Latest tales and pretty things

Win A Remote Control Robot

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uk mummy blogger competitionsLet’s face it Christmas is a busy stressful time for us parents and an extra pair of hands around the place wouldn’t go amiss.  If we’re not Christmas shopping we’re baking, wrapping presents or preventing the kids from finding their gifts and somedays I wistfully wonder what it would be like to have a robot helper….

Well you can wonder no more in my latest brilliant Christmas giveaway as the team over at Paramountzone have given me a prize that could just take away all the stress of organising Christmas…or at the very least provide some much needed amusement for the kids (or dad!).

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WIN A Limited Edition Copy of Gary Barlow’s New Album “Since I Saw You Last”

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uk mummy blogger competitionsOk time for a little admission on the blog….my guilty crush of late has to be the gorgeous Gary Barlow.  This is one man who I first lusted over as a dizzy sparkly eyed teenager when he graced and strutted across the stage in Take That.  I was never a Robbie or Mark fan both were too cocky and ‘pretty boy’ and it was ‘Charlotte 4 Gary’  that was scrawled all over my notebooks.

As Gary has ‘matured’ he’s become seriously hot both in his looks, the way he now dresses and his music is pretty darn good too (I have inserted a suitable visual reminder of just how dishy he now is as a little helper….)

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Beautiful Children’s Furniture

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children's furnitureOne thing I am loving as Roo gets older is that her tastes are changing, becoming more grown up and she’s beginning to put her imprint on her own things. Nowhere is this more true than her bedroom.

Now we’re currently split between two houses but recently we started looking at beds for Roo as she’d outgrown my old bed of 30 odd years and we wanted to get her a little bit special.  On a recent shopping trip around The Trafford Centre Roo had seen a children’s mid sleeper bed in one of the stores and she loved the fact that this style of bed gave her the option to make dens underneath, create secret game spaces for her and her toys and also by going up the ladder each night was like a little adventure.

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Avoiding Muddy Winter Lawns

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choosing an artificial lawn for your gardenNo matter how hard you try keeping on top of your lawn in the dreary, wet, snow laden winter months is a chore.  Making sure you get in that final lawn cut of the season before the ground gets too boggy takes careful strategic planning and watching of the weather forecast.  Leave it one day too late and you’ll spend the next three months cursing yourself and your other half moaning about the state of the grass.

More and more families though are turning to artificial grass as an alternative solution to a ‘green’ garden because of the brilliant benefits it offers for year round use, whatever the weather.

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