Sunday, 31 May 2015

Silent Sunday


This is a Silsent Sunday post as inspired by Cosmic Girlie and The Boy and Me.


Saturday, 30 May 2015

WIN A Pair Of Mac Eyelashes

I've started to go to my local salon to get my eye lashes done, they last a few weeks so well worth the money.
I therefore have a pair of Mac eyelashes up for grabs, ideal for a night out on the town.
To be in with a chance of winning the pair of Mac eyelashes, fill out the quick and simple form below.

The winner will be drawn on 15/06/15 at 11.50pm.

GOOD LUCK YOU LOVELY LOT!!!



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Monday, 25 May 2015

Family Day Out: Tweddle Farm

With the children having broke up from school for a week and Brandon been off work over the weekend we thought it would be a good idea to go on a family day out to Tweddle Farm.

Both girls, Alesha and Alana really like animals so we thought the farm would be ideal and we could make a day of it there considering there was a soft play for younger children and a separate one for the older ones. 

Before we set off on our 20 minute journey to Tweddle Farm, I sourced the internet for money off vouchers. I really pleased that my Google search had paid off and I found a voucher through ThisIsDurham.com . The voucher entitled 'free child with full paying adult'. That therefore ment that we didn't have to pay for Alesha or Alana so we dashed around to Brandons mothers house to use her printer to print the vouchers. In total we saved £11 as it costs £5.50 per child aged between 2-16 years. 

We sadly only spent an hour and a half at the farm because it was quite cold out with a strong breeze even though the sun was shining. Plus I'm 32 weeks pregnant so I couldn't do much walking around the farm. 

It's a big reasonable sized farm with a variety of different animals located inside small barns and also out on the farm. We bought the girls a bag of food each which cost 50p per bag so they could feed they animals. Alana wasn't too keen so she mostly stood back whilst Alesha and Brandon quite happily fed the animals.

Both the girls then went on the barrel ride (which was included in the entry price, one free ride). It lasted around 3 minutes max. 

We then took them to the under 5's indoor softplay area which they loved running around burning off more energy. 
After that we were all hungry and thirsty so we headed to the cafe situated near the entrance of the farm. Sadly that's a place we will never step foot in again. The prices are shocking for the small portion sizes and the place looked run down and miserable.

But overall we had a good day, we would visit again but only on a warm day so we could therefore stay for much longer and have a better walk around.














Gift Guide: Father's Day

June is only a few days away, which means Father's Day is just around the corner. Now, we all know how hard it can be to shop for the special dad's in our lives. So, to help to choose the most suitable present for the dad in your life, I've rounded up my top Father's Day gift ideas.

Here's the list .....



MORE GIFT IDEAS COMING VERY SOON!

What are your go to get gifts for Father's Day? 

Share your ideas below...

Braun Waterflex Wet and Dry Electric Shaver - £79.99

Braun WaterFlex shavers offer amazing skin comfort and an excellent close shave even in problem areas with its contour-adaptive swivel head. They combine ergonomic Braun design with non-slip grip with German Braun quality standards. They are specifically designed for usage in the shower and/or with foam to provide an outstanding and comfortable skin feeling during the shave and to prevent skin irritation.

AFTER
BEFORE
Brandon received a Braun Waterflex shaver to review, he was pleasantly surprised with the overall smooth soft finish.
He doesn't normally have a close shave, due to it making him look alot younger than his actual age. But now he has given the Braun Waterflex a try, he has put aside his normal beard trimmer as the Braun Waterflex will be the only shaver he uses now for quite sometime.
Features and Benefits
  • Braun’s superior closeness paired with outstanding skin experience, including 2 years warranty.
  • For dry or wet usability, with foam or even in the shower thanks to its fully sealed body.
  • Contour-adaptive swivel head – perfectly adapts around the jaw line and under the chin: It has been specifically designed to catch every hair on every contour and give you an excellent shave, even in problem areas. 
  • OptiBlade – our most advanced foil for perfect closeness that lasts longer: Its unique shape allows to capture more hair and cut them deeper than ever before. Braun has over 50 years of foil evolution experience culminating in our unique OptiBlade.
  • 3-stage cutting system – shaves long hair as easily as short hair.
  • Precision long hair trimmer for precise styling: To trim your sideburns, moustache or beard with this perfect and precise tool, simply slide the long hair trimmer upwards. Full charge in 1hour only - 45min. of cordless shaving: A quick 5min. charge is sufficient for 1 cordless shave. The SmartPlug has an automatic worldwide voltage adjustment (100V-240V). For your best convenience - at home or travelling.
What’s in the Box  
  • Braun WaterFlex shaver
  • Protective cap
  • SmartPlug
  • Cleaning brush

What's the difference between foil and rotary shavers?
Rotary shavers are designed to work with cyclical movements while Braun foil shavers are designed to work with efficient sideways movements on the skin giving perfect control and precision. The foils protect the skin from irritation and are specifically designed to deliver the most thorough and comfortable shave from Braun.
Do you have any recommendation on how to shave with an electric foil shaver?
We normally recommend that you shave before you take a shower. But with new Braun WaterFlex and other specific wet&dry shavers from Braun, you can even shave in the shower or with foam / gel. After a few days without shaving, for example during the weekend, you should trim your stubble before you shave. Stretch the skin and shave against the direction of beard growth. Hold the shaver at a right angle (90°) to your skin. Keep the pressure even to achieve the most thorough and comfortable shave from Braun.
How often do I need to change the shaver head? 
We recommend replacing all cutter parts every 18 months. We included a replacement part indicator in the display to ensure you know when to exchange the cutter parts, in order to return your shaver to 100% performance.
Does the battery have a memory effect as we know it from cell phone or laptops?
No, WaterFlex shavers use a Li-ion battery which has no memory effect. You can recharge it whenever you want and it has a low self-discharge rate (vs. NiMh batteries). Li-Ion batteries are therefore the most powerful and long-lasting battery available for Braun shavers.
Do the WaterFlex shavers have a warranty? How long is it?
All Braun shavers come with a 2 year manufacturer's warranty.
These are normally priced at £159.99 but I have sourced them out online for alot cheaper, due to the fact that many companies are having Father's Day sales, so I'd advise you to buy now to avoid disappointment!

Honor 6+ Mobile Phone - £299.99


There’s no need to fork out on a expensive camera this Father’s day – the Honor 6+ is the ultimate boys toy and perfect Father’s Day gift, with its unique parallel dual camera which captures and long battery life at an affordable price.


Just a few of the benefits are included below:

•    Eagle Eye Camera – capture a memory with not one, but two high spec 8MP cameras with a focus speed of just 0.1 seconds

•    Night-time scenes – blurry night time photos are a thing of the past. The dual-lens camera means that the Honor 6+ captures double the amount of light

•    Long lasting battery – avoid running out of battery half way through your favourite band with this long lasting 3600 mAh battery: features Smart Power 2.5 technology, saving up to 30 per cent energy, allowing up to two days of battery life on a single charge. Through a handy reverse charging feature, the Honor 6+ can also charge other devices – a feature that is unique to the Honor 6+ and perfect for outdoor pursuits

•    32GB storage – capture all your favourite festival moments with 32 GB of storage  the quad core Kirin925 processor is unbelievably fast and allows for 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM – plenty of room to store videos, photos and music, from the longest of festival weekends

•    Bigger display: the Honor 6+ has a 5.5” (14cm)  1080p HD display, perfect to replay videos and
relive that festival moment

•    Ultra Fast Snapshot – never miss a moment. The Honor 6+ allows you to quickly take a photo without unlocking the screen. Its fast capture shutter takes just 0.6 seconds to take a picture

•    Panoramic Selfies - the second camera allows you to take panoramic selfies so you become part of the action

•    Affordable price – The Honor 6+ costs just £299.99

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Aldi's Baby and Toddler Specialbuys - 28th May 2015



SAVING ON GREAT VALUE BABY ESSENTIALS IS KIDS’ PLAY

Whether you are caring for your little one at home, or taking them for a fun day out, Aldi’s latest Baby and Toddler Specialbuys range includes everything you need. Available in stores on the 28th May, while stocks last.

Mother and Baby Clothing
£5.99 Each
Both you and your little one can look great this summer with Aldi’s quality range of maternity and baby clothing. From pretty Summer Maternity Tops (£5.99) to Nursing Bras (£9.99) and Maternity Briefs (£5.99), yummy mummies will be comfortable without having to compromise on style.

3 Pack - £3.99
Dress your baby in low-priced, quality clothing from Baby Sleepsuits (£3.99) to an Infants’ Summer Jacket (£5.99). And get organised for when your baby starts to toddle by stocking up on items in every size without breaking the bank, such as Aldi’s great value Baby Leggings & Joggers (£3.59).


Bumper and Quilt Set - £11.99
Essential Accessories
Ensure that your baby has a safe and sound night’s sleep with this Baby Bumper and Quilt Set (£12.99). Made from 100% cotton and machine washable, these bedroom necessities are available in four different designs which will brighten up any nursery.

Playtime Fun
£19.99 Each
This Smart Trike (£25), fitted with rubber wheels and a removable parent handle for safe steering is guaranteed to give your little one hours of fun. Available in either red and yellow or pink and purple, Aldi’s smart trike is suitable for children from eighteen months to three years

Protect your children from the sun this summer with a pop-
£17.99
up UV Infant Playshade (17.99) which offers great 50+ UV sun protection. Complete with sand pockets that allow it to be weighed down and a convenient carry bag, this is an essential for a family day out at the beach

Put a smile on your little one’s face and with a cuddly Soft Musical Toy (£7.99). With options including well-known favourite characters, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Winnie the Pooh, you will be spoilt for choice! 

Aldi’s Specialbuys Baby and Toddler range goes into stores nationwide on the 28th May but don’t delay, as once it’s gone, it’s gone!

On sale on 28.05.15 and available while stocks last
Smart Trike
£19.99
UV Infant Playshade
£17.99
Baby Bumper & Quilt Set
£11.99
Nursery 3 Drawer Tower
£12.99
Cot Bed Duvet Set
£9.99
2 Pack Nursing Bra
£9.99
Soft Musical Toy
£7.99
Baby Knitted Blanket
£6.99
Ladies' Summer Maternity…
£6.99
Infants' Summer Jacket
£5.99
V Shaped Pillow
£5.99
3 Pack Ladies' Maternity Briefs
£5.99
Ladies' Summer Maternity Top
£5.99
PVC Tablecloth
£4.99
3 Pack Baby Sleepsuits
£3.99
Baby Bubble Blanket
£3.99
2 Pack Baby Legging & Joggers
£3.49
Muslin Cloths
£3.29
2 Pack Long Sleeve Bib
£2.99
3 Pack Baby Bodysuits
£2.99
Fitted Jersey Cot Bed Sheet
£2.99
Children's Toliet Seat / Potty
£2.99
Hooded Baby Towel
£2.99
5 Pack Baby Socks
£2.49
Cellular Blanket
£2.49
Tiny Tots Books
£1.99
Flip Flap Fun
£1.79
Soft Play Ball
£1.49
Busy Bag
£1.29

For more information pop on over to their website www.aldi.co.uk/specialbuys to see their upcoming Specialbuys, you will be sure to always grab a good bargain!


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

WIN A Perfect Father's Day Gift - Easylock

PERFECT FATHER’S DAY GIFT
SECURITY FOR DAD WHEN TRAVELLING FOR BUSINESS OR PLEASURE – 
LOOKS COOL, FITS IN YOUR POCKET, & CELEBS LOVE IT!

Fathers are notoriously hard to buy presents for but most Dads love gadgets. The EasyLock, www.the-easylock.com, might be one of the most useful to date. The unbreakable EasyLock is a revolutionary new security device which will completely secure the majority of inward opening doors*, anywhere on the globe. It’s the lightest of its kind in the world, and the only one to allow users to open the door a chink. Priced at just £24.95 it’s a perfect gift for Father’s Day – and Dads will be in good company with celebrity fathers such as Tom Fletcher and Matt Willis from McBusted and Samuel L Jackson owning one too! 
The EasyLock provides vital extra security for business trips and family holidays alike, or even for Fathers wanting further security for their family at home at night. The lock is as light as plastic, as strong as stainless steel, and can be fitted in seconds. It is small enough to fit in a pocket, and is the only lock of its kind in the world to allow individuals to open the door slightly, to check a caller’s identity, or to take a business letter, (or a Father’s Day card!) whilst maintaining total security.

In addition The EasyLock has a touching personal family story behind it. It was created by 66 year old entrepreneur and Grandfather, Bob Fitzjohn:.
"My thoughts were with my family when I designed The EasyLock . I was worried about my children and grandchildren when they travel. I wanted to create a solution that would keep them 100% safe and sound, no matter where they stayed”.

Bob Fitzjohn raised the capital to kick start the project through the crowdfunding website www.indiegogo.com. Over £10,000 was donated by the public which enabled The EasyLock to come into fruition. Bob Fitzjohn is glad that he has persevered for over a year in developing the lock: 
"It is a dream come true that The EasyLock is now available for the public to purchase. My hope is that The EasyLock will bring safety and peace of mind to many people, right across the globe." 

Free postage in Europe, £4 worldwide. The EasyLock is available in pink and silver and comes with a pouch www.The-EasyLock.com or www.amazon.co.uk

Would you like win an Easylock this Father's Day? If so, then all you need to do is fill out the simple Gleam form below.

                                 The winner will be drawn on 05/06/15  at 11.59pm.

                                            GOOD LUCK YOU LOVELY LOT!



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Monday, 18 May 2015

Review: The Fabulous Bakers New Natural Lunchbox Snack Range








With having 2 young daughters aged 5 and 2, it's always a nightmare to try and buy snacks they both enjoy and at the same time snacks which don't include junk food, i.e packet of crisps.
When were going on long journeys in the car or even a picnic out at a local park farm, they like to pack their own little lunch bags.

We were sent some of 'The Fabulous Bakers' new range of snacks to review, which included my favourite chocolate flapjacks, so I was therefore a happy bunny as soon as I opened the well packaged box!

The Fabulous Bakers new natural range are ideal for lunchtime snacks, or lunch boxes as they come individually wrapped. The Fabulous Bakers  have reformulated their products using only natural, honest ingredients with no artificial nonsense, ever!

The new product range consists of, 
Oat Bars
1.Bars of Berry Good Things (Made with American almonds & pecans, walnuts, raspberries, cranberries, Turkish apricots & raisins (without pesky artificial preservatives, often found in dried fruit), apple juice, oats and a smidge of ginger and cinnamon).
2.Mango & Pineapple Bars (Made with real, organic, pure fruit Mango, pineapple, papaya, a little bit of coconut, honey and jumbo oats),
3.Banana Brunch Bars (Made with real bananas, British oats, raisins, honey and no artificial nonsense, it’s a handy bar for morning munching on the move).

Alana trying to do thumbs up!
Muffins
1.Triple Chocolate Muffins (made with double chocolate, free range eggs, British butter, lovely flour, a fabulous gooey ganache centre and no artificials),
2.Berry Nice Muffins (They’re made with real raspberries, strawberries, free range eggs, British butter, lovely flour, a fruity crumble topping, a fabulous real fruit compote centre and no artificials).
3.Banoffee Muffins (Banoffee muffins with gooey fudgey toffee centres, no less. Made with real bananas, natural fudge pieces, British butter, lovely flour and free range eggs).

Popcorn Bars
1.Apricot, Almond & White Chocolatey Popcorn Bars (Made with apricots that were naturally ripened in the sun (without the pesky artificials, found in most dried fruit), almonds that were pollinated by humble bees, white chocolate and the superstar- popcorn).
2.Raspberry & White Chocolatey Popcorn Bars (Made with real raspberries, white chocolatey marvel and, um, popcorn, obviously).

FlapJacks
1.Chip Off The Old Chock Flapjacks (Made with milk chocolate chips, honey and British oats. Simple, yet tasty).
2.Golden Oaty Flapjacks (made with oats, honey and carob. Perfect for a day of Surfin’, singing or even wandering around the British countryside in the rain, munching on a tasty, slow-release energy, wholesome snack).
3.Strawberry & Blueberry Flapjacks (with simple oats, fruit and honey. Strawberry & Blueberry Flapjacks. Splendid).

Cupcakes
1.Vanilla & Double Choc Cupcakes (light fluffy sponge, made from simple, store-cupboard ingredients, like free range eggs, flour and lots of chocolatey topping).
2.Double Choc Cupcakes (a simple, light, fluffy sponge, made from simple, store-cupboard ingredients, like free range eggs, flour and simple sugar, with a thick flooded chocolatey topping and chocolate curls).

Minis
1.Chocolate Macaroons (real coconut, free range egg, dark chocolate, sugar and a smidge of our not-so-secret ingredient, sour cream)!
2.Double Chocolate Mini Muffins (Made with free range eggs, British butter, flour and lots of chocolate. They’re 3 bites of brilliance).
  • All of The Fabulous Bakers range contain no artifical colours, flavours or preservatives
  • Proudly baked in Oxfordshire
  • Family owned
The new range got a massive thumbs up from me and the family including the man of the house Brandon.
Brandon's favourite was the 'Mango & Pineapple Bars', my favourite was the 'Chip Off The Old Chock Flapjacks' whereas both of the girls loved the 'Popcorn Bars'.
The girls, Alesha and Alana both packed a popcorn bar each into their lunch bags on Sunday to have as a yummy snack along with their sandwich for when we dropped them off at their Nanny's & Papa's house whilst me  and the Mr took a stroll around the carboot.
Today when Alesha came in from school she was rather upset when she realised that her and Alana had ate the popcorn bars and sadly there was none left. So tomorrows plan is,when we pick her up after school we will drive straight to Asda and she can nip in with me and buy a box or two.

I personally wasn't keen on the popcorn bars, the fruity popcorn taste just didn't tickle my tastebuds. Luckily Alana was sat next to me at the time so she finished the rest of the bar. 
I also found, that the new range the popcorn bars were the messiest, as soon as you opened the wrapper it started to fall apart and create quite a mess.

The flapjacks on the otherhand were totally out of this world, they were so soft and moist and tasted yummy! They didn't create any mess,not even an oat escaped my mouth!

The Fabulous Bakers range has just launched in Asda, with Ocado and Sainsbury's to follow shortly.

For more information please stop by their website http://thefabulousbakers.com/

You can also find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fabbakers and Twitter https://twitter.com/fabbakers
I was sent these samples from The Fabulous Bakers free of charge, for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions my own.

Kids Go FREE to Edinburgh Zoo, Deep Sea World, Science Centres Across Scotland

Kids Go Free To Attractions Across Scotland With Kids Go Free @ Scotrail

You may or may not know that Scotrail have been running a promo for some time where up to two kids can go free with a paying adult off peak. BUT did you also know that those kids train tickets can be used to get kids into a whole load of attractions across Scotland for FREE? No? Then read on.
But I drive I here you say. Yeah so many people do nowadays but using this sneaky tip, you can still save pounds this summer on family days out. Just let's deal with the actual train travellers first.
So “Kids Go Free” from Scotrail is designed for kids aged 5-15 to travel for free off peak (generally after 9.15 am and evenings and all weekend including school holidays) and up to two kids can travel with one fare paying adult.
If you use this to travel to your chosen attraction, one child will get in for free per paying adult. So if there’s you and your partner, both buy one "Kids Go Free" ticket at the station and enter the attraction with one child each. So you’ve paid for two adults but both kids have got in for free.
If you drive, this can still benefit you and your family. As above buy a “Kids Go Free” ticket at the train station but if you’re not travelling by train, you’re not wanting to shell out any more than you have to. The cheapest fare I can see online is from Glasgow Queen Street to Glasgow High Street. This costs £1.10 and your child will get into your chosen attraction for free. You may know of a cheaper route, this is just an example of a "Kids Go Free" ticket you could buy at your local station before setting off.
Edinburgh Zoo for example costs £12 per child, while Deep Sea World Costs £9.50, so if you can get each child in for just £1.10 using the Scotrail trick above, there’s tidy savings to be made.
Under 3’s get into most of these attractions for free but double check that with your chosen venue.
So there you have it, what do you think?