Friday, 22 May 2015

Alpro Simply Mild Soya Milk

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Picture of Alpro Simply Mild Soya Milk

Picture of Alpro Simply Mild Soya Milk

Picture of Alpro Simply Mild Soya Milk
Alpro Simply Mild Soya Milk*

Now, we all know we should be a little healthier with our choices and we've all heard the horror stories of cows milk but I still haven't done the switch with my coffee and tea. I don't know why, maybe I'm just afraid of change and I really wasn't much of a fan of the taste. This changed when Alpro asked me to get involved with their UK Coffee Week event where I was asked to make a lovely plant based milky latte at home with the new Alpro Simply Mild Soya milk and a lovely little frother! I have to admit, the new milder version is definitely up my street for teas and coffee as the taste isn't as overpowering and sits well with the flavours of both hot drinks. I think I'll definitely be popping this in the shopping basket from now on. 

Would you give this new addition a go?


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Scotsburn Croft by Claire Ferguson Tartan Wash Bag

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Picture of Scotsburn Croft by Claire Ferguson Tartan Wash Bag

Picture of Scotsburn Croft by Claire Ferguson Tartan Wash Bag

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Scotsburn Croft Tartan Wash Bag by Claire Ferguson* (£25) - Scotsburn Croft

When the lovely Claire Ferguson asked for bloggers on Twitter to review an item from her collection on Scotsburn Croft, I jumped at the chance. The reason being is that I LOVE tartan, a lot. I don't know why, I'm not even a tiny bit Scottish, but who cares, I just love tartan. I shall tell you a little about Claire, and how Scotsburn Croft was born. Her inspiration comes from the Highlands of Scotland and the Highland crafts men and women that came before her. In a garden shed, she began designing a range of accessories, incorporating this huge part of her life and I think she's definitely onto something here. I am totally in love with this wash bag, it's large enough to fit everything I need for a small trip away, and definitely came in handy for my skincare when we went away to London a couple of weeks ago. The tartan is absolutely beautiful and would make an amazing gift for someone who loves Scottish culture or just needs a new accessory in their lives. It also has a waterproof lining as well as being woven with Nano Sphere, which increases the water and dirt repellent properties of the fabric. How very clever. If you think £25 is too much to pay, have a look at Cath Kidston prices, you'd be paying the same amount, or more in there, and the lovely Claire is on the same journey as Cath, just at the beginning, let's give her the push she deserves!

Would you give Claire and Scotsburn Croft a go?

Friday, 1 May 2015

Favourite iPad apps

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Picture of Favourite iPad apps

Oh the iPad, the wondrous iPad. In a very 21st century way, I don't think I could be apart from my iPad anymore, which is sad and amazing at the same time. Today, I thought I'd give you a few apps that I use on a daily basis and maybe have you rooting through the App store yourself.

Hay Day //
Okay, hear me out. Do you remember Farmville on Facebook and how we all became strangely addicted to tending to our virtual farms but got so annoyed by asking other crazy virtual farmers for items that we all cowered in shame? Well not anymore! Hay Day has all the addiction but without the begging, winner! The animations are darling and Super Cell (the makers) have constant updates to keep you on your toes. Trust me, give it a go, it's addictive, but only in the best way.

The Photo Cookbook //
This app is free to download but does require a few pennies to unlock all of the recipes which, in my opinion, is definitely worth it. The Quick & Easy section is lovely and has a wide variety of recipes from Fish Goujons to Double Cheese Macaroni. There are also three other recipe packs; Italian, Asian & Baking, which are also worth the purchase for a lot of easy recipes in one handy package.

ASOS //
I have a shopping addiction, so thinking about it I probably shouldn't have this app but hey ho, what can you do? This app is ridiculously easy to use and makes shopping far too accessible. All linked up to your account, you're a few clicks from the iconic ASOS package arriving at your door. We all know how happy this makes us.

Goodreads //
If you're a complete bookworm like I am then you'll definitely benefit from this app. You can add books to your read, to read and currently reading bookshelves which I think is absolutely amazing. It's basically an online bookshelf where you can post and read reviews so you can always find a new book to read. Another addition is the reading challenge they put up every year where you can put in a number of books you'd like to read. It's a nice way of seeing how much you're reading, I love it.


Also, a little special mention to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. All fantastic versions of the online social media tycoons that are fast, reliable and let's face it, something we use on a very regular basis!

Do you have an app that I need to purchase immediately?