A Special Gift From Moon Land

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You may remember a little while back when I posted about Jack’s fabulous gift from the Star Name Registry which they then kindly offered Olivia too. Well, I was recently contacted by someone from Moon Land who had been recommended my site from the lovely people at Star Name Registry due to the similar nature of their products. They asked if we would like to be gifted an acre of the Moon, Mars or Venus and with a son as space mad as Jack, I had to accept.

Jack was very kindly sent the certificate, framed and in a gift box for one acre of the moon with his name on it. As I mentioned, this boy is space mad so this made his day and he has proudly had it on display in our living room ever since it arrived.

We’ve actually got plans to move into a bigger place in the not too distant future and Jack is hoping for a Space/Solar system sort of theme. He now has both this certificate and his star certificate to adorn his walls, a couple of amazing globes and glow in the dark stars – I think he is all set, don’t you?

I love unique gifts for my children; something that other people may not choose to get them. This is one such unique gift – how many people can say they own an acre of the moon! I love that the certificate tells them their lot number and has their name on it so that they can show it off with pride.

The certificate itself is breathtakingly beautiful and has had many people remarking on it who have come round our house – they’re intrigued and want to find out more. I’ve been suggesting this would make a great Christmas gift – especially for kids who adore all things Space – and I think a few people have been considering it.

Jack is incredibly happy with his acre on the moon and really loves his certificate, having it pride of place in the living room – although he can’t wait until we move to a bigger property and can properly do up his new room to be all things Space!

He is so happy with his gift – and we’d love for you to be happy too! Moon Land have kindly offered one lucky reader the chance to win an acre of the moon for themselves – with your certificate professionally printed and posted out to you (without frame or gift box, I’m afraid). If you’d like the chance to win, just fill in the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 11th of November 2018. Good luck!

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Review & Giveaway : 60th Anniversary Paddington Bear Plush

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Can you believe Paddington Bear is 60 years old? A fictional character, beloved by children and adults alike, Paddington Bear has been a part of all our lives for such a long time now. He first appeared on the 13th of October 1958 in the book A Bear Called Paddington and he’s been with us ever since. The book was written by Michael Bond and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum and there have been more than twenty books since.

His look is absolutely iconic. If someone asks you to describe Paddington Bear, they will certainly describe the friendly bear from Peru as having his old hat, duffel coat and battered suitcase. They will probably also mention that he adores marmalade!

To celebrate such a big anniversary, Rainbow Designs have released an absolutely beautiful 60th anniversary Paddington Bear plush, inspired by the beautiful Peggy Fortnum illustrations, along with a selection of other fantastic anniversary memorabilia. This plush features the distinctive anniversary artwork, along with a beautiful checked scarf and is perfect from young children to those who collect Paddington Bear memorabilia  (the 60th anniversary badge is a lovely touch and will certainly make this a collectible)- it certainly isn’t to be missed.

Jack and Olivia were very lucky to be sent a 60th anniversary plush of their own – well, I should say Olivia as she quickly claimed it for her own and has been trying to take it everywhere with her! He is super cute and he really does look true to the original bear that Peggy Fortnum designed all those years ago. The label ‘Please Look After This Bear. Thank you.‘ epitomises Paddington Bear for me – I remember seeing it in the illustrations in my very old book almost thirty years ago – I think it may even have been my mum’s book before me!

Paddington Bear has hopefully been enjoying his new home with us and enjoying celebrating his 60th anniversary with those who love and appreciate him. The plush is super soft as you would expect it to be and very cuddly – as I type, he’s in Olivia’s bed, she loves him so much – we all know how much little ones love plush toys!

In the run up to Christmas, this would make a lovely gift for anyone, young or old, who happens to love Paddington Bear. Even my mum was quite taken with him and she’s almost as old as he is! This retails for around £24.99 and is available from a range of retailers including John Lewis.

Now how would you like the chance to win yourself your very own Paddington Bear 60th anniversary plush? Just fill in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win. This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 18th of November 2018. Good luck!


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Win a £30 Theatre Voucher

Nothing beats a night-out at the theatre – the West End has been lit up with big name shows drawing bigger and bigger crowds, whether they’re going to see Wicked, Hamilton or an old classic like The Lion King. In fact, one of the biggest new hits to come out of the recent boom in modern theatre attendance is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, an erstwhile sequel to the books with an adult Harry sending his children off to Hogwarts. The decision to make this newest entry a play has drawn many a curious fan to see how the latest chapter in the story has shaken out.

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Between Harry Potter and a number of great Broadway shows making the jump to the UK, the theatre scene is thriving! So, how would you like to win? Working together with the guys over at Power Spins, we’ve got a voucher to help save you money the next time you feel like visiting the theatre and we’re giving it away in a competition!

Let us know what your favourite performances are, and if you’re the winner, drop us a comment to let us know what you decided to go and see!

Best of luck all! This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 8th of October. Good luck!

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Review & Giveaway | Peppa Pig Laugh & Learn Laptop

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Peppa Pig. One of the most popular characters on kids TV to ever grace our screens. Jack absolutely adored her when he was younger and now his sister Olivia is at the perfect age for Peppa herself. Peppa is one of the words in her small vocabulary and she loves nothing more than sitting down and watching an episode either by herself or with her brother. She spots the magazines in the newsagents and the toys in the toy shops and always wants Peppa!

We were recently sent the Laugh and Learn laptop. The laptop is a fun and interactive toy that Olivia has really enjoyed playing with. It has a portable carry handle so it is easy for her to transport from place to place and has four different modes that they can play to help them learn new things such as colours, numbers and letters. I have been keen to get her an interactive toy like this as Jack really blossomed when he played with similar toys and I’d like the same to be said for Olivia too.

You can press the buttons at the bottom and be told what is on each button (the Discover mode). You can also find out which number/letter buttons match the pictures on the screen. Something I’ve really loved about this is that when Peppa is telling you about something, that particular image will light up on the screen. There is also the opportunity to answer questions (the Quiz mode) – Jack has helped Olivia with these as she doesn’t quite ‘get’ this yet. They can also find certain pictures and colours (What Can You Find? mode) or they can even hear different musical instruments (Music mode) There really is so much that this laptop can do.

The pictures are bright and colourful and easy to see – very eye catching indeed , the buttons are big enough for clumsy toddler hands and the screen is large enough for them to be able to see what is lighting up as Peppa speaks to them. Peppa’s voice and the music the laptop plays is very loud so be aware – but your kids will absolutely love this! Peppa’s voice is instantly recognisable too as is the theme tune that plays as you turn it on.

Olivia has been interacting really well with it. A lot of the time, she presses buttons at random as she is still a little young to understand in some senses BUT I have already noticed her adding new words into her vocabulary – for ages, she’s only been able to say the number two but she recently added one, three and four since the laptop arrived! Her hand eye coordination has also come on leaps and bounds – she can be a little clumsy sometimes but I’ve noticed that she’s often managing to do what she is trying to.

The laptop is a decent size, chunky too and very durable which is great when young hands are playing with it as we all know that they are very adept at pushing things away or trying to throw them.

As you can imagine, I’m a blogger and freelance writer so I always have my laptop out and Olivia has comically come and sat next to me on the sofa a couple of times whilst I am tapping away and started tapping away at her own – she really feels like she is doing her own work and can be just like Mummy!

Retailing at £19.99, the laptop is recommended for ages 2 and above – although Olivia is just under 2 and really enjoying it and learning from it. It requires 3xAA batteries which are included.  I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking to aid their toddler’s learning – Olivia has really been enjoying playing with it and learning new things and it has been great seeing her enjoy herself and discover new things.

If you’d like the chance to win one yourself, then please fill in the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 28th of September 2018. Good luck! All terms and conditions can be found on the Rafflecopter.

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Win A Milton Hygiene Kit

Milton are a brand I’ve used lots since I’ve had children. When they got in contact and asked if I would like to run a competition for their hygiene kit, I had to say yes as it is such a handy and useful prize!

The Milton Hygiene Kit includes Milton Antibacterial Surface Wipes, Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel and Milton Antibacterial Surface Spray.

The brand is the UK’s leading sterilising and hygiene expert and has been keeping families safe from germs for over 70 years, both at home and while out and about. Their hygiene products kill 99.9% of germs – in seconds – including bacteria and fungi. 

The hand gel is ideal for use when on the go, reducing the risk of spreading infection. Its non-sticky consistency leaves hands feeling fresh and clean, with an added moisturising agent to protect the skin.

The surface wipes and spray can be used on highchairs, toys, changing mats and more. Milton Antibacterial wipes are especially handy when travelling or using public transport and toilets. The ‘no rinse’ & food safe formula means you can use Milton wipes to wipe clean drinking cups, bowls and cutlery without worrying about the need to rinse afterwards. The formula is bleach free, preservative free and fragrance free.

You can buy Milton products  from Asda, Sainsbury Superdrug, Tesco and Precious Little One. You can find out more about the brand here.

If you’d like the chance to win the hygiene kit, just fill in the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 25th of August 2018. All terms and conditions can be found on the Rafflecopter widget. Good luck!

 

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