WILF Books Subscription – Review & Win

WILF Books are a monthly subscription service which sends children a box of books (minimum of three) to enjoy, love and encourage their reading skills with.  The box can be tailored to your child’s age and tastes, so if there are any themes they don’t like you can excluded them.  The books can be fiction or non-fiction and are uniquely chosen for each child.

wp_20161124_12_36_42_pro The books come well presented and individually wrapped up with a cute note and sticker.  This all adds to the excitement when the child opens it up and they are eager to see what books are inside.  Also included is a freepost envelope where you can return any books that have been read or any from your child’s own collection that they no longer want.  As long as they are in good condition they will be recycled in other boxes so that more children can get enjoyment from them. The more you do this, the more likely that extra books will be included in your future boxes.

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We received three books all well suited to my 8yr old Miss M:

  • Atticus Claw Goes Ashore – Jennifer Gray
  • Darcy Burdock – Laura Dockrill
  • Gilbert the Great – Jane Clarke & Charles Fuge

Miss M was happy with all of her books and soon got down to reading them at bedtime.  They are all books she could enjoy and read at her leisure and she really enjoyed receiving the bundle of books. The idea of a subscription is a great idea for a gift for a child and something they can look forward to each month.

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For one lucky reader I can offer a one month subscription box from WILF Books, just fill in the Gleam form below:

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Jord Wood Watches Review & $75 Giveaway

Jord wood watches are simply stunning and even more so in real life than the pictures show.  I have to say I’m extremely impressed with the watch I received to try out.  With the straps of Jord watches being made of wood, you wouldn’t know from a first glance but when you do they are in fact quite fascinating to look at and feel.

wp_20161110_11_06_08_proThe Jord Dover men’s watch comes beautifully presented in a box made of wood.  Also supplied are spare links and a cleaning cloth to ensure your watch fits perfectly and is kept in tip top condition.jord-2

The box is great quality, the perfect place to store your watch.  The lid is magnetic and there is a pull out drawer at the bottom.

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The men’s watch itself is amazing.  As I said the pictures just don’t do it justice and in real life it is really beautiful.  Made with ebony wood and copper ring inside the face, this is fresh, modern, stylish and a timepiece that people will admire.  What I also love is that the back is glass so you can see through to the mechanism inside.

jord-3Jord watches are of premium quality and really look and feel amazing.  There are various models to choose from in a range of colours of wood in both male, female and unisex styles.
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Your chance to WIN!

If you are interested in the Jord brand, then take this opportunity to enter to win a $75 voucher to spend on Jord watches which is valid until 31/03/2017.  Also all entrants will receive a $20 e-gift card so take the chance to win by clicking HERE now!  Ends on 18/12/2016

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review. This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches

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WIN a Nick Jr Goody Bag and the Carol-oke Competition

Send in your fa-la-la-las for a chance to star on Nick Jr.!

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Upload a video of your little ones singing Deck the Halls and fill out the entry form for a chance to appear on TV. Plus tune into Nick Jr. for snowy adventures every day from 8am.  Entries to be received between 21/11/2016 and 09/12/16. 5 winners will be selected every week.

To enter Carol-oke just click the image below or head down further to win a goody bag!

mpu-for-mums-2The winning entries will then be shown throughout November and December with the first Carol-oke will broadcast on Monday 28th November on Nick Jr.  There will be one Carol-oke per week, featuring five kids

 Competition entry reminder

  •    Videos must be more than 10 seconds and under 30 seconds.
  •    No branding – including toys and clothes
  •    Only one child per video
  •    No background music

An Extra Chance To Win

To celebrate the start of Carol-oke I have a Nick Jr. goody bag to giveaway to one lucky reader.  You can win everything shown below including My Nick Jr. Crayon set, My Nick Jr. colouring Book, Nick Jr. umbrella, Nick Jr. Ready steady dough set and a Nick Jr. Bag. 
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Simply fill in the Gleam form below:

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WIN Milkshake! Fabulous Friends DVD

My children have loved Channel 5’s Milkshake over the years with lots of their favourite characters appearing in shows, so I’m delighted to tell you about the new DVD release from Abbey Home Media. With 2 hours of entertainment your children will be kept occupied with long time favourites Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine and many more!

milkshakeFeaturing in this new collection are:

Peppa Pig – In ‘The New Car’, Peppa’s family car breaks down. While it is being mended, they borrow a shiny new one from Grandad Dog’s garage.

Thomas & Friends – In ‘The Thomas Way’, Harold the Helicopter breaks down, so Thomas and Duck take him to Sodor Search and Rescue for repair. Thomas wants to show them the sights but Duck isn’t keen. They need to learn to work together.

Pip Ahoy! – In ‘ Alan Loses His Bounce’, Alan starts the day full of music and bounce, until Norman the Snail tells him that bouncing is silly. Pip and Alba organise a surprise to cheer him up and get his bounce back.

Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom – In ‘Books’, Queen Thistle reads the children a story which inspires a question. They can’t find the answer in the magic books in the castle, so go to the Wise Old Elf in the Great Elf Library.

Fireman Sam – In ‘Jupiter on the Loose’, the Pontypandy Pioneers visit the fire station, and Norman ends up accidentally driving Jupiter through Pontypandy. Sam races to the rescue!

Lily’s Driftwood Bay – In ‘Stop That Pudding’, Lily puts her newly discovered set of measuring spoons to good use when Nonna takes a tumble and needs a rest, leaving Salty to step in and cook an important pudding.

Bananas In Pyjamas – In ‘Power Cut’, Morgan accidentally causes mayhem in Cuddlestown when he plugs in too many lights and speakers in preparation for Camembert’s birthday party.

Little Princess – In ‘I Want My Treehouse’ Little Princess builds a treehouse, then discovers Algie and Maid are also building one in the tree next door! Soon they are in competition to see who can build the best one.

Bob the Builder – In ‘Lofty Lets Loose’, Bob and his team are building a new giraffe enclosure at the zoo, but Lofty’s excitement about meeting his favourite animal gets the better of him.

Wanda and the Alien – In ‘Starfish’, Wanda and friends help a hermit crab to find his starfish friend who was swept out to sea, aided by a giant whale and some important fish.

Toot the Tiny Tugboat – In ‘Toot’s Funny Side’, Toot arranges a funny No Talent Show to help Paula the Trawler overcome her embarrassment when she makes a mistake.

Toby’s Travelling Circus – In ‘Ribbons and Strings’, Toby is inspired to create a ribbon-and-strings act in the show after witnessing the havoc caused by Momo and Freddo earlier with a yo-yo.

Wissper – In ‘The Slow Slow Loris’ Sonia the slow loris asks Wissper to help her speed up as the chattering monkeys keep taking all the best fruit first.  Wissper decides to  enlist the help of Monty the meercat.

Paw PatrolIn ‘Pup Pup Boogie’, Ryder, Chase and Rubble use their dance moves to help repair the tracks before the next train arrives.

For your chance to win a copy of the new DVD, just enter the Gleam form below:

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WIN Masha and the Bear Holiday on Ice DVD

For all Masha and the Bear fans comes the new DVD Holiday on Ice.  Released by Abbey Media on 31st October this DVD is packed full of fun seasonal episodes that little ones will love.  If you want to win the DVD, which would make a great stocking filler this Christmas, just scroll down and enter the form below.

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A retired circus bear settles into the woods and prepares for a quiet new life surrounded by peace and tranquility until he is introduced to an adventurous little girl named Masha. Masha is an energetic three-year-old who lives in an old train station in the forest. Precocious, silly, and friends with everyone she meets, this energetic girl can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble.

Bear is a warm, fatherly figure that does his best to guide his friend and keep her from harm, often ending up the unintended victim of her misadventures. Together with a loveable group of friendly animals that have made the forest their home, Masha and the Bear entertains adults and children alike, teaching viewers about creativity, loyalty and true friendship.

In this special, seasonal collection, eager to learn how to skate like a pro, Masha gets Bear to teach her. With a bit of effort, Masha gets Bear down to the frozen lake where Lady Bear is already. Hopefully Bear and Lady Bear can help Masha learn the steps. 

This special, seasonal collection features the following episodes:- Holiday on Ice, One, Two, Three! Light the Christmas Tree, Picture Perfect, Tracks of Unknown Animals, Watch Out!,
First Day of School, No Tresspassing, The Snow Maiden and The Wolf and the Fox.

For your chance to win a copy of the new DVD, just enter the Gleam form below:

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WIN Peter Rabbit Great Rabbit and Squirrel Adventure DVD

For little fans of Peter Rabbit, the new DVD released by Abbey Home Media on Monday 24th October, The Great Rabbit and Squirrel Adventure is packed full of fun episodes around friendship and adventure.  My children love watching Peter Rabbit, he never fails to entertain, so get your entries in below to win a copy of the DVD, the perfect stocking filler this Christmas.

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Join our hero, Peter Rabbit, in this fifth installment of his animated adventures. Peter tells a curious Cotton-tail how he and Squirrel Nutkin became friends and how Nutkin’s lost his tail. Soon Peter is on an adventure to retrieve Nutkin’s tail, even though it means going to Owl Island! This charming DVD collection features over seventy minutes full of fun, mischief and adventure, in 6 action packed adventures. Let’s hop to it!

With a taste for radishes and a thirst for adventure Peter Rabbit is the lovable and extraordinary friend you longed to hang out with when you were a kid. But when the chips are down and danger lurks, there’s no better friend to have around than Peter and his boundless courage will always see him through.

Peter Rabbit – The Tale of the Great Rabbit and Squirrel Adventure features the following episodes: – The Tale of The Rabbit and Squirrel Great Adventure; The Tale of Old Brown’s Feather; The Tale of The Wiggly Worms; The Tale of Two Enemies; The Tale of Fierce Bad Rabbit; The Tale of Mr Tod’s Trap

For your chance to win a copy of the new DVD, just enter the Gleam form below:

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Win The Secret Life of Pets Duvet Set

The Secret Life of Pets is a film that both of my children have watched and thoroughly enjoyed.  The tale is about a dog Max who isn’t very happy when his owner takes in a stray called Duke who makes Max feel a bit left out.  If you haven’t seen it, then you must do as the kids found it to be a great afternoon of entertainment.  To celebrate the success of the film is this fabulous The Secret Life of Pets bedding set and cushion from Character World.  As you can see my little boy was absolutely delighted with it and couldn’t wait for me to put it on his bed for him to sleep in.

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We also received a double sided cushion which proved to be a huge hit with Mister B.  He is forever cuddling it and uses it downstairs when he watches tv as well as on his bed at night time.  It is soft and smooth and really comfortable.

secret-life-of-pets-duvet-3The duvet cover itself is double sided.  One side showing all the main characters of The Secret Life of Pets and the other side has smaller images and phrases written across it.  The pillow is mostly plain white but in the corner is a large image of Sweet Pea the bird.

secret-life-of-pets-duvet-4My little boy loved his new duvet set and couldn’t wait to go to bed as soon as I changed his sheets which is always a good sign at night time.  It is a great way to encourage children to go to bed when they have a duvet cover they love and can’t wait to snuggle up in, so I’ve got a great opportunity for one of my readers below to win a duvet set for themselves!

For a chance to win The Secret Life of Pets duvet set then simply fill in the Gleam form below:

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The Secret Life of Pets duvet set giveaway

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

 

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Water Play Toys from the Entertainer

When the days are hot and the sun is blasting on the garden, there is nothing kids love more than playing with water, whether it be in a paddling pool, water guns or another form of water, the children just love getting wet and cooling off in the heat.  Addo toys have come up with a fabulous range of Storm Blasters water guns covering various sizes and price points all available from The Entertainer.

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We tried out the Hurricane Warrior, the largest water gun at £10 which can fire up to 10m and holds 2000ml.  We also had the mid range Tornado Trooper  at £6 which fires up to 7m and holds 1000ml and then the smaller Jet Stream which retails for just £2!

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The children were so excited to try these out and spent the evening soaking each other and informed me that “These are the best water guns ever mummy!”.

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They certainly did blast out a lot of water and were quite powerful but in the hot weather the kids love it and they are being active with plenty of running around.

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Something completely new and different for us is the Zuru Bunch O Balloons which are basically water bombs.  There are 100 balloons split into three bunches.  To blow up each bunch you simply attach a hosepipe to the top, turn it on and the balloons instantly inflate and as the weight of them drops down you do a sharp tug of the hose and the balloons release from the sticks and self seal with the bands around them.

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This is such a clever idea which the kids loved.  They couldn’t wait to get started and they were giggling throughout their water fight.  The balloons are a fun idea and just adds a bit of extra excitement into an afternoon of water play.

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As you can see my two children just love water play in the garden and it’s a great way to get kids outdoors and cool off in the Summer months.

I have one of the Storm Blasters water guns from Addo to giveaway (model will vary dependent on stock availability) so enter below for the chance to win:

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Chrono Bomb Game Review & Giveaway

Chrono Bomb is an exciting game from IMC Toys that creates excitement and fun for children as they weave their way through the unique combination of strings that you set up in order to reach the end before the bomb goes off.  With numerous set ups possible it really is down to your imagination on creating a mission ready for the game to begin.

chrono bomb imageThe box contains a bomb unit with timer, six clamps, of which one attachs to the sensor and another has the reel of string on.  There are also 8 object cards and two special cards which are used to pick up as you make your way through the course, although there is also an app that can be downloaded with a couple of further variations of the game on it for extended play.  The bomb unit does require 3 AAA batteries to play.

chrono bomb 1Each clamp needs to be set in place and although they are fairly flexible to move around, you do need to find the right thickness of furniture to attach them too.  We didn’t really have anywhere suitable so set up in the garden using garden chairs and this worked just fine.  The first two clamps have to be level in order to balance the sensor but after that you can zig zag the string up and down to create a varied course.  It does require an older person or parent to assist with this although my 8yr old soon got the hang of setting up a course.

chrono bomb 2There are two variations of the game plus the ones on the app, but my children occupied themselves in many ways with their own variations and it managed to keep them entertained for most of the afternoon trying to trick each other out!

Here’s our video of the game in action:

For you chance to win a Chrono Bomb game, just fill in the Gleam form below:

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Win a set of pillows with Silentnight & Dream Holiday promotion

There’s nothing better than sleeping in your own bed at night, so when you are away from home it can be hard to feel comfortable and get a good nights sleep.  In fact a surprisingly high number of people really do miss their bed whilst on holiday, according to a survey compiled by Silentnight.

“Six out of 10 Brits agree that they miss their bed more than their FAMILY, when away on holiday.”

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With the holiday season arriving and a good nights sleep on our minds, Silentnight have launched a Dream Holiday competition where you can win the holiday of your dreams along with a multitude of runners up prizes including iPads, bikes, experience days and fitness equipment.

For a chance of winning one of these amazing prizes, all you need to do is purchase a Silentnight product, can be pillows, duvet etc that has the Dream holiday promotional sticker on.  This will give you a special code to enter online HERE for a chance to win.

Nick Booth from Silentnight comments: “With increasingly busy lives, it’s understandable that UK consumers are looking to get away just to unwind, relax and sleep! And good bedding is of course key to a good night’s rest.

I totally agree with this statement and find a decent pillow to be really important at night otherwise I do struggle to sleep through the night.  With that in mind I have a set of Silentnight pillows up for grabs for one of my readers to ensure they get a really good nights sleep at home!

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All you need to do to win is fill out the Gleam widget below, and don’t forget to look out for the stickered packs in the shops to win the amazing prize of a Dream Holiday along with some amazing other prizes.

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