Saturday, 19 August 2017

Making Vegetarian Latin American Meals With Santa Maria

Earlier in the week, I shared a blog post about Santa Maria Latin American Kitchen. I explained how fab it was even though Tilly isn't a spicy food eater. But now we come to Kim, she is child number one and loves her spicy food. It's hard to imagine that I could have two completely different children! So when I asked Kim what she would like for her meal on our Latin American night she asked for the spiciest meal that we had. She chose Cuban Chilli Sofrito Sauce, This has 3 chillis on the packet and is one of the hottest within the Latin American Kitchen Range, available at Morrisons for £1.64.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Colouring Your Hair Rose Gold With Superdrug Pick & Mix

 I am officially a brunette but as I get older, the grey comes through so fast and it's hard to keep up with the colouring. It seemed like as soon as I would colour my hair, it would be showing the greys within a week or two. I had always said that I would go blonde when I got older because it was a great way to hide the grey hair. So in the summer, I bit the bullet and a friend coloured my hair for me. It wasn't easy and it involved pre-lightening first to strip the red tones away. But I was happy with the results.

I do get bored with my hair colour and although I love my new found fondness for the blonde hair, I miss the colour in my hair. So can you imagine the joy when Superdrug sent me 2 boxes of Pick & Mix permanent colour in Rose Gold. My son is getting married in a few weeks and I was going to leave it until after his wedding day but then I decided that life was too short and I really wanted to do it now! The colour is only ideal for pre-lightened hair or blonde hair (but for the most intense shade, I would suggest being really blonde).

Monday, 14 August 2017

Quick And Easy Meals With Santa Maria Latin American Kitchen

I am the most rubbish cook in history! You wouldn't believe that I have been a parent for over 25 years and I still cannot cook. The only time that I cook from scratch is when I take cooking lessons so we tend to eat the same foods all the time. We were asked to give Santa Maria Latin American Kitchen a go and review it for the blog. When the packets arrived, my heart sank a little bit as some of it was spicy and as Tilly keeps reminding me she was born with a label that said 'Do not give this baby spicy food'.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Depression Is Not About 'Pulling Yourself Together

Depression, it's such an ugly word, isn't it? It is a word that is often confused by others as 'feeling blue' or 'a bit down in the dumps'. But if you're a sufferer, you actually know the difference and you know that inside, you are dying but on the outside people don't see the pain that you feel. I have bipolar, which I have mentioned a few times in the past, and people are more than okay with the way that I act. They love it when I am in a happy mood because I am so much fun to be around and that's when I am often the ring leader in things. But sadly people don't always know how to cope when I am feeling down.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Sensse Hot And Cold Ultasonic Facial Massager Review

The weather hasn't exactly been kind this summer, has it? As well as the weather being grim, my skin feels grim too. There is no sunshine, so it stops people going out and with it being so windy, the free radicals in the air are blowing into my face and making it dirty deep down in the skin.

I was asked to review a Sensse hot and cool ultrasonic facial massager to see if I could get some brightness back into my skin. The Sensse facial massager comes to you from Amazon for £49.99 and it is so easy to use. All you need to do is follow this routine.

Thursday, 10 August 2017


Today we have a guest blog post from the guys over at We are all trying to keep our kids occupied over this long six weeks, So Laura has put a list together of the kids must watch movies for the holidays. Don't forget to make the most or meerkat Wednesdays too for some additional savings. You can follow Laura on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, So please pop over and give her some love. 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

How To Get Your Kids Into The Back-To-School Sleep Routine

After a summer of jet-lag and sporadic scheduling, trying to reintroduce a regular sleep routine in the back-to-school run up can feel like an uphill battle at times. Yet bedtimes don’t need to be something to dread! Enjoy a bit of peace with tips from for a smoother transition when summer ends.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Pick & Mix Colour Sprays From Superdrug Review

Tilly loves to have her hair coloured, but because of her age, she is only allowed to have hair chalks or sprays. Occasionally we put a wash in and wash out colour if is half term. Working in Superdrug means that I can keep up with all of the latest colour trends that come into the store and buy them to try on Miss Tilly. Recently we were sent some Pick & Mix Colour sprays from Superdrug to try on her hair. Now Tilly is quite creative and she insisted that I put all three in her hair to create a rainbow effect. We were sent blue, purple and green to try out on Tilly's hair and review.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Globenfeld Super Sport Watch Review

Have you started Christmas shopping? I have! I made the most of Prime day a few weeks ago and managed to pick up some great bargains. But I have also been sent a few things to review too that would make fab Christmas gifts. One such item is a Globenfeld Super Sports Watch which I have got for my son, Zach. He lives abroad in Holland and works on a golf course, something that he really loves doing. He is quite sporty so this watch is perfect for him because it is tough and durable whilst still looking sleek and classy.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Duvet Sets From Room To Grow Review

Tilly has always had hand me down bedding from her older sisters, she has never actually had her own brand new bedding and she is 7 years old - how bad is that! I think it was probably down to the fact that we co-slept until she was 5 years old. Then as she got her own room and bed, she was donated so she always had 'retro' bedding that was special to her as it was her sisters or her cousins.

But now as she is getting older, she is really developing her own sense of style and she wants her own things. She wants to open a catalogue or go online to choose what she wants. Recently we were gifted a voucher to spend £50 on Room To Grow. We took a look at the bedding sets and she chose what she wanted. She was in awe of all of the different designs and there is something there for all sorts of a child. Tilly is a child that has had the influence of her older brother and loves dinosaurs, but at the same time, she wants ponies or kittens things.

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