The Scrummy Mummy

Because every mummy is scrummy

Happy Birthday Nanny


Today is Nanny’s Birhtday
The girls were really excited so we went to the local town yesterday and got her a present, card, balloon and cake. The girls were up really early this morning as they were so excited. We decided to go bowling as for some reason MIss C thinks that if its your birthday you have to go bowling. 
We headed to Romford to the bowling alley and had a great time. Miss E even got a strike!
Happy Birthday Nanny



We were sent SKYCIG to review for Nanny and Grandad, lots of their friends had been using them so they wanted to try them too! We were sent some samples for them to try. 



A SKCYIG e-cigarette will allow them to enjoy the physical act of smoking, without the obvious health implications associated with smoking traditional tobacco – they contain just a small dose of nicotine, which is delivered in the form of water vapour, yet they do not contain the 4,000 harmful chemicals found in traditional cigarettes, making it an indispensable tool in the pathway to quitting! They are also the most realistic smoking experience available and are designed to be enjoyed virtually anywhere they see a ‘no smoking’ sign.

With a selection of seven unique and great tasting flavours– Classic Tobacco, Tobacco Gold, Menthol, Vanilla, Cherry, Cinnamon, Crown Tobacco – and available in three varying strengths – Bold, Regular and Light – SKYCIG will guarantee satisfaction, without compromising on taste or their  enjoyment of the dreaded habit.

What’s more,  SKYCIG e-cigarettes costs up to 75 per cent less than traditional cigarettes, leaving them with more money to enjoy the finer things in life!

Nanny and Grandad have been trying them for a good 2 months now, they haven’t stopped altogether but use a mixture of the two.

What they liked about SKYCIG

They are lighter than other brands that they have used

Charging them are really easy

There are lots of flavours to chose from – they preferred Tobacco Gold, they even purchased extras and the website was really easy to use.

The actual hit of nicotine is the same as a their brand of tobacco and if they were really keen on giving up they would find the SKYCIG sufficient enough to give up!

What they weren’t so keen on

They would have preferred the tip to go red rather than blue as they felt that it would have felt more like a real fag.

It was harder to draw on than an normal fag.

Overall the consensus was that they liked them and they are still using the SKYCIG 

Aldi Uniform Special Buy Review

Miss C starts school in September, I couldn’t believe how early people start buying uniform. Miss C’s Nanny has purchased her all of her logo’d uniform but we still need to get trousers, skirts, shoes, pe shorts and even school socks.

We were asked by Aldi whether we would like to review some of their uniform staples which go on sale on Thursday 25th July. 

Here is Miss C 

IMG 0261

Miss C is rather skinny so I was really impressed that the trousers had an adjustable waist, they fasten up by a zip and fasteners which I was a little concerned about but she manages to do it up. The polo shirts come in a pack of 2 and are really nicely made with a scalloped collar.

The Trousers will be sold at £1.50 and the pack of 2 polo shirts are £1.25

We were also sent a coat for Miss C ( I asked for a 4-5) but I found it on the small side but it was a perfect fit Miss E


IMG 0264

The coat is really padded and looks nice and warm, I had to bribe Miss E with biscuits for her to take it off in this heat but I know its going to keep her warm this winter. It’s a bargain at £9.99

I’m popping in to Aldi this Thursday to stock up on trousers and polo shirts.

Here is a picture of them both

IMG 0265

The A to Z of me


I saw this fantastic idea over at Family Fever and thought i’d give it a go to let you all know a little more about me!
IMG 0194
A: Attached or Single? Attached – been married to Gizmodad for 8 years

B: Best Friend? My girls! Lol Gizmodad is my best friend

C: Cake or Pie? I hate Pie so has to be cake

D: Day of choice? Sunday – the day we spend together

E: Essential Item? My handbag, it contains all the stuff I need

F: Favourite Colour? Pink

G: Gummy Bears or Worms? Erm if you are talking about the jellied variety worms!

H: Home Town? Romford, Essex

I: Indulgence? A can of Diet Coke

J: January or July? July nice and warm and only 5 months till Christmas!!

K: Kids? 2 – Miss C (4) Miss E (2)

L: Life isn’t complete without? Family

M: Marriage Date? 26th March 2005

N: Number of Siblings? 2 sisters and 1 brother

O: Oranges or Apples? Oranges

P: Phobias? Branston Pickle

Q: Quotes? Live long and prosper 

R: Reasons to Smile? That I have a gorgeous family who love me unconditionally 

S: Season of Choice? Spring

T: Tag 5 People? The Mini Mes and Me, Mellow Mummy, A Mothers Rambling oh dear this is when I know that i need to get involved more in the blogging community!

U: Unknown fact about me? I can stand up with my feet pointing the wrong way

V: Vegetable? Cauliflower

W: Worst Habit? Sucking my thumb

X: X ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound – I loved seeing my babies 

Y: Your favourite Food? Pickled Onions

Z: Zodiac Sign? Aries

An afternoon trip to the beach

We don’t live too far from Southend On Sea, so yesterday after preschool we thought for a special treat we would take the girls to the beach. It took a little longer to get there than we anticipated as it took an hour just to get on the A127 but once we got on the A127 we got there quickly. It was lovely on the seafront and we made the most of the afternoon sun.


Guylian Sea Shell – Review and Giveaway

Are you stuck what to get your children’s teachers a little gift this year? Look no further. We were sent 2x46g boxes and 1x250g box of Guylian Sea Shells and Sea Horses to try as a gift for teachers. 



Pretending we were teachers we sat an ate a box while watching the tv. If I was a teacher I’d love to receive a box of these at the end of term. ( I even put the small boxes in the freezer and at them from there which were really nice in this weather.

I haven’t even got a photo of the chocolates as we ate them too quickly!!

We have been given 2x250g and 3x46g boxes of Guylian Sea Shells to giveaway all you need to do is enter the rafflecopter below. (winners will be picked at random first 2 names will win 250g next 3 names will win 46g )

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Aquaint A Review and Giveaway



Image001 1

When we were asked to try the new Aquaint spray we were a little sceptical. As a chemists I have to say I’m still not confident on how they’ve made it but it does appear to work. I used it regularly to clean the high chair and tray as I liked the fact it was completely non toxic and safe for baby to eat off of even without rinsing. I also used it to spray my sink and cloths every day and it was absolutely superb. 
I can honestly say I would love to have an endless supply. 
Master Treally enjoyed using it too as he loves to help mummy clean in the kitchen and I felt confident the spray was safe enough for him to use too. 
If you’d like to give it a try why not enter our competition to win your own bottle!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

My 1st Years Review and Giveaway of personalised high tops

I was super pleased to receive a pair of sheepskin booties for my own baby prince to wear.
They are soft and comfortable and protect his little toes when he is cruising around. These booties are a lovely quality and an amazing gift for our very own princes and princess’ to wear in anticipation of the new royal arrival!
We also got to try out a pair of personalised booties.
Image005 1
Jim-jam looks super cute and super cool sporting his very own high tops! These are lovely quality again with clear embroidery in the name of your choice. I am reassures that his toes are protected and the soft material is not damaging his feet in any way or static thing his growth. I think any parent would be pleased to receive these as a gift and to keep them as a lovely keepsake. 
Our lucky readers have the chance to win their own pair of booties from My1st Years. All you’ve got to do is complete the Rafflecopter and leave a comment telling us what your favourite item on the my 1st years site is.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Win a Giggle Gift Box

Lovingly created by two fashion industry mums, the Catwalk Baby collection of personalised baby gifts is more about baby than bling.


Catwalk Baby Logo

Giggle Gift Basket

The range has some classic, stylish clothes and accessories that are beautifully made, making it the perfect gift option for family and friends welcoming a new addition or for a special occassion.

We’ve got a Giggle Gift Box worth £55 to give away which has a soft, snugly, fluffy 100% cotton towelling bathrobe (for 0-2yr) with a cute cuddly duck toy. 

Available in pale pink, pale blue, pale grey or pale beige the bathrobe will be embroidered with the name of your baby.

To be in with a chance of winning this great prize, just fill out the rafflecopter form below


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: I haven’t been given anything for this post, I just think it is a great prize