Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 & Multivitamins

Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles for 3-6 years come in a juicy orange flavour. We were kindly sent some samples to see what we thought about the multivitamins.


Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles
These Bassetts Vitamins are tasty, soft and chewy multivitamins. With no added sugar, natural flavours & colours, Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles contain some of the necessary nutrients to help support the health of three to six year olds.


Giving Your Child A Smart Start


With children starting nursery or school around these ages it gives you peace of mind knowing your child is getting some of the essential vitamins each day. Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles contain Vitamin B6 to support normal psychological function and Vitamin B5 which contributes to mental performance to support a smart way to start the day.

Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 %  Multivitamins

Izzy’s Thoughts

Izzy thought the chewy multivitamin was juicy and delicious! She said it reminded her of trying the juiciest orange she ever had. She thought it was so juicy she could just squeeze all the juice out of it to make orange juice and drew this picture of the ‘juiciest orange ever!’. It’s definitely a thumbs up from Izzy.

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Halloween Melts From Geeky Melts

The most amazing Halloween Melts arrived last week from Geeky Melts for me to review. Melts are simply placed in an oil burner instead of oils and they release scents as they melt.

Halloween Melts From Geeky Melts

Geeky Melts

I tend to find Melts a little pointless BUT there’s something very calming watching bones and skulls slowly melt. I think I finally understand the fascination. Geeky Melts have so many different amazing designs available for every occasion.

Wax Melts From Geeky Melts

Halloween Melts

I was kindly sent 4 pots to review with a mixture of melt designs and scents and I truly love them all! Laura at Geeky Melts hand pours every wax melt and they start from as little as £1.50 (+P&P).

Black Rose & Oudh Halloween Melts

The First pot contained Black & Red Dark Mark Skulls, and Mini Heart Melts with a Black Rose and Oudh scent. This is my favourite scent by far and I really enjoyed watching the skulls melt away. 

Melon & Cucumber Rose wax melt from Geeky Melts

The next pot contained a gorgeous Melon and Cucumber scented White Glittery ‘Dead Flower’ Melt. I love how fruity this scent is, it really makes the room smell lush!

Geeky Melts - Halloween Wax Melts

I love the designs in the third pot these 3D Melts are amazing in blue with a hint of red on 2 of the melts. With a refreshing Rock Salt and Drift Wood scent, these are seriously cool melts. 

Skull, Bone & Hearts Wax Melts

Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh linen? The final pot contained a mix of Fresh Linen scented Hearts, Skull & Bone Melts.

I really do see the interest in wax melts now, they make your home smell amazing. They are fascinating to watch melt & rather calming too. I love how much detail has gone into making these melts from the colours, sparkle and scents, they are fab!

I’ll be treating myself to more from Geeky Melts very soon for myself and as gifts for Christmas. There are a range of different designs and scents to choose from at Geeky Melts to suit everyone. 

Do you like wax melts? What do you think of Geeky Melts?

Frost Book Review – A Winter Animal Story

Eva received a copy of the Frost book to review last week, reissued and redesigned with a dazzling new cover! Frost is written by bestselling author Holly Webb and award-winning illustrator Britta Teckentrup. A perfect, read aloud, heart-warming winter tale full of wondrous animal adventure.

Frost Book Review

Frost Book – Eva’s Thoughts

Eva really enjoyed the illustrations throughout the book. Frost, a cute fox gets Cassie to follow him. She transports back to the Frost Fair on the frozen Thames which sounds really exciting too. She finds out Frost is a big sister and helps feed them with sausage rolls. Eva thinks this is lovely of Cassie as Frost needs her help.

Frost & Cassie - A Winter animal story

Frost 

Cassie’s neighbours all complain about the foxes hanging around the flat she lives in, close to the river Thames. Cassie thinks the foxes are beautiful though and has a favourite fox! A small fox with a white tail-tip Cassie calls Frost is her favourite. 

One night Cassie spots Frost looking cold and thin so she decides to sneak him some food. Frost wants her to follow him and leads Cassie towards the river where she feels the world change around her! She finds herself back in the 17th century- at the time of the Frost Fair on the frozen Thames. Cassie is thrilled by the sights and sound of the famous fair, then she glimpses a fox with a white tail-tip! 

Frost wants Cassie to follow him again, can she find a way to return Frost to his countryside home? 

Halloween Books For Kids

There are some fantastic Halloween books for kids of all ages. The girls absolutely love Halloween and a good spooky story to get stuck in to. Together we have put together a list of books we think are perfect for Halloween! Mostly suitable for children aged 7 to 9 but we’ve also included a super cute book perfect for 3-5 years too.

Halloween books for kids

Halloween Books For Kids – Night of the Living Ted

This is the first book in a hilarious new series by Barry Hutchison and illustrated by Lee Cosgrove. This funny yet scary book is aimed at 7 to 9 year olds. Eva recently reviewed Night of the Living Ted and absolutely loved it.

Night of the Living Ted - Book Review

Lisa-Marie & her step-brother Vernon pop into town in search of a birthday present for their dad. They discover a Create-a-Ted shop offering free Halloween Bears! That night the shopkeeper brings the bears to life for nefarious purposes but Vernon’s bear, Grizz doesn’t want to be a slave to humans. Grizz wants to rule the world! Having converted the shopkeeper’s Stuff-U-Lator into a machine for turning living matter into stuffed bears, he begins to prowl the streets. Can the children and Bearvis save themselves and the world from being stuffed?

Vlad The Worlds Worst Vampire Series

Vlad the worlds wors vampire series

We simply couldn’t pick a favourite from the Vlad the worlds worst vampire series. We’ve reviewed 3 of the Vlad books so far including Vlad the Worlds Worst Vampire,Fang-tastic Friends & Midnight Fright. In this funny series Vlad the worlds worst vampire faces many problems sneaking off to human school! Will he ever be a good enough vampire to earn his bat license? These are a great selection of Halloween books for children aged 7 to 9 years.

Hounds of Penhallow Hall – The Secrets Tree

For children who love a good mystery, The secrets tree is a great read this Halloween. Polly & rex are in search of a new ghost dog whilst celebrations are in full swing at the stately home. They come across a dog’s head carved in a door down the old stable block. They also wake a terrier called patch, only for him to run away.

The Secrets Tree

Polly & rex find him hiding in a hollow tree and find themselves on the trail of an even greater mystery. Inside the tree is a coded message! Can Polly & Rex unravel the mystery of the dog’s young master and his brother?

I’m Just a Little Vampire (Google-eye book)

This cure rhyming googly-eye book is perfect for little ones ages 3 to 5 years. Little vampire tells you all about his vampire life throughout this adorable rhyming book. The googly eyes wobble about as you turn the pages, delighting younger children!

It can be hard including younger children in Halloween excitement without scaring them but this book is perfect. Izzy loves this book, she received it last year and regularly pulls it out to be read to her.

Do your kids have any favourite Halloween books? 

Halloween Party Foods

We’ve been checking out Halloween party foods this week. The girls have half term this Halloween so we are planning a spooky week full of spooky foods, crafts, games & more!

Halloween Party Foods

Halloweiners

Heck Halloweiners

Heck sausages have created Halloweiners containing pork, pumpkin & black treacle! They also contain a dash of red chilli but not enough to be noticeable, especially for children. These gluten-free and dairy-free sausages are perfect for everyone. You can find these in store at Sainsburys from October 10th.

Halloween Party Foods

We were kindly sent some Halloweiners to try and I have to say, I am in love! I am extremely fussy when it comes to sausages, I tend to stick to pork & honey chipolatas. The Halloweiners are lovely though and I would happily eat these any day! None of us are overly keen on pumpkin but there wasn’t too much in these so they tasted just right.

Halloweiners cooking

We cooked up the Halloweiners for ourselves and a friend to try, we all quickly demolished them. I’m impressed we all enjoyed them with an extremely fussy eater, kind of fussy eater and someone who will eat most things. I think that says a lot! I had hoped to get a photo of the cooked sausages but we accidentally ate them before I had the chance, they smelled so good!

Fiendish Fancies

Who doesn’t love a French fancy? Mr Kipling has created these Fiendish Fancies, perfect for a Halloween spread. Morrison’s currently have Fiendish Fancies on offer for £1.

Fiendish Fancies

These delicious little treats are orange flavour sponge with a vanilla topping, drenched in orange coloured fondant icing. We love these and finished the box a little too quickly so we’ll be buying more! 

Spooky Skulls Gingerbread

Decorate your own Spooky Skulls

We regularly shop in Morrison’s who create fantastic gingerbread kits to suit different events. For Halloween this year they have created Spooky Skulls to decorate with Purple (WIN!) icing and chocolate beans!

Kids love decorating their own gingerbread then demolishing them after. These are a fab activity and snack whilst watching Halloween films. These fab packs are £2 in store.

Which Halloween Party Foods are your favourite?

Stain-Free School Uniform – #AceForSchool

A stain-free school uniform is every mum’s mission when the school term starts. You can guarantee those fresh, crisp white shirts will come home with some kind of stain. Luckily Ace for Colours and Ace Stain Remover Spray are here to help you keep uniform stain-free!

#AceForSchool

#AceForSchool Perfect For School Uniform

Ace products are fantastic for stain-free school uniform and keeping colours bright. The stain remover spray tackles grease, germs and stubborn stains, gently lifting the stain and brightening clothing. Ace for colours can be added to your washing machine drum to help lift any stains and brighten colours. 

Stained School Tops

My daughters kindly came home last week with stained tops. Izzy had picked a scab on her chin and had blood on her collar. 

Blood stained collar

Eva is earning her pen license in school at the moment, so she came home with a nice black ink stain. 

Ink Stain

Luckily I had the Ace remover spray so I gave both tops a good soak with it. I left it for a little while before putting them in to the washing machine. 

Ace Stain Remover Spray

Stain-Free School Uniform

I really didn’t expect the blood to wash out of Izzy’s school top as it had left a smear across a chunk too. Ace stain remover spray did a fantastic job at removing the blood stains though. The top is now stain-free and a lovely, fresh white again! 

Stain-free School Uniform with #AceForSchool

Obviously, black handwriting pen ink wasn’t likely to come out in the wash. However, Ace stain remover spray once again did a fantastic job! I was really surprised just how well Ace stain remover spray worked. We’re back to having stain-free school uniform thanks to Ace!

stain-free school uniform

I’ve been adding Ace for Colour straight in the washing machine drum with the clothing to help keep them cleaner and brighter and we are really noticing the difference! Dull school uniform is no more with Ace for Colours!

Have you used Ace products before?

This post is an entry for the BritMums #ACEforSchool Challenge, sponsored by ACE. Get help for all kinds of stains with the ACE Stain Helper. http://www.acecleanuk.co.uk/ or to buy head to your local Tesco’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose or Sainsbury’s

Treat Yourself With Nightwear From Yawn

How often do you treat yourself? I know it’s not often for me but it’s lovely when I do treat myself. There is simply nothing better than curling up in comfortable nightwear after a long day and Yawn have some beautiful nighties and pyjama sets.

Yawn was set up by Alice who has a fantastic business sense and believes in taking it slow, attracting brilliant partners and having fun and laughing. What’s not to love about that? 

A few years ago I was completely frazzled juggling the demands of management consultancy with a young family. I had lost passionI advising other businesses and had become really tired. I dreamt of creating a beautiful business all about helping other women to switch off more.  Yawn was born, not just to remind me to relax, but to create a different kind of business: positive, collaborative and slow. 

Alice – Yawn

Yawn produces beautiful designs and relaxing nightwear for women and I was kindly sent a Dark Blue Night T to review which I am a little bit in love with!

Dark Blue Night T

The gorgeous lightweight, luxurious feeling jersey fabric, Dark Blue Night T just screams comfort. I’m 5ft 1″ and wearing an xs, this lovely nightdress comes to just about my knees.  I love how you can curl up into it, perfect for those lazy mornings curled up with a cup of tea.

Treat Yourself - Dark Blue Night T From Yawn

I had to ask Eva to take a photo of me for a change for this post. I’m very uncomfortable having serious photos taken of me but feeling comfortable in this gorgeous nightie certainly helped.

Treat Yourself

If you are going to treat yourself make sure you check out the stunning range of nightwear from Yawn. This lovely Dark Blue Night T is £49 and worth every penny. As a spoonie who spend a lot of time indoors, comfortable nightwear is a must. Sometimes a little treat can really pick you up!

Have you treated yourself lately? Do you love nightwear?

AYESHA TANIA CROWNED WINNER OF INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION

Budding 11-year-old local artist to have artwork displayed across the UK and Ireland.

Following a public vote, eleven-year-old Ayesha Tania from Newport has been announced as the winner of the BIC® KIDS Young Artist Award 2018, which was developed to celebrate and inspire creativity from 5-11-year-old children this summer.

After receiving nearly 1,000 entries from across the UK and Ireland, 14 regional winners were selected by a panel of experts to face off in a public vote between 27th August and 9th September. Parents and children then cast nearly 20,000 votes to crown Ayesha, the finalist who represented Wales, our overall winnerFinalists had their artwork displayed on billboards across the UK and Ireland throughout the voting period, and as the overall champion, Ayesha’s artwork will be seen on a further selection of billboards from the end of September. She will also win a bespoke art party for her friends and family, courtesy of BIC®.

To be crowned nationwide champion, Ayesha entered an expertly crafted macaw pencil drawing. Ayesha’s success this year comes after the talented young artist was also announced as one of the 2017 winners.

Illustrator Phil Corbett, who sat on the judging panel for this the competition, said: “We’re thrilled to announce Ayesha as the 2018 winner of the BIC® KIDS Young Artist Award. Her macaw drawing is technically outstanding. The bird itself is so vibrant and realistic but the background is also extremely well put together. The fact that Ayesha was also a winner last year shows that she really does have huge amounts of artistic skill.”

Rebecca Huda, BIC® UK and Ireland’s Product Manager – Stationery, said: “We were incredibly impressed by the quality of submissions received and diverse subject matters tackled by young artists from all across the country. It was immensely difficult for our panel of experts to whittle the artworks down to just 14 finalists in the first place, so to win the title of overall winner really is a huge accolade for Ayesha.

“We’d like to thank all of the participants and encourage everyone who entered to continue nurturing their artistic talent. We hope to see even more entries next year!”

MOT Testing – Why Is It Important?

MOT testing is important when it comes to car care and passenger safety. October is fall car care month, as winter approaches it’s essential to ensure your vehicle is completely safe.

MOT Testing - Why Is It Important

Why is MOT Testing Important?

With the clocks going back in October the days are much darker often with adverse weather. The UK has had increasingly colder winters with more flooding & snow than recent years. Adverse weather can take it’s toll on your vehicle and may cause damage.

Ensuring your MOT is up to date can prevent a road accident. Putting off your MOT test could seriously impact yourself, your passengers and other road users. It’s always better to catch issues early on and have them fixed. 

MOT Testing

An MOT test is carried out by a  professional and should be done so yearly. This is required by law. The professional will need to check several things including:

  • Tyres 
  • Windscreen wipers and washers
  • Indicators
  • Brake lights
  • Exhaust system
  • The general condition of the body structure and chassis.

These are vital checks of the overall vehicle safety, roadworthiness and exhaust emissions of your vehicle. If any of these fail to meet the standards your vehicle will fail the MOT. To obtain an MOT certificate you will need to ensure any necessary works are carried out.

How To Book An MOT Test

There are several ways you can book an MOT test including online, by phone or in person. You can schedule your MOT test online today with Iverson Tyres from the comfort of your own home. The test takes 45 minutes to complete with Iverson Tyres. If the vehicle passes the inspection you will be issued an MOT certificate on the spot. If there are any issues Iverson Tyres can suggest the necessary work needed.

Have you had your MOT test yet?

Ladies Handbag From Estarer

I received a ladies handbag from Estarer to review this week. I am extremely fussy when it comes to handbags, it has to be functional. The first thing I noticed about this large ladies handbag from Estarer is the many pockets!

Estarer

Estarer was established in 2012 to give customers cheap but high-quality bags and cases. Their goal is to create a range of fashionable and practical bags/cases with excellent customer service and an easy, secure online shopping experience.

Ordering

I ordered the handbag from Amazon and it arrived sooner than expected. I ordered on Thursday morning and given an expected delivery date of Monday.

Unfortunately, I missed the delivery on Friday. Luckily I was able to collect the handbag the next day at my local Royal Mail depot.

Ladies Handbag - Estarer

The bag came with a service card inside promising a 30-day refund from receipt of purchase along with a 365-day quality warranty. If you scan the service card with a QR reader you can receive a 60% discount off your next purchase, an extra 365-day warranty on your purchase or pick 1 of 3 free gifts!

Ladies Handbag

Estarer has recently launched this new large ladies handbag which is available on Amazon for £25.99 with free delivery. These lovely handbags are crafted from durable, scratch-resistant PU leather with high-quality zippers and a soft lining.

There are multiple pockets including –

  • Main Compartment (Fits books/A4 Folders)
  • Mesh Water Bottle Pocket (Fits 500ml water bottle)
  • A padded tablet sleeve
  • 2 quick access pockets for purses and mobile phones
  • Side pocket with a key leash
  • An inner Zip pocket for passports
  • Front organiser pocket for cards, pens and notebooks.
  • Rear sleeve

No matter what you carry in your handbag, there’s a place for it with this lovely handbag. All the pockets are practical sizes so you can store everything you need for a day out, work or school.

A Versatile Necessity

Estarer has thought of everything to make this handbag practical and comfortable with a cross-body strap. This versatile bag is a necessity and will go with any outfit. Whether for work, school or family days out, this handbag is a great buy. I’m a big fan of cross-body bags, they feel much safer when out and about. With a pocket for absolutely everything and at a reasonable price, this handbag is perfect!

What do you think of the Estarer Ladies Handbag?