Thursday, 26 March 2015

My Easter Egg Picks....

We've been eating Easter eggs for a few weeks now....lol I think chocolate always tastes better in egg form doesn't it....Everywhere I look lately I have been seeing Easter Eggs...



Woodland friends Ollie the owl - £5.00 - Waitrose
Easter Milk Chocolate Collection - £18.75 - Green and Black's


James Chocolates Large Pig Easter Egg - £15.00 - John Lewis
Lindor Shell Egg - £10.99 - Lindt
You Crack Me Up Extra Thick Easter Egg - £27.00 - Hotel Chocolat


Large Chocolate Easter Egg Decorating Kit - £19.90 - Not on The High Street
Pink Champagne truffles Easter egg - £16.95 - Chocolate Trading Company

Do you buy Easter Eggs?

Heels 4 Hearts!!

Every year more than 30,000 people in UK have an out of hospital cardiac arrest. 80% of the time happening in people’s homes....

When the heart stops beating, the chances of survival are greatly reduced with every minute that passes. However, effective and immediate CPR can help double the chance of survival in some cases.

In the UK less than 1 in 10 people survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest however in Norway, where CPR is taught in secondary schools, the survival figure is as high as 1 in 4. 

Good Morning Britain launched Heels 4 Hearts a campaign to help give every secondary school pupil in the UK the opportunity to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). 


They are appealing to the public to donate unwanted and wearable shoes to British Heart Foundation shops this week which will then go towards funding CPR training kits in secondary schools and sixth form colleges across the UK.

People can donate shoes, they can be any colour and any size (they don’t have to be heels, they can be male shoes, female shoes, children’s shoes or even sports shoes from the 23rd to 28th March to one of over 700 British Heart foundation shops across the UK....

For every pair of shoes collected during this week £6.40 will be donated towards CPR kits for secondary schools and sixth form colleges....

More than 50 stars have already pledged their support and donated to the campaign including Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Tom Jones, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Arsenal's Jack Wilshire. Some of those shoes come with their own special stories. Alison Steadman has donated the cowboy boots she wore for the Islands in the stream barn dance scene in Gavin and Stacey.

They can be found on the British Heart Foundation part of eBay.... 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

How we clean Mega Bloks....

Mega Bloks are awkward things to clean....We have been putting off cleaning them for ages but Ellie has sadly grown out of them and Stu my fella has offered them to our friend for her little boy.....Ellie is more into Lego now so was fine about it....Phew!

Stu came up with a great idea on how to clean them......I admit I didn't think it was a great idea at the time....I even tweeted about it....


 I was worried....More for how the washer would take it than the Mega Bloks....

He decided to wrap them in a duvet cover to protect them and the washer a little and add a bit of washing up liquid and put them on a cold wash....It was a loud 20 minutes....



It's probably not advised or recommended to wash them like this but it actually worked, no damage was done to the washing machine or the blocks and it was hassle free.....Well apart from when we had to take them out the washer and some were still full of water....


We gave them a shake and rushed outside with them and hung the duvet cover on the washing line with the blocks still inside....It was a lovely sunny afternoon and they dried in no time....

So now we have 2 squeaky clean bags of Mega Bloks ready to go to their new home....

Blue (Da Ba Dee)....lol #wickedwednesdays

This appeared on my Timehop earlier on in the week....This is what happens when I made the mistake of thinking she was still asleep and I tried to have a lie in....I think it's make up but knowing her it could have been pen....I can't remember....lol


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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Trespass Wonder Girls Waterproof Jacket - Review!

At the end of August we bought Ellie a new coat for the start of the new school year and since then she has grown so much that the coat is starting to get a bit snug on her.....When I was given the chance to review a Wonder Girls Waterproof Jacket from Trespass I was rather pleased and so was Ellie....

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 We're used to rubbish weather up here in Northumberland....So a good coat is a must. It has to be waterproof, have a hood and be comfortable....This coat ticked all of those boxes and more. With it being a sorbet/pink colour that was just a bonus....

When I opened the packaging and got the coat out I could tell it was a fantastic quality coat....The outer material is waterproof and according to the website waterproof to 3000mm!! The inside is very soft with a fleece lining and features coldheat technology which traps and stores body heat throughout the day.....


The hood is detachable. It has press studs and is easy to attach and detach and also has a fleece lining.....When the hood is up there is velcro to attach it to the collar which is a fantastic feature....With Ellie's other coats the hoods always seem to blow down in the wind. This won't be happening now.

I ordered the coat in a size 9 to 10. Ellie is in a size 8 to 9 at the moment but I like to buy clothes to grow into.....It is a little long in the arms but that isn't a problem at all because the elasticated cuffs help it to fit.


Ellie has worn this jacket to school and everyone seems very impressed with it.....She is especially. It keeps her warm especially on a morning when we are walking to school. We have yet to try it out in the rain. Stupid weather. Why does it never rain when you want it to but going by the look and feel of the jacket I can't see us having any problems at all.

The Wonder Girls Waterproof Jacket costs £31.99 reduced from £49.99 which I think is a fantastic price. It is great quality and I can see it still being in fantastic condition well after Ellie has grown out of it.

http://www.goingonanadventure.co.uk/p/tried-tested.html

We were sent the Trespass Wonder Girls Waterproof Jacket free of charge to try....This is my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.