When Kel at Adventures In Tea And Cake suggested a Valentine's swap I was in there straight away, I LOVE swaps! Allan and I have agreed that we're not big on buying extravagant or overpriced gifts for Valentine's, although I insisted that we give each other cards because it's a great opportunity to remind your loved one how you feel and it's a nice memento to keep.
I'm like a kid at Christmas when I get a surprise parcel, and when I opened this one I audibly squeed! I LOVE NOTES!

How cute is this card?! It contained the loveliest message from Ellie of Ellie's Beauty Edit and it made me so happy!

I slowly went through all the items reading the notes. Ellie had read my blog and picked perfect gifts for me!

She included:

- Dorset cereals because that's where she comes from. I had this for my Valentine's Day breakfast and it's delicious!

- Clipper Sleep Easy Tea which is also made in Dorset and helped me drift off to sleep last night!

- Kallo Belgian Milk Chocolate Organic Rice Cake Thins. Ellie had seen that I've recently joined the gym and these are a healthy well-earned treat for after. I was surprised how good these are! I think it's because they're thin unlike normal rice cakes and, of course, they have chocolate on them!

- Wilko heart shaped cookie cutters which are perfect because my kitchen is now almost finished and I'm hoping to get back into baking very soon!

- Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Shampoo which is Ellie's favourite shampoo, but I have fine hair so it's perfect for me and it smells amazing!

- Bodyshop Coconut Shower Gel. Ellie bought this because it's perfect for all the traveling I want to do and she's right! I'll be packing this and my shampoo into my travel toiletries bag for my next adventure!

- Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. I've never tried this before but it seems to have great reviews.  Ellie is a beauty blogger so I trust her judgement!

- Finger Groomer "For Panda and his new buddy"! When I saw this it made me smile so much! I immediately set about giving the piggies some pampering and they loved it!

I am so impressed with Ellie's gift, she did a great job considering the budget was only £10! She's so lovely too so you should check out her blog and see what she received in her Valentine's swap post!

If you'd like to see what I bought my Valentine blogger, keep an eye out for Tech Bunny's post on her super cool blog!

I'd love to hear from anyone who also took part in the swap so I can see what fabulous gifts you got!

Hope you're all having a lovely Valentine's Day!


  1. This is such a lovely idea, how cute! xx

  2. What a great bunch of gifts - I love the look of that tea!
    So glad you like everything, and thanks very much for taking part! xx