Friday, 21 October 2016

When life gets in the way

I'm busy over here, juggling work, family, parenting, college work and life.  Sometimes something has to give.

I'll be back soon.  Promise.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Christmas chocolate offer in the Co-op

I spotted a great chocolate offer in my local Co-op food store at the weekend.  Ok, so it is massively early for Christmas, but this is a good offer:

So for £10 you get a Galaxy advent calendar, Maltesers and Friends selection box (213g), Mars and Friends selection box (181g), massive box of peanut M&Ms (365g) and a big bag of Celebrations (490g).  Yum!  I checked and the nearest prices I could find for these individually are:

Galaxy advent calendar: £2 (Wilko)
Celebrations: £3.50 (Tesco)
Peanut M&Ms: £3 (Tesco)
Mars and Friends selection box: £2.50
Maltesers selection box: £3

So buying these seperately costs £14, and together costs £10.  The question is, will they last until Christmas?

This deal is on at Co-op Food stores until 11th October.  It was selling fast in my local store, so get there soon if you want to buy.

Monday, 3 October 2016

The Wrapper reusable sandwich wrap and giveaway

I recently discovered The Wrapper on Twitter.  It's an absolutely fab reusable sandwich wrapper, which keeps sandwiches fresh and also unfolds into a plate.  It's used daily in our house, and has also helped to reduce the amount of cling film and single use plastic sandwich bags we throw away.

 The Wrapper is made from a thin fabric in a choice of designs, and is lined with wipe cleanable plastic.  The Wrapper literally wraps around your sandwich and the adjustable white velcro holds it all together.  There's a handy fabric label to write a name on which is ideal for schools or day out picnics, and the whole thing is slim and virtually weightless, just like a sandwich wrapper should be.

The product is made in Scotland, the majority by inmates at Kilmarnock prison.  I really love that this means it's not shipped half way around the world, and also that prison inmates get something to keep them busy, and learn a skill which will hopefully help rehabilitate them.

 Most of all though, I love that this is such a great product.  We have a Union Jack design, which our son loves, especially as we did so well in the Olympics this summer. 

 The colours are really vibrant and it looks great.  You can find out more at the company's website or follow The Wrapper on Twitter at @the_wrapper_

For one lucky reader, I'm giving away your choice of The Wrapper worth £6.99.  You could go for a Scotty Dog design, or maybe tartan or one from the kids' range - the choice is yours!  Complete one or more of the Rafflecopter options below to enter.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • You must be resident in the UK to enter. Prize will be sent to a UK address.
  • Competition runs from 3 October 2016 until 23:59 on 15th October 2016.
  • Entry is via one and/or more of the methods in Rafflecopter widget.
  • Winner(s) will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter.  Winning entries will be checked and must be current at time of checking.
  • There is one prize and one winner will be chosen. The prize is one The Wrapper reusable sandwich wrapper chosen from the company's website.  There is no cash alternative. In the unlikely event that the prize becomes unavailable an alternative may be offered.
  • The winner(s) will be contacted by email or on Twitter (if appropriate) by 22nd October 2016 and asked to confirm their address and choice of Wrapper within four days.  If no reply is received, a new winner may be chosen.
  • Winner's details will be handled by Me add three for the sole purpose of sending the prize.
  • The winner's name, as registered when logged into Rafflecopter will be displayed after the end of the competition.
  • Me add three’s decision is final.
Competitions at ThePrizeFinder

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Gymnastics is #MySundayPhoto

Toddler girl absolutely loves gymnastics, she looks forward to her hour long pre-school class every week.

The class is lovely and relaxed, with a 10 minute warm up to songs using actions, like 'elephants have wrinkles', about 20 minutes on circuit one, 20 minutes on another circuit and a 10 minute cool down which always ends with twinkle twinkle little star.

Apart from the trampoline (show me a kid who doesn't love a trampoline!), these high bars are one of her favourite pieces of equipment.  She loves to grab the bar and swing herself back and forth.  She can also nearly reach the bar with her feet when she holds on!

I really enjoy our sessions too, and it's great to see her gaining confidence and getting better every week.  It won't be long before she moves up to the school age class!