For anyone that is not aware; every Thursday and Sundays Aldi have a brand new range of Specialbuys products in-store. They cover almost everything ranging from baby and toddler, home and garden to technology. All at great prices and when they are gone, they are gone!
Today's Specialbuys are Cycling & Pro-Cycling ranges. They have a full range of clothing and accessories to keep you warm and safe when out and about on your bikes this Autumn/Winter.
I am a big fan of getting out on the bike; the only reason I have not been to the gym on my bike lately is that my pump had broken. It is so hard trying to cycle when you tyres are not fully pumped up.
Have you ever tried riding a bike when the tyres need pumping?
It is like cycling through treacle. Although I have never tried cycling through treacle. I can imagine it is like that! At least if you fell off it would taste good!!
Getting nowwhere fast
I will be down to Aldi over the next few days to check out their high pressure pump that they have coming in store today for only £14.99!
They also have a great range of Winter clothing for wearing on your bike rides, gloves, socks, lights, bike stands, a Garmin edge and a cool fluid turbo trainer for riding your bike indoors on dark night!
I am loving the range and Aldi kindly sent me some of their clothing to try out.
Either stuff a whole squash with the chilli, or dice and roast the squash and add it to the chilli. The latter opens up a whole variety of serving suggestions: eat it with rice or in a baked potato; top it with a dollop of soured cream, some spicy tomato salsa or some guacamole; stuff it in a taco with some grated cheese; or spread it over a tortilla. If you are stuffing the squash you will need to use one that is a suitable size and will hold its shape when cooked, such as onion squash.
For My Sunday Photo this week I am sharing a photo of me and my daughter enjoying a run together at the park.
In the week we train together and love the training.
Saturday was a different story.
Yesterday we both ran Park Run for the first time in ages.
I won my daughter by a matter of seconds. 37 seconds to be precise!!
My daughter thoughts " I should have let her win. Daddy who took her around did" My thoughts "A bit of friendly competition is good. Something for you to work for. The feeling you get when you win some one who was faster than you is great! It gives you a goal to work for!"
A few weeks ago Strive Footwear got in touch with me to see if I would like to review a pair of shoes from their new Autumn/Winter collection.
I have been a big fan of this brand ever since I reviewed a pair of their health and wellness sandals back in May. I must have worn my tee toe post sandals, almost every day since. The sandals are so comfy and I can walk for miles in them, with no pain or rubbing from. They have been my go to pair of sandals all Summer.
Plum and ginger duff. This is of course a traditional Christmas recipe; a steamed pudding in the style of a Christmas pudding. If you have never made a steamed pudding before, it might seem a bit intimidating but it’s really not difficult to make. You will need string, a 1.5 litre (2½ pint) pudding bowl, greaseproof paper and foil.
As the early mornings are started to get cooler it had me thinking of going into town to buy a new dressing gown. Mollie the Collie, ripped both mine last year when she was a pup by jumping up me first thing in a morning so I need to invest in a new one.
I was moving somethings around in the garage when I found my sons Onesie that he did not want anymore. I looked at it for a while, thinking of what to do with it? Cut it up to make a teddy for my daughter? Make a blanket for Mollie? No, nothing exciting sprang to mind so I chucked it on the charity or tip pile and left it.
The next morning I was having my extra five minutes snooze as I did not want to get got of bed early as it felt a little chilly. I diffed off into a little sleep Zzz.. I started dreaming I was up-cycling my son's Onesie into a dressing gown to keep me warm!! I woke up in a hurry and thought, what a great idea! It would also save me money having to buy a dressing gown. Bonus!!
South African plum and ricotta filo pie: This is a very typical African dish, usually savoury but here made with South African plums to make a stunning dish for a dinner party dessert. You will need a 20cm spring-form cake tin with the bottom removed, and a flat baking tray.
This upside down tart is commonly made with apples but other fruits also work well - such as pears, plums, nectarines or peaches. It’s very easy to make, but you need to have the courage to let the nectarines caramelise, so let them cook slowly for enough time so that their juices blend with the butter and sugar. You will also need a bit of courage to flip the tart over. You will need a 20cm (8 inch) frying pan that has an ovenproof handle.
Whether you’re barbecuing or grilling, this Greek inspired dish is a real crowd pleaser. Tasty succulent chicken pieces with fresh butterhead lettuce, ripe tomatoes and avocado, this dish will transport you to the Mediterranean.
Divine Chocolate Choux Buns. This is a show stopping recipe from Kooky Bakes, one of London’s favourite bakeries serving up American inspired treats at street food markets across the capital. Perfect for an elegant afternoon tea or celebratory event to wow your guests!
How quickly has the six weeks holiday gone by? Back to school for mine next week.
We have been out and about all over the country.
One day me and my daughter went out for a girls only day out. Just me and her. It was lovely.
We was wondering where to go and my daughter picked the beach!! The nearest beach to us is in Skegness, a 3 hour train ride away. My mum and dad have a caravan there so it was a good reason to go and visit them.
We texted grandma and grandad to say we was on the train and coming to visit them. A good job or they would have been out for the day. ( like they were the time after this visit when my son came with us!).
It has been a mad busy week here, shopping for back to school things. Just my daughters school shoes and bag left to buy, then we are finished!
On Tuesday evening me and my husband went out for a meal to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary. It was a beautiful evening. The sun was shining brightly, we could not have timed it better for a nice walk out. Just the two of us was so lovely. A rare date night out. I also got to wear my lovely new dress that I had been sent to review.
Change your mind about something?
Last week House Of Fraser got in touch with me to see if I wanted to review one of 3 pretty dresses. This was the only one in a size 10, so I choose this one.