Real Coffee capsules for Nespresso machines

Real Coffee Capsules for Nespresso

As a full on caffeine addict and well known coffee lover it’s not surprising that one of my favorite home items is my Nespresso machine. I am always on the look out for new capsules to try so when I discovered Real Coffee capsules I was intrigued to find out more and give some of the different capsules a try.

Having tried similar capsules before I have found that non-authentic Nespresso capsules can be poor quality, they can also be over packed so they run through the machines very slowly which makes for a colder cup of coffee. So I was wary of this potential pit fall with the Real Coffee capsules for Nespresso machines.

When my parcel of capsules arrived I was first of all surprised by the large selection of blends, strengths and types of capsules that Real Coffee supply. From organic to fair trade, Espresso and Lungo, they really offer something for every taste.

Real Coffee capsules for Nespresso

Real Coffee capsules for Nespresso

I was also intrigued by the Hot Chocolate capsules, having never tried one through my Nespresso before. The hot chocolate has gone down very well with the children. It produces a delicious, creamy tasting hot chocolate that runs through the machine well. As you are instructed to run a coffee capsule through the machine after each chocolate one, it means you can make a great mocha too.

Real Coffee capsules for Nespresso

All the coffee capsules are great. I’ve enjoyed every one. I was very impressed with the Decaf Torino Espresso which has restored my faith in decaf coffee and makes it possible for me to enjoy a nice coffee in the evening without worrying that I won’t be able to sleep.

Real Coffee capsules for Nespresso are very reasonably priced at £26.00 for 100 capsules, and the hot chocolate ones are £3.25 for 10 capsules. I’m really impressed by the website too. Very easy to use and navigate, oh and in case you have a Dolce Gusto machine, they sell capsules for those too!

I received a hamper of Real Coffee capsules in exchange for this honest review.

Getting in shape and the risk of gym-jury!

Well, summer is nearly over. I’ve over indulged. I’ve eaten a few too many nice lunches and definitely let the diet slip more than I should. So with the prospect of back to work next week I’m ready to get back on track, back into a routine, to eating right and to exercising more too. 

But exercise doesn’t come without its drawbacks. We all know that feeling the next day when you’ve pushed a bit too hard at the gym and just walking up stairs feels like a marathon but what if you actually hurt yourself?

A recent study by Hayward Baker found that one in 10 British adults have sought medical attention following a gym-jury.  With inflictions from a sprained ankle right the way through to a long term back problem it makes you want to stay home on the sofa! But apparently 38% of people don’t warm up, even against the advice of the gym! Sounds like a recipe for disaster really, doesn’t it? 

But what if you do everything right? What if you warm up, follow the instructions but something still goes wrong? What if the gym-jury wasn’t your fault? The interactive compensation calculator from Hayward Baker could help you see what compensation you might get for your gym-jury.


You can find the online compensation calculator through Hayward Baker
This is a collaborative post with Hayward Baker.

Giant Pass The Pigs

As a family we love a good board game. Pass the pigs is a great game for the family and even better it takes up no space at all. When we were told about Giant Pass The Pigs I was excited to see that it’s the equivalent of a board game but for the garden and therefore on a giant scale.

Giant Pass The Pigs
The kids were so excited they could barely wait for us to open Giant Pass The Pigs and set it up. It comes with a storage bag, the game pad and a pencil for recording the all important scores. It only takes a couple of minutes to blow The Pigs up and you’re good to go.

The rules are simple; Hold The Pigs by the ears, they must go above your shoulders and then you just follow the handy score sheet. Cue, much hilarity and arguments about the valid scores!

Giant Pass The Pigs

Giant Pass The PigsGiant Pass The Pigs


We absolutely love Giant Pass The Pigs and highly recommend it. The kids will love it ( and the grown ups did too!) – I think it will be a perfect game to play in a group with friends too!

At around £13 it’s an utter bargain when you consider our kids normally play for at least 1 hr at a time – perfect for lazy summer evenings, parents kick back with a gin and tonic and watch your kids wear themselves out – perfect!