair of these Core Coralie Quilted in black. You like? The boot, which has a women’s fit (slightly narrower than the unisex boots Dr Martens make), has that go with anything look that

A Mini Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving, an old and traditional holiday and festival over in the USA, is one that has always fascinated me. The idea of openly being thankful for what you have by sharing a celebration meal with your family and friends really appeals. With Black Friday slowly becoming part of the English shopping calendar thanks to large retailers such as