Month: February 2021

Discover Colchester: New Family Activity Books!

We’re proud to announce Lion Walk’s partnership with Will Quince MP and artist, Veronica de Vera, on a very exciting new project, Discover Colchester.

The community project has been created to bring joy and something to focus on during a period that has lead to much uncertainty and strain on many people’s lives.

Discover Colchester presents two wonderful activity books; a colouring book filled with ten beautiful illustrations of local landmarks, and an activity book comprised of a series of thought provoking questions.

As part of the experience, we have also launched six competition prize giveaways worth £50 each! To enter into the competition, all you need to do is submit you work to                                                                                               Competition closes on April 9th.

The project has been created for everyone to enjoy so if you or your children are interested and want to learn more about Colchester’s landmarks and the history behind them download them here:

Discover Colchester Activity Book
Discover Colchester Colouring Book

The activity books will also be sent to all local primary schools, for those without printing facilities at home, and hard copies will be made available free of charge from Boots store, located on Lion Walk, in Colchester town (special thanks to Purav Patel – Store Manager). These should obviously only be collected as part of an essential shopping trip, due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

We hope you have fun and good luck!

Get ready for pancake day

Preparing for pancake day has never been so easy! M&S have all the essentials you need to create delicious pancakes, guaranteed to make your family smile this Pancake Day. From speedy short-cut ingredients to tasty recipe ideas and toppings, these are sure to keep the family sweet.

Tips on how to up your pancake game

Pancake Day Box

For totally fool-proof pancakes, the Pancake Day Box is perfect for those who prefer to spend time on getting creative with the toppings!


Plant Kitchen vegan shaker mix

Making vegan pancakes has never been so easy. All you need to do is shake the Plant Kitchen vegan mix with either the Plant Kitchen oat or almond drink and you have yourself 6 delicious pancakes! So simple.


Ready-made Percy Pig pancakes

There’s only one thing better than the much-loved Percy Pig sweets, and that’s Percy Pigs in pancake form! These super easy to make pancakes are sure to be a family favourite.


The Percy Pig Pancake bites

These super-cute Percy Pig mini ‘panapés’ are perfect for getting the little ones involved. Simply layer mini pancakes with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, then drizzle over Percy Pig dessert sauce and finish with a Percy Pig sweet, using mini skewers to hold everything together.


Pumpkin spice up Pancake Day

This easy-peasy pancake idea is sure to be a hit with the whole household. Packed full of warming pumpkin flavour, simply add a teaspoon or two of the Cook With M&S pumpkin spice seasoning to your pancake mix.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

From beautiful blooms to fabulous fragrances, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to treat your mum to something wonderful. While it’s probably going to look a bit different this year, you can still make it a day to remember. We’ve put together this gift guide to help you find the perfect present this Mother’s Day.

Glowing British Rose Little Gift Box

Take skin to the English countryside with the refreshingly floral surprises packed inside the Glowing British Rose Little Gift Box.

View product on The Body Shop website

Mixed Brownies

Treat your loved ones to the ultimate brownie experience. Flavours include Classic Sea Salt,
Salted Caramel, Lotus Biscoff and Raspberry Pistachio.

View product on the Victoria Yum website

Lovely Mum Bouquet

Who doesn’t love flowers? Keep things simple with one of the best Mother’s Day gifts around. M&S’ Lovely Mum Bouquet features pink alstroemeria and antirrhinum which symbolise cheerfulness along with white roses which are associated with joy and beauty.

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Dandelion Fairy Mother’s Day Card

Let them know just how much they mean to you with a thoughtful Mother’s Day card.

View Mother’s Day cards on the Clintons website

Photo Upload Cushion – A Big Hug

Show your love this Mother’s Day with the uplifting Big Hug cushion from The Card Factory. The perfect gift for sharing memories.

View item on The Card Factory website

JOY by Dior

Treat her to something sweet. JOY by Dior is soft and bursting with Roses, Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang.

View product on The Perfume Shop website

VitaSkin Vitamin C Skincare Gift Set

Packed with gorgeous goodies, the VitaSkin Vitamin C Skincare Gift Set is the ultimate pampering package.

View product on the Holland and Barrett website