My Sunday Photo 22/05/2016

Hello, this is My Sunday Photo. On Friday I recieved a lovely package from Canada from my sister. It ws full of baby clothes for baby girl ( which i will show you later in the week! ) and all these chocolate eggs for my husband and I. Unlike the eggs here in the UK which are foil wrapped, these eggs are in little plastic cases which split in half to open. Such a genius idea!
I don’t like Cadbury Creme Eggs, so my husband had them. Canadian Cadbury chocolate tastes different from the UK chocolate, in my opinion it’s not as nice. I would go as far to say it’s more of an atificial flavour.
The Fudgee eggs were the best. A superb fudgy centre, very chocolately and similar to a ganache. I got to have the Oreo one as well. That was very yummy. 
My Sunday Photo - Canadian Chocolate Eggs
Have you tried American or Canadian chocolate before? 

What did you think of the taste?



Photalife

Fussy Baby – Word of the Week

The word that sums up my week is Fussy. I have one little fussy 14 week old baby on my hands this week. Bless her she doesn’t cry just fusses. Her bottom lip comes out and it’s so cute. 
Word of the Week - Fussy

She has begun her teething journey. We have been going through numerous bibs a day covered in drool. She chews like crazy on her hands and Sophie the Teething Giraffe. She is just little miss fussy pants this week. We have been having lots of cuddles so I haven’t been able to get a lot done at all this week. 


Sophie the Teething Giraffe

Also this week has been a complete turnaround for baby girls sleep pattern. We have been having 6-7 hours sleep for a few weeks. It’s been glorious for me! But now fussy baby girl has been waking at least 3x a night. Like I said before she doesn’t cry, just makes her fussy noises. I pick her up and give her a little dream feed and off she goes back to sleep again. It’s very tiring and draining. 
A few weeks back I heard about an app called The Wonder Weeks and it tells you when your baby is going through her mental development and growth leaps. Baby girl is in one of her leaps now so that explains her fussiness. She is in leap 4 at the moment where the little red baby head is shown in the picture below, and lasts for another 23 days!. This leap is known as the World of Events

The Wonder Weeks App

After this leap she will be able to perceive smooth transitions with her senses. Like grasping with her hands. This is completely correct as she picked my glasses off my face yesterday and threw them on the floor! She has also started to react to her name and is always looking to see where her dad or I am. These are all new developments.
So there you have the one word that sums up my week – Fussy.

I hope you have all had a better week than me! 

Have a great weekend.



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Japanese Moony Nappies Review

I had never heard of Japanese Moony nappies before being asked to review them. They were packaged like normal nappies but that’s where the similarities to our normal nappies ends. I was sent the large size which is for 9-14kg. Unfortunately they were a size to big for baby girl. But we did try them on her to see how they worked. 
Japanese Moony Nappies Review
The nappies have a wetness indicator that changes from blue to yellow when wet. I think this is a great little feature as in the UK we only have that on newborn nappies. I don’t know how to read Japanese! but I could get the idea of the features of the nappy by the pictures on the back.

Japanese Moony Nappies Review

Moony nappies have great 3D absorption capabilities and are made from natural organic materials. We found them to be very soft. Much softer than the UK nappies. They are also very pretty designed. Winnie the Pooh is a great favourite of children’s, so it’s fantastic that it’s incorporated on the nappy. 

Japanese Moony Nappies Review

I love the green sticky tabs on the nappies. It makes it much easier to find quickly with a wriggly baby!

Japanese Moony Nappies Review

I have to mention again how soft the Moony nappies are. It’s the unique selling point to me. Silky soft and great for sensitive skin. The nappies are also very thin so great for mobility. I had no problems with leaks.  
The Moony nappies come in various sizes which are mentioned in kg on the side of the packet.
The only negative with the Moony nappies is the cost. They are pretty expensive compared to Aldi nappies and even Pampers. This pack of 54 costs currently £17.49 on Amazon which is on sale from £27.99, at the time of publishing this post. They are authentic Japanese nappies so in my opinion you are paying for shipping from Japan as well as the great Japanese technology inside these nappies.

  • I am giving the Moony nappies 4 out of 5 stars. It would have been 5 but the cost of the nappies dropped it a point.
Japanese Moony Nappies Review
What do you think of these Moony nappies? Are they  brand you would try?

*I am a part of the Amazon Affiliate scheme so if you click on a link to Amazon and buy, I will receive a little bit back, so thanks if you do. I was sent these nappies to review. All opinions are my honest thoughts.
Family Fever

Book Review: Six Tudor Queens – Katherine of Aragon by Alison Weir

I was ecstatic to receive a hardback copy of Katherine of Aragon The True Queen by Alison Weir in the post the other week from Bookbridgr. I am a huge fan of British history especially the Tudor era. I get my love of history from my mum. She has hundreds of history books and I’m definitely going to pass this book onto her. 
I have never heard of the author Alison Weir before I came upon this book. I am more familiar with Philippa Gregory’s series of books. I am so glad I discovered  the first book of The Six Tudor Queen series. That’s right, this book is the first of six, detailing the lives of all Henry VIII’s six wives. 
Do you remember the rhyme from school to remember how they all died? It’s one of the things I still remember from history class funnily enough. 
Katherine of Aragon – Divorced
Anne Boleyn – Beheaded
Jane Seymour – Died
Anne of Cleves – Divorced
Catherine Howard – Beheaded
Catherine Parr – Survived
Six Tudor Queens - Katherine of Aragon The True Queen by Alison Weir

Book Description

A Spanish princess. Raised to be modest, obedient and devout. Destined to be an English Queen.
Six weeks from home across treacherous seas, everything is different: the language, the food, the weather. And for her there is no comfort in any of it. At sixteen years-old, Catalina is alone among strangers.
She misses her mother. She mourns her lost brother.
She cannot trust even those assigned to her protection.
KATHERINE OF ARAGON. The first of Henry’s Queens. Her story.
Six Tudor Queens - Katherine of Aragon The True Queen by Alison Weir
My Review

Katherine of Aragon The True Queen is a very beautiful book. My first impression was wow! It’s got a stunning inside cover beautifully designed. A lovely portrait of Katherine of Aragon. As you turn the first couple of pages you come across her family tree. One side is of her Spanish ancestors and the other is of the English Tudor period of 1501. This book tells us her life story from when she first came to England in 1501 to marry Henry VII’s son Arthur who wasn’t a very well person.
She then moves on to marry Henry VIII of course and they have a daughter Mary. Katherine tries to give him a son but is unsuccessful. So Henry decides to divorce her and move on to someone who can. Anne Bolelyn.

Alison Weir is a fantastic historian writer. She makes you feel as if your are right there in the book. You must remember though its a novel not a non-fiction book. Weir puts her own spin on Katherine of Aragon and makes her the centre of the story. This is her journey not Henry VIII’s which I really love. 
I really cannot wait until the next book is out. Anne Bolelyn’s story is probably the most famous one and I have to admit my favourite.
Thanks to Bookbridgr for my advanced copy.
I have given Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon by Alison Weir 5 out of 5 stars.
Hardback Edition 597 pages
Published 5th May by Headline Review

Are you a fan of The Tudors?


*I am a part of the Amazon Affiliate scheme so if you click on a link to Amazon and buy, I will receive a little bit back, so thanks if you do.

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My Sunday Photo – 15/05/2016

This week with the warmer Cornish weather the sun has brought out my red azalea bush. It really is a gorgeous colour. My pink azalea is more in the shade so has yet to bloom. I forgot to take a photo of the white one in my garden. I just love the bright colours of azaleas. They just make me feel happy!
red-azalea
Last year I did a 7 Hints and Tips post on planting and caring for azaleas if you are not sure what to do with them in your garden.
 
 
Happy Sunday 
 
 
OneDad3Girls

Word of the Week 13/05/2016 – Cornwall

This week I have chosen Cornwall as my Word of the Week. The reason I have chosen Cornwall is because it’s one of the most beautiful places in the country to live. I know I’m biased but I just cannot help it. I love to appreciate the natural beauty surrounding me everyday. So looking back through my blog pictures over the past year I have presented you with some of the best.
Today is a lovely hot sunny day which actually made me think of writing up this post for you. These photos were all took within a few miles of where I live. I feel lucky to be on maternity leave this Summer to enjoy Cornwall at it’s best.
Malpas River - Truro - cornwall

Penwethers - Truro

Truro Cathedral

Malpas River - Truro

Malpas Cricket Ground - Truro

Malpas River- Truro

St Michael's Mount - Marazion

Marazion

Falmouth Docks

Four Lanes - REDRUTH

Malpas River

Malpas River

Pool - Redruth

St Micheal's Mount - Marazion


I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Have you ever been to Cornwall? What was your favourite place to visit?
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