I love hampers, there’s something so quintessentially British about them. They’re always packed with interesting foodie goodies – things you’d never buy yourself but when they’re in a hamper you can’t wait to peek under the lids and wrappers of the items in the hamper. I was lucky enough to be bought one a few years ago and gleefully kept most of the contents to myself as they were far too delicious to share….I know I’m a meanie (sorry Santa!)
Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained whilst you’re in the kitchen playing Nigella (doing the cooking obviously….) on Christmas morning or after some new apps to load on the iPad they’ve asked for? Check out the brilliant new game Mini Pupstars which encourages creative play and helps to develop fine motor skills with the player choosing one of four 3D dogs to style by growing their hair, washing, cutting, shaving and spraying colour before adding accessories and taking a photo on the red carpet.
My blog has some amazing competitions on it right now for the festive period but it has to be said that my favourite family money saving website MyFamilyClub.co.uk has gone all out with their Christmas spirit this year in this festive competition.
In the run up to the festive season, money-saving website MyFamilyClub.co.uk is giving away over three thousand pounds worth of prizes to lucky families across the UK. Whilst pressures on family finances are increasing, more than one million people plan to take out a payday loan to cover the cost of Christmas, according to a report by the Government-backed Money Advice Service.
The chill of the Antarctic is heading for the Midlands – bringing with it an adorable colony of waddling penguins, which are set to create a frenzy at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham.
The brand new Penguin Ice Adventure will be opening at the popular under-water attraction in time for the Easter holidays in 2014 and will give visitors a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with a colony of Gentoo Penguins.
Offering a real insight into the lives and quirky habits of the Gentoo, Penguin Ice Adventure takes visitors on an expedition into the rarely seen Antarctic landscape where they can marvel at the cheeky antics of these endearing birds from multiple viewing platforms as they dive beneath the freezing waters and play in their icy home.
Christmas is a busy time for us grown ups with Christmas shopping to do, presents to wrap and more cooking than is legally allowed for a festive celebration. On top of that there are also the kids to consider and usually they want some sort of kids party with all their friends to celebrate the end of term and the start of the holidays…(you on the other hand would like a large gin and a bottle of Prozac to get through this).
As if you don’t have enough to do you now have to come up with a plethora of ‘innovative and quirky’ kids party ideas that will placate the kids, amuse the parents and give you some mum points on the ever competitive party scoreboard.