Mother’s Day can be a bit tricky to buy for. As a mum myself most of the things on my wish list wouldn’t cost anything, a full nights sleep, dinner without complaints and drinking a cup of tea while it’s still hot. Unfortunately, while those things are free, several years of parenting has also taught me that they’re also wildly over ambitious and probably never going to happen. Besides, if truth be told, I think I’d be a bit miffed if I woke up and was informed that my cup of hot steaming tea was in fact my Mother’s Day gift and could I now crack on as no one can get the wi-fi to work. So what does make a good Mother’s Day present? Well for me a great present is something you’ve fancied for a while but haven’t really been able to justify, and that’s where the Biscuiteers Mother’s Day Bouquet Tin comes in.
If you just looked in the shops it would sometimes seem that Mothers Day has to be something stupidly expensive, of course, not that most young kids are likely to pay for anything (kinder eggs being slightly higher on the pocket money desirable list round here) but that still means that someone has to pay. As a mum I know that the best gifts aren’t always that are the most expensive, but are instead the ones that make you smile, hug your kids and especially the ones where you can see your kids have done something just for you. With that in mind today I’m sharing our thoughts on the fabulous Mr Men My Mummy book and I’ve also got a little giveaway where you could win this book and two other Mr Men titles.
As a blogger there are times when I think about what I’m doing and I can imagine my parent’s rolling their eyes, and sometimes there are times when I want to give them a quick call because I know they’ll be impressed. When John Lewis asked me if I’d like to share what I’d include in a Mother’s Day hamper I knew my mum would be impressed because, well, one of the things that she appears to have passed down through her genetics is a shared love for John Lewis and all its general loveliness. As well as shopping there we’ve shared lunch in their restaurants many a time, my mum’s a vegetarian and it’s always been fun trying to find somewhere that offers something more interesting than a cheese sandwich but John Lewis could always be relied upon.
Friday is pizza day round our house. Half because the kids think its a treat (pizza and a movie every Friday! Winning!) and half because by Friday neither my husband or I can be doing with cooking either. It’s Friday, everyone just wants to relax. So when we were asked by Prezzybox if we’d like to review their DIY Chocolate Pizzas it seemed like the perfect half term activity for us – to be made on a Friday of course.
Last night my son and I made unicorn hot chocolate and it was the absolute bomb. It’s not often I write about food or drink but with the kids at school today I kept thinking about how damn good it was and I thought, well, I’ll just make another one for myself because who says kids should get all the cool stuff?! As a January treat this is even better though because it’s a low fat unicorn hot chocolate – yep – all the pretty without any of the guilt, even my super-strict-dieting husband gave one of these a go. They’re also super easy to make which means you and your kids can follow this unicorn hot chocolate recipe together.