Giveaway: It’s time for a little chocolately ‘Pick Up’!

So we’re well into the Easter holidays and, if your family is anything like mine, times have been hectic, tiring and fun! It has helped that the sun has been shining on us…but I still feel the need for a little me-time…and a little chocolately ‘Pick-Up’…and thanks to Bahlsen I can give one of you a ‘Pick-Up’ too – in the form of a whole case of PiCK UP! biscuits (14 x packets of five individually wrapped biscuits).


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Tooned 50 – Review and giveaway!

Over Christmas there is nothing better than spending time with the family, snuggled on the sofa watching a film or two! So we were thrilled when we were sent a copy of the Tooned 50 DVD, which was released on the 9th of December, to take a look at!


From the creators of the award winning cartoon show TOONED, (a series of short cartoon episodes which air on Sky Sports F1 before each F1 race) comes a fun-­‐packed story of McLaren’s 50 years in Formula One. Containing 8 episodes, you join Professor M, Jenson BuJon and Sergio Perez as they take a hilarious journey through 50 years of motor racing, with exciting, wild and outlandish tales about McLaren’s legendary world championsip drivers, including the great Bruce McLaren himself! The DVD also contains 5 special features too!

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Learn to read with the Alphablocks : Letter Teams – review and giveaway!

Being a primary school teacher I am more than familiar with helping children learn to read – in fact, that is my everyday job in reception class! We have just introduced a new phonics scheme at school to teach the letter sounds which is fab… and I am pleased to say that the Alphablocks fit in beautifully, pronouncing the pure sounds correctly to help children learn even more.

If you are not familiar with them, The Alphablocks are 26 living letters who fell out of the sky and discover that if they hold hands and make a word, it comes to life. When words are magic and anything is possible, it’s adventure, songs and games all the way! And when you are learning to read, adventures, songs and games make learning fun – just as it should be! 


I LOVE the Alphablocks, and find the episodes GREAT for a wet playtime to fill 10 minutes on the carpet! So when we were asked if we would like to take a look at a copy of the new Learn to read with the Alphablocks : Volume 3 Letter Teams, I couldn’t resist! Not only were the Alphablocks going to help with the individual pure sounds represented by one letter, now they are going one step further to introduce and reinforce pure sounds that are represented by two letters, or letter teams as they are called here!

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Competition: Win tickets to the Fruit Shoot Skills Awards!


This summer, leading children’s soft drink brand Robinsons Fruit Shoot, in association with Nickelodeon, launched Get Your Skills On, a campaign designed to give kids the chance to give kids the chance to learn the latest cool skills ranging from street dance to free style basketball to urban percussion. With the help of the Fruit Shoot Skills Crew, a seven-strong troupe of record breakers and skilled performers, Fruit Shoot scoured the nation in search of Britain’s most skilled kids.


To celebrate the nation’s talent, Fruit Shoot and Nickelodeon will be hosting the star studded Fruit Shoot Skills Awards in London on 7th September 2013 and I have four tickets to give away so you can be there! The doors will open at 1pm, with the show starting at 2pm and lasting around 70 minutes.

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My Budget Bucket List (and what I WOULD do if I could!)

It is something I hate thinking about – but something which seems to have become VERY popular of late – making a bucket list!


I think it is because it is associated with dying – but then there are things I would LOVE to do before I drift off.

Inevitably there are some things which will be FAR more achievable than others and we all know that that is due to money. I f I had a money tree, maybe… but I don’t!

Money Supermarket are running competition, to find out all about what is on our “Bucket Lists”, what are those things we would love to achieve during our lives, be it budget or extravagent.

So what is on my ‘bucket list’? What do I really want to do before the big man decides that my time is up?

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