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Bouncing fun at Jump Xtreme Bolton

Published April 18, 2017 by Bizzimummy

On Saturday I took Ryan, Izebella and their friends to Jump Xtreme in Bolton. Jump Xtreme is a big trampoline centre. Inside are 95 interconnected trampolines which from a distance looks like one huge one. The main trampoline arena also has Jump boxes, blocks and angled jump pads for the more daring bouncers. 

As well as the main trampoline arena there is also a dodgeball arena, and slam dunk basketball on trampolines which is quite fun and makes it a little easier to get the ball in the nets. 

And if that wasn’t enough bouncy fun then there is also a large Xtreme stunt bag area. This has 4 trampoline platforms of varying height and run up to jump off into a huge soft air bag. 

One of these platforms is really heigh and only for the bravest among us. Izebella really seemed to like the airbag jump even tho she sometimes got a little stuck getting off it.

The air bag jump does seem a little dangerous as people are jumping into the same air bag from four platforms side by side. There was always a staff member there who directed when each jumper should go but the worry is that some idiot may not listen and jump at the wrong time resulting in a nasty people crash. However all seemed pretty safe when we went. 

I had not done any sort of trampolining for many years and I found I could bounce pretty high on the ones at Jump Xtreme. 

It was great fun and good exercise but also quite tiring after an hours session. Both Izebella and Ryan had a really great time trying all the areas and generally bouncing away for an hour.

An hours free jump session is £10 each and everyone jumping also needs special trampoline socks which can be purchased and kept for £2.00.  Under 4s cannot go on the main trampoline areas and instead have a smaller toddler area with a few trampolines and toys. Younger children ages 4-8 years can use any area but need to be supervised at all times. Children over 8 years are free to use all areas alone. 

As well as free jump sessions, Jump Xtreme also offers family sessions, teen nights, tots only, fitness sessions and birthday parties and they have centres in Bolton and Tamworth. Booking can be done online or pay at the centre. Visit the Jump Xtreme website for more information. 

Spring cleaning with humble stuff

Published April 18, 2017 by Bizzimummy


This is humble stuff, cleaning products from a small Scottish based company without the harsh chemicals. They sell a small selection of products but are multi surface meaning they can be used in any room and most surfaces and general uses around the home. I am always confused as to why supermarkets stock multiple cleaners for bathroom, kitchen, glass, wood etc but then next to all those are also bottles of multisurface products containing exactly the same stuff. 

Humble stuff products differ slightly from the usual supermarket shelf brands because they don’t contain the usual chemicals or bleaches. They contain, instead blends of bicarbonate of soda, and natural oils and fragrances yet still clean just as good. 

The multi-surface spray is great for worktop sides after food preparation and also the side where the kettle is which often ends up with tea bag drips on it. I also used it in my living room to give the units a quick clean and dining room table. 

The soft cleaning paste is a white paste which resembles a soft putty. This can be used where a more intensive clean is required. Think cookers, white furniture stains etc. It’s pretty good too considering it’s made mainly with bicarbonate of soda and no bleaching agents. I’ve found it works wonders on getting cups and mugs clean of those nasty tea and coffee stains. I just add a little all around the cup, leave for 20 minutes, scrub and thoroughly wash and have managed to get the majority of my cups looking white inside again. It can be used to clean cooker tops and I’ve read inside the oven too. I haven’t tried this as my oven was not long cleaned with oven cleaner (very harsh nasty stuff) but I will give it a go soon. It’s pretty useful in bathrooms as well and even in the toilet bowl. Again wipe on, leave and flush away. 

The biggest surprise I had using this paste tho is possibly one that this paste may not really be meant got at all. Therefore I would advise you to do this at your own risk. My daughter Jordanna had a new pink top. She managed to get several stains all down it. I think it was a mixture of chocolate, ice cream and possibly sauce (she’s very messy!) I washed it and the stains were still very much there, even after wash number 2.  It was looking like the pink favourite top was destined for the bin, and then I had a bright idea. I scooped a small handful of cleaning paste and applied it to the stains on the top, scrubbed a little and then put it in the machine on a 60 degree wash cycle. (I wish I had taken before and after pictures but just didn’t think) And low and behold it came out stain free and looking very clean indeed. This was a last resort before binning the top so again use this way with caution. 

Humble stuff also sell a toilet freshener too and all their products cost just £5.00 each or buy all 3 for just £12.00. 

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