Easter Guide! Baskets, Egg hunts, Such a wonderful Easter time! Part 3

HEMA.

www.hemashop.com

HEMA is a Dutch retail company that has recently opened branches in the UK and several in London including stores in Euston, Victoria, Tottenham Court Road and most recently Clapham Junction. HEMA sells a huge variety of houseware products, kids’ clothing and beauty products at surprisingly low prices and is the perfect one-stop shop for quirky, everyday essentials.

E-commerce shopping platform, AliExpress Celebrates a Special Anniversary with the Biggest Sale in its History

Take advantage of massive savings across thousands of brands from homewares, beauty, tech, fashion and more!

· Deals every 2 hours of up to 90% off on clothing, toys, baby and kids, fashion accessories, and shoes and bags

· Deals every 2 hours up to 80% off on beauty and hair

· Deals every 4 hours of up to 60% off on sports and outdoor

· Deals every hour on home and garden, tools and home improvement

London, March – Leading e-commerce platform, Ali Express is celebrating a special anniversary year in monumental style with its biggest sale to date. With savings available of up to 90% off in some product categories, millions of products will be up for grabs at reduced costs. All over the world, customers in more than 200 countries will take part in the anniversary sale between March 28th – 30th.

Ali Express has an extensive variety of products available including but not limited to clothing, electronics, beauty, sports and home. There will be discounts from 50% off across all categories with deals of up to 90% off on clothing, toys, fashion accessories and shoes every two hours whereby customers can purchase top quality goods at all time low prices.

From March 19th, customers will be able to prepare for their savings purchases by familiarising themselves with the offers available and are encouraged to fill-up their shopping carts ahead of time.

Once live, the sale will feature several deals including membership rewards worth £150 million, group buy where customers can invite friends to purchase in return for discounts and category deals launched at varying hour intervals.

In a shopping experience like no other, AliExpress aim to make the experience fun and different so that shoppers can discover new brands and products. Throughout the sales period, Ali Express will deliver live games and offers so that members make the most of the anniversary celebration:

· Pay and Win – During the sales period, customers who spend over USD $100 will be eligible to participate in the ‘Flip & Win’ game for their chance to win a luxury holiday for two to Hainan, China. The winner will receive three days at the Westin Blue Bay Resort and Spa, complete with a Grand Oceanview Suite, complimentary breakfasts, and round-trip airfare. Participants may also join the contest to win no-minimum-purchase coupons from famous brands. Coupons value range from USD $20 to $500

· Membership Rewards – Customers can earn membership awards where the higher customer’s membership level, the higher the value of coupons they could receive. Over 100 million AliExpress worldwide members, are expected to receive exclusive rewards with their purchases, with coupons, great discounts and offers valued at $200 million (USD) throughout the sales period.

· Group Buy – When a customer purchases an item in the ‘Group Buy’ landing page, they will have 24 hours to invite another person to buy with. If they buy together with at least one other person, each buyer will receive a discount on the item.

· AliExpress Live – Starting March 27th, UK presenter Hannah Jackson will review products on the website and provide giveaways for shoppers tuning into the livestreaming channel, AliExpress LIVE.

Last year, AliExpress reached over 100 million buyers globally with 55% percent located in Europe. Last year, the AliExpress online platform increased their global presence, offering more than 30 million products across 40 categories. offering unique and different products at the very best prices.

The AliExpress Anniversary sale will start on March 28 and end March 30. For more information and to start loading your shopping cart, visit www.aliexpress.com.

These enamel pins by Amy Shamblen are perfect for the quirky, colorful person in your life! These little pins may look cute, but they’re actually so much more. They’ll bring life to a party, start a conversation for you, radiate positivity, and even raise awareness of your undeniably adorable self. Oh, and they’re also perfect for expressing your current mood or favorite beverage!

Brunch Life—perfect for those who *live* for that perfect brunch. We all know food is pretty great, but brunch is always the best.

Hello Brewtiful—because waking up is never an easy task. Gift this for that perfect someone who can’t live without their morning cuppa!

Hot Mess—for those who (kinda) have their life together but are ready to take on whatever the world throws at them!

Sweeter Than Honey—we all have that sweet friend who’s always helping everyone else—let them know how much you appreciate them with this sweet pin!

All enamel pins are about 1.25” wide. Pop them on a backpack or jean jacket for maximum fun vibes. Get them on amyshamblen.com!

With the Easter weekend coming up, research from American Express reveals how much Brits spend on Easter chocolate.

Chocolate eggs and bunnies rule the roost for Easter treats:

· On average Brits plan to spend £14 each on chocolate gifts over Easter

· Londoners have the sweetest teeth, spending £21 on chocolate

· Those in Bristol spend the least, at £8

Please see below a table of how the spend on Easter chocolate varies in different cities across the UK.

Note: Omnibus research was conducted by Opinium, 2,006 adults were surveyed between 14 and 17 March 2017.

Super-Oli is simple.

Through our patent pending process, we concentrate the oleocanthal content in extra virgin olive oil to 35-40x what you can buy off the shelf. Current scientific studies support the conclusion that Oligen TM (oleocanthal) can act as a strong anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-fungal agent. Super-Oli’s full potential has yet to be explored. Extra virgin olive oil has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. Why? Oleocanthal is therapeutic. We are giving you the ability to use oleocanthal topically like there has never been before.

A Touch Of Spring from the Black Forest

This lovely clock is perfect for Easter! The Kuckulino Quartz Clock from Cuckoo Forest is a charming addition to any room. The hand-crafted clock is made completely of wood from the Black Forest region of Germany. It’s also hand painted in bright colors that represent the lush onset of spring!

This clock has a swing with a young girl in traditional Black Forest attire. She swings into spring with the ticking of the clock! The details on this hand-crafted clock are stunning. Look at the brightly colored trees, the dazzling bird, and the life-like Black Forest deer!

It’s just under seven inches tall and is operated by quartz movement, so no need to wind and set the clock. It’s a whimsical reminder that spring has sprung!

Link: https://www.cuckooforest.com/

What a great time to be a Star Wars fan! Star Wars: The Last Jedi is wrapping up in theaters, having made more than $1.3B worldwide.

https://www.fun.com/blog/p-1123-star-wars-easter-printables.aspx

The next standalone film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, premieres in just over a month on May 25th. After that, there’s Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019 and a third Star Wars Story film in 2020. Even more future projects have also been announced, including another trilogy from The Last Jedi director/writer Rian Johnson, a film series from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and a live-action television series from Iron Man and Iron Man 2 director and Marvel Cinematic Universe actor Jon Favreau. And you know what that means: plenty of new Star Wars toys!

So it’s the best time to make some toys of our own. Star Wars eggction figures, if you will! That’s right, FUN.com has designed Easter Egg printables of all your favorite Star Wars characters. And because we’re between The Last Jedi and Solo, we included elements from both films. Just download and print these free Easter Egg costumes, cut and attach them to dyed eggs, and put them on display in the Millennium Falcon egg carton!

Michelle Farro was trained as a classical painter, but a love of crafting inspired her collection of rubber stamps.

Her designs are based on original sketches and are inspired by nature, popular culture, and nostalgia. A hand-carved prototype of each design is created by carving into rubber using knives and gouges. Michelle works with a production partner in the U.S. to create laser-engraved versions of the prototypes, which are then assembled by hand in her studio.

Eggs Benedict Casserole Blurb: I love ‘combo-foods’. Hybrids if you will.

Where you take a couple really good things and morf them into one delicious dish! This Eggs Benedict Casserole is my favorite so far!…It does require some sitting time for the english muffins and egg mixture to become one. 4 hours will do it, or overnight…even better!

Picture is attached, link: https://laughingspatula.com/blueberry-cream-cheese-french-toast-casserole/

Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole Blurb: This delicious French Toast Casserole comes together quickly and easily. Flavorful and not too sweet, I used a loaf of the stuff they bake up at your local grocery store. Cheap and cheerful! But you can sub with brioche or texas toast type. Anything that you can cut into big chunks.

All-natural skincare line made with coconut-oil and essential oils and scents inspired from Florida, we take your skin and senses to paradise!

Known for our Salt Scrubs, we bring a little bit of the Atlantic Ocean to your bath time routine with “Florida in a Jar.” With Winter finally being over, our products are the perfect products to get your skin ready for Spring & Summer this Easter! Exfoliate, moisturize and renew your skin – perfect addition to anyone’s Easter basket!

Let your little monsters’ imagination run wild this Half Term,
and discourage them from looking into those square screens as much as possible.

Pillows and blankets won’t cut it to make those indoor forts this time,
expand the possibilities and let them run and play through prehistoric grounds, instead of merely their living rooms.

Dinosaur Cave Pop-Up Tent, £30,
available from the Natural History Museum, www.nhmshop.co.uk

ARE YOU A NEW MOMMY?

HERE ARE A FEW TIPS FOR TAKING THE STRESS OUT OF

SERVING EASTER DINNER THIS YEAR

FROM

MOMMY’S TIME OUT

 Whether you are arguing with the in-laws about who is hosting on Easter, or planning the perfect menu to impress your picky sister-in-law, Serving Dinner on Easter can be a thankless job! So, the makers of Mommy’s Time Out Wine have a few suggestions for taking the stress out of the holiday.

Prepare The Night Before:

Take a few minutes and set the table and prep the basics. Keep it simple!

Less is More and Forget the Dishes:

Two years from now, no one will remember how you decorated the house or the table, so there’s no need to spend hours trying to prepare for a magazine cover shoot. The same rule applies to food. There will always be too much, so think about making the favorites, but don’t overdo it; there’s just so much food you can eat.

There’s nothing worse than ignoring your guests after dinner to face a kitchen cluttered with dirty dishes. Most stores now carry premium plastic and paper dishes, cutlery, etc., as well as disposable roasting pans and serving dishes. You can set a stylish table, and toss those dishes afterwards, so clean up is a breeze, and you can use the time to visit with loved ones.

Give Everyone something to Do:

The next time someone offers to help or bring a dish, let him or her do it! Give everyone an assignment; chances are, they’ll welcome the opportunity to contribute.

Remember Mommy’s Time Out Wine:

Make sure you save a little wine and enjoy a glass after everyone leaves! Take a moment to relive a wonderful day with friends and family and to reward yourself for a job well done. We recommend, of course, Mommy’s Time Out Garganega Pinot Grigio, Moscato, or Delicious Pink; all of which go great with roasted turkey or ham!

Mommy’s Time Out features five varieties including Mommy’s Time Out Garganega Pinot Grigio, Mommy’s Time Out Moscato, Mommy’s Time Out Delicious Red, Mommy’s Time Out Delicious Pink, and Mommy’s Time Out Prosecco. All are made from grapes grown in Italy and have wonderful fruity undertones. All the wines are fresh, fruity and well balanced, and are delicious for sipping with snacks or to complement a meal.

Mommy’s Time Out comes in 750-mL and 1.5-L sizes. The suggested retail price for the 750-ml is $9.99 per bottle. For the 1.5L, (Mommy’s Time Out Garganega Pinot Grigio only) the suggested retail price is $18.99 per bottle. Adults over the age of 21 should enjoy Mommy’s Time Out responsibly.

“No matter what stage you’re at when it comes to being a Mommy, it’s one of the toughest and most rewarding jobs there is. That’s why we believe Mommy deserves something special for herself now and then with Mommy’s Time Out Wine.” says Mike Cincotta President of Selective Wine Estates, Inc.

For more information on Mommy’s Time Out please visit www.mommystimeoutwine.com.

Sweeten up Easter with a trio of indulgent treats created to delight grown-up tastebuds from The Grown Up Chocolate Company.

The ‘Three Little Easter Treasures’ selection box includes three delicious Easter eggs with gorgeously gooey centres:

Passion Fruit Caramel (a fruit flavoured caramel truffle enveloped with a white custard ganache in a milk chocolate shell)
Salted Peanut Caramel (a sumptuous salted caramel yolk surrounded in a crunchy peanut praline and milk chocolate shell)
and Crispy Toffee Caramel (crunchy rice popper praline concealing an explosion of gooey salted caramel).

The perfect treat for even the most choosy chocoholic, handmade in Harlow with double the amount of cocoa solids to the average chocolate bar.. just remember, these are strictly for grown-ups, so no need to share with any little Easter bunnies!

£4.95

Each flavour is also available as a single boxed egg for £2.45

www.thegrownupchocolatecompany.co.uk

Play Easter bunny this year and create the chocolate bar of their dreams with a little help from The Grown Up Chocolate Company
The first of it’s kind, their amazing online configurator lets you design their very own tailor-made bar, choosing from 70 different ingredients… and your own photo and message in a custom-made wrapper.

The perfect unique treat for even the most ‘choosy chick’, handmade in Harlow with double the amount of cocoa solids to the average chocolate bar…
just remember, these are strictly for grown-ups, so no need to share with any little Easter bunnies!

£25 for a box of three 100g bars
(X2 sets available at a discount of £22.50 each and X3 sets at £20 each)

www.thegrownupchocolatecompany.co.uk

Stay 8 nights for the price of 7 or 4 nights for the price of 3 – anytime 29thMarch-13th April. Short Easter breaks start at £79 or £149 for a week (based on 4 people and one car).

Cornwall’s camping & touring champion Trevornick , near stunning Holywell Bay on the rugged North Cornish coast, has extended its season for 2018, which means you can enjoy this captivating county and its jewel in the crown even earlier.

With spring kicking in and the weather warming, March and April are quieter months with the coastline even more dramatic, so embrace the tranquility and make the most of the emptier beaches, foodie hot spots and back to nature opportunities.

Plus, is this an Easter price offer you can afford to refuse? There’s also an exciting Easter Entertainments programme lined up (Thurs 29th March – Friday 6th March, full programme attached) for all tastes and ages, so grab the tent, jump in the camper or hook up the caravan – and bring the dog! – to experience both a peaceful and fun-filled outdoor family adventure like no other.

Some of the Easter activities highlights (many brand new for 2018) include the Mr Eerius magic and illusion show, a digital scavenger hunt, Easter arts & crafts, wild art workshops, coarse fishing competitions, balloon modeling and biscuit decorating, plus an egg hunt with a difference around Trevornick’s famous on-site Fun Park comprising over 20 superb rides.

Also hugely popular is Trevornick’s Wild Tribe outdoor skills adventure club set in the site’s very own beautiful woodland, which allows youngsters to build bug hotels, outdoor shelters and toast marshmallows on the log fire.

Trevornick has long offered unrivalled West Country pitches for tents, touring caravans and motorhomes. It boasts an envious location, right next to the sandy dunes that lead to the National Trust Holywell Bay beach – one of the most stunning in the region, dog friendly year-round and the setting for much of period drama smash Poldark.

It’s located on an immaculately manicured site where you can experience the extraordinary natural beauty of Cornwall, the freedom of outdoor, saltwater living and the luxury of five-star facilities as standard, whatever the weather. This is carefree camping and touring at its best and ideal if you have small children, or are less experienced and aspiring campers.

Additionally, the superior and varied recreational facilities really are second to none and include a pristine 18-hole golf course (including pitch ‘n putt), three well-stocked fishing ponds, a relaxing Tranquillity spa, heated outdoor swimming pool, three different eateries and a teenage hangout.

Four legged friends love Trevornick too with dog-friendly pitches, designated dog walking fields, miles of moorland and a sensational coast path – and new for 2018 is doggy daycare, walking and even boarding in case you and yours want to explore Cornwall further afield? Trevornick is also just five miles outside of the hugely popular tourist hot-spot of Newquay.

For more info and to book, call 01637 830531, or visit www.trevornick.co.uk Facebook- @trevornick ; Twitter- @Trevornick5Star ; Instagram- @trevornick_holywellbay

10 Active & Adventurous Travel Ideas for Easter Holidays

The world is the most exciting adventure playground, as the old adage goes. So, this year, why not make the most out of your Easter break and grab the opportunity to get away, get moving and improve your health.

The hunt is over as Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists round up their top Easter getaways for active travel enthusiasts looking for some spring-time sunshine. From sun-soaked surfing on the golden coast of Morocco, to discovering a verdant tropical jungle in Bali; swap the hot cross buns with a hot wellness holiday and fill your Easter with adventurous memories to last a lifetime.

Climb a Volcano in Bali: Bali Discover Recover

In recent years Bali has become the best named travel destination; naturally, given its iconic tropical coastline, beauteous aquamarine coral reefs and pristine crater lakes. Dripping in lush vegetation, experience early morning jungle trekking at the foot of Mount Batur. Embrace the calming, peaceful atmosphere as you enjoy a pleasant sunrise walk to the top and truly experience the mystical wonder of an active volcano. After collecting unforgettable memories outdoors, kick off your hiking boots at a tranquil wellness retreat in time for a new adventure the following day.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 10 nights at Bali Discover Recover from £2,015pp or £2,740 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a Discover Recover programme, return flights and transfers.

Try Treetop Spoga in St. Lucia: BodyHoliday Yoga

BodyHoliday is an outstanding destination for those looking to combine physical and spiritual practices whilst indulging in soul-soaring paradisiacal views. Experience the hottest new workout trend with Spoga; a hybrid fitness class combining dynamic spinning with calming yoga in a luxurious glass treehouse. This workout will completely change your outlook on high-intensity workouts as the soothing yoga will totally repair your body afterwards, meaning no next day stiffness. After having worked your body, enjoy a spa treatment overlooking the beach to make the most out of your healthy holiday.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at BodyHoliday from £3,330pp or £3,350 single occupancy. Price includes accommodation, all-inclusive, a range of wellness programmes, return flights and transfers

Train like an Olympian in Thailand: Thanyapura

Boasting the world’s top sports and fitness coaches, focus on pushing your fitness boundaries with training at Thanyapura. Created for triathletes of all ages and abilities, maximise your endurance and reach your health goals through education, sport and wellness. Apart from hosting iron man races for experimental and ambitious travellers, the retreat also provides other wellness activities such as swimming, cycling and meditative training to teach strict mental focus. Their philosophy stresses the importance of mind-body connection and will ensure you return home with new found strength and inner-balance.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Thanyapura from £1,355pp or £1,550 single occupancy. Price includes accommodation, daily breakfast, a range of wellness programmes, return flights and transfers

Boxing and Biking in Sardinia: Forte Village Fusion Fitness

Set on the sunny Italian island of Sardinia, famed for its magnificent beaches, Forte Village is the activity holiday that outdoes all others. Reach your ideal weight with intensive boxing to strengthen your mind and muscles, before finding inner-peace with relaxation techniques. Later, ride your way to good health with mountain bike tours over the glorious mountains behind Santa Margherita di Pula. Their outdoor cardio sessions will allow you to explore the region’s fascinating spots while burning calories and boosting endurance.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights with Forte Village from £2,453pp or £3,755 for single occupancy. Price includes half board, Fusion Fitness ™ programme, return flights and transfers.

Try Kite-Surfing in Mauritius: Shanti Maurice Fusion Fitness

Amongst heavenly beaches and sparkling turquoise water lies Shanti Maurice; an Indian Ocean jewel with an extensive leisure programme dedicated to fitness and wellness. Enjoy a variety of workout offerings, from endurance-boosting beach runs and intense aqua spinning to mindful meditations. You won’t want to miss out on the recently introduced kite surfing area at the renowned watersports hotspot, Le Morne. Allow your body to rest following these exhilarating activities and unwind with an Ayurvedic massage at the luxurious NIRA spa.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights with Shanti Maurice from £2,480pp or £3,440 for single occupancy. Price includes half board, Fusion Fitness™ programme, return flights and transfers.

Try Yoga in the Mountains: Ananda Yoga

Discover the true meaning of contentment when admiring the majestic Himalayan mountain range, just on the doorstep of Ananda resort. Guests will explore the benefits of a gentle yet powerful practice of yoga, building a strong, determined mind and long lean muscles. To intensify the spiritual, calming experience, make use of Ananda’s adventurous walks and treks in the mountains to sharpen your focus and reset your mind. Return home revitalised and relaxed, with a newly-acquired sense of balance, both mentally and physically.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights with Ananda from £3,480pp or £4,140 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a yoga programme, return flights and transfers.

White Water Rafting in Costa Rica: Costa Rica Discover Recover

Considered one of the worlds’ most bio-diverse countries, this outstanding South American region boasts abundant flora and fauna just waiting to be explored. Dance in the rain and cloud forests during a catamaran tour including interaction with howler monkeys and tasting of traditional food and beverages. The highlight of this adventurous holiday is white-water rafting on the Chirripo River, a high-energy activity that features stunning sites like the Irazu volcano and Braulio National Park. After receiving an authentic insight of this exotic country, reset for the next day at a luxury wellness retreat.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 10 nights with Costa Rica Discover Recover from £2,425pp or £3,415 for single occupancy. Price includes accommodation, a Discover Recover programme, return flights and transfers.

Meditate and Catch Waves in Morocco: Paradis Plage Surfing

Located on the stunning coastline of South Morocco, Paradis Plage combines thrilling surf class and beachfront yoga with Arabic design and contemporary facilities. This healthy getaway is a mecca for all surf-enthusiasts, regardless if they are beginners or professionals. Grab your surfboard and catch the waves within minutes of waking up, whether during a guided group or solo session with the surf school. Clear your head and unwind as the calming waves bring you inner peace and leave you feeling totally restored.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights with Paradis Plage from £820pp or £1,240 for single occupancy. Price includes daily breakfast, a surfing programme, return flights and transfers.

Fitness, Juice and Yoga in Thailand: Phuket Cleanse

With an array of fitness and sports activities, such as interval training and different variations of yoga, Phuket Cleanse is ideal for any type of fitness aficionado. After nourishing your soul at yoga, nourish your stomach with Phuket Cleanses wholesome, scrumptious creations that will leave you feeling satisfied and refuelled. Combine your cleansing break with detox juices and inspiring educational cooking classes that will provide long-term benefits. Return home energised, healthier and fitter with an increased awareness of how to continue a more balanced lifestyle.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights with Phuket Cleanse from £2,240pp or £2,415 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.

Trail Running around Lake Garda: Lefay Fusion Fitness

On the West shore of stunning Lake Garda, explore the region during a 2.5km running trail around the idyllic landscape featuring lemon trees, olive groves and a motionless silver-blue lake. Experience ultimate wellness luxury, whilst secluded in the mountains of Riviera dei Limoni. During your active break, choose from a variety of fitness activities, from innovative cardio sessions and body-sculpting circuits to a spiritual Qui Gong lesson in the garden. Set the tone for your future fitness regime and reap the benefits of your healthy holiday.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights with Lefay from £1,560pp or £2,210 for single occupancy. Price includes daily breakfast, a Fusion Fitness programme, return flights and transfers.

For advice, guidance and booking visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 0203 397 8891

The best things come in 40g packages of joy this Easter… with a sumptuous selection of super-indulgent handmade chocolate eggs from The Grown Up Chocolate Company.

Especially created just for grown-ups, with double the amount of cocoa solids compared to the average chocolate bar and gorgeously gooey centres, you’ll be in chocolate heaven.

Just remember, these are strictly for grown-ups, so no need to share with any little Easter bunnies!

Eggceptional Superb Salted Peanut Caramel Egg, £1.25

Sumptuous peanut praline enveloping soft caramel centre encased in luxury milk chocolate egg.

Crunchy Praline Wonder Egg, £1.25
Caramelised wafer enticingly slathered in sumptuous praline with gooey caramel centre encased in milk chocolate.

Passion Fruit Caramel, £2.45*
Fruit flavoured caramel truffle enveloped with a white custard ganache in a milk chocolate shell.

Crispy Toffee Caramel, £2.45*
Crunchy crispy rice popper praline hiding an explosion of gooey salted caramel.

Salted Peanut Caramel, £2.45*
A sumptuous salted caramel yolk enveloped by crunchy peanut praline.

*Also available as pack of three flavours gift box for £4.95

Make the most of Easter and spend time improving your home and garden

Spring into action with the help of Bosch’s range of DIY and gardening products

The Easter bank holiday weekend is the perfect time to start putting things in order around the house. With the British thirst for home improvement showing no sign of slowing down, use the extra time as a chance to get your home spring ready with Bosch Home & Garden’s range of innovative tools to get you started and most importantly make life easier!

Quigo RRP £52.50 – key features

Simultaneously projects a horizontal and vertical laser line
Automatic alignment – always 100% straight
Flexible positioning thanks to MM2 universal clamp which comes complete with the tool
The Bosch Quigo is a handy, self-levelling cross line laser that enables DIYers to make their creative ideas a reality. The tool is ready to operate as soon as the protective cover has been slid open, projecting a laser cross onto the wall that is 100% straight thanks to the self-levelling feature. The integrated incline function also gives you the means to project diagonal lines. This allows for quick and easy alignment of drilling positions or nails.

The PLL 360, a Self-Levelling 360° Line Laser RRP £138.00 – key features

Perfectly levelled horizontal 360° line – accurate and error-free alignment of objects in the entire room
Automatic self-levelling in a few seconds guarantees quick and error-free working
Precise and very clearly visible laser lines
If you’re keen to give a room a facelift this Easter by hanging a group of pictures in a straight line, or a border along a wall, then this PLL 360 is the ideal tool for perfecting those straight lines. Erecting shelves or curtain rails, aligning kitchen cupboards and hanging wallpaper straight are also projects that can easily be solved using the PLL 360. Featuring an on/off switch with transportation lock and soft grip for optimal handling and control this is a must for home DIYers.

UniversalDetect RRP £84.99 – key features

Digital detector to quickly check walls, ceilings or floors before drilling
Integrated user guidance with animations and step-by-step instructions allows for intuitive operation
Automatic calibration in all modes
Before embarking on any DIY project that involves drilling through walls, it’s wise to know what is behind the wall. The Universal Detect enables detection of metal objects when drilling through a wall of up to a maximum depth of 10 cm. It is also able to detect live cables in all walls up to a maximum depth of 5 cm. With an LED traffic light system for easy interpretation of the results, it also has an acoustic warning signal that can be switched on or off as required.

EasyPrune RRP £84.99 – the first power-assisted secateurs from Bosch – Key features

Effortless cutting: Cut branches with a diameter of up to 25 millimetres
A cut above the rest: Cuts cleanly into any wood, from fibrous to thick
A tool that just keeps on going: Up to 450 cuts with a single battery charge
The principle of electric bikes – which provide power assistance when you need it – has now been applied to secateurs for the first time by Bosch Power Tools.

Where conventional secateurs reach their limits, the EasyPrune’s power-assist technology is just getting started: It cuts through branches with a diameter of up to 25 millimetres effortlessly and no matter how many cuts you make, your hand will never tire.

To ensure that the cutting operation is controlled at all times, the power-assist function only kicks in when the handles are actively squeezed together as they would be with conventional secateurs. A choice of three different settings also lets you adjust the power assistance to your

specific needs. The result is that, however many cuts you make, your hand will not tire because the EasyPrune makes light work of cutting all types of branches, thick or thin.

Unlike conventional secateurs, which can get jammed if the branch is too thick, the EasyPrune delivers a far superior and therefore satisfying performance. Because of the power-assist functionality, it removes the need to stop, remove the branch from the tool, reposition it where you want to continue the cut.

UniversalHedgePole 18 RRP £189.99 – key features

UniversalHedgePole 18 for trimming young shoots from tall hedges
UniversalChainPole 18 for hard-to-reach branches of up to 150 millimetres in diameter
Optimum power and maximum endurance thanks to “Syneon Chip”
Continued expansion of the “Power for All” battery system
With the Bosch UniversalHedgePole 18, users can quickly and accurately cut young shoots and small to medium branches on tall hedges such as conifer, privet, beech or yew without the need for grabbing a ladder.

The hedgecutter has a 43-centimetre blade, its length is adjustable and the tool measures 2.0 to 2.6 metres from the tip protector to the handle. Its head can be pivoted around 135 degrees, offering even more flexibility.

The Bosch anti-blocking system guarantees a continuous cutting performance even for thicker branches: If the tool fails to cut through a branch at the first attempt, it will try 3 times to continue cutting through. If it fails again, the anti-blocking system will go into reverse, open up the teeth and allow the user to remove the tool from the branch. Bosch is the only company on the market offering such technology.

NEW Knitted Hanging Monkey from Matchstick Monkey

Fun and friendly, the newest member of the marvellous Matchstick Monkey family, Knitted Hanging Monkey is set to become their new best friend!

Its clever design is guaranteed to entertain and comfort little ones with a rattle in its tummy, velcro hands and braided cotton rope arms,
plus handy hanging hooks mean that they can be easily hung on your baby’s pram or cot.

Knitted Hanging Monkey, £11.00, available in grey, blue or pink.

Small Plush Monkey (£11.00) and Knitted Hanging Monkey (£11.00)

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For Easter Yoga – Portugal: Pine Cliffs Yoga

Settled in the idyllic Algarve coastline of sun-spoiled Portugal, Pine Cliffs is the perfect location for a relaxing yoga getaway. Its combination of minimalistic luxury and Mediterranean influences is also adopted by the renowned Serenity Spa. Combining meditation, massages, yoga and crystal healing, this spiritual yoga break will diffuse your energy to improve overall well-being and radiance. Compliment your holistic approaches by residing in a Junior Ocean Suite boasting stunning views, and refuel with healthy fresh meals. This rebalancing programme will allow you to learn more about the seven chakras and their benefits for your renewed physical and mental health.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Pine Cliffs from £1,858pp or £2,629pp for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a yoga programme, return flights and transfers.

For Easter Trail Running around Lake Garda: Lefay Fusion Fitness

On the West shore of stunning Lake Garda, explore the region during a 2.5km running trail around the idyllic landscape featuring lemon trees, olive groves and a motionless silver-blue lake. Experience ultimate wellness luxury, whilst secluded in the mountains of Riviera dei Limoni. During your active break, choose from a variety of fitness activities, from innovative cardio sessions and body-sculpting circuits to a spiritual Qui Gong lesson in the garden. Set the tone for your future fitness regime and reap the benefits of your healthy holiday.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights with Lefay from £1,560pp or £2,210 for single occupancy. Price includes daily breakfast, a Fusion Fitness programme, return flights and transfers.

For Boxing and Biking this Easter – Sardinia: Forte Village Fusion Fitness

Set on the sunny Italian island of Sardinia, famed for its magnificent beaches, Forte Village is the activity holiday that outdoes all others. Reach your ideal weight with intensive boxing to strengthen your mind and muscles, before finding inner-peace with relaxation techniques. Later, ride your way to good health with mountain bike tours over the glorious mountains behind Santa Margherita di Pula. Their outdoor cardio sessions will allow you to explore the region’s fascinating spots while burning calories and boosting endurance.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights with Forte Village from £2,453pp or £3,755 for single occupancy. Price includes half board, Fusion Fitness™ programme, return flights and transfers.

For Easter Surfing and Meditation – Morocco: Paradis Plage Surfing

Located on the stunning coastline of South Morocco, Paradis Plage combines thrilling surf class and beachfront yoga with Arabic design and contemporary facilities. This healthy getaway is a mecca for all surf-enthusiasts, regardless if they are beginners or professionals. Grab your surfboard and catch the waves within minutes of waking up, whether during a guided group or solo session with the surf school. Clear your head and unwind as the calming waves bring you inner peace and leave you feeling totally restored.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights with Paradis Plage from £817pp or £1,176 for single occupancy. Price includes daily breakfast, a surfing programme, return flights and transfers.

For Easter Fitness – Ibiza: The Body Camp

Give the Duracell bunny a run for his money as you push yourself to the limits on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Ibiza. Discover the great outdoors with a variety of fun fitness classes, from circuit training and boxing, to body sculpt and water activities. Put the Easter eggs aside as you learn to cook healthy meals from informative nutrition workshops, ensuring you can put your newly learnt healthy lifestyle into practice when you return home. Unwind after an energetic day with healing spa treatments, daily yoga, and salt water pools.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 6 nights at The Body Camp from £1,815pp or £2,800pp for single occupancy. Price includes full board, return flights and transfers.

For Easter Weight Loss – UK: Grayshott Spa Fusion Fitness

Set in 47 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland in the Surrey countryside, embark on a health and fitness boost at award-winning wellness retreat, Grayshott Spa. Tailor-make your stay to target your individual goals with a selection of 1-on-1 activities, from interval training and Power Plate workouts to yoga and moving meditation. Keep active with a range of group fitness classes or explore during daily walks in the surrounding grounds and adjacent National Trust land. The expert team of health consultants, therapists and their fitness team will help maximise the benefits of your stay and ensure you leave feeling motivated and revitalised.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 4 nights at Grayshott Spa from £935pp for single or double occupancy. Price includes full board and a fitness programme.

For advice, guidance and booking visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 0203 397 8891

Adam Coulter, UK Managing Editor

There are some great short getaway cruises available this Easter, to make the most of this year’s tulip season. In fact, a number of river cruise lines are offering special ‘Tulip Time’ or ‘Tulips & Windmills’ cruises to the Netherlands, that will ensure you truly optimise your tulip experience. Dutch Waterways itineraries are most typically found in the spring, from the end of March through early May, when tulips are most typically in bloom.

A typical Dutch Waterways cruise touches the waters of the Mass and Waal rivers, the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal, Wellesloot, Hollandse Ijssel, Hoornsloot and Markermeer, among many others. The beautiful, historical cities along these waterways, like Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Arnhem, are also a joy to get to know better.

All of the major river cruise lines offer a series of Dutch Waterways cruises during tulip season, and they include select Dutch ports on longer pan-Europe river sailings. These include AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways, Emerald Waterways, Grand Circle Cruise Line, Tauck, Uniworld, Viking Cruises and Vantage Deluxe.

One of the best value cruises on offer for a family of two adults and two children is from Croisi Europe, which has a four-day Tulip Time in Holland Cruise, departing from Antwerp on 7th April on the MS Symphonie. The cruise costs from £497 per person which includes all meals (usually refined French cuisine), drinks and port fees. Children under two go free and there is a 20% discount for 2-10 year olds.

It really is worth checking out Cruise Critic member reviews at https://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/reviews/ to help you select the right ship for your perfect Easter break away.

Here are some great River Cruise tips to get you nicely prepared: https://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/articles.cfm?ID=1626