#tribalchat Awards 2017 Vote for Me!

#tribalchat 2017 Awards Nomination Request www.grumpymum.co.uk

It’s time for the annual #tribalchat awards which are being sponsored by Maryland cookies this year. As my humble little blog was only founded in November 2016, this will be my first year throwing my hat into the ring, but it would mean the world to me if my blog won an award. So, here I am, cap in hand asking you to please vote for Grumpy Mum Reviews in the Rising Star category. You can also vote for me in two other categories, if you’re so inclined, but no more or your vote will be disqualified. You might be […]

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52lb in 52 weeks weight loss blog series #1

52lb in 52 weeks weightloss blog www.grumpymum.co.uk

Here we are, the first day of the new year and my first 52lb in 52 weeks blog post. So, what is this series about? After having my beautiful daughter 4 months ago, I think it’s fair to say that I have piled on the pounds. I’m now two dress sizes bigger than I was pre-pregnancy and I wasn’t very happy with my weight then. Something needs to be done and that something is my 2017 new years resolution to lose 1lb per week for the whole of 2017. Hence the title, 52lb in 52 weeks. If I’m honest I […]

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Blogging New Years Resolutions

Blogging and weight loss new years resolutions www.grumpymum.co.uk

Some people hate new years resolutions, seeing them as a way to set yourself up for failure. I on the other hand, love them! The new year is a brilliant time to wipe the slate clean and draw a line under everything that you have done, before turning to the future and considering what you might achieve. In the past, I’ve done some wonderful things, because I set new years resolutions. I’ve lost over 3 stone in weigh, gone from being an exercise phobe to a gym bunny (but without the matching gym gear and inappropriate earrings), taken lessons in […]

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TeaTox Twist Detox Tea Review

Teatox Twist Detox Slimming Tea Review www.grumpymum.co.uk

About the product Teatox is a brand of detox teabags. The tea comes in a bag of 28, packaged in a biodegradable pyramid bags with instructions to drink one cup per day to assist in detox or dieting. The ingredients of the tea are Chinese Oolong Tea, Liquorice, Ginger, Fennel, Schizandra Berries, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Dandelion Leaves. The Review I’m a big fan of tea, however I’m usually only interested in the biscuit dunking kind! I have tried herbal and detox teas before, usually at this time of year when the Christmas excess has caught up with me and I feel […]

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End of year round-up 2016

Grumpy Mum's 2016 End of year Round-up www.grumpymum.co.uk

As 2016 is coming to a close and 2017 is standing on the door step, I thought it was time that I shared a round-up of my year and started to think about my plans next year. For the Grumpy Family, 2016 was a year of change. The start of the year saw Grumpy Dad and I living on our own in a one bed flat. We did as we pleased and were often found at our favorite ale pub, curry house, or popping out to watch local gigs. While we enjoyed this lifestyle it wasn’t to last long before […]

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Merry Christmas From the Grumpy Family

Merry Christmas from the Grumpy Family www.grumpymum.co.uk

Well, it’s 9am on Christmas morning and the Grumpy family are getting ready for a day of presents, naff Christmas TV and eating until we can no longer move. Hopefully you’re all enjoying the fun and stress of Christmas with your family, but wherever you are, whoever you’re with and whatever you’re doing, the Grumpy Family wish you a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year. Save Save

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Christmas Shopping Rage

Christmas Shopping Rage www.grumpymum.co.uk

This post may not sound Christmassy enough for Christmas Eve, but it was inspired by my visit to town just days before Christmas. Every year I meticulously plan my Christmas shopping, specifically so that I will not need to visit the shops during Christmas week, but this year something went horribly wrong. Three days before Christmas I discovered that Grumpy Teen and Child both have God sized Christmas stockings and I had not bought anywhere near enough stocking fillers to do the job. So, with panic in my eyes, I bundled up Grumpy Baby and headed into the hell that […]

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SimpleTaste Milk Frother – Review

Simple Taste Electronic Milk Frother Review www.grumpymum.co.uk

About the product The SimpleTaste Milk Frother is in essence a miniature electric hand whisk which aerates hot or cold milk, making it light and fluffy or thick and frothy. The whisk has a silver coloured plastic handle topped with a large on/off button which needs to be depressed while frothing. The wand, which is used for frothing the milk, is steel and sufficient in length to be used in a 1 pint measuring jug. In addition to the hand whisk the box includes comprehensive instructions, 2 AA batteries and a wire stand. The Review Only a week ago Grumpy […]

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Great Western Cameras, Swindon

Great Western Cameras, Swindon - Review www.grumpymum.co.uk

Grumpy Dad (GD) and I always try to buy each other one present that we actually want for Christmas and this year my present will be a new camera. After making this decision we did what most people do and researched what we wanted online before heading out to the shops to actually see and touch the cameras we had been looking at. At first we went to Currys where I discovered that the camera I thought I wanted wasn’t for me and although I did find a camera I liked, Currys had no stock and the sales assistant seemed […]

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The Horror of Baby Changing Rooms – Part 2

Baby Changing Rooms Article www.grumpymum.co.uk

A few days ago I wrote about the shocking state of many of the baby changing rooms I had used. The inspiration for this post was a particularly dreadful baby changing room in Debenhams Bath branch. Read the original article HERE Following my article Georgia, the Selling Support Manager for the branch has been in touch to discuss the current condition of their toilets. Georgia was very pleasant and started by appologising and emphatically agreeing that the current condition of all of the toilet facilities in store are not acceptable. We then went on to discuss the two main topics […]

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