Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Benefits of Soft Play Mission Wraps

Mission wraps have launched their new super soft wraps and in conjunction with this we were sent a bean bag of giant proportions. Just like Mission wraps you are encased in a softness , so much so I'm super relaxed about my house as I'm now even more due to resting in the bean bag.

Now when you mention soft play to it can conjure up a hellish play centre which is the lament of many a harassed parent throughout the land, now not all soft play centres are like these. Now when my son used to go to play centres, I enjoyed going down the slides whilst I was looking after him , it was when ! * it really was.

Now he is older I no longer going down slides and jump into big beans or jump from giant soft  frog to giant soft frog that was until I got a giant bean bag than I could leap into. leaping into a giant bean bag I feel like a kid again and it is really important me for to relax as I work in a school and sitting on small chairs can leave your back somewhat creaking.  I come home sometimes feeling like the tin man out of the wizard of oz with my joint needing oiling but screeching out on this and sinking into the softness soothes all my aches, creaks and pains away.

OnAMission  from Mission wraps is to  to show the UK how important soft play can be for adults, not just kids.

Soft Play is important whether you are 4 or 94

Why soft play?
Somewhere along the road from childhood, many of us have stopped playing and it may be more likely that you’ll find us watching TV or playing on a tablet. With the hectic lives we lead, we need to find a way to take our minds off work and family commitments and have fun!
Existing research shows that play can be an important source of relaxation and stimulation for adults. It can also be a fun way to fuel your imagination, creativity, problem-solving abilities, and improve your mental health.

In conjunction Mission Deli wraps as well as the bean bag , I was also sent some Mission Deli wraps which were delicious!  You can find lots of exciting recipes on the Mission Deli website here.  To keep up to date with all of the latest news from Mission Deli you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

I always like to have Mission wraps in for an enjoyable tea , an amazing meal at anytime of the day from breakfast to supper, I like to sneak hidden goodness into my wraps ! sash don't tell

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Gallery Lead Me To The Light

You'd have suspected this week to lend itself to the lighting of Halloween pumpkins , but no so here! This week is also about the shafts of autumn light for me.

The trees are natures canvas and I love to see the changes , the beautiful light always about the light. The dabbled light , the sun flares and so forth.

Light gives and it also takes away but light comes to reveal again.

Perhaps a leaf has taken a journey downwards , fluttering, spiralling, twirling leading a butterfly dance.

What light do you see objects and people in ? 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

First The Tea Then You're Flapjacked

Friday I was free it was an inset day , I am a creature of habit when it comes to the necessary social niceties ~ that of the cup of tea. 

All hail.

The cup of tea , trouble is that it can lure you into a flapjack , the scandal, you purely go into for a cup of tea and wham bam ~ you are flapjacked.


It's a crime.

My reckoning is tea is a cunning fox , educated at the university of cunning ( Blackadder interlude ) when you have tea then you are a bunny in the headlights. You are sitting quite innocently and then next thing you know a wedge of cake is in your hand.

So next time you reach for a cup of tea , beware ~ 

I'm off for a dangerous cup of tea ~

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Must Have Gift Set Anniversary Flowers From Debenhams Flowers

The I was ectastic when last week Debenhams contacted me and asked would I like to review some flowers from their luxury anniversary flowers range, I said "yes, i would be delighted to. This was excellent timing as last week was my actual anniversary and I celebrated 17 years of being married 17 years I can't believe it. And my house looks very much like a florist with all the flowers that are about. I eagerly awaited my flower delivery from Debenhams 

I like being treated and when flowers come with an additional gift of a spa set then it allows the specialness of the occasion to continue on. I selected the  bouquet 'Must Have Gift Set'  and to my utter delight this arrived promptly on Saturday 25th October. 

A beautiful display which came via the postman in a special box, the flowers were adequately secured and were wrapped with one of those damp wraps around the stems instead of an aqua bag filled with water which I would have preferred to see. I had to revive the roses using the boiling water method but this was no hard ship as cut flowers are prone to this and i can look to a beautiful elegant display for many days to come. I would have like to seen the round bowl on offer that you see in the picture , the flowers you see in the picture on the website are the extra large size , the size I received was the standard.

Debenhams flowers have kindly allowed me to offer you my dedicated readers a discount code which is:


This entitles your readers to 40% off a luxury bouquet. The only bouquets exempt from the discount is the Flowers By Post range. However, this is only a small range. Debenhams are 100% happy for this discount code to be published on social media and my blog post. 

My cat Jack doesn't like to feel left out so he helped be unpack the roses and is utterly delighted with his gift of the cardboard box and doesn't he look fetching with the addition of the ribbon, the must have accessory for cats this season.

Disclosure I was sent these flowers in exchange for a review :My review is honest and all opinions are my own , I wasn't told what to write.

I have been asked to add this by Jack the cat

"Many thanks to the humans of Debenhams for my cardboard box to sit/sleep in, the box was  sturdy and it was top notch and purple is very much on trend. And to include ribbon for me to play with as well stroke of marketing genius "

The cat is also unbiased in his opinion : his word is the law  paw.

Gin And Marmalade Cake

This is not a cake that the children can eat , we will leave the little angels to to their fairy cakes which are lovingly iced.


110g/4oz unsalted butter, softened
110g/4oz caster Sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
175g/6oz plain flour
30ml of a good quality gin

4 tbsp of marmalade ( one that doesn't set your teeth or edge.Adjust quantities to suit.


Preheat the oven to 160c or gas mark 4 . You can either grease and line a 2lb cake tin with baking parchment or as I did use cake release from Lakeland.

First mix the sugar and butter together till fluffy .

Add the plain flour , gin and marmalade  and baking powder, 

Next mix in the eggs.

Pour the mixture into your prepared loaf tin .

The bake in the oven for around 35 -40 minutes adjust your cooking time if you have a fan assisted oven.

Turn out the loaf , leave to cool.

Then decorate as you wish .



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