Favourite 5 Through The Door – April 2016

I started this new series of Favourite 5 Through The Door last month, as a way to partly join in with a friend’s linky and also just for a bit of fun.

Favourites Through the Door

My post last time went live on the 12th, but in future I’ll be trying to keep to a routine of posting on the 1st of every month about the month before. Luckily with it being my birthday last month, I still have plenty to put in to April’s addition! Each month it will be a mix of things I have bought myself, review items, presents I’ve received (these will be the rarer items) and basically anything that has entered my house that I love.

Here goes, my favourite things through the door for April:


Nikon D3300 Camera


This was a surprise birthday present from Si and the boys, considering I told him to spend very little he may have ignored me. I’m pleased he did though, I’m a little in love with my new camera!


Nikon D3300


Surprises from Si’s parents and other birthday pressies


Si’s Mum snuck in to our house (with Si’s blessing ha) whilst we were out on my birthday, and I came home to flowers a bottle of wine, a party table-cloth and paper cups, plus a gorgeous chocolate birthday cake. It was such a nice surprise and so lovely of her, it really topped off a perfect day after Si and I got home from Looe and Downderry.


World’s Smallest Remote Control Car


We did some reviewing for Prezzybox recently and along with the other bits we were sent, the boys received the World’s smallest remote control car. It’s so cute, I may have had a play with it myself…


World's smallest RC Car


Persil Bio Washing Capsules


Persil sent me some of their new Mono bio capsules this month to try out. We’d been using a cheap sensitive washing powder that didn’t smell of much due to one of the boys having had eczema for years, amazingly the eczema has gone but we hadn’t gotten around to trying any different washing stuff just in case.

I tried these, there was no reaction and our clothes now smell amazing. Mostly I’m happy as I think maybe just maybe, after almost 10 years of eczema  we may finally have gotten rid of it :)

Persil say dirt is good and encourage messy play in children – my boys (including the overgrown one) need no encouragement for this, muddy knees are a guarantee most days, so I think I do more washing now than I did when they were babies!


Persil Bio


TomTom GPS Fitness Watch and Bluetooth Headphones


This is by far one of the most amazing things I have been asked to review – the actual review will be coming soon. It’s actually encouraging me to run more, which has to be a good thing! The headphones blew my mind a bit, and made me feel a bit old that I’m so mystified and amazed by the lack of wiring ha.


TomTom GPS Watch


Have you had anything exciting through your door recently?


Stevie x


*Some of the items in this post were sent to me without charge for the purpose of reviewing them*


This post is linked up with Suburban Mum at her Our Favourite Five linky.

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    • 3 May 2016 / 1:40 pm

      Ha thank you, it’s pretty amazing though taking a bit of getting used to!

      Stevie x

  1. 2 May 2016 / 12:34 pm

    You beat me to it, Rachel! I have camera envy too – and I think I could waste some time with that tiny remote control car before handing it over to my grandson.

    However . . . . I came here to tell you, Stevie, that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award because a) your blog is so interesting and b) you also live in Cornwall; if you want to take part, the details are back on my blog,

    • 3 May 2016 / 1:41 pm

      Hi Rosemary that’s lovely thank you, but I have already done the Liebster thing a long time ago. I’ll pop over to your blog to read your post soon though :)

      Stevie x

  2. 3 May 2016 / 8:00 am

    I love the tomtom too, best watch ever and I’ve run so much more since getting it!

  3. 5 May 2016 / 8:10 am

    These look fab, love your camera and that watch is cool, I see why you’re running more now! :) xx

  4. 5 May 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Glad to hear you had a lovely birthday – I am super super jealous of your new toy, what a fab gift!! I also love the look of the remote control car too – I think my boys would love it!

    Thank you so much for linking up to #OurFaveFive – I hope to see you back again for May! xx

  5. 6 May 2016 / 8:33 am

    Congratulations on becoming a finalist Hun! You had some amazing things to review too. Your husband sounds wonderful. Belated happy birthday ⭐️

  6. 6 May 2016 / 9:23 am

    ah fab! love the little car! we had cake through the door :) #PicknMix

  7. Helen
    6 May 2016 / 9:40 am

    Oo your new camera looks amazing! I’m always wanting a new camera, this blogging world can be such an expensive hobby! :) #picknmix

    Helen x

  8. 6 May 2016 / 9:57 am

    That’s such a nice thing to do for your birthday, how lovely.
    I’m pretty jealous of your camera, it’s the same one I had my eye on! #picknmix

  9. 6 May 2016 / 12:33 pm

    How cute is that little car! I collect miniatures ostensibly for display, but I totally end up playing with them… :)

    The camera looks awesome too! x #picknmix

  10. 6 May 2016 / 5:09 pm

    You were certainly spoilt on your birthday. Lucky lady. Like the look of the watch – may have to investigate that. Thanks for sharing #picknmix

  11. Yvonne
    7 May 2016 / 8:25 am

    Happy Birthday lovely lady! This camera looks fab. I have been trying to mess around with our camera on manual lately with VERY mixed results lol! Looking forward to seeing all your amazing photos :) #PicknMix

  12. 8 May 2016 / 8:15 am

    Your camera looks ace, and catching a glimpse of it in real life did make me jealous *off to take more pics on my trusty dropped far too much iPhone!* Great selection of things, and love the birthday surprise #picknmix

  13. 8 May 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Ah what a cool round up! Your birthday treats sound amazing, lucky you! Happy (belated) birthday! xx #OurFaveFive

  14. 8 May 2016 / 10:47 pm

    Ooh I’m looking at a proper camera as I’m still using my iPhone for all photos so you have reminded me to have a look, yours looks great! The remote control car looks like loads of fun and as someone who is really into wearable tech, I’m looking forward to your TomTom fitness tracker review! :)


  15. Yep I def have camera envy! What a fab pressie! Happy belated birthday. Sounds like you had a good one! Looking forward to seeing your future snaps Kathy x #OurFaveFive

  16. 10 May 2016 / 10:41 am

    Just popping back for #PickNMix x

  17. 10 May 2016 / 6:43 pm

    Glad you had a lovely Birthday.I have never owned a proper camera other than the chuckaway jobbies we had an teens and took photos of everything.When we had the photos developed they always had stickers on them to say, well,basically you are crap at photography :-D Everyone in my family has used Persil since time began will have to keep an eye out for these ones x #picknmix

    • 10 May 2016 / 7:27 pm

      Ha ha I remember those stickers and paying for the privilege of getting a whole set of ruined photos back with stickers on ha!

      Stevie xx

  18. 12 May 2016 / 8:34 pm

    I so want one of the tomtom fitness watches I’ve heard so many good things about them! x

  19. 12 May 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Sounds like you had lovely birthday treats! & that remote control car is really cute! #picknmix

  20. 10 June 2016 / 11:49 am

    Ooh what an exciting month of deliveries! Gorgeous camera! :D #ourfavefive