Another fabulous prompt from Tara this week. It made me think about my friendships and how you have friends that you have known forever and friends that are simply the best.
T (aka Dizzy) is my oldest friend, we met when we were both just 14 yrs old. Although we have never lived in the same city (T in Manchester and myself originally from Carlisle before becoming a tourist who stayed in Great Yarmouth), we always keep in touch. In fact we have only met up 6 times in 13 years, however this doesn't seem matter. We both know that if we need the other we are just a phone call or text away.
Lou is my best friend, our paths crossed whilst at work but in different departments. I then transferred into her department whilst she was on maternity leave. On one of our many work nights out we chatted and clicked (she hasn't been able to shake me off since). She has been there to organise my hen night, having children, changing jobs, losing family members and whenever I need her.
Those wonderful people at Organix have been working hard to produce additional Goodies savoury ranges. Their newest addition is Mini Cheese Crackers which come packs of 4 mini bags.
'These tasty organic cheese crackers are a great savoury snack, made with a real organic cheese, they are yummy on their own or scrumptious with a dip'
They are a nice size for little fingers to pick up and munch on. They are crunchy without being too hard to bite down on and taste very cheesy (they remind me very much of those nibbles available at parties, yum, yum)
Both Tigger and Roo enjoyed munching on these (so did I!). I love that the mini bags can be easily popped into your handbag, changing bag or lunchboxes. I think that these would also work well with the non-spill snack pots that are available from various companies.
I won't lie, I'm gutted that I haven't lost this week. I sneakily weighed myself on Friday morning and was 11st 2lb but some how between then and today I have gained 2lb despite having a relatively good weekend. My only naughtiness was some chocolate raisins I munched in the cinema with Roo.
Tigger was so unwell last week with chicken pox and a throat infection that meant he was always in my arms. So thankfully if it wasn't for the ease and quickness of the shakes I don't think I would have eaten on some days. Cooking one handed with a crying baby is not an easy task and after you have been up most of the night it's not something you necessarily want to do either.
Must do some batch cooking, portion up some meals and freeze them so that if I'm in the same position again I can just reheat in the microwave.
I need to put this set back behind me and move on... here's to next week
The Rules 1. Anyone with a Pinterest account can join in (if you haven't got one I suggest you sign up - though be warned your evenings will quickly disappear amongst a pin board of beautiful pictures!) 2. The picture you post must have been pinned by you. I am going to suggest that you set up a "Pinterest Party" board so we can find all the pictures easily. 3. Make sure you abide by the copyright rules, and link your picture back to the original source. 4. Make sure somewhere in your post is your Pinterest name as I know some of you have used different names from your blogs, just to confuse us, that way we can follow you and likewise you can follow back. 5. Clink glasses with as many of the other posts as possible, leaving comments and follow any bloggers that join in, that you like, on Pinterest! 6. ENJOY looking at all those pictures!
My big sister loved care bears when she was young and when I came across this cake idea I loved it. It looks pretty straightforward although I'm not sure how the rainbow is done. I'm guessing their is a board of some sort behind the icing.
Roo attended a birthday party for one of her classmates today. The entertainer was really good and got all the kids involved in the party games. This is Roo playing Monkey Jump, basically a balloon under each arm and one between your legs then jump around a course looking like a monkey... simples!
I've been trying to introduce Tigger to self feeding for a little while now. This journey has led me to try a number of different spoons and bowls.
Finally I have come across a company that works for my needs and Tigger's Too (like what I did there).
Let me introduce you to Vital Baby, I first became aware of this brand through a weaning pack received from the the Boots Parenting Club which included one Vital Baby soft tip spoon. As soon as I used that spoon, all other spoons I had for Tigger were donated to charity and off I went to purchase more of the soft tip spoons.
They have over 40 products available to purchase, so something for all ages and stages!
The weaning set comes complete with bowl, lid and soft tip weaning spoon. I love that the tip of the spoon can be stored in the lid, which will come in so handy if you are out and about.
I was surprised at the high quality of the bowl, it was so sturdy and colourful. There is a lip along one side which is great if you are trying to feed baby and is a nice size that even little hands can hold.
Tigger got on with the bowl really well, surprisingly he didn't try to pick it up but I'm sure once he learns that he can I'm in for trouble.
The bowl washes really well and can be placed in dishwasher and microwave safe too. I have had no discolouration on the bowl and no marks have appeared on the bowl either.
The lid is secure enough to transport food in the bowl without fear of the lid popping over and empty the contents all over your bag.
I would recommend this set to all new parents, would work from first tastes to self feeding toddlers. So handy to have in your bag, can be used for snacks or in a restaurant for easy toddler tableware.
I like that it is available in three colours. This allows girls to be girls, boys to boys and a fab in-between colour.
£3.99 (depending on where you buy from)
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Disclosure policy: I received the weaning set free if charge, my words, thoughts and opinions are my own.