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What Can YOU Make From Pebbles…?

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Days Out, Foodie, Information, Product Reviews | Posted on 04-09-2013

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If you were in Brighton just before the Bank Holiday weekend you might just have spotted a rather unusual castle had been constructed on the seafront. Rather than being made from sand, this was made from pebbles. Not too strange I know; Brighton beach is full of pebbles. However THIS castle was made from Cadburys Pebbles – the new sugar coated chocolate snack. Not only are they delicious, but they are also a great shape for building things with, and if you have 90,000 you to can create a castle just like this one.

 Yes there are 90,000 Pebbles here, a long with a quarter of a tonne of fondant icing and twenty kilos of icing sugar. Upon completion it weighed a massive half a tonne and was an incredible eight feet wide. It took 400 hours to build and was in position for just one day before being moved up to Cadburys World for the rest of the Bank Holiday.

What would YOU make with Pebbles? I managed to stack a few, without the assistance of fondant and icing sugar, but if I had some I’d probably try and replicate a famous landmark or building. Maybe the rather topical Walkie-Talkie Skyscraper in London would be a good one to try?

I’d love to hear what you’d make it you had 90,000 Pebbles!


Save The Frogs!

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information | Posted on 20-05-2013

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As you know from previous posts on here I used to have a garden pond when I was younger, and we had lots of frogs living in there. I used to spend hours sat in the garden watching these frogs and stroking them. My parents often found me out there with a frog sat in my hands. I was fascinated by frogs. I was sad to hear recently that amphibians are the most endangered group of animals in the world, and that a third of frogs are facing extinction. Clearly the time to act is now.

I’m sure you’ve given your children a Freddo Frog before. These delicious chocolate bars from Cadburys are a great sized treat for Little Man, and he rather likes the fact he recognises the creature as a frog, before devouring it of course! Well Cadburys have teamed up with FrogLife – a national charity that is committed to conserving reptiles and amphibians – to help save our frog population. There are lots of ways to get involved, but here are two downloadable guides which have been created. The first tells you how to create your own Nature Pond – something I’ll be doing in my own garden this year (I like the simplicity of the sunken bucket idea!), and the second tells you how to Maintain Your Pond – there are also tips for making a bog garden which is something I think my garden could accommodate.

You can also become a DragonFinder – and this is a great way to get your children involved. Keep an eye out in your garden and local area for frogs and toads and let FrogLife know what you spot. You can take part even if you don’t have a pond, or even if you don’t have a garden. Get out into the countryside, go to a local nature reserve, or get down to an organised event, details of which you’ll find online.

Just add water and help save the frogs!!