Yay for another weekend, and thank goodness for turning a corner with the weather, let’s hope it’s all uphill from now on I am so looking forwards to sunny days. Its been a chilled week here but much needed as we are preparing mentally for the crazy months ahead. But here’s what we have been up to this week….
Long Country Walks And An Afternoon By The Fire
Last week was horrific wasn’t it? That weather was relentless, we had friends come over for dinner on Saturday night and they chose to drive as no one was really sure how the roads would be, there was flooding on so many local roads! But then Sunday the sun came out, it wasn’t warm but blue skies and NO RAIN so we seized our chance to walk to a country pub for a glass of wine before setting off on a hilly country walk back home to spend the evening huddled by the fire. But how much lovelier are Sunday now the evening are lighter and signs of spring are starting to appear? And for us the biggest sign is the lambs, it’s so sweet to see how curious they are, but how the mums are so protective.
New Skincare Products
I’ve been trying out Gym For Your Skin skincare products for the last week and so far so good. The Warm Up Cream Cleanser feels like it is moisturising as well as cleansing, it took a while to get used to the Reboot Serum as my skin seems to absorb it, but as my skin is feeling better, less sluggish, it is clearly doing some good. I love trying out new products, its important to have a change every now and then, especially if you feel your skin is getting used to your current skin care regime.
Joe’s School Embracing The Environment
School announced this week they are going plastic free and are stopping providing plastic cups for water. Instead they are encouraging parents to provide water bottles for their teens to take in and refill. What a great idea! Joe already takes a bottle of water, however it made me think about providing a bottle that would be good for the summer, keep water cool and was not disposable. By pure coincidence I received an email offering me the opportunity to try out the Ion LeakProof Water Bottle, now this is a huge factor as Joe also carries a laptop in the bag as his school are a Microsoft School. Every part of me wanted to order this bottle in pink and keep it for myself (how gorgeous is it in pink?) however I chose red knowing the could potentially be great for school.
We spent last weekend testing it out before trusting it in Joe’s school bag with all his kit! It’s fully leakproof, keeps water ice cold and is helping Joe do his bit for the environment.
Made Popcorn Rocky Road Bars
I have been thinking a lot of about sugar intake lately, Jack manages his diabetes well, but he has got a sweet tooth. Now we also have Joe on sugar watch and Chris and I are trying to get back to a healthy eating plan. So I decided to try out some healthy cereal bars, I spent ages researching what works, but a lot of recipes had so much chocolate in it. After a bit of tinkering I came up with my own concoction. And I have to say it was a winner, everyone loved them and I managed to tweak them so they are lower in fat and carbs.
And The Week Ahead
I have a crazy busy week ahead, Chris and I are off to London tomorrow to meet up with friends, we are going to check out the ice bar I haven’t been there for years! I also want to try our Bubble Waffle Wraps, they look AMAZING! And generally enjoy mooching around London. After that I am off to Billericay to spend a little time with Donna, before heading back into London on Wednesday to be craft helper at a Cricut event. Omg I can’t describe how honoured I am that they asked me to do this, I am super excited.
Have a wonderful week what ever you are up to xx
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