Saturday 30 July 2016

SPORTS: Fantasy Sports Games 2016-17 (YB)

By now, you probably all know I'm totally sports mad. And I do love my fantasy sports! So I decided to make a list here of the games I play and I've mad a blog league in each (if it let me) which I hope my sports loving blog readers & fellow bloggers will join me in...

Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf 2016
FREE League Name: My Random Family Blurb
League Password: mrfb2016

Fantasy Premier League
FREE League Name: My Random Family Blurb
League Code: 649864-182457

Sky Sports Fantasy Football
FREE League Name: My Random Family Blurb
League PIN: 8212413

£2 League Name (Cash Prize): My Random Family Blurb PL
League PIN: 8212417

Telegraph Fantasy Football -
FREE League PIN: 8115026
League Passcode: 2016

£2 League PIN (Cash Prize): 8115028
League Passcode: 2016

European Tour Fantasy Golf -
FREE League Name: My Random Family Blurb
League PIN: dLkC2Y2Y7H

Bunkered's Fantasy Golf '16 -
FREE League Name: My Random Family Blurb
League Entry Code: 9n7ms

American Golf Fantasy Golf 2016 -
FREE League Name: My Random Family Blurb
League Password: mrfb2016

If you fancy a little bet, why not enter one of my £2 to enter leagues too (listed above)!

Wednesday 27 July 2016

REVIEW: Nurture Drinks (YB)

I was sent a couple of the Nurture drinks to review...

There was Cherry & Strawberry  Fruity Water+ and Orange & Pineapple Fruity Water+. This is suitable from 1 year old and a 200ml bottle contains 45% juice and 55% water and helps to support your child's immunity. It also has a mess free spout to save on those inevitable messy situations little kids get into!

It's a still water that contains juice and vitamins - Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), B6, Folate (B9), B12, C, D, Calcium, Zinc & Wellmune Bet Glucans. It contains no artificial sweeteners. preservatives or other nasties. It is also free from lactose and gluten and the drinks are vegan friendly.

Vitamins B6, Folate (B9), B12, C, D and Zinc all contribute to the normal function of the immune system.

Calcium and Vitamin D are needed for normal growth and development of bones in children, and maintenance of teeth.

While I haven't personally tried them, my little man seems to really enjoy them. They've quenched his thirst whether in the house or out and about in the park.

They're really convenient and I love the fact that I know my little man is getting the vitamins & minerals he needs while having a drink he is clearly enjoying!


REVIEW: ChocOnChoc (YB)

I was sent a sample of ChocOnChoc to review. I was sent these lolly ice shaped chocolates...

ChocOnChoc use delicious Belgian chocolate to create fun & unique chocolates, suitable for the old and young, as kids and adults alike will love them equally.

I absolutely loved the lolly ice designs. As did my husband and our two boys. They were designed to look like a Fab, Rocket, Twister and just a standard lolly ice (I think) with a "bite" taken out of it (obviously by design rather than a pre-nibbled chocolate!).

Living in England, summer isn't all sunshine. With these chocolates, on a rainy day, you could shut your curtains or blinds and eat these chocolates and pretend you're at the beach in your home! You don't need to wait for the sunshine and warmth for real ice cream!

My boys loved their ones as you can see from the photo's...

The designs are perfect, they look really good and would make a great, fun gift for the kids or as a retro throwback treat for a nostalgic adult.

They are very tasty too. The chocolate is delicious, excellent quality chocolate. 

The Retro Chocolate Ice Lollies Set is just £15 to buy and is of course, but one of their very many designs.

ChocOnChoc sell lots of designs, and your sure to find a suitable one as a gift. As well as a range that can be personalised too.

For small children, fantastic gifts would be the Chocolate Zoo Collection or the Chocolate Farmyard Collection.

For tweens, maybe the Make Your Own Chocolate House or the Chocolate Egg On Toast would make perfect gifts.

And for teenagers/older children, the Chocolate Makeup Set for the girls and the Chocolate Biscuits for the boys.

If you've got a poorly family member or friend who is in hospital, why not ditch the traditional fruit basket and cheer them up even more with a Chocolate Fruit Basket!

Why not surprise someone you love with Chocolate Love & Kisses. If you brought them this unexpectedly, you would certainly make them feel loved!

A perfect gift for a school or university leaver would be the Chocolate Miniture Books or the Chocolate Stationery Set. A little way to reward them for all their hard work. Or maybe a bit of encouragement for back to school, when after all the fun of the summer holidays, the kids aren't exactly thrilled to be going back to school.

"Bath-based luxury chocolatier ChocOnChoc ( has discovered the most delicious way to study with their bespoke chocolate creations – all made from pure Belgian chocolate and refashioned into desktop designs.
Crafted using the brand’s patented chocolate layering technique, invented by its founders – Flo Broughton and her father Kerr Dunlop – and from which it takes its name, this intricate method decadently layers chocolate on top of chocolate to create the most intricate and beautiful designs imaginable.  Choc on Choc creates every single chocolate by hand at the infamous ‘Chocolate House’ in Rode, a small village near Bath in England."

If you would like to know more about ChocOnChoc, why not visit them here:


Monday 18 July 2016

COMPETITION: Win Tickets To The Baby Show At London Olympia (YB)

The Baby Show with MadeForMums, is returning to London, Olympia from the 21st to 23rd October.  

As the ultimate shopping event for new and expectant parents the Show will host around 200 exhibitors who will be on hand to help visitors make decisions like choosing the right buggies for their price range and lifestyle, selecting the best car seat to suit their vehicle and purchasing some beautiful nursery furniture for their homes. It’s the only show to feature all the major baby retailers alongside  market leading brands including, iCandy, Stokke, UppaBaby, Britax, East Coast Nursery and MAM who will all be selling amazing products with equally amazing discounts!

The Baby Show highlights include:

  • Over 200 trusted brands offering visitors amazing discounts and the chance to test and compare before they buy
  • See exclusive product launches and demonstrations from market leading brands
  • Discover irresistible boutique products and brands
  • The Baby Show Stage with MadeForMums will feature a selection of renowned experts including baby feeding specialist Annabel Karmel MBE
  • Free consultations with pregnancy and baby care advisors at the One-To-One With The Experts area
  • Catwalk shows with all the latest fashions in maternity, baby and toddler wear.
  • Exclusive show offers and competitions from top parenting brands
  • A buggy testing track provided by MadeForMums
  • Emma’s Diary free Shop & Drop and Collect-By-Car services allowing you to leave your shopping bags with them until you’re ready to leave. 
  • A complimentary crèche where parents can drop off their little ones and enjoy the Show knowing they are being safely cared for
  • A dedicated feeding area provided by Tommee Tippee and Baby Changing Area with free wipes and nappies all included. 

The Baby Show is taking place on Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October, open from 10:00am-5:30pm each day.  Standard on the door tickets are £20 and we have two pairs to give away. 

I've been given two pairs of tickets to give away, so two lucky winners will each win two tickets. If you would like to win a pair tickets to The Baby Show at London Olympia worth £40, just enter below using the Gleam app:

Ticket Competition Terms & Conditions
No purchase necessary. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Competition is open to UK residents only. 

Entry into this competition confirms your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and your agreement to be bound by the decisions of The Baby Show.  

Entry is strictly limited to one person per ticket code. The winner will be notified by email or phone call once the competition closes. The winners will be selected at random from all the correct entries received before the closing date and time. All prizes must be accepted as offered. There can be no alternative awards, cash or otherwise.  Entrants will receive a ticket code which can be activated at Tickets cannot be sold on to third parties.

Your data will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to third parties. 

Friday 1 July 2016


I was given a pass to try out the new NOW TV Kids Pass. We were also given some fun stuff to make for fun times with the kids :)

The new NOW TV Kids Pass has a free 14 day trial and afterwards is only £2.99 a month. The whole service is completely aimed at children, even down to the menus/navigation, which are not only colourful and fun, but also have pictures so your child can easily spot their favourite programmes. There's also favourites menu that cleverly stores the most watched programmes so your kids can get back to them quickly & easily.

One feature I've loved so far about it, is the fact that it auto plays the next episode in the series, so no angry kid waiting for you to find the next episode, they can just carry on watching!

Of course, I've not yet mentioned set up, but one word really describes it perfectly... SIMPLE! Just 2 wires and the box to contend with in the box - one being the power lead, the other the HDMI cable for connecting to your television. It's really as simple as that. No fiddly installations, no technical know how required. Then pop your batteries in your remote and off you go. Even the remote control is uncomplicated with just a handful of buttons to use for simple operation.

You, of course, need a NOW TV account, but again, it takes just a couple of minutes to set up your NOW TV account. 

There is plenty to choose from for the kids, for both little kids & older kids alike. Marley is almost 2 now (he will be in just 8 days), he loves watching telly. He loves CBeebies in particular and so he loves being able to watch In The Night Garden & Waybuloo, but he's discovered some new favourites like Ollie The Little White Van and Paw Patrol, and old favourites such as Thomas The Tank Engine and Fireman Sam too. The best thing is, unlike the actual CBeebies channel, it doesn't end at 7pm, meaning they can carry on until they get tired!

David is 13 and just because the theme is maybe aimed at younger children, there is plenty for him to watch too. There's Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network - so he was happy to be able to watch his favourites such as Regular Show and The Amazing World Of Gumball.

There are lots of programmes available on demand and you can also watch 6 live TV channels too.

We decided to have a fun family night with the goodies we received to help us make it as fun as possible. We had some snacks in front of the telly. There were 2 NOW TV mugs and some hot chocolate so both me and David had those, while Marley had some juice in his NOW TV plastic cup.

Marley had lots of fun lying on his NOW TV cushion in front of the telly and lying on the Adventure Time blanket.

Marley had lots of fun with his big brother (David) playing in the rocket pop-up tent, they sat in it and watched telly, then afterwards they had loads of fun playing in it too.

Both David & Marley have enjoyed being able to pick and choose what programmes they want to watch and when they want to watch them!

And I have to say, it really is a bargain for £2.99 a month! I will definitely be carrying on with my subscription as it makes both the boys happy. Why not go an sign up for the 14 day free trial and see if your kids love it too!

If you don't have kids, or if you want something a bit more grown up, NOW TV also offers other passes such as the entertainment pass which costs £6.99 a month, the movies pass which costs £9.99 a month or various sports passes that start from £6.99.

Of course another positive is, you can register your NOW TV on 4 devices and watch on 2 different devices at the same time.It's available on a NOW TV box, PS4, PS3, XBox One, compatible Roku boxes, Chromecast, LG Smart TV, PC, Mac, Mobile, Tablet and more!