Lego Top Christmas Toys

Lego Top Christmas Toys

Now the children are going back to school you may start to be thinking about Christmas. It is around now that you can grab some really good bargains. If you know what you are after that is even better. Lego itself is always going to be in the top toys for Christmas but it is interesting … Read more

Xeno Interactive Monster

Xeno Interactive Monster

Xeno the Interactive Monster – Top Toy Christmas 2014 We were invited to a special day at London Zoo with Xeno (RRP £79.99). Now if you have not heard of Xeno then I am sure you will, as I predicted that he is going to be one of the top toys this Christmas.  He comes in … Read more

Playstation Present ideas

playstation present ideas

    If you need inspiration for present ideas then you cannot go wrong with Playstation. They have something for all ages, budgets and abilities.  We have had many Playstation products and never had them go wrong or been disappointed in them. My oldest son had his first Playstation when he was 3 years old (1999): … Read more

BBC Good Food Show Birmingham Winter 2013

This winter (27th November-1st December 2013) saw Brian Turner, Frances Quinn, James Martin, Lisa Faulkner and Natalie Coleman opening the doors of the NEC for the 23rd year running of The BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham. The nation’s biggest food event really had something for everyone, no matter their age, budget, or dietary requirements. Present were a selection of well-known brands, the opportunity to discover new local and regional produce of the finest quality, dining equipment, cooking accessories and appliances, demonstrations, live cooking (featuring over 50 chefs and experts), book signings, free samples, and Christmas decorations. M&S Christmas Theatre This beautifully set theatre was very festive and inviting. With a tasty sample as we waited for the live cooking to begin it also gave the opportunity to have a rest. There were tips on how to prepare for Christmas, how M&S can help, and of course a fantastic Christmas pudding alternative recipe. The Great British Bake Off Village Fans of the show The Great British Bake off were in for a treat with winners and contestants from the hit TV show baking their favourite dishes. This area was devoted to all things baking and also the opportunity for afternoon tea. We did not visit The Supertheatre, (which was sponsored by Tesco finest*) where tickets could be purchased on the door for a standard seat, so missed James Martin, The Hairy Bikers, Paul Hollywood & Mary Berry. The BBC Good Food Show Summer runs 12 – 15 June, NEC, Birmingham Advance ticket prices start at £24.25 and please check the website for more details bbcgoodfoodshowsummer.com The BBC Good Food Shows are organised and presented by River Street Events Ltd The GoodFood word mark and logo are trademarks of BBC Worldwide Limited. Copyright 2013 BBC Worldwide Limited With an array of well-known brands, kitchen appliances and gadgets, a spread of the finest local and regional produce to shop from, and the best in live cooking, book signings, and tastings all under one roof, visitors should expect a food experience like no other. With the festive season in the air, this is the perfect place to prepare for Christmas, featuring over 50 chefs and experts from across the country on seven different stages.

This winter (27th November-1st December 2013) saw Brian Turner, Frances Quinn, James Martin, Lisa Faulkner and Natalie Coleman opening the doors of the NEC for the 23rd year running of The BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham. The nation’s biggest food event really had something for everyone, no matter their age, budget, or dietary requirements. … Read more

Advent Calendar Giveaways #GuestPost

advent calendar

Add some extra sparkle this Christmas with the £1,900 KiddyCharts advent calendar giveaways Today we have a guest on the blog. It is Helen Neale who has popped down the chinmey from the KiddyCharts and Stickers, Stars and Smiles blogs. She has two children, and writes about them on both blogs. Her kiddycharts.com site is … Read more

Stop being Crude – The Croods Review

The Croods DVD Review

THE CROODS is the Dreamworks Animation UK box office blockbuster hit, earning over £26 million! If, like us, you missed it then you will be pleased to know that Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are releasing it on DVD and Blue Ray just in time for Christmas! By that I mean the 9th December – so … Read more