Monday, 30 May 2016

A Look In My Letterbox #8

Take a look through my letterbox again this week, I had 2 no post days again this week. I am linking up with the lovely Alice Megan for #LIML as usual.


Sunday, 29 May 2016

What Was In May's Degustabox

It's time for another Degustabox delivery, it is my favourite time of the month and it was a good mix of things I haven't tried before. If you haven't heard of Degustabox it's a monthly subscription box priced at £12.99 that delivers 9-14 surprise products, many of the products are new to the market so you get to try them first. 
The Wonderful Company - 90p - We got 2 bags from this company a bag of almonds and a bag of pistachios. I'm not a big nut person, so it was nice to be able to try something new with these. I loved the almonds.
Garofalo - £1.99 - We love pasta in our house, its a cupboard staple. I have never tried this corkscrew type if pasta, it really swells when you cook it, so a little goes a long way.
Pechkeks Fortune Cookies - £1.00 - We loved these! fortune cookies with a twist, they don't predict happy futures, quite the opposite, a real laugh.
Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce - £1.99 - This was a huge hit with Dave, he loves a good bbq sauce! This is definitely the best we have tried, we glazed some pork steaks in it and they were delicious.
Cranes - £1.90 - I loved the strawberry & kiwi flavour and the Mr liked the original cranberry. At only 4% alcohol its perfect for a light drinker like me.
Beloved - £3.50 - Now I hate dates, it stems from my Nan trying to feed them me as a child, so when I saw the date syrup I gagged! But I did actually try it and its delicious drizzled on pancakes. 
Pomegreat - £1.49 - Another surprises like for me, this was really refreshing drink in the morning. Even Mr C loved it!
Brioche Pasquier - £1.80 - We love the brioche pasquier range and this month we got the original croissants. They are delicious warmed up and served with our Sunday brunch.
Mrs Crimbles - These lovely madelines are individually wrapped and perfect for the children to ice if I can't be bothered baking. They are also great for their lunch boxes.
Kallo - £1.29/£1.69 - I am familiar with the Kallo range and buy them frequently,but the corn cakes are new to me. They are really low fay and perfect for my healthy eating plan, the chocolate covered ones are amazing!
Get Fruity - £1 - These are award winning fruit and oat bar that are mostly made from fruit. They are a great alternative to a chocolate biscuit, the children loved them.

What do you think of the contents? This month's contents retails for around £21, so you are getting more than your monies worth in the box. There were 15 items from 11 different brands so a good variety. Want to try Degustabox yourself? You can get a massive £6 off your first box by using code BLDEG15 at the checkout.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
*I was sent the Degustabox FOC for the purposes of an honest review, this does not affect my opinion.

The A to Z of Autism - I is For.....

When Mr L was diagnosed back in 2007 I didn't have a clue what Autism was or even what it meant, 8 years on and 2 more diagnoses its still a puzzle. I have been contemplating doing a blog series with all the words associated with Autism to help other parents and to maybe be a bit of a reference point. So say hello to the A to Z of Autism. Each week will be a different letter, last week was H is for and I got some fab inclusions from other autism parents. This week is I is for.........

Independance
Rachel from Parenting the PDA way  The thing we, as parents strive to achieve for our kids.
Jeannette from Autism Mumma - Will my children grow up to have this? I hope so, really do.

Invisible
Clare from Sons Sand and Sauvignon - Sometimes as a parent, especially when your child reaches school age you can feel completely invisible with regards to the daily care of your child. You don't know the school policies or how stretched your local specialists are and without fighting tooth and nail, your opinions are very often not the priority

Insecure
Miriam from Faith Mummy My daughter with autism has so little self esteem as she is beginning to realise she is different. 

Ideals
Jeannette from Autism Mumma - Others who have such ideals for our children, assumptions about them and how they should or shouldn't behave.

Inclusion
Lucie from Our World and Autism - Check out her post Inclusion in Mainstream

Insuffiecent
Miriam from Faith Mummy Insufficient.....support, help, schools, teachers, awareness, need I go on?

Imagination 
Ann from Rainbows are too beautifulmisconception that people with autism have none, but sometimes the opposite is the case

Insomniac
This is definitely a word made for my ASD children, they just never ever get tired, me on the other hand.........

I.LP
This is a individual learnng plan, and msot children on teh sepctrum will have one. THis is a dociument that has a stregedy or education/learning. It takes into consideration the child's strengths and weaknesses and identifies how progress will be made.

Do you have anything else you would add for H then just leave me a comment below? Make sure you come back in a fortnight for I is for.....
Mandy
xx
Sons, Sand & Sauvignon