Friday, 17 April 2015

Philips Disney Frozen Night Light Competition.

Despite the fact Max is a true action figure and rough and tumble boy, he is a Disney lover through and through. So of course we watch the most famous Disney film of recent times, Frozen! He might not want to swirl around and Anna or Elsa but he loves Sven and Olaf so much we have teddies and toys galore.

Not only is the world taken by a Frozen storm, there is also the release of the new short film which by the sounds of it is amazing! So to celebrate Philips have 25% off their Disney lighting range on their site using the code FROZENFUN (offer available until the 20th April 2015). They have a great selection of Frozen stuff in their store including a torch, sensor night light and a flashlight.

To celebrate this I have teamed up with Philips to give away 5 of their Disney Frozen 2 in 1 Projector and Night Light. This gorgeous light is perfect in any boy or girls bedroom and not only serves as a night light, but also projects scenes from the film onto the wall so that your little Kristoff or Anna can recreate their favourite scenes in their bedroom!

All you have to do is enter via the rafflecopter form below! Good luck!

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

BeerBods Review - By Scott

BeerBods is a small independent company that outsources independent brewed beers as subscriptions. I found out about this as a Christmas gift from the fine lady who runs this blog.

I received a set of 12 beers in a box which had to be requested through email. The email is the key part as it lets you know which beer it is presenting each week. The box is filled with a mixture of ales, lagers, porters and stouts. Every week, the beer is announced through social media which links you to the story and information behind the weekly beer.
As a review, I will avoid reviewing the beers individually as this review is all about BeerBods, rather than the breweries.

What there is to love about Beer Bods, especially if you read through their website, is their passion for independent brewing. Each beer belongs to unique brewers dotted around the UK and the subscription box comes at a great competitive price (less than the average pint at a pub). As a gift, this is a fantastic opportunity to treat a loved one to beer enthusiasts or even someone looking for something more adventurous.

The selection BeerBods provides does introduce you to the weird and wonderful life that is brewing. There were some great brewers with unique and wonderful ways to develop their own beer. What you find out, especially drinking one beer each week, is that you get to appreciate the greatness of each beer which is also given serving suggestions by BeerBods (that was a great touch to service).

With help from linking me to their website via email, I was able to get excited for each beer every Thursday evening. BeerBods also provide the opportunity to rate the beer, research the brewers and even link you to their available shops should you want more of the beer.
Come the end of your subscription (which I was quite gutted about at the end) BeerBods welcomes you to re-subscribe and enjoy more of their beers as they came along.

Personally, I loved this. As someone who was very intrigued by different ales and beers, I loved the excitement rolling over each week. I thought the service BeerBods provided was of high quality and their social media appreciation was very active.

If you're thinking of signing up to this subscription, I can only say GO FOR IT! Why not? It’s an experience that fulfils the pallet, but leaves the dry taste getting you to long for more (just like beer). If you are struggling for a gift for someone, again I couldn't recommend this more enthusiastically if the person in mind is into beer.

To conclude, I’d like to thank my wonderful fiancĂ©e (and empress of the blog) for the subscription and BeerBods for welcoming me to some cracking beers. The carousel of beers were just the ticket!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Indoor Picnics Are #BetterWithCake

The Easter holidays have been a mixture of dreary and gorgeous. Whenever we have planned to do something outside it rains and when we have planned to stay in it's been glorious. To be honest that's British weather for you. That's why when a gorgeous package from the king of cakes Mr Kipling arrived we knew a picnic was in order!

However the weather wasn't on our side. Whilst the sun peered through the clouds the rain hammered down meaning our outdoor picnic ended up as an indoor one.

With a great mix of cheese and cucumber sandwiches, crisps and sliced fruit the perfect addition was a Mr Kipling French Fancy. We rolled out the rug, popped on the Lego Movie and munched away to our hearts content. 

There's something magical about a cake from Mr Kipling. It takes me right back to my childhood and I'm so glad to see that things are pretty much exactly the same. It's a great sweet indulgence after a long day playing games with the family.

After having an abundance of cuddles (which are the best thing on a gloomy day) and finishing the film we headed to the bedroom for fun and games. Me and Max love to dance together so we tend to whack on the radio full blast and boogie away to get all the sillies out. Max has always loved music so you can tell he's determined to be a rockstar. 

When our arms and legs are aching from jumping, twisting and shouting we decided to take inspiration from the movie we watch and immerse ourselves in the world of Lego. Max as become obsessed with Lego since he got some for his birthday and plays with it on a daily basis making everything from rockets to super heroes. 

A gloomy day inside on the Easter holidays was made significantly #betterwithcake. It's the little moments that you will treasure for a lifetime. What is your better with cake moment?

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