Yes I like to froth my milk up a bit and try and make the best coffee to rival Costa especially this time of year. It's funny, as soon as there is a chill in the air I seem to go latte or milk coffee crazy. It was never a latte when we were kids, we made a milky coffee, first by boiling the milk in a pan on the stove and then when microwave ovens came along well that just made it so much easier.
I find as we approach a certain time of year things start to happen with coffee's, we start to put gingerbread syrup in and try to drown mini gingerbread men in a big pool of cream. Cinnamon gets included in drinks and we go boozy with a bit of Bailey's Irish Cream. All blooming lovely but sometimes I just want to save my pennies and have these delights in the comfort of my own home.
I do have one of those electric milk frother's but it doesn't seem to hold a lot of milk, I tend to fill it to the max line and it ends up overflowing, greedy me eh? I know they are designed more to pop a layer of froth on your drink but I like a bit more milk. So I thought I would go for the battery hand held type and I can say this one (pictured) is really good.
It has two frothy wands, one with a standard ring and then another with two super rings for producing double froth. I can put a load of milk in a jug now and get it properly professionally frothy. I haven't tried doing fancy pictures in my brew yet but hey I may try now.
I do have a Tassimo machine and yes I could just buy the lattes for it but where's the fun in that? Sometimes I like fresh milk instead of the ones that come in the Tassimo pods. I can also froth up my favourite coconut milk too, in fact I could just mix anything with this baby, cream, eggs.....if it needs a bit of air in I'm whizzing it.
I purchased this from Amazon and yes I will pop a link (affiliated) up at the end of this post. If you fancy yourself as a Barista or want to impress the family with posh coffee after THAT meal in December, oh ok Christmas dinner, there I said it! Just get one of these, really simple to use, easy to clean and makes your milk taste great in your brew, go on give it a go.
Thank you for reading today, join me tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now take care and here's your link.......get frothing.
Yes you definitely need a ticket to the cinema to see First Man. It is the story of Neil Armstrong, his life and how he became to be the first man to walk on the moon. A piece of history right here and I am a bit ashamed to say I didn't know a lot about this man.
What a life and an adventure. All these astronauts give so much to the space program, a huge sacrifice but without them we would not know what we know today. We continue to learn more about the technology regarding space all because of them.
I went to see this film in the super recliner seats at the Odeon cinema and felt as if I was on the Apollo spaceship myself. In fact if my seat shook and vibrated I would have been their right with Neil and Buzz Aldrin. I suppose in Disneyland you get that kind of experience but maybe I was expecting bit too much from Derby's recent refurbishment. These seats are perfect for this film though, you do certainly get the full experience.
It was a great film with Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong and Claire Foy as Janet, his first wife. It certainly has some emotional scenes and dramatic encounters with added silence which made it really eery. It gave us a taste as to what people went through in 1969, waiting for this momentous moment and the sheer suspense on whether this mission would be completed. It did though and I loved hearing the classic speeches from that time, you just can't beat 'the eagle has landed' and 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'.
I only just missed out on the moon landing as I was busy in the womb at the time but I do appreciate seeing this now and taking in the atmosphere of what it would of been like to watch these men set foot on the moon. I also liked learning more about Neil Armstrong.
I can totally recommend this film and if you can go and get a recliner seat well that makes it even better. You can pretend to be a astronaut, I'm so easily pleased and like a kid sometimes, my son may have disowned me in parts of this movie but hey I was having fun.
Let me know what you think if you have seen the movie, did you enjoy it?
For now though you all take care and I will be back tomorrow with my Verse for Thursday.......Bye for now.
I think my water bottle addiction is getting as bad as my hand bag addiction. I have a few now, all very different but they do get used. I've got one where I can chuck my fruit into a plastic centrepiece and it lets fruit defuse out into the water flavouring it naturally and I have one that holds what looks like a gallon of water which is great as I don't have to keep refilling it every five minutes.
I have though been putting off buying one of these stainless steel ones for ages, I just couldn't make up my mind if I liked them. It's just a funny texture thing with me and I wondered if I fancied drinking from a metal bottle over a plastic one which to me has always felt more comfortable.
So I thought 'oh go on then I'll try one' and I really like it. These SHO bottles are available on Amazon in a variety of different colours and sizes. They are easy to clean and good quality. I thought these bottle would be heavy when filled but no it's light enough to transport around. I purchased the 500ml one in blue and it fits very nicely in my bag, in fact it goes everywhere with me now.
I love the fact that when I fill it with cold water it will stay cold for up to 24 hours, I prefer to drink iced cold water, I tend to be a bit reluctant to drink water if it's warmer, it just doesn't feel refreshing enough so this is a great plus for me. I can also fill it with a hot drink that will stay warm for up to 12 hours too so I can have my favourite brew in it! Oh I'm liking it now.
There is another reason for buying lots of water bottles as I'm trying to tempt my son into using one. He prefers drinking bottled water and I buy small bottles of water from the supermarket at an alarming rate. David Attenborough would not be pleased although the bottles do seem to be recyclable. It's not the point though, I feel I'm harming the environment every time I buy them which has got to stop, after all we only have 12 years to save the planet.....where is Flash Gordon when you need him.
The good news is that he does love this SHO bottle and is having one himself so it's looking promising. I have a water filter jug in the fridge and so buying bottled water seems a bit daft.
I bought this bottle for £16.99 which may seem a bit pricey but I think they are all around this price range, some more expensive. When you have bought one and a good quality one it will last you so it's a good investment and look, you're saving the planet. Well I feel good now.
For more information about this product click on the link below (affiliated). Thank you for reading today, please pop back tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday....but for now, take care.
Yes it's been looming for a while me thinks but what do we take when the symptoms take hold? I've been suffering from a few menopausal symptoms just lately....I flush bright red when in the middle of conversations, sweat at night, my mind is a bit fuzzy (some say no change there then) but what I've struggled with most, just lately is anxiety and panic attacks.
I can handle my bed resembling a scene from Titanic......I do feel I'm hanging onto to a bit of driftwood while slowly sliding into my own ocean of sweat. No orchestra to accompany me sinking into my soaking sheets but hey, I live to sweat again and sheets, well they wash.
I'm not even to fussed about my face flushing bright red as I can just say 'sorry it's my age you know'. Standing next to the beetroot in Tesco you wouldn't even see me anyway......great disguise.
What I can't be doing with though is the feeling of anxiety. It's an awful feeling like my heart is going to just beat right out of my body. It kind of feels like a massive big void inside that is so tense it sets of a panic that stops me from thinking I can carry on with normal every day tasks. It seems to be a morning thing which makes sense if it's a hormone surge I suppose. I have set off in the morning to take my son to college and had to turn around and come back because the thought of carrying on my journey just filled me with dread.
Those who have experienced this will know how it feels and how frustrating it can feel. Why would I feel this way? There is not reason for it. I'm telling it to go away, talking to myself like a woman possessed. I just think telling myself to stop being silly might help, having a strong word with myself, well quite a few actually and some are swear words.
I don't want to take medication if I can help it, I'm not a big fan so I'm trying to find natural ways to beat all this. I asked around and was recommended some supplements. There are many on the market and I suppose it maybe a case of trying different ones to see which works.
It's to early to tell whether these Menosan Menopause Support supplements work yet as I've only just starting taking them so I may have to come back to this topic. I probably will talk about it again as I think it's good to help each other through these times and it may be around for a while yet. It's a period of a woman's life that can either be quite easy or debilitating and depressing so we need to talk about it. It's part of the cycle of life.....or 'circle of life' and yes I just sang the song in my head, Elton would have been so proud.
These supplements are quite pricey at £11.98 for 60 capsules and it advises one capsule twice a day but when you're anxious you'll try anything, well almost. I bought them very quickly from Amazon discreetly online, I say discreetly because if I'm honest and I had been in a real shop I would have been the customer shouting "give me something for the menopause and give it to me NOW!!!" Grabbing every herbal tea and herbal herbs going. There would be a very excited cashier, about 20 years old with painted on eyebrows, clearly not going through the menopause saying....."that will be £154.95 Sue from the Brew, enjoy your menopause". Thank goodness for Amazon.
Here is the link (affiliated) to this product in case you're like me and need to try bit of natural help. The details are all on product page but like I say it is a bit of a trial thing as one thing that works for one person doesn't alway work for another so we'll see.
Thank you for reading today and please let me know what has worked for you through the menopause, like I say it's good to help each other. Join me again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now take care.
What to Buy Wednesday
From January 2018 I've decided to shake Wednesdays up and review products that I have purchased so we go from random thoughts to important retail therapy for the new year.