Tuesday, 30 June 2015

MORE TH>N Pet Safe Campaign

Did you know that 78% of British gardens contain plants which are toxic to cats and dogs[1]?  I certainly didn't, and I'm not alone.  One in three pet owners (31%) admit that they have no idea if the plants and flowers in their garden are poisonous to their pets.  

Shocking findings show that four in every five gardens contain toxic plants, and nearly 10% of cats and dogs have ingested poisonous plants or flowers.  Of those, 43% needed urgent veterinary care, and sadly 15% passed away[2].

With the support of Charlie Dimmock (flashback to Ground Force!) MORE TH>N have launched their Pet Safe Campaign.  This campaign aims to raise the awareness of the dangers some plants pose.  And what better time to start a campaign like this - with the weather is (slowly) improving, and pets likely to be spending more time outside in the coming months.

Launched at the start of June at the Horniman Museum and Gardens - to kick start the Pet Safe Campaign - MORE TH>N commissioned RHS Gold Medal Winner Ian Drummond, to create the "world's most dangerous garden to cats and dogs".  The MORE TH>N Poisonous Pawtanical Garden will be moving to different locations throughout London with the help of the charity Core Landscapes.


According to vet and consultant on the garden, Robert White-Adams, “As a nation of animal lovers we’ll do anything to not put our pets at harm. What this campaign reveals is the hidden dangers many of us wouldn’t even be aware of. Each plant has been chosen to show just how many common varieties can make our pets ill, or worse still, die if not treated immediately by a vet.”

As well as raising the awareness of the general public, MORE TH>N is campaigning for plant producers, manufacturers of garden products, and retailers to provide clearer labelling, so that pet owners can easily identify which plants are safe for cats and dogs. 

More information about this campaign can be found at www.morethan.com/pet-insurance/news/most-poisonous-garden.

Pet owners can also win free pet friendly flower seeds via MORE TH>N’s social media channels: www.facebook.com/morethan and www.twitter.com/morethan.
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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Rimmel Space Dust - Luna Love

Browsing through my draft posts, I came across this and just had to share.  Originally written in September 2014!

Now.  Just wow.
Whenever I venture to Glasgow, I always end up going to Poundland to check out their nail polish stock - nothing like getting a budget nail polish kick!!  As soon as I saw this polish. I knew that this was the one, the one that would satisfy my cravings and give me my polish kick!  It is GEORGEOUS! Super sparkly, and pretty quick drying! Even just sitting looking at it in the bottle, it just sparkles away.

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Thursday, 25 June 2015


Mr Pheasant In The Sun

Mr Pheasant was looking rather spectacular in the sun a few days ago!  Aren't the colours of a male pheasant just beautiful?  The blues, greens and black of the neck/head, and the browns and purples of the body - what a handsome fella!

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Favourite Nail Looks

Seeing as I don't have much time to do nail art due to not being able to wear nail polish to work, I'm going to revisit my favourite 8 looks from the last year, which I would like to recreate or revamp for this summer, when I get time!


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Monday, 8 June 2015

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Garden Birds

I have been informed that Mrs Mossy is more than likely a 2006 release, making her around 9 years old, and being 'A' she was the first chick released that year in Dumfries & Galloway.  I am very pleased that she has stayed this long!  (Mossy is apparently a 2003 release, having lost his tags a few years ago).

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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish - Spring Petal

Spring Petal is a 17 nail polish from their Spring 2012 collection.  Obviously, being a 2012 release, I'm a bit late to the party, but I'm more inclined to buy nail polishes when they take my fancy, or when I see offers and bargains, rather than just because they are new out.  Anyway, I was in Boots recently and I saw a few different colours of 17 nail polish for £1.50, which is half price from the normal £2.99 price tag.  I like 17 nail polish, and £2.99 is a great price for a good polish, but £1.50 is even better!

Pictures show three coats and one layer of top coat apart from index finger, that has an extra coat of Spring Petal on top as I smudged the top coat before it was dry.

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