Egg-citing Easter Promotion To Search For Dragon Eggs At Shrek’s Adventure London

If you are visiting Shrek’s Adventure this Easter you may want to get in on this very special egg hunt –

Egg Hunts are getting an ‘egg-xtreme’ upgrade this Easter at DreamWorks Tours: Shrek’s Adventure! London. Between 1- 23 April, visitors to the London attraction will be challenged with a very special egg hunt as they search for rare Dragon specimens during their tour of Far Far Away.

On arrival for their DreamWorks Tour, guests will learn of a recent mishap in which a delivery of rare Dragon Eggs, en route to the Island of Berk, malfunctioned in mid-air; dropping its cargo over Far Far Away. The Eggs could have landed anywhere and guests must help locate them!  As they explore Far Far Away on their journey to find Shrek, guests will have the egg-xtra challenge of spotting all of the eggs.

At the end of the experience a special surprise awaits as guests find themselves in the maternity ward for the amazing dragon eggs, watched over by the chief Viking Egg Nurse.  To reward the guests for their helpful assistance in finding the lost eggs, they will get to witness a dragon emerging from its egg in front of their eyes!

Featuring puppetry, special effects and a sprinkle of magic, the specially created baby dragon is a first for the attraction. Guests will be fascinated as the baby dragon comes to life thanks to the nurturing touches of the expert Egg Nurse and the help of the guests.

The Dragon Egg Hunt is included in normal ticket prices.  Advanced booking is recommended as the experience will only run for a limited time.

Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge

The school week is always busy. Besides the school work, there’s swimming and tennis. And there’s always something else to do everyday. While I cook the children a meal everyday, some days I just don’t feel like it. On those days #ThankGoodness for Dolmio!

I was thrilled to be chosen to take part in the Dolmio challenge with Britmums and to do so I was sent a hamper of goodies to prepare a mid week meal. The hamper was enough to feed us for at least 3 meals and then some so the children were happy that they’d be having a lot of pasta during the week. They didn’t realise that there were also lots of vegetables that I was going to sneak in.

 

I first decided to go with the all-time favourite – Spaghetti Bolognese. The kids love it and so do we – Hubs and I.

It’s super easy to do and takes hardly any time so the children have a home cooked meal in no time. It’s also really tasty and has no nasties in it which makes it even better.

All I needed to do was fry the mince and then add the sauce. I also added some carrots to the bolognese sauce and the children ate it without a murmur. A real win-win for me. They even asked to take it for packed lunch the next day.

I then decided to try something else with the Dolmio sauce and make a kind of Chicken Pepperonata -a kind of grilled chicken served with a sauce made with Dolmio, Peppers and Courgettes.

This is an easy dish to do and it tastes quite delicious. You need –

  • Chicken breasts
  • Dolmio sauce
  • Courgettes
  • Peppers – red, green and yellow
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Flour to coat

Method –

    • Add salt and pepper to the chicken pieces. I also make a mix of garlic granules and some chicken mixed spices. Then coat the chicken in flour.
    • Fry the chicken in some oil till it’s lightly browned.

    • In a separate pan, lightly fry the courgettes (chopped) and the peppers (sliced). Then add in the Dolmio sauce and the cook for 2 minutes.

    • Add in the chicken and simmer for 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

  • Serve with crusty bread.

The kids love this one too and I love it as the vegetables go down well too. You can add mushrooms if you like.

The children love it when I make meals like this and I love the fact that it’s so easy to do. Mid week meals are no fuss with Dolmio. And since each bottle contains 1 of your 5 a day, it’s a no-brainer that I use it quite regularly.

 

There are loads of recipes to try out, so why don’t you visit the Dolmio website for some cooking inspiration 

This is an entry to the #Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge with Dolmio

Drinking is fun with Sip N Sound Straws from Flair – Review

When I was asked if I would like to review these Sip N Sound Straws from Flair and I said ‘yes’, I didn’t know what a big hit they would turn out to be.

The children are 12, 8 and 5 and it seems that they are still able to enjoy these simple products that are so much fun.

This is the kind of product that makes you go – ‘why has no one thought of this before?’

Sip n Sound is a brand new interactive animal straw range. The cute farmyard animals burst into life with noise as your drink passes through them. This adorable sensory toy is a brilliant way to encourage kids to drink more, a great tool for the upcoming summer months!

They make a fun addition to a children’s party, where kids can create their own snack time tune with friends.

The product is aimed at children aged 3+ but as you can see with mine – you are never too old to drink from a straw that moos, grunts, neighs or baas!

It’s great to remember too that there are health benefits to be had from drinking from a straw as it prevents staining as well as results in fewer cavities.

Plus the kids (well, mine certainly are) are more likely to drink more out of a fun straw.

I’m constantly having to remind mine to drink enough water. Now, the straws seem to make me have to do less reminding.

I like it that the animals can be detached from the straw for play on their own. There is a little switch on the back that you can press when you are not using it with the straw. Also, it makes for easier cleaning.

The straw works well and it makes a sound when you pull up your drink through it, otherwise not. Great for creating songs or tunes with.

The straws are priced at £5.99 each and there are 4 to collect – cow, horse, sheep and pig. We’re hoping there’ll be more animals added to the range. Ethan is tiger mad and would love a tiger.

We had some friends of Aeryn’s over and they were quite thrilled to try out the straws too. They have since then asked their mums to get them some too.

Star Wars Reads: Book Reviews and Giveaway

We’re thrilled to be a part of yet another exciting Star Wars Campaign with Egmont. This time we were sent some more amazing books and we’d love to share them with you.

I’m joining 9 other bloggers in this campaign and the next blogger taking part is the lovely Emily from FamilyFourFun

We were sent –

  • Star Wars: Make and Do
  • Star Wars: Rogue One: Book of the Film
  • The Force Awakens Illustrated Storybook

Ethan being a huge fan, loves these books and was especially interested in the Make and Do book.

The book includes some amazing projects that a Star Wars fan can get into. We especially loved the X-Wing and the finger puppets. We are going to be trying some of them so do watch out for the post coming up.

I quite liked the Doodle pad that was part of the book as one can try some of the ‘Learn to draw’ figures from Star Wars.

The book is priced at £10.99 and is available at Amazon.

The next book is the Star Wars Rogue One book. It is a book based on the film and having seen the film too, it’s great to have the book to read as well. The story is about the fate of the galaxy resting on a young woman Jyn Erso and her friends who need to steal the plans to the Death Star before it’s too late.

We like the simple addition of the book having the slightly smudged edges. The book is easy to read and is interesting for Star Wars fans. Ethan enjoyed reading the book and has recommended it to his friends.

We also received an illustrated book – Star Wars: The Force Awakens and this went down really well with the younger two. It is illustrated with scenes from the film so it’s a great souvenir of the film too. I like the little snippets of information on the pages telling you about the characters.

Of course, we couldn’t enjoy these books without you so we’ve joined with Egmont for this fantastic giveaway.

You could win – Star Wars: Make and Do and Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space. All you need do is enter the giveaway below –

 

 

A Star Wars Reads Giveaway