Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Shrek The Musical on DVD & Blu Ray - A Hit with Five !


Th entire family LOVE the Shrek films, so when we were asked would we like to review the musical which has just been released on dvd and Blu Ray, I knew the children would love to.
Xene is currently studying GCSE drama, and has recently been to London to watch War Horse, she came back and was raving about the performance, so this got her interest straight away.

Xene,Lochlan, Neva, Kaide and Eowyn all sat and watched Shrek the Musical from start to finish, without a peep, which is usually the sign of something good in our house.

Much laughter could be heard throughout the musical, when asked what it was they liked about it, they all gave different answers.

Xene was fascinated by the lighting, staging and costumes,which is one of her possible career options, the whole making and designing of the clothing.

Lochlan was very taken with the different characters, especially Donkey. 

Kaide thought the Gingerbread Man was hilarious.

Neva loved Fiona and the wedding scene.

Eowyn raved about Pinocchio's nose!

If you have a Shrek fan in your house, or a lover of musicals then the children and I would definitely recommend that you put this on your Christmas List, it is a great family film, and perfect, if like us, you are nowhere near a Shrek The Musical Tour Date and place.




SHREK THE MUSICAL








“The best musical for younger audiences since The Lion King!”  Time Out NY

The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks’ Shrek The Musical, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Now you can bring the magic home this Christmas and get the best seat in the house.
Featuring a fantastic score of 17 all-new songs, Shrek The Musical was filmed live on stage with 10 cameras and directed by Michael Warren who flawlessly captured the magic of a Broadway performance starring an amazing celebrated cast including Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek), Sutton Foster (Fiona), Daniel Breaker (Donkey), Christopher Sieber (Lord Farquaad), and John Tartaglia (Pinocchio).
Fans can join in on the performance with sing along Shrek-tastic songs on the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ which goes even deeper into the fairytale’s journey, taking viewers behind-the-scenes to see how the show became a smash hit.
Shrek The Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales. 
The musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film and features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner, David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jason MooreShrek The Musical is produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd.
Shrek The Musical received eight 2009 Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical, winning Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tim Hatley) and received a Grammy Award® nomination for Best Musical Show Album.  So sit down and let Shrek and his pals transport you to a magical land far, far away, when Shrek The Musical stomps to Blu-ray, Digital HD™ and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

·         From Swamp to Stage: the Making of Shrek the Musical - Follow the cast and crew of Shrek the Musical as they take you behind the scenes and show you what it really takes to make a Broadway show come to life!
·         Songbook with Sing-Along  - Kids and adults alike can pick their favourite song and sing along, as seven songs from the musical will have their lyrics appear on the bottom of the screen as you watch the actual musical performance on screen. You can play all of the tunes uninterrupted or choose to randomize the musical experience with the “shuffle mode.”
DVD:

·         Songbook with Sing-Along  - Kids and adults alike can pick their favourite song and sing along, as seven songs from the musical will have their lyrics appear on the bottom of the screen as you watch the actual musical performance on screen. You can play all of the tunes uninterrupted or choose to randomize the musical experience with the “shuffle mode.”

Spy Net Ultra Vision Goggles -The perfect gift for any young James Bond


Service, no mission will be impossible with the Spy Net™ range!   The ultimate in cool spy technology, Spy Net™ offers a range of fully-functional gadgets that James Bond would be proud of!


Spy Net™ takes high end electronics and interactive gadgets and puts them in the hands and imaginations of burgeoning young secret agents! Its’ amazing range of equipment provides everything a budding spy needs to protect his base and secret codes. 

Spy Net™ Ultravision Binoculars RRP £49.99

5 amazing vision modes for the ultimate in spy surveillance! Award-winning Night Vision of up to 15 metres, record video & photos, day time surveillance, Thermo Tech for thermal vision and Ghost Recon to capture shadow agents.


Agents can easily & safely upload their files via the included USB connection to SpyNetHQ.com to analyse their evidence with the lie detector software, conduct video and audio analysis, crack secret codes, train for missions with mini games and more! 

When we were asked if the boys would like to have a little try of the goggles,we jumped at the chance, they sounded pretty cool, and I am pleased to say they certainly lived up to our expectations, in fact they were quite simply AMAZING !

Not only did the boys love them, but the girls were also queuing up to put them through their paces, after Asa had tested them out first.

The day that the goggles arrived, we also had some more new arrivals in the form of five little chick bundles!! One of our little chickens had gone missing and we feared Mr Fox may have gotten her, but that was not the case, in fact she had hidden herself in the undergrowth down the side of  the house and proceeded to hatch her own little family....

At first we couldn't make out if there were any chicks and if so how many, cue night vision on the goggles, which confirmed that we did indeed have bundles of fluff, five in total.









They are also perfect for checking that all of the big chickens are safely tucked up in bed at night, especially the black ones which are particularly hard to find in the dark !

As you can see all of the children have been having great fun, I sense there are many more spy missions to be had in our garden!
The heat detection is pretty outstanding and although when I first saw the price I thought it was quite high for just a pair of spy goggles, until I actually saw them, and then I changed my mind, they are certainly worth the money.

I found Lochlan with them reading under his duvet the other night.

They would make a fabulous christmas present for any boy or girl aged 7 upwards I would say, although Eowyn found them fascinating at aged 5.




Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Word Art Review and Giveaway

As you all know, the names of my children don't fall into any `normal' category whatsoever. They can never find anything personalised, so I am always on the lookout for products that I can have personalised.
When I was given the opportunity to have a Word Art Print done, I knew exactly what I wanted on it...

I have to say this was one of the easiest processes for a review ever.
The lovely Steph at Lola Loves Photography gave me some simple instructions.

Pick a shape, anything I wanted - anything from countries to campervans.
Then choose colours
and finally up to 20 words I would like to include.

It was not an easy choice, so I had a sneaky peek at her facebook page and decided on a Family Tree.
I chose greens with some red hearts to look like Apples.
The words were simple, all nine names, family,love, together and forever.

Within two days I was sent a preview, which was perfect, and a couple more days and my print arrived, here it is....
I LOVE it!

The print is a 10 x 8 and very reasonably priced at £7 + £2 post and packing, which will make a fantastic christmas gift for anyone.
The last order date for Christmas is 16th December.


GIVEAWAY
Steph has kindly agreed to give one lucky person their very own print as a gift. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is pop over and like the facebook page, maybe take a look at the Prints already done to give you some inspiration then comment below with the shape and words you would have on your print.
Closing date : 9th December
Good Luck

Aldi will keep you snug in the snow

With the country set for winter to begin, snow is forecast in certain parts of the UK starting tomorrow, so if you haven't got kitted out yet, do not fear I have the solution.

The start of the ski season is upon us and whilst savvy skiers can pick up last minute flights to Aspen and a cut-price chalet in Whistler, it can be difficult to find quality gear at an accessible price.  


Aldi is coming to the rescue with its own range of quality ski gear suitable for first timers, occasional skiers and seasoned snow junkies - all at great value prices. With everything from the latest gadgets, underlayers and footwear to helmets, salopettes and snowsuits for the kids – Aldi has everything families need to enjoy the slopes. 

But the gear is not just for the skiers amongst us, if the weather is going to be as bad as its predicted (I don't believe it until I see it, but it can't hurt to be prepared.)


 These rather funky looking ski jackets are only £19.99
The adult winter boots are £15.99 per pair. Asa bought some of these last year and they are amazing, he had the warmest feet out of all of us!

But its not just for adults, there are lots of items for the children too, Tyrus has been sent a pair of these snuggly winter boots, a bargain at just £8.99. They are so fluffy inside I considered wearing them on my hands as gloves!!




And even the smaller children aren't forgotten, the infant snowsuits will definitely keep the youngest members of the family toastie warm. At £9.99 and ages 3 moths to 3 years, every little person will have a blast in the snow, knowing they won't ever get cold.

But my complete favourite of all the fantastic products available are these....


Audio Earmuffs. My three eldest children seem to have their mp3 players in their ears permanently, now they can do it, but have warm ears too.
These fabulous earmuffs cost £6.99 and I shall definitely be popping down tomorrow to try and grab some, before they all go.

All of the Ski Wear will be in the Aldi stores from Thursday 5th December, but be quick as they are special buys and once they have gone, there will be no more....

Saturday, 30 November 2013

NATIONAL TRUST REVEALS CHRISTMAS CUSTOMS AREN’T JUST FOR KIDS



 Decorating the tree, seeing Christmas lights and opening a stocking top list of adults’ favourite festive traditions 

New research out today from the National Trust reveals Brits are never too old for childhood Christmas customs, with nearly a third of 18-55 year olds (31 per cent) admitting that they still hang their stocking out for Father Christmas every year.

The study of 2,500 adults found that 15 per cent still write a letter to Father Christmas and 18 per cent make a visit to see him and his elves. One in three of 25-34 year olds (34 per cent) are given an advent calendar every year by their parents, and over half (64 per cent) think the best Christmas dinner they’ve eaten is their mum’s.

The research revealed that the most special Christmas moments for adults are decorating the tree and seeing the Christmas lights switch on (90 per cent). It also showed that Brits are most fond of timeless traditions, with customs such as opening their stocking (85 per cent) and getting an advent calendar (75 per cent) beating the office end of year party (60 per cent).

One in three (67 per cent) agree the Queen’s Speech is a special Christmas moment, with three quarters (72 per cent) stating that carolling is an important Christmas custom.

One in three (34 per cent) revealed they have a unique family Christmas tradition that has been passed down through generations, with 76% feeling their traditions are what makes Christmas truly special.  Nearly one in five (19 per cent) have developed new traditions in recent years that they hope their own children will continue, such as a Boxing Day walk. Over half (59 per cent) of Brits admitted they hold onto their childhood Christmas traditions for as long as possible.

The top ten special Christmas traditions for adults:
1.    Decorating the tree
2.    Seeing Christmas lights
3.    Opening your stocking presents
4.    Visiting a Christmas market
5.    Eating your mum’s roast dinner
6.    Christmas music
7.    A family game e.g. charades
8.    Getting an advent calendar
9.    A Boxing Day walk
10.   Putting out your stocking

Proving that Brits are very particular when it comes to Christmas, over half of Brits (52 per cent) think their family roast dinner is unbeatable.  Small wonder 62 per cent of cooks follow their mum’s Christmas recipes to the letter, and one in two (51 per cent) replicate the same Christmas day schedule they followed growing up. 

The research also showed how three quarters (73 per cent) of people enjoy a ‘homemade’ Christmas, citing it as a family tradition (58 per cent) or a way of reducing costs (56 per cent). One in five (20 per cent) admitted to making their own Christmas tree decorations, with nearly a quarter (22 per cent) crafting their own Christmas cards. Over half (58 per cent) said that the homemade gifts made by their family were far more important than expensive presents and over a quarter (27 per cent) admitted to still putting out Christmas decorations they made as a child.

Off the back of the research, the National Trust is inviting everyone to share in the magic of festive traditions old and new. Over the yuletide season special events will bring to life the spirit of Christmas; from food and crafts to winter lights displays and atmospheric grottoes, National Trust places will be decked out with Christmas sparkle for all the family to enjoy.

Tony Berry, National Trust’s Director of Visitor Experience comments:
‘Our research highlights how important traditions are to families at Christmas time, and so this year, National Trust places around the UK will be rekindling the magic of a family Christmas with events that embrace traditions old and new. Whether carolling, making your own decorations or mince pie tasting, our Christmas activities are the perfect way to enjoy some of the nation’s favourite customs – whatever your age!’ 

National Trust Christmas events are taking place at many properties across the country, these include:

South West
Brownsea Island, Dorset – Christmas walks, 1, 8 and 15 December Avebury, Wiltshire - Christmas through the ages, 5-22 December Coleridge Cottage, Somerset - Georgian Christmas at Coleridge Cottage, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 December Lanhydrock, Cornwall - A Victorian Christmas with Tommy and Eva, 7-8, 14-15, 21-24 and 27-29 December,
Killerton, Devon - Victorian Father Christmas, 7, 14 and 21 December   
Castle Drogo, Devon - Father Christmas letter writing, 14-15 and 21-22 December Arlington Court, Devon - Picnic with Father Christmas, 14-15 and 21-22 December Montacute House, Somerset - Hug a husky, 21-22 December

London and South East
Bateman's, East Sussex - An Edwardian Christmas, 30 November-23 December Bodiam Castle, East Sussex – Christmas pudding clout, 5 January Osterley Park and House, Middlesex – Deck the halls, 30 November-1 December Petworth House and Park, West Sussex – A festive feast for the eyes, 30 November-22 December (Saturday to Wednesday) Standen, West Sussex – Garden of lights: the Nutcracker story, 30 November- 1 December, 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22 December Clandon Park, Surrey - Christmas regency ball, 1 December Mottisfont, Hampshire - The Swan Queen’s Ball: Christmas at Mottisfont, 1 December– 5 January 2014 (except 24 and 25 December)

East of England
Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire - Winter lights festival, 29 November-1 December, 6-8 and 13-15 December Ickworth, Suffolk - The servants' ball, 30 November Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk - Tudor yuletide at Oxburgh, 20-22 December

Midlands
Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire - A Victorian Christmas, 30 November-8 December The Workhouse, Nottinghamshire - A Victorian workhouse Christmas, 6 December Attingham Park, Shropshire - Lord Berwicks’ Christmas, 7-8 and 14-23 December Brockhampton Estate, Herefordshire - Preparing for a Medieval Christmas, 7-8 December Belton House, Lincolnshire - Jane Austen's Christmas, 10 December

North West
Speke Hall, Garden and Estate, Liverpool - Victorian Christmas weekends, 30 November-1 December and 7-8 December    
Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire – Tudor yuletide celebrations, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 December Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, Cheshire - A Victorian Christmas at the Mill, 7-8 and 14-15 December

Yorkshire and North East
Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire - 1920's Christmas experience, 23-24 November, 30 November-1 December, 7-8 and 14-15 December Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire - Santa’s grotto, 30 November- 1 December, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 December Wallington, Northumberland - Christmas carolling and crafts at Wallington, 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22 December

Wales
Tredegar House, Newport – Christmas at Tredegar House, 30 November – 1 December, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 December Chirk Castle, Wrexham – Christmas at Chirk Castle, 7-22 December Powis Castle and Garden, Powys – Christmas at Powis Castle, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 December Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Anglesey – 1930s weekend, 14-15 December

Northern Ireland
Mount Stewart, Co. Down – Santa experience, 6-8, 13-15 and 18-23 December The Argory, Co. Armagh – Santa’s Christmas grotto, 7-8 and 14-15 December Springhill, Co. Londonderry – Magical Christmas memories, 7-8 and 14-15 December

About National Trust:
The National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of countryside, 742 miles of coastline and hundreds of special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For more information and ideas for great value family days out go to: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Aldi - One Stop Christmas Shop

After I found out my exciting news, I started to browse the Aldi website and was amazed by the upcoming products.

Aldi today revealed it’s cutting back the cost of Christmas by unveiling its ‘one stop Christmas gift shop’. Ticking mum, dad, the children and even grandma and grandad off the costly Christmas gift list, the retailer’s ‘one stop shop’ caters for the whole family with a whole host of gifts at just a fraction of the typically pricey Christmas splurge.

Now, you may, like me be a little sceptical when you see items priced so cheaply, maybe thinking that the quality may not be as good, or they won't last as long, so I challenged Aldi to prove me wrong....

Our house ADORES socks, don't ask me why, but everyone has crazy coloured socks or characters on them, Eowyn can often be found going to school in Minnie Mouse socks and Kaide in Star Wars, Neva will lift her trouser leg to reveal crazy striped socks and Xene and Lochlan use the weekend to display a vast array of colour, as they have to wear plain black to high school.

Every Christmas, My stocking is filled with various brightly coloured socks with different motifs on them, so when I saw that Aldi were going to be selling Character Socks, at £2.59 for two pairs, I was intrigued.

I have been sent the Betty Boop socks to review, unfortunately, Xene saw the parcel arrive and promptly took them, next thing I know, she has them on her feet!!
She says that they are very comfortable and not too tight, they kept her feet warm whilst on a Rugby Treasure Hunt. At less than £1.30 per pair, I think they are extremely good value for money.
The character socks will be in store from Thursday 28th November.

Along with some other fabulous gifts for the men in your life !! 
Mens wool socks £2.99, Adult winter hats £3.59, Men's pyjamas £8.99, these will certainly be welcome in our house, and by both grandads!

Another item that caught my eye was Ladies Sherpa Fleece Booties.
I do not have a very good track record with slippers! I definitely get on better with the boot style, and when I saw these will be on sale in Aldi stores from 12th December for just £3.99.

I LOVE them! they are like walking on cotton wool, my feet are so warm in them, my only negative is that they have material bottoms, so I have to remember not to step outside on the patio in them!!
The ones that I have are size 2/5 which is quite a range, although my two big footed daughters can't get in them which is a bonus and means I have a pair for myself!!
At the same time there will be Ladies onesies, now I have never been a fan of these, but all of my friends tell me I will love them, at £8.99 maybe I will give one a try!!

I shall be bringing you more Aldi Special Buys, so keep an eye out for them







Monday, 25 November 2013

Exciting News!!

Don't panic, I am NOT pregnant again...

Did anyone enter this competition on facebook ?


I was absolutely amazed to receive an email informing me that I have been chosen as one of the ten lucky winners, with nine mouths to feed and Christmas looming, it has to be THE most fantastic news ever!!

And the best part is they don't just do food, every week they produce magazines, listing upcoming special buys and products that are due to hit the shelves, everything from gardening equipment to kids clothing.

So, I have spoken with the lovely lady today about my prize and it consists of £70 per week for 52 weeks, and they are being printed as we speak, so I should have them very soon and then I can start spending!!

Already, Asa and I have been scanning the Aldi website to see what is coming to the store soon, the only negative thing is that some of the special buys go really quickly, so I shall be queued up straight after the school run, like a military operation if there is something I desperately want!!

Follow our Aldi Shopping for a year, its going to be fun xxx

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens starring Mike the Knight

During the summer holidays, very close to my due date, we visited Bressingham Steam & Gardens.

The boys love trains, and with the added bonus that Tyrus and Eowyns favourite TV knight was going to be making an appearance, we set off on the 40 minute drive. It is located within the stunning Waveney Valley and is a lovely family day out for all ages.





On arrival, we were met with various knight themed activities, including little tents for the children to go in, dressing up clothes, storytellers, jester skills and of course appearances throughout the day from `Mike the Knight' himself!!



Throughout the season they have many special guests, including Moshi Monsters, Tree Fu Tom and Peppa Pig, with more due to visit in 2014.


The children and Asa had an amazing time on the Gallopers, I was surprised how fast they went, no sooner had I waved to the children, they seemed to be back round again!! We need to visit again minus bump just so I can have a go on the Gallopers...







The train rides were just the right length of time, even for the younger ones, and there is plenty to things to spot on your travels.
















They enjoyed the gardens and reading all of the different names of the flowers and plants, they even made a note of their favourites, just in case I get green fingers over the winter months!!

















The younger children enjoyed the Play Area, the older ones pretended they were only on there to supervise!


The traditional sweet shop was a struggle, with so many delicious sweets to choose from, however we chomped away merrily for the afternoon on Rhubarb and Custards, Cola Cubes and Mint Imperials.



The old fashioned Penny Arcade was a huge hit with all of the children and Neva was very lucky, winning quite a few pennies.

















If this looks like a day out for you, then I have some great news!

Father Christmas is coming to Bressingham this December. Rudolph is away on his holidays so Santa decided to use his old faithful Steam Car for the journey to Norfolk.





He and his wife and elves, will be at Bressingham on the 1, 7/8, 14/15, 21,22,23,24 December 2013. Entry times vary depending on the day.
All days but the 24th have entry from 2pm to 5pm close no earlier than 6pm. 15, 21, 22 have an additional 12pm to 2pm entry slot, 24th has an 11am to 2pm entry slot and we will close earlier.
 Why not stay all afternoon and visit Walmington on Sea at Christmas.
This year Santa is including:
  • A ride on the Steam Train on the Nursery Line for everyone
  • For those up to the age of 12 a visit to Father Christmas and a present from him. Rides on the Gallopers are included too.
  • The Dads Army Exhibition will be decorated for Christmas and a Childrens entertainer will be in the Village Hall.
There will be food available at Blooms if you arrive before Santa is ready and at The Steam Museum too during your visit.
  • Adult (advance) tickets are £9.50
  • Children (advance) 3-12 £11.00
  • under 3's (advance) requiring a present are £5.00
Booking is advisable and can be made by telephone on 01379 686900online  or in person at the ticket office. You can also choose to pay on the day (if tickets are still available), Ticket numbers are limited so it's best to book online.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Energy Consumption Through The Decades


The evolution of energy consumption through the decades


Be smarter with your consumption and choose the right energy tariff.

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Christmas Lists For All Ages

Writing your Christmas list is something that you will remember from childhood well into your adult years. It’s a big part of the excitement of Christmas to sit down and write your letter to Santa. With a little thought, you can make this experience extra special, from your baby’s first Christmas, right up until they stop writing their letter to Father Christmas. Here are some great tips for Christmas list traditions for each age group.

Babies
For the first couple of years, your little one won’t really have any idea about what is happening at Christmas time. At best you can expect they might get quite excited about the lights and colours of the wrapping paper. Christmas at this early age is for you to enjoy making memories with your baby. Snuggling them up in their new clothes they’ve received and excitedly showing them their new toys is just as much for your benefit as theirs. Do something for them that will be there when they are old enough to appreciate it. Make a list on their behalf of all the things they receive, write a letter about your feelings on their early Christmases and take plenty of photos. This way you can show them when they are older how loved they were as infants.




Pre-School
Children of nursery and pre-school ages will have some concept of the festive period, and know about Santa. This is a wonderful time to introduce them to the idea of writing lists, although at this young age they will not have the literacy skills to do this themselves. There are a few ways round this that are actually great fun. The first is to get a catalogue, and help them to cut and stick pictures of their favourite dolls, puzzles, the Imaginext Castle, remote control cars, colouring pens, or whatever takes their fancy into a collage. The alternative is to make a video recording, with your child, which doubles as a fantastic way to preserve a memory.

Primary
From the moment your child starts primary school, they will begin to develop reading and writing skills. Even if your child is in reception they will likely be able to write some words by the time Christmas rolls around, and most will be keen to write their own letter to Santa. Help with spellings if prompted, but let their imaginations run wild in their letters. Use one of the online or postal services to get a reply to your child’s letter from Father Christmas himself – the NSPCC is a good one with the added benefit of donating to a fantastic charity.


Whatever the must have toy is, and whatever age your little ones are, there is a way to make a Christmas list an integral part of your Christmas tradition. So start making memories and get your kids excited for the holidays!

Brought to you by Kira

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Introducing.....gJingle

As you know we are HUGE fans of gNappies, Viggo only managed a few days in Tiny Gs as he was such a larger than expected baby, the smalls have been amazing, and now the news you have all been waiting for...The gJingle



The Limited Edition gJingle perfectly captures the joy of the season with this vibrant red and silver foil design. Collect this design for babies first Christmas to remember the magical day.












I LOVE it and know what Viggo will be wearing to bed on Christmas Eve ready to meet the Big Guy!!

gNappies is committed to creating a world where conventional nappies no longer exist. In 2005 gNappies introduced the disposable nappy inserts that can be composted. The inserts tuck inside gorgeous looking, thoughtfully-designed nappy covers that have helped make gNappies one of the most respected baby brands on the market.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Amoralia Review - THE most luxurious camisole set EVER!

Being pregnant seven times you would think I would be used to it all, but every single one has been different, Viggo's pregnancy was different because of my size, I kept saying it was just because he was the seventh baby and everything was stretched, now we know it was because he was nearly two pounds heavier than the rest!!

Towards the end I certainly did not feel like I was blooming, in fact I felt more like a hippo, so when I was asked if I would like to review a camisole and briefs set, I agreed, but wasn't very hopeful that it would make me feel any better, however I am pleased to say I was proved wrong!!

As it was the middle of summer I was sent a camisole set in Pewter colour.

Here is what it says about the set


  • soft stretchy fabric for comfort
  • ruched front to accomodate a growing bump
  • hidden support that lifts for easy nursing
  • brief is cut lower to fit comfortably under your bump
  • generously cut at the back - very flattering!
  • the pewter and aqua colour have a mesh inner layer to keep nursing pads in place
  • machine washable at 30 degrees
and here is a picture of it !


It arrived in a lovely gift wrapped package, which made me feel good before I even opened it.

The material was very soft and felt lovely against my skin, I ordered my pre pregnant size, but due to my massive bump I wasn't sure if it would fit, but I needn't have worried, it was stretchy enough to go over. The shorts fitted perfectly under my bump and didn't dig into my skin like other shorts I had tried.
Dare I say, I even felt a little bit womanly, and not so hippo like!
Since giving birth to Viggo they have been perfect for those night time feeds and hold a breastpad in place perfectly, the shorts are a perfect fit and the top shows no sign of being stretched when it was supporting my huge bump, it just looks like a very pretty camisole post pregnancy, here are the very rare seen pictures of yours truly, I loved showing off my bump, but i'm afraid you won't see one of me now, minus Viggo bump!!
Its me with a 9 lb baby in my belly!!


Really!! 9lb
Good Thing I have a lovely camisole to cover it!

The Verdict
Any pregnant ladies that are feeling a little bit down about their pregnancy size, go and buy this set NOW, it really will make you feel one sexy mama xxx