I now it is June now, but we tested these things out in May and the last week has been spent having some half term fun.
We got sent a number of products made by McBride to try out. I’ve been a bit of a fan of Persil washing up liquid and was glad to see it back on the shelves the other year. It’s now made under license by McBride and is as good as ever. This time we were trying a limited edition with nice fresh spring fragrance: Spring Blossom. Persil washing up liquid is available from most of the major supermarkets as well as from McBride direct. As well as cleaning products, we tried out a few from the Gentelle Essentials range. These are excellent value for money at £1.19 for a big bottle of body lotion and only 49p for the hand wash. Poundstretcher sell the Gentelle range.
We tried out some Fruit Heroes. They are chewy fruit bars that come in these lovely, brightly coloured wrappers and boxes. There are quite a range of flavours so you can ring the changes too, which is great to prevent boredom. H was less keen on these, but they seemed to go down better with other children, so I think it might be a personal taste thing. They are great to pop in a lunchbox or your handbag for a quick snack. We often use this type of snack to ward off hunger pangs, especially when you know lunch is a little while away, but not so far away that a more substantial snack is called for. Each bar is one of your child’s five a day.
H has always enjoyed solving mazes, so he enjoyed this month’s book from Parragon: Totally Amazing Mazes. There are 100 mazes in this book. Each page is colourful and has a different theme: there are different things to avoid and sometimes you have to catch things. To follow the instructions properly and to get the most out of the book, some reading knowledge is necessary, but you could read the instructions out to younger children. Perfect for a train or plane journey I’d say.