Christmas Gift Guide: Bike Accessories for the Whole Family

Kids Bike Accessories

This post is sponsored by CycleStyle This Christmas, I'm sure Santa's sleigh will be laden with the usual haul of bikes and scooters. Here at Shenanigans Central, we're expecting a delivery - this year our Mr 3 is getting his first big boy scooter. Last year it was Mr 8's turn for a new bike. A few years before that it was scooters for our eldest boys. Are you expecting a delivery at your … [Read more...]

Review of the Newa Skin Rejuvenation System Part 2

Style and Shenanigans Newa Demo

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the New Skin Rejuvenation System* two weeks in to my treatment. Today, I'm reporting back about my experience after my first month of treatment, which has been twenty treatments in total. It's recommended that you use the Newa five times a week for the first four weeks before switching into "maintenance mode". Before I launch into that, allow me to briefly … [Read more...]

What to Wear to the Work Christmas Party

Style and Shenanigans What to Wear to a Work Christmas Cocktail Party

Has your invitation arrived for the Work Christmas party? What form is it taking this year? A cocktail party after work? Lunch at a city restaurant or out of town at a winery? Or a less salubrious setting? Or maybe slightly more casual, such as a function at a bowling alley or paintball? In my last workplace, as well as our Christmas lunch at a restaurant, we also had a casual … [Read more...]

15 Kris Kringle Ideas Under $15 for Christmas 2014


It's that time of year again. Pieces of papers have been handed out with names on them or discreet emails sent. The budget has been set. And then the dilemma begins. I don't know about you but I've always treated a budget limited Kris Kringle as a bit of a challenge. Ok, maybe a bit like the Shopping Olympics. I want to find the most awesome, original and suitable present available … [Read more...]

The Makeover


Why hello there! Thanks so much for popping by to check out my new look blog. What do you think? I'm really thrilled with the result and I think the lovely Kelly of Swish Design (and of course A Life Less Frantic), has done a spectacular job translating my vague The Castle like vibes into a fresh, contemporary space which will hopefully make visiting the blog more user friendly and easier … [Read more...]

Maxi Dresses: From Casual to Glam


Last week I was in my local Witchery store. It had just re-opened after a refurb, so it had been a while since I had been in store. I spent a while trying a few things on (while Mr 3 kept opening the change room door of course!) and looking through racks of seriously fabulous summer frocks. As I was flicking through the racks, I noticed two things. Firstly, that Maxis are big this summer … [Read more...]