Sunday, 17 May 2015

#MagicSquaresPlaydates Linky Challenge

This post is an entry for BritMums #MagicSquaresPlaydates Linky Challenge, sponsored by Petits Filous.

Magic Squares lets kids experience two delicious flavours in one like never before, whilst still getting all the goodness of Petits Filous, the UK’s #1 kids yogurt and fromage frais brand.

Whether it’s finding new craft projects, exploring outside or learning through play, we’d love to hear how you Mix Up the Magic on playdates to help make your kids’ playtime fun and imaginative, and what you think of the new Petits Filous Magic Squares range

Available in two delicious varieties, Strawberry & Vanilla Flavour and Raspberry & Vanilla Flavour, the unique quadrant shape of the Petits Filous Magic Squares range creates a new eating experience and allows kids to mix up the magic. Whether they taste one flavour at a time, experiment with a mouthful of each, or totally mix it up, kids will love exploring the delicious new flavours.  Not only is it great tasting, Petits Filous Magic Squares provides calcium and vitamin D for strong bones. Fresh dairy products contain calcium, but not all of them have Vitamin D, which helps absorb the calcium. Petits Filous contains both calcium and Vitamin D which help build strong bones. 
Leo is currently 9 and struggles making friends or even going on play dates, however the few we have had we have done -
1) - Xbox party - the other child brings around his games, we get out the Kinect put the xbox in the lounge on the 32inch tv, move the furniture and allow the boys to kick each others butt on minecraft, skylanders, Disney, dance ect!
2) - soft play - Nothing the kids love more, over than running around like crazy, shouting and screaming, the boys especially love chasing the girls at this age! running around zooming down the slides and firing the balls at anyone in site!
3) - Lazer Quest - This is a huge hit, dim the lights and let them lose with the lazer guns! - this is run in my local soft play on various evenings, the kids love it and it gives adults time to read a book, catch up with each other and sip hot choc!
4)- Party in the Park - Nothing better than meeting al your mates at the park, spending time running around playing football or going on the zip wire, again mum can just sit and relax which the kids have fun!
5) - Picnic take the kids out, pack a scrummy picnic , finger sandwich's, cheese, fruit, magic squares, and chocolate. why not take a bat and ball or a football and play some games together?
I am a huge fan of Petits Filous I could not wait to try #MagicSquares
Emma Louise Dunn's photo.
As always these were amazing and tasted great, I would defiantly by these again! I love how this range has 2 flavours in One and you can mix them up, or eat one at a time! Yummy and very more ish!
*I was sent a £15 Tesco Voucher to enable me to give a honest review on this product

Just A Coffee Meet!

During the past week I have been getting to know a guy I meet online, spending most days chatting sending endless smiles and doing the obvious flirting.

Unlike other men I have encountered on this website, some how he seemed different, and we kinda clicked, so oddly I sent him my number ( which is very very rare even for me). I just had to wait for him to text me, which finally he did.

As our chats went on and I started to learn more about him, I new that I wanted to meet him, and get to know this person behind the texts. Our chats would often lead to late night texts,  often ending in me falling asleep (which makes me feel terrible!).

On Friday evening he told me he was going to head into town, as he needed to get him mum and nephew a birthday gift. So once I woke up Sat morning after my short amount of sleep, I text him asking if he wanted too meet.

I new it wasn't going to be easy, and I new I had to some how drag Leo out - as you have read before, I don't tend to go anywhere with Leo too meet any men, but as my previous post  ( First date - its a first) says, I have a child, so they have to get on with them two, (needless to say that first child meet date came to nothing, in fact after 2 days he didn't contact me again, even when I contacted him! )

I got excited at the chance to put a face to the texts, and had a shower put my make up on, dryed my hair,  and found something half descent to wear, I then got leo ready , and promised him I would buy him a game once he came home, also that we needed to get him some new shoes.

As we headed to town in the taxi, it was a little scary, but end the day I am me, if someone does not like me then that's down to them, I cant make someone. we headed for Costco - no idea what this guy really looked like other the the pics I had seen online. As Leo and I entered the store there was a guy stood there, at first I wasn't sure if it was him or not, I assumed so...

He approached us and said hello and offered to buy us a drink - Obviously me being me I refused and bought him a drink instead. Leo had a coke and a cake, he was happy. I also made sure that I charged my phone, so it would keep him quite and sitting still - all he wanted to do was go home and play on xbox!

I tried to talk to the new mystery man I had really wanted to meet up, at times Leo butting in, but I got the impression he was a nice guy, that dressed well and looked after himself. we spent some time together, as he came with Leo and I around the shops we needed to go in. It was a shame, that Leo was not in a shopping mood that day other wise, I would of gone to all the shops that the mystery man wanted to and helped him get gifts for his family, if he wanted me too.

After I left him I sent a cheeky message and the messages continued :)

TOO be Continued...