Slimming World Syn Free Chicken Fajita's

One thing I was scared of when joining Slimming World was missing out on all my favourite meals. But 3 months in it turns out I needn't have worried, 90% of the meals we all eat can be adapted to be Slimming World friendly. I am sharing with you today the recipe for my favourite fajitas recipe, this can be easily adapted to use your favourite meat, for me it just has to be chicken!
You Will Need
2 Peppers colours of your choosing
2 Medium red onions
2/3 Chicken fillets
1 Teaspoon of cumin
1 Teaspoon Paprika
2 Fresh red chillies
Juice of 1 lime
15 cherry tomatoes
Handful of chopped coriander
Method
1. Cut your chicken into chunks or strips whichever you prefer
2. De-seed and finely slice your peppers
3. Peel and finely slice your onions
4. Spray a large pan with fry light add the onions, peppers, chicken, lime juice and spices and fry for 5-8 minutes.
5. Prepare the salsa by adding the cherry tomatoes, chilli, coriander and juice of lime to a blender and blitz.
Its one of the quickest meals I know, 5 minutes to prepare and about 10 minutes to cook! It is delicious, you can make it completely syn free if you serve it with a simple side salad.
If you fancy suing some syns you could have it with stand and stuff tacos for 3 syns each or you could use a wholemeal pitta or roll as your healthy extra b choice.
Enjoy
Mandy
xx

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals With PetShop.Co.Uk

So if it hasn't escaped your attention today is the much talked about Black Friday Sales, there are literally hundreds of bargains to be had. But it doesn't have to be all about technology and toys, your little or big furry friend deserves a treat too!
PetShop.Co.Uk have some fabulous deals available on Black Friday and also on Cyber Monday so its the perfect opportunity to stock up on your pet essentials.

1.  Free £10 Voucher when you spend £100, voucher will be emailed to you within 7 days of placing your order

2. EXTRA 20% Off Selected Brands: James Wellbeloved, Royal Canin, Applaws

3. EXTRA £10 off all big bags of Hill's Science Plan

4. 12 Free Dog Trays when you buy any big bags of Huntland or Country Kitchen

5. 35% off Yumove Joint Supplement

What you waiting for, get yourself over there on Monday or Friday and check out all these great deals for your furry friends!

#Win 1 of 16 Packs Of Formoline

You may have seen my last 2 posts on my Formoline Journey, I have been taking the supplement now for over a month. Here are my 2 posts
As my regular readers will know I have quite a healthy diet thanks to the Slimming World plan, so I also have a regular weight loss. Sometime focusing on the actual number doesn't help, and taking measurements can help on the weeks you don't lose as much as you wanted. 
I am going to continue with my Formoline journey and do a monthly measure up focusing in the inches rather than the pounds. 
With Christmas approaching this means for most of use additional calories, so the perfect time to try our Formoline!
I have teamed up with Formoline to give 16 of my readers the chance to try out Formoline for themselves.

For your chance to win just fill out the rafflecopter below and take a moment to enter the terms and conditions.
Open to UK Residents, competition closes Midnight January 1st 2016. There are no mandatory options. The more you enter, the more chance you have of winning! Winner will be drawn from all correct entries on the closing date and will have 28 days to claim their prize or a new winner will be drawn. 
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Scruffs Classic Thermo Parka

As a blogger many review items pass through my house, most of them for myself or the children. So when I was offered the chance to review for Scruffs Hardwear my hubby was super happy, he gets a little tired of all the parcels arriving containing nothing for him! Now the wintry weather is firmly hear, he was in need of a good padded coat to keep him warm. I was offered a choice of a few coats from Scruffs to choose from and I opted for this Classic Thermo Parka that retails at £79.99. It outs a bog tick on the list of the things the hubby needs. I also need to get him some new gym gear, but have spied lots available on onlysportsgear.com.
The jacket is made from a hard wearing fabric that has a water proof rating of 4500mm, which thanks to this awful weather Dave has been able to fully test! It has a padded bubble quilted lining, which is great for keeping you extra warm in the cold. There is lots of pockets on the coat, perfect for a Dad on the school run like Dave, the children are always passing him their 'stuff' to hold. There are 2 pockets on either side by the bottom of the coat, 2 large pockets on the chest of the coat, a handy zip pocket in the arm which is the perfect size for a mobile phone and 2 large inside pockets. The rain has been tipping it down whilst we have been trying the coat out and everything in Dave's pockets, including his mobile phone stayed nice and dry.
The collar sits really high on this jacket, so it really keeps the warmth in and the cold out, the hood also has handy drawstrings, so you can pull it right in. My hubby is about 6ft 4in and the jacket sits just below his trouser pocket, so keeps his top half nice and dry. The jacket has a relaxed fit, so its nice and comfortable fit, Dave says he can move freely in it and can move his arms comfortably. The jacket fastens up with a zip, and buttons, so there is no way anything is getting inside this jacket when its fastened up. It has lots of lovely little detailing in it, the orange stitching running up the zip, leather tags attached to the zip ends, scruffs label on the pocket and the hood can be completely removed. The coats colour description is dark lead, it does look all black in the pictures about, but it has a green tinge to it, with black panelling.
If you are on the look out for a stylish, well made, weather proof  jacket you cant go far wrong with this Thermo Park, you are definitely getting your £80 worth, its quality made and Dave is chuffed to bits with his!
You can see this and the rest of the Scruffs range via the clickable links above.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
xx
*I was sent the above sample FOC for the ourposes of review

How To Help Your Autistic Spectrum Child Book

Over half a million people in Britain are somewhere on the autistic spectrum. It can be devastating for a parent to discover that their child has an ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) and even tougher helping them to cope with life. I know when Mr L was diagnosed I didn't even know what ASD was and struggles to cope emotionally. Many books will tell you the latest theories about what causes ASD, but what parents really want to know is how to get a decent night's sleep, or stop their child flapping their arms, or find some time for their other children. With 3 children on the spectrum these are all things I tried to find the answers to and sometimes there was no definitive answer.
How To Help Your Autistic Spectrum Child is filled with practical tips and advice for parents, including:
  • Strategies for dealing with day-to-day scenarios such as difficulties with eating, sleeping and time keeping
  • Coping emotionally and getting support as a parent
  • Preparing for school, including advice on relationships with teachers and classmates and weighing up mainstream school against other options
  • Information about programmes and schemes to help ASD children
The authors Jackie Brealy and Beverly Davies explain, “A lot has changed in the 10 years since our book was first published. Books such as the bestselling The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, television programmes and feature articles have helped to raise awareness of the autistic spectrum.
However, awareness is one thing, understanding and tolerance are quite different. Things are still very difficult for many parents of children on the autistic spectrum – and that is where the advice in this book comes in.”

My 3 ASD children cover all different parts of the wide spectrum, even as much as 8 years post diagnosis I still don't know it all. It can affect our family and relationship so much, I especially enjoyed the chapter that focuses on how ASD affects these aspects. I also enjoyed communication chapter as most of you know Miss S is predominately non verbal.

I would definitely recommend this book to other ASD families it is packed full of useful information and tips. The book is available for £12.99 from White Ladder Press, just hit the clickable link above to purchase your copy.
Mandy
xx

Super Quick Muffin Tin Meals Recipe Book

Ever since I started my Slimming World journey I have built up a nice little collection of different cook books. I have also found myself cooking from scratch every single night, which means I am eating a lot more fresh beautiful food. I was excited to be contacted and offered the Super Quick Muffin Tin Meals Cook Book.
Melanie LaDue is a Mum, wife, multi taker and blogger who blogs at Reasons to skip the housework. Her round up of '25 Muffin Tin Meals' has received thousands of responses, and inspired her to share even more recipes. She lives in Phoenix Arizona and writes numerous blogs where she shares simple recipes and crafts that can be done in one nap-time.
Muffin Tin Meals In Minutes are the new way to eat comfort food without the calories. Easy to make, one dish cups means you can make perfectly proportioned meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks. Melanie LaDue has included over 100 recipes that are no fuss and delicious. The books is in sections so you can search for a easy muffin tin meal no matter what meal you are cooking for.
While I have been doing Slimming World I have discovered the wonderful world of muffin meals and love making ham and egg muffins. What is even more impressive is they are syn free! There are lots more recipes in this fab book that I can use on my Slimming World plan. The book retails at £12.99 in hardback from Quarto Knows.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy 
xx
*I was sent the above book FOC for the purposes of review.

Snowflake Brownie From Gousto

We love doing a bit of baking and getting the children involved, we usually make cupcakes or cookies, something really simple and easy. They are our go to recipes but this is because frankly I haven't really tried anything else with them. I have been given the opportunity to try out the lovely Snowflake Brownie kit, which can be added to your Gousto order for £6.95 and is the perfect stocking filler for your little ones.
The kit contains all the dry ingredients you need to make a beautiful brownie with the kids, the only thing you need to add is some butter and an egg, thing that we all have in the fridge.
Everything comes in neat little packages ready to be opened and used and they are all clearly labelled. I love that there is no weighing and measuring and the children can read the easy recipe card and see what they need to add next. Also in the box is a handy butter ruler, so your child can measure out the butter themselves. There is even a fun activity for the children to do whilst the brownie is cooking in the oven.
I got Mr D (aged 8) to assist in the Brownie making, he is chief helper when it comes to baking. He said his favourite bit was smushing the butter in with the sugar, he said its really sticky and gooey. He was able to follow the recipe by himself and just got on with it and did it all himself. He really enjoyed feeling like he was baking all by himself. 
He made a little bit of a mess mixing all the ingredients, but he definitely had fun and kept on sneaking little bits of the chocolate chips while he was mixing! He wasn't to keen on helping to clean up whilst the Brownie was baking, so he got busy doing his word search and I cut out the snowflake.
You are supposed to lay the cut out snowflake on top if your cooked brownie and sprinkle over the icing sugar. Mr D however wanted to be a little different and wanted his brownie to have a white snowflake on. His reasoning being that snowflakes are white, so that's what we did!
He was really pleased with the result and he said it tasted delicious, he was very proud to show it iff to his siblings and let them taste his creation.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
xx

Quick Chicken Pasta Syn Free

Now the weather has changed I have been looking for some warm but quick lunches to get me through until dinner time. There is only so many jacket potatoes I can eat and I'm not really in the mood for salad on a cold day! I gave this warm chicken pasta a go and its so yummy and fills a spot in your cold belly.
You will need
Half a bag of ready cooked chicken strips
Pasta of your choosing
1 tin of sweetcorn
4 spring onions
1 yellow pepper
2 carrots
Method
1. Pop your chicken on to warm (the ready cooked version from Iceland can be heated in the oven for 5 minutes or the microwave for 2 minutes
2. Put pasta on to cook 
3. Empty corn into a pan
4. Chop the spring onions, chopped peppers and grate the carrot
5. Add the chopped veggies to the pan with the corn and put on to heat for 5 minutes
6. Drain veggies and pour into a large mixing bowl with the cooked chicken and pasta.
Serve and enjoy! The perfect warm meal for these cold autumn days. It can easily be adapted for the summer to, just don't heat the veggies and serve as a cold salad! Most importantly this is syn free, you can add some lighter mayo or salad cream to it if you fancy.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
xx

Could Formolline Help You?

If you read my post A Little Helping Hand a few weeks back, you will know I have been on a trial of Formolline. Just a little recap if you didn't see it, Formolline L112 is a weight management tablet that helps to reduce excess weight by reducing calorie intake from dietary fats. They also will assist long term weight control and help to lower LDL cholesterol levels. It contains ployglucosamine, a natural fibre that attracts the fat in your food, reducing the amount you digest. As fatty foods have twice the calories of high carb foods, reducing the fat you eat is the healthiest way of losing weight and keeping weight off. Formolline should be taken as part of a healthy balanced diet. You take 2 tablets with at least 250ml of water and with a main meal as a weight reduction programme and just 1 tablet for weight management.
I have been taking 2 tablets a day for the past month and as my last post stated I lost 3lbs for the first 2 weeks, for the past 2 weeks I have lost 1.5lbs each week. If you compare it to my normal losses I have there isn't much difference. This is probably because my diet is so healthy now. There isn't much dietary fat in my actual diet, I have a lot of fruit, vegetables, chicken and fish. I can see for someone who has more dietary fats in their diet it would work so much better.
Here are my 4 weeks weigh ins before I started the Formolline course
Loss of 2.5lbs
Gain of 1lbs
Loss of 2.5lbs
Gain of 1lb
Total Loss 5lbs
These are my 4 weigh ins whilst taking Formolline
Loss of 3lbs
Loss of 3lbs
Loss of 1.5lbs
Loss of 1.5lbs
Total Loss 9lbs
A box of Formolline contains 48 tablets, this is enough for a 24 day supply and they are priced at around £20 a box, dependant on where you purchase. As you can see if you average it out over the 4 weeks I have taken Formolline I have lost 4lbs more by taking Formolline, so if you want to lose that little extra they can be a worthwhile investment.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
xx
*I was sent Formolline to try FOC for an honest review

Christmas Clothing from Tesco

We always go all out on Christmas Day, we all get a shiny new outfit, its the law! I love the range available at Tesco's and I have been able to choose a few items for the children for the Christmas season and with a budget of £40 I have 3 of the children kitted to for Christmas day.
I found choosing the items I wanted for the children really hard as the choice was so large. I literally went back and forth hundreds of times. In the end I decided to add everything I liked for the 3 children to my shopping basket so I could come up with a short list. I knew I wanted Christmas jumpers for the boys, we bought elsewhere last year and they didn't last the Christmas period, they were really poor quality. I had been told about the quality of the Tesco ones, so knew it would be jumpers for the boys. They will look great with a pair of chinos or jeans. It had to be a dress for my princess, but I didn't want a traditional red Christmas dress. I wanted something she could wear after Christmas as well. So after much deliberation here are my choices.
Ho Ho Ho Christmas Jumper - from £6
I loves the Santa hat print on this jumper for Mr C and green really suits him and was the deciding factor in getting him this jumper. It is available in sizes 5-6 right the way up to ages 13-14, so if your children let you, you can get all matching! Its a really soft cosy knit and the collar and sleeves are ribbed which gives them added strength. Its 100% acrylic so it can be bunged in the washing machine along with all your other washing, no need for a special wool cycle. Mr C is aged 4 and I opted for the age 5-6 jumper as it was the smallest size available. I thought it maybe a bit big put it fits perfectly and even has a little room to grow, as you can see from Mr C's smile he loves his new Christmas jumper.
Elf Christmas Jumper - from £8
I loved this elf jumper as soon as I saw it, with white snowflakes down the arms and white rim running all around the bottom. I love that the elfs body runs up to the collar of the jumper so your head popping though is meant to be the elfs head! I really need to get a Christmas hat for Mr D to complete the ultimate Christmas look. This jumper is also available from aged 5 up to age 13 and machine washable like the one above.
Jewel Embellished Skater Dress - From £10
Patent T-Bar Shoe - From £9
Black Patterned Tights - From £3
I love this skater dress as it has the red colouring which is great for Christmas, the jewels give it some sparkle and its something that Miss S will be able to wear again as it can easily be dressed down. I love the houndstooth jacquard design and the dress has a soft stretch to it, so will be really easy and comfortable to wear. It is a nice knee length and has 3 quarter sleeves, which are perfect for the autumn/winter months. I teamed it with the 40 denier patterned tights, they come in a pack of 2 for only £4, which is a great price. I love the subtle pattern on them, they look lovely with the dress. I topped the outfit off with the amazing patent t bar shoes. They really complete the outfit and the shiny patent really brings out the jewel embellishment on the dress. The shoes are available from size C4 up to C11, they have a pretty floral lining and a cushioned collar for added comfort. I am sure Miss S will happily keep these on her feet all day.

Do you have Christmas clothing traditions? What do you think of my choices from Tescos, make sure you pop on over and check out the fab Christmas clothing range.
Mandy
xx
*I was provided with these items for the purposes of review

What's In Octobers Degustabox?

I had another Degustabox delivered this month and it had lots 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. 
This month's box contained 13 items from 10 different brands, I am familiar with a few of the items in the box, I received the cirrio products on a box a few months ago, so a little disappointed to see them again so soon. That said there are a few items that I have never tried, so what was in the box?
Cirio - £2.25 - La classica passata and chopped tomatoes are items from Cirio that I am very familiar with, I have had items from Cirio in previous Degustabox deliveries. I eat a lot of tomatoes in my Slimming World plan, so they are always welcome additions to my food cupboard.
Kabuto Noodles - £1.99 - These are another items I have had in a previous box, just a different flavour. The chicken ramen flavour is perfect if you like a plainer tasting noodle.
Lorina - £1.49 - This a a premium French lemonade uses all natural ingredients and available in lots of different flavours. The coconut and lime is really refreshing and tastes lovely with lots of ice in a glass, would be perfect on a hot summers day.
Appy Drinks - £1.99 - These are one of the DB discoveries items in the box, they are award winning kids drinks with 50% less sugar and calories compared to other kids drinks. My gang love fruit juice so its going to be great to offer them something thats better for them.
Liberation Foods - £2.00 - We are big peanut fans in our house so these oven baked flavoured nuts are really up our street. The chilli and lime were our favourite and offer the right kick of chilli, perfect with a nice cold glass of wine.
The Snack Organisation - £1.00 - I really liked the texture of the rice crackers, they had a real kick to them, perfect for a light snack in the evening. The apple crisp are a new items to me, but they are lovely, like sweet crisps!
Provena - £3.79 - Another of the DB discoveries items this month and a brand I am not familiar with. I do like a good muesli though, this is a fruity one, which is nice to see as so many are fruit and nut!
Chip Strips - £2.00 - I have actually already tried these and love them, they appeared in my local shop a few months ago and were on special offer. They are so moorish and we have started stockpiling them for Christmas!
9Bar - £2.49 - These are the product of the month and if you like health food bars these are for you. They are packed with sunflower, poppy, sesame and hemp seeds. Perfect for an energy boost for busy on the go people.

What do you think of the contents? 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
xx
*I was sent the Degustabox FOC for the purpose of an honest review

Slimming World Week 16 Weigh In

I seem to be in the 1.5 lbs club again this week, but I'm just thankful I had a loss this week. I have had a couple of weeks of not being so good, a few days off the wagon and not drinking my water allowance fully. I also had a sneaky McDonalds! I have however kept my body magic up with 3 gym and swim sessions, I actually love the gym more than I could ever have imagined. I have also managed to increase my swim times, with 25 length in 30 minutes, when I started it was taking my 40 minutes to do 22 lengths.
Due to all my gym and swim sessions I earned myself my Bronze Body Magic certificate this week. I also won the club raffle, which was a lovely fruit basket overflowing with fruit and some lovely Slimming World Fridge Magnets. I am now only 3lbs away from my 2 stone badge and only 4lbs away from my Club 10 badge. It would be great to get them both on next weigh in, but so not to put too much pressure on myself I set a lower target.
This Weeks Result - minus 1.5lbs
Total Weight Loss - 1 stone 11lbs
This Weeks Goal -  2lbs

Sim's Life

Barbie Dance & Spin Ballerina

We have been sent the fab Barbie for Miss S to try out from Mattel, the Dance & Spin Ballerina Barbie retails at £19.99. She is suitble for children ages 3 and up, so she is perfect for the younger Barbie doll fan and she is really simple to use.
Dance the day away with this Barbie® twirling ballerina doll that brings performance and possibilities to life! You control the choreography, choosing when the beautiful prima ballerina spins. Simple and magical, the mechanism is easy to work. Clip the pink wand, adorned with a fairytale icon, to the waist of the doll, and press down -- Barbie® doll bends into a classic plié, and her body spins gracefully, causing her skirt to float and flow. 
Barbie has a stunning pink and blue tulle skirt, which floats perfectly around when she spins and turns. I like that the outfit it attached permanently to the doll, which means it cannot be lost. Miss S has a thing for taking her dolls clothes off and losing them, so I am pleased this one stays in one piece. Barbie has a long high pony tail which floats around when she twirls. The pink wand easily clips onto Barbie's waist so you can make her spin. To make Barbie spin you push down on the wand and release and she effortlessly glides around, her right leg lifts up and her skirt swirls.
Miss S has delayed motor skill development and her hand movements can be quite clumsy, but she didn't have a problem using this Barbie. She was easily able to clip the wand on and off, she also found it easy to push down and make Barbie spin. The doll is very sensory appealing for her, she likes the tulle shirt and the smoothness of the moulded plastic corset. She wasn't to happy she couldn't take the dolls skirt off, but she soon forgot about that and carried on spinning her. She really enjoyed this Barbie, its simple to use but gives so much pleasure. It definitely gets a big thumbs up from both of us, a must have for your Barbie fan this Christmas.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
xx
*We were sent the above sample FOC for the purposes of an honest review

Learning To Read and Autism

There is a lot of misconceptions in relation to non verbal children with autism, the main one I find is many people think that just because Miss S cannot speak, she doesn't have the ability to learn. Miss S is now is Year 3 primary school, by now she should be hitting level 2's in reality she is not even hitting targets that a nursery child should hit, she is still labelled as a p level. We don't tend to get hung up on levels and numbers, we take pleasure in seeing the smallest victory or piece of progress.

We have been aware of Miss S's reading ability for a while now, it started when a letter came through the door and she proceeded to read out what was written on the envelope. Since then each week when Mr C brought his book home from school , I would sit and read it with Miss S. I have also be using his jolly phonics book and practising letter sounds. She isn't quite there when it comes to pronunciation, but she is trying. Her quest to read is going so much better and I managed to get a recording of her reading.

The book was 'Floppy looks after Gran' and is from the Oxford Reading tree collection, level 4 which is building confidence in reading. She recognises the words, but she definitely doesn't have the comprehension for level 4. I am going to invest in a set of book for her so we can start at the beginning.

Seeing Miss S's ability to read has made me excited to see what else she is capable of with a little help. Her school tell me her motor grip is poor, so I want to get her some chubby pencils, plasticine and try and improve her motor skills at home.

Every little helps and the small victories make us all smile
Mandy
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#Win a £30 Boots Giftcard

Next up in the Christmas Gift guide giveaway is a little gift from me! How would you like to win a £30 Boots Gift Card? Maybe you could treat yourself or get those last minutes items you need for Christmas!
For your chance to win fill in the rafflecopter below and read the terms and conditions before entering.
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#SandsAliveFun with John Adams Toys

There is nothing we love more than a bit of therapeutic messy play (but not so messy that Mum has to spend hours cleaning it up!) Sands Alive from John Adams is the perfect solution for kids who love messy play and Mums (like me) who hate cleaning it up!
We have been sent 2 great sets to try out, the Sands Alive Classic set and the Sands Alive Animal Set, the sand is really soft and easy to mould. It just moulds in your hands and forms really easily and the sand will never dry out, so its a great play investment.
Both sets come with a dedicated tray for the sand to sit in, its made of rigid moulded plastic and has great high sides to keep the sand in and not on the floor! The classic set comes with a cone, a cube, a sphere and a cylinder. The cylinder and sphere split into 2 pieces so can be used to make 3d shapes. The animal set comes with 3d moulds for a monkey, elephant, lion and a roller with animal footprints on. You can purchase these and lots more sets from the John Adams Website with prices starting at £14.99.
Mr C (aged 4) was the perfect candidate to test these Sands Alive kits out for me, he is very creative and loves to make and do. He was very excited to see that there was sand, its usually a huge no-no in our house, the children understand Mummy is a neat freak! He wasted absolutely no time in digging his hands right in and getting busy. He really likes filling the mould with the sand and that the sand holds together when he removes the mould. There is nothing worse than a disappointed child and a crumbled sandcastle. He really enjoyed the 3d animal moulds, he did have a little trouble separating the moulds to get his models out. But with a little practise he cracked it. 
Mr C said he likes the magic sand as its all squishy and feels soft, I have to agree with him the sand almost feels silky. From a parents point of view its a real value for money items as the sand ever dries out and I found the pieces that were on the floor just bunched together and easy to scoop up of the floor. Mr C loved his creations and spent about an hour crumbling his models and re making them. He loved the animal print roller, its great for squashing down the sand and making it flat before storing away. You do however have to ensure that you store the right way up, so it doesn't spill. From a parents point of view the only tiny issue I have is there is no lid or reusable storage bag to scoop the sand back into. Aside from this we both love it and highly recommend it, your little one will have hours of fun.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
xx
*I was sent the above samples for the purposes of an honest review.
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