Sponsored video: a2 Milk

Everyone knows how important it is to drink milk as part of a healthy balanced diet. Luckily the whole family love milk and we get through pints of it every day. Not everyone can drink milk though. For some it leaves them feeling bloated and uncomfortable. Sometimes this is wrongly thought to be lactose intolerance but it may be due to them reacting to the A1 protein – found in most milk sold in the UK today.

There is a solution! Take a look at this fun video from a2 Milk:

Welcome back to milk, Danielle! Love milk but it doesn’t love you? a2 Milk is 100% natural fresh cows’ milk which you may find easier to digest than regular cows’ milk. Find out if you can drink real milk again at www.a2milk.co.uk

How a2 Milk can help…

Apparently it’s the cows that make all the difference! The a2 Milk Company carefully select British dairy cows because they naturally produce milk containing only the A2 protein and no A1 protein. They work with 20 herds of these lovely, naturally a2 milk producing cows in the Shropshire and North Wales area producing fresh a2 milk every day.

So, if you have experienced digestive issues as a result of A1 protein intolerance, you too can now enjoy the nutritional benefits of milk.

Please note that a2 Milk is not suitable for anyone medically diagnosed with galactosaemia, lactose intolerance, a milk allergy or other milk protein intolerances.

This post has been sponsored by a2 Milk, but all thoughts are my own.

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Clarks Oatmeal Maple Syrup Drop Cookies

A couple of weeks ago we enjoyed our pancakes on Shrove Tuesday with Clarks yummy maple syrup. We were provided with a voucher and a bottle of Clarks Original Maple Syrup to try out some of the delicious recipes from Clarks website. It was difficult to choose what to make but it seems you could easily use it to make breakfast, lunch, dinner and tasty snacks too.

bottle of Clarks Maple Syrup

Were actually on our second bottle as we’ve been enjoying it so much. It’s always nice to try new recipes as I find I tend to cook the same meals. Over the last few weeks we’ve tried it on our breakfast porridge, made a sauce for salmon and as a glaze for carrots. The whole family really like it.

Of course you can also use Clarks Maple Syrup to bake with and they have some lovely gingerbread recipes on their website. Both my children love to bake and enjoyed making the drop cookies recipes. It uses lots of Clarks Maple Syrup, oats and nuts and the cookies are really delicious, especially when just out of the oven.

Clarks Oatmeal Maple syrup Drop Cookies

The full recipe for Clarks Oatmeal Maple Syrup Drop Cookies can be found on their website along with other delicious recipe suggestions for meals and snacks.






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Learning with Lego sets

What child doesn’t love playing with Lego? My 4 year old was recently sent some lovely new Lego sets from George at Asda. Like any boy he loves his vehicles, and if they have moving parts, even better. He’s not at the stage when he can build them independently but he really enjoys making them with his Daddy. George at Asda have a huge range of Lego and Construction toys and he loves his Lego Technic Bulldozer.

Box of Lego Technic bulldozer setThis was a 2 in 1 set so rebuilds into a powerful Trench Digger. He’s had a lot of fun with this set. It’s quite realistic with its massive working blade and powerful ripper, wide moving tracks and a detailed engine with moving pistons. He said it reminds him of one of the Smokejumpers from Disney Planes Fire & Rescue, which is his favourite film, so he’s been playing with it a lot.

I think Lego is a wonderful educational toy and it teaches some valuable lessons, such as fine motor skills, how to follow visual instructions, and creativity. It’s also accessible, great value and is something the whole family can have fun with together.

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I’ve mentioned our DIY Lego Duplo table several times on my blog. It’s permanently in our living room and in constant use. My 4 year old has received  a few Lego kits for Christmas and with his birthday coming up I want to make something similar for his bedroom. I think the time has come to move it out of his sister’s reach as she has a tendency to break his creations!

In his bedroom he has a White Ikea Trofast storage unit. It’s the perfect height for him to sit at or kneel at. We’ve cleared it of books and placed some base plates on it so he has plenty of space to play with his Lego.

This is a bit of a work in progress so I hope to be writing a follow up post in the next couple of weeks. We have the Ikea unit, will be adding a board to the back so that the Lego pieces don’t fall off and will be gluing the base boards in place. I don’t think we will be going so far as to colour co-ordinate his Lego bricks in the different drawers but I think we will end up with a really useful play area for him.

To be continued!

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