Chit Chat: All set for summer

Mad, mad times on the run up to the summer holidays and I seem to have missed out on recording the best bits so now we’re on holiday it seems the perfect moment to look back on it all before we lose track and forget.

Sports Day

Once again not competing against each other but competing against personal bests. The kids loved it and the sun shone all morning making it a hot morning for all but mustn’t complain.

sports day warm up

Amazon – Christmas in July

I went to the Amazon Christmas in July show and these products are the one that caught my eye. The Anna and Else beauty cases, I know they’ll go down a treat with my girls this year. RRP £25.00

frozen beauty cases Amazon


This old brick phone, only it’s not old but brand new, made me smile. There were plenty of other gift possibilities including a fabulous range of jewellery, beauty and fashion too.

The Brick phone

Northfleet Carnival

This year we entered the Northfleet Carnival with the Tracy Peglar School of Dance which the girls have been enjoying since Easter. The school’s theme was ‘Under the Sea’ and we dressed the twins as jellyfish. They LOVED the experience and we’ll definitely be repeating it next year PLUS – our float won! Yay.

Northfleet carnival

Building – IKEA and LEGO

IKEA spoke to us about Christmas time asking if we were in need of any storage solutions, I sent a photo and cried help and they did. They sent through the Ställ shoe cupboard and I couldn’t believe how easy it was to put together. I did it all on my own with the help of my Bosch IXO cordless screwdriver.

The LEGO is the girls Cinderella Fairy Castle which we put together and they love it. I love it. It’s a fantastic idea for princess crazy girls like my two, fingers crossed LEGO are working on a Frozen one right now ;)

building IKEA and LEGO

Certainly Wood

Sent us a box of their kindling wood and some of their Flamers natural firelighters. The husband loves a bit of fire so we tried it out at the weekend whist we were camping down at Manston and we were both very impressed. Certainly Wood also very kindly sent the ingredients to make smore’s and I can’t believe my girls don’t like marshmallow! I shall try them again this weekend at Camp Bestival.

The firelighters were so simple to use and we had a great fire going in no time. Certainly Wood currently have a huge sale on if you wanted to take a look

Certainly wood natural Firelighters

In case you’re not sure here’s a really handy video that Certainly wood have made ‘ How to light a fire’

Scooby Doo – ice creams

Our first day of the summer holidays was spent down in Bognor Regis, we drove down in the BMWi3 and I was so impressed with how the car handled the longer journey. The day at Butlins was delightful, there was lunch, colouring in and dressing up as Scooby plus as many ice creams as we could eat! They were utterly delicious so do look out for them this summer at Toys r Us and independent retailers.

scooby doo ice cream

Tena Lights

 I’m guessing you associate Tena with incontinence but Tena have come a long way and are now offering Tena Lights. They sent me a fab parcel ‘Get Ready for Summer’ to try out and I can say the Tena lights are comfortable and nobody knows it’s there ;)


Tena Lights set for summer


5:2 – The Fast Diet

I’ve been at my highest weight since having the twins from January this year and although I am trying to cut back here and there nothing seems to do the trick to shed the extra I so badly want to lose.

Then I heard of the 5:2 Fast diet and am giving it a go.

This is no review, purely for my own health benefit but I particularly liked the overall health benefits associated with fasting for two days out of 7. There are some amazing statistics and the research is extensive and thorough. If you’re interested, here’s the book I read The Fast Diet and today is my first ever 500 calorie day. It’s not been too bad so far but I’m guessing I have plenty to live off  for the moment ;)

 I’ll let you know how I get on and if you’re looking for some 500 calorie ideas take a look at Stephanie’s I’m counting UFOz blog

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