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Meal Planning Monday

I’ve not really been planning my meals recently but to get back into the swing of things when the girls go back to school I am restarting this week.

I’m also trying to use up everything in the freezer as I want to start doing a batch prep at the weekend so that I can have everything ready for the week.

Monday

Tonight we had cod, chips and peas

Tuesday

We are having a day trip to Poole so we are going to grab something on the way hope as we don’t get back till late

Wednesday

Chilli, Rice and Salad

This will use up the jar of chilli I have had sitting in the cupboard for ages

Thursday

Gizmodad is working away so the girls and I are going to have pizza

Friday

Roast Chicken

Saturday

Sausages, mash and peas with onion gravy

Sunday

I’m not sure yet as we do our shopping on a Sunday

I’m really hoping we stick to our menu

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Popband Review

I was intrigued by these new no dent hair bands by Popband. They are a fairly simple design made of a smooth elastic that grip hair surprisingly well. A few of our testers gave them a go.

 

Positives: 

- hold hair well without snagging

- more attractive than a normal hairband when keeping a spare on your wrist

- good variety of colours

- love the limited edition ones with Swarovski decorations

Negatives

- stretch out quite quickly and although still work well as a hairband they look awful around the wrist

 - the knotted elastic is a bit awkward sticking out of your pony tail and can look a bit daft if you don’t position it sensibly

- really easy for my boys to pull out of my hair

On the whole we liked them, especially the ones with the Swarovski decorations

The one in the photo is £15 and available to purchase here.

MaByLand – Maxi Elite Change Bag

After having my second baby I was on the look out for a larger changing bag that could cope with baby stuff PLUS toilet training toddler stuff. Not only that – I wanted it to be small enough to fit neatly under my buggy so as not to interfere with the use of my buggy board – not much to ask hey? 

Along came Mabyland with the recommendation of their luxury collection:

After having a good read I decided to try the maxi elite in chocolate brown

The exterior wipes clean their is an extremely clever outside pocket which contains a fabulous size changing mat providing quick easy access to out and about changing facilities! There is an external pocket that is perfectly sized to hold nappies and wipes meaning no fumbling around in the inside if you need to change a bum! 

The inside has all the standard changing bag pockets and insulated bottle pockets but ALSO clear plastic wet bags and a huge amount of storage space for all the spare clothes, snacks, kitchen sink etc that you have to lug around on a day out. 

The unisex colour was great for hubby too and the bag would be ideal for a long day out or a weekend away. 

The only down side is that it did encourage me to take even more ‘just in case’ stuff out with me but my motto is ‘always be prepared’. I think it is it a great bag for a great price for those mums who like to make sure they have all they need. 

My Perfect Christmas

I have cherished memories of having great christmases as a child and I want to carry this on with my girls, so my perfect christmas is one that I remember as a child.

Christmas Eve we will be taking our stockings to bed and sleeping in our own beds!!! I’m not sure who will be more excited, me or the girls!

HoHo will have visited to fill the stockings by 5am! The stockings will be stuffed to the brim with toys that will keep the girls occupied while mummy and daddy can catch a few more zzzzs.

We will go downstairs to see what presents have been left under the Christmas tree and unwrap them in turn, starting with youngest to eldest.

The Christmas dinner prep would start and also maybe a sneaky tipple would be had. Not this year as I am pregnant (ssh don’t tell anyone).

If it was a perfect Christmas we would then have breakfast and make our way to church, as a child this was one of the Christmas activities I loved as we would take our favourite present to church to show it off and have a good old sing song and remind ourselves what Christmas is all about.

Once we get home from church the aroma coming from the kitchen is divine and while we are finishing dinner the girls are playing with their new toys from HoHo.

Once dinner is ready we all eat till our bellies are full then we open presents from family. 

We veg out in front of the tv waiting for EastEnders and also play games as a family.

”Merry Christmas! This post is my entry into the Tots100/Argos 12 Days of Christmas competition.“

My Batgirls

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Most little girls like princesses and pink. My girls love all things superhero. Don’t get me wrong they still play with girly stuff but when they go to parties they like to dress up as batman.
Last Sunday we went to our 4th birthday party of the month and it was the 3rd time they dressed as batman! Yes I’m saving on party gear, if I buy them a party dress they won’t wear it!
I still think they look really cute