A few weeks ago, I mentioned in my blog that we are part of the Vtech DigiGo Ambassador Campaign with tots100 and over the next three months, I will bring you some interesting news from Vtech. This month, I am hosting the giveaway for one of my readers to win a brand new Vtech DigiGo worth £79.99!
London Fire Brigade have recruited a specialist #PLAYMOBILBrigade to release a catchy sing-a-long video, to ensure children know who to call when they are in danger.
To celebrate London Fire Brigade’s 150th anniversary, we have 2 PLAYMOBIL Special Forces Firefighters to give away to 2 lucky readers! The new watch have a unique set of skills including singing, dancing and specialist clown rescue capabilities.
As the days are getting colder and darker, we look forward to coming back to a cosy and warm home. It’s great to unravel myself from the thick layers of a coat, woolly hat and gloves and then snuggle with my children with a cup of hot chocolate.
All I want is to sit in front of the sofa and cuddy my loved ones watching telly. But my children always have other ideas! They are full of energy and can’t sit still for too long! They love getting themselves hot and sweaty before settling down to their cosy bed to read books or to play games!
This post is an entry for BritMums #MilkDrinkersMilk Linky Challenge, sponsored by Cravendale.
I recently took up BritMums latest challenge #MilkDrinkersMilk with Cravendale to write about our family’s favourite way to drink Cravendale milk. For us, we use milk in so many different ways, like making a cup of tea or coffee, dunking a favourite biscuit into warm milk, drinking it cold with their favourite chocolate straw, making milkshakes, breads, soups and many more.
Do you like baking? Can you give a helping hand? As Christmas is coming near, why not enter your festive bake to raise money for Make-A-Wish UK?
Fairy and Make-A-Wish® UK are encouraging the nation to get their baking hats on and share their festive recipes, as part of a competition to find the UK’s best festive cake. It can be anything from fruit infused baked Alaska, to orange and pecan yule log.
This week, I am collaborating with Ocean Florida to give you my readers a chance to win this amazing goody bag! Did you know that Ocean Florida is UK’s Number 1 Independent Florida Travel Specialist, providing exceptional package holidays to Florida, the US and Caribbean for more than a decade? Check out this infographic about them and what they do! With their experience and knowledge of the travel industry, it has allowed them to form ties with some of the world’s leading brands, in terms of hoteliers, airlines, cruise lines, car hire specialists and attraction ticket providers.
I have a great competition that I want to share with you, especially for those living in the Midlands! The Old Rep has launched a swashbuckling competition in a bid to discover the region’s budding young artists this summer. They are inviting children up to the age of 12 years to get creative and design their very own Treasure Island.
Putting Your Hoof Down is My Little Pony Friendship is Magic’s new DVD and Digital Download which will be available on 6th July 2015. This DVD contains 105 minutes of magical adventure and also includes stickers! Ms C was thrilled with the stickers and has pasted them all over her sticker book.
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic is based on the line of toys manufactured by Hasbro. We have also recently reviewed the Return of Harmony (Disc 6), May the Best Pet Win (Disc 7) and Baby Cakes (Disc 8).
Recently, I went to the Hillary Blinds craft event in Birmingham to learn how to make a fabric book cover and a bird. Since then, I keen wanting to make a fabric toilet paper holder for the family bathroom toilet. The kids use this toilet the most and it is very plain. We have not yet tackled that room and left it as it was when we bought our home. There is no mirror, shower panels or any pictures. So I took up Hillarys’ craft challenge to use one of their four new fabrics to make something creative.
Mr K is a very imaginative child who loves to invent little games and often comes up with lots of creative ideas. As a parent, we are always there to support and nurture him. So when we came across the BritMums Linky Challenge with Petits Filous, Mr K’s cogs started turning.
Petits Filous Magic Squares is a brand new range available in two delicious varieties, Strawberry & Vanilla flavour and Raspberry & Vanilla flavour. It comes with a unique quadrant shape of two distinctly different flavours. You can either taste one flavour at a time or totally mix it up. Petits Filous contains both calcium and vitamin D which helps build strong bones. They are available nationwide from April 2015 from Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Asda at RRP £1.89. We bought one for £1 in Tesco. My son loves it!
After seeing the squares, it gave Mr K an idea to make his own board game. This is not the first time he has made up his own board game. Last year, he made a Mummy Tummy Pyramid game and he was short-listed in the Young Games Inventor 2014 competition. Unfortunately, we didn’t get enough votes to make it through to the final.
Anyway, this is Mr K’s first draft for his Cops and Robbers board game. There are four rooms on the board game. One room will have the Gem that the robbers have to sneak through to get it before he gets caught by the cop.
One of my polytechnic Chinese friends from Mauritius has always told us how beautiful his country is. Since then, I have always wanted to visit Mauritius. It possesses a range of natural and man-made attractions, tropical climate just like Singapore and with clear warm sea waters and attractive beaches.
I was thrilled when I received the Winner of Masterchef 2012 Shelina Permalloo’s Sunshine on a Plate cookbook. This book is an introduction to the homely cooking of Mauritius. Looking through the book, I found that there are a few Chinese influences on Mauritius recipes which made me even more excited! Anyway, my hobby is mainly baking cakes and pastries! So I decided to bake an Almond & Cinnamon Cake. This is my first time baking a flourless and gluten free cake. I have no idea if it will taste like an egg sponge. Very much to my surprise, it was excellent! I would definitely bake it again as it requires minimal ingredients.
This Easter, Choc Nibbles set us a challenge to use a variety of Choc Nibbles flavours by either baking them, eating them or decorating with them. I decided to create an Easter Garden. I filled the flower pots with a mixture of different flavoured yummy delicious Choc Nibbles.
Did you know that Sweetdreams Ltd have been manufacturing Choc Nibbles in the North East for nearly 30 years now? They are unique and the only manufacturers of this type of product in the UK. They have seven different varieties: Original Choc Nibbles, Toffee Crumble, Choc Lick, Orange Choc Nibbles, Mint Choc Nibbles, and two brand new to the range: Jammie Choc Nibbles and Posh Original Choc Nibbles.
Want to personalise your jewellery? myStyle Tag Jewellery has the kit that is suitable for ages 8 years and over. This kit includes enough material to make 10 pieces of jewellery where you learn how to make one-of-a-kind jewellery for you and your friends. Follow the step-by-step guide to learn how to mould the clay, then get personalising by stamping your own choice of letters and words. Apply the metallic coloured powder, bake and simply string into jewellery.