Belo and Me Colour Me Placemats – Review

Belo and Me Colour Me Placemats are the perfect way to entertain children while they are waiting for their dinner either at home or out and about.  I was sent the Animal set to try out with my children.

P1000751Each pack consists of six A3 placemats to colour in along with one of those funky colouring pencils where you can change the colour by pushing the colours through the top until you get the one you want.  The pack also contained sticky dots to fix the colouring sheet to the table, which is a great idea for toddlers, although we didn’t use them.

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My children Miss M who is 7 and Mister B who is 4, were really excited by these when I put them on the dinner table.  They loved the idea of sitting to colour whilst they waited for their dinner.

beloI think being A3, they are quite large which really appealed to them.  I can honestly say both children got quite engrossed in their colouring and Miss M insisted on finishing colouring hers over a couple of dinner times to finish it!


My children have found these place mats fun and asked what other designs there are, of which there are three other sets to choose from:

  • Robots and Aliens
  • Princess and Cats
  • Owl and Butterfly

If you are looking for ways to occupy your children before mealtimes, then why not give these a go?

All reviews are my own opinions and I received a set of placemats in order to write the review.


Belo and Me Jute Bags – Review

Belo & Me have just the cutest little jute bags that are perfect for packing your lunch into to take to work or on a little picnic.  The idea of using jute bags is an environmentally friendly one, rather than using endless plastic bags on a daily basis.  The jute fibre is 100% bio-degradable and recyclable.

I was sent the pink heart jute bag to try out for my lunches at work each day.  I have to be honest and say that I usually use a plastic food bag and although reuse it for a few days, it soon ends up in the bin and I reach for a new one out the box.

belo bagThe bag is made of a thick jute with strong handles and a laminated lining that can be wiped clean.  The base is 20 x 15cm and the side of the bag is 20cm high.  I packed my normal lunch for work consisting of a salad in a plastic box and some other bits.  The plastic box easily fitted into the base of the bag and the other items stacked on top nicely.

I was quite happy that all items were safely inside the bag and found it easy to carry to work alongside my handbag.

Belo lunch bagI did get comments from everyone in the office saying “What a cute bag”, “Where did you get your bag from?” so it was definitely noticed and admired.

I think this is a cute bag, great for the summer months although I’d need something a bit more protective in the winter.  It’s great that it’s reusable and being strong will hopefully last.

These jute bags aren’t just lunch bags, they can be used for anything, some suggested ideas on their website are party bags and gift bags etc.  Why not check out the Belo & Me website and see the many different designs and colours available?

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the bag in order to write the review.