The lovely people at Detox Your World sent me some free samples. They had come across my blog and sent me a lovely email asking me to choose some products I wanted to try if I could write about them. Absolutely no restrictions at all on what I had to say or not say or when. So although I was given some freebies, what I say about them is totally up to me.
I chose a jar of Cacao and Almond Spread. I thought it would be lovely in a smoothie when I was craving chocolate.
Unfortunately today we had some bread in the house and I was craving carbs so I enjoyed some spread on the toast. It is FAB-U-LOUS!!! If you are used to the sweetness of a spread like Nutella you may not find it sweet enough. But if you are used to healthy foods and a low sugar diet, it is perfect. Lovely thick and slightly oozy consistency with wonderful chocolate and almond flavours. I am not confessing to how many slices I had! I had a lovely lunch at Sarah’s today. We were really good and didn’t meet until 1 hour before she had to go out so we only had an hour or it could be said we have a tendency to chat rather a lot! What an hour it was. Delicious fresh food but I raced out in such a rush I forgot my camera . We had a lovely rice salad with apple, celery, sultanas, curry powder and fresh herbs, tuna, boiled egg and green salad. Followed by tea and apple cake. Thank you Sarah, it was lovely. Really lovely.
Hanging outside my back door is this lighthouse bird house. It has been there for years, hence the cobwebs. We have noticed lately though a Blue Tit flying in and out with wriggly things in her beak. We have heard chirping and sometimes this little lighthouse is literally rocking, swaying from side to side. Today we saw our first Fledgling. It was having a good look around. Looks a bit grumpy. Or is it scared about that first flight? I did think this might be it and I could snap it in flight. Go on little birdie, have a go! But no. Not today. Shortly after I took this picture, it disappeared inside again.
According to one source I looked up, Blue Tits typically lay 10-12 eggs and on average 8 will mature. The Mother Blue Tit has to feed them about 10 juicy caterpillars a day each. That is 100 caterpillars a day, every day. How marvellous for my vegetable beds. I can’t believe there will be any caterpillars left for miles around, particularly since we also have Blue Tits nesting in the apple tree Shame they don’t eat rabbits !