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Review : Pure Pet Food

When I saw Pure were looking for reviews of their dog food, I must say that I jumped at the chance, having been looking at their range just a few days before.  

Pure was started by childhood friends Dan and Matt who were researching the range of wet and dry dog food available and wondered why our pets should be exempt from a varied, high quality diet like people enjoy.  Using a dehydration machine they got to work, making small batches in Dan's kitchen and testing their recipes on the pets of family and friends. The food proved popular and as they say, the rest is history. 



Pure's dehydrated recipes are a convenient way to provide your dog with fresh and wholesome food with minimal processing, allowing it to retain its nutrients and natural goodness. Pure uses 100% human quality ingredients and is regulated by both the human and animal food authorities.  It is the easiest way of giving a raw food diet to your dog, without the need to store food in your freezer and cutting out the prep work and this is why Pure appealed to me. Having seen a lot of talk about raw diets for dachshunds it definitely appeals to me but as much as I want to feed him the very best, I have to be realistic in terms of the cost, work involved and finding room to store it.


Pure is simple to prepare by following the guidelines and using the measuring scoop. Once it is measured out its simply a case of adding water and mixing the food, which expands in the bowl.  

We were sent the dog starter pack for Buddy to test.  It retails at £59.99 and includes 500g of four different flavours - Chicken Delicious, Chicken Dinner, Duck Delight and Turkey Terrific.  Based on a 10kg dog being fed twice daily, this will make up 44 meals. 


So, what was Buddy's verdict?  It's rare that he'll turn his nose up at any food but goodness me, he completely wolfed his meals down, going back several times to see if anything had reappeared in it.  They were definitely a hit and I will be looking at ordering once he's worked his way through them all.  

Many thanks to Pure for sending the starter pack to us to review.

Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring The Tale of Mummyhood

Hello and Happy Tuesday to you all!  I hope your week has got off to a great start.

This week's Tuesday Twinkler comes from Zoe at The Tale of Mummyhood in a post about overcoming the fear of exposure in the blogging world. And this is something I can totally relate to.  When I started my blog, I wanted to keep it private and away from family and friends. Something of mine that no one in real life knew about it.  A few found out about it and it left me feeling anxious and exposed. Not because I was writing anything controversial, more that it felt like my personal space was being invaded and I didn't like the idea of them knowing everything. And now, I still feel a little like that and it does make me think twice before I post anything. Pop on over to see what Zoe has to say.



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Meal Planning Monday




I've started this week with a massive food shop. Eight bags of shopping. Honestly, it nearly finished me putting it all away.  Luckily I had some supermarket vouchers to use up, which was a great help.  I've been attempting to run down the pantry and freezer over the last couple of weeks and have tried to keep my shopping to a minimum.  The only thing with doing this, is I get a little edgy that I haven't got enough in the house, foodwise. Which is silly as there is more than enough.  So today was the day to replenish it all.

I think it stems from when I was a child. We never seemed to have much money and there never seemed to be much food in the house. I remember going on a school trip to the theatre and everyone else had treats in their lunchbox, things like chocolate and sweets, whilst I had crackers with butter and jam. 

Now that I'm a Mum, I like my pantry to be filled with crisps, biscuits and general treats for the kids so that I know there is always something there should they, or we, want it. Not forgetting all of the other pantry essentials so that there's always something in to knock a meal together - tins of beans, baked beans, tinned tomatoes, sauces, spices and dried pasta, amongst other things.  

As the weather has turned cooler, I've found myself wanting warming and filling foods. I've been eating lots of jacket potatoes and I'm keen to start making chillis and stews again as I've not cooked either for yonks!

Over the next few days, our menu looks like this: 

Chicken burgers (with rocket, spinach and watercress for me)
Mushroom risotto
Spicy mince with potato wedges
Belly pork with cauliflower, courgettes and potatoes
Vegetable rice

What's your menu looking like this week?

Gratitude Journal #51



On the Cross Trainer
Last week I mentioned that I had managed to move my cross trainer into the playroom.  This week I've pushed myself to use it.  I'm aiming to do a little bit each day and not necessarily all in one stint and build it up slowly. 

New Boiler
Yippee! Our new boiler has been fitted and I'm more than a little pleased as it has replaced our old and dated one which wasn't quite right for the size of our house. The boiler is D's domain but he's gone with one that can be set up so that we can control each radiator independently, as well as remotely.  The thought of this pleases me no end!

Playdate
On Saturday I took the girls to soft play with L and her two girls.  We spent approximately 3 hours there and by the time we returned home, my two were exhausted and there were no arguments come bedtime. Bonus!

Productive Sunday
Sunday saw the girls spend a large chunk of the day on their bikes in the garden.  I made the most of the quiet to finish my latest book. Later in the afternoon,  I took them up separately to clean their bedrooms and cleaned ours and the bathroom, as well as the windows.  Now, when I can muster enough energy, I just need to tackle the downstairs...

Kitchen
Our new kitchen is going to be plastered this week. I am so, so excited about this as it is all coming together. Seeing plaster on the walls will completely transform it.  The flooring has been ordered and we've picked up a number of paint samples to try and decide on a colour.  Now, all we need to do is order the actual kitchen! 

Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring The Life of Dee


Good Morning folks and happy Tuesday to you from a decidedly autumnal looking Norfolk!  I hope you've had a great weekend and have had a good start to the week.

Autumn is my favourite season and as we head towards that time of year, I thought I'd share an Autumn Bucket List from The Life of Dee for this week's Tuesday Twinkler.  They have already requested that I take them trick or treating but I think this might be the year I head out to a pumpkin patch with the girls.  What do you want to do this autumn? 



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