Saturday, 20 September 2014

Project 365 Days 257 - 263

Honestly I'll be glad when this week is over.

My poor mum had a week off work and instead of a nice holiday she has been faced with a house filled with vomit, poop and lots and lots of tears.

It started with Freya and Gracie, spread to Layla and then to Elise oh and back to Freya again.

I'm just surprised we haven't caught this dreaded bug too.

So I'm sure you won't be surprised that my project 365 photos this week aren't the happiest but here they are….

Day 257

A day of rubbish weather meant entertaining ourselves indoors.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Free School Dinners, Not As Good As They Sound

This month saw all key stage one children in English schools given the chance to eat a hot meal at school for free every day.

The scheme is expected to save parents like myself £400 a year per child.

Now in theory this sounds great but I'm not convinced.

Here are just three reasons that have me questioning the scheme and its intentions.

The Cost

Well we are told it is free but lets be honest, nothing where the government is concerned is really free. I mean we'll be paying for this through our taxes.

And in that case I'd like to know why school meals can't be free across the board.

At the moment I have three children at school, one in reception, one in year 2 and one in year 4. Meaning that two of my children get free meals whilst the other I'd have to pay for.

This something I can't afford, now for some it might not seem a lot of money to pay out but to me it is, I just can't budget in another bill. This means that my eldest has to have a packed lunch, luckily she is an easy going child and doesn't mind.

However I'm sure there are children out there who wouldn't be so happy if put in the same situation.

It was general secretary Christine Bower that said, "children do not stop being hungry at seven years of age".

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Making Fajitas With a Little Help From Birds Eye

I don't know about you, but I seem to find myself extra busy in Spetember.

After a relaxing interesting 6 weeks off from the school run, we are back into the routine of school, homework and early bed times with a bang.

Dinner times can end up being boring as I just don't seem to have the time to come up with new ideas of things to eat, we end up getting stuck in a rut of eating the same things on a weekly basis.

Birds Eye to the rescue.

This lovely company have enlisted the help of some talented little chefs to bring us parents a range of ideas for tasty dinner time recipes, designed to be yummy and appealing to even the fussiest of taste buds.

The list includes :

Fish Finger Pizza
Waffle Submarine
Waffle Nachos

birds eye chicken dippers

The girls and I opted to make the Chicken Dipper Fajitas seen as normal fajitas are always a family favourite.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Silly Billyz Messy Eater Bibs Review

One thing my kids love is food.

I can always count on them to let me know when meal times are and one thing I can also count on is that clothes will get messy.

My eldest two have reached the stage of not needing bibs anymore but Gracie and Layla still need covering up, especially when orange coloured foods are involved!!!

The trouble is a lot of bibs only cover the front of clothing, they forget that mess can spread far and wide including the sleeves and bottoms too.

I was recently sent a couple of Silly Billyz Messy Eater bibs from BPM childcare to try out and review,  suitable for children aged 12 months to 3 years and beyond, they seemed like they could be the solution to those pesky food stains….

LeapPad 3 from LeapFrog Review

As an ambassador for LeapFrog this year, I get to bring you all the latest news on up and coming releases etc as well as having the chance to test out some of the newest product.

Recently we were very kindly sent the LeapPad 3 to test out and review.

leapfrog leappad 3

August's Degustabox, What's Inside???

I have to say, I really do get excited about receiving my Degustabox each month, it is lovely to have something to look forward to.

I'm always left thinking that they can't get any better and then Degustabox go and add in an extra little surprise, you'll have to read on to find out what it was….



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