In The News: BabyBarn and Alexandalexa team up!

BabyBarn and have teamed up to offer you the chance to win a gorgeous Victoria Christmas

bodysuit and baby fragrance worth over £80.00, from – exclusively for BabyBarn followers

this Christmas.


The cream bodysuit for boys or girls comes from a luxury organic collection, pieces that are often featured in upscale

magazines such as Vogue and Elle.


To enter, visit the ‘competitions and offers’ page at and fill in your details.

Monkey Hangers



Nothing is more annoying than hanging up a piece of clothing and having it slip off the hanger a few seconds later.


When it comes to kids clothing, the process can sometimes be a bit harder as children’s hangers don’t always hold

up children’s clothing as well as they should.


Luckily, Children’s Gorilla designs have created monkey clothes hangers which not only provide a practice way to

hang your children’s D&G Junior Dress or Antik Batik jumpers, but also make the drab task of tidying up a bit more



The little monkey hangers come in a variety of colours to fit your child’s room decor and also make fun wall art!

You can get your little monkey a monkey hanger for £16.00 at www.



Quick and Easy Candle Craft


Cute Christmas Craft that you can do with the kids that recycles your old jars!

What You Will Need:

Small jar
    Tracing paper


What To Do:

1. Paint the Jar with a chirstmas theme.

2. Place a candle inside. When the candle is lit it will shine through the picture and make it glow.

Saffron Biscotti



Admittedly, not all kids like the taste of saffron but for those who love the fun and sunny colour, this is an easy and

quick recipe that can be a good addition to the Christmas treats.


What You Will Need:

100g butter

0,5-1,0g saffron

50g roughly chopped sweet almonds

2 eggs

220g granulated sugar

250g plain flour

1,5 tsp baking powder

80g raisins or sultanas


 What To Do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Melt the butter, stir in the saffron and leave to cool (make sure the saffron is finely ground). Roughly chop the almonds.
  2. Whisk eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the melted butter with saffron and the chopped almonds.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder and raisins. Add the mix to the egg mix little by little and stir until a well-combined dough.
  4. Make 3-4 long rolls and place on a baking tray, roughly the same length as the tray, and pat them a little bit flatter. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 10 minutes.
  5. Immediately, whilst they are hot, cut each “roll” into thin biscotti slices at an angle, roughly 2-3cm each. Turn all the biscotti to one side and roast for another 5 minutes, then turn them over to the other side and roast for another 5 minutes.
  6. Turn the oven off and let the biscotti rest in the oven a bit longer whilst the oven cools down, with the oven door ajar. For example, put a wooden spoon between the door and the oven.

Out and About Week 51



What: Story time

Where: Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, St. James’s Drawing Room, W1A 1ER,

08456 025694,

When: December 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm

Price: FREE

About: Kids ages 4-11 can listen to the lovely tale of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling.




What: Wartime Christmas

Where: Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Rd., SE1 6HZ, 020 7416 5000,

When: December 19-23, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2:30-4:00 p.m

Price: FREE

About: Let your kids learn about how Christmas was during World War II and make some crafty decorations!




What: Lifecentre Christmas  Crafts

Where: The Life Centre, 15 Edge Street, London, W8 7PN,  020 7221 4602,

When: December 19-23, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2:30-4:00 p.m

Price: £15-£30

About: Five days of activities for ages 2-5 including wreath making, snowflake art and creating handmade lotions.




What: Chinese State Circus

Where: Shooters Hill Rd, London, SE3 0TY, 0844 856 5555,

When: Dec. 16, 7:30pm; Dec. 17, 5:00pm + 7:30pm; Dec. 18, 7:30pm; Dec. 19, 2:00pm, 5:00pm & 7:30pm;

Dec. 20, 2:00pm & 5:00pm; Dec. 21- 23 3:00pm +7:30pm; Dec. 24 3:00pm; Dec. 26 3:00pm + 6:00pm

Price: £7-£27

About: Not your average circus, this one includes Shaolin Wu-Shu warriors, the Tai An acrobatic troupe,

contortionists, a plate-spinning act, hoop divers, Lion Dancers and a self-explanatory act appearing for

the first time in the UK called ’8 Girls and 1 Boy on a Bike.’

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