Category: Reviews

Plastic Straw Alternatives for Kids | Grassroots!

Plastic Straws have become hot topic of conversational in recent months due to the impact that single use plastic is having on the environment. While this is GREAT for the environment, as a parent, it had left me scratching my head for suitable plastic straw alternatives for kids! We all know kids love straws and at times they can be a life send, it’s the material the straws are made from that’s the issue and not their functionality.

 

Plastic Straw Alternatives for Kids

 

So what is the problem with plastic straws? Plastic waste in general is a huge problem for the environment. Plastic does not biodegrade. Nearly every piece of plastic that has ever been made is still in the environment somewhere. Unless it’s been burnt, but this too is extremely bad, as toxic fumes are released into the atmosphere. If it hasn’t been burnt though, it’s still here! While plastic is general is not great for the environment, the main issue really lies with single use plastics.… Read More

Boots Mini Club Puddle Suit | Review

Come rain, wind or shine, we’re always out and about. So as Autumn draws in and days begin to get wetter, we are on the hunt for clothes to keep us warm and dry on our adventures. When Boots agreed to let me review their Boots Mini Club Puddle Suit, I was over the moon and excited to put it to the test! I regularly choose clothes from the Mini Club range as they are great quality,  durable and come in the most fantastic designs. I haven’t yet though, purchased a coat or waterproof, so hence my excitement!

 

Boots Mini Club Puddle Suit

 

Boots Mini Club Puddle Suit Review | Girls

 

This Autumn, the Mini Club range have released so many nature inspired designs and this Boots Mini Club Puddle Suit is perfect for any Nature Lover. The Puddle Suit is covered in Flowers and ferns and set beautifully against baby pink, splash resistant material.… Read More

Harvester Restaurant Review: Family Friendly Dining!

Last Tuesday we were invited to visit our local Horse and Groom, Harvester to try out their new menu! We don’t often visit the Horse and Groom as we have a Harvester 5 minutes from our door, so it was actually a nice change. The Harvester chain promotes its self as a family friendly restaurant, so we were keen to put this to the test and see what new food they had on offer. If I’m honest, our expectations were not high. While we have never had a bad experience, our experiences tend to have been mediocre.

 

Harvester Review Horse Groom Polegate East Sussex family friendly restaurant

 

The Horse and Groom Harvester is situated in a growing village in East Sussex called Polegate. While the setting isn’t anything special. It sits next to a crossroads on a busy road. On the plus side, it’s also very easy to find. The building though is a lovely old style pub with a beautiful mature oak tree in the outside garden.… Read More

Breakfast with the Elves: Fort Fun!

Christmas family days out sussex breakfast with elves fort fun Eastbourne

 

Fort Fun is Eastbourne’s best adventure park  bursting with so many different activities from indoor soft play, a massive outdoor adventure play area, bouncy pillows, American golf and much much more! This Christmas Fort Fun has introduced ‘Breakfast with the Elves’. Every Saturday and Sunday in December leading up to Christmas, from 9 am you can enjoy a buffet style breakfast of pastries and cereals followed by a traditional English breakfast. All while the North pole Elves make sure you have an enjoyable and magical experience! I jumped at the chance when I was asked if we would like to pop down one morning to see what was on offer. It was just up Finlay’s street and I have loved Fort Fun Since I was a little girl myself!

 

Christmas family days out sussex breakfast with elves fort fun Eastbourne

 

We arrived just after 9 am and we were greeted by the friendly staff. Then one by one Santa’s Elves appeared to greet us.… Read More

Tulleys Christmas Experience | The best Festive Family Day out!

For the second year in a row, Tulleys Christmas Experience has blown us away! Tulleys Farm is situated in Crawley, West Sussex and is renowned worldwide for unique experiences for families, adults and groups. The Tulleys Christmas Experience is set within the beautiful woodland grounds of Tulleys Farm. You and your family can enjoy a magical and unique Christmas experience where there is something for everyone to enjoy. We visited in December 2017, with the lovely Beth, from A Blonde and a Baby and her lovely little family. This is an overview of what was on offer in 2017.

 

Tulleys Christmas Experience

 

Tulleys Christmas Experience 2017

 

 

We booked our tickets well in advance online. I’m guessing you can buy your tickets on the day in person but the chances are the sleigh rides (you choose your time slot) may be sold out. They were quite limited already when we booked back in October!… Read More

Luxury Christmas Food Hampers: Prestige Hampers Review

Christmas Gift ideas Luxury Christmas Food Hamper Prestige Hamper Review

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The magic has well and truly arrived.  I don’t know about you but I get quite nostalgic when it comes to Christmas. Although I have very few memories of Christmas as a kid, I have a few special snippets. Little things can trigger those memories and I love it. Growing up in the 80’s was awesome, and I do remember that hampers were everywhere. Whatever the occasion there was a hamper. It wasn’t like today no way. In my day some old ‘Del Boy’ would turn up at the door, take your order and a few days later it would arrive on a milk float! How I remember the Hamper of Multicoloured Fizzy pop turning up. A hamper that today would have every health professional having a heart attack, but I loved it!

 

So when I got the Chance to review a luxury Christmas Hamper from Prestige Hampers, I got that that little fluttery feeling deep inside and those luminous bottles of pop from my childhood danced inside my head!… Read More

Felix Christmas Goody Bag Tin – The Purrfect Christmas Gifts for Cats!

Pet Christmas Present Cat Felix Goody bag tin petshop.co.uk

 

Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge animal Lover. I have had animals in my life since I was born and to be honest I couldn’t ever imagine not having one around. Nor could I imagine the children growing up without a pet. To us, our pets are extended members of our family. We like to spoil them as much as we spoil the kids! This year has been tough, we lost our old Ginger Moggy. He was a beautiful old soul and he has left a very big hole in our lives. None more so than in Sebastian’s, our posh pedigree Havana Brown, Oriental Shorthair. So he deserves some extra special love, treats and affection as he adjusts to life without his much loved brother from another mother!

 

When Petshop.co.uk got in touch to ask if they could send Sebastian a little treat, it was a big fat yes!… Read More

Hugzzies Review: Keeping Cosy on the School Run With a Warm Hug!

hugzzie review keeping warm on the school run in winter

 

Summer is now well and truly behind us and I have definitely noticed a dip in temperature this past week. Although it’s officially Autumn, Winter is coming and Jack Frost has most certainly been nipping at all our toes. It isn’t the most pleasant of things having brave the cold every morning for the school run, but none the less it has to be done. I am always cold, always have been, probably always will be. So I always wrap my babies up with this in mind come the colder weather. This annoys Finlay, he would go out in pants in the middle of a blizzard if he was allowed too. However, Emmie can’t protest yet and being so little it’s very important to make sure she’s warm.

 

A few weeks ago I was asked if I wanted to try out Hugzzies. Super soft teddy bear with a microwavable lavender infused wheat bag inside that hugs around the waist giving the feeling of a warm hug, for use at home or on the go!… Read More

BioCare Review: Keeping Healthy from the Inside with Probiotics

Biocare Review: adult & children's probiotics vitamins to keep healthy this winter

 

Winter is that time of year when germs are rife. Catching a cold is almost as certain as rain on a warm summers day! Children are especially vulnerable. Especially during the new terms if they attend School or Nursery. That’s where BioCare come in. BioCare suggest the single most important thing you can do to support your immunity this winter is to take a daily probiotic.

 

With almost 30 years expertise in developing professional nutritional supplements, BioCare has perfected their Probiotic range that helps to support our immune systems and help reduce the number of infections we catch. Surprisingly, most of our immune system is found in our gut.  Probiotics help to keep the immune system active by keeping the gut bacteria on low level alert. Therefore supporting its function. Fascinating! When asked if I wanted to review a few products from the probiotic range I jumped at the chance.… Read More

Drusillas Park: No Ordinary Family day out!

Drusillas Zoo review: Family day out in Sussex

 

Regarded as one of the best attractions in Sussex, Drusillas Park is a small zoo in Alfriston, East Sussex. I have very fond memories of visiting Drusillas as a little girl and I was so excited to be given the opportunity to pop down and review the park recently with the family. Do not be fooled by the mention of small, as a visit to Drusillas will provide an action packed family day out like no other! As well as the zoo, the park boasts a huge adventure playground complete with splash pad (for those warmer months!), farm animals, Petworld, an interactive maze, indoor soft play, rides and much more. Read on for our review and to find out why Drusillas really is no ordinary Zoo!

 

The Zoo

The route through the zoo is well marked and easy to follow to ensure you don’t miss anything!  With over 100 different species of animals, there’s plenty of exciting things to see to keep the little ones entertained.… Read More