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Competition Closing Alert – An Awesome Lego Bundle from Argos to Win!

Our competition to win a totally awesome bundle of Lego from Argos closes tomorrow – don’t miss out!

The bundle includes;

LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid Set

LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid Set

LEGO Hero Factory Jet Rocka Set

LEGO Hero Factory Jet Rocka Set

LEGO City Advent Calendar

LEGO City Advent Calendar

To enter this competition, please answer the first three questions in the Rafflecopter box below. You will then be able to generate more entries by completing the other, optional, entry options. The closing date for this competition is tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd January 2014 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The winner will be the first entry, chosen randomly, with the correct answer. Good luck!

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Competition Closing Alert – 4 x £100 Frankie & Benny’s Restaurant Vouchers to Win!

Frankie & Benny's Restaurant

Our competition to give away four £100 Frankie & Benny’s restaurant vouchers – one voucher for each of our four lucky winners – ends tomorrow!

Getting together with family and friends is what this time of year is all about. There is nothing nicer then great food, good atmosphere and no washing up!

To enter this competition, please answer the first three questions in the Rafflecopter box below. You will then be able to generate more entries by completing the other, optional, entry options. The closing date for this competition is Saturday 25th January 2014 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The winners will be the first four entries, chosen randomly, with the correct answer. Good luck!

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Competition Closing Alert – A Gorgeous Lin & Leo BabyBag to Win!

Lin & Leo BabyBag

Lin & Leo BabyBag

Our competition to win a gorgeous, tan, Lin & Leo BabyBag ends tomorrow!

The BabyBag is a stylish luxury leather handbag designed with your baby’s nappy changing and feeding in mind. It is crafted from fossil leather, making it a soft, durable and beautiful accessory. On the outside there are 2 large pockets with magnetic closures as well as deep zip pockets on both the front and back. Internally, there are 3 large pockets that will fit nappies, wipes, creams and bibs/muslins, along with two bottle pockets and a luxurious padded wipe clean changing mat.

Lin & Leo BabyBag

Lin & Leo BabyBag

To enter this competition, please answer the first three questions in the Rafflecopter box below. You will then be able to generate more entries by completing the other, optional, entry options. The closing date for this competition is tomorrow, Tuesday 21st January 2014 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The winner will be the first entry, chosen randomly, with the correct answer. Good luck!

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Competition Closing Alert – A £250 Yankee Candle Voucher to Win!

Yankee Candle

Our competition to give away a £250 Yankee Candle on-line voucher to one lucky winner closes tomorrow!

Yankee Candle Season of Peace Candle

Yankee Candle Season of Peace Candle

To enter this competition, please answer the first three questions in the Rafflecopter box below. You will then be able to generate more entries by completing the other, optional, entry options. The closing date for this competition is tomorrow, Monday 20th January 2014 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The winner will be the first entry, chosen randomly, with the correct answer. Good luck!

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Finding a bed for a TINY Bedroom.

B2UB homebaseSo finally – or “FINALLEEEE” as she would say – the 6yr old is hvaing a new bedroom.
Well – not a new bedroom, obviously – but she’s having a lick of paint and some furniture to call her own. It seems about time – she’s been living in her inherited big brother’s Lime Green room for 5 years, after all.

The trouble is – it’s a tricky room. In all honesty, that’s why she’s still living in the green-ness. It’s a teeny tiny box room – it was chopped in half when they decided to put an inside bathroom in back in the 40′s. So I can easily touch two walls at once, which doesn’t leave us much room to get creative.

Once there’s a bed in, and a chest of drawers for her clothes (no luxury of  a wardrobe in there, I’m afraid) there’s just no room for the desk she yearns for – nor much in the way of floor space for the Playmobil Pony Ranch either.

So the only option was to examine the cabin beds available – thinking that we should be able to find at least one which can offer some serious storage solutions to allow everything she needs, and still leave a square foot of floor space for playing in afterwards.

Ohio Beech High Sleeper with Wardrobe & Desk- Small Single.

Choice one – all the storage she needs, and it’s as narrow as they come at just 83cm wide. But – it’s a very large piece of furniture in a tiny room, that will take up a LOT of floor and really overwhelm a small space.

Pine Wooden High Sleeper Bed with Bibby Mattress. Choice 2 – this one’s bigger at 94cm wide – the room is only 166cm – but does leave a far more open feel, and lots of floor space to use. As it’s solid wood, we could paint it white to keep things as light as possible, too. But it doesn’t solve any storage issues…

(also – oh how she’d kill for a bedroom the size that’s in the photos!)

Help us out – what would you choose?

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Protecting your home – do you think about it much?

B2UB BarclaysI’m so lucky that I live in a really low-crime area. To give you an idea of the scale of the issue, the local paper lists the crime each month in the column by the local policeman. Last month there were a horrifying total of SIX crimes committed – three of which were ‘anti-social behaviour’, and one was a vehicle. Only two were burglary.
But.
We’ve lived here 20 years – and ten years ago there wouldn’t have been ANY burglaries.
Like most places in the UK, our tiny rural town is growing at a visible speed – and with the influx of new people and an increase in population, crime rates will inevitably increase over time.
Not that I fear for the family silver or anything – but it’s never a bad idea to be cautious. In fact, having grown up in a big town in Essex, twenty years ago our new neighbours used to laugh at the fact that we had a chain put on our front door; now I know that most of them have the same.

But even if you live somewhere that has a much higher burglary rate, there are lots of steps you can take to keep burglars at bay. Some changes, such as installing a burglar alarm, may even help to reduce your home insurance premium.

Barclays have created an infographic to help you make your home more secure. They’ve also listed the top items stolen during break-ins and the top 10 burglary hotspots in the UK, according to Barclays Home Insurance claims. You can see a quick outline in the image below, but click on the image to see what steps you can take to make your home harder to break into, and to create deterrents which may make you less likely to be targeted by burglars.

Protecting Your Home 3

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Competition Closing Alert – A Juicy Couture Ladies Watch to Win!

Our competition to give away a Juicy Couture ladies leather strap watch worth £125 from Hillier Jewellers to one lucky winner closes tomorrow!

Juicy Couture ladies leather strap watch from Hilliers Jewellers

Juicy Couture Ladies Leather Strap Watch from Hillier Jewellers

Hillier Jewellers is one of the largest online retailers of watches, jewellery and china offering a larger selection of products than most web sites. Their promise has been and always will be great brands at great prices with many of their items heavily discounted or at an agreeable price.

Hillier Jewellers

To enter this competition, please answer the first three questions in the Rafflecopter box below. You will then be able to generate more entries by completing the other, optional, entry options. The closing date for this competition is tomorrow, Sunday 19th January 2014 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The winner will be the first entry, chosen randomly, with the correct answer. Good luck!

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The YHA Sale – have you looked? Save up to 50% on Great Escapes!

Youth hostel sale banner

It may still be cold and dark, but summer is on its way, and our friends at YHA want to help you and your family experience the UK for less this year with up to 50% off family rooms!

YHA Ilam

If some one says ‘Youth Hostel’, this isn’t exactly what springs to mind, is it? The YHA at Ilam is something pretty special – who wouldn’t want to take the family and stay here?

YHA have a huge variety of locations all across England and Wales, from medieval castles to country houses, even eco-friendly camping pods and shepherd’s huts! Many locations have their own cafes and restaurants, or you can self-cater to make your holiday even more affordable, and many of their family rooms are en suite.

YHA York

YHA have really moved on – this isn’t really how you picture a Youth Hostel, is it? This is YHA York. And I’d like to go and stay there, please.

Using code NY2014-003, you can save up to 50% on a private room at many locations for stays between 1st June 2014 and 21st August 2014, perfect for a low cost summer getaway!

York Youth hostel


For example; A family of four booking in at YHA York for 3 nights in June will save £202.50 on their stay!

Rooms are going fast and the sale will soon end, so grab yourself a bargain now! Just visit the YHA Sale page, pick yourself a hostel and see how much you could save.

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Competition Closing Alert – Fantastic Toy Bundle from Ella James to Win!

Ella James

Fabulous Toy Bundle from Ella James!

Our competition to give away a truly fantastic toy bundle from Ella James to one lucky winner ends tomorrow!

The toy bundle includes;

To enter this competition, please answer the first three questions in the Rafflecopter box below. You will then be able to generate more entries by completing the other, optional, entry options. The closing date for this competition is tomorrow, Saturday 18th January 2014 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The winner will be the first entry, chosen randomly, with the correct answer. Good luck!

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Great Toy Wooden Workbench – SALE!

wood toy workbenchI properly love this workbench – it’s a great size for a toddler to get really immersed in, without totally overwhelming your living room!

It has 23 parts; 4 tools, 2 gears, 4 wooden construction pieces, 1 vice, 6 nails, 6 nuts and 6 bolts. Everything they need to fix The Thing.

Even better, I spotted it in Kiddicare’s sale – and it has 50% off. Bargain!
You can nab a Buzzing Brain’s Wooden Workbench from Kiddicare at a bolt under £15.

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Competition Closing Alert – £300 Hoseasons Holiday Voucher to Win!

Hoseasons

Our competition to give away a £300 Hoseasons Holiday Voucher to one lucky winner closes tomorrow!

Hoseasons Holidays

The gift voucher can be used as part or full payment for a Hoseasons Holiday – taken from the following holiday accommodation choices;

The voucher must be redeemed for a 3, 4 or 7 night accommodation and be booked and taken before 31st Dec 2014. The prize cannot be exchange for any other prize, no cash alternative is available and is non-transferable. Travel is not included.

To enter this competition, please answer the first three questions in the Rafflecopter box below. You will then be able to generate more entries by completing the other, optional, entry options. The closing date for this competition is tomorrow, Friday 17th January 2014 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The winner will be the first entry, chosen randomly, with the correct answer. Good luck!

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Pretty Set of Eclectic Stretch Bracelets for just £4 – SALE!

stretch bracelets pack in pinkPretty pretty pretty.

And for just £4, surely it’s worth picking up a pick and popping in the present box? They’d be brilliant for a tween’s gift.

Sadly the blue version is all sold out, but this pack of 10 pink stretch bracelets is lovely.

Spotted in the Accessorize sale, the pack of 10 Eclectic Stretch Bracelets is reduced from £8 to just £4.

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