Tuesday, 31 May 2016

50 Annoying Phrases You Hear At Work

I spent over 10 years working in an office type environment and although I loved every minute of it (I genuinely mean that) it wasn't until I completely changed my career that I realised that some of the language used in the office was very annoying. 

Monday, 30 May 2016

Degustabox May Box

This months box delivery seem to come quite quickly and it didn't feel like a whole month had gone past since the last one. Our box arrived later on in the day so I had seen a few photographs over on twitter of people sharing the contents. It looked like another great box.

Friday, 20 May 2016

His and Hers World Class Fragrances Giveaway

I am so excited to team up once again with World Class Fragrances to offer a very special giveaway on my blog. One lucky Mummy 2 Monkeys winner will win his and hers fragrances by World Class.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

CBeebies Play Time DVD Giveaway

As you all know already little J loves CBeebies whether its watching it on TV, visiting CBeebies land at Alton Towers or playing the CBeebies apps he is addicted. When we received the new CBeebies Play Time DVD he was so excited. Seeing 12 of his favourite shows on the box he instantly asked to watch it. Over 2 hours long he watched it on and off throughout the day and it was definitely a hit.

Earth Kiss Face Masks Review

Being a mum to my two boys I don't get the chance to pamper myself that often. I just never have the time and even when I do find a spare hour to myself I can usually think of a hundred other things I should be doing. I was recently sent some Earth Kiss face masks so I decided I had to make the time.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Pampers Little Champions

My boys have always been outgoing and even from a young age they both had so much energy to get up and go. I do love that they are happy being out and about and active. Little J is taking after his big brother and is constantly kicking a ball around or bouncing on the trampoline. He will stay on the trampoline for hours if I let him, just bouncing away or running round in circles.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Our Morning At Mattel Play Liverpool

A few weeks ago we popped along to Mattel Play Liverpool for the first time. I'm not sure who was more excited about visiting, Little J or Me. I had read lots about the new interactive play centre and it was all positive. I was a little unsure about visiting at the weekend as I was worried it would be overcrowded so we headed down to the Albert Dock quite early on a Saturday morning.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

My Sunday Photo - 15/05/2016

This weeks My Sunday Photo is of big and little J enjoying the sunshine. Yesterday we got out the paddling pool bright and early ready to play when it warmed up a little. Unfortunately it didn't get really hot like it had in the week but little J enjoyed himself anyway. Big J was there always looking after his younger brother. We had our lunch in the garden and it was nice to have the sun out even if it wasn't very warm.



Saturday, 14 May 2016

#TeenTalk

We are so blessed to have a really strong relationship with Big J and I really hope that continues as we tackle his teen years together. He is very open and honest and I know that he would come to me or Daddy if he ever had any problems or to ask a question. However we haven't actually sat down yet to have the puberty talk yet. It's not that we don't want to it's just something I didn't think about but now realise my baby is growing up.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Cartamundi Disney Cars Racing and Action Game Box Review

Little J has become a huge Disney Cars fan over the past few months, it's all he is interested in so when we received the Cartamundi Disney Cars game I knew it would be a hit. Playing games is something we have always enjoyed as a family but until recently little J was too young so he never got involved.

Our Yummy Degustabox Delivery

As always we really look forward to receiving our monthly Degustabox because you just never know what you are going to get. I love surprises and usually within a few minutes of the box being opened something usually catches the eye of big and little J. This month was no exception.


Our April box contained


Canderel
Candler Sugarly - Tastes like sugar but with zero calories. We actually needed sweeteners so instead we decided to give it a go. It's almost gone already because we have used it in everything. Our tea, coffee and even sprinkled on our cereal

RRP - £3

Pimms
Putting us in the mood for Summer and Wimbledon the Pimms Cider had a hunt of strawberries and cucumber. I wasn't sure at first but it has a kick to it, delicious.

RRP - £2.29

Popchips
We have tasted pop chips before but they have just introduced two new delicious limited edition flavours. Sea salt, garlic and rosemary and sea salt, caramelised onion and thyme.

RRP - £1.99

Rejuvenation Water
There is usually some sore of water or juice product in Degustabox and over the months we have found some amazing brands we have never heard of and this is one of them.

RRP - £1.99

Veetee
Veto rice is the only rice we buy so we were familiar with this brand already. However we have never tried wholegrain so it was nice to give that a go, we usually stick to plain basmati.

RRP - £1.49/£1.29

Levi Roots
I've seen this brand in the supermarket many times but never bought. Looking forward to giving the Coat 'n' Cook a try.

RRP - £1

Bebeto
Bebeto Fruit Strings have been a hit here. They won product of the year for the innovative use of fruit juice and reduced processed sugars. They are yummy.

RRP - £1.99

Parle
I've never heard of this brand until we received other items a few months ago in a Degustabox. It's strange as they are the largest selling biscuit brand in the world but since we got them in the box I've noticed them.

RRP - 25p/89p

Green Lady
Just like the water we usually have some sort of tea product. I usually give them to my Dad as he loves them.

RRP - £1.99

Milkybar and Smarties
It's probably obvious that both boys dived straight for these. The new Milkybar and Crunchy was a hit with little J and big J took the smarties although little J ate most of that too.

RRP - £1 / £1.29


As always we are so pleased with this months Degustabox. You can buy a Degustabox at any time although it is a monthly box you can purchase for however long you wish.

If you fancy giving it a go you can claim £6 off by using BLDEG15




*we received Degustabox for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are our own*

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Philips PowerPro Aqua Cordless Vacuum and Mop Review

Daddy has been having fun playing with his new Philips PowerPro Aqua Cordless Vacuum and Mop this week. As I haven't really had a chance to have a try I will hand over to Daddy who will tell you all about it. 

Unboxing the PowerPro Aqua

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Sneak Preview At Alton Towers Rollercoaster Restaurant

On Saturday to celebrate our birthdays we went to Alton Towers. Whilst walking over to the new ride Galactica there was a buzz in the air around the new Rollercoaster Restaurant. There were a lot of people hanging around the entrance and because I am very nosey I headed over to take a peek.  I knew it wasn't opening till 13th May so I assumed it must have been a preview event.

How Often Do You Take Your Pet For A Checkup?

I remember the day when my friend brought home a little puppy. The kids had grown up and weren't as dependant on her any more and she felt a little lost. She was torn between having a baby or getting a dog, the dog won. I couldn't understand it at first because to me a baby and a dog are two completely different things and of course they are but the idea of having something or someone to look after was the same. Someone or thing to need you and rely on you. I guess dogs and babies are quite similar when you think about it. 


Monday, 9 May 2016

Special Gifts For a New Mum and Mum To Be

If you are heading in to Spring as a new mum or mum to be I have trawled through the internet for some of my favourite New Mum or Mum To Be gifts that will put a little Spring in to your step and make the last stages of pregnancy a little bit more bearable.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Wiplii Cardboard Toy Review and Giveaway

Whether we are playing inside or out little J always has to have a tent or den set up. He loves to have a space were he can go and chill or play on his iPad. We have a pop up tent and I am always trying to jazz it up a little with cushions and stickers to make it look more appealing. When I fist heard about Wiplii and their range of cardboard toys I was really interested as I hadn't seen or heard anything like this before.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Introducing Your Child To New Hobbies

It's quite obvious from my blog that we love spending time as a family, whether its days out or just watching a movie together. However as individuals we all have different interests and hobbies. Whenever we can we like to spend time enjoying our hobbies and also seeking out new ones. We do like to encourage the boys to try out new experiences as it can give them the confidence that they may need when they are older.

Chill Factore Skiing Taster Session
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