Thursday, 20 June 2013
A few weeks ago I was introduced to a competition by Cheeky Shoes. A new company selling fun shoes that fit through your letterbox!! I love competitions and thought they sounded cool so entered hoping to win a pair. I didn't win the shoes (Argg). A pleasant surprise then, when a few weeks later I got the chance to pick a pair to review for my blog.
I am a huge fan of bright colours and of course I love my shoes so I was excited to try some out. The only problem is, I love all the colours?!! so which one?. Decisions. Decisions.
Electric Blue, Luscious Lemon, Sparkling Orange, Sumptuous Cerise, Tomtastic Red or Zesty Green are the 6 fabulous colours to choose from. After imagining my outfits and which colour I would wear the most. I chose Tomtastic red. RED who knew?!!
After making my choice I eagerly awaited for Mr Postie to arrive, will he deliver them through the letterbox or knock or leave a note to pick up from the collection centre?
Time will tell.
My shoes arrive a day after I placed my order straight through the letterbox just as stated. In a nice padded envelope too.
As a busy mum of 4 there are never enough hours in the day, school run, shopping, gym, blogging, so waiting in for deliveries is not on my daily planner. The good old fashioned postie still have their uses!! No junk mail, no bill, an actual pair of shoes!! WOW whatever next?!!
My thoughts on the shoes.
They felt like slippers with a soft stretchy material top and hard wearing sole. You can see your big toe in the top of the shoe and the material springs back into shape when you remove your feet.
To put the shoes through their paces I wore them all afternoon on a shopping trip with my children. After a long walk to the train station, a few hours around Nottingham shopping and a walk back from the train station I was amazed how comfy they felt, with no rubbing or blisters like I usually get with other flat shoes. Result.
My daughter loved the shoes and kept standing on my toes, hinting "I want some mum please" haha... "Ask Daddy" I tell her!!
I love these shoes, they are so soft bright and very comfortable and I would go for a pair again. Very soon Cheeky Shoes are bringing out lots of new designs with some amazing patterns. As I am a big fan of polka dots I cant wait to see how these look. It will also be interesting to see the flowered styles and gingham ones. Check their site to see these new designs.
About Cheeky Shoes in their own words
Have you ever bought a pair of great fitting comfortable, colourful shoes that fit straight through your letter box?
No, we didn’t think so.Well, now you can.
Pavel and Marcin, two ordinary guys with a simple mission – we want to bring comfortable shoes out of the shadows and create fun footwear that makes women feel happy, confident and relevant.
The first few months of actual selling Cheekyshoes were amazing. We talked to pretty much everyone who bought a pair – women of all ages, lots of mums – and they all said the same thing: that in a tiring, busy lifestyle, where practical, comfortable shoes are essential, our colourful Cheekyshoes made them smile and feel happy.
This was inspiring – we were making women happy. It’s all we’ve ever wanted to do...
You can also find Cheeky Shoes on Facebook and Twitter
About this review- I was sent a pair of Cheeky shoes to review, i was not paid for this post and all thoughts on the shoes are my own honest opinion.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judyh-Jsthoughts where you can link up your Wordless / not so Wordless Wednesday photo posts each week...
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Dotted with fresh blackberries, this light sponge tray bake is much lower in saturated fat than traditional cakes as it is made with sunflower oil rather than butter, with a surprise of grated beetroot for added moistness.
Cuts into 24 small pieces
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30-35 minutes
For the cake 3 medium eggs
150ml (1/4 pint) sunflower oil
175g (6oz) caster sugar
Grated rind of 2 lemons
225g (8oz) self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
175g (6oz) or 2 medium cooked beetroot from a chilled vacuum pack of beetroot in natural juices, drained and coarsely grated
150g (5oz) blackberries
150g (5oz) icing sugar
Juice of 1 lemon Few lemon rind curls, optional
Preheat the oven to 180oC (350oF) Gas Mark 4.
Line an 18 x 28 x 4cm (7 x 11 x 1½ inch) loose bottomed rectangular cake tin with a large piece of non-stick baking paper and snip into the corners of the paper diagonally.
Press into the tin so that the base and sides of the tin are lined.
Add the eggs, oil, sugar and lemon rind to a large mixing bowl and whisk together briefly until just mixed.
Mix the flour and baking powder together, add to the egg mixture with the beetroot and whisk together until smooth.
Pour into the tin and spread into an even layer.
Arrange the blackberries over the top of the cake mixture in three rows then cook for 30-35 minutes until well risen and a skewer comes out cleanly from the centre.
Leave to cool in the tin.
To decorate, sift the icing sugar into a bowl then gradually stir in the lemon juice to make a smooth icing that will slowly fall from a spoon.
Drizzle the icing over the cake.
Sprinkle with lemon rind removed with a zester or grater, then leave for 30 minutes for the icing to set.
Guest Post Credits : Seasonal Berries
Monday, 17 June 2013
Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays, hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thought where you can link up all your creative post each week.
Thanks for linking up each Monday and making the hop great, so many wonderful posts last week.
Here are last weeks features ...
|The Boy And Me|
|For What Its Worth|
|Gluten Free With Judee|
|Couscous And Cork Wedges|
|The Crafty Blogstalker|
|Not Dressed As Lamb|
|Jillian Sew Stuff|
|Heathers Thrifty Closet|