Disney Tinkerbell And The Legend of the NeverBeast

Legend of the NeverBeast is an amazing adventure full of action and suspense. The new story explores an ancient myth of a fabled creature whose distant roar sparks the curiosity of Tinkerbell’s good friend Fawn, Fawn is an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need.The talented Fawn believes you can't judge a book by its cover or an animal by its fangs so she befriends a huge and mysterious creature known as the NeverBeast.

But this animal is huge strange glowing green eyes and is not really welcome in Pixie Hollow, although Tinkerbell and her friends may be worried about the scary beast, The Scout Fairies set out to capture the monster before he destroys their home. Fawn must trust her heart and take a leap of faith and convince Tinkerbell and her friends to risk everything to help save the Neverbeast before its to late.

Legend of the NeverBeast is directed by Steve Loter (“Kim Possible”) and produced by Makul Wigert (“Secret of the Wings”), “Legend of the NeverBeast” roars to life in UK cinemas 12 December 2014.

 If you cant wait until then here is a sneak peak. 

We are huge Disney movie fans and have totally enjoyed watching Tinkerbell on her past adventures, and this movie looks like another great adventure full of mystery, suspense and wonder, We cannot wait.

Skylanders Trap Team - Review

We have been eagerly awaiting to get our hands on the new Skylanders Trap Team, 
Following the previous success of Skylanders Giants and Skylanders Swap Force, my boys already had the Skylander bug, We were super excited when earlier on in the year we were part of the brand new innovation launch of this amazing new Skylander Trap Team. Skylanders Trap Team offers a unique gaming experience as with previous games the physical toys are brought to life inside the game.

Skylanders Trap Team sees Kaos continue his ongoing quest to rule over Skylands and now he has has discovered the location of the legendary Cloudcracker Prison a fortress built out of the magical substance Traptanium. In an attempt to build his own army of foes, Kaos blows up the prison, releasing the most wanted villains and blasting shards of Traptanium to Earth in the form of Traps. Now it’s up to Portal Masters to recapture all of the escaped villains using powerful Traptanium Traps and defeat Kaos before it’s too late.

This is where the real adventure begins, we were super excited at this amazing level of gameplay not only can we collect and build up our Skylander Trap Team Characters, but now we can trap the baddies inside the traps and get them to fight for us, How awesome is this. The boys have had an absolutely amazing time and really enjoy capturing the villains inside, with the all new exciting adventure, cool characters and amazing game play we are completely hooked, and a huge plus is that we can use all of our previously collected Skylander Characters in this game, this has made us even more loyal to the Skylander experience, the fact all of my children's collection is transferable through all the Skylander games give Skylanders a longevity the we are excited to be part of.

Teksta Robotic T-Rex- Review

We were super excited to play and explore the Teksta Robotic T-Rex, As not only does this robotic T-Rex look super cool, but he also has a built in state-of-the-art artificial intelligence sensory technology, which means the Teksta Robotic T-Rex is very life like in his actions and make the perfect robotic pet.

The Teksta T-Rex is absolutely amazing he responds to our voice and the sounds around him by moving his head, his eyes also flashed in various expressive patterns. We loved that the Teksta Robotic T-Rex can stop and start walking at our command by using simple hand gestures we could control his actions, We had an amazing time watching the T-rex snap and roar as he walked across the floor

The Teksta T-Rex is also touch sensitive and will roar, move his head and growl gently when stroked or petted. It was really cool to be able to interact with the Robotic T-Rex and get a response. But the best was yet to come, as the The Teksta T-Rex has an amazing trick, simply give T-Rex his bone and watch as he munches the bone into two pieces then spit out the remainder of the bone and burp,The boys thought this was awesome and repeated this several times. It really was super cool.

But the fun doesn't stop there the T-Rex has tablet programming mode where you can have yet more interactive fun by downloading the app to you tablet and interact with you T-Rex via tablet control , We have just downloaded the app, but for us we love that we have both options that the T-Rex can be played with or with the tablet technology. The Teksta Robotic T-Rex has over 100 physical and interactive play features which will keep the boys fully entertained.

We have all really loved playing with the The Teksta Robotic T-Rex, My boys have really enjoyed showing their cousins and friends their T- Rex and his cool tricks, its a great interactive toy that both children and adults will love.

The Teksta Robotic T-Rex comes with an instruction booklet, although we fully recommend watching YouTube/TekstaT-Rex for a full detailed video of the instruction manual or visit www.debenhams.com/TekstaT-Rex for more images and Video.

The Teksta Robotic T-Rex is available from www.debenhams.com/Teksta for £60

Sonic Boom Shattered Crystal

Sonic Boom Shattered Crystal is a exciting adventure game featuring Sonic and his cool friends Tails, Knuckles, Amy and newcomer Sticks.
The adventure starts when Sonic friend Amy finds a manuscript which contains details of the lost crystal of power, she is then kidnapped my the mean villain Lyric who wants the crystal of power to enable him to power up his army of robots so he can take over the world.

Join Sonic and the team as they use their amazing skills as they battle through each level. with amazing character upgrades and secrets within the levels Sonic Boom is an amazing game full of adventure.

We really love Sonic Boom Shattered Crystal, although we are only in the early staged of the game, We are already enjoying the adventure and cannot wait to embark on the new levels.
Sonic Boom Shattered Crystal is available on Nintendo 2DS and 3DS and is available to order on the 21st November 2014 to pre order visit The Nintendo Store for £34.99.
Here is a teaser trailer to give you a taster.

Sharing our thoughts on this game as part of the Nintendo Blogger network.

Asda Great Gifts for Kids This Christmas

For more amazing gifts visit Christmas Gifts For Kids

Netflix Stream Team - November

Staying in is the new going out, honestly. The latest issue of Glamour told readers to get cosy with home comforts, curl up in their favourite dressing gown with a cuppa, and most importantly - watch Netflix!

Even supermodel mum Claudia Schiffer admits to enjoying a night in with the family watching TV box sets on the sofa – and revealed once the kids go to bed, she sneaks a few episodes of Breaking Bad with her hubby.
Reality check - we all know how rarely this happens (especially the kids going to bed early part) and how you probably end up watching more episodes of Turbo than The Killing. With two long months until Christmas, it’s a testing time for any mum – so this month we are challenging you to reclaim the sofa, and save some pennies in the process.

Netflix have put together their top suggestions for your ultimate family get together - binge watching optional!
For families who like animation

 Monsters, inc available on 14/11/2014, VeggieTales in the House available on 27/11/14, Hercules available now

Christmas countdown

The Search for Santa Paws available on 21/11/14, I'll Be Home for Christmas available on 28/11/14, Christmas Angel available on 1/11/14

Recently seen at the cinema

Jack Reacher available on 22/11/14, Robocop available on 7/11/2014, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire available now

How to save money with a Netflix night in (and keep the Christmas kitty crammed)

Netflix subscription – Free (well, it is for our Stream Teamers, but for everyone else it’s from £5.99 a month)

Snacks and drinks – Not only is making your own popcorn miles cheaper than buying it, you don’t need to feel guilty about snacking either as you can add as little salt and flavour as you’d like

Pizza feast – use a whole-wheat flour base (you can even cook quinoa into a crust), select some greens such as zucchini and spinach and sprinkle with feta or goats cheese – that way the kids still get in their veggies

Surprisingly cinema tickets have increased more than house prices this year, so a Netflix get together is a great money saver ahead of Christmas.

Sharing as part of the Netflix Stream Team

Christmas Gaming With Nintendo

Nintendo have something for everyone this Christmas, So if you are looking for the prefect present, Nintendo have a vast selection of games and consoles and gaming bundles that will engage and entertain you and your loved ones this Christmas.

This year has been an amazing year of gaming, Nintendo have released some awesome games which are now our family favourites. Here are a small selection of our family favourites and some top picks from Nintendo



Ever wanted to be mayor of your very own town? Then Animal Crossing: New Leaf is for you. Look after the residents, fill the museum with fossils or go fishing to fund that new piece of furniture for your room or a new outfit for your character to wear – there’s a wealth of possibilities waiting for you. Whether you want to explore a tropical island or shake bells, the local currency, from the trees, whilst managing your town in real-time, snap up this game for a warm and charming experience that moves at a relaxing pace. PEGI 3

"Make your own virtual world, and design and shape your own home and life, fun game where you can do whatever you want" for our full review visit Nintendo 2DS Animal Crossing New Leaf
Available from the Nintendo Official UK Store for £34.99.


Throw yourself into Nintendo’s craziest world yet with Tomodachi Life, your own personal soap opera. You can create friends, family or anyone you like as Mii characters, and then watch over their lives and interactions on your own Tomodachi island. Dress them up, watch them fall in love and write songs for them to sing – you can even see inside their dreams. With so many possibilities, there’s endless fun available for anyone that gets their hands on it. PEGI 3

"A cool fantasy game where your mii characters will take on their own lives " Never ending fun" for our full review visit Tomodachi Life
Available from the Nintendo Official UK Store for £34.99.


Defy the laws of gravity with the best Mario Kart yet, riding up vertical walls and driving across ceilings, with over 32 different courses to race on.  You can also take the race global, competing with players online from across the world. And now with Mario Kart TV, you can share your best races with your friends on YouTube and Miiverse. With stacks of new items for you to get your hands on (from Boomerangs to Piranha Plants) as well as the new and improved courses, this is a must-have for any gaming fan. PEGI 3
Available from the Nintendo Official UK Store for £49.99.


Budding artists and Pokémon fans alike will be itching to get their hands on this game as Pokémon Art Academy shows you how to paint, sketch and draw your favourite Pokémon from scratch. Armed with your stylus, there are 40 lessons waiting for you; meaning you’ll pick up plenty of illustration skills and have lots of fun along the way, working up your digital masterpieces. PEGI 3

"Create your own masterpiece and learn to draw with step by step instructions to help you become an amazing artist" for our full review Pokemon Art Academy

Available on the Nintendo Official UK Store for £29.99. 


We love Nintendo 2Ds and 3Ds Consoles - great design and easy to use so we matched our favourite Console which come in an awesome bundle.


Kick-start your Nintendo gaming experience with this Nintendo 2DS console bundle. The latest console in the Nintendo 3DS family plays all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, bringing huge software variety while offering family-friendly value to your handheld gaming options. Get this WHITE + RED Nintendo 2DS, then load up Tomodachi Life – the crazy, fun packed game starring people you know as Mii characters in your own personal soap opera – and watch the events unfold. Also included in the pack is a carry case, meaning you can zip the console up safe and sound and take it wherever you go.
Available on the Nintendo Official UK Store for £129.99


Show off your fighting flair with the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Limited Edition Pack. This package gives fans the chance to own a red Nintendo 3DS XL system with a striking Super Smash Bros. motif emblazoned on the front. This limited edition hardware comes with a pre-installed digital copy of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, so players can get straight into battle, right out of the box.
Available from the Nintendo Official UK Store for £209.99


Strap on your seatbelts and rev up those engines, this bundle’s a must-have for any budding racer. Not only do you get a Wii U console and Mario Kart 8, the brand new installment of the well-loved series to play with, you’ll be fully kitted out with a Mario or Luigi-themed hat, Wii Remote Plus, wheel and Wii U GamePad protector. You will look and feel just like their favourite character. And with a Mario Kart 8 game guide included too, you’ll get to the top of the grid in no time.
Available exclusively from the Nintendo Official UK Store for £299.99.

A Nation Of ‘STAINOPHOBES’ – British Kids Are Missing Out In Fear Of Getting Messy

My boys love to get messy and creative crafting and cooking,. We are a family happy to embrace the mess and general stains that may come from having fun. We were ever so amazed at this research, According to Persil small & mighty parents arewe are raising a generation of ‘stainophobes’.


"A third (33%) of children admitting they don’t like dirt and mess and nearly half (46%) stating that looking ‘cool’ was more important than ‘having fun outside’.

Despite the nation tuning into the Commonwealth Games and Great British Bake Off in their millions, almost two thirds (59%) of tired parents are actively discouraging their children from taking up activities such as baking and sports in order to avoid extra wash loads. Interestingly it is Dads who are most likely to stop their kids from doing an activity that could cause mess (55% vs 50%).

Even though over two fifths (41%) of parents admit they got more stuck in with messy activities when they were young, more than half (57%) wouldprefer their children play with an iPad over a set of paints to avoid stained clothes, using excuses such as “you can do it tomorrow”, “it’s dirty” or “there’s not enough time” to dissuade their child from doing so.

It’s no wonder young people are worried, with parents in the UK warning their children to wash or stay clean three times a day – that’s over a thousand times each year. To help young people to get over their stain fear Persil has enlisted TV magician Ben Hanlin (ITV2’s Tricked) to helpencourage kids to get stuck in and wear stains with pride. Ben kicked off by surprising a school in none other than Staines, Surrey, with an impromptu day of messy magic. The video of the spectacular magic tricks can be viewed below

For today’s kids, indoor activities rule – watching TV (61%) or playing computer games (48%) are the top activities that kids do after school – with outdoor pursuits in decline. A surprising one fifth of children have never heard of a mud pie and of those that had, over half (55%) had never made one.

Bernie Hall, Assistant Brand Manager for Persil, said: “Parents today live busy lives, so it’s no wonder they want to cut house work to a minimum where they can. However, laundry technology has progressed so much in recent years that it needn’t be at the expense of kids’ play time. Persil’s cleaning formulation is so advanced that stains which would likely have been permanent years ago can now be tackled easily. We’re encouraging kids to wear their stains of honour – such as mud and poster paint - with pride!”

Steven Chown, Programme Development Manager for Play England, added: “The Persil survey confirms our own research that many parents are becoming more risk averse. Getting messy is part of a happy, healthy childhood and such play is linked with a range of cognitive and developmental benefits. Given the opportunity, today’s children would do exactly the same things as we did when we were children –climbing trees, making mud pies and splashing around in puddles – so it is important parents encourage this form of play and don’t worry too much about the mess.”

Working with Play England, Persil has revealed the top seven fun, engaging and possibly messy activities parents should encourage their children to get stuck into to develop kids’ creative side – one for every day of the week:

COOKING STAINS: Learn to cook spaghetti in the kitchen with mum and dad
FRUIT SPLASHES: Pick blackcurrants or make fresh fruit smoothies
GRASSY SMUDGES: Play football in the park or roll down hill
MUD SPLATTERS: Make a mud pie in the garden and jumping in muddy puddles
JAMMY SMEARS: Make a jam sandwich picnic for you and your friends
PAINT DROPS: Get creative and paint a picture, make a collage using natural materials and poster paints
WATER MARKS: Find some frogspawn in the spring, have water fights with friends in summer or go sledging in winter

Persil Small and Mighty is available in major supermarkets and retailers now.  All prices quoted are Recommended Retail Prices. Retailers are free at all times to set their own retail prices. Keep a lookout for promotions across all major retailers

Persil Bio and Colour – 525ml – 15 washes - £4.69
Persil Bio and Colour – 875ml – 25 washes - £6.79
Persil Bio and Colour – 1400ml – 40 washes - £9.99
Persil Bio and Colour – 2100ml – 60 washes - £13

We were given the Persil to sample, all thoughts are that of our own and we share information that we feel is useful to or readers.

Princes Salmon Noodles

I was delighted to take part in the Princes Blogger challenge to come up an innovative family meal
creating a new and exciting recipe from the Princes canned fish range. I love a challenge and love experimenting with food, so I was delighted to take part.Here is my Princes Salmon Noodles.

Cooking Time -10 Minutes
Serves- 3

1 Tin of Princes Red Salmon
4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
I Small Chunk Of Ginger
2 Cloves of Garlic
1 Green Chili
Handful of Green Garden Peas
4 Mini Sweetcorn cobs (cut into thin slices)
3 Spring Onions
1 Pack (410g) Egg Noodles
1/4 of a Teaspoon of Mixed Curry Powder
Coriander to Garnish
Salt to Taste

Step 1 - In a large frying pan add the olive oil and gently fry the ginger,garlic,chili, spring onions, sweetcorn and peas in the oil for a few minutes.
Step 2 - add princes Red Salmon and curry powder, season with salt and cook for a further 3 minutes.
Step 3 - Add the egg noodles and gently toss all ingredient together cook for a further 5 minutes.
Step 4 - Garnish with coriander and serve.

A delicious tasty meal in minutes, and if you like it spicy why not add an extra chili or for a different taste omit the curry powder and add Chinese 5 spice.

Why not check out promotional 4-packs of Princes Tuna where you can win a prize simply by sharing your Favourite Fish Dish. All you have to do is is enter a code from promotional 4-packs of Tuna at www.winwithprinces.co.uk/tuna/.

Thorntons Chocolate - Christmas Gifts

I adore chocolate, and you cant beat the amazing taste of a Thorntons Chocolate, Thorntons use the finest cocoa beans to create their delicious milk,dark and white chocolate so for me not only is Thorntons Chocolate rich creamy and smooth, and very moreish, Thorntons Chocolates are a luxury taste chocolate at amazing prices.

I was ever so delighted to sample some of Thorntons amazing Christmas range, perfect for the festive season, whether you looking for the perfect gift or want a delicious treat for yourselves or the family this Christmas. Thorntons have an amazing range to suit everyone's tastes.


Winter Continental Chocolate Collection
I love this amazing Winter Continental Collection box, designed in the shape of a Christmas tree and finished with a gorgeous golden bow, this amazing Continental winter collection contains 32 delicious chocolates, a tasty mixture of dark, white and milk chocolate with three special edition winter inspired chocolates, A real chocolate treat, defiantly something I would like to myself, but as its the season of Goodwill I might have to share.

Thorntons Continental Winter Collection is perfect gift for Christmas at only £16 pound.

Smiles Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar
As its almost Christmas Thorntons have this amazing milk chocolate Smiles Advent Calendar. Not only does this advent calenders look amazing, but I love that it also is fun for both kids and adults, simply spin the wheel to find your number and on each window is a fun questions, as you open the window you will find out the answer and you will be greeted by a cute smiley chocolate deliciously smooth milk chocolate treat. 

Great fun at only £7 pounds.

The Snowman and The Snowdog Advent Calendar
I adored the Snowman as a child, so I really love this stunning The Snowman and The Snowdog Advent Calendar.Counting down the days to Christmas will be a joy with this amazing advent calender, behind each window you will be treated to a delicious milk chocolate treat. But if you can wait until the 1st of December you can have a nibble on the three extra creamy white chocolate snowmen.


What makes this advent calender even more special is that you can personalise it by adding your child’s name to a smooth milk chocolate plaque included, This can be done instore or online. which makes the prefect pre Christmas gift for snowman fans at only £7 pounds.

Milk Chocolate Santa
There is nothing more I like then a cute Chocolate Santa Model and this one is exceptional, made from delicious milk chocolate and finished with dark and white chocolate decoration. This tasty Santa is the perfect treat for children and adults alike and at an fantastic price of only £3.50.

The Snowdog
I love the look of this cute Snowdog, if you love white chocolate like me, then you will not be disappointed, not only is this Snowdog amazingly cute with his colourful sock ears and orange nose, The Snowdog is deliciously creamy in every bite. Perfect for The Snowman and The Snowdog fans this Christmas at an amazing price of only £3.50.

Thorntons have an amazing selection of chocolate gifts, so if like me you love chocolate why not spoil yourself and your loved ones with a delicious Thorntons Chocolate gift this Christmas for more information on this awesome selection visit Thorntons Christmas Selection.

I was given the Thorntons Chocolates to sample, However all thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

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