Messi Kids Menu At Hard Rock Cafe

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We love going out for food as a family and whilst we have a few favourite restaurants we are always keen to try new restaurants especially if they have a special offer or a a new menu to try. Last weekend we headed to Manchester's Hard Rock Cafe for the first time so little J could sample the Messi Kids Menu. As we have never been to a Hard Rock Cafe before we didn't know what to expect but little J was beyond excited as soon as we mentioned the chance to sample a Messi burger. 

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Hard Rock Cafe, The Printworks, Manchester, Manchester M4 2BS

Messi Kids Menu

Taste greatness with the NEW Messi Kids menu featuring the Messi X Burger and the Messi Golden Chicken Sandwich along with a complimentary mini golden football toy, a collectable poster & activity sheet with every meal!

The menu has so much choice available for kids and is designed for those 12 and under. The Messi Kids menu was separate to the main menu and gave little J the chance to browse the menu and pick his meal. There are 9 meals for children to choose from  not including plant based options. There is so much variety so even the fussiest of eaters should find something they like. 

messi kids menu


The main two options are 

Messi’s X Burger
A burger topped with white cheddar cheese, garlic aioli and served with seasoned fries.

Messi’s Golden Chicken Sandwich
A crispy chicken fillet, topped with marinara, mozzarella cheese, garlic aioli and served with seasoned fries. 

Both looked amazing but if you don't fancy either of them you can head to the Headliners or Remix options.

Headliners
Bacon Cheeseburger
Hot Dog 
Chicken Tenders 
Mac & Cheese 

Remix
Chicken Breast
Grilled chicken breast served with vegetables

Twisted ‘N Tasty Cavatappi Pasta
Twisted cavatappi pasta topped with marinara sauce and served with vegetables

Grilled Chicken House Salad
Mixed fresh greens with diced chicken, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses

leo messi burger


Little J went for a Messi's Golden Chicken sandwich with fries and he was not disappointed. It was presented really well with a Messi flag stuck in the top of the burger and it looked delicious. 

The portion size was perfect for little J (he is 10) with just enough fries. If you would prefer another side other than fries you can choose fresh fruit, mashed potato or veggies.

The meal comes with a choice of soft drink and also the option to buy an 'Encore' of a hot fudge sundae for £1.75. You can also upgrade from a soft drink to milkshake also for £1.75. 

boy completing an activity sheet


If that's not enough the menu also doubles as an activity sheet for the kids to complete while they wait and then opens in to a poster plus they can collect a mini football on the way out which was the best thing ever according to little J. 

The Messi Kids Menu is currently priced at £11.75 which includes meal, drink, activity sheet, poster and mini football. 

I think the collaboration between Hard Rock Cafe and Leo Messi is perfect for little ones who love football, Leo Messi or just great tasting food. 

As I said earlier we have never dined at a Hard Rock Cafe but I feel now that we really have missed out. Our closest is Manchester which opened in 2000 however Hard Rock Cafe's have been preparing world-famous legendary burgers, smokehouse specialities, flavourful Salads and mouth-watering desserts for a lot longer and they are all over the world. 

memorabilia in hard rock cafe


I usually get a feeling when entering a new restaurant and when we arrived we were all really impressed with the layout and the ambience. There was a lovely vibe and as it is open plan over 3 floors it's lovely and bright. What we didn't expect was the memorabilia. The memorabilia is displayed on the walls and there is so much to see. We could have spent all afternoon looking at all the different pieces. 

Although this was our first visit it definitely won't be our last. I would be keen to try out their holiday menu and also they have a lovely event of Breakfast with Santa too however I think little J wants to head back so he can try the Messi X Burger next.

Have you visited a Hard Rock Cafe before?

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Cosy-up Your Home with this Ultimate Guide

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Do you feel as though your home isn’t as cosy as it could be? Maybe you want to make a positive change but just have no idea where to begin. Either way, this guide will detail some of the top changes you can make, so you can make sure that you are not wasting any time or money on your property.

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Update your Bedding

One of the biggest changes you can make is updating your bedding. Crisp cotton and linen are all great for summer but in winter, flannel is the way to go. Trade your crisp sheets in for ones that are able to hold the warmth in. Jersey is another great option here. While you are at it, it could be worth trying to put a blanket or a quilt over the top of your bed so you have something for when the nights get cold. This is a great way for you to make sure that you are always putting yourself first, and that your bedroom is as warm and cosy as it should be. If you want your pet to have somewhere as comfortable as you do, then now is the best time for you to look into Pet Rebellion personalised dog beds.

Snuggly Throw Pillows

If you don’t have any yet, then now is the time for you to add some snuggly throw pillows to your sofa. Add a few of them and then add some normal fabric ones. If you can do this then you will soon find that you can achieve a nice balance and this can work in your favour overall. Don’t be afraid to explore options such as woolly knit, rich velvet or anything else comforting. If you can do this then you will soon find that it is easier for you to cosy up your space. 

Add Some Warmth

Flat-weave rugs are ideal when it’s warm outside but when the weather grows colder, it’s wise for you to have some smaller rugs dotted around. Try to layer them in strategic positions and also make sure that you put some blankets over the reading chair. Little things like this can make a major difference to your home and you would be surprised at how much it could help your home to feel more like yours.


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Soft Lighting

When the nights draw colder, it can be tempting for you to go to bed. One way for you to avoid this would be for you to get some soft lighting installed. The great thing about this is that you can add some warm-toned LEDs and candle-light bulbs. By doing this, you can then make sure that your lighting is never too harsh, and that you always feel like you can stay up if you want to.

Warm-up Window Treatments

If you have linen curtains or sheer curtains then why not trade them out for some nice velvet drapes? When you do this you will soon find that you can take advantage of a nice thermal lining. Besides making your space look and feel warm, you may find that it ends up stopping any cold air from leaking through the windows. If you have single-glazing or if you have windows that let a lot of heat out then improvements like this can save you money on your energy bill too, so keep that in mind.

Rethink your Sofa Cover

If you have a couch that has a cover then why not buy a slipcover? The great thing about doing this is that it makes it way cosier for the colder months. If you want to help yourself here then one thing you can do is choose a deep jewel colour and then a soft fabric. This is a great way for you to add a bit of personality to your space and you would be surprised at what a difference it could make to your space.

Put Memories on Display

Putting memories on display won’t warm up your home but it will help to remind you about what your home should be. A place where you feel safe and secure, surrounded by love. Put up family photos and make sure that you always focus on things that make you happy. If you can do this then you will see a huge improvement in the way that you feel. You will also find that it is easier for you to make your home feel warmer on those cold nights as well,  so make sure that you keep that in mind.


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Black Friday Sale From Books2Door

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For me November is the start of the Christmas countdown. Once Halloween and Bonfire Night are over I can start to focus on Christmas and getting myself organised for the big day. One of my favourite things to do is shop the Black Friday sales. Years ago it would just be on the day that you could grab a bargain however thanks to the internet, Black Friday sales start to pop up at the beginning of November with lots of bargains and offers perfect for Christmas. I have been browsing the Books2Door Black Friday sale and they have lots of books for all ages all reduced and also they are offering an extra 10% off their top picks with a minimum spend of £30. 

I love buying books and they do make the perfect Christmas present and here are some of our favourite offers from the Books2Door Black Friday sale.

colleen hoover books


Colleen Hoover is a very popular author at the moment after the huge success of her books 'It Ends With Us' and then follow up sequel 'It Starts With Us'. However Colleen Hoover has a wide range of books that can be read as a collection or stand alone books. 

colleen hoover books


The Maybe Someday series is features Maybe Someday, Maybe Not and Maybe Now and perfect for readers like me to like to curl up with a 'will they, won't they' book.

the dark tower boxset by Stephen King


Now for John he only really likes to read books from one author, Stephen King. He has tried so many books over the years but he doesn't get past the first few chapters before giving up. Luckily Stephen King has a huge range of books and his Dark Tower series box set features 8 books which will definitely keep him busy. 

Books in the set are 
1. The Gunslinger
2. The Drawing of the Three
3. The Waste Lands
4. Wizard and Glass
5. Wolves of the Calla
6. Song of Susannah
7. The Dark Tower
8. The Wind through the Keyhole

the dark tower books by Stephen King


These books are different to Stephen Kings usual writing style however after reading lots of reviews I know they will be a hit. 

a selection of Diary of the Wimpy Kid Books


Little J also enjoys reading, not as much as I would like him to however he will read when encouraged. A favourite of big J's when he was the same age as little J is now was The Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

When browsing the Black Friday sales section I got a shock when I found a Diary of a Wimpy Kid with 15 books inside. I had no idea there were that many now.

a selection of Diary of the Wimpy Kid Books


Books in the set are 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Rodrick Rules
The Last Straw
Dog Days
The Ugly Truth
Cabin Fever
The Third Wheel
Hard Luck
The Long Haul
Old School
Double Down
Do it Yourself
The Getaway
The Meltdown
Wrecking Ball

This is just 3 ideas from a massive range of books in the Black Friday sales section at Books2Door. If you would like to browse what books are available you use the dropdown menu and search by author, genre, type, age and lots more.

Why Choose Books2Door?

- A huge range of books from best selling authors and offering bestselling titles 
- Deals and discounts all year round with up to 80% off.
- A loyalty scheme earning book points every time you shop
- 18,000 customers giving a 5* rating
- A new delivery service 

Books2Door PLUS+

Books2Door PLUS+ is a unique delivery service offering you free delivery for 12 months, on every order.

With two options, Silver or Gold, customers can pay an annual fee, starting from only £6.95. It’s easy to get started, simply add the ‘PLUS+ Silver’ or ‘PLUS+ Gold’ delivery to your cart and your membership will be activated.

PLUS+ SILVER = Pay a £6.95 one-off fee and get all orders delivered for the next 12 months (standard shipping, 3-5 working days)

PLUS+ GOLD = Pay a £9.95 one-off fee and get all orders delivered for the next 12 months (express shipping, 1-2 working days)

Books2Door App

Head to Google Play or App Store and search Books2Door
Earn 10% off for installing the app.

Do you like browsing the Black Friday sales as much as I do? What books are on your Christmas list this year?

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4 Ways To Help Your Child Develop Self-Discipline

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If you’re a loving parent, you probably want the best for your children. You want them to do well in school and grow into mature, self-sufficient, and successful adults. Instilling self-discipline in them can make this possible. Various studies have shown a positive correlation between self-discipline and improved academic work. The same studies also show that people with better self-discipline are more likely to stay focused on long-term goals. Admittedly, teaching this trait can be challenging, and some parents aren’t sure how to go about it. But you can use these tips to help your child develop self-discipline. 

two boys overlooking a lake


Create Routines and Schedules

Routines are super important in a child’s life as they build a sense of responsibility. According to experts, routines or schedules can help children feel more secure and confident, especially when their daily activities are predictable and familiar. 
So, how does this improve self-discipline? Experts say good and easy-to-follow schedules can give children better control of their time, mood, and life in general. Also, since routines create an act of responsibility, they give your children a sense of what to do even when no one is watching. As a child’s daily routines become second nature, so does their self-discipline. 

Encourage Them To Participate In Activities That Require Or Teach Self-Discipline

One of the most effective ways to equip your children with discipline is to sign them up for activities that teach or require this trait. The more engaged they are in such activities, the faster they pick up the required qualities. Of course, the activities should also be fun and engaging to make your kids more willing to participate. 

Sports and martial arts are two excellent options. Both require a lot of practice and dedication to perfect while promoting confidence. Sports also teach kids to work together, while martial arts promotes courage and self-discipline, equipping your little ones with the knowledge they need to defend themselves.  

Teach Them To Respond Positively To Correction

Children dislike being corrected, and most respond in negatively and aggressively by throwing fits or getting angry. While this behaviour is unacceptable, it provides an excellent opportunity to teach your child self-discipline. Life does not always require you to have your way, and you must be disciplined enough to follow directions, even if they’re not your preference. Teaching your child to accept corrections and criticisms in a positive manner will help them control their impulses. As they get older, they won’t react suddenly and irrationally whenever they don’t get their way.

Create Rules With Rewards And Consequences

Rewards reinforce and encourage good behaviour, showing kids that following the rules is always worth it. Remember the earlier point about routines and schedules? You can reward your child whenever they stick to a set routine successfully for a period. For example, if they always complete their homework on time, as directed, do your best to reward them for it. 
But it shouldn’t only be about following the rules; it should cover good behaviour in general, especially without supervision. For example, if your child shows kindness without being told to, rewarding that behaviour will encourage them to continue on that path. 


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17 Light Trails In The North West To Enjoy Christmas 2023

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We love a light trail and this year there are so many to choose from in the North West and surrounding areas. Over the years we have done a few but they have become so popular that this year we already have three booked in and hopefully will book a few more over the next few weeks. As you can imagine tickets sell fast for these events so take a look below for some inspiration on which trail to choose and don't hang about, grab your tickets before it's too late. 

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Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Blackpool Illuminations

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Visiting Blackpool for their annual illuminations is a tradition for us that started way back when big J was only young. For us going to see the illuminations is the beginning of Autumn and we love wrapping up warm for a stroll along the golden mile. There is so much to see and do when you visit Blackpool Illuminations and I've tried to pop down everything you need to know before you go.

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Radiator Covers: The Ultimate Solution to Your Heating Needs

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A radiator is an essential heating element in your home, providing warmth and comfort, especially during the cold winter months. But let's be honest; they're not the most aesthetically pleasing element of your decor. That's where radiator covers come in. Radiator covers are becoming increasingly popular, and not just because they can enhance the look of your home. 

stylish radiator cover

Adds Style to Your Home

Bespoke radiator covers have become popular because they add a touch of style to your home. 
They are available in various designs, styles, and finishes to suit different preferences and requirements. Whether you want a classic, vintage, or modern look for your decor, radiator covers can help you achieve that. Radiator covers come in different designs, which are versatile and can add texture and warmth to your home.

Provides Protection

Radiator covers are popular because they provide protection. If you have children or pets at home, a radiator cover can be a safety feature, shielding them from hot surfaces and preventing burns and accidents. They also protect your radiator from damage by preventing items from being placed on top of them.

Energy Efficient

Another reason for the popularity of radiator covers is their energy efficiency. Radiator covers trap heat, preventing it from escaping through external walls, and direct it towards the room, keeping your home warmer for longer. This leads to less energy wastage and lower heating bills, which is a significant advantage in the long run.

stylish radiator cover

Customisable

Radiator covers can be customised to suit your preferences. Whether you want a specific colour, size, material or design, radiator covers can be made to fit your requirements. You can also add features like bookshelves, cabinets, and benches to serve multiple purposes, which is especially useful if you have limited space in your home.

Convenient

Finally, radiator covers are popular because they are convenient. They are easy to install, remove, and clean, which is useful in case of maintenance or repairs. They don't require any specialised skills or tools, making them accessible to anyone. Radiator covers can also hide unsightly pipes, giving your walls and decor a cleaner look. So, why not spruce up your decor and invest in a mirrored radiator cover today.

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