PAN - Movie Review


We were delighted to be transported to Neverland in London's Leicester Square for the World premiere of Pan the movie.


Left as a Baby in a London orphanage Peter (Levi Miller) lives his life in hope of meeting his mother. One night peter is taken by pirates and soon find himself in Neverland under the control of the evil pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman), Its not long before Peter finds himself in trouble and soon learns of his destiny, Peter teams up with a new found friend James Hook (Garrett Hedlund) as he sets off to find out the truth about his Mother, On their Journey the meet warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and together they join forces to save Neverland, Peter soon learns of his mother fate and sets off to defeat Blackbeard who is set on destroying Neverland for his own selfish gains.


PAN is defiantly a must see family movie, The movie is gripping and mesmerising and will keep you thoroughly entertained from the start to the finish, Join Peter on his journey for the truth and watch the story unfold with stunning graphics and quick changing scenes as you are transported into Neverland. Pan is based on the characters from the classic story by J. M. Barrie and is directed by Joe Wright, Pan also stars mermaid (Cara Delevingne) and Amanda Seyfried, Nonso Anozie and Kathy Burke.


Watch this Official Trailer to give you a taste of the what you can expect, Pan gets a huge thumbs up from us, We found ourselves talking about the movie long after it was finished, Action packed, funny and at times moving, A must see movie.

For more information on Pan including live footage and interviews with the cast at yesterdays premiere check out Warner Bros/Movies/Pan.




We were honoured to attend the world Premiere of Pan, All thoughts are that of our own.

Nintendo WII U: Mario Maker


We were super excited to get our hands on Mario Maker the latest cool new game from Nintendo, Mario Maker gives you the gamer a chance to create your very own game creating the most awesome levels that you have always dreamed of playing, you also get the opportunity to play the level you create as well as playing levels created from other Mario Maker players from around the world.


Creating you levels is very easy with the Wii U GamePad controller, simply use the touch screen to add blocks, pipes and collectibles rewards, choose from the array of add on options to create your game. Mario Maker gives you the chance to be the game designer and play the game level you create how awesome is that.

We are only just beginning our Mario Maker adventure, and we already we are loving it, its great fun and really easy to create the levels, which give us full control on how we want to play the game. I'm sure we will have endless hours of fun with Mario Maker. Check out the cool trailer which will give you an insight on just what you can expect.


Mario Makers cool feature include:

Switching between four awesome themes, each with different art styles and features: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U.

Transform into cool characters with the new Mystery Mushroom item. Expand the roster of possible characters by completing 100 Mario Challenge mode or tapping compatible amiibo simply by using a 30th Anniversary Mario amiibo figure to the Wii U GamePad controller to add a Big Mushroom power-up to your course.

Mario Maker is only £39.99 from Nintendo Store and all good gaming outlets.

Salted Caramel Malt Cake



Cake Ingredients:
260g butter, softened
260g, golden caster sugar
3 large eggs
260g self raising flour
2tsp baking powder
60g malted powder
60g Rachel’s Greek Style natural yogurt
Caramel Butter cream:
250g butter, softened
200g icing sugar
60g Rachel’s Greek Style natural yogurt
90g Carnation caramel
A good pinch of sea salt flakes

Topping:
397g Carnation caramel
200ml double cream
Peanut Brittle:
100g caster sugar
100g peanuts, salted

Serves: 8-10 slices Preparation & Cooking Time: 1½hr, An indulgently delicious cake, perfect for an afternoon with friends

Method:
Step 1 -  Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
Step - 2 Line the bottom of four 6” cake pans (15cm diameter x 2cm height) & grease - we used Wilton Easy Layer Cake
Pans. Alternatively, use two 6” pans (15cm x 4 cm height) and cut each cake in half.
Step 3 - Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Step 4 - Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Step 5 - Sift the flour with the baking powder and malt powder, and add to the batter. Add in the yogurt and beat well.
Step 6 - Divide the batter equally between the two cake tins and spread evenly.
Step 7 - Place the two cake tins on each shelf of the oven for an even bake. Bake for 10 minutes until a skewer inserted
into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Remove the cake tins from the oven and allow to cool completely
on a cooling rack.
Step 8 - To make the butter cream, place the butter in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until soft and
smooth, then add the icing sugar and continue to beat. Add the yogurt on a slow speed and when mixed in
thoroughly then add the caramel sauce and salt. On top mixing speed, whip the butter cream until light and
airy.
Step 9 - To assemble the cake, divide the butter cream equally between each of the 4 layers and using a pallet knife,
spread evenly to the edges of the cake. Once the layers are formed and put together, use the remaining butter
cream to cover the outside of the cakes including the top and sides. Ensure that the butter cream is smooth,
and place the cake in the fridge to set and firm the layers.
Step 10 -  Next, beat together the caramel and double cream until smooth. Remove the cake from the fridge and
carefully, using a large spoon, flood the top of the cake with the caramel sauce, teasing the sauce
down the sides of the cake with the back of the spoon

Peanut brittle: 
Step 11 - Using a heavy based non stick saucepan, place the caster sugar over a low heat and leave until it melts and bubbles.
Step 12 - Shake the pan a little as it starts to melt, and wait until the sugar starts to clump together, then goes a
slightly silver colour, then it will begin to turn caramel in colour. Make sure to monitor is closely, it needs
to be a deep dark mahogany colour.
Step 13 - Add the peanuts to the melted caramel, then pour the mixture onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof
paper. Leave alone and out of reach to cool.
Step 14 - Once cooled, it will have set as hard as rock. Break into shards with your hands and decorate your cake.

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Netflix: Back To School


The Kids are now well and truly back into their school routine, and the summer hoildays now seam like a distant memory. We are back to looking forward to our weekends and our preicios family times with a little help from some great Netflix TV shows and films,With two brand new shows - Project Mc2 and DinoTrux, there’s something fun for every (younger) member of the family to watch….Need some inspiration? Check out our list of kids’ movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix.
 
  

For older kids, put a fun spin on the stuff they’re dreading - science homework, spelling tests and maths equations. The brand new Project Mc2 Netflix original series, proves smart is the coolest back-to-school trend. The show features four teen spies who show how girls can use their science smarts and maths problem-solving skills to save the world. Total #SmartGirl inspiration! Watch Project Mc2 now only on Netflix





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PS4:Tearaway Unfolded


From the creators of  Little Big Planet comes Tearaway Unfolded a mesmerising adventure through a magical world of paper, rebuilt for PS4, Tearaway Unfolded invites you on a journey to help plucky messenger atoi make a very important delivery.

  

Reach into your TV with your Dual shock wireless controller to unleash gusts of wind to unfold hidden areas, confound enemies and ride a paper plane. Use your new powers to catch objects thrown out of the TV screen and hurl them back into hard-to-reach places or at enemies, and guide atoi through scary places by shining the light bar at the screen. Unfold atoi's magical papery world, save her pals in peril and battle the monsters trying to stop her delivery!


Tearaway Unfolded is available to pre order for only £34.99 from Playstation/Tearaway Unfolded PS4 and get your hands on lots of exclusive stuff and exciting things with The Pop-Up Pack goodie bag.
Get the App:
With a smartphone or tablet, a second player can customise the papery world and characters with their own wild designs and real-world images as you play.

Check out this cool trailer




for more information check out  Playstation/Tearaway Unfolded

Feed Your Mini Cravings


The Laughing Cow introduces Mini Cravings, mini cubes of deliciously creamy cheese at 14 calories per cube, are the perfect guilt-free nibble for those ‘quarter-past’ moments.


Mini Cravings is the first mini snack of their kind, Mini Cravings are available in two strong flavour varieties with a herb option, which features Ham & Herb and Three Cheese and Garlic & Herb, and a cheese-tastic choice, with classic Cheddar, Smoked Cheese and Blue Cheese there is a Mini Cravings to suit every peckish palate.

Mini Cravings Cheese is a satisfying nibble that offers a little of what you fancy without spoiling your appetite, Mini Cravings make for the perfect light bite straight from the fridge, adding an exciting and innovative new twist to snacking. Why not unwrap a few after work, before you sit down for dinner? Or, of course, simply tuck in whenever you get the craving for a cube.

You can find The Laughing Cow Mini Cravings in the chiller aisle in Tesco, Asda, Morrison’s, Waitrose and online at Ocado from July, priced at RRP: £2 for a 125g pack, which includes 24 individually wrapped cheese cubes. Mini Cravings will also be available in The Co-Op from September 2015.



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CADBURY'S JOYNORMOUS SURPRISE


I never need any excuse to purchase a bar of Cadbury Chocolate, But i was really excited to see that Cadbury's  have Launched an amazing brand new on-pack promotion, where you can win a Joynormous surprise, As Cadbury reveals the first ever chance to win a personalised prize!!! But its all a big surprise.


Simply purchase a promotional bar of Cadbury's chocolate and you will find your unique code inside the pack, then head over to www.cadbury.co.uk to enter your code and see if you have won, and with 20,000 ‘Joynormous’ surprises up for grabs, including some worth up to a grand sum of £10,000, its an amazing opportunity for you to win the ultimate ‘surprize,’ where you’ll have absolutely no idea what you’re going to receive until you receive it.


The lucky winners will be contacted by a ‘Joy Agent’ and asked to complete a few fun questions and Cadbury will deliver a 100% bespoke surprise.
Cadbury's Joymourous Surpise promotional can be found on your favourite Cadbury chocolate bars including Cadbury Twirl, Cadbury Wispa and Cadbury Dairy Milk.