Saturday, 17 September 2011

The Winner of the #WinniewithHuggies Competition...

Thank you for all the lovely entries, I've really enjoyed reading them all!

The winner was selected using and is.......


Congratulations! Please email me your details so I can pass them on to the Huggies Team!!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Making mistakes..

I'm having a bad week, I made an error of judgement for which I am kicking myself. To cut a long story very short, I enrolled Boo in a pre-school, and after arriving to collect him early and being unimpressed with what I saw (on top of a whole catalogue of other issues with the place over the week) I have removed him.

If I had any doubt that I had made the right decision, the communication with the woman running the place when I told her we wouldn't be returning really cemented things. I may look exhausted and tatty around the edges, but it doesn't mean I cannot recall what was said one day to the next, and trying to convince me I am stupid or inferior does not make me a happy Mummy.

So, here I am feeling guilty, that Boo is at home with me and Elvis, when if I had made a 'good' choice, he would be off playing with his new friends. Actually, Boo is playing very nicely with his farm set, and has just given me an explanation of why there are so many cows on it, apparently he needs lots of milk to feed the farmer who gets very hungry working hard all day long.. Well, he knows where the milk comes from so I guess I must be doing something right!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Araagghhh!! Pass me the chocolate!!

Last week, I arrived home fairly excited and with a bounce in my step. I'd done it, I'd lost 1 & 1/2 stone and therefore was the lightest I have been since giving birth to Boo (who is now 3..)although still with a long weigh (see what i did there?!) to go! Suddenly I felt driven, seeing myself achieve that in a fairly short space of time, I really could see the end of the tunnel!

Of course, typical, this has been a stupidly stressful week. I've started to do some freelance work, and we've all been poorly amongst other things. Then the final straw, today I drove to the local shop (a few miles away) and I literally couldn't park anywhere, so, I drove around and then tried again. Still unsuccessful in finding a space after 15minutes of wasted time driving around the village, I drove in frustration to the big supermarket in town. I dislike going there, especially on my own, as all the bad food seems to end up in my trolley.

I avoided the Krispy Kreme doughnuts, I avoided the wine, then I reached the sweets aisle..My hand lingered on Thornton's toffee, I could just imagine how creamy and sweet it would be, then I remembered my tooth is still broken from the incident earlier in the week involving scan bran - which by the way does taste exactly like cardboard. I scanned the aisle and took it all in, toblerone, jelly beans, galaxy, kinder eggs, GALAXY..i saw it the second time and some how it made its way into my basket and to cut a long story short, I am sat chomping on it.

It's not that bad is it? I hear you cry! Well, what I've not told you yet is that it is actually two bars of galaxy.. so 300g of pure chocolaty yummy badness. I'm trying not to look at just how many calories it is, but I know it is probably more than a days worth!!

So, I'm feeling grumpy, and a bit sick, and tomorrow when I get weighed and have gained about 4 stone, I will have a cry, remind myself what a rubbish week I've had, and hopefully re-focus.

Milkshake Gold! Dvd Review & GIVEAWAY!!

With the weather turning grey and miserable, my thoughts turn to entertaining the boys on days when it is too cold and wet to venture outside. We've all had a horrible cold, so you can imagine the delight and excitement on Boo's face when a parcel turned up containing the New Milkshake Gold Dvd!

Packaging Design © 2011 Abbey Home Media Group Ltd. All rights reserved. © Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited 2011. All characters ™ & © 2011.

Milkshake is a firm favourite in our house, we love the colourful combinations of such family favourites as Roary, Thomas and The Mr Men! The Dvd promises over 2hours of the best pre-school characters and as boredom busters go, this was superb! Boo particularly enjoyed the familiar faces of the Milkshake Presenters introducing the cartoons. I loved seeing 'Harry and his Bucket full of Dinosaurs' and explain about Dinosaurs to Boo, although I realise my knowledge about them is distinctly lacking! There are also several 'extras' on the DVD, of which Boo's favourite was the 'Roary Rev Up' - he loves cars so this was inevitable!

We're planning a trip abroad towards the end of the year, and the Milkshake Gold Dvd will definitely be coming with us as a familiar treat to watch while we're away! There is so much variety that it will keep everyone entertained (I almost feel I should insert the photo of Mr G watching the Dvd avidly while off work poorly but I had best not!)

The DVD features: Little Princess, Roary The Racing Car, Bert & Ernie, Fifi and the Flowertots, Mio Mao, Mr Men, Igam Ogam, Castle Farm, Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, Hana's Helpline, Bananas in Pyjamas, The Adventures of Bottletop Bill, Olivia, Thomas & Friends.


Abbey Home Media have kindly offered to giveaway 5 copies of the DVD to readers of the blog!

To enter:

Follow the blog via GFC and leave a comment below telling us which is your child's favourite Milkshake Cartoon Character and why?

Please remember to leave either your twitter ID or an email so I can contact you if you win!

Competition CLOSED!

Winners selected using were: Phyllgerry , Kasza, Firsttimemum, Rachdreaming, Mamapook

Please email me with your details so I can pass them onto Abbey Home Media and get your prize to each of you!

The competition closes at 9am on the 26th September 2011, the winner will be selected at random.
There are a total of 5 prizes to be won.
I reserve the right to re-draw the winner, in the event that the original winners do not  reply within 72hours.
Only one entry per person.
Only one prize per household!
Sorry, this competition is only open to UK residents