Finding Dory competition with Crocs

I think you’d have to be sleeping under a rock to not be aware if the recent release of Finding Dory, my Monkey is hugely excited about it! So I am thrilled to be able to share the following competition with you all thanks to Crocs.

Celebrate the long-awaited release of Finding Dory with Crocs!

#FindYourFun with Finding Dory prizes, courtesy of Crocs

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To celebrate the launch of Disney’s Finding Dory film, Crocs are offering one lucky family the chance to win two pairs of children’s Crocs from the Finding Dory range, as well as a family ticket to see the film with all the family at a participating Vue Cinema. The winning family will also receive a Tsum Tsum soft toy of Dory herself as well as a variety of Crocs merchandise (including a duffel bag, notebook and pen).202881-4AX_390

The fantastic Crocs Finding Dory range, includes the fun and quirky Kids’ CrocsLights Finding Dory™ Clog, which light up with every step to ensure your little one makes a splash! The Crocs iconic Croslite™ foam construction offers little ones’ feet plenty of comfort and cushion too. Check out the entire collection of splashy Dory styles here.

To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize package – two pairs of Finding Dory Crocs, Crocs merchandise (including a duffel bag, notebook and pen), Finding Dory Tsum Tsum, as well as a family ticket to Finding Dory at any Vue Cinema – all you have to do is answer the following question:

What is Dory’s famous catch phrase?

  1. Just keep going
  2. Just keep forgetting
  3. Just keep swimming

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Competition open to UK residents only. The winner will be contacted within 48 hours of the competition ending. Details will then be passed to Crocs who will send out the above items. 

Both images above courtesy of Crocs. 

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JoJo Maman Bébé Maternity Dress Review & Giveaway

I loved JoJo Maman Bébé  maternity clothes when I was pregnant so when they got in touch and asked if I would like to review a gorgeous maternity dress and run a giveaway, I couldn’t resist! No, I am not pregnant, but I do have a very lovely friend who is and who was willing to model one of their gorgeous dresses for me.WP_20150625_20_37_21_Pro

They have such a lovely range and my friend chose this gorgeous flowery dress. The flowers are so bright and cheerful and it is such a flattering fit too.

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It is such a lovely comfy, lightweight material and is so comfortable to wear (yes I may have tried it on too) which is just what you want when you are pregnant – especially in this heat! I feel for all you Mummies-to-be out there I really do!

Now onto the bit you have all been waiting for, a wonderful giveaway! JoJo Maman Bébé are offering one lucky winner the chance to choose a gorgeous dress from their fabulous range of maternity dresses.

Best of luck!

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WOW Toys Review & Giveaway

We were contacted recently and asked if Monkey would like to review some WOW toys and I have to admit that we jumped at the chance. We regularly visit a few garden centres stocking WOW toys and Monkey absolutely loves playing with the ones they have on display. He also has one at his Nanny & Pops’ house which he loves so we know what great toys they are. So we are thrilled to be able to review this great set and even better, we have a fantastic giveaway so you can see how great they are for yourself!

WOW Toys are designed for pre-schoolers with some toys from 12 months and many from 18 months plus.  They are safe, durable and don’t require batteries to make them work. They are perfect for firing little one’s imaginations as we saw when we reviewed the Police Patrol Pals set.

This set comes with both Charlie the Police Car and Pete the Police Plane, along with 2 policemen and 2 police dogs. Monkey loved them as soon as he saw them and was immediately flying Pete the Police Plane around the room.

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We then drew a very basic road and runway on a big piece of paper so Monkey could let his imagination run wild and he spent ages nee-naw-ing the police car and vrooming the plane

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The toys have great little details, such as the stickers showing the policemen’s equipment, notepad, torch, and of course supplies for their doggie friends! Monkey also loved the fact that the roof of the police car flips up when you press the petrol cap. In fact he spent the whole weekend showing everyone we came into contact with “look, it does this!” and flipping the top!

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They are such fab toys and you have a chance to win one via the fab giveaway below! They are also available on Amazon, which you can reach by clicking my Wow blogger buddy badge in the sidebar. They are available at a variety of independent shops too so be sure to keep an eye out for them.

On to the competition, good luck! (Competition opens 00:00 16/06/15)

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Win an Easter Hamper from Balloons by Up Up and Away!

With Easter approaching I am thrilled to share with you a fantastic giveaway courtesy of balloon and party supply company Balloons by Up Up and Away.

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Balloons by Up Up and Away  supply a range of party supplies and are able to to cater for a range of events including weddings, birthdays and holiday occasions (Christmas/Easter/Mother’s Day etc). The company has gone from strength to strength since it was founded as a family business in 1990 and has beeen awarded “Party Times Best Wholesaler.”

Now, on to the fantastic giveaway! One lucky reader will win a fantastic hamper with all you need for some fantastic fun this Easter! Worth £40, the hamper will include:

  • 2x Balloons
  • Pack of Easter Decorations
  • 2x Easter Bonnets
  • Pack of Bunnies/Chicks Easter Eggs
  • Easter Cup Cake Kit
  • Selection of Tableware (Table Roll/Cups)
  • Pack of Windmills
  • Chocolate Egg
  • Cuddly Toy

The competition ends next Sunday, 29th March, I will contact the winner that morning, so please keep an eye on your mailbox as we will need your postal address as soon as possible so that this hamper can be sent out to you in time for Easter!

All you need to do is enter below. Best of Luck!

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Competition is open to UK residents only

Prize will be posted to winner within 72 hours on receipt of a valid postal address

Prize is not exchangeable for any cash value

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Mother’s Day Giveaway from Custom Canvas

Motherhood is hard work. It is amazing and wonderful and rewarding, but oh can it be hard work! It is a rollercoaster ride and a steep learning curve that doesn’t end, but continually changes as your children grow. Becoming a Mum myself has made me appreciate my own Mum all the more.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if, like me, you are thinking about what to get your Mum, then have a look at this amazing giveaway in association with Custom Canvas. Custom Canvas are specialists in creating beautiful customised canvas, acrylic and jigsaw prints using simple methods so you can upload photos via Facebook, Flickr, Instagram or using pictures saved to your computer.

As a special Mother’s Day treat they are offering one lucky winner a £50 E voucher for the Custom Canvas website to upload their own image or photograph to receive a beautiful customised canvas.

You could give the voucher to your Mum to use, or pick a special photo to have printed onto canvas for her. The choice is yours but whichever way you go I am sure she will love it.

Best of luck!

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Terms and conditions. This competition is open to UK residents only.   The winner will be randomly selected and contacted directly by Custom Canvas.  The prize will be an E voucher up to the value £50 to be used on the Custom Canvas website and has no cash value.

“How to Catch a Star” Review, Activities and GIVEAWAY!

We have been sent a lovely book to review by Harper Collins. It’s the 10th Anniversary of ‘How to Catch a Star’ so we received the book in  a lovely presentation box and it came with some lovely extras. The book itself (and a spare copy to giveaway, see below!), a poster, some lovely activity sheets, some glow in the dark stars and a very lovely star shaped USB stick, which has the activity sheets on it.

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The book itself tells an enchanting story of a young boy who loves stars so much that he wants to catch one and have lots of adventures with it. Monkey loves stars too so it went down very well in our house.

Our favourite quote from the story is

“He thought he could fly up in his spaceship and just grab the star.

But his spaceship had run out of petrol last Tuesday when he flew to the moon”

Monkey very much enjoyed reading the book and looking at the pictures with his daddy!

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And he loved the glow in the dark stars and the star shaped USB stick.

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We also had great fun with the activity sheets, though some of them were a little advanced for Monkey he loved colouring all of them in :)

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We then did a little star themed painting with a star cutter and a sponge cut in the shape of a star (well, I tried to cut it in the shape of a star! hehe It went a bit wonky! hehe

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To my surprise Monkey did manage to stamp a few stars with the sponges, but then smeared them all over with his fingers hehe. Ah well, at least he had fun!

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Overall it is a lovely lovely story that I am sure will be a family favourite for many years.

Out on the 27 March, the 10th Anniversary edition of How to Catch a Star is  now available from Amazon for £12.99. (At the time of writing it actually looks as though the price is currently reduced to £9.09!)

 

Alternatively you can win a copy of this lovely book by entering the below competition!

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I was sent the book for the purposes of this review but all views and opinions are my own. Winners will be contacted within 48 hours of the end of the competition. Competition is open to UK residents only and the book will be posted  within a week from the end of the competition. I accept no liability for items lost in the post.

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Heroes of the City Review and Giveaway

This is officially my first ever proper review and Giveaway!

I was contacted by the lovely people at Ruta Ett DVD AB  and offered to review the following Heroes of the City package (you have the chance of winning this package at the end of this post!).

Heroes of the City is an animated series aimed at pre-school children, which follows the rescue vehicles in a small town and shows how problems can be solved by helping each other.

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I literally just took a picture of the set when Monkey appeared out of nowhere, and grabbed the cars in a flash. He loves cars and I had thought these may be a bit small for him (they are recommended for age 3-6 while Monkey is not even 2 yet) but, nope, he LOVES them. He has spent ages whizzing them around the floor making his doo doo doo noise (I think he means brum brum) and had a good inspect of them. But they didn’t leave his hands for ages.

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We then got the book out and he has been having a good look at it (he liked rolling the cars down it). It may be a slightly long book for his age, but he really loves books at the moment so we’ll have a go at reading it to him, and I’m sure he’ll love it more as he grows. I did notice one little type, but that’s just an old proof-reader habit, I spot them everywhere (…except in my own writing!)

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I popped in the DVD too and we had a watch, and I was pleasantly surprised by how lovely it was. Monkey can be a bit picky about what he watches on TV (he often ignores the TV if it doesn’t grab him, so we don’t have it on much) but he seemed to really enjoy the series and had a good chuckle at Calamity Crow which was very cute. Overall it has a really nice feel to it, positive messages and good lessons to learn through the programme, which is important to me, I’m quite picky about what Monkey watches too at this young age!

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Please excuse the pile on the chair in the background! really should have tidied before taking these pics!

They have a couple of apps for the series too, unfortunately hubby and I are both Windows Phone lovers and there’s no app for it yet  so we haven’t been able to give it a try. The links for Apple or Android are here for you though:

AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/app/heroes-of-the-city-movie-app/id602592310

GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rutaett.HeroesMovie&hl=en

Time for the Giveaway! Enter below to win this set, courtesy of Ruta Ett DVD AB.

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I received the above items free for the purpose of the review, however all opinions are entirely my own and 100% honest. 

Giveaway is open Internationally. Must be of legal age to enter. The winner will be contacted within 48 hours from the end of the giveaway. I am not responsible for prize fulfillment or mishaps that happen with shipping. Giveaway ends March 16th, Midnight GMT. Prize comes direct from Heroes of the City.

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