Having fun with the Fisher Price SpaceSaver Jumperoo!

There are so many toys and gadgets you can buy for babies – some which are must haves, some which are nice added extras, and some which you really don’t need but think you must have!

Of all the things you choose to buy they have to work for you and your family, not least the amount of space you have available for them!

I’ve seen lots of my friends with toys for their babies that I’d taken a shine to…and lots of friends with a Fisher Price Jumperoo (or equivalent) who swear that they are great for a bit of ‘hands free’ time but, to be honest, I’ve never felt the need for one. Plus they are bulky and big…and expensive too!

Spacesaver jumperoo Fisher Price

So when I was contacted to see if we’d like to try out the NEW Fisher Price SpaceSaver Jumperoo I literally ‘jumperoo-ed’ at the chance. It would be the perfect opportunity to finally see what all the fuss is about whilst having the added benefit of it being collapsible too!

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Feeding a family with the Butcher’s Wrap from Hazeldines!

As you’ll know by now, I’m no stranger to meal planning. I must admit, I quite like the challenge of getting everything prepared and getting organised. So when I was set the task by Hazeldines to come up with a weeks worth of meals using their Original Butcher’s Wrap Up, I was more than excited about the challenge ahead!

meat wrap

“The Butchers Wrap is our flagship product, a whole weeks worth of meat included at a bargain price.” 

With a single wrap costing £20, a double costing £39 and a triple costing £57, you can buy the perfect sized Butcher’s Wrap to feed your family for the week. And your meat can be delivered STRAIGHT to your door too, as next Working Day Delivery is available all across the UK for just £7.95 per order (or you can select Local Pick up at checkout to collect your order from Hazeldine’s Hazel Grove store!)

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9 months on…

So, Martha is 9 months old…

Where did that go?

I always promised myself I wouldn’t rush back onto a diet…I wanted, needed, time to recover and enjoy being a Mummy for the third time. But after Christmas I realised that I had maybe been a little to friendly with the good old naughty treats…and all the weight I had managed to lose before having Martha had actually crept back on again.

So I made a pact with myself.

I ordered a subscription to Slimming World magazine – after all it was Slimming World who helped me lose all the weight before meaning my blood sugars were controlled enough so I could have Martha – and I promised myself that the day it landed on the doormat would mark the last week of my naughty ways…the very next Monday would be the start of my new Slimming World journey!

So, guess what has just landed on my doormat?

Hello Slimming World!

It seems we will be back together from next week :)

Pinching the pennies – the end of the week!

After the turkey pilaff disaster I was desperate for my penny pinching week to end on more of a high note…so I decided to make a change on my meal planner. Knowing how much my hubby doesn’t like duck, I decided that I would keep that in the freezer and instead of having it for tea on the Friday night, we’ d have the left over Cowboy Casserole with baked potatoes. At least it would be something that everyone would enjoy and eat!

My chicken paella plans for Saturday, however, went ahead!

The recipe I use has been adapted from a recipe I used to cook from a Weight Watchers cookery book. It uses chicken breast, bacon, onion, garlic, peas, red pepper, risotto rice and chicken stock plus paprika, turmeric, some herbs and seasoning!

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