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Tuesday Treat – Earthmiles

Wouldn’t it be great if you got a reward for exercising? Other than, you know, a healthier life and increased fitness? Phil told me about an app that does just that. It’s called Earthmiles and for all the activity you do, you collect Earthmiles that you can use for discounts in some lovely, healthy shops. You simply sync it with your fitness app of choice, mine being the Fitbit, and over time, you accumulate earth miles that translates into discounts on nutrition, fitness and gear and wellness.

Earthmiles

I’ve already used some of my Earthmiles points on products that I already use, as well as treating myself to a few new things. I got a discount at nakd and bought some of their bars, which are always handy to have at school. I also bought some new exfoliator from Organic Surge, using 175 em. And I signed up to a one off vegan box from Good Health and it’s full of lovely, healthy treats! I’ve also got my eye on the 10% discount from Planet Organic, when I’ve topped up my Earthmiles after the half term holiday. Lots of walking = lots of treats, thanks to Earthmiles!

Review – Papa John’s #CampaignForBetterPizza

Pizza is one of my favourite foods. It’s so easy and convenient and takes minimum effort, especially if you get a take away one. Where I live in Oxfordshire, we’re spoilt for choice for good pizza, either from a range of local independent pizzerias to national ones that deliver, meaning you can order your pizza in your pjs!

It came as little surprise to me, therefore, that a recent study showed that Oxford consumes more pizza than anywhere else in the UK. Not only that, Oxfordians demand quality from their pizza, spending more than anywhere else, per pizza. So when Papa John’s contacted me and asked if I’d like to have some (c/o) pizza to review and enjoy a relaxing night in, I jumped at the chance. There’s nothing I like more than vegging out on the sofa, with a good DVD and delicious food!

Papa Johns Pizza

I was really impressed with the veggie options available and ordered a Garden pizza for myself, with extra jalapeños and The Greek for my partner, knowing we’d share a slice or two. Both were delicious. We opted for the thin crust base, which was really good, as it wasn’t too thin and really filling. I even had enough left over for lunch the next day! I really liked the tomato sauce too. It was really tasty and there was plenty of it. After a long day at work, it was just what I needed – especially as my partner went to pick it up, meaning I had plenty of time to get comfy on the sofa in preparation for my pizza feast!

Garden Pizza

One thing I didn’t realise about Papa John’s pizza was that they offer a no-quibble ‘Quality Guarantee’ and in the unlikely event that you’re not totally satisfied with your Papa John’s pizza, you can request a replacement completely free of charge! How good is that? This Bank Holiday weekend, to recognise Oxford’s love of pizza, Papa John’s are extending their ‘Quality Guarantee’ for one weekend only (from Saturday 2nd May – Monday 4th May) and pledge that if a customer is not 100% happy with the quality of their pizza from another national pizza delivery chain, Papa John’s will replace it like-for-like, free of charge and no questions asked.

To claim the offer, Oxford residents must visit www.campaignforbetterpizza.co.uk. An online proof of purchase receipt must be submitted with the claim to qualify for a free replacement pizza (T’s & C’s apply. Check the website for details). Don’t live in Oxford but want a pizza bargain? Non-Oxford pizza lovers can get 50% off when you spend £15 or more. Just click the link above. Not a bad way to celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend eh? Let me know which pizza you’d opt for.

*Disclosure: I was sent the pizza for review purposes, along with a DVD and board game. As ever, opinions are my own.

Tuesday Treat

Paralympics

Paralympics

This week, my Tuesday Treat is pretty simple. It’s the Paralympics. My OH was lucky enough to get tickets to the athletics on Sunday and wow! Not only is the Olympic Park an amazing venue but what we saw were superhuman athletes doing outstanding things. It was all so impressive and inspirational. I had tears in my eyes on more than one occasion!

It was so great to be part of the biggest and best Paralympics ever. The athletes certainly make you think about your own life – when I moan I’m too tired to go for a run or am too lazy to get out into the garden. They made me think that I can do anything as long as work hard enough. Better try & put it into practice then!

Tuesday Treat

No 57

This week’s Tuesday Treat is a massive hint for anyone who wants to buy me a present! It’s The Shop at Number 57. I discovered them through Domesticali who was making one of their embroidery kits at Needles & Natter one week. Naturally I had to go & explore what other lovely things they had for sale! I love the look of the website and I could easily buy all of the products! I’d love to have a go at one of their cross stitch kits sometime, which I think are really funky. I love the idea of stitching white thread onto black. It looks so effective.

No 57

I also love the fact that they have vintage products and upcycled products for sale too. Go and have a look – trust me, you won’t be disappointed!