Kidnoculars from Learning Resources

Did you know it’s British Science Week? It runs from the 6th March – 15th March. I’ve always been a fan of science since schools and I love that my children are now interested in science too.

We were recently asked if we would like to review some kidnoculars for British science week and I jumped at the chance. I and the children love them! As soon as the rain finally stopped we were straight outside exploring

Jack has the GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars for ages 3+

  • Binoculars feature focus-free, 2x magnification
  • Enlarged eye pieces and foolproof placement goggles ensure correct placement
  • Includes neck strap with breakaway safety feature

And Harry has the GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars Extreme for ages 5+

  • We’ve taken our original Kidnoculars®to a whole new level!
  • Child-friendly binoculars promote STEM-based scientific observation of nature, animals and more!
  • All-in-one binoculars feature:
    • Focus free vision
    • Easy-to-see 3 x magnification
    • Built-in audio amplification – no need for headphones
    • Breakaway strap for safety
  • Audio amplification will encourage children to use both sight and sound to explore their world.
  • Colourful, lightweight and durable, these all-in-one binoculars are perfectly sized for young explorers
  • Measures 9cm H x 19cm W x 18cm D
  • Kidnoculars Extreme require 2 AAA batteries (not included)
  • Features multilingual packaging

They both loved exploring to see what they could find. They found bugs, birds, trees and people. We’ve only discovered in our back garden so far but I can’t wait to take them out on a long walk or on holiday (imagine how great these will be at the beach).

I’m a big fan of ‘toys’ that promote STEM and these fit into that so they are a big thumbs up from me. They also introduce life science and encourage exploration and discovery.

Jacks kidnoculars are £12 (also come on pink) and Harry’s are £22.50. Both can be found on the Learning Resources website

I highly recommend them, especially as spring approaches and all the animals and flowers come out.

*we were gifted these kidnoculars in return for a review but all words and opinions are honest and my own.

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LilyLulu Boots Review

Anyone that knows me will know that I love footwear, especially boots! As autumn/winter is my favourite season, particularly for the clothing and shoes.

I have always wanted some white boots but have always backed away in fear of looking like mutton dressed as lamb. But when LilyLulu got in touch and asked if I’d like to work with them I thought, you know what, I’m gonna try some.

And I am so glad I did. I chose these Pointed Toe Block Heel Western Ankle Boots in white and I absolutely love them! I am not a fan of a heel and tend to steer away from them but I wore these all day on Saturday and they’re so comfy!

I like how versatile they are too. Not only do they look great with jeans and trousers, they would also look great with skirts and dresses. Also I’ve worn them with my jeans over the top of the boot and tucked in and both ways looked great.

I have a leopard print skirt and a yellow dress that will look fab with theses!

Also I get married in 5 weeks and I’m now so tempted to opt for these instead of the lace shoes. I’m thinking maybe change into these in the evening for dancing!

If white is not your colour, they have a whole range of different styles and colours here there are a few more I have my eye on.

One other bonus for me with these is they’re easy to clean, which is a massive bonus as a parent. We went to soft play on Saturday and the car park was really muddy but I just wiped these over with a wipe and they look new again.

Comfy, easy to clean, look great, bargain price. Seriously what more could you want?! I definitely recommend these boots and this company. I have no issues and received them really quickly too.

*I was sent these boots in exchange for a review. All words and opinions are honest and my own.

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Top 5 Weight Watcher Friendly Dinners

I am still trying to lose a few pounds to fit into my wedding dress. I know a diet is not for everyone but the WW freestyle does work for me. I have spent many hours checking through the app what items of food are low-ish points so I can make breakfast, lunch and dinners from them. If it was me alone I was having to think of I wouldn’t be so fussed but as a family of 6 the last thing I want is to be cooking lots of separate meals so I wanted to have lots of ideas written down that were ;

  • Meals we could all eat together
  • I was getting enough and within points
  • The rest of the family don’t feel like they’re on WW too

As you can imagine it’s not the easiest of challenges but I think I’ve got a few now that fit the bill and I thought I’d share them with you so you can maybe save yourself a lot of hassle 🙂 I don’t have photos because I haven’t been saving them I’ve just been adding them to my Instagram so if you take a look over there you will see a highlight named food and you can see all my meals in there.

  1. Brinner (breakfast dinner). I had Tesco reduced fat sausages (2) 3sp, Scrambled egg 2sp (for milk), Bacon medallions (3) 1sp, Mushrooms and tomatoes 0sp
  2. My favourite Pasta dish. I cut out the olive oil (as its high in points), Bacon is around 1sp, Pasta varies from where it’s purchased 6-9sp
  3. Chicken stir fry. Chicken is 0sp, all veg is 0sp, soy sauce varies but not big on points.
  4. Hot dogs. Tin hot dogs are 1sp each, hot dog bun 5sp, spicy wedges 5sp (128g) salad 0sp
  5. One Tesco steak pie 11sp, 1/4 tin new potatoes 1sp, veg 0sp, gravy around 1-2sp (Bisto reduced salt)

So there is just a small selection of a mixed range you can have. The pie one seems a lot of points but if the rest of the day is low points wise you should be fine and it’s a filling dinner. Do you follow weight watchers? Any you’d add to my list?

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My Sunday Snapshot

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Saturday is Caption Day

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Happy Valentines Day

Hope you’re all having a lovely day. We just went small this year x

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Utility Room Renovation Before

So we currently have a really large utility room area. But it’s in an awful state. It’s basically a brick building attached to the house and can be accessed via the back door from the kitchen. It has a door at each end, one to the back garden, one to the front of the house. It’s a really great space but at the moment it’s cold and full of spiders and leaks (especially around the loo). None of us enjoy using it but it’s an area we can’t avoid because it’s the only way to get to the back garden and of course our fridge freezer, washing machine and dryer are in there. Also the loo is handy when you don’t want to go upstairs or someone is using the other one.

We have big plans for this area but it’s a big project that’s going to take months. One because our budget can’t do it all in one go and Tom has to do it in between work.

So here it is at the moment…

Told you it was awful. Stay tuned for an after coming your way soon (ish).

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Top 5 Weight watcher Friendly Breakfasts

Now that my wedding is approaching I am back on the weight watchers. I’ve only got a little way to go to reach my goal so I’m sure I can get their by then and with Easter just after I can have another little break 🙂

I find when I have a good breakfast it starts me on the right path because if I have a rubbish breakfast, I tend to carry that into the rest of the day.

So here are my top 5 breakfasts that are low in points but filling!

1) FRY UP

Two fried eggs using a few sprays of frylite and flipping them over 0sp

3 bacon medallions 1sp

Tinned tomatoes 0sp

Mushrooms using frylite spray 0sp

=1sp

2) CRUMPET, EGG AND BACON

1 crumpet 3sp

Flora light 1sp

2 Bacon medallions 1sp

Scrambled egg 2sp (for milk)

= 7sp

3) Bowl of fruit

You can choose whatever fruit you like, pretty much all are 0sp

4) Breakfast Wrap

Weight Watchers Wrap 3sp

Hash brown 2sp

Fried egg with frylite 0sp

Bacon medallions 1sp

= 6sp

5) Egg and Soldiers

2 boiled eggs 0sp

Bacon medallions

(cut into soldiers) 1sp

= 1sp

And that’s my top 5. Do you have anymore I could add to my collection?

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My Sunday Snapshot

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Saturday is Caption Day

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