I Hate Peppa Pig….Oink

July 30, 2014
Mummy Muncher

I hate Peppa Pig

Well last week the inevitable happened and that creature from the deep welcomed its muddle puddle soaked wellies into our blissfully unaware lives. Yep, you’ve guessed it…I hate Peppa Pig!

My hate for this pinkish creature began long before I had Munch. You see I work in marketing and if there is one thing I hate the most…it’s being marketed too, no matter how genius. So when I see shelves laden with Peppa Pig yoghurts, Peppa Pig clothes, Peppa Pig back packs, Peppa flipping Pig pants…everything you can think of.  There’s even Peppa Pig World, of all things!  Well, me and Peppa are already off to a bad start.

Poor Peppa!  What’s she done to deserve this negative judgement before I’ve even watched her jump into a muddy puddle? Well I already know I can’t stand Ed Milliband and I’ve never met him.

Am I judging on looks? Well, Ed does look like Beaker from the muppets (and talks like him too). But is it just me who thinks Peppa Pigs head does kinda look like a very simplified outline of c*$k and balls! Daddy Pig is unfortunate enough to have the adage of facial hair to this picture.  Don’t get me started on Grandpa Pigs saggy…em, chin!  (You’ll never look at Peppa Pig in the same light again!) Check for yourself…

I hate Peppa Pig

Maybe it’s what she stands for? Commercialisation of our little loved ones ability to fall in love with figures? Nope, can’t be that…Ariel rocks my world and I’ll quite happily buy every Little Mermaid thing there is.

Heck, who knows why I hate Peppa Pig so much.  But as long as Munch adores her, I’m going to have to endure her and that damned theme tune! Peeeeeeeppa Pig….oink!

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5 DIY Tips For Beginners

July 29, 2014
Mummy Muncher

5 tips for diy beginners

When I first moved out from the parents to attend university, some 200 miles away, I was a DIY novice.  I didn’t know how to even change a fuse, let alone own a screwdriver!  Over the years however, I have fairly brushed up on my DIY skills.  I’m always learning, but here are 5 DIY tips for beginners that should see you attempting those more adventurous projects in no time at all:

Research Before You Start

Whether it’s turning to google, or quizzing down at your nearest DIY store, make sure you do your research and know exactly what you are going to do before diving in feet first.

Also make sure you have all the right screws and tools you need, so you don’t end up making that second trip to the DIY store 10 minutes in.

Walk Before You Can Run

If you are a complete novice, don’t start by trying to build yourself an extension! Start with those smaller projects first and improve your skills.  Start with painting or putting together flat pack furniture.

As you build you skills and confidence, you can start to be a bit more adventurous.

Safety First

Make sure you take the correct precautions for the tools you are using.  Make sure you always have good quality gloves and safety goggles on standby should you need them.  The last thing you want on your first DIY project is to end up in A&E!

Finish What You Start

The last thing you want is a house of unfinished DIY projects.  So make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to finish what you start.

Get The Right Tools For The Job

There are some absolute basic tools you should always have as a DIY beginner.  Hammer, spanner, saw and ofcourse a trusty screwdriver.  Investing in good tools from the start will pay dividends and these days a smart investment are tools which take the guess work out of DIY, such as the BLACK + DECKER Autoselect Screwdriver.

black & decker autoselect screwdriver

Simply select the length of screw and the battery operated screwdriver will provide the correct torque setting for you.  It even has a magnetic screw holder (especially useful for those awkward places).

black & decker autoselect screwdriver

With an RRP of £49, this really is a great starter screwdriver.

Disclaimer: This post is in association with BLACK + DECKER as part of my 2014 Britmums Live sponsorship. However all tips and opinions are my own.

 

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Splurge Vs Save | Aqua Metal Trolley

July 28, 2014
Mummy Muncher

Cheap turquoise trolley Eying up some colour pop furniture for the office and loved the idea of a metal trolley.  Loving the aqua colour very much (makes a change from mustard!).

So as usual, I hit the internet to find a cheaper alternative to this week splurge.

Aqua Metal Trolley Splurge

This weeks splurge is a new (to me) online store, which I am completely in love with! CB2 stocks a fabulous range of modern furniture and accessories and it has been bookmarked as a favourite! Their metal trolley in aqua will set you back £80.  Although not a completely outrageous price point for what it is, however I knew I could improve on it.

Aqua Metal Trolley Save

I’ve been seeing so much of IKEA’s wonderful trolley in aqua on instagram recently and when I went to scope it out, I found that they have 2 versions.  This weeks save comes in at £40 (£10 cheaper than their more famous bookshelf trolley).  Meaning I could have 2 of these for the price of this weeks splurge.

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