Friday 28 September 2012

WIN: Exclusive Looper Merchandise 28/09/2012

I won some exclusive Looper merchandise from Looper UK on Facebook on 28th September 2012. I received it on 9th November 2012.

I'm so please with my Looper goodies! A fab bundle, one for my favourite film memoribilia   collection I reckon :)

WIN: Chuggington Icy Escapades DVD 28/09/2012

I won a Chuggington Icy Escapades DVD on the Chuggington Facebook page on 28th September 2012. I received it on 12th October 2012.

This is going to be a gift for Christmas for a relatives child :)

David's 10th Birthday

Yesterday, 27th September, was David's 10th birthday. I can't believe how quickly time passes, or more precisely, it's hard to believe my "little" boy is now 10 years old... Double figures and everything! In fact, thinking about, September 2013 will be his first year at senior school. Time really does fly. He's growing up so quickly...

David with his SpongeBob SquarePants cake which I made for him.

Anyway, back to his birthday... I was going to just buy him a ready made cake from the supermarket, but it seems he liked my home made treasure chest cake for his 9th birthday last year, that he challenged me to making him one again this year.

His favourite TV programme is SpongeBob SquarePants, so I decided to make him a SpongeBob themed cake. It took a long time to make, but I was quite pleased with the result. It made it all worthwhile when I saw his big smile when he saw it! I knew that if he was happy with it, it was all worth it...

The SpongeBob SquarePants birthday cake I made.

David wasn't too impressed that his birthday fell on a school day again, he checks the calendar every year in the hope that his birthday will be at a weekend! He'll have to wait until 2014 though! The advantage for me to him being at school is that it gave me time to get his birthday treats ready.

David's birthday cards.

We had a mini party for him, just David and my sister, Latisha, but he was happy enough. We couldn't afford anything big and grandeur. I made him some car sponge fingers, apple cakes, snake sandwiches, tri-colour jellies with cream, ice cream cone cakes, sausage rolls and cheese rolls along with his main birthday cake (all with the help of Paul thankfully or it wouldn't taken up more day than possible!)...

Snake sandwich.
Sponge finger racing cars.

Ice cream cone cakes.

He played some games with Tisha and they had some music and did some singing and dancing together and he had lots of fun...

Having just finished doing the Cha-Cha Slide...


We were all totally shattered at the end of the day. We got David a laptop for his birthday. It wasn't a new one as we couldn't afford that, and it certainly wasn't his iPad he had hoped for (sadly I didn't win one for him), but he was really happy as his old laptop is several years old and the keys don't work and it's generally quite defective. We got him lots of PC games too which made him happy. We also got him a couple of Lego sets - a jet and a dinosaur set. He got money off his Grandma (my Mum), money off his 2nd Uncle & Aunt (my Uncle & Aunt) and the new LFC (Liverpool football club) home shirt off his Granny & Grandad (Paul's parents). He seemed very happy with all his presents and now he can look forward to going and spending his money at the weekend too!

WIN: Daybreak Team GB Sports Bag

I won a Daybreak Team GB sports bag from a competition I found on MSE that was on the ITV website - I didn't know I had won it, just got a surprise delivery on 28th September 2012.

It was a Daybreak sports bag containing a Persil t-shirt, 3 mini cones, a ball, a frisbee and a whistle which I gave to my 10 year old son - he was made up!

Wednesday 26 September 2012

WIN: Nike+ SportWatch GPS 26/09/2012

I won a Nike+ SportWatch GPS from TomTom UK on Facebook on 26th September 2012. I received it on 19th October 2012.

This watch looks fab - fantastic for keeping track of stats & calories!

WIN: Autoglass Cake 26/09/2012

I won a celebratory cake (they were celebrating 40 years) from @Autoglass on Twitter on 26th September 2012. I received it on 28th September 2012.

It looks really yummy and I'm going to share it with my hubby & son as a nice treat!

WIN: Ratburger Goody Bag 26/09/2012

I won a Ratburger goody bag from @HarperCollinsCh on Twitter on 26th September 2012. I received it on 10th October 2012.

My son is so made up with this! He loves the t-shirt and needless to say the sweets were a favourite! Thank you! x

Monday 17 September 2012

3 Year Bloggerversary

Well, it totally surpassed me just how long I've been blogging for!!!

On 5th May 2012, it had been 3 years since I started blogging and I've only just realised!!! Look back at my very first blog post here -

Well, to celebrate, from 1st - 31st October 2012, I'll be running a massive competition to celebrate 3 years of blogging. I've got an amazing set of prizes thanks to the kind sponsors, amongst them are these and more will be added as I get the details:
£95 voucher
£25 voucher
Prize Bundle
£20 vouchers
7" Crunchy Munchy Chocolate Pizza
Case of Franks Red Hot (x6 bottles)
Pink Gift Basket
Selection Of Crisps
Pizza and Baking Stone (x3 winners)
Alcatel VM560 Mobile Phone (x2 winners)
2x 1 Game of Bowling Voucher (x3 winners)
Selection of MAM Products
£30 voucher
Bottle of Blue Nun Sparkling Gold
£25 Goody Bag
Heinz FIVE Beanz Goodie Bag
£40 voucher
Selection of Dr. Beckmann Products

Bizzybee Gift Bag
Discovery Goody Box
Year's Supply Of Typhoo Tea
Case of Kellogg's Mini Max Cereal (x6 boxes)
Gizoo Portable Speakers: Touchscreen Edition
Goody Bag
Bigsby & Abigail Story Buddies (x2 winners)
£50 Bundle Feeding Products

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WIN: Roberto Cavalli White Leopard Print Blanket 17/09/2012

I won a Roberto Cavalli white leopard print blanket from on Facebook on 17th September 2012. I received it on 21st September 2012.

This is an absolutely gorgeous, luxury blanket and it will be a gift for a friend who is pregnant and due soon and I know she will absolutely love it!

Tuesday 11 September 2012

WIN: Box Chocolate Truffles 11/09/2012

I won a box of chocolate truffles from @AnythinButPlain on Twitter on 11th September 2012. I received them on 15th September 2012.

These were really delicious! I loved the dark chocolate ones! The milk chocolate ones were a bit exotic & tangy, and I can't figure out what they were! I shared with hubby and son and they couldn't figure it out either... What were they??

Friday 7 September 2012

WIN: Iveco Car Flag 07/09/2012

I won an Iveco car flag from Iveco UK on Facebook on 7th September 2012. I received it on 13th September 2012.

I love this as a new take on the union jack flag!

WIN: Kate Moss 'Summer Blossoms' Perfume 07/09/2012

I won a 'Summer Blossoms' by Kate Moss perfume from Club Creative on Facebook on 7th September 2012. I received it on 10th September 2012.

This was a lovely win to get :) Fairly often, I win stuff for Paul & David, of for use by all of us, but don't often win something just for me - thanks Club Creative! x

Wednesday 5 September 2012

WIN: Iveco Car Flag 05/09/2012

I won an Iveco car flag from @IVECOUK on Twitter on 5th September 2012. I received it on 14th September 2012.

I love this as a new take on the union jack flag!

Tuesday 4 September 2012

WIN: Sunsplash All Purpose Cloth 04/09/2012

I won a Vileda Sunsplash all purpose cloth from Vileda UK on Facebook on 4th September 2012. I received it on 13th September 2012.

I'll look forward to a good autumnal house clean now ;)

Monday 3 September 2012

WIN: Sticker Activity Castles & Knights 03/09/2012

I won a sticker activity Castles & Knights from @DKBooks on Twitter on 3rd September 2012. I received it on 13th September 2012.

I'm going to put this away now for my son for Christmas as I know he will love it! Thanks DK Books!