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How to relieve sleep disturbances, plus giveaway

Regular readers of my blog may have heard me mention previously that I am a shiftworker. This means that I have to adjust my body clock whenever I work nights. I usually find it okay adapting from day to night, but very hard adjusting back to days afterwards, feeling tired and irritable. So I was delighted to be given a chance to try out some sleep goodies for free.

Sleep goodies including wake-up light

I received the following products.
Lumie Bodyclock
Whittard Dreamtime Hot Chocolate
Baylis & Harding french lavender relaxing bath foam
Pack of 2 Moleskine ruled journals

First up is the Lumie Bodyclock, a wake-up light. My other half used to use something similar by another brand, but it broke about a year ago. He really misses it, so we were both very keen to try this one out. It was well packed and all I needed to do was install the light bulb, plug in, set the time and alarm.

Lumie Bodyclock Wake-up light

It does both a gradual 30 minute sunrise and sunset, with an optional audible alarm. The sunrise and sunset features were great but I didn’t like the alarm sound. It was too harsh for me with no choice to change to a gentler sound. Although I’m sure some people appreciate a loud alarm in the morning. Our previous wake-up light had a range of natural sounds like bird song. However on the positive side, the Lumie Bodyclock was a lot simpler to operate than our old one.

Then the Hot Chocolate. This is a malted variant including Barley malt extract on the ingredients. You just need to add hot milk. We all found it to be a very yummy drink. Malted drinks are ideal at bedtime. For a good night’s sleep, you certainly want to avoid stimulants like caffeine. I try to only drink decaffeinated tea and coffee anyhow.

Whittard Hot Chocolate

Next the bath foam. It felt so lovely relaxing in a bath with this and smelt divine. I was very chilled and ready for bed after my bath. I’ve always known that lavender is reputed to have calming and relaxing properties. Years ago I used to make lavender bags, primarily aimed at putting in my clothes drawers, but I used to scatter them round the bedroom too.

And lastly the mini journals. At just 6.5 x 10.5cm, there is plenty of space on my bedside table for one of these to jot down any thoughts or worries I may have whilst trying to go to sleep. A great idea that I’ve never thought of previously.


One in three people suffer from poor sleep and it’s often identified by feelings of tiredness, low energy and irritability. However, worryingly, it can also lead to impaired judgement, reduced memory, and even a reduction in life expectancy.
It’s no surprise that sleep deprivation can have a considerable negative impact on quality of life and a good night’s sleep is essential to allow us to feel refreshed and ready to perform at our best every day. See here for why lack of sleep is bad for your health.

Here’s a list of 10 Things to Relieve Sleep Disturbances.

Try these lifestyle changes and you might find a good night’s sleep a lot less elusive. For some people it could be enough to fully address their sleeping problems. There’s certainly quite a few that I ought to address myself, particularly the no smart phone in the bedroom.

  • Always get up at the same time – even at the weekend.
    It might seem like you need a lie in to make up for the sleep you haven’t got, but to break a cycle of sleeping problems you need to train your body into a good sleeping pattern.
  • Avoid catnaps during the day.
    It’ll only make it harder to get into good sleeping habits.
  • Replace caffeine and alcohol with hot milky drinks.
    Alcohol won’t help you sleep properly. If you are having trouble cutting out caffeine, set yourself a time in the day past which you don’t have it.
  • Unwind with a hot bath and lavender bubbles.
    Both will aid sleep by helping you feel more relaxed.
  • Exercise during the day.
    Exercising at night will actually make you more awake and you’ll find it harder to get to sleep.
  • Get to bed at the same time every night.
    It’ll help your body prepare itself for sleep.
  • Make your bedroom a shrine to sleep.
    No TV, no smart phones!
  • Alleviate your worries.
    Try writing them down before you go to bed.
  • Don’t lie there frustrated.
    If you can’t sleep, get up and do something (non-strenuous) for a while.

Kalms Night and Kalms Night One-A-Night are traditional herbal medicinal products used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances, exclusively based on long standing use as a traditional herbal remedy – Contains Valerian Root. Always read the leaflet.

To offer assurance that Kalms Night meets the Traditional Herbal registration (THR) requirements, the Certification Mark can be found on the product packaging.

Kalms Night tablets
Kalms Night tablets are available to purchase online at www.kalmsrange.com and supermarkets and pharmacies nationwide.
Kalms Night RRP: £4.89 for 50 tablets, Kalms One-A-Night RRP £5.19 for 21 tablets.

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a hamper of sleep goodies to one lucky winner.  The prize comprises a Lumie Bodyclock, Whittard Dreamtime Hot Chocolate, Baylis & Harding french lavender relaxing bath foam and a pack of 2 Moleskine ruled journals. What a great prize.
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The prize is one hamper as detailed above to be sent to the winner directly from the prize sponsor. Available to UK residents over 18. The winner will be chosen wthin 5 days of the competition ending and has 28 days to acknowledge their win. Please allow 28 days for delivery. Should any issues arise I will do my utmost to help resolve this. the competition will run until the 08/04/17. Please make sure to enter options carefully and fully, any incorrect entries will be void, I do check.

I’d love to hear your sleep tips.

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Disclosure. I am working in collaboration with Kalms and I was provided with the #wakeupready sleep hamper to assist with writing this post and hosting the giveaway. All opinions are my own.

Country House in Spring jigsaw puzzle review and giveaway

Although I don’t often find the time now to sit down and do a jigsaw puzzle, I’ve always loved them ever since childhood. Nowadays it is usually only on holiday or our annual gift from a friend of a 1000 / 2000 piece jigsaw made from one of his stunning photographs. Wish I could take a decent photo.

So I was pleased to be offered the chance to review a 300 piece jigsaw of a beautiful country house in spring design.

Country House in Spring Ravensburger jigsaw puzzle

I checked the dimensions before I started to ensure I chose a big enough surface to make it on, as I don’t possess one of those puzzle mats. Something that has been on my wishlist for a while. It was 49 x 36 cm, so would easily fit on our breakfast bar. Not a problem as we usually eat at the dining table.

I think everyone has their own method of tackling a jigsaw. I tend to work on the edge first to give me a frame for the rest of the puzzle. I then pick out easier features, so for this jigsaw, it was the chimney, the top of the roof and the bright pink flowers in the bottom right hand corner.

Country House in Spring Ravensburger jigsaw puzzle

I forgot to time how long it took me to do, but I did it over one weekend. Occasionally son1 popped a piece in place for me as he passed by.

The pieces all fitted together well, as you would expect from a premium brand like Ravensburger. This was one of their bigger pieces range and the puzzle came with a guarantee. Not needed in this case, but great if you were to experience an issue. I can’t think of anything more frustrating than to discover you are missing a piece from a jigsaw puzzle.

Country House in Spring Ravensburger jigsaw puzzle

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a Country House in Spring jigsaw puzzle to one lucky winner. What a fun prize.
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a Rafflecopter giveaway – Please click on the link to enter.

And you may see my other giveaways here.

I’d love to hear about your favourite jigsaw ever. Mine was a 500 piece circular one from York Castle museum that I did over and over again as a child. I can’t remember who gave it to me, as I’ve never actually visited the museum.

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Personalised Christmas cards and voucher giveaway

We’ve been creative and made our own personalised Christmas photo cards this year. Firstly I took some festive photographs of the boys and then chose the following two shots to use for our Christmas cards.

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

I uploaded these to Snapfish who have given me a free £25 voucher for the purpose of this review. I already have an account with Snapfish, as I have reviewed their products previously for both Father’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

But I recall that it was very simple to set up an account with Snapfish and it is also easy to upload photos.

Then comes the more time-consuming part, namely choosing your Christmas card designs as there is a huge range, over 1200 of them. Of course, you can do this quickly by limiting your selection to what you see on the first page, but I wanted to browse around a bit. There are plenty of filters to narrow your choice such as how many images you want on your card, orientation and colour. You can also narrow down by size and flat or folded card, but bizarrely I couldn’t find a way of combining this with the other filter.

I had already decided that I wanted folded cards using one image per card. I also wanted minimal text on the inside, as I intended to write my own greetings inside. So this is what I chose, both in size 7×5″.

Snapfish personalised photo Christmas cards

The cards cost £1.25 each because I bulk-ordered 20 cards. The pricing is on a sliding scale, which currently ranges from £1.99 for an individual card down to 75p for 100+ cards.Snapfish personalised photo Christmas cards

Snapfish personalised photo Christmas cards

The cards arrived quickly, well before the estimated delivery date and were well packed. They looked great, nice and glossy.  Also 15p of the purchase price of each card goes to Macmillan Cancer Support.

I am very happy with my Snapfish personalised photo Christmas cards and recommend that you take a look. They also do a wide range of other personalised products including Christmas baubles. Please note that the last order date for Christmas is 20th December.

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a £25 Snapfish voucher to one lucky winner. What a great prize.

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And you may see my other giveaways here.

I’d love to hear what you would choose from Snapfish?

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Disclosure.  I received a voucher to purchase items from Snapfish.  All opinions are my own.

Guest post: How to Buy a Real Birthday Card

Balloons

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How to Buy a Real Birthday Card Online

It may seem old fashioned, but I still love getting and giving real birthday cards – and collecting my children’s cards for them to look back on one day.

Though the online age has tried to replace cards with e-cards or Facebook messages, I still prefer getting a real card, chosen by someone who knows me, with a handwritten message inside (and if they send a personalised chocolate card, I won’t complain!). I can’t lie though: it can be really hard to find the perfect card for my friends and family, and I don’t always have the time I’d like.

However, there are some great options for buying cards online including a new store in the US that’s doing something truly groundbreaking: sending real cards, with your own message – in your own handwriting – right from your computer.  Here’s a round-up for you other busy mums!

Moonpig – https://www.moonpig.com/

Established in the UK, USA and Australia, Moonpig’s biggest appeal is being able to add your own photos and text to their designs. If you want to make a movie poster featuring your child, husband or best friend in the starring role, this is the place to go.

The actual editing interface is very simple and it’s quick and easy to add photos from your computer, phone or Facebook gallery. Once you’ve customised the front of the card, you can type your message and name in the card and then send it to your recipient – though I tend to leave it blank, send it to myself and add my own handwritten message.

Best for: Using your favourite photos to create personal cards; send a gift at the same time

Drawbacks: Can only type name and message in cards; interface can be temperamental if you want to review designs

Blow Birthday Cards – https://www.blowbirthdaycards.com

A new US company that’s sure to grow fast, Blow Birthday Cards only work with independent artists and aim to have the right card for everyone, no matter their age or interests – so if your mother is turning 60 and loves fishing, you should check out their birthday cards.

What really sets Blow apart is the unique ability to take a photo of your handwritten message and signature and have it instantly appear in your card. After that, just check out as normal and your card will be printed and sent to the birthday boy or girl the same day with free postage. They also have a useful birthday reminders feature to make sure you can choose and order future cards in time to always guarantee delivery.

Best for: A real birthday card with the convenience of an e-card; helping small businesses and designers

Drawbacks: Currently US-only

Blow cards

Source: Blow Birthday Cards

Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/

The marketplace for all things handmade, artsy and craftsy, Etsy isn’t just a great place for cute gifts, its designers also sell a wide range of handmade greetings cards. Though it’s not really designed for browsing cards, the onsite search makes it easy to find cards around specific things your friends or family love.

While it doesn’t offer the kinds of customisation that Moonpig and Blow allow, it does give you a real alternative to cards on the high street if you’re looking for that perfect card or need to squeeze card shopping into an endless to-do list.

Best for: Unique craftsy cards; finding great gift ideas

Drawbacks: Cards all take different lengths of time to make and send; more expensive

Guest post by Will Chivers of ThoughtShift.

Science experiments in the bath with a turtlemeter

I have received a turtlemeter free from Ozeri to review. I know you’re wondering what is a turtlemeter. No it is not a measuring device to check the size of turtles, although maybe I could have done with something like that many years ago on holiday. I visited a sea turtle conservation project where you get to carry the tiny turtles, only a few days old, to the edge of the ocean to release them into the wild, plus hold the heavy giant turtles.

Ozeri Turtlemeter bath thermometer

Let me tell you that a turtlemeter is a floating bath toy which is also a thermometer. The temperature displays in red if the water is too hot, above 39 deg C.

Ozeri Turtlemeter bath thermometer

And it displays in blue, if the water is too cold, below 35 deg C.

Ozeri Turtlemeter bath thermometer

However if the water is an ideal temperature, between 35 to 39 deg C, then it displays in green. Son2 likes to run his own bath now and found this fascinating. He was experimenting with different temperature ranges, checking under the taps and mixing the water round. We discovered that he had actually previously been having quite cold baths in the blue zone, so now he is going to bath himself at a much more optimum temperature. He discovered that although it floats, he could submerge it fully under the water. We discussed how it worked safely, when usually  water and electricity don’t mix.

Ozeri Turtlemeter bath thermometer

This is a great educational bath toy. And it is also an ideal gadget for a baby’s bath, although I do recommend that you still do the elbow test and constantly supervise a baby or very young child’s bath.

It has an easy-to-read LCD screen which regularly updates as it is checking the water temperature every second. It is sensor activated with no buttons or switches. You are recommended to fully dry it after the bath, to preserve battery life.

The turtlemeter is currently retailing on Amazon for £14.95. It comes with 3 AAA batteries already installed and a year’s warranty. A great product in my opinion. Ideal as a  Christmas stocking gift.

I’d love to hear what is on your Christmas wish list.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of a product I received for free.  All opinions are my own.

FrubesMoves Challenge

Britmums have challenged bloggers to take part in the #FrubesMoves Challenge. I received 3 free Yoplait vouchers to purchase Frubes. These are already a firm favourite in our household and it is great how they contain vitamin D and calcium for strong bones.

Yoplait Frubes

So I chose to buy two standard packs of 9 40g Frubes (3x strawberry, 3x red berries & 3x peach) and a pack of 6 70g Frubes pouches (3x strawberry & 3x raspberry). They also come in banana flavour and are great for a snack on the go, as no spoon needed.

Yoplait Frubes

To celebrate Frubes’ partnership with the must-see family film of the year, The Angry Birds Movie, Frubes has created a squawksome dance-off between the Angry Birds and mischievous Pigs. Staunch enemies in the film, the dance off between the Birds and Pigs means you and your family can settle the feud for good – pick a side and find out who is the ultimate dancer! Will your family shake their tail feathers with the Birds, or dance their bacon off with the Pigs? Visit angrybirds.frubes.co.uk, where you can egg on your favourite character.

Both the boys love Angry Birds. Son2 chose that as his party theme last year and they thoroughly enjoyed seeing the movie. So they were very keen to try out the Dance Off. They watched every single groove before trying out their #FrubesMoves.

Angry Birds #FrubesMoves

Son1’s favourite was The Mighty Eagle whilst son2 liked Bomb best.

Here is a short clip of them both strutting their favourite FrubesMoves. They said it was the best bit of fun all day!

Did you know that as part of The Angry Birds Movie partnership, Frubes is running an egg-citing on-pack promotion until 31 October, offering families the chance to flock to the Bahamas for a fun-filled island holiday to spot exotic birds and swim with pigs? The competition includes a weekly draw to win a whole host of Angry Birds Movie merchandise, with a grand prize of a family holiday for four to spend six nights in the Bahamas!

Yoplait Frubes

I’d love to hear your favourite dance move.

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Disclosure. This post is an entry for BritMums’ #FrubesMoves Linky Challenge, sponsored by Frubes.  This post is a review of products I received for free. All opinions are my own.

A Bright Future for the Next Generation

Britmums have challenged bloggers to take part in the #brightFuture Challenge. I received a free Unilever bag including a bottle of Persil Non-Bio Small & Mighty Liquid, Dove DermaSpa body lotion and a body wash and a bottle of Domestos Bleach, all brands that I know well and trust.

Unilever products

I certainly want my children to have a bright future, so I try to teach them a mantra I learnt from my parents to reduce, reuse, recycle. Some of it falls on deaf ears, particularly with regards to the huge number of toys we possess.

However they do like to join in with planting seeds, although unfortunately none of us seem to have green fingers, so we certainly couldn’t become self-sufficient, but we did have plenty of raspberries this summer plus some tomatoes and I just picked the last few alpine strawberries of the season. Alongside our gardening efforts, of course we have a compost bin.

growing strawberries

We sometimes enjoy a crafting session together, for which I’ve added lots of bits and pieces to my crafting stash via reuse. So magazines, wrapping paper, ribbon, bubble wrap, boxes all end up there.

And we’ve been using cloth shopping bags for years, long before the plastic bag tariff was introduced. My favourites are personalised with the boys’ artwork. And with shoulder straps, it makes it easier for the boys to help carry shopping home when we walk 10 minutes to our local small supermarket rather jumping in the car.

Unilever bag for life

Talking of bags, I rarely need to buy bin bags, as there always seems to be a constant supply of plastic bags arriving in the house, either from food or packaging on review products. Okay the bags may be a lot smaller, so I’m taking them out to the wheelie bin much more frequently.

And of course we try to follow all the easy energy saving tips like washing clothes at a lower temperature and on a short cycle, turning lights off in unoccupied rooms, closing the curtains, turning the tap off whilst brushing teeth.

Right now, I’m wearing a jumper to avoid putting the heat on for a few more weeks.

Fact File:
Unilever’s brightFuture initiative focuses on small changes that can make big differences and how we can build a world where everyone lives well and lives sustainably. Since the launch of the Sustainable Living Plan, Unilever has helped 482 million people to improve their health and hygiene, including through hand washing, improving self-esteem and oral hygiene.
This is exemplified in the work undertaken by Domestos that has committed to helping 25 million people gain improved access to a toilet by 2020. Access to clean sanitation can protect people from preventable diseases, reduce mortality rates, help reduce school dropout rates and improve quality of life.
Furthermore, Persil has backed a global initiative ‘Learning for Tomorrow’ partnering with UNICEF to help give children in some of the world’s toughest areas the opportunity of a quality education.
Building on the aim to improve lives through small steps, the Dove Self-Esteem Project has worked closely with leading psychologists, academics and experts to create materials and resources that help young people develop a positive relationship with their appearance. The project has now reached over 19 million young lives.

Some interesting figures:
Six out of ten parents saying that they have started to live in a ‘greener’ way at home at the suggestion of their children.
83% of children continue to feel optimistic about their own future and 59% feel optimistic about the future of the environment.
Most parents (between 70-80%) believe that, compared with themselves, their children will live longer, have a better education and better job prospects, and will enjoy life more, even if they will have to work harder to reap the rewards of the greater benefits ahead.

I’d love to hear what you do towards achieving a better future for the next generation.

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Disclosure. This post is an entry for BritMums #brightFuture Challenge, sponsored by Unilever. This post mentions products I received for free. All opinions are my own.

Superhero Dream Team

My boys have been challenged to come up with their Superhero Dream Team which is right up their street as they are both big Superhero fans with loads of toys and books featuring the likes of Batman, Spiderman and Hulk.

So this is who they chose and why.

Spiderman because of his amazing webtastic skills.
Hulk for his amazing super strength.
Yoda because of his wise old ways even though he can forget them.
Harry Potter for his magical abilities.
Captain Underpants for being a super powered potty hero.

Spiderman and Hulk

Yoda

Harry Potter

Captain Underpants

Regular readers may not be surprised that the boys mentioned Spiderman and Hulk first, as they have featured on the blog previously.

So I’d love to hear who would be in your Superhero dream team? If you need some inspiration, try comics as your starting point. There are lots of comic book collections on the invaluable marketplace.

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Trick or Treat

Not long until Halloween and now that son1 has finished chemotherapy, the boys are looking forward to be able to go out doing Trick or Treat for the first time. So we were very pleased to receive a bundle of free Halloween goodies from Wilko to review.

Halloween - Trick or Treat

This is what we received.
2 Treat Buckets at 50p each
2 Pumpkin Sippy Cups at £1 each
Green Web with Spiders £1
Candyking Sharing Tub £4
Loot Scoop £3
Cauldron £6

Halloween - Trick or Treat

Now of course, you always need plenty of treats, since you don’t know how many children may come knocking at your door, so an 840g tub of sweets will definitely come in handy. At £4, it is very good value, at a lower price and bigger weight than similar size tubs of Quality Street, Celebrations or Cadbury Heroes. But one word of warning, once you have emptied the packets back into the tub, it does look half empty.

Halloween - Trick or Treat

And the boys naturally gave the sweets the thumbs-up.

Halloween - Trick or Treat

They then gave the loot scoop a try. But they both found it difficult to actually scoop up any of the sweets, although it worked fine to scoop up larger items out of a toy box. I would suggest just ignore the scoop functionality, as it doubles as a fantastic costume accessory and you can still use it to store your treats in the bag. It also comes in an orange pumpkin design.

However the boys plan to use the buckets for their treats rather than the loot scoop. Much easier to use and amazing value at 50p each which is a lot cheaper than when we buy similar size buckets at the beach. The buckets come in 3 colours / designs.

The boys loved the cauldron which is huge. They kept pretending to make and stir potions in it. I decorated it with the green spiders web, although this could be stretched much further across a big area like the front door. And we plan to put the cauldron on the doorstep next to the pumpkin at Halloween. You could even use it to offer your treats out in, if you’re planning to be generous on the treat front. Anything less would look lost in such a big cauldron.

Halloween - Trick or Treat

Now sweets can be thirsty work, so a welcome drink from the pumpkin sippy cups. I would say these are more aimed at younger children than my boys, but they are certainly cute. However a little awkward to fill and they don’t dry easily after washing. Also it advises that they are not suitable for hot drinks or microwave or dishwasher.

Halloween pumpkin sippy cup

Note if ordering online, you can’t choose your preferred colour / design for the treat buckets and loot scoop. So get down to your local branch if you want a particular colour or design. Also products are not suitable for children under 36 months. This includes the sippy cups.

In summary, I certainly recommend the Wilko Halloween range if you’re after a good deal.

I’d love to hear your favourite Halloween tales or traditions.

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Flora Lunchbox Challenge

Britmums have challenged bloggers to take part in the #FloraLunchbox Challenge. I received a free £5 Tesco voucher to purchase Flora along with a Flora lunch box. However I was surprised when a second voucher and lunch box arrived, although the second voucher didn’t work. But at least this means the boys have a lunch box each.

Flora Lunchbox Challenge

Flora Lunchbox Challenge

So I chose to purchase Flora Buttery, which is a blend with buttermilk for a rich buttery taste. However Flora Buttery is 70% lower in saturated fat than butter.

Flora Lunchbox Challenge

The boys usually have school lunches, but I do need to send a packed lunch whenever they go on school trips. I always discuss with them what to include, before I start making the packed lunch. At least that way, I can make them something healthy and have a good chance of them eating it. And I am considering swapping them from school lunches to packed lunch, as although I attempt to discuss the varied menu choices with them in advance, son2 usually opts for pasta,and baked beans on 4 out of 5 days. Son1 isn’t much better.

I find on these occasions they want their meal to be sandwich-based, but I do try to vary the bread type. This time, I have made a cheese and tuna baguette for son1, of course spread with Flora, accompanied by tomatoes and cucumber, followed by a clementine and yoghurt. This all fitted nicely in the Flora lunch box and the band held it secure, as the yoghurt pot was just slightly high.

Flora Lunchbox Challenge

Flora Lunchbox Challenge

Flora Lunchbox Challenge

The #FloraLunchbox Challenge, sponsored by Flora, is all about packing delicious and healthy lunchboxes. Flora has created a meal planner to help you put together tasty and nutritious lunchbox combinations, and they want to hear about your lunchbox ideas and challenges! A Flora-commissioned University of Leeds study recently revealed that only 1.6% of children in England receive a packed lunch that meets the nutritional standards set for school meals, with just 17% of lunches containing any kind of vegetables or salad. Flora wants to change that!

Staggeringly low figures indeed! But some great recipes on the meal planner. I love the sound of the vegetable frittata best.

I’d love to hear what you put in a lunchbox.

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Disclosure. This post is an entry for the #FloraLunchbox Linky Challenge, sponsored by Flora. Check out their lunch planner and recipe ideas here. This post is a review of products I received for free. All opinions are my own.