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Friday, 17 April 2015

@O2 Big Bundles Pay and Go Promotion


I have been an O2 customers for years, there deals just keep getting better.  They have some super 'Big Bundles for their Pay and Go customers.  All you need to do order one of their FREE Sims.  Once it arrived you can choose from a choice of packages:




£10 - 100 minutes, 500MB Data, 1000 texts, 3G

£15 - 200 minutes, 1 GB Data, 2000 texts, 4G ready

£20 - 400 minutes, 2 GB Data, 4000 texts, 4G ready 
Check them all out here the BIG BUNDLES 


Once you have ordered your FREE Sim, share their deals with your friends and you could win £1000 cash or a PS4 bundle.  The more you share, the better the chance of winning.

They top 5 referrers will each win £1,000 cash to help them live big. O2 will also pick 10 referrers at random to win one of 5 iPad Air 2s or 5 PS4 bundles.


Sounds awesome! Good Luck
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Splash proof, protect your smart phone, Reviveaphone Splash proof Review and competition

Everyone has a mobile phone, mostly smart phones these days.  Our mobile phones are not cheap and to most people these remarkable little gadgets contain our entire life.  Sometimes we lose them, drop them, break them and even drown them.

I have murdered two smart phones, one to the bath and one to the toilet.  I can remember as clear as day both situations.  Thankfully with today's technology focusing on our love of gadgets, innovation is continually changing evolving.  If something like that ever happens again my mobile phone will be protected.

Oliver Murphy The man behind Reviveaphone.com has managed to crack the code and come up with a solution, he has invented an actual 'solution' its a spray on resistant coating for smart phones.  Oliver then appeared on the Dragons Den to show, showing the Dragon how this new technology works and of course he went on the show to look for an investor.

He obviously made a 'Splash' with Dragons Den Kelly Hoppen as she stumped up £50K, the investment he wanted.  How fantastic is this.  Over night Oliver had become techie sensation. He has turned his company around.  It's all still new and feels a little surreal for him.  Sales figures have rocketed from £1,000 each month to £20,000 almost overnight.

The Splash Proof contains the following:
A small bottle of the Splash solution spray
A plastic scraper
A buffer cloth
and the instructions 

WATCH THIS VIDEO!


I have been sent my very own kit box to review... I have to say I was very dubious at first.  I am sure you are feeling this too but, I feel safe in the knowledge, the spray has been tested, you just need to trust yourself to use it properly, it's proven to work.

So here goes!  -  Clean your device with the buffer cloth, open all ports, spray the solution over the openings, ports and buttons. If you can expose the battery area, spray the solution all over the back of your phones battery area and the ports of the battery. Spray these areas three times. Then leave it to dry for 5-10 minutes.  The solution is x10 thinner then a strand of hair, it will dry quick.  Use the plastic scraper to smooth over the surface and scrap off any residue and buff with cloth.  Thereafter your phone will water resistant.  That means it can get wet, if you drop in the sink it will be fine but I wouldn't take it swimming.




Carphone Warehouse will be stocking and selling this kit soon, currently Splash proof is available to purchase on the Reviveaphone Splash  website at £17.99.     

Now for anyone feeling lucky, there is a competition running to win your own Splash proof kit.  So what are you waiting for, get involved.


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Good luck and thank you for your time

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

IntotheBlue Experiences and you can win your Wishlist upto £1000


Just incase you are not aware its National Experience Week, April the 13th to the 19th.  That means a week to try something new, go somewhere different, experience something exciting, challenging maybe even daring... How about going 'IntotheBlue'?


Sorry, I bet that hasn't made too much sense, 'IntotheBlue' is a fabulous Experience company, they have been making people happy since 1996, they offer a great selection experiences to suit everyone, for all occasions, daredevils, high flyers, cocktail makers, animal patters, whatever is your hearts desires, lots of see and do all based around the UK.

They are currently hosting a great competition, which is open to everyone in the UK.  Someone will win their wishlist.  That's right a wishlist made by you, upto the value of £1000.  Yucks its sounds fabulous, I want to win too.


Their competition is simple to enter, collect at lease two experiences and bank them on your wishlist.  You can choose as many as you want upto £1000  (You don't even register on their website) You submit your email address. You will get an email confirmation that your wish is banked. The email will look like this and you'll get one for each experience you have added to your wishlist >>>

I too liked this competition so much, I have entered myself (just to shown you how its done - I can not win).  I'm not a daredevil but I do like the highlife not that I can afford it.  Having children, my priorities tend to be spoiling them not me.  So taking advantage being able to do something nice and go anywhere I chose the following experiences.

#NationalExperienceWeek

Luxury Chocolate Making London
I love cooking, baking generally making a mess in the kitchen and delivering tasty food my family and friends.  However I have never actually made chocolates. Its sounds like a lovely experience. Also being able to take some home, that would be a treat to spoil my boys.

Beer Brewing Course Peak District
I chose this not for me but for my boyfriend, he has often spoken of making his own beer.  I figure if he is going to do this, I would like him to have guidance and not blowing up our shed or make some lethal moonshine.  With this experience not only would he get a lesson, he get to keep all the equipment too.

Murder on the British Pullman
The most prestige train in the UK, The British  Pullman, part of the Belmond group originally known as the Orient-Express Group.  Murder on the British Pullman, everyone on the train will catch glimpses of a potential crime. Thereafter a Murder is committed and everyone on board gets a chance to solve the mystery of 'Who dun it!'  This is not your standard train ride, its a high class affair.  Black tie, cocktail dresses, a sophisticated dinning experience too, cheers with champagne, yes please darlings.  I would love to go, the service on the Pullman is impeccable, food to die for, it's an experience I would talk about for the rest of my days.  I hope it's on your bucklist, it is mine.

Weekday Champagne Virgin Balloon Flight
Everyone talks about doing a Balloon flight even me. I have never met anyone that's done this thou.  I would take either my boyfriend or one of my sisters for a fun day out.  Something we can spend some quality time together, watch the world go by and afterwards we can say we did it!

Anyway enough about me and what I want to win, what do you want to WIN? You can get involved too, the full details are here: IntotheBlue #NationalExperienceWeek

The email you get back, will have a link, that will take you to your wishlist - Mine is below.  This competition will be running from 24/03/15 until the 23/04/15.

        

Once you have chosen your wishlist, you must share with the world on your social media networks, why you should win, either the experiences you've chosen, why you want to won, make sure to add the following
Twitter: @IntotheBlueUK 
Facebook: IntotheBlue Gift Vouchers

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Monday, 13 April 2015

Pooch & Mutt DIGESTION & WIND dog food review




Hello everyone, this is for all the doggy lovers and owners, I know I have a few of you.  For those of you who are unaware I have too have a dog.  Tyson, he is a long dog, a Lurcher, a Dalmatian, Greyhound cross.  He is only 3 years old, thats a fully grown adult dog in doggy years.


Last week Tyson has been kindly sent some dog food and treats from Pooch & Mutt.  It's a Premium Award winning dog food brand.  There are 5 varieties of dog food available.  Each type is slightly different however the varieties offer the eater the best suitable nutritional dog food they require.


Pooch & Mutt's ethics to is make the best dog food without wheat, corn, rice, beef, cereal, all gluten, soya and dairy products.  As these ingredients can have an affect to our dogs digestive system.  Pooch & Mutt also use the best products they can source locally i.e. British ingredients.  There food is free from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives. 



Priory to the food being sent, I was asked a little bit about Tyson.  I explained he is a very healthy dog, young, active too, however he does get 'farty' and they can stink to high heaven. Not that he is bothered.  Pooch & Mutt kindly sent me a 2kg bag of their DIGESTION & WIND dog food and a packet of their treats.  This has been made with 45% Salmon, Probiotics and Prebiotics, Parsley, Sweet potato and charcoal. Sounds good enough for me too eat, Yum!



Tyson went nuts before the bag was even opened, jumping at me, he knew the bag was for him. When I opened the bag, the smell was very strong, I got a fishy, spinach aroma, it really smells fresh, obviously very appealing to Tyson's sense of smell.

I have always fed Tyson dried food.  I suggest make sure to read how much you need to feed your dog.  Tyson is a large dog approx 35kg, I should be feeding him 360g day. He gets 120g x3 times a day.  Less when I am mixing in human food, he will also be given tinned oily fish twice a week.  To be honest he does eat a lot of human food.  He is like a dustbin, he is given all the left overs, this could explain the bad smells he produces.



The difference between his regular dog food and Pooch & Mutt, their food feels lighter (I noticed one whole cup of his old dog is 120g.  A cup of Pooch & Mutt is approx. 85g, the old dog food is more dense), its a richer brown, even greenish colour, I am used to seeing lighter brown dog food.  I also try my best to keep his food fresh with Pooch & Mutt that fresh smell continues until the end of the bag, its fabulous.

Right: Old Food - Left: Pooch & Mutt

Tyson can be fussy if he doesn't like a brand he wont eat it, on this occasion he has lapped-up every tasty kibbly bit.  The treats seem to be just as good, my kids love telling Tyson to sit for treats.  These are all low calorie, wheat-free, hand-baked. Very cute looking little bones.

Pooch & Mutt is more expensive then standard supermarket brands.  2kg bag is £13.99 or 8kg is £41.99  However the ingredients, isn't bargain bucket, its not bulked up, like most other dog food brand.  Its a brand that is caring for our doggies.

Must of all its done as it says on the packaging, I am impressed.  Tyson's mega farts explosions have practically stopped.  It is true dogs can be wheat and grain intolerant.  Maybe this is what is causing my pooch to be gassy.

If you are interested in purchasing Pooch & Mutt but you are unsure which food to buy, as all of their products are functional to help with specific problems dogs may have. For example itching, calming, oral hygiene, puppies, training and older dogs to name a few.  Please contact Pooch & Mutt via their Social media sites, they are on hand for great advise.  Twitter: @poochandmutt & Facebook: FB Pooch & Mutt

Thank you Pooch & Mutt for the experience, I hadn't heard of your brand before, its great to see a brand that is as caring as you.  Its definitely the best dog food on the market I have come across. 

If you do become a customer, there is a rewards program, all packaging has Pooch Points, these can be used to get free products and merchandise.  I love the jumpers!
 

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Sunday, 5 April 2015

Jellybug the launch party at the rainforest Cafe, a new funky Preschool Channel


A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the Launch Party of JellyBug, on behalf Kiddy Charts.  I took my youngest son Liam to the launch of a new preschool channel 'JellyBug'.  Hand in hand we made our way into London, our destination the Rainforest Cafe.


It the first time I had ever been inside the Rainforest cafe.  The outside looks so inviting, the plush toys would wink at me as I walk past.  Now with Liam we arrived early and enter the store, its like a wild Jungle, with plush toy animals everywhere all of them cute and wanting homes, every little boys dream.


Liam lapped the shop a few times before we made it downstairs past the middle level where their beautiful cafe is situated and then the lower basement where the JellyBug team met us on our arrival.


When we arrived, we were greeted by the creative minds of JellyBug, Sarah Darling and Mr Weebl aka Jonti Picking, a husband and wife partnership.

Liam started his day with a spot of colouring, one of the wonderful Jellybugs posters, very pokemonish style of character.  We met Sarah and Jontis' daughter, she introduced herself as JELLYBUG!  She is actual voice of JellyBug, a bright and clued-up young lady indeed.


Everyone gathered around to watch the Jellybug channel.  Sarah explained a little about her history within the industry, working within animation, shes written for Sesame street, Cadburys, worked on other programs for teenagers, really all sorts of televised entertainment, also within radio too, having an evening slot on XFM.

JellyBug visually pops out at you, its fun way to connect with children of all ages and silly enough to connect with adults with like minded silliness too, everyone is entertained together.  Sarah and her husband wanted to make something they could enjoy with their children and share their quirkiness with like minded people.  So let the show begins and the animation do the talking, actually I should say 'do the singing!'   



Their channel is different from any other children channels I've seen, its educational, clever and catchy.  Some of the nursery rhymes are recognisable with an added twist.  The animation is wacky, eye catching, its almost hypnotic in places, some of it a little psychedelic.  The music has bouncing beats, repetition, helping children to remember words in an effortless way.  Watching the audience the children were shaking and swinging on their feet.



I tend to people watching, the entire audience were captivated by the ABC Alphabet Song we had been shown, with its funny fast rhymes.  The children all joining in with the singing.  There is a nice selection of videos on the Jellybug channel, featuring nursery rhythms, counting songs and a little bit of bonkersness too.

Mr Weebl has his own channel, this would be for an older audience.  Mr Weebl the music maker, his twitter bio reads 'I write songs that drive you insane.'  I can assure you not a mentally mad but in a tongue and cheek type of way.

Mr Weebl the musical genius and Sarah the writer the glue in this partnership, also not forgetting their Animator, Anthony Price, his work outstanding.  Anthony showed everyone how to put a simple animated character together.  It took only 9 minutes from nothing to a bouncing ball with waving hands and a smiley face.   


JellyBug gave off some Happy vibes, lots of energetic dance beats.  Before becoming a parent I would regularly be taken up center stage on a dance floor on the weekend.  I do adore the electronic break beats, Trance and Hardhouse.  So hearing some of their videos, gave me a little smirk, I could hear the funky beats.  Any ravers here, you are going to love this channel.  Why not grab your white glove and glow sticks, fluffy boots whatever suits you.  You wont need your whistles the music is loud enough for you and your little ones to have a bop together.



My favourite animation is Baby Baboon.  Its by far the wackiest animation of them all, with random words that rhyme, I was hypnotised by the end of this video too.  Don't be shy, tune in, chill out and check out JellyBug.  Tell your friends and have a house party! 


We had a lovely morning packed with entertainment from Mr Boo Boo the magician, Storyteller and face painting.

  


Liam decided he wanted to be a Minecraft Creeper, the lady painting did a little free styling painting, Creeper slash animal!




Our Jellybug... Liam said he was delicious!


   

 

GAME Skylanders Trap Team Club, 1st Birthday at Hamleys


By chance I came across Fun Kids I was looking for fun things to do in London over Easter (Oh I should mention this is a great music and event site for kids).  They mentioned a party taking place at London's Number Toy Store, actually the most famous Toy Store in the World, HamleysGAME were having a 1st Birthday bash for their Skylanders Club, celebrating their rewards program for Skylanders fans! 1 year old this week.
 


Anyone could join in the celebrations, I thought why not, lets go and see what awaits us.  It was Saturday, 4th April from 11am - 2pm.  So armed with two very excited sons off to London we went. 


Everyone knows Hamleys is HUGE! When we arrived, we were greeted by happy staff.  



No mention of Skylanders Party anywhere near the entrance, with my mummy's intuition I headed to the basement, the GAME Store is in house situated on the lower ground floor.  It must of been the quietest part in the store. Don't get me wrong there were lots of families and children here but I could actually move around.  James and Liam left me for dust, dumping their bags and ran off with wide eyes.

We were in Skylander Trap Team Heaven, figurines everywhere.  I was greeted by the GAME team all wearing their very fabulous Skylanders t-shirts.  We arrived just in time, everyone was in the party spirit.  Skylander bunting, flags, posters, balloons were all about us... We had arrived at the PARTY!


Smack bang in the middle a huge Television and Xbox Games console taking pride and place on the wall.  Lots of children taking turns.


We had music blurring out, some great tunes being spin by Jamie from Fun Kids on his decks.


Much to Liam's delight he found the mini Skylanders, we've never seen such a huge selection. He was very happy playing on the mini screen alone.... for ages!!!


What does every birthday have... CAKE! A huge Skylanders cake was rolled out, we all had a slice.



If you fancied your hand at colouring in there were lots of Skylander Characters to choose from too.  I bet you know who these ones are?



Lucky for us the 1st 100 arrivals were given a goody bag, we were lucky as arrived at just after 12. I bagged the last 2 bags.  Each goody bag had a super Skylanders Universe Magazine, a picture to colour in, a Trap Team poster, an Easter Card from Kaos, a couple of Kids Fun stickers and best of all a Traptanium Crystal Trap.


Thank you kindly GAME & Hamleys.

Before I knew of this event, I had never hear of The GAME Skylanders Trap Team Club.  A very nice sales assistant explained the reward program to me.

Joining their Skylanders Trap Team Club, you well get all the perks of the GAME Reward program along with exclusive Skylanders Trap Team Club.  You can get exclusive limited editions gifts, stickers, trading cards depending on how much you purchase. Also discounts and access to special offers.

All I needed to do was spend £9.99.  Well that was very easy.  The boys had a budget to spend of £30, their Easter money.   They could pick anything they wanted.  They decided together as they share everything.  They picked a Skylanders Trap Team minis pack, with Bop & Terrabite and the Minecraft game for the Xbox.  They have been playing the iPad app for months now.

Super fantastic we got an extra bonus, because we joined during the Easter holidays we received a Easter Gift pack; this contained the Springtime Trigger Happy Swapforces figurine, a Mini Gill Grunt also a Water Trap with Outlaw Brawl & Chain Villain captured inside.


Me and the boys had a lovely afternoon at Hamleys.  I am very happy I took them along.  We only looked in our gift bags on the tube journey home.  They love the Skylander Universe Magazine, it came with a free toy this kept them entertained.  They were so excited to get home thou.  That whole thought of getting home and playing with their new toys.  Once indoors the Xbox went on, I didn't see nor hear them for hours.




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Saturday, 4 April 2015

Kinder Surprise Easter Eggs... We can't wait for Easter tomorrow





Its Easter tomorrow, I have 2 very excited boys... I am sure they will grow-up be chocolate connoisseurs when they are older, as chocolate is a priority to them.

All the way back in February, actually it was 9th February to be precise, I popped in to my local Co-Op for toilet roll as you do.  I told the boys they could have a treat, so we we're looking down the sweet aisle, I spotted a few Kinder Surprise Easter Eggs.  I am awful I can not help myself but impulse buy.  As there was not many of Kinder Eggs on the shelf, only about 6 in total. I grabbed 2 blue ones.  They stated 'Find a fantastic Batman Surprise inside', I hate to point this out, that's has spoiled the surprise... Oops just saying!


When I got to the till, the chap serving me announced £17.50, I almost died on the spot, I was trying to calculate in my head, toilet paper, eggs and couple of cheap sweets.  With Liam standing next to me with the biggest grin slapped on his face.  I knew it was the Easter Eggs, they were £6 each.  Now do I put them back and suffer the torture of being the meanest mum in the World, with a screaming  hissing fit all the way, actually it could be worst or do I pay the man and look all smiley.  While feeling I have been robber in broad daylight, I went for the latter.  All I could say was £12 for 2 Easter eggs all the way home, with surprised wide eyes.


I have had these wallet busting Kinders on the kitchen side for bloody ages now.  I'll be honest I didn't even know when Easter was when I brought them.  What I do know, is I have wanted to buy the boys Kinder Easter Eggs for years, I have never seen them available in their lifetime.  So in fairness that's another good reason to keep.  I'm trying to justify my actions here.  I am fully aware there is the super fantastic Batman toy inside, I am sure they will be worth it.


The Co-op had sold out of the other Kinder Easter Eggs by the following day.  Out of curiosity I have Googled to see if I can buy them anywhere else.  Only Ebay at about £12 a pop.  Well, I feel much better now, knowing them they doubled in price.


I wonder if the boys will share any of there wonderful tasty Kinders with me tomorrow! I doubt it haha

HAPPY EASTER, I hope everyone has a lovely holiday, filled with love, chocolate and loved-ones.

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