Creating with Cadbury for some ‘Win a Banger’ fun! A #CollectiveBias challenge!

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We are a motor sport household…well, when I say we, I mean the hubby and we all seem to have to fit in!!! There is a genuine interest in cars and racing… and I’m sure, with his years of experience, the hubby would actually make a great commentator! He does seem to preempt everything they go on to say! So I couldn’t believe it when the opportunity to take part in a #CollectiveBias #Shop then came up which seems to marry his love of motor sport with my love of….chocolate! How fantastic!!! Cadbury had launched a fantastic competition to ‘Win a Banger‘…

Cadbury Win a Banger #Collectivebias #Shop

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Getting ready for our little one with The Essential One – a #CBias #Shop challenge!

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37 weeksWell – here she or he is…our last scan yesterday at 36 weeks and 6 days… and in just over a week, on May 9th, we will finally get to meet our little wriggler – so as you can imagine, there has been an awful lot to get ready and prepared for our new arrival!

There are always loads of lovely things to buy to get prepared… decorations for the nursery, curtains, cuddly toys, BEAUTIFUL outfits, bath sets, play mats…the list is endless! But for me, I just want to sort the essentials – what do I really need in the first days and weeks? Because I know the rest can be sorted later!

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Back to the 80’s with retro sweets from Swizzels Matlow!

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The background…

I am a child of the 80’s – well, 1980 to be precise – so I LOVE everything retro as it reminds me of my childhood. When we were asked to take part in a Swizzels Matlow #shop and sponsored post for Collective Bias® I must admit I couldn’t wait. There are so many sweets I remember from my childhood…and the Swizzels Matlow sweeties are right up there with the ones that take me back to being just a wee nipper!

Swizzels Matlow Retro Sweets #shop

I suppose all I need to mention are Refreshers, Refresher bars, Double Dips, Love Hearts… and even the Parma Violets that I was never too sure whether I liked or not! And you can’t possibly forget Rainbow Drops and Drumstick lollies!

These are all sweets that I can not possibly let my children go through life without experiencing – so we took a trip to our local Asda supermarket to see just which retro sweetie classics I could tempt the boys with!

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Creating a Pinterest Packed Lunch – a #CBias #Shop Challenge!

I am sure there are many people, like me, who day in day out have to come up with a packed lunch for their little one(s) that has to keep their little tummy full all day, give them energy AND keep them healthy! So when I had the opportunity to take part in a Pinterest inspired healthy packed lunch challenge and sponsored post for Collective Bias® I thought it may just give me the boost I need to think about something different…

The Preparation…

My first port of call HAD to be Pinterest to find my inspiration, and there was inspiration-a-plenty to be found.

sandwichesI loved the ideas for sandwiches – cutting them to shape, adding edible embellishments and presenting them with little themed add on’s! It looked to me like lots of cheese slices had been used – so they went on my shopping list!

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Celebrating a NEW baby with Bombay Sapphire – a #CBias #Shop Challenge!

Yes – you heard right! A NEW baby… but it’s not mine! In fact, I have just become an Auntie again, as my Sister had a beautiful baby boy, named Alfie Joseph Thomas, on June 20th 2013! He was a little early though, considering he is not due until July 29th!!! This was my first cuddle when he was just 3 days old! Alfie He has therefore spent quite a time in hospital learning to feed properly BUT is now home… so a family celebration was WELL in order!

The preparation…

When we were chosen to take part in a Bombay Sapphire Cocktail challenge and sponsored post for Collective Bias®, it was the perfect excuse to celebrate, and I was immediately interested to find a recipe for a delicious cocktail which used Bombay Sapphire! I went straight onto the internet to get onto the Bombay Sapphire website as I felt sure there would be some great cocktail suggestions… which there were! Bombay Sapphire Cocktails #CB

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