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Pizza Party Carnivale

It’s not very often I accept offers to review things. I get a few a month but unless they’re in-keeping with my blog and what our family do/like then I usually decline them. I was thrilled though when I was contacted and asked if would we would like to throw a Pizza Party with a view to trying and reviewing the new Carnivale Range at Dominos.

Saturday nights for us are predominately family nights. The boys have a stop up and we usually have an takeaway (Indian / KFC or chippy) tea in the room and watch a film together. So a Pizza Party was right up our street!

The Carnivale Range is Brazilian themed pizza’s and sides which were originally brought out to coincide with and celebrate the World Cup back in June.

Our party pack arrived a few days before hand and this included themed plates, cups, napkins, a banner…

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and stick on moustaches…

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The moustaches got the boys very excited and I have to admit, it was a good laugh to get in character and have some fun with them.

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The online ordering process was quick and simple. We could even select which pizza toppings we did or didn’t want and/or replace them with an alternative. When the order was complete, I received an email with a link to track our order online.

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You would never have guessed that only 4 of us were eating would you haha!

We ordered, the new Carnivale; Rio Pizza, Fiesta Pizza and some Fajita wedges. We also ordered some of the usual favourites for the boys; Margarita, Garlic Bread, Chicken Strips, Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies and a bottle of Diet Coke.  The food looked absolutely delicious…

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Top, left to right; Fiesta Pizza, Rio Pizza.  Bottom, left to right; garlic bread, chicken strips, fajita wedges

… and indeed it tasted it too :-)

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Glued to the Box! :-)

 

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Rio Pizza… NomNomNom

 

The Fiesta pizza was simply divine (Red Onions, Green and Red Peppers, Chicken Breast Strips, Fajita Seasoning, Mojito Style Dressing). It was spicy enough to leave your mouth tingling but the Mojito sauce drizzled on it cooled and soothed the tingling.

My personal favourite was the Rio pizza (Red Onions, Green and Red Pepper, Chipotle Sauce, Pulled Barbacoa Beef) but, I think it could have done with a more of the pulled beef on it.

(Jeepers, my mouth is watering just typing this!)

Now Wriggler, he doesn’t usually move away from the traditional margarita pizza but he did enjoy the Fajita Wedges which weren’t too strongly flavoured and also the chicken strips. (unfortunately Domino’s failed to provide the tangy salsa dip).

Bruiser isn’t a finger food fan and most people who read and follow my blog will know this. When I was originally contacted to do the review, reference was made to this but they hoped he might like something from the sweet treats. Bruiser though actually enjoyed some of the chicken strips, he tried one Fajita Wedge and then absolutely demolished the Chocolate Brownies and Chocolate Chip Cookies… It’s safe to say that they passed the taste test with flying colours!!

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All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed all that we ate. The Carnivale pizza’s tasted AMAZBALLS. Wriggler said his favourite part of the party was the moustaches (he has always loved dressing up so that doesn’t surprise me) and Bruiser said favourite bit was the biscuits (go figure!!)!!

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You can try the Carnivale range for yourself before it finishes by going to your local Dominos or by ordering online at www.dominos.co.uk. If you visit their Blog, there are vouchers to use exclusively online. You can also order direct via their app which you can download for free for the iPhone, iPad and android!

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**Disclaimer**

We were provided with a Dominos Carnivale Pizza Party in return for this honest review.

We have received no other form of financial compensation and all opinions expressed are entirely our own*

 

 

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Makaton Monday ~ Dirty

Dirty. I must use/hear this word a hundred times day. Its mere meaning is the source of a lot of tears in our house.

Being dirty is a huge sensory issue for Bruiser. Rewind 2 years and Bruiser wouldn’t do or eat ANYTHING that got him dirty or looked dirty. This included; toast for example, it had to be dried out but not going brown. Chips or nuggets weren’t allowed to take on the golden look in the oven. Everything he ate was (and still is) a pale anaemic looking beige colour. Everytime he ate he liked to know that his food was clean and not hot (another sensory issue)!

Playing out, his bike wheels couldn’t go through puddles or mud, sand was a big no-no as it got in his shoes. Play-doh, baking anything where he had to touch was out of the question.

Those few little things are just a scratch on the surface of the full extent of his issues. Whilst nothing much has changed over the years, thanks to his therapies and our blood, sweat and tears, his tolerance levels are much better. We still have bad bad days but, we have very good days too.

This sign was one of the first ten signs we ever taught Bruiser when he was completely none verbal when he couldnt tell us what was making his life so unbearable some days. This sign means a lot to us all as a family. It was one of the first signs that made a difference.

DIRTY
DIRTY

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Sign/Symbol used with the kind permission of the © The Makaton Charity 2012

For any help or advice in respect of Makaton, please contact the Makaton Charity directly.

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MAKATON MONDAY

 

 

 

With a Bit Of Wonder Woman Thrown in For Good Measure

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