Christmas 2012 Silent Sunday
Friday, 28 December 2012
So how was your Christmas?
If you're anything like me, you're sitting at home now with your feet up thinking "Thank god it's all over". Not in a bad way of course but in a nice, content way. Here in the Mummy Of 3 Diaries household we had a good old traditional family Christmas this year. I tried to cut back on the gifts this year and watch what we spent as last year we really over did it and I was determined to learn from last years mistakes. My three still got everything they had asked for (or alternative versions of it) and were more than pleased. We travelled to see all the family as you do and enjoyed a wonderful, happy day. There was no fighting, no shouting, just smiles and games. I must say I'm not a huge fan of Christmas as I always stress and worry so much on the long build up to it but I must say I really have had a delightful one this year and I thank god for it.
Times are hard and the world is full of such sadness and hurt lately, I know I spared a prayer and a few moments reflecting this year for all those who were not with us. Christmas can bring back so many memories of the past but this year I made sure that I held onto those close to me and made the most of our day together. Life is too short to be looking back in sadness, this year I looked forward with optimism and hope. 2013 will be a better year for all of us!
I won't keep you away from what you are doing for too long, I'm sure you're still tucking into those Turkey leftovers or waiting to watch another re run on the TV. What ever you are doing, I hope you are well and enjoying the festivities as much as you can. From all of us here, We wish you a Merry Christmas and an even better New Year!
xxx Christine xxx
Thursday, 27 December 2012
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This Gorgeous Anne Weyburn Ladies Teflon Treated Quilted Parka is 50% OFF. It was £65 but now it's just £32.00.
Sunday, 23 December 2012
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
More by Demi - Oriflame
Embody a world of pure Hollywood magic with More by Demi Eau de Parfum. Bewitching Tahitian ylang-ylang, elegant jasmine sambac and creamy sandalwood entwine in a seductive embrace capturing the incomparable glamour and sophistication of Demi Moore. 50 ml would cost you a reasonable £30.95 from Oriflame. I really like the smell of it, it wasn't too strong but had a really nice scent. I'm often funny with which perfumes I wear but I can happily say that More by Demi is one that I would use and will be from now on. I'd not tried it before but I'm actually glad that I did. It's up there in my top three now. (That's how much I like it)
The bottle itself is exclusive, it's golden metallized bottle and matching cap are inspired by en elegant clutch bags which appear in Hollywood galas. It tempts you with a taste of the high life, making you feel like a Hollywood diva. The gold bottle is definitely unique and really stands out on my make up shelf, there's no mistaking this bottle. It's very different but very cute too.
My bottle of More by Demi came from Oriflame , I just thought I'd tell you a little about them:
Oriflame was founded in 1967 by two brothers and their friend, Oriflame is now an international beauty company selling direct in more than 60 countries worldwide. Its wide portfolio of Swedish, natural, innovative beauty products are marketed through a sales force of approximately 3.6 million independent consultants, who together create annual sales exceeding some €1.5 billion. Oriflame offers the leading business opportunity for people who want to start making money from day one and work towards fulfilling their personal dreams and ambitions through its unique business concept - Make Money Today and Fulfil Your Dreams Tomorrow.
I was given my bottle of More by Demi for the purpose of this review but that does not influence my opinions in any way. All the opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Fully Loaded - New York Soup Company
Inspired by the soup bars of New York, the New York Soup Company have packed their Fully Loaded soups with chunky fresh ingredients to provide you with a hearty and warming lunch. They are made from scratch using only the best quality ingredients, lots of time is spent peeling, chopping, stirring and seasoning. Each one is full of flavours, I'm very excited about these and just know you’ll love each of these exciting chunky soups as much as I did.
There are 4 delicious Fully Loaded soups too chooser from:
TOMATO & MEATBALL SOUP
A classic Italian dish taken straight from the streets of Lower Manhattan’s Little Italy.
This soup is filled with tasty tomatoes, pork and oregano meatballs, pasta and the smallest hint of chilli to tantalise the palette for a hearty lunch or supper.
NACHO CHILLI CHICKEN SOUP
Inspired by the South, this soup is made with tomato, cooked chicken, tortilla chips and a dash of sour cream.
BBQ PULLED PORK & BEAN SOUP
This recipe has been inspired by some of New York’s finest BBQ joints! They've used pinto beans, red peppers, pulled pork & smoked bacon & cooked up a storm with their very own secret BBQ sauce recipe to fire up your appetite.
CHUNKY LENTIL & BEAN SOUP
They've used Borlotti beans, Cannelloni beans, red lentils and Puy lentils with a hint of chilli and Pecorino cheese for this delicious hotpot. This soup is packed full of protein and antioxidants... ”ta keep ya full o’life boy!”
With the cold winter nights (and days) setting in these are just perfect winter warming meals. They're packed with flavours and chunky pieces. The world of soups just got a whole lot tastier.
Why not check out the New York Soup Companies Fully Loaded range for yourself. If you like soup then you're gonna love these. A delicious 4/5 from us here at Mummy Of 3 Diaries.
Just Dance: Disney Party
Two of the biggest names in family entertainment and party games have combined to bring you the greatest dance game for the whole Family - Just Dance: Disney Party on Wii. You now get your chance to dance like a star to 25 different songs from classic Disney Movies and Disney Channel's hottest shows. There's an amazing selection of family favourite songs, fun dances and kid-friendly game play, and with up to 4-players dancing at once, children of all ages can Just Dance along with family and friends!
Tracks included in Just Dance: Disney Party
The AristoCats - Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat
Beauty and the Beast - Be Our Guest
Bolt - I Thought I Lost You
Cinderella - Bibbidi-Bobbidi–Boo
Enchanted - That’s How You Know
The Jungle Book - The Bare Necessities
Lilo & Stitch - Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride
The Little Mermaid - Under the Sea
Mary Poppins - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Peter Pan - Following the Leader
Tangled - Something That I Want and I’ve Got a Dream
The Muppets - The Muppet Show Theme
Tinker Bell - Fly to Your Heart
Disney Channel Original Series and Movies:
A.N.T. Farm - Calling All the Monsters
Camp Rock - This Is Me
Good Luck Charlie - Hang In There Baby
Hannah Montana - Hoedown Throwdown
High School Musical - We’re All In This Together
Jessie - Jessie Theme Song
Phineas and Ferb - S.I.M.P. Squirrels In My Pants
Shake It Up - Shake It Up and Twist My Hips
Wizards of Waverly Place - Everything Is Not As It Seems
Just Dance: Disney Party on Wii Features:
- 25 brand New Dances and Choreographies: From classic Disney movies like the Jungle Book, Mary Poppins and Beauty and the Beast to today's hottest Disney Channel shows like Shake It Up, Phineas and Ferb and High School Musical.
- Dance With Your Favourite Disney Characters: Immersive visual effects and backgrounds inspired by the TV shows and Movies let you dance on the Shake It Up stage or at the park with Phineas & Ferb.
- Family Fun and Party Fun: The entire family can jump and play with up to 4-players. Play cooperatively for the highest team score or play Freeze & Shake for extra points.
- Special Features for the Wii: As well as the classic 4-player cooperative mode, the Wii includes the unique Balloon Mode, where kids compete against each other to get the more items and earn more points by shaking their Wii remotes.
- Keep the party going in non-stop shuffle mode: The non-stop shuffle mode allows parents to select all your children's' favourite songs for non-stop dancing fun - and also serve as an electronic babysitter!
- Create your own playlists: Choose up to ten songs and create your own playlists to dance to, customising your dance party experience with different groups of family and friends!
We loved it! My girls had an amazing time playing this and I must admit the whole family joined in and had a go. There was songs for both my girls age ranges which was perfect. I would definitely recommend this game to all my friends. I know we are going to have many more family fun nights with this one. My favourite thing though is the whole exercise bonus, we all had a great workout without even knowing that we were. I'm looking forward to trying out a few more of the dances real soon, I might have to wait until the girls have gone to bed just to make sure I actually get a go. I'm a mean mummy I know but it's fun and mummy wants to play too! A fantastic 5 out of 5 from all of us here at Mummy Of 3 Diaries.