Tooned 50 – Review and giveaway!

Over Christmas there is nothing better than spending time with the family, snuggled on the sofa watching a film or two! So we were thrilled when we were sent a copy of the Tooned 50 DVD, which was released on the 9th of December, to take a look at!


From the creators of the award winning cartoon show TOONED, (a series of short cartoon episodes which air on Sky Sports F1 before each F1 race) comes a fun-­‐packed story of McLaren’s 50 years in Formula One. Containing 8 episodes, you join Professor M, Jenson BuJon and Sergio Perez as they take a hilarious journey through 50 years of motor racing, with exciting, wild and outlandish tales about McLaren’s legendary world championsip drivers, including the great Bruce McLaren himself! The DVD also contains 5 special features too!

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Competition: Win tickets to the Fruit Shoot Skills Awards!


This summer, leading children’s soft drink brand Robinsons Fruit Shoot, in association with Nickelodeon, launched Get Your Skills On, a campaign designed to give kids the chance to give kids the chance to learn the latest cool skills ranging from street dance to free style basketball to urban percussion. With the help of the Fruit Shoot Skills Crew, a seven-strong troupe of record breakers and skilled performers, Fruit Shoot scoured the nation in search of Britain’s most skilled kids.


To celebrate the nation’s talent, Fruit Shoot and Nickelodeon will be hosting the star studded Fruit Shoot Skills Awards in London on 7th September 2013 and I have four tickets to give away so you can be there! The doors will open at 1pm, with the show starting at 2pm and lasting around 70 minutes.

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Win a Family Ticket to The Blackpool Dungeon!

Are you looking for a day out for you and your family? Do you fancy visiting a scary Blackpool attraction? Well – if you do this giveaway is just for you!


With 10 live shows and 70 minutes of laughter, screaming, theatre, jokes, history, rides, special effects and a maze, the Blackpool Dungeon gives you a thrill-filled journey through 1000 years of Lancashire’s murky past!

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Mister Maker Gives Us an Idea: Watch and Make Vol.5 – Review and Giveaway!

Mister Maker has been VERY popular in our house ever since he hit the screens in 2007. JT was 2, but Mister Maker managed to keep his attention and enthrall him in his ‘makes’… and the shapes entertained too!

Now, 6 years on, he still gets switched on and his makes are still popular – with me too as a reception class teacher! Mister Maker’s projects often spark my imagination and give me the inspiration for projects at school!

When we were asked if we would like to take a look at the NEW Mister Maker: Watch and Make Vol. 5 DVD, released by Abbey Media I knew it would go down well – even though the boys are now 6 and 7!

Abbey Media mister maker

The DVD has 5 episodes on it with a run time of 95 minutes in total! This for me is great as you can watch it in short bursts, an episode at a time, or can watch the whole thing if time allows.

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COMPETITION: Pork Farm Pork Pies – YOUR pie, YOUR way!

There is no getting round the fact that most people like a bit of pork pie – in fact, it is one of those things that seems to be almost a British staple when it comes to a picnic!

In our house we love a pork pie – whether it be a chunk of a BIG one, or an individual mini one! They all seem to go down well!


So how do I eat mine?

Well, I am partial to a chunk of pork pie and I love to eat it with a smearing of apple jam! Pork and apple do go well together, and the hints of sweetness and spice in my apple jam just seem to add to the flavour of the pork pie! So wherever the pie goes, a little pot of jam goes too! It makes the perfect picnic treat!

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