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Foraging For Summer Fruits with Robinsons Fruit Shoot

 

Fruit Shoot has partnered with foraging expert, Fergus Drennan, to create a range of hints and tips about foraging for fruit in your local area. We were given a really cool foraging kit to help us prepare for our adventure.


We were really excited to explore our local area and forage for fruit, the countryside defiantly offers more of a variety, but it's good to know that the inner-city also has a range of parks and public spaces where you can forage. We like foraging in an East Londons Cemetery Park which allows you to forage and explore responsibly.


During this hot summer days, what better way to stay refreshed than with the taste of delicious summer fruits, inspired by the real fruit taste of Fruit Shoot which contains real fruit foraging expert Fergus Drennan has some top tips on foraging safely to discover the taste of summer.

  

We had an amazing afternoon exploring and came across some familiar as well as unfamiliar berries, so we ensured we followed Fergus Drennan top tips and safety advice to guide us!


Fergus Forging Tips

1. Safety First - Before setting out on a foraging expedition remember to make sure you know the fruits that you will be looking for! NEVER pick and eat anything if you're not sure what it is as some plants are poisonous and can make you ill.

2. What To Wear - There is no dress code for foraging, if its cold wrap up in thermals or wear practical clothes like waterproofs or wellies. Don't let the rain and wind put you off, it's all part of the elemental experience. Forging can get messy, so don't wear your best shoes.

3. Don't Be Greedy -  Avoid collecting all the fruit that you can see as other creatures rely on them for food, blackbirds and pigeons love ripe berries, and young foxes will eat fruits like cherries and plums.

4.  Grow Your Own - Collect seeds and plant them, you could even create a dedicated wild food plant area in your garden, or pots indoors if you don't have any outside space.

5. Brush Up On Your Knowledge - It's also worth on checking which plants are rare, threatened or protected by the law (even if edible) in the wildlife countryside act. The woodland trust also has great tips for foraging.


Inspired by our afternoon foraging and looking for summer fruits, the boys thought of a cool new Fruit Shoot flavour called Bannaberry, a concoction of their favourite summer fruits with a banana flavour twist.

  

With the few Blackberries we did manage to collect, we decided to make some Fruit Shoot Ice pops, we thoroughly washed a sliced the Blackberries and added some Strawberries and Raspberry, we then filled up our ice pops with a favourite Fruit Shoot soft drink Summer Fruits and waited for the ice pops to set! They tasted absolutely delicious!


Robinsons Fruit Shoot Summer Fruits soft drinks contain only real juice, no added sugar only naturally occurring sugars and no artificial colours or flavourings. Check out www.fruitshoot.com


Meeting Buttons The Animatronic Cadbury Cow


To celebrate the Adopt a Cow Campaign Cadbury has created a realistic eight foot (moo-ing) animatronic cow named Buttons, we were excited to visit Buttonsthe Cadbury Cow in Central London last weekend, where we got the chance to meet artist Rose Blake and learn how to sketch Buttons during a life drawing class.

  

We had the most amazing time posing for pictures and putting our artistic skills to the test, best of all we got to sample some delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons.


Cadburys Adopt a Cow Campaign comes in response to research, which revealed that city children are a bit confused when it comes to cows and what they look like, with one in 10 believing that a cow is the size of a double decker bus whilst over 10 per cent think that they’re as small as cats.


It takes approx 23,000 cows produce the fresh British and Irish milk that is used to make Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons and through the Adopt a Cow initiative, you can choose to adopt 20 different cows with differing personalities, simply buy a Cadbury promotional pack and enter the unique code inside and you can be in for a chance to win an exciting farm getaway to meet one of the Cadbury cows in real life. For more information check out adoptacow.cadbury.co.uk.

Lacura Sun care


The summer holidays have just begun and no doubt we will be spending much more time outside. Sun protection is hugely important to us so I was really keen to try Lacura Suncare

Lacura sun care is available from Aldi and has a range of sun care products suitable for all the family. Sun safety is really important especially delicate young skin, Lacura has skin protection suitable for the most sensitive skin and excellent SPF protection from 15 to 50. I always opt for a high sunscreen factors to ensure myself and the kids and protected to the max. I was delighted to try all of these amazing Lacura sun lotions and sprays, but here are my top two and my reasons.

Lacura SPF 30 Spray – 200ml - £2.79 
Lacura SPF15 Oil Spray - 150ml - £2.99
Lacura SPF 15 Lotion £2.79, 200ml 
Lacura SPF50 Clear Spray - 200ml - £3.29
Lacura SPF50+ Sensitive Lotion kids/adults – 200ml - £2.79


I love the high protection offered, I also love the simplicity of using the refreshing sun spray, easy to use and great on the go.


I love this Kids extra sensitive sun lotion, it's perfect for my son who has sensitive skin, it's also extra water resistant which is amazing, especially for those days on the beach, it fits perfectly into my bag and can be used on the go and with a very high UVA and UVB protection this is a must have for the family.

Lacura is available from Aldi and prices start as low as £2.79 which is amazing, check out Aldi online www.aldi.co.uk or your local Aldi store.

Your Chance To Meet Buttons the Cadbury Animatronic Cow


Cadburys has launched a brand new campaign which comes in response to research, which revealed that city children can be a bit confused when it comes to cows and what they look like. One in 10 believes that a cow is the size of a double decker bus whilst over 10 per cent think that they’re as small as cats. It takes 23,000 cows produce the fresh British and Irish milk that is used to make Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons and through the Adopt a Cow initiative 20 families will get the chance to meet one of the Cadbury cows in real life.


When you buy a Cadbury promotional packet simply and enter the unique code on the back for a chance to win an exciting farm getaway adoptacow.cadbury.co.uk.


To celebrate the Adopt a Cow Campaign Cadbury has created a hyper-realistic eight foot (moo-ing) animatronic cow named Buttons who has taken to the streets of London to show families exactly what cows do. Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons are also inviting Families to a Cadbury Little Pi-Cow-So Masterclasses Led by renowned artist Rose Blake, attendees will learn how to sketch Buttons during a life drawing class and pose for pictures with the friendly cow. Families will also get to sample delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons and leave with a fun-filled goodie bag so they can continue to channel their artists within at home.

What:  Illustrator Rose Blake hosts life drawing class where families can meet Buttons the Cadbury animatronic cow and learn how to sketch her
Where: Level 4, Frobisher Rooms, Barbican Centre, Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS
When: 22nd and 23rd July 2017
Open to: Families with children aged 4+

The Little Pi-Cow-So Sessions are set to be an activity the whole family can enjoy. For full information and to book your free tickets, visit the Eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cadbury-little-pi-cow-so-masterclasses-tickets-35734143786  Hurry spaces are limited!

To keep up to date on other exciting news about Cadbury, visit www.facebook.com/cadburyUK or tweet @CadburyUK.

I Want To Be More Berocca


I tend to suffer from tiredness and fatigue due to working two part time jobs, running a home and a family, I normally left feeling pretty exhausted, but I know I'm not alone.


Berocca recently carried out new research that reveals the UK is increasingly becoming a nation of recluses with low energy levels causing nearly half of people to miss out on new experiences, of the 2,000 people surveyed, 1 in 4 feel too tired to spend time with family and friends. Most of us view tiredness as their number one health concern, so  The Berocca Energy Report was launched to encourage Brits to look after their own energy and fatigue levels, so they can be ready to embrace life’s opportunities.

Energy crashes are disrupting daily lives with top activities being missed out on including:

1.       Trying new experiences (42%)
2.       Meeting new people (35%)
3.       Spending time with friends and family (28%)
4.       Reading books (28%)
5.       Going for dinner (27%)

Brits report having energy spikes and crashes an average of 3-4 times each week, with energy levels lowest at 3pm on Mondays.  Additionally, two-thirds of us want an energy solution that is not dependent on caffeine or sugar. The Berocca Energy Report aims to inspire Brits to seek natural energy alternatives and embrace the activities they were once too tired to commit to

Expert Dietitian and Nutritionist, Dr Sarah Schenker says: “Very often low motivation and energy is caused by poor diet and sleep. The lack of key nutrients can also leave the body feeling drained. B vitamins are important for the release of energy from food and drinks, a poor intake could cause tiredness and lethargy throughout the day and impact on being able to enjoy life.”



I have used Berocca before as it was recommended by a friend, the great thing is that I actually felt that Berocca did make a difference in the way I felt, but after a while I stopped taking it as I felt good, but of course I just fell back into the same routine as I was prior. So I'm now pleased to back to starting each day again with a Berocca.


Berocca is packed full of 8 energy releasing B vitamins and other essential nutrients which are scientifically proven to help support energy release and help with mental performance, and you can take it every day simply by dissolving one of the four delicious effervescent Berocca tablets in water, but if you don't like effervescent Berocca also have easy to swallow tablets. For more information visit Berocca.co.ukTwitter (@BeroccaUK) and Facebook (@Berocca).