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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

... Num Noms Pancake Day Fun! ...

We looooooove Pancake day in the Mini Beast house and were more than happy to team up with one of our favourites - Num Noms to have some NumNomtastic pancake day fun!

We were very Kindly sent some Pancake Day supplies along with Num Noms series 4 Deluxe Pack and Num Noms Mystery Pots

Ru adores his Num Noms collection and is always excited when he gets the chance to add to it.
He does like the starter packs, but his favourites are the blind bags.
The light ups and nail varnish Noms are his favourite!

Noah and I set about getting the pancakes cooked, I've never used a pre mixed pancake batter before and I was actually pleasantly surprised at how nice they were.
Noah showed off by flipping every pancake before placing it onto the wood block.

Once the pancakes were all made we placed them on the table with an array of toppings.
Then the competition was on ... who could made the nicest topping.

Alex opted for Lemon Juice, Chocolate spread and marshmallows.... I wasn't too keen on this one but he loved it!
Oscar went for just chocolate spread and you really can't go wrong with Nutella on a pancake!
Noah takes after my dad and went for lemon juice and sugar.
Ru went for chocolate spread and mini marshmallows!
Everyone agreed that Ru made the best combination of flavours and on their next pancakes they all did the same.

Ru's collection of Num Noms has tripled and he has even more nail varnishes to add to his collection.
The Nail varnish ring holder is pretty amazing and wished it came in a size to fit my own fingers!

What is your favourite pancake topping to have on Pancake Day?

Our Pancake Champion!

Monday, 29 January 2018

... Banana and Walnut Cake with Chocolate Icing ...

I thought I would share with you the recipe I used for my most recent banana and walnut cake.
Ru even helped by smashing up the walnuts, something I think he enjoyed a little too much!

  • 2 eggs beaten,
  • 250mls plain flour
  • 150g light brown sugar,
  • 3 very ripe bananas,
  • 1tsp baking powder,
  • 1/2 tsp of grated nutmeg,
  • 25g smashed walnuts.
  • Icing Sugar
  • Coco Powder.


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4 (160C/gas 3 for fan-forced ovens). 
Grease a cake baking tray.

2. Mix together the butter and sugar until fluffy and pale in colour. 

3. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time, beating well after each addition. 

4. Pre mash the bananas in a separate bowl and then add the bananas into the mixture. 

5. Sift the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and fold gently.

6. Fold in the pre-smashed walnuts. 
Making sure they have folded in evenly.

7. Transfer the mixture into the tin and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer placed in the middle of the cake comes out clean and dry. 

8.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool for at least half an hour.

3 heaped tablespoons of normal icing sugar
1 heaped tablespoon of coco powder.

Once the cake has cooled, drizzle the icing over the top.
*Original recipe from here

Sunday, 28 January 2018

... Let's Go PJ Masks DVD ...

Get ready for some superhero fun with Entertainment One’s (eOne) PJ Masks when the brand-new DVD and Digital Download PJ MASKS - LET’S GO PJ MASKS is released on February 5th 2018. 

Currently one of the nation’s favourite preschool shows, the action-packed adventures of the PJ Masks continue in this new release that follows the crime-fighting trio as they solve mysteries, whilst learning valuable lessons along the way.

Guaranteed to delight your budding little superheroes, Let’s Go PJ Masks features six epic episodes that are soaring onto DVD and Digital Download for the first time. The fun-filled episodes are:

·       Gekko and the Snore-A-Saurus – Luna Girl turns a sleep-walking Cameron into her very own human puppet. It’s up to PJ Masks to save the day… but Gekko has to stop messing around first!
·       Catboy and the Shrinker - Romeo and Night Ninja team up to shrink the PJ Masks with Romeo’s shrinker invention.  When Catboy gets shrunk, he forgets that even a little guy can save the day . . . if he can use his small size to his advantage.
·       Blame it on the Train, Owlette – When the new Fairground Flyer Train goes missing from the fair, Owlette is determined to get it back quickly.  But if she wants to defeat Romeo’s new super train, she’ll need to learn that a little patience goes a long way.
·       Looking After Gekko – When Night Ninja steals the school bus and converts it into his very own super-vehicle, it's up to our heroes to stop him in his tracks.  But for that to happen, Gekko needs to learn that asking for help doesn’t make you weak.
·       Catboy’s Tricky Ticket - Catboy only has two tickets to the Jayden Houston concert and has to decide which of his best friends to take to the show.  Owlette and Gekko offer him presents to sway his decision and Catboy’s newfound greed could ensure Luna Girl ruins the concert for good.
·       Clumsy Catboy - Romeo plans to use his newest device to make everyone in the world so clumsy that they can’t stop him from taking over the world.  But when agile Catboy is the first to be “clumsified”, he can’t admit it and tries to save the day without any help.

PJ Masks depicts the tales of Conor, Amaya and Greg who by day are three normal school kids but by night, if the city is in danger the trio put on their pyjamas and activate their animal amulets. 
They magically transform into their superhero alter-egos: Catboy, Owlette and Gekko and together make an unstoppable team.

Ru loves watching PJ Masks and gets a bit upset when it's not on so he was over the moon when this dvd landed on the doorstep.
He could wait to sit down and watch.
PJ Masks is one of the only cartoons that will make him want to sit still long enough to watch what happens.
He loves playing with his little figures whilst he's watching his favourite super heroes save the day.
Having the episodes on dvd means that he can sit down any time he wants and watch it without the disappointment of not finding on the TV guide. 

Running Time: 72 minutes
Classification: U
RRP: £9.99
 DVD and Digital Download: 5th February 2018

Pre-order the DVD on Amazon here

Friday, 29 December 2017

Festive Baking With Num Noms Series 4

The mini beasts were sent a festive baker parcel to keep us in the festive mood after Christmas.
In our parcel we had a stocking filled with series 4 Num Noms and a jar filled with scrummy cookie ingredients.

We were making rainbow cookies with our Num Noms.

The cookie mixture took no time at all mixing together but waiting 40 minutes for the dough to set in the fridge was the hardest part for the boys.
To keep them entertained we sat down and watching some classic Christmas TV.
We go so engrossed in the programme that we forgot about the cookies, so the dough had a little longer than 40 minutes,

After we had scooped out our cookie balls we sat down to find out what was in the stocking.
The twins picked first and then Ru had his turn.

The twins unboxed some new Num's which we'd never seen before,
Lizzie Lasagna 
Hearty Spaghetti
& some glitter Noms
Nana Swirl
Razz Cookie.

Ru unboxed his first ever polish it Nom!
Ru rather enjoys having his nails painted so was over the moon to finally have his very own bottle.
Ru's Num was Citrus Blizzard and Lime Polish it!

Baking up a treat.

Ru was more than keen to get his nails looking snazzy and made me paint them straight away.

Once all the nail painting was done our cookies were finally done, so we all sat down to enjoy the boys handy work!
They were extremely tasty and didn't take long to polish off!

Num Noms Series 4 available in most toy shops!