Tuesday, 26 November 2013

#Competion HARIBO Hamper full of fun this Christmas !

 
 
 
 
Join the fun with HARIBO this Christmas and enjoy their latest selection of festive treats.
To celebrate the launch of their Christmas range, HARIBO is giving a reader the chance to win a hamper full of tasty treats that are perfect as a sweet gift, to share or for you to enjoy.
 
The festive hamper includes Igloo Friends and Starmix gift boxes; Tangfastics and Chamallows tubes; Sparkly Stars and Jolly Santas handy packs and Party Time and Christmas Mix tubs, delivering a real treat this Christmas.
If you want to be in with a chance of winning this tasty, fun hamper full of festive treats, which are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face this Christmas, just answer the following question.
 
The lovely people from Haribo have given me the opportunity to give one of my lovely blog followers a chance to win a Hamper full of Haribo sweets from their Christmas range to be in with a chance of winning please Enter through the raffle
The festive hamper includes Igloo Friends and Starmix gift boxes; Tangfastics and Chamallows tubes; Sparkly Stars and Jolly Santas handy packs and Party Time and Christmas Mix tubs, delivering a real treat this Christmas.
 
 
If you would like to be in with a chance of winning this tasty, fun hamper full of festive treats, which are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face this Christmas, just answer the following question
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You must answer this question to be in with a chance of winning you can leave your answer through the Rafflecopter
 
Who helps to pull Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve?
 
A) Reindeer
 
B) Elves
 
C) Mrs Clause
 
 
 
 

Monday, 25 November 2013

Childrens Christmas Gift ideas from Wilko

 
 
 
 
 
Christmas with Wilko
 
Its that time of year again where we are all thinking of new things to buy our loved ones this year for Christmas, I don't know about you but each year is getting harder and more expensive as my children grow older.
Wilko have a wide range of gifts for both adults and children, we was sent a few children's stocking filler creative toys at such great prices they will keep your children busy this Christmas.
 
Girls gift ideas
 


Both my girls Michaela aged 7 and Davina aged 3 both had ago at making these, Michaela had fun painting the mirror while Davina made her very own crown she really was happy when she finally got to wear it with her very own make your own handbag. 

 
 
 

 
 
 
Boys gift ideas
 
Callum aged 10 was sent a create your own plane, a remote control car and a make your own pirate ship.
 

 
 Callum enjoyed painting his own army plane, once dry he put it together and gave it a go by flying it down the stairs.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

THE LITTLE BOOK OF MONARCHS

Can you name all the Kings and Queens of England?
 

‘The Little Book of Monarchs’ is probably the most concise English history book ever published. It swiftly sorts out all those Edwards, Henrys and Georges, all the major battles, rebellions and bizarre deaths across ten turbulent centuries.
 
The author Tony Boullemier has vividly summed up all 42 rulers of England since 1066 and condensed each reign into five key bullet points. Every ruler is illustrated by a clever cartoon that will stick in the memory.
 
The Little Book Of Monarchs is for younger readers, aged 10 +, The Little Book of Monarchs will provide a chronological narrative order, giving a firm foundation for future history studies. For students and older readers, it will be an indispensable reference book a short and snappy aide memoire to our bloody and glorious past. For everyone, it is our history with a smile on its face!


As a child history wasn't one of my top subjects where as my son Callum loves history and has been covering a lot of topics over the last couple of weeks, we was sent The Little Book of Monarch to review and Callum has found it very useful at school and at home whilst doing his home work.
Callum loves the fact that there isn't a lot of writing to read which some children can find rather daunting, there are some pictures on each page which Callum found rather funny so id say he really did enjoy reading this book.

The book has 11 chapters each is set from The Normans, The House of York, The Tudors and The Windsors.
 

 
 
 
THE LITTLE BOOK OF MONARCHS is priced at £7.99 and written by Tony Boullemier illustrated by Adrian Teal and is based on English History with a smile on its face.
 


Friday, 15 November 2013

Winter is good for your soul

As we approach winter, people across the UK bid goodbye to their flip flops for another year and brace themselves for the onset of the cold British weather.  For many sun worshippers, this is a gloomy time of year, as the nights draw in early and mornings become darker.  However, the cold also brings with it a whole host of opportunities to cosy up and spend some quality ‘me’ time.  Megaflo, the hot water specialists, are here to show us why we should love winter.

‘Tis the season to drink hot chocolate
Whether you drink it on its own, smothered with whipped cream, adorned with fluffy marshmallows or even with a nip of your favourite liqueur for that extra kick, hot chocolate is the drink of winter.  Warming, wholesome and comforting, there’s nothing quite like it after a long day or on a chilly weekend.  The perfect, guilt-free excuse to spoil yourself!

A bath a day keeps the chills away


Winter means keeping warm and cosy and there’s no better way to soak away your chills and worries than taking a nice, long, hot bath.  Whether it’s a romantic affair by candlelight, some fun time splashing with the kids or simply some relaxing alone time, a bath will leave you feeling fabulous, so embrace the cold season and get bathing!
A date with your sofa
All the best TV series start in winter – Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor to name just two, not to mention the new series of Homeland, so what better excuse to stay in, hit the sofa and let yourself be entertained.

Hotwater bottles, slipper socks and dressing gowns…
Everyone loves snuggling up in their ‘comfies’ and let’s face it – what better time to do it than in winter.  So think chunky slipper socks, ugg boots, dressing gowns, hot water bottles and fleecy blankets and embrace the warmth!
 

It’s nearly Christmas!
The start of winter marks the official countdown to Christmas and the party season.  Whether you’re picking out your Christmas outfit, eating your first mince pie of the season, enjoying the fairy lights, sipping mulled wine or planning your Christmas party, it’s the most exciting time of year and it only happens in – you guessed it – winter.
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow! 

There’s nothing that brings more excitement than waking to a winter wonderland, covered in snow.  Though the UK climate is unpredictable at the best of times, it’s the winter which brings the promise of sledging, building a snowman and snowball fights!
Fireworks
Whether for Diwali, Bonfire Night, Christmas or New Year’s Eve, winter celebrations mean fireworks and the time of year when the night’s sky is lit up with all the colours of the  rainbow.  Love them or hate them, there’s no denying, they are the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors, so wrap up warm and get out there.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Butlers chocolates luxurious festive collection #Review




Purvey Happiness with Butlers Chocolates this Party Season


Butlers Chocolates, Ireland’s favourite luxury chocolatier for more than 80 years, is on a mission to bring a little happiness to the nation, one chocolate at a time. With the launch of a luxurious festive collection, there’s a Butlers chocolate gift for everyone this Christmas, including gift boxes for her and the perfect assortment for him. Featuring milk, dark and white chocolate truffles, pralines and caramels, Butlers premium boxed chocolate assortments are available at selected Tesco stores and online for your convenience, nationwide.



Christmas Chocolate Collection

Indulge your family with this star assortment of 12 chocolate truffles (alcohol free) and pralines in milk, dark and white chocolate comprising; Orange Crunch, Lemon Truffle, Mandarin Heart Almond Crunch, Raspberry Sorbet, Crème Vanille, Hazelnut Praline, Hazelnut Truffle, Espresso, Chocolate Truffle, Double Chocolate and Caramel Praline. RRP £9.00 and can be found at Tesco Stores.

I was sent a delicious box of Butlers chocolates to try and oh my did I enjoy them my favourite one was the white chocolate crème it had a delicious white chocolate coating followed by a smooth and creamy inside I could have ate more but you only get one of each flavour chocolate in each box. I have never tried Butlers chocolates before an can honestly say I really did enjoy them all apart from the dark chocolate ones as I am not a fan of dark chocolate so my daughter ate those one.


Butlers have a lovely selection of chocolates that will be perfect this Christmas or any time of year why not take a look at their website at



Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Christmas with the Early Learning Centre #Review

ELC is one of the UK’s biggest toy shops, stocking some of the biggest toy brands around. Such brands include Fisher Price, LeapFrog, Lego, Disney Princess, Playmobil and more. 
With such a range to choose from, ELC is your go-to store this Christmas for all your toy-related needs!
Make your little ones Christmas one to remember this year with gifts from the Early Learning Centre. With a wide range of varied products to choose from, ELC has something suitable for all children, so you can keep your little smiling on Christmas day. 
ELC also has a great selection of outdoor toys, action figures and playsets including Ben 10, Fireman Sam, HappyLand and Disney Cars 2; so whatever your plans are for the festive period, we have something to keep your little ones happy and occupied.
The Early Learning Centre has so many wonderful toys that help our little ones learn while they play, they aim  to help children with things like first words, hand and eye co-ordination and fine and gross motor skills and many more.
My girls were sent a Magic Milly Duplex Doll house to review from the lovely people at The Early learning Centre. My girls were so excited when it arrived they haven't had a huge doll house before so they were rather excited about playing with it.
When I opened the box there we lots of pieces and lots of screws I couldn't help but dread the thought of putting it together as I am no good at any kind of DIY or any thing to do with screws, so I had a good read of the instructions and placed all the pieces out on the floor. After a good hour or so I had finally put it all together I must admit it was hard but I got there in the end and felt a little proud of my self. The thought it was a little dolls house so they let out a big wow once they saw how big it actually was.
Magic Milly dolls house is suitable for ages 3+  which is just the right age for both my girls, the only down side is you don't get and dolls with the house but it does state on the box dolls are not included. Michaela and Davina have had so much fun playing with it there's so much room inside leaving plenty of arm space.
Its made of wood and is excellent quality and a great value for money. 


The Magic part of the house is the pull slide located at the back of the house which allows your children to change the scene from day to night
 Magic Milly Duplex Dolls house is price at £100 and is worth every penny I would definitely recommend it to any little girl who loves doll house and enjoys lots of imaginative play.
The Magic Dolly Duplex doll's house has been finished with a cool modern design, with a balcony for your little one's dolls to relax on and a stylish set of stairs that lead to the top floor.
We give Magic Molly Duplex Dolls House
4/5
would be great if there was one doll included
Product information

Quick Facts:
Includes table and chairs, toilet, bath, bed, comfy chair, balcony and stylish staircase
Moving wall can be changed from day to night
Open plan design
Comes complete with furniture
Can be used with Rosie's World dolls (sold separately) and other dolls up to approximately 12 inches
Encourages imaginative and social skills.

Great for your child's development:

Great for developing strong imaginative and social skills, this Magic Dolly Duplex comes with an open plan design which is great for play dates with friends. It also has big windows which ensure that your little one's hands are able to reach into the different rooms. The moving wall on the top floor can be switched from a day scene to a night scene, allowing your little one to understand the world around them and provides more hours of fun.

ELC star quality:

We love the Magic Dolly Duplex house because not only does it come with fun accessories, but you can also change the scene from day to night too! The sliding wall in the bedroom is great for getting a sense of the time of day, and acting out the things you'd do during the different times of the day at home.
What you need to know:

-Includes a bed, comfortable armchair, toilet, bath, table and two chairs
-Moving day to night wall upstairs
-Doll not included
-Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts

Playing tips:

Beautiful home
Cook in the kitchen, then sit down to enjoy a meal. Read a book or relax in front of the TV. Pretend play expands your child's imagination and helps them understand the REAL WORLD.

Day to night
Head upstairs and make it night time! Enjoy a bath get squeaky clean before going to bed. Look at the stars, spot the owl and settle down to sleep. In the morning, it's time to wake up! The sky's blue and it looks like a beautiful day outside. Acting out a day helps your child start to discover time.

Great for:

-Playing house: day and night!
-Playing alone or with friends
-Copying Mum and Dad
For more information on any Early Learning Centre products, please visit www.elc.co.uk

Denhay Bonfire Night Banger Box #Review



We enjoyed our Bonfire night this year tucking in to lots of yummy foods including a delicious Spoilt pig sausage and Denhay bacon Casserole, what a perfect way to keep us warm. I was sent a Bonfire Banger box from the lovely people at Denhay farm to create my very own Bonfire dish. The contents provided in the box could be used for a warming winter Casserole, and all day breakfast with and adult chilli kick.
On Bonfire night we go to my mums to enjoy the fireworks as a family, we would sit out in the garden with a hot chocolate, hot dogs, and burgers whilst the jacket potatoes wrapped in foil cooked in the oven.
But this year thanks to Denhay farm we got to enjoy a Spoilt pig sausage and Denhay bacon casserole accompanied by mash potatoes and baby carrots and mushy pea.
Also added to the casserole was caramelised onions, Eat 17 chilli bacon jam, Tacklements spiced Honey Mustard, Spicy Tomato sauce, sausage casserole sauce.
Having not made this dish before I wasn't quite sure if the children would like it but they did everyone enjoyed the sausages they were excellent quality and packed with delicious flavours, but theDenhay bacon was everyone's favourite. My favourite was the sage and onion Spoilt pig sausages and the bacon.  I wasn't to sure about the Chilli bacon jam and Spiced  Honey at first but it really did work well with dish added warmth from the chilli.

Nothing says Bonfire Night like a delicious hot dog; a fluffy bread roll, caramelised onions and an ever so slightly charred sausage. The question is, how do you make sure you’re serving the best Bonfire Night bangers?  

Start with sausages produced to the highest welfare standards. Denhay spoiltpig sausages are made using outdoor reared pork approved by Freedom Food to strict RSPCA welfare standards, so you can be sure your food is made from animals that have lived a happy, healthy life, making all the difference to the taste.
Add to that some of the finest spicy condiments around, including Eat 17’s Chilli Bacon Jam (sure to add colour to your cheeks!), Tracklements Spiced Honey Mustard and Spicy Tomato Ketchup and you’re onto a winner!
  • spoiltpig is brought to you by Denhay Farms Ltd based in Bridport, Dorset
  • spoiltpig sausages are available to buy in Morrison’s stores nationwide and Ocado for £2.89 for 6 sausages/360g
  • For more information on Freedom Food certification please visit www.rspca.org.uk/freedomfood
  • spoiltpig sausages are available in Pork & Herb with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme and Pork sausages with black pepper and mixed spices For best results grill for 16 to 18 minutes, turning occasionally and ensuring thee sausages are piping hot throughout before serving.  
  • Eat 17 Chilli Bacon Jam – the ingredients that give this relish its signature sweet, spicy, salty depth are award-winning Denhay smoked bacon, coffee, lemon juice, bourbon, fresh garlic and rosemary – all British ingredients (apart from the bourbon and coffee), and now with Chipotle Chilli.
  • Tracklements Spiced Honey Mustard (RRP £2.15) and Spicy Tomato Ketchup (RRP £2.70) are available nationally in good farm shops, delis and butchers. Find your nearest stockist here