Win 1 of 3 ‘My Life as a Courgette’ DVDs

I missed the screening of this film but have heard only great reviews about it. Have you heard of the movie My Life as a Courgette?

Here’s a little bit about it –

From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at festivals around the world, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), was nominated for both a Golden Globe® and Academy Award®.

After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this often strange and hostile environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.

Brought to life through memorably bold character designs and expressive stop- motion animation, MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE soars with laughter, sorrow, joy, and above all, stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

I will be reviewing it shortly but I’m sure we’ll enjoy it.

In the meantime, there’s 1 of 3 DVD copies up for grabs for you, my readers.

All you need do is enter the giveaway below –


My Life as a Courgette DVD

Win 4 tickets to Brick Live London to visit on Saturday or Sunday

I have a super quick competition for you today. It’s to win tickets for Brick Live London over the weekend courtesy of courtesy of ZURU Toys for the world launch of their brand new Mayka – Toy Block Tape.

BRICKLIVE is a great value day out – perfect for kids of all ages and a chance for the whole family to get creative, free-building with the millions of bricks in the famous BRICK Pits or across the great brick Graffiti Wall. Younger fans can enjoy the giant Duplo Brick play zone and Big Bricks Soft Play areas.

It’s the craze that’s turning building upside down! ZURU are excited to announce that London will be the first city globally to get their hands on the innovative new Mayka – Toy Block Tape. ZURU has partnered with BRICKLIVE, the UK’s biggest LEGO® fan convention, with interactive displays across 3 UK events with a footfall of over 90,000 brick and LEGO® fans! ZURU are creating a unique and interactive 100sqm stand at the London Bricklive show [27-30th July] and Birmingham show [26-29th October] and a 50sqm stand for the Belfast show [3-6th August].

ZURU’s stand will have a Mayka Tape playground where children and adults alike will be given the exclusive opportunity to try out Mayka Tape for the very first time before it hits UK stores in August 2017!

With Mayka Toy Block Tape you can transform any surface into a surface compatible with all leading toy block and building brick brands. This gravity-defying tape went viral on Indiegogo earlier this year under the name Nimuno Loops and has been tipped as 2017’s hottest toy invention. Mayka Toy Block Tape allows you to build up walls, around corners and even upside down. All you have to do is cut, shape, and stick and then you can Mayka 3D world anywhere you like! Better yet, its non-marking and you can remove and re-stick over and over again!

ZURU’s unique activity playground at BRICKLIVE includes a huge Mayka sign, a Big Ben, tunnels and cubes which attendees can build all over and under with 10,000 meters of tape. This will allow guests to really experience the boundary-free building Mayka Toy Block Tape provides.

*The Tickets are day tickets valid for either Saturday or Sunday only.

To win, enter the giveaway below –

Brick Live Competition

Win a Family Ticket to Morgan and West: More Magic for Kids at the Southbank Underbelly Festival

Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West are back with their new show More Magic For Kids!  at the Underbelly Festival Southbank between 29thMay and Sunday 4th June. Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West, the perfect family show this half-term, ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August later this year.

Despite their squabbles about the idea of creating a show for children, Mr West has finally resigned himself to the idea that he now does shows for children, although he’s really not best pleased about it. Mr. Morgan, as ever, is thrilled that people are willing and indeed eager to watch him and his magic tricks.  

Join in the fun as Mr. West wants to prove that he’s better than Mr. Morgan, and indeed silly children. No doubt his comeuppance will come as More Magic For Kids! prepares to unload another boxful of bewilderment and impossibility. What could possibly happen next?  

More Magic For Kids! sees our favourite magic duo set out to provide entertainment that is delightful for anyone of almost any age (5+), from any time period, and any level of maturity. The result is a marvellous show that is loved by both adults and children alike and will keep you entertained from beginning to end – the perfect family day out! 

Morgan & West have performed their outstanding magic shows across the globe to sell-out crowds during 2 UK tours, at the Edinburgh Fringe, Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe where they were nominated for ‘Best Family Show’, and Buxton Fringe where they were awarded ‘Best Comedy Show’. They have also appeared on Penn and Teller’s Fool Us (ITV), The Slammer (CBBC) and The Next Great Magician (ITV).


“Hilarious and good for all ages” – Primary Times

★★★★ “Hugely talented” – Daily Mirror

★★★★ “Superbly crafted – The Stage

Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids runs from 29th May to 4th June 2017 at The Spiegeltent, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX


Monday 29 May – 3pm

Tuesday 30 May – 3pm

Wednesday 31 May – 3pm

Thursday 1 June – 3pm

Friday 2 June – 3pm

Saturday 3 June – 1.15pm

Sunday 4 June – 1.15pm

Price per ticket: £10.00

Price for family ticket: £35 

Venue: The Spiegeltent, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

Duration: 60 minutes

You can book Tickets here:

Advice: Recommended for children 5 + and families

Being regular readers of Jacintaz3 has it’s advantages and if you like the sound of the show, you can win a family ticket (4 persons) to see Morgan and West.

Tickets to Morgan and West: More Magic for Kids

Molly Monster Film Review and Giveaway

Molly Monster was always the smallest in her family – until now.


Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as Molly Monster, the latest film from Enchanted Animation, premieres in UK cinemas on the 21st of April. Delightfully heart-warming and beautifully animated, get your family together this Spring for a story all about new beginnings.

In Monsterland, when the mothers lay their eggs it is the father’s job to keep them warm until it is time for the eggs to hatch. Baby monsters only hatch on Egg Island, so when Molly finds out she is going to be having a new brother or sister, she knows her family are off on a trip.

However, Molly Monster is too young to join her parents on the journey to Egg Island which leaves her feeling upset and disappointed. A determined Molly sets out on a journey to be reunited with her family – and it is longer and far more difficult than anything she could have ever imagined.

Accompanied by Edison, her best friend and toy, Molly learns what it means to be a family and most importantly what it means to become a big sister!

Molly Monster is a charming piece of storytelling for pre-school children which teaches them about family bonding and friendship. Ted Sieger‘s MOLLY MONSTER, is an international coproduction of Sieger, Little Monster GmbH,Trickstudio Lutterbeck GmbH, Alexandra Schatzfilmproduktion UG, Sluggerfilm AB, Senator Film Munchen GmbH and Peacock Film and will be distributed in the UK and Ireland by Enchanted Animation.

We loved the film. It’s endearing and deals with familial love and all the emotions that a sibling encounters when there is a new baby on the way.

Molly Monster is released in cinemas across the UK today – 21st April 2017 and was released in Ireland on 14th April 2017

Run time: 72 minutes

To celebrate the release of the film, I’m running a giveaway where you can win 1 of 2 chocolate eggs. You can never have enough chocolate, can you? All you need do is enter the giveaway below –


Molly Monster