Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Pimp your drinks with PopaBall.

Have you heard of PopaBall? I hadn't until last week! They produce products that are aimed to ‘pimp your drinks’ with and they also have some lovely gift sets....Perfect for this time of year!

I was sent two products to have a look at and was very excited. I had never seen or tried anything like this before.


Each pack of bubbles serves 3-6 drinks.

Add a spoonful of bubbles to your G&T, suck them & your drink up through the straw provided and bite to release their fruity flavour!


These add flavour, texture and fun to your drink! The bubbles keep their shape and flavour until they burst and it is such a strange feeling when they do. They are a lot of fun and taste delicious!

The shell is made from seaweed extract and is therefore suitable for vegans and coeliacs.

Blue Pearl Shimmer for Gin - £7.49
Each jar contains 21 servings.


Fill 1/2 glass with ice. Add 25ml gin and top with tonic water. Slowly sprinkle in 1/3 of a teaspoon of the shimmer powder. Watch your gin bubble up and then clear to reveal a magical blue pearl shimmer! Sip away and enjoy your amazing, blueberry flavoured, sparkling gin!

I loved this! It made my drink look magical! It made me think of unicorns. hehehe It tasted so good and it made me feel so fancy drinking this! I will be saving the rest for Christmas to make the drinks extra special...



These products are not just for gin though! You could use them in prosecco, vodka and anything else fizzy! Even lemonade. They could make drinks extra special over the festive season!

Popaball also have some great gift sets. I love the look of the The Ultimate Gin gift set with Bubbles for £22.79 which I think is a fantastic price for a Blueberry flavour blue pearl shimmer powder, 120g, Blueberry & Lemon Flavour Bubbles for Gin, 1 chunky telescopic straw, 5cl bottle of gin, 200ml tonic water of your choice, 100g dry gin fizz gummies and a beautiful Popaball gold foiled gift bag!



Do you drink gin? Does any of this take your fancy?

I was sent the products mentioned free of charge in exchange for this blog post.


Monday, 20 November 2017

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday


Last weeks meal plan didn't go that well. We missed a couple of meals....Ellie was sent home sick from school & no one felt like eating much so we had cereal and then with her not eating properly the only thing for it was to offer her a McDonalds. It worked and she wolfed it down. Phew! 

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Chicken fajitas....
Tuesday - It's my birthday so I'm not cooking. I'm planning to go out for lunch for a Christmas dinner and for tea we'll just have sandwiches and of course cake....
Wednesday - Fry up. Sausages, bacon, egg, black pudding, mushrooms, beans and tomatoes....
Friday - Pizza....
Saturday - Sloppy joe's....
Sunday - Roast chicken dinner....

What are you eating this week?


Sunday, 19 November 2017

I am being tortured. hehehe. #MySundayPhoto

It's my birthday next week and my fella and the kids have wrapped my pressies already. They are right in front of me, torturing me....I really want to have a feel and a peek but the kids won't let me. If I even walk towards the bags the girls give me a telling off. I hate waiting for surprises!



Saturday, 18 November 2017

A photo everyday for a year - Week 46 #Project365

This has been a rubbish week for photos...I'm sorry. I don't like putting the heating on when it's just me in the house so I have been mostly hiding under a blanket trying to keep warm this week! 

I still managed a photo every day though...


294/365 - 11th November
At 5pm it was a tough choice.....Open the wine or have a glass of pop. hehehe I went for the pop.

295/365 - 12th November
I bought some selection boxes to put away for Christmas and put them on the fridge out the way of the kids. I shouldn't have left them where I could see them. I may have dipped into one. Oops.

296/365 - 13th November
Monkey is ready for Christmas. 

297/365 - 14th November
Ellie got sent home from school after being sick. She is fine now. An afternoon on the sofa made her feel better.

298/365 - 15th November
A day of school for Ellie due to her being sick....She had a ton of toys scattered around the dining room. I asked her to tidy them up and she piled everything on the table. Ugh! 

299/365 - 16th November
Thursday was my blogs birthday! 5 years has flown over.

300/365 - 17th November
She had nothing spotty to wear for the non-uniform day at school so she made do with her Children in Need headband.

Slip a taste of Yorkshire into stockings this Christmas...

I love Christmas. It is a time to enjoy good food and drinks....Over the festive season I always seem to buy things I wouldn't over the rest of the year. Fancy cheeses, Bailey's, nuts and  Advocaat to make Snowballs. 

I am always on the lookout for new drinks and when someone offered me some Brontë Liqueur I was keen to give it a try....


Brontë Liqueur combines blackberry and sloe with wildflower honey, a hint of jasmine, black pepper and cinnamon and is named after the county's famous writing sisters.  

It is an exciting new alcoholic drink from ‘God’s Own Country’ and the perfect present for a literary fan or those seeking a taste of Yorkshire....

I drank it over ice and it was delicious. It is warming and drinking felt like such a treat. I am quite fancying trying the cocktails especially the Brontë Barista!

Brontë Liqueur retails at £17.50 for six 5cl bottles, £23.50 for a 50cl bottle and £29.50 for a 70cl bottle. Charlotte’s reserve retails at £19.99 (RRP) and is presented in an exclusive faux 19th century leather bound book, making it a perfect present for Brontë aficionados. Both drinks are available via the website


A percentage of all sales of Brontë Liqueur will be donated to the Brontë Society to help ensure the enduring legacy of the Brontë family which I think is just a lovely idea.

I was sent a sample of Brontë Liqueur in exchange for this blog post.