Saturday, 25 April 2015

Project 365 - Week 17

I haven't taken many photos this week.....The kids have been sick (they're fine now) so we haven't really done much....I just haven't been in a photo taking mood but somehow did manage to take one every day....


108/365. 18th April 2015

Domino's again! lol I'm sure they put something in it which makes you crave it even more....

109/365. 19th April 2015

Sunday was the day I started playing Minecraft! I had watched the kids play it enough to know the basics and now I can use it as a bargaining tool with the girls.....Yes I will play Minecraft with you if you tidy your room first.....hehehe


110/365. 20th April 2015

Becky wasn't well at all.....

111/365. 21th April 2015

By Tuesday she had recovered.....

 
112/365. 22th April 2015

On Wednesday it was Ellie's turn to be sick.....By lunch time she had recovered so we made cakes....

 
113/365. 23th April 2015

Ellie was better and back to school....
 
114/365. 24th April 2015

After the day I had the wine was open just after 6pm which is early for me.....There was a bit of drama at Becky's school which saw Stu and I rushing up there in a bit of a panic....Last night there was a very angry email sent to the school....Grrr

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Tracker On the Go Milk Drinks - Review & Giveway!!

I rarely drink milk unless you include it in coffee or hot chocolate.....Now and again I do enjoy a milkshake though...

I was offered the chance to try the new Tracker Milk drinks made by Mars! These drinks are based on the popular Tracker Cereal bars.....Which are a great protein source, high in fibre and suitable for vegetarians....


Fans of Tracker cereal bars will love the taste of the new Golden Syrup and Chocolate Chip On the Go drinks.

These delicious milk drinks with cereals, combine the oaty taste of the popular bar with notes of sweet golden syrup or creamy chocolate chips.

The ideal companion whether you are shopping in the city, or rambling in the countryside – just pop in your bag and enjoy.

We were sent the Chocolate Chip & the Golden Syrup to try....


The Golden Syrup smelt very sweet and just like golden syrup.....Thankfully it didn't taste as sweet as it smelt....It was nice but not one for me....The girls however loved it....

The Chocolate Chip one was my sort of drink....It was delicious.....If you imagine drinking a chocolate chip cookie this would be it.....

These drinks taste oaty but not too oaty....When I thought of a milk and cereal drink I imagined it to be thick, heavy, creamy and hard to drink but this goes down far too easily....They made a lovely change and they are something I would buy in the future....

The new shakes are available now from Sainsbury’s for £1.40 a bottle....

I'm running a small giveaway where one person can win a bottle of each flavour - Golden Syrup & Chocolate Chip.

Use the Rafflecopter thingamabob below to enter.....
(Give it a few seconds to load as it can be a bit slow at busy times)


Rules...We have to have them!  

The Giveaway runs from 12am on the 25th of April until 12am on the 9th of May.....
The prize is one bottle of each flavour of the new Tracker On the Go Drinks....
 Entrants must log in via Rafflecopter and answer the question in the widget this is the ONLY mandatory task....
You can gain extra entries by following thorough social media, tweeting, etc... 
There will be ONE winner picked at random via Rafflecopter....
This giveaway is open to all UK residents only....
I will contact the winners within 24 hours of the competition ending....
The winners must respond within 72 hours of the notification e-mail or a new winner will be redrawn....
It is the responsibility of the company to dispatch the prize directly to the winner I will however try to help with any issues you have!

Good Luck!

ThePrizeFinder
 
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We were sent these drinks free of charge to try....This is my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

Friday, 24 April 2015

I thought Becky was missing......


Becky went to school this morning.....She left on time and she was ok.....

At about 11pm this morning I got an automated recorded message saying your child is not at school. Press 1 if you know and 2 to speak to someone.....I pressed 2 and got an answering machine....Grr! 

I tried to ring them back again and again and couldn't get through to anyone.....The thoughts running through my head were unreal....She had been poorly at the start of the week....What happens if she had collapsed somewhere? Has someone taken her?

I rang my friend who was kind enough to give us a lift to the school as it's a half an hours walk away....

At reception they couldn't get through to the attendance people either.....They finally did and sent someone to talk to us....

Turns out the supply teacher they had in had messed up and a message was sent out to a lot of her form group.....What the hell! I phone call back to let us know would have been nice before I had chance to think something could have happened to her.....The lovely lady went and got Becky just to put our mind at ease which no doubt worried the life out of Becky seeing us stood there....

I am now relieved but absolutely livid.....There phone set up is crap! I only tweeted on Monday about it when I was trying to get through to say she was poorly and wouldn't be in.....

There isn't enough people to answer the phones or they just don't bother.....I've never once been able to get through to Becky's head of year.....What would happen if there was an emergency....There would be no way to get in touch with my girl at all.....

Yes the automated messages would come in handy if your child is known to bunk off school but sending them out just because the teacher has messed up is not on.....I will be writing an email complaining to the school when I have calmed down a little more to let them know my feelings....

Is it too early for wine yet? lol 

I’m linking up with MummyBarrow for Ranty Friday

Sick of Sick!

There is only one word that can sum up my week this week. It's....


We're all OK now but being sick has dominated our week....

Becky wasn't feeling too good on Sunday evening......She had a sore belly and I was worried it was the start of lady things happening. (It wasn't)....She was getting herself upset because she didn't want to miss school. She hasn't missed a day since she started in September....Then she started to feel sick....She took herself off to bed taking the sick bucket with her....

I woke her up for school on Monday morning and then she started to be sick....Ugh! I moved her downstairs where she set herself up on the settee.....She was crying that she wanted to go to school.....Ellie was crying because she wanted to stay at home....Another happy Monday morning! Becky slept most of the day....By Monday evening she was feeling a little better.....She had an early night and Tuesday morning she still looked rough so I phoned the school again.....Thankfully by lunchtime she was feeling much better.....Had something to eat and a shower.....She came to pick Ellie up from school and was back to her normal self......On Wednesday she went back to school.....

Wednesday morning it was like I was reliving Monday but with Ellie.....Only difference was that Ellie doesn't always hit the sick bucket when she spews.....lol I can laugh now. I wasn't at the time.....The thing with Ellie once she has been sick she always seems to recover quickly.....By lunchtime she was eating toasties and singing along to Mary Poppins.....There is only so much Doc McStuffins I can watch.....We even made cakes....She was feeling that good. If she hadn't have been sick I would have said she just wanted a day off school.....lol She went back to school yesterday.....

Now I'm crossing my fingers that is it! I haven't time to be ill....

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