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Pawsome Box Review // January 2015

Last month we were lucky enough to win a Pawsome Box from Emma over at Em's Mixed Bag, who I urge you all to check out. She's so lovely and works so hard on her blog! Pawsome are a subscription box service for our four legged friends & after reading so many reviews last year I was so happy to have won a box for my little Harry. There are various subscription options on Pawsome, you can purchase one off boxes perfect for birthdays, you could go all out with 12 boxes a year or even 6. We received the first box of 2015, which has the theme of the USA throughout the contents and booklet. The booklet is a nice touch, it provides a little info about the contents of your box and various doggie themed articles. Having only had beauty boxes in the past, they get a hard time when items differ though with boxes for our fluff-balls we can count of them to always be happy. Here's what Harry received;

Baseball Chew | 
First up in the January box was this large baseball chew, a bit too large for our little guy but we've passed it onto another doggie who will enjoy it & be kept quiet for hours.

Football Toy or Nobbly Wobbly |
Next up was the Nobbly Wobbly toy, boxes vary between two toys and I think Harry received the best. He loves running after this ball, bouncing all directions and having a good ole chew.

Crunchy Chicken Bits from Hollings |
Now for the best item in the entire box, Harry has absolutely loved these treats from the Mutt & Jeff range. Taking my eyes off him for a split second ended up with him running off with the packet, trying to get another couple. We place one or two inside his Kong toy when we need to keep him distracted or leave for a couple hours. He doesn't seem to mind now as long as he has his chicken treats to win. Ingredient wise they seem fairly healthy for a treat and will keep his joints, bones and teeth even healthier.

Hot Dog or Pet Cola Toy
Harry also received a plastic Hot Dog toy, we're always careful with such toys as the little guy likes to break them incredibly quick. The hot dog however has survived many a squeaks and chews, he absolutely loves the giant toy and insists on squeaking at the most annoying times. The other option for the box was a squeaky cola bottle, again I think Harry had the best pick.

Collar LED from Pet Gear |
Harry has various lights and seems to go through them quick with all his walks. We've been using this LED since it arrived and although yes Harry is white & walks on his lead he seems to feel a little better with a light attached to him when the evenings are still dark. It's easy to set up, came with batteries and is lasting very well.

Bacon Strips from Trixie | 
The last item in the box was more tasty treats, Harry hasn't had many I've put them back for specials as he shouldn't really have a lot of pork/pork flavoured items. The few he has had, had him licking his chops and begging for more! He's a devil for treats and certainly uses his adorable puppy dog eyes against us. We get a lot of his friends coming up our drive to see Harry, so needless to say the treats won't be around much longer.

What do you think of monthly subscription boxes for our four legged friends? We all love the idea in the LW household, it's not something I'd purchase every single month, but a couple times a year when it's his birthday's - birth + moving in & Christmas. Harry however would love this every month, he loves postman and thinks every package is for him. The box provided plenty of fun for Harry with some really useful items - we even made a large repurchase of his favourite chicken treats. Lucy xx
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How to Survive your First Driving Lesson // Lucyy Writes

Recently I made the decision to book my driving lessons after having put them off for so long. I always imagined I'd start learning straight after turning 17 with my parents still willing to pay for them as they did for my brother. When it came to looking for instructors I found every single excuse to put them off with my anxiety slowly eating away & taking over. It's one of the worst mistakes to make, the fear only gets worse the longer you leave it. At the grand age of 20, 21 in July I want/need to pass before then and get crossing more things off of my list. My lessons are two hours long - which I'm sure at first will be the longest two hours of my life. I really want a Fiat 500 in either mint or lilac...or a dreamy Beetle - I have years of watching OTH to thank for that one. 

The Night before;
If you're looking forward to your lessons you probably aren't reading this post and therefore all the following will be aimed at those who hate the thought of learning to drive with a complete stranger for set hours each week. Forcing conversation and think you'll be baffled at the amount to take in? If your lesson is early like mine prepare what you're wearing, something comfortable with sensible flat shoes. Females don't have pockets so I'm taking my Modalu Pippa Purse to shove my licence, keys, phone and papers in. You won't need it after that. Chewing gum & rescue remedy will also be your best friend. I also spray a little extra perfume onto a scarf/snood I'm wearing - I'm a cold little thing okay.

Anxiety riddled like me? Start running yourself a nice bubble bath with your favourite bath oil or in my case LUSH. We went a little crazy in the Lush Boxing Day sale, whatever storage option I open in my room has Lush flying out at me. Grab all your other pamper goodies, don't forget the face mask and put on an episode or two of Gossip Girl. Out of the bath? Snuggle down into fresh bedding that's been spritzed with a relaxing room & pillow fragrance - we all know Neom is my favourite.

The Morning of the first lesson;
Having Harry helped a lot, I got ready and took him for a walk so I wasn't waiting around worrying about how I was going to get on & who'd I'd end up with. Grabbed a rescue remedy chew and I was out the door. Harry was watching from the living room window & waiting for me when I came back.

The Driving Lesson;
If you're reading this post you'll see that I've survived the first lesson and possibly more. The panic dies down after a few lessons, though I did experience an awful instructor and switched. He turned out to be very sarcastic and always cancelling. But on that lesson before I knew it I'm in the driving seat, setting up the car (my most hated bit) and going through a hefty chunk of the learner book before moving off. My first lesson wasn't brilliant nor was it bad, it's okay that I'm terrible at going straight however I barely stalled and didn't swear, positives in everything right? Here's to driving straight, booking twice weekly lessons and god forbid being allowed on the roads alone.

*image thanks to google
© Lucyy Writes

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