Budget Suncare From Aldi

A review.

Lacura Sun Care from Aldi

Lacura Sun Care from Aldi

A little while ago the lovelies from Aldi sent us a suncare bundle to try out. We’ve been very lucky over the past few weeks weather-wise, not only needing sun cream but also ice lollies and lots of other summer-related goodies. This means of course that I’ve been able to test these sun care products out in action.

I have two very precious boys who love the sun and being out and about. My job as their parent has been to ensure that they are safe and that includes being safe from the sun. I’ve always bought the “best” names when it comes to sun cream, assuming the top brands with their fancy labs would offer the very best unbeatable protection for the boys. Handing over said top brand creams at the tills has always been a rather painful experience though with these brands ranging from seven to ten pounds per bottle.

My previous encounter with Aldi, reviewing health and beauty items was a rip-roaring success in that I’ll never buy such costly items again. As all of the products I tried then were of a very high quality I felt I could trust my children’s skin to their products.

The Aldi range includes a number of products from after sun sprays to sun creams that rub on or spray on in a number of factors. We’ve used them all and have been delighted with how easily they go on, how well they absorb and how well protected their skin has been. I’ve also found that a little goes a long way, making these fab sun products a clear winner in the budget-stakes too.

The most expensive item in the range was….. £2.99 (quite the saving), with the cheapest (the after sun spray) being £1.99. Would I recommend these products? Yes, absolutely. I’m a stickler when it comes to packaging, ease of use and affordability when it comes to shopping but above all I won’t accept anything other than the very best when it comes to the health and well-being of the boys. With that in mind I’m happy to give the Aldi / Lacura range full marks.

Nothing is more important than keeping these two safe and well, especially in the sun.

Nothing is more important than keeping these two safe and well, especially in the sun.


Winding Down After a Busy Day 

This weekend (the first May bank holiday weekend) has been suitably manic on the busy-scale, as per usual. I took Kieran to Code Club and we did the library while Roy and Taylor did suitably blokey stuff (Roy showed him how to play the ukulele). Kieran had a party with a friend and onto the local fair, we’ve been walking, hit the park, there was ice cream for the fellas, we had people around on Sunday for the afternoon… it was busy but great fun.

Sometimes when you’ve had a busy day or a busy weekend you find yourself craving a bit of “me” time. I work from home full-time and so you’d think that when work is done, the kids are tucked up and what not that I’d be desperate to get out and about. Honestly, the complete opposite is true.

You see, I’m a home bod. I love my house and don’t feel the need to leave it of an evening unless we have to or have something particularly special planned. Indeed once the kids are in bed you are most likely to find me tucked up in my PJs and slipper boots. Not the look of a gal going out on the town!

Here are my top five ways to unwind after a busy day – please feel free to add more via the comments, I’m always looking for activities that are fun and don’t require summoning up extra energy!


An oldie but a goodie. I love to read and devour books. I’m also someone who will read from pretty much any genre. For those looking for inspiration in the last week alone I have read Hidden Treasures by Fern Britton (I’ve read a few of hers and they have all been excellent), Hide Her Name by Nadine Dorries and Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani (I struggled to put this one down!).

A must read!


Bear with me on this one! I love to be organised, I am a self-confessed and publically recognise stationery tart. I love being a bit creative. I’ve managed to merge these loves into a hobby of sorts which is not entirely unlike scrapbooking. I have an Erin Condren planner which I had shipped from America. if you could love a diary/planner then I’d happily state I love this one. I offers everything I need for work, family AND home and even better, I get to spend time making it pretty.


A Bit of Bingo

I was ever so sad when the Regent Bingo Club here in Thirsk closed down. The building was made into apartments and a swish cocktail bar (which has be closed for a couple of years now – what a waste!). I now get my bingo fix online, and why not? I set a budget, curl up on the sofa in my PJs and thoroughly enjoy a little flutter. Next on my hit list to explore is the Bingo EXTRA website, I might even win big and treat myself to some new PJs and slipper boots!


I am not a baker. I’ll bake with the boys and fill the scone tin up from time to time however my true passion lies in cooking savoury dishes. I adore having the opportunity (and peace!) to turn on the radio, close the door to the kitchen and just create. I’ll often do this of an evening and freeze my efforts for easy meals during the week.


Netflix / Sky

We (Roy and I) record certain TV shows and watch them together, such as Game of Thrones. I also have my regulars such as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Good Wife, Madame Secretary and we both enjoy trawling Netflix for now (and old) films and seasons to enjoy. We’re both waiting for the new Orange is the New Black to start!

How do you wind down at the end of the day?

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