We’ve just booked our Center Parcs break, we are off to Sherwood Forest at the beginning of March. Extra exciting is that Kate from Katie and the kids and her brood are coming with us. More about our holiday plans soon.
There is still an opportunity for four more bloggers to join the Center Parcs Family Bloggers and win a break at the Parc of their choice by taking part in the monthly challenges. This month a festive focus and the challenge is to write a poem about the perfect elf, you can find more info on the competition here.
Poetry is not my forte. At. All. But here’s a few vaguely rhyming lines:
I don’t have an elf on a shelf
I don’t have much patience left
In fact the only little elf I know
Is desperate for it to snow
But no one can dispute
That my little elf is cute, cute, cute!!
To make up for it here are my two favourite little elves, Lil H aged 2years 7months and Diva G aged 2years 2months.
Right now I’m super busy being one of Santa’s little helpers myself – shopping, wrapping and prepping for Tuesday. Mulled wine is helping! Merry Christmas to you all!
October half term is just around the corner. It isn’t known for its great weather and both my two are pretty bushed and ready for a week without of the school run. Who am I kidding? I am totally ready for a few pyjama days myself! Winging its way to us is a copy of the new action packed award winning series Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising which is out on DVD from Monday 22nd October and I have three copies to giveaway and am keeping it quick and easy to enter – just leave me a comment please with what your transformer name be? Competition is open to UK residents, will close at midnight GMT on Thursday 25th October and will draw three winners by random number generator. Details will be passed to the PR agency who are responsible for providing the prizes. Good luck!
Claire (a.k.a. Sky Lynx) Here is a name generator if you need some inspiration!
I’d never heard of Stuck on You when they got in touch about their personalised label products. With two children I go through name labels at a decent pace. I do like my purchases to have a little flair to them where ever possible so I was delighted to discover Stuck on You
They don’t just do quality name labels for kids they do great personalised labels and gifts for kids and their designs are more than just a choice of colour way and more than just red, black & blue. They have almost every colour you could wish for and you also get to choose from a fab array of different imagery to enhance your designs, especially good for pre-schoolers or those starting school before they can properly read their name they know to look for a ladybird, camper van, monster, owl, cupcake, digger etc.
Stuck on You allowed me to choose a couple of items which are are on their way, but they have also allowed to me to giveaway my choice to you, seeing as the Summer holidays are almost here I thought I better get this giveaway live before the kids break up and you never get to make it back online until September!
choosing was difficult!
I have a Slap Watch and an Orientation Pack for you to some lucky win to personalise, just leave me comment to enter, I have added lots of other easy peasy ways for you to have extra entries too. Comeptition will close on Tuesday 17th July 2012.
An early Christmas treat for you, I have a two great prizes to giveaway with love from Littlewoods. These items both first starred in the Littlewoods Christmas ad, which is here if you haven’t seen it. Lil’ H has been wearing to review a Ladybird parka for school a favourite brand of mine which sadly disappeared with Woolworths but is now back at Littlewoods. So once you’ve entered to win, check out my lowdown on Littlewoods Ladybird children’s clothes, I will add the link here
The competition closes in a week on Thursday 8th December 2011 so Littlewoods can get the prizes to the winners in time for Christmas. I will redraw on Saturday 10th December if the winner hasn’t been in touch. Each of the two prizes will have a winner to spread the Littlewoods love, I am using Rafflecopter with makes it super easy and fair for everyone. So let me tell you what you can win …
First we have an XBOX 360 Kinect Sensor Bar and Adventures, this is top of many a Christmas list this year, we’ve all seen the ad where you are the controller and I know you have all thought, yeah I could do that! £129 is a lot of money but if you enter and win this competition will make your cyber kids Christmas morning and they can spend the rest of the day “being the controller”. The sensor unit comes with a copy of Kinect Adventures, which lets you float in outer space, experience the thrill of roaring rapids, tackle mountaintop obstacle courses and dive into the deep to explore a leaky underwater observatory.
Next up less action and more looking pretty! Also up for winning is this beautiful Silver Necklace. You can’t go wrong with a new bit of sparkle for yourself at Christmas or if you were feeling generous this necklace would make a lovely gift for your mum, mother-in-law, auntie, sister, cousin, friend etc. At £65 you will be get generosity bonus points and your festive halo will be shining! Quick & easy to enter, why on earth not?
Holidays are coming, holidays are coming! No escaping it and the first of what will no doubt be many online orders have been placed here at Villa Lancaster. An early gift from me and the lovely people at Matalan will be £30 of vouchers for a lucky Cheshire Mum reader! With such great value prices in store and online they will go a long way this Christmas, some of my favourites picks are these biker boots for me £25 and this wreath £8 for my home.
Entering is easy, first you need to check out Matalan’s latest ad, here it is…
To enter just pick which key pieces you would spend your voucher on, you can see all the items featured in Matalan’s festive ad here, have a browse, your choice doesn’t have to feature in the ad just tell me what you like over at http://www.matalan.co.uk. Additional entries are available for liking Matalan’s Facebook page, this blog post and tweeting about the competition. Competition closes at midnight on Tuesday 6th December 2011.