Horrid Henry Event At Bafta Piccadilly

Last weekend our little family made the 500 mile trip to London for something very exciting indeed. My Little Peter Pan received an invitation from Rubies UK to attend a Horrid Henry event held at The Bafta 195 Piccadilly. The event was arranged by Novel Entertainment, and today I’m going to talk about the event and our experience at the iconic venue.

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Quinn was of course beyond excited and chose to wear his Horrid Henry outfit that Rubies UK had sent him previously. The event showcased three brand new Horrid Henry episodes that Quinn giggled his way through! Henry really is Horrid and leaves everyone gasping in delight at the trouble he manages to get himself in to! Two preview episodes were screened, followed by a Q and A with series writer and producer Lucinda Whiteley, and voice actors Lizzie Waterworth-Santo and Aiden Cook. Quinn couldn’t believe it when he discovered that Lizzie is the voice behind Horrid Henry himself, Aiden being the voice behind his favourite character Miss Battle-Axe.

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The Q and A itself gave an insight into what it takes to make a Horrid Henry episode and how much work goes into each one. The voice actors were each given an opportunity to share why they chose their career and how they landed their roles. Lizzie Waterworth-Santo gave an exceptionally relatable talk about staying true to yourself and never to let anyones negative opinions hold you back. She encouraged the audience to always belief in yourself and your abilities, and set a fantastic example for the children present. A few upcoming secrets were revealed, so stay tuned to Horrid Henry to find out what they may be!

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The third preview episode was shown, then the presenters of the event Dick and Dom asked everyone to put on their Horrid Henry masks that were kindly given to us by Mask-arade and took a selfie with the audience. I saw the captured shot later and it looked brilliant, such a fun memory! We were given the opportunity to meet Dick and Dom on stage after the event and Quinn got all giddy!

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The whole event was such a wonderful experience, and I can’t thank Rubies UK enough for allowing my seven year old to travel to London and represent his favourite brand at the Bafta Piccadilly. 

Alannah x

An Evening At The Body Shop – Aberdeen Blogger Event

Last Friday I was invited along to The Body Shop, for an evening of pampering, shopping and to try out some new products with some fellow Bloggers. The Aberdeen branch hosted the after hours event, and gave us skin care and make-up consultations tailored to our needs and skin types. Fantastic hand massages were also on offer on the evening. This was the first local event I had attended as a new Blogger, and as I was quite nervous, I took my Mother in Law along for some much needed support. As it turns out, we had a wonderful night and everyone involved in bringing it together were just lovely! Today I’m going to write about our night, and what new skincare products I took home with me.

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On arrival we were greeted with a goody bag (yay!), containing some lovely new products and samples. As soon as I saw the Fall for Pumpkin body butter I squealed with delight! I love everything pumpkin and as I imagined, this body butter is absolutely amazing! It smells like a dream and leaves your skin feeling really soft and nourished.

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After we were offered some drinks (a Starbucks Teavana Green Tea for me!), we were given an introduction to the Body Shop by the lovely staff members, as well as a run down on some of the evenings products and pampering available to us. The Body Shop is forever against animal testing and have helped ban animal testing in the UK. The company held a petition, which on the day had reached 8 million signatures! The Body Shop are now heading towards the United Nations, where they are aiming toward ending animal testing for good. How amazing is that!

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After a browse of the store and picking up all the things for our baskets, both my Mother in Law and I had our own make-up consultation with the lovely Megan. She spent quite some time finding the right shade, and showing us how to perfectly apply our foundation.

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Last but certainly not least, we tried the new 100% Vegan body yoghurts. They come in a variety of scents, from banana to Mango, each one smelling devine! We then headed home with our new products and a cute little Moringa body gift set free with our purchases. Thanks for a great night Body Shop, I already can’t wait for the next event which will be focused on Christmas, yay!

Alannah x