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28. Jan, 2016

27-01-2016 Sams day off so we decided to take a trip to Southwold and then stopped off at The Tally Ho Tearooms on our way home. This is our afternoon tea.

27. Jan, 2016

For Christmas Sam got me some bath bombs. He got me the butterbear one but when I went to go and use it, a long jet black hair came out of it ! I'v always had products from the lush store since I was a young teenager and usually get their bath bombs and fresh face masks. I'v never had a problem with them. So I took to twitter and sent a quick tweet to the lush account. As an apology they sent me 3 bath bombs which was nice. I got the sakura bath bomb, butterball and twlight. They smelt lovely in the box. 

Tonight I decided to try out the sakura one. Sakura means cherry bolossom, a Japanese themed bath bomb. It has scents such as mimosa, jasmine, orange flower blossom and lemon oil. It dissolved pretty quick in my bath and the room had soon filled with all the different scents.

My husband tried out the twilight one tonight so that leaves me with the butterball for another night 🙂❤

 

 

https://uk.lush.com/shops

Sakura - £3.50

Twilight - £3.50

Butterball - £2.65

20. Jan, 2016

So it’s been nearly 2 months since we started to wean Florence and decided it was time to try her out on yogurts. I looked into what the best ones are for little ones when weaning and most importantly what ones had less sugar in. I came across these, little yeos. I must admit they aren’t cost effective to what the big pots of yogurts are however these are very handy, convenient and they keep fresh being the separate pots. They are tiny small pots that contain 45g (1oz) of yogurt. At the moment we give Florence 2oz per meal so these are very handy only containing 1oz in each pot. We make her fruit puree at home and I have frozen some off in 1oz cubes.

The night before I get one of the cubes out to defrost in the fridge ready for the following morning, I then add the puree to her yogurt totalling 2ozs. These are quick and easy and you don’t waste the yogurt like you would with a big tub and being in the small separate pots is that you use one at a time, you don’t open the yogurt for it to go bad if not used up quickly.

I got these from Asda, 6 pack that were on offer 2 for £2 but I did however notice that Tesco’s do the same plain yogurts 6 for £1 a pack which works out the same cost as Asda. They also do ones with added fruit. We make our own fruit puree so we just buy the plain ones and add to it but the sugar content in the ones with fruit aren’t to high and are only the natural sugars from the fruit and not added. ❤

 

Asda - 2 packs for £2 (x6 per pack)

Tescos - £1 for one pack (x6)

31. Dec, 2015

We started to wean our little girl about a month and half ago, so far so good. She seems to really enjoy food at the moment and will literally take anything you offer her. So far she have tried Carrot, Parsnip, Apple, Pear, Avacado, Banana, Brocolli, Pea, Butternut squash, Cauliflower, Sweet Potato, baby rice and baby porridge. We have also started to mix things up and giving her combos of different foods.

We bought some baby porridge from Boots. Their organic baby porridge. At the time it seemed really good and Florence seemed to really enjoy it until my husband tried it and said, "this is nice, a little to nice" we checked out the sugar content and the rest of the ingredients. We were shocked to see that most of it was made up of follow on milk (known for having alot of sugar in)  no wonder the porridge really filled her up ! It also have 4g of sugar per 20g of baby porridge and this isn't even as bad as some products you can buy that are around 8g per 20g of porridge. So we decided to make our own from normal porridge oats. My mother in law blized some up for us but this still made Florence choke a little.

Just after Christmas we decided to buy a Nutribullet from some Christmas money we got. When it arrived I took it out of the box to take a look. I then see it came with a Milling blade which is used to blitz up dry ingredients into a fine powder so I thought i'd try it out on some oats, it was brilliant. It grounded the oats down into a fine powder just how it is when you buy the baby porridge from the shops. So this morning I cooked some off with some of Florence's usual milk then added in some Pear puree I had previously made. It was great, it was the consistancy of normal baby porridge with the natural sweetness from the pear and some from her milk but without the crazy amount of sugar added in.