Now for us any back to school novelty around seeing friends, or a new classroom, or a new teacher has well and truly worn off. H has been struggling with a bad cold through these early weeks of term and I felt like he needed a bit of a boost. Luckily our friends at Smiggle came to the rescue with this great new lunchbox and bottle. The bottle has already been a big hit: it’s a great colour, but best of all it has a spring fastening lid, which means lots of fun for a smallish boy. The lunchbox is obviously very cool with its ghosts and spiders, every much in the Halloween theme. It’s got a large main compartment and a smaller one at the top too.
Generally I try to be quite good about food when I’m at home during the day, but now and again there’s a reason for a little treat, like a friend coming round. These lovely sable biscuits from Godiva were a little bit of luxury, which helped lift the day. I really liked the combination of thick, crunchy biscuit with a generous layer of top quality, Belgian chocolate.
Parragon books have sent us My Big Book of Monster Fun this month. H was very pleased to see this as it features T-Rex Terror. In fact, half the book is full of non-scary monsters and the other half is dinosaur related. H prefers the dinosaur stuff, but the book is packed full of stories, puzzles and games. Great for a rainy day, a journey or on holiday.
Trying out something new from Cadbury is always a bit of a treat. This month we have been taste testing the . There are two flavours to choose from: Jelly Popping Candy and Rocky Mallow Road. The idea is that you are encouraged to flip the bar, smash the centre and share the pieces out. I’m not so sure about the sharing as I’m quite keen to keep the Jelly Popping Candy bar to myself with its chewy jellies, cocoa pieces and popping candy. I think H prefers the Rocky Mallow Road though as he loves marshmallows and there are some lovely, crunchy biscuit pieces too.