Sunday, 29 May 2016

Competition: Win a Clif Bar Goody Basket

Win a Clif Bar Goody Basket
Win This Clif Bar Goody Basket

The makers of Clif Bar have given me a rather nice mini hamper of goodies for one of you lucky readers to win.

Cluf Bar are America's favourite energy bar brand and they are launcing a brand new flavoured energy bar which is included in the hamper.

The Clif Bar Coconut Chocolate Chip Energy Bar is made of organic rolled oats, coconut pieces, dairy-free chocolate chips and 10g of protein to keep the hunger cravings at bay.

They are perfect to use before, during or after exercise and on those days when you are trying to run on two hours sleep when the kiddies have kept you up.

The bars come in seven flavours: Chocolate Chip, Crunchy Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Blueberry Crisp, Chocolate Almond Fudge, White Chocolate Macadamia and of course the Coconut Chocolate Chip.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Win a £25 Nickelodeon Voucher to Celebrate Their 1st Birthday

Nickelodeon Store 1st Birthday Event

The Nickelodeon Store in Leicester Square turns one on Monday 30 May and to celebrate the store is inviting its customers to come and join in with a special birthday-themed activities day on Saturday 28th May.

The day will start at 10am and activities will include a balloon artist, a colouring competition, birthday discounts and SpongeBob SquarePants will be there to meet and entertain the kids.

There will be giveaways happening throughout the day and the colouring competition prize is a gift bag of prizes worth £75!

SpongeBob Squarepants
SpongeBob Will Be There On The Day

The store features more than 400 square feet of Nickelodeon merchandise from programmes such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer, Paw Patrol and Rugrats.

If you want to attend the event, see The Nickelodeon Store's website for more details.

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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Recipe: Anzac Biscuits With Raisins

I love baking when it's quick and easy, and these biscuits tick both of these criteria!

I make them quite often because they taste sooooo good, and aren't too high in fat compared to most biscuits you can bake. 

I got the recipe from Jamie Oliver and then slightly tweaked it by taking a couple of things out and adding raisins. 

When you make the dough you can even bag some of it up and put it in the freezer to save you having to prepare it the next time you want some!

Claire's Anzac and Raisin Biscuits Recipe


My Anzac Biscuits With Raisins Recipe
My Anzac Raisin Biscuits

Ingredients


  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 120 g plain flour
  • 1 mug of porridge oats
  • 1 mug of light brown sugar
  • 1 mug of desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Half a cup of raisins or sultanas
  • Tuesday, 24 May 2016

    Film Review: Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie

    Snoopy And Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie has been released on DVD so Chunk and I have had a sneaky peak to let you know what it's like!

    The story is about the well known characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy and has been made by those clever people who gave us the Ice Age films.

    The Peanuts Movie sees Charlie Brown facing an epic and heroic quest, and it also has Snoopy going head to head with his nemesis the Red Baron.

    The moral of the story is that every underdog has their day, so never give up.

    The DVD has some great special features including all-new Snoopy snippets, step-by-step drawing tutorials, dance and sing along sections and Megham Trainor's music video soundtrack.

    As a Meghan Trainor fan I quite enjoyed watching the behind the scenes footage of how her video was made, and Chunk liked the extra Snoopy snippets!


    Chunk really enjoyed the film and his favourite character was the rather cheeky, but loving Snoopy. It was refreshing for me to watch the film as I grew up watching the cartoon so I was eager to see if it had changed. Thankfully the makers have kept the same style and character personalities as the original so I got to regress back to my youth for an hour!

    Chunk and I found it quite an easy watch, so it's definitely something that would add to a chilled out afternoon during the half term.


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    Monday, 23 May 2016

    Gift Ideas for Father's Day

    Snapfish Father's Day Gift Ideas

    Father's Day is fast approaching (June 19) so I've been hunting for ideas for Chunk's dad.

    For other celebrations such as Mother's Day and Valentine's Day I've tended to use Snapfish for gifts because they do a great range of personalised presents.

    This year I decided to make his dad a personalised Father's Day card using a photo of them that I know is one of his favourites, as well as a keyring with the same image.

    I really like the way you can use images from your computer or social media and can add different texts and templates to make it totally unique to your loved one. While I was at it I even managed to make a birthday card for my mum's upcoming birthday and printed off lots of holiday photos for Chunk's holiday life story work that I have started to work on.

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