Mitch's Kitchen


As a busy working mother having the option of healthy good convenient food is very important,  so I was super excited to learn about Mitch's Kitchen range of healthy meals. Mitch's Kitchen is an environmentally friendly business founded by Husband and Wife team Mitch & Shirin, they designed and developed the Mitch's Kitchen range of meals for people living a fast-paced plant-based lifestyle looking for convenience without sacrificing health, taste or the environment.

All of their packaging is sustainably sourced and is non-toxic and made from either biodegradable or recyclable. The only plastic used in the packaging process is the 100% recyclable lidding film which is helping to eliminate single-use plastic. As well as being plant-based, all of Mitch's Kitchen meals are also free from gluten, nuts, palm oil, refined sugar and pesticides.


I was really excited to get my hands on these meals, I'm always looking for quick healthy meals on the go, and although I'm not vegan, I'm defiantly looking to increase my daily intake of vegetables, so for me, the Mitch's Kitchen meal range is perfect.

Each meal is deliciously unique which gives you the option to try a varied different style of tastes, textures and flavours, all meals are freshly cooked packed for convenience. I must say I'm really impressed by the range of delicious flavours and would purchase them. I particularly loved the Moroccan Tagine as it is filled with aromatic spices and slow roasted vegetables, chickpeas and lentils, served with tri-colour quinoa and goji berries.

Mitch's Kitchen meal range is available to buy online each meal costs from £6,75, but if you use the discount code  MUMMYBE10 you will get 10% off click the lin below


Paradise Wildlife Park



We were delighted to visit Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire over the weekend, we are fortunate to have previously visited when the boys were young so had very fond memories that we wanted to re-live.


 

Paradise Wildlife Park is home to an array of  animals, it also has a cool World Of Dinosaurs exhibit along with a cool children's play area for the younger children, On arrival we were given a map which gave al the details and animal inclosures along with the talks and feed time, it also has a list and location of all the amenities in the park.


We were really excited to visit the World Of Dinosaurs which homes some really cool life-size, animatronic roaring Dinosaurs they were really cool to watch we even took a few selfies on our way around, perfect for any Dinosaur fan young or old. 

 

We then headed into the Animal Park we had the most amazing afternoon exploring all of the animal inclosure from Lemurs, Penguins, gibbons and Tigers, my son really liked the small farm inclosure. We absolutely loved watching the Lions and got a marvellous view of them from the high walkway platform.


Paradise Wildlife Park is the perfect family day out, we had the most amazing day, I quite liked that we didn't have a huge trek to each enclosure, Paradise Park is the perfect size with plenty of picnic space, its also great if you have very young children as it has some amazing play areas. There is also a mini train ride around some of the park. It was great to re-visit Paradise Wildlife Park, I certainly wasn't disappointed and loved every minute of our day out, it brought back some great memories and gave us new ones, I would defiantly return again. 

For more information check out www.pwpark.com tickets prices start at £20.21 for adults and £17.86 with under two get in for free.

Zippos Circus


We had the most amazing afternoon celebrating the UK return of Zippo's Circus 2019 in Blackheath London. We were super excited as we headed to the big top and watch Norman Barrett the worlds greatest ringmaster introduce the magnificent production.

  

The show lasts for approx two hours with an interval break.   We were astounded by the stunning performances from thrilling Brazilian Lucius Team who thrilled us with The Globe of Terror, The Timbuktu Tumblers and Revolution Troupes just to name a few, kept us on the edge of our seats with their acrobatic skills, with a stunning array of performances Zippos Circus was filled with stunning daring acts which left us in awe and wanting more, each performance was presented and executed with grace from start to finish.


The show was absolutely breathtaking and of course, Zippos circus wouldn't be complete without a hint of comedy, so we were in for a real treat with the stunning presence of Paulo Dos Santos a brilliant 3 foot 6 inches tall showman who certainly made us laugh and entertained us throughout the show.


Zippos Circus UK tours is now on until the end of October 2019, check out www.zippos.co.uk to find out more.

Easter Competition: WIN A Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Pack


I have teamed up with Wow Stuff to share and give my readers the opportunity to WIN 1 of 50 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Packs (simply follow the instructions below) There really is no better way to celebrate Easter, than with some delicious Cadburys Easter Eggs its also the perfect time to gather together and have a fun Easter Egg Hunt with the family.

Each Cadbury Easter Egg pack has all you need to recreate a fun Easter Egg hunt at home. Inside the Cadburys Super Easter Hunt Pack you will find:

14 Chocolate Eggs
3 Chocolate Bunnies
3 Small Bags Of Mini Eggs


If you would like the chance to WIN 1 of 50 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Packs simply click the link below.

Good Luck x

Beasts Of London


We had the most fantastic afternoon exploring the Beasts Of London. Beasts Of London is an immersive digital exhibition at the Museum of London. We had the opportunity to explore the city past and present and the fascinating role of animals and how they have helped shape the capital.


We were guided nine different theatrical rooms from the Roman era through Medieval London and right up to the present day, each story was narrated by the beasts themselves, with some very familiar voices from Kate Moss, Brian Blessed, Pam Ferris, Angellica Bell and Joe Pasquale who were voicing some of the animals featured in the show.


We were fascinated by the unique experience which was highly entertaining and educational the stories were told through stunning audio-visual presentations.


We also had the opportunity to discover some of the amazing objects on display.


The whole experience lasts for around an hour and prices start from £12 per adult and £6.00 for children over the age of five. Beast Of London exhibition is now on a the Museum Of London until 2020. For more information, and to book your tickets head over to Beasts Of London.


Where Is Peter Rabbit


We had a great afternoon yesterday with the family watching Where Is Peter Rabbit. Where is Peter Rabbit live is based on five of Beatrix Potters Stories, it runs through the Easter holidays at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London's West-End.


Where Is Peter Rabbit production shares the much loved and well-known tale of Peter Rabbit and his friends, the puppetry and music will capture in imagination and bring the characters to life.


Miriam Margolyes known for her role as Professor Sprout lends in The Harry Potter Movie, lends her voice to the stories of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Jemima Puddle-Duck, whilst the award-winning performer is best known for his BBC TV roles, Griff Rhys Jones lends his voice to the checky Peter Rabbit and fish-loving Jeremy Fisher tales. Where Is Peter Rabbit is on at the Theatre Royal Haymarket until Sunday 28th April. Tickets start from £15, for more information and how to purchase tickets check out www.peterrabbitlive.com.

AQUAMAN


Aquaman it’s the biggest DC films ever and stars the fantastic Jason Momoa alongside Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren and Patrick Wilson.


An action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, "Aquaman" reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry which takes him on the journey of his lifetime-one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be...a king.


We are really looking forward to watching Aquaman and will update you with our thoughts on the movie. Aquaman is now out on DVD and Blu-ray.

Wonder Park


Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending Chessington World Of Adventures to celebrate the release of the new animated movie Wonder Park. Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.


June always thought that Wonderland was a magical amusement park where anything is possible, but when she discovers that it exists and that it’s in extreme danger, she must do all she can to save it from a destructive fate. A feel-good animation featuring the voices of Brianna Denski, Jennifer Garner, and Mila Kunis and UK stars Joe Sugg, Caspar Lee and Tom Baker.



We had such an amazing day having our very own Wonder Park adventure, we even got the opportunity to meet Boomer the Bear himself (to see more images of our day check out my Instagram page) We cannot wait to watch Wonder Park over the Easter Holidays it looks like such a fun filled anaimated movie, Wonder Park hits UK cinemas Monday 8th April.

BEN & JERRY’S ANNUAL FREE CONE DAY IS BACK


Cones up and dive mouth first into this year's biggest ice cream extravaganza! Thousands of scoops of Ben & Jerry’s chunky, swirly, Fairtrade ice cream will be given away at cinemas and Scoop Shops across the UK on Tuesday 9th April during the company’s annual Free Cone Day celebrations.

Ben & Jerry’s yearly thank you to their fans is back! Selected Scoop Shops will be offering the chance to enjoy a scoop of any flavour on the menu, including their latest and lightest creation Moo-phoria Chocolate Cookie Dough, and Scoop Shop exclusives like Cherry Garcia. Ice cream lovers who find themselves in a cone-undrum over which flavour to choose can simply get back in line a second (or third, or fourth!) time.

Co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield first dreamed up Free Cone Day way back in 1979, as a way to say a big thank you to the community surrounding their very first Scoop Shop in Burlington, Vermont. The idea turned into an annual – and now global – event with over a million scoops handed out worldwide each April.

“We’re nothing without our fans,” said Ben & Jerry’s CEO Matthew McCarthy. “This is one of our favourite days of the year. It’s a special tradition that’s all about showing the love for our flavour fans the best way that we know how,” he said.



What’s more, this year, for the first time ever you can even get some Free Cone Day spirit delivered straight to your door – with a free ‘Wich (chunky and swirly ice cream, top and bottomed with cookies), with all Ben & Jerry’s delivery orders from their nationwide ice cream stores through selected delivery partners. To find your nearest participating Scoop Shop, visit the Ben & Jerry’s website, and while you’re waiting for the big day why not try Ben & Jerry’s quiz to find out which flavour you should try scooping up this Free Cone Day.

AMAZON ADVENTURE


Amazon Adventure brings an epic and inspirational true story of an unknown British explorer, set in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, In the BFI IMAX Odeon Theatre in London. Open to the public from 1st April, with special cast screening on 7th April, at London’s BFI IMAX attended by lead actor Calum Finlay, director Mike Slee and writer Wendy MacKeigan

The film follows the extraordinary journey of naturalist and explorer Henry Walter Bates - the most influential British scientist you’ve probably never heard of – who provided “the beautiful proof” to Charles Darwin for his then-controversial theory of natural selection, the greatest scientific explanation for the development of life on Earth. As a young man, Bates risked his life for science during his 11-year expedition into the Amazon rainforest, accompanied for the first few years by his friend Alfred Wallace. AMAZON ADVENTURE is a compelling detective story of peril, perseverance and, ultimately, success, drawing audiences into the fascinating world of animal mimicry, the astonishing phenomenon where one animal adopts the look of another, gaining an advantage to survive.

Filmed on location in London, Manchester, Charles Darwin’s Down House and the remote Brazilian rainforest, AMAZON ADVENTURE uses the IMAX format to immerse viewers into a wild world of breath-taking beauty and captivating animal behaviour. But things are not always as they seem in the jungle and audiences will be mesmerized by an array of nature’s masters of mimicry.


From the makers of the immensely popular and multiple award-winning film Flight of the Butterflies 3D, the film is directed by Britain’s own Mike Slee and executive produced by Jonathan Barker and Sean B. Carroll, starring Calum Finlay as Henry Bates, written by Wendy MacKeigan and Carl Knutson and shot by UK cinematographers Gerry Vasbenter and Richard Kirby, with an original score by Brazilian composer Antonio Pinto. Although filming in the Amazon was very challenging, the team constantly reminded themselves of what it must have been like for Bates, without any of the transportation and communication technologies available today.

AMAZON ADVENTURE, a spectacular IMAX/Giant Screen film from award-winning SK Films brings audiences on a visually stunning odyssey through the wilds of the Amazon rainforest in an incredible story of scientific discovery.

AMAZON ADVENTURE
Run Time: 45 Minutes

UGLYDOLLS


UGLYDOLLS is an animated family adventure based on the beloved toy brand.  In the adorably different town of Uglyville, the free-spirited Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) and her UglyDolls friends confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.


Directed by Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo and Juliet, Shrek 2), UGLYDOLLS features original songs by the incredible pop artist voice cast, including Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle MonĂ¡e, Blake Shelton, Pitbull and Bebe Rexha. Created as a plush toy line by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, the UglyDoll brand quickly gained a cult following around the world. Beloved by children, teenagers and adults alike, UglyDoll characters are distinct for their endearing “ugliness,” in a wonderful “Uglyverse” where differences are celebrated and embraced.

Rip It Up The 60s


We were privileged to attend the press night of Rip It Up The 60s in London Garrick Theatre London, Rip It Up The 60s is a fun upbeat and entertaining production giving you the chance to step back in time and experience the 60s through dance and music.


Rip It Up stars some well known strictly faces Harry Judd, Jay McGuiness, Aston Merrygold and MBE Louis Smith together they make up the ultimate boy band and lead the show through the 60s eras from Bubblegum Britain to The Beatles and Mowtown just to name a few, each segment was presented by Cavin Cornwall who did a great job in engaging with the audience, we also had the opportunity to watch some video footage from some well-known faces and stars of the 60s on how the era shaped their future and Britain's culture and fashion which led nicely on to each segment of the show.


Rip It Up is a stunning production of song dance and acrobatics, its visually amazing and vocally beautiful with a host of songs from the 60s which will have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet and singing along to those tunes that we all know and love. Rip It Up is a suited for everyone who loves the 60s era or wants to know more about the past its a chance to step back in time and enjoy the past with a modern twist, you will most defiantly be standing on your feet at the end dancing along at the end of the night. We loved every minute of the show and I'm sure you will too. For more information check out www.ripituptheshow.com.


Mastershoe


There's something quite exciting when you get a nice new pair of shoes, especially when you're matching them to your wardrobe. Mastershoe is an online store which stocks a range of footwear brands and design styles to suit everyone's budget.
I had the amazing opportunity to choose my favourite footwear, which was a very hard thing to do especially as there were so many styles to choose from. I particularly wanted a beige pair of trainers and as the Mastershoe website is really easy to navigate I could simply select my desired size and colour and search for the shoe and style I wanted, and after some deliberation, I opted for these Mustang Trainers in Taupe


The ladies Mustang are made from synthetic uppers and not only look amazing, they are durable and have a padded collar and footbed for comfort making them perfectly comfortable to wear every day and at only £34.99 with a 22% saving what more could I ask for. Check out Mastershoe for these trainers and more www.mastershoe.co.uk.

Personalised Mothers Day Gifts With ASDA Photo


With Mothers Day just around the corner, why not make Mother's Day extra special with a personalised gift, don't get me wrong we all like flowers and chocolate but there's something special about having a personalised long-lasting memory as a  gift.

  

I was so excited to get my hands on this beautiful Sequin Reveal Cushions in Rose Gold, simply add your own words and image to one side of the cushion then brush the sequins up to reveal your design, and back down to hide it again. So whether it's a photo from that memorable family holiday or a special moment, ASDA photo has their top 10 gift ideas to help you show your appreciation this Mothers Day.

Personalised Cards; Asda have a cool range of designs to choose from.
      
Create fun and practical gifts from your mum this Mothers Day.
A Personalised Cushion is a great cosy gift, I absolutely adore mine.
  
Share and show someone how special they are with these beautifully personalised Phone Cases.
    
You can't go wrong with photo books they are great for sharing lots of memories and fun adventures. Check out ASDA Photo to order your special personalised gift. Right now ASDA Photo is offering 10% off all personalised cushions https://www.asda-photo.co.uk





International Women's Day


For years, women have been pitted against one another, often encouraged to be catty and cold. But today, women are changing their attitudes to each other and beginning to form a sisterhood, realising there is so much more that can be done to empower one another and create collective success. Life Coach, Carole Ann Rice, knows the importance of creating positive, long-lasting relationships. So, for International Women's Day, she's sharing five ways to empower other women.
  • 1. Just do it – other women are your sisters. We must stand together. Cultivate the idea that women aren't actually in competition. We are a united force on the same side and it's time to stand tall together.
  • 2. Don't pull up the ladder after yourself – 'there's a special place in hell reserved for women who don't help other women.' So be generous. Be karmic. Be kind. Share your experiences, successes and failures. Don't feel the goodwill is limited or exist in the mentality 'I've done this so well, I don't want anyone else to have it.'
  • 3. Understand your own worth as a woman – when we feel awesome, we see it in other women. When we feel in deficit, on the other hand, we are more likely to criticise other women, especially if we feel threatened by them. So take the time to discover your own self-worth and pass it on. Because whatever your shape/size/age/career, all women are fantastic!
  • 4. Don't use social media as your guide for how women should be – social media can sometimes alienate us from other women because it increases our natural tendency to compare and envy. Remember, there's room for every woman to be her original and unique self, so put your energy into celebrating that.
  • 5. Dare to compliment and help other women – say nice things and think nice things. Stop another woman in the street just to tell her, 'I love your shoes!' Don't be mean spirited; introduce your friends and acquaintances to women who can help them open doors. Mentor a younger woman and share your experiences with her. Be the inspiration that you want to see in others, 'Attract what you expect. Reflect what you deserve. Become what you respect. And mirror what you admire.