> The Beesley Buzz: August 2014

Moshi Series 11 Countdown - Number 1

Meet Weegul. We think Weegul is incredibly cute but don't be fooled, when you read the bio below you will see that Weegul is also really demanding.

Here's what J has to say: "Weegul sounds just like my little sister, Miss T, because she is really cute but very bossy and demanding too!"

Here's the official bio:

Name and Species: Weegul the Wobbly Dobbly
Personality: Spoilt, demanding, persuasive.

Wobbly Dobblies are fangtastically cute but goopendously demanding, especially if they don’t get their way. When they are not asking passers-by to plop glacĂ© gooberries on their wafery horns, they are insisting on having their cushions plumped up and their backs scratched.

Habitat: Wobbly Dobblies like waddling around Crystal Grotto but they can also be found collecting candied fruit in Pawberry Fields.
Likes: Everything and anything.
Dislikes: Walking and choc chips.

Well that's it for now - All 16 moshlings have been revealed! Now you can head on over to www.freethemoshlings.com and remember that the Series 11 Moshlings are now available to buy in good toy stores.

We will be back soon with a round up post with links to all the moshlings.

Moshi Series 11 Countdown - Number 2

Well who's this moshling sitting on our sand sculpture...

It's Freddy the Seb-Swaddling Guzzler. D was very interested to hear that Freddy likes eating fish heads because he got to try one on his visit to Noma last year (as well as some other weird and wonderful foods - you can read more about it here).

Here's the official bio:

Name and Species: Freddy the Seb-Swaddling Guzzler
Personality: Protective, boisterous, devoted.

Seb-Swaddling Guzzlers are meant to deliver the mail, but they can’t fit many letters in their bulging beaks because they are always finding strange little critters called Sebs to take care of. If you spot a Guzzler without a Seb in its beak, look under its cap and you’re sure to find one snuggling underneath.

Habitat: Seb-Swaddling Guzzlers live on the cliffs of the TakiTaki Islands but they often release their Sebs on Clickenham Green.
Likes: Fish heads and sand sculptures.
Dislikes: Ghost pirates and disposable diapers.

Just one more moshling to go! Come back tomorrow to find out who it is!

Moshi Series 11 Countdown - Number 3

Well there was only one person in the family truly qualified to introduce who to today's moshling. So here is D, our very own Brilliant Chef, to introduce you to....

Casey the Croaky Cook!

Thankfully D is a fantastic head chef when he's cooking in the kitchen. He remains calm and in control so doesn't shout too much like Casey does.

Here's the official bio:

Name and Species: Casey the Croaky Cook
Personality: Pretentious, talented, nitpicky.

Croaky Cooks spend so much time shouting they can barely speak, let alone croak. But yelling is essential when you’re in charge of a bustling kitchen, and these masterful Moshlings create some of the finest meals in Monstro City, including the legendary Casserole au Croak, topped with a single strand of the finest Oobla Doobla in the land!

Habitat: When they are not preparing feasts in places like the Sandy Drain Hotel, Croaky Cooks compare recipes in Lillypad Lake and Croak Creek.
Likes: Moshlings who shout ‘Yes, Chef!’ and egg whisks.
Dislikes: Dirty surfaces and frozen food.

Just 2 more left - Come back tomorrow for Number 2!

Moshi Series 11 Countdown - Number 4

Number 4 in the Moshling series 11 countdown is....

Popov the Dancing Dinkinov.

And here's the official bio for him:
Name and Species: Popov the Dancing Dinkinov
Personality: Surly, silly, musical.

Prepare to be astounded because Dancing Dinkinovs can boogie like there’s no tomorrow. When they are not backflipping over haystacks, juggling toy hammers or performing traditional Dinkinov dances they love feasting on giant bowls of goo-lash washed down with neat vobble-ade. Just be sure you don’t touch their huge, hat-shaped hairdos!

Habitat: Most Dancing Dinkinovs tour with the Moshikov Circus but some can still be found folding their arms at high speed in Choppemov Square.
Likes: Battyfish eggs and fiddling on the roof.
Dislikes: Happy Statues and decadence.
Come back tomorrow to meet number 3!

Moshi Series 11 Countdown - Number 5

Look who we found hiding in our sock drawer! It's number 5 of the Moshling series 11 countdown and it's...

Snuggy the Cuddly Wibble!

Here's the official bio:
Name and Species:
Snuggy the Cuddly Wibble
Personality: Warm, playful, loyal.

Cuddly Wibbles are ultra cute and super snuggly but they are also surprisingly shocking – literally, because the fluffy purple onesies they wear are charged with static electricity which they use to power the mini heaters in their bobble hats and charge up their phones.

Habitat: Cuddly Wibbles congregate in Tribbledown, a small hamlet past the Puzzle Palace, but they can also be found napping in sock drawers.
Likes: Fluffy Snugglers and hotel slippers.
Dislikes: Sunbathing and dyed beards.

Come back tomorrow for number 4!

Moshi Series 11 Countdown - Number 6

Meet Mitzi. She's a clockwork creepy crawly and is number 6 in the Moshi Series 11 Moshling countdown.

You've probably guessed from the photo that she likes texting!  And we like Mitzi very much.

Here's the official bio:
Name and Species: Mitzi the Clockwork Crawly
Personality: Captivating, humble, sociable.

Clockwork Crawlies are pretty relaxed but they are always losing their keys – the ones poking out of their heads! And that’s bad news because unless these cute little Moshlings are wound up every morning they can’t even scuttle to the shops, let alone disco dance or hum lightning fast melodies in a piercing, high-pitched voice!

Habitat: Clockwork Crawlies like making nests on dusty shelves but they can also be found in Midge Ridge.
Likes: Whackcurrant lollies and texting.
Dislikes: Sticky paper and blue light bulbs.

Come back tomorrow for more!

Moshi Series 11 Countdown - Number 7

Welcome to today's Moshling Series 11 countdown. D is here to introduce you to today's new moshling.

Today we have a really cool moshling who loves to skateboard and do some crazy skateboard stunts.
Yellow skateboard not included - that belongs to D
 It's Lips the Duck-Billed Brattypus.

We are really delighted to see that Lips is a moshling based on a platypus. We'd like to secretly think that Lips was inspired by J's entry into the Design-a-moshling contest in 2013 when he sent in this platypus moshling idea.

Here's the official bio:

Name and Species: Lips the Duck-Billed Brattypus
Personality: Raucous, stroppy, radical.

Never seen without their skateboards, Duck-Billed Brattypuses can travel at incredible speeds using their tails as makeshift propellers. And that’s just as well because these daring little Moshlings love setting up ramps and performing sick tricks. Sometimes they even upload videos of themselves hitting the sidewalk beak-first to GooTube. Ouch!

Habitat: Head to the nearest abandoned swimming pool and you’ll probably find a Duck-Billed Brattypus pulling off a crazy tail grab. Otherwise head to Beak Creek.
Likes: Grip tape and stair rails.
Dislikes: Crazy paving and Bonkers Whizzlings.

Come back tomorrow for more!

Moshi Series 11 Countdown - Number 8

It is King J here to introduce you to Moshling Number 8 in the Series 11 Countdown. This one's a good one because he's Ultra Rare!
It is King Brian the Dandy Lion...

Here's the official bio:
Name and Species: King Brian the Dandy Lion
Personality: Regal, snooty, deluded.

Take a bow because Dandy Lions are convinced they are descendants of Emperor Meow, the legendary Regal Roarer who once ruled over the Barmy Swami Jungle. But they’re not. They’re just silly little Moshlings who enjoy wearing Twistmas cracker crowns and waving at passers by. All hail!

Habitat: Some Dandy Lions make ends meet by performing at Fopkin Circus but most hang out on cardboard thrones in the Barmy Swami Jungle.
Likes: Shaking paws and tinfoil medals.
Dislikes: Press intrusion and commoners.

Come back for more tomorrow!

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.