Sunday, 20 July 2014

The Stone Earth Pan by Ozeri - review.

I was sent The Stone Earth Pan by Ozeri to review and having worked my way through numerous 'non stick' pans I was a little dubious as to how much 'non stickiness' it would have!

I received this 12 inch pan and set to work on omlettes for all the family.  Now generally when we make omlettes the first one will be fine, second a little brown round the edges and any more than 2 start to catch - especially round the top edges!  No such problem at all with the Stone Earth Pan!  All slid out of the pan with crust free sides WITHOUT the addition of extra oil spray between bakes!

So...I set about on a frying mission to make something 'stick'...

Pad Thai - no problem, 
pancakes - slid out without sticking, 
scrambled eggs - not a single burn, stick or overbaked morsel! 

Even Stuart can make his fried eggy bread without the need for oil and without the need for the smoke alarm! ;) 

  • Utilizes a stone-derived coating from Germany that achieves non-stick perfection while remaining 100% free of PFOA, a harmful chemical often found in traditional cookware.
  • Eco-friendly pan delivers unprecedented non-stick performance without the risk of exposure to controversial perfluorinated chemicals.
  • Features a hardened scratch-resistant coating that is super easy to clean.
  • Interior of pan made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum, with a magnetized base for use with rapid heat transfer induction stoves.
  • Boasts a comfortable heat-resistant silicon coated handle that is reinforced to the pan via 3 solid rivets.

The Stone Earth Pan is currently on offer with Amazon for £34.99 (rrp: £49.99) and well worth the pennies in my opinion - you will never need to buy another frying pan again! 


I was sent this free of charge to review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Enjoying a little girl time!

Sorry ive been MIA for a while, we had a little girl time.  

Just me, Evie and Amelia.  

One week at mums in beautiful Berwick. 

The first morning when i woke to feed Amelia at 5 I stood at mums window and watched two families of ducks...a momma and 2 babies both following in line and a momma with 5 even smaller babies all darting in every direction! lol  

Every now and again the 5 little ones would come together and momma would look in control...then she would turn her back and they would all scatter!  It was so cute to watch! 

I also saw my first Hare!  

Actually i thought it was a biscuit coloured dog coming to decimate the ducks but nope, this whopping great hare bounded off mini kangaroo style and disappeared as quick as it arrived! 

Add that to the bunnies, badgers, chickens and horses and Evie was in her element too! 

We painted rocks...

We learned Amelia has a very judgemental glare... lol

...and also a cute little smile :)

...and scarily looks like Winston Churchill if she isnt happy! haha 

We got to trial and put our new Doona buggy through its paces properly (and mummy is well impressed with the adjustable Evie size handle!)

We played on the beach...

We fed the horses...

We danced with our shadows in the sun...

Evie was chased by chickens (too funny!)...

We ended up every night with 2 very sleepy little girls! (Amelia took a shine to mums supersoft teddy bear and slept on his leg in her moses basket during the day which freed up my arms to make some felt goodies...the pic of them both together was one morning after Amelias feed when we all snuggled in bed and the pair of them snoozed back off while i sat watched the cuteness realising just how lucky i am!

It was meant to rain but we were blessed with glorious sunshine all week - ive even come back with a little colour!

Definitely going to go on a little girly holiday again at some point - theres nothing like pure pink to help de stress! 


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Almost at 1000!!

10 more followers and my little blog hits 1000 of you fabulous readers!

Help me get there and I will pop up a fabulous giveaway!

Thank you so much!


Monday, 23 June 2014

A little bit cuddly and a little bit of random!!

I forgot how much i love these early weeks.

All the love.

All the cuddles.

All the sitting watching her just sleeping, the start of her taking in her surroundings and being an adorable little bundle of gorgeousness!! 

The cute little clothes without food stains and dirty knees...

Knowing that pretty much as soon as shes placed anywhere other than our arms that she will niggle until cuddled again...

Did i tell you how much i love the early weeks/months/years??  

Yes, thought i did ;)

Talking of pretties, how cute are these shoes and dress!  They were a pressie from my mum and Amelia wore them to meet her fairy godmother over the weekend.

All us girlies (me, Evie and Amelia) went into Durham on Saturday to meet up with my soul sister Suzanne, her lovely hubby and fabulous daughter Ella, who had travelled all the way from Bracknell just to see us!!

Yes, they really are that lovely! 

Suzanne was eager for a squish of her fairy god daughter and we hadnt realise when we decided on this weekend that it was also summer solstice - perfect!!

Suzanne is a true friend who is spiritual and kind and beyond anything you could ask for in a friend...

Love you honey xx

This weekends plans gave me and Evie an excuse to visit Starbucks too - erm, Coconut frappe....why did no one tell me before now...liquid Bounty!! 

Im in love!! 

Evie was excited to have her juice and giant cookie too...

...just having a little one on one time, 

people watching and talking about nail varnish and possible new shoes (Evie not me)...

...the little things make me smile :)

PS... Look how long my hair is (yes i had just done my roots too so its looking very dark (blonde roots just dont look good!!) 

My hair is the longest its ever been and just needs a little poofing - i think maybe thinning out and layering?! 

How do actresses/singers seem to have big hair all the time!

Doesnt matter what i do it goes flat within an hour!

Any hints or tips?!

Is it just back combing or do i need a stylist following me round faffing with my hair all day....

anyone want the job....

i can pay in cake! ;)


Sunday, 22 June 2014

Babes with Babies review and giveaway!

When you think of maternity clothing do you think dungarees and oversize tshirts?

Do you think flowery dresses with oversize bows on the neckline?

Well think again!! 

Babes with Babies supply the most gorgeous maternity wear, breastfeeding clothing and also gifts for babies, mums and dads too!

I was sent one of the stunning Magic Maxi dress (rrp £105 but currently on sale for £84!) to review.  

When you put some dresses on, you immediately feel your posture improve and confidence blossom. This magic maxi has that effect. There's a reason it's one of our all-time bestsellers.

Beautifully cut to hang elegantly to flatter your figure, this stunning maxi is so versatile. Made from luxurious soft jersey, dress it up with foxy heels and great jewellery for smart evenings or wear it on the beach with your Havaianas and hair in a ponytail.

The little fluttery hint-of-sleeves are pure genius. Just enough to flatter upper arms, balance a bump and give you a bit of smarter coverage but not so much that you get too hot (during pregnancy most women get warmer anyhow). Very feminine and extremely flattering.

This is a maternity dress with built in breastfeeding top which makes it so much easier if out in public!   

Floor length, with cross over top, faux vest insert and short fluted sleeves makes it comfortable enough to stretch over your bump throughout the pregnancy and flattering enough to then wear afterwards to disguise some of those post baby lumps and bumps.  

I felt so confident in the Magic Maxi dress that I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for something not only comfortable but practical too!  This is going to be my go to dress and I can imagine this looking equally as fabulous with heels as an evening dress...or simply dressed as I did with flats and a blazer for lunch with friends.

Why not enter below for your chance to win a £50 voucher to spend online at Babes with Babies!


Friday, 20 June 2014

Do not disturb - mass posting in progress!

OK, i have some serious posting to catch up on!!  Lots of reviews, giveaways and updates so i will be scheduling posts this weekend - expect a full on assault over the next week or so!! ;) 


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Fathers Day is almost here!

Unless youve been hiding under a rock you will know its Fathers Day this Sunday - all of the shops have banners and flags, teddies and candy for Daddy!

Being a Poundland ambassador I was sent some goodies to present to Stuart from the kids.  They arrived inside a fabulous goodie bag and the kids love the little 'Knock Out' gorilla!  

Dads can never have too many socks so to get quality ones for £1 - well what more can you ask for! lol  Stuart loves his coffee so a new mug will go down a treat too!

With a fabulous selection of cards, wrapping paper and goodies you simply cant go wrong with shopping for Fathers Day at Poundland

What do you have planned for Fathers Day this year?  We are having a quiet day at home and I may even cook a Sunday Roast! ;)