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Capsicana Sauces!

Recently I got the opportunity to try some of the new sauces that are now available in Sainsbury’s! I couldn’t wait for them to arrive and start cooking up some meals with new flavours for us to try!

IMG_9540When they arrived, I was really impressed by their lovely packaging I know they say don’t judge a book by its cover and the such.. but these sauces even looked yummy!

The first one I had to try was the Mexican Chilli & Honey, I decided to do it with cut up chicken breasts and some noodles. Very simple sauce, no faffing about with adding water, or needing heated in the microwave, just over the cooked chicken and then serve it up!

WhatsApp Image 2017-09-02 at 9.09.02 PMIt tasted absolutely wonderful! Adrian and myself could not believe how delicious it was! The next night when Adrian got in from work he asked me what sauce we were going to try tonight as he couldn’t wait to get stuck in!

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One of our favourite quick, tasty and comfort meals are mince fajitas. I thought why not add a little twist and try the Cuban Chilli & Lime as the sauce for with them instead of the usual!
It added such a difference to the fajitas and they were just simply wonderful! 

Adrian then had the other two for when he was working and told me that I have to buy more of these sauces as he just loves them!
On my next trip to Sainsburys I will be sure to add some more of these to my shopping basket and I suggest you do too!
Tasty, different, easy, quick and beautifully packaged!

Capsicana Latin American Sauce! =] 

-WeeOhana

*I was sent these products free of charge to do a review, all thoughts, feelings and opinions are my own. *

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Crash Bandicoot!

Not many of my readers will be aware, but I have a huge love for my PS4.
I play it most nights and have a large range of games that I really enjoy playing. It’s an escape for me, somewhere where I don’t have to be an adult and I have to focus so much that I zone out and forgot about the real world.

When I heard that a Crash Bandicoot game was coming out I got rather excited, but once I discovered that they were just remastering the first 3 from PS1 and it didn’t have Crash Team Racing on it I was a little disappointed.
I bought it after a few days huffing, justifying that it’s a game Amellia could play and would enjoy… as soon as it was turned on, I didn’t want to give the controller up! The memories and the need to get all of the boxes to get the box crystal as well was far too much! I had to give up my desire to play it solidly all day and let her have a go! She died… a lot, but she was having fun so that’s all that mattered!

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Once the little ones were fast asleep in bed we turned Crash Bandicoot Warped on! It was always a favourite in my family and we would sit for ages playing it, trying to beat each other’s top time to complete the levels! The hubby though had never played Crash before… I mean, who hasn’t played Crash before?! I was stunned! We settled down with a few drinks and got cracking!

All of a sudden it was two in the morning and we had been playing it the whole night!
We gave up on collecting the box crystals and are going to go back through the levels to get them after we have all the extra skills you pick up at each boss, but the memories!
I could remember nearly every single level that we played and quickly understood why my dad got so angry at levels when he kept dying at the really easy parts!

It was called a night though whenever we became stuck on the same level that was always a pain.
The motorcycle one. If you have played this game you will know what I’m talking about.
I swear those little blue go-kart type cars go fast than crash on his motorbike!

This game really made me feel so nostalgic. Absolutely worth a buy, even if it is just for a trip down memory lane; it’s also Fantastic, infuriating, simple, family friendly and fun!

-WeeOhana

 

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My Sunday Photo- 02.07

This week has been a real crazy one for me!
Amellia had her eyes checked and now has to wear glasses all the time, thankfully she can’t wait to get them on Tuesday!
Dylan was at his CDC clinic, which was rather .. I’m not really sure.. read about it here
Hubby was at the hospital about his broken finger and has to have his finger strapped and immobilized for another week
Then I ended up at Greenday, thanks to my lovely brother getting me a ticket!
How has your week been?

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Dylan practicing his colours & counting.
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Greenday were great, the only downside was that they played a lot of there new songs, I’m an old fan!

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I managed to get this really awesome dress for Amellia in the Mothercare sale.. I’m rather jealous that they don’t do it in my size though!

-WeeOhana

Photalife
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Throwback Thursday #6

Throwback Thursday

My guest blogger for Throwback Thursday today is Vicki!

  1. What was your favourite band?
    Westlife, ahhh I used to flippin love them!
  2. What was your favourite movie?
    It was (and still is) Harry Potter.. bit of a potter nerd I admit.
  3. What stereotype would you say you fitted into? (Emo,Chav,nerd..etc)
    That’s a really hard one!  I would probably label myself as slightly nerdy/but relatively ‘normal’.I didn’t seem to fit into any specific groups.
  4. Tell us a funny story about something that happened
    ! One of the things I can remember was daring our friend ( as you did then) to go into the shop in his underwear. It doesn’t sound so funny now, and I honestly cant think why he would have done it, but as a 15 year old it was bloody hilarious! I think he traumatised a lot of people that day in his batman boxers..
  5. Is there anything you regret that you did back then?
    I wouldn’t say I regret anything, but there are things I would probably do a little differently, for example steer clear of my wardrobe!
  6. What was favourite drink?
    Coca Cola, I lived off the stuff! until I reached 18 then I fell in love with wine 🙂
  7. Did you think you were cool?
    At the time I thought I was! but I can assure you, I definitely was not haha.
  8. Is there any T.V show you watched that you wish they still showed?
    I used to love Sabrina, what a show that was!.
  9. What did you want to do when you grew up?
    I always wanted to be a vet, until I realised I couldn’t handle the sight of blood and needles!
  10. Share a picture of you then and now!

My blog is about my journey through motherhood with 3 little loves, and also how I cope with my anxiety and depression whilst being mum! https://vicswords.wordpress.com
Twitter is – https://twitter.com/anxiousmum1

I must say Vicki, you have aged well! You are beautiful! Your funny story sounds like something that me and my chums would have got up too! lol!
Hope you have a lovely day!
-WeeOhana

 

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#MyWeeklyHug 07.06

Today I am joining up with Cheryl from Mummy of five Miracles for her brand new linky #MyWeeklyhug. I love the idea of sharing and remembering weekly about the precious little hugs you receive!
This week my photo is from when I had got home after Newcastle and Dylan decided to turn into a limpet.. he wouldn’t budge from my knee and constantly wanted carried. This is his way of showing me that he really missed me a loves me. He has a very hard time communicating at all with us, but this to me was clear. ❤
I shower my kids with hugs and cuddles, probably far to many but they are only small once, and its not doing them any harm to get that extra little snuggle is it! =]

-WeeOhana x

Mummy of 5 Miracles
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The Ark Open Farm

We are very lucky to have a wonderful little farm just up the road from us, our flaw ithough is that we really don’t take advantage of it all too much.. and with Dylan I am always nervous of going there in-case as soon as he gets there he loses it, but our recent trip there proved to us, that we really have to go more! Especially seeing as this trip had to be cut short when he fell into a puddle and wasn’t too keen on his trousers being all wet and sticking to him! Before this happened though we were having a wonderful fun, so I thought I would share it with you =]

When we woke up it was a rather nice day, well it was cold but not windy or raining so that is always a big bonus here! My hubby was also off work, so he took little miss into school and came home and I told him of the plans for the day. We got our little monkey man all ready and headed off, I was slightly worried that as soon as we got there he wouldn’t be too happy as the smells etc are all different and I was holding my breath with my fingers crossed too that it wouldn’t be busy. It wasn’t busy and as soon as we got there we were greeted by a lovely and friendly dog. Dylan loves dogs so he was settled straight away, though he did want to just stay with the dog but with a little persuasion we got him to go off exploring everything else!

A lovely young lad came up to us when we were looking at the cows and asked us if he would like to see a baby chick.. I was a little apprehensive as we all know how rough kids can be, and just how delicate chicks are! The young lad held the chick for Dylan too see, and he loved stroking the chick and just staring at it! We were made to feel in no rush and the lad chatted away to us about the chicks while Dylan happily was stoking and staring at the chick! When he started to get a little grabby he put him back in with the other chicks and went on his way. I think Dylan would have stayed there all day just watching them walk about, he sat on my knee and was so happy just watching them all walking about, eating and having a little drink!
We then moved on to see the goats, there was some tiny little baby pygmy goats who were very young. They were so cute and kept escaping from there pen for a little walk about! They were just adorable, though my little man didn’t have much interest in them I would have happily have taken one home.. though I’m pretty sure the hubby wouldn’t have been too impressed! 😛

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We then went into the barn where they have a range of animals! Some more goats, sheep, lambs, alpacas (I think!), reindeer and some bunnies! The young lad from earlier was there and happily got out a rabbit for him to see, and he loved stroking the rabbit.. though quickly found its ears and like most, thought these looked great to pull.. so the bunny went back in, away from his grabby hands!
Dylan then proceeded to run up and down the barn (he loves big spaces to run and walk about!) until he spotted a sheep! It was love at first site! He stood by the lamb stoking it, smiling and laughing, it was simply wonderful to see him to happy and engaging with something!

After playing with the sheep he then spotted a cow in the barn! (Plastic) He swiftly took a seat on the little stool and started to try and milk the cow, it was wonderful as he was very hands on, didn’t mind the water on his hands and was having so much fun! With Dylan we have a real problem with water and bath times so it was simply wonderful for him to be having some fun with water and not having a care in the world when it got on his hands or wellies!

We then headed off outside to have a play in the park and too see the other animals outside.. completely unlike how his sister would have been Dylan walked straight through the park without even a second look and was straight down to look at the ducks and swans in the little lake they have there! It has a lovely little wooden and very safe walkway out to it and you can stand on this and watch the birds, after doing this for a while we headed back out to continue on our travels!

He found a puddle, a muddy puddle and he wanted to jump in it! There wasn’t a chance I was going to stop him from doing this because as said before water is one of his least favorite things! He splashed about in it for a while and then we carried on to see the owls, peacocks and the other birds they have outside!

 
We also headed into a wonderful little wooden Noahs Ark they have which had a giant connect four in! He played with this for a long time with his daddy, getting picked up to slot one in (working on his depth perception & engaging by going to daddy to get lifted to put the token in!). They had lots of fun doing this, everyone was all smiles and laughing! =]

We headed onward to the forest walk.. or we attempted too. Dylan found another muddy puddle and was jumping in this, but then stopped to have a look about and his welly got stuck resulting in him falling backwards and landing bum first in this lovely muddy puddle! I knew it was going to happen but just wasn’t quick enough to stop it happening! Bad mummy >.<

We then had to head home as he wasn’t a happy bunny having a wet and muddy bum, though I’m thinking he secretly planned it so we have to go back another day to see the animals again ;]

All in all it was a fantastic day out! Dylan felt lots of new textures, had fun with water, met new animals, got lots of fresh air and had a lovely time with mummy and daddy! I’m now convinced Dylan should be a farmer and I need to try and get out to lots of places with animals, as he really came out of his shell, was making vocal noises, engaging with us and the animals, accepted a person he hadn’t ever met before, smelling lots of new smells and feeling things he hadn’t felt before!

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We will be back soon and I look forward to our next trip to The Ark Open Farm!
If you are in the area I really do recommenced a visit!

WeeOhana x

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Liebster Award!

My new blog post today is the Liebster award! I was awarded this by the lovely Laura who blogs about life with her three wonderful boys! Thank you so much and I can’t wait to get cracking with this! =]

A quick summary of what this award is; ‘Liebster’ is Germanic in origin and can mean dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute and endearing.  This award started back in 2011 and exists only on the internet, given by bloggers to fellow bloggers to encourage connection and support within the blogging community, and to aid in the discovery of new and upcoming bloggers.

This award is fab, as it gives me the opportunity to share some new things about myself, find some new bloggers and show you some of the blogs I enjoy reading that I hope you will too! =]

The rules…

  • Thank the person who nominated you – and display your award with pride
  • Answer the eleven questions put to you by the person who nominated you
  • List 11 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate and link to other bloggers that you think are deserving of this award
  • Give them 11 questions to answer and let them know they’ve been nominated!

On wards to answering the questions! =D

1.What is your favorite book and why?

  • Hmm, now that is a tough one! I read books and I have to read before I can fall asleep at night! I have a lot of favorite books, though an all time fave is Harry Potter! The magic behind them when they first came out was incredible, my mind was full of wonderful and unthinkable new things. There was always a lot of excitement around the next one coming out and I was always quick to get my hands on it to find out what happened in there next year at Hogwarts!

2.What do you do that you know you shouldn’t?

  • Many things 😛 I think one that my kids aren’t too keen on is always making sure whatever they are eating isn’t poisons.. especially if its sweets, I have to try it first.. just in-case you know, something really bad happens.. 😛

3.Bath or shower?

  • I really love a nice long relaxing bath watching whatever I am currently hooked on! Especially with a Lush bath bomb ;]

4. Who is your most embarrassing celebrity crush?

  • Peter Andre…

5. What does your morning routine look like?

  • Actually I’m pleased to say my morning routine is generally pretty calm.. my kids wake up early enough so we can have a nice relaxed breakfast and then my little girl gets herself ready for school while I get myself ready and then Dylan, then we hop into the car and take her too school and on wards with whatever we have planned for the day!

6. When did you last wear a hat and why?

  • I can’t remember exactly when.. but it would have been in January sometime when it was really cold and I was going up to do my horse! You have to keep your head warm and snuggly!

7. If you could meet any fictional character in real life, who would it be?

  • Ummmm.. you have me stumped! Sora from Kingdom Hearts, he counts right? I love that game and he is such a lovely friendly guy who is friends with lots of Disney characters so we could all chill out and have some tea and cake =]

8.Chocolate or Crisps?

  • Crisps and dip ❤

9.What is your favorite family holiday destination?

  • Disney Land.. I have been before and we are currently trying to save a little so we can take the kids! A wonderful, magical place where everyone has a fantastic time!

10. What is your favorite TV boxset?

  • Vampire Diaries.. Can’t believe its about to end though ='[

11. Sum up your life in no more than ten words.

  • Crazy, unexpected, twisting andturning, learning and changing, Loving.

Now for 11 random facts about myself!

  1. I love music!
  2. I am very sarcastic!
  3. I wear contact lenses or glasses.. without them I can’t see a thing!
  4. Taking pictures for everlasting memories is one of my favorite things
  5. I have been bitten by a snake
  6. I fell in love with a cactus today. . hes beautiful and called Jimmy.
  7. Stationary is my weakness..
  8. I have 11 GCSE’s
  9. My favorite colour is green
  10. My car is also a cactus ;]
  11. I have two little black dots in one of my eyes, I call them my eye freckles =D

I’m going to limit myself to five people who I think are deserving of this award.. otherwise I would nominate a whole heap!

  1. Rebecca
  2. Jools
  3.  https://iautismblog.wordpress.com/blog/
  4.  http://littleladiesbigworld.co.uk/
  5.  http://livingwithajude.co.uk/

Now for your 11 questions!

  1. What would you be doing right now if you weren’t blogging?
  2. Why did you start blogging?
  3. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time? (minus blogging!)
  4. Whats your favorite movie?
  5. If you could own any car what would it be?
  6. Whos your favorite band?
  7. What did you have for dinner?
  8. When you were younger what did you want to be?
  9. What was your favorite book as a child?
  10. Playstation or Xbox?
  11. Would you live in your pjs if you could?

 

Enjoy! =D

WeeOhana x

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Brother & sister!

My pair adore each other.. well most of the time! It would be odd for a brother and sister to adore each other all the time, they have there off days and times they want to spend apart.. unfortunatly for Dylan he would rather sit on a different sofa the majority of the time and his sister wants to just sit right as close to him as she can get! They really do love each other, even if sometimes it seems like all they can do is get cross and angry at what the other keeps doing!
During this whole on going process of helping Dylan and finging out what has really been going on Amellia has amazed me the most. She is super supportive,caring and very understanding. She made me tear up one day, whenever we had just started to get used to the idea, and trying to understand what is really going on in Dylans head she walked into the kitchen and said “I don’t care if Dylan has autism, I will always love him” Then happy as Larry walked off back into the living room! How simply beautiful is that. Than another day my not so understanding friend was over and was colouring with Amellia while he sat at the other side of the table colouring and didn’t engage with her at all(Not like she tried at all). She said to Amellia “oh, he doesn’t care that I’m here at all does he?” She sat down her pencil and looked up at her so very seriously and replied with “of course he does, he just doesn’t know how to express it like we do.” That to me showed me just how much my daughter is starting to accept and understand his little ways! She has been getting better at not sitting right beside him, understanding what his noises means, when he wants left along and when he wants to play!
When he wants to play she loves that the most.. unfortunaltly his favorite game at the moment to play with her is getting her to carry him! Now she is a very tiny little girl, he isn’t large.. but with her being so tiny they weigh about the same! She never wants to upset him so always obliges to when he stands in front of her and wraps his arms and legs around her! It is just adorable to see.. but I am always close by to catch him if her little arms get tierd!

She is such a wonderful big sister, and I adore how accepting she has been. A simple, yet magical bond they have ❤

WeeOhana xx