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There’s a brand new movie of Roald Dahl’s The BFG out, and I’ve been asked to review the new movie tie-in edition of the book, packed with bonus activities and such.

Invited Jess to help me review, because I thought she could do with a break from her busy schedule of doing whatever it is 11 year-olds do, watching Miranda Sings on YouTube or not tidying up.

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Hello there, it’s me.

I’ve been trying out Snoreeze’s Snoring Relief Oral Strips, in an attempt to prevent Gem punching me in the head at 2 in the morning. I originally planned to do a week’s worth of videos charting my progress, but as you’ll see, things didn’t go to plan.

Enjoy the videos, and check out Snoreeze’s website for all sorts of details on all the Snoring Relief products they offer.

So, a bit of an introduction to start things off…

and a demonstration of the problem at hand…

Soon it becomes apparent I don’t have a week’s worth of material…

So I wrap things up in a nice, snore-free bow…

So, that’s your review, they work. Not much else I can say.

Like the vids and subscribe if you’re not totally offended by such things, please. Ta.

Zzzzzzzzzzz…

Hello everyone.

I’ve been sent some coconut water-based juice to try, and I have done a video review.

Watch it if you’d like…

So there you go.

For Goodness Shakes Protein Coconut Water is available from Asda for £1.99 a pop.

Find out more by following the For Goodness Shakes Instagram Feed, or their Twitter account.

Here’s the science bit, in a fancy different font to make you extra concentrate…

For Goodness Shakes Protein Coconut Water is a new range of deliciously-flavoured soft drinks which give 10g of protein, zero fat and no added sugar.
Registered Nutritionist and sports nutrition specialist Claire Baseley says. “Many fitness fans, of every ability, want to be strong but lean and for them this is a fantastic addition to their diet.  With zero fat and 10g protein, the nutritional profile is extremely positive, the taste is great and it’s an excellent alternative to sugary energy drinks. Furthermore, CoconutWater has fantastic hydrating properties allowing you to combine hydration and recovery in one drink.”
Made in Chelsea’s Steph Pratt says,”I love going to the gym, working out, staying fit and eating healthily – for me it’s about looking good, feeling good and staying toned.  Protein is a vital part of my diet and something like For Goodness Shakes’ Protein Coconut Water tastes great, has no added sugar, no fat, no salt but does add some extra protein, perfect!”
For Goodness Shakes Protein Coconut Water comes in both Tropical and Mango & Orange flavours and is available exclusively in ASDA.
Former international swimmer, owner of Sculpt Fitness, and one of the country’s leading personal trainers, David Jones, believes protein water could benefit a wide range of clients,“Consumers are now looking for more than just a functional benefit in their sports nutrition products. They want something to fit their needs as well as tasting great. For Goodness Shakes Protein Coconut Water not only delivers on taste, but also gives a much needed protein boost throughout your day, not to mention the great hydrating properties of coconut water.
“Adding extra protein around training will help and, because it comes in a light format like water, is even easier to get on board – 10 grams of protein, zero fat or salt and just 52 calories per 330ml is fantastic.
Claire Baseley says, “Many people want the benefit of extra protein but maybe don’t want to drink a protein supplement during or straight after training.  A refreshing and flavourful protein coconut water eliminates some of the issues around that.
“For Goodness Shakes Protein Coconut Water has 10g of protein and almost 2000mg BCAA which will help with growth and maintenance of lean, functional muscles when used as part of a balanced diet and training plan.

Coconut Water

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Per 100ml

Per Portion (330ml)

Energy kJ

63.1

208.1

Energy kcal

15.7

51.9

Fat (g)

0.0

0.0

 of which saturates (g)

0.0

0.0

Carbohydrate (g)

0.6

2.1

 of which sugars (g)

0.4

1.4

Fibre (g)

0.1

0.2

Protein (g)

3.0

10.0

Salt (g)

0.0

0.0

Leucine (mg)

278

918

Isoleucine (mg)

175

577

Valine (mg)

139

459

BCAA* (mg)

592

1,954

I hope you enjoyed all that, don’t forget to pester me on Twitter and Facebook, fund my shenanigans on Patreon, and if you really insist, I’ll have a Medio Latte.

Meg has helped me to review the first book in the Adventures of Pug series: Captain Pug – The Dog Who Sailed the Seas by Laura James. A story about a posh lady’s pet dog who finds himself going on a seafaring adventure, despite being afraid of water.

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So, without futher ado, and with some chocolate based bribery, I got Meg to spill the beans on this exciting pug-venture.

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Meg has helped me to review Dotty Detective by Clara Vulliamy, a story about a super secret agent and her pet dog called McClusky.

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I interrupted Megan’s busy schedule of doing whatever 6-year-olds do and asked her all about the book.

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Jess is helping me to review Jacqueline Wilson’s Rent A Bridesmaid, which is quite possibly the pinkest book I’ve ever looked at. It follows the adventures of Tilly, a 9-year-old girl who gets given a beautiful pink bridesmaid dress and then rents out her services as a bridesmaid to a whole manner of different couples, with the ultimate dream of being bridesmaid at her Dad’s wedding.

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Jess is helping me with this review, Jacqueline Wilson’s Katy, a modern retelling of Susan Coolidge’s What Katy Did, telling the story of Katy Carr, an adventurous girl who suffers a terrible accident and has to come to terms with both her disability and her changed attitude towards her friends and family.

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So, without further ado, with the smell of bacon coming out of the kitchen, let’s go…

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