Bringing communities together with The #BigCoopClean 

Today I want to talk about a fantastic initiative that the lovely people at Coop came up with for the co-operatives fortnight event being the Big Coop Clean.

It Ran from the 18th June to 2nd July and was a great way to remind people about how to work together #Co-operate. Co-op’s up and down the country took part and the ethos was for people to come together to achieve more and make a difference in communities.

Personally, I think this is a fantastic way of bringing people together whilst doing something positive for their community. 

There are lots of fun pictures of people enjoying the fun of this event on twitter why not take a look using #BigCoopClean. There you may get some inspiration on how you too can get your gloves on and get doing your bit.

Even the kids want to be involved. Here’s my boys wanting to get to work.

This camapign has given me inspiration to help with the clean up of a beautiful space in my area. Here are some picture of our beautiful open space; the local playing field where my children love to play.

Although, we love this space some people don’t respect the space and have dumped rubbish and littered the area. So we as a family are getting ready to do our bit by having a little clean up. We just waiting for a dry weekend to get started. The kids can’t wait as they love to be little helpers. 

So a Big Coop Clean thank you to the Co-op for inspiring us to do our bit for the community.

Take a look at The Co-op (@TheCooperative): https://twitter.com/TheCooperative?s=09
Thanks for reading.

Cathy x

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0Bringing communities together with The #BigCoopClean 

Today I want to talk about a fantastic initiative that the lovely people at Coop came up with for the co-operatives fortnight event being the Big Coop Clean.

It Ran from the 18th June to 2nd July and was a great way to remind people about how to work together #Co-operate. Co-op’s up and down the country took part and the ethos was for people to come together to achieve more and make a difference in communities.

Personally, I think this is a fantastic way of bringing people together whilst doing something positive for their community. 

There are lots of fun pictures of people enjoying the fun of this event on twitter why not take a look using #BigCoopClean. There you may get some inspiration on how you too can get your gloves on and get doing your bit.

Even the kids want to be involved. Here’s my boys wanting to get to work.

This camapign has given me inspiration to help with the clean up of a beautiful space in my area. Here are some picture of our beautiful open space the local playing field where my children love to play.

Although, we love this space some people don’t respect the space and have dumped rubbish and littered the space. So we as a family are getting ready to do our bit by having a clean up. We just waiting for a dry weekend to get started. The kids can’t wait as they love to be little helpers. 

So a Big Coop Clean thank you to the Co-op for inspiring us to do our bit for the community.

Take a look at The Co-op (@TheCooperative): https://twitter.com/TheCooperative?s=09
Thanks for reading.

Cathy x

Superb clean with the new Oral-B Smart Series 4000 3D White

Nowadays everyone seems to want a whiter brighter smile and there seems to be a stream of advertisements for tooth whitening and whitening toothpastes which claim to give these results on T.V, online and in magazines.

The real importance when it comes to Oral hygiene is looking after our teeth as our adult teeth need to last us our lifetime. Also its really important to have a good dental regime as bad dental hygiene and gum disease can impact on our general health and have been linked to increased risk of heart disease and strokes which is scary.

Anyhow, on a lighter note I wanna tell you about an amazing new toothbrush from the Oral-b’s new Smart Series range.

I was lucky enough to recieve a new Oral-B Smart Series 3D White Electric toothbrush as part of a savvy circle trial.(Want to know more about savvy circle check out my product reviews page and the link is on there).

THE Oral-B Smart Series 3D White Electric Rechargeable toothbrush

R.R.P £119.99.

So what’s so great about this brush? Well, this is by far the best electric toothbrush I have ever had and the results are great. 

FEATURES

  • Bluetooth connectivity- connect to the Oral-B app to monitor cleaning
  • 3 cleaning modes. Daily clean, sensitive and Whitening
  • Dentist inspired round brush head.
  • Pressure sensor-which illuminates red when brushing too hard
  • Rechargeable 

This toothbrush is a clever little device with the Bluetooth connectivity and Oral-B app you can easily monitor your dental regime. The app is so easy to use and gives you hand hints and tips. It has a timer so you can see when your 2 minutes brush time is done.

It also saves your activity as you can see in the picture

Using the app is reallt fun and easy to use but if you find its not for you then you don’t need to use this feature as the brush vibrates at 30 second intervals with a final longer vibration to let you know when your brush time is complete. The red sensor will illuminate when your brushing too hard to let you know, this has been a standard feature on most oral-B brushes for a few years.

My favourite thing about this brush is how clean my teeth feel after using and I can definately notice a difference in the whiteness since using. It comes with 2 brush heads and my favourite is the dentist inspired round head as it seems to Polish teeth well especially when using the whitening mode. 

I’m really impressed with this brush and the results and for me there is no going back to a manual brush.

If your thinking about purchasing an electric toothbrush then this may be for you. I hope my review helps. Any questions drop me a message?

The Oral-B smart Series 4000 3D is available to buy now and is half price on Amazon at present at £59.99 (price correct today 05.07.16)

Here is the link take a look

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oral-B-Electric-Rechargeable-Toothbrush-Powered/dp/B01DY36JMM

Thanks for reading 

Cathy x

Super Snacks for Little Super Heroes from Kiddylicious!

Hello Everyone,

Today’s post is about treats for the little people in our lives. I personally find it can be really hard to beat temptation sometimes, especially when shopping with the kids as supermarkets cleverly market sweet treats and chocolate on the end aisles to attract our children and draw them in.

I must admit I do allow my children small amounts of these types of treats but do try to avoid giving then too much chocolate and sweets. I don’t know about you but I find my l self constantly looking for healthier alternatives that they will enjoy and find these are not as well advertised. However, at times it can be difficult and sometimes for a quiet life I give in to avoid the temper tantrums with sugary snacks as I’m sure other parents do.

So when Kiddylicious Sent me some snacks to try from their new Super Snack range I couldn’t wait to get the kids to try them.


Super Snacks for Little Super Heroes
 

Super Snacks by Kiddylicious are a new ‘super’ snack that is aimed at toddlers and young children. They are a savoury crisps type treat for kids that are made of pulses and grains and are a nutritious snack packed with good stuff.  

Super Snacks Quinoa Crisps are made with the super grain Quinoa and the Super Snacks Lentil Crisps variety are made with the super food lentils. Both are a great source of protein and are great at releasing energy slowly to keep them fuller for longer and keeping them active with energy so win, win! Finally,a product that is nutritious and not packed with sugar.
Super Snacks sour cream & chive Lentil Crisps

These went down a real hit with 2 of my children amelie 17 months and jacob 7. My other son Toby won’t eat any crisps at all so wouldn’t even try them which is a shame. These were jacobs favourite he loves the sour cream & chive flavour, it isn’t overpowering and is a real tasty snack. In Jacob’s words “these are lovely and crunchy mummy can we buy some more” Amelie also enjoyed these too here are some pictures of them munching on their yummy super snacks.

As you can see the packaging is great too appealing to the kids with the superhero characters displayed on the packet. The bag size is a generous snack sized portion with plenty to go around, so us adults can try a few (remember its good to share).

Super Snacks Quinoa Crisps

Surprisingly Amelie my youngest preferred these. The are quite plain in flavour and are similar to a well know square crisp on the market but they have all the goodness of Quinoa. I’m really happy to have introduced such a super grain to my kids in a convenient nutritious snack. 

Overall I am really pleased that Kiddylicious have introduced this range as they are perfect for little ones. I look forward to seeing if they expand the range with further flavours and more choice but for now I’m more than happy. So look out for Super Snacks in the supermarket why not give them a try I’m sure you will love them too.

Remember they are For 12 months +

Available at Asda, Ocado, Waitrose, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Savers and Boots RRP £0.70

See the full range at http://www.kiddylicious.co.uk  

Thanks for reading and let me know if your a Super Snack Hero
Cathy x