Review of the Biscuit Baron.

Hey readers,

ADVERTORIAL

There are so many different subscriptions to chose from if want to see something exciting in the post every month. However, have you heard of The Biscuit Baron, well if not let me tell you it is something little bit different.

The biscuit Baron is a subscription box that provides biscuits from different countries every month. The company knows that biscuits are a love for British people and they want to explore further with how different countries like their biscuits.

What does the subscription box contain?

  • 5-8 full-size packets of biscuits (with one savory option included).
  • A score chart to rate each biscuit on a scale from 1-10, a great activity to do with family or friends.
  • A fact sheet with information from the country and a little bit of history.

Pricing.

There are several opinions you can just from a one-off plan with no renewal to 1,3,6 or 12-month subscription plan. Subscription boxes start from £15 per box, coming down to £13.33 for long-term plans and that includes the delivery in that price as well.

My verdict.

At first, I thought it was a bit expensive but then I thought of other subscription boxes and what you get in them (some of the miniature items) this was good value. I received five items and them full size as well so I thought it was a great way to try out new foods from different countries with a twist.

I like the fact that you get some new information from the country and I really had great fun scoring the biscuits on the chart with the family.

I liked the different varieties so you got a mix including savory. My children got to try something new and learn something about the country of Italia.

They would make a fun Christmas present and something different for someone to try.

This is what the box looks like with all the items included in the Italian box.

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Ringo Cookies.

A cookie that is a two-toned biscuit with a creamy filling that is packed full of energy but not too heavy. Brilliant texture for dunking and would make a great afternoon snack after school.

Testing out the duckability and get 100% perfetto!

Tenerezze.

I think these biscuits were popular, the taste was beautiful with the lemon flavour and the texture was soft and crumbly, beautiful!

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Biscuit galore!

Pan Di Stelle.

These biscuits are a cute design. Pan Di Stelle translates to Starry Bread. They go really well with a glass of milk because they taste of cocoa and hazelnut and a chocolate pastry.

Milllefoglie.

Millefoglie is a multilayered pastry with a sweet topping, funny enough it works really well dunking in a glass of milk and when dunked keeps the firmness without breaking apart.

Taralli Pizza Style.

These are the savory item. They are small ring-shaped products with twisted ends typical for the southern regions. They had a lovely herby flavour though for me personally a bit too salty for my tastes. That being said my boys absolutely loved them.

Amarettino.

These biscuits are beautiful in flavour with the almond and have a lovely firm texture to them. They go perfectly with a perfect with a coffee.

Finally here is what the rating card for the biscuits below.

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Cheers for reading X

I have gifted a subscription box in exchange for a review. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own

Different

Hey readers,

My word of the week is:

that is because my eldest has been to Beaver camp with his dad at the weekend. Therefore it has just been me and my youngest at home so completely different routine however it was only for one night as well. I and the youngest had a lovely day together on Saturday where we went out despite the rain. We went for a wonder played in nature went to the park and even at an ice cream at an ice cream parlor. who cares if it was raining we still had a brilliant day.

This week my eldest got to go check out Kenilworth castle with his school. He loved it and couldn’t wait to tell me all the things that he had learned. He absolutely loves facts so was totally in his element.

I hope you have a had a good week.

Cheers for reading X

Lapland Mailroom Personalised Santa Letters

Hey readers,

I know we are fast approaching the end of September so it is safe to say the C word…. Christmas? I mean it is less than 100 days to the big event of the year.

I got given the opportunity to check out the buying process of  Lapland mailroom.   The website offers personal Christmas letters from Father Christmas to your child, making the experience of Christmas extra special for your child/ren.

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 When going onto the website it is clear to navigate and know where to begin. At the top is a header with three options (magical offer, order a letter, view letters). To start the order you need to click on the obvious order a letter.

lapland mailroom.pngAfter clicking on order a letter the next page consists of the buying options and what they involve in the package.

Mail package 1: The letter only £8.95 – basically just the personalised letter and a nice child certificate that will get sent to your child.

Mail package 2: Will include the personalised letter, nice child certificate, and the activity sheets with Christmas based craft such as the bell cute out, the colouring in sheet to get your child feeling all festive.

Mail package 3: is the same as mail package 2 however it is tailed for a newborn as a keepsake for the child’s very first Christmas.

Choose which package you want and at the end of each description, there is a box that says buy now.

Next is a page that shows you 3 different types of personalised letters and the baby’s first Christmas. You then have to decide which type of style writing you want for your letter from Father Christmas. When I did I chose the first one but the choice is yours.

The next step is you can check out what the personalised phases on the letter by clicking personalised or you can head on buying it now to type your child’s details in.

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So, when you click on the buy now you can type in the details regarding the personalised questions as you can see below. It includes a special friend, what you left out for Christmas last year for father Christmas and anything that the child has done special good during the year.

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** the name and address have been changed for security reasons. ** 

The next step is to fill in the box with the name of the person buying the letter, email and if you have a voucher code.

At the end of all filling in the form, you click on preview letter and you can see what the letter will look like when you review it in the post.

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Now at the bottom is the option of editing the letter if you wish or if you are happy then you can continue and pay for the item.

You can pay through the ease of PayPal or you can simply put in your bank details, you will get an email notification once the bank details have gone through.

Below is information also on when you will receive the letter through the post.

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Overall the process took me less then five minutes, really self-explanatory and straightforward, which is just what you want if you are a parent.

Cheers for reading X

I have been gifted a letter in order of an exchange. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

Anxiety

Hey readers,

As a long-term sufferer from anxiety, I have learned a lot on the way from experiencing anxiety. For one thing, anxiety is the pits! At times when feeling anxious, it feels very real especially when your heart is pounding so hard you feel that it may feel out of your body.

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Over the years anxiety scared me ironically. I wanted to run away and try to hide from it but if you have ever suffered from anxiety then it will find you and you will be sure made aware of it. If anything running away from the anxiety actually makes it worse in my opinion and the experience I have had of anxiety.

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Over the years I have come to one conclusion with anxiety is to accept it for what it is. Ok, it is a regular visitor but it is definitely not a friend because it is not very nice. But accepting it and feeling the feelings is ok, it doesn’t make me a failure, which I believed for a very long time.

Accepting the anxiety and knowing that the anxious thoughts are not always true and sometimes my behaviour is just learned from all the years of fear. It is a warped way of protecting myself. Now I embrace it, I allow it to come. If I have a panic attack or breakdown in tears I let it come. It is ok and actually, it is so much more manageable than before. This mindset has helped. Likewise, with feelings of failure, I know that anxiety is something that may be with me all my life but it doesn’t mean I am weak or I give in. I accept it and work with it the best I can at that time.

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You have to ride with the anxiety like the waves of the sea. Sometimes I experience anxiety and it can be only a day where I am cribbled with intense dread. Other times I go through periods of total exhaustion, tearfulness, panic attacks etc. That is ok. It is ok not to be ok. It is ok not to be superhuman and it is ok to have anxiety. It doesn’t make me less of a person. I am not anxiety, anxiety is part of me but there are many more layers to me.

I am still learning about my mental health, it is not easy especially when you are vulnerable and prone to the negativity it can catch you out, anxiety is a bugger like that.  But I am with wisdom moving on with anxiety, if it is there it is there but I am not going to run away from it or be scared of it anymore. I think this is one of the most valuable lessons that I have learned in life. I am not superhuman but I can feel and appreciate the feelings. They belong to me and I can respond to them any way I chose. It is my life and the anxiety does not control me, I am the controller of anxiety.

Cheers for reading X

Mystery Blogger Award #2

Hey readers,

Today I am going to participate in the mystery blogger award #2 as I was nominated by Hooks and Dragons.

This is a chance to get to know a bit more about me as the blogger. The award though no physical trophy 😉 allows you to get social with other bloggers and share the love as it were.

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The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.– Okoto Enigma.

The Rules.

Put the award logo/image on your blog.

List the rules.

Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog

Mention the creator of the award.

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

Nominate 10 – 20 people.

Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)

Share a link to your best post(s)

My 3 Things.

I am an autistic parent (as in the parent with autism).

I have an addiction to Instagram, you can tell by how many photos I take, but that is ok because it has helped with my depression, for the better I may add.

I am in love with Matt Berry’s voice and would love to hear him speak to me every night, haha!

My Top 3 Posts

This is proper hard as there are so many pieces I am proud of, but I am going to give it a go.

 depression and parenting

I am cool with my son wearing a dress

Why I don’t support light it blue for Autism

My Nominees

Raisie Bay

Pickle and Poppet

The Purple Orchid

Curious Rabbit Media

radiant-Anna

Northumberland Mam

Little Hearts Big Love

Relentlessly Purple

Confessions of a New Mummy

Thrifty Mumma Thrifty Bubba

Tracey’s Questions

1) Describe your ideal blogging collaboration, with who and why? Oh my gosh, this is something I have never even thought about……..I would love to collaborate with TU by Sainsbury’s. Why you ask because most of my clothing is TU and to be honest their clothes are amazing, they are soft, comfy and something that I would actually use.

2) If you were God and had to create a brand new animal what would it look like/act like? (this is the funny one). I would create a Tizzle Wizzle, it would be fuzzy, black and white and could take it’s head off and turn it around. haha. It would be batshit crazy and smash things up.

3) Name your top 5 songs? Ok… 1. Always by Bent. 2. She sells sanitary by The Cult. 3.  Close to me by The Cure. 4. Les Nuits by Nightmare on Wax. 5. Midnight in a perfect world by DJ Shadow.

4) What is your favorite and least favorite seasons and why? I think my least favorite season would be Summer because I don’t like being hot and sweaty. My favorite season is a toss-up between autumn and Spring, mild in weather and full of things to see and take photos off.

5) what is your favorite swear word(s)? cunt haha.

Here go my questions. 

1) If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

2) What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own/owned?

3) If you had unlimited funds to build a house that you would live in for the rest of your life, what would the finished house be like?

4) What’s your favorite drink?

5) If you were put into solitary confinement for six months, what would you do to stay sane?

Thank you, Tracey, for nominating me. I can’t wait to see if any other nominees answer and play along.

Cheers for reading X