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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Reduce Your Household Waste With EasiYo Yogurt Marker

The Easi switch which could save 287 tonnes of single use plastic if buying habits changed by just 1%

 Reducing plastic consumption is already top of the nation’s agenda with eight out of 10 Brits wanting to reduce their plastic waste and nearly half (46 per cent) feeling guilty about their plastic waste consumption according to recent YouGov research.


Now EasiYo, the world’s No.1 make-at-home yogurt brand, is calling on families to make a switch from chiller bought yogurt to EasiYo. It’s a move which could save a whopping 41 million single use plastic yogurt pots from the bin per year for every 1% of the nation’s chilled yogurt sales.

That 1% of the UK’s annual yogurt consumption weighs in at a huge 287 tonnes of plastic – equivalent to a herd of 41 elephants or 23 double-decker buses. 

The switch to EasiYo removes the need for single-use plastic yogurt pots. 
One sachet of EasiYo makes 1kg of fresh yogurt, saving 8 x 125g single-use plastic pots making their way into fridges and then into the rubbish bin. 


And whilst sceptics might think making yogurt at home is difficult, EasiYo has made it simple, thanks to its yogurt maker and sachet mixes. 
With no moving parts or electronics: an EasiYo sachet is simply mixed with room-temperature water in the re-usable pot, shaken, a kettle of boiling water is poured into the EasiYo yogurt maker, the jar is immersed in the water and eight hours later 1kg of delicious yogurt is ready to put into the fridge. 
Also, with EasiYo there are no artificial ingredients, thickeners or gums.


EasiYo has already noticed a surge in EasiYo UK online sales over the last year as plastic conscious shoppers begin to make the switch. 
Online sales for EasiYo’s delicious make-at-home yogurt have risen by 151% for 2019’s financial year.  


We were recently sent an EasiYo yogurt marker along with a yogurt pouch to see if it could help us reduce our plastic waste. The boys are massive yoghurt lovers and we can get through quite a lot in just a week, so I was more than keen to see if this would be something that would help me cut out the added plastic waste we create weekly.

It was instant love for me, I'm a sucker for anything baby pink. The flavour we had to try was Greek style strawberry yogurt.

I knew I'd love it but wasn't sure if the boys would, as they've never tried a greek styled yoghurt before.


Making your EasiYo yogurt step by step;

Step One.
Half-fill your yogurt jar with room temperature, drinking water. 
Add the contents of a yogurt sachet, pop on the lid and give it a good shake. 
Fill the jar up with more water to about 5mm from the top... and shake again.

Step Two
Push the plastic insert spacer down inside the Yogurt Maker as far as it can go.
 (Check the correct side is facing up). 
Pour boiling water into the Yogurt Maker to the top of the plastic insert spacer.

 Step Three
Put your jar into the Yogurt Maker so that it sits on top of the plastic insert. 
The boiling water will rise part-way up the sides of the jar. 
Put the Yogurt Maker lid on and leave it on your kitchen worktop for 8 to 12 hours (or overnight) to let the yogurt set... and the magic will happen!


Not putting it in the fridge straight away did confuse me, but I followed the instructions to the T, though we did leave ours out for 24 hours rather than 12, as I didn't think it was set enough after only 12 hours.
Once in the fridge, we left it for another 24 hours and then enjoyed a rather yummy breakfast!
The boys were all very impressed without homemade yogurt and all asked for seconds. Even Ru my fussy pants eater happily enjoyed his, he even enjoyed bragging about how he had made it all by himself!!

There are plenty of flavours to choose from and the yogurt is very reasonably priced, especially when you tot up your month yoghurt expensive!

Also a bonus, they are still delivering in this pandemic we are going through, so not being able to get yoghurts in the shop may be the perfect time to try your hand at making your very own!!


To find out more about EasiYo and shop the range visit EasiYo.com where you can even sign up to the Bundles yogurt subscription service to get your favourite flavours delivered to your door.


Wednesday, 29 August 2018

... Back To School With Spiral Backpacks ...

It's finally here! 
Spiral's Back to school collection is ready to keep your kids
ahead of the pack this term.


Noah was recently sent one of Spiral's superly cool backpacks ready for his return to Year 6!
He's truly going to be rocking his back to school look with this awesome Galaxy Saturn design OG backpack.
RRP £24.99

Spiral is an eye-catching alternative to the outdated idea that backpacks are simply an item to carry your day to day belongings. 
Spiral backpacks are a canvas to make a statement about our character – and make sure we look good doing so!




Bag Features

- Hard wearing premium Polyester fabric 
- Reinforced and adjustable back straps 
- Additional back padding 
- Spacious front pocket 
- Media port 
- Grab handle 
- Custom Spiral labelling


Interior features:
- Large, 18L capacity 
- Hidden zip pouch 
- Inner laptop / book divider

Dimensions - 29 x 14 x 44 cm




As soon as Noah saw the bag he was in love, he's had the same backpack since Year 4 so he was over the moon to get such an awesome bag as a replacement. 
He's usually pretty fussy over bags and every time I show him a new one he'll always decline and say he likes his current one better.

I knew he would love this bag as his favourite colour is purple and he always enjoys looking at the stars with me and now he has all of that to carry around on his back.

There is plenty of space for all his school books and his homework will no longer go in scrunched up as he'll be able to place it neatly in the laptop section.
He also takes a ridiculous amount of reading books into class for what reason I am unsure of, but I know with the Spiral OG backpack he'll have plenty of space to do so.


To see more designs from Spiral why not check out their website & Social sites...



Tuesday, 3 July 2018

...Rawr-some fun with Imaginext and Jurassic World...

The boys all love anything to do with Dinosaurs and are pretty big fans of Jurassic World and cannot wait to see the new one (which will have to be once it's available to buy on Sky, as the boy's arent all big cinema fans. 
So when I was asked if they would like to try out the brand new Imaginext Jurassic World' I knew instantly they would love too!



On Sunday Rupert spent the day with his Auntie and Uncle and they took him to a local Dinosaur park! 
His love for those scary creatures has just boomed over the past few weeks, so I thought once he was home it would be the perfect time to open up the giant box containing all the Rawr-some dino treats from Imaginext.


We were sent;

Walking Indoraptor - RRP £64.99
Dinosaur Hauler - RRP - £42.99
 Feature Character Assortment - RRP £18.99
(Three to Collect - Each set includes a super cool dinosaur, character figure, and accessories)
and a 
Basic Character Assortment - £11.99





Ru chose the giant walking Indoraptor as his toy and ran off into the garden to have a play, he thought how she chased after Owen was amazing he kept telling me she was a magic dinosaur!
He kept trying to out drive the Indoraptor but she kept right on his heels.

The other's were soon outside playing alongside Ru and diving deep into their very own Jurassic World.




Oscar loved how the Dinosaur Hauler came with everything he could possibly need to catch his very own dinosaur.
The Dinosaur Hauler comes with hauler vehicle, projectile launcher, net projectile, dinosaur and Asset Containment Unit (ACU) figure.

He decided his Dinosaur was the Dino which is called Blue in the first movie (forgive me if he's wrong) and he loved making her attack his figure and found all sorts of horrible endings for that poor figure.


Noah even dragged himself away from his room to play with the Jurassic World figures!
He loved this vehicle as he remembers it from the first film and has always said he would love to go inside one, so having it as a toy is the next best thing.

Noah joined up with Oscar to see if Oscar's Blue could catch up with Noah and attack his figure, and unfortunately for her Blue did many, many, many times!

Alex thought his venom throwing dinosaur was the best and loved how he could knock down his human figure and get him all covered in slime (best part about that, was the fact it wasn't real slime!)




I haven't seen all four boys playing together like this in such a long time, usually, within minutes one or two are crying about how someone else has got their toy or called them a name or god forbid looked at them! 
They played with the Imaginext toys for most of the afternoon, sharing nicely taking it in turns to use the different toys and make up all sorts of exciting stories, they even took my phone and used it to make some stop animation short films. 









The Imaginext Jurassic World toy range really is perfect for everyone, it has a nice range of items and there's something for everyone's budget and they all very entertaining from the really big toys to the little ones.
They could make the perfect birthday present, a well done on a school achievement or I'm going to say it.... stocking filler!

All the boys love the Jurassic World range and have played with them every day since we unboxed them! 
Most of the figures and dinosaurs all join us at meal times.

Highly recommended 

Suitable for ages 3+

One of the boys stop motion clips.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

... Cousins, Beach Walks and The Funfair ...

Last Thursday Kelly and the girls came to stay.
It was a bit of a spur of the moment plan and it was lovely having them all here.

Esme slept in the twins room, as the twins share a bed normally so Esme got a whole bed to herself, Kelly took Ru's bed as that's usually empty and Isla shared with Noah on the first night then the next two nights shared with her mum in Ru's room.

Our table was full and it was nice to see all the kids happy and together.


Friday.

We headed out early to soft play getting there for when it opened in a bid to miss the mad rush but thankfully it wasn't too busy and the kids had two hours of running around like crazy loons.
Afterwards, I tried to get a nice photo for my mum of all the kids together but as you can tell from the picture about they really weren't feeling it!



After lunch, we decided to walk to North beach and let the kids run around and have an ice cream.


I bought them some bucket and spades after the ice creams and they all ran off to build sandcastles, the tide was out so they had plenty of space to run around on and try and build a sandcastle village.
Ru gave up pretty quickly but then ordered me to build him a sandcastle rainbow...





As the weather was nice and we had no real rush to get home we decided to attempt to walk along the beach to Hunstanton.

I had told Kelly it would only take 10 minutes....even though I had never done it before.
Thinking about it now, it takes 10 minutes in the car so I should have known it would have taken longer.

...... It took about an hour or so.



The kids were actually really good and hardly moaned at all!
Esme, Isla and Noah ran along the sand collecting shells and bits and bobs as they went, Ru was in the stroller and I knew he wouldn't walk from our house to the local beach let alone all the way to Hunstanton, and the twins both walked beside me looking at all the lovely holiday houses along the seafront.


They were all really impressed that they'd walked to Hunstanton and can't wait to go back to school and tell their teachers!



As a treat for the kids being so good, we took them into the funfair, we all went on the caterpillar roller coaster and everyone enjoyed it, though Ru is still a little unsure if he liked it or not.

His favourite was the car merry go round and he went on those a couple of times.
Everyone apart from me and Ru went on the bumper cars ..... turns out Noah's a bit of a dangerous driver!

Before we left Isla and Noah went on the twister and from the ground, it looked as though Noah was going to cry but apparently he loved it.





Saturday.

We spent the morning lazing around at home, letting the kids do as they pleased.
After lunch, we took them back over to Norfolk Lavander and went into the Animal Gardens and Play Park, hoping they would get the rest of their energy out there.

On entry, they were all given a little quiz and a sheet to use in the maze to collect stamps so that they'd win a goodie bag on the way home.


They all ran around looking at all the animals and trying to find the answers to the questions, we let them loose into the maze by themselves.... to which I'm pretty sure they all cheated as it didn't take them long to find all the stamps and they all came back out the way they went in.


Their best bit was getting to handle some of the animals, the boys all loved holding the snakes and Noah made friends with a bearded dragon.
Ru loved the Tenrec as he had a wet nose that wriggled around!
I tried to get a good photo but it was just too wriggly.

After they had finished looking at all the animals they went and played in the play park.

The girls and Kelly headed back to London on Sunday morning. 
It was lovely having them here and the house felt rather empty once they'd left.
It was really nice having a few busy days and we all felt better for it.
We are all missing them now and Rupert keeps asking when they are coming back.