THE CLOSER WE GET was HOT DOC’s International Documentary winner and has also gone on to win the Women Filmmakers Award from Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival and also Best UK Feature from the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival.
Directed by Karen Guthrie and Produced by Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope, THE CLOSER WE GET is a powerful and exquisitely-shot autobiographical portrait of loyalty, broken dreams and redemption told by its director, reluctantly-dutiful daughter Karen, who takes you under the skin of the household she returns to for this long goodbye. Continue reading Win The Closer We Get on DVD→
This month I have got an amazing prize for two lucky people thanks to the folk at Stag Bakery.
Each prize will include 1 flavour of each of the Sweet Straws (Apple & Cinnamon, Sour Cherry & Vanilla, Raspberry & Chocolate, Blackberry & Basil) and 1 flavour of each of the Dipping Crackers (Chickpea & Garlic, Green Pea & Ras El Hanout, Lentil & Biriyani).
So you’ve got a great savoury snack, followed by a delicious sweet treat. Perfect for entertaining or a cosy movie night in.
West Coast have initially launched three varieties of cracker which can be enjoyed as a snack, dip or accompaniment to a meal.
Lentil & Biriyani is made with Mathia flour and delicately spiced with traditional Indian flavours and works well with curry as an alternative to poppadoms. Inspired by North African cuisine, Green Bean & Ras El Hanout is made with Moong Dall Flour and Ras El Hanout spice so also makes a good accompaniment to tagines or couscous. Chickpea with Garlic is houmous-inspired made with Besan flour and is recommended to use serve with Middle Eastern dishes and dips.
Sweet Straws are a sweet-twist on traditional savoury straws, with four fruit-based flavours.
Apple & Cinnamon, a classic combination of a delicately spiced orchard fruit. Blackberry & Basil, a marriage made in berry heaven thanks to the delicate addition of basil. Raspberry & Chocolate, with a generous amount of raspberry pieces and distinct chocolate aroma. Sour Cherry & Vanilla, the sourness of the cherries perfectly complemented with sweet vanilla
Light, crunchy, buttery and hand-baked, the straws are a fantastic alternative to traditional sweet biscuits. They work equally well as an accompaniment or decoration to ice cream, yogurts or sundaes.
Pickin’ Chickens is a fun new game from Drumond Park. We’ve been lucky enough to get it early and have been testing it out at home. I also have one to giveaway.
As it is aimed at ages 4+ it should have been too much for L, but like most Drumond Park games we’ve been able to adapt the rules so he can play it now. Although with the little chicken counters I have had to keep a beady eye on him.
L has adored this game. I have actually had to hide it. The idea is simple, spin the wheel and uncover a chicken coop. Keep spinning until you’ve collected all four colours of chicken. The added fun part is the fox that springs from the middle. If he catches you then you have to give one chicken back. He loves the fox! Continue reading Pickin’ Chickens Review & Competition→
Want the chance to win a one month supply of The Cracker Drinks Co’s No Added Sugar Juice Drinks? I’ve tried them out so let me tell you why you would want to win and how you can go about it.
Making delicious fruit drinks comes naturally to The Cracker Drinks Co and as experts in brilliantly blended juice drinks they’ve now launched a fresh new range with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners, so you can enjoy all the great taste and benefits of fresh fruit without the unwanted added extras. Continue reading The Cracker Drinks Co No Added Sugar Juice Drinks→
We all love the taste, sights and sounds of summer. We don’t love the stains and grime that comes from enjoying the sunshine and making the most of the great outdoors! So here’s your chance to win a good clean summer pack with Astonish.
Helping you to enjoy every moment this summer, with memories of walks, sunbathing and sangria. Rather than the wine, grass and sun cream stains. Astonish has pulled together a good clean summer pack that will leave your home and clothes as bright as the sunshine. Continue reading A Good Clean Summer with Astonish→
I was recently approached by the lovely people at WILF Books, who introduced me to their concept. As you know I fully support anything that gets kids and books together, but this goes so much further than that and I loved the idea.
WILF Books are a children’s book subscription service delivering your child personalised and relevant books on a monthly basis, along with an opportunity for them to share their own unused books for other children to enjoy. Continue reading Introducing WILF Books→
Barbecue Party from Drumond Park is the ideal game for the summer. We’ve been testing it out at home and have one to giveaway.
As it is aimed at ages 4+ the lovely folk at Drumond park were aware it was a little too grown up for L, but as my friends all have older kids it’s nice to have something in the house for them to play with.