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Educational Play with Schleich I'm a big fan of learning through play. Unforced educational play. I'm not a teacher and I don't want to be. I want my children to naturally learn whilst they are having fun. When I was contacted recently...

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Say Eh-Oh to the new Teletubbies toys! There back!! Teletubbies made a joyous return to CBeebies last year, and this year marks the launch of the new range of toys. As you know I was sent a box just before Christmas, and today I can finally...

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Travel: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough Last weekend Nana and I took a rather lengthy journey north for a night away at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel in Scarborough, with Little Dude in tow. The Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is a luxurious country hotel...

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A Place To Enjoy My Garden I love my garden. I love the fact that I have a garden, especially with the recent gorgeous weather we've been having. Whilst I have a pretty compact garden, there's a lot going on out there. Plants, fruit...

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Cuddles With Ben Cohen Some days I have a really difficult job. Days like this for example. *Ahem* That rather nice young man is former rugby player Ben Cohen. Ben is a bit of an expert when it comes to cuddles. He has...

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Something A Bit Special

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Fashion | Posted on 18-07-2013

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When it comes to underwear Mum’s tend to find themselves drowning in maternity bras, nursing bras and anything vaguely comfortable. Its easy to let things slide after having a baby. You want something convenient for feeding your newborn, and then you just want something comfortable. Gone are the days where you even use the word “lingerie” let alone go shopping for it. I for one have a drawer full of plain black and plain white bras and pants, which is a far cry from the nicer stuff I used to wear before Little Man. You will no longer find drawers of lingerie made from lace and silk, you’ll find nothing remotely patterned, and anything you do find will probably come from the local supermarket rather than the nearest department store. I used to spend quite a bit of money on good quality lingerie from department stores when I had extra cash and disposable income. Now I have a toddler disposable income is a thing of the past, and any purchases for me tend to be rare and cheap. Any extra cash I have tends to get used on the toddler and his endless need for new clothes and shoes.

I do wish I had the time and the money to go shopping for some good quality lingerie again. The cheap and cheerful stuff is functional at best, but I do miss the feel and the quality of the brands I used to buy. I do online window shop from time to time and look at what’s out there and what I’d buy if I had the money or the occasion. Its a shame that nowadays I feel the need to have an occasion to wear fancy lingerie as opposed to just day to day. I guess if I had a fancy event to go to and an outfit that called for it I might splash out on something a bit classier than plain white cotton from the supermarket. Fingers crossed for some good invites soon eh?

Product Launch: Philadelphia… with chocolate!

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Product Launch, Product Reviews | Posted on 02-02-2012

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Yes you did read that right – chocolate.

On Monday this week Kraft announced their new flavour of Philadelphia at an event in Central London and invited some bloggers along to try it out. I think I can confidently say we were all a little surprised when we found out it was chocolate – general consensus beforehand was another savoury option – so it was with some trepidation we stepped forward to try it out.

Delicious!! Seriously!! I mean who is going to dislike anything with Cadbury chocolate in it? Certainly not me! It maintained the light cool consistency of Original Philadelphia but tasted decadently of Cadbury. A win, win situation in my book! I find other leading chocolate spreads quite thick to eat, but this was much nicer. And if you want to feel even better about the idea of Cadbury flavoured Philadelphia: it is a mere 86 calories per serving and has less than half the fat and less sugar than other leading chocolate spreads.

As well as tasting delicious and being (almost) good for you, Philadelphia with Cadbury is hugely┬áversatile. Spread it on toast, a bage, a croissant or a biscuit. Smoother your pancakes in it this Shrove Tuesday. Make Chocolate Cheesecakes out of it. Use it to ice cupcakes or as a filling in sponge cakes. Dip fruit in it. Eat it straight from the tub with a spoon… just me? Oh.

Philadelphia with Cadbury is available now from most good supermarkets. It is being launched this week so will hopefully make it to a store near you soon. It is available in standard 160g tub size as well as 4x30g mini-tubs.