Posts Tagged ‘Test’

I was asked to Review the White Chocolate Lenny Lamb from Thorntons for Izziwizzi Kids, you can see me in full video reviewing glory here! But I thought I would also tell you a little bit about him too!

Lenny is a White Chocolate Lamb with Dark Chocolate decoration, he also comes with a side helping of white chocolate buttons. Normally I wouldn’t choose white chocolate, I don’t dislike it but dark chocolate is my favourite and I would pick milk over white too! So this was quite a test for me, and I liked it! The chocolate was nice and smooth, it was sweet without being too sweet and as you can see Lenny is very cute!In fact hubby and I claimed Lenny as ours – the kids can have the buttons!

He is a perfect alternative to an Easter Egg for the kids this year and he is also on offer over at Thorntons website now in the form of 3 for 2!



Lenny was provided by Izziwizzi Kids for me to review

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Today I am going to hand over to Jay (@tryingtobeamum on Twitter) for a guest post!

I am currently 32 weeks pregnant and it has been quite a roller-coaster ride, so many life changing things have happened (ignoring the biggest of those being that I am pregnant) in the last 7 months and lots of things have been quite inconvenient during the pregnancy.  I thought I would share some of those tales with you, all this to show it’s been a good job that the pregnancy itself has been really rather unremarkable!!

It starts with finding out I was pregnant.  Last year I was working full time for my church, I had gone to Bruge in Belgium for a two week mission trip, this was inconvenience number one.  Despite having planned to take a pregnancy test with me (we were actively trying after all) I discovered whilst packing that I didn’t have one at home like I thought, deciding that a late night trek to the shop (for a pregnancy test I didn’t even know if I needed) was not the order of the day, I instead stocked my bag with plenty of sanitary towels so I could deal with good Old Aunt Flo!  I wish I could tell you the hilarity of trying to explain my predicament to the pharmacist and then negotiating the pregnancy test for which the instructions were written in Dutch but I managed through with me “Life Test” and got the great news I had been waiting for! (And got to take all my sanitary towels home again!)

My job at the Church was only ever for a year and so before I had left for Belgium I had interviewed for a job as the only member of staff for a voluntary organisation, I would be doing all the administration if I got the job.  Saying yes to that job knowing I was pregnant was difficult for me to do, being such a small organisation I didn’t want to mess them around, but I knew that saying yes to any other job would be near impossible and so I took it.  I started when I was 8 weeks pregnant, although I hadn’t finished my other job yet.  A huge piece of advice to all out there, never work a full time job and a part time job together while dealing with your first trimester, I was constantly exhausted, when I got home in the evening I would just collapse on the sofa before being put to bed by my husband, we barely saw each other for the whole of trimester 1!

Life started to settle down a little, I started to think about decorating the baby’s room, friends started to gift things to us, we had our 12 week and 20 week scans and got told that everything was normal (a side story would be the miraculous nature of my husband and I having a “normal” baby, neither of us are particularly standard!!).  Imagine then my shock when just after our 20 week scan we find out that after 2 years of looking for a university based research job that my husband had finally been offered a job, it was a perfect job, apart from one tiny little issue.  It would mean moving 400 miles, from the North east of Scotland to the Midlands.  So at 22 weeks my time became spread between work (which I would need to quit) and appointments with removal men and estate agents.  At 24 weeks my life became all about packing my house into boxes and at 28 weeks we moved, to a place we knew no-one for my husband to start his job and for me to have a baby!

I am 32 weeks now, and we are settled into our new house (almost) and thanks to the church we have started attending we are quickly making friends.  We are adjusting to the subtle differences in antenatal care and we are getting our heads around the idea of this being home now.  However, for those of you who have just discovered you are pregnant, I wish you a much less eventful life than I have had!!


Thank you Jay and wishing you all the best with the imminent arrival of your little one! Keep up with Jay here

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The Graco Nautilus

Graco have a Carseat
that takes you through the years
Your child will be comfy
as you change through the gears

Highly recommended
for children big and small
Simple to put together
Easy to clean for all

Everywhere you go
your child’s safe and sound
The recline is not perfect
the only downside we found

The cupholder’s a win
with the two year old
Testing the Nautilus
We certainly struck Gold!


© Kelly Brett 2010

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So part two of our Nautilus journey, the fitting stage. This for me was easy, as I got my hubby to do it!

On watching him complete the task at hand, there were a few words used that he doesn’t normally say, especially when talking about assembling something:

Instructions – My hubby, in true style of most men, usually side steps the instructions preferring to guess how something goes together, however as we are testing the Nautilus he thought he would do it properly and check them out. On looking at them he swiftly got on with putting the chair together, the instructions were not too long and were easy to follow!

Easy – Having found the instruction booklet fine, we were led onto the putting together stage and after a very simple clicking in the upright position and a clicking of the headrest into place the stage was completed – Easy!

Useful – On the chair itself there are some picture instructions of putting it into the car, far more useful than trying to stand there with the book in one hand and chair in the other

Hmmmm – Well, this is where it got a little tricky, our car, in the politest of ways, is more a family car for mice than elephants, small is the correct term I suppose, but we prefer cute!! Anyway, looking at the Nautilus and the car you would think, no way! The fitting was a little tricky, but this says more about the car than the carseat. Once hubby had positioned himself right the chair was fitted and ready to go!

Done – The ‘there it’s done’ came a lot quicker than I had expected, I truely expected some grunts and groans about putting it all together, but they didn’t come!

Simples – A word that is rarely used by hubby! But it summed up the experience of putting the chair together and into the car

We are now ready for traveling, keep your eyes peeled for a trip with us very soon!

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The Nautilus has landed!

I have been selected as a tester for the new GRACO Nautilus Carseat (Group 1-2-3), you will be able to follow my families’ journey with it here, twitter and more!

Once upon a time there was a family of four, they were selected to try out a carseat and it all began when a big box was delivered! It was like Christmas had come early – Mummy was excited at the prospect of a new item to test, Daddy was geared up to set about fitting his new ‘gadget’ and the two year old was soooo excited about his new chair that had a space for his drink!!! The baby was not so bothered by the whole thing, drifting in and out of sleep – well she is only 12 weeks old so can be excused!

So the package was opened and the delightful looking chair was revealed, Mummy’s first thought was that it was big, but actually the term should of been grown up! It is no bigger in bulkiness than the group 1 chair already used and this one covers group 1, 2 and 3 (It goes form 9 months old to 12 years!). It just looked more like a seat than a baby chair!

The two year old is very impressed and can’t wait to get it in the car to use!

Look out soon for a blog about fitting and our first journey with it!!!

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