Thursday, 31 July 2014
Thursday, 24 July 2014
So I was back earning money at work and thought, why not I am having one! I had fallen in love with the violet syrup as soon as Quinny posted the new colour. It came at a time when I was struggling to fit my Xtra (1) in the car when it was packed with dogs, child and everything else! However I love how light and manoeuvrable the Xtra is so I didn’t want to get rid, I also had the Curious Colours which was so pretty, so it was only when I saw the Violet Syrup I seriously considered upgrading.
I ordered from Very who messed me around and I have since found out do not have very good customer service, however it eventually arrived on Monday. We tested it properly for the first time today.
The fold mechanism is easy to do, very similar the Xtra 1 – some people say it is too complication and difficult to put up and down one handed, yes you do have to use two hands to put up and down but this doesn’t bother me at all. The pushchair is so light, I had an iCandy Apple to start with but it was so heavy I got rid. It folds down so small it is loads better than having to unclip the seat unit which was quite big in itself. It handles really well and again people have said they don’t find it sturdy as the handles move too much, yes there is some give in the handles but I find this better as it makes it a bit easier to push and isn’t so rigid somehow. My little girl seems to love it and it’s the first pushchair she actually wanted to get back into!
Zapp – seat unit is fixed, doesn’t recline or adjust, pushchair folds into one small piece
Zapp Xtra – seat unit has several positions and you can add a maxi cosi car seat, however seat unit has to come off to collapse and is quite large
Zapp Xtra 2 - seat unit has several positions and you can add a maxi cosi car seat, pushchair folds into one small piece – hoorah!!! :)
The only thing I have noticed is the white hood already has a dirty mark on it and we have only been down the road to the pub and back. Quinny claim the fabric is water and dirt repellent so that is a little disappointing.
Saturday, 24 May 2014
I used this on the floors in the kitchen and the utility, both of which are tiled floors. I liked that you could just squirt it straight onto the floor and could use it without putting it into a mop bucket. The product didn't have any fragrance which was a shame as I like things to smell nice when they are clean. It was fantastic not having to rinse afterwards, so quick and easy!
I tend to use my Vileda 1-2 Spray Mop which I loved but it stopped spraying after only a couple of months so I have just been using floor wipes. This is a lot quicker than floor wipes and although it is probably as quick as the Vileda mop, it is a bit less messy and doesn't take as long to dry. It was perhaps not quite as effective as using disinfectant in the Vileda mop as the Cif is obviously not as wet unless you used a lot or diluted it which defeats the object. However it therefore doesn't take as long to dry. It is designed more for your in between cleans as I don't think it would do a really thorough clean. I used a tesco sponge mop but I think I would look at something which has a washable mop head as the sponge never seems to get completely clean.
£2 for the 750ml bottle is a good price as it did go a long way, the nozzle doesn't let loads of product out so I probably would buy it if there is a fragranced version. I would recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to my friends/family if there is a fragranced option.
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Dizzy was probably a month or so short of her 15th birthday. She had been a shadow of herself for a little while and had not been able to manage walks but she did still want to play ball even though it took an hour to fetch! She was happy and pain free.
Monday, 12 May 2014
I will post his diary on my Disco Dogs Blog
Friday, 9 May 2014
So, Apley is a local farm shop with and indoor soft play area, cafe, some local shops and a bit of an animal farm with donkey rides. The cafe does some lovely food and they hold some nice craft fairs there. They also offer a cookery club, photography course and more. Take a look at their website: Apley Farm Shop
So onto the Jousting Fair, we arrived at 11am in time for the morning's schedule of displays which were then repeated in the afternoon. The lurcher display was on in the main ring which I took part in with Rum and let's just say, he won't be joining their team any time soon! We walked round the stalls and displays - circus tricks the children (and adults) could have a go at, archery and sword fighting they could also give a go, finally donkey rides.
There was a display by Ben Potter with his eagles and vultures which was amazing.
Finally what everyone was waiting for, on came Knights of the Damned Jousting Stunt Team.
They were amazing and it was well worth watching, just wish it could have lasted longer!
The only thing I would say is we couldn't have a proper photo with Mike the Knight as it was a bit of a free for all. Lots of food available including a lovely Hog Roast (my favourite). All in all a great day out!!