Monday, 30 March 2015

Rebel Kitchen Coconut Milk Drinks | Review

Recently received some scrummy looking drinks from Rebel Kitchen.

These 'milkshakes' are Dairy free made from coconut milk and all contain delicious natural ingredients i.e: water, coconut milk, Date Nectar & cacao with added natural flavourings for example Banana Mylk contains crushed banana. 

I have to say i really enjoyed these, very flavoursome, each carton felt like i was drinking a treat but knowing all the ingredients are good natural ones made it more satisfying i think! 

I absolutely loved the Matcha Green tea & the Chai definitely my favourites and i was very sceptical trying those wondering what they'd actually be like. But generally all flavours are delicious couldn't fault one!

As you can see from the picture they come in two sizes 330ml & 200ml which is perfect size for a child. My two loved drinking these as a little after school treat or in their packed lunch at school would definitely recommend them.

I love the packaging on the Rebel kitchen cartons very appealing and definitely kid friendly. the screw tops are great to for on the go with no spillage!

The only thing i would say is that like it says on the packaging you really have to give them a good shake just incase for lumps!

You can pick up Rebel kitchen from many Stockists and even in stores and around the world to!

Saturday, 28 March 2015

The Gym 3 Months In...

Thought id do a little update on how I'm getting on at the gym.. I actually cant believe its been 3 months now! Ive only missed 2 weeks in total which is a massive achievement for me at keeping it regular.

I have been sticking to my routine of Monday,Wednesday & Friday basically the mornings i can go when Violet is at nursery. I can honestly say I've really enjoyed adding it into my routine and i haven't found it too hard, i definitely get those days when I'm more tired than others but once I'm there i crack on with what i do and get it done!

My main reason i joined the gym was to just get back into keeping fit as i used to be quite active with at home DVD's and i just kind of lost motivation, also to help tone up my wobbly bits and to generally have that 'me' time, i love just popping in my headphones and having a good think when i work out.

So have i noticed any difference in the last few months?

Ive definitely noticed my energy levels from day to day are pretty good, i definitely feel more perkier in the mornings! My legs are definitely more defined and toned and my tummy is gradually getting tighter! Ive also noticed my stamina is getting better and better which is amazing for me as i hate running!!  and i feel like I'm getting stronger because i can do more reps with weights etc.

I wish i did a before and after picture to see the actual results or measurements although to be perfectly honest I'm pretty relaxed about that sort of thing, i don't actually weigh myself so i wouldn't know if id lost weight or gained muscle!

So all and all lots of positives from going to the gym as well as general confidence and changes in my skin yay!

If you want to know what i specifically do at the gym i did do a video last month and ill link it below. It hasn't really changed at all just maybe the resistant on the machines.

So heres to another 3 months!

Hows everyone else getting on are you sticking to your new year Goals so far?!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Bluestone Wales Holiday Review

Last Monday we set of for a family Holiday to Bluestone National Park Resort for a review.
It took us over 4 hours to arrive and we could check in at 4.30pm so it was a very long journey but quite enjoyable especially since Wales is so beautiful.

We arrived a our self catering lodge we were in the Gateholm 3 bed upside down lodge, which meant the bedrooms were situated downstairs and the living area upstairs! I really love the idea of it especially since you tend to spend more time in the 'living' spaces so you could just stare out of the windows at the amazing forest views!

In the lodge there were 3 bedrooms, 1 double with family bathroom en-suite, and two twin rooms, and a separate bathroom with double shower so lots of space!

The Living area was opened planned with lovely big windows, lots of light, electric heaters which worked a treat when it got a bit chilly in the evenings. The whole place felt really homely, very family orientated fully equipped with stair-gates, highchairs & travel cot.
The kitchen was very modern and spacious again fully equipped with everything you would really have in your own home, kettle, toaster & microwave.

There is free wifi in each accommodation, free view TV and DVD player.

Bluestone have a lovely little village with a beautiful wooden play area for the children.
Souvenir shops and a little supermarket type shop to buy those essentials if needed.
There were 3 restaurants in the village, OAK tree which was slightly more fine dining in my opinion.
Farm House Grill again more for evening meals and serve a sunday roast. 
The Knights Tafarn great pub food open all day and very reasonable in price.
We had lunch at Millers bakery which served yummy homemade Welsh cakes and sausage rolls oh and of course couldn't forget an ice-cream!

Bluestone have a Well Spa which sadly i didn't get a chance to use. 
They have a range a special 2 hour spa slots, as well as lots of treatments to choose from if you can get way from the kiddies for a couple of hours!

Bluestone have an Activity Centre they offer a very good amount of different activities for babies and upwards from messy & sensory play to kayaking and raft building!
Theres a huge amount of things to do to keep all the family busy and active indoor and outdoor fun.

We were very impressed by the large wooden indoor climbing frame, Mini golf, soft play and bouncy castle the kids had hours of fun!

We also went swimming at the Blue Lagoon Waterpark just a short stroll up the hill, the pool comes equipped with lots of flumes a couple of fun separate smaller pools with slides for the younger children. Wild waves and they also have The Fish Shack where you can pick up some refreshments of hot and cold food after your swim.

Some added perks of Bluestone is that you can Bikes, Trailers & Buggys. They also have a good choice of evening entertainment to get all the family out including shows and Adult evenings to! And if your stuck for a baby sitter they also have qualified sitters what more could you want!

I can't actually believe how quick this holiday went we thoroughly enjoyed every minute, it was peaceful, angelic the idea family holiday for us to be perfectly honest! Would highly recommend it and would definitely book to go back.

Disclaimer- We were invited to stay at bluestone in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.