Next are running a competition at the moment to win £500 to spend at Next. I found out about this competition on the All Baby Advice blog and although I don’t usually enter a lot of competitions this one grabbed me. To enter you have to put together an outfit from the Maternity or Children’s Wear departments from Next.
I may have got a little carried away!
For Kieran …..
I love these. Kieran is a tall and skinny nearly 6yr old. This makes buying jeans a nightmare! These skinny jeans look great, won’t make him look like he’s wearing harem pants and the belt keeps them where they should be (he’s too young for the saggy bum look!).
It’s all about the Sega characters in our house at the moment (as well as the Star Wars characters, the Batman characters, the….).
Kieran loves all things Mario which is why his birthday cake next week will be a Mario one (Shh, don’t tell him). This is “cool”, comfy and if it is anything like the other Next items I’ve had for him, great to wash.
Unfortunately, the British Summer isn’t always sunny, warm and dry so this sweater would be functional (warm) and looks great. Kieran, being “almost” 6yrs old is “grown-up now” (or so he tells me). He is much more picky about what he likes to wear nowadays and Next has become one of his favourite stores.
To complete the outfit…
Stylish, comfy and not too hard to clean the mud off!
Of course, when I get for one, I get for the other….
For Taylor (18 months).
I love these! For a three pack they are great value, look fabulous and being 100% cotton (excluding the trims) are easy to wash. Above all, they are cute, and having finally grown out of the baby-gro bed wear I have to rely on cute pjs to give me that “awww” feeling.
I am a big fan of Next. Their over the bump maternity jeans were a life saver when I was pregnant both times. They looked good (essential for when you are having fat days) and were so comfortable and supportive (essential for all days!). For those browsing for Next maternity wear I can highly recommend these:
This is a great opportunity. If I was a lucky £500 winner I would, after picking myself up off the floor, be able to really kit the boys out with some fantastic stylish and hard wearing outfits (including extra school wear for the boy that goes in clean and tidy and is returned scuffed and looking like he’s been dragged through a hedge backwards). I might even treat myself to something, after all, all Mums deserve a treat now and then!
As a family we love to go off and explore, whenever the weather allows that is, and a picnic plays a large part in our plans. As experienced picnic lovers we have moved past the soggy sandwich stage and enjoy a variety of delicious salads and pastas while we are out and about.
When I was challenged to make something delicious using Apetina cheese I was more than happy to accept. Having never used Apetina previously I had to first decide which variety I wanted to use. As my local supermarket had two different, and very reasonably priced types in stock I did of course have to buy both.
This is my simple summer picnic Apetina recipe, Summer Salad Recipe 5 – Super Speedy Apetina Pasta Salad
This recipe is a throw together recipe and quantities depend on how many people you aim to feed.
Dried pasta shapes
Sliced cooked chicken
Apetina in a herb and sundried tomato oil
Cook the pasta and cool.
Finely chop the tomatoes and cucumber.
Mix the sliced cooked chicken breast, cucumber, tomato in a large bowl with the drained cold pasta.
Drain the Apetina cheeses and mix through the pasta salad.
Add lemon juice and black pepper to taste.
*Warning: do not open to Apetina packets until you are ready to add to the salad. If you do, you will be unable to resist picking at the delicious cheese, leaving less for the picnic!
This as versatile recipe that can be thrown together at a moment’s notice, which is perfect for unplanned days out. You can add a variety of chopped vegetables and salald items such as peppers and spring onions as required. Chopped hard boiled eggs really bulk this picnic feast out to fill even the hungriest of picnic lovers.
Fans of Apetina and those who just love to try new recipes can pop over to the Apetina Facebook page to view a variety of cheesy salads. All visitors who vote for their favourite recipe (mine obviously is simply delicious) will be entered into a prize draw to win a picnic hamper (complete with salad bowl and servers as well as a dressing botlle). During the final week of the draw the prize will be for a new BBQ.
For more information on Apetina and the ranges visit the website.
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