Schwartz Meatball Pasta Bake

Recently I was lucky enough to win a selection of Schwartz herbs and spices from @SchwartzCooking on twitter and I couldn’t wait to try out the nice selection they sent me. One of the packets they sent me was this limited edition Meatball Pasta Bake.  I love pasta so I thought I would give this a try, it certainly looked simple enough to make. I following the instructions on the packet and gathered together the ingredients. I needed meatballs, an onion, a red pepper, pasta,  a tin of tomatoes, tomato puree, water and grated cheese. Luckily I usually have most of these in my cupboards anyway. I preheated my oven to 200°C  (400°F, Gas Mark 6). I choose to use pre-prepared meatballs but you can also make your own using mince.  First you need to heat the oil in a pan, then fry the meatballs for a few minutes until they are brown. Add the onions and red pepper and cook till they are soft.  The contents of the recipe mix are then blended into 1/4 pint of water and added to the pan along with the tin of tomatoes, tomato puree and the pasta. The mix is then brought … Continue reading →

Stargazer Beauty Shake and Bling Challenge

I recently saw on twitter that Stargazer Beauty had launched the Shake and Bling challenge aimed at bloggers. As I love a challenge I said I would like to get involved. They sent me four of their lovely nail products and the challenge was that I had to create a design on my nails using these products and show you all what I came up with. Please bear in mind that my artistic skills are limited but I did have a go. I could choose the four shades of the products I wanted and this is what I chose. Stargazer nail polish in shade 130 which is a blue shade reminiscent of evening skies. Stargazer glitter shaker in gold, which is glitter you can add to nail polish while it is wet to make a unique look. Their nail art pen in black which you can either use as a brush or a pen to define interesting designs on your nails and finally Nail Gems which can be added to your nail with a dab of glue to create a different look. I had plans to create a look which featured a night sky with stars in the background  a … Continue reading →

Samsung share an insight into the EuroGamers Event 2011

Samsung have sent a video showing the Highlights of this years Euro Gamers Event At Earl’s Court and I thought I would share it with you. I know that some of my fellow mob!lers attended, although I was unable to, and they had a fabulous time. … Continue reading →

Games for Christmas from Paul Lamond Games

Paul Lamond Games have a load of board games which would be great for  Christmas so if you are looking for gift ideas this is a place to start. They kindly sent me a couple of these games to review which I will be doing shortly, but I thought I would give you a quick overview of the new games as they do look fun. Games for teens and Adults QI Board Game You must have watched QI, the show on BBC 1 hosted by Stephen Fry, its a highly successful quiz programme, which has been a favourite amongst viewers since 2008.  This game brings it into the home, so you can take part in this hard panel game with your friends and family. The game is for 2-6 players and is suitable for ages teen to adult. RRP £19.95 Fatal Attraction Harness the power of magnets to outwit your opponents. Each player must fill the boards, but beware the force of the magnets can be used against you as well as for you. Can you use the magnetic force in your favour? This is for 2-4 players and aimed at age 14 and over. RRP £17.95 Perudo A classic … Continue reading →

Meerkat Mayhem from Paul Lamond Games

I was recently sent a copy of Meerkat Mayhem from Paul Lamond Games to try out and see what I thought of it. The game is based on the well know animal, the meerkat. They are tiny, tenacious and sociable animals who rarely face danger alone. Now they are facing the dreaded cobra and have to escape! This game is aimed at children aged six and above and can be played by two to four players. The game will increase co-ordination and dexterity whilst being fun to play. When you open the box you find the game board, the cobra and a selection of meerkats. Setting up the board is simple, you just push the cobra into the two  holes in the green socket. This causes the  little trapdoors on the board close and the holes are then covered. Each player chooses a colour and is given five meerkats. Each player places a meerkat on the trapdoor in the colour they have chosen. The players then take it in turn to spin the spinner on the board. If the spinner lands on a colour the person who chose that colour  gets to pull out the cobra. This causes the trapdoors … Continue reading →