Nine years ago when C was born he was given a Charlie bears. It’s held a very special place in our hearts, and is really special to C. It even lives on the mantel piece in his bedroom, which must mean its special, because only the very best things get pride of place there.
Given the fact that its nine years ago, you’d expect even the best of bears to be looking a little tired but its not the case at all. Our bear still looks as beautiful as the day he arrived.He is beautifully soft and he has the sweetest, kindest face. He’s also gently, poseable, which means he does sit nicely on the shelf and he also is a good weight which helps keep him sat up too.
Charlie bears is a relatively new brand of teddy, created in 2005 by Charlotte and William Morris in Launceston, Cornwall.
A number of novel concepts were used in creating Charlie’s appeal. A skill borrowed from ladies hair dressing industry, is tipping several hairs with colour, adding a unique touch, not seen before in Teddies. Added to this was mixing in hairs of different length and colour. As you might expect, such care and attention to detail, cannot easily be mass produced.
To further enhance its originality, each bear is hand cut by a skilled hair stylist, the effect of which was to capture the imagination of the public when it was first released. This produces unique bears and you know that your bear is just special.
come in 3 ranges, plush for children, Minimo (short for mohair) and Isabelle, the limited edition for serious collectors. So there is really something for everyone, with prices starting from £32 and range up to £330, which is serious Teddy money but even the small bears make the perfect new baby present or a special gift. They are truly special bears. You can see the full range at the UK gift specialist
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Flavoured Coffee Nespresso Compatible Capsules From Real Coffee
I’ve reviewed Nespresso compatible capsules from Real Coffee before, you can read the full review here. Now, Real Coffee have some new flavoured coffee that were sent to me for review.
I was interested to try the new Vanilla and Caramel flavoured capsules because I enjoyed the Real Coffee capsules last time and I was intrigued to see whether the flavoured capsules could live up to the normal ones. I’m not a massive fan of flavoured coffee as a rule but I was up for the challenge of flavoured coffee nespresso compatible capsules from real coffee
The Vanilla capsules were a bit synthetic tasting and the vanilla flavour was overpowering. We didn’t enjoy them and definitely wouldn’t try them again. If you like a very strong vanilla latte then they might be worth a shot, but we would have preferred a hint of vanilla rather than a whack around the face! Just personal preference, but not for us.
The Caramel capsules were far better. A subtle caramel flavour that worked incredibly well in an espresso. I was impressed with the tasty background flavour that went very well with a chocolate or two. They went really well with a Hot Chocolate capsule to create a really nice unusual mocha.
Overall, I felt the flavoured capsules are very much a personal taste type of thing. If you really like flavoured coffee then you’ll probably like them, if you aren’t keen then they might not be your kind of thing but at £3.25 for 10 capsules you might want to order a box to give them a try alongside the normal capsules.
We received a hamper of coffee including the Flavoured Coffee Nespresso Compatible Capsules from Real Coffee for the purposes of this review.
Updating your home with carpet tiles
A very economical way to refurbish the floor in a room in your house is to use carpet tiles. The distinct advantage of these is that if you buy 2 or 3 extra tiles, you can replace any damaged ones later. Which in the long run will help make it a really cost effective solution, and gives you a great back up plan in case your little ones get hold of a Sharpie or spill a glass of juice that stains!
A recent feature many suppliers provide is to send you one sample of a tile so that you can accurately match up the colour to your room. This also allows you to check the quality and make sure you are happy with it before laying out any cash. It also helps you go shopping for all important furniture and accessories or to match those you already have.
Carpet Tile Wholesale offer these great advantages, and on a page on their site, there is also a useful tile calculator. All you have to do is measure your room and enter the measurements into that page. This will show you exactly how many you need to fit the space you want to carpet. No more visits from a salesman to measure up, before having to wait for a fitter. Saving time, money and making it really easy and convenient to transform your home.
Ideal for a quick project, or to keep costs down, carpet tiles can help you update your interiors without breaking the bank!
This is a collaborative post with Carpet Tile Wholesale.