Sudocrem Balloon Race Competition
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Christmas Gift Ideas: Laid Back Lullabies CD by Sarah Ffelan
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I met Sarah Ffelan on Twitter and was intrigued when she asked if anyone wanted to review her CD of Laid Back Lullabies. As Little Miss is still very small I thought it would be great to take her up on it and see what my two children made of it. Music for children can be tricky so I was hoping for an improvement on some of the CDs that Bud has taken to his heart recently!
Sarah Ffelan has a beautiful voice and this combined with a modern arrangement of these traditional children's songs is a winning combination. We've played it a few times since that first airing and it is fast becoming one of Bud's favourites. Sarah is a mum of three and you can really tell that she understands how to calm children. Her little ones must get the best lullabies! I think this CD would make a lovely, different gift for any new parent or small child. It it is far superior to the saccharine-sweet nursery rhyme CDs around, with the added bonus that it may help your children to drop off to sleep too! It might even help you sleep too.
You can buy Laid Back Lullabies on MP3 on iTunes and Amazon and Amazon also has the CD.
I received this CD free of charge but,a s always, the opinions in this review are honest and unbiased.
My Wondercube, A Video Review
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Christmas Gift Ideas: Phillipa Knickerbocker Glory and the Ice Cream Castle
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Growing up as a Philippa was great, I loved having an unusual first name but I was always upset when we went on holiday and checked out the souvenirs with names on. They very rarely had my name (most often we got things in Wales where it is a more common name) and I was often disappointed. My brother had a much more popular name so he could usually get something which made matters worse. I, therefore, always have a soft spot for anything with my name attached to it. We were recently sent a copy of 'Phillipa Knickerbocker Glory and the Ice Cream Castle' by Sarahjane Funnell to review and Bud was most amused by the little girl in the book having the same name as Mummy.
Boohoo.com #partypose Blogger Challenge
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Here's my entry
Boutique Kylie Metallic Sequin Front Shift Dress £25
Bobbi Rubbed Design Supersoft Leggings £10
Andie Glitter Mid Courts £18
Brooke Large Zip Around Design Purse £10
Kayla Spring Bracelet £8
IImogen Multi Drop Hoop Earrings £5
Healing for Kerry
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The blogging community is a real force to be reckoned with and tonight we will be pausing at 10pm to send Kerry our love, thoughts and prayers. Liska from New Mum Online was inspired by the footballer Fabrice Muamba who, on his recovery from his heart attack, said that he thought that the power of prayer had helped him to recover. As a Bolton fan watching the match that night, I know that my prayers for him were among the rest being sent out into the universe. We've all been thinking of Kerry every day and rushing to read the updates that Multiple Daddy has posted to keep us informed but tonight we will unite at 10pm to think of Kerry and her family. I'll be lighting a candle and thinking of our beautiful Multiple Mummy. Please take a moment to do the same.
Christmas Gift Ideas: Nationwide Tequila Tasting Classes
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Next Dress For Christmas Competition
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I've been playing around with Polyvore and have put together the outfits that I'd love to see my family wearing this Christmas. We generally have a relaxed day and Christmas dinner with close family on Christmas Day and then attend a big extended family party on Boxing Day. This means that we need a comfortable (yet still stylish) outfit for present opening and Christmas dinner and then a party outfit for Boxing Day. I've chosen one of each for all of us.
Bud really suits bright colours and this is something I have found Next do consistently well. For Christmas Day I have chosen an outfit in blue and red. I like that the navy Snowman sweater echoes his Sister's outfit without being too matchy, and the checked shirt and cords add a punch of colour. As this season has been all about clashing prints I've chosen these tartan shoes to be really on trend. I haven't come across the Heritage range at Next before but I really like how unusual the styles are. This waistcoat and shirt set and trousers with braces are funky, smart and very stylish, perfect for my boy on Boxing Day. The berry desert boots are a subtle way of adding a little colour.
I can honestly say that I never thought I would like an outfit chosen by Geri Halliwell for her range at Next but this dress crept up on me. Firstly it is green, my favourite colour, and secondly, I love lace and this is a great take on this season's fashion. The fact that it is a similar colour to my girl's party dress appeals too. Silly, I know but we could be in green together. I think the silver shoes and accessories complement the dress really well. The ring is the only chance I will have of getting anything sparkly for my left hand this Christmas! For Christmas Day I've chosen a comfortable outfit. I love the wrap top and this would be easy to breastfeed in too (that's the only downside with the lovely green dress - I'd have to get undressed to feed Little Miss, it would be worth it though!) The skinny jeans are stretchy so would hold all my lumps and bumps in nicely. The boots are something I have been looking for. A good heel (not too high) and able to be dressed up or down. I'd complete this look with a fab, snuggly cardigan and a touch of sparkle with this long necklace.
I've really enjoyed putting together these outfits for the whole family. The prize wouldn't buy me all of the items I've shown to you but it would really help! Next have a really great range of fashion for the whole family this Christmas and I'd encourage you all to go and have a look. The collages were created using my new Polyvore account which is a free tool to bring all of the fashion you like into mood boards. I like it very much, don't forget to follow me if you create your own account.
If you'd like the chance to win £500 to spend at Next then head over to Northern Mum for the full details and terms and conditions.
Giveaway: Win a Hamper of Dr Beckmann Cleaning Products
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Warner Bros Halloween Fun Part 2 - LEGO Hero Factory: Savage Planet and Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens
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Little R has now watched both DVDs and reported back to me so here goes.
LEGO Hero Factory: Savage Planet
This is an adventure featuring characters from LEGO Hero Factory. Rocka answers a distress call from banished professor Aldous Witch he finds himself under attack on the planet Quatros. Stormer, Furno, Bulk, Stringer and Nex head out from the Hero Factory to save Rocka but when they reach Quatros they discover that Aldous Witch has transformed into the evil Witch Doctor and plans to destroy the planet. The Heroes must work together to defeat the Witch Doctor and save Quatros.
Show your Spots - Children in Need 2012 (16/365)
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Lord Derby Apple Crumble
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We received a pack of apples, nutmeg and cinnamon to prepare an apple crumble showcasing these apples.
Mobile Monday - Christms is Coming
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The community gathered to welcome them. More again this year than last year. We waited patiently for Red Rose Daddy and his Explorer Scouts to arrive. We stood as the bright sunshine burned away the mist and we gave thanks. We remembered.
I didn't know the woman who stood beside me weeping silently throughout the service, paying her own painful tribute, but I hope it helped her to know that we stood with her and we supported her and that precious life she mourned.
Saturday 10/11/2012 The Return of Pat (10/365)
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