Brand Collaborations

Pasta Meatballs and a Simple Puttanesca Sauce by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

‘The #SimpleBalancedMeals #CookingatHome campaign is sponsored by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) – the English, Welsh and Scottish levy bodies that between them cover all food groups in a healthy balanced diet.’ Do you have a favourite simple and balanced meal? One that you can create (practically in your sleep) with no recipe, using mainly store-cupboard ingredients at home?! Mine is pasta and meatballs with…

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Creating a Gallery wall with Desenio by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

‘This is a paid partnership with Desenio’ I’ve written about Desenio on the blog before. Their site is my ‘go-to’ for fabulous, inexpensive artwork and if you ever decide you’d like to have a go at creating a gallery wall at home, they’re one of the best places to look, as their website is a one-stop shop for affordable art. A New Look For Our Old Staircase  Since the CV Lockdown started, Mr D and I have been doing loads…

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Silentnight Comfort Control Mattress Topper Review by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

‘This is a paid partnership with QVC’ When I was asked recently if I’d conduct a Silentnight Comfort Control mattress topper review for my blog; I didn’t have to think for very long. Anyone that knows me, knows I love my bed. I definitely didn’t need to be asked twice. We changed our mattress a year or so ago, so it’s fairly new. But it’s a little too firm for my liking. Adding a topper to a hard — or…

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Updating a room with a radiator cover by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

Have you ever considered updating a room with a radiator cover? I’ve spoken about our ensuite bathroom before and how I was desperate to give it a makeover. Although it’s a nice sized room — with a lovely, old cast iron, roll-top bath — it was fairly bland; and uninspiring, to say the least. It certainly wouldn’t be winning any prizes for the most attractive bathroom award, that’s for sure. The base of the bath looked like it hadn’t been painted for…

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Mens Smart Casual Clothing For The Over 40s by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

‘This is a paid partnership with Samuel Windsor’ Although I’ve written about menswear on the blog before, mens smart casual clothing is not something I’ve touched on but — given I live with three gentlemen — it’s about time I broached the subject! Mr D  has gone through phases with his dress-sense over the years (as have I). But, as we’ve been together since our 20s, I guess it’s natural for taste and style to change and evolve. Mens clothing…

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Valentine’s Gifts For Photographers, Bookworms & Music Lovers – Parenting Twins Article

‘This is a paid partnership with Panasonic’ CLAXON SOUNDING! It’s nearly that time of year folks. ‘V-day’ is just around the corner and in just two weeks time you can bet your life there’ll be a queue at every garage in the country, for overpriced roses. But if you’re quick and fancy spoiling your lover with something a little more thoughtful, read on… Valentine’s Day Gifts For Photography Lovers Is your loved one mad keen on photography? Valentine’s day gifts…

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the best trick scooter for 6 year old by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

‘This post contains gifted items’ Four years ago I wrote about the boys and their new Mini Micro Scooters. They were just two at the time and scooting seemed like such a grown up thing for them to be doing.  Roll on to the present day and my (not so) tiny boys have just upgraded to stunt scooters! Recently they’ve been trying to do little jumps and tricks and, to be honest, their little three wheel scooters just weren’t up…

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Getting Ready for School With Start-Rite Shoes by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

‘This post contains gifted items’ Unbelievable to think that the boys will be starting school again next week. Our hotly anticipated lazy, six week holiday has been gobbled up in a merry-go-round of festivals, camping trips, days out and sports camp. It feels as though it’s ending just as soon as it begun. I don’t want it to be over yet. I feel as though I could do with another couple of weeks, to be honest. The Fickleness of Time…

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How to Make a Silk Flower Wreath Tutorial by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

The internet is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? Want to learn to make a curry? Ask Google. Want to know how to get wax crayon off a table? Google it. Want to know how to make a silk flower wreath? Hopefully your search has sent you over to my blog! I’ve seen so many beautiful faux flower wreaths online recently — particularly on Instagram. They’re a lovely way to pretty up an entrance and can be created to tie in…

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Does Modius Work? The Modius Review Part III by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

So, in the third part of my Modius review, I answer the question that I’ve been asked — countless times — since I started testing it.  Does Modius work? Since I began trialling the Modius device back in March, and wrote my initial thoughts, I’ve had lots of people asking how I’m feeling? Have I lost weight? Is it worth the money? Does Modius work? And I’ve been quite cagey about my answers. Making a sweeping statement about anything —…

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