Sunday, 26 October 2014

win a £10 Amazon voucher

As I have only had two giveaways since I started my blog I thought I would run this giveaway, hopfully will give someone a nice treat before christmas, good luck everyone! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Review of Easy Indian SuperMeals

I recently received a copy of Easy Indian SuperMeals by Zainab Jagot Ahmed. I was really looking forward to receiving this as I am currently weaning bump and wanted new ideas.  As I mentioned in my weaning post I've stuck to the convenience  of jars of baby food and rusks to wean the girls, I really wanted to try different stuff with bump, and I did buy a blender which I have hardly used except for a few puréed veg.

I was pleasantly surprised when the book arrived as I hadn't been expecting much just a book of purée recipes but it is so much more than that. 


The book is for stage 2 weaning (7 months plus)  threw to 5+. There is lots of detail about super foods and super spices plus a handy table of super spices which are suitable for babies. It Also contains  lots of information on fruit and vegetable super foods. A getting starting guide is included as well as a list of foods to avoid.

The recipes are separated into different sections starting with veggie SuperMeals then  finger food SuperMeals, sweet SuperMeals, meat SuperMeals, family SuperMeals and quick kids SuperMeals.  At the top of each page you can clearly see the stage and age they are suitable for.

I love the fact that there is family recipes and I am looking forward to making some of them especially Lamb Rogan Josh as that is my absolute favourite and I've never made it from scratch before.

Bump isn't quite 7 months yet so I can't try out any receipes with him straight away but I will be. There's a yummy looking festive roasted vegetable mash great for christmas. Yummy spiced potato pie sounds tasty and there's even a veggie korma. 

There's just so many ideas and receipes that I would never of thought of trying.  It really does make you see weaning in a new and exciting way.  I would definately recommend this book to anyone with children, would be a great christmas gift too.

If you would like to know anymore about this book head on over to Zainabs website.

It is also available to buy from Amazon

Happy cooking!


I have seen some great bargains and discounts around this week so I thought I would share them with you all. great if your buying christmas presents. All listed below but will update the list if I find anymore so keep checking back.

There is a great sale over at The Body Shop website at the moment plusvif you use the code EXTRA you can get an extra 40% off this includes sale items. Plus free delivery when you spend £20 or over.

Tesco have all their beauty gifts half price plus they have their up to half price toy offer on at the moment, i got barbie and Animagic toys half price.

Asda also have up to half price toy sale on and they also have a sale on clothing. Prices seem to be varying between online and instore.

If your off food shopping theres a £5 off a £40 Spend in Aldi coupon in The Daily Mirror today. ()I dont usually buy newspapers I think they are full of crap but on this occassion I will be as off to Aldi later and every penny counts)

Get 20% off clothing,homeware and beauty at m&s using the code OCT14EM
valid until 27th

La Redoute have a great offer for new customers have used this myself. If you use the code 5012 you get £15 off your first order over £20 plus free delivery and a free gift. It doesnt apply to sale items although one of the items i bought was reduced.

£10 off on the Phillips website no minimum spend. I was going to order baby bottles but nearly all out of stock so I got a pair of tweezers that cost £7.99 and just had to pay postage which was £1.99. Postage varies depending on what the item is. Use code Philippromo10 at checkout.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Introducing Appleby Designs & gorgeous dress review

I recently discovered Appleby Designs an amazing website selling handmade children's clothing. Their dresses are stunning, unique and fit for any princess. Great for parties and special occasions and totally different to the usual dresses sold in stores plus handmade to order.
You can view there website here and see the gorgeous dresses for yourself

The lovely Andrea from Appleby Designs kindly sent me a Christmas party dress for my 5 year old moo.  As soon as I opened the package I thought wow what a gorgeous dress.  The material design is fab so lovely for christmas time and party's. Complete with it's very own sash. It is made from 100% cotton so will be comfortable and light to wear plus machine washable which is always a bonus. The stitching is perfect and just knowing its been handmade makes it extra special. I know when moo wears it out everyone will be asking where I got it from.  Her little sister has already asked me where hers is, I said I would ask Santa for her. 

So if your looking for something special, unique, comfortable and stylish for your little princess head on over to Appleby Designs
You can also find them on Facebook
and also on twitter +Appleby Designs