Valentine’s Day at Home Bargains

Valentine's Day Haul

Dear Mummy, we can’t quite believe the shopping haul we picked up from Home Bargains over the weekend. Throughly impressed, we just had to share with you all. We used to think that Home Bargains was a cheap shop which … Continue reading

My Yummy Mummy at LUSH

Dear Mummy, on Valentine’s weekend you escaped the house and took some time for yourself to be pampered. You were invited down to the Southampton LUSH store to be shown some new products. You’d been to this LUSH store before … Continue reading

Drop Dead Chocolates Review

Dear Mummy, life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you are going to get….well on this occasion we did. We were kindly sent through a box of chocolates through the letterbox…yes you heard me right the … Continue reading

Our weekend in pictures

Valentines Cakes from Waitrose

Our Valentine’s Day Weekend in Pictures It’s been an interesting past couple of days. The weather has been a bit hit and miss in Hampshire, we’ve had glorious sunshine and then heavy downpours. We’ve had days outside in the fresh … Continue reading

#LockYourLove

#Lockyourlove this Valentines Day

“Love is in the air, everytime you look around”

Dear mummy, I think that’s how the song goes?!? This week at Festival Place Basingstoke they are holding a very special event called #lockyourlove just in time for Valentine’s Day.

#Lockyourlove Festival PlaceHave you ever been abroad and seen padlocks on railings from tourists leaving their initials marked onto them? This is the idea behind #lockyourlove to leave your mark on a place and someone…

Festival Place is a huge shopping centre in Hampshire and they are offering shoppers the chance to ‘lock their love’ on a special heart sculpture in Porchester Square this Valentine’s Day.

Robin Jones at The Digital South.

Copyright Robin Jones at The Digital South.

This creative idea launched last week and is running until Valentine’s Day on 14th February, shoppers will be given the opportunity to personalise a padlock with a tribute to their loved one and attach it to the Festival Place heart.

Giant heart at Festval PlaceBy taking a picture of their padlock and sharing on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the #lockyourlove hashtag shoppers will also have the chance to win super duper prizes from Festival Place retailers including Nando’s, Giraffe, Wagamama, Build-A-Bear, Thorntons and The Perfume Shop. Sounds good right? Festival Place are really sharing the love!

Shoppers are also encouraged to share the love by donating to Festival Place’s chosen local charity, the Ark Cancer Centre, when they receive their padlock in centre.

Robin Jones at The Digital South.

Copyright Robin Jones at The Digital South.

The heart sculpture is a living art installation which is growing and changing everyday, the more people add their padlocks to it the more it comes to life. It was created by local artists Helen Dyne and Louise Hight, who met recently through All Our Own Crafts, a pop-up shop in Festival Place promoting local crafters. We popped in there before Christmas and wrote a post about this fantastic shop. We love how Festival Place is encouraging arts in the community and supporting charities.

Want to find out more about #lockyourlove campaign at Festival Place? Then visit www.festivalplace.co.uk or find them on Facebook and Twitter. But be quick it’s only on until Saturday 14th.

Lots of #lockyourlove

Bella x