I’m not sure how we first discovered Curious George but the toddler loves to watch him. He was sent a copy of the new feature, Curious George springs into Spring, which is ideal for pre-schoolers.
Spring has sprung and the world’s favourite monkey returns – as curious as ever – in this high-flying, full-length feature, George and his best friend, Hundley, explore all the wonders of the season together – including blooming flowers, baby animals and canoe rides. But when Hundley loses his way and gets lost in the countryside, George takes to the skies in a hot air balloon to find his pal, in a wild adventure that ends with a very fun surprise! Finally, to George’s delight, Hundley now has spring fever too!
Curious George springs into Spring is available from all major retailers, priced £6.99 from today (20th May 2013).
I have one copy of Curious George springs into Spring on DVD for a lucky reader of the gingerbread house. If you would like to win simply tell me the name of George’s best friendin a comment below.
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There is one prize consisting of a copy of Curious George springs into Spring on DVD. The giveaway ends May 28th at 8pm. The winner will be selected at random from all correct entries received and notified by email or their twitter handle. The prize is as stated: no cash alternatives are available. UK only.
As part of my role as a Dunelm Mill blogger I’m occasionally asked to review some of their lovely products for the home. They recently contacted me about reviewing one of their latest products, the Click ’n’ Clean cleaning system. The Click ’n’ Clean is a revolutionary new cleaning system where you select your handle which you can mix and match with a cleaning head depending on your cleaning needs.
Not only is it the time of year to give your house a Spring clean but, as you know, we’ve recently moved house so our house needs a complete clean. Instead of my beautiful old wooden floors we now have a range of different floor surfaces including tiles and fake wooden floors so I was happy to try out the new cleaning products, anything which makes my life easier usually gets the thumbs up from me.
A rather large box turned up containing a variety of poles and head attachments. My favourite is the Click ‘n’ Clean Spray Mop System. We had something similar a couple of years ago but the spray ran out and must have been discontinued. This version is much better as you can use the cleaning product of your choice which means you can use different products on different types of floors.
I’ve also been using the Click ‘n’ Clean Chenille Microfibre Dusting Wand which is great for quick dusting. You can use it on its own or with the extendable pole which makes it easier to reach corners and under furniture. The Brush Head attachment was also quite handy as it has a 30° angle oblique soft bristles for easy sweeping in tight corners as well as an 180° angled head which gives further flexibility. Finally we tried the 2in1 Cleaning Head which can be used on its own or with an extendable pole. I have to admit I rarely clean my windows but this was simple to use and the microfibre cleaning pad left my windows clean and streak free.
I really like this cleaning system from Dunelm Mill. You can really tailor it to what you actually need from 3 poles and 10 head attachments and the Microfibre technology helps keep your home sparkling clean.
Last week The Great British Farmhouse cookbook from Yeo Valley landed on my doorstep. My husband and I were lucky enough to eat a delicious lunch on a Yeo Valley farm tour last year so I was excited to see what kind of recipes it would contain.
“From soups and pates to casseroles, roasts, salads and pies, nad from tarts and crumbles to puddings, cakes, breads, jams and chutneys, produce from the farm and surrounding countryside is imaginatively combined to produce a wonderful range of heart warming, seasonal dishes for all the family. Dotted throughout with fun and informative farming facts, and illustrated with evocative photographs taken over a year on the farm, the Great British Farmhouse Cookbook is a celebration of contemporary country living and modern British food at its best.”
It certainly doesn’t disappoint and is packed full of over 100 recipes inspired by the traditions of the British farmhouse kitchen given a modern twist. This book came at just the right time as I’ve been stuck in a rut of cooking the same meals lately. So instead of the same boring old meals this week my family have enjoyed Cauliflower cheese with roasted cherry tomatoes & crispy bacon, and a yummy Beef and barley cottage pie. The toddler even helped me bake an awesome Ginger cake which we all loved!
I love cooking from scratch and I found the recipes well laid out and easy to follow. Next on my to do list is the Braised steak in ale with a herby cobbler topping followed by the Wild plum or damson fool with sponge fingers. Anyone fancy joining us for lunch
I'm Jenny. I've been blogging here since 2005 - that's three house moves, a wedding and two children (aged 1 and 3). I'm constantly muddling through motherhood with a needle in one hand and a paintbrush in the other!