Celebrate When Disney On Ice Presents Silver Anniversary Celebration Comes To Echo Arena Liverpool

November 21st, 2015 — 3:44pm

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Skating spectacular takes audiences to four far-away lands in one action-packed ice adventure

Tickets for Echo Arena go on Sale Friday 20 November at 9am. 

Exciting news! Disney on Ice is skating back to the Echo Arena in Liverpool in March 2016. Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they commemorate 25 years of Disney On Ice across Europe in an action-packed ice adventure that travels to four magical destinations!  Disney On Ice presents Silver Anniversary Celebration will take audiences on a fun-filled tour of the imagination. This ice spectacular visits Liverpool from Wednesday 16 March to Sunday 20 March for 9 magical performances at Echo Arena. Tickets go on sale Friday 20 November.

Disney On Ice invites you to embark on the ultimate sightseeing holiday with all your favourite Disney characters. Join tour guides Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck as they visit the magical worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan. You’ll also be whisked away to the wintery wonderland of the number one animated feature film of all-time, Disney’s Frozen.  Told through an international team of award-winning skaters, exciting choreography and a musical score filled with familiar Disney hits and rock-and-roll classics, the whole family is sure to experience a captivating journey to far-away lands without ever leaving their seats!

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The arena will be filled with music and magic in every scene as you discover four unique landscapes filled with boisterous pirates, Caribbean beats and tender moments. Audiences will explore the African Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa; voyage deep under the sea to Ariel’s mystical underwater kingdom; and tour London with Peter Pan and Wendy before flying to Neverland to join Tinker Bell.  Plus, travel to Arendelle for an extraordinary adventure with royal sisters Anna and Elsa, rugged mountain man Kristoff and everyone’s favorite huggable snowman, Olaf.  

“It’s an extraordinary show and a family vacation all rolled into one incredible night,” says Producer Kenneth Feld. “You really get a sense you are traveling right alongside Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their friends.”

Follow Disney on Ice UK  on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIceUK and on Twitter @DisneyOnIce 

www.echoarena.com / www.disneyonice.co.uk
Group bookings are available from TicketQuarter Groups on 0844 561 7672
Personal callers can purchase their tickets from TicketQuarter, Queen Square Liverpool

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New Season New Shoes

November 15th, 2015 — 10:15pm

Autumn has well and truly arrived, but it’s not all bad. A new season means new shoes, in my world it does anyway!

This season there are decorative flats and classic brogues to block heels and stilettos. It’s most definitely time to start shopping. So when I received an email asking if I would like to review a pair of Jakes Shoes I immediately replied “Yes please”, wouldn’t you?!

At the moment I’m trying to cultivate a “work wardrobe” to remove this particular decision making from my world – it basically comprises of black trousers, a selection of black and white shirts, black boots and I have now added these Geox Black Patent Lace Up Brogue Shoes to my work wardrobe.

New shoes! Love my patent brogues from @JakeShoes by @GeoxUK #shoe #shoes #instashoes #patent #autumn #leaves #instastyle #trend

They are smart, keep my feet warm and dry on the school run and the walk to and from the office, look great with trousers and I will be able to wear with a skirt too. Perfect.


Geox Agata Brogue Lace Shoes in Black Patent are available from £50 online and in stores from Jake Shoes. By the way Geox do tend to measure up small and I have gone up a size. The delivery on the shoes was  fast and they were very well packaged. If you spend over £40 you get free next day delivery, standard delivery 3-5 working days is £3.50 and students get a fantastic 10% off all year round.  

Jakes Shoes are not new, they were established in 1975 and being local to them I remember buying many pairs from the Stockport store. I had however forgotten them and they sell a huge range of shoes for men, woman, kids and accessories online as well from stores located in Manchester Arndale Centre and in Stockport town centre. Now I have been reminded I will be back!

Thanks again for my new shoes Jake I love them!

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Deck the Halls with Sylvanian Families

November 11th, 2015 — 7:04am

Sylvanian Families Christmas SetHow cute is this Sylvanian Christmas Set? ‘Tis the season to be Sylvanian with Freya Chocolate Rabbit, wearing her special Santa-style dress and Christmas ear-hat. Complete with all the Christmas trimmings, it includes a star-topped tree and cute matching sparkly decorations in a variety of shapes from snowflakes to booties. And of course, there are gifts included too – a selection of wrapped parcels to put under the tree and a mini Cosy Cottage, bunny and car. Brimming with Christmas sprit, this pack includes festive cards and room decorations!

‘Tis the season to be Sylvanian with this brand new Sylvanian Families Christmas Set, available for RRP £19.99 from Amazon and http://www.sylvanianstorekeepers.com/.

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The Best Excuses Used By Kids To Avoid Bedtime

November 11th, 2015 — 6:39am


The last part of the day is the toughest. School done, work done, dinner done, I embark on a battle with tired kids, who categorically deny being tired and refute all yawning and signs of tiredness. Daily I compete against their favourite entertainment choices armed with little more than my persuasive charm and the promise of bedtime stories and special treats tomorrow – it’s all bribery and corruption in this house. If all else fails there is the threat of shouting!

My children have a never ending supply of excuses for requiring “five more minutes” can regularly include:

  1. I will do _________ tomorrow. (Never, ever, happens & this commitment will be denied)
  2. I forgot to tell you something. (I can then see them making something up in their head!)
  3. I am hungry / thirsty. (Not possible, fully fed & watered)
  4. I just want to spend some more time with you mummy. (Translation – you may sit with me)
  5. Ok I’m coming. (Followed by barely visible & unbearably slow movements)
  6. I’ve just forgotten ________ I have to do. (A random thing unlikely to be required let alone tomorrow!)
  7. I’m getting ready for bed here. (This would require parental relocation of all sleepwear)
  8. You said yesterday we could. (No, I definitely did not, I have never, ever, said that)
  9. Daddy said yesterday we could. (Almost certainly did & I will deal with him later!)
  10. But it’s not fair. (Irrelevant. This may be the case. However I am not interested)

Watch out little people there is a new weapon in the parenting armoury! Next time the bedtime battle arises and let’s face it that will almost certainly be tonight, just tell your kids they can watch an ENTIRE show before bed. Yes, you heard us right a whole show. This week, Netflix and DreamWorks Animation are launching Dinotrux Favourites, an entire episode of the latest hit all in a nice little 5-minute package — letting your little negotiator think they’re getting away with the age-old ‘just five more minutes’ ploy, but the last laugh is for you. This five minute hack is not only reserved for bedtime but can be used for homework, writing thank you notes, brushing teeth, eating veggies and other unspecified shenanigans.

Happy parenting – may the force be with you!


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Gifts For Girls Age 6

October 18th, 2015 — 9:10pm

Whether you’re mum, dad, grandparent, auntie, uncle, god parent or a buddy, a little gift inspiration never goes a miss. My very own Diva G celebrated her 6th birthday this week. Here’s a round up of ideas of things I discovered when shopping for her birthday as well as things she received and loved. Some are on her list for Father Christmas in a few months from now.

Gift Ideas for 6yo Girls

Lego. Lots of Lego. That was the request of the birthday girl, LEGO Disney Princess Cinderella’s Dream Carriage has been built, pretty much independently and very much enjoyed.

Barbie Glam Camper - this was very much wanted and has been adored since received. I’m not a fan of the Californian myself but 6yo’s are!

Hair clips and accessories, a girl can never have enough. Inky & Mole have fabulous collections to choose from like these Click Clack Hair Clips

A bigger dolly buggy for little mummy’s age 6-8, we now have this Silvercross 3D Dolls pushchair to negotiate around – fun!

Diva G loves a bit of crafting, maker kits are always popular. The Pipkits Snow Days Friendship Charm Bracelet and Necklace Kit is cute from www.pipkits.com 

Pens, notebooks, all things stationery are always popular. How cute is this secret diary case?

This Hello Kitty Lamp will stand the test of time, the kitty is a style icon and it can be used for reading and also dimmed as a night light.

Add a glamorous touch to a little girls bedroom with this white star light from Hello Pearl.

It’s never to early to start saving! These whale money boxes from Maia Ming Designs are super cute.

It is pink, it is stationery, it is password protected – what more can any 6yo want? The Password Journal 8 was first seen at a friends house – gift requested, received, password set and secrets are stowed!

Every little girl should have their own fairy door in their bedroom. Fact.

A new nightdress, can’t beat some new sleepwear, we love this nightie from M&S so much we’ve already gifted it to a couple G’s BFF’s!

If she hasn’t been yet, she’ll be coming soon. Where? What? Who? The tooth fairy of course! This tooth fairy princess is a family heirloom in the making. 

Again on the craft theme these Melissa & Doug Mini Notes Rainbow which you scratch your own patterns into have been very popular.

This Disney Frozen Oval Train Case will always be really useful for keeping everything from hair clips and stationery to moshi monsters and Sylvanian Family, little girls lives involve lots of little bits and pieces!

More gift Ideas for 6yo Girls

Fairy lights, literally! Available from www.zhambalaarts.com 

Miffy. The rabbit legend. Also now in lamp form!  Miffy lamp designed by the studio Mr Maria.

A Lego Ana and Elsa – I have now seen it all – this LEGO Disney Princess: Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle has been built and is being played with as I type!

My girl loves clothes – I love this smok shirt and denim skirt from The Fableists, they are on the Christmas list.

Love this pegboard from BLOCK for keeping the trinkets and treasures of childhood on display. Pegboard available from Cow & Co.   

NERF Rebelle Power Pair - every girl should have their own Nerf gun!

My daughter has been adding a Pandora bead to her bracelet every birthday and Christmas since she was born. Available for wearing when she’s a lot older! This year she chose a key charm.

Elsa light up shoes. They have little heels, they are Frozen themed, they light up. They are everything!

When you ask for lots of Lego you also get a Large Lego Storage Head to put it in! #Optimistic

Less optimistic – more practical for the North West weather – a cute fairy umbrella.

Ultra stylish kids edition of a classic Eames rocking armchair from www.cultfurniture.com

Kids Sheepskin Boots perfect as slippers over the winter months available from www.snugrugs.co.uk

So many gifts, so many thank you notes – love this Lulu & Bramble Notelet Set by LITTLE BIRD TOO

A super cute Valisette-Suitcase for keeping travelling treasures inside and safe.

I hope this is useful? What do you know that 6 year old girls love and need to be added to the wishlist, Christmas is coming! Leave me a comment and tell me what you buy when it comes to daughters, grand-daughters, nieces, god-daughters and pals…

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