Mysteries in time subscription 

Published February 22, 2017 by Bizzimummy

This subscription box is one for the kids and mainly aimed towards 7-11 year olds and therefore Jordanna gets it this time around. 

I think many children can find history lessons a little boring, I for one was never a huge fan of the subject at school; although I did find some parts of it more interesting than others. 

The Mysteries in time box makes history more fun by sending a personalised monthly time machine box to children every month. The box comes with child’s name on and is full of items relating to part of the worlds history.

The first box starts with ancient Egypt which happens to be one of the history areas I did enjoy at school. These are Jordanna’s box contents. 

There are two box sizes – classic and bumper and both contain similar items. The boxes start at £7.95 monthly. There is quite a few interesting things inside the Egypt box such as colouring sheets, world map, a booklet all about ancient Egypt which is quite informative for children and even an Egyptian statue to keep too. The included yellow craft packet contained even more products to help create more models and crafts. 

I think it’s a nice idea to help get children interested in history. Other box subjects include WW2, Aztecs, Ancient Greece and many more. Learning about historical important events such as these can help children with school subjects and homework and of course learning about the world and history all around them. 

The subscription can be stopped any time and these boxes seem perfect for boring rainy days school holidays too.

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Trying Thai snacks 

Published February 22, 2017 by Bizzimummy

As many of my loyal followers may know, I do love trying snacks and foods from around the world and the more unusual, the better.

Today it’s the turn of Thai snacks online and yes that’s right it’s snacks all the way from Thailand.

Thai snacks on line is not a subscription service as such (like I’ve had previously) but more an online store which ships worldwide giving a taste of Thailand to everyone.

We; very kindly got a box of Thai snacks to try out, and believe me some of them are very unusual.

I was expecting the products to be similar to Japan snacks, but they are a totally different thing altogether. I mean (for a start) “corn flavour chewy sweets” where else in the world can one find stuff like this?

Actually the corn sweets were quite alright, strange and quite bizarre yes, but they really don’t taste like corn at all. More sweet and buttery and chewy.

The strangeness and large diversity of products did not end there, amongst my box full of goodies I also discovered some rather perculiar crisp type snacks too. 

These being squid flavour! Yes squid, they didn’t tantalise my tastebuds at all but Jordanna enjoyed them – strange child!

The mini chocolate bars went down well of course, they did have a totally different taste texture to what we are used to which I can’t explain but nice anyway. The pocky is the one thing we have come across before, think sweet sticks coated in chocolate. Most countries seem to do there own varieties of Pocky sticks. Also these chocolate type snack things went down well too. 

Well Thai snacks are certainly unusual, some great, some good, some not so good. They aren’t sold over here that I know of so it’s always a surprise to be tasting new snacks whether good or bad. Yes it’s funny when friends/family try something unusual that just doesn’t mix with their tastebuds.

I have of course enjoyed trying all our snacks straight from Thailand.

Thai snacks online allows you to choose your own products and have a few grocery categories to choose from. Prices are in dollars but they do ship to the UK. 

My Fairy Garden – magic beanpot

Published February 21, 2017 by Bizzimummy

The fairies have returned to our home once again and dropped off a magical little gift for my young fairy in training (Izebella). 

It’s a very special fairy “magic bean pot” which comes with a special pot and magic beans, just like in the fairytale Jack and the beanstalk. Leaving one fairy in training very happy indeed. 

“So what do we do?” Asked fairy Izebella! Well, came mummy fairy’s reply! We have to plant the magic beans inside the magic pot and water it and wait for it to grow. 

Our Fairy garden gift lacked one magic ingredient and that is the soil (not included in box) to help the beans grow. Not to worry tho as Mummy had plenty of magic soil kept locked away in the garden shed. So in the tiny pot, the magic soil went, along with a bean and a little water, and then the final thing – A magical little fairy to keep guard against the pesky trolls and plant eating monsters. 

She sits on the magic bean pot Day and night keeping guard. 

Of course magic beans need taking care of to grow into magic beanstalks. They need water and warmth and light  and unfortunately Bolton does not have much warmth and the moment, so the magic bean pot currently lives in our warm magic cupboard (boiler cupboard) with the fairy guard. 

It’s only been just over a week since the magic bean got planted and Izebella keeps asking when it will grow into a giant beanstalk, so I tell her that it takes time and the fairys are working hard with magic dust to make it grow and one day it may just be a beanstalk like the fairy story. Then she will no doubt ask if it leads to the giants.

Our lovely magic bean pot is much smaller than Mummy fairy thought but perfect for a  little fairy in training. It was sent to us by magic fairy post, all the way from My Fairy Garden land far away where lots of other fairies and fairy homes and products can be found. However the fairys have also delivered many of their special items to toy shops and stores everywhere so they are easier to find. I even hear that some have been dropped off in that magical place known as Amazon and they cost just £6.99. 

Just look what else you can buy for that mini fairy in training!

Izebella wants to be a tooth fairy when she gets older, her words, not mine. 

Perfect pamper gifts

Published February 21, 2017 by Bizzimummy

With Valentine’s Day over for another year, it’s perhaps time to think about Mother’s Day once again which is on its way in just a few weeks. 

Us Mothers need a bit of pampering every now and then and the majority of us ladies just love to receive pamper/bathing type gifts for any occasion. 

Now most ladies get fed up of the same bog standard supermarket gift sets that can be purchased anywhere and we like things a little different and special. This is where Perfect pamper gifts comes in very handy.

Perfect Pamper gifts create unique gift sets and pamper hampers containing luxury fragrant products. 

My own hamper arrived in a lovely little bow tied Jute bag, like this.

And yes you can even choose the bag colour. 

Before opening the bag, I knew it was going to be good inside because I could smell the lovely fragrant aromas inside. And inside – all these lovely pamper Goodies. 

The aromas are delicious and smelt so good, they made me hungry. 

I absolutely love all of the products inside. Just take a look at this Pomegranate & Vitamin E face mask!

It looks and feels like a fruity whipped cream and feels lovely on my face. 

The Whole lot of love bath bomb is huge and I can’t wait to drop into my bath. The centre rose part is made of soap petals which get pulled off and scattered in the bath before fizzing the bath bomb.

Then Sweet cherry body wash – the scent reminds me of my favourite yoghurt flavour and that’s black cherry. It contains cherry kernel oils and smells very sweet. 

Seville orange lip balm really helps my dry lips which I seem to get whenever I have a cold (which I do now!) 

And finally, for an added bit of bathing luxury – Wild rose scented candle. 

There are many pamper hampers to choose from, be it for mum, sister, daughter, friend etc. You can also Build your own hamper by choosing specific products and Perfect Pamper gifts even offer a Monthly subscription pamper box which I am considering signing up to. Monthly pamper treats sound amazing. 

The pamper hampers make wonderful gifts for us ladies and are a great idea for a Mother’s Day gift. The gifts hamper bundles such as the one I have start at £14.99 and include choice of bag, gift tag and personalised message. Each bag contains at least 4 pamper items depending on which one is chosen.

There are many to choose from at Perfect pamper gifts.

New fridge fruit packs from Dole 

Published February 20, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Dole are probably most well known for their tinned fruits and the most popular fruit cocktail in a tin. They have recently bought out all new resealable fridge packets. 

The packets contain similar tasting fruits just as I’d find in the Dole tins but the difference being, these can be resealed and keep for longer than say half an opened tin would. 

They can be eaten and used just as any fruit would be it breakfast toppings, baking, or just as a healthy snack. The convenient resealable packs is enough to give one of your “5 a day”, every day, with no fuss. The Dole Resealable Fridge Packs are available in four options: Tropical Gold, pineapple chunks, mixed fruit, peach slices and prunes.

My two girls both love fruit, my boy is still as fussy as ever but the girls seemed really fascinated by the new packets in the fridge. 

This is the mixed fruit in cherry juice which Jordanna could not wait to open and try. 

And its a thumbs up from my girls. They both love eating tins of fruit cocktail as it is and now that its in a packet, it makes it much easier and less dangerous than attempting to open tins.

Dole has also bought out fruit freezer packs in six varieties. These get stored in the freezer until needed. 

The fridge packs cost approx £1.19 each and freezer packs £2.29 each and both fridge and freezer packs should be available to buy in supermarkets. I would say that each pack gives two fairly reasonable sized portions and so enough for two or more people to share. 

Winners announced 

Published February 20, 2017 by Bizzimummy

It’s time to announce a few winners once again, so a big congratulations to the following people! 

Teletubbies DVD – Lara Latchem, Sarah Ann, Jayne Towsen

Guardians of Oz DVD – Michelle O’Neil, Rachael Ashmore, Marie Miles

Mindful chef – Julie Smith

Charlie Doodle – Tee Simpson

If you see your name above, please check your emails for a notification.


Published February 20, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Imagine if you will, having chef prepared meals in your own home every day, no cooking, no mess and the food tasting delicious whilst being healthy and nutritious. Hard to believe right? But it’s now possible to have those meals with the Everdine service. 

And here is how it works! 

There are over 20 choices of meals on the menu. These include meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian dishes. There are two plans to choose from – either 8 meals or 12. 

The meals are then cooked by trained chefs who use all natural ingredients and only unprocessed foods.

The meals are then delivered to home and all arrive in recyclable packaging meaning even less mess. 

The plans start at £64.00 a box.

I had the 8 meal plan. This is how the meals arrive. 

The meals are all inside these very secure cardboard containers which look a little like takeaway food boxes. However what’s inside is so much better and healthier than any take away food. Each box is colour coded. Yellow for poultry, red for other meats and blue for fish. Once they arrive they can be placed in the freezer until needed. 

The meals are already cooked so they really just need re heating and each one only takes between 8-10 minutes. 

Here is just a selection of the delicious chef prepared meals that I have been enjoying recently. 

Harissa & king prawn tabbouleh 

Lemon & black pepper chicken 

Coconut Katsu chicken  

Roast duck breast & blueberries 
And I still have a few in my freezer yet to try. I found all the meals very tasty and cooked to perfection. They tasted just like I would expect food to taste at a nice restaurant and I have no complaints about the food whatsoever. They are tasty and totally mess free. No cooking, minimal preparation and minimal mess as all the packaging can go in the recycle bins.

The recipes get updated frequently too with new ones added.

I’m not sure £68 is something I could afford on a weekly basis on top of my regular food shopping and meals for my children but it has been lovely to try them out. 

If you want to try Everdine then I have a huge discount code of £30 off a first box. The code is IN1BIZZIMUMMY

Sign up at Everdine

Transformulas anti-aging

Published February 17, 2017 by Bizzimummy

This year I turn a big 40! Although I’m constantly told I don’t look my age, I am still conscious of the tell tale signs of aging and mainly facial lines. I’m not afraid to admit it, but last year I had one round of Botox injections to my forehead as I was getting slightly paranoid every time I looked in a mirror. The Botox procedure, although pretty much painless and very quick gets very expensive so I am always happy to give other products a go. This time it is three products from Transformulas. Whose motto is “beauty without surgery”

These three products have now become a part of my daily beauty routine. I use them together and start with the face contour and tightening cream.

This gets applied to the whole facial area apart from close to the eyes. It has a slight menthol type scent and the box gives instructions of how to apply best. From first use I could instantly feel it working. It feels like my skin is being pulled or tightened and this feeling lasts a few minutes. It doesn’t feel uncomfortable or hurt in any way and it certainly works. I could see the effects within just a few days of use. 
For my eyes, I’m using the Transformulas eye lift gel

This one is pretty much odourless and clear. 

Many women suffer aging problems around the eyes first, with sagging and lines and dark rings to name just a few problems. I apply the gel all around my eyes and it feels really cool on, almost like I have cucumber on my eye. Again it gives a slight tight feeling but it’s a nice sensation.

Finally for my lips – Lip Volume!

This is probably the product I was most looking forward to using. The reason being – I have small lips. There doesn’t seem to be much volume to my lips at all and I have considered fillers but they hare very expensive and I hear quite painful too. 

The lip volume has a minty menthol aroma. It goes on like lip glosss does and instantly made my lips tingle and feel cool. It can be applied before lip stick or just as a daily routine. And yes it does seem to increase the volume a little, even if only temporarily. 

Apologies for the duck pout here! 

I love all three products and the fact that they do make my skin feel different and tighter.

I am including a before and after picture. See if you can see the difference after two weeks of use. 

Of course products that work don’t come amazingly cheap. You won’t find Transformulas in your local pound world. However all three of these products together cost less than one round of Botox which is for one area rather than three.

Contour cream – £36.95

Eye gel – £29.95

Lip volume – £29.95

So just under £100 for all three but still a lot less than the more evasive treatments and surgery.

If you want to know what’s in the transformulas products and how they work then you can find all the information and more on the Transformulas website. Products can also be purchased from the website as well as Boots and a few other places. 

Bamboo Pete review & giveaway 

Published February 16, 2017 by Bizzimummy

When I hear the word “Bamboo” I instantly think of Pandas andBamboo Pete is all about cute pandas and panda clothing. They sell t-shirts, vests, hoodies and jumpers and all panda style for panda lovers. 

I have a very cute hoodie from Bamboo Pete – the Arctic white college hoodie

Boasting a lovely panda image, company name, drawstring hood and one of those large pocket things on the front to keep hands warm. There are other colours and styles available but I really like white when it comes to clothes. 

It’s lovely a fleecy inside so keeps me warm, but it does not make me sweat like some jumpers do. I doubt I’ll have the hood up much but here’s a pic anyway.

It’s a lovely style warm top, just perfect for the U.K. weather. The sizes start at XS all the way to XXL. I have size S (adult) which is the second smallest size. The top gives quite a lot of room as sizes seem generous. I would of easily fitted in the XS one too and I’m normally a size 8/10. 

One of these hoodies costs £35.00.


Find Bamboo Pete on the Website and on both Twitter and Facebook

And on to my giveaway!!!


Bamboo Pete are giving one winner a choice of prize. The winner can choose from one adult t-shirt or two Kids t-shirts in any design.

If you want to take part to win then please click the link below. Entries close March 4th and one winner will be chosen at random. U.K. residents only.


A delicious world of Gü

Published February 15, 2017 by Bizzimummy

I am not overly big on desserts. I don’t mind the odd bit of cake if offered but can take or leave the whole after dinner dessert thing. Saying this, there is one type of dessert that I do enjoy and everyone reading this would have spotted them on supermarket shelves at some point. It’s the Gü puds. 

It’s those posh looking puddings, usually found on the top shelves of the yoghurt aisles in most supermarkets.

I first came across these little heavenly delights many many moons ago. If I remember rightly they were on some sort of offer and I thought I’d give them a go and have been enjoying them for years ever since. 

They come as desserts, cheesecakes, puddings which get warmed up and well; there always seems to be new Gü puds added so it’s hard to keep up on how many varieties are out there. They all have one thing in common tho and that’s all of them being delicious and just the right portion size.

This is just one of the many cheesecake type Gü puds. It’s the chocolate and Madagascan vanilla one and it’s easy to see why I love it. Layer of thick chocolate ganache over a light fluffy biscuit base and vanilla cream, all in one reusable glass pot. The majority of Gü desserts do come in the glass pots. I keep them because I can re-use them to make other desserts and dishes or for other things. 

This one is the zingy Spanish lemon cheesecake and it certainly lives up to its name with its zinginess. Very creamy too. 

This one is also chocolate but infused with some sort of edible gold making it the zillionaire pud.

And that’s just a very small selection of what Gü has to offer. The other varieties can be viewed on the website Gü puds. Unfortunately for me, there are a few puds I am yet to find in my local supermarkets. 

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