Fruits a plenty…My CrushedUK Review! 

Now being a parent to two very hungry little monsters, I find it very frustrating to find something healthy in the kitcen (every minute of every day) to feed the kids.

I am constantly being pestered for snacks and anything to do with food…”mum can I have something to eat?” (in a very whiney voice)

Mums are always looking for healthy alternatives for snacks and treats and I have found the perfect treat! 

Crushed Fruit Snacks were delivered to our home and we were very much excited to open up our package. 

 

We received a pack of 4 Apple and Strawberry Compotes and 2 Apple and Banana CrushedUK compotes. 

These yummy treats are suitable for children (12 months +) and all adults too. They are low in fat and they are a LONG LIFE product. Can be eaten frozen (like a frozen fruit snack) or just straight from the fridge. 

They are to be enjoyed anywhere and everywhere…

  • After School Snack
  • Breakfast Booster
  • Road Trips
  • Gym Buddy Booster 
  • School Lunch Treat 
  • Evening pudding 

We certainly enjoyed eating them….

  

  

   

We absolutely loved these flavours. Apple and Strawberry were the kids and hubby’s fav and I loved the Apple and Banana flavour. We much prefered them after leaving them in the freezer for a little. Especially good when cooling and soothing an aching throat. Oscar took his to school for his playtime snack and when I collected him from school he said “We so need to have more of these at home, my friends wanted some lol” 

You can find these little babies in Waitrose (in store and online) take a look guys and order!! 

They are so juicy and fruity and if I was to suggest anything to CrushedUK it would be to possibly turn them into fruit lolly pops for summer days and fruit juices! 

Thank you CrushedUK for letting me review this product. 

A Muddy Mingle with Mates! 

Easter holidays started brilliantly…if there is one thing u must do when u haven’t really got much planned, you must catch up with good friends at the park. 

We visited a local park near to were we live called Nonsuch Park. It’s Big Beautiful and Brilliant for little explorers.  We arrived around 10 and enjoyed a chit chat while the kids explored the very cool sloped hill which they loved rolling, running and jumping all over. 

  

   

Don’t expect to dress in nice clothes…the minute we arrived OB fell over in a puddle! They all pretty much looked like mud monsters but so much fun was had. 

Then after they let loose a little, we headed into the coffee shop. I heard the bakery treats inside are from Jamie Oliver – yum!! I didn’t have any bakery treats but they sure did have some yummy bits. 

  • Lemon shortbread
  • Victoria sponge 
  • Chocolate cake 
  • Carrot cake 
  • Scones 
  • Tarts 

I enjoyed a latte and I bought the kids a smarties cookie. 

Once we where well watered and refreshed we went for a walk around the grounds. 

The kids found perfect trees to climb (taking me back to my African childhood) and only one accident. A little scratch after climbing a tree just shows your an adventures little monkey 👍

The kids took their scooters which was also good fun at first but then a little bit of a chore for us mums when they can’t be bothered to use them and find much more interesting things to do!! 

We ended our Muddy Mingle with a fab group photo. 

 

Think it’s safe to say…we all had a fab time with our friends 👍😀 

MeandMine…March! 

Here is my first ‘MeandMine’ family portrait session for March! 

My beautiful family in South Africa  

 My husband (the bearded one) and my beautiful babies…OB 7 years old and Cakie 4 years old! Oh how I love them so! 

Memories to cherish forever….holidays in SA! 

 

These two monkeys really do drive me up the wall…but their smiles, their love and (when they are listening) just makes me melt 💞

Family means more to me than anything and so it should. We all look forward to such amazing things coming our way over the next few years….can’t wait to enjoy it all with my one and only!

dear beautiful

Fantastic educational Apps we love…

There are so many fantastic apps out their for kids to play and learn. 

My children are completely addicted to  games and love exploring new apps. 

Here are a few we have tried and tested and some we plan on trying out ourselves…  

Room on the Broom (4+) £0.79p

  • Collect starts as you fly 
  • Pick up all her friends (dog bird and frog) 
  • BEWARE of the dragon 
  • Catch letters and spell phonics words 
  • Great visual images as is in the book

My kids love the book and love the film on AmazonPrime. Definitely good for the little ones. 

 

Justin’s World – Alphabet Machine (4+) £2.99 

  • 26 comedy clips by Justin 
  • Interactive games 
  • Fun learning based around PNS (Primary National Stratery) 

 

Endless Alphabet (4+) £4.99

  • Word games teaches children letters 
  • Over 50 words to learn and play 
  • Animation teaching the children the meanings of the world
  • No scores, No failures… just allowing the children to play / explore at their own pace 

 

Endless Reader FREE

This is a free app and allows the children to learn simple words. They are then put into a sentence which also shows brilliant animation of what the sentence is about.

  • Bold colours 
  • Simple words 
  • Simple sentences 
  • Buy to allow for more words and more sentences 

 Thinkrolls (4+) £2.29 

  • Create little problem solvers 
  • Navigating 
  • Physics puzzlers 
  • Build on – Observation, Reasoning, Problem Solving, Spatial Cognition and Memory 

BOOKS 

  • A Bear Called Paddington £2.49
  • Baby Bear, Baby Bear, what do you see? £6.99
  • Zoo animals – Touch Look Listen £1.99

Hope you enjoy these fun apps….

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My MOJO has dissolved…

It’s been a few weeks since Iv posted on my blog and I feel like I have lost my mojo somehow. 

2 weeks ago my little madam and I fell ill with the horrid flu, chest infections and little lady also had tonsillitis….it wasn’t a good week and I certainly didn’t have anything fun or exciting to say! Do any of you have days like that?? 

I have also felt a little low about work and doing something for myself (career wise) I have thought long and hard on what to do and still nothing has jumped out at me. Even if I wanted to go back to work now there is no way I could find help with collecting and taking the kids to school/nursery and with Caitlyn only doing two mornings and 1 afternoon, I couldn’t even extend her hours at nursery as there are no spaces for her. It’s soooooo annoying! 

What to do….all I can do is possibly wait until she starts school in Septemper. Then I’d like to think of something to do from home. 

After recently chatting to a good friend of mine in the ‘recruitment’ profession and running her own business, I would love to look into setting up my own nanny agency….BUT where the hell do I start???!!! SCARY!!!!! 

Anyway I’m gonna try get back into the swing of things and start up my MOJO again! 

Any tips or help welcome lol! 

Oh and ….how on earth have the Easter holidays snuck up on us so quickly? What are your plans? 

HAPPY EASTER 😘

What’s Your Weekend?

Seema to have a busy but quiet weekend…

Friday after school we headed to the park. It was lovely and sunny but their was a chilly breeze, so we headed back, chilled out and got Oscar ready for Beavers. 

Mum and I headed out to see ’50 Shades of Grey’…WOW I loved it. I didn’t read the book but I agreed to go along with mum. As you can see I don’t get easily embarrassed! Mum and I loved it. 

Saturday (today) hasn’t been all I expected. We planned to take Oscar back to football training as the weather was so lovely but little lady fell ill and had a high temp so we chilled indoors. Mum then came over to watch madam so I could take Oscar to the park to play footy. Was lots of fun! 

Went out for dinner with hubby and just enjoyed ‘US’ time 😋

Sunday (tomorrow) We will be seeing how madam is feeling, so we have a few things up our sleeve as hubby is home with us 👍

Hope you all had a great weekend xox 

What's Your Weekend?

Proud Parent Moment!

Another proud moment in a parents life. 

You go through the ‘proud moments’ like my child took their first steps, doesn’t wear nappies anymore, can ride his bike with no stabilisers, can swim etc…But it’s always so brilliant when you hear they are doing so well at school. 

“Oscar is such a helpful and caring boy ” says Miss Riches.

“He is hard working and tries his best” 

“He loves learning maths and is doing very well with mental maths” Me: yippeeee well done boy. That was always mums worst thing at school lol! 

“He is not so fidgety anymore but still asking for the toilet and a drink far too much” Me: well he is known for getting out of anything at home.

“His reading is coming on well but must practice more writing…remembering to use connective words and remember to read through his sentences”

I feel my boy has come on so much since being in year 2 and really has enjoyed having this GREAT teacher. He is taking in more and loving the subjects. 

All I wanna say Oscar is mum and dad are very proud of you and everything you do makes us so happy you are our son. 

Can’t believe he will be sitting his Year 2 S.A.T.s in May 😁 Good Luck Boy xx



10 things about me…

Here are 10 things you might not have known about me…

  1. I have freckles on my stomach that are actually in the shape of Africa!
  2. When I was 9 months old I got my dads fishing hat (fishing hook) stuck in my mouth while I was playing with it in the back of the car. My mum screamed running down the road lol and my father had to take it out eight pliars.
  3. I normally have a sneaky bit of choc in the night….sometimes I just wake up craving chocolate…really weird 😁
  4. While riding on my brothers bike (boy bike-think bar) I went down our drive way and didn’t realise the breaks didn’t work so drive right through the woden fence lol 😜 ouch!
  5. Im really into my blogging!
  6. I had a Maltese poodle doggie called ‘shadow’ who i truly thought was my best friend and true companion when I was growing up in SA.
  7. My first car was my little red devil  -my fiat cinquecento!
  8. I bloody loved gas and air while I was in labour with my daughter…if only they sold it on eBay for stressed out days! 
  9. I have stroked a cheetah, baby giraffe, lion cubs, tiger cubs…
  10. I bloody hate cleaning the bathroom! YUK

What is ur ’10 things about me’ ?? 

Monthly Monday Melfie-2/3/15

This is my first ‘Monthly Monday Melfie’!

This photo was taken over February Half Term while we were at Planet Hollywood in London Town. 
What we have here is a little girl who just loves her ice cream and my big boy, well making funny faces and picking his nose. He is such a clown! 
Happy day though…
Californian Mum in London