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Moshi Series 11 Countdown - Number 9

Today's Moshling is a very yummy one as he is a Pudding! He is J's favourite from Series 11.

As he likes custard so much, we've let him live in our custard tin. But I'm not sure how much he'd approve of instant custard as he much prefers to do things properly, the old fashioned way, because he is 'Plumpty the Proper Pud'.

Here's the official bio:
Name and Species: Plumpty the Proper Pud
Personality: Straitlaced, old-fashioned, honest.

Proper by name, proper by nature, these amazingly prudish Moshlings disapprove of anything new or remotely out of the ordinary. And that’s strange when you consider the fact each and every Proper Pud’s head is filled with gooey magic icing that tastes like mulled Bongo Colada. Not that they would ever dare try it themselves!

Habitat: Proper Puds live in converted mixing bowls near Knickerbocker Nook but they often congregate in the shops of Ooh La Lane around Twistmastime.
Likes: Custard and old-fashioned values.
Dislikes: Paper plates and spoon lickers.

Come back tomorrow to meet number 8!

Moshi Series 11 Countdown - Number 10

In case you're wondering why I'm standing in the freezer, it's because I'm here to introduce you to someone who likes frosty glaciers and wears a warm hat like me too...

It's.....Darwin The Dithering Dodo!

Darwin is number 10 in the Series 11 Moshling Countdown.

Here's the official bio:
Name and Species: Darwin the Dithering Dodo
Personality: Dim-witted, hesitant, cheery.

It’s hardly surprising Dithering Dodos are so rare because they can’t decide if they are coming or going. In fact these incredibly indecisive Moshlings can’t even decide if they can fly, and can often be seen dithering around towering ice ledges preparing to jump… before changing their minds. Again!

Habitat: Take a hike to the Frostipop Glacier and you’ll probably find a flock of Dithering Dodos walking around in circles, trying to decide what to do.
Likes: Cosy beanies and beak polish.
Dislikes: Sailors and the smell of stuffing.

Come back for more tomorrow!

Moshi Series 11 Countdown - Number 11

Here we are today to introduce you to Benedict the Broken Booble in today's Moshling Countdown. Benedict LOVES gift wrap.

But he really doesn't like teaspoons!

Moshling Benedict doesn't like teaspoons
Here's the official bio:
Name and Species: Benedict the Broken Booble
Personality: Panicky, disorganised, frazzled.

Broken Boobles just about manage to hold themselves together because they are constantly cracking up. That’s why these eggy Moshlings use colourful ribbons to prevent their fragile heads from falling to bits. Unfortunately their arms are so short they are forever asking passers-by to help tie their bows.

Habitat: Broken Boobles hang out alongside Boiled Boffins in Yellow Middle Meadow, but they also enjoy chilling out in eggcups on Beaster Island.
Likes: Rolling down hills and gift wrapping.
Dislikes: Teaspoons and Potty Pipsqueaks.

Come back tomorrow to see which moshling is being revealed next.

Moshi Series 11 Countdown - Number 12

We caught up backstage with a very special ultra-rare moshling today. Join us at MoshiFest by watching D's video to meet today's moshling.
Our full MoshiFest video is definitely worth watching too if you fancy a giggle, and here it is.
Here's Fusty's official bio:

Name and Species: Fusty the Fabled Fungi
Personality: Youthful, mellow, groovy.

They might be old, wise and beardy but Fabled Fungis are goopendously young at heart. In fact they’re usually too busy raving to bother shaving, and can still dance all night, despite their dodgy knees. Next time you see one, ask about the time Screech McPieHole collapsed on stage at Moshistock. What a story!

Habitat: Fabled Fungis come from Friendly Tree Woods but you’ll often find them zoning out at Moshi music festivals.
Likes: Glamping and backstage passes.
Dislikes: Toasted toadstools and squares.
In case you missed them, you can meet Number 16, Bonnie, here.
And Number 15, Doyle, here.
And Number 14, Troy, here.
And Number 13, Pizmo here.

Crisp Sarnie Week: Cheesy Aubergine Crisp Sarnie

This month is the month that National Crisp Sandwich week takes place. Seabrooks Crisps are looking for your sandwich ideas. Here's the recipe I came up with.

In the same way that most my recipes are invented, I had some items sat in the fridge that needed using up so I decided to see what I could do with them. This time I needed to use up an Aubergine and some basil.

Ingredients: (makes 3-4 sandwiches)
Seabrook Straight Cut Sea Salted Crisps
1 Aubergine
50 - 100g Grated cheddar cheese
25g fresh basil
Olive oil
50g capers
Sundried tomato paste (ours contains tomato puree, garlic and herbs in it)
Chunky crusty bread - sliced
Salad to serve (we used lettuce, tomato and sugar snap peas)

1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Slice the aubergine and rub with olive oil on both sides. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes.

2. Remove from oven and sprinkle the grated cheese over the aubergine. Return to oven for a further 5-8 minutes until the cheese is bubbling, crispy and golden.

3. In a blender, blitz together the basil, capers and a drizzle of olive oil.

4. Slice your chunky bread and place under the grill to toast one side of it.

5. On the untoasted side, spread the sundried tomato paste, then spread your basil/caper/olive oil mixture on top of that. Pop back under the grill just for a minute or so.

6. Now place your cheesy baked aubergines on top and add the MOST important ingredient....THE CRISPS!

This recipe works best with Seabrook Straight Cut Sea Salted Crisps.

7. You can then serve with a small side salad if desired or your Cheesy Aubegine Crisp Sarnie can be eaten just as it is!

It makes a really filling sandwich meal and is perfect all year round. In summer the Aubergines make it great value for money (I picked up my aubergine for just 50p at the supermarket) and in the winter months this would be a really comforting warming sandwich to eat.

This recipe is an entry into the National Crisp Sarnie Week competition with Seabrook crisps. You can find out more about the competition here. And you can find out more about Seabrook Crisps here

A cheeky 42 days of Summer with McVitie's BN

Well Summer is here and in full swing. Here are some of the things we've been up to so far and we still have lots more planned. We've bought some cheeky biscuits to come along with us and help us have lots of summer fun. Hopefully, these photos will give you a few ideas of things to do come rain or shine.

 Popping to the park for a play...

With some cheeky BN biscuits to help me on my way...#Sweeet!

Climbing high, nearly to the sky...

Whilst my sister waits for me with a BN treat...#Sweet!

Build a garden den for outdoor fun...

Invite some bears and hope they'll come...

Don't forget the most important thing...is to make sure the BN biscuits you bring...

Forest fun down by the stream...

Playing pooh sticks is everyone's dream...

If it rains, get your apron on...

Stay indoors and have some cooking fun...

Perhaps some craft can be enjoyed too, when the weather is glum, just get out paper and glue...

A visit to the library can be lots of fun...

Then when the sun comes out again, a picnic with mum...

Dress up in a viking hat...help with chores...

Overcome your fears...

Smell a rose...

Stay up late to see the summer moon...

Get ready for a summer festival to sing some tunes...

Then our favourite thing...a bike ride with daddy...

But hide the BN from mum or she might eat them all up like a baddy!

We bought both the Raspberry BN and Chocolate BN to try and we all love them so have been eating them all summer long!

This post is an entry for 42 Days of Summer Linky Challenge sponsored by McVitie’s BN. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1mRpMCL.