My Mummy's World

Monday, 2 March 2015

Country Living Spring Fair Competition

In two weeks time, the Country Living Spring Fair begins, taking place in London. I've been lucky enough to grab my hands on 3 pairs of tickets, worth £33 a pair for 3 lucky readers. Now as the fair is fast aproaching this is just a short run competition so the tickets can be out to you on time.

The Country Living Spring Fair is immensely popular because of its huge variety of individual stalls – not found on the high street – as well as the expert sessions offering homecrafts and horticultural advice; topics associated with floristry and gardening; wine tasting and watercolours; interior design, sewing and crafting as well as inspiration for days out in the countryside.

At the Spring Fair there is a stunning garden featuring a VW Campervan designed by Lucy Summers; a new producers village offering delicious tasty treats, and on the first day there is the Table Top presentation where a specially selected group of new businesses will be making their first public appearance to glean feedback from visitors.

In the lifestyle theatre there are hands-on opportunities too for visitors to join in to make and create felting, stitching, flower arranging, watercolours and more.  So much to see and do for a great day out.

Competition ends Saturday 7th March at midnight. Winners will be chosen and details passed onto the organiser of the competition.

Country living Spring Fair Ticket Giveaway

This competition is no way assositated with My Mummys World and I've had no financial gain from running this competition

Week 22.

Two weeks have passed since my last update, it honestly doesn't feel that long ago.

I'm now feeling a lot more movements from baby when I relax and I'm not busy, baby is very active, unlike big brother. This week baby did little tummy rolls which my mum managed to see, I didn't mind. I'm beginning to feel the pregnancy toll at work. I spend all day on my feet which is becoming very tiring and I'm not sure how I'm going to manage until later on into my pregnancy. Work have already planned for me to leave the end of may so I only have about three working months left and have holiday to take the end of this month. Hopefully I will hold out.

I'm not sure of how much weight I have gained so far, I dread that part of pregnancy but I'm still just about fitting into pre-pregnancy clothing but feel I will need to invest in some maternity bits soon. I never purchased any with Jack as I didn't need too so its a whole new adventure.

This week baby is around 27cm and around the size of a fig, my placenta is still growing providing much needed nourishment for baby. Babies gums are already developing tooth buds for the first teeth to come through, and their eyes are formed but no colour as of yet.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Feedem pet products.

At the end of January, a while ago I know its been a hectic few months, I was contacted by Feedem to see if we would like to review some products they stock upon their website.

Feedem are a family run business trading since 1994. Feedem provides a website with pet food and accessories from leading suppliers, they also pride themselves on having excellent customer service. 

We were sent a small package with a range of products to test with the dog and both cats, 
We were sent, an ActiCat Plastic Playground toy, a Kong Active catnip scratch apple, a bag of food each and a danish design quilted mattress.

Jack couldn't wait to get into the package and get the cats to play with the toys. He asked me to set up the playground toy and the apple for them to play with. The cats were more impressed with the apple than the playground too, and still to this day much prefer the apple toy

They both enjoyed the food, for the cats it was something different in which they hadn't had before but they seemed to enjoy it. For Abbie, wagg is a regular brand of dog food in which we purchase for her, but generally a different flavour so she was happy with a change, or at least she acted that way.

Finally the Danish design quilted mattress, this for me was by far the best product within the package. Abbie has a beautiful bed which I purchased which cost me an absolute arm and a leg, but she doesn't seem to lie in it that well and with moving soon we decided a new bed would be good. 
My first impression of this was good, the colour was fab and it seemed quite thick and comfortable for her to lie on. It felt good quality and like it would last. 
At first she seemed a little nervous to lay on it, normal with something new but with some gentle encouragement from Jack she was soon on there and now needs no encouragement at all. 
For Abbie we had the 68cm bed shes only a Jack Russel so doesn't need a large bed but this is currently priced at £8.25 which is such a bargain compared to what I've previously paid. I would even go to say this is much better quality. 

There is such a wide selection of products upon the website which are all really reasonably priced. I will definitely be shopping on there again soon. 

Please Note: I was sent a range of products free of charge for the purpose of this review. My review is in no way influenced by this.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Vileda Windomatic Review

One job I hate as much as ironing is cleaning the windows, its always such a chore as in our house the windows are very big. Doing the outsides is a whole other story. Our windows haven't had a good clean for a while. Its too much of a chore and the sun shining through on the smears left is too much to cope with. When I was asked if I would like to review the windomatic I was unsure if to accept or not, but thought it may help me enjoy the task a little, and give me the kick needed to actually give them a spring clean.
Vileda are famous for their home cleaning products made with expertise. However, this is their first product launched within the electrical market. It's cordless with a rechargable battery.

The windomatic is basically a handheld window cleaners squeegee with hoover technology for liquids. 'The Vileda Windomatic is a corless window vacuum which will speed up the time it takes to clean your windows, whilst leaving no drips and a sparkling finish.
Its lightweight and easy to use, the head is flexible whilst benefitting from a wide squeegee. It not only makes easy cleaning but quick cleaning. I found not to move it too quickly as it wouldn't work as well.
To use, I sprayed on the usual detergent and moved the windomatic over with no rinsing and it gave it a good finish. No smeers from where I've tried to rub to excess water off. It's handy for the steamy bathroom windows too.
It definately gets a thumbs up from me.
'The Vileda windomatic cordless window vacuum cleaner is the quick and easy way to a streak-free finish after washing your windows, for removing window condensation, wiping mirrors or cleaning up spills. 
The wide wiper blade and suction power efficiently removes water from windows without drips and without the need to polish afterwards. 
The flexible head gives you the best cleaning angle to allow you to vacuum right down to the base of the window and into corners. 
The mains rechargeable lithium battery allows you to use the windomatic cordlessly all around the home. 
Lightweight and with an ergonomic grip for easy handling, the Vileda windomatic can wipe up to 60m² on one charge.'

Please Note: I received the Vileda Windomatic free of charge for the purpose of this review, all opinions are my own and not influenced.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Week 20.

I'm halfway through this pregnancy and that's a little hard to believe. I still feel like things aren't happening really quick but then I realise another week of the pregnancy has passed by and rather quickly at that. 

I've began feeling more movements but still not too many like how people say they are. This week I had my scan, well today and babies gender has been confirmed again, this will come on another post soon I promise. Babies scan was amazing, it was moving around lots the only downside was the sonographer who I found very rude. I remember her doing a scan when I was pregnant with Jack and she was the same. Not sure how she made it to a caring profession. 

This week baby begins to unfold and is now measured crown to heel, so this week baby is around the size of a banana roughly 26cm long and quickly gaining weight. This week baby starts producing meconium, the lovely first bowel movement for baby. 

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Boy or Girl?

Morning Sickness.
According to old wive's tales, having more morning sickness generally means your having a girl. Now this was correct for my last pregnancy I didn't have any in the early stages and only a little throughout and I ended up with a boy. Yet again I've had no sickness so again predicting a boy

Skull Theory.
The idea of this theory is that male and female skulls are shaped slightly different, there is no evidence behind it. According to the theory your likely to be carrying a boy if your baby has a sloping forehead and squared lower jaw where as a girl has a more rounded lower jaw and top of the head is tapered. Now from this theory I'm predicted a baby girl.

Nub Theory.
Another theory done from scan photos. this one more on 'the angle of the dangle'. Whilst the nib looks very similar on both male and female scans, some say the angle will differentiate, If the nub is pointing up 30 degrees or more its a boy, whilst less than 30 degrees is a girl. So although I'm not too good at this theory I've spoken to people who are who suggested definitely a pink bundle.

So apparently, craving salty things predicts your having a boy whereas sweet things predict a girl. I don't particulary have cravings as such but I can be found eating more sweet things than usual. Therefore predicting a pink bundle. 

Chinese Gender Theory.
This theory is based on a chart found in an ancient royal tomb near Beijing. It's said to be over 90% accurate in predicting babies gender. So using your lunar age and month of conception it predicts babies gender. 
According to this theory I'm having a pink bundle.

Ramzi's Theory.
This theory is based on the side in which baby implanted on, placenta location. This can be done extremely early with an ultrasound around 6-8 weeks. So if baby implanted on the left = girl and on the right = boy.
My initial scan was trans-vaginal so everything within the picture is exactly as in the uterus. 
So according to this theory I'm having yet another blue bundle.

So this is all pointing more to me having a little pink bundle, but I guess only time will tell. I shall be finding out the gender and will share within due course 
Did any of these theories work for you?

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Places in the UK I would love to explore.

There are many places in our beautiful country I've not visited, when we think of holidays and breaks many of us look for beaches or somewhere abroad for warmth. Yet there are so many places our very own country has to offer. Many of them I haven't visited but a couple I would love to visit and explore.
Edinburgh being one of those, I think I may have been there once but not to explore. I've always wanted to visit Edinburgh Zoo, I'm not sure why but I love Zoo's. But with their penguins, pandas and koalas what more is there not to want to see there. I would also love to visit the Edinburgh Tattoo, watching clips from previous years it always looks like such an amazing place to be and experience.Also Edinburgh castle, I'd love to visit there and look at the spectacular things it has to offer. I'm sure there are many other things to see and do in Edinburgh but these would definately be the top of my to-do list. There are plenty of hotels in Edinburgh like Travelodge.
York is another place, ok this is more somewhere my mom would love to visit but it sounds and looks such a beautiful place. It's probably not somewhere I would particlalry take Jack to for activitie more too look at the historic buildings.
Finally London, ok this is cheating a little as I have visited London a couple of times previously. However, I've never actually explored London, I've never done any of the scenic or tourist things which are on offer. I would love to do this and show Jack the capital city, I feel there is so much we could do there.
In fact, I think the whole of the UK has so much too offer and show us, we just don't appreciate what our own country has to offer.

Where would you like to visit within the UK?
This post was written in assosiation with Travelodge, and they have kindly offered a night's stay in one of their hotels to one lucky winner.
The competition is open until Febraury 22nd at Midnight.

Win an overnight stay in a UK Travelodge of choice.