Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative Berry Popsicle's


We were delighted to try the New Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative, a deliciously smooth and dairy free plant based milk it contains no added sugar and is lactose-free, dairy free and soy free.


Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative is perfect served hot or cold and can be used for all your milk replacement needs from coffee, cereal to smoothies it can also be used in your dairy free cooking. 

We couldn't wait to make some delicious popsicle's using Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative.

Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative Berry Popsicle's


You will need:
Popsicle molds

Ingredients:
Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative
Freshly chopped blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries
Edible glitter

Method:
Finely chop the fresh fruit and place in into the popsicle molds, fill the molds with the Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative and Freeze for a few hours or overnight.


The Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative Berry popsicle's tasted deliciously fruity and smooth with a delicate coconut taste.

Tiddlytubbies



I can't believe it's been 20 years it's been since Tellytubbies first hit our screens, I have many fond memories watching the TV show when my children were young, So it was great to hear that now there are baby Tiddlytubbies, the Tiddlytubbies are eight smaller Teletubbies that live with the Teletubbies in their own special part of the Home Dome.


We were delighted to get our hands on these cute plush 8-inch giggling Tiddlytubbies, these adorable characters are soft to touch which makes them perfect to snuggle up to and when you squeeze their tummies they let out a cute giggle., there are 4 characters to collect, Umby Pumby in yellow, Mi Mi in blue, Ping in pink and Nin in purple.

  

We love these cute Tiddlytubbies, they will make the perfect gift for pre-school Teletubbies fans. The Tiddlytubbies are available from character-online.com/tiddlytubbies with a RRP £9.99.

National Allotment Week With Kenwood Blend XTract


We are delighted to celebrate National Allotment Week with Kenwood Blend Xtract, fruit and vegetables are fundamental to maintain a healthy lifestyle, so we couldn't wait to make a delicious nutritious smoothie using the new Kenwood Blend Xtract blender. Kenwood kindly provided all we needed to make a tasty Berry Smoothie.

  
       
Berry Smoothie

Tools needed: Kenwood Nutrition Extractor
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
300ml Pure Cranberry Juice sweetened with grape and apple juice
100ml Apple Juice
250g Fresh Raspberries
125g Fresh Blackberries and Raspberries to decorate

Method:
1 - Pour the cranberry juice and apple juice into the goblet, add raspberries and blackberries.
2 - Blend on mix for 15 seconds then on smooth for 30 seconds, check the sweetness and serve immediately, top with raspberries and enjoy.


Kenwood Blend Xtract creates fresh and healthy nutrient blend which are great for on the go as it comes complete with 2 flexible strong BPA free sports bottles, with a two speed plus pulse and durable blades the Kenwood Blend Xtract is perfect for your nutritional needs. For more information on National Allotment Week check out  www.nsalg/national-allotments-week and for more information on the Kenwood Blend Xtract check out www.kenwoodworld.com

The Magnum Pleasure Store London


Magnum London Pleasure Store has opened in Seven Dials for the summer in partnership with Moschino fashion house. the Magnum Pleasure Store is part of the brand’s ‘Release the Beast: Dare to Go Double’ campaign where you celebrate your greatness and Let go of your inhibitions and release your inner beast with a powerful roar and indulge with Magnum Double ice creams.delicious ice cream dipped in a chocolatey coating and layer of sauce, all covered in cracking Magnum chocolate.


The Magnum Pleasure Store London will serve bespoke ice creams to visitors until September 10th with prices starting from £5.50.


Check out the various events will take place in the store throughout the summer by visiting /www.magnumicecream.com/uk

Cadbury Dairy Milk Tiffin is officially back


Cadbury Dairy Milk Tiffin is officially back on the shelves in a generously new sized 200g bar (previously 95g). After its debut in the UK over a decade ago, Cadbury Dairy Milk Tiffin has now been brought back to the market following increasing consumer demand for the revival of this old school classic, this delicious bar combines the tastes and textures of crunchy biscuit and dried grapes all smothered in Cadbury Dairy Milk perfect for the whole family to enjoy.


Katrina Davison, Cadbury Dairy Milk Brand Manager, said “Cadbury Dairy Milk Tiffin has always been a firm favourite amongst chocolate lovers and is perfect for sharing. Last year, we released a limited edition bar in the summer and the response was incredible! With so many fans campaigning for its permanent return on social media, we just knew we had to bring it back for good this time.”

Cadbury Dairy Milk Tiffin is available in 200g bars, for a RRP of £2.49 at all major supermarkets.
For more information on Cadbury visiwww.facebook.com/cadburyUK


Bear And Puffin's Big Book Club


This summer to encourage children to read, join BEAR and Puffin on their magical adventure into the world of reading with free extracts from amazing books every month and fun activities to enjoy at home.

  

We help celebrate the launch of The Big Book Club, BEAR and Puffin gave us a cool kit to get us started.


Also inside BEAR AlphaBites you get free story magnets so you can make your very own story.


Check out www.bigbookclub.bearnibbles.co.uk and www.penguin.co.uk/jointhepuffinandbearbookclub to become a member of BEAR & Puffin's Big Book Club and be the first to discover each new book of the month, competitions, updates and more!



LEGO: Mini Mission Experience is coming to London


This August Bank Holiday weekend (26th – 28th August), LEGO will debut its LEGO Mini Missions: Ninjas in the City pop-up experience on the Southbank, London, bringing together the two worlds of LEGO City Police and LEGO NINJAGO for the first time ever. Visitors can join top City Police detective Chase McCain and the legendary LEGO NINJAGO Ninjas to form a heroic crime fighting team and complete cool missions, from finding clues to solving puzzles as they make their way towards a final stand-off again the evil Lord Garmadon

The LEGO Mini Mission event will take place at 
The Queen's Walk, Lambeth, London SE1 (near the London Eye) 
 Join the Mini Mission adventure on  
Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th, Monday 28th August between 10am-6pm
Entry is free and is suitable for children 5+


I've accepted my LEGO mini mission and I'm really looking forward to taking on the challenge of building a crime fighting tool that will help defend the city from the bad guys, look out for my creation (coming soon) on twitter, check out #LEGOMiniMissions to find out more.



Our Holiday Good Reads


Holiday Gems are currently running a campaign sharing their top tips and book recommendations, so as its holiday season I thought that I would share my good reads with you.


I must admit I tend to like to read real life inspirational books, I've just finished reading Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso which was really inspiring reading sharing her tale from rags to riches. I've heard a lot of good things about The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well this defiantly has to be my next read. I tend to download books on my Kindle just for ease and simplicity, but the boys defiantly prefer reading books. When going away I like to read about my destination and prepare and plan my days from lazy days reading on the beach to exploring the sights, I defiantly recommend getting a big map of your destination so you can start plotting and planning your activities.

Holiday Gems Top Tips For Holiday Bookworms
1- If you don’t fancy forking out for a range of books to take away with you, check if your hotel has a lending library.
2 - Not always in the mood for a book? Books can be a bit of a chore for people who aren’t big readers, so don’t forget to take a selection of magazines too.
3 - Try to avoid buying your books at the airport if possible. Many airport stores hike up their prices, so plan in advance and get your reads prior to the departure lounge.
4 - Need some more book inspiration? Head over to the websites of The Guardian, Waterstone’s or Amazon, where you’ll find lots of book recommendations.


When planning a holiday be it planned months ahead or last minute it's always good to plan your reading materials especially for those long flights, so I'll defiantly be making sure that the boys choose a really good book to read and keep them occupied on their journey and knowing them they'll choose one of their favorite books from Diary of Wimpy Kid series.


Celebrating Summer With Sainsbury’s


Sainsbury’s has just released new research which shows the nation’s attitudes to al fresco dining and what makes a good summer guest.
Areleasedve seen this week we all know that the British summer weather can be so fleeting that often means that barbecues and picnic lunches are often planned at the last minute, and for those attending these al fresco event a Sainsbury’s study found that of 2,000 people have revealed the top attributes you need when attending an event this summer. 
Not muscling in on the BBQ (45%)
Dressing well for the occasion (32%) and 
keeping everyone’s drinks topped up (even though you’re not the host 35%)


Sainsbury’s has also revealed that, when it comes to table manners, we pride ourselves on being good guests (90%), 60% said they were more relaxed when dining al fresco, preferring a more informal atmosphere for outdoor dining, barbecues and picnics -which will be a relief to hosts across the country. But al fresco dining has its annoyances: the top 10 annoyances for al fresco summer dining included the unpredictable British Weather (78%), not having enough chairs/blankets (69%), not knowing how many people to cater for (63%) and animals, (such as dogs and even seagulls!) stealing the food (60%).



I love Sainsbury’s summer advert Table Squish, a Tetris-inspired 30-second advert which celebrates the joyous task of trying to squeeze all the dishes and guests around the table, and let's face it we have all been there. 

The Grossery Gang Movie: Putrid Power


Yesterday we headed into Central London to The Courthouse Hotel to watch the cool new The Grossery Gang Putrid Power.


The Grossery Gang Putrid Power sees Pizza Face Rocky and friends battle with the evil Clean Team using their newly found putrid Powers, taking on and defeat the wicked overlord Vac Attack who wants to wash away the towns grime. Check it out!


The Grossery Gang Putrid Power is a fun entertaining animated movie, it was great fun watching Putrid Pizza and his pals transform, the boys loved it. .

  

After the movie, we had the chance to play some fun games and sample the cool new Grossery Gang Putrid power collectables and action figures.


For more information on The Grossery Gang Movie: Putrid Power and The Grossery Gang toy range check out the official website www.grosserygang.com

PERSIL POWERGEMS #ExtraordinaryPowers


With two pre teenage boys, the washing machine is constantly on, and as avid Persil detergent users, we were really looking forward to trying the NEW Persil Powergems.


Persil Powergems contains 100%  triple action power of stain removal, care and long lasting freshness, by using one small concentrated dose the active ingredients disperse well in your washing machine giving the ultimate washing experience.


 Persil Powergems triple action formula features:

1. Stain Removal: Persil Powergems are packed with more stain removal power to help tackle stubborn stains.

2. Care: Persil Powergems is free from ingredients which can leave residue on the fabric. along with a unique formula that will help to both retain the bright colours of your clothes and keep your darks dark.

3.  Freshness: Persil Bio Powergems releases an enhanced fragrance technology which helps Persil Powergems to remain on fabric for longer.


I really loved the Persil Powergems the first thing you notice when you open the pack is the fresh fragrant scent, they are easy to use as the lid double as a dosing cap to hold so the little gems go directly into the washing machine drum. Verdict: My clothes came out clean and smelling amazing, I really can't wait to put it to the test on more stubborn stains and I'm sure I won't have to wait too long, I'll make sure I keep you updated here!


Persil Powergems comes in Non-Bio and Bio variants in 12, 19 and 30 wash packs, each pack features the easy to use twist and lock closure system, as well as a safe to use in-drum dosing cap to help ensure the correct dose of Persil Powergems is added in every wash.  Persil Powergems RRP
Persil Powergems12 wash Bio/ Non-Bio, RRP £5.00, Persil Powergems 19 wash Bio/ Non-Bio, RRP £8.00, Persil Powergems 30 wash Bio/ Non-Bop RRP £11.00.