Friday, 24 October 2014

V8 - V-Fusion

When V8 got in touch and asked me if I would like to try their new V-Fusion drink, I saw this as the perfect opportunity to get some fruit and vegetables into my system.

I have always told Cameron that fruit and veg is very important and he is the type of child who will happily sit there and eat a whole raw pepper, half a punnet of grapes and 3 bananas without even batting an eyelid!

Lucas will also happily munch on a piece of cucumber.

I really need to start practicing what I preach.

This is where V8 and their new V-Fusion comes into play. 

V-Fusion comes in two delicious flavours and is made up of 50% Fruit and 50% Vegetable Juice. Each glass also contains 2 of your 5 recommended portions of fruit and veg.

V-Fusions contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

Once opened, you can store it in the fridge for 4 days. Not that you would need 4 days. Ours were gone within a day!

Passion Fruit, Mango & Carrot: 

This contains Sweet Potato Juice, Apple Juice, Carrot Juice, Mango Puree and Passion Fruit Juice.

This is such a delicious refreshing drink and I was surprised that it contained Sweet Potato Juice!

I even managed to get Matt to have a glass which if anyone knows Matt will know that he rarely touches fruit and veg. He also enjoyed it.

Cameron did try it, but I did put a bit of water in it for him as I thought it would be a bit strong for him. This is not down to the juice, but down to Cameron's own personal preference. He did enjoy it however and came back for more.

Raspberry & Beetroot:

This was the one I was most looking forward to trying. I love beetroot (in jars of vinegar) but I had never actually tried Beetroot juice.

This contains Apple Juice, Beetroot Juice, Carrot Juice, Sweet Potato Juice, Raspberry Puree and Blackcurrant Juice.

Out of the two, this is my favourite. Sweet and refreshing, not too strong. Again you don't realise just how many fruits and vegetables are squeezed into this carton or the fact it contains Carrot and Beetroot.

I got so hooked on this one, I drank it all before Matt or Cameron could try it! Oooops!

Overall as a family we are more than impressed with V-Fusion, both flavours are absolutely delicious, healthy and more than help you on your way to your 5 a say! They are definitely going to be on our shopping list from now one. I would recommend this to everyone, especially those trying to get their kids to consume fruit and vegetables.

You can find out more about V8 and their range by visiting the V8 Website

Note: I was sent V8 V-Fusion drinks for the purpose of the review. I received no money and all opinions are independently formed by My Life As A Mummy.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Bath Time Battles

Lately bath time has become a real challenge in this house with Cameron.

Cameron will come up with a variety of excuses as to why he can't or shouldn't have a bath

Some of the most recent ones are:

  • It's not my turn, it's Lucas's turn
  • I dont want a bath with Lucas
  • I am not getting in the bath without Lucas
  • I hate 'Bafizz'
  • I hate getting wet
  • 'Bafizz' are boring 
  • But I don't smell
  • But I am not dirty 
  • But I had one the other day
  • But I wont have time to play
  • But my friends don't have to have 'bafizz' tonight

Or usually he just looks at me and says 'no thank you' as if I was asking him! 

When he was a baby/toddler he used to love 'bafizz' and it was a battle to get him out the bath!

What excuses does your child come up with when it's bath time?

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wordless Wednesday - 22/10/14

Single Mother Ahoy Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

SpongeBob SquarePants Mega Bloks

SpongeBob was first introduced back in 1999. I was 12! I remember watching it and it's lovely that Cameron now watches it. 

So when I was asked by the lovely team at Mega Bloks if Cameron wanted to review some of the SpongeBob SquarePants Mega Bloks toys I jumped at the chance! I knew Cameron would absolutely love these! 

The Invisible Boatmobile Rescue set is a 337 piece set that you build to get two vehicles and three figurines (SpongeBob, Patrick and Plankton). It also comes with 4 Jelly Fish, two plants and a sign saying Jellyfish Fields.

The Invisible BoatMobile is aimed at children % years and over and has a RRP of £19.99.

337 pieces seems quite a lot, but it comes with step by step instructions with diagrams so it is really easy to assemble.

Cam did get a bit impatient after a while, he really wanted to play with it, so I took over whilst he helped read the instructions to me and find the pieces.

I really like the fact that this set encourages hand-eye coordination as well as developing fine motor skills.

The blocks well made, sturdy and secure. This is important to me is important as I do not want pieces breaking off randomly creating a potential choking hazard for Lucas.

Cameron has had hours of fun playing with this and has said that he will be asking Father Christmas for more SpongeBob SquarePants Mega Bloks for Christmas.

SpongeBob SquarePants Boat Racer Container

The Boat Racer is a 91 piece set with a RRP of £9.99.

It comes in a cylinder tube with full instructions and diagrams to build the Boat Racer.

As with the Invisible Boat Mobile, the blocks are sturdy and secure, this set also encourages hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills.

This is a fun little set that a child can build on his/her own or sat down with family members.

My only quibble with this is it was hard to see the difference between some of the bricks in the instructions. This meant we put the wrong brick around the back and was not able to attach the 'tail'.

SpongeBob SquarePants Boat Racer

SpongeBob SquarePants Micro Action Figure Packet

These are the ultimate stocking fillers for and SpongeBob fans and they have a RRP of only £1.99.

There are 8 different characters to collect, and each come with an accessory. Each character also comes with a clear brick to stand on for display.

I love this fact that you do not know which one you are going to get.

You have to assemble the character, which Cameron found easy to do.

This is series one. Both Cameron and I are looking forward to the next series to see what characters he can collect from there.

SpongeBob SquarePants Micro Action Figure

Overall Cameron really loved these SpongeBob SquarePants toys and will be writing to Father Christmas to ask for more.

Key things we found:

  • The characters look exactly like they do in the show
  • Strong and durable bricks 
  • Promotes hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills
  • Perfect for any SpongeBob fans
  • Provide a lot of imaginative play
  • Great value for money

If you would like to find out more please visit Mega Bloks on Facebook or Twitter 

Note: I was sent the SpongeBob Squarepants toys for the purpose of the review. I received no money and all views are independently formed by My Life As A Mummy 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Meal Plan - 20/10/14 - 26/10/14

Meals for this week are:

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Lasagne and Chips
Chicken Casserole
Beef Stew
Sausage, Mash and Beans
Faggots, Mash & Veg
Chicken Fajitas (For Matt), Ham wraps (for Cameron) and Jacket Potato with Cottage Cheese for me

Whats on your menu this week?

Sunday, 19 October 2014

My Sunday Photo

This is not the best quality photo! I hold my hands up!

But this is the only photo I have of my children and I! (Even if Lucas does look grumpy)

So to me, it's the best photo in the world.