I have forgotten it’s Friday today. The first day of our very first half term and I can’t even remember what day it is. It’s been one of those days where I am running in circles and can’t get anything done. I keep messing times and places up. I think it’s time for B to have a break from school but for me to also have a break too. I am so looking forward to next week having B home with us and being a trio again on our daily adventures together. I really hope this amnesia goes away because today has been a total write off. I was thinking it’s Thursday and that’s what happens when you go to London for the day, you lose a day in your head. I really enjoyed my time there yesterday with some amazing blogging friends for an event, more on that later. So I am now playing catch up in my head for a lost day of the week.
THIS WEEK WE ARE LOVING…
I have been reading all about Soreen bread as an American I have never heard of it before but my kids recently have been testing out the breakfast bites. I was excited to see if MM would eat them as she hates breakfast and I have tried over the past year to get her to eat anything before lunch and failed. She absolutely loved the Apple, Cinnamon and Toasted Oats ones. B was more keen on the Original Malt and Toasted Oats and keeps asking if he can have them for afternoon snacks as well. They are great because they are individually packages so I can throw them in his swimming bag for after swimming energy boost. Either way, when we are constantly on the go, it’s great to have a healthy snack bar to grab. I am loving them myself during the week when I need a quite bite to eat before I dive into my work.
I have heard so many baby announcements this week and last week, it’s like a bloggers’ baby boom. I am loving every second of it. I love hearing about all these amazing families expanding. It’s making me so broody for a third. I love being on bump watch with so many of you and along for the journey through all your blogs. Huge congratulations to you all.
While speaking of baby announcements I had to share this amazing video announcement from Katie at MummyDaddyMe, get the tissues out, it will make you cry happy tears!
It’s been a cozy and lazy week on the wardrobe front. I have been throwing on what’s comfortable and warm rather than thinking about matching and trendy. It’s been mostly full of brown and black combos. I even snuck into the nail salon to get my Halloween nails done. I couldn’t quite brave the orange but I stuck to black and white with some bling instead. I have never had black nail polish and I didn’t think I would suit it but it’s a new favorite of mine already.
I have been making holiday challenges for myself. After working so hard to lose the rest of my baby weight this past summer, I am trying hard not to do what I do every Christmas and gain the holiday ten back. With this I have been making a new exercising routine and making challenges for eating healthy and clean around all the festivities that are going on from now until New Years. I am testing out UFit protein drinks. I am have always liked to have a few protein shakes during the week especially when I am working out more. Mr P absolutely loves the strawberry flavor whereas I am loving the chocolate a lot more. We both live very busy lives that it’s handy to grab a protein drink to keep us energized. It’s milk with added oomph, 22g protein and no added sugar which means it’s great for the system after a hard kettlebell session too. I am trying to make better eating choices than I did last year which saw me at the height of my weight ever. It’s full of vitamins and fiber too and with winter around the corner, it never hurts to keep our immune systems stocked up. Have you made any health and fitness challenges lately? I would love to hear them. Have you ever heard of UFit before? If not, enter my giveaway below and you could win this #UFitPower Pack to test out yourself.
I am the new lifestyle editor of Oh Lilla Magazine. If you haven’t heard of it check it out here, it’s a parent/blogger led magazine bringing you all the topics, information, shopping, recipes, debates, social news, and fun that you want to know. If you want to be featured in it or have a post you think would be great for it old or new, please get in touch with me my email in contact section. Issue number 2 is on sale November 1st. It’s an issue you don’t want to miss. Let’s all get COSY together!
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My daughters nursery used to give soreen at snack time and the kids seem to love it. We haven’t bought it I a while as she started to reject it but I’ll have to try one of these flavours!
Also loving the Halloween nails – fab idea!
Just bought the download edition of the magazine so will be checking my inbox!
Oh how exciting… oh yes the snack bites are delicious. Thanks hun. Hope you entered my giveaway too. 🙂 Have a fantastic weekend.
Jess @ Let's Do Something Crafty says
I can’t believe how many bloggers are pregnant right now! It’s making me SO broody, I just need to convince Mr C he wants to have another one! x
I know I think there is a blogger baby boom or something in the water. lol It’s making me just as broody I know. I have been dying for a third for two years now. lol Not sure Mr P will go for it though.
We always used to eat soreen but as usual Lil G went off it. Congratulations on the new gig, I’ve not heard of it before. I’ll look out for it x #littleloves
Oh yes do check it out. It’s only the second issue of the magazine so I am excited to start right along with them. My kids are the same too much of one thing wears off. 🙂
Oooh congrats on the editor role! That’s great news 🙂 Those Soreen bars look lovely and just the sort of thing I’d love to grab for a breakfast on the go. I was in London yesterday too, just for a couple of hours with Little Man but I found it exhausting, trains always make me so tired!
Have a wonderful weekend lovely x
Jo m Welsh says
My girls love soreen and these new bars look so tasty x
Theses bars are great and the kids love them on days out for a snack too.
Katie skeoch says
We’ve eaten soreen for years! I’ve started my own healthy eating challenge. Blog posts like this keep me motivated
Oh I wish you the very best on your healthy eating challenge. It’s hard coming around the holidays.
Esther @ Inside Out and About says
Congrats on being the new lifestyle editor of Oh Lilla. That just sounds so brilliant and I hope you love every moment of it. I adore the picture of your two with the Soreens! MM face is so cute! You are so sensible preparing for the festive season. I think preparation goes such a long way with healthy living. You’re such a good example and good luck! x
Oh thank you so much. Loving being apart of it, I think it’s a great thing. It’s all about preparation for sure. Sometimes I slack though and need to regroup. Thank you.
Jo Glasspool says
These look fantastic! What a great review.
Margaret Gallagher says
Wow haven’t had soreen for years-really love to try these new flavours-some great ideas to start on my health path xx
caroline walliss says
What a fantasic read, well done.x
Fiona K says
Rena Plumridge says
Great read, really enjoyed
laura banks says
look really tasty
pamela gossage says
I would love to try these
Ashleigh Allan says
Holly Gibson says
Wow those look like brilliant mid afternoon snacks!
Angie Hoggett says
great prize, thanks for the giveaway
Bob Clark says
Soreen is great for kids and this looks amazing
Liz B says
I love Soreen. Soreen used to make Go Bars (like a cereal bar version of Soreen – really lovely). They were pretty dense and made really good cycling snacks as they didn’t get shaken to pieces after a couple of hours in my bike bag 🙂
Sadly they stopped making them a couple of years ago – I’m still looking for the perfect replacement.
I hate when the things we love stop being made they sound yummy. These are great because they are dense too feeds the kids for a while and don’t break in your bag either. 🙂
Emily Knight says
The Ufit looks really interesting – and we love Soreen in our household!
Kelly Glen says
I would love to try these they look yummy.
JODIE BEAUMONT says
everything looks fab!
Zoe G says
It looks great, I really have to look after myself in the winter
I do too it’s my weakest time of year.
Anne-Marie Wigley says
congratulations on your editor role 🙂
julie laing says
helen tovell says
have not seen these in the shops yet but my daughter takes mini soreen loaves to school for her snack
Oh that’s a good idea I haven’t thought of that might have to add them to B’s list too.
I need to try these 🙂
Wendy Becker says
Lorraine Tinsley says
Great prize, I need some motivation to get off my bum more often. I also love Soreen so fingers crossed
Kat Allinson says
I love Soreen so bet these would be delicious
Kristy Brown says
I’m trying to motivate the OH to get off his bum. I’m an avid gym goer and healthy eater and this is proof he can still eat his favourites as he love soreen
Lisa Evans says
Great prize, just started getting into fitness again!
donna l jones says
Terri Cramb says
My husband and son love soreen, haven’t tried the new kind though
Emma Nixon says
Haven’t had Soreen for years. Grew up with this as a Sunday teatime treat. Must add it to the shopping list. These look tasty and practical.
They are great for the kids when we are out and about or your gym bag for a snack.
Sarah Franks says
Congratulations on the new job- sounds like an exciting new venture for you!
I am so excited and loving it. Thank you so much. Always good to have a foot in every door.
kim neville says
I have never tried Soreen yet! lovely pictures of you all 🙂
Rich Tyler says
Top Giveaway, Great Piccies Too 🙂
Barbara Handley says
I have always enjoyed Soreen but have yet to try these.
Oh these are new and there are a few other flavors too check them out.
Adam Shaw says
Karen Lloyd says
Ooh not had soreen for years, used to love it. We have just started mountain biking to try and get fit. My son has just learnt to ride his bike independently so he’ very keen.
Ahhh that’s so lovely. I love family bike rides together. Soreen are great for a long bike trip.
Laura Nice says
I would love to try these! Thank you and congrats!
Ellie P says
Thanks for the review – I’m going to have to give these a try 🙂 Thanks for running such a fab competition too!
Karen R says
Great prize – there’s nothing like healthy snacks to spur me on to doing some exercise 🙂
Patricia Avery says
I’d love to try these. 🙂
katie w says
thank you for the chance love soreen mini loafs have them in work perfect for when i get hungry
Sarah N says
What a lovely prize.
Jane Middleton says
Thanks for the giveaway
ali thorpe says
The bars look very tasty indeed.
Stevey H says
Love Soreen and all its squidgyness!
Maureen Quinnell says
Love a bit of Soreen – challenging myself to keep digging away at getting my time down on a 5k
Becky John says
My son loves these 🙂
Kay Broomfield says
Lovely prize, we’d love to try these!
Rennene Hartland says
omg this is amazing
Cath Joyce says
My family all love Soreen