Saturday, 28 May 2016

Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanut Movie Review

Today is the first day of half term, so My Three and Me decided to kick start the holidays with a movie day. We were recently sent a Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanut Movie DVD and couldn't wait to watch it.

When I was a little girl I loved watching Charlie Brown and Snoopy with my brother and sister - we were always entertained by their antics. When I heard that Charlie Brown was making a comeback in his first feature film I was worried that the Charlie Brown that I knew and loved as a little girl would be lost in modern day life but I needn't have worried as Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang as just as they were all those years ago and I love the film for that exact reason - why change something when it isn't broken right? There have been many cartoons from my childhood that have recently had a modern makeover and have been ruined as a result. Although I liked Charlie Brown I have to say that Linus was and still is my favourite character. I'm not sure why but it was maybe to do with the fact that as a child I sucked my thumb and although I didn't have a security blanket I did have a favourite cushion cover.

The movie features Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts Gang - whilst unlucky in love (and life) Charlie Brown is trying hard (but failing in everything he does) to impress the new red-haired girl in his class, his dog Snoopy is imagining an adventure of his own trying to rescue the love of his life, Fifi, whilst trying to outwit his nemesis The Red Baron. 

My Three loved the film and so did I, there's no crude innuendos or violence to worry about and there are plenty of times where you really want Charlie Brown to come out on top. I love that the story has a moral - one to never give up no matter how hard things may seem and that you should always try your best as you never know when the stars will shine in your favour. 

 The boys were engrossed in the film 

This is definitely a feel-good film and one that the whole family can enjoy whether they are old or young. There is plenty of laughable moments. One of our favourites is when Charlie Brown is trying to fly his kite and he messes it up in spectacular style. My personal favourite scene was watching Charlie Brown learning to dance. I love the song by Meghan Trainor "Better When I'm Dancing" that is featured in the film - you can't help but sing along as it has such a catchy tune to it. The DVD has a number of special features and the music video, lyrics and a look behind the scenes too. 

The Peanut Movie is released on DVD on 30th May in the UK by Twentieth Century Fox. For more Snoopy filled fun and games check out the Snoopy and Charlie Brown website. Here you will find more information about the characters, games, posters and you can even Peautize yourself - here is me with Snoopy - I Love It!

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

A Smart / Casual Outfit for Spring / Summer

I don't know about you but when I go out for the day with friends, to the cinema or for a meal I like to be dressed casually. In fact, casual is my everyday look, but just because I like casual that doesn't mean I don't like to look nice. So when it comes to buying new clothes I try to buy items that I can wear at home, on the school run, to the cinema or out to dinner. I hate spending a lot of money on clothes for myself and always feel guilty when I spend a lot so I try to keep my spending to a minimum. 

I was recently contacted my M and M Direct and asked to create an outfit for under £55. Below is the outfit that I put together. I chose 5 products. I think that they could easily be mixed and matched to wear for different occasions.

The first item I choose was a fine knit dolman sleep wrap cardigan from Onfire. Although summer is definitely on the way, nights are still on the cool side and our school run is at least an hour round walk so it's best to have something with you that you can slip on (or off) if the weather is changeable. I love that the cardigan is available in sizes 10 - 20 and for just £7.99 (RRP £34.99). 

Another item I chose was a cami vest top also from Onfire. It has an all over floral print and is available in two different colours. It is made from 100% cotton and is perfect for summer days / evenings out. I think that at £12.99 (RRP £26.00) the top is really good value for money. It looks great with both a skirt or jeans.  You can buy the top in sizes 10 - 20.

If I'm honest, I would say that I live in T-shirts and jeans / jeggings 85% of the time. T-shirts are both practical and comfortable to wear. I love the T-shirt from Onfire that I chose. It has a lovely floral print on the front and is perfect for the school run / visits to the cinema. This T-shirt costs just £6.99 (RRP £26.99) and is available in sizes 10 - 20.

I am also the girl who lives in her flat shoes - heels come out on very rare occasions (it's not that I don't love heels my feet and knees just hurt for ages after I wear them). I chose these sandals as I think they are the perfect footwear for anything from the school run to a night out on the town. They cost just £9.99 (RRP £19.99)  and are available in sizes 3 - 8. I adore the diamante detailing to them, it's subtle but adds the perfect finishing touch.

My final item that I chose was a pair of Jeggings from Onfire. They cost £16.99 (RRP £39.99), are available in sizes 10 - 20 and in both 29 and 31" leg lengths - which is perfect for those of us girls with little legs. They have fly and button fastening and two back pockets. 

I think that all the items that I chose look great with each other or separately. They are perfect for spring days and summer nights out. The total cost for the items included in my post is £54.95. 

Friday, 20 May 2016

Flashback Friday

First of all thank you to Not Just Cake for joining in with last week's Flashback Friday. I loved Emilie's post featuring then and now photos of her bump and her little one - it's something I wish I had thought to do with my bumps and then returned a little later with my babies too. I also found out that we only live a few miles away from each other - it's nice to find new blogs to follow but it's even nicer when they're not far away.

My Flashback for this week's Linky is from our first trip to the Renault World Series held at Silverstone in 2008. It was the first time we'd been camping and loved it, we've not been since but we're hoping to take the boys on a little trip this summer to the Lake District.

We had a great weekend seeing lots of different Renaults being driven around the Silverstone circuit. Our favourite was obviously seeing the F1 car at the time (Alonso and Piquet Jnr were the team drivers but not the ones driving the car that weekend) blasting around the track - it was amazing....

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My Three and Me

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Win A Euro 2016 Book Bundle

There's just under a month to go before Euro 2016 starts, My Three are getting really excited. I'm not sure why but I think we can let them off as they're all too young to remember any of the past tournaments and how rubbish England have performed in the past - maybe 2016 is their year to shine.

My Three and Me have teamed up with Carlton Books to offer one of our readers a fabulous bundle of books. The competition will run for just over 2 weeks so that the winner will receive their books in time for the start of the tournament.


The bundle consists of:
  • UEFA EURO 2016 The Official Book (£12.99)
This book covers every aspect of the tournament. From how the bid was won, an overview of the venues to a breakdown of players  who are likely to grab the headlines and  a thorough examination of the competition's fascinating history (including a biography of each tournament's star player). There is also the full schedule which can be filled in after each game. Packed full of facts and statistics and beautifully illustrated with a superb collection of photographs.
  • UEFA EURO 2016 Activity and Colouring Book (£4.99)
This book is packed with star players to colour in, spot the difference games, dot to dots and word searches, all of which are based on UEFA EURO 2016. It also includes more than 100 colourful football stickers to use with the activities.
  • UEFA EURO 2016 Fact File (£7.99)
An in-depth guide for younger readers. Containing team and player profiles and lots of photographs. Illustrated with over 100 images, all 24 finalists are featured alongside profiles of 36 star players including Raheem Sterling, Hugo Lloris, Mario Götze, Gareth Bale and many more. Read special features on the stadiums and complete the fill-in match schedule as EURO 2016 unfolds.

To win this fabulous bundle of books, complete the steps in the Rafflecopter form below:

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