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What I Got on Mother’s Day

The title of this post should be some of the things I got on Mother’s Day but I think – what I got on Mother’s Day sounds better.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and mothers to be reading this. Being a parent comes with so much responsibility and you never really know what you are getting into until you become a parent. It is the hardest job in the world, without a doubt. But it is also the most rewarding job ever, and I won’t trade being a mother for anything.

It has been a beautiful day. My kids woke with up with songs and presents. I felt super special. I also got a full body massage today at Macdonald Hotel, thanks to the fam. It was just what I needed. I didn’t want the massage to end. But the beauty of the massage ending was that I got to spend some time in the Relaxation Room. It felt so serene in there.

 

 

Julia Hollywood Mirror £230

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Still on the gifts I received for Mother’s Day, I was super excited to receive this Julia Hollywood Mirror in White Gloss from hollywoodmirrors.co.uk. This makeup vanity mirror with lights is definitely going to transform my dressing area. It is such an amazing beauty. It features 10 cool white led light bulbs and a chic white gloss finish. I am so in love with it.

 

Wines from Aldi

I was also lucky enough to receive some bottles of wine from Aldi. These bottles of wine are perfect for Mother’s Day celebrations. I love all three and I am happy to say I would be popping one tonight. Can you guess which one?

 

Organic Prosecco (£7.99, 75cl)

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Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut (£10.99 store, 75cl)

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Prosecco Duca Del Poggio (£4.99, 75cl)

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How are you spending your Mother’s Day?

 

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Feed the Family for a Day with £2

If you know me well enough, you would know I am always up for a challenge. Nothing fazes me, well almost nothing.

The lovely people of VoucherBox and Zamcog; UK-based charity that is dedicated to helping feed and educate Zambia’s most at-risk children, challenged me to feed my family for a day with £2 each, and I took up the challenge with everything in me.

 

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It costs just £2 a day to feed and educate a child in Zambia for a month. Now picture that for a second. Just £2 a day would completely change a child’s life. That is less than a regular cup of cappuccino in a fancy coffee shop. The ones you grab absent mindedly on your way to work without thinking twice. Well that 2 quid would give a child a chance of having a good life in Zambia.

Julie-Anne Uggla, Founder of Zamcog says “We’re delighted to work with Voucherbox.co.uk to raise awareness to one of the integral aspects of Zamcog’s work. At the Shitima School we not only educate children to improve their lives but also provide basic needs such as food and clean water. Any money raised from this campaign will go directly to funding nourishment at the Shitima School. The blogging community are incredibly influential and with their help we can raise money and awareness for Zamcog and continue to support our children.”

 

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I took up this £2 challenge with Zamcog and VoucherBox because I like a good challenge. Feeding each person with £2 for 1 day would be a real struggle, so I wanted to see how we would get on. And me publishing this post would put £50 in Zamcog’s pocket. So it is a win-win for me.

So how did we get on? With £8, we needed to sort out Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

Here is a breakdown:

Breakfast

Aldi Wheat Bisks Cereal – £1.89

Milk – 95p

Lunch

Baked Beans – 99p

Bread – £1

Dinner

Spaghetti – 29p

Pasta Sauce – 39p

Mince Meat – £1.00

Snacks

Apples -89p

Bananas – 60p

Total spent =£8

 

I found this challenge very hard. I thought it would be a walk in the park, but I was so wrong. Feeding my family with £2 per head was one of the hardest things I have done this year. We usually spend way more than that without thinking much about it. I could not have my regular cups of cappuccino. Or Coke. My kids could not snack on their favourite snacks, and it was just a weird day. I was happy to see the end of it.

This challenge opened my eyes to how little £2 is. And to think that little amount can change a child’s life in a Zambia says a lot.

I am happy to know that me publishing this post would change lives in Zambia. I am always happy to support a good cause.

Do you think you can feed yourself for a day with £2 or your family with £2 per head? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a lovely day.

 

 

 

 

 

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