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Aladdin Comes To Hackney Empire


We were super excited to head in Hackney Empire in East London to watch the much-awaited performance of Aladdin.


The story follows Aladdin who resides in HA-KA-NEY, Aladdin dreams of finding true love and making his fortune, one-day Aladdin's luck changes when he finds a magic lamp, will Aladdin's wishes come true? or will the evil Abanazar thwart Aladdin's plans? Join Aladdin along with his family and friends on his magical journey.


This larger then life production is truly magical, with visually eye-catching stage scene changes throughout, along with stunning costumes, the cast brings this production to life with their stunning performance and vocals.


Stars the much-loved dame Widow Twankey as Aladdin's mum played by Clive Rowe and Tameka Empson who stars as the Empress Of HA-KA-NEY, the entire cast brings an exciting, fun energy presence which will be loved by children and adults the perfect Christmas Panto for the entire family.


Aladdin is on at the Hackney Empire until the 6th January 2019, For more information check out  https://hackneyempire.co.uk

Christmas Carnival At Alexandra palace


The Ally Pally Christmas Carnival will mark the re-opening of Alexandra Palace’s East Court, and Victorian theatre, The carnival has lots of festive essentials including Santa’s Grotto, ice skating, and a Christmas Market with local stall holders from North London.

       

We were really excited to head down and explore the Carnival, Once inside East Court there were street food stalls a mini Christmas market with a variety of different local sellers, outside there was a mini funfair,


there was also a band playing live Christmas music to help us get into the spirit of Christmas.


But our visit would not be compleate without visiting one of London’s most iconic ice skating rinks at. the Alexandra Palace ice rink, perfect for some skating fun, we had a great time on the ice
You can find out what is on each day at christmas.alexandrapalace.com

A Family Christmas With Toffifee


We love Toffifee, it's a treat that I have grown up eating and I love that now I can share my childhood memories and treats with my children. There's something quite delicious about the crunchy hazelnut surrounded by the chewy caramel cup with nougat and a topping of rich dark delicious chocolate, it's the perfect family treat.


As a family, we love nothing more than snuggling up and watching a movie especially when its cold outside, and as Christmas is fast approaching what better time of the year to sit back and relax and watch our favourite Christmas movies with a box of Toffifee.


Toffifee is the perfect treat for sharing with the family at Christmas the 400g pack is simply perfect, but if you want a stocking filler then I would defiantly opt for the 100g pack. Toffifee is available form all major supermarkets and will make the perfect sweet treat this Christmas.

Robinson Crusoe


We were really excited to head to Greenwich theatre to watch Robinson Crusoe. This fun family-friendly pantomime tells the story of Robinson Crusoe who sets sail on an amazing journey in search of the lost gold, Polly Perkins his love interest and niece of Captain Wallace Windblower sneakily joins him onboard the ship, against her uncles wishes, but watch out Gingerbeard the pirate and his gang are also in hot pursuit of the lost gold.


This action-packed production has larger than life characters which will entertain and inspire with their amazing performance, our favourite character on the night had to be Delores Crusoe played by (Andrew Pollard who also wrote and directed this fantastic production) she literally had me crying with laughter, her stage presence was amazing, and her costumes were defiantly a talking point at interval time,


with an array of stunning song choices old and new which will leave you tapping your feet and singing along, of course, no panto would be complete without a little audience participation which defiantly went down well.


Robinson Crusoe is musically stunning and hilariously funny with a few subtle adult innuendo jokes that went totally unnoticed by the younger audience, this action-packed adventure will be loved by young and old alike and is defiantly a must see,  if I'm honest I could watch this again it was that good. Robinson Crusoe is on at the Greenwich Theatre until the 13th of January, for more information check out  www.greenwichtheatre/Robinson-Crusoe.



Something For The Weekend With PlayStation


There's nothing we like more than spending some fun family time together, so we were really excited to receive this cool PlayStation mailer which was filled with amazing PS4 Game and activities to keep the whole family entertained.


PlayStation know that playing games together is not only fun and a meaningful experience, but there are some days when you want to be competitive and other days when you just want to play alone or play a very chilled out game, With so many games for everyone in every situation, whether your playing alone, online or with the family there is so much fun to be had. Here are some of our favourite games.

Sofa Stand-Offs 


We are all quite competitive so this FIFA is an all-time favourite game, I must admit I'm not that good, but the boys are and were overjoyed to play FIFA 19.


FIFA is back with FIFA 19, a cool football experience on and off the pitch. FIFA 19 offers enhanced gameplay features that allow you to control the pitch in every moment. There are cool new ways to play, including a dramatic finale to the story of Alex Hunter in The Journey: Champions, a new mode in the ever-popular FIFA Ultimate Team with optional In-game purchases.

1-4 players, the full game requires PlayStation®Plus membership to access online, available to download for £34.19.

In It Togethe


Overcooked 2 is a fun family game to play with the family, Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. It’s time to save the world stave off the hunger of The Unbread


ONLINE/LOCAL MULTIPLAYER MADNESS - You’ll knead to work together to get the highest score in chaotic local and online multiplayer.
FEAST YOUR EYES ON THIS - Cook in new kitchens ranging from sushi restaurants, magic schools and mines!
ROMAINE CALM! - Travel through teleporters, across moving platforms and save time by throwing ingredients across dynamic kitchens that shift and evolve.
WHET YOUR APPETITE! - Cook up a range of new recipes including sushi, cakes, burgers and pizzas.

With In-game purchases optional, 1-4 players and Network Players 2-4 - Full game requires PlayStation Plus membership to access online multiplayer games. Available to download from the PlayStation store for £19.99.

Pass & Play


Sometimes it's nice to have a relaxing evening and play alone, I'm ever so happy that Crash Bandicoot is back, this fun adventure game will give you a host of fun challenges where you can jump, spin as you work your way through each level. 


Suitable for one player. Available to buy or download from the PlayStation Store for £34.99.

All Back To Mine


There are some games that are just great to play together, the more the merrier to help get the party started. We love playing FRANTIC, FRANTICS is an exclusive PS4 PlayLink party game.
FRANTICS is hosted by the charming  Fox who uses his manipulative ways to stir up the players by sending each player secret messages and missions via your mobile device, you are most defiantly encouraged to sabotage your rivals which really adds to the fun.


We really loved playing FRANTICS, and can't wait for the weekend so we can all get together for some more family gaming fun.


FRANTICS and all of the other games we have chosen are available to download or purchase via the PlayStation Store.