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10 June 2024

7 Father's Day Gift Ideas

Whether your dad is the most stylish and groomed man around, a bit of a foodie or obsessed with fitness, we've got Father's Day covered! With these 7 gift ideas to suit every taste you should find something that the father figure in your life with love this weekend.

If you're looking to satisfy Dad's sweet tooth this Sunday, try Gardner's Cookies. For just £5.95 they will lovingly bake and wrap, in a compostable bag teamed with rainbow tissue, a tasty treat that he will no doubt be pleased to see arrive through the letterbox! You can select from a variety of designs and add a printed gift note - postage via the Royal Mail 48hr service is free but there are options to upgrade! A great value gift.


09 June 2024

WIN a Studio Creator 360 Video Maker Kit

In today's digital age, children are not just consumers of content; they are creators. With the rise of social media platforms and user-generated content, kids are increasingly drawn to the world of filmmaking, eager to capture and share their adventures with friends and family. Recognising this trend, Canal Toys continues to encourage the next-gen of content creators and their Studio Creator 360 Video Maker perfectly embraces this, empowering young filmmakers to transform ordinary playdates into unforgettable cinematic adventures.

13 May 2024

Summer Snack Ideas for Kids

With summer on the horizon we will soon see the return of regular dining al fresco, BBQs and picnics at the park but deciding what is best for little ones to eat can be tricky at times. 

Getting the balance right when the kids may be fussy to feed can be difficult but hopefully these healthy snack suggestions will help...

Get Creative

Letting the kids join in when it's time to prepare and cook meals can often encourage them to try new foods. Pizza is a great way to be creative in the kitchen and if you let them help make the dough and add the toppings they may select some vegetables without persuasion as the bright colours can be so appealing. Pizza is delicious served hot or cold, it's very versatile, so you can eat it immediately or pop it into your wicker baskets to take out with you on your travels. If you're in a hurry you can save time by using muffins, baguettes or tortillas as bases and if you want to sneak some extra goodness in make your own tomato sauce.

08 May 2024

Surviving the Summer with Allergies

With summer on the way many of us may notice an increase in itchy, watery eyes, congestion and sneezing but determining whether this is due to allergies or illness can be tricky. These tips should help you to identify a seasonal allergy and help you to deal with the symptoms until they begin to naturally subside in Autumn.

If you're suffering from symptoms that indicate an allergy, before taking action and seeking treatment, you need to confirm that what you're experiencing is actually due to an allergic reaction. Weather changes can play havoc with our bodies and sometimes it's hard to identify an allergy from a virus or cold. You could book an appointment with a GP but if you would prefer to take a test in the comfort and privacy of your own home, when it's most convenient for you to do so, it may be worth getting yourself a home allergy test. These easy to use kits just involve a quick allergy blood test (finger prick) which is sent off to a lab for analysis. Hay fever is usually worse between March and September when it's often humid and warm outside so keep this in mind.

05 May 2024

5 Summer Ready To Roll Icing Cupcake Ideas

Summer is nearly here, and although the sunny weather hasn’t managed more than a sporadic showing it’s time to start getting ready for picnics and days at the beach. What better cakes to make for lazy summer days than cupcakes. Small, portable and oh-so tasty, cupcakes are great for including in picnic hampers and packed lunch boxes.

Here are 5 ideas for summer themed ready to roll icing cupcakes.

1. Bee Topper. What says summer more than the gentle buzzing of bees skipping from flower to flower. So why not create your own cute bumblebee topper. All you’ll need is some yellow, black and white ready to roll icing. Simply roll a flattened ball of yellow icing for the body and fix a few
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