Monthly Archives: June 2019

Our Experience of Protur Palmeras Playa Hotel In Sa Coma

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Last year, we decided after not having a holiday for more than three years we would plan to go away on our first family holiday abroad, with my parents and nephew.  We searched for months, then my dad sent me two places he had found. We decided on this one , the Protur Palmeras Playa Hotel In Sa Coma,  All inclusive, of course.

The weather when we arrived was miserable and rainy, we checked in and put our luggage away and headed straight to the pool bar for lunch.

Hotel & Rooms

The Protur Palmeras Playa Hotel is a 4 Star Platinum hotel located in Sa Coma, Majorca. From the outside, it looks lovely and then when you enter into reception it’s beautiful and contemporary.

The room we stayed in was very spacious and the beds exceptionally comfy we have a balcony with a view of the pool, see below.


The pool was one large pool with a kids pool attached and then a separate Jacuzzi tucked away in the corner away from the poolside where people could go and relax.

Rooftop pool

When we got the opportunity while Freddie was sleeping we went up and spent a bit of husband and wife time at the rooftop pool.  It was lovely and peaceful topped with a view of the sea made it perfect.  *Swim dress gifted from UK swimwear


The beach is a mere 5/10 min walk from the Hotel and has beautiful golden sand. The sea was gorgeously clear with the waves lapping softly onto the sand.


From the second we entered the Hotel the staff was amicable, helpful and polite.  The way they interacted with the kids was great, making them laugh and smile it was lovely to see.  They worked so hard and long hours but yet nothing was ever too much trouble.


Where do I start, the sheer amount of selection was overwhelming something pretty much for everyone.  The one thing that did let it down was the fact that there wasn’t always foods that went together with anything, you would have spaghetti but nothing to go on it.  You had a grill cooking area where you could have ingredients put together and made fresh in front of you like stir-fries.


In our room, we had tea/coffee making facilities with a fridge underneath.  The bathroom had complimentary toiletries in too.


I would recommend this Hotel to both families and couples for a holiday destination to visit.  You are a 5/10 minute walk to the beach and you also got shops less than a 5 minute walk too.


We are rating this hotel as  4.5/5*

Gatorade Sports Drink Variety Pack | Review

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I  don’t go to the gym but I do try and do exercise or work outs at home in my spare time and even started doing the couch to 5k challenge a few months ago but with the weather been quite bad I haven’t been able to get out, but these will be perfect when I get back to it and taking with me.

So, when Gatorade offered me to review their products I said yes.  It’s not a drink I have ever brought before or heard much about so was interested to see what it was all about and like.

A bit of background Information

If you haven’t heard of Gatorade, Gatorade is the #1 sports drink in the world, it is available in 4 different flavours.  It was first invented back in 1965 at the University of Florida for the University’s football team, the Gators. In 1983 Gatorade becomes the official sports drink of the National Football League. Then, in 2010 Gatorade grew worldwide with 80 countries selling the sports drink.

The pack includes 12 full size bottles (500ml) of Gatorade in 4 delicious flavours, a squeeze sports bottle (32oz) and a branded Gatorade towel.

Where you can buy Gatorade

Gatorade Sports Drinks are available in the UK from leading retailers including Sports Direct, Ebay and Amazon


You can purchase this Gatorade variety pack from Amazon priced at £29.99

Meal Planning Monday 24/06/19

How are we even at the end of June? This month has just gone in a blink of an eye. Two weeks today and my little boy will be turning 2.  Where has my baby gone?

Glad last week is out the way as we had a lot of rain but did managed to get in my garden a couple of times in the week and put some plants in that my mum treated me too.

This weeks Meal Planning Monday consists of:

Sausage, creamy mash, onion gravy and vegetables

Chicken in white wine sauce and basmati rice

Burritos and salad

Jacket Potatoes with tuna/mayo and cheese/beans and salad

Beef Stir Fry

Chicken goujons baguettes with salad and chips

Roast Dinner with all the trimmings

My Family #MySundaySnapshot

I missed last weeks #Mysundaysnapshot as we were away in Wales visiting my sister in law.

It is very rare to get all 4 of us in one photo so it’s nice when we do.  This was snapped by my father in law whilst on the beach and I love it, even if Carly isn’t looking at the camera.

It wasn’t the warmest day but was nice to visit the beach & sea again.

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Meal Planning Monday 17/06/19

I need this month to slow down as we have still got loads to do in preparation for our son’s 2nd birthday at the start of July.

The weekend we decided to head to Wales as it was our Nephews birthday last week, we headed over Saturday afternoon once the husband was home from work, it was lovely to see everyone again as we haven’t seen them since Christmas as they were down last month but we were on holiday.

The weather has been pretty rubbish here all of last week so i’m hoping to see it improve soon.

Garlic & herb lamb chops, sweet potato fries and salad

Burgers & Chips

Tuna Pasta Bake

Garlic & Lemon Salmon

Pan fried pork, homemade wedges,  apple/ onion salsa & spinach

Toad in the hole

Roast dinner with all the trimming

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019 (Ad-Gifted)

It’s that time of the year where I have to start thinking about Fathers Day, and what to buy all the father figures in my life. I have my dad, a father-in-law and my husband – who is, an amazing dad to our little boy to buy for and i can’t be the only one that struggles to find things.  Take a look at the items below which may help you decide.

The RTC1000 Tyre Inflator – £49.99

Powered from the in-car 12V socket, it has a long 3.5m cable to help reach tyres all around the vehicle, comes with storage case and three-piece adapter kit, and includes spare valve caps and latex gloves.

Father’s Day Hamper – £28.99

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Treat your Dad this Father’s Day with this gift which is guaranteed to make him feel special.

We have included everything needed for the perfect gentleman’s afternoon tea including the all-important mug as well as tea, chocolate, biscuits and cake – what more could he possibly ask for?

This wonderful hamper from Bunches combines all of the favourite things together.

Black Leopard

How about self care products, yes even men have to look after themselves too. These products from black leopard would be perfect for any men for a bit of self care.  I haven’t heard of this brand before either.

Moisturizer $55.00 for 100ml

Eye Cream $29.00

Snowdonia Cheese – £8.50

Who doesn’t like cheese? This duo pack makes the perfect gift.  A delightfully grown up pairing of our flagship Black Bomber extra mature Cheddar and vintage Red Leicester Red Storm , which compliments with a sweet and surprisingly complex flavour and a crystalline nutty texture throughout.

Love Layla Cards

Not forgetting cards, these funny cards are from Love Layla and you can choose from a large selection

Pull out Game Weak, £3.75

If I got Kidnapped, £3.75

Bulldog Energising Sheet Mask – £12.00

Take 10 minutes to relax and brighten tired, dull looking skin.

Our non-bleached sheet mask is made from bamboo and has been designed to instantly energise and revitalise tired skin. Containing rice, algae and maize, the pack contains 8x compressed masks and 100ml of sheet mask “essence” liquid.  Specially designed for men’s skin, there’s even a perforation to remove the bottom of the mask for beard wearers.

*We were sent these items free of charge for inclusion in this gift guide. However all thoughts and opinions are my own.  

Meal Planning Monday 10/06/19

First full week back at work last week and it was hard, after a week of doing nothing.  I finally went food shopping mid week and I struggled to work out meals we were going to eat that were different.  I have done 5 loads of washing, deep cleaned the fridge and our suitcase was finally returned Tuesday evening to  my parents.

Green thai curry with egg noodles

Quiche & salad

Jacket Potatoes, Salad & Cheese/beans

Chicken tikka breasts with Rice

Lamb chops with a garlic & herb crust, herb new potatoes & Salad

Fake away Chinese – crispy duck, pancakes, spring rolls, prawn crackers, onion bhaji & pakora

Roast dinner with all the trimmings

Me & My Boy #MySundaySnapshot

Apologises I didn’t post a picture last week, but our journey home from Spain was delayed for 2 hours and just didn’t have time to get it scheduled.

There aren’t many photo’s of just me and Freddie so I made sure I tried to get a few of us over the holiday and I love this one so much, think it is my favourite especially as we are both smiling.

Meal Planning Monday 03/06/19

Back to reality with a huge bump this week after eating and drink the all inclusive food and drinks for a whole 7 days, it’s been amazing and pure heaven.  Not having to get up for work or rush about (other than after a toddler).  A week of pure sun, sea, sand and a cocktail in my hand.

I think we will be living out the freezer and pantry foods this week as i’m been lazy and can’t be bothered to go shopping

This week I will be making:

Potato gnocchi with bacon and creamy cheese sauce and vegetables

Lamb shanks in red wine sauce with vegetables and creamy mash potato

Shepherds pie, veg and gravy

Jacket Potatoes, tune/mayo or cheese and beans with salad

Cheese and bacon quiche with salad

Chicken tikka with vegetable rice and jacket potatoes

Roast dinner with all the trimmings

What are you cooking this week?