30 November 2018

Presto Snow*

Friday, November 30, 2018 0 Comments
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Oh my, how the year has flown again! Can't believe it's the end of November already, and only one month left of 2018. This means that winter will be officially starting too, eek! And what does the winter need? Snow!

While we wait for the real stuff, Adam's been having fun with some artificial one from Presto Snow.






Presto Snow is a magical powder, made of super absorbent polymer. It absorbs 100 times its weight in water, and can expand up to 30 times its volume - just one 5g scoop of the powder makes up approximately one cup of snow! A full 100g tub will make about 7 liters of white fluff.


Here's how it works:




It's really easy - add 60ml of water per scoop (just make sure you measure the water properly so you don't end up with wet slush) and the polymer powder will absorb it, turning into fluffy artificial snow. 







The positives: kids can play with it inside, and for long - it won't make their hands freeze. It won't melt, and lasts for days - you just need to gently sprinkle it with water to freshen up. I would advise to not keep it in a sealed container - we did, and after a few days it started smelling a little like damp, so, yeah... (totally my bad!)







One negative - you can't build anything with it - once you make it into snow, it's like the dry kind that doesn't stick into snowballs or anything. Adam had fun making a little winter village, but that's about all you can do with it. I do think it would work great for some winter or Christmas decorations though, if that's something you do!



If you'd be interested in some Presto Snow, it's available in 50g and 100g tubs from Amazon:    


     

05 November 2018

New chapter

Monday, November 05, 2018 4 Comments
It's now been a week since I turned 30.





Honestly I thought I'll be feeling emotional or something. It's a milestone birthday after all! It should be a whole new chapter of my life!

It kinda made me feel super young to be able to say "I'm in my twenties" - even when I eventually got to 29. Somehow being in my twenties made me think of the thirty-somethings as more mature, even though they weren't necessarily that much older than me. I guess it kinda came from being that older one - when you're in your 20s, the teenagers tend to look at you as someone so much older (even if you're just 20-21, and they're 18-19). There's something about moving into another decade of your life that makes you feel relatable only to people within the same decade - one up or down and it can feel like this huge gap, even if it isn't. 

It's probably really chaotic and silly what I'm saying, but hopefully someone here will get me lol!

Anyway - I'm feeling nothing in particular. Well, I did get emotional, but not because of the birthday itself, but because Hubby was ever so thoughtful and brought the cake, flowers, bottle of fizzy (non-alcoholic of course), cards from him and the kids and a balloon. I got emotional, because it's just my silly nature - I played the Disney songs playlist off YouTube for Adam the other day, and Lion King's "Circle of life" still sets me off. But it just felt like any other birthday, my life didn't take some sort of sudden turn, I'm not feeling any more mature, or in any way different for that matter.


But, regardless of how I feel about being 30 - it's time to get a grip. At the moment I'm not necessarily in the position to work outside, so I really need to get serious about trying to do something from home. I know I've said it a million times before, but I really should stop neglecting the blog for the start. A massive thanks go to sister Jameela from Ilma Education for setting up the Blog Post challenge and giving us prompts to get us writing. Let's hope this will be my motivation to write regularly, and finally use all the topics I just keep writing down in my notebook!