August Degusta Box - Review

What's in the Box? It's that time again to reveal what was in the August monthly subscription food box from Degustabox
For the first time last month the box included a 'Degustabox Fridge' item, a voucher to be redeemed for a fridge item. This was Moma (Bircher Muesli multipack). Oats, yoghurt and a spoonful of fruit in four individual pots. RRP 2.99.
Next Mexican Daves legendary tortilla chips. I have to say I was very excited when I saw these as I love savoury snacks. Delicious they were too, and there are no artificial nasties in them. RRP £1.
I loved the Lindt 'Hello Just For You Heart Chocolate' tin. A perfect gift for a loved one, which I kept for myself! Each tin contains 10 pink foil wrapped chocolate hearts. RRP £3.49.
There were two Brioche Pasquier food items in the box. Delicious all butter croissants and Pains au lait. Let me tell you, these did not last long at all. Their RRP are £1.79 and £1.69 each.
Dr. Oetker have fab new eddible wafer cake cases. RRP £2.50, these are great and ideal for young ones who seem to forget the cake case usually needs removing! Well now they don't!
If you want an alcohol option in the box, August's came with a 'Caribbean Twist'. Strawberry Daiquiri flavour. I have a very sweet tooth and this is my type of drink! Can you guess this box was shaping up to be my favourite so far! RRP £2.50.
Adding a cooking element to the box Schwartz Flavour Shots are delicious recipe bases. Containing herbs, spices and seasonings infused in sunflower oil. There are 8 different flavours in all. We have the Spanish Smoked Paprika Chicken and Mexican Fajitas flavours. Their RRP is £1.39.
Next BerryWhite Organic drinks. Made with premium organic ingredients with no added suagar or fruit sugars and no artificial preservatives. RRP £1.59.
Another delicious drink which the monkeys made light work of is Cawston Press Kids Blends. Apple and Pear mixed with 40% water for a lighter juice drink. A pack of three is RRP £1.89.
Last but not least the Degustabox contained two Forever Tree award winning tonic waters and other mixers, used in 7 out of the top 10 restaurants. They have a RRP of £1.69 each.
This was my most favourite degustabox by far.....made for me I'd say! If you'd like to subscribe I have a code for £3 off the usual £12.99 fee for my readers. Just type the code 96M49 into the box when registering. Take a look at the links below for more info.


Loving My Hotter Shoes

When I was young free and single (ages ago!) I had so many pairs of shoes, a centipeed would have been happy! I loved shoes and still do, but sadly most are now relegated to the eves in the garage and I tend to stick to two or three comfy pairs of shoes each year. Birkenstocks in the summer, trainers for the gym (barely worn) and Uggs in the winter. 
I have no idea how I ever walked in heels (not that I've ever worn really high ones). I can just about manages to walk in heeled wedges, but recently I won some Hotter Shoes to try. I had to tweet a photo and link to the Hotter shoes I would most like to try to be in with a chance of winning them......and I did! 
The Donna heels are so lush. I chose Dark Aqua. Their RRP is £85. Now I have to say they are pricey but OMG they are so comfortable. Hotter shoes say "Softly cushioned and naturally breathable, Donna is a high cut slip on with full flexibility. Donna feels wonderful on the foot thanks to a breathable leather insole and flexi grooves in the sole". They are not wrong. The size 5 I ordered are a perfect fit and they really do feel fantastic on.
Available for the winter in five colours (Black, Dark Green, Dark purple, Navy and Burgandy), I'd say they are perfect work shoes with either a skirt or trousers or ideal with jeans on an evening out. I have worn mine at the pub with friends and at a family celebration. Both times my feet were comfy at the end of the night. 
Would I buy a pair and part with £85? You know, I think I would. Finding shoes that are well made, look great, fit well and most imprtantly, are comfortable is worth that price tag.
 I have not been asked to write about these Hotter Shoes. I just wanted to share the love.
We're going on an adventure


Pitch and Putt Monkey Style

Big monkey has is a keen lover of crazy golf and pitch and putt too. He has been before with daddy and thoroughly enjoyed himself, so today we took both monkeys to a local pitch and putt yesterday. Little monkey went recently with friends and they said he loved it. Both monkeys had a good go of playing nine holes and there was no cheating (well not a lot)! Little monkey's trick is to take a tee shot and then pick his golf ball up and take it to the green to either place it in the hole or have a go at putting it in the hole! Considering he is only three this is OK with us! Big monkey likes to try and play as you should do and gave it a good go, though he did lose one bright orange ball. All was not lost though as we found two white ones!
I have to say, we had a great time, and to be honest I wasn't keen to go along at first. I'm glad I did though. We had fun and even I had a go.


Poppy Cat And The Bubble Volcano App - Review and Bundle Giveaway

We've been trying out the new Poppy Cat App for kids, Poppy Cat and The Bubble Volcano.
Available in iTunes for the iPhone and iPad priced at £1.99. It's focused at ages 5 years and under. A 3D pop up activity app for Poppy Cat fans. Read along and take part in the activities each page of the 'book' has to offer. Joanna Page (the voice of Poppy Cat) reads aloud, so follow the instructions to find all sorts of fun and surprises and get rewards along the way! Altogether there are eight fun packed games and activities, with sounds, music and features to keep any under five entertained.
The monkeys easily navigated their way through the eight games and activities and needed no adult intervention at all. Although now 6yrs old big monkey has enjoyed the app too. Based around bubbles, a volcano and under the sea there are seahorses to rescue, bubbles to pop, puzzles to solve and much more.
We've had great fun exploring the app and it's gets a big thumbs up from the monkeys!
To celebrate the App the fab folk at Poppy Cat are offering one of my lucky readers a fab Poppy Cat prize bundle. To be in with a chance of winning, just complete the rafflecopter form below. Here's what you could win if you enter.
1 x Mini Alma
1 x Mini Poppy Cat
1 x Dominos Set
1 x Magazine 
1 x DVD
1 x Colouring Poppy Cat Book
Terms and conditions apply. The giveaway is open to UK residents only. Prize is non transferable and there is no cash alternative.  Winner will be chosen by random generator. One lucky winner will be emailed. Giveaway ends 29/09/14. Good luck everyone.




Week 37 #365 Round Up

Week 37 has been busy but pretty ordinary to be honest! Football practice for big monkey, breakfast with friends, school runs, work, a ride to town on the bus, sorting and selling the bits the boys have grown out of! More football practice and of course blogging! Here's my #365 photo's for days 250 to 256.
#Day 250. Playing in the park whilst big bro plays football.
#Day 251. Joined by this fella whilst I had some Mummy time with friends for breakfast.
#Day 252. Look at his face on the 'black bus'.
#Day 253. Daddy just arrived home from work and we pretended we didn't know! 
#Day 254. Trying out big bro's scooter on the school run home.
#Day 255. All ready to go to it's new home. Busy sorting and de-cluttering now little monkey is at Preschool more.
#Day 256. Having 'a go' on one of the rowing machines at daddy's work, after big monkey played football for his new team!

How has your week been? I have to say I'm pretty tired now and need to relax before starting all over again next week! 
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