Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Cuddledry back to preschool sale

 Back to preschool sale!

Your little one may be a bit young yet for school shoes and pencil cases, but there's no reason why you can't get into the back to school spirit with 20% off everything in our back to preschool sale!

Make a splash at the pool this term!

With a new term just around the corner, you may well be planning new activities, and if swimming is on the agenda, why not check out our gorgeous baby and toddler swimming towels?
They're just as silky soft as our regular bath towels, but have been designed with the help of swimming professionals to make swimming with your tot as stress free as possible.
Available in brilliant blue, with either an orange or green trim, they'll keep your little one lovely and cosy and warm after swimming.
Get 20% off your swim towels now with the code PRESCHOOL.

Encourage creative play with our toddler dress-up towels

You don't need to be at school to learn about the world, and we all know that one of the best ways to learn is through play.
Our dress-up toddler towels, made with a double layer of our super-soft blend of natural bamboo and pure cotton, are designed to make getting out of the bath as fun as being in it. Your toddler will be only too keen to get dry when it involves dressing up as a cow, a giraffe, or even a dragon!
“I recently bought one of your towels for my one year old,” mum Carine told us, “and I wanted to say a million times thank you. At last - a towel which actually wraps him up properly and isn't too short at the sides. And so soft! It has made what is usually a fraught time much easier.”
Available in either Cuddlemoo, Cuddlesafari or the gorgeous new Cuddleroar – complete with horns and a spiny tail – our dress-up toddler towels are an easy way to let little imaginations run wild!
Buy your toddler towel now with 20% off with the code PRESCHOOL.
Love from all the team at Cuddledry xx

John Crane Pintoy Pull along Puppy review

For #woodentoywednesday this week I am going to tell you all about John Crane's Pintoy Pull along Puppy. John Crane sent it me last week for review and we have been playing with it since.
It is a cute wooden colourful puppy. His wheels are green & come with a rubber rim so they can grip the floor easily, the rear wheels are positioned so that when he is pulled along it makes the spring loaded parts move, his tail & head are spring loaded which means when you pull him along using his lovely red lead his tail wags & his head bobs along in delight!. His red roped lead is attached to his bright blue wooden collar that can pivot around his neck in any direction. 

He is painted with orange patches & has orange detailing, he has soft black felt ears & a cute red nose.
He is suitable for children ages 18months+ & he measures in at W9xL21xH14.5cm. 
The Pintoy pull along puppy is a durable wooden toy that has no sharp edges at all, he would make a perfect Christmas present for a small child. Rhian loves to pull her puppy along as does Tristan, Rhian has named him wow wow, I personally would call him bob because his head bobs along.

Monday, 27 August 2012

mic o mic toy review

mic o mic are a new construction toy range & DKL Toys sent us the mic o mic sports car & the small racing car to review. Both are suitable for ages 5+, they both are brightly coloured & are made from pre-formed plastic components. Both the boys ages 10 & 4 enjoyed building the cars up. It was a perfect activity for us all to do together during the long summer holidays. 

The instructions are clear enough to follow they are displayed in pictures rather than words so even if your child can not read yet they will still be able to follow them. I would recommend that an adult helps a smaller child to push in the small plastic pins as this requires a little bit of pressure.

In the box you can construct a handy tool that helps you press in the plastic pins ore helps to remove them. We found that if the clips didn't quite fit you could stretch them slightly using the handy tool. 

Both the boys really enjoyed this activity, it also has many opportunities to develop hand eye coordination skills & also to learn colours. They spent some time after we built them vrooming them around their bedrooms racing each other. They are really sturdy toys that despite rough play have stayed intact. They can be rebuilt as often as your child wishes too.
They are reasonably priced & also have more vehicles in the mic o mic range. 

Clarks school shoes review

Every parent knows how expensive & time consuming it can be to get the children ready for a new school year & with 4 to buy for it can sometimes be daunting. I jumped at the chance to review Clarks back to school range when we were asked. We were given a voucher & our appointment was made!. When we arrived at Clarks in the centre of Wrexham it was rather busy. Mums, dads & children filled the store, some clutching tickets with numbers on & some already seated with their feet being measured or a pile of boxes filled with lovely black shoes waiting to be tried on sat next to them. We thankfully having an appointment was taken to the back of the store and seated straight away, the girls started to eye up the shelving of shoes. The assistant 1st measured my eldest daughters feet & to our surprise we found she had grown 2 sizes since she was last fitted a few months ago, she also has 1 foot 1/2 a size bigger than the other & also slightly wider. Her bigger foot measurement is a 5G which means her shoes now cost more, not that it matters because my initial thought was "oh no! she will now be able to steal my shoes". The assistant asked what styles she liked & then off she went to collect some shoes for her to try on. She came back with a few boxes of different styles & also slightly different sizes. After trying them all on she went for a brogue black leather shoe. 

The assistant asked her to walk up and down in each pair to see if they fitted correctly & to be honest I couldn't tell the difference but she told us which pair fitted correctly. Next up was my other daughters turn & she also has 1 foot 1/2 a size bigger than the other (I wonder how many ill fitted shoes I have bought in the past). Because of the size difference & the type of shoe that she had chosen, one of the shoes had to be fitted with a inner sole to slightly pad out the shoe so that shoe did not rub her foot. Again she walked up and down the store until the assistant was happy that the shoes fitted correctly. Madison went for a very cute pair of dolly black leather shoes that have lovely bow detailing.

I found the whole service to be excellent, we did not have to wait around and the assistant was Pleasant, knowledgeable & made sure we left with shoes that fitted perfectly. The store had a huge range of shoes in stock so I am sure you would find something to suit each persons style. The shoes range in prices from £25 up to £40 which I think is a fair price as the quality is excellent & the fitting of the shoe is perfect (even if you so have different size feet). I would highly recommend Clarks to family and friends.  

We received a voucher for the purpose of this review however it did not cover the full amount of both pairs of shoes. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Wooden Toy Wednesday - John Crane Tidlo Rainbow Maracas

For my wooden toy Wednesday this week I am going to tell you all about John Crane's Tidlo Rainbow Maracas. They come in a variety of colours & are perfect for helping your child to learn about rhythm, we have been using ours with the Tidlo Rainbow Recorder making noisy lovely music. They are suitable for children ages 1+, my daughter age 14 months loves shaking them and if we also shake she will try to copy what we are doing. My son who loves sensory stimulation also loves to shake them so he can listen to the noise. They are on average about 14.5cm in length & are all painted in bright colours.

John Crane have given me 5 single Maracas to give to 5 of my readers, if you would like to enter please fill out the rafflecoptor form below.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

City of Friends Giveaway

City of Friends - the pre-school TV show on Channel 5's milkshake! are celebrating their first birthday with a special themed 'Rescue Week' on milkshake! starting next Monday! (20th August) Each day next week one of our lovable new recruits from the City of Friends Emergency services - Max the Monkey (a trainee police officer); Elphie Elephant (a trainee fire-fighter); and Ted the Teddy Bear (a trainee paramedic) as well as Jumpi the Hare - will each join all the ‘milkshake!’ presenters in the studio to help read viewers birthday cards, show pictures and join in with lots of singing and dancing. And each City of Friends episode broadcast next week will feature the new recruits saving the day and working as team.

You may know that City of Friends is uniquely based on the adventures of real-life Norway state police officer Carl Christian Hamre. Hamre created bedtime stories for his young son based on his day job as a police officer and within 4 years, established CreaCon Group, one of Norway’s largest independent children’s entertainment production companies:)

‘City of Friends’ is an animated 52 x 10 minute series following the adventures of three new recruits to the Emergency Services and friends – Max, Ted and Elphie – who, together, help to solve various problems and mishaps in and around their city. The series has been capturing the hearts of children and parents alike with its gentle messages around friendship, tolerance and the importance of working together.

On Monday, Max will be in the studio to introduce ‘Max’s Mountain Walk’. Whilst walking up Friends Mountain, Max causes the ice to crack when he practices his yodelling and finds himself stuck in a crevice. When Mia also gets stuck in the ice, Martin summons the rescue crew on his walkie-talkie.

In the studio on Tuesday, Ted recalls the time when ‘Ted Forgets the Bandages’. No one notices when Timba runs off with a packet of bandages. So later, when Abby is called out to tend Jumpi, Martin thinks Ted has forgotten them! When Abby has a puncture en route, Ted finds the bandages in Petey's van! However did they get there?

Jumpi is in the studio on Wednesday. He and his new metal detector came to the rescue in ‘Gone Fishin’’. Martin and Mia are out on the lake fishing with their dad when Bonnie the boat becomes entangled in an old net. Hayley the helicopter is called out but her key is missing. Can Jumpi find it?

On Thursday, Elphie joins the Milkshake! presenters for ‘Bobby’s Sand Castle’. Max has a spare key cut for Hayley because she is always losing it. But then he loses the new one at the beach! Try as he might, he can't find it. So Elphie is called and sucks up lots of water in her trunk. Will she be able to find the key?

Max is back in the ‘Milkshake!’ studio on Friday for ‘Helmets are Cool’. Martin and Mia have been recruited to deliver lunch to the three trainees, who are on a training exercise on how to handle a fire. Mia refuses to wear a helmet, but when a real accident happens that Max has to deal with, she soon learns the error of her ways.

You can watch City of Friends weekdays on Channel 5’s Milkshake at 6.20am, Saturdays at 6.15am and Sundays at 6.25am. Or visit, 

To celebrate they have given me 3 plush toys to celebrate one Max, one Ted and one Elphie, to enter just fill out the rafflecoptor below 
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Monday, 20 August 2012

Legoland Discovery Centre-Family ticket

Have you visited the Legoland Discovery centre in Manchester? It is located at the Trafford centre so easily accessible from most areas, for things to do at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Manchester just click on the link to discover the huge range of activities of offer to suit most ages. Ticket prices start at £8.10 

Every child who loves Lego will have an amazing time at the Legoland Discovery centre, even the adults will be taken back to their childhood whilst they visit the masters model builders workshop to learn some new skills.

Legoland Discovery Centre have give me a family ticket to away to one of my readers. To be in with a chance of winning fill out the rafflecoptor for below.

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Sunday, 19 August 2012

Birthday Bonanza Sekonda Children's Jet Watch

Find Watches are authorised watch dealers of many well know brands, the sell ranges for ladies men & children, and they have many to suit each tastes. They have given me a cute Sekonda Children's Jet Watch to give away to one of my readers, the watch is made by Sekonda & is one for the boys or a girl who loves planes, the watch  features a magic blue bracelet and dial with jet plane graphics that change depending upon the view point. The graphics upon the strap change to show a plane taking of down a runway& is splash resistant. To enter just fill out the rafflecoptor form below.

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Cosatto Safety Notice 3Sixti & 3Sixti2 Highchair

Do You Have One of These?

As part of an ongoing programme of continual safety product assessment, a potential safety concern has been identified relating to the seat security of the Cosatto 3sixti Highchairs pictured here:

If you think you have one of these highchairs click here or if you know someone who may have one please pass on this link and spread the word. Please note if you have already recieved a Replacement Screw Pack and fitted the new screws there is no need to take any further action.

Blog Bonanza: MaByLand Puppet Giveaway

The lovely MaByLand have given me a puppet to giveaway to one of my lovely readers, they sell a lovely range of baby products. They have given the winner the choice of one of their  gorgeous hand puppets:

Bunny (pink), Doggy (blue), Kitty (green & white) and Teddy (yellow)

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Mummy2five's 1st Blog Birthday

Mummy2five turns one on the 15th September! One whole year I have been blogging for, I have had many ups, a few downs & I can honestly say I have enjoyed it all. I have had the pleasure of working with some pretty amazing brands.PR's & I have made & met some fantastic people who I now call my friends. I attended BritMumslive sponsored by Teething Bling UK  where I learn't about many things, we recently had a fun day out at the Next event & was treated to beauty treatments. I am an ambassador for John Crane Toys & I am one of Cosatto's mummy bloggers, I was also crowned Cosatto's 1st Mummy of the Month. All of the above is just a tiny amount of things I have had had the pleasure of taking part in. When I started blogging I never imagined the amount of opportunities that would come my way after all I am just a normal mummy blogging about my family life.
I don't think I could of done it without the support of my family & many other bloggers, also all my followers, I still can't quite believe 667 of you follow me on twitter & 444 follow me on facebook I wish I could send you all cake to celebrate! ok I can't send cake but what I can do is bring you some amazing giveaways to enter, ........................................ have all donated prizes & fantastic prizes at that, all you have to do is click on the links below & fill out the rafflecoptor form.
Before you rush off excitedly to enter I would just like to say Thank you to you all.

Birthday Bonanza: 

B&G 3D life casting & Imprint Silver voucher Giveaway

Birthday Bonanza: B&G 3D life casting & Imprint Silver voucher Giveaway

B&G 3D Life Castings create beautiful casts of hands & feet you can also buy a casting kit to do at home, they also create stunning jewellery personalised with a fingerprint, handprint or footprint. Are you pregnant & want to make a cast of your beautiful baby bump? new to B&G 3D life casting is belly casting. Prices vary depending on what you would like.
To celebrate my 1st blog birthday B&G have given me 2 vouchers, 1 x £10 to spend on B&G 3D life casting & 1 x £10 to spend on Imprint Silver. 

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Birthday Bonanza: Plum Voucher Giveaway

I am a massive fan of Plum & my daughter loves to tuck in to their food at meal times, her favourite is the new Taste Adventures & I have to agree the do taste pretty good. To celebrate by 1st blog Birthday Plum have given me a Voucher worth £20 to giveaway so you can choose the stage of food that matches your child to enter all you need to do is fill out the rafflecoptor form below.

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Blog Bonanza: SnoozeShade for infant Carseat Giveaway

The SnoozeShade for infant carseats is suitable for Group 0 & 0+ infant carriers & protects your child from the suns harmful rays, it is a breathable blackout cover with the advantage of spf50+. It allows your baby to sleep peacefully without the suns glare. You can buy them direct from SnoozeShade for only £17.99.

 To celebrate my 1st blog birthday Snoozeshade have given me one to giveaway to one of my lucky reader, to enter the giveawy just fill out the rafflecoptor form below.

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Monday, 13 August 2012

Zoflora 3in1 disinfectant Review

Zoflora are celebrating 90 years of home hygiene & have introduced 2 new fragrances this year Summer bouquet & Country Garden . Zoflora have sent me the Country Garden concentrated disinfectant to review & it has a really pleasant smell. The bottle is 56ml but it will go a long was because it is concentrated so I can mix 1 part disinfectant to 40 part water making the bottle last longer, the whole bottle will make 2.2litres of full strength disinfectant.
It can be used on; floors, baths, tiles, taps, worktops, drains,sinks,dishcloths, toilets, potties & hard surfaces, it can also be used in pet areas so long as your pet is kept away from the area until it has dried.

I like the fresh floral smell & the freshness lasts all day, it eliminated odours & kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses brilliant when you have small children touching everything in your home. I also like that it does not leave a residue. It is easy to use & mix and can be used for a vast range of cleaning so you don't need to store a load of different bottles under the kitchen sink. I would recommend Zoflora to family and friends.

The Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) has awarded Zoflora their well-regarded approved logo on Zoflora Concentrated Disinfectant for 2012 so to celebrate they are giving my readers 34% off a subscription to Good Housekeeping magazine! 

I was sent a bottle of Zoflora for the purpose of the review only

Tots100 Book Club-Tell me a story before I go to bed

As part of the Summer reading challenge with Tots100 Book Club I have chosen one of our favourite children's books, I love reading Tell me a story before I go to bed to our son because it is a lovely story about a father taking his Daughter Anna-Sophia up the wooden hill to tell her a story & tuck her into bed.

I think I love it so much because my mum would call the stairs the wooden hill when I was a child, throughout the book Anna-Sophia is trying to find out what the wooden hill could possibly be! Her Daddy giving her clues along the way making her think of her favourite places to visit; the park, a picnic & climbing the trees, all are things that a child will do over the summer so I particularly like to read this when we have had fun summer days because I can then discuss what we have done that day with him. The first time we read it my son had fun trying to guess what the wooden hill was using the clue that Anna-Sophia's Daddy gives.

The Author is Sam McBratney & it is Illustrated by Sebastien Braun 
It has 32 pages

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Olympic mascot Wenlock soft toy & pen review

The Olympics are in full swing & I have to admit I am obsessed, I am loving how well we are doing & the kids are enjoying it too. If you have been watching I am sure you have seen Wenlock one of the Mascots.

Wenlock gets his name from Much Wenlock in Shropshire, it is a small town that I have passed through often & it is considered by many to be the birth place of the modern Olympics.

Wenlock represents interesting features that reflect the Olympics & London

The "W" light reflects London taxis.

The three spikes on Wenlock’s head represent 
the podium where athletes will collect their medals.

Wenlock’s one eye is actually a video camera 
so that it can record everything that it sees.

The bracelets are friendship bands in the 
colours of the five Olympic rings.

Wenlock is 30cm plush toy from Golden Bear Toys, it has a rrp of £19.99 but can be bought for just £9.99 at the minute. I was tempted to keep it as a keep sake because I know I will not see the Olympics back in London but after my son saw it he wanted it & has since taken Wenlock everywhere with him.

The Wenlock pen features 8 different colours perfect for the kids to get creative all with one pen, Wenlock sits on top of the pen which is Depth: 2cm, Height:15.5cm, width 2cm. It is suitable for ages 3+. Its rrp is £5.99 & can be bought for just £2.99 at the minute.

I think they are perfect to help children to take an interest in the Olympics & remember the time the Olympics was held in London.

I was sent the Wenlock plush toy & pen for the purpose of the review only.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Win Tickets to the Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Tour and a Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure starter pack!

The Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Tour is in London from Friday 17th – Sunday 19th August 2012 offering children the chance to play with their favourite Skylanders and visit the magical Skylands – in real life! You and your family could also be there with mummy2five’s special competition.

Families visiting the tour will be among the first in the world to play Skylanders Giants, the sequel to the hugely successful Skylanders Spryo’s AdventureCombining physical toys with virtual gameplay Skylanders Giants offers a gaming experience like no other; with new characters and new challenges, it is one massive adventure.

Other fun-filled Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Arena Tour activities include:

·         Game trials of both Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and the new Skylanders Giants
·         Portal of PowerTM Stage and Play Podium: Hosted on a giant Portal of PowerTM, visitors will be encouraged to climb the podium throughout the day for epic Skylanders play-offs and the chance to win a special prize
·         The Green Screens: All kids will be able to take a little piece of the Skylands world home, with a souvenir photograph taken with their favourite Skylander within the magical Skylands world
·         Activity Zone: Featuring face-painting, fake tattoos and games like ‘Match the Pairs’
·         Welcome to the Arena Rewards: Everyone who visits and experiences the magic of the Skylanders Arena will be given a wristband and a goody bag filled with treats

One lucky winner will receive a family pass to the event, as well as a Skylanders Spyro's Adventure starter pack.

The Skylanders’ Sypro’s Adventure Arena Tour is one of the highlights of LolliBop – the ultimate family festival for the under 10’s.  Lollibop is returning to Regent's Park this summer with a line up designed to delight mini festival goers. Other highlights include the ZingZillas, Horrible Histories and Science Museum Live. For more information visit:   

To enter please fill out the rafflecoptor form below:

  • A family pass admits 4
  • Ticket is valid for either the 17th, 18th or 19th 
  • Travel is not included
  • Skylanders Spyro's Adventure will be provided on X360
Travel &accommodation will not be provided!
Mummy2Five is the Sponsor of this promotion/initiative

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Amazing Olympians ibooks Giveaway

I have been glued to the TV since the Olympics started & have also followed the results on the is official I am Olympic obsessed! I am very pleased that my children have taken an interest, they have practised their rowing(they had a very funny technique) & they pretended they was competing for Gold the other day in the pool! We cheered on Jessica Ennis, well I say cheered we, jumped up & down like lunatics willing her to go faster.

To celebrate the amazing success of our athletes I have 2 sets of 3 ibooks for the ipad from the Amazing People Club to Giveaway, they are suitable for children of student age & tell the story of the lives of our most celebrated Olympians, the books are:

**Please note the ibooks are suitable for the ipad only**

Amazing Olympians Volume 1&2 tells you the lives of our Most celebrated Olympians 
Amazing People of London Tells you the famous names that helped shaped one of the worlds most visited cities. 

To enter just fill out the Rafflecoptor form below

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Wooden Toy Wednesday Paragon Pirate ship

This week for my Wooden Toy Wednesday I bring you the Paragon Pirate ship from John Crane, we actually have this product & I have to say when I 1st put it together I thought that is not going to stay together as the mass & sails etc. are all slotted in rather that glued but I can 100% say they have stayed in the slots.

Here is what John Crane say about it.

The Paragon Pirate Ship is great for all you swash bucklin' sailors. Detailed with a crows nest, port holes, an anchor and many other features! Feast your eyes on this beauty of a ship and yo-ho-ho your way into hours of fun! The crew comes along with this ship and the whole set includes 25 pieces! The Paragon Pirate Ship encourages role play and new vocabulary too!
Height: 48cm
Length: 59cm
Width: 18cm
Complete with full crew, treasure chest and cannons
Recessed wheels enable the ship to move on most surfaces
Encourages pretend play
This product comes complete with 25 pieces including the crew, chest, barrels, cannons and much more! The product comes in a sturdy storage box

My son has had hours upon hours of fun with his Paragon Pirate ship sailing the Seven sea's on a new adventure each time. I love it because it fully allows him to use his imagination.
Mummy2five recommends this wooden toy for any little boy

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Family day out swimming

We took the kids to Rhyl Sun centre for a day in the water swimming, the weather has been rather wet the past few weeks so a good old beach day was out of the question so we thought we would beat the rain and go swimming. For those that have never been it is full of slides, swimming pools & a surf pool, the complex has seen better days(it is peak season though) but I never saw one over flowing bin & the seating area was kept clean throughout the day. We spent around 5 1/2 hours there & had loads of fun.
I usually want to get out of the pool after 1/2 because I used to feel really cold but I bought a neoprene zip up top from Konfidence & I can honestly say it helps to keep me warm!. 

Tristan thought it was hilarious chasing us round the pool shouting "a shark is coming to get you"

The kids all had a fun filled day, Thomas enjoyed most of it which means all the pictures I took of him ended up blurred, he wasn't keen on the over head rain storm & waves that would come on for about 2 minutes each time throughout the day but other than that he loved splashing around in the water & braving the smaller slides. Tristan would normally hate any water going over his head or even getting splashed, we gave him some goggles & he will happily dunk his head under the water & doesn't mind splashing either now. Since Tristan was happy to be splashed I took him in the surf pool I asked him if he wanted his own board or if he wanted to share, he replied with "I am a bog boy now so I can do by myself" well that was me told & when did my little boy grow up?. We had so much fun surfing around on the body boards, I would guide him into the shallows then I would let go of him, because he was so light he surfed right on top of the waves like a skimming stone across a lake, he would come to a halt at the shore, jump up with the biggest smile on his face shouting "again". 

After a spot of surfing myself & the eldest girls took to the slides, Chelsea braved the 260ft Black thunder which was pitched black, you could not see a thing until you came out at the end, Madison & I took the sensible option & grabbed an inflatable ring to soar down the 300ft Buzz slide at least we didn't get off with sore rears from the joins on the slide. I knew Chelsea would call me a chicken if I didn't go on Black thunder so up the blue plastic stairs we climbed just to be thrown into total darkness, I went 1st because I wanted to see their faces when they emerged, It was daunting not knowing where I was going but before I knew it I was at the end of the slide with a good wedgy (why do slides always do that). Madison came flying out, her body shaped like a star fish & laughing! she is the brave one of us all, I heard Chelsea before I saw her she must of screamed the whole way down but thankfully it was a happy scream and not a petrified scream! We regrouped for one last swim in the big pool where I was informed that Rhian took a dive into the baby pool whilst trying to walk around in the water, my mother in law pulled her up by the nearest limb, her leg which Rhian responded with a dirty look shot in her direction & then a shocked look of what the hell happened then! I highly recommend buying your older children brightly coloured swimming caps, we got the girls bright yellow ones, sure they looked like bananas but they was easy to spot in the pool. After a full day of swimming we finished the day off with hotdogs & doughnuts, a great end to a fun filled day.

project 366 7th August

Swimming Tristan style

Nothing like protecting yourself in the pool is there!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Project 366 5th August

I stopped taking part in the project 366 because it all got too much & I have since missed taking part as I love photography, I have decided I am going to pick it back up but I will post when ever I can so here is my post for 5th August 2012, it is a double headed Lilly that I came across whilst trying to get my back garden is some sort of order, I have relocated it to the front garden because the back garden is just going to be for the kids & the front will be for me to make all pretty. I hope it survives because they are so pretty.

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SnoozeShade for Infant Carseats Giveaway

I ran a competition last month for all who sponsored me & one winner couldn't use her prize so she has very Kindly asked me to run a giveaway so one of my Lucky readers could use it. The SnoozeShade for infant carseats is suitable for Group 0 & 0+ infant carriers & protects your child from the suns harmful rays, it is a breathable blackout cover with the advantage of spf50+. It allows your baby to sleep peacefully without the suns glare.

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Friday, 3 August 2012

My cheeky boy

A few days ago my mother in law was sitting with Tristan when she said

"Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is ........"
she paused to think what Fridays child was when Tristan said
"Friday's child sleeps at Nanna's"

We all laughed so much I honestly don't know where he gets his funniness from

On a Friday he goes off to sleep at his Nanna's so of course 
Fridays child does indeed go to sleep at Nanna's 
I always thought it was
Friday's child is loving and giving.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

UltraViolet Review

I was asked if I would like to review Warner Bros. UltraViolet range & I quickly responded with a YES! I first came across their UltraViolet range when I visited them at Britmumslive & I thought it was a genius idea. In my house we love movies & often have a film day where we all snuggle up on the sofa & watch a film, sometimes we are disappointed to find that the one film we all wanted to watch is scratched(it must of paid a visit to Thomas's room at some point) so then we are left unable to watch it, having the UltraViolet copy sitting waiting some where on a cloud in cyber space comes in handy for times like this. UltraViolet is your digital copy that is added to your collection ready for when you want to stream it, you can watch them via TVs, Computers, Tablets, Game consoles, Set top boxes, Blu-ray Players, Internet tv's & Smartphones. 
To start you will need to create an account on Flixster which is really easy & you can also set it up by using your facebook account too.

Once you have signed up to flixster you will also need to create an UltraViolet account which is also easy to do.Once you have both accounts created you can click on the redeem now tab which will then take you to the next page, you can either search for the title of the film you are redeeming your code for or scroll through the titles until you find the film. Once you find it click on the image & you will be taken to the next page. 
Click on the get started tab, in the box where it says enter code you will need to type in the code that you will find on the inside cover of your DVD then click redeem, that title will be added to your collection. 
To watch a film from your collection all you need to do is click on your collection and select the title you wish to watch, I successfully downloaded my collection onto my PC & Laptop which was easy to do, we can now watch any film in our collection whenever we want to, I know this will be perfect for when we go on holiday because all we need to do is pack up the Laptop and we will have them all at our fingertips. You are able to download the title onto your device for when you are in an area with no internet access too which is perfect if you travel abroad as the roaming charges can be quite high.
My thoughts on UltraViolet is that in makes watching films easier & hopefully more films will come with the added UltraViolet copy, I found it as clear as watching it via a DVD player using both a fixed internet & wifi connection, it certainly makes life a little easier whilst at home because I don't have to search through the 100's of DVD's we own to view the chosen film as they are all just one click away in my collection. I no longer need to worry about the kids having the DVD in their room because we always have our back up UV copy & we will be able to travel lighter in the future. I will purchase more films with the added UltraViolet copy in the future.

I received 2 DVD's for the purpose of this review only, all wording and opinions are my own.