Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Easter Baking Challenge With Num Noms

We were challenged by Num Noms to make our very own Easter Egg Bark. Lexie couldn’t wait to get creating and unboxing the latest Num Noms. We received a cool parcel with ingredients to make some Easter egg bark, some latest Num noms and an apron and hat. 

The bark was super easy to make and you could use anything to top it not just mini eggs. Perfect for a quick easy treat or a great way to use up any bits and bobs of Easter eggs lying around. 

You will need : 

3x 150g milk chocolate broken in to chunks

Butter or grease proof paper

50g of white chocolate, broken in to chunks.

1x 90g of mini eggs

Put the milk chocolate chunks in to a heatproof bowl. Bring to the boil a saucepan of water, add the bowl with chocolate in top. Leave the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally.

Line a small tin ( I used a brownie tin) and pour in the melted milk chocolate, spread the chocolate around the line.

Melt the white chocolate, then once melted add blobs to the milk chocolate then with a cocktail stick or fork swirl the white and milk chocolate together.

Bash and add the mini eggs or any other topping you fancy and leave to set in the fridge. 

Once set break in to smaller pieces then the bark is complete.

Included in the parcel was a bundle of the Num Noms range, including the Num Noms Mystery Make Up Surprise, Num Noms Sparkle Smoothies and Num Noms Mystery Packs.

The Mystery Make Up Surprise Num Noms character which was actually a cute body spray, when you take the hat off which was a nice surprise.

The sparkle smoothies was some lovely detailed lip glosses with a little wand, which have lovely scents to them.

The mystery packs was scented Num Noms characters, which had tuffs of different coloured hair which you can brush and style.

Num Noms are available from all major toy shops including. Smyths Toys


Tuesday, 16 April 2019

PAW Patrol Awards Launch at Kidtropolis in Birmingham

So Yesterday we was invited To Kidtropolis at the NEC in Birmingham to celebrate the Paw Patrol awards launch, to celebrate real life little heroes. Lexie was lucky to be about to do a meet Skye and get a super big fluffy hug. 

For the second year the much-loved pups with their unique personalities and special characteristics are celebrating ‘real-life’ little heroes in the PAW Patrol Little Heroes Paw Awards 2019. 

Do you know or have a little hero in your life who deserves to be recognised, ages from 3-10 years. and you would like to nominate them, you can enter the Awards by visiting www.PAWAwards.co.uk from 13th April, and sharing why this little one deserves to be one of the PAW Patrol Little Heroes of 2019.  If you are nominating someone else’s child, we ask that you seek permission of the child’s parent first. Anyone can enter and there are 8 awards and will be chosen by a panel of judges, with some special prizes for the winners and runner ups. 

Then here’s the chance for you to help them shine with the help of their favourite pups. Parents of youngsters across the country will be very familiar with Chase, Rubble, Skye, and Marshall, just some of the heroic pups from Nick Jr’s number one rated TV show PAW Patrol produced by Spin Master Entertainment.

The Awards

-           The Rubble Award for Strength

Whether physical or emotional, do you know a little one who has shown unusual strength? They may have been brave, tough or strong.  We’d love to know what they did and how proud you are of them!

-           The Skye Award for Courage

Has a little one you know shown outstanding courage.  Did they face their fears or help others through a courageous act? Please tell us what happened and why they deserve this award!

-           The Marshall Award for Loyalty 

Sometimes, loyalty is tested and it’s not easy to do the right thing by others! It might mean missing out yourself or upsetting another. But if you know a little one has shown remarkable loyalty or willingness, do let us know.

-           The Rocky Award for Making a Difference   

Has a little one helped the community?  Have they taught you a thing or two about saving the planet or shown inspiration, or wisdom or come up with a brilliant idea? Tell us why your little patroller is a shining star!

-           The Chase Award for Leadership

Has your little one proven a responsible leader? Was there a time when they unexpectedly stepped up to the mark to lead, shown confidence, maturity or set a great example? Whether at school or at home, we’d love to hear!

-           The Everest Award for Kindness and Friendship

Has your little one helped or supported a friend or family member in need or just been incredibly kind to others? Tell us how they have been a great friend or about their generosity and kind heart.

-           The Zuma Award for Being Helpful

Everyone needs a little help at times and often kids are not always first to offer - but if you have a special little assistant in your life then please share what makes them your helpful hero!

-           The Ryder Award for Kindness to Animals

Do you know a child who is a hero who shows kindness above and beyond to the animal kingdom? Tell us how this child is a friend to pets or animals whatever their shape, size or wherever they live!

*We was gifted tickets for the show and a goody bag for this post*