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Saturday, 31 December 2011

I'd Love To Get Fit With Davina


Fitness fanatic DAVINA McCall teams up with Next



"Launching in time for Spring 2012, Davina For Next provides the ultimate workout and post work-out clothing along with a range of innovative everyday shoes which feature dual density mid-sole technology to reduce stress on joints. From aerobics to running, power-lifting to Pilate's – all in great modern shapes, fabulous colours and outstanding fabrics, there’s something for every activity."

It all sounds very exciting and the new range looks fab. Being a mum of 3 young children I could really do with getting fit in the new year. My youngest child is 18 months now yet I still have a loose tummy which is not very nice. I've never been very big in size, I'm only a 10/12 but I'm so unfit its unreal. My 8 year old daughter could beat me in a running race any day. It's very embarrassing. I used to attend the Gym before I fell pregnant with Ryan, which I used to really enjoy. In the new year my plan is to start up again. It's time this mummy got rid of her tum and became a yummy mummy again. My plan is too get my tight,toned tum back in time for my summer holiday of 2012. It's a tough task but I think it will be a fun challenge.

The new Next Davina range includes so many vibrant and trendy looking clothes, trainers and pumps to make anyone look good. One of my favourites are these gorgeous Patent Ballerinas. Who said gym shoes had to be boring. They're so pretty, I think I'd actually where these all the time. They're so lovely and very girlie. Just the injection of colour I could do with.


I love the Davina Racer Back Vest in Pink. It's so bright and pretty. It looks so comfy with it's built in bra area and would make me look fab in the gym. I'd be the eye of every ones workout in this trendy fitness top. I would love to team this top up with these Charcoal Cuffed Joggers. Together I would have the perfect workout outfit. I think in Davina's new fitness clothes I would actually look forward to working out, just to get into them. Well, who wouldn't?





So, I found the perfect trousers, pumps and top that I'd love to wear but I'm missing one key item. My outside training shoes. I fell in love with these gorgeous Sports Trainers in white. They look so comfortable yet very stylish. They're almost too good just to wear as training shoes. I'd be tempted to wear them all the time. Or at least go walking or running more so that I could show them off. They're simply stunning.



That's my fitness outfit now complete. I would love to test out these fab looking items to find out if they really are as good as they look. Do they fit nicely? Do they wash well? Will they fall apart on me after a few uses? These are all things I'd like to find out.

The new Next Davina range seems fab but I know I'd love to find out more. Who knows, maybe if I'm lucky I'll be putting them through their paces and telling you all about my new fitness plans in the new year.




Monday, 26 December 2011

Were The Advent Comps Worth It?

Were The Advent Comps Worth It?

This was my first year entering the Christmas Advent Competitions and I must admit, it was hard work! I must have entered over 100 competitions every single day. I did facebook, twitter, on line and e.mail comps. I must have spend most of December on my laptop. It was stressfull at times but was mainly organised as I followed the Loquax lists.

I kept a diary of everything I won in December to see if all the hard work was worth it. Here's my list:

Dec 1st - A personalised Santa sack
Dec 1st - A child's mattress protector
Dec 1st - A Nano Hexbug toy
Dec 1st - 2 x Jamaican Ginger cakes
Dec 1st - Kasabian Tickets x 2
Dec 1st - 2 packets of Dreamfields Pasta
Dec 2nd - 2 x Tickets for an exclusive gig at Nando's where I met Olly Murs
Dec 2nd - Elegant Touch false nails
Dec 2nd - Adopt a Pickled Onion gift card
Dec 2nd - A Co-Op Winter goody bag
Dec 2nd - A Plastic card wallet
Dec 3rd - A Polka dot serving bowl
Dec 5th - Magners Advent calender
Dec 5th - An "Allotments" gardening book
Dec 5th - Original Source shower gel
Dec 5th - 2 x Bandanna Bibs
Dec 7th - 250g jar of Marmite
Dec 7th - A mini silk scarf
Dec 8th - £10 Clinton's Gift Voucher
Dec 9th - £10 EAT voucher
Dec 9th - Gruffalo book
Dec 10th - M&S Phillips digital photo frame
Dec 10th - Aunt Bessie's oven mitt
Dec 11th - Collection 2000 make up item - lipstick
Dec 12th - X Factor tour tickets for the show next march
Dec 12th - Ipad case and Iphone skin
Dec 12th - Ben10 Goody bag (wii game,ds game,ball and figure)
Dec 12th - Elegant Touch false nails
Dec 12th - Bouquet of flowers
Dec 13th - Magners Gift wrapping set
Dec 14th - 2 x Odeon cinema tickets
Dec 14th - Famous Grouse Xmas cards
Dec 16th - 25% off code :(
Dec 16th - Cars2 on Blu ray
Dec 16th - Foxy bingo Calendar
Dec 18th - Collection 2000 make up item
Dec 19th - Collection 2000 make up item
Dec 19th - BusyBuddy dog toy
Dec 20th - Mothercare Aqua Pad
Dec 20th - Healthy Snacks hamper box
Dec 20th - CooleSwan goodybag
Dec 20th - Toy Story 3 Blu ray
Dec 23rd - Drayton Manor Magical Xmas tickets x 2
Dec 26th - BornFree bottles gift set

It's quite a long list - I had an amazing 45 wins. I'm thinking I will be doing the advents next year as the prizes are amazing but I will be a lot more selective as to what I enter. Next year I will only be allocating maybe 2 hours a day and that's it. I must remember that I have a family life too.

I've seen my friends win some pretty amazing prizes through out December. Although I didn't win anything of my wanted list, I still have my fingers crossed for some late WEMs over the next few weeks.

How did you do on the Advents this year?
 

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

My Samsung Mobilers Christmas Card


My Samsung Christmas Card To All My Mobiler Friends!

I wish them all a Merry Christmas and a Fantastic New Year.
May they enjoy this Holiday Season with their families and friends and of course their Samsung Devices ;)

I wish you all an exciting Christmas and an even better new year. May it be the start of something big for all of us.

Lots of love

Christine x

A Samsung Christmas

A Samsung Christmas - Which Samsung product is on your wish list for Christmas and why?



If I could pick ANY Samsung product this Christmas it would have to be a Samsung Smart TV. I wouldn't care what size, It would just be a dream come true for me. I've been dreaming about owning one of these all year now. They really look AMAZING!

I've been dreaming of all those Smart TV functions. That thin flat screen and the endless possibilities of what I could do with it teamed up with my Samsung Tab and array of Samsung Smart Phones.

So that's what Samsung product is on my list, but what about you? What Samsung product would you like for Christmas this year?

Brand New Moshi Monster Fruity Gummies

Brand New Moshi Monster Fruity Gummies

Bazooka Candy Brands are to release a new range of assorted fruit foam and jelly sweets based on the worldwide children’s trend Moshi Monsters. They are due to be released on 1st January 2012, and the 45g bag will trial at an RRP of 50p.
 These new yummy sweets will be available in a variety of delicious flavours including strawberry, cola, orange, blackcurrant, lemon and bubble gum.
All foams and jellies will contain 25% real fruit juice and no artificial colours or flavours.

We were lucky enough to be sent a few packets to try ahead of release date. They are lovely. Really fruity and truly delicious. With 25% Real fruit they're little fruity pieces of yummy jelly goodness. We enjoyed our little samples and are now looking forward to their big release date in January so that we can get our hands on some more.

If you like fruity, jelly sweets. Then you will love these new Moshi Monster Fruity Jellies from Bazooka Candy.


QUICK #Competition - Monkey Hamper!

MONKEY IS FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS!
Competition.


The nation’s best loved Monkey is set to be a Christmas must have with his own range of cool presents. Hitting shelves this October, there’s something for everyone, from dad to boyfriend, sister to uncle. He’s the perfect Yule time present!

Monkey first graced UK screens when his double act with Johnny Vegas featured in a series of ads for ITV Digital, quickly winning him a cult following. The demise of ITV Digital saw Monkey at the centre of a custody battle which resulted in him being adopted by the charity Comic Relief.   Since then he’s best known for his work fronting PG tips advertising.
Monkey Presents Include: Large Monkey, Beanie Monkey's (4 different ones). 2010 Calender, Girders Posters and lots more!

Join Monkey’s ever expanding army of fans at:
Most Famous Monkey Facebook Page.!3C/strong>

Monkey merchandise is available from selected retailers from October including Harrods Ltd, Play.com, Tesco, Sci-Fi Warehouse Direct Ltd, Forbidden Planet Limited, Express Gifts Ltd, HMV, Asda, New Look, Amazon, Madam Tussuad's Group and Calendar club.

Comic Relief works all year round trying to make its vision – of a just world, free from poverty – become a reality.
Comic Relief is a registered charity no. 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

I have an Amazing Competition just for you!
You can win a Whole Hamper FULL of Fabulous Monkey Goodies! Worth around £50!

Your Hamper will include:

A Medium Monkey
A Monkey Card
A Monkey Calender


Monkey Badges
A Mini Monkey



It's going to be a quick competition to try ensure you get your prize in time for Christmas. Its so easy to enter! You don't need to be a blog follower to enter!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

My New Regis Hair



My New Regis Hair


Last week I decided that I needed a totally new look. Christmas is coming up and I fancied a change. Well a girl needs a new party look every now and again. I was kindly invited to have my hair done at my local Regis Salon which I was so excited about. I'd never been to one before so it was all very new.

I popped along to my local salon on Birmingham's Corporation Street where I was greeted by a lovely lady and sat down for a consultation. We had a good chat about what I would like and we had a look through her colour book. There was so many new and exciting colours I could go for but after a nice chat we decided on a bright Plum. I picked a gorgeous rich plum for the bottom half of my head and chose a dark brown for the top. I was a little nervous but I was soon put at ease.

Everyone at the salon was lovely, real friendly and very chatty. I felt right at home. I was offered tea or coffee but opted for a simple glass of water as I'm not much of a hot drinker but I must say the coffee smelt Divine.

I spent almost 3 hours getting my hair dyed and cut. I didn't have much off my layers as I quite like my hair long but I had some shape added to the front around my face. I was so pheased with the results. My hair looks amazing and I'm delighted with it. I've never been brave enough to try any bright colours before but I'm so glad that I did. I love my new hair. I'm a bit shy in front of the camera as I'm normally the one behind it but do you want to see?



I'm so happy with my new hair and I cannot Thank Regis enough, they did a fantastic job. I would definitely get my hair done at one of their salons again. I had a great time and felt really looked after. I don't get my hair done as often as I may like but I'm thinking maybe I should treat myself every now and again. After all I'm worth it.

If you are looking for somewhere to get your hair done in Birmingham then I cant recommend the Regis Salon on Corporation Street enough. They will look after you and help you create your perfect look, just like they did for me.

Whilst I have you here I might as well tell you all about BIG Regis Competition. Do you  fancy winning a Canon 550D camera and whole year of hair services? If you do then simply visit Emma Willis's Regis blog  for all the details.

You can also pop over to their Facebook page where the Locks,Rock & Load competition is going on. You just take a pic of your new look and upload it. It's so easy.  I've entered my new look, why don't you? Who know you may win.

Review - Mini Micro Seat.

Mini Micro Seat 


Is It A Scooter? Is It A Ride On?
3 Toys In One With Micro Scooter’s
New Mini Micro Seat.

A twist on Micro Scooter’s original Mini Micro means you no longer need to buy lots of different, bulky ride-on toys. The innovative Mini Micro Seat is a safe, sturdy seat that clips into a Mini Micro scooter allowing really young children to surf the kitchen floor. It grows in stages with a child - as ride on, a tiny scooter and a Mini Micro - until they reach the age of five making it great value.

The Mini Micro Seat starts life as a more traditional ride on. Toddlers who’ve just found their feet have the reassurance of a seat whilst they learn how to ‘push and ride’. The seat is attached to a sturdy plastic stem featuring a rounded handle which is perfect for little hands to grasp. The stem and seat then lock into a Mini Micro three-wheeled deck and off you go.


As a child grows and becomes steadier on their feet, the seat can be removed from the stem to create their first little scooter. When they are ready to pick up the pace, the plastic stem is simply swapped for a traditional Mini Micro T-bar.
















For parents with several young children who are wanting to economise this Christmas, Micro Scooters UK will be selling the seat and stem separately. This means an existing Mini Micro already outgrown by an older child can be turned into a Mini Micro Seat. At just £29.95 for the seat and stem, it’s a cost-effective way to ensure a young child gets their first scooter.



Alternatively, you can buy the Mini Micro Seat as one complete package which comprises a three-wheeled scooter, the seat and stem together with a traditional T-bar. The three-in-one option costs £74.95.




The Mini Micro Scooter was really easy to put together, I managed to do it in less than ten minutes. It's simple, follow the instructions, slot the parts together and fasten them tight. Ryan was so excited when he saw his new toy. The smile on his face was priceless. From the moment he saw it, he loved it.

He's on and off it all day, everyday. Ryan is 18 months old now and just the right size to sit on the micro seat. He's getting better at pushing himself along. I'm sure it won't be long before he's a big boy and will be scooting along standing up. I'm not sure that he'll want too though as he really likes his seat. The seat is all padded so it's really comfortable to sit on. Ryan even sits on it whilst he's watching TV sometimes, I think he's become quite attached.

The scooter itself is well built. Its got a strong base and 3 solid wheels. It's very sturdy. I love the colour, its a nice dark blue with see through plastic wheels. The seat has a little handle at the back so I can grab onto him if I need to. There is a big O shaped handle for easy grip which makesit easy to steer and handle. There's even a little orange coloured break at the back too.

I can happily say that Ryan is going to be riding on his Mini Micro Seat Scooter for a good few months to come. He loves to zoom around my living room on it. We have a laminate hallway which he thinks is great as he slides up and down it for ages.

Ryan gives his new scooter a huge thumbs up and says "Mine" every time one of his sisters gets close. It's a fab scooter and I really love the way that it grows as he does. The parts are really easy to change over so I'm not worried about moving onto the next stage. It's all one big adventure for Ryan and one peaceful life for me. I don't have to worry that he's something unsafe as I think Micro Scooters are very safe. The seat is low to the ground and the balance on it is fab.

Mummy of 3 Diaries gives the Mini Micro Scooter and Seat a well deserved 5/5. There's not a thing I would change about it. It's perfect just the way it is.

You can check out Micro Scooters HERE.


(Mummy of 3 Diaries received this Mini Micro Scooter & Seat for free for the purpose of this review but all the opinions expressed are my own.)

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Review - KidCam Is A Mothers Best Friend.

KidCam


Meet KidCam - a two- camera system designed for older, more adventurous children.It's ideal for keeping an eye on several 'little ones' all at once. It's equipped with two wireless cameras and a 4.3" split companion screen. KidCam allows mums and dads to see and hear their children from any room in the house and event he garden, providing constant reassurance at a range of up too 100 meters. It even works at night time.


What's in the box?



It's Key Features:

Very Easy to Use, Interference Free
View and Listen to Your Children Across the Home
Perfect for Use in two Bedrooms as a Baby or Toddler Monitor
Exceptional Picture Quality, with Night Vision Feature
Suitable for Use in Vehicles (Car Adapters Available Separately)


A quick look at the camera and monitor.


I've been using my KidCam (supplied free by Storage Options) now for several weeks and I must tell you that it's one of the best products I have ever tested! It has been such a god send for me and a real eye opener to say the least. I've been using one camera over my sons cot and the other in my girl's bedroom. When Ryan was born I bought a regular baby monitor which I payed around £50 for and never used. It used to just crackle as the interference was always too much for it to handle. A real waste of money as I hardly ever switched it on in the end. We used to have to keep all the doors open and listen out for him in case he woke up crying at night time which was a real nightmare.

Since my KidCam arrived my nights have been so different. I can now sit peacefully and watch TV without having to keep the volume low enough to hear him. I now have my little monitor sitting next to me so that I can watch him Live as he sleeps. Here's a little video to show you what I can see when using the camera. It's really clear and allows me to see him perfectly. I can hear and see every little movement. It really is is fantastic and I really can't express this enough.

video

My other camera is place in my girl's bedroom to watch what they are getting up too once I've put them into bed and then left the room. It's nice to actually see what's going on instead of having to listen to them telling and blaming each other on who's getting out of bed. The camera's can be attached to wall brackets and mounts which have sticky, suction pads on the ends of them which allows you to easily and quickly attach them to almost any surface. I've stuck them to windows, wardrobes and even mirrors. They're so easy to put into place and move as often as you need. I've tried the camera's in several locations within my house. They are great so many different situations. I use them to watch the kids when they are out in the garden or even just in the other room. With the two movable cameras I really do have eyes everywhere. The KidCam is an amazing gadget and really has made my life so much easier. I never have to worry about what they're up to behind my back again. This KidCam costs £159.99 which is quite a high price but for the use and quality you will get. I must say, I think it's actually worth it. You can't put a price on peace of mind. I'm totally in awe of this product and really wish I had known about it last year. It would have saved me so much time and trouble of going up and down the stairs every night to check on my son. Now that I have a KidCam I can happily say that I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!

All the Information you might need to know -

Why Choose KidCam from Storage Options? - KidCam offers a simple and versatile method of seeing and hearing your children across the home and garden. Two compact wireless cameras transmit a clear, full colour picture (and sound) to a portable wireless screen from which the footage of both cameras can be viewed. Both cameras incorporate night vision, so they can be used in the dark to keep an eye on sleeping babies and children.

Live Video - KidCam allows you to view live footage with sound from both wireless cameras transmitting to the split-screen display. Keep an eye on one set of children playing in the garden as well as others playing in the bedroom upstairs while you prepare lunch in the kitchen.

Wireless Camera and Screen - You don't have to worry about running long wires between the cameras and monitor as both the camera and screen operate wirelessly. Images and sound are displayed on a portable 4.3" (11cm) screen with split screen display. KidCam is perfect for use in two bedrooms as a baby or toddler monitor.

Night Vision - The camera is equipped with night vision, a handy feature allowing you see babies asleep in the cot or toddlers asleep in their rooms without having to frequently go in and check on them. Just switch on the cameras in the rooms before you put the children to bed, turn on the split screen display in the living room or bedroom and sit back with the reassurance that can easily check all is well.

Portable or Wall Mountable - KidCam is very portable and easy to setup and use. It has an unobstructed range of 100m and comes with suction mounts and stands for the two cameras as well as a screen stand, allowing you to fix them anywhere in the house. Position them wherever gives you the best view of the rooms you want to watch. You can mount it on the wall out of the reach of children, to avoid them tampering with it.

Car Adapter Kit - A car adapter kit is also available separately to allow use within a vehicle whilst driving. No more looking over your shoulder to see what the kids are up to whilst driving! Perfect for viewing children in two rows of a 4x4 or MPV. Drive safely with KidCam.

Power Supply - Kidcam has built-in rechargeable batteries that last up to 3 hours once fully charged. Three power adapters/chargers for the cameras and screen are supplied, for charging the device or powering it via the mains supply.


If you love the sound of KidCam but think it might be a bit too expensive for you then check out Storage Option's BabyCam Car for £99.99 or their BabyCam Nursery for £119.99. These are exactly the same great quality as the KidCam but they just have one camera instead of two.

Mummy Of 3 Diaries gives KidCam by Storage Options a HUGE 5/5.

How could a KidCam change your life?

Review - Land's End Coats

Land's End Coats



Have you heard of Land's End ? Up until a few weeks ago, I hadn't. I came across them on Twitter tweeting about the great offers they had going on and popped over to have a look around. They have a huge range of coats for men,women and children. Shoes, Boots and Sleepwear too.
I was kindly given the opportunity to review one of their women's coats which I happily agreed to do. I was given free reign on their site and allowed to choose any coat I liked. It was such a hard choice though as there was just too many gorgeous coats to choose from. With the weather getting colder and winter now upon us, I was in need of a good warm, winter coat. I have lots of old coats that I wear out and about so I opted for something a lot more stylish. After a good hour looking I finally decided to choose their lovely Women's Regular Luxe Wool Pea Coat . It's a little piece of affordable luxury at a retail price of £120. It might sound a lot but you do get great quality for your money.


First off it arrived in a fantastic gift box, beautifully wrapped. It was a real joy to open it. It's Woven in Italy and brushed for a luxuriously soft hand. It has Princess seams to provide shape and Neat pick stitching detail throughout. It has a Button tab on sleeve and a very decorative belt in the back. It's beautifully Fully lined for both neatness and comfort. You'll also be happy to know that it has a Temperature rating: Warmer. Which means it's designed for colder temperatures and harsher weather. Just Perfect for our UN predictable British weather. I love my new coat! It's so sleek and very stylish. I've never owned such a lovely coat. When I found out that I would be getting a Land's End coat I thought I would be keeping it for good/best wear but I must admit that I haven't left it off since it arrived. I've used every outing as an excuse to wear it. It's so lovely and warm and really does keep the cold winds out. I've teamed it up with a lovely scarf and so far I'm managing to stay nice and snug. No colds here.


Land's End has a fantastic variety of all sorts of coat styles. There really is something for everyone. The Women's Coats are all beautiful whilst the Men's Coats  are looking good too.

I am so pleased with my new coat and have even had several compliments on it already. Of course I told them where they could get one too. If you're looking for a new coat this Christmas, why not check out Land's End and see if they have something perfect for you.

I think the quality is superb and the prices are very reasonable for the high standard you get in return. I'm very happy with my lovely wool coat and would definitely recommend them to my friends. Who knows, I may need a new summer coat next year.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Review - Do you remember Matey?

Do you remember Matey?



Well Matey is back and they have put together two Matey Christmas gift sets. These are a bubbly world of fun, games and adventure for every child! I remember using Matey when I was little, all those memories of bath time bubbles and watery fun. It doesn't seem that long ago when I think about it, even though it was.

This Christmas you can make bath times fun again by introducing Max Matey or Molly Matey to your children. Max comes with his friend Tic Toc Toucan and Molly comes with Keldie the Seahorse. These gift sets are great, not only do you get a fab bottle of Matey to make lots of bubbly fun but you also get a super cool hand puppet to play with too. Matey is mild and hypoallergenic which means it's gentle on your children's skin and even suitable for sensitive skin like my daughters. My kids loved Matey, it makes lots of bubbles and doesn't cause any irritation to their skin. We were kindly sent a Max Matey and Tic Toc set to sample.

You can purchase one of these lovely gift sets for around £5.49 which is a great price for what you are getting. My little man Ryan loves his new mate. The hand puppet can be used both in and out of the water. It's a great little toy to keep the kiddies entertained. It's very bright and really colourful. It's a lovely gift.

Here at Mummy Of 3 Diaries we gave Matey a fab thumbs up.

Isn't It Funny How Flowers Do That?

Isn't It Funny How Flowers Do That?


Flowers always seem to brighten up my day but I don't get them very often. Maybe on Mothers Day or on Birthdays. It's a real shame that we have to have a reason to send our loved ones flowers. I'd never really thought about it until the other day when I received a lovely email from a guy named Jack simply saying "May I send you some flowers?" My face lit up at once, what a kind thought.
It would have been rude of me not to accept of course so I graciously accepted.
 The very next day I had a gorgeous delivery of beautiful flowers. They really were so lovely. So bright and pretty and wonderfully wrapped with a huge orange bow. They really made this mummies day!


I'm sorry my photo doesn't do them justice. My lighting is really bad in my dining room :( The flowers are so beautiful and so vibrant. I could simply stare at them for hours. They smell divine too.


I was sent this lovely bouquet as a kind gesture as part of this wonderful campaign that is going on.
The lovely people over at the "Flower Council of Holland" who are based at  Funny How Flowers Do That are investigating all the different reasons to give out flowers - and the simple joy that they bring. They are offering up to 1,000 bouquets over 100 days.

Why not pop over and enter yourself, simply upload a picture under that days title and you could receive a free bouquet of flowers. It's such a lovely campaign.

I love flowers and have now entered myself into their daily draw today. We all deserve a nice treat every now and again so do go on over and take part. You've got nothing to lose and maybe even something pretty to gain.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

What an Amazing day!

What an Amazing day!

Today I had a fabulous day. I won a competition last week for two tickets to a private gig to launch the re - opening of my local Nando's in Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre. I wasn't quite sure what to expect but I went along today to find out. OMG what a great day I had!


There was only around 100 competition winners in total which wasn't very mean really. We were all welcomed into the new store and greeted with waitresses carrying huge platters of free chicken wings and chicken wraps. They were soooo yummy. There was also huge barrels of free bottle of soft drinks which were re-filled every time they got empty. So with free food and drink, I was in heaven.

If you think that was good, I haven't got tot he best part yet. Oh no! We were all her for a private concert from Rizzle Kicks and the lovely Olly Murs. It was a very exclusive gig, very intimate and really fun. The crowds sang along and everyone seemed to be having a really good time. I was honestly expecting the room to be full of young, screaming teenagers but I was pleasantly surprised as the room was actually filled with both men and woman of all ages.


I had such a fab time singing along to some of his songs. It was a really fun experience and really reminded me why I love entering competitions again as prizes like this. Money really can't buy!

Once the show was over we were allowed to line up to get our photo's taken with the lovely Olly Murs. The Que was quite long and the bouncers did rush us all along but I didn't mind. After all I got to have MY photo taken with Olly Murs :D


What an AMAZING day it's been!



Review - Bob Martin's Natural Vitality Treats

Bob Martin's Natural Vitality Treats


Pet health care specialist Bob Martin, which has been caring for pets since 1982 has added a new range of Natural Vitality Treats for cats and dogs to its diverse product offering. They are packed full of goodness and derived from a careful choice of ingredients. Every product in the Nature Vitality range has a minimum of 70% meat/fish.
A few weeks back I was kindly offered to test out some New Vitality Treats from Bob Martin. I love both cats and dogs but only have a cat at the moment as we're much too busy to have a dog. Our Garfield is very loved in our home and we doesn't go without his lovely treats. He's one of the family.

Bob Martin's Cat treats collection included Flexi-Joint Salmon and Top Coat Fish to keep your cats skin and fur coat healthy. There is also Peak Performance Beef to support strong muscles and bones. I found that Garfield loved them! He gobbled them down without even giving them a second sniff. He really seemed to enjoy them as when ever I put a few into his bowl after dinner time, they were never there very long. I only gave him a few a day but I know he loved every bite. I can happily speak for Garfield and say that he is now a huge fan and could happily eat these all day long.


I was also sent some Dog Treats for the kids Granny's dogs to try. Jess and Flo are treated like princesses in their home. They really are treated like one of the family. They enjoy long walks every day and even go along on their family holidays every year. They're two lucky dogs. The dog treats collection comes in three varieties to support their healthy diets and lifestyle. The range includes Salmon treats to help support supple joints and healthy skin and coat. Lamb and Rice to support a healthy digestion and Chicken to help maintain oral health. Jess and Flo loved the Bob Martin treats. They happily ate them all and were happily wagging their tails hoping for more.

Natural Vitality treats are available in supermarkets and pet shops across the UK
The Cat treats should cost around £1 per bag whilst the Dog treats are around £2

I definitely have to say I will be buying them again as they were such good quality treats for the low price. My pets loved them which means a happy pet and a happy owner.

A fab 5/5 from Mummy Of 3 Diaries

Review - Cathedral City's kids snacks.

Cathedral City's New Kids Snacks



I Love Cathedral City cheese, it's one of my all time favourites. So when I was asked if I would like to try some of their new and exciting products from their new kids range, I was delighted and jumped at the chance.

Meet the Chedds , the 3 brand new lunch-box sized snacks made with real Cathedral City cheese.


There are the Nibbles : The mini bag of bite sized cubes that kids will just love. My little man Ryan loved these, they were the perfect size for him to enjoy. Each big bag you buy contain 6 mini bags which are perfect for popping into your child's lunch box for a school dinner treat. Each mini bag approximately contains 30 little cheese pieces. That's plenty to share if they choose. My girls seemed to manage a pack each without any problems, they're like me and love cheese. Almost too much that I have to hide a bag at the back of the fridge just for me.

There are the Cheese & Toasties : Which are mini slices of real Cathedral City cheese served with little slices of Melba toast. This yummy cheese on toast combo is really fab. This variety is one of my faves as it's such a fun little snack for everyone to enjoy. The yummy cheese and the texture of the crisp Melba toast go really well together. These are sold in a box of three individual packs which each contain 6 slices of cheese and 6 pieces of Melba toast.  Another fab idea for your child's lunch box or even great as a treat at lunch time like I use them. My girls love building cheese and toast towers with these. They really are a fun way to get your kids to eat cheese.

Last but not least there are the Bricks : These are as the name suggests. They are little bricks of Cheddar cheese. Great tasting little bites of cheesy goodness which are fun to stack and build with too. Again these ones were perfect for Ryan, he really enjoyed having a try of these. He's not a huge fan of cheese like the rest of us but with fun little pieces of cheese like these. He was willing to try them at least which is all I can ask of him at this age.

So that's the new Cathedral City Chedds range. They all taste great and as well as that each pack of cheeky Chedds has got a fun mouse on with a fab fact or funny joke for your child to enjoy or share.

I love these great snacks and I'm sure you'd agree if you try them too. They are available in most big supermarkets and cost around £1.99 per multi pack.

Cathedral City's Chedds get a huge thumbs up from all of us here at Mummy Of 3 Diaries.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

I'm Taking Part In The Kodak Christmas Crafts Challenge

I'm Taking Part In The Kodak Christmas Crafts Challenge.

After joining in the #Britmums Christmas crafts Twitter challenge a the other week, I now feel really inspired and excited about what Christmas crafts I can make this year. Unfortunately I don't have a printer but I do have access to one over at Grandma's house. I'm looking forward to making some lovely creative Christmas baubles with pictures of my lovely family members attached to them.

I'm planning on doing 5 in total. One for Mummy, Daddy, Ryan, Lily, Chloe + One for Garfield ( our cat )

It's been a really hard choice deciding which pictures to put in them, but here's what I've picked out as my favourites so far:


I love this photo of Ryan, my gorgeous little man playing in the garden. He has quite a pout on him lately, he doesn't get that from me.


I love this photo of my girls, it reminds me of the good times when they're not annoying each other.


This is my Fave of our Garfield. He was such a gorgeous little thing. He's still gorgeous just a lot bigger now.

I have so many lovely memories that I'd love to print out for our Christmas decorations but I won't show you them all as we'd be here a long time.

There's so many things you can do with your printed pics, what will you be doing with yours this year?

 
I'm Taking Part in the Kodak Christmas Photo Craft Challenge

Friday, 2 December 2011

Review - Zapf Creations Dancing Danni.

Dancing Danni grooves onto the scene.


" Dancing Danni just loves bopping away to her favourite music! This exciting new doll from Zapf Creation will provide hours of playtime fun for music loving children who can Boogie along with this dolly.  Dancing Danni comes with her own pre-recorded music, which has been carefully chosen to inspire children to dance. She responds to the beat of the music by dancing away just like a real toddler – moving her knees, waist and body in time to the music. Plug in your MP3 player to Danni’s heel and she will also dance along to your child’s favourite songs. Identifying the frequency of each melody enables her to get into the groove and dance differently to each song.

Dancing Danni is suitable for children ages three-plus and prices start at around £39.99. The dolls are available at all good retailers nationwide."

We were lucky enough to be sent our very own Dancing Danni a few weeks back for this review. She's a delightful little thing, full of fun and great company for my youngest daughter Lily. It's like she has a new best friend. When Danni arrived my little man thought she was for him, bless him. But as soon as Lily arrived home from school she was taken away. I don't think he realises that dollies are for girls just yet and I don't mind, he can play with dollies if he wants to.


Dancing Danni comes in a nicely designed box with a clear see through panel to see her in all her glory. Lily couldn't wait to get her out of it and get her going. We inserted her 4 x AA batteries really easily and was ready to play. Dancing Danni has her own music that she dances along too by simply pressing her belly button. You can also connect 20her up to your child's MP3 player or PC like I did. The short wire comes in the box and is easy to use. One end inserts into Danni's foot and the other into the device you wish to use. Danni's dancing moves are really great, she does lots of different movements depending on the beat or music she is dancing to. I'm a grown up and I really enjoying watching her boogie. Lily loves her! I took a short video of Lily and Danni dancing together, please excuse the background noise and Lily's singing hehe.

video


Dancing Danni is a really pretty doll. She is a really pretty doll with big brown eyes and a gorgeous smiling mouth. She's sweetly dressed in blue trousers with little flowers at the bottom and a pink top designed to look like a jacket. She a great size, not too big that she'd fall over but not too small that you couldn't interact with her. I think Lily has found a dancing partner for life.

I think Dancing Danni is great and such an entertaining and interactive doll for the price. I'm sure every young girl would love one. I think she'd be great for all those little girls who have no brothers or sisters to play with or even for those like Lily who do have them but never play together.

We gave Dancing Danni a huge 5 out of 5 because we think she's great. She's fun, charming and truly delightful.