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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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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Win a Family Ticket to The Blackpool Dungeon!

Are you looking for a day out for you and your family? Do you fancy visiting a scary Blackpool attraction? Well – if you do this giveaway is just for you!


With 10 live shows and 70 minutes of laughter, screaming, theatre, jokes, history, rides, special effects and a maze, the Blackpool Dungeon gives you a thrill-filled journey through 1000 years of Lancashire’s murky past!

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