Don’t miss Rick Stein – The Road to Mexico tonight

Just a quick post to alert you to the new Rich Stein series tonight at 9pm on BBC 2.  His shows are always an interesting mix of travel show and cookery and ideal viewing on these cold winter nights.  As you might expect he has a new book out to go with the series. 
Rich Stein Mexico

Update: I’ve spent a few hours this afternoon looking at various Rick Stein books and DVD’s and produced a Rick Stein Gift Ideas Guide.  If I’ve missed anything great please let me know and do leave a comment below on what you think of his new show tonight.

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Best Selling Toys and Games in the UK for weekending Saturday 4th November 2017

These are the unofficial top 10 best selling Toys and Games in the UK for the week ending Saturday 4th November 2017.

Picture Name Price*
1 Cards Against Humanity: UK edition
Only suitable for 17 years and over.
Click here for more details
£20.00
2 LEGO 75184 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 Construction Toy
Only suitable for 6 years and over.
Click here for more details

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£24.99
3 Hatchimals 6034164 “Colleggtibles with Nest” Playset (Pack of 2)
Only suitable for 4 years and over.
Click here for more details
£4.99
4 Hatchimals Colleggtibles 4 pack + Bonus Character
Only suitable for 4 years and over.
Click here for more details
£9.99
5 Asmodee Dobble Card Game
Only suitable for 6 years and over.
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£10.99
6 18PC Bottle Flip Challenge Game
Only suitable for 7 years and over.
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£13.50
7 My Fairy Garden Fairy Garden
Only suitable for 4 years and over.
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£13.00
8 VTech KidiZoom Duo Camera – Blue
Only suitable for 3 years and over.
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£29.06
9 Snazaroo Face Paint Ultimate Party Pack – Multi-Coloured
Only suitable for 3 years and over.
Click here for more details
£11.66
10 Finger Monkey Interactive Baby Pet Monkey Toy Assorted Any Colour Finger Toys Puppets
Only suitable for 3 years and over.
Click here for more details
£17.98

* Price as of publication, click through for live pricing. This is an unofficial top ten best-selling Toys and Games in the UK This is created by our team who are constantly monitoring Amazon and other websites to see what is selling. If you have any questions about how this works or if you would like to find out more please leave a comment below.

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Christmas at Costa Coffee 2017

I popped into Costa on Wednesday (November 1st) and I suppose I was a little surprised to be greeted by the sound of “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” as I walked through the door.  They really need to keep the Christmas music on pause until after bonfire night. Putting that aside, for now, it was good to get my latte served in this years Christmas cup design.

Costa Coffee Christmas 2017

Costa Coffee Christmas 2017 cup design

Costa Coffee Christmas 2017 cup design

Costa Coffee Christmas 2017 cup design

 

I take a photo of my first Christmas Latte each year as it’s interesting to track how the marketing and branding change over the years; you don’t notice if you can’t put current trends into context with what has been done previous years.

My personal favourite was the Father Christmas design from 2014:

Costa Coffee Christmas 2014 Branding

See previous years here:

Costa Christmas 2016

Costa Christmas 2015

Costa Christmas 2014

 

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Best-selling Toys and Games in the UK for weekending Saturday 14th October 2017

These are the unofficial top 10 best-selling Toys and Games in the UK for the week ending Saturday 14th October 2017. It’s a cross-over week, with a mix of Halloween and Christmas gifts in the top ten.  This year the Lego Advent Calendar’s are proving really popular. Lego has Christmas Advent Calendars in both their Lego City and Star Wars ranges.

Lego Advent Calendar
Lego Advent Calendar

Picture Name Price*
1 LEGO 60155 City Advent Calendar 2017 Construction Toy
Only suitable for 5 years and over.
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£19.99
2 Temporary Tattoos (5 sheets) – Nitefall(TM) Wounds
Only suitable for 3 years and over.
Click here for more details
£4.49
3 Cards Against Humanity: UK edition
Only suitable for 17 years and over.
Click here for more details
£20.00
4 Pack of 2 Stretchable Spider Cob Web Halloween Decoration with 6 Large Spiders and 10 Small Spiders
Only suitable for 3 years and over.
Click here for more details
£2.20
5 LEGO 75184 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 Construction Toy
Only suitable for 6 years and over.
Click here for more details
£24.99
6 Hatchimals Colleggtibles 4 pack + Bonus Character
Only suitable for 4 years and over.
Click here for more details
£9.99
7 Halloween Bloody Hands Window Stickers – Bloody designs HAND PRINTS with Blood Splatter
Only suitable for 8 years and over.
Click here for more details
£1.60
8 2 Large 18ml Snazaroo Face Painting Compacts Colors: 1 BLACK and 1 WHITE [Toy]
Only suitable for 3 years and over.
Click here for more details
£5.99
9 15 Assorted Halloween Balloons / 23cm / Halloween Trick Or Treat Scary Party Fun
Only suitable for 3 years and over.
Click here for more details
£1.18
10 Gluckliy Women Girls Unicorn Pendant Alloy Chain Necklace Jewelry Accessories Gift, Silver Color
Only suitable for 12 years and over.
Click here for more details
£0.63

* Price as of publication, click through for live pricing. This is an unofficial top ten best-selling Toys and Games in the UK This is created by our team who are constantly monitoring Amazon and other websites to see what is selling. If you have any questions about how this works or if you would like to find out more please leave a comment below.

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The Bestselling Toys and Games in the UK for weekending Saturday 7th October 2017

These are the unofficial top 10 best-selling Toys and Games in the UK for the week ending Saturday 7th October 2017. Looks like we have a few nasty things creeping in now in the run up to Halloween.

Picture Name Price*
1 Cards Against Humanity: UK edition
Only suitable for 17 years and over.
Click here for more details
£20.00
2 LEGO 75184 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 Construction Toy
Only suitable for 6 years and over.
Click here for more details
£24.99
3 Gluckliy Women Girls Unicorn Pendant Alloy Chain Necklace Jewelry Accessories Gift, Silver Color
Only suitable for 12 years and over.
Click here for more details
£0.63
4 Hatchimals Colleggtibles 4 pack + Bonus Character
Only suitable for 4 years and over.
Click here for more details
£9.99
5 Temporary Tattoos (5 sheets) – Nitefall(TM) Wounds
Only suitable for 3 years and over.
Click here for more details
£4.49
6 My Fairy Garden Fairy Garden
Only suitable for 4 years and over.
Click here for more details
£13.00
7 LEGO 31058 Mighty Dinosaurs Building Toy
Only suitable for 7 years and over.
Click here for more details
£12.99
8 Pack of 2 Stretchable Spider Cob Web Halloween Decoration with 6 Large Spiders and 10 Small Spiders
Only suitable for 3 years and over.
Click here for more details
£2.20
9 LEGO 60155 City Advent Calendar 2017 Construction Toy
Only suitable for 5 years and over.
Click here for more details
£19.99
10 Hatchimals 6034164 “Colleggtibles with Nest” Playset (Pack of 2)
Only suitable for 4 years and over.
Click here for more details
£4.99

* Price as of publication, click through for live pricing. This is an unofficial top ten best selling Toys and Games in the UK This is created by our team who are constantly monitoring Amazon and other websites to see what is selling. If you have any questions about how this works or if you would like to find out more please leave a comment below.

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