Sunday, 3 December 2017

Aldi Ski Range Review

Aldi's new range of ski wear may come in handy if the weather predictions are right!  Or if you are lucky enough to be heading out to the slopes soon this range is just perfect for you also. Covering everything you need to take from all the layers right up to the outer wear Aldi have it ready and waiting. I got to try out the Crane Triangle ski jacket and the Crane Grey for my 3 year olds.  Yes style is important but more is the warmth, and waterproof layers. This lovely fleece-lined jacket its great for your little ones to stay warm.

So the facts


Cleaning Instructions
Do not dry clean
Features
Full front YKK reverse nylon
Zip covered with lips
Hidden zipped ski pass pocket on sleeve
2 x zipped hip pockets covered with lips
Fixed adjustable 2-layer hood
Inside collar fleece and soft fleece lining
Lower body/sleeves/front with 190T lining
Cuffs with velcro adjuster
Snowbelt with anti-slip tape
Zipped mesh mp3 pocket with media port
Mesh goggle pocket
Elastic inner sleeve cuff with no thumb holes
All over padding (body 100g/sleeve 80g)
All seams taped
High loft wadding
Breathable
Windproof
Waterproof

This one looked fab on my granddaughter but I was too slow for a picture !!!

He loved it and wanted it on straight away !


My grandchildren loved them and although this is marked at a boys jacket I think it can be worn by a girl as well. Very good quality for the price and practical no only for skiing but also everyday wear.



In stores from today but be fast as I am sure they will not last long.

For my information check out the Aldi web site



please note I was not paid for the review only receiving a sample of the product

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

British Stiff Upper Lip

British Stiff Upper Lip now that is a phrase often heard but what does it really mean? Well traditionally is been used to describe British people being resolute and unemotional in the face of adversity. Does that also read that we are boring or carry no emotion? I am of the opinion that it does not mean that at all. I think I am emotional I am caring and kind as much as  I can be. However I am also guilty of pretending I can manage when deep down I am drowning . My favourite saying is ' I am fine don't worry' but really I mean help me please. So maybe I do suffer that 'Stiff Upper Lip' after all.

I think its great to be strong and stand up for what you think is right but not to say ' I am ok' when you are not. Seek help if you need and don't be too proud to as for it . I am going to work on that idea what wonder what you think about ' British stiff upper lip'?


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

New York Mini Maple Bagels

I love Bagels of any shape or size and the best are from New York Bakery  Co.  This week we got to try their  New Maple Mini Bagels. Yummy little bites of low fat goodness.

To make it all the better there is a competition to create a dish or creation around Halloween or Bonfire night for your family and friends.
Well its been a hectic couple of weeks here so not much time to really get my thinking cap on.
First my husband , my granddaughter and I enjoy some yummy chocolate while we came up with our idea.


So we decided on a yummy buttered bagels with a homemade custard. I cut them into half and buttered well . Then laid them face down and then made up a custard with eggs and milk and some sugar. This was poured over the top.
I then cooked it in the oven until the egg custard was set. Well I can tell you it was yummy and perfect for a chilly night  in bowls with maybe a dash of cream.



I am amazed at how much you can do with bagels and how many ways they can be served.
For lots more information hop over to the New York Bakery Co. And I would love to see your creations



Please note I was not paid for this post only receiving a sample of the product

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Special Edition Tilda Rice and ' Mums helping Mums' Campaign Review

As a mum I am always on the look out for a a great idea to help others.  So when I was asked to read about this worthwhile campaign I was very happy to do so.

Tilda rice has announced that they will be carrying on their work with the United Nations World Fod Programme in 2017. Global priority being given to the project ' Mums Helping Mums' campaign.

Tilda  'Mums Helping Mums' campaign is the start of a three year commitment helping the WFP's Mother 7 Child Nutrition programme. In September and October the Tilda will be donating nutrition boosting meals to new or expectant mothers where its needed most.  So for every specially marked pack of Tilda Pur Basmati 1kg and 5kg, and Tilda steamed Pure Basmati pouch, Tilda will provide at least one nutrition boosting meal, helping towards a better start for newborns. Tilda has a wonderful target of 1.9m nutrition boosting meals in 2017.



This will also be supported by a 'Mums Helping Mums' cookbook, featuring recipes donated by some of the UK's favourite mums and foodies, and also well known names.
The cook book is hopefully going to inspired UK mums to get in and start cooking. You can go to Tilda.com to download the cook book. It really is full  of yummy ideas and I would say they are not hard to make an do look tasty.

There was so many yummy ideas but we love a curry so went for
Anjum Anand's Cumin flavoured chicken curry.
The full recipe can be found in the cook book but it was simple and fast and we really enjoyed it.




So why not buy a Tilda special edition rice this week and every week. Not only is it great rice you will be helping mums all over the world to give their children the best start.

The cookbook and lots more information can be found at 



please note I was not paid for this item only receiving a sample of the product

Thursday, 21 September 2017

London Cocktail Week and Discover Kale Review

Say the word  'Cocktail' and you have my attention ! Who does not like the idea of that fancy little drink which is normal sporting a mini umbrella or fancy fruits.  So when I got the chance to try making cocktails at home to help celebrate London Cocktail week (2nd-8th October ) I was in.
With the help of  Discover Kale , a really fantastic site with tons of ideas to use the yummy vegetable Kale I was on my way.

Now I know normally you would not think of vegetables as being great in a cocktail but I was so surprised about how many ways you could use them. Plus Kale is one of my favourites so I was keen to find out more.
I also got to use a really lovely Gin that is new to me called Pin Gin, made by the Lincolnshire Premier gin company Bottomley Distillers.
First I got to taste the Gin and was surprised by its lovely smell and taste. You could taste cucumber and spice and every time I tried it I could pick up another yummy ingredient.

We made a Kale Collins which is like A Tom Collins but with kale.
We used our juicer which I have to be honest in saying its not been out in the light for some time !! We juiced a pack of kale down , the added in cucumber, ice, a teaspoon of sugar syrup, lime , and gin.  Put into our shaker and then a quick jig and it was ready. Strain into a glass and fill to top with soda or tonic water. Garnish with cucumber and you have all set. It was such a surprised as it tasted really fab. Refreshing and tastes great.


We also made some little shots Blue is Gin tonic and blue curacao
Red is Gin tonic bitters and Italian aperol
And Green in Gin lemonade and peppermint liqueur.

You must visit Discover Kale and it is such a great item. I was amazed at all the properties it has.

Anti Inflammatory
Iron
Calcium 
Fibre
Omega fatty acids
Immunity and sustainable

 So I hope you will join in with London cocktail week and Discover Kale you will not regret it!


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Aldi Summer Wine Festival Review

Very exciting if you enjoy a glass of wine, and the last few weeks of summer, Aldi is launching a limited edition range of 24 wines from the 3rd August.  Wonderful wines from all over the world.
We got to try one bottle in the range.

Painted Dog Chenin Blanc Viognier £6.99
Available in store and online


A really yummy fruity and crisp, creamy wine perfect to go with any meal or just to enjoy. Best part about this wine is 5 % o the profits from every bottle sold goes to the Tusk Trust Conservation Fund to help protect South Africa's endangered animal - the wild dog.

There are so many in the range get along to the store or look online at all the others!


Please note I was not paid for this review only receiving a sample of the product 

Summer Baking At Aldi Review

I love to bake when I can its a small pleasure that I found fairly late in my life. I am always looking for new products at good prices, and also fun things to do with my grandchildren.  Aldi have a great range available in store from the 27th August so excite everyone who bakes.
I was lucky to get to try one of the range out and I had a little helper who was very excited as well.

The Aldi Sweet Treat Maker (19.99) helps to take out any stress from making yummy homemade goodies. In the range are a teacake maker, mini pancake or waffle maker. The latter is the one I got to try. I have to say I was impressed by its style mine was in a lovely cream, and its functions. It features temperature control, auto lock and a great cord wrap for upright storage. It seemed to give great value.
We were excited to open it and see what it could do!

 I was impressed as it came with inter changeable plates to make waffles, donuts and mini waffles. Also came with a recipe booklet and full instructions.



It was super easy to use and gave yummy results. Excellent value for the money. Now would also be a great time dare I mention it to add this to Christmas gifts!
There are lots of other great ideas to choose from so get into store after the 27th.


please note I was not paid for this review just receiving a sample of the product