Friday, 31 July 2015

Brewers Fayre Chefs Counter Review

Eating out with children can sometimes be a nightmare. We have been there in the past, you order food and wait an age for anything to be served up. Children are sometimes that hungry and irritable they just need food. Straight away. Often when they are like that and we are caught out and about we usually end up a fast food outlet, however, I have just found out Brewers Fayre now do an all  you can eat buffet which is instant pub food. No waiting to be cooked and served up.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Summer holidays with friends

This year is officially the first real summer holidays we have had. OK, we have had them whilst J attended nursery but school is official, you cant just pull them out for a day out with no worries. We also get into a routine of not having them around 5 days a week for 8 hours a day, so when they are suddenly thrown back into the mix with the attitudes they have learnt from school, and the new found boredom of having nothing structured to do we are left pulling our hair out.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Chill Factore Giveaway

We have an amazing giveaway for you and your family this summer. Hopefully the rain will pass and you will need to "chill" by the end of the summer holidays, or the rain will still be pouring and you are looking for somewhere to escape it but still have fun. Well, look no further then Chill Factore Snow park and play.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Cafe Rouge Review

That's it... schools are officially out. The rain is pouring. What can we do to entertain and treat the kids?  (Plus a little treat for us too) Well... Café Rouge have just launched their new children's menu and until the 31st July 2015, kids eat free. What a launch. We can not grumble at nutritious delicious food especially if its free. Even when the launch period is over it still wont break the bank either. We put S and fussy J to the Café Rouge menu to get their verdict.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Prescription Sunglasses Review

In the spring I was offered a chance to review a pair of prescription sunglasses. I have not owned a pair of prescription sunglasses for many years as I used to be an avid contact lens wearer. I hated wearing glasses but with my contact lenses I would wear a very expensive pair of designers, although they would always be seen on top of my head keeping my hair out of my face, rather then on my face.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Maize maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

The maize was up and over the girls heads, the hot sun was beaming down on us. The dirt track was dry even though it rained earlier that morning. We could hear voices, but saw no one. Armed with a rucksack full of juice, full bellies and a flag on a pole if we needed help we were lost. Where were we? We were in the middle of a maize maze. Not just any maze. It was a HUGE over 3 miles worth of trail maze at National Forest Adventure Farm to celebrate JCB's 70 years.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Peek through Forest book review

We were sent Peek-Through Forest to review. Aimed at pre school children it was perfect for S. The book is written by Jonathan Litton and Illustrated by Kasia Nowowiejska. 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Rainbow Promise

Last week saw J become an official part of girl guiding. She took her rainbow promise. I was a brownie when I was younger, and although I can not remember much of it apart from the hideous brown calottes, I remember being told that I could no longer be a brownie due to my behaviour. I later re-joined as a girl guide and those memories I do remember. They were filled with giggles, learning new skills that sometimes can not be taught at school and gave me something to do after school apart from just "chilling out".

Monday, 20 July 2015

Dora and Friends sing-a-long and toy review

My girls have grown up with Dora since they were babies. Dora has even grown up with them, she now has a mobile phone, and bracelets in the city with her friends. If you tune into Nick Jr between 10am and 1pm this summer, you can even sing along with  Dora, Peppa pig, Paw patrol and other favourites with the lyrics on screen.  

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Weightwatchers... week 10

This week marks ten weeks since I first stepped into my weight watchers group. Nine weeks of watching what I am eating "Weight watcher" style, but technically only six weeks actually trying due to holidays and other life goings on.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Weight Watchers.. week 9

I am an every morning weigher. Every morning after the loo break and before a sip of juice goes in my mouth I am stepping on those scales. They are placed in the kitchen and on a very specific tile. They seem to be accurate. However, this week they told me I lost nothing.... they lied to me.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Wicked Wednesday

Says it all... a clear path to the kitchen through the toy room... the real picture of family life with a messy three year old and a 5 year old!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Play at Brewers Fayre

Brewers Fayre has recently gone through a new refurbishment of some of their pubs and added a brand new play area for the children. We were invited to the Coach House at the Trafford Centre for the big launch. The girlies had great fun playing in a brand new play area, meeting Dennis the menace followed by a lovely meal too.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Little Green Fingers

With summer well on its way its only natural we want the garden looking pretty. We have spent a lot of time in ours this past week and apart from the bottom half looking a mess as the builders still have not started, our section isn't looking too bad  with the wild look flowers taking over the rockery, and well maintained lawn it is looking picturesque. This will change though when the builders start. 

Friday, 3 July 2015

Eurocamp Avant Accommodation Review

It feels so long ago now that we were on our holiday in France. The purpose of our holiday was to review the three bedroom Avant accommodation with Eurocamp. This style accommodation is new for 2015, and we were one of the first to step inside. Our accommodation was in La Pointe, St Giles which is in Bènodet, Brittany.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Week 8 on weight watchers

This week my goal was to loose 2Ib to bring me back to my 5% total weight loss target again, which I reached just before my holidays. Unfortunately this did not happen, and I am a little stumped as to why.

More drinks review

My weight loss journey is now in full swing. I think I have got my small holiday weight gain back off and my energy levels are rising. My twisted knee ligament seems to have healed much quicker then anticipated too so the exercise has started again. I have chosen to start the Couch to 5k programme again as I enjoyed it so much last time I completed it, albeit a few years ago now.