Monday, 12 August 2013

Food, Chessington and Fashion

I've been pretty quiet on the blogging front, quite frankly I am wiped out! However here is a quick catch up...

1) I was very kindly sent some food samples to trial recently and they have come in very handy as the batch arrived just in time for a day trip to Chessington. The kids really liked the Dairylea new Mature Cheese dips  (ok and so did I). I wouldn't normally buy them as they don't find the cheese tasty enough but these really were a hit. I have also been able to try the Pineapple variety, yes really. I was dubious that they would like these but they have been a hit too!

The Belvita Apricot and Yogurt breakfast bars are really nice, I was only able to get my hands on one pack of these as the hubby has nabbed them all before dashing out the door! Considering he was the one that pulled a slight face at them having live ingredients he hasn't done that bad! I can thoroughly recommend those!

2) Chessington. Now this is a place that I have not returned too in perhaps 20 years so I was dubious on what we would find. I was very surprised! There is so much to keep the kids entertained that between the rides, Zoo and the Sea Life Centre time flew past! There was no one point that one of the children were left out, at the ages of 3,5 and 7 they were all well catered for. The reviews that I had read on it being dirty had obviously been addressed as we didn't find this problem at all. The picnic kept us going til early eve when the 'kids eat free' offer kicked in. Overall we had a great day!

A happy Isabella with her fave Moshi Monsters

Keeping the boy happy while daddy and Isabella que for a roller coaster!

Tiny baby Gorillas!

In awe of the lion

With Daddy on the Pirate Boat!

3) Thanks to a very brave best friend of mine, she very kindly not only gave me children a fun sleepover she gave the hubby and I a chance to have a much much needed date night. The holidays are taking it out of me so this was a chance to breathe for a evening and just talk.

3) I'm a fan on Schwartz products (the slow cooker sachets are brill!) so I was a happy Mummy when I was also sent a few of these to have a go at. The Smoky BBQ one has been the first up and it was super easy (as all of these packs are) and tasty. In fact I forgot to do a after picture until after I had started eating! Thumbs up!

4) Like I mentioned in the last blog post we have had a few National Trust trips and the childrens lunch bags were finally converted into a a cress garden. I haven't killed them yet, so fingers crossed we will have something to eat although I don't like egg and cress sandwiches....

3 days on...

Last but not least it wouldn't be a blog of mine if fashion and shopping wasn't mentioned in here somewhere. Without wanting to wish away the Summer I have been mulling over my A/W wardobe, crazy I know but call it prepared. Plaids, checks, tartan, brogues and pink coats are high on my adgenda. Follow me on Pinterest for more pics but here's a taster of what I am loving...

More on that later though...

1 comment:

  1. I grew up near chessington and that Pirate ship brings back memories!