Happy 1st Birthday Prince George – Happyland Giveaway

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I remember far too well when it was announced that little Prince George had been born. As a new Mama, I was watching the News feeling sorry for Kate and Wills that a billion paparazzi or so, were camped outside the hospital awaiting the news that there was a new little Prince or Princess. I actually cried when hearing about the safe arrival of the new little Prince, I blame my post pregnancy hormones. I didn’t feel so bad for them though when I saw Kate had a hairdresser and a personal stylist to hand less than a day after she had given birth and looked absolutely amazing on the steps of the hospital! How the other half live eh? Jealous much!

I was quite chuffed that Little Mr was born in the same  year at Prince George as I like to think as first time parents, hubby and I are going through the same things as Kate and Wills (although we don’t have the hired help) I wonder if they get as little sleep as I do or how easy Wills finds changing a wriggly baby who doesn’t want his nappy changed?

To celebrate Prince George’s First birthday, I’ve bought Little Mr a commemorative Happyland Royal Birthday set from Early Learning Centre and I’ve bought an extra set for one lucky reader. All you need to do is enter the widget below to enter. Good Luck!

Happyland Royal Birthday Set

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J is for… | The Alphabet Photography Project

J is for..


jubilee bunting

This photograph is actually from a couple of years ago when it was the Queen’s Jubilee weekend. Hubby and I had a celebratory barbeque as we were celebrating the very recent news that we were pregnant with our BabyShilts, now our gorgeous Little Mr. The weather was beautifully warm and I made some bunting from some London themed fabrics which we hung around the garden. We invited both sets of Parents around and my Sister, Brother-in-law and Nephew came round for their tea. I’ve got awesome memories of that weekend as we ate yummy food in the garden, watched Gary Barlow on the television in the Jubilee concert and my Mom and I made a blind for my new kitchen. Good times.

I’m joining in with The Alphabet Photography Project over at Podcast Dove. You can check out more entries here or by searching for #alphabetphoto on Twitter.

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All the fun of bubbles | {The Ordinary Moments}

This weekend we went to my cousins Engagement BBQ at their home near Birmingham. We were a bit worried about the weather as storms were forecast and it looked to be a bit of a wash out but never the less, the BBQ went ahead with gazebos put up in the garden just in case it rained.

Little Mr was so excited to see his cousins and I was looking forward to catching up with the family and seeing my lovely Grandad put in an appearance after his stroke. My cousins certainly put on a good spread and it was so nice to sit outside in the sunshine (it had rained an hour before the party) and see everyone chatting, catching up and enjoying themselves.

About an hour into the party, my cousins next door neighbour popped his head over the fence and asked if they wanted to see some bubbles. Of course, children being children, they all said yes as they love bubbles and so he came around with the bubble machine and they really loved it.

Little Mr loved dancing around the bubbles, catching them and popping them. Seeing all the colours light up the bubbles as the sun light shone through them. It was brilliant. It entertained them for a good thirty minutes. We’re definitely getting a bubble machine!


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We had a lovely evening and loved seeing everyone smiling and enjoying each others company. A fantastic family party to celebrate two lovely people getting engaged.

I’m linking up to The Ordinary Moments with MummyDaddyMe

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Giveaway: The House of Magic DVD bundle

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It’s been a long time since I saw a film at the cinema but I’m hoping that this will all change as Little Mr gets older and becomes more interested in films. There’s nothing more exciting than a trip to the cinema with your Mum and Dad, enjoying a small tub of popcorn and slurping on a slush puppy.

This Summer sees the release of an enchanting new theatrical film, The House of Magic. I’ve watched the snippet below and it looks great fun. I’m hoping my nephew will want to go and see it so I can go with him. The House of Magic is released in cinemas nationwide from 25th July.

To celebrate the release of The House of Magic, I have a DVD bundle to giveaway to one lucky winner. The bundle includes these three great titles;

Mirror, Mirror

A Turtle’s Tale

Shaun the Sheep: Spring Cleaning

All you need to do for your chance to win the DVD bundle is leave me a blog comment on this post and tell me what you’re getting up to this Summer with the children. Easy peasy. Good Luck!

T&C’s: The giveaway is open from 21/07/2014 until midnight 03/08/2014. All comments received by this date will be entered into a prize draw and the winners will be chosen using a random generator. Open to UK residents only. Details entered will not be shared with any third party. The prize is one DVD bundle of 3 titles. By entering this giveaway, entrants agree to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out here. The promoter is Zero Degrees West who are solely responsible for delivery of your prize. 

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Review and Giveaway: Stuck On You

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There’s only a few more days until hubby, Little Mr and I head off on our first ever family holiday abroad and I’m a little bit excited. We’ve worked so hard for this holiday and sacrificed quite a bit so I’m very excited to be spending the evenings this week packing up our holiday essentials. When Stuck On You found out we were going away, they sent us a couple of holiday essentials to accompany us on our travels.

I was sent a brilliant purple spotted beach towel with my nickname on and Little Mr was sent his very own junior wheelie bag to pack his holiday clothes in. How lucky are we?

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SOY towel

The Stuck On You beach towel is huge (860 x 1800mm) It’s an extra large towel perfect for lying on the beach with or around the pool and I’m certainly going to be testing it out on holiday. It’s already accompanied me to the pool at the hotel we stayed at recently and I have to say, I was impressed with the feel of the towel as its made from 100% cotton and really love that my nickname is embroidered onto it. There’s definitely no mistaking who’s towel it is.

junior wheelie bag

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