Saturday, 19 April 2014

Laws of Household Physics....

Ever notice that the laws of household physics are every bit as real as every other law in the universe? Here are a few examples:

1. A child's eagerness to assist in any project varies in inverse proportion to the ability to actually do the work involved.

2. Leftovers always expand to fill all available containers plus one.

3. A newly washed window gathers dirt at double the speed of an unwashed window.

4. The availability of a ballpoint pen is inversely proportional to how badly it is needed.

5. The same clutter that will fill a one-car garage will fill a two-car garage.

6. Three children plus two cookies equals a fight.

7. The potential for disaster is in direct proportion to the number of TV remote controls divided by the number of viewers.

8. The number of doors left open varies inversely with the outdoor temperature.

9. The capacity of any hot water heater is equal to one and one-half sibling showers.

10. What goes up must come down, except for bubble gum, kites and slightly used Rice Krispies.

11. Place two children in a room full of toys and they will both want to play with the same toy.



Friday, 18 April 2014

Fun!! Fun!! Fun!!

Friday again so that means it's Word of the Week time!! 

My word of the week this week is.....


It has just been a week of fun!!

We haven't done anything or been anywhere special.....It's just been fun!! I think it's all down to the fact the sun has been shining all week....That's enough to put anyone in a good mood....

The kids have played....I've been able to get on with jobs I've needed to do....Even the housework has been fun with the kids helping....Yes they have actually been helping!!.....We sorted out the toy boxes...I had the intention of having a good clear out but the kids have found a lot of forgotten toys which they've had fun playing with!!

I had a very exciting e-mail from the wonderful people at Toys R Us....

 Hooray!! Which means the girls will be having a lot of fun testing out some fab toys soon!!

Tomorrow I will be having a lot of fun...I'm having a full afternoon and evening off from the normal mummy duties....I'm going to see a fab band called 'Bessie and the Zinc Buckets'!! My friends and I have seen them a few times before but this is their 30th Anniversary gig.....They are a Rockabilly group but play everything from hillbilly songs, The Monster Mash, U2, Spice Girls, Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang, The Bay City Rollers, Moterhead and Gangnam Style....They're a lot of fun!!


I hope you all have a lovely weekend and don't eat too many Easter eggs....hehehe

The Reading Residence 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Peanut Hottie - Review!!

Have you heard of Peanut Hottie? I hadn't until a couple of weeks ago.
 
A delectably delicious, instantly indulgent peanut butter flavoured hot drink...All for 83 calories!!


Peanut Hottie....

Is made with real peanuts...
Is caffeine free...
Is suitable for vegetarians...
Has no artificial additives...
Has no artificial colours...
Is under 100 calories per cup...

As soon as I opened the packet I knew I was in for a treat.....The smell was amazing it smelt a lot like a rich peanut butter.....

To make this was easy enough....Add the mix out of the packet to slightly cooled boiled water and mix!


 My first thought about this drink was it seemed very sweet but that didn't put me off....I like the sweeter things in life!.....To me it tastes like watery, warm, melted peanut butter which isn't as bad as it sounds!! It tasted great and of course I had to dunk a few biscuit's in which was a lovely treat....

This would be the perfect alternative to hot chocolate on a cold day and I imagine great for baking with....Peanut butter cookies sound very tempting!!

I have since tried it with half hot chocolate powder and half Peanut Hottie....Mmmm delicious!! 

The drink is currently available at Sainsbury's & Waitrose so unfortunately I won't be buying anymore soon as I have neither stores nearby....Boo!!
Family Fever
I was sent some Peanut Hottie free of charge to try...This is my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The National Numeracy Challenge....

When it comes to doing simple sums half of adults struggle.....I am one of those which struggles! I have never been any good at Maths....I dreaded maths lessons at school and even faked sickness to get out of doing Algebra....It was like a foreign language to me.....I have a mental block when it comes to numbers.....It's just a jumble of confusion to me.  


 The charity National Numeracy has now launched a major check-up service to encourage people to test themselves online against a series of questions tailored to different ability ranges.

Questions start at the level expected of the average seven- to nine-year-old and rise to the standard of a 16-year-old with A* to C grades in maths. 
  

I got half of them right! Eek! It's a good job my girls are great when it comes to maths.....Becky is above the level she needs to be at school and some of the homework she brings home baffles me.....I think it's the way they do the working out now....Things have changed so much since I was at school....

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Steamcream - Review!!

I had never heard of Steamcream until I was asked if I wanted to try some....Why not? I do like trying new things after all....

STEAMCREAM represents the latest concept in skincare. Freshly handmade using high-quality, natural ingredients that are fused together by a shot of steam. This unique method makes the cream very lightweight, providing long-lasting hydration for the face. The texture also makes it a perfect nourishing treat for your body and hands too.

I chose the Vanity Limited Edition tin which launches in June...


How lovely is the tin?! I thought it was so pretty! When the cream is used up it will be washed out and used for something else.....In fact all the tins they have are gorgeous there are hundreds to choose from....

Initially I thought the product looked quite thick it reminded me of tubs of Nivea that I used to used as a teen. However, when applied I noticed that it almost had a watery texture to it....It was very light, soaked into the skin quickly and didn't feel greasy at all....

I like the fact that you can use the cream on your hands, face and body....I've been using it on my hands and face and it feels great....My skin definitely feels softer.....The smell is fantastic too....It is very pleasant and not too strong and overpowering....

They use quality natural, vegan ingredients, directly from sustainable sources and suppliers who comply with their non-animal testing policy. This means that Steamcream can be beautiful, effective, ethical and affordable.....

Steamcream is priced at £12.95 for a 75ml tin.....Which I think is quite reasonable considering it's a multi-use product....
Family Fever 
I was sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review....This is my honest review....All thoughts and opinions are my own!! 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday


Here we are into the 2nd week of the Easter Holidays already....Last weeks meal plan went great! I think it was the fact I let the kids choose what they were eating....This week they're choosing most of it too....

On Saturday I'm off to a concert....Leaving at about 2pm and won't be back till about midnight so Stu is organising tea for him and the kids....I'm guessing McDonalds or a Takeaway....hehehe

This week on the menu we have... 

Monday - Corned Beef hash & Baked beans....
Tuesday - Tuna pasta bake....
Wednesday - Crazy Bears, mash and peas....
Thursday - 
Fish fingers, chips and beans....
Friday - Chinese Chicken Thighs with rice....
Saturday - Stu is in charge so who knows?....
Sunday - Cottage pie....

As always I've joined in with the wonderful Mrs M's #mealplanningmonday linky...