Category Archives: Giveaways

Look fabulous (I know – I’m as surprised as you are)

Hands up. I admit it. I haven’t had my roots done since last August and I’m not always regular in the leg-shaving department. I get most of my clothes handed down to me by my younger sister and nearly ever pair of pants I own comes from Primark.

I’m far from glamorous.

But I’m about to bring you a prize that has glam written all over it. Continue reading



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What’s your idea of the perfect day?

The idea of a spa day, balloon ride or personal shopping day may seem a little far-fetched for a Monday morning. But I’m about to offer you the chance to win just that, courtesy of Experience Days.

Experience Days offer deals for a huge range of activities, from indoor skydiving to rally driving, spa days to personal makeovers. It’s all there, at an affordable price.

The thing is, if you’re anything like me, you’ll dream of that perfect day without ever actually doing anything about it. When it comes to spending a wad of cash on myself the blasted Mother Guilt pops up again and I’ll put the money to one side, promising myself I’ll get my roots done next month instead. Continue reading


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A mess and a present (for you)

Have you ever wished you could earn something from the mess your child makes? How about an Amazon voucher worth £75?

All you have to do is dig out a picture of your beautiful child making a huge mess. Something like this: Continue reading


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I’m giving you a present…

Is it just me, or is Christmas shopping a bit of a pain? I mean, you buy something gorgeous, spend ages wrapping it and then… Well, then you have to go and give it away.

I’ve browsed the internet for most of my present purchases this year, in the failed hope that it will bestow me with some kind of restraint and stop me buying myself a treat every time I buy something for someone else. I couldn’t be more wrong. Every time I’ve gone online, I’ve seen something that I want for myself. I’m a terrible giver.

Which is why it’s so surprising that I’m now giving you a present. Yes you. Continue reading


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Everyone loves a good biscuit

This week has been difficult and wonderful.

Difficult, because Frog has chicken pox and hasn’t been particularly happy about it. And wonderful, because it’s back to school time which means the (self-proclaimed) Northern Love Machine and I swap roles again, with him going out to do his teacher job and me staying at home. Yes it’s back to the juggling of writing while Frog sleeps (which hasn’t been much this week), but at least I actually get to see her, which is a definite bonus.

The chicken pox has put my usually greedy daughter well and truly off her food. She’s even been turning her nose up at the usual favourites of banana and spaghetti bolognaise (not together – that would just be weird).

But the same can’t be said for biscuits. Continue reading


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Free food, anyone?

I’ll keep this simple: I have free stuff.

Those lovely people at HiPP Organic are offering three Weaning Starter Packs to three lucky winners of this competition.

It’s no secret my fiercely independent child refused to be spoon-fed, hence we went down the Baby-led Weaning route. That said, she’s enjoyed the occasional fruit puree spread on a piece of toast and absolutely loves the HiPP rice cakes. So I can thoroughly recommend the HiPP products, Baby-led Weaning or not. Continue reading


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