Regatta Outdoor Clothing Review

About 2 months ago, I attended a lovely Regatta Outdoors event where the Spring/Summer clothing was showcased. I fell in love with a host of jackets and other fitness clothing.

When I was invited to review my favourite, it was a very difficult choice indeed. I liked so many of them.

For Spring/Summer, I required a jacket that was lightweight as well as kept me suitably warm and dry. I decided to go with this one – Bayeur Jacket in Navy.

 

I did like the yellow but chickened out last minute as I thought it would be too bright for my age  me. Besides, I wanted a jacket to wear with most outfits and thought that navy would be perfect for that.

 

The jacket has nautical features and I love the striped inner lining of the hood. Also the white piping around the hood and down the zipper and around the pockets, just make it look all the more stylish.

I wear it all the time and thankfully the weather has been such that it allows me show it off.

Since it is a light jacket, it is perfect for days when it is not too cold and yet not warm.

When we were being cereals!!!

Also, it is the best lightweight jacket I’ve ever had for the rain. It keeps the rain out. Totally.

It has adjustable cuffs and the hood is also adjustable with a drawcord.

It looks great with everything and I have worn it with casual clothes as well as a little more formal outfit.

It is priced quite reasonably too at £34.95 and is available in yellow and red.

If you are on the look out for a summer jacket that is stylish and functional – this is THE one.

And I’ll leave you with some images of the day I spent at the Spring/Summer Showcase –

 

 

You can check out the entire range at Regatta Outdoor Chothing

The Yvolution Y Glider Deluxe Review

With Spring here and Summer on the way – hopefully soon, we are looking forward to get outdoors more. The children like walking around and we go on long walks whenever we can. But more than that, they love getting their scooters out and going scooting.

We were sent the Yvolution Y Glider Deluxe Scooter for Aeryn to review and she loves it.

The scooter can be used indoors as well as outdoors. It is designed with a  unique “lean-to-steer” steering mechanism which helps little ones to learn how to steer correctly. It is great for younger children and helps to develop balance, co-ordination and motor skills.

My older two have the Yvolution scooters too and we love them.

I find the brand reliable and trustworthy and the quality is just great. I like the broad area for the feet with the rubberised ridges that ensure that the feet do not slip.

The height is just perfect for Aeryn and she loves getting out and about with it. Of course we are always careful that she has appropriate shoes and a helmet. (the photo is for the purpose of this post only).

Here are some tops tips for Summer Safety –

How to keep the kids safe outdoors this summer

Playing outdoors is an essential childhood pastime: rolling around on the grass, climbing trees, playing hopscotch, cycling to the top of hills and building sandcastles are all fond memories which we make as kids.

Whilst a bruised knee or scraped ankles are part and parcel of playing outdoors, there are a number of more serious accidents which can be avoided. Read our safety tips to make sure your kids’ summer is free from harm.

1. Check the area: Before the little ones venture outside, make sure the play area is carefully checked. Garden’s for example may have dangerous tools lying around or pebbles which pose a choking hazard for toddlers. If you’re away from home or in a public place, always check the ground for broken glass or sharp objects, and keep the play area well away from the road.

2. Always supervise: Although you’ve checked the area, an incident can still happen in the blink of an eye. Children can hurt themselves in paddling pools, on playground swings or even from tripping over so they must never be left unattended.

3. Get protected: If the kids are playing on scooters and bikes, it’s important they’re suited up with kneepads and a correctly-fastened helmet.

4. Double check: Before the kids mount their bikes, double check that all the parts are in safe working order. Also be sure that loose pieces of clothing or laces are tucked away from the bike chain.

5. Be safe, be seen: Bright clothes and reflectors on bikes are essential for riding at night and they also go a long way for safety during the day.

6. What to avoid: Splashing through puddles is really fun for kids but it can cause a fall while they’re riding bikes or scooters. Watch out for these along with wet leaves, curbs, potholes and people!

7. The rules of the road: It’s always important for children to be taught road safety and even more so if they’re on bikes and scooters. Simple rules such as obeying traffic signals and using designated cycle paths are crucial.

8. Protect against the weather: While we’re busy enjoying the sunshine, we can often forget that high temperatures can be dangerous. Apply sun cream to your kids every couple of hours, keep them in the shade and make sure they drink enough fluids.

Your kids will have a summer to remember if you stick to these simple tips!

The Yvolution Y Glider is an amazing scooter for little ones who are just learning to scoot. It is priced at £39.99 and is available at all major retailers.

 

The New Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Are Here…

We were thrilled to be a part of this EGGciting new launch of the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles from Spinmaster.

We were sent two blind bags to review that cost £2.99 each and contain 1 CollEGGtible. Since they are blind bags, you don’t really know what you are getting which I think is half the fun.

The CollEGGtibles look like this –

 

How to hatch your Hatchimal CollEGGtible

The shells are hard and you need to rub the heart to hatch the egg. The heart changes from purple to pink as you rub it and then you know it’s ready to crack.

Push the heart in and gently crack the egg to discover your very own Hatchimal inside. They are small cute CollEGGtibles each with magical, glittery wings.

 

There are a whole lot to collect with common, rare, ultra-rare and limited edition ones too. They come from different families – Garden, Meadow, Forest, Savannah, River, Farm , Jungle, Ocean, Desert, and Lilac Lake, Giggle Grove and Cloud Cove.

There is also a special editions hangouts map which you can download from the site to see where your favourite Hatchimal hangs out.

Ethan is looking out for the tiger as he is tiger crazy, so I guess we’ll just have to keep collEGGting!

The Hatchimals were a hugely popular toy last year and the CollEGGtibles are the tiny versions with many more to collect. They also come in 2 packs and nest for £4.99 and a 4 pack and a bonus character for £9.99

I think they are very reasonably priced and are good pocket money toys too.

They are adorable and the children love them.

Here’s a video of us hatching our CollEGGtible –

April Degustabox – Review

I love receiving this box of goodies every month. It helps me taste new things and inspires me to get creative in the kitchen. April’s Degustabox was packed full of goodness with many of the products being gluten free as well as containing organic foods.

April’s Degustabox contained the following –

Seabrook Lattice (£1.50 – £1.99) – We loved the Sea salt and Black Pepper lattice crisps. They were even better served with some salsa. You really should try it.

POLO Sugar Free Pot (£1.49) – This was really handy on a recent long car journey. The fact that these were sugar free also added to the it’s appeal.

CELIA Organic Lager (£2.49) – Hubs enjoyed this on the weekend. It has 100% locally sourced Saaz hops, Moravian malt and sand filtered water. What’s more – it’s gluten free.

Garofalo Whole Wheat Penne Pasta (£2.19) – I was told that this is one of the best Italian pastas. We have tried Garofalo before but this was the first time we tried the whole wheat version and it was delicious. Besides it’s natural bran, germ, fibre and vitamins remain intact as it is made from unprocessed whole organic durum wheat. What’s not to love?

GOOD HEMP Hemp Seed Hearts (£4.49) These superseeds are perfect for adding to cereals and stir fries. They are free from nuts and gluten.

Dorset Cereals (£4.89) These cereals are inspired by ultimate adventures. Their Machu Pichu flavour is a blend of oats and barley with brazil nuts, golden berries and a hint of coffee. The American road trip flavour inspired by Route 66 blends cranberries, almonds and orange zest. I obviously enjoyed a trip on Route 66.

Doisy and Dam’s Quinoa, Smoked Tea and Vanilla Chocolate (£1.75) A strange combination if you read it but it is actually quite delicious to taste.

Nothing But (2 x £1.20) These snack packs of freeze dried fruits and vegetables are 100% wholesome. They are suitable for vegetarians, vegans and are gluten free.

Whitworths Full of Super (£1.50) Vanilla Maca-roons that are filled with almonds, flakes of coconut and flax seeds. They are gluten free too.

ViPNuts (£1.25 for Hot Chilli and £1.45 for Hot Toffee) Oven baked with a hint of chilli – these are just yum. Perfect for snacking on.