Lets Make Christmas Special With Asda


Last Thursday we were extremely fortunate to attend the Asda Christmas party. Asda hosted their Christmas range which featured the very best festive fashion, delicious food and drink and a must-have beauty range and of course a range of beautiful decorations to make your home festive this season.

  

We absolutely loved Asda fashion range from George, especially the cosy coats and glittery must-have party clothes, there were so many pretty tops, dresses and accessories to get you party-ready.


 


Asda has a delicious selection of food and drinks to keep you your guests happy this Christmas, from alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.


To the very finest in traditional food favourites along with a tasty vegan range of festive snacks and desserts.


I adored Asda's range of beauty and bath products, perfect stocking fillers and pampering treats. 


with plenty to choose from Asda has something to suit everyone's needs taste and budget this Christmas, we absolutely loved the Christmas range and cant wait to pop in-store and buy some of our favourites. Check out Asda online to get ready for Christmas here or check out my Instagram to see our party highlights.



The Lion King


Disney’s The Lion King, the worldwide phenomenon that brought the Pride Lands’ iconic characters to life in a whole new way. The Lion King is now on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. With over an hour of bonus extras that showcase the cutting-edge technology behind the stunning savanna and a special look at the music of The Lion King.

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother -- and former heir to the throne -- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of new found friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, BeyoncĂ© Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Directed by Jon Favreau, the summer blockbuster, which reigned supreme with audiences worldwide

The Lion King will be packaged and released in several different formats, ensuring each member of your family can view the film on a variety of different devices with no worries. Viewers can watch the film in Digital 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film which will be released as 4k Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, 2D Blu-ray and a single DVD.


After watching the movie why not check out these downloadable Lion King activity sheets.

Multi Coloured No Cook Vegan Gluten Free Christmas Pudding


This amazing looking vegan, sugar and gluten-free is taking Christmas Puddings to a whole new level! This pudding is super vegan, sugar and wheat-free dessert. No cooking needed and with amazing toppings that are brightly coloured with just fruits and vegetables."

Raw Christmas Pudding
100g sultanas
100g dates chopped
100g dried figs chopped
150ml apple juice
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp cinnamon
100g cashews
100g coconut oil
100g maple syrup

Add the juice to the dried fruit and add the spices. Mix well and soak for at least 2 hours.
Place the cashews, coconut oil and syrup in a Vitamix or Nutribullet type blender. Add 100g of the soaked dried fruit and blend to a puree. Stir into the soaked fruit and mix well. Place into a pudding bowl and freeze overnight.

Toppings:
Raw Red as a Beetroot Topping
80g Raw Beetroot, peeled and sliced thinly
80g Coconut oil
80g 100% fruit raspberry jam
80g cashews

Put the sliced raw beetroot, coconut oil, sugar-free jam and cashews in a blender. It needs to be a strong one like a Ninja or NutriBullet. Grind to a smooth paste.

Raw Green as Grass Topping
80g Raw spinach
80g Coconut oil
1 kiwi
50g agave syrup
80g cashews
Put the spinach, kiwi, coconut oil, agave syrup and cashews in a blender. It needs to be a strong one like a Ninja or NutriBullet. Grind to a smooth paste.

Raw Orange Topping
80g Raw carrot, peeled and sliced thinly
80g Coconut oil
80g 100% fruit apricot jam
80g cashews

Put the sliced raw carrot, coconut oil, sugar-free jam and cashews in a blender. It needs to be a strong one like a Ninja or NutriBullet. Grind to a smooth paste.

Raw Snow White Topping
30g Desiccated Coconut
80g Coconut oil
3tbsp Almond milk
50g agave syrup
80g cashews

Put the desiccated coconut, almond milk, coconut oil, agave syrup and cashews in a blender. It needs to be a strong one like a Ninja or NutriBullet. Grind to a smooth paste.


Recipe featured is from Cooking With Love - is the new vegetarian and vegan recipe book by Keith and in addition to the book he has developed some super vegan-friendly Christmas recipes as well. If you would like to see more please do let me know.






Christmas At Alexandra Palace


This December Alexandra Palace is the place to visit, not only is it home to the idyllic ice rink with an iconic view of London. But there are so many fun festive events taking place, from the 13th of December, along with some good old festive skating there are many more festive activities to experience.These exciting Christmas events will take place alongside Alexandra Palace’s usual activities of music, culture, creative learning and of course, the World Championship Darts. For further details and ticket information visit: www.alexandrapalace.com/whats-on/


The ICE RINK
Ice skating can be enjoyed all year round at Alexandra Palace ice rink. Situated inside the Victorian building you can take a spin around the ice with family and friends, dance on ice, take up professional lessons or even watch an ice hockey game

PINOCCHIO ON ICE
This Christmas, Alexandra Palace Ice Rink presents a magical retelling of the Pinocchio fairy tale where good and kindness prevails. The cast of talented skaters from adults to tiny tots will perform a unique adaptation of this pantomime on ice.
The show will feature a mix of traditional and modern music with a live vocal performance from a West end star! There will be both new and familiar characters to entertain the entire family in a show filled with magical twists, turns and festive spirit. 
From - Friday 13 December, 7 PM
Saturday 14 December, 1 PM & 5.30 PM
Sunday 15 December, 1 PM & 5.30 PM
Monday 16 December, 7 PM 
Prices from £12.50 - £15.50 

CLUB DE FROMAGE ON ICE: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
The legendary pop club night as seen at Glastonbury, Reading, Latitude and loads of other festivals. Come and experience the ice version!
Ho ho ho! Tie up your skating boots, don your Santa hats and hit the rink for Fromage On Ice’s Christmas party!
What can be more Christmassy than skating around the idyllic surroundings of Ally Pally whilst listening to your favourite Christmas hits pop classics?
Expect to hear Wham!, Band-Aid, Mariah Carey, Slade, East 17, The Pogues, Elton John, Shakey and more as well as your usual (non-festive) pop classics.
Alexandra Palace Ice Rink
Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY 
Saturday 14 December, 8.30 PM
Tickets: £10

PETER PAN GOES WRONG
Following their multi-award-winning success with The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Mischief Theatre return with their riotous spin on a timeless classic, the West End smash hit Peter Pan Goes Wrong.
The members of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are back on stage, battling technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes as they attempt to present J.M Barrie’s much-loved tale. But will they ever make it to Neverland?
Alexandra Palace Theatre
Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY 
First performance: Friday 13 December
Final performance: Sunday 5 January 
Prices from £10.00 - £43.00 

SANTA’S GROTTO
Santa Claus is swapping the North Pole for North London as he sets up camp in the East Court this December. Little ones are treated to a meeting with Santa, a small gift, plus the opportunity to have their photo taken with Santa in his festive grotto. Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without a trip to see old Saint Nick!
Select dates only from 06 – 23 December 
Alexandra Palace East Court
Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY 
Tickets: £12 per child plus an additional £10 for photography


Fajita Pasta With Schwartz


This delicious Chicken Fajita meal is a great addition to add to your weekly mealtimes, not only is it quick and easy, it can be tweaked so enable you to add your favourite schwartz herb, spice or vegetables.


I love to use Paprika in this recipe as it has subtle earthiness, with a sweet and peppery taste, you can use Smoked paprika if you wish if you want a more chargrilled flavour. 

Ingredients
I thinly sliced red and 1 thinly sliced green peppers
1 white onion, chopped
2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil
2 cups uncooked penne pasta (6 oz)
500g chicken in small cube or strips
1 /2 tablespoon of Schwartz paprika
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
1/2 teaspoon of coriander
2 cloves of garlic
1 or /2 green chillies (depending on how spicy you would like it)
500g pasta sauce
40g grated cheese (optional)

Recipe
  • Cook the pasta in hot water according to the pack instructions, and drain well and cover.
  • Next heat the rapeseed oil in a frying pan on a high setting. add the onion, garlic and green chillies for a few minutes
  • Add the cubed chicken and seal the chicken until its starting to brown.
  • Add the paprika, cumin and coriander and cook for a few more minutes
  • Add the peppers and pasta sauce and then simmer, uncovered on high heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked. 
  • once the chicken is cooked, stir through the pasta
  • To serve, top with the grated cheese 


It is that simple, why not give it a try yourself, you can easily pick up all these ingredients at your local supermarket or if like me, I tend to prefer to order online from my local TESCO store and have all of my shopping delivered directly to my front door. Tesco currently has a great deal where you can purchase two of your favourite Schwarz spices for £2.50. Schwarz herbs and spices are an absolute essential for creating and enhancing the colour and flavour of your favourite dishes, which means you can experiment with an array of delicious flavours to suit everyone's palate.