Firstly apologies for the lack of posts recently but I have been so unwell with a bad cough and sore chest. I’m hoping to get back to my blog very soon but for now I will end 2014 on a nice note with the names of the Angry Birds competition winners.
Hayley Todd & Christopher Read
Congratulations emails sent to you both.
My Degustabox came earlier this month but with all the festivities and all of us being unwell at some point I have only just really got around to using this months products.
This month again bought a great selection of lovely interesting products and this will of course be the last Degustabox of 2014.
Inside the Box
•The Chia Co Oats+Chia – RRP £1.70
•Pukka Herbs – RRP £2.39
•Kent’s Kitchen Meal Kit – RRP £2.50
•Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Biscuits – RRP £3.58 (£1.79 each)
•Eisburg Non Alcoholic Wine – RRP £3.49
•Fylight Infuse Garlic – RRP £2.00
•PopChips – RRP £1.79
•Gloworm Drinks – RRP £6.00 (£1.50 each)
•Bonne Maman Marmalade – RRP £2.30
As always all the products are full size items rather than just small samples. My favourites this month were the Pop chips and the Eisberg wine which makes a great alternative for those who cannot drink.
Degustabox is a subscription service which can be stopped and started any time and only costs £12.99 a month. This includes delivery too. If you add up the cost of all the products in my box this month you will see it comes to much more than £12.99.
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Right before Christmas we were sent a lovely little chocolate kit from Choc on Choc.
Our kit forms part of the “Melt and Make” kit selection at Choc and Choc of which there are 3 choices. A house (which we made), London scene and lollipops.
Now as you may know from previous posts I am usually quite hopeless at anything remotely creative and putting things together is always a big no no for me, so this house gave me a challenge. I really wanted it done for Christmas so I made it Christmas Eve.
It’s pretty straightforward really. There are milk chocolate buttons and white chocolate buttons. Both of which need melting and pouring into the included moulds and that’s the first part out of the way. Nothing too hard about that.
The box recommends to leave for 20 minutes to set but I found they both needed a little longer. The white chocolate took much longer and I had to remelt it as it started splitting when I tried to remove the moulds. After about 40 minutes tho it was done.
Oh did I mention there’s also a chefs hat which Ryan loves!
The difficult bit comes with putting the house together. It has 4 sides and the roof in 2 parts. The sides all have slots but to get it to stick together I had to add extra chocolate to the sides like glue. The problem was that this new chocolate is warm and melted which then softens the hardened chocolate moulds. Everytime I put one side together the other fell apart. I ended up turning it on the sides, sticking it and quickly placing it in the freezer for fifteen minutes which seemed to do the trick. The roof just sits on top.
There is also a chocolate tree and a garden scene colouring sheet on which the house sits. The tree does not stand up no matter what we do, but we all enjoyed making our little house and enjoyed eating it even more.
I’m actually quite proud I made this. Izebella loved the spoon licking too.
The house costs £12.99 and can be purchased directly from Choc on Choc
My 2 year old unwrapped her Goldberger doll this morning. It’s the “My First Talker” 20 phrases and come with an apparent life time guarantee.
See her happy face!
The doll is priced between £15 – £25 and different ones available.
She couldn’t wait. Then when we attempted to take it out of the packaging; here’s what happened.
Absolutely shocking and these dolls are aimed at little ones aged one and over.
Good job she had lots of other things to open including Elsa.
I have emailed Goldberger and messages on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.
I find it appalling they can sell crap like this and very disappointed.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Reindeer dust made and sprinkled.
Advent calendars placed in the magic hamper and wishes made. The calendars magically disappear and presents appear by magic.
The elves bought slippers, PJs, chocs and even books too and now it’s time for 2 little girls to sleep and big brother soon too.
Santa will soon be here we have been tracking him all day. Little faces will be so happy in the morning when they see their many presents.
Christmas brings joy and family time but on this night there is one person who won’t be here with me. One little girl who will never spend Christmas with us. Her name is Keira and she came and left this world on April 4th 2011. She only spent 10 hours with me and I guess she was just too good for this Earth. So I’m sending up lots of spiritual hugs and Christmas love to my baby girl who sadly cannot be with us at this special time.
Love you Keira R.I.P
May Santa bring you everything you wish for! X