SimpleTaste Milk Frother – Review

Simple Taste Electronic Milk Frother Review www.grumpymum.co.uk

About the product The SimpleTaste Milk Frother is in essence a miniature electric hand whisk which aerates hot or cold milk, making it light and fluffy or thick and frothy. The whisk has a silver coloured plastic handle topped with a large on/off button which needs to be depressed while frothing. The wand, which is used for frothing the milk, is steel and sufficient in length to be used in a 1 pint measuring jug. In addition to the hand whisk the box includes comprehensive instructions, 2 AA batteries and a wire stand. The Review Only a week ago Grumpy […]

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The Weighbridge Swindon – Review

The Weighbridge Brewhouse Swindon Review www.grumpymum.co.uk

On Monday 12th December, the extended Grumpy family headed out for a luxury meal at the Weighbridge Brewhouse in Swindon. The Weighbridge is know for it’s fantastic food and attractive surroundings and there’s no doubt that when you arrive you are struck by how clean and pleasant the restaurant is. There is a well stocked bar near the entrance, a good sized eating area with room for both large groups and more intimate dining, and a balcony area which sometimes features live music. All of the tables are immaculately dressed for fine dining and the overall impression is one of […]

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Costa Coffee – In Hot Water – And another thing…

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Read the rest of the story… Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 I never intended to write another follow up to my Costa Coffee story. In truth, I came under some quite unpleasant fire after the story, which was published in the Swindon Advertiser, made it into a comic Facebook page called “Angry People in Local Newspapers”. However, not everyone miss-understood the point of the article and several days later Barrie Hudson, also of the Swindon Advertiser published the following in his column. Save Save Save

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Beer52 Craft Beer Club – Review Part 1

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin About the product Beer52 is the UK’s top craft beer club. When you sign up you choose to pay monthly, quarterly, 6 monthly or yearly, you then receive one box per month including the “Ferment” magazine worth £4.99, a beer snack and 8 craft beers chosen by the Beer52 experts. The Review Back in the days before Grumpy Baby came screaming into the world, there was nothing that Grumpy Dad and I enjoyed more than heading up to our local ale pub on a Friday to try whatever they happened to have on offer. We […]

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Costa Coffee – In Hot Water – The Final Chapter!

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  This is the final post regarding my experience of Costa Coffee and their head offices inability to get the message across to their stores that staff are allowed to provide hot water to mums wanting to warm their baby’s milk. There are still a lot of branches of Costa where staff have not been made aware of the company policy, however I hope that this is about to change. The local Swindon newspaper, The Swindon Evening Advertiser, has run an article today based on this blog and featuring a quite awful photo of yours truly. I have to admit […]

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Costa Coffee – In Hot Water – Part 4

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 12 days after emailing Costa Coffee once again about being refused hot water to warm my baby milk and I finally received a response from them. “I have raised this matter again with the Area Manager, she has confirmed she has spoken to the Manager Greenbridge store, she has also requested that they send another communication to all stores in this area via internal methods. She does have 230 team members in her region so we can only assume the team members had […]

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Rocky Rice Cake Bars – Review

Rocky Rice Snack Review www.grumpymum.co.uk

When Rocky Rice got in touch and asked me to review their new rice cake bars I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting to like them. I mean, rice cakes, aren’t they just Styrofoam pretending to be food? With that in mind I decided I’d better get some help so that I could give a balanced review. As luck would have it my family were happy to step up and help me eat food, so on the review panel today we have Grumpy Mum, mid 30’s doesn’t like rice cakes. Grumpy Dad, late 30’s indifferent on rice cakes. Grumpy Teen, […]

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Costa Coffee – In Hot Water – Part 3

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I had hoped that there would be no part 3 to this saga but sadly the message still doesn’t seem to have seeped through and disappointingly Costa Coffee seem to have decided to no longer respond to my emails advising them when I have been refused hot water for Grumpy Baby’s bottle, against their own policy. In the most recent incident, the Grumpy Family re-visited the branch that started it all at Green Bridge, Swindon. Previously the manager of this branch had been quite rude to me regarding my request for hot water, so we entered hopeful that the message […]

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Costa – In Hot Water, bottle feeding woes (Continued)

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If you haven’t already, you can read my previous post about Costa stores and their confused stance on providing hot water to their customers for the purpose of warming babies bottles HERE. So, following on from my most recent run in with a Costa store informing me that they can’t give me any hot water, I have received the following email from the customer service team manager in the Brand and Social department. Thank you for your email. I will be picking up with the Area Manager again today. I can confirm this information is contained in our brand standards […]

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Costa Coffee – In hot water, bottle feeding woes

Costa Coffee in Hot Water www.grumpymum.co.uk

For several years now I’ve been having a love affair with Costa Coffee. It’s not the weekend until we’ve trotted off to Costa for a hot chocolate and a latte, but just recently the relationship has turned as sour! It all started one fateful Saturday in October. We headed off for out first Costa since Grumpy Baby had been born. The branch we chose was Costa, Greenbridge in Swindon. We’d just been in the Mothercare store next door buying Grunpy Baby all manner of cute things that I couldn’t resist, and were looking forward to a nice relaxing drink and […]

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