Friday, 3 July 2015

Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

Well hello lovelies,

He is my strawberry cheesecake. This is just a mish mash of lots of recipes I have tried. An I like this version the best. 

Ingredients
Base
250g digestive biscuits
100g melted butter
Filling
200g strawberries (you can add more if you like. It all depends on how much strawberry flavour you want)
1 vanilla pod (seeds from the inside)
600g soft cheese (I use mascaponi)
100g icing sugar
284ml of double cream. 

Method
Crush up you biscuits into a fine crumb
Melt your butter in a low heat, mix into the crumb and and press firmly into the cake tin base. 
Place into the fridge for about an hour 

While your base is setting. You want to add 200g of strawberries, the inside of a vanilla pod, 600g soft cheese, 100gicibg sugar and 284ml double cream. 

Throw it all into a bowl and give it a mix. 

Give it a mix till smooth. 

Scoop this onto the top of the cheese cake base and refrigerate for an hour. 

Voila!! Your strawberry cheese cake!!


Let me know if you try it out

Speak soon 
L x

The Start Of Our Summer Holidays

Well hello lovelies!!

It's the start of Holly's summer holidays!

I have a half day on Monday and then that's me off for two weeks as well!! Unfortunately Mark couldn't get the same holidays as me. The only reason I took them now as Holly's childminder is off. An social services won't let me leave her alone!! Haha just kidding hehe. 

So today being Friday 03.07.15 we went a walk with the dogs!! Here are some photos. 

This took ages to get!! 

Some lovely pink wild flowers

Mark and I

The kids sitting in a bench

Selfie!

Holly trying to catch up

Someone has carved this on the top of a dead tree

My little family 

Wild honeysuckle. I love honeysuckle!!

Harry with his stick

Playing with the dogs

Raspberries!!

Mr Frog!

Some fungus on a tree I thought was look!!

So that's the photos from the start of our holidays!! 

I am going to try and do something a little different with her everyday!! 

What are you doing for your holidays??

Speaks soon 
L x

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Throw Back Thursday 02.07.15

Well hello lovelies,

It's Thursday again!! 

Here is my throw back for you all 
This is my dad and me in America one year on holiday in St Augustine. I think I was maybe about 17 or 18 here. 

I absolutely love holidaying in America and can't wait to take the kids!!

I hope you all have had a good weekend so far 

Speak soon
L x

Monday, 29 June 2015

Apple Watch Review

Well hello lovelies,

I got an Apple watch during the week and I want to do a first impressions for you. Then maybe in like two weeks I can do a review. 

When I first seen the Apple watch, I though why would you need to do all that with a watch. But I actually find it quite useful. 

Here is my watch at the moment 
Obviously I have Mickey Mouse on it. I hope they bring out more characters for it. Can I suggest Stitch??!

Here is the packaging 
Above is the over all box

Above is the watch in the box still with the wrapping. I think it all looks very sleek. I love the White strap for it and I know you can buy other colours if you like.
Above is the charger and plug. Basically you plug it in and the watch will sit on the silver circular part. It's magnetic so the watch will stick to it and charge. 

Her are my pros

  • It looks good. 
  • The colour of the bands can be changed. 
  • The screen is clean, bright and sensitive to touch (that does help with a touch screen object). 
  • I can keep my phone in my bag with out worrying if I will hear it ringing. 
  • I can receive email, calls, Twitter, messages and the news. 
  • It's vibrated and bings when you get a notification. 
  • I can decided if it worst getting my phone out when a notification comes in. 
  • You can ping your lost mobile as we all know how they like to get up and walk away. 
Above is Twitter

Above is my messages. 

Cons

  • It needs to be on speak when a call comes in. 
  • You can only use a pre-typed message or speak into it to reply to a text message (no good for texting the other half then hehe)
  • It is very pricey starting at £339 
  • Watch straps even though you can change them starts at £39 and up wards. 

As you can see my pros are out weighing the cons!!

At the moment I do like it. It means if I'm just running in to the shop I don't need to take my phone. 

Do I think its worth the £340 for the sports model? Yes I do. Do I the next model up is worth the £500 and odd Apple are asking for it.....no. The only difference between the sports model and the next one up, is the strap. All the materials used and hardware on the watch are the same. Only the strap is magnetic.

That's my first impression on it. 

Do you have one? What's your opinion on them? 

Speak soon 
L x

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Holly's Outfit Of The Day 20.06.15

Well hello lovelies,

Here is Holly's out fit today. 
Here she is wear a lovely flowery top, which she got as part of a set as a present. So I'm sorry but I'm not sure the price of this one. 
Her shorts were £9 from next this time last year!! Her skinny butt shorts are only a 1 to 1and a half years old!!
Tights were a present again so I'm not sure how much they cost of where they were from. 
Shoes are twinkle toes by sketcher at £25 I think. She is a size 7 now!!

Holly doesn't go to Baby Ballet any more as I think she is just too young. She wasn't interested anymore unless she had a toy to play with. All she wanted to do in between was go get her shoes or into her bag. So I decided to take her out. It wasn't enjoyable for her with me shouting at her and I wasn't enjoying shouting at her. 

I hope you have all had a great weekend. 

Speak soon. 
L x

Beelzebub Book Review (Ancient Legends Book 2)

Well hello lovelies,

I have a book review for you today. It is the second in the Ancient Legends Series called Beelzebub Girl by Jayde Scott. 

I was kind of bored by this book. When I think back on it now, I liked the book but it took a while to get going and for a while I had no idea where it was going. 

It didn't really pick up till chapter 25 where I was like OMG!! Then I couldn't put it down!!

This book centres around Cassandra who you meet briefly in the first book A Job From Hell. 

Cass finds her soul mate and has to fight to keep him alive or be subject to a horrible fate. It doesn't help that her mate Dallas is mortal. 

***SPOILER ALERT***

Cass will be bound to Hell for all eternity unless she finds and marries her soul mate with whom she shares the bond. She finds that mate in a mortal named Dallas. Who just so happens to be the brother of our last main character Amber. You meet Dallas briefly in book 1. 

If Dallas dies, Cass will be subjected to a terrible fate. So she has to keep him alive at all costs. Which is hard when your the Devils daughter, he's a mortal and you have him thinking he's in and your dad "Bob" lives and runs Disneyland....

Looking back even though it was slow I did still kind of enjoy this book. I loved the relationship between Cass and Dallas even though they kept way to many secrets from each other. 

Over all I would give this another ������ 3 out of 5 stars. I would recommend for a light summer read if you like vampires, ghosts and ghouls.

I like these books for my reader as they are cheap and a good read considering the price.

Let me know if you like this series. 

Speaks soon 
L x


Saturday, 27 June 2015

The Gro-Snug By The Gro Company

Well hello lovelies!!

Today I have an exclusive for you all from The Gro Company (http://www.gro-store.com/)

The Gro Snug has a new innovation in a sleep safe products for newborns. The Gro Snug is a combined swaddle for newborns and a grow bag for older babies, to provide a safe alternative from loose bedding. 

The Gro Snug is easy to use as there is no folding involved, only zips. 

In a product trial with 30 families, they all reported that it was super easy to use and their babies slept longer.

‘Esme really enjoyed trialling the Gro-snug. For 6 nights out of 7 she slept soundly from 9pm- 6am. What a wonderful product!’ Jennifer B, Mother of 1*


‘You have made a great product, it has everything to keep mum/baby happy. It’s soft, easy to use and keeps baby comfortable. Fab product!’ Kate E, Mother of 4 * 

Here are some of the Gro snugs unique features. 

Safe healthy design for the typical froggy leg position, chin and zip guards to prevent rubbing and no rough edges or seams. 

Arms can be in or out, poppers closed to provide the swaddle or open for a grow bag design. There is also a double lined chest area to provide support and a secure swaddle. 
This product is also available in 2 weights, cosy for room temps of 16-20c and light for 21-25c. 

Easy zips to open from the bottom for easy nappy changing and a soft cotton, with elastic for easy stretching. 



This product launches world wide on the 28th of June 2015 in three different colours; pure white, grey marl and rainbow spots. 

Please go check The Gro Company out as they do a lot of good products. See my Gro Clock / Gro Hush review here

Speak soon lovelies. 
L x

*I was contacted by The Gro Company to write this post. However I was not compensated to write this post this. I have Wrote this post as I truly believe in the company.