I have cherished memories of having great christmases as a child and I want to carry this on with my girls, so my perfect christmas is one that I remember as a child.
Christmas Eve we will be taking our stockings to bed and sleeping in our own beds!!! I’m not sure who will be more excited, me or the girls!
HoHo will have visited to fill the stockings by 5am! The stockings will be stuffed to the brim with toys that will keep the girls occupied while mummy and daddy can catch a few more zzzzs.
We will go downstairs to see what presents have been left under the Christmas tree and unwrap them in turn, starting with youngest to eldest.
The Christmas dinner prep would start and also maybe a sneaky tipple would be had. Not this year as I am pregnant (ssh don’t tell anyone).
If it was a perfect Christmas we would then have breakfast and make our way to church, as a child this was one of the Christmas activities I loved as we would take our favourite present to church to show it off and have a good old sing song and remind ourselves what Christmas is all about.
Once we get home from church the aroma coming from the kitchen is divine and while we are finishing dinner the girls are playing with their new toys from HoHo.
Once dinner is ready we all eat till our bellies are full then we open presents from family.
We veg out in front of the tv waiting for EastEnders and also play games as a family.
”Merry Christmas! This post is my entry into the Tots100/Argos 12 Days of Christmas competition.“
Most little girls like princesses and pink. My girls love all things superhero. Don’t get me wrong they still play with girly stuff but when they go to parties they like to dress up as batman.
Last Sunday we went to our 4th birthday party of the month and it was the 3rd time they dressed as batman! Yes I’m saving on party gear, if I buy them a party dress they won’t wear it!
I still think they look really cute
The lovely people at Inch Blue have given us 2 pairs of shoes to giveaway as part of our 3rd birthday celebrations.
Most of the scrummy mummy children have worn Inch Blue shoes growing up, Miss E has been lucky enough to try several pairs of Inch Blue shoes read here for what we thought.
For your chance of winning a pair of these gorgeous shoes just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
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To continue our 3rd birthday celebrations here is a fab giveaway from Milton.
The Milton Mini Soother Steriliser gives parents peace of mind that soothers are 100% clean on demand, and is a must have for at home or on the go. Using the quick, easy, safe and effective Milton Method of cold water sterilising, in just 15 minutes a soother is sterile, and ready to use. It can be simply popped into a handbag or changing bag, or attached to a pushchair. Available in three eye-catching colours – blue, green and purple.
To be in with a chance of winning one please fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
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I am trying this week to use up what we have in the cupboards while at the same time trying something new.
Monday – Sausage Meatballs and Pasta
Tuesday – Sticky Salmon and Noodles with a side salad
Wednesday – Aromatic Pork
Thursday – Slow Cooked Chilli
Friday – Slow Cooked Whole Chicken
Saturday – Chicken and Chips
Sunday – Roast
What are you having this week?
We were sent a pair of Aqua Sphere Vista Junior Goggles to review for our holiday last week. Miss C does love a pair of googles so I was very intrigued to see why these are different to other googles. They look more like a diving mask than googles so you get an enormous 180 degree panoramic view, giving you the widest field of vision.
What Miss C really liked was the ease at which she could put them on, she did it herself each time and she found that they didn’t leak when she did it herself which she was very happy about.
I’m amazed by these googles as I too have been using them as they have been in my swim bag and I keep forgetting mine so I use them, they are brilliant I too love the large visual field and even though they are kids goggles they are great for me, people do give me funny looks wearing them but they are the best pair of goggles that I have ever tried.
We have been given 2 pairs to give away, all you need to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
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It’s always nice to have a bit of extra cash for a special day out for the whole family, especially if it’s with money that you might not have expected to have available. But these days it’s quite unusual to have a windfall when you’re not expecting it, you might think. True, it’s not everyday that you get a decent amount of money that you weren’t expecting, but one way that you could land a reasonable amount of cash out of the blue is by playing bingo online.
There are so many different bingo sites around today, and they all offer bonuses for new players to join them. This is a great way to immediately increase the amount of money you have to play with. For example, if you join as a member at Costa Bingo they immediately triple your stake, so your £10 becomes £30. At costabingo.com you can play plenty of games using a small amount of your own money and the free money from the site. Playing with small amounts doesn’t necessarily mean you’re only likely to win small amounts. You can pick and choose the games that you play and use your starting pot to play the progressive jackpot games, where there are often life-changing amounts to play for.
Of course, the chances of actually coming away with the big jackpots aren’t that great, but in the course of playing lots of games, it can be surprising how often you get a win of some size. If you save any wins to use as a family fun fund, it needn’t take long for it to build up to a decent amount.
And even if you don’t get a win, you can still get plenty of entertainment and fun out of playing bingo. The nice thing about playing this game compared with some other forms of gambling is that you don’t need to take it too seriously. The price per game is low and the games don’t take long. You can play anytime, anywhere, wherever you can get an internet connection.
For bingo newbies, there’s nothing you need to learn in order to play. You simply choose which games to join and buy the number of tickets you want for each of those games. As the software marks the numbers on your cards as they are called, you don’t even need to concentrate on the number calls. Instead, you can simply keep an eye on the game while you meet other players in the online bingo chat rooms. There’s always a fun atmosphere as everyone present is hoping they’ll have a big win while they’re there!
As well as playing with money that’s been given to you as a bonus, you can also join in the free games on the sites. These games are free to play, but some of them have guaranteed jackpots – like the Costa Crazy free game that runs every Friday night where with £10,000 to play for. Now that could be a real boost to the family fun fund!
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