Thursday, 10 November 2016

REVIEW: Hotter Whisper Leather Ankle Boots

Well what can i say. I had this super long blog post to put up today which amounted to 6 hours of work. Blogger lost it/didn't save it. I can't tell you how frustrated i am about it. Trying to be a new more zen version of myself i decided to "STEP AWAY FROM THE MAC!" & come back to it with fresh eyes. Ok so this post is a much shorter version as i decided to make this into a review of my Hotter boots rather than a full scale informative post about the company, the shop i visited & everything i learned about

I was originally invited to the York store for a bloggers event but unfortunately couldn't attend so Jenni the lovely PR for Hotter extended my invite & allowed me to visit the Beverley store to see the new A/W 2016 collection. There will be a follow up post to tell you all about my visit but today i would like to tell you what i think about my new boots.

Gerry the store Manager was a wealth of information & i was led by her expertise to try on the Whisper boots which she assured me would be ideal for my very wide feet. Whisper boots come in 5 colours, standard & extra wide fits. As with all of Hotters shoes they also come in half sizes too. They have zips both on the outside & inside of the boot making access super easy. Quite often i can't even get my broad feet through the neck of boots, so this double zip design was perfect for me. The leather is buttery soft & the lining is SO cosy with its luxury ultra padded faux fur lining, The cushioned insole is springy & bouncy. Upon standing up to walk around in the boots i also realised just how lightweight & slipper like the boots were. Without even looking at another boot i was sold!

So after a month of wear how have i found the boots? I have practically lived in them. They even came to the Algarve with me for 9 days & i wore them every evening. After miles & miles of walking around in flip flops during the day, putting the Whisper boots on my feet was like walking on air. Your feet just feel cocooned in warmth & comfort & for the first time ever with new shoes/boots i have had no rub marks, blisters or breaking in period to deal with. They say theres nothing better for business than word of mouth. I was so blown away by these boots that i raved about them to my coffee morning ladies. I then took two of them to the Beverley store where staff members Danni & Vick gave them the same exceptional service & expertise as Gerry had given me. They were so delighted, that they both walked out of the store with their own brand new pair of winter boots too! Are you getting just how happy i am with them?

To finish i just have one thing to add. HOTTER, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE!



Friday, 9 September 2016

10 Things I've Learnt In 3 Weeks Of Eating Clean

I'd love to share with you my clean eating journey. How it's changed me, how i feel, how i cope when eating out & coming soon will also be restaurant reviews. I am currently seeking out eateries that serve clean & healthy foods in East/North Yorkshire & Humberside, so if you know of any then please let me know in the comments below.


Monday, 11 July 2016



When my mummy received an email from the awesome folks at Pawsome(Do you like what i did there? Dogs are clever too you see), asking if she would like to try out a box filled with toys & treats she of course said yes. Well she does love me very very much. 

As you can see, when she brought the box out into the back garden, i immediately dropped my ball & sat very nicely so that she knew i would like to look inside. My ball means everything to me but i got a whiff of something tasty & wanted to know what it was. 

 Now i'm quite handy with my paws but i needed a bit of help from my Mummy to get the flap open but as soon as it was i was like an excited puppy on Christmas day. Oh the smells, what are the smells, i need to eat whatever is inside here right now! At this point my tail was wagging uncontrollably.

First out of the box was the packet of oven roasted stuffed pork rolls which even through the packaging smelled divine. 

It was a hard choice between these and the squeaky Pink sheep toy. I had to have a little think. 

When my Mummy picked up the pork rolls to look at them i knew that i wanted them so i took them back off her. Mummy said these are Natural pork hide that is smoked in the oven & then sundried outside & filled with the finest ingredients so i knew i would love them. 

I always run away when i have a treat so that i get it all to myself. I knew if my Mummy got a sniff of this she'd want it all for herself & i just couldn't risk it.  I held the roll between my paws to get the perfect angle so that i could get the tasty stuffing from within. Boy it was good. 

Whilst i was munching away, Mummy had a look at all the other great stuff in the box. As well as my pork rolls & cute squeaky sheep there was also a barrel shaped doggy bag holder from United Pets with biodegradable poop bags that can be clipped onto my collar, a flea comb with ergonomic hand grip, a safe & organic carrot toy from NUFNUF that won't hurt my digestion & a bag of Mutt & Jeff cured sausages.   

SAUSAGES! Did i hear somebody say SAUSAGES! Please Mummy, i've been a good girl today. 

If you would like your human to order you a Pawsome Box you can order them HERE as a one off treat or for 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions. Just get your human to fill in your details so that the box of 6 treats can be tailored to you & hey presto. 


Saturday, 11 June 2016

Biggest Decision I've Ever Made About Slimming World | Donna Dyble

For those of you who are wondering where i have been & why i disappeared off the face of the blogosphere, i have been fighting a battle. A battle of the bulge that is. My YouTube channel diarises the whole thing, from the very beginning to right now.  For the last year things haven't gone as planned so this video explains what i have decided to do about it.

Thanks to those of you who have stuck by me in my absence here on my blog & i'm hoping to resume normal service very soon.

Take care & keep blogging.

Donna xxx


Monday, 28 March 2016

Slimming World Weekly Menu Planner | SW Extra Easy SP Plan

If you want to boost your weight losses & fancy trying the Extra Easy SP plan on Slimming World then heres what i ate in a week to get you started. My YouTube channel is packed with helpful videos like this one so why not pop over & join the rest of my Slimming World family & Subscribe xxx


Monday, 22 February 2016

Money Saving Mondays - Budget Planning & Money Saving Tips

Is it Monday again already! This weeks "Money Saving Mondays" video is all about how to do a budget plan. I include links to lots of handy free printatables for you to print off & use as well as many many tips on how to save money on all the items commonly seen on a budget plan.


Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Money Saving Mondays - Free Days Out With The Kids

Myself, my eldest Jade & my youngest Amelia going out for the day
As a mother of 3 aged 25, 23 & 8, i have had many years of experience in finding things to keep my children occupied. When i had my 2 older children i was a young single parent with no family to help out either practically or financially. Very quickly i had to learn how to come up with ways of keeping the little ones entertained as lets face it, bored children = stressed out mummy.

In this weeks episode of my "Money Saving Mondays" series over on YouTube i thought it only apt to cover some ideas for free days out with the kids while it's half term. Some of these you may already do as a matter of course but hopefully you will find a few new ideas. Every suggestion i make is completely FREE to do. Yes thats right FREE, NOTHING, NADA, GRATIS!

So click play below & take a gander. Let me know which ones you already do, which you've never tried & also anything you do with the kids that i haven't mentioned. I'm always looking for new ideas to entertain Amelia so help a mama out.

* I also did a blog post last Summer about things to do with the kids which you may want to have a read of here .


Monday, 8 February 2016

Review - Morrisons Valentines Meal Deal

If you saw the video i posted yesterday as part of my "Money Saving Mondays" series you will of seen how quick & easy it was to prepare the delicious Valentines meal i bought from Morrisons for the bargain price of £15. Todays blog post is following on from that video with a review of the meal deal & a look at some of the other inexpensive Valentines goodies i picked up too.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Money Saving Mondays - Meal Planning & Batch Cooking

In week two of Money Saving Mondays i share my tips & talk about Meal Planning & Batch Cooking.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Money Saving Mondays - Immediate Savings

I have been making YouTube videos for 2 whole years now. The videos are totally separate to my blog & if you didn't know they are to track my weight loss journey. On quite a few of my videos i had been giving money saving tips & was asked time & time again to do a video about money saving.

Last week i uploaded the first in the series of "Money Saving Mondays" videos & i am so pleased with the feedback that i thought i would share the video here. Week 1 is about making immediate savings.

Pease let me know what you think by either commenting on my blog or commenting on my youtube channel & letting me know you came over from my blog. Hope you enjoy xxx

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