I love shopping.

I love shopping, both online and in person. I can spend hours browsing and choosing what I think is just the perfect gift for someone, or a gorgeous new item for my home.

Are you someone who loves doing this too? If so, why not have a look on here. This the shop sell for now. I have a group on Facebook where I share any offers that are available, and we provide UK Tracked Delivery.


If you want to join my Facebook group and keep updated on offers it is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/houseofwonderments

No selling, scammers, or other undesirable behaviour will be tolerated, so only join if you are interested in a bit of chatting, and shopping.

As you can see, these were created using Canva, which I mentioned teaching myself the other day. Progress is being made.

Have a beautiful day everyone.


The King’s Head.


“I’m not certain about you, but I had presumed that following King Charles’ coronation, his image would gradually become more prominent, including on currency. To my surprise, I recently learned that banknotes featuring his portrait will not be in circulation until next year.”

If you have children/grandchildren, will you be saving some of the coins/notes that are in circulation now, to give to them when they are older? Maybe you’ve decided to keep some for yourself.


Simple Baby Cards.

Hello, I thought you might like to see these simple baby cards I’ve made. I’ll add links to the stamps and dies that I used to create them as well.

card saying it's a baby girl, with 3 pink elephants underneath. Each elephant has a heart above its trunk.

I used some glitter card which I already had, for the elephant and heart shaped dies. They are so cute!! https://amzn.to/3nHK5L6

The stamps were part of a set which actually contained a wider selection of words (both stamps, and dies included) , I just didn’t used them all. See what’s included: https://amzn.to/3M6XnuY

card saying it's a baby boy, with 3 blue elephants underneath. Each elephant has a heart above its trunk.

These cards were great fun to make, and perfect if you need to make a quick card for newborn, or you could use the selection of stamps and the elephant dies to make a celebration card too. You can use your imagination to come up with more ideas I am sure.

baby girl, celebration with balloons outside.
Photo by Catalina Carvajal Herrera on Pexels.com

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Imagination & Creative Fingers.


Playdough is an exceptional tool for children to unleash their creativity, enhance their motor skills, and have a blast while exercising their imagination. As the holidays are fast approaching, why not stock up on this versatile and entertaining play material?

Not only does playdough provide endless hours of fun, but it also offers numerous benefits for children’s development. Through manipulating the dough, children can improve their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and dexterity. Additionally, playdough encourages imaginative play, allowing children to explore their creativity and express themselves freely.

So, whether you’re a parent, teacher, or caregiver, consider adding playdough to your collection of educational toys. It’s an affordable and effective way to promote children’s growth and development while providing them with a fun and engaging activity. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to give the gift of playdough this holiday season! https://amzn.to/42NlC7x

Photo by Pavel Danilyuk on Pexels.com

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Easter 2023

I am sure you all feel like me, that even the littlest members of the family should be included in special events throughout the year.

Last year my Niece was only a few months old at Easter, so obviously though I wanted her to have a special gift, she couldn’t have a traditional chocolate Easter egg. At first I was unsure what to get her, but then I came across a beautiful personalised bag on Amazon and bought her that. https://amzn.to/3TnjsqN


I knew it would be something that would last beyond easter time, and be treasured. Then I just chose a couple of easter themed books and a cuddly toy to go inside it https://amzn.to/40zwSm7

It was a lovely feeling knowing even at that age, she has a keepsake from her first Easter. Her parents loved it too!!

Line drawings of 4 rabbits, each facing in a different direction.

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The latest fashion trend

Oh my goodness, have you seen the latest fashion trend in the UK?! It’s all about embracing bold colours and playful prints. From chunky platforms to vibrant animal prints, this trend is all about making a statement with your wardrobe. Think mix-and-match patterns, oversized florals, and pops of neon hues.

Don’t forget about accessories – hats, jewellery and bags are a must-have to complete your look. It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and show off your unique style. https://amzn.to/3lp2qfp

This trend is perfect for those who want to add some spice to their outfit choices and stand out from the crowd. Get ready to turn heads because this fashion movement is taking over the streets of Britain!


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Shopping bag. Photo by Angela Roma on Pexels.com


I am talking about all those gorgeous bouquets of flowers you see at the supermarket and in the florist windows, you know the ones.


Well, I am getting totally fed up with the miserable weather we have been having, and need a bit of colour to brighten things up I think, so next time I go shopping I am going to do a bit of self-care and treat myself to a bouquet of purple and pink flowers.

Do you ever do this? I haven’t done this for myself before.

Beautiful flowers with a blank piece of paper envelope in amongst the bunch. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Book Launch!!!

Who’s able to get to Cheltenham Waterstones bookshop on the 25th of March? If so, you might be interested in this – if not you may still be interested in purchasing the book.

The Autistic Guide To Adventure. Join local author Allie Mason and Illustrator Ella Willis, as they discuss their debut non fiction book. Allie and Ella will be happy to answer questions and sign books. Everyone is welcome to this free event.

A picture of the book itself, and announcing the book launch. Including the time, date and location which I have included in the main blog post.

It’s time for a new generation of autistic adventurers!
Outdoor adventuring can be life changing – it makes you physically & mentally stronger, takes you to new places and introduces you to new friends, as well as being an exhilarating challenge – but it can be stressful when there are unexpected social and sensory challenges involved. Allie Mason, autistic adventurer extraordinaire, is here to help.
Join Allie as she introduces activities ranging from archery to stargazing, sailing to fossil hunting, snorkeling to nature-writing – and so much more. Each easily digestible factsheet comes with a short introduction, a summary of the sensory experiences involved, suggestions on approaching activities for when you’re just getting started, as well as a handy budgeting system.
With personal anecdotes and interviews with awesome autistic athletes, this book will give you the support you need to take on the great outdoors.

The book launch is on Saturday 25th March 2023
16:30 – 17:30 at Waterstones, Cheltenham. 33-41 The Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1LE.


Lip care.

I was lucky enough to be given some ‘Dr PawPaw’ lip Balm for Christmas and have to say, it’s really good.

It goes on easily and doesn’t feel too greasy, once it’s on it soaks into the skin fairly quickly and doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything on your lips.

The one I have is the original Balm, which says it is multipurpose soothing Balm with natural pawpaw. For lips, skin, cuticles, and beauty finishing.

Also it is fragrance free, and vegan friendly. You can buy it here via Amazon. https://amzn.to/3FpYbai (affiliate link, I may be paid a small amount if you make a purchase)