Cortex Challenge is a challenging brain-busting card game that everyone will love! It is suitable for aged 8 and above and for 2 to 6 players. It is available to buy from Esdevium store finder RRP £12.99 and Amazon.
This post is an entry for BritMums #MilkDrinkersMilk Linky Challenge, sponsored by Cravendale.
I recently took up BritMums latest challenge #MilkDrinkersMilk with Cravendale to write about our family’s favourite way to drink Cravendale milk. For us, we use milk in so many different ways, like making a cup of tea or coffee, dunking a favourite biscuit into warm milk, drinking it cold with their favourite chocolate straw, making milkshakes, breads, soups and many more.
A few months ago, I tried to bake Jamie Oliver’s Butternut Squash Muffins and it was a great success. I am not a big fan of vegetable cakes like carrot cake but I love the idea of hidden vegetables in cake. Ever since I tried the muffins, I’ve loved it. So I decided to make a Butternut Squash & Raspberry traybake for my Lichfield Mandarin Club’s party. This was my first time baking it and all the children and parents loved it. They all couldn’t detect the butternut squash. The only let down was that the raspberries were slightly sour!
As many of you may know, the brand new Minions movie hits cinemas on 26th June 2015! We can’t wait to watch it now! To celebrate, Green Giant is challenging bloggers to create the ultimate Minion-inspired summer snack.
So I created these Minions sweet corn steamed cakes! I can understand that it might sound weird for some people but in fact, in Asian countries, sweet corn is used in many recipes. We even have sweet corn ice cream, sweet corn jelly and not forgetting the popular chicken with sweet corn soup as found in many Chinese takeaways and restaurants.
Most children love cake! But not all children love vegetables! By combining these two together, we made sweet corn cakes! Sweet corn is naturally sweet, healthy and nutritious!
Recently, I went to the Hillary Blinds craft event in Birmingham to learn how to make a fabric book cover and a bird. Since then, I keen wanting to make a fabric toilet paper holder for the family bathroom toilet. The kids use this toilet the most and it is very plain. We have not yet tackled that room and left it as it was when we bought our home. There is no mirror, shower panels or any pictures. So I took up Hillarys’ craft challenge to use one of their four new fabrics to make something creative.
Mr K is a very imaginative child who loves to invent little games and often comes up with lots of creative ideas. As a parent, we are always there to support and nurture him. So when we came across the BritMums Linky Challenge with Petits Filous, Mr K’s cogs started turning.
Petits Filous Magic Squares is a brand new range available in two delicious varieties, Strawberry & Vanilla flavour and Raspberry & Vanilla flavour. It comes with a unique quadrant shape of two distinctly different flavours. You can either taste one flavour at a time or totally mix it up. Petits Filous contains both calcium and vitamin D which helps build strong bones. They are available nationwide from April 2015 from Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Asda at RRP £1.89. We bought one for £1 in Tesco. My son loves it!
After seeing the squares, it gave Mr K an idea to make his own board game. This is not the first time he has made up his own board game. Last year, he made a Mummy Tummy Pyramid game and he was short-listed in the Young Games Inventor 2014 competition. Unfortunately, we didn’t get enough votes to make it through to the final.
Anyway, this is Mr K’s first draft for his Cops and Robbers board game. There are four rooms on the board game. One room will have the Gem that the robbers have to sneak through to get it before he gets caught by the cop.
This year 2015, I was invited for two fitness challenges which is to trial Epson Pulsense watch and Alive! Women’s energy multi-vitamin.
I have to say that going to the gym or any form of exercise is definitely not my cup of tea. My weight has been like a yo-yo since young. This year, I wanted to be different! So I am thrilled to trial Alive! multi-vitamin to give me the boost that I needed.
Alive! is already a huge hit in the US and is launching in the UK this coming February. Do look out for them. What’s so different about Alive is that it is the only multi-vitamin and mineral brand available in the UK containing a proprietary dried blend of 26 fruits & vegetables including, pomegranate, acai berry, cranberry, blueberry, strawberry, beetroot, carrot, cabbage and apple. It does not contain gluten, soya, dairy, yeast, artificial flavourings or colours.
Each Alive! product is specially formulated for men, women and children from 3 years, taking into consideration their unique needs and ensuring that it is the best and most comprehensive available to the UK consumer.
This post is an entry for Mission Deli Wraps “Our Super Soft Mission” challenge.
Mission Foods, the UK’s No.1 brand of bakery wraps, introduced its Super Soft recipe to the UK market this summer. Their new softer wrap doesn’t dry out and retains its freshly made taste, without compromising on taste or versatility.
Freixenet, the UK’s leading sparkling wine brand have been inviting the nation to celebrate the #LittleThings in Life. So they invited a few bloggers to join in and document the moments that give us that secret ‘yes’ feeling. Whether it’s grabbing the last Frozen toys, managing to save your toast from burning or finding the last car park space in an event! They are all worth celebrating!
Being a parent for almost seven years, I have often found brown patches on the bathmat after someone earlier was getting changed while sitting there. Each time, I have to name and shame one of my children and keep telling them how to clean themselves after going to the toilet.
In fact according to Andrex®, 34% of parents rate teaching their children how to be clean after going to the toilet as the most difficult parenting task, beating teaching them to brush teeth (15%), holding cutlery (5%) and blowing their nose (3%). So I am not the only one facing the same problem. Therefore Andrex® wants to start a conversation around what being clean really means and demonstrate that how we clean and care for our intimate areas can make a huge difference, not only to our physical wellbeing but to how good and confident we really feel. It’s done this by creating the Andrex® Clean Routine and this is the guide.
We were given Andrex® Clean challenge to teach all of the family about the importance of being clean and the correct way to clean themselves after going to the toilet. We were delighted to take this on and were given a week to do this challenge.
“This post is an entry for #Afterschoolchefs Linky Challenge, sponsored by Birds Eye. Learn more on the Birds Eye Facebook page.”
The summer is finally over as it is getting colder and it is back-to-school time now. I am so pleased that both children have been able to settle back into their routine quickly. But actually I struggled a bit! After I had not cooked for three weeks after a holiday in Singapore, I struggled to take up the pots and pans!
Luckily, Birds Eye knows it is not easy to get back to routine and offered us to take up this challenge via Britmums. So I went to our local supermarket and bought a lot of delicious looking Birds Eye frozen foods like fish fingers, crisps chicken, peas, potatoes waffles and others.
British Turkey has teamed up with Red Tractor to find the UK’s best recipe using great British fresh seasonal produce in the #TurkeyTractorChallenge competition.
The lucky blogger winner will receive a voucher worth £200 to the supermarket of their choice and be invited to receive their award at the prestigious British Turkey Awards at The Savoy, London on September 25th 2014. The two lucky runner’s up will receive £50 worth of supermarket vouchers. The closing date is 22 August 2014.
The theme for the competition is ‘Arabian Nights’. So I have asked a couple of friends for advice as I have not tried cooking Arabian food before. They suggested to cook turkey tagine using a Pyrex slow cooker.
Brainbox recently launched a competition, called The Young Games Inventor of the Year. They are on the lookout for the next young games inventors and in particular for any great board game ideas they might have! They invite entries into the Young Games Inventor competition, where prizes include winning your height in BrainBox games and the chance to see your game made up.
To celebrate the World Cup, OXO asked if I would like to create a different cuisine of one of the 32 participating countries mouth-watering recipes for the World Cup Blogger Challenge. Without hesitation, I backed Germany to win and picked two utensils to cook two German dishes: 2.8L Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl and Potato Ricer.