Friday, 19 January 2018

Try something new this January with Metcalfe’s....

I am a big fan of Metcalfe's Skinny Popcorn and I've mentioned their popcorn in a couple of posts in the past. The Salted Caramel Popcorn Apples & Popcorn Candy Cane Bars....They are here to make your January a little easier...


January is a the month of people going on diets after eating too much over Christmas....I know I always try to eat a bit better but you don't have to miss out on treats....Metcalfe's Skinny has a range of lighter snacks and make it easy to stick to those New Year's resolutions!!


Their delicious range of popcorn flavours, including their newest Salted Caramel, Sweet n’ Salt and savoury Sea Salt are available in sharing bags, impulse bags and multi-pack sizes. There is a bag for dedicated snackers, on-the-go snackers and serial snackers respectively. They are made without artificial flavours and colours and with fewer than 115 calories per serving....

As well as the popcorn Metcalfe's Skinny also have a seletion of ricecakes. They are all gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians....


They are the perfect balance of wholegrain and white rice for a crunchy, crispy snack extravaganza. Each slice is lavishly coated in a generous layer of either fancy Italian dark or milk chocolate, or creamy yoghurt for a heavenly moment of lighter indulgence...All for 83 calories or fewer per slice!

Rounding out the snacking collection are the Metcalfe’s Popcorn Thins (and Thins Minis!). 


A great alternative to chocolate bars, cakes, brownies and biscuits for the mid-morning munchies. These deliciously chocolate-covered crunchy corn discs are also only 81 calories per serving.... 

Metcalfe's Skinny have pledged to raise £30,000 over 3 years for CLIC Sargent the UK's leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families....

From the 29th of January to the 25th of February 5p from every sharing pack sold at Morrison's of Metcalfe’s Skinny popcorn (Sweet ‘n Salt, Sea Salt and Salted Caramel) will be given to CLIC Sargent....

Have you tried Metcalfe's Skinny Popcorn before?
What's your favourite flavour of popcorn?

I was sent samples of these products in exchange for this blog post.

Tooth trouble. #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


Ellie my youngest has had a wobbly tooth for over a week and it has caused some trouble....It was the pointy one at the front (the Incisor) and it has caused so much trouble....The new tooth coming through had came through over it so wasn't really pushing the baby tooth out...

All week Ellie has refused to eat properly....She's not the best at eating breakfast to start with so add a wobbly tooth and we have a whole heap of drama....She was actually late for school on Tuesday. We had tears and tantrums. We spoke to one of the teachers who was understanding thankfully. I always feel so bad when she is late for school (which isn't often) but when she is it's usually because of her behaviour and attitude...

Becky was at the dentist for a filling on Monday night which went fine....We were told when she had her braces taken off she would probably need a little bit of work so one filling didn't seem too bad....

Ellie went along too. Our dentist is amazing and had a quick look at her wobbly tooth and said it is so ready to come out and there was no issue with the teeth overlapping. He told us to go back next week if it hadn't came out....

Ellie has eaten at tea time with a lot of persuasion. Luckily most of the food we have eaten this week has been soft. Curry & rice, Sweetcorn fritters and sausage casserole....

On Wednesday Ellie wasn't her normal self....I think the not eating properly had taken it's toll....She hardly spoke all evening. When she did her tooth would wobble even more and she didn't like it....She even went to bed without any arguments so I knew something was off....

Yesterday morning my alarm went off and she Ellie was peeping around the door. I thought uh-oh! She's been sick. That's usually the only time she's awake before the alarm clock....No the tooth had came out! HOORAY! She said she had woken up and the tooth was out and she came so close to swallowing it....

What a change in my girl....She was chattering away and ate 3 breakfasts. lol Cereal, toast and a breakfast bar....It was lovely to see her smile again and back to her normal self....I am writing this yesterday afternoon so the tooth fairy is yet to pay a visit....I am sure she will be generous!


Thursday, 18 January 2018

Winnie the Pooh Day - Cute gifts.

Winnie the Pooh Day is celebrated on the birthday of author A A Milne.....Winnie the Pooh first appeared on the printed page in 1926 together with friends Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore who were based on toys owned by the author’s son who also featured in the famous stories as Christopher Robin.

Before my girls were born I went Winnie the Pooh mad. Especially with Becky. Her room was decorated with Winnie the Pooh things, she had clothes, nursery accessories and soft toys....

When I was pregnant with Ellie Becky was obsessed with the "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" song and her uncle convinced her that when Ellie was born she would be called Tigger....


Over the years my girls have grown out of Winnie the Pooh but I haven't....There is still so much out there for adults all Winnie the Pooh related!


Winnie the Pooh Icon Mug - £4.99 - Disney Store
Winnie The Pooh Calendar - £18.00 - Clintons
Gold Plated Silver Winnie the Pooh Studs - Set of 3 - £29.99 - Argos
Winnie The Pooh Quote Print - £13.60 - Not on the High Street


Bee Prepared Honey Lip Balm - £3.99 - Truffle Shuffle
Winnie The Pooh Figurine - £20.00 - Disney Store
Winnie the Pooh Pyjamas - Piglet - £15.00 - Character.Com
Women's Black Winnie The Pooh Sketch T-Shirt - £19.99 - Truffle Shuffle

Are you a fan of Winnie the Pooh?

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Hot chocolate made a few different ways....

This time of year is perfect for drinking hot chocolate....My girls can easily go through a large tub of Tesco's own, the one you just add water too in a week. In fact when they were off school for Christmas I was buying two a week! Eek! 

It is such a lovely treat for them to have one when they get in from school with a snack or a couple of biscuits.


When we're out of hot chocolate which sometimes happens we make Nutella Hot Chocolate!

Nutella Hot Chocolate.

You need:
3 tablespoons of Nutella or chocolate spread.
1 and 1/3rd cups of milk.

How to make:
Scoop in the 3 tablespoons of Nutella and add in 1/3rd cup of milk to a saucepan....Stir together until the two ingredients are fully blended....Once blended pour in the last cup of milk and turn the heat up a little...Once heated and mixed pour the drink into to a mug and enjoy!

I know Christmas is over and Bailey's is thought of as a Christmas drink but why not have it all year around. Taming Twins has a fantastic Bailey's Slow cooker hot chocolate recipe....

White Hot Chocolate.

You need:
2 mugs milk
75g White chocolate
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
Whipping cream to serve

Grate the chocolate and divide into the mugs. Heat the milk in a saucepan until boiling. Once the milk has boiled pour a little into each mug and mix in the chocolate then add a teaspoon of vanilla into each mug and the rest of the milk. Stir all together and top with cream....

I found the Spiced Hot Chocolate recipe on the Tesco website. This light but creamy hot chocolate makes a comforting end to a cold winter evening....

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate.
In a mug prepare your hot chocolate mix as directed on package. Then stir in 1 or 2 teaspoons peanut butter. So simple!

On the BBC website I found the perfect treat for Ellie. Unicorn hot chocolate!! We made it over the weekend. 


We didn't follow the recipe exactly but it was close enough....White chocolate and milk, pink gel food colouring all topped with squirty cream and sprinkles! It was amazing! Best drink ever!



How do you like your hot chocolate?


Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Olverum Bath Oil - Review!

At the end of a stressful day there is nothing better than a soak in the bath....Bubble bath or a bath bomb is nice but sometimes I want a little more, something a little more luxurious....This is where Olverum Bath Oil comes in!


Olverum is a unique and highly concentrated, therapeutic bath oil which contains 10 pure essential oils carefully blended to work together....

An Olverum bath is a very effective way to naturally relieve stress and help you achieve a great nights sleep. It is also a great way to ease aching or sore muscles and is the perfect soothing antidote to a cold or flu. All with a gorgeous aromatic, unisex scent.

Olverum Bath Oil is highly concentrated and only half a capful (5ml) is needed per bath. Virtually all the oil is absorbed by the skin leaving no greasy residue in the bath after use.


For many years Olverum survived by word of mouth - a cult product known in the UK to only a small number of passionate devotees. Now beautifully re-packaged, yet still retaining the same formulation loved for over eight decades, Olverum recently relaunched under new British ownership.

I don't know where I have had my head but I had never heard of Olverum before....I was keen to give it a try....

I was sent the travel set and when it arrived it looked so fancy and is smelled amazing....I was so tempted to have a bath in the middle of the day. hehehe


Everything they say about Olverum bath oil is true.....It left me feeling relaxed and less achy. It was the best bath I had, had in ages....In the past using bath oils they tend to leave the bath slippy and greasy but this didn't....It also left my skin feeling great....

The 125ml size costs £29.00 and there is enough for 25 baths, the 250ml size costs £53 and there is enough for 50 baths. The travel set is £19 and enough for 9 baths.

I have never been one for bath oils but now I am converted! At first I thought it was expensive but I will happily spend about £4 on a bath bomb for one bath which ends up costing way, way more! 

The main stockists of Olverum are Liberty, Conran, Harvey Nichols, Fenwick and you can also buy it from their website...

I was sent some Olverum Bath Oil free of charge to try out in exchange for this blog post.