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Maltesers Dot Dot Dot – Maltesers Luxury chocolates have arrived.

Good morning. Breaking news! Something unusual is happening in London, because everything is turning red with gold polka dots. Even the post box has contracted this case of MALTESERS Dot Dot Dot. This London phone box, in front of Big Ben, has transformed too.

That red bus better watch out, or it’ll be next. There was no escaping at home either, gold polka dots have infiltrated. All because this gift arrived in the post. Dare I open it? I had to know. Maltesers Luxury chocolates Ta dah! The reveal. 16 pieces of Maltesers Luxury chocolates wrapped in red and gold polka dot foils.

If you are a Maltesers fan like I, then this is probably music to your ears. These Luxury chocolates were so precious, hence the gold and glass box above. As you can imagine, because of my love for Maltesers, my glass box soon emptied out.

Tea was already made in anticipation. What does it taste like? I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into one. I wasn’t the only one, as my son was already waiting in anticipation.

This was therefore the fastest photo shoot I had ever done. Here it is all unwrapped. A milky chocolate outer layer, so smooth to bite into. Right in the centre is a delicious chocolate and malty filling, encased in a wafer shell, real MALTESERS Teasers pieces and covered in milk chocolate.

As much as I tried to resist, these chocolates didn’t last for long.  Don’t you think this would be the perfect Mother’s day gift? You can purchase a box now at Debenhams for £6.

I can’t believe that as a result of this post, I may well have tempted myself to go get another box. Have I tempted you too?

For more information, do check out MALTESERS’ Facebook page and Instagram account. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( This is a sponsored post with Maltesers Luxury Chocolates . All photography and styling are my own except for the first three images that are by David Parry/PA wire. All opinions are my own).

how-to-create-your-own-photo-book-uk-little-big-bell 2017 will be the year for collecting memories of the time spent with my family. To kickstart this resolution, I’ve decided to make a family photo book from our holiday pictures. Our last holiday was spent in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland.

It was just the perfect timing when My-Picture.co.uk asked me to try out their photo book service. They also offer photo transfers onto Canvas Prints, Acrylic Prints and Aluminium Prints. how-to-save-memories-with-photo-books-little-big-bell The Christmas break was the perfect time to edit all those accumulated holiday pictures.

It was fun doing so, as I felt like I was revisiting those wonderful places and experiences from our last vacation again.

It was really easy to navigate the My-picture.co.uk site. The uploading of images to the photo book  was a straightforward intuitive process. how-to-organise-photos-into-photo-books-little-big-bell You can choose various sizes of photo books with different covers. I decided on an A4 hardback book. create-your-own-online-photo-book-by-little-big-bell Texts can be added to the images if you desire, but I decided to let my images do the talking.

The photo above is of Canon beach, based in Clatsop County, Oregon. We stopped by for a stroll on the beach, en route from Seattle to Portland.

It was a stunning beach, with fine white sand and beautiful waves. Interestingly, it was the beach where The Goonies, Twilight and Point Break were filmed. my-picture-photo-book-little-big-bell There is a choice of formats for the Photo book pages. You can have one large image per page or create a collage of images, as I have done here. photo-holiday-book-by-my-pictures-uk-photo-by-little-big-bell This beach scene was at White Rock in British Columbia. holiday-photo-book-little-big-bell I was so pleased with the finished product. The paper was of high quality and the printed images came out with perfect clarity and colour.

I will be sending this photo book as a gift to my mother in law, but will definitely be reprinting another one for myself soon.

Do you have uploaded holiday photos on your computer that you would like to print? Well, now you can with My-picture.co.uk.

I have a special code for you to create either a 20x20cm or 30x20cm photo canvas for free by using the promotion code LITTLEBIGFREECANVA. The code is valid till 01/03/2017. Shipping cost is not included.

Hope this post has inspired you to start creating family memories too. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a collaborative post with My-Picture.co.uk, but all opinions are my own).

colourful-christmas-gifts-for-the-family-little-big-bell Christmas is fast approaching and I’ve been busy browsing online for gifts. I know it is now Winter, but I’m already looking ahead towards Spring. I’ve decided on design led Christmas gifts for the family.

I was so happy to discover Smallable. It’s a curated website showcasing fashion alongside home wares for all. Once I started looking, I couldn’t stop.

Above is a collage of all my favourite finds and below is the list:

1. Arizona Diamond Teepee in a mint green and diamond pattern. Perfect for imaginative play to spark creativity. Looks great as a bedroom feature too.

2. Skandinavisk Berry candle with a lid. Such a pretty dusky pink jar. I’ve previously owned Skandinavisk candles and they smell absolutely divine.

3. Laurette Turquoise toy box. Will come in handy for storing all those Christmas toys away.

4. Sea Green bookcase by Nobodinoz. 

5. Kelim rug in pastel tones by Ferm living. I’ve included this here as part of my own wish list for Christmas. Would look perfect in my pastel coloured living room.

6. Set of 2 Green and Grey rope baskets by Rice. More beautiful storage solutions. This would be a perfect gift for my sister who has two small children. A stylish solution for storing toys away.

7. Party cushion by Ferm Living. Love the pastel colour palette here.

8. Sunset wallpaper by Papier Tigre.

9. Pale pink cadaques cushion by Nobodinoz.

10. Cabin bed head in Birch by Blomkal. This is such a cool idea. It instantly makes a bed look extra special.

11. Green metal lamp by Smallable home. Love the sleek shape of this lamp. It comes in a variety of colours.

12. Blue Jute round rug by Ferm Living. Perfect for the play room.

13. Pocket shelf unit in blue. Perhaps a gift for dad’s work space?

14. Gold dish rack by Present Time. Another one on my own Christmas wish list. Let’s make washing up glamourous.

15. Gold cutlery by Smallable Home.

16. Peach mug by Madam stoltz.

17. Eskimo night light in pink by A Little Lovely Company.

18. Mugs by Klevering.

smallable-magazine-christmas-gift-guide Hope this has given you some inspiration on Christmas gifts for the family. Smallable has also compiled a Christmas Decoration and gift guide. Do take a peek at their large selection of decor and toys for the little ones. You’ll be spoilt for choice.

I’ll be back soon with more festive posts in the run up to Christmas. Wishing you all a wonderful new week.

( This post was done in collaboration with Smallable. All opinions and selections are my own. Photos are courtesy of Smallable.)

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