Every parent with a young child should have a thermometer in their cupboard. You never know when a child is going to get sick and a high temperature can often be the first symptom of a mild to serious illness.
The Braun high speed PRT100 thermometer is designed for oral, underarm or rectal use. It delivers professional accuracy, with a reading given in just ten seconds.
It has a soft flexible tip and a large LCD display which makes it easy to read. There is also an added memory feature that enables parents to monitor temperature changes.
I found the thermometer very easy to use. It switches on and off with the touch of a button and only takes a second or two to be ready to use. I took my own temperature orally to test it out. The reading was complete within ten seconds and it beeps so you know it’s done.
Featuring a flexible, soft tip for added comfort, the thermometer has a large LCD display making it easy to read and a memory feature that enables parents to monitor temperature changes over a period of time.
This is certainly one thing that parents should buy and store next to or in their first aid box/cupboard. Serious illnesses such as meningitis usually start with a high temperature although a high temperature in a child can mean a whole host of things including teething in babies.
Here is a chart showing what the normal body temperature range is.
The Braun thermometer comes with a full instruction booklet which has instructions in several languages.
For further details of the thermometer and where to buy, visit Braun website.
I now have six amazing competitions for you this month meaning lots of new winners. Head over to Live competitions and enter. Easy peasy.
If you have a creative talent for Crafts or designs and maybe thinking about how to get your work out there and sold then this competition is for you.
Crafty Magpie are offering one of my readers a free membership worth £35 which if won will enable you to start selling.
To enter this competition, you must fill out this SHORT APPLICATION and MUST enter bizzimummy in the box which asks ‘how did you find Crafty Magpie?’
The following terms and conditions apply. Please read carefully.
1. Competition is only open to UK Residents who design and create their own products and or sell craft supplies, tutorials/teach workshops.
2. Although the winner will receive a years free membership worth £30, commission of 10% will still be applicable and they will not be obligated to continue membership after their free year.
3. To be in with a chance to win the membership, all entrants will need to supply a URL where Crafty Magpie can check that their products and pictures are appropriate to be sold on Crafty Magpie, they must also confirm that they have read the seller terms & conditions. Entrants who do not meet our requirements will be sent an email.
4. The winner will need to create and add products to their shop within 2 months of being notified of being a winner
5. Email addresses supplied will be added to our newsletter list.
6. Only one entry per business, and if selected as a winner the business that wins must be the one that uses the membership.
7 All entrants must enter bizzimummy in the “How did you find Crafty Magpie”
Competition will end March 31st
Win competitions at ThePrizeFinder.com
Spring is on it’s way. Evenings are getting lighter. The days are feeling warmer and the leaves are growing back on the trees. Spring is coming so it’s time to de clutter and spring clean your home.
Zoflora is a concentrated disinfectant with many uses. However unlike other cleaners that smell like cleaners, bleach or even amonia, Zoflora has a much milder and very nice aroma. Zoflora smells floral and of flowers. Zoflora Springtime smells of Spring and makes my home smell lovely.
Zoflora goes a long way. Just one small capful (10ml) can be diluted with 400ml of water and a 120ml bottle will give 4.8litres of full strength disinfectant.
Zoflora kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, eliminates odours and gives an all day freshness making this a 3 in 1 action cleaner.
Zoflora can be used on many surfaces including
*Bathroom (toilet, sink,bath, taps)
*Hard Surface pet areas
Zoflora’s Springtime is a blend of freshly cut green leaves, pine, lemon and herbs reminiscent of the blossoming of new spring flowers.
Zoflora comes in many different aromas and gives a long lasting fresh smell even hours after cleaning.
The only thing that could be improved on with Zoflora is the addition of a child safe cap. Zoflora is a disinfectant which needs to be stored out of reach of children and away from heat sources.
Zoflora’s Springtime disinfectant can be used throughout the home and added to a washing cycle so it’s great for bedding or cushions.
Zoflora Springtime is available in 120ml bottle with an RRP of £1.42. Stockists include Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Wilkinson’s.
Find out more at http://www.zoflora.co.uk or http://www.facebook.com/LoveZoflora
Do you have a sweet tooth and looking for something a little different, or perhaps looking for a special edible gift and bored of buying chocolates.
Head over Cloud nine Marshmallows for a treat with a difference.
Cloud Nine Marshmallows are not at all like the plain variety you may find in your supermarket. The marshmallows at Cloud nine are adapted from a French recipe and prepared in small batches with natural ingredients and exciting flavours.
They come in gift bags wrapped with ribbon. Perfect for giving or sharing.
I was lucky enough to beable to same two delicious flavours: Champagne and Strawberry hearts & Salted Caramel peanut Marshmallows.
These little soft hearts look great displayed on skewers over dinner.
The Salted Caramel peanut were my favourite. Delicious fluffy marshmallow with a nutty inner flavour. This certainly has the sweet meets savoury edge to it and is just delicious.
These delicious marshmallows make lovely gifts and especially say for Mother’s Day which is just round the corner.
These Gourmet marshmallow bags start from £6.95 and are made in Port Elliot in Cornwall
All change for nurse Millie was published by Orion on February 13th 2014 and written by Jean Fullerton.
Nurse Millie Sullivan is now Nurse Millie Smith, having married aspiring MP Jim Smith. The war has ended and the NHS has just come into action, so the nurses are busier than ever as the community realise that they no longer have to pay for the services. Minor ailments need attention, babies need to be helped into the world and some of the larger-than-life characters need keeping in line so Millie has enough drama to deal with without having to deal with more from home…and Alex Nolan, her ex-fiancé, is back in town.
ABOUT JEAN FULLERTON
Jean Fullerton is a native Londoner and was born in the East End within the sound of Bow Bells. After working for the London Metropolitan Police, Jean retrained as a nurse and worked as a district nurse in East London for 16 years. She now teaches healthcare and nursing. Jean is the author of four previous novels. Her debut, NO CURE FOR LOVE, was the winner of the 2006 Harry Bowling Prize for fiction, and long-listed for the 2009 Romantic Novel of the Year Award. A GLIMPSE AT HAPPINESS and PERHAPS TOMORROW were both shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year award.
I was sent a copy of the book to read myself. I don’t get much spare time to read many books and this is probably not something I would normally read but I thought I would give it a try. I am
up to the third chapter and so far finding it quite an interesting read. The story is set in London’s East end back in 1948. It’s very well detailed and a nice easy read. Great for a bed time read.
All Change for Nurse Millie is out now and can be ordered here
Why not check out the previous stops on the All Change for Nurse Millie blog tour for extracts, features and more, starting with One more page
I have 5 copies of this book to give away this month. A perfect read for mothers everywhere considering it’s Mother’s Day in a few weeks time.
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Ravensburger have bought out a fabulous Science kit aimed at young scientists aged 8 and over. This big piece of kit is the Science X Prehistoric Excavation Kit and contains lots of fun experiments and projects all to do with dinosaurs. It’s sure to get young ones asking “how do I get to be a palaeontologist”
Inside the box is all the gear they need for lots of amazing projects. For some of them we found we do need a few odd household items too such as a box, tape or some glue.
Inside the box is 1 ammonite, 1 Excavation Block, 1 Excavation Tool. 1 Thermometer, 1 Magnifying Glass, Plaster Powder, Triops Eggs, Triops Food, Triops sand, 1 Meganeura Model, 1 time line, 5 Plaster forms, 1 triops basin, 1 T-Rex model and instructions. There are 15 different things to do so the kit will last a while.
Some of f experiments involve putting together a giant dragonfly and a deadly T-Rex using the included parts.
The models can then be proudly kept on display.
A few experiments involve making plaster creations from a Trilobite mould and plaster of Paris. Once the plaster moulds are made, further experiments can be done using these.
In Ryan’s kit was a piece of Ammonite.
Ammonite is an invertebrate with spiral chambers on it’s shell. It started during the Carboniferous (360 million years ago) and is therefore certainly an old slice of history.
Using the included magnifying glass, Ryan is able to look at the ammonite in detail.
Ryan enjoyed doing the Excavation block. Using the excavation tool he quickly dug away at the block to reveal his buried dinosaur.
Inside the block was a mini Stegosaurus.
The biggest experiment in the kit is Triops. Ryan had Triops last year and enjoyed growing them and watching them get bigger. It’s amazing how they come to life and quite surprising how big they can grow.
Inside this set is a plastic tank plus triop eggs, food, sand and a thermometer. We find the best water to use for Triops is cooled boiled from the kettle and find they are best placed near the window for sun light. They generally last about a month or so and usually end up with maybe 3 big ones surviving longest.
The Prehistoric Expedition provides hours of fun whilst learning. Even I learnt a few fun dinosaur facts whilst helping Ryan.
The kit can be purchased from Amazon at a reduced price of £26.72.
There will be wrists glistening with glamour this Summer, as this month will see the launch of a fabulous new range of watches. The watches are part of the Casio Sheen collection.
The new collection, known as SS14 (spring/summer 2014) brings a rainbow of elegant metal time pieces. A mixture of gleaming metals is used by Casio to create warm toned feminine watches. Watches which bring with them a touch of everyday elegance.
The watches come in four different styles as you can see above. Of course my post would not be the same unless I had one myself. I chose the gold plated design and as you can clearly see it really is both stunning and beautiful.
It's the sort of watch that on a warm sunny day would really stand out in the bright sunshine. It's the sort of watch that looks amazing on a night out and as it's gold it would pretty much go with any dress style.
The watch boasts a ceramic sapphire face encasing, lifting the face in a light and delicate manor. There is a small numerical date dial at the quarter past point and Swarovski elements at the half past, quarter to and O Clock.
This lovely piece of jewellery certainly has a very feminine edge to it. With its stunning gold plate bracelet, watch face and the addition of the sparkling Swarvoski crystals. It's a beautiful piece which will have friends asking “where did you get that”
The watch fastens by a metal clasp and opens by pushing in two little buttons. The Sheen logo is displayed on the closed clasp giving the watch a perfect finish. The watch bracelet is standard size. If like me, you have a very small wrist you may require the links adjusting which can usually be done at the place you purchase the watch from.
All the watches in the Casio Sheen SS14 range can be purchased from H Samuel store, Casio London, Sheen Watches Uk and Casio online. The yellow gold, rose gold and bronze watch retail at £180 and the stainless steel watch at £150.
These really are beautiful elegant time pieces which do not come with the hefty price tag of some similar designs. They can be worn daily or added to a stylish outfit for a night out. They are sure to glimmer in the sun this Summer (if we get any that is)