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THE Cadbury COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS Has begun


Most of us by now would have spotted that the countdown for christmas has begun, and and Cadbury has all you need to help celebrate and  countdown to the festive season


Cadbury unwraps moments of festive joy and to much delighted to us  chocolate lovers all over the country the delicious range includes the much-loved favourites alongside new and exciting products.

NEW FOR 2017


Cadbury Heroes Advent Calendar - Open up a door every day in the lead up to the big day to reveal miniature versions of some of your favourite Cadbury bars 232g £4.99.

 
Cadbury Christmas Crackers - Christmas wouldnt be complete without a jolly cracker. These purple Christmas cracker come filled with Cadbury Snow Bites to share with your friends and family. 126g £2.99

Cadbury Dairy Milk Classic Collection Box - A collection of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk classics, this fun box features the original packaging for Whole Nut, Dairy Milk, Fruit and Nut and Caramel alongside the history behind each bar 460g £5.95.


Cadbury Help for Heroes tin - help support a wonderful cause this Christmas. Each tub contains your favourite Heroes treat and 65p of each tin sold will be donated to Help for Heroes. 1kg/RRP £12.50 – Tesco exclusive
Cadbury Snowbites Mini Carton - Treat yourself and your loved ones with these delicious Snowbites in a handy mini carton,the delicious milk chocolate balls are encased in crisp sugar shells dusted with icing sugar making it the perfect festive treat. 43g £0.60

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
 
Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar - a must have and most defianly the best way to count down to the most magical day of the year. 200g RRP £4.99/ 90g RRP £2.19

STOCKING FILLERS
Hollow Santa - the Cadbury Dairy Milk Hollow Santas are the perfect reminder that Santa will be on his way soon, these Santa’s are made from delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk 50g RRP £1.49, 100g RRP £2.99

5 Jolly Santas -  Cadbury Dairy Milk Jolly Santas are perfect as they come in packs containing five pocket sized Santas, each presented in fun wrapping 75g  RRP £2.99.


Buttons Tube - A timeless treat that will be well receive, the classic bite-size button shapes of solid Cadbury Dairy Milk come packaged in an exciting festive tube that will bring joy to everyone. RRP £1.42. If Fudge is one of your festive favourites, then Cadbury Fudge Mini tube is your perfect stocking filler. The festive tube comes packed full of the sweet treat.

DECK THE HALLS

Oreo Bauble -  a touch of Cadbury Christmas purple to your tree, or surprise your relatives by gifting them with a Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Bauble. The spectacular supersized bauble is filled with Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates complete with a vanilla flavour filling and Oreo biscuit pieces. RRP £4.99


Cadbury Dairy Milk Tree Decorations - There are different designs and shapes for everyone in the family To make sure your tree is kept even sweeter this year  ‘Now with Oreo’. 136g RRP £3.46
The Cadbury Dairy Milk Santa Gift Box – filled with delicious chunks of Cadbury Dairy Milk, the perfect stocking filler RRP £2.99.
These Cadbury Dairy Milk Snow Balls - are the ideal treat to share and come in a pack of four. Simply crack open the top of the Snow Ball and use the spoon provided to scoop out and enjoy the fluffy mousse centre. Yum! RRP £2.99

Cadbury selection packs  - avaiable in two sizes, small and medium. The smaller selection pack enables chocolate fans to enjoy all their favourite Cadbury classics as they count down the days until Santa arrives! There is a bar for each day with Cadbury Chomp, Cadbury Curly Wurly, Cadbury Fudge and Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo. The Cadbury Medium Selection box contains a mix of favourites, such as the Cadbury Double Decker, Cadbury Crunchie and Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons. 95g RRP £1.09, 169g RRP £2.99

#curryweek with Braun Multi Quick 3: Chicken Curry

 
I love nothing more then a delicious curry, and as it nearing the end of curry week, I decided to use my brand new Braun Multi Quick 3 Spice hand blender to help me cook a tasty curry. The Braun Multi Quick 3 has all of your cooking,blending and chopping needs in one hand held blender, not only does it come with a mini chopper it blends and mixes and purees and comes complete with a new metal grinding mill which is perfect for and grinding whole spices, chillies as well as coffee beans.

    

The Braun Multi Quick Hand Blender comes with 11 speed settings which allows you to adjust the speed and pulse, the double action stainless steel detachable blades allow you to cut vertically and horizontally, I love the Splash Control technology which ensures the  unique design prevents splashing when in use.


Chicken Curry

500g chicken cubes
Handful of spinach (optional)
3-4 onions
1 tbsp of tomato puree
4 tbsp of oil
2 tbsp of garlic paste
1 tbsp of  ginger paste
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 red chili powder
2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp of mixed curry powder
2 tbsp of salt

Dried Spices (please note, if you grind the flavour will be fuller *optional)
2 bay leaves
5 cloves
5 green cardamon pods
Fresh Coriander to taste


Method -
* Heat the oil add the dry spices and chopped onion until onions soften, add garlic and ginger
* Add powder spices, tomato puree and chicken along with the salt, cook until the oil begins to separate or until the mixture begins to dry out
*Add 200/300mls of water, or enough so so that the chicken cooks in the water and spices, bring to the boil then reduce heat and cook on a low heat for 40 minutes to an hour. Garnish with fresh Coriander.


I thoroughly love my Braun Multi Quick 3 hand blender and wouldn't be without it now, its simple to use thanks to the easy click system which made it easy to switch between each accessory when needed. For more information check out Braun/hand-blenders/multiquick 3

The LEGO Ninjago Movie



We have loved each and every LEGO Movie we have seen so far, so we were super excited for the next LEGO instalment. The LEGO Ninjago Movie hits the big screen this October, we were really fortunate to watch the first movie screening in the UK last weekend.


But before the movie, we joined Dick and Dom and taekwondo olympic gold medalist Jade Jones to learn some cool Ninjago inspired spinjitsu moves.

  

The LEGO Ninjago Movie follows young Lloyd who is constantly shunned by everyone due to his father being an evil warlord, little does everyone know Lloyd and his friends are secret ninjas under the guidance of master Wu, who are all on a mission to defeat the evil Garmadon in the battle for Ninjago City.


The LEGO Ninjago Movie is a cool animated humorous movie, entertaining light-hearted and funny throughout and a must-see for all LEGO fans.


A new animated adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures and the LEGO franchise stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan who also choreographed the fight scenes based on real martial arts moves.


 The LEGO Ninjago Movie comes to cinemas October 13th. 
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Pasta Guide & Recipes


I absolutely Love Pasta and use it at least once a week, its quick and simple and can be mixed with a variety of ingredients to create the perfect dish, plus the kids love it so its a must have comfort food in our home.


There are a variety of different kinds of pasta available, which means you can adjust and favourite dish every time, So I thought it would be great to share some of my favourite pasta dishes that I have made, along with this visual guide on the various pasta shape you can buy.



I hope you found this cool pasta guide useful for your next pasta dish. Thank you, Jamies Italian for the cool infographic.

Madame Tussauds


We were privileged to visit Madame Tussauds London a few years ago and have many fond memories of our family day out, so we couldn't wait to revisit now that the boys are a little bit older. Madame Tussauds is a world famous waxwork museum which features life-sized replicas of famous celebrities and historic leaders from around the world.


I was really excited to check out the new Alien escape, created in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox, the cool experience follows the release of the blockbuster film  Alien and challenges its visitors to navigate through a trail of blood and danger. Unfortunately when we arrived there was a 20-minute queue, which I didn't really mind, but the boys were too excited and wanted to move on and explore, so I will most defiantly go back and check it out.

  

There are several different interactive zones to explore from Bollywood to Hollywood, Film and Sporting Hero's are just to name a few, it was great to mingle with the stars on the red carpet, and stand next to world famous leaders and people we admire. My boys loved the Marvel Zone particularly the 4D Marvel Movie where we were treated to a cool movie and a fantastic sensory experience where you can literally feel the action with the cool special 4D effects.

  

It was amazing having the opportunity to take so many memorable pictures, it was great checking out the stars and icons up close and personal, most definitely an enjoyable experience that we want to do again soon, the kids had an amazing day and loved every minute of our time, We love Madame Tussauds it's defiantly one of favorite places to visit in London. For more information check out www.madametussauds.com/london.