Easter With Asda


The Easter Half term is very much welcomed in our home, Its a great time to catch up with family and spend some quality time together, if like us you are looking for some fun activities and craft ideas this Easter then Asda defiantly has something for everybody. from amazing cakes to an awesome range of Easter Eggs and craft ideas, Asda has everything you and your family will need to get into the Easter Spirit.


We were really looking forward to getting creative and what better way to start, then by tucking into one of these delicious Belgium Chocolate Hot Cross Chocolate Eggs, made by Leiths School Of Food And Wine made exclusively for Asda, each tower contains 18 deliciously creamy milk chocolate eggs which taste absolutely amazing, Each egg has been decorated with a white chocolate Hot Cross Bun design giving it a very unique look, the eggs are delicately boxed in this unique tower, which makes it the perfect gift for the whole family to share this Easter.

   

My son had the most amazing time making this cool Easter Bonnet from Asda, We followed the simple instructions and in no time we had made this stunning bonnet, it was great fun decorating it with the cool foam pieces and create our very own unique design.

 

But if like me you love chocolate so much and cannot get enough, what better way to keep you and the kids occupied then getting creative by decorating your very own Asda Easter Egg.


Complete with a cool gel icing pen and mini eggs, this cool kit, lets you get creative in the very best possible way.

With so many amazing crafts, Easter decorations and Chocolate Eggs to choose from, Asda has everything you and your family need to have an eggciting Easter.


Check out Asda in store and online for these amazing Crafts and Chocolates and more



WIN A Frozen Elsa Doll and LEGO Cinderella Dream Carriage


Sainsbury’s has teamed up with Mummy Be Beautiful to give five lucky readers the chance to win a Frozen Elsa Doll and LEGO Cinderella Dream Carriage to mark the launch of Disney’s new magical Cinderella movie – out in cinemas on 27th March.


To celebrate, Sainsbury’s is inspiring children to dress up as the enchanting Cinderella, and has a great range of quality outfits for all ages available in stores nationwide. 

Cinderella continues to be one of the world’s most loved princesses from the realm of magical kingdoms. With an invitation to the palace ball to search for her prince charming, her journey from servant girl to a splendid princess is a story children still love to enjoy.  

Sainsbury’s also has a great breadth of themed products that will help bring to life the popular fairy tale at home, including Cinderella Dolls and Lego Cinderella Dream Carriages, all available at great prices.
  
For more information visit sainsburys.co.uk

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Family Magic With Tesco

Meet Emily and Tom. Soon to be known worldwide as The Extraordinary Emily and Tiny Tomini.
But becoming world-famous magicians takes practice. How are they supposed to perfect their tricks if they spend valuable rehearsal time with Mum and Dad in Tesco!!!


The answer is simple. Mum and Dad signed up to Tesco.com. Find out more here, Simply enter your Clubcard number online when you register and the products will be waiting for you in Favourites – you can then just whizz through that list to add any items you want to buy to your shopping basket. You will have ‘Favourites’ after you have completed your 1st online shop (ready for your second shop) - give it a try! Products will appear in Favourites immediately after purchasing online (ready for your second shop) or up to 7 days after purchasing in-store.





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Mario Party 10


We had our very own Mario Party with Mario and his friends to celebrate the release of Mario Party 10 for Wii U, The game brings a range of exciting new mini games to life in a totally fun new way, Simply roll the dice and move around the board and compete against friends and family in over 70 exciting games.


You can add any compatible Amiibo character to the game and watch the party come to life, simply access the exclusive Amiibo Party mode and win Mario Party points to unlock cool exciting game content. Visit the amiibo section for more information Nintendo/MarioParty/Amiibo.



No party’s will be complete without Mario Party, Mario Party 10 looks like an amazing fun game which the whole family can enjoy. check out Nnintendo/MarioParty for more information.
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Joey Essex Surprises Shoppers In Support Of Red Nose Day


TV star teams up with Mini Babybel to raise money for this year’s Comic Relief. This weekend, reality star supremo Joey Essex joined forces with loveable cheese Mini Babybel to spread the laughter for Red Nose Day. The cheeky Essex chap was streamed live into a billboard in London’s Westfield shopping centre from an on-site location and tasked to raise laughs in support of Mini Babybel’s partnership with Comic Relief.


The Essex heart-throb had shoppers in stitches with a series of skits and costumes changes, causing a few double-takes from the public. The former TOWIE star even appeared from the billboard to surprise an unsuspecting woman celebrating her 50th birthday.  
 

Following his billboard exploits, Joey commented: “I had a great time spreading the laughter with Mini Babybel and all for a great cause. The support of the British public on the day was incredible and I enjoyed getting some laughs and surprising a few people along the way.”

As one of Comic Relief’s longest standing partners, Mini Babybel is in its 5th year of support. This year, the cheese maker is offering the public the chance to create their own Laughing Babybel by uploading a picture to www.babybelyourself.co.uk. For every laughing Mini Babybel shared and every pack sold, a portion will be donated to the charity.

WIN A Box of Cadbury's Milk Tray Limited Edition Mothers Day Chocolates

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TREAT YOUR MUM THIS MOTHER’S DAY

I Love this amazing limited edition gift from Cadbury Milk Tray with a bespoke message just for Mum this Mother’s Day.

Cadbury knows that Mums deserve to be pampered, so make this Mother’s Day even more special, they have created this bespoke Mother’s Day Cadbury Milk Tray box. So, what better way to show you care than with a limited edition Cadbury Milk Tray featuring the special message; ‘To the best Mum’.  Dressed with a beautiful pink and gold ribbon, it’s the ideal gift to show your gratitude this Mother’s Day.

The box looks stunning and the delicious chocolates inside remain the same from the classic selection of Cadbury-favourite pralines, roasted hazelnuts and smooth strawberry sweetness. 
No matter what you pick the result is always delicious! Although this is one special gift just for Mum, she won’t be able to resist sharing her favourite sweet treats with all the family. 

Cadbury Milk Tray has always been a well-loved and iconic favourite…and for good reason. The varied selection of smooth Cadbury chocolates is mouth-wateringly good, making it the perfect thoughtful gift to unwrap and enjoy. 

So don’t forget to remind your Mum that she is ‘the best’ this Mother’s Day by picking up a limited edition Cadbury Milk Tray box. 
The limited Cadbury Milk Tray will be available nationwide in Tesco’s and Morrison’s 
RRP £12.99 (600G) 


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Tassimo Costa Caramel Latte and Caramel Tart


We love our Tassimo, its great to have a quick coffee or a lovely warm hot chocolate treat after a hard days work, We couldn't be without our Tassimo machine its certainly a firm favorite in our home, So we were very delighted to receive a Tassimo Winter Warmer package, filled with our favourite Tassimo drinks.


My son is a huge fan of the Tassimo Costa Caramel Latte, So I decided to make our favourite Caramel tart to accompany our Costa Caramel Latte. If like me you like your Costa Latte slightly weaker just push the XS button on your Tassimo machine for a weaker flavour but its still just as delicious.

 
  
Caramel Tart


What is great about this tart is that is quick and simple to make and tastes amazing accompanied with the Costa Caramel Latte.

Ingredients 
Ready roll shortcrust pasty
I can of carnation caramel
Chocolate sprinkles

Method
Step 1 - Place pastry on a lined baking tray, ensuring you pinch the edges.

Step 2 - Prick pastry with a fork and bake (as pack instructions)
Step 3 - Once your pasty its cooked and cooled....spoon on all of the caramel and spread evenly

Step 4 -  Add chocolate sprinkles.

We love this Caramel Tart and it tastes delicious with a Tassimo Costa Latte.


Mimi Green Goddess Fresh Face Mask Kit


As a very busy working mum, Its important I have some much needed me time, So i was ever so delighted to try Mimi Green Goddess Fresh Face Mask Kit, Mini Green Goddess is a deep cleansing and detoxifying face mask which is 100& natural and contains no parabens, Mimi Green Goddess fresh face mask is formulated to detoxify and nourish your skin, no matter how sensitive it is.


I was very excited and couldn't wait to have some well deserved me time. I was delighted when I received the kit, it came beautifully packaged in a solid white box, and the contents of the kit was delicately wrapped in tissue paper.

The Mimi Green Goddess Kit contains
A simple step by step guide book 
4 individual Green Goddess face mask treatments 
A mixing pot
Spatula
Cotton wool pads and handy reusable hairband. 


It was very easy to make up the mask and took only a few minutes, The mask was an amazing green colour which smelt fresh, By mixing the mask fresh at home cuts out the need for synthetic preservatives, which I really like.

Here is Mimi step by step video to show you how easy quick and easy it is to make your mask at home.


The mask was very simple and easy to apply and very soothing, after 10 minutes the mask had dried and changed colour from a dark green to a light green, I gently washed off the mask and was pleasantly surprised how soft and subtle and clean my skin felt after the first treatment, I'm really looking forward to using Mimi again, and with four mask treatments per box, is a great excuse for more me time and amazing feeling skin, so a double bonus for me.


Mimi have a range of natural skin care products which I cannot wait to try, Check out Make It Make It

Nintendo 3DS - Cooking Mama 5 Bon Appetit - Review


We were very excited to play the new Cooking Mama 5 Bon Appetit Nintendo 3DS game,
Cooking Mama is a cool game where you can assist Cooking Mama make and bake a variety of recipes. Cooking Mama has 60 awesome recipes from sandwiches to steaks as well as more exotic recipes, the game is great fun and very easy to play, you simply follow the on screen instructions and carry out various steps of each recipe from chopping, mixing, flipping and grilling, and as you complete each recipe you are rewarded with additional recipes and new game play items. 


We really loved the Cooking Dojo feature where you have to complete each task before the clock stops it was super exciting and fun.
We also loved the fact we could customise Cooking Mamas kitchen and change the decor, you also can change the colour of Cooking Mamas headscarf and apron. and best of all the fun is not only limited in the kitchen as there are 15 mini games and chores from helping Cooking Mama in her shop to feeding the kittens, so there is plenty to keep you occupied.


Cooking Mama is a fun interactive game which is suitable for all ages, its bright and colourful and the graphics and game play keep you engaged for hours, and with up to four players you can compete head to head which adds a competitive feature that we love.
For more information on Cooking Mama Check out Nintendo/Games/Cooking Mama Bon Appetit





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Superstitions Affect How And When We Send Cash

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 WANT TO be more lucky with money? Londoners do. Cash senders in the city are the most superstitious in all of the UK* and are inspired by Chinese folklore and tradition to bring them financial fortune – with the busiest day to send money revealed as 3rd March.
WesternUnion.com has analysed 255 million transactions sent in a 12 month period and found 3rd March to be the most popular day of the year to send money. Alone on that day nearly 40% of the transactions from the UK to China came from London.



In Chinese culture the number three has special significance as a harbinger of good luck. This number is considered to be one of the luckiest as a man’s life is defined by three important stages (birth, marriage and death) and Londoners are clearly influenced by it.

Ganesh Krishnamoorthi, VP e-Commerce Europe at WU.com, said: “Our analysts saw a surge of sending on 3rd March with more than 90,000 GBP sent last year. When we dug into this a little more we also saw that six of the top 10 busiest days for sending also fell into the third month of the year, showing a clear belief in Chinese lucky numbers when it comes to sending money to loved ones.”

The top superstitious cities in the UK according to WesternUnion.com are:
1.       London
2.       Manchester
3.       Wakefield
4.       Norwich
5.       Liverpool

And because we all want to be a little luckier with money, WesternUnion.com has devised a list of tips based on Chinese culture and traditions around numbers:    

1.       Celebrate a wedding or a birth with money, but ensure it’s sent to relatives on the third day of the month to reflect the three key important stages in life; birth, marriage and death
2.        ‘Good things come in pairs’ so send transactions in even numbers for good luck
3.       Zero makes every number even when added to the end so round up your cash for extra luck
4.       Send money in multiples of five to reflect the five elements: water, fire, metal, wood and earth
5.       Transfer money to a loved one at 13:14 on the dot for extra luck in your relationship. This combination of numbers showers favour on those that use them, so don’t miss out!

Customers in the UK and China will, for the first time, be able to send remittances to loved ones through the Western Union® Money TransferSM service at the touch of a few buttons via the new mobile app or Western Union website.


Disney Cinderella - Movie Review


We were delighted to be part of the first UK audience to see the magical Disney movie Cinderella, Inspired by the classic Disney 1950 animated fairy tale, this stunning magical story has all your most memorable moments and more in this visually stunning movie.The magical story of Cinderella features the young Ella (Lily James) a gentle and very kind natured girl whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother


Ella happily welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home, but unfortunately all is not what it seams, as when Ella’s father suddenly passes away, Ella soon finds her life turned upside down by her cruel new family, who call her Cinderella. Ella remains kind and positive and remains true to her mothers dying wishes to “have courage and be kind.” despite the hardship that she faces as the family's servant girl.


Ella by chance meets as charming young man Kit (Richard Madden) in the woods one day, totally unaware he is really the Prince, and when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball,  Ella hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. But Ella's wicked stepmother forbids her to attend the ball and rips her handmade dress, Ella is distressed and heartbroken, but with a little magic from Ella's fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham Carter) Cinderella will attend the ball and again meet her prince charming.


An amazing yet magical story, if you loved the classic Cinderella animation, then you will most certainly adore this magical tale of courage and true love, Cinderella is both moving, magical and humorous, a truly great timeless classic Disney movie enhanced and brought to life, A story of good overcoming evil and happily ever after. All we want from and expect from a Disney movie. We adored the movie and most defiantly cannot wait to watch it again.

Disney Cinderella will hit UK Cinemas from 27th March if you cannot wait until then here is a sneak peek.


 For more information on Disney's Cinderella check out Facebook.com/WaltDisneyStudiosUK  Twitter.com/Disney_UK


Thank you Disney UK for an amazing memorable day.