My First Home - Keepmoat

Keepmoat, are launching a amazing competition exclusively for bloggers and their children, as they want to know what it is they love, or loved, the most about their first home.

My boys were  super excited to take part and we had a great time sharing and remembering our favorite memories as well as my boys  favorite places around the home.

Favorite Memory
It was great to listen to my son recall the day we all had a paper ball fight, started by my husband who decided to roll up a ball of paper and hit my son on the head as a joke, soon turned into a full on fight where we were all scrambling into various rooms around the house looking for paper to screw up and throw at each other, we were all in fits of laughter, a great day and wonderful memory to look back on.

Favourite Spaces at Home

My son loves his bunk bed it were is likes to sit and read and get super cosy on the cold nights.

Our living room has to be one of our most used spaces in our home, the boys love nothing more then sitting on our recliner sofa and chilling out watching a movie or playing on their Ipad's. We all spend most of our time here together having lots of family fun.

My youngest son loves to help in the kitchen, he is always happy to help cook, especially if we are baking, its a great place for us to bond and spend some quality time together and catch up on our day.

We are excited to take part in this cool competition check out keepmoat/my first home for more information.

Yucoco Handmade Chocolate Creations

I'm a huge chocolate lover so I was more then delighted to sample some of Yucoco's handmade Chocolate. The first thing I was so excited about is that I can created my very own 120g customised chocolate bar online in a few simple steps.

Online your have the option to choose from these amazing selection or chocolate bars.
Divine Dark - Dark Belgian chocolate which contains 54% cocoa solids.
Marvelous Milk - A milk blend with 31% cocoa solids for a lovely smooth texture.
Wicked White - Belgian white chocolate which is extremely creamy because it's made with 28% cocoa butter and pure bourbon vanilla. 
Terrific Trio - If you cant decide then why not have them all.

It was a very easy decision for me I wanted to try them all so I opted for the Terrific Trio, 
After choosing you desired chocolate you will then have the option to select from a vast range of toppings from Fruity toppings, Nutty and Spice and  All Things Nice which is a varied range of sweet treats, to top off your creation you can add some tasty drizzled chocolate.
It was great fun selecting my favourite toppings, I choose Vanilla fudge,Cappuccino drops,Chocolate eggs and some delicious Love hearts all finished off with a Milk chocolate drizzle.


Last but not least you can personalise your creation by naming your chocolate bar, we called ours The Ultimate Bar, You can then choose who your tasty creation is for and add an option gift card..
I have eaten quite a few chocolate bars in my time, but I was absolutely amazed at the taste and texture of this chocolate, My sister was present when I opened my bar and she agreed with me that this chocolate bar was outstanding in taste and texture,The quality of the chocolate was very luxurious, and very moreish, smooth light which melted in your mouth

You can create you very own customised chocolate bar from only £4,00 which is amazing the total price of my chocolate creation was only £7.50. I really loved the fact I could select the toppings that I liked and that I was in complete control of my creation. A fantastic letterbox gift which can be delivered to the recipient.  Yucoco is the perfect gift for yourself or if our feeling generous why not treat your loved one with Valentines Day and Mothers Day approaching Yucoco makes the perfect gift, you certainly will not regret it. I defiantly want another Yucoco chocolate bar very soon.

Check out Yucoco and get creating and personalising your very own chocolate bar.

I was lucky enough to sample some delicious Yucoco chocolate, all views are honest and that of my own.

PG Tips Tea Partner's With Comic Relief For Red Nose Day

With the great British public already anticipating some serious fun ahead of Red Nose Day 2015 on Friday 13th March.
PG tips tea is launching a very special limited edition pack, resplendent in Red Nose glory, to celebrate. As an official partner for Red Nose Day 2015, the nation’s favourite tea is joining in on the fun, with Monkey donning the famous Red Nose for a very special and limited edition pack due to appear on shelves from January.

Celebrating PG tips tea’s sponsorship of the bi-annual fundraiser, the limited run of special boxes will be on shelves until March. They will also give a clue about the top secret mission Monkey will be doing for Red Nose Day– but what could it be?!!!!

By picking up a pack and putting their feet up with a cuppa, tea lovers can help to raise £1million this Red Nose Day. With a donation from each special pack produced going straight to Comic Relief, everyone can join Monkey in helping to make Red Nose Day 2015 the best (and best-tasting) yet. 
The limited edition PG tips packs are available in selected major supermarkets and Unilever UK is proud to donate £1 million to Comic Relief through two of its champion brands: PG tips and Persil.

So why not get your hands on a pack 80 pack – RRP £2.51, 160 pack – RRP £4.84, 240 pack – RRP£6.00.

About Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day 2015 is heading your way on Friday 13th March when the great British public will be asked to Make Your Face Funny for Money. 

By raising cash this Red Nose Day, you’re helping to change lives forever. That’s because Comic Relief spends the money raised to help change the lives of poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa.

Red Nose Day comes along every two years and combines two very British things: having a laugh and helping others. Be it at school, work or home, people across the land put on Red Noses and pull out all the stops to raise as much money as possible. Then, once everyone’s run out of fundraising juice, they tune into BBC One for some top entertainment from their favourite comedians and to donate even more cash!  And why do they do it? To help poor and vulnerable people living incredibly tough lives both here in the UK and in Africa

I was given some tasty PG Tips to sample, all thoughts and information shared are that of what I agree with and of my own.

Lunch with Leerdammer Light

A new study carried out by Leerdammer Light found that unsurprisingly the traditional lunch break is on the decline with us Brits working an 19.4 extra days as a result of not taking their full breaks, whilst a further 7% claiming they don’t take lunch breaks at all. which I can really identify with as I tend to grab small snacks rather then indulging in a proper lunch.

The lack of the lunch hour is taking its toll on the nation’s productivity and well being at work, with 22 percent of people surveyed admitting they are less efficient when not taking a lunch break.
With this in mind, Leerdammer Light wants to shake things up by offering tips and advice on how to get the most out of your lunch break that go beyond just making yourself a healthy meal. Leeddameer Light has teamed up with Karen Meager a leading workplace expert and has put together some simple tips that can help us get the best out of lunch breaks which will not only fill your tummy but will stimulate your mind body and spirit to enable a productive day.

Lunch Time Tips

Relax-Eating your lunch at your desk is unhealthily, our bodies are not programmed to digest food well under stress,do its important to have lunch when relaxed, Take a few deep breathes before you start eating and eat slowly and chew your food well.

Walk the walk - Taking a 15 minute walk around lunchtime to avoid the need for the gym workout later, plus its a great way to get your brain buzzing. Get the most out of your lunchtime by asking yourself "How can I.....,question yourself before you set out, asking questions followed by exercise encourages the mind creativity and will hep you come up with new answers.

Tidy desk, tidy mind - use some of your break time to get organise. Having a clear out has an big impact on how we feel in our mind, if there is less clutter in our peripheral vision, we are more focused and energised and less mentally distracted.

So with these amazing Tips some tasty lunchtime recipes from Leerdammer I'm hoping to change some of my lunch time habits this 2015. I recently found out that walking for only 15 minutes per day I can burn more then 40 calories, also what is great about Leerdammer Light is that is contains 50% less fat then cheddar cheese which makes it perfect for lunch as part of a healthy balanced diet. Here is one of my favorite Leerdammer Light recipes.

Leerdammer Light Pesto Rocket Baguette

Serves: 1
1. Slice the baguette in half length ways 
2. Spread the pesto on the bottom half 
3. Add a few rocket leaves and two slices of Leerdammer Light and some sliced tomatoes
4. Serve with tomatoes and grated carrot

This Leerdammer baguette was absolutely delicious and was perfect for lunch, I really enjoyed Leerdammer cheese is is very light in texture and has a delicious nutty taste, I'm really looking forward to a more productive and tasty lunch break.

Breakfast Week with Nestlé

The Shake Up Your Wake Up is a campaign showcasing the most important meal of the day to raise awareness of the health and nutritional benefits of breakfast. 
The aim is to encourage consumers to enjoy a healthy breakfast every day, So why not celebrate breakfast week with our favorite cereals from Nestle.

We have been challenged by the lovley people at Nestle to shake up and wake up and get creative by creating our very own Nestle cereal using a mix and match of our favorite Nestle cereals. We are huge Nestle cereal fans not only because Nestle cereals are extremely tasty, but the green banner across the top is a visual reminder that these tasty cereals are full of whole grain goodness as they are high in fibre and full of important nutrients, such as B vitamins, calcium and iron which are important for our health. also Nestle Cereals are the prefect way to start the day. 


So here's our Nestle creation Chocolate Chip Creddies a delicious mixtures of Cookie Crisp and Shreddies with this combination we have a crunchy chocolate chip texture and the delicious taste of the Shreddies with a generous splash or warm milk our Chocolate Chip Creddies taste amazing.

Breakfast Week starts on Sunday 25th January to Sunday 31st January.


Win A Copy Of The First Issue of LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitsu Magazine

Do you like Lego Ninjago!!! you now have the chance to read about your favourite characters and their exciting adventures in this amazing New LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitsu Magazine which will be launched on the 28th of January 2015 priced at £3.25.

The Magazine is aimed at boys aged 6-11 years old and has everything that fans of the toys and popular TV series will love, from awesome comic strips to character profiles and cool posters. Each issue has a free official LEGO toy, Issue 1 will feature the cool LEGO Red Ninja called Kai
5 lucky entrants can WIN A copy of the very first Issue of LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitsu Magazine simply follow the instructions below and Good Luck x
WIN A Lego Ninjargo Magazine Masters of Spinjitsu Magazine
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Big Hero 6 - Movie Review

We were super excited to see the first UK gala screening of Disney's Big Hero 6, From the team who brought us Frozen and Wreck-it Ralph comes Big Hero 6. Big Hero 6 is directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams and produced by Roy Conli.

The animation is set in the stunning city San Fransokyo, where Hiro a clever kid who has a love for robotics spends his time making cash in the underground robot fighting scene, When Hiro latest antics almost land him in trouble, Tasdashi (Hiro's older brother) attempts to inspire Hiro by taking him on a college visit, This is where Hiro has his first encounter with Tadashis cool inflatable robot Baymax a Healthcare Companion.
Feeling inspired and encouraged by Tasdashis and his cool friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, Neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Hiro puts himself to the test to create an invention to secure his place at San Fransokyo institute. But things take a devastating turn for the worse and Baymax soon becomes a very much needed companion, as Hiro finds himself caught up in a dangerous situation. Baymax and Hiro's friends join forces and set to uncover the dark mystery.

Big Hero 6 is an action packed movie, with amazing moments of comedy that you will remember long after the movie has finished, be prepared to be moved by the emotional yet gripping storyline, An unforgettable movie which you will want to see again. We really loved every minute of this movie we were in tears or laughter, the boys thought the movie was absolutely awesome and loved Baymax, We defiantly cannot wait to watch it again.

Big Hero 6 will be coming to a cinema near you on the 30th January,If you cant wait until then check out this cool teaser trailer.

Check out Big Hero 6 on Disney's Official Facebook page:

Twitter : #BigHero6

House of Fraser - Children's Clothing Review

I'm constantly buying clothes for my two growing boys and it's always important that's I have good quality clothing that lasts well. I was pleasantly surprised at the varied range of children's clothing that House of Fraser stocks, It has an array of brands at affordable prices for children of all ages in-store and online. As an online shopper, it was very simple to browse at the entire range in the comfort of my own home, and with my budget in mind I could refine my search and seek out my desired price range.

It was great to see so many affordable items available that I really liked, and after a lot of deliberating we opted for these two Timberland Boys  long sleeve Jersey T-Shirts one in Navy and Blue at only £17 they were a bargain, 

So not only were we getting a well-known name brand, but the quality of the tops is amazing the Jersey T-shirt is soft to the touch yet has a medium weight feel, The boys absolutely love these tops and they look amazing on. We are very impressed with House Of Fraser's children's clothing range. I will defiantly be shopping with them in the very near future. If you would like to see more on these top and House of Fraser's clothing range check out House Of Fraser/kids clothing.

We were given the tops to review, all thoughts are honest and that of our own.


Netflix - The Adventures Of Puss In Boots

The Legend Makes History Yet Again When The Adventures Of  Puss In Boots
Premieres on Netflix 16 Jan.
Boots Will be Donned and Buckles Will be Swashed as Puss in Boots Protects the Mystical, Adventure-Laden City of San Lorenzo in an All-New Netflix Original Series from DreamWorks Animation.

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The Adventures of Puss in Boots finds the world’s most famous feline fortune-hunter in the hidden city of San Lorenzo, a mythical land that is invisible to the outside world thanks to a magical spell that protects its quirky inhabitants – not to mention its wondrous treasure.  When Puss in Boots accidentally breaks the spell, he must do more than fight off an endless legion of invaders and marauders … he must become a legend. With a sweeping, epic visual flair and extraordinary quests in each episode, The Adventures Of Puss In Boots combines adventure and comedy with the quick-witted, nimble-footed style that is as synonymous with its hero as his namesake boots.

Its voice cast is led by Eric Bauza (The Book of Life, Turbo FAST) as Puss in Boots, along with Jayma Mays (Glee, Getting On), Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live, Doc McStuffins), Joshua Rush (Mr. Peabody & Sherman).  Throughout the series’ first season, recurring and guest-starring voices will include Emmy® Award-winning actor John Leguizamo (Chef, Ice Age), Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn), Maria Bamford (The Legend of Korra, Adventure Time), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Robbie Rist (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Brady Bunch) and Jim Cummings (Shrek, Winnie the Pooh).

In addition to the five episodes of  The Adventures Of Puss In Boots that premiere on Jan. 16, new episodes will debut throughout the coming year. The Adventures Of Puss In Boots is the latest in a rapidly expanding list of original series that DreamWorks Animation is creating for Netflix.  The DreamWorks Animation lineup on Netflix also includes Turbo FAST and All Hail King Julien and soon will grow to encompass a brand-new season of DreamWorks Dragons and the adventure-laden DinoTrux.

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John Torode’s Affogatto with Short Bread Biscuits

What better way to enjoy New Years day then with John Torode's Affogatto Short Bread Biscuits, they taste absolutely amazing. What I really love about these biscuits is that you can make the dough well ahead of time and bake when you are ready, or even better still make an extra batch and freeze it for convenience.

Prep Time 20 mins Servings: 4

4 bowls
8 scoops of vanilla ice-cream
4 individual espressos
For the shortbread:
200 g plain flour
90 g caster sugar
60 g ground almonds
200 g butter chopped into bits
1 egg
the zest of half a lemon
2 drops vanilla essence
pinch of tab

Step 1 - Put the flour, sugar and almonds in a food processor and whizz at full speed for a few seconds. 
Step 2 - Add the butter and whizz again briefly; the mixture should resemble fine breadcrumbs.
Step 3 - Add egg, lemon zest and vanilla essence, then whizz again briefly until the pastry forms into a ball.
Step 4 - Scrape contents onto a sheet of cling film, then either shape into a rough ball or roll into a cylinder shape, roughly 5 cm in diameter. Cut into flat discs or stars.
Step 5 - Wrap and chill the biscuit dough for at least 2 hours. You can also freeze it or make a few days ahead and keep in the fridge.
Step 6 - Bake in a preheated oven at 190 °C on a flat baking sheet.
Step 7 - Once baked and cooled, serve on the side of your affogatto.

For more amazing receipe from John Torode visit Tassimo/Recipes

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