Monday, 24 September 2018

Review of Lapland

Well anyone who knows me also knows I love Christmas. I think since I was a young child it was always a magical time of year for me. My Mum would go out of her way to make it special and would always leave me a letter from Santa. I would contain personal stuff about my family or things I had done and I would get so excited . Hopefully over the years they were small I tried to do that with my own children.

Now life has moved on and I was looking for a way to add to the event this year for my Grandchildren, as I want them to grow up with the magic all over again.
So I came across a great site on the Internet called Lapland mailroom and I was like a little kid again , all excited about a letter from Santa. I have to be honest and say I did at one point consider sending myself one ha ha ha!  It is so simple and easy to do. I just logged onto to the site and was given a choice of a few types of letter. You can see what the wording is in each letter so its super easy to pick your fave.

Then its just a matter of typing in your child name and details. You can even add in pets, friends who ever you wants. Right at the end you can put a message about something special that may have happened during the year, how fab is that.

At the end you get a chance to read your letter and check all the information. Its very easy to edit and you can keep going back and forward until you are happy with the result. When you are all done you get to see your final letter which is really good. Anything you want to change can still be done , but then one you are ready you can pay.
After paying you get a confirmation straight away .

Customer service with this company was great. Any questions I had were answered straight away no waiting at all. Excellent in today's busy world. I think its wonderful to give the little ones in your life that wee bit of magic while they still believe. I know I am going to hang on to doing this every year maybe even when they say 'nan stop we are in our thirties' ha ha! 

please note I was not paid for this review, only receiving a sample of the product 

Friday, 17 August 2018

Aldi Sparkling Canned Wines.

The weather has been so hot recently a nice cool drink is just the ticket , perfect for relaxing.  Aldi's new range of sparkling wine in cans is perfect for the long summer evenings.  The two in the range that I to try was Castellore Frizzante Pinot Grigio and Castellore Frizzante Rosato . Both can be bought in store for £1.69 for 200ml.

Both would be perfect for going out for a picnic as you dont have to worry about carrying glass bottles, so easy to transport.  Fresh and fruity and with a perfect fizzy hit, yummy. So try them out for your next at home relax or a day at the beach. Simple and easy.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Aldi Summer Range Pool Inflatables Review

Well we had some summer last week and prediction's is that it is coming back, so now is the time to race to Aldi and stock up.
They are just launching their new range of pool inflatables which are sure to be a hit with everyone,
I got to see.

Foldable baby pool

A really cute little pool which is ideal in size for a baby. Super fast to set up and use. Comes in its own carry bag which can also be used to carry water in. Its small so as I said fast to set up and easy to clean and put away. We are going to the beach in two weeks and I will be taking this for my one year old grandson to play in.

Inflatable animals rings

Very cute inflatable animals . Fairly easy to blow up and the kids love them just to sit on and play as well as the pool.

Printed Beach Towels

Really nice size beach towel with unicorns which will make my grandchildren very happy. Good size and wash well . Bright colours and pictures

Lots more in the range so check it out in store from the 20th May or online to pre order from 13th may.
Further information about all Aldi products at

please note I was not paid for this review on receiving a sample of the products 

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Aldi National Gardening week Review

It just so happens that in the Jollyjillys house we have been trying to get our garden in shape. Like most people the poor garden gets neglected over the winter, and getting all straight again a must.
As luck would have it we are just about to start National Gardening Week, and to fit with that Aldi have a fantastic range of garden products at great prices. I will share pictures of what we did in our garden but I thought I would start with the facts first. These are the items we got to use.

20m Weatherproof Cable Reel

Safe temporary power point, perfect for outdoors. Ideal for cutting the grass or hedges. Better still perfect to watch Mr Jollyjilly cutting the grass !! The sockets are splash proof and also have a high visibility cable .

Garden Bright Solar Lights
£8.99 for six

Gives you a lovely ambient glow in the evenings. Very sturdy and well made with stainless steel body. Has a 6 hr auto dusk timer and a  5 lumen output. Also has an on/off switch. So simple to use and really did light up the garden with a lovely warm glow.

Sempre Small Outdoor Wall Clock

Very nice looking clock which you can use indoors or outdoors. Great way to keep track of time while you relax. Comes in three lovely soft colours.

Gardenline Twisty Tie
Really handy and practical garden tie. Re-usable and durable its perfect for tying and fixing all your plants.

Gardenline Glow in the dark/ regular stake

Really lovely and eye catching garden accessory. Very well made and heavy quality and full of such pretty colours. 

Garden Bright Solar String Lights 
Geo string lights that are really a fab addition to any garden. Hang from walls, fences, trees or even your garden furniture. Also comes with a rechargeable battery. We were very surprised at how much the did glow and how pretty they looked. I even made a trip to look at them in my PJ's at 1am !!!
Only slight negative is we would have like a longer cord, but they are really great.

Gardenline Hanging baskets

Nice and sturdy with a plastic liner so all ready for you to fill and plant up.

Garden Bright Solar Stake Light

Love these really smart , strong sturdy lights. Super bright LED they look really good in the garden. Push into place and they are ready to go

Here are some pictures of our garden after is part make over. The weather was so cold we gave up half way lol. We will be able to add our other lights when its warmer .

Hope you will join in with National Gardening week and Aldi as they really have a great range far more than I have mentioned. Pop over to the Aldi web site for more information

please note I was not paid for this review on receiving a sample of the product

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Aldi Vegan Wine Review

Mr Jollyjilly and myself do rather enjoy a small glass of wine at times. I have issues with allergies so I have to be very careful. I am also keen recently to improve my life style and source more organic products. So we got to try some wines from the Aldi Vegan Wine Range.  So many people are now vegan or vegetarian boring foods or drinks are something of the past.  Now you can buy a whole range of wines from Reds to whites and at a price range to fit with everyone. So we got to try.


Big favourite with Mr. as he really enjoys a good red. Lovely bright ruby red . A yummy deep fruity and full bodied it would be great for the red wine lover any time.

The Project Sauvignon Blanc

 This is something we both enjoyed . A crisp , fresh white from South Africa. It had just a great taste of grapefruit with a wee hint of pineapple really yummy.  I can see us enjoying it at all sorts of occasions as it was so nice, and such a great price.

Reserva Toro Loco

One again Mr's favourite red. This one is aged for 12 months in Oak barrels , which I think is amazing. It had a really fruity flavour with a hint of cherries. We thought it would taste great with any meal , but fab with cheese .

Organic Prosecco

Comes from a family run winery who have made it their life's work to growing their grapes without herbicides or  pesticides . Really lovely and light and I would drink it any time. Saying that it would be great with starters or even with puddings. A great all rounder and a fab price.

Hope you check out the range at Aldi and you can find more at their web site.

please note I was not paid for this review only receiving a sample of the product 

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Aldi Drill N Fix It range Review

Now if you read my blog often you know myself and Mr Jollyjilly love Aldi. And this week Mr. got very excited as he got to try some things that he uses all the time. To be fair I get to enjoy the things he makes so its a win win !
 Aldi have a great range of DIY products to please anyone who needs a tool fix. We got to try three different products.

Lithium Rotary Hammer Drill

Mr was impressed with this beauty. It is not too huge and heavy but really does the job.  Wood, plastic and metal prove no problem at all. Ideal for any job around the house or garden, in fact it can even be used on stone.  Comes with a box with drill bits in and a very handy bag to keep it all safe in. Would be a great gift idea as well.

Safety Shoe

Mr was very impressed about how sturdy but also how light these work shoes are. Your feet will be totally protected with these features
Steel Toe Cap
Oil repellent sole
Anti slip
Ideal for any work inside or out to keep your feet protected and safe.

Wrench/Spanner set

Combination wrench set insuring you have the tool for the job . Comes with a mounted handle for storage or for transporting. Excellent value .

So check out the range at your local store or online , great value for your money.

Please note I was not paid for this review only receiving a sample of the products 

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Aldi Six Nations Championship Range

Now I am saying I am a huge sports person, but I love to watch from the comfort of my sofa! I love sports wear and its easy and on a relaxed weekend what more can you want. So if you are a dedicated fan or a comfort seeker then Aldi's Six Nation Range is for you.
All the items are official licensed products so great quality and colour. You can kit yourself out top to toe for any English/Scottish or Welsh fan. The range includes adults and children so making everyone happy. I was impressed with the quality of the items  I got to try and the price.

Rugby Fleece  £12.99

My husband was really happy with this . We felt the quality was great and a nice warm but not too heavy. Ideal for under a coat or on its own in warmer months. The size was really good ours was a size Large and it fitted my husband ok not loose but very wearable. Now considering he normal wears and XL or a 2XL the size was a little larger but still great. 

 Men's  Hoody £14.99
 Another great item. Very heavy and well made a nice quality product you would expect to pay much much more for. Once again great on size . For the price really amazing.

Children's T shirt £4.99
 This is a really good quality T shirt. Thick and soft you can feel it is made well. Lovely colour and I think it will really wash well. I think the children's may come up a little small.  I had 5/6age  and it fitted my grandson who is 4 well, but at this price buy a few to cover all the ages .

Rugby Beanie £4.99
Its still cold so I think its going to be a little while before we can forget these for the summer. Once again a quality product. Heavy and thick you can just tell it will keep your head warm anywhere. Stock up now for winter .

The whole range is available in store and online while stocks last from the 1st February. I would get them fast as its a really great quality range.

You can find out more about the range from the 28th at

Please note I was not paid for this review only receiving a sample of the products