Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Olverum Bath Oil - Review!

At the end of a stressful day there is nothing better than a soak in the bath....Bubble bath or a bath bomb is nice but sometimes I want a little more, something a little more luxurious....This is where Olverum Bath Oil comes in!

Olverum is a unique and highly concentrated, therapeutic bath oil which contains 10 pure essential oils carefully blended to work together....

An Olverum bath is a very effective way to naturally relieve stress and help you achieve a great nights sleep. It is also a great way to ease aching or sore muscles and is the perfect soothing antidote to a cold or flu. All with a gorgeous aromatic, unisex scent.

Olverum Bath Oil is highly concentrated and only half a capful (5ml) is needed per bath. Virtually all the oil is absorbed by the skin leaving no greasy residue in the bath after use.

For many years Olverum survived by word of mouth - a cult product known in the UK to only a small number of passionate devotees. Now beautifully re-packaged, yet still retaining the same formulation loved for over eight decades, Olverum recently relaunched under new British ownership.

I don't know where I have had my head but I had never heard of Olverum before....I was keen to give it a try....

I was sent the travel set and when it arrived it looked so fancy and is smelled amazing....I was so tempted to have a bath in the middle of the day. hehehe

Everything they say about Olverum bath oil is true.....It left me feeling relaxed and less achy. It was the best bath I had, had in ages....In the past using bath oils they tend to leave the bath slippy and greasy but this didn't....It also left my skin feeling great....

The 125ml size costs £29.00 and there is enough for 25 baths, the 250ml size costs £53 and there is enough for 50 baths. The travel set is £19 and enough for 9 baths.

I have never been one for bath oils but now I am converted! At first I thought it was expensive but I will happily spend about £4 on a bath bomb for one bath which ends up costing way, way more! 

The main stockists of Olverum are Liberty, Conran, Harvey Nichols, Fenwick and you can also buy it from their website...

I was sent some Olverum Bath Oil free of charge to try out in exchange for this blog post.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday

Another week, another meal plan....

Last weeks meal plan all went to plan....A couple of days there were leftovers which I quite happily ate for lunch....I think I am going to have to make more meals like this. It stops me just eating rubbish during the day....

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Slow cooked pork and pineapple curry with rice and naan bread....
Tuesday - Baked Sweetcorn Fritters, potato wedges and sweet & sour sauce....
Wednesday - Sausage And Bean Casserole with some nice bread buns....
Thursday - It's Becky's parents evening so something quick like beans on toast....
Friday - Fish & chips....
Saturday - Corn dogs, sausage rolls, mini pizza's, corn on the cob, spring rolls....A nice and easy tea!
Sunday - Lasagne and garlic bread....

What will you be eating this week?

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Brightening the house up. #MySundayPhoto

When the Christmas decorations came down the house looked so bare and dull....I bought some flowers to brighten the place up and it worked....They were still in their buds when they were delivered with the shopping and I can't believe how big they grew....

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Week 2 - A photo everyday for a year. #Project365

This week saw the kids go back to school and not much else....Ellie has after school revision for her SATs in May three times a week so by the time both the kids get in it's dark. Hmmf. Roll on the summer. 

Here is a photo for every day....

6/365 - 6th January
Fruit Salad flavour alcohol....It's nice but not as nice as I was expecting.

7/365 - 7th January
A Sunday afternoon play on the x-box. We had a proper lazy day....

8/365 - 8th January
The worlds most disgusting looking bath bomb....Ellie my youngest loved it. lol It did smell pretty good though.

9/365 - 9th January
I won a £25 gift voucher and it was delivered on Tuesday....I've spent it already. hehehe I treated the house to a 4 slice toaster.

10/365 - 10th January
I was sent some bath oil to try....It is so good. The review will be on my blog next week.

11/365 - 11th January
The most exciting thing to happen today was my fella put a shelf up in the kitchen....Since we got the new cooker there has been nowhere to put the baking tins and trays. This is perfect.

12/365 - 12th January
My teen was poorly....Sore head and vomiting. She felt a bit better by lunchtime but was still not right. She spent the day on the sofa under a duvet. I think it's just a 24 hour thing. Eek!

Friday, 12 January 2018

A new routine.... #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:

This was the week where we were supposed to drop back into our normal school day routine....We're not quite there yet.

The kids have gone back to school....They were happy to go back. The Christmas holidays were lovely but we were at the point where they were ready for school....I seem to have been a day behind all week....Tuesday seemed like a Monday and so on. Today feels like a Thursday. lol At least the weekend comes early!

Tuesday was great....School went well and the girls came home happy. I thought we were back into a routine then Ellie pulled a letter out of her bag....

In May she will be sitting the SATs exams and from now until then the school have decided to run a after school revision class every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for 45 minutes....It's one of those things that are not compulsory but the school would prefer the children to attend.

Ellie struggles at school and needs this extra tuition but we realised that it clashes with the choir practice after school on a Tuesday which she loves...The choir is the one thing at school which she is passionate about....I was not letting her miss out on one of the only thing she loves about school...I had a word with the teacher and explained this. The teacher did not look happy but I know if Ellie is made to quit the choir she will resent the SATs and just not even try....She agreed Ellie staying with the choir was for the best. Phew!

So now we are trying to find a new routine.....Ellie basically has an hour less to do everything she wants and needs to do on an evening and so far it's not going well....I don't know if it's just because it's the first week back or the extra 45 minutes at school are causing the bad attitude. I guess time will tell. 

What is working is the timer on Ellie's TV. She hates going to sleep and since she got a TV for her bedroom she has been going to sleep with hardly any arguments.....I have set the timer so it goes off at 9pm and she is accepting this and is going to sleep. When I used to go up to switch it off there was always an argument. Now the argument isn't there....The funny thing is she could just switch it back on but hasn't realised this yet....hehehe