Moshi Monsters Series 11 – The Countdown – Day 8


I love Twistmas, don’t you? It’s my favourite time of year.

I think we are kindred spirits.

Today is Day 8 of the countdown and may I take great pleasure in introducing -



Name and Species
Plumpty the Proper Pud
Personality: Straitlaced, old-fashioned, honest.
Mini Bio
Proper by name, proper by nature, these amazingly prudish Moshlings disapprove of anything new or remotely out of the ordinary. And that’s strange when you consider the fact each and every Proper Pud’s head is filled with gooey magic icing that tastes like mulled Bongo Colada. Not that they would ever dare try it themselves!
Habitat: Proper Puds live in converted mixing bowls near Knickerbocker Nook but they often congregate in the shops of Ooh La Lane around Twistmastime.
Likes: Custard and old-fashioned values.
Dislikes: Paper plates and spoon lickers

We love Plumpty. We kind of love all our Moshlings but Plumpty is special as he reminds us of Twistmas and that is a very special time for us.

I think I would just love Bongo Colada and I know I love custard and old fashioned values.

Plumpty was last seen at the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park…


Moshi Monsters Series 11 – The Countdown – Day 7


Day 7 of the Countdown and we would love to, or maybe we shouldn’t…but then maybe we will – introduce you to



Name and Species

Darwin the Dithering Dodo

Personality: Dim-witted, hesitant, cheery.

Mini Bio

It’s hardly surprising Dithering Dodos are so rare because they can’t decide if they are coming or going. In fact these incredibly indecisive Moshlings can’t even decide if they can fly, and can often be seen dithering around towering ice ledges preparing to jump… before changing their minds. Again!

Habitat: Take a hike to the Frostipop Glacier and you’ll probably find a flock of Dithering Dodos walking around in circles, trying to decide what to do.

Likes: Cosy beanies and beak polish.

Dislikes: Sailors and the smell of stuffing.

A dithering Dodo…I like the tone of that. The next time someone makes me angry….I may just call them one!!

A monster who loves beanies – we love it right back. Darwin looks all set for the cold and we really should be taking out the woollies now ourselves, given the weather over the last few days.

Darwin was last seen deciding whether to jump off this snowy ledge!!


42 Days of Summer with McVites BN Biscuits

When the summer holidays first began, I was worried about how I would keep the children occupied. We had no holiday booked and frankly we didn’t have a budget that allowed for a holiday.

I really had no need to worry. Our days have been filled with things to do. We’ve been to some amazing events


and some rather interesting places


And when we haven’t been visiting places, we have been spending our time playing board games and enjoying our time together.


The children have not been bored and I have managed to keep sane. I think the weather helped a great deal. We had some amazing beach days.


Of course we did have some help with a few snacks that the children enjoyed trying out and the most popular was these BN biscuits that we were sent at the beginning of the holidays.


What are BN biscuits? BN or Biscuiterie Nantaise are a French brand of biscuit which consists of 2 biscuits which have a filling in between. McVites has brought back this popular brand of biscuits and we were sent the chocolate and the raspberry variety to try out.


We thought they were so good that they have now become a permanent feature on my grocery list. The crisp, crunchy biscuits that sandwich a gooey raspberry filling or a sumptuous filling will make anyone a fan. The biscuits themselves have a salty-sweet flavour that is tasty on its own. Add in the cheeky face and it definitely goes down a delight with the children (and grown-ups too…) Yes, I loved them and I dare you to say you didn’t!

The children loved both flavours but preferred the chocolate. I quite liked the taste of the raspberry. It was tangy and sweet all at once and utterly delicious.


We loved the smiling, cheeky faces and if you had one that winked then…well…you were star of the day!!

There are still 3 weeks or so of the summer holidays left and it looks like the ‘summer’ part of it is all set to leave us high and dry (or probably wet if the weather has anything to do with it) But fear not, there are always things to do with the children after you have come home from that holiday that you spent your last dime on and now hear the children groan about how boring it is and they wish they were back there. Absolutely ungrateful!!

You see I didn’t have this problem as I didn’t go away at all!!

You can still enjoy the summer though and here are some tips on how you can stay sane for the rest of it and on a budget too!!

-          Make a scrapbook – relive the memories of your super holiday abroad or at home. Even visits to the park can be an adventure. Get the children involved and let them choose their most loved memory. It will also serve as a perfect remembrance as the years go by.

-          Have a movie marathon. Each member of the family picks a film (child friendly of course) and the family gets together to watch them all.

-          If it’s raining outside – spread a blanket on the floor and bring the picnic indoors. Its loads of fun, we do it often.

-          Have a sleepover – Get the children out of their bedrooms and into sleeping bags and camp out in the garden or on the living room floor.

-          Go for walks to parks as a family, take in the wildlife, the scenery and sniff the pure air. If its raining, put on your macs and wellies and walk around all the same. Don’t forget to jump in muddy puddles.

We have had a fantastic summer holiday and it’s not over yet. We still have picnic plans and outings planned and family visits too. It is going to be hectic and we are going to be accompanied everywhere by those cheeky BN biscuits. Bring on the rain, we won’t let you spoil our summer though!!


This post is an entry for 42 Days of Summer Linky Challenge sponsored by McVitie’s BN. Learn more at

Moshi Monsters Series 11 – The Countdown – Day 6


We are egg lovers in the house. Who can resist an Eggs Benedict? Apparently…no one….

It’s Day 6 of the Countdown and I am totally egg-cited to introduce -


11Name and Species

Benedict the Broken Booble

Personality: Panicky, disorganised, frazzled.

Mini Bio

Broken Boobles just about manage to hold themselves together because they are constantly cracking up. That’s why these eggy Moshlings use colourful ribbons to prevent their fragile heads from falling to bits. Unfortunately their arms are so short they are forever asking passers-by to help tie their bows.

Habitat:Broken Boobles hang out alongside Boiled Boffins in Yellow Middle Meadow, but they also enjoy chilling out in eggcups on Beaster Island.

Likes: Rolling down hills andgift wrapping.

Dislikes: Teaspoons and Potty Pipsqueaks.

We love Benedict. We love ribbons and we also enjoy rolling down hills – of course when the sun is shining. We don’t like wet grass smudges on our clothes.

I kind of dislike Potty Pipsqueaks too!!

Benedict was last seen rolling down Box Hill in Surrey!!


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