Easter Extravaganza Giveaway Competition!


Easter is nearly upon us and that means (amongst other things) Chocolate Eggs and lots of them! While I’m sure that fills many children across the globe with sweet delight, I’m also acutely aware that those eggs can be expensive if you buy more than a few. So today I’m here with the help of some fellow bloggers to ease the burden and maybe even treat you to more than just a sugar rush. Enter my new Easter Extravaganza Giveaway today!

What can you win?

One lucky winner will be walking away with a fantastic £200 worth of Amazon vouchers, plus one runner up will get £20, to spend on whatever they want – though chocolate seems like a good idea at this time of year. (If the winner is from a country other than the UK the prize will be delivered via PayPal cash). Here’s who’s helped put together this wonderful prize:   1-1Emmy’s Mummy | Hubby Helps | Missing Sleep |Mummy’s Little Monkey | Bump And Beyond | Cosmic Kick | Julie’s Notebook | Serenity You | All The Beautiful Things | Mother Distracted | Testing Time Blog | Wishful Wonderings | A Working Mum’s Blog | Lucy’s Mad House | Spanish Mummy | Hex Mum   2-1Being Tilly’s Mummy | Chilling With Lucas | Alice-Megan | Rambling Through Parenthood | Angel Eden Blog | The Not So Secret Diary of a Wannabe Princess | Petit Moi – Big World | Precious Little Worlds | Dizzy Miss James | Ickle Pickle’s Life and Travels | Cookies and Cwtches | Sally Akins | Odd Socks and Lollipops | Life in a Break Down | UK Bloggers

How do I enter?

To enter all you need to do is answer the following question:

What is the best thing about Easter?

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*Please note that all entry options other than the question are optional, however it would be lovely if you could take a few minutes and support some of the bloggers who have helped make this giveaway possible. Good Luck!

Last Minute Easter Crafts for Kids with Bostik!

IMG_1824Yey it’s the Easter holidays! There’s kids to entertain, chocolate to buy (or make), relatives to feed and before you know it you’ve forgotten the crafts and the children are bored!! If you have found yourself in this situation then fear not because we’ve got some really quick and easy last minute Easter Crafts that are sure to please.

As a Bostik Craft Ambassador I am sent a new box filled with crafty goodies every month. This month I gave the kids free reign to create their own crafts and this is what they came up with. 🙂

Easter Monster (or chick if you’re feeling traditional)

You will need:

Bostik Glu Pen

Bostik Tape Discs

Polystyrene egg

Shredded tissue paper

Googly eyes

For the Nests:

Hessian fabric pieces


Cardboard box lid

Needle and thread



Using the Bostik Glu pen cover the egg shape with a thin layer of glue.

Throw/ chuck or coat the gluey egg in shredded tissue paper. Squash the paper together to make sure all the white spaces are covered.eggmonster

Trim off the excess pieces of tissue paper with scissors until your monster or chick looks perfect. Finish him off with a pair of googly eyes and if you’re making a chick add a foam or felt beak.


Of course every Easter creature needs a good nest to live in and we have two ways to make him or her their brand new home.

First Nest


Take the lid of a cardboard box and place into the centre of a piece of hessian fabric. Using Bostik Glu discs secure the hessian into the lid by folding and sticking into the centre.

Second Nest


Take another piece of hessian and sew a rough circle shape using large stitches. Pull the ends together to gather the material and tie in a secure knot. Stuff pieces of raffia under each of the stitches to pad out and fill the nest.


Finally display proudly on your fireplace and have a lovely chocolate filled weekend 🙂




Easter Baking & Making with a twist!

Easter is the one time of year where you can wake up and eat chocolate for breakfast guilt free! Tis a magical time when calories don’t add up and sugar isn’t bad for you, or at least that’s what I like to tell myself. Of course there’s nothing like tucking into a traditional chocolate egg, but why stop there, let the fun continue with quirky takes on traditional treats. Here’s a few I came up with this year.

creme eggs benedictCrème Eggs Benedict

Looking for a traditional egg based breakfast, then look away now because this is the unashamedly sinful Crème Eggs Benedict. Halved crème eggs lay innocently upon slices of Chocolate Carrot Cake before being laden with molten milk chocolate. I might have created this but I’m not afraid to say it’s amazing!

If you want to give this a try, you’ll need 1 crème egg per two slices of cake and some melted chocolate to top.

Chocolate Carrot Cake:

175g/6oz Self Raising Flour

1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

100g/4oz Grated Carrot

100g/4oz Butter

100g/4oz Soft Brown Sugar

2 Large Eggs

25g/1oz Cocoa Powder

Mix grated carrot together with the flour, cinnamon and cocoa, set aside.

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Whisk in eggs one at a time, spoon in a little flour mixture to stop the eggs curdling. Gradually mix in the flour mixture.

Bake in a loaf tin Gas Mark 3, 325F, 160C for 30mins – 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack.

Once cooled place two cut slices onto a plate. Top each with half a crème egg, make sure you use a sharp knife to cut the crème egg in half or it may squash slightly. Then top with melted milk chocolate.


IMG_7852The Mega Egg!

This egg may look innocent enough, but it is in fact a mega egg! That means a chocolate egg which contains a Kinder Egg, but wait there’s more, inside the Kinder egg is a Crème egg! Mega Eggs require a steady hand and a sharp knife but the look on your recipient’s face is definitely worth it.


Begin by cracking open a Kinder egg, insert a crème egg still in it’s wrapper. Next wrap up your Kinder egg once again so the surprise is hidden.IMG_7779 IMG_7780

Crack open a regular chocolate egg and insert your special Kinder egg. Finally place the original egg back together and rewrap for Chocolate based delight and wonder.IMG_7930IMG_7933

The Ultimate Chocolate Easter Nest

When it comes to chocolate, bigger is almost always better, so with this in mind I made the ultimate chocolate Easter nest. Made by melting chocolate which is then mixed together with crushed shredded wheat cereal, it is then arranged inside a cake tin and topped with Mini Eggs. Much better than individual portions served in cake papers.


For more quirky Easter ideas check out my previous posts, here are a couple of suggestions:

Easter Egg cakes cooked in real egg shells!

Easter Egg Knitting Pattern