Just in case you missed it…


Hello! Are you all thinking I’ve gone a bit quiet, stopped blogging maybe or having a break?! Well…in case you missed it I have gone all self-hosted and now blog over at …

http://www.instinctivemum.com

Here are the links to some of my new posts (even a competition on one!) on there that you may enjoy reading…

http://instinctivemum.com/parenting/instincts-vs-books/

http://instinctivemum.com/recipes/apple-and-plum-couronne/

http://instinctivemum.com/pnd/insomnia/

http://instinctivemum.com/reviews/mia-tui-review-2/

http://instinctivemum.com/britax-2/its-competition-time/

http://instinctivemum.com/pnd/wishes/

Thank you for reading! Xx

Am back again, briefly!


Hello…am I right in assuming some of you still haven’t popped over to my new site? (if you have a massive thank you!) Or are some of you actually computer thingys and not real people followers?!

If you are a lovely reader of my blog (again, thank you) then please make sure you come to my new site….

http://www.instinctivemum.com

There are some new posts there for you to read!

http://instinctivemum.com/instincts-2/judgements/

http://instinctivemum.com/fiction-2/the-coin-part-6/

http://instinctivemum.com/recipes/dairy-free-chocolate-chip-cookie-and-fudge-petit-fours/

http://instinctivemum.com/parenting/battles/

http://instinctivemum.com/parenting/releasing-the-middle-one/

Thank you for reading xx

I’m back…briefly!


Hello!

I just wanted to write another post and say please come and follow me on my new blog, it’s a bit quiet over there at the moment! There are some new posts there for you to read…

http://instinctivemum.com/blogging/vacuuming/

http://instinctivemum.com/photography/silentsunday-19/

http://instinctivemum.com/parenting/the-next-chapter/

Thank you x

The End


Hello all you lovely readers! So…it’s done, the transfer to a self-hosted blog is complete and this one is now no longer active.

Please, please if you had signed up for email notifications do so again, and if you follow me on Bloglovin I hope to have the accounts merged soon.

So farewell from here and hello from…

instinctivemum.com

I look forward to seeing you all there and thank you, as always, for following. xx

Self-Hosting


Self-Hosting: The term self-hosting was coined to refer to the use of a computer program as part of the toolchain or operating system that produces new versions of that same program—for example, a compiler that can compile its own source code.

So readers, the time has come when I have finally been brave enough to go self-hosted on my blog. I’ve been blogging for 6 months now and have got so much more out of it than I ever thought possible. When I first started I didn’t know what a big part of my life it would be me and now seems like the perfect time to take the leap and plunge head first into hosting my blog myself. I’ve been putting it off and putting it off as I’m not a great fan of change and, as with everything, I have heard a few scare stories,but….I have gone with a hosting company that has been highly recommended and hopefully the transfer will be quick and painless.

So I am writing today to say soon this blog will stop…and if you would like to continue reading my posts you will be able to do so at instinctivemum.com I’m not entirely sure how it works yet, but if you’ve signed up to receive email notifications of my blog then you may need to do so again, and there will undoubtedly be a new Bloglovin link as well. Please, please be patient with me!, I will write an updated blog post with the correct link when it’s all up and running.

In the meantime, I found this quote on Pinterest and it’s one I’m sticking with through this process!

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Crazy

Walkers Mighty Lights Review


Crisps: A potato chip (known as a crisp in British English and Hiberno-English, and as either a chip or wafer in Indian English) is a thin slice of potato that is deep fried or baked until crunchy. Potato chips are commonly served as an appetizer, side dish, or snack.

Crisps are a firm favourite in this house, but like many parents I try and restrict the amount my children eat as I feel they’re not always the healthiest of snacks. As a parent I try and ensure that my children are well nourished and are growing up learning to make healthy choices about the foods they eat and enjoy, but with so many delicious unhealthy foods out there it can feel like fighting a losing battle at times. And whilst I’m usually more of a sweet toothed person myself, recently I have switched to savoury, and crisps (especially with dips) are something I regularly crave. (however I’m not quite as obsessed as a very good friend of mine who once wrote to Walkers as a child thanking them for bringing such delicious crisps into her life, I kid you not!)

So when Walkers Crisps offered to send me some packets of their new crisps Mighty Lights, with 30% less fat than standard crisps, I thought it sounded like a good idea to try something we all enjoy that wouldn’t be as bad for our health as usual. I thought it would be amazing to have an essentially ‘naughty’ snack which wasn’t actually that naughty. (if someone could now do this with chocolate that would make me very happy!)

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I was sent the crisps in three flavours; Ready Salted, Cheese and Onion and Chicken. (yes, I was slightly disappointed there were no salt and vinegar packets) Luckily in this family we all like different flavours so there was no fighting over the packets! My four year old loves ‘red crisps’ (which is handy seeing as he is on a strict dairy free diet at the moment) my twelve year old loves meaty flavours and I, as you will know if you are a regular reader of my blog, am cheese obsessed so quickly opened a packet of cheese and onion.

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As they are lower in fat I was worried they’d be a bit thin as low fat varieties of crisps sometimes are, but no….ridges! Thick lovely ridges! Made me feel like I was eating a real crisp and not a skinny imposter!

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The flavour was good too, not too overpowering at all, which again can be the case with low fat varieties attempting to add something that’s just not there. They are suitable for vegetarians, contain no MSG, artificial colours or preservatives and are a source of fibre! Plus they taste great! Perfect!

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Needless to say that the crisps were so good that only a week after they were delivered all eighteen packs have been eaten; on picnics, for snacks and even as ‘pudding’ one day! I shall definitely be buying some more for the children’s pack lunches when they are back at school…safe in the knowledge that if the crisps are the only thing they eat at lunchtime (I hope not!) then they’ve eaten something that’s not too bad for them at all!

This is a sponsored review for Walkers. All opinions are my own.