Posts Tagged ‘Marmite’

Mother’s Day 2013 – Amelia Carey

February 28, 2013

Mothering Sunday is approaching (10th March FYI) so it’s time to start celebrating our Mums! In case you’re struggling with ways to show your Mum just how much you appreciate her, we have a few ideas we’d be happy for you to steal.

First of all, make sure you head to to take a look for yourself at our huge selection of gifts, we have everything from mugs to bags.

Everyone’s mum is different, and we all have a different budget and style, so read on to discover everything from cute little gifts to grand gestures, all of which will be guaranteed to bring a smile to your Mum’s face.

So let’s start small, it doesn’t matter if you can’t afford much on Mother’s Day, the best gifts are always the most personal ones. Even if something doesn’t cost a penny, if you put a lot of thought into something, it will always be appreciated much more than something expensive and unoriginal. One thing we’re not short of at Newrooms is mugs! With so many designs and patterns to choose from you’re bound to find something that your Mum will love, and it won’t break the bank. Is your Mum a lover of all things British? These London Bus mugs are fabulous!


One of the nicest and probably cheapest ideas, is cooking. Grab your apron and make your Mum breakfast in bed, cook up her favourite meal for dinner or even have a go at cake. Everyone loves to eat, and personalised cakes or favourite meals always go down a treat.


A lot of women are like magpies, they see something shiny and they have to have it. If your Mum’s anything like that, jewellery is always a good shout! This colourful charm bracelet by Mojo could be the one.


If you want to get your Mum something extremely personal that will maybe even bring a tear to her eye (in a good way), nothing beats a photo album filled with pictures of some of your favourite memories. This Ted Baker album is a personal favourite of mine, very cute and stylish, but the real winner will be the photos you put inside. Choose the most sentimental, tear jerkers you can find!


Now it’s time to step it up into the big leagues! Give the gift of relaxation with a day at a Spa, after all being a Mum is never easy, however old your children are, so allow your special lady a day off to get her pamper on! This kind of gift can cost anything from £20 to £659, but make sure you shop around because you can get some great deals. And remember, whatever the price, everyone’s happy when they’ve been pampered and spoilt.

Finally, I love the idea of giving someone the gift of an experience, rather than a material object. They say people are happiest when they spend their money on experiences rather than material objects, and think about it, memories are worth so much more than handbags and cars. There are so many experiences you can give as gifts, everything from holidays to restaurants to adrenaline filled activities. For the real daredevil, bungee jumping or skydiving is a must, but there’s plenty to choose from.  Take your mum for a delicious meal or spend a day together doing something fun, whatever it may be she will be sure to cherish the memory forever!

The main thing to remember on Mother’s Day is that it doesn’t really matter what you give your mum, as long as she knows that you love her and appreciate her.


Lozza! Newroomsonline’s answer to the love it/hate it debate.

November 14, 2012

Yes Laurence is the second member of our MMU Agency Life Team who will be championing all things Marmite for the foreseeable….hopefully ensuring that even if you don’t love the black sticky stuff per se, you will, at least, love the merchandise enough to buy some!

Laurence’s talents go way beyond the humble world of retail marketing…with aspirations of entering quite different areas of life from the music industry to pro skateboarding. I am currently trying to persuade him to use these extra curricular skills to market our stuff in a more contemporary way… this space!

As the team starts to experiment with creating films for a youtube channel, maybe Laurence will become our in-house creative director… know you want to Loz!

I can’t argue with his taste in our range – the ACME crayon pens are a firm favourite of mine – I think the design is inspired….and as for XL mugs….there isn’t a mug of tea I won’t drink…so no arguments there either!


And so to his 20 answers:

  1. Name – Laurence Donaldson
  2. Nickname  – Lozza
  3. Age – 20
  4. Course of study at MMU   Retail Marketing Management
  5. What is your dream job?    Something to do with Advertising
  6. Where do you see yourself at 30 years old?   Not sure
  7. Tunnocks Teackes or Kit Kat?  Kit Kat
  8. Favourite TV Show?  Breaking Bad or Peep Show
  9. Who is your role model?  Don’t really have one
  10. What is the last book you read?  A bit of a Blur- by Alex James
  11. What is your favourite film?  Anything with Will Ferrell
  12. What was the last CD you bought?  Q-Tip- The Renaissance
  13. What made you choose Manchester for your degree?   I like Manchester?
  14. What is your most commonly used word or phrase?   Cool, peng, safe or sick
  15. If you could invite 4 famous people to dinner, who would you invite and why?   Snoop Dogg, Josh Homme, Jack Black and Damon Albarn
  16. Where is the one place on earth you’d like to visit?  Iceland
  17. What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?      Hmmmmm
  18. How much is a pint of milk?   50p
  19. Who’s going to win this year’s X Factor?  Hopefully nobody
  20. Of all the products available at newroomsonline, which is your favourite?  Either the Crayon Pens or one of the XL mugs.