Win a fleece lined coat and trousers for a child from Wet Wednesdays

This time of year is always a bit depressing. The urge to stay inside to escape this grey, wet weather is almost overwhelming. But it’s so important to wrap up warm and get out there anyway. There’s nothing like a brisk walk in the cold air to blow away the cobwebs. And there’s nothing like moaning children to ruin it. Introducing Wet Wednesdays A few months ago, Wet Wednesdays kindly sent us some wet weather gear for the girls. Theoretically, we shouldn’t have got much use out of it for a few months. It was August after all. But true…

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Win TWO VQ Emma Bridgewater Retro Mini DAB radios to celebrate Black Friday Deal

Picture the scene, it might be familiar. It’s stupid o’clock in the morning and you hear little footsteps pitter-pattering along the landing. The door opens and a small, pyjama-clad person demands your attention. You want nothing more than to roll over and go back to sleep. But parent guilt screams at you not to turn the television on. Now there’s a solution – and it’s beautiful. Introducing the VQ Emma Bridgewater Retro Mini DAB radio On long car journeys, the girls love listening to children’s radio or an audio book. They’re big fans of Julia Donaldson and cBeebies radio. It’s perfect…

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Win with Halfords on Black Friday

This is a collaborative post. Christmas seems to start earlier every year. Against my better judgement, I shared my Christmas days out post in September. In October, I started budgeting for Christmas. November brings with it crisp Winter days and glorious sunrises. It also sees the first of the Black Friday deals, and some great giveaways to boot. Black Friday deals Black Friday this year is 24th November 2017. But did you know that many Black Friday deals are available a few weeks in advance? In fact, Halfords have already launched theirs. This year, the girls have both become very…

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Join the upcycling revolution with Wyatt and Jack

I make no secret of the fact that I hate consumerism. I rarely buy clothes for myself and if I do, they’re often from a charity shop. And as for designer items? They would have to be pretty special to turn my head. But I do make one exception. Designer bags from Wyatt and Jack This isn’t one of those reviews where someone sends me a designer item and I tell you it’s wonderful. Instead, it’s a recommendation for a brand I’ve been using for years. I first discovered Wyatt and Jack when I featured them as an ethical retailer.…

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Win a personalised Christmas eve box from prezzybox

It’s late afternoon on Christmas eve and the magic is building. Children run around the house, struggling to contain their excitement. Suddenly, one of them notices something. A wooden box, tucked under the Christmas tree among beautifully decorated gifts. Prolonging the magic with a Christmas eve box I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found Christmas to be a little bit of an anticlimax. The run-up to it is so exciting. Christmas days out, visits to friends and family and presents gathering under the tree. And then the day itself arrives and there’s a frenzy of wrapping paper, too…

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Konfidence Golden Bucket Sand Art Competition 2017

I am a firm believer that swimming is one of the most important skills a child can learn. It allows them to be safe and confident around water and offers a lifetime of health benefits. This year we are Konfidence swimologists and I’m delighted to support their Golden Bucket Sand Art Competition. Golden Bucket Sand Art Competition This is a competition run by Konfidence in association with Trunki and Mark Warner. It’s in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance and encourages children to get creative at the beach this summer. All children aged under eight years old can take part. They simply have…

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Win an eco friendly bath time hamper from Jack and Jill Kids

I’ve always struggled to find palm oil free bath products. The majority of brands use palm oil derivatives to make their products bubbly. But a few months ago, we reviewed Jack and Jill tooth care range for children. Since then, they’ve expanded to include bath products as well. We’ve been reviewing their new bath time range and you can win a hamper of them so you can try them yourself. Simplicity shampoo and body wash The simplicity range is perfect for sensitive skin. It is unscented and hypoallergenic. It is even fine for use on newborns. My girls both suffer from…

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