Tuesday, 24 May 2016


Time to get creative and be in with a chance to win amazing MY LITTLE PONY prizes!
To celebrate half term and the preview of 3 brand new episodes of MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGICTiny Pop is inviting its viewers to design their very own cutie marks and submit them to the Tiny Pop App or tinypop.com! The best designs will be shown during the MY LITTLE PONY MARATHON, every day during half term from 12:00pm-5pm. The 3 lucky winners will be revealed during the 3 first episodes of MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC on Saturday 4th from 12pm and Sunday 5th June from 3.30pm.

All new episodes of CAILLOU continue on Tiny Pop, every day at 7:50pm. Whether he’s combing the playground for beetles, inventing new games with his best friend Leo or exploring the park with Grandpa, Caillou loves learning about the world around him. As he grows up, he finds that there’s just so much to discover!

It’s time to brush up on some foundational math skills in a creative and exciting way, with brand new episodes of PEG + CAT. Join in and practice counting, sorting, and grouping your way to the solutions of everyday problems. Making mathematics magnificent, every day at 7:20pm.


Calling all Autobots! Brand new episodes of TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS have landed on Pop! Join Chase, Heatwave, Boulder, and Blade as they get together with a team of human heroes to save the world. The rescue bots transform into fire trucks, police cars, helicopters and so much more as they fight to help humanity! Roll out with these terrific transformers every day from 9.00am and5:00pm with double episodes.
Blythe Baxter is at the ready for some more fur-raising fun, with all new episodes of THE LITTLEST PET SHOPThe gang go wild for Blythe’s purrfectly feral fashion designs, establishing the pet shop as the best critter hangout in town! Tune in for every pawsome adventure, every day at 4:00pm for a double episode.
Pop brings you brand new episodes of THE ADVENTURES OF LASSIE, every day at 3:00pm for a double episode. Tune in as Lassie and his human pals explore the world around them, helping forest creatures and villagers in need with every adventure.   

CAILLOU: Every day at 7:50pm
PEG + CAT:  Every day at 7:20pm
MY LITTLE PONY PART OF MY TINY CUTIE MARK MARATHON: Non-stop episodes, every day from 12:00pm-5pm
TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: Double episodes, every day at 9:00am and 5:00pm
LITTLEST PET SHOP: Double episodes, every day at 4:00pm
ADVENTURES OF LASSIE: Double episodes, every day at 3:00pm


Becoming pregnant is a lifechanging event and with it comes the overwhelming amount of information on diet and nutrition during pregnancy. Having a healthy and balanced diet will generally provide you with most of the vitamins and minerals your body needs, though Vitamin D may be an exception to this rule.

It is important to keep Vitamin D levels up during pregnancy as it regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body which are needed to keep bones healthy.
The NHS recommends taking Vitamin D throughout pregnancy and if breastfeeding, with a suggested daily intake of 10 micrograms per day. Vitamin D can be found in naturally oily fish, meat and eggs however it can be difficult to get enough through food alone.

Get More Drinks have delevoped a great tasting, sugar free alternative to taking a supplement in pill form. Containing the recommended 10 micrograms of Vitamin D, as well as 120 milligrams of calcium, this mango & passion fruit still drink is an essential addition to any daily preganancy routine.

Get More Vitamin D is not only offering the benefits to your baby but also protects your own immune system and helps maintain your own healthy teeth and bones.

Furthermore Vitamin D is known as a great natural mood lifter and this sugar free drink - made with spring water and natural flavours - contains only 7 calories per bottle.

The ‘Get More’ range consists of: Get More Vitamin A to support healthy skin and vision, Get More B Vitamins to help the body release energy Get More Vitamin C to support the immune system, Get More Vitamin D to support healthy bones Get More Multivitamins to help keep the body healthy and Get More Minerals to provide essential nutrients.  The 330ml kids’ range, ‘A Little More’ includes: A Little More Vitamin C, A Little More Vitamin D and, A Little More Multivitamins.

Get More drinks have gone from strength to strength since launching in 2013, meeting the ever-increasing consumer need for healthier alternatives to sugary soft drinks.

Get More Vitamin D in particular is clearly showing to be a fantastic proposition, priced from £1.25 and now stocked in over 5,000 shops nationwide, including selected Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, WH Smith, Spar, Superdrug, Roadchef, Center Parcs, as well as a number of independent convenience stores nationwide and on Ocado.

Sunday, 22 May 2016



For a limited time, Diet Coke and essie have teamed up to give Boots shoppers an exciting offer. From 27 April – 24 May, or while stocks last, you can pick up a 500ml bottle of Diet Coke and an essie nail polish in Cocktail Bling, Fiji or Fishnet Stockings for only £5.99 at Boots (standard price £9.39).

Love giving your nails a splash of colour but keen to experiment with pattern and texture too? If you’re looking for ways to be bold and want to try something new then look no further. Check out these simple and fun nail polish hacks from Diet Coke and essie.

Embrace texture
Textured nails can take your mani to the next level but some looks require super steady hands to pull off. You can achieve a sophisticated textured look with one tool you’d never dream of: your Diet Coke bottle lid. Huh? Simply apply a base level of polish and let it touch dry. Then lightly brush another polish into the ridges on the side of the bottle lid. Once you have done this, it’s time to get creative. You can create track marks by pressing down on the nail (try creating a track mark down the middle of your nail) or rolling the lid across the nail.

Go ombre
If you’re a fan of ombre hair, try the trend out on your nails. All you need is two of your fave polish shades and a Diet Coke bottle label. We’ve used essie’s Fiji shade as a base. Let it touch dry for about 3 minutes, then roll up the bottle label into a tight tube and paint the Cocktail Bling polish onto the top of the tube. Then blot starting at the tip of the nail. Give the tip more heavy coverage and then blot lightly up to the middle of the nail to create the ombre effect.

Freeze-dry your mani
Nail polish dries more quickly in cool temperatures and you can freeze-dry your polish in place in just 5 minutes. Before painting your nails, fill a bowl with ice cold water (ice cubes included). Once you’ve painted your nails, let them air dry for 2 minutes before submerging them in the icy water for 3 minutes. Voila, your nails will be ready for their next outing.

Easy + fun nail art ALERT!
Use a kirby grip to make perfect dots on your nails. Here we’ve used essie nail polish in Fishnet Stockings – the bold shade contrasts nicely against the pale essie nail polish in Fiji to give real impact. These essie polishes are available on promotion at Boots now (buy a 500ml Diet Coke + essie polish for £5.99 while stocks last).

Smooth finish
Just as the great taste of Diet Coke is best enjoyed ice cold, nail polish also performs best in the fridge. For your polish to go on smoothly every time, keep it in the fridge or even pop it in for 15 minutes before application.

We’d love to see a photo of you trying out our Diet Coke + essie nail polish hacks using your 500ml Diet Coke bottle and the essie nail polishes. Share the photos with @DietCokeGB on Twitter & Instagram, use the hashtag #DietCokebeautybreak so we send a ‘Like’ your way.



There is still time for primary schools across the UK to join the British Curry Club’s, campaign, which encourage children to grow curry ingredients from seed with their gardening club in schools! This activity can be extended into a range of activities in the classroom to encourage discussion and tasks about the world around us to include global foods. Children understanding the various cuisines from around the globe can only broaden their knowledge of the world and the diverse society that we live in. 

Schools across the country have already joined in, include primary schools in Leicester, Vale of Glamorgan, Southampton, Scottish Highlands just to name a few places!

The #GROWYOUROWNCURRY campaign is in partnership with: Sutton Seeds, East End Spices, Chaat! Magazine and Sweet Cherry Publishing.

Campaign partners Sutton Seeds have provided packets of seeds which have been posted out to a range of primary schools around the UK.

To take part in the campaign, schools will be expected to organise a gardening club as well as publically post #GROWYOUROWNCURRY on their schools website, Facebook or Twitter.

As a further incentive for schools to join the campaign the British Curry Club is running a competition for schools. Each school needs to register their involvement by entering the competition by the 31 May 2016 (EXTENDED DATE), after registering the schools gardening club organiser will need to organise a written activity where pupils will need to write a letter to the British Curry Club to describing how they have enjoyed taking part in the schools gardening club. Three schools will be chosen to win £200 worth of primary school books provided by Sweet Cherry Publishing and one child from each winning school will also win £25 worth of books.

The competition is not limited to the schools that have already received packs, any schools can get involved by registering for the competition.
For further information about the campaign go to the campaign site now www.chaatmagazine.co.uk

For schools to register for the competition or get an entry form they simply send the their detailstocompetition@britishcurryclub.co.uk

Monday, 16 May 2016

Review: Designed2Eat Fudge Brownie

Designed2Eat is an online food shop selling all natural cakes, which are perfect for on the go. All of their products are free from grains, sugar, soya, dairy, legumes and anything that is a form of processed chemicals. Helping you reap all of the positive health benefits, you can choose from a selection of 16 items. 

I have a very sweet tooth. Which is a major downfall for me, as I'm trying my best to eat as healthy as I can but also have the odd sweet treat now and again, be rude not to right?

A few days ago, I received a lovely parcel that made me eye light up with excitement because it contained a box full of individually wrapped chocolate brownies.
Upon opening the box I could smell the lovely chocolatey bakery smell coming from the box, "yummy"!
I gave Alesha and Alana a brownie each to try, whilst me and Mr.R sat at the other side of the table unwrapping a brownie each for ourselves.
Alana gave it the thumbs up from start to finish, whereas Alesha gave it the thumbs up for the first two mouthfuls but then wasn't too keen, she said "dad can I have a cracker instead please, as this isn't as nice as it smells".
Me and Mr.R, sadly agreed with Alesha's opinion on this product. I say sadly because it looked so scrumptious but sadly after three mouthfuls that was enough for me. Mr.R only managed one bite before he opted for his bottle of water instead.
I couldn't really taste any chocolate what soever, the dates came through too much in flavour to be able to enjoy it. They were baked to a high standard, very moist and not too dry when eating.
These handy on the go snacks are suitable for, vegans, paleo, grain free, dairy free, wheat free, egg free, soya free and corn free.
They are made up of, dates, sunflower seeds, creamed coconut, coconut palm sugar and coco powder.
Individually priced at £2.25, pack of 6 costing £10, whilst a pack of 8 brownies will cost you £13.50.
We as a household would not purchase these, but then again that's because our tastebuds wasn't too keen on the flavours.

Disclosure: We received the product in order to write an honest review.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Give This Question SAT test 2016 A Try And See How Us As Parents Do

Thankfully, my girls aren't at that age yet, where I have to worry seeing their little confused faces when it comes to sitting their SAT exams.

This year there has been alot of discussions going on up and down the country, in regards to the SAT exams being much more difficult than previous years. How has your child been? Do they think they done okay? Have you noticed a changed with your childs behavior etc?

Why not take a test online which includes, English, Maths etc and let me know how you got on @mum2alesha & also tag @bidvine

Take the test here http://blog.bidvine.com/sats/

Good luck