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NuMe healthy eating range from Morrisons

19 Jun

So last week I got invited to a brilliant event by Morrisons.

The UK food retailer were launching it’s newest range, NuMe a healthy eating range that looks and tastes fabulous.

The range is designed for customers searching for healthier alternatives to their favourite meals and snacks who don’t want to compromise on taste.

I was invited by Morrisions for a tasty breakfast and introduction to the range that is already rolling into Morrisons stores all over the nation.

What’s great about the NuMe range is that it’s aim is to give customers healthier alternatives to their already favourite foods at great affordable prices.

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When thinking about healthy food, I usually think, boring, tasteless and expensive, the new range is none of the above! NuMe is all about the small steps needed for a healthier lifestyle, it’s not about dieting, yes it will help us drop the pounds overtime but it’s also about purchasing things that are better for us, making sure we get some of our five a day, etc. With its funky packaging with good clear labelling means customers are able to quickly see what it is they are buying, the calorie control whether it forms part of your five-a-day, or whether it’s low in fat or reduced in salt, explaining why each product is a healthier option.

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There was a few reasons I was keen to hear more about the NuMe range. One, I want to get back in shape, start making healthier choices for myself and family. Secondly, I wanted to find out how this range was “healthier” and whether this could be a range I could buy to replace some of the items currently on my shopping list therefore getting the children eating more healthy food (especially Little man, who’s diet is very poor).

As many know, little man has Aspergers syndrome. There are very few foods he eats. This is extremely worrying as most of these foods are not the healthiest, they are high in fat or salt etc.

Looking at some of the products in the range, you may ask yourself how some of the products are actually better for you. What Morrisons have done here, is remove some of the ingredients that are not all that good for us and replaced it with something else much more healthier. This could be anything from not cooking something in oil, maybe grilling it instead, reducing the salt content and adding other herbs or spices that are better for us. A great example would be the sausage breakfast I had. Doesn’t sound very healthy but it was healthier than other sausages available, yet still tasted awesome. It’s the last three letters in the word “healthier” that Morrisons have taken and used to create this delicious range.

It’s true, simple small changes can lead to big ones overtime. It’s not about quick fixes but maintaining a healthier lifestyle and keeping it.

The range has everything from ready made meals (frozen and refrigerated) to products from salad dressings to yogurts. They even have a huge range of yummy treats and snacks, such as crisps or cakes.

Looking at the range, I’ve discovered a number of items that the children eat that are significantly more healthy. Little man who refuses to eat anything remotely healthy could really benefit and I’ve already started to introduce the range into our home.

Lastly, can I recommend the Beetroot & Blueberry Salsa, may sound strange but taste amazing.

Disclaimer: This is a review post. I was not paid to write this review. I did receive a goody bag following the event. All opinions are honest and that of my own.

Get Sugar Poking

19 Jun

when looking for gifts online it can be a bit of a jungle out there. But there are some real gems to be discovered and the fabulous Sugar Poke is one of them.

If your looking for something special, personalised yet yummy Sugar Poke is the place for you (especially with its 5 star rating).

Sugar Poke allows you to choose a fabulous delicious edible gift from its huge online selection whether your after sweets, chocolate, muffins, brownies, cakes, cookies and more besides, Sugar Poke will have something right up your street.

You then choose a free card from the many designs available and personalise it with your chosen message.

Your chosen gift(s) will then be packed with tender loving care and sent to your door by first class post. They even stock many letter box friendly products, perfect for those not in to take delivery.

Oh and did I mention first class post is free?

Sugar Poke offers so much more than your average box of chocolates, packaged in pretty packaging and tied in pretty ribbons, or something more manly perhaps, Sugar Poke takes care of it and best of all… It’s a really inexpensive way to put a smile on someone’s face.

I was chuffed to get the opportunity to review one of the Sugar Poke products, I had no idea what was being sent which kinda added to the excitement.

From the time the review was arrange till the time it landed on my door step this was nothing more than a couple of days. Everybody loves a speedy services and this was just that. The children had not long set of to school and it was just myself and the toddler at home when the delivery came. Harley always gets excited at the sight of the postman which is probably down to my eBay addiction *amen* So, he was keen to see what was in the box and yes, so was I!

Well, the toddlers eyes almost popped out from his head at what we discovered. A beautifully packaged feast of sweetie treats and cakes and enough for the whole family to enjoy.

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We had been sent the wonderful “Fruity Affair” to review

A large green bucket filled with fruity sweets and cakes, then packaged in a beautiful green cello covering and tied with red ribbon. What an impressive bucket load of treats to feast on (diet we will meet again next week)!

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The bucket load of treats cost just £16 with free first class postage (next day delivery is an additional £4.99).

I think what we received is very reasonably priced and I would be pleased to receive this from a loved one as way to brighten my day or even be the gift bearer.

Here’s what our sugar poke consists of

Oh so fruity! With: 3 x Berry Delicious fluffy blueberry muffins…

2 x Carrot Cake Genius: A big slab of moist, melt in the mouth cake packed with carrot, fruit and spices and finished with a delicious sweet sugary glaze and cream cheese frosting… Yummy ….

Nice Pear (Drops): A bag of retro pear drops in vibrant colours…

Blimey Mate: A retro treat of 10 scrummy chocolate limes with a zingy lime shell filled with milk chocolate…

Who Love’s Ya Baby: 6 delicious assorted fruit flavoured lollies, the toddlers favourite…

Gotta Chew: Bag of 10 delicious Haribo Maoam stripes chews!

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This was an awesome little treat to receive on a Thursday morning.

There is so much to choose from on the Sugar Poke online store. Prices range from as little as a fiver so there is something to suit all pockets.

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To check out the lovely Sugar Poke just click here. You can also check them out on twitter.

Disclaimer: This is a product review. I was not paid to write to review but did receive a product sample in-order to share my honest opinion with my readers.

Review – Relax Pack From The Cocoon Collection

3 Jun

As a busy mum of three sometimes it’s nice to have a little time for me.

I may be a mum but I’m a woman too, one that like others, loves a little self indulgence.

The wonderful people over at cocoon collection understand this (or so their Relax Pack would indicate)!

Last week I was delivered a very exciting parcel, one packed with treats for me… Yes me!

I was presented with the Relax Pack (Massage and Pamper Pack) a white box tied in a beautiful hot pink ribbon.

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If the outside was anything to go by then I couldn’t wait to see what was inside!

Well, I wasn’t disappointed! Inside I found a beautiful selection of pampering treats. Just lifting the lid I knew I was in for a treat, the beautiful sweet aroma from the bath bomb could be smelt instantly.

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Here’s what was included…

The Gold Relaxer… a fantastic 4 point massager which soothes away achy muscles with its four clever points and is said to be a hand held dream!

Hand Lotion Set With Ceramic Dish. The set includes both hand wash and hand & nail cream and have a gorgeous fresh white linen and jasmine fragrance which I adore. Both wash and cream are contained within pump action dispenser bottles and presented in a beautiful ceramic dish… Perfect for the bathroom sink.

Crazy After Dark Bath Blaster – this is what I smelt as I lifted the lid of the box, this bomb smells absolutely gorgeous and what’s more its packed full of fab essential oils. I seriously couldn’t wait to relax with this fizzy away in the tub.

Flower Power Face Mask – This is a little face mask without the gunk! Instead of slapping some messy slop on my chops I was instead presented with a cloth which has been impregnated with sweet smelling mulberry to place on my face. The mask has been designed to refresh, revive and illuminate.

Eye Gel Pads – cooling and soothing, to awaken sleepy eyes and hopefully help improve my tired bagged eyes, giving them back some sparkle.

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Mini Emery Boards – A pack of 10 handbag sized little emery boards. These are held in a little box that displays a super cute but quirky design of a somewhat funky kitty.

Breakfast at Sniffany’s – designed to match the above emery boards, this sweet packet of tissues display the same quirky but somehow very cute Hollywood glam kitty design!

Now can you see why I was eager to put this kit to the test. This was definitely something I couldn’t wait to use but decided there was little point in doing so until I had some ‘Me time’

Finally that ‘Me Time’ came around when all the children were sleeping I grabbed my box and headed to the bathroom.

I unwrapped the bath bomb and added it to the bath as the hot water ran. In a sad sort of sense I was a little gutted to see it dissolving as it was so very pretty! However the smell that filled the air around me was lush and I couldn’t wait to soak my tired self within its essence.

Seriously I was in that bath till my toes wrinkled.

I also used the face mask and could feel myself drifting of to sleep as I relaxed in silence.

What a rare treat, little man is known to be up till 4am on most nights so the fact he was in his bed sleeping at a little past 1am was most pleasing.

Of course I’ve tried both the hand wash and lotion which left my hands smelling delightful. I’ve now moved them both into the kitchen as I hate the way my hands are left feeling following a session washing the dishes. I wash my hands and apply the lotion right afterwards and this instantly corrects the problem.

The emery boards are in my makeup bag ready for my next nail painting session and the tissues are in my handbag! Yes, I don’t want these to run out… Maybe I’ll just have to refill the funky packaging with some more tissues once used.

The eye mask is tucked away for my next bit of “Me time” which I’m hoping is someday soon.

As for the massager, this is yet to be tested… It’s just not the same trying to use it on yourself. Maybe I’ll get the kids on the job… *giggle*

I really do love the online Cocoon collection. Yes, I’ve tried out many of these online stores specialising in gift ideas but the range over at cocoon is so extensive it’s hard not to be impressed.

There really is something for everyone! You can find a specially designed section for all them major milestones whether it’s a gift for someone’s eightieth or someone’s big 50!

You will also find a great children’s selection which boast something for every occasion from the celebration of a birth or a get well gift. I love the “Being Brave” gift set that would make a really special gift for a child in hospital.

There are gifts for him, her, couples and more. You will find a great fathers day selection which again contains some impressive gift sets like the “Dads Dancing” kit or that of a “Big bag of beer”

With so much to chose from its hard to make a decision! I was drawn to many sets including the above “Relax pack” as well as the “Little pick me up” the “Sweet Fizz” the “Rush hour” specially for commuters and the lovely teacher gift of a personalised best teacher certificate. They even do beautiful jewellery gift sets so your sure to find the perfect gift for any occasion.

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I’m so glad I got to test and review a gift from the Cocoon Collection because I have now found a site I’d most definitely use in the future! I’ve already spotted a number of gift sets that I’d like to purchase for family and friends for those special occasions, ones which I know they will love.

The Relax Pack is great and I’d highly recommend this as the perfect gift for a reasonable price!

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For more information or just for a browse check out the Cocoon Collection online

Disclaimer: This is a review post. I was not paid to write this review but was offered a sample of the product in question as to provide readers with my honest thoughts and opinions.

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