WIN 4 Rolls of LEGO Compatible Sticky Brick Tape

Are your children LEGO mad just like mine? Do they wish they could stick LEGO absolutely anywhere – and you are hating the immense pain you suffer when you manage to accidentally step onto a pile of bricks?

All you need to do is snip your tape, stick the adhesive tape to any surface of your choice and then let the building commence… It’s as easy as that! Watch as your kids use their LEGO to craft gravity-defying works of art – how cool?

Fully compatible with LEGO, this tape allows you to turn any surface into a building block fun zone. Now you can build around corners, on curves and even onto other objects!

With free shipping worldwide, Sticky Brick Tape is so cool and enables your children to build on it anywhere.

Jack is loving his and is having fun building absolutely everywhere. I’ll be sure to share some of his creations on Instagram soon!

For your chance of winning FOUR rolls of this fabulous tape, just enter the giveaway that I am collaborating with Sticky Brick Tape on here. Ends on the 30th of September! Good luck!

Jungle Jam in Brazil | Review & Giveaway

Jack is such a little bookworm, much like I was when I was a child, so whenever we are offered books to review for him, I always agree as I know he’s bound to be excited by them turning up.

We were recently offered the chance to review Jungle Jam In Brazil by Noam and Louise Lederman. This is the second book in the Jungle Jam series (we were kindly sent the first book too) and are available to buy here as a pair for just £11 – how great! With more to come in the series, we can’t to read more!

Jungle Jam in Brazil, illustrated by Jason James, follows the story of Gina The Giraffe. The Jungle Jam band are going to Brazil to perform but Gina has never been away from home and is a little scared! Gina is very anxious on the whole trip but the band help her to conquer her fears.

The tale is a great story of learning to conquer your fears and how people can help you through it. With the positive encouragement of her Jungle Jam bandmates, she is able to give things a go that she otherwise wouldn’t. Aren’t they great friends? The tale really shows children that they can do anything they put their mind to if they really want to; that they too can be big,brave and strong.

I love stories for my children like this – stories that tell them that they can achieve their goals if they put their mind to it. Currently, Jack has very big ambitions and stories like this really encourage him to keep pushing for his dreams.

The illustrations in the book are absolutely incredible – just look at how great the animals look, how colourful they are. You can really tell how they are all feeling – Jason James has done an incredible job. As we expected, the words really convey the story well too. Done in rhyme, the story flows quickly and easily and keeps you interested throughout. Another great addition to the book is the inclusion of an activity sheet for your children too – Jack loves these in books so was happy to see this! There was even a Brazil facts sheet so your child can learn all about Brazil too which is great!

Jack loves to read this to himself now that he is getting so good with his reading or also loves reading it to Olivia. He is quite an independent little chap so I have read it to him a couple of times but he prefers to read it himself, haha!

If you would like to win your own copy of Jungle Jam In Brazil, just enter via the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 26th of August 2017. Good luck!

 

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Summer Fun With Silly Spaghetti from Paul Lamond Games & Giveaway!

The summer holidays can be long and boring for a five year old so we are trying to ensure that we have plenty to do over the next few weeks. As well as days out, we love staying in and playing games as a family so when we were given the opportunity to review Silly Spaghetti from Paul Lamond Games, we were very happy. Jack loves games that require something a little different from the norm and this is certainly the game for this.

Silly Spaghetti is designed for 2-4 players and the main aim of the game is to be the first to untangle your spaghetti from the pins by wrapping around your fork, as you would do spaghetti you are eating. You receive a plastic play board, a cardboard ‘topping’ with holes cut out, a select amount of pegs and stickers to use on those and the die and four different coloured strings. The stickers are the peppers, tomatoes, meatballs, mushrooms and spaghetti. The spaghetti gets dropped onto the board and the pegs are then pushed in – and then the game begins!

You each choose a fork and make sure your spaghetti is wound as tight as possible around your fork and then every player takes turns to roll the dice. The youngest player goes first. Whatever you land on, you take a peg corresponding to that ingredient out. If you land on a star, that is a free play and you get to choose which ingredient peg you take out. You want to remove the toppings that are blocking your spaghetti so you can free it more easily and so you can win the game.

With Jack being 5, he didn’t always understand how to make the best move – sometimes he would remove the peg that made it easier for the rest of us so we had to teach him to seek out the ones which would help him more than they would help us. Hopefully he will get better at making these decisions for himself in the next few games we play.

The game is great for children aged 4+ – although those of a younger age may not quite understand trying to choose the best peg for themselves rather than everyone elses – they may end up picking randomly instead of thinking about it.

However Jack had great fun playing this with us – it is a great game for all the family, all the pieces are incredibly sturdy. I can’t wait to play this again as a family and I am sure this will be brought out time and time again when his friends come over to play.

Now you’ve heard all about our thoughts, how would you like to win the game for yourself? Well, you’re in luck! This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on 13th August 2017. Good luck!

 

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Win A Cuddle Buddy Teddy Bear From GiftPup

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Everyone loves a teddy bear, don’t they? Everyone has their favourite too – I know Jack has and Olivia has already developed an affinity with one of her age safe soft toys. With this in mind and me running some awesome summer giveaways, I thought that a Cuddle Buddy Teddy Bear from the lovely people over at GiftPup would be a lovely prize for one lucky reader.

GiftPup provide a range of personalised gifts for all the family. They are very passionate about the design and quality of their gifts and want everybody who receives something from them to be delighted with their experience. Their parent company is called The Print & Packaging People which was founded by two old school friends in 2004, Richard Tyler and Paul Wright.

Having had years of experience in printing products for large companies, both founders wanted to see what it would be like to design and print their own products. The personalised gift market seemed a perfect fit. The fact that both founders have young families also meant that many of the gifts and toys could be tested at home by several enthusiastic children.

Today GiftPup works with a wide range of suppliers both in the UK and US. Some of the products are supplied by large ceramic manufacturers who can handle considerable volumes during peak trading periods but they also work with several quality niche suppliers who are often incredibly talented and work from home or have small businesses. As well as the clever onscreen proofing, Giftpup sends these suppliers orders and customer’s artwork around the clock. This streamlines the process and keeps costs low for our customers. It also means that both small and large suppliers can benefit from GiftPup’s growth and success.

The Cuddle Buddy Teddy Bear is 25cm and is personalised. You can choose from a black or white t-shirt and even add a name to personalise your gift to whoever you are buying it for. ‘Fluffy Fudge’ the bear is very soft to the touch and comes with a beautiful gold ribbon. Personalised and dispatched within 24 hours, this is definitely a great last minute personalised gift for someone – I’m definitely considering picking up one or two for some friends children.

If you would like the chance to win a Cuddle Buddy Teddy Bear for yourself, all you need to do is fill in the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 12th of August 2017. Good luck!

 

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Win A Bottle of Hello Aloe Gel & A Copy of Mind Body Cleanse by Chris James

Chris James Mind Body is a premium health & lifestyle brand that offers a 360 degree natural solution to achieving optimum levels of wellness year round. Their product range, including their signature product “12 Days” Cleanse is stocked at Harrods, QVC, Wholefoods, and Naturismo and they also deliver Mind Body Cleanse™ workshops and master classes internationally. Their Clean Break retreats are well known and exclusive.They are a 100% British based brand based in South West London.

Chris James himself is a yoga and meditation teacher, author and entrepreneur, and founder of Chris James Mind Body,the brand.  He is the world-renowned go-to man for a rejuvenated body and mind.  He contributes regularly to the health pages of the national press, and his product range including the signature “12Day” cleanse is stocked at Harrods, QVC, Wholefoods, Naturismo, EFMedispa, and other leading retailers.

He recently released a new book called ‘Mind Body Cleanse: The 12 Day Plan to Heal Your Body and Re-Energise Your Mind ‘ {affiliate link}, which is quoted as “The perfect antidote for stressed and busy lives, Chris James’s unique holistic plan will restore energy, acuity and cleanse your whole body, starting with the seat of all health – the gut.” The book contains vegan menu plans, delicious cleansing recipes and juices and teaches you how to use mindfulness to help you focus on your body’s specific needs. There’s also simple yoga poses targeted to improve digestion and stimulate your lymphatic system!

Today I am pleased to announce that I am giving away a copy of this fab new book from Chris James as well as some of the fab Hello Aloe gel available on his website. It is a versatile and uniquely pure inner leaf aloe vera gel. It is 10:1 concentrate and the perfect size (50ml) to carry in your hand / suitcase. It’s good for gut health, can be used on dry skin as a fabulous natural moisturiser, and as an after sun lotion, and is great for hydrating skin inflight. It is also vegan which is fantastic.

Not only can “Hello Aloe” be used as a and after sun lotion for the skin and hair, you can also add it to your water bottle / juice /smoothie, and because of its antibacterial qualities it’s great for settling travelling tummies! It provides a fantastically rich cocktail of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and has a strong anti-ageing effect. It helps with
regularity and increases protein absorption. It also helps to decrease the amount of unfriendly bacteria and yeast in your gut. Hello Aloe can be ingested and absorbed topically. It increases collagen synthesis and skin elasticity too. The recommended intakeis  8 drops per day to be taken & mixed with 100ml water or it can be applied directly onto skin.

For your chance of winning some Hello Aloe gel and a copy of Chris James’ fantastic new book for yourself, just enter via the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 10th of August 2017. Good luck!

 

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