Saturday, 31 December 2016

Milton Soother Steriliser - Giveaway

Milton Launch Award Winning ‘Mini’ in Limited Edition ‘Pearly Grey’

New colour available while stocks last

Bournemouth, UK – 16th May 2016: Milton, the leading expert in sterilising, today announces a limited edition ‘Mini’ Portable Soother Steriliser in on-trend “pearly grey” colour ideal for parents and care givers/guardians. The new colour will be available in June exclusively at Baby Brands Direct and only while supplies last.

The Mini is 100% watertight, cleans and sterilises soothers everywhere and is BPA free. Along with the new pearly grey colour, the Mini comes in three other existing colours (purple, blue and green). Milton updated the ‘Mini’ design in late 2015 to be easier to use, with a new tactile strap and the ability to hold a wider range of soothers.

“We continue to listen to the feedback of our parents and launch with new and fresh product variations,” said Tess Clark, commercial and marketing manager, Milton. “The Mini is already one of our most coveted products and offering a variety of on-trend colours makes for even happier customers, especially as family travel increases over the summer.”

The full range of Milton Mini Portable Soother Sterilisers has a RRP of £6.99 and is available at John Lewis, Mothercare, Ocado, Superdrug and Tesco as well as many independent pharmacies and nursery retailers.

The Milton product range continues to grow in distribution with Mothercare now stocking the award-winning Solo, both in stores and online.

The Mini is 100% watertight, cleans and sterilises soothers everywhere and is BPA free. Along with the new pearly grey colour, the Mini comes in three other existing colours (purple, blue and green). Milton updated the ‘Mini’ design in late 2015 to be easier to use, with a new tactile strap and the ability to hold a wider range of soothers. For your chance to win one just enter via the rafflecoptor below. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway T&C's: This give-away is open to the UK only.   The win will be chosen at random via rafflecoptor then the winner will be emailed 24 hours after the give-away has ended. The give-away will close on the 14/01/2017. The prize will be sent straight to the winner from connectedpr and Jade's Journey will not be responsible for any missing prizes, there is no cash alternative. 

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Electric Jukebox Review

Hope you all are prepared are ready for Christmas, over the last few weeks we have been using the Electric Jukebox, kindly sent to us to review. So here we go,

The purpose of the product is a music application that stream onto your TV via your internet connection. The packaging is good, it looks professional but unfortunately it is not as eye catching as I personally think it should be. The way the jukebox works and it controlled is by a wireless controller that senses your movement, similar to that of the nintendo Wii sticks. It is very responsive and actually very easy to control which cannot usally be said for these kinds of controllers, the small black box you can see in the photo is plugged into the HDMI port onto your TV.

The company promotes "29 million songs, 2 minute set up"... In truth 2 minute set us is over exaggerating. The set up was so simple and quick that even those who shy away from technology wouldn't have any issues. It is as simple as plugging it in, putting in your wi-fi password and then streaming what ever music you fancy.

The initial welcome screen again doesn't offer anything in terms of visual brilliance, its slightly bland, a black screen with the product logo on. Although I appreciate this is a product used for audio purposes in opposed to visual however to me it isn't just how a product works that makes it brilliant. It needs to look and feel great as well.
The navigation system as previously mentioned works very well, the menus are easy to understand and simple to navigate through which is always a positive when using a new gadget. Despite the previous mentions to the bland colours, the menus are actually colourful and really make the product look exciting, it looks like something that will be fun to use. The way the icons are made to look like neon lights really emphasis the juke box feel.

There is every single artist you could ever think of on the product, in truly does offer a great range of music for all occasions, we used it to listen to Christmas songs while putting up the tree and also background music for when doing the housework. It would be great to use during a party as I'm sure you could find something that could suit everybody. The music playlist screen is fairly simple however this then fades into a screen saver whereby there is landscape photos and other interesting things.

The only disappointment with the playback is that there is a small delay in the crossover of songs, other music streaming apps available will allow a fade out/fade in crossover. In my opinion the smooth transition between one song and another is important.

Overall I like the product, I don't love it, but I don't hate it either. It has great potential. I prefer using my music on the go which unfortunately this product doesn't offer. However as a home music system it works great. After a while the motion controlled can become slightly tiresome, especially when typing. There is a voice activated system but Liam tried this and he has quite a strong yorkshire accent that the software struggled to recognise. If the developers could release some form of application on a mobile to allow you to type on your phone and then search on screen it would be great. With a bit of care and development I think this product could become a market leader and challenge companies such as Spotify.

***This product was sent to me for review purposes only, this has had no bearing on my opinions of the product***

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Family Film Night: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Every week we have a family film night, something Jared-David really looks forward too. This started when I was pregnant as we couldn't go out and about as much due to the issues I had. It was decided that each week we would get some snacks and pick a film.

This week we chose to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas. I love Halloween and I love Christmas so it was a perfect choice. Jared-David has never seen this film last year I thought it would be too scary for him because lets face it a skeleton that basically steals Christmas isn't exactly joy to the world.

If you have never seen The Nightmare Before Christmas then I will give you the basics. There is a town called 'Halloween Town' Jack is the pumpkin king and one day off he goes and finds a load of tree's all with funny pictures carved/painted on them. Jack goes in to the tree with the tree on and discovers Christmas, he loves Christmas but thinks he could do it this year and let Father Christmas have a break. There is a lot of catchy songs in the film which Jared-David has been singing on repeat, well the first few lines then he mumbles.

Each week with our film we pick our snacks. Jared-David normally chooses something chocolatey this week he chose chocolate buttons, Liam had a selection of cheese and I had popcorn. The popcorn I had was chocolate marshmallow flavour. I'm normally a toffee kind of gal or sweet if we are in the cinema. I was a little bit unsure about it but WOW what a flavour! I loved it and I wasn't the only one handfuls were taken by both Liam and Jared-David. Good job I had a small bag of sweet as well.

I wonder what we will watch this weekend? Any recommendations?

Monday, 5 December 2016

Weekly Meal Plan

It's the start of a new week, which means it is time to plan what we will be eating this week. We have a busy week this week, Eryn is at hospital today, Jared has his school play on Tuesday and Wednesday and on Friday we are off to Panto. So quick easy meals are needed. 

Monday - Spaghetti Bolognese with garlic bread 

Tuesday - Pizza and curly fries

Wednesday - Slow cooker chicken curry with rice 

Thursday - Pork Casserole with mash and vegetables

Friday - Takeaway 

Saturday - Chicken stuffed with garlic & herb soft cheese wrapped in bacon with new potatoes 

Sunday - Roast beef with roast potatoes, veg and home made Yorkshire puddings 

This week I will also be making a cake which I will be sharing with you all. I'm really excited about making it and hoping that it looks as good as it looks in my head.