Marvel Kids launch new online games

If your child is a fan of Marvel characters like Spiderman and The Avengers, now is a great time to check out the Marvel Kids page at Disney.co.uk. A great new range of Marvel games have been launched just in time for the dark nights. These games included all of our favourite super heroes in a range of adventures that not only offer a lot of fun (and at different levels of difficulty to challenge all ages) but are also educational too.

I have enjoyed playing these games with Joe over the half term. He has been taking part in a soccer camp, so the games have actually been a great winding down activity. We have played lots of different games, from ‘Spiderman to the rescue’ where the aim is to help Spider-Man rescue Jameson by sneaking your way past Mysterio’s traps and you race against time to try to beat your high score, to ‘Spider-Man web slinger’ where you take on the role of Spidi and swing through the streets of New York. You have to swing through the city avoiding obstacles and danger on the way. Joe did enjoy this game as he found it exciting and a little challenging too – it took a few attempts to complete the challenge.

spider man to the rescue Our favourite game, and one which is also a great educational developmental tool is
‘Spider-Man Epic Battles’.  In this game, you test your memory with three different games and defeat some of Spider-Man’s greatest villains at the same time! The games are ‘Match 3’ – where you have to watch a colour sequence and then repeat it, ‘Memory Tile’, in which you have to use your memory to find the matching squares,  and ‘Memory Sequence’ which is a little like Connect 4, but with three squares, you have to move a square one place to find a pattern of three. ‘Memory Sequence is the most difficult game, but Joe really loved this as it was fast and furious. Each correct answer or move helps Spiderman to complete the demolition of an enemy.

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The Marvel kids games are great fun, educational,  and free to use – I would highly recommend them for filling wet days and dark evenings.

T H Baker Launch Party at Grand Central Birmingham

T H Baker celebrated the launch of Grand Central Birmingham in super style, by opening a new flagship store for the city, complete with a stand-alone Pandora store next door. A great crowd turned out for the opening, enjoying a first glimpse of the store, which has an in-store jewellery technition and also stocks a pre-loved collection of Rolex watches.

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The store is sure to be a real destination for Birmingham’s jewellery lovers, with lots of space for looking and admiring the beautiful collections the store stocks. Thomas Sabo, Pandora, Links, Breitling, Fiorelli and Hot Diamonds are all stocked by the store, making it a paradise for jewellery magpies, and a definite must visit destination with Christmas just around the corner.

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On the night the champagne flowed and there were wonderful canapes to be enjoyed. I met up with some of the lovely Birmingham bloggers who were in attendence including Amy from AmyPYT and Laura from Luxx Mint.

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The Laura Whitmore Collection at T H Baker

The super stylish Laura Whitmore has just launched her new jewellery collaboration with T H Baker.

Daisy is a collection of bracelets, necklaces and earrings in sterling silver and gold plated finishes. The collection has a definite musical influence, with Plectrum designs in the form of pendants and earrings, and pieces with names like ‘Imagine’ ‘You make loving fun’ and ‘The music saved me’.

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 Daisy Laura Whitmore The Music Saved Me Bracelet LWBR61 £69.00 click to visit T H Baker


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Laura Whitmore The Music Saved Me Bracelet LWBR61
£69.00
click to visit T H Baker

 Daisy Laura Whitmore Plectrum Earrings LWE001 £49.00 click to visit T H Baker


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Laura Whitmore Plectrum Earrings LWE001
£49.00
click to visit T H Baker

 Daisy Laura Whitmore Gold Plated Believe To Achieve Necklace LWN42 £115.00 click to visit T H Baker


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Laura Whitmore Gold Plated Believe To Achieve Necklace LWN42
£115.00
click to visit T H Baker

 Daisy Laura Whitmore Dreamer Ring LWSR005 £45.00 Click to visit T H Baker


Daisy
Laura Whitmore Dreamer Ring LWSR005
£45.00
Click to visit T H Baker

To view the complete collection, click here.

 

A guide to European Food Festivals

Following on from my post last week looking at my favourite food places in Dubai (you can check out that post here) I have been sent a great infographic produced by Money transfer experts  CurrencyFair which is looking at the food of Europe in relation to national dishes, street food and their pick of the continent’s top restaurants.

The infographic has taken every European country, from Albania to the United Kingdom, and then gives information that relates to food. This includes what you can expect to pay, per head, in restaurants, and what you can expect to pay in the chosen, highlighted restaurant (for the UK the suggestion is the rather weird and wonderful Dinner by Heston Blumenthal which is sure to divide opinions!).  The main selling point of this infographic, and the reason why it is well worth bookmarking for foodies, is that it also gives information, including dates for next year, of all the main food festivals that take place across Europe, from Taste of London in the UK, to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany and Wine, Food and Good Living in Helsinki. There are literally hundreds of food festivals taking place across Europe, and this guide will help gourmets enjoy the best dishes that Europe has to offer.

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Have you ever been to a food festival in the UK or Europe?