Wednesday, 27 May 2020

(Ad - Gifted) Mummy Meagz’ Sea Salt and Honeycomb Rocky Road bars!

We all love a sweet treat here and a mother and daughter, Meagan and Willow Boyle have created a fantastic treat for everyone to enjoy! The Mummy Meagz’ Sea Salt and Honeycomb Rocky Road bars! 

The Sea Salt and Honeycomb bars come wrapped in striking black and white striped packaging which looks fab and inside crunchy golden honeycomb pieces meet fluffy mallows & crunchy biscuit and rich Belgian chocolate smothers the ingredients to create a decadent and more-ish treat! I was not expecting them to look as good as they did. They really are a treat for the eyes as well as the stomach.

Cult vegan chocolatier, Mummy Meagz, has given the traditional Rocky Road recipe an unusual twist with the inclusion of Sea Salt and Cinder Toffee perfect for those who prefer a savoury twist to their chocolate.

The bars are free from 13 of 14 major allergens, contain no nuts or fruit and are suitable for vegans and those following gluten free diets! They are also free of Genetically Modified ingredients and palm oil too. 

We were sent a box of these to try, we are not vegan and don't have any food allergies and often I imagine food that is "free from" to taste bland and unappealing but these pleased me greatly. We all loved them. These really were a treat and I kept them as a treat letting the kids have one after and only after they'd finished their school and college work. All the flavours work so well together and the bars are absolutely delicious. There isn't that crunch you expect with normal rocky road bars but I would say they taste better than a normal rocky road bar! I loved them and the kids especially loved them. They thought they were way fancier than anything I usually buy.

Meagan Boyle, co-founder of Mummy Meagz, says: “As a family run company we know the importance of celebrating those nearest and dearest, especially during challenging times. Our Sea Salt and Cinder Toffee Rocky Roads are a chance to share the sweet things in life with our dads and thank them for all the things they do.” 

The Mummy Meagz’ Sea Salt and Honeycomb Rocky Road bars would make a great gift for deserving dads around the country. They can now enjoy a decadent treat this Father’s Day regardless of dietary requirements.

With families avoiding unnecessary trips in the run up to Father’s Day, those wishing to purchase Rocky Road bars for their dad's can stay safe by ordering them online through the Holland & Barrett website. The bars will then be delivered straight to your door.

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Things could have been so different during lock down!

I was talking to my dad on the phone the other day and we were on about this time last year about how we were in the middle of planning to move house and it got me thinking about what if the coronavirus was around this time last year how different things would have been.

For starters we probably wouldn't have moved house. My dad was the one who drove the van who moved us, that wouldn't happen now as he is still self isolating with being over 70 years old. If we had wanted to still move we would have had to have paid for a removal company which I am guessing would have cost more in the middle of a pandemic. The moving process would have stressed me out so much with the whole social distancing thing and then we would have had to get the train to the new house which would be more expense. I really don't think the move would have happened in that situation.

It also got me thinking about life in the old house and how I would have been driven crazy by now.

In the old house we had an all in one living/dining room. We all would have been in one room with no break from each other. The only space we would have had from each other would have been upstairs in the bedrooms where none of us liked spending time. Ellie likes to sit on her computer with her headphones on, listening to music and singing. She can do it without disturbing everyone in the dining room now, in the old house I would have got annoyed with her singing all of the time and she would have been annoyed she wasn't allowed to sing all of the time. 

In the old house we had a tiny back yard, all concrete and an unusable front garden. It wasn't much fun for the girls because the space was so limited. It was OK when they were little but not now. There were parks nearby but they weren't the type of places you would want to spend time because of idiot children and teenagers who hung out there. From what I've seen on Facebook no one is taking much notice of social distancing there. 

Speaking of idiots that brings me on to my old neighbours. I don't believe for one second they would have stuck to social distancing rules or even taken any notice of the lock down. The woman over the road let her toddler play out in the summer until about 11pm with no supervision, why would she care about the government rules.

Stu would have been classed as a key worker as he worked in a high street shop that has remained open throughout lock down. He still speaks to people from the shop and from what he's made out it is very stressful and I would always have that worry he would be bringing the virus home with him.

The kids would have still been home from school and college and from what I have seen from the old school's website they are a lot stricter about the school work that needs to be done. Here they upload a ton of work and you can pick and choose what you want to do and encourage things like baking, gardening, going for walks and for bike rides. I know Ellie learns better doing hands on and creative things rather than writing. A couple of weeks a go the topic for English was Monopoly and one of the tasks was to draw and design a mansion. Ellie wasn't keen on that but she made one on The Sims and we were praised by the teachers for thinking of out side of the box.

Again, I feel so lucky living where I do, having a garden and plenty of open space nearby. Lots of people don't and it makes me so sad. I feel lucky that the lock down happened when it did. We had moved and were settled. Even though I am not seeing much of my dad at the moment I have the ease of mind that if anything does happen he's only 10 minutes away and not a 2 hour train ride.

Do you ever feel lucky that the lock down happened when it did?

Monday, 25 May 2020

Our weekly meal plan! 25th - 31st May. #MealPlanningMonday

Last weeks meal plan went really well. We ate everything on the days we planned and there was no complaints. We had a takeaway on Friday evening and it was amazing! It seems so long since we had one so it felt like a real treat and there was leftovers for lunch on Saturday. Becky made a lasagne for tea on Saturday and it was good, she did a great job. She mostly cooked it from scratch but did get the white sauce out of a jar. She is now designated lasagne maker. hehehe

I nearly messed up with the food shopping. Weeks ago when I was struggling to get a delivery slot I took whatever I could and had one delivered on Friday and by chance I logged in to check something and noticed the next delivery would have been today. I booked it when we were running low on everything and were struggling but now we have stocked back up and it wasn't really needed so it's been cancelled. 

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - A prawn cocktail salad with tomato garlic bread.
Tuesday - Burgers in buns cooked on the BBQ.  
Thursday - Pork and apple sausages with potato wedges.
Friday - Fish finger sandwiches.
Sunday - A roast dinner of some sort.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Cheating a bit to make cookies. #MySundaySnapshot

I have never been able to make cookies. They either burn or end up too hard to eat so last week we cheated and bought ready made cookie dough and made the best cookies, well Ellie did. She is taking all the credit for them. There was still a couple which burned a little but the rest were perfect!!

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Week 21 of #Project366 - A photo every day for a year!

Another week has flown over. It has been a good week, we have done the same as every other week during lock down only this week Ellie has been having Zoom lessons from school and she really enjoyed them. The kids did go for a walk one evening. They haven't been out without either me or Stu since lock down started. They just went around the farmers field out the back of us and had a great time and a little bit of freedom.

Now for a photo every day.

137/366 - 16th May
On a Saturday morning we all club together and clean the whole of downstairs. Each of the girls have their own jobs and once they get started they actually enjoy doing them.

138/366 - 17th May
We had a lovely roast dinner on Sunday. We of course covered it in gravy after I had taken the photo. 

139/366 - 18th May
Stu finally got around to stripping the old and tatty wallpaper from in the hallway and up the stairs. He did the first coat of paint too and it already looks so much brighter and fresher.

140/366 - 19th May
Ellie had an afternoon of baking. Flapjacks and cookies this time.

141/366 - 20th May
When we first moved here the kids argued about who got to do the hoovering, they both wanted to do it. We used to just have wood flooring and the carpets downstairs was a bit of a novelty. They now take turns doing it. It was Ellie's turn when I snapped this.

142/366 - 21st May
Stu and the kids put the tent up. Ellie spent a lot of the day playing in it and we were going to sleep in it but the kids chickened out. I was up for it. Eesh! I'm quite glad we didn't, it rained most of the night. The good thing is that we now know the tent is waterproof and water tight.

143/366 - 22nd May
Becky has been online shopping for her girlfriends birthday and got on with wrapping the presents. She's getting prepared early it isn't "A's" birthday until next month.

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Friday, 22 May 2020

This week my Word of the Week is: Time! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:

These weeks in lock down are flying over. It's mad but time seems to be going faster now we're not going anywhere or seeing anyone. It makes no sense but I am not complaining.

Our body clock seems to have shifted a little. We're not getting up out of bed until about 9am or half past, we're going to bed later and the kids are not going to sleep until about 11pm at the earliest. So much for my new years resolution of going to bed by 11pm on a school night. lol It's not a bad thing at the moment, it's not like they have to be up and ready to go to school and college. We've just moved the time we do things at the moment and we all seem happier for it. They are still getting their school and college work done, it might be a bit later in the day but it leaves them less time to be bored on an afternoon before we have tea.

Becky has had a great time doing some online shopping over the last few days. It's her girlfriends birthday next month, her 18th and wanted to get her a few things. A Personalised Face Cushion from Prezzybox was something Becky came across and I think it's both hilarious and thoughtful. The girls are missing each other and haven't seen each other since the start of the lock down when they were both pushing their luck so it will be a nice reminder for "A" seeing Becky's face on a cushion. Becky also bought 2 bracelets so they can have one each and a few Batman things because "A" does love Batman. It made me realise that it will be Becky's 18th birthday in a few months and it got me thinking about what I can get her. How can I nearly have an 18 year old.

Becky had her weekly online chat with her college tutor and classmates on Wednesday and the main tutor said that they won't be returning before September and after half term next week they only have 5 more weeks to complete all the coursework and submit it. Becky isn't worried in the slightest. She is flying through the work and is doing a great job with it too. It doesn't seem 2 minutes since she started college and now she's nearly finished her first year. Time really is flying over!

Stu has spent his time doing a bit more decorating. We had done nothing to the hallway and up the stairs since we moved in. The wallpaper was ancient and coming off all over the place so it was easier enough to strip and it looked so strange with nothing on so Stu did a coat of magnolia paint that we had in the shed. He was lucky, there was just to say enough left in the tub. It already looks so much fresher and brighter and we've not even decided on what we're doing with it yet. I suppose we have plenty of time to decide because everywhere with home delivery has sold out of paint or isn't delivering at all. Ugh.

Ellie has been quite busy this past week. She's been doing really well at getting on with her school work and had a couple of lessons over Zoom which she has really enjoyed. Seeing her teachers and some of her friends made her so happy. She has baked, probably played far too much Roblox and spent lots of time out in the garden. On an evening she has been helping to water the garden and plants and she's taken over the job from me now. I think she has more interest now she can see things growing. 

I hope you have all had a good week.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Coronavirus questionnaire answered by my youngest.

I saw these questions on Facebook last week. People were asking their children then and I thought it would be great for Ellie my 12 year old to answer them too. I printed them off and she wrote the answers so it went towards her doing some home learning too. hehehe

1. What is the Corona virus?
Coronavirus is a virus. It is like a cold but worser.

2. Who is the prime minister?
Boris Johnson

3. How many days have we been in lockdown?
A lot!

4. What is your family wearing today?
Proper clothes

5. Do you want to go back to school?
Yes, because I'm bored and to see my friends.

6. Who is the first person you are going to hug when lockdown ends?
Nobody because we will have to social distance.

7. Where is the first place you want to go when lockdown ends?
The Park.

8. What do you think we can do to get rid of the coronavirus?
Stay at home.

9. Is parent a good teacher?

10. If corona virus was an animal what animal would it be?
An evil bunny.

11. How did the Corona Virus start?
I don't know an idiot ate a bat.    

12. If you had to wear protective clothing to help you what would it be?
A mask.

She did say she was only bored when she had to do school work which she thought this was but then agreed it was better than school work because at least it's about something which is happening now. 

I like that she seems to understand when lockdown ends life won't go back to normal straight away and we will still have to social distance. Sensible girl. 

Have you asked your kids these questions?

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

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I am a snorer and it drives Stu my fella mad. The best gift I could give Stu is a good nights sleep so when I was asked if I wanted to try out the Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring I jumped at the chance! He doesn't sleep well because of me snoring and I don't sleep well because of him shaking the bed and me to stop me snoring.

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I have been using this for a couple of weeks. Putting it on when I get into bed and it has become part of my routine now. It is comfortable to wear and I often forget to take it off on a morning. I wouldn't say it has stopped me snoring fully but Stu said I am not snoring as much or as loudly. It has made a difference to our lives. 

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Teenagers pushing their luck during the lock down!

Grr! Teenagers! Just as the lock down started my teen and her girlfriend were in big trouble. They tried to bend the rules and both ended up getting told off by me and the girlfriends mum too. Oops. 

I will be calling the Becky's girlfriend "A" from now on.

We were sat here one afternoon and saw a car pull up outside of our house and it was "A" and her mum. We weren't expecting her and Becky looked confused too, or at least pretended to be.

Apparently Becky and "A" had planned on going for a walk together for a couple of hours then "A's" mum would pick her back up. "A" had convinced her mum that I was OK with it and Becky hadn't thought that far ahead. She thought once "A" was here I would be fine. They thought that if they kept their distance they could spend time together.

Personally I think "A's" mum is too soft on her and shouldn't have even considered coming here. "A" lives at the other side of town, about 45 minutes away so it's not a case of just popping over. As soon as I got talking to "A's" mum it became clear we had both been played and we agreed it was not on. Yes, we understand they are missing each other but we all have to play by the rules. 

Both of the girls were acting like toddlers. Basically having a tantrum because us parents wouldn't let them do what they wanted. Shouting it was not fair and thinking we were just being mean. I know the neighbours were at their windows listening to drama the two girls were causing. Two lads who lived over the road came out and were playing football over the road. I've never seen them before and haven't seen them since, the nosy so and so's. lol

It also came out that "A's" mum and I are having the same arguments with our offspring. They are that eager to talk to each other online and video chats they are neglecting their chores and college work. "A's" mum is a key worker and is working long shifts so tries to ring "A" when she's on her way home from work to put tea on but can't get through because she's on the phone to Becky.

We agreed that both the girls need to do their chores, college work and have family time on a morning and then after lunch they can chat as much as they want on the phone or online until 5pm where they'll take a break until about 8pm then they can chat until 10pm.

I have been trying to tell Becky that it needs to be like this but she thought I was just being mean until she heard the same from "A's" mum. I think it became clear to them that if two parents who had never met each other or spoke to each other before this conversation were saying the same things there must be some right in it.

The girls now have set times to speak to each other and it's going well. Like me & "A's" mum said if they are still together when all of this is over they have basically done the whole long distance relationship thing. Not being able to see each other when they want and only being able to chat on the phone or online. Being in lock down is a lot like having a long distance relationship.

Now the rules have changed and you can meet one person from a different household the question of Becky and "A" meeting did come up in conversation and so far both myself and "A's" mum are saying no, they are not meeting up yet. We have said to wait a few weeks to see if there is another wave and spike in deaths and the girls have been surprisingly OK with it.

I am just hoping that we are out of lock down in a few months because both of the girls are turning 18 and they have big plans! Eek!

Monday, 18 May 2020

Our weekly meal plan! 18th - 24th May. #MealPlanningMonday

Last weeks meal plan went really well. We ate every meal on the day I had planned. It was only me who let the team down. On Friday I didn't fancy pizza so had a proper lazy meal of instant mash with a tin of beans and sausages. It was surprisingly good. The kids were so impressed with the roast dinner yesterday all because we had turkey and pigs in blankets along with all the veg. Turkey and pigs in blankets is usually a Christmas day thing.

I managed to get some baking supplies over the weekend so Ellie and I will be making some flapjacks during the week and some jaffa cake treats that I saw being made on TikTok.

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Bubble and Squeak using the leftovers from the roast with fried egg.
Tuesday - Greggs pasties and chips.  
Wednesday - Chicken fajitas.
Thursday - Sticky BBQ chicken and rice.
Friday - Pizza.
Saturday - Lasagne and garlic bread. Becky is planning on making it from scratch.
Sunday - A fry up! Bacon, sausages, black pudding, tomatoes, eggs, beans, mushrooms and toast.

What are you eating this week?

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Roblox has taken over my house. #MySundaySnapshot

A couple of weeks ago I had never played Roblox despite my girls playing it for years. They love it. Last week I was bored and Ellie asked me to play so I gave it a go and now I'm hooked. I refuse to play the games with no point to them but I do like the Tycoon games where you run a restaurant or build a house. 

Ellie's favourite game is Adopt Me! Where you raise pets by taking care of them. Her mission in life is to collect so many normal pets to make a super neon pet and was trying to convince me to level pets up and give them to her. Nope. hehehe Stu is daft enough to do it for her though and has been. lol

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Week 20 of #Project366 - A photo every day for a year!

We have had another week of much of the same as we've had for the last 8 weeks. The kids have been slightly better and more willing to do their school and college work which has made life a lot more pleasant. I wasn't planning on getting another shopping delivery until the end of my month but saw Iceland had some available and we are running short of some freezer things like onions, chips, potato waffles and fruit. I suppose it's the joys of having the kids home and eating more.

Now for a photo every day!

Drumstick sweets, black jacks and an anti snoring ring.
Frosted glass on the window and my youngest on the sofa doing her school work
My teen on her laptop doing her college work
A coronavirus questionnaire and a pile of clean washing to put away.

130/366 - 9th May
Swizzles Drumstick Squashies and Black Jacks are my favourite sweets. These didn't last long at all.

131/366 - 10th May
I was sent an anti-snoring ring to review on here, the post is coming next week but on Sunday I was taking some photos for it.

132/366 - 11th May
We hated the window in the dining room. Next door have been getting a lot of work done with an extension being built over the last 6 months so builders and workmen have been passing by having a good nosy if the curtains were open so we decided to get some frosted glass film to put up. My fella got it off ebay, £10 for a big sheet and there was enough to do the upstairs window facing next door too.

133/366 - 12th May
Usually Ellie will sit at her desk or the dining room table to do her school work which involves writing but on Tuesday she had no motivation so I brought her in the living room and the change of scene worked and she cracked on with it.

134/366 - 13th May
Becky doing some of her college work. She had a Zoom meeting with her tutors and classmates and I sent her upstairs because she was moaning about everyone being too loud and how we couldn't be trusted not to speak. lol

135/366 - 14th May
I saw a tag thing on Facebook about asking your kids about Coronavirus and decided to print it out and use it as some work towards Ellie's home learning. She thought it was great fun.

136/366 - 15th May
The job of putting clean washing away is never ending! Ugh!

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Friday, 15 May 2020

This week my Word of the Week is: Same! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is: 

This past week has seen us doing much of the same as the previous 7 or 8 weeks but this week has felt different and by the end of it I felt more settled and relaxed than I have in ages.

I spent the weekend feeling anxious about what Boris Johnson's big announcement was going to be and he just reassured me that I am right to think he's a waffling idiot. It was all a bit confusing and the "Stay Alert" slogan is ridiculous. Haven't we all been doing that for months? I just hope people are being sensible with the new rules about being able to go outside more which I personally think is stupid. I can go and sit in the park with tons of people nearby but can't sit in my own garden with my dad's partner and have a cuppa (of course keeping our distance). Madness and like my teen says "it's not fair!".

Nothing has changed for us. We're still staying home apart from the odd bike ride, walk out and walk to the local shop. I went to the shop yesterday just for milk, bread and loo rolls and found it so stressful. I won't be rushing to go again anytime soon.

Stu did get a phone call from his boss on Monday saying he can return to work next week but then we had another call saying hang fire, the return to work is postponed as Stu's workplace needs to be made safer. His boss said he needs to work out how employees are going to share work spaces, tools and stay safe.

The kids have been pretty good with doing their school work this past week. I have been changing things around and doing different things with Ellie instead of following exactly what the school says. She's written letters to relatives, designed a mansion on the Sims instead of just drawing it and baked some fab Swizzles cakes.

So far we've not had any word about Ellie returning to school. From what I've read there is little chance of her year group going back before September. Becky's college has said they will have a face to face meeting with each student at the end of term before the summer holidays start to discuss their end result of the course and what they plan to do next. Becky is going on to the higher level health and social care course so it should be pretty straightforward.

Becky was in a group chat with some of her tutors and classmates and they got on about Student Finance and how anyone receiving it should be getting payments each week. 99% of people at Becky's college claim the financial assistance to some extent even if it's just the free bus pass. Becky said she wasn't getting it and her tutor said it was an automatic payment to her bank account. She checked and she had almost £90. lol She'd been getting a payment every week during lock down. That has taught her a lesson to keep checking her bank account. I said she could keep half and give me the rest. She's already planning on what to buy with her share. 

The only big change in our week has been that Ellie convinced me to play Roblox with her and now I'm hooked! I don't see the point of games that you just run about and jump with but I do like the tycoon games especially restaurant tycoon & pizza tycoon. I have also spent a good couple of hours running around growing pets on Adopt Me! I take back all the negative things I've said about Roblox now I get it. lol

So despite the rules around lock down changing our life is staying the same. We're all staying home except for bike rides, walks and shopping and I am getting used to this way of life. I hope you are all keeping well and are staying safe.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Have you been cleaning and tidying more recently?

A recent YouGov poll shows 49% of people are cleaning and tidying more now than before the lockdown! I know our house has never been cleaner! I started cleaning more deeply at the start of the lock down to get rid of germs but now I am back to my normal routine. A do one room a day and then the whole family joins in on a Saturday and we we tidy and deep clean the whole of downstairs.

There is an average 5,400 Google searches for ‘Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips’ per month. In case you didn't know Mrs Hinch is the cleaning influencer who took Instagram by storm and gained millions of followers within a year.

It was because of Mrs Hinch I discovered how keep my mattresses clean and smelling fresh by using bicarbonate of soda.

Simply strip the sheets off the bed, sprinkles the bicarbonate of soda over the mattress and leave it for at least an hour. Bicarbonate of soda. is an odour eliminator so any smells that may linger in the mattress are just soaked up by the bicarb. After an hour use a hoover to remove any excess powder. 

It is also because of her that I put a couple of sheets of kitchen roll with a few drops of Zoflora on in the bottom of the kitchen and bathroom bin's to keep them smelling fresh!

I first discovered Zoflora in 2015 and it was because of my blog and being sent some to review. I have used it ever since. It has so many uses! I have a spray bottle with some in, mixed with water and use it on everything. For cleaning, spraying the kids stinky trainers, cupboard doors, on the fake flowers and I even have a bit in the toilet brush holder keeping that smelling fresh.

At the moment the top cleaning product in the UK is Zoflora with over a third of Brits saying so!

As much as I'm not keen on Mrs Hinch she does have some fantastic tips and I have learned a lot from her! 

Making cushions smell nice - Put a dryer sheets in cushion cover.

Remove hair from your carpets - Drag a window squeegee over carpets and rugs to pull up old fibres, pet fur, hair and dirt.

Spray Zoflora on radiators - When they are switched on the whole room will smell amazing!

The toilet roll curtain hack - You place a roll between each curtain ring so you have perfect pleats hanging. 

De-clogging plugholes - Pour three quarters of a cupful of soda crystals down the plug and leave for two to three minutes. Pour down a cupful of white vinegar and leave for ten minutes then pour a cap of Zoflora down and leave it for one minute. Finally, pour a full kettle of boiling water down the plug to wash it all away.

What is your top cleaning hack?

The information was supplied by End of Tenancy London but I was not asked or compensated to write this blog post. 

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

(Ad - Gifted) Making DIY easy with Sugru!

I always struggle with what to get my fella off the kids for Father's day. He doesn't really have many hobbies apart from spending time on his computer. He's always buying parts for it, upgrading and messing about with it. So when I was asked if I would like to try a kit from Sugru I thought, yes, that would be perfect! A gift for the dad who has everything!

Once described as ‘play-dough for adults Sugru is the best thing since duct tape and Super Glue. It is the world’s first mouldable glue that sets strong by turning into silicone rubber. It's specifically designed to bond permanently to almost anything including ceramics, metal, glass, wood, plaster, stone, most plastics, some fabrics and even flexible materials. It’s easy to use. Mould it like play dough into any shape or space you want to fill. You have 30 minutes to fix, bond, make, seal, mount, hang and customise. In 24 hours, it turns into a strong and durable, flexible silicone rubber that stays stuck.

Each Sugru kit comes with four single use packs of Sugru, a dinky storage tin and a booklet with step by step guides for over 15 inspirational DIY projects.

There is different kits to buy and try depending on your needs. For a crafting wizard there is the Create and Craft Kit, there's the Hacks for your Home Kit and the one we were sent the Rebel Tech Kit.

If your tech breaks, fix it and if it's not broken, make it work even better. Repairing and adapting your stuff is a sustainable choice and perfect for Stu! 

The booklet has some clever ways to organise wires even making cable grips for chargers and USB wires. Stu has a lot of wires around his computer which don't usually stay organised. There is also a clever idea to make a hanger for headphones which is very needed. Every time I sit at my fella's desk his headphones end up on the floor. Stu has some wires which are fraying and are close to breaking so putting some over the damaged part will extend their life. 

Sugru is not just for tech items it can be used all around the house. I have a shelf in the fridge which is cracked and it will be perfect to fix that.

The kits are normally priced at £11.99 and if you buy them between 8th and 21st June you can enjoy a 20% discount exclusively on the Sugru website.

We were sent the Sugru Rebel Tech kit free of charge in exchange for this blog post.