I’m a pill taker. I wish I wasn’t but if it wasn’t for my medication I wouldn’t be able to get through the day. There are ways of dealing with pain that do not require pills though. This is great news for me and my (almost) teen daughter. Star suffers a lot of pain thanks to her Elhers Danlos Syndrome and I would hate to think she will be taking pills all her life.

We both get joint pain, mine from arthritis and my daughter from her EDS, so I am always looking for ways of dealing with this pain that’s not reliant on pill taking. Well Wrap is introducing a wearable orthopaedic wrap that offers the perfect solution.

The Well Wrap is embedded with NASA LLLT lasers that treat musculoskeletal joint pain.

You can find out more about this technology in this video.

The embedded lasers in the Well Wrap provides stimulation to the ATP production which reduces inflammation and pain and accelerates recovery.

The Well Wrap will be launching later this year and you can get in first with a 40% discount by signing up on the Well Wrap Website here.

Who Can Use the Well Wrap?

The Well Wrap can provide relief for anyone with joint problems, from sport injuries to arthritis. It’s really simple to use, you put it on, turn it on, and then go about your day.

It also comes with a mobile app. that means you can keep on an eye on the vitals data such as blood pressure and temperature.

It can be used to relieve pain when it appears or for just 7 minutes twice a day you can prevent the pain. There is no chance of overdose and no side effects.

The first Well Wrap product will be for knee pain relief but it looks pretty good so I’m sure there will be more products to come in the future.

The Well Wrap is not released yet, but it has been reviewed by some users and you can see how they got on in the following video.

What do you think? Do you know anyone with joint pain? Maybe you would like to share this with them.

Remember, you can get in first with a fabulous 40% discount! if you sign up to the crowdfunding campaign.

 

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post

Quantum Physics for Kids (and Adults)

Everything around us is composed of very small subatomic particles. The laws of physics does not apply to these tiny particles so a new set of theories was applied, quantum physics.

Despite quantum physics being part of our daily lives it still remains a mystery for most people.

This is not an academic book but it’s a fantastic introduction to subject of quantum physics for children aged 8 and above (and their parents.)

Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Button (7 April 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1787080102
ISBN-13: 978-1787080102
Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 1.1 x 25.8 cm

The Blurb

Everything in the universe- including light, water, air planets, buildings, animals and people – is made of minute particles. Quantum physics is the science off these tiny particles. The discoveries made in quantum physics have been the driving force behind technological advances ranging from mobile phones to lasers and medical imaging. Without it, most to he technology we take for granted simply wouldn’t exist.

Quantum physics also pushes us to the boundaries of what we know about science, reality and the structure of the universe. In the quantum world particles do strange things, and act totally unlike the objects we experience in day-to-day life. How can atoms exist in two places at once? And just how can a cat be dead and alive at the same time? Find out more with this entertaining illustrated guide to the fascinating world of quantum physics.

First Thoughts

The book is hardback and the pages are thick paper, so this book will last and keep looking good. Each page is packed with diagrams to go along with the text. It makes the explanations of such a difficult  subject very easy to digest.

The book is attractive and inviting, and hopefully it will encourage children to explore this amazing world of quantum physics.

My Verdict

I admit that I do feel intrigued by the world of quantum physics but many feel it’s a complicated subject. This book makes it interesting for the younger generation to grasp and also explains it in an easier manner for adults to get to grips with the ideas behind the theories. Even things that are a complete puzzle to scientists, like anti-matter, have a place in this book and are explained in the simplest terms.

The theory of Schrodinger’s Cat is probably one of the most famous. It’s all about collapsing reality, until you look at the cat in the box there is a 50/50 chance that it is alive or dead. So we can say it’s alive and dead at the same time. But once you look you force nature to decide whether the cat is dead or alive and reality collapses.

Okay, maybe Schrodinger’s Cat is a bit of a mind blower, but at least the explanation is simplified.

The quantum timeline, colourful and illustrated, is great for working out the history of discoveries. Going back as far as 1864 when Maxwell presented his equations on electromagnetism, to 1915 when Einstein presented his theory of relativity.

Overall, I would say this is a very interesting book for all ages for a simplified peek at a very complex subject.

You can buy this book on Amazon, normally priced at £12.99 it’s currently on offer for only £11.34

Ever since I met my husband he’s been addicted to new watches and I’ve lost count of the number watches he’s had since we’ve been together. He could easily wear a new one every day for a month.

However many watches he has, he still gets excited over a new one and this Alienwork watch has become his latest favourite.

black watch on a mans wrist

Amazon Description

Here’s what it says on Amazon;

  • Strong & Durable – Built From High Quality Japanese Stainless Steel Quartz.
  • Light-Weight – Glass Like Weighted Completed With A Comfortable Elegant Modern Black Strap
  • The Perfect Accessory – A Fashion Statement Timepiece, Sleek & Stylish.
  • Slim Design – The ultra-thin watch is suitable for every occasion , Whether you are attending a formal event, playing a game of tennis or enjoying a sunny day at the country club – The Watch makes for a beautiful companion.
  • Sophisticated Face – Designed To Be Quietly Unique & Sophisticated. This Classic Unisex Wristwatch Is Designed With The Modern Gentleman & Lady In Mind.

First Impressions

black watch with label and grey pouch

The watch comes with it’s own protective fabric wallet. It looks great and would make a lovely gift. The band is black stainless steel and the watch face and hands are all black. This makes it sophisticated to look at if a little difficult to see the time if you don’t have enough light. The strap length can be easily adjusted and it is fastened with a hook buckle. It’s nice and simple to open and close but stays put when on the wrist.

Verdict

The watch is very elegant and I like that it’s lightweight but sturdy. It claims to be for men or women and is easy adjustable. It would indeed look good on a woman’s wrist but I think it suits my husband better. I’d probably go for the silver version rather than black, but that’s just my personal preference. Both me and my husband prefer analogue watches so this one pleases us, we also like that it has each minute marked too.

We concluded that this was a touch of sophistication for an every day watch and it is currently at a great price on Amazon for just £20.14, reduced from £32.22. I have a 50% off code for my readers L7K45I3S

 

It would make a great gift for someone special.

 

Family Fever

In a further attempt to cut down screen time we have now designated Wednesdays as ‘no screen days.’ I was worried how the kids were going to react but they were surprisingly accepting.

The deal was that instead of using screens for entertainment we would play board games, or do some baking or crafting. I promised to make the evenings lots of fun so that they wouldn’t miss their screens.

They came home from school on Wednesday and decided it would be fun to play a board game, so we got out ‘The Game of Life.’ After setting up I gave the kids a little treat, one of their favourites, Oreos.

As you can see this went down really well. Two Oreos each was enough to fill their after school tums and help them concentrate on the game. I think it worked well!

 

We love spending time together as a family and we do this when we go out, but in the house we often tend to be off doing our own things. Spending time with no screens meant we had to find other means of entertainment and this is better done together. Our first No Screen Wednesday was such a success we have decided it’s going to be fun every week.

Going back to the ‘Game of Life’ I was the loser! Now, I know as parents we tend to let our children win a lot of the time but with this game it’s really hard to know who is winning or losing as there is so much to add up at the end. It turns out I came last because I didn’t have any children! A little ironic, don’t you think.

game of life spinner with an oreo on top

Spot the Oreo

The Oreos were also a success. In fact our wonder- filled family Wednesdays were inspired by the Oreo Cookie Quest which is challenging you to spend more time as a family. The Great Oreo Cookie Quest can be found on packs now and there are some awesome prizes to be won, including a once-in-a-lifetime trip to California and the  Googleplex.

 A Little Oreo Cookie Quest for you

In celebration of our no Screen Wednesday I am presenting you with a photo of the world’s first ever programmable, electronic, digital computer, Colossus. This was build during the Second World War to help decipher codes. It doesn’t have a screen so it’s okay to use it on our No Screen Wednesday post.  I’d like you to take part in my mini Oreo Cookie Quest, I have hidden 6 oreos on Colossus, can you find them?

 

Okay, maybe that’s a little easy but I hope you had fun and I hope you enjoyed reading about our wonder-filled No Screen Wednesday. Let me know in the comments if you found all six oreos and tell me what your favourite board game is if you wish.

This post is an entry for BritMums #OreoCookieQuest Oreo Wonder-filled Challenge, sponsored by Oreo  

 

 

 

 

Twin Mummy and Daddy

I was gifted £20 in vouchers to spend at B&M Stores for Mother’s Day.

I took the kids along to our local B&M Stores and told them that they each had to pick a gift for me for Mother’s Day and then let them have free choice of what to choose. There was lots of choice and while I was eyeing up the bargain boxes of chocolates the kids rushed off to the ornaments section.

I’m not a huge fan of ornaments but it was up to the kids and I wasn’t going to interfere. To be fair once in the ornaments aisle I was pleasantly surprised. They could have chosen practically anything from there and I would have been happy.

Here are the gifts they chose for me;

a collage of gifts, a candle, a set of LED jars a quote block and a Mother's Day card

Star’s gift.

Star immediately picked up a wooden block with the words “Do More of What Makes you Sparkle.” She thought it was perfect for me and I thought that was sweet. It looked a lot more expensive than £2.99 so a real bargain.

wooden board with the words 'do more of what make you sparkle'

The Little Man’s Gift

The Little Man was having trouble, he kept on picking up word blocks but he couldn’t make up his mind, then he found these light up jars. I think he was more attracted by the fact there was a button on the box so you could see how they worked, he can never resist a button. I love them! They are going to look great on my sideboard.  Each jar is inscribed with the words “home is where our story begins” which is a lovely sentiment. The jars are filled with battery operated fairy lights. I think they look great and another bargain at just £6.99

Boo’s gift

Boo was the only one who knew exactly what she wanted to buy me before getting to the shop. She knows my favourite colour is purple and that I like candles, so she wanted to get a purple candle. She found this lovely big Simply Home Yankee Candle in lavender which was also £6.99. Of course I was thrilled with it.

a lavender candle in a glass jar

The Card

B&M Stores also have a great selection of Mother’s Day cards which are really lovely and reasonably priced too. The kids chose this one for 99p.

Mother's day card with flowers and the words, if Mum's were flowers...I'd pick you

Overall our purchases came to £17.86. That’s a great price for three lovely gifts and a card. I may have treated the kids to something for themselves after all their hard work of choosing gifts for me.

Picking gifts for Mother’s Day is easy at B&M Stores. My children seemed to have avoided the gifts with Mum on them, which there are a lot of, from wine glasses, to mugs and candles. There is also a big choice of chocolate boxes for every taste and price. You could also buy Mum some of her favourite perfume at a great price, or if cooking is her thing there are plenty of reasonably priced kitchen gadgets and accessories. Whatever your Mum likes I’m sure you’d find something suitable that she’ll love. I know I will love my gifts, which for now have been hidden away until Mother’s Day, which this year is on March 11th.

Do you know what you are getting your Mum for Mother’s Day?

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I was gifted £20 in vouchers to spend at B&M Stores in return for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.