Monday, 27 June 2016

We always have the drinks on standby....

Being an active household, we are constantly needing to remember to take drinks wherever we go, be it work,gymnastics,school,park trips,swimming or just out exploring...


think it really helps the girls to see us carrying around our bottles of water, they are used to drinks being readily available, water is always there right next to their plate at dinner or fresh juice with breakfast, gone are the days of remembering to take nappies etc on an outing but I still always remember to take bottles of drink.

When BritMums invited bloggers to take part in their #EnjoyMoreWater challenge as part of the Robinsons campaign, I jumped at the chance with the "Summer" hopefully just around the corner I always look for new ways to keep our children well hydrated. 

We received 6 samples of the Robinsons Squash'd drinks, these are perfect, compact in size making it easy to take with you wherever you go.. The girls have loved these, added excitement being able to squeeze some of this into their water... My current favourite is the citrus flavour.



I did some research as to how much water my children should be drinking daily....

The recommended daily amount of fluids is: 5 glasses (1 litre) for 5 to 8 year olds. 7 glasses (1.5 litres) for 9 to12 year olds. 8 to 10 glasses (2 litres) for 13+ years.

I know how important it is to keep up your fluid intake, as soon as those levels drop for me the headaches start, I feel sluggish... I don't want this for my children.

My top tips for helping your kids drink more would be....

1) Always keep water within easy access, be it a jug in the fridge or on the table

2) Give a drink with every meal

3) Give a bottle of drink to take to any activity

4) Use a reward chart... Stickers for every glass they have..

We are looking forward to making some ice lollies with our Robinsons Squash'd....

Xxxxxxx

This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons


Friday, 17 June 2016

My perfectly timed EarlyBird snack boxes

You know when something really simple makes you happy? Well something has done this for me and it won't be any surprise to know this really simple thing is food related.....



Where do I start? These boxes have come at a perfect time for me, busy schedules,not always having time to make myself a proper lunch and being in places where you are surrounded by vending machines containing only chocolate and crisps (this does not help my calorie intake for the day.)

These boxes come in a handy letterbox size and are just £4.95!!!



Although I am yet to try all of the snacks & tea (yes you get a teabag aswell... Bonus) I haven't found one I don't like or one that doesn't appeal to me, I always make sure I have one in my bag ready for times in need, all of the nutritional information is in a lovely personalised booklet (loved that touch)
Also worth noting that even the ones I would call less healthy are still pretty low in calories! 




I want to thank the team at EarlyBird for giving me the chance to review their boxes and I will definitely be subscribing!

What snackboxes do you subscribe to?

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Ahh that's "Lush"

I was lucky enough to be asked along with a few other local bloggers to our Lush store where they were holding their very first blog event,I met Amy and Nicola and as we walked into the store we were instantly greeted by the lovely Lisa, Grace and Carolynn, we waited for the other girls to Arrive before being shown and given lots of information of the products they have in the store, there was no rushing in any of this, we could ask questions,smell and test any of the products.




I learnt so much from this blogging event, I knew of a few products they had instore but aside from those there are barrel loads of products I knew nothing about from perfume, makeup, haircare, sun care and of course all the different bath bombs and bubble bars.

                                             


One thing I need to mention is the teeth section, I had never looked at this before a perfect solid form of toothpaste containing essential oils and spices for fresh breath and that sparkling shine, I am yet to try them but I will report back when I do.
I did purchase Tooth Fairy, which is a strawberry toothpowder it's so glittery I just knew a friend of mine would love it, unfortunately the glitter disappears but still leaves the teeth clean and shining.


Lush is somewhere I have never thought about going for make up, but after looking at the range they have I will definitely be looking to see what I can buy.
Emotional brilliance make up is different, the whole range is vegan, cruelty free and never tested on animals, it brings colour that is kind to the planet.

                                              


Whilst we were there we got to see one of their Handmade facemasks being made, I have a little pot of this to try and I can't wait.
Most of the lush masks contain fresh ingredients so will need to be kept in the fridge, these fresh masks will revive your drying skin and leave you feeling energised.




After all this we were given one last treat of a VERY relaxing hand and arm massage, I can't tell you how enjoyable this was in just those few minutes I could feel all my stresses floating away and it was the perfect end to this event, they used the Peace massage bar, warming this through before applying to our skin, this really did bring peace and left my arm feeling moisturised.



Thank you to all the staff at Lush Peterborough you were fab and everyone had the best time.

Xxxxxxx


                                


Don't forget to check the website to see what goodies you can get.....https://uk.lush.com/


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Bee pollinator event at Wyevale.....

In half term we were invited to Wyevale Garden Centre in Huntingdon, to attend one of their many events they had on for Busy Bee week!

We went to the Perfect Pollinator event on a very rainy Tuesday, so we were glad to have something planned inside! 

I have never been to this garden centre and it's about a 20 minute drive from us, but very easy to find.

Upon arrival we easily found our way to where the event was situated and we were greeted by a very nice man who advised us when we needed to start, as soon as the time came for us to start the girls were very eager to get stuck in.

2 lovely ladies ran the event, they were friendly, knowledgeable and interacted well with all the children.  

In this 20 minute event, the children decorated a pot and coloured in a bee cut out, they were then able to plant a beautiful Cosmos Sonata the friendliest of bee plants in the hope it will attract our buzzy bee friends! 

We followed this with a lovely picnic lunch in the garden centres restaurant, freshly made sandwiches and snacks were the perfect end to this event.

Overall we were extremely pleased with our visit to Wyevale, lovely surroundings with friendly staff, we will be keeping our eye out for any future events they have, and encourage any of you with children to attend, you won't be disappointed.



Xxxxxx

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Sunday, 5 June 2016

10 things before I turn ten

Hi guys it's Miss K here,

I'm going to write a list of Ten things I want to do before I turn Ten....

1. Go skiing

2. Have a pen pal

3. Break a world record

4. Climb a mountain

5. Go to France

6. Badger watching

7. Learn to cook

8. Make ice cream

9. Do Ten random acts of kindness

10. Make bread


I have 2 years to complete this list, wish me luck.

Miss K xxxx


Thursday, 2 June 2016

My summer of matcha

With summer approaching I am always on the look out for new treats to bring to BBQs and picnics, and when I came across a competition for bloggers from Eat Clean Tea  featuring their Matcha Tea I couldn't wait to get involved.... The task was to create our very own healthy juice/cocktail/smoothie...

I am a big juicing fan, and love how refreshing they are and the fact that this one has so many added health benefits, it's clearly a winner! 

Here is what we used... 


Ingredients
1 whole banana
Handful of grapes
Curly kale (stalks removed)
Fresh pineapple juice
Lime juice 
Ginger 
2 scoops of the Eat Clean Tea (original matcha)

All thrown in blender for desired consistency......




The ginger/kale and matcha have so many proven health benefits....

Check out the following links to see why you should be adding these to your own juices/smoothies...




Why not add some matcha tea to your own recipe? 

What's your favourite? 

Xxxxxx