Friday, May 17th, 2013
You may have already come across Walkers’ new crisp range, ‘Hoops and Crosses’ as they are available to buy from lots of retailers already. When they asked us to review them for the blog, I jumped at the chance. There are so many snacks out there, lots of them geared towards children, but not very many of them that I would feel comfortable feeding to my two. My general rule of thumb is, if I don’t understand the ingredients list, it doesn’t go in the trolley! And that rules out the majority of even the so-called ‘healthy’ snacks.
Walkers Hoops and Crosses are made of 57% wholegrain corn meal with no artificial colours or preservatives. They come in three flavours – all suitable for vegetarians (prawn cocktail, roast beef, salt and vinegar) and each bag has only 85 calories. Each bag also has only 0.27g of salt (salt being another pet hate of mine!), so that’s another box ticked.
On top of all that, they taste pretty good too! We were sent a bag of the roast beef flavour and when I asked Beatrice what she thought, she said, “Can I have some more?”, which is a pretty positive review I think! She didn’t quite understand the hoops and crosses game… In fact Monkey wearing them as glasses was her favourite ‘game’ to play with them! That and making them into wedding rings.
Our overall verdict: Hoops and Crosses are a healthy, tasty and interesting snack that we would be happy to include in our lunchboxes! Thank you Walkers!
This post has been brought to you in association with Walkers
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
The good people of Thorntons, who sell a huge range of chocolates for all occasions, offered us a little giveaway for Belle Bébés. The prize is lots of chocolate, and if you’re anything like us that’s a prize you’ll want to win!
So we’re holding a competition, but rather than the usual ‘like our Facebook page’* or ‘comment on this post’ type entries we thought we’d do something a little more fun…
To be in with a chance of winning, just send us a high resolution photo of a little one at meal time. Perhaps something like these of my brother, me and my cousin!
Photos of the mess kids make when eating can be insanely cute and we’d love to share some after the competition has ended!
You can either email the photos to email@example.com or if you have instagram just add the hashtag #bellebebes
And the prize?
All this chocolate…
Plus this chocolate box with your winning photo on the front!
Have fun and good luck!
Debs & Verity
Please make sure you have the parents’ permission before sending us a photo.
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* Please do still like our Facebook page here :D
Phone: 0845 121 1911
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Stephanie Belton is a natural light photographer based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. She was asked to shoot these gorgeous twins, Nieve and Sylvie, back when they were just 5 months old and then again after their first birthday! So fantastic to see the changes in such a short space of time!
Such lovely images! And then, a few months later, add in a couple of beautiful Christening gowns…
I LOVE that last shot so much!! To see more of this twin baby photo session and more of Stephanie’s fantastic family and newborn photography check out her website or ‘Like’ her page on
Thanks to Stephanie for sharing and you for reading :)
Stephanie Belton’s website
Phone: +44 (0) 7900 825 463