Sunday, 17 May 2015

A spicy Degustabox!

I really liked the spicy theme of this Degustabox as I am rather partial to a curry and not a week goes by without me enjoying at least one. With this Degustabox I was able to make a nice chicken Balti for my husband and me using the Schwartz Balti sachet and the Cirio tinned tomatoes, I served it with the Veetee Piri Piri rice and drank the cool bottle of Kingfisher larger. It was all very, very tasty. I made my children a chicken korma using the other Schwartz sachet and they really enjoyed it. Later in the evening I ate the Nando's Peri-Salted crisps, do not be fooled by the cool blue packet, they were mega spicy, which I loved.

Everything in the Degustabox was very nice except I wasn't too keen on the strange taste of the IDrinQ but my daughter, on the other hand, loved it. The other drink, Schecker's OrganicEnergy, I much preferred, it was nice and fruity with a bit of fizz.

When I saw the box of Barry's Tea I have to admit I was rather reluctant to try it. I'm very fussy about my tea and neither the name nor the packaging of this tea gave me much hope! However, I braved it and much to my surprise it tasted really great and I haven't stopped drinking it since.

Of course the Kinder Chocolate with Cereals, the Kinder Choco-Bons and the DeBeukelaer cookies were all received with great enthusiasm by the children and me!

There were 17 items in this Degustabox, if I had bought each of these items for the recommended retail price it would have cost me £22.20 and considering the Degustabox subscription costs from just £11.99 per month including shipping, I think that's an absolute bargain!

If you fancy subscribing you can do so by visiting the Degustabox website. You can also checkout their Facebook and Twitter.  If you would like £3 off your order then just enter the code TXPBI at the checkout.  When subscribing to Degustabox you can chose if you would like to have boxes containing alcoholic drinks or alcohol-free drinks, the box I reviewed contained drinks from both boxes.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Win a copy of the Luck Uglies!

We were fortunate to be sent a copy of the second Luck Uglies book - Dishonour Among Thieves to review and as it's a book aimed at older children, my daughter was keen to read the book and write her own review.

So the rest of this post has been written by my twelve year old daughter Honey Mercer:

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Heroes of the City on YouTube plus GIVEAWAY!

My preschool aged children really like Heroes of the City and enjoy watching it on YouTube, which of course is totally free and keeps them quiet while I get their dinner ready.  They use all manner of devices to watch the videos, sometimes they'll watch via the PS3, sometimes on Daddy's tablet, or big sister's Kindle Fire or my mobile.

Heroes of the City is an animated series about rescue vehicles in a city with several quirky characters.  I think the main message of the series is that it's a good thing to be helpful to others and shows children how rewarding being helpful can be.  The YouTube channel is available in 18 different languages!
Not only are there the usual Heroes of the City episodes to watch but also craft videos which my children always find so inspiring.  I think the videos are very well filmed, bright and colourful which my children seem to find appealing.

If you have toddlers and/or preschoolers then I highly recommend checking out Heroes of the City on YouTube, they'll love it!

If you would be interested in winning a Heroes of the City t-shirt, die cast vehicle and DVD, then please enter the Rafflecopter form below.

Heroes of the City set to be won

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, 12 April 2015


This month's Birchbox was in association with Tatler for a sample of the Best of British beauty products and boy were they good!  The combined recommended retail price of the products in the Tatler for Birchbox was £125!  Considering the cost of just £25 for this box I would say this was an absolute bargain!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

My poor neglected blog!

I'm sorry blog, I know I've been letting you down lately, you see just twelve weeks ago I had a baby, my seventh baby and I've been just ever so slightly busy.  I've been finding it far easier picking up my phone and vlogging my day to day life than I have finding the time to sit down and write here.