Netflix Halloween

It’s finally here the end of October which can only mean one thing Halloween!! So if you are off to party or have planned a night of trick or treating, or like us you are looking forward to sitting in the warm watching TV here are some cool Netflix animated shows and movies for you and the family to watch this weekend.

Win a £200 voucher from Shoetique to kit you and your family with wellies

Shoetique are're giving away a £200 voucher to help you get your hands on some winter-fighting wellies for you and your family. You can take your pick from a range of Hunter and Joules wellies for men, women and kids alike.

To win - Simply enter your email address and subscribe to Shoetique newsletter. and they will pick a winner at random at the end of the competition, The Shoetique competition starts from 1st October 2015, and the competition will run for one month, so get your entry in now to make sure you don’t get left out in the cold this season.

Once you’ve entered, check out Shoetique wellies section and browse through a full range of footweart hat matches both fashion and function just in time for the bad weather setting in.
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The Minions Movie is Coming To BT

We were super excited to head to one of London's most iconic landmarks the BT Tower in Central London to celebrate the Minions Movie coming to the BT Store on the 2nd of November.

The Minions Movie see's the adorable Minions on a quest to find their new evil boss, Watch as Kevin, Bob and Stuart set off on their journey to find  the most evil of villains, eventually setting their sights on the super-villainess Scarlet Overkill , A cool funny movie with a lots of mishaps along the way, which will defiantly keep to entertained and giggling with laughter,

We loved the Minions Movie, A funny and entertaining movie. The boys cant wait to watch it again.

After the Movies we were privileged to head up to the 34th floor of the BT Tower for some Minion fun.

The boys loved colouring in their favorite Minion characters and taking part in some amazing Minion balloon art.

With a delicious helping of  Fish & Chips and tasty Chocolate pudding we certainly having an amazing day in BT Towers revolving restaurant where we were treated to the most stunning views of London.

Thank you to BT Group and the wonderful staff at FishBurn to such an amazing event, We cannot wait to watch the Minions again, which will be coming to the BT Store on the 2nd of November. 
for more information check out BT - Whats On.

Mobile Malware - Its Effects and How We Can Protect Our Devices

We all worry about mobile malware, a malicious software that is designed to pacifically target mobile phones and locate and breech confidential information that is stored on your device, As a regular mobile phone user its something that if I'm completely honest I'm  aware of  but don't really consider that it could happen to me, Although I do consider myself to be cautious when it comes to cold calls and emails requesting my personal information, but considering thee recent Talk Talk cyber attack, its really something I have had to think carefully about and consider steps to ensure that myself and my family are protected from mobile malware.

By taking a few simple steps we can  protect ourselves and our family from mobile malware and cyber scams which can have devastating effects. Check out this useful info-graphic which gives you some top tips on how you can protect your devices.

By understanding the effects and risks of malware, We can follow these simple steps to ensure we are continually protecting ourselves from the effects of mobile malware. Click here to find out more about mobile security and Dell’s BYOD solutions.

Dick Whittington: Featuring An Interview with The Stars of The Show - Britain’s Got Talent Winner Ashleigh & Pudsey

To celebrate the release of Dick Whittington on DVD from 2nd November 2015. I was privileged to ask Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh & Pudsey and star of Dick Whittington a few burning questions. Dick Whittington tells the ‘wags to riches tail’ of a young man on an exciting quest for fame and fortune, but will the evil King Rat thwart his plans or will Fairy Bowbells save the day,All will be revealed in this magical show....Starring Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh & Pudsey and CBeebies Ben Faulks, AKA Mr Bloom. All the family will love this amazing version of the classic panto story, Featuring all the traditional ingredients from sensational songs to a live band.

What was your favourite Dick Whittington scene?
I loved my opening scene because I share the opening song with Brenda, so thats always a really really good fun one to do opening the show.  Brenda plays the fairy – so that was good fun. And I also loved working alongside Ben who plays Dick Whittington. And we have a love duet together and we just got on really well and I loved it doing it together. So those two.

What was your biggest challenge in starring in Dick Whittington?
 “ooh that’s a good question.. I think my personal big challenge was that I had to sing! I enjoy it in my own house! But when I was  first approached by the producers, where they said “yeah, we want you to so the singing and the choreography” then I got the script and found out I was doing the opening number – that was a big thing for me and I really had to overcome it, and act confident. I do think there’s nothing worse than watching a singer that isn’t confident, or any performer that isn’t confident – so you’ve got to believe in yourself, and that goes for anything really.

What is your most memorable moment this year?
I would have to say – starting Ashleigh & Pudsey merchandise, just because 1; its something that I’ve never done before, and 2; I’ve been part of the process the whole time. So whatever product you see that’ll be coming out next year, we’ve been part of creating it. Its something really, really close to me, and will hopefully be a bit of legacy – especially when Pudsey is no longer here.

Are there any other roles you would love to star in?
Well, we are going to be doing Cinderella in panto this year, and I always remember going to watch it with my nan, so this is definitely the one princess role that every little girl wants to play. I cant wait!

What are Ashleigh & Pudsey future plans?
Mission im-Pudsey-able! Next year we will be doing a live stage show and it will be touring around the UK. It will be aimed towards families and it is called Mission Impudseyble, something different again something that hasn’t been seen before.

DICK WHITTINGTON will release digitally
and on DVD from 2nd NOVEMBER 2015

This Halloween Vote For Which Cadbury Favourite You Want To See Resurrected - You can even WIN One of 100 Special Edition Bars

The Cadbury ‘Crave-yard’ is stirring and there’s going to be a spook-ilicious chocolaty resurrection. This Halloween choose between two delicious Cadbury bars that are ready to claw their way back to life after a peaceful rest; Cadbury Marble and Cadbury Fuse - but only one can return and that’s up to you!

In what promises to be the most exclusive, supernatural and spook-tacular treat this Halloween, Cadbury is brewing its magical cauldron ready to conjure one of the delicious bars from the mix. Your vote will be thrown into the potion, and count towards which bar comes back and can be won for a limited time only. Voting closes on Halloween, the most ghoulish night of the year and the bar which receives the highest number of votes will then be given away to select lucky winners.* 

They won’t be available in shops, so voting is the only way you get the chance to win one of the 100 special edition bars. Remember only one delicious treat can be resurrected, so put on your witchy hat and pick wisely!

Which bar do you mourn the return of most....
Cadbury Fuse packed with raisins, nuts and fudge for a texture sensation.
Cadbury Marble which is a perfect blend of praline, milk and white chocolate.

To make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to vote for your favourite, tweet @CadburyUK using the hashtag #CadburyCraveyard and share which of the two Craveyard bars you want to bring back this Halloween, or visit the Cadbury UK Facebook page and leave a comment under one of the dedicated Craveyard posts. The winning bar will be revealed on the CadburyUK social media channels (Twitter and Facebook) on All Hallows Eve. To view full terms and conditions visit                                                                               

Kellogg’s All Bran High Fibre Muesli

I love eating muesli, often for breakfast or sprinkled on top of my natural yogurt, So I was ever so delighted to learn that Kellogg’s has launched two delicious new high-fibre All-Bran muesli's which contain 20 per cent of your daily fibre requirement in just one 45g serving.

All Bran High Fibre Muesli: Fruit and Nut -  A delicious blend of All Bran and Banana with slithers of coconut, sultanas and hazelnuts, 

All  Bran High Fibre Muesli: Cranberry and Sultanas with pumpkin seeds - a mix of wholegrain oats, All-Bran shreds and nutritious seeds and fruit pieces.

Kellogg's All Bran Muesli's have a delicious blend of wholegrain oats, bran and fruit pieces  so not only do they taste amazing they also contain 30 per cent more fibre than the average muesli, this is a great way to ensure you get the very best especially if you want to look after your digestive health.

Kellogg’s research showed 70% of consumers believe digestive health is important, which is why foods that are ‘high in fibre’ which is an important factor when choosing a breakfast cereal. All-Bran Muesli was launched to offer shoppers another delicious and easy way to help boost their fibre intake.
RRP £2.99 for 550g; available in all major supermarkets

Aveeno Cream

My son has always suffered with dry skin, So it important that I encourage him to moisturise daily, I too tend to get quite dry shin especially as the winter months creep in, I was delighted to try Aveeno scent free cream which is formulated with active colloidal oatmeal which is proven to help the skin's natural barrier. Aveeno cream is suitable for babies from three months and is clinically proven to hydrate and soothe dry sensitive skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth.

Last month was National Eczema Week, it is also the 40th anniversary of the National Eczema Society and to mark it Aveeno spoke to one of the UK’s most popular and well known doctors Dr Rob Hicks. Dr Hicks has provided some exclusive tip for a successful skincare routine and for managing dry, eczema prone skin.


With this in mind Aveeno has also launched the third book in the Ellie & Eddie series, by acclaimed children’s writer Penelope Harper, The Dry Ventures of Ellie and Eddie, Dry Skin Lessons. The children’s books follows the lives of young Ellie and her pet gecko, Eddie, who both suffer from dry skin. The Ellie & Eddie books have all been designed to help parents manage their children’s dry and eczema prone skin through a fun, educational and engaging way.

Aveeno is available in three sizes: Convenient 100ml tube and longer lasting 300ml and 500ml pump dispensers. For more information including the downloadable book Ellie & Eddie check out

I was given a sample of Aveeno Cream, Sharing information and my own opinions on this product.

Nintendo: Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer

We loved playing Animal Crossing New Leaf, So we were really excited to test out Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer, A cool new interactive game only on Nintendo 3DS systems.


Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer gives you the chance to create and design dream homes. You are an important employee of Nooks Homes as an estate agent, its then up to you to create some cool new homes for your animal clients. We had great fun designing a cool pink room for Lottie the Otter, we added an array of furniture and cool decor, it was great fun and Lottie was very pleased with the finished result, Before you know it you will have a host of animal clients who need your help building and remodeling their homes, Each animal client will have there very own dream home specifications its then up to you to create it, After each job you will receive cool new items to add to your collection which enables more new design possibilities, At the end of each completed job you return to you office to write your daily report before you go home, My son is really enjoying this game and can't wait to complete his next exciting project.

What is great about Animal Crossing Home Designers is that you can take pictures of your designs and share these special moments with the entire world via Miiverse and social networks.


Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer is compatible with Animal Crossing Amiibo cards, If you have the original Nintendo 3DS,Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS systems simply use the NFC Reader to add your Amiibo cards or figures to your game, Then you can add your new Amiibo animal friends and design their homes. There are over 100 cards to collect in Animal Crossing series one.

Nintendo Animal Crossing is available from £34,99, Amiibo card start from £3.49 for a pack of three cards, For more information on Nintendo Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer, Check out Nintendo/Store - Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer

Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Smashables


Cadbury Dairy Milk has introduced its latest new exciting Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Smashables, These delicious brand new bars are available in two delicious flavours Jelly Popping Candy and the all new Rocky Mallow Road.

Cadbury Dairy Milk - Rocky Mallow Road: Filled with mini marshmallow and strawberry flavoured jellies with the tasty crunch of shortcake biscuit topped with Cadbury Dairy milk Chocolate, very bite tasted of sweet strawberries it was delicious and very moreish,

Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Smashables are the perfect sharing treat for all the family to enjoy. The bars have a completely new and unique design, which has been created to make them easy to smash in the middle and break up into fun shaped pieces, which is perfect to share with the family, Simply flip the bar, smash the centre and share out amongst your loved ones or friends.

Cadbury Dairy Milk - Jelly Popping Candy:  This has to be my favourite is certainly reminds me of my childhood of eating popping candy, Filled with colourful sugar coated coca pieces, combined with the popping candy and chewy jelly pieces, sandwiched in between the delicious creamy Dairy Milk Chocolate, every bite was  a real treat.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Smashables are available in 180g bars with an RRP of £2.49 and individual 47g bars with an RRP of £0.61.

For more information visit, find us on Facebook at or tweet Cadbury @CadburyUK using #FreeTheJoy.

Halloween Recipe Ideas

If you are getting ready to celebrate Halloween, then why not get creative in the kitchen with these delicious Halloween recipe ideas which will be loved by both kids and adults alike,

Spider Cupcakes

Ingredients for Cakes
100g plain chocolate
150g unsalted butter, softened
150g caster sugar
20g cocoa, sifted
3 eggs, beaten
125g self raising flour
1 ½tsp baking powder
2 tbsp Rachel’s Greek Style natural yogurt
Ingredients for Frosting
4tbsp golden syrup
80ml double cream
100g milk chocolate
100g plain chocolate
3tbsp Rachel’s Greek Style natural yogurt
Ingredients for Decoration
Chocolate sugar strands
Smarties or similar sweets (for the eyes)
Liquorice laces or Catherine wheels

Makes: 12 cakes

1. Pre-heat the oven 180°C, Gas Mark 4 and line a muffin tray with paper cases
2. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and microwave on medium power for 1 minute until melted,
alternatively place over a pan of simmering water
3. In a mixing bowl beat the butter, caster sugar, cocoa powder and eggs, until soft and creamy. Add the flour
and baking powder. Lastly add in the yogurt ensure the mixture is well combined
4. Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 20 minutes until risen and firm to touch. Leave to cool
5. Meanwhile in a small bowl gently heat the icing ingredients (except the yogurt). Either do this in a
microwave, medium power or over a pan of simmering water until the chocolate has melted, leave to cool
then add the yogurt. The frosting should be soft but not runny
6. Spoon the frosting onto each cake and carefully spread with the back of a knife. Dip each cake into
chocolate sugar strands then place the Smarties for eyes, cut the liquorice laces into 8 equal pieces and
push into the icing – work quickly before the frosting sets. To make the eyes stand out and a mouth simply
place some of the frosting in a piping bag with a small plain nozzle and pipe for the desired effect

Pumpkin Pie

320g ready to roll short crust pastry
425g canned pumpkin, we used Libby’s
140g caster sugar
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
25g butter, melted
100g Rachel’s Greek Style Low Fat Yogurt
200g Rachel’s Greek style Apple & Cinnamon Yogurt
A sprinkle of ground cinnamon
Serves: 6-8 Preparation & Cooking Time: 1½ hours

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Roll out the pastry on to a floured surface, and line a 22cm fluted
loose bottom tart tin with the pastry. Once lined with pastry, place in the fridge for 10 minutes to relax (this will stop
the pastry from shrinking).
2. Remove the pastry case from the fridge and line with a sheet of parchment paper and baking beans. Bake the pastry
for 15-20 minutes, then remove the paper and beans and cook for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and
leave to cool.
3. In a bowl combine the pumpkin puree, caster sugar and spices, then beat in the eggs, melted butter and yogurt.
4. Pour the mixture in to the tart shell and cook for 35-40 minutes until the filling has just set and has a slight wobble.
5. Leave to cool then remove the pie from the tin.
6. To serve top with swirls of apple & cinnamon yogurt and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Serve chilled.
This sweet and tempting pie is perfect for an autumnal treat


This month we have been enjoying watching Netflix as a family, We have had lots of fun movie weekends together watching Despicable Me to Jingle All The way, The boys always love catching up with whats new on Netflix and have just finished watching Ninjago and Horrid Henry, Here are a few new releases on Netflix which are great for all the family.


Spirit: Stallion of The Cimarron And Return to Neverland which are both now Streaming.


The Prince and The Pauper which will coming to Netflix on 30th October to Animal Mechanicals which is now Streaming.

But this month Netflix has launched a new original series for kids called Mr. Peabody & Sherman show, which we are really excited about.

Mr. Peabody, the smartest dog in the world, and his boy Sherman, host a zany late-night comedy show broadcast from their swanky penthouse in front of a live studio audience. Anything can happen in this show jam-packed with exciting segments, great musical acts and very special guests like outrageous neighbours and hilarious time travellers they meet with the WABAC machine.

In each episode, the co-hosts interview a number of historical figures, like George Washington and Edgar Allen Poe, and bring musical guests to the stage. Starring Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Rick & Morty) as Mr. Peabody and Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Strain) as Sherman. Season 1 will be comprised of 13 episodes.

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