Serenz Allergy Relief Review #Serenz

As a family we suffer from our fair share of allergies, C has pretty nasty hay fever and dust allergies as does his Dad. I have hay fever which seems to get worse each year. We’ve tried every anti-histamine going, tried natural remedies and the sea salt sprays and nasal gels. I’ve never been wowed by any of them. So when I was sent the Serenz Allergy Relief  to review I was interested to see how it would compare in terms of ease of use, results and price.

Serenz Allergy Relief is a hand held unit, it looks a nasal hair trimmer and is about the same size. It works by using carbon dioxide to clean your nose and nasal passages and hopes to relieve allergy symptoms.

Serenz Allergy Relief Review

I started by reading the instructions carefully, wanting to be sure that I could use it correctly. At this point I should mention that the  Serenz Allergy Relief is for over 18s only so I knew not to use it on the children. The instructions also advised that Serenz can cause some stinging that is temporary.  I can confirm that the first couple of times I used Serenz I did experience a burning sensation, this stopped almost immediately and it didn’t put me off using Serenz Allergy Relief Review again.

I find that within seconds of using the Serenz Allergy Relief I feel better, instantly some of the nasal congestion and itching is relieved. I was genuinely surprised to find such instant results. Based upon the results I would recommend people with allergies try Serenz Allergy Relief.

Serenz Allergy Relief has an rrp of £19.90, do not as cheap as over the counter medicines but each bottle contains approx 40 cleanses and it’s a natural product so it won’t interfere with other hay fever medicines so you can use it alongside your anti histamines if required to help improve systems, or on its own to avoid taking medicines. It is fairly expensive but the results are far superior to my normal medicine so I will use it when my symptoms are at their worst to really help improve things quickly.

I received the Serenz Allergy Relief for the purposes of this review.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake

We love baking, especially since we moved into our new house with its fully working oven and baking friendly layout. It makes a massive difference to have working tools for the job. Our old oven was definitely past its best!

Cadbury sent us a bag of delicious Dairy Milk goodies to help us bake our version of their Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake and as big Cadbury fans we were more than happy to give the cake a go even if cake decorating is not my strong suit. My favourite item in the bag was my brilliant, blog personalised apron. I love that it’s Cadburys purple and features my blog name too, such a great present!

Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake

Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl CakeCadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake


The recipe below is courtesy of Cadburys, we changed the presentation to better suit our skill set.

For the Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake you will need;

Equipment – 20cm square cake tin, greaseproof paper, bowls, spoons etc


200g caster sugar

200g unsalted butter – softened

140g self raising flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

4 tbsp Cadburys Bournville Cocoa powder

4 medium eggs


Icing Ingredients

100g Cadburys Bournville dark chocolate

100ml double cream

knob of butter


To decorate

Selection of Cadburys Milk and White Chocolate Buttons

Cadburys Giant Milk chocolate buttons

Cadburys Maynards Mix ups

Cadburys Flake

Preheat oven to 180C, line your cake tin with greaseproof paper (or grease it well). Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Slowly add the eggs and flour, baking powder and cocoa powder, mixing well to combine.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl CakeCadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake

Pour the batter into the cake tin and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven, wait around 5 minutes and then turn cake out of the tin to cool.

To make the icing melt the chocolate and cream in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Once melted add the butter and put yo one side to cool. To decorate we chose to fully ice our cake first. This created a canvas on which to assemble our owl. We found it easy to make the owl shape and were pleased that it was recognisable as an owl. You can make yours by starting with the eyes, then layering the buttons to make a feathered body, use a ‘raspberry’ Mix Up for the nose and crushed up flake for the ears.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake

Thanks to Cadburys for providing the ingredients for our delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake. You can find more yummy Cadbury recipes here.

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ChillFactor Ice Cream Magic Tray

As I’ve said previously I try to have plenty to do during the school holidays. Plenty of things that will keep both children busy, don’t need too much adult interaction and are fun. Since we moved into our new home last month we have been very tempted by the ice cream parlour just down the road. It’s been a big lure for the children, they love ice cream. So when we received the ChillFactor Ice Cream Magic Tray they were very excited.

ChillFactor Ice Cream Magic Tray

All you need to make soft serve ice cream with the ChillFactor Ice Cream Magic Tray is cream and flavouring. We chose Herseys chocolate syrup to make chocolate ice cream.

The kit comes with a sturdy base, tools for scraping the ice cream and chopping/crushing toppings. First thing to note is that you need to pre-freeze the magic tray. It’s easy to set up, all you need is salt and water, then you pop it in the freezer (ours wouldn’t go cold enough but ideally you would want to turn your freezer down to around minus 10C.)

ChillFactor Ice Cream Magic Tray

Then you just pour your flavoured cream onto the tray and using the spatula you churn the cream into soft serve. We found that even though our tray wasn’t quite cold enough we found that it quickly started to freeze the cream. Soon we had a small serving of soft serve. It’s worth noting that you can’t make massive amounts because as the tray warms up it does get less effective but you should be able to get a couple of reasonable servings for one go.

ChillFactor Ice Cream Magic Tray

ChillFactor Ice Cream Magic Tray

My two love the principle of the ChillFactor Ice Cream Magic Tray and even though we couldn’t quite get it right they are eager to keep trying! Their love of ice cream clearly knows no bounds! You can add your own toppings and treats to your ice cream, my two chose blueberries and whipped cream but you could go as healthy or unhealthy as you like, crushed meringues and strawberry ice cream would be delicious!

ChillFactor Ice Cream Magic Tray

ChillFactor Ice Cream Magic Tray

You can buy the ChillFactor Ice Cream Magic Tray for £19.99 from

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