Treat time for two

Monkey and I were recently sent a couple of parcels – treat time for two!

Treat time for two

As some of you know I’ve started a sewing machine course recently (just need to buy my own machine!!), and am a keen cross stitcher. But my sewing box for the last few years has been a plastic box.  I was definitely in need of an upgrade!  So this lovely Sewing Box is just what I needed. Treat time for me!

As you can see I’ve fitted lots of cottons and accessories in the removable plastic tray and still have plenty of space to fill in the box itself.  My loose pins now have a home at last. For £24.99 it’s reasonably priced and the quality of the finish is good.  I’m one happy seamstress.  Presents for Men (who also supply gifts for women and children!) also offer a Sewing Machine bag to match – so if Santa decides to bring me a sewing machine of my own, maybe he’ll bring me this bag too!

Now, you may well have noticed that the blog was deathly quiet last week – I can’t remember a time when I posted nothing on the blog for a whole week.  Unfortunately I had a really nasty virus which totally wiped me out for the week and then Monkey got a tummy bug to add to the drama.  It meant that by today we were definitely in need of treat time for two.  We snuggled up on the sofa together this afternoon and watched Rio 2 on DVD for the first time.

Treat time for two

Having not watched the first Rio film, I was hoping that that wouldn’t matter.  Luckily I was right, Rio 2 is a good, entertaining watch either way.  I have a bit of a thing for Macaws as we had a couple at home when we were small.  So seeing an animated film that features them kept me hooked from the start.  We meet Blu (who we learn as the film goes on, must have been reared in captivity in Rio 1), his wife Jewel (who came from the Amazon originally) and their children Carla, Tiago and Bia.  They live in a sanctuary in Rio, believing that they are the last of their kind.  That is until a news report informs the world that Blue Macaws have been spotted deep within the Amazon rain forest.  So starts the adventure as the family decide to find the rest of their species.

It’s a lovely film, and having seen Monkey’s reaction, I think we’ll need to see if Rio is on TV over the Christmas holidays.

After the last week I think we really did deserve some treat time for two!

disclaimer:  we were sent these items in exchange for an honest review.

 

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

4 thoughts on “Treat time for two

  1. We love Rio (although we’ve still not seen the whole of it as N only watches part, and then will only watch it from the start each time. Grrr).

    Nice sewing box. I’ve just sold mine from my childhood at a car boot sale as I just didn’t have the space.

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