Friday, 27 July 2012

Whitestep Flexibath bath toys

When Whitestep asked if I would like to review their Flexibath bath toys I jumped at the chance because I knew they would be a big hit with Tristan and Rhian because they both love to play in the bath especially if it involves pouring water.



In the box 
1 x table/shelf
2x cups
1x jug
1x funnel
1 x lid

They are made PP and TPE which comply with all relevant international standards, both of the materials used are free from PVC, Phathalates, BPA, heavy metals & other harmful materials which is good because Tristan had pretended to use them as cups and Rhian has taste tested them too so I am sure other children would do the same.


The funnel is great for holding up and pouring water over them to help them get used to water over their heads, both of the kids love filling up this one and holding their hand underneath allowing the water to trickle over their fingers. The suction pads on the table/shelf are really strong & I was surprised because every other bath toy we have owned the suction fails on so I am pleased to have found one that has strong suction even after 4 weeks use, the table/shelf fits all of the cups on easily. The bright, different colours are brilliant for teaching your children colours whilst playing, I have found my children learn better if they are taught through play. They allow a child to use role play & explore their imagination pretending they are pouring us cups of tea. 




I received the bath toys for the purpose of the review only, all words and opinions are my own.





Next Event-Autumn/Winter range

Earlier this week we attended the fantastic Next event in Northamptonshire to preview the new Autumn/Winter range. The kids were delighted at being able to come along to one of mummies blogging events & we kept it a secret of where we was going mainly because I didn't know what to expect from a Next event. They knew I was going to look at clothes & that was all, so you can imagine how much they was looking forward to mummy looking at clothes....boring! They soon changed their mind when we rolled up the drive to Crockwell Farm and saw the deflated bouncy castle sitting on the grass just waiting to be pumped full of air. We was taken inside & shown around, we stopped where refreshments table was & the kids all grabbed a bottle of water & some fruit then took a seat at the table to recharge after our long drive! I was quite surprised at them choosing water because they would much prefer juice at home, maybe because it came in a bottle and not out of a tap was the reason, whatever the reason I am pleased they did as outside the temperature was heating up quite nicely.
I met up with the lovely Danielle from Blog by baby & her gorgeous children & set about having a good old chatter, when the music started. All the kids made their way over to the direction of the music to find the Children's entertainment & they started to emerge with painted faces & an array of fabulous balloon models.
A short while later one of the kids spotted that the deflated bouncy castle was now full of air & just sat there waiting to be bounced on, cue begging children, please mum, pleeeeeaaaasssseee can I go on the bouncy castle? So I gathered up mine and Danielle's kids and off we went outside to play. The sun was shining & the surrounding countryside was lovely, the kids being entertained & watched over by the Nanny's gave me chance to chat to the lovely ladies responsible for putting on such a great event, I keep calling it an event but it honestly was more like a family day out! Madison even said "thanks mum this is the best day out ever".

Not only did they keep the kids entertained the whole day but they gave us mummies beauty treatments! reflexology, manicure, pedicure, threading, massage, we could of had it all if we chose to but I just settled for threading because I knew I would have had an allergic reaction to some product & end up having to rush home to get treatment so I took the sensible option. It was my first time to have my eyebrows threaded mainly because with 5 children I never get time to get pampered so it was a really nice treat. 
Whilst waiting to have the kids pictures taken the smell of food filled the air so we quickly got the boys pictures taken so they could go eat followed by the face painted girls which by now was starting to smudge all over their faces, I am looking forward to see how they look. Lastly it was Rhians turn to step in front of the camera & boy did she show off, she discovered that the photography background made a brilliant slide if you ran at it fast enough much to my horror & her delight! thankfully she did cooperate & I am sure they got some nice shots of her before she walked off to find where Daddy & her siblings went. We all ate the delicious food & then the kids took themselves off to watch the magician who was brilliant from what my husband & kids say whilst I finally got to look at the Autumn/Winter range of children's clothing.

From Arthouse for the girls to Rookie for the boys Next have a beautiful range for this years Autumn & Winter season, I love the animal prints especially the zebra print. My eldest daughter took a shine to the Ochre spot dress which would look great with the star sequin pumps so no doubt she will not give up begging... me to get it until it is hung in her wardrobe. I fell in love with the Tutu and T-shirt vest, I think not only would any baby look super cute in this but it would be a perfect outfit for a photo shoot.


I love mixing colours in outfits & I think the royal blue looks great with these trousers. The boys range is gorgeous & I tend to go for stripes on my boys so was please to see striped crew neck jumpers, I like how they can be casual yet with the right trousers look great at a party for when the weather in chilly.

High tops are all that kids want at the minute so I was really please to see some that I like for both boys and girls, the girls zebra boots are adorable and the boys Next boots with look great with most of the boys Next range.

Another outfit I will be purchasing is this gorgeous outfit above for my youngest daughter, it is from the wild bunch range & I love it. Next have something to suit everyone's taste & I love Next clothes because they are hard wearing & wash brilliantly without losing colour or shape. 



Saturday, 21 July 2012

Timmy stays safe in the sun with Cuddledry!

Timmy the sheep, star of Timmy Time is a favourite with little ones across the country, and Cuddledry is absolutely delighted to be helping Timmy to stay safe in the sun this summer! The partnership is a fantastic achievement for a relatively small company such as Cuddledry, proving that you don’t need to have a big budget to pack a hefty marketing punch!


Cuddledry has teamed up with Timmy, an Aardman Animations creation, to celebrate the premiere of Timmy’s Seaside Rescue, the special Timmy Time film which will broadcast this summer. Cuddledry caught up with Timmy behind the scenes, and he very kindly tried on a specially designed Cuddledry sun protection poncho. We think he looks rather smart, don’t you?



The first of their kind in the UK, Cuddledry’s sun protection ponchos are an essential addition to holidays and trips to the beach for parents who want to protect their little ones from the sun. The towels use patented Rayosan™ technology, which dyes the fabric with a high quality sun block and acts like a mirror, deflecting the harmful UVA and UVB rays off the towel, instead of letting them pass through the fabric and harm delicate skin.

The sunblock which has a sun protection factor of 50+, stays with the towel permanently, regardless of washing and use, plus the fabric stays super-soft too. The sun protection poncho is a big hit with parents, and has already won the much coveted Mother & Baby safety product award.

Cuddledry and Aardman are also working with the popular UK wide Sea Life Centres to offer two for one entry – an offer included on special packs of the sun protection ponchos, available online at www.cuddledry.com and through stores including Boots. I have recently reviewed the Cuddledry spf50+ poncho towel & gave it top scores 

 



Cuddledry spf50+ Poncho towel

Are you planning a trip to the beach this summer or even better packing those suitcases and heading off on holiday? I highly recommend taking a Cuddlydry spf50+ poncho towel with you. Cuddledry sent me their spf50+ Poncho towel to review for them a good few weeks back & unfortunately since then I have been unable to test it out fairly because all it has done is rain since so a trip to the beach was out of the question. Thankfully the sun has been out to play lately and although I have not yet been to the beach I have tested it out in the garden & will soon be able to give it the beach test too.


The spf50+ poncho towel is the first of it's kind in the UK they use patented Rayosan™ technology which deflects harmful UVA & UVB rays off the towel, meaning those harmful rays do not reach your little one's delicate skin. The towel is suitable for ages 1-3 years and is available in aqua/turquoise & lilac/cherry both colours have an embroidered detail on the them, the aqua has a dolphin detail and the lilac has an angelfish detail. Under the arms there is poppers which create arm holes in the poncho towel so your little one is still able to dig in the sand without their arms being unprotected.

It is made using supersoft bamboo fibre and brushed cotton to give snag-free towelling. The bamboo in the poncho keeps the towel soft and it really does, I think it is the softest towel I have laid my hands on & has stayed soft after being washed. I like that my daughter is protected from the suns harmful rays, especially when we come out of the water and her sunscreen isn't at it's full protection, I can put her poncho towel on and know she is safe. The harmful rays that can pass through unprotected clothing and towels can cause irreversible damage to our skin especially the delicate skin of our children. The spf50+ poncho towel won Mother & baby safety product award & is £27.99, for every Lilac/cherry poncho towel bought Cuddlydry will donate £5 to the fabulous children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent, and their Yummy Mummy campaign, so you can help protect your own and other children too! 
I know this has won Mother and baby safety product award but I also give this a mummy2five's rating of 5 stars as it is really a must have safety product.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Great Cosatto Cuppa

Yesterday I took a trip up North for my second visit to Cosatto's HQ for the Great Cosatto cuppa, & what a great morning it was. I love going there because all the staff are so friendly & you have fun. I got to preview the full Giggle range, then the new colours for the Yo which are the Cherry Pop, Pear & Toffee apple. Cosatto listened to us parents & brought out the gorgeous limited edition Ahoy for the boys, any junior pirate would love to cruise around in it.



I first saw the Tiddely-Om-Pom-Pom whilst browsing the Cosatto website & it instantly caught my eye, it made me want to pack up the car & head off to the beach. I can imagine it in a seaside cafe, you know the ones, those that have pictures up of lighthouses & overlook the sea with the occasion seagull flying by! I could easily be sat drinking an ice cold drink with Rhian sat by my side in it making a mess with a homemade icecream.

   



I took our Yo! Golightly back to the place she was created so she could meet her sister Giggle & her twin sisters You2. If you have caught Golightly fever like Rhian Cosatto have it covered no matter what set of wheels you need. 

I had a brightly coloured bedroom when I was little & I loved it, although the walls here are not covered in bright coloured paint it looks so bright & cheerful. I also love Cosatto's furniture range & who wouldn't!


I managed to leave again with yet another cup (my collection is growing) & a cake this time that I managed to squish on our journey home but still tasted great, my goody bag had another aden and anais swaddle blanket, two magazines and other goodies. I also had my pictures taken with Rhian but you will have to wait a little while to find out why.

I can't wait till my next visit. 

Monday, 16 July 2012

John Crane Ambassador

I am very excited to announce that I am one of the three lucky mummy bloggers selected to become a John Crane Ambassador. I applied last week then nervously waited, I found out I have been shortlisted to the final 8 & had another 2 nervous days of waiting left to do. Friday 13th of all days was the day we would be notified if successful, 10:53am the email arrived off Amy & was filled with all the good things I wanted to hear or read in this case (maybe Friday 13th isn't too bad after all), I am thrilled to have been selected because I & my children love wooden toys & if you love wooden toys then you are sure to love John Crane.

I discovered John Crane around the time I started to blog which was 10 months ago & instantly fell in love with their toys. My youngest sons favourite John Crane toy so far is the Paragon Pirate ship, he will play for hours & go on many adventures sailing the seven seas. I could sit outside his bedroom door all day listening to him play, wooden toys allow him to fully explore his own imagination. The older children love the Tidlo recorders & are slowly learning to play in tune without killing our ears although Rhian who is 13 months still loves to toot toot away to any tune.
Over the next few months I shall be telling you more about John Crane & their toys. I am also looking forward to working alongside Rebecca at Mumofthreeboys & Donna at MummyBird & getting to know them better. 
You can follow John Crane on Facebook & Twitter


Sunday, 15 July 2012

The Olympic Meme


Thank you so much to Clare over at Emmys Mummy  for passing the Olympic torch onto Emmys Mummy.
Lou from Bloggomy started the meme.


1) If every day tasks were Olympic events what would you get a gold medal in?
    I would get a Gold Medal in clothes washing, my pile of washing is always huge, I put on two
    clothes washes a day & one nappy wash, I feel a massive sense of achievement when I see
    the bottom on the wash basket. 

2) As a child (or now even) did you excel at a particular sport and if so which one?
    I excelled in quite a few sports as a child, I took part in Netball, Rounders, Cross country,
    Rugby for school & Thai Boxing as an after school sport. I suppose I achieved most in Thai Boxing
    as I never lost a fight & in the time I was there I achieved 3 belts with great scores.

3) Michael Phelps (swimmer) or Michael Johnson (runner) – which sport appeals to you more?
    Michael Johnson because I admire runners whether it be long distance or sprint & I wish I was
    better at running.

4) How fast can you get out of bed and ready to go out the door if you miss the alarm 
and sleep in?
    Half an hour would be needed if the kids wanted to co-operate with me or 45 minutes if they didn't.

5) What fantasy sport would you like to see made into an Olympic event?
    Toddler chasing because that is all I seem to do lately since she found her feet! I forgot how quick 
     they can get away.

6) Claim to fame time – Have you ever met an Olympian and who was it?
    I have not met an Olympian but I have met Pheonix from the gladiators haha she watched me fight
    one time and even signed my trophies(all 3 that I won that night including best fight of the night).
7) What event in past Olympics can you remember most vividly?
    I personally can not point 1 event out but I have just asked my husband this question and he 
    instantly said Steve Redgrave winning his 5th gold medal in the rowing! (I now regret asking the question
    because he is going into great detail of what happened)


8) Tuning in at home, not for me or tickets clamped ready in sweaty palms?
    We do tune in at home, I cheer on our British Olympians.


9) Who do you think most deserves a gold medal (any walk of life not just Olympians).
    I know this will sound really cheesy but my husband, he took on my 3 eldest children as his own.
    He cleans, cooks, drives me to many events without moaning too much, he nappy changes and
    will be the 1st to suggest going on a day out, the only thing he doesn't do is iron. I struck gold when
    I married him. (see told you it was cheesy)


I am passing on the Flame onto:

Andrea over at Life with Liv
Emma over at Munchkins
Lucy over at Mums mad house

Saturday, 14 July 2012

School holiday's are here!



It is that lovely time of year again when all the schools close for the summer & parents are faced with the dilemma of how to keep the kids entertained!. Normally we have summer pretty much planned out, a few trips to the beach, strawberry picking, a visit to the zoo and endless picnics but to do all that we need the sun to come out and play otherwise we will have 5 bored children and I shall be in a corner rocking for the 6 weeks. I need a back up plan of activities to do when the rain halts outdoor play, the main problem I have is that they range in ages from 1 up to 12 and also have different capabilities and likes. 
Thomas of course will take roughly around 2 weeks to settle into a different routine which means he will not concentrate on anything & his behaviour will take a massive dip! The eldest 2 girls will squabble if left to their own devises, Tristan will be be happy because he likes to play with his toys and that can entertain him for hours but even that will get dull after a while & Rhian will just do what she usually does only I predict she will drop her morning sleep because the others are all in the house making as much noise as possible.
Here is where I need help with ideas:



We all like DVDs but have watched the 100's we have time and time again so which DVD's would you recommend? 
Any fun craft ideas that can be done in a short space of time so the kids don't get bored?
What good story books do you recommend?
Do you know where the sun is hiding?







If the summer is a wash out then we can go: 
Swimming
Tenpin Bowling
Soft Play area






Please feel free to share your own ideas if you have blogged about a craft activity you think would be useful to us please share the link.









Friday, 13 July 2012

Cosatto Yo Golightly review


There is a crazy fever hitting the streets,.....Golightly fever. Parents have gone crazy over Cosatto's  Golightly design & I am not surprised as I was one of them. It's design is funky and fits perfectly within the rest of planet Cosatto. Cosatto dare to be brave with their designs and they definitely  stand out in a crowd which I love.
I was asked to review the Yo Golightly for them and as you can imagine I did a little giddy dance when I read the email and immediately replied with the biggest yes! ok onto the stroller because of course this is why you are here.

In the box you will find 

one Yo Golightly stroller
one head hugger
 two chest pads
 oneraincover in it's very own matching storage bag
 one fleece lined cosy toes with a kangaroo pouch to keep those little hands warm in the winter 
 a matching changing bag.

Not only do you get all this in the box you also get 4 years warranty which shows how much Cosatto believe in their products.

Putting the Yo Golightly together is really simple, you can watch my video below to see for yourself



The stroller is easy to push and weighs in at only 7kg the handles are covered with a supergrip foam & has puncture-proof EVA tyres, the break system is a 2 pedal break system so can be applied from either side. The chassis is black aluminium giving you a sturdy yet lightweight frame. Lockable swivel wheels help you manoeuvre around small spaces and came in very handy when we took a trip to London, locking off the wheels makes going over rough terrain easier & the quick release mechanism means you can easily remove the wheels to clean them.
The seat can be reclined to any position thanks to its strap and bracket system, it can be tricky to get the hang of at first but you do get the benefit of reclining it into any position. The stroller is suitable from birth and comes with a head hugger & padded strap covers for newborns but if you are intending to use straight from newborn it does not recline fully flat, at full recline there is a slight incline.


The material is a gorgeous black and white stripe that is fully wipe-able and is durable 300 denier polyester. The gorgeous detail of the red bow on the hood, cosy toes and bag are what really make this stroller so lovely. The gorgeous matching cosy toes is fleece lined and comes with a brilliant kangaroo pouch on the front, the liner is reversible for the summer time (if it ever comes) the reversed side matches the inside of the hood so no matter how you decide to have it, it all co-ordinates perfectly. The shopping basket is generous for a stroller & folding is done in 2 simple steps, the stroller is held in place with 1 clip to the side and comes with a very hand carry handle. Rhian spent most of two days in the stroller whilst we was sight seeing in London & she was comfortable at all times and slept soundly in it. I would recommend the Cosatto Yo to family & friends & for those with little boys Cosatto have brought out a Yo Ahoy there so the girls don't get to have all the fun.

The dimensions are:
Size: L: 72cm W: 44cm H: 98cm, folded size: L: 116cm W: 30cm H: 34cm & handle height: 100cm 

You can also buy the Giggle & you2 twin in the Golightly design 


I received the Yo Golightly for the purpose of the review all wording and opinions are my own.




SIGG wide mouth bottle

SIGG kindly sent me a 0.75l wide bouth bottle as a prize for my Ladies Midnight Walk Competition & also asked me to review one for them. I used the bottle whilst training and during the walk! The bottle I used was the wide mouth SIGG bottle in yoga mint with a ringed screw top, I found it really easy to carry despite it being one of their larger bottles. 


The top has a ringed screw cap which is perfect for attaching to your rucksack if you are walking. 
Every time I have used it my water has been as fresh as when I poured in it, you don't get any metallic taste at all. I love that if my bottle should become damaged at all the liner will still be perfect.
On the night if my walk I managed to save 2 plastic bottles by bring my own bottle already filled so not only are they fantastic at keeping your water fresh they are brilliant for the environment. 


SIGG have been designing and manufacturing water bottles since 1908 in their own factory in Switzerland.
The bottle liner is BPA-Free and Phthalate-Free & free of any VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
The bottle is suitable for cold liquids only and has been tested with a wide range of cold drinks, you can even carry fizzy drinks.


SIGG do a wide range of bottle in different sizes and for different purposes, I particularly think they would be brilliant for children to carry their drinks in for school because of how strong they are, if your children are like mine you would have replaced many plastic bottles over the years.
I would recommend SIGG bottles to family and friends & will be taking mine with me when we go on our travels.

You can find SIGG on facebook & Twitter

I was sent the bottle for the purpose of the review, all words and opinions are my own. 

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Hello Canvas Review and Giveaway

Do you love to display your favourite images? do you love to have them printed onto canvas? If the answer is yes then you need to take a look at Hello Canvas, they asked me to review one of their canvas's & I have to say I am very impressed with the results. I chose one of my favourite images that I had wanted to have printed since the day I took it. It arrived very quickly and came well packed in environmental friendly plastic and box to ensure it got to me in perfect condition.


Here is the image I chose, as you can see it looks brilliant & considering the image was blown up to  20x28 inches Hello Canvas has kept the sharpness of the image.

 You can see above in the close up the quality is fantastic. 

To the left is the canvas bearing in mind I took this with my camera and with the flash on so it makes it slightly lighter than it is, and to the right is a cropped close up digital copy of my original image. 

Because I was sent it for review I actually didn't know the price until my mother in law asked how much it cost, so when I checked I was completely stunned to find it was only £39.00 so not only is the quality excellent the price is a bargain in my opinion, I will definitely be ordering from them for all my image printing from now on. 

I received a 20x28 inch Canvas for the purpose of this review but all opinions and wording are my own

Hello Canvas have given mummy2five's readers the chance to win a gorgeous 20x28 inch Canvas of their own worth £39.00 
Enter the rafflecoptor below

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Yoomi Bottle & Pod Review & Giveaway

If you are like me you will be left wondering which bottle is the best to use and if you asked a group of parents they will tell you many different brands. But I am going to tell you about Yoomi & I so wish I had discovered them earlier, I think they are genius. No more frantically searching for a place to warm your bottles when out & about, or stumbling down the stairs at silly o'clock to switch on the kettle to warm a bottle. The clever Yoomi warmer heats up the milk to breast milk temperature every time...in 60 seconds!. 
How adorable is the Warmth within teddy, after a warm up in the microwave 
he is the perfect cuddling companion,
he comes free when you buy a starter pack

Yoomi have just brought out the fantastic new Charging pod which makes charging your warmer easier. 

to charge the warmer:
To boil, place 1 or more warmers in a pan on their sides, make sure the warmers are full submerged in water and boil them for 25 minutes. Remove and allow to full cool before using.
Electric steam steriliser, You can place them in your steriliser for 25 minutes but use 4 times the amount of water needed so if you normally use 40ml to sterilise bottles use 160ml.
Charging Pod, this is the easiest method of charging your warmer, all you need to do is place the warmer upside down in the pod, close it & place in your microwave for the recommended amount of time, after the duration 1 time shake for 30 seconds and start duration 2 time them shake once again for 30 seconds. Allow your warmer to cool before using. You will have to sterilise the warmer afterward if you use the microwave method of charging. There is a safety band on the warmer & this will go red if the warmer is overcharged.

To heat the bottle of milk all you need to do is remove the cap & press firmly on the orange button, a few seconds later the warmer will be active, wait 30 seconds! replace the cap and turn the bottle upside down allowing the milk to flow into the teat then wait a further 30 seconds, you are then ready to feed. Make sure the teat is full of milk.Your warmer will keep warm for up to 1 hour.
Once charged the warmer will stay charge indefinitely unless it is activated by being knocked hard, the warmer has a life expectancy of 150 charge approximately, you will need to replace the warmers once they stop working.  

Some Yoomi facts

The yoomi bottle has 6 anti-colic vents rather than just 4 to help reduce colic, and having had a baby suffer with colic anything that reduces the chances of getting colic by this much are brilliant.
You can warm you babies milk anywhere you are, I have spent so much time hunting down places to warm a bottle & had many battles trying to get Rhian to take cold milk whilst we are on our travels(each battle she won).
The milk is only warmed whilst you baby drinks giving bacteria less time to breed.
The Yoomi range is 100% BPA free meeting the highest safety standards.
You can use the bottle without the warmer.

I personally think yoomi products are genius and I can not fault them at all Rhian can feed when she wants without have to wait around for the bottle to heat or have it cold because I couldn't find a place to warm it resulting in 1 happy baby & 1 happy mum.

1 8oz bottle and charger retails at £23.50 & I do think they are worth every penny & recommend them to family and friends they will make your life easier!
  

Yoomi have also given me a feeding system to give away to one of my lucky readers, fill out the rafflecoptor below to enter.

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Ladies Midnight Walk draw information & Winners

The competition for all who sponsored me ends today at 12 noon shortly after that I will start to draw out the winners. I will be using a random name picker to pick out the names, I think this is the fairest way due to family and friends also entering the only person I banned from entering was my husband as I didn't think that would of been fair to allow him to enter. (sorry xx).
So I will draw out 20 names first as I have 20 prizes, I will then assign each prize a number and then go down the list of names one by one again randomly selecting a number for them (using random.org) The number selected by each name will win the corresponding prize. I do realise you may win something that you didn't particularly wish for but this is the fairest way.
Unfortunately not everyone will win a prize either so before I draw I would like to wish each and every person who sponsored me good luck (if you are friend or family and you don't win please still like me haha)
Some prizes will be coming directly from me and some will be sent out by the company so I can't give everyone delivery estimates.


Finally I would like to say thank you to everyone that donated, shared my fundraising page & to all the fantastic companies that donated a prize you all played a part in raising much needed funds for Nightingale house hospice, a massive £90,000 has been pledged so well done to all of you.




Come back later today to see if you are on the winners list 


WINNERS 



Lucy= frog in a box from Blue Daisy
Angela Lucy Moustafa= lego Brickmaster book
Darren Liddle=Star Wrap from Tippitoes
Emmakids=Moo Moo cloth nappy from Baba+boo
Vikki Douel =wide mouth bottle from SIGG
Stephen Hall=8oz yoomi bottle and warmer
Vicky Hodder=Union Jack baby shoes from Inch Blue
Emmysmummy=Green stripe dribble bib Cornish daisy
sista-t=jellystone designs uk choice of pendant
Mandi and Clan xxx=Organic cotton boy ragdoll from baby loves Organic
lifewithliv :)=Pink stripe dribble from Cornish Daisy
scottishlesbianmummy= lego Brickmaster book
mymummypennies=Plum Voucher
Vicky Cockett=Picnic blanket From Minene
CarlY_2k05=MAM anti colic starter set
Danielle=Cosatto limited edition swift lite stroller
Tired Mummy of Two=snoozeshade for a carseat
Dillymum=Tug TRIO from buggy tug
Jan Dodd=red stripe dribble bib from Cornish Daisy
lorraine whitcombe shoemark= lego Brickmaster book

Could you all email me your address details with your name with how it is displayed here in the subject line to mummy2five@live.co.uk

Congratulations to all the winners, I wish you all could be winners

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Ladies Midnight Walk

Ouch!!


Yes I have finally done it, I survived the Ladies 10k Midnight Walk.... I ache & I needed sleep like never before but I did it. I hate walking & I hate missing out on sleep but I am very proud of myself & my lovely sister in law, we never stopped to rest & kept up a nice steady pace the whole way finishing in 2 hours 5 minutes 20 seconds!. The aching & the lack of sleep does not matter, the fact that together we raised £300 for Nightingale House Hospice is what it is all about. The total that was raised by all the amazing Ladies who walked came to £80,000 pledged & rising! which I think is pretty amazing & could not of been done without you....yes you, you fantastic people who donated to such an amazing cause.











The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement
and we warmed up to the macarena & greece lightning.

Crossing the finish line after 2 hours 5 minutes 20 seconds

I would just like to say a massive thank you to have who have donated & it is not too late to donate  & enter my competition & a huge thank you to all the fabulous companies who have all donated a fantastic prize Cornish Daisy, Tippitoes, Blue Daisy, Baby Loves Organic, MAM, Yoomi, Inch Blue, Jellystone Designs UK, Snoozeshade, SIGG, Minene, Cosatto, Baba+boo, buggytug, Plum & Lego. A special thanks to SIGG for giving me one of their wide mouth bottles to use, it saved 2 plastic bottles & carried enough water for the whole walk.