Tuesday 10 December 2019

Christmas Hamper Competition

Tis the season to be jolly fa la la la la

With Christmas just around corner I want to give one of my followers a little Christmas gift, So u have decided to run Competition for a chance of one of my lovely readers to win this Cadburys Hamper ! 
If you would like the chance to win you can Enter below through the Rafflecopter below:
Competition is UK based only prize may change subject to availability 

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Friday 1 November 2019

Horse Club in general - Schleich


Horse Club - Rider Cafe £39.99  

This is the very first Schleich toy Davina has ever had the opportunity to play with, Davina just recently turned 9 and had horses on her birthday list but they wasn't as awesome as these stunning horses by Scheich. The attention to detail on each item we removed from the box and opened left Davina speechless. The exterior of the building is strong and robust and make from solid plastic with amazing detail. My Favourite part was the climbing roses they are almost life like and beautiful.

Inside the cafe its self there is a menu board on the back wall for all the customers to choose something delicious of the menu to enjoy. Behind the counter there is a oven that has a door that really opens and close and you can also fit pie or muffins in the to re-enact scenes from your imagination. The is also a til and coffee machine you can place a miniature cup on to and the after that add cream which pushes in to the cup really easy.

This set comes with Two movable figurines Tom who works in the cafe and Emily who sits at the table to enjoy the tasty apple pies and muffins with pink icing my favourite. The detail inside the cafe was created with so much care and compassion it really is stunning I just loved how you can put your own cream on to your hot chocolate or have with out. The cute tiny pieces of pie to add to a tiny white plate it really is life like and Tom and Emil can really hold the key, cups and glasses. 

 Davina needed a little help putting a few of the pieces together mainly the cafe its self put apart from that she said it was quite easy ands very excited to start playing. 

 As you can see for your self in the picture about just how colourful and beautiful the lay out and detail of each piece has been created. Each table has its own stunning white vase of flowers to decorate. Emily has bent legs to enable her sit perfectly on both the seats and ride the horse with out falling off.

 As well as feeding the customers The Schleich Cafe Rider Cafe also provide food and water for the horses too at the feeding station provided next to the cafe. There is plenty of apples and water for them to enjoy. The is a 

Horse Club - Mia ad Spotty £14.99 

Horse Club Mia and her horse spotty includes a Mia fully articulate figurine with a fully removable saddle and bridle, Mia can also ride, stand and grip when riding Spotty.
Both Mia and Spotty have stunning detail, Spotty almost looks like a real horse and not like any other toy horse I have ever seen. Horse Club Mia and Spotty come with a stool, camera, bread and a tiny white mouse. 

Davina's thoughts

Davina's thoughts about both sets from Schleich Horse Club in General, Davina loved both sets sent to her she thought they were fun and was very excited to play them.
She really enjoyed building the Horse Club Rider Cafe she found it really easy and liked setting up the cafe once it was finished. 
There are quite a few little pieces which will need to be kept safe as they can be lost quite easily and we wouldn't want to lose them.
Horse Club Rider Cafe is for ages 5-12 and can be found in Smyths Toys Store. 
Davina now wants more Schleich sets to add to her collection. 

Monday 29 April 2019

Banish Bluntness and Restore Sharpness with AnySharp Pro #Review #Gifted

A cooks worst nightmare is a blunt knife especially when if comes to cutting raw meats and fresh vegetables. I use to dread cutting up sued most of all I could never get the knife to go through making cutting a daunting task.
One day I had the perfect email pop in my inbox, an opportunity to try AnySharp its a Pro Knife Sharpener that helps restore your knife giving it a super sharp cutting edge. Banish your blunt knives within seconds with these simple steps.
You don't need any special skills to be able to use the Any Pro, it works quickly and easily by simply drawing a knife through the blades 3 to 4 times.
 The  AnySharp is pre-set at 20 degrees to give a perfect edge every time, It is suitable to used with hardened knives. 
It's completely safe and hands free,  its suction grip base clamps on to a surface meaning your hands are away from danger.

With its space saving design it is small enough to be tucked away in a kitchen drawer for when its needed.

I have loved my new AnySharp Pro its made cooking so much quicker and easier now my knives are no longer blunt making chopping so much easier. I love the oil slick colour its one off my favourites it matches a lot of my kitchen essentials. 
The Anysharp Pro is available in a range of colours for every kitchen. Prices start from as little as £7.99 and the popular metallic versions from £17.47 on Amazon.co.uk



Monday 22 April 2019

My Fairy Garden #Review #Gifted

Grow delicious microgreens in your very own Magical Fairy Kitchen Garden !

Heres a little story about fairy Fenn before we tell you what we thought of My Fairy Garden ! 

Fairy Fenn is from marshlands, so she loves looking after plants that grow in damp conditions, such as microgreens.

She will feel completely at home looking after your kitchen garden ! 

 Over the past week Katelyn has been trying out this cute little edible Magical fairy garden set that you can grown from your windowsill. Katelyn just couldn't wait to get started she loves planting all kinds of seeds. Inside the box we found 

  • Windowsill planter 
  • Fairy Figure ( called Fenn)
  • Garden Fence with Gate
  • Fairy House and roof
  • Pea Shoot seeds
Before Katelyn could plant her seeds we had to put Fenn the fairies house together along with the fence, this didn't take long at all we just followed the simple instructions provided. Once the that was done we could fill the planter with compost ready for the pea seeds which we had left in water for 6 hours as requested to do so by the instructions. We have now placed the Fairy Garden in a warm, dark place and watering in daily. We will post a follow up post soon as the pea shoots begin to grow. This really is the exciting part for Katelyn as she finds it fascinating how things grow. 

Katelyn and I have found My Fairy Garden quick and easy to use with very helpful instructions to point us in the right direction as I have to hold my hands up and say I never have planted seeds since my school time which was quite some time ago now. 

TO Be continued !!!

Monday 15 April 2019

Strictly Briks Classic Trap & Gap

This unique baseplate by Strictly Briks takes the classic Strictly Briks stackable baseplate design that you know and love and adds to it with the addition of trap doors and ramps that open up tons of creative possibilities! From castle towers to parking garages to homes, you can go from level to level with action figures, cars, and all sorts of toy.

 Strictly Briks classic building bricks play nice with other toys and are 100% guaranteed to be compatible with all major brands. Our classic size products are a guaranteed tight fit with any standard size building bricks, no matter what existing brand of building bricks or construction brick sets your child already owns. 

  • INCLUDED IN THE SET: This 10" x 10" baseplate set includes 2 10" x 10" stackable baseplates in gray and green, 2 10" x 10" baseplates with traps and gaps in blue and gray, as well as 15 Stackers.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Building and imagining never gets old - a single purchase will bring years of fun! All pieces are backed by our 100% money back satisfaction guarantee, so you can buy with confidence and enjoy the hundreds of unique Strictly Briks building sets you won't find anywhere else.

Katelyn now three has loved playing with the Strictly Bricks Classic Tap & Gap, she loves to build it all by herself and gets creative. Katelyn has built it upwards and side by side then gets the cars and rolls them down the ramps this makes her giggle as she watches them whizz away out of sight.

Strictly Bricks Classic Trap and Gap is perfect for children not only in playing but in their social and emotional development skills too. Bricks help a child learn to take turns in sharing, increase their attention span and develop self esteem. It also helps them learn balance and many more.

We have had fun testing out our Strictly Bricks and will add on to it to in time to make even more endless fun.

Disclousre : We was sent Strictly Brick Classic Trap & Gap to review we was not paid and give our honest option 

Sunday 31 March 2019

#MeatMatters Challenge with Brit Mums

Those who know me well will know the one thing I love most is to cook, I love being in the kitchen making my family a healthy meal making sure they get all the goodness they need to grow strong. 
I'm a busy mum of 5 so quick and easy meals are something I use quite often with 5 hungry mouths to feed the moment we walk in the door after picking up the children from school.
One of the favourite meals in our house we have at least once a week is beef spaghetti Bolognese, I always use British lean beef mince which just 5% fat. 
Beef is one of the meats we eat more than once a week here at mums diary as it gives my family all the vitamins and minerals they need including B vitamins, zinc and potassium which are naturally rich in protein they also help combat fatigues which is some I suffer my self due to low iron.
We was kindly sent £10 Tesco voucher from Brit mums to take part in their #MeatMatters challenge - sponsored by Simply beef and lamb to cook a quick and easy meal in just 30 minutes. There were so many recipes I could have chosen from so I went for the quick and easy Spaghetti Bolognese as its quick and easy to prepare and takes little time to cook and can be healthy if using the right ingredients.

Bolognese sauce  
First I fried off some onion and prepared carrots and garlic in some fry light ( fry light is healthier option than using oil) 
Then added tomato puree, tin tomatoes, Oregano, thyme and black pepper all these are very cheap to buy in any supermarket but I alway have some stored away as I use it daily.
I leave this on a simmer while I brown of the mince beef.

I then brown of the mince beef til its browned off and the juices run clear. 
I find lean mince with 5% fat is much healthier and doesn't need draining as much but you may need to drain any excess juice as I find it can make your sauce quite watery. 
Once cooked then drained I add my mince beef to the sauce and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes stirring often.

While the Bolognese is simmering I cook the spaghetti which also takes around 10 to 12 minutes depending on which spaghetti you buys I have seen some quick cook spaghetti which can take less time.

We also love a side salad and garlic bread or bread roll with our spaghetti Bolognese how do you like yours ? 

We love healthy foods packed with flavour and this defiantly did that, you can find more beef and lamb  signature dishes here for more inspiration here .

Cadbury Easter Competition

With it nearly being Easter we have decided to give one of my lucky followers the chance to win some delicious Cadbury Chocolate were giving away a Little ones Easter treasure box. If you would like to win this delicious chocolate for your little one this Easter you can do so by Entering through the Rafflecopter below: 

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Competition is for one person to win a little ones Easter Cadbury Treasure box . UK Based only Competition Ends 16th April Good luck !!! 

Disclosure : I have not been paid to hold this competition or gifted any products I pay for these prizes out of my own pocket as a Thank you to all my followers doe taking the time to visit my page. 

Christmas Hamper Competition

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