Review & Giveaway | It’s A Kid’s Life by Kerry Gibb

We were sent a copy of the book for review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. This post contains affiliate links.

Jack is a little bookworm – I have probably mentioned that already. He is on one of the highest reading levels in his class and always has his head in a book if he can. He likes a wide variety of stuff – he usually chooses a fiction book for his everyday reading book from school and checks out a non fiction book when it comes to visiting the school library once a week. He is also very lucky to have a wide variety of books in our house – he not only has the books bought for him by us or other family or friends, he also has some books I’ve won (mainly from Toppsta or social media) and also has some of mine and Steve’s books from childhood. He certainly isn’t short on reading material.

Jack was recently given the chance to read and review It’s A Kid’s Life, written by Kerry Gibb and illustrated by Ellie Barrett. Kerry very kindly signed it for him which he was very excited and happy about – there’s just something about a signed book that makes it all the more special, right?

It’s A Kid’s Life {affiliate link} is the first book in a series for ages 7 and up and tells the story of Ben Collins, a typical nine year old boy. Forced to start a new school, It’s A Kid’s Life tells all about his adventures. From planning to make his millions by running a secret school tuck shop or being distracted by the beautiful Lottie Jones, Ben Collins is an adventurous little soul and nothing ever goes to plan. A humourous read, by all accounts. But I didn’t read it – Jack did. So what did he think?

Jack settled down to read and couldn’t get enough. He kept disappearing for ages and I’d find him curled up in his room, devouring the book some more. When he eventually finished, he ran downstairs and told me to go on Amazon. When I enquired why, he told me that he wanted the next book in the series RIGHT NOW.

Being seven years old, being able to write (or even dictate) a review isn’t his strongpoint so I am going to do my best to paraphrase what he told me his thoughts were about the book. He found the book to be very funny and that it kept drawing him back in – he just had to find out what happened next. He liked the sound of Ben, thought he’d be a fun friend to have and thought that the idea of some of the things that happened to Ben happening at his school was quite the hilarious notion. So interested in Ben’s life, he couldn’t wait to get his hands on the next book – which he may be getting during half term if he behaves, as a treat.

Jack really liked reading Chapter 1 of It’s A Kid’s Life 2: Arch Enemies {affiliate link} and can’t wait to read the book himself. I really think adding the excerpt was good as it gets children excited for the next installment. Another thing he liked was the wordsearch at the back too – he’s a puzzle fiend and really enjoyed doing this.

Overall, Jack really enjoyed the book and is excited for the rest of the books in the series. Kerry has kindly offered one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of It’s A Kid’s Life themselves, all you need to do is fill in the Gleam widget below. This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 28th of February 2019. Good luck!


It’s A Kid’s Life

Win A Luke 1977 Meers Wallet & Card Holder Gift Set From Mainline Menswear

With Valentines Day quickly approaching, I bet you are struggling for ideas for what to get your partner. I know I struggle, especially when Steve’s birthday is just three days before! Well here is one gift idea that you may love – this Luke 1977 Meers Wallet & Card Holder Gift Set. It retails at £45 on the Mainline Menswear website and is a gift that your other half is sure to love.

The set includes a textured leather wallet which features the signature Luke Lion logo embossed on the lower right corner in black. The inner part of the wallet has multiple compartments with two compartments at the top for notes, three card slots on the left side, one compartment and one zip compartment on the right side and slide space behind.

The card holder also has a textured design with four card slots. Both feature the colours of black, red and gold. They are presented in a gift box and 100% leather. So how would you like the chance to win this gift set yourself?

For your chance of winning, just fill in the Gleam widget below. This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 14th of February 2019. Good luck!


Wallet and card holder gift set – Mainline Menswear

Win A Bottle Of Botonique (Original or Blush)

I mentioned Botonique in my recent Christmas gift guide and am so happy that I am able to give a bottle away to one lucky reader. So what is Botonique?

There are two bottles – the original and the blush. Botonique is entirely made and sourced in the UK, except for certain botanicals and vitamins which can only be sourced from overseas. It combines years of professional wine tasting experience with traditional herbal wisdom and modern nutritional science. There is no sugar, artificial sweeteners, flavourings or preservatives.

Botonique is a great non-alcoholic drink for wine lovers. It contains just 14 calories per 100ml (less than a sixth the calories of most wines) and 2.1g total sugars.

The drink is dry and non sparkling and contains the beneficial elements of Prelixir®, a unique blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids which alcohol is known to deplete. This unique element means that Botonique is able to provide anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, alkalising, detoxifying and hydrating benefits.

I loved it over the Christmas period for when I wanted something delicious to drink but did not want to indulge in alcohol. I’d love for one of you to be able to try it for yourself. So what do you need to do? Just fill in the Gleam widget below. The giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 14th of February 2019.



Win A Tirita Phone Case Of Your Choice

A phone case is super important when it comes to protecting your phone. I know this all too well. This is the longest I’ve gone without smashing my phone screen and I credit that to my decent phone case. With that in mind and knowing just how handy they are, I am happy to offer a giveaway for a phone case of your choice from Tirita.

One lucky winner will receive a promo code so they can order the exact case they want for free! How exciting! But who are Tirita?

Tirita recently conducted a survey. It found that selfie-obsessed Millennials are taking ‘fashion-consciousness’ to new heights. 1 in 3 will match their phone case with either their outfit or makeup. 53% own more than one phone case with 17% owning over five. Perhaps shockingly, 3% own over ten! Of those who admitted to phone case matching, 58% matched their phone case to their clothing and 25% matched their phone case to their make-up.  A further 17% said they even matched their phone case, outfit and make-up all at once.

It also reveals that the phone case has overtaken the belt as the new must-have accessory. When asked to rank accessories in order of importance, phone cases ranked higher than belts and on-par with watches in terms of wardrobe coordination – very surprising! You can read the full results here.

About Tirita

Dedicated to producing individual styles, Tirita design beautiful phone cases inspired by some of the world’s most iconic runways. Ensuring that they bring seasonal trends straight to smartphones, Tirita pushes the boundaries of traditional design at affordable prices.

About the survey

Tirita surveyed 300 UK females aged 16-24 on 20/08/2018 to discover if they had ever matched their phone case with their outfit or make-up. Respondents were asked 3 questions around matching their phone case with their outfit and had to rank accessories in order of importance. Tirita then analysed the results.
So how can you win your very own phone case from Tirita? All you need to do is fill in the Gleam widget below. This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 14th of February 2019. Good luck!


Tirita Phone Case

Win A Bundle of Higher Nature Products Worth Over £90

Did you start off 2019 with a health kick? How are you getting on? So many of us start the year wanting to feel fresh, to feel healthy, to feel glowing. Today I am happy to bring you a fantastic competition to win a bundle of Higher Nature products. But what can you win?

Higher Nature Green Tea RRP: £9.95 – Full of antioxidants and helps support weight management.

Higher Nature Vitamin D Spray RRP: £9.99 – This Vitamin D3 spray makes sure you get your fix of Vitamin D even on those dark weather days.

Higher Nature Advanced Nutrition Complex RRP: £15.90 – With over 24 vitamins and minerals in each supplement, the Advanced Nutrition Complex makes it easy for you to get the nutrition you need.

Higher Nature Superphyte RRP: £35.95 – If you struggle to get in those greens, you may want to give this a go. Superphyte is a ‘salad in a capsule’ as it’s packed full of healthy antioxidants derived from fruit and vegetables. It’s ideal for those always on the go, or for those struggling to eat enough fruit and vegetables.

Higher Nature Fizzy Vitamin C RRP: £4.40 – Take just one tablet a day (for adults) and it can help increase your intake of vitamin C, an essential ascorbic acid which cannot be stored in the body and must be consumed regularly to help maintain a healthy immune system, promote collagen formation and aid the normal function of bones, blood vessels, gums and teeth.

Higher Nature Nails and Hair RRP: £10.70 – Use the effective Nails and Hair Formula to nourish your hair and nails from the inside out. This helps to support stronger feeling nails and healthy looking hair.

Higher Nature Fish Oil Omega 3 RRP: £9.95 – Users can benefit from essential fatty acids found in omega oils without having to introduce fish into your diet. These capsules contain EPA and DHA omega 3 oils, to aid the normal function of the heart and immune system, brain and eye health.

Altogether this prize bundle is worth just under £100 – a fantastic prize, don’t you think? So how can you enter to win this fab bundle? Just fill in the Gleam below. This is a UK only giveaway and ends at 23.59pm on the 14th of February 2019. Good luck!

Higher Nature bundle