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Monday, 30 July 2012

The Sky Ride is coming to Birmingham in August

Join The Birmingham Sky Ride With Me This August


Sky got together with British Cycling four years ago to inspire the nation to become fans of cycling, and to make it easier than ever before to ride for the sheer fun of it. Together, they created Sky Ride to help people – whatever their age or ability – to get on their bikes and have fun. They offer free bike rides across the country from mass-participation events to weekly local rides.  Visit The Website to watch a video of one of last year’s rides and find out more info on how to join in. 

The Birmingham Sky Ride is taking place this summer on Sunday August 19th. I'm heading along to join in the fun with my Dad and eldest daughter Chloe, I'd love it if you could join us too. It's really easy and completely free to join in, Just register at Sky Ride Birmingham and come along with your bike for a fun filled day out. There are bikes available to hire on the day if you need them so there's really no excuse to miss out.



Everyone's Invited!

Get Some Handy Hints With Kitchen Cheat Sheet

Kitchen Cheat Sheet 

The Kitchen Cheat Sheet from Everest details the following:

1. A pretty cool oven temperature reference key - shows what particular gas marks are in terms of farenhite and centigrade.

2. A metric key - from oz to grams etc

3. Tea spoons to ml

4. Quick tips for the perfect pork chop

5. quick tips for the perfect beef joint

6. A range of other handy tips.



It's a pretty cool chart, you can see the full version of the Kitchen Cheat Sheet on the Everest website.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Content & Calm offer Perfect Travel Solutions

Content & Calm offer Perfect Travel Solutions This Summer.
Meet Content & Calm, the wonderful creators of these awesome TrayKits. There are 4 different designs, two for the girls and two for the boys. Each TrayKit costs a retail price of £24.99.


 Tray Kits are made for you too:

Take It - All-in-one kid’s carry-on backpack and play-tray solution – perfect

Pack It - Pens, paper, toys, electronic games, make-up, snacks... on the go fun – packed!

Strap It - On board, the TrayKit can strap to the tray table or hang from the seat in front in a car & opens up to reveal an expendable raised sides play surface - no more toys rolling on the floor! (Car hanging strap included.)
Not only do the TrayKits look fantastic but they also do their job so well. My three are having so much fun with theirs, each TrayKit gets used to carry their favourite things in when we go out and about. Ryan likes to put his crayons and paper in his along with his juice cup. Lily keeps her purse and dolls inside hers whilst Chloe hides her diary and iPad in hers. Each is used for different purposes but all are loved equally.


 My three often stay at their grandparents house which makes the TrayKits even more useful as they like to pick a few items to take with them. It's like their own little over night bags. I'd never heard of TrayKits before but I'm so glad that I did discover them as now we really couldn't be without them. The designs are so cute and my three really do love carrying them around. Even my little man Ryan carries his own everywhere, bless him.


From a parents point of view, TrayKits are amazing. They strap neatly onto the back of your seats allowing the children to play freely in the back. The tray sides keep everything on the tray and not on the floor which is a great added feature. The Tray Kits have rucksack style straps which make it easy for the kids to carry their own. I give the TrayKits a very well deserved 5/5 as they're just perfect the way they are. I wouldn't change a thing!



As well as TrayKits you can get gorgeous TrayKit Traveller Sets like these for £21.99. This set consists of matching Travel Tags, Passport Holder and Journal.


You can buy all of the above separately in all of the four available designs or you can get them all as one big set like this TrayKit Traveller Collection for £39.99. 


Check out the Whole Collection for yourself.

#SilentSunday

MY FAVOURITE SILENT SUNDAY YET!





Silent Sunday

Thursday, 19 July 2012

The Official TOP40 Chart App - All the Hits, All the Time

The Official TOP40 Chart App - All the Hits, All the Time 
Brought To You Exclusively By Samsung.


Brought to you exclusively by Samsung, this fantastic new mobile music service delivers instant, unlimited plays of the latest Official Top 40 Chart hits PLUS celebrity news and fantastic bonus tracks updated every day!

How Awesome Is That!

WHERE DO I GET IT? -  Search “Official Top 40” on Google Play!




Download the App and Install it too your phone. Once done your ready to go! This is the good bit ~ You now get FREE tunes and not only that. You get the Top 40 which means you will get the Best Tunes! I'm so excited by this App as I LOVE My Music. Tunes are my life!



The UK's Top 40 Hits are right there for you to play over and over again! You can listen to your favourite tunes as many times as you like! Everyone will get an amazing free 2 month trial.  If you're like me and worry about how much things will cost after the free trial ends well there's more good news. If you wish to keep using it, which I'm sure you will. It's just £1 a week! That's a bargain.

What tunes will you be listening too? I've already had my own little pop party with a bit of Carly Rae Jepsen ~ Call Me Maybe and Nicki Minaj.


You can check out Hot Tracks & Latest News including new upcoming tracks, old favourites, exclusives and live recordings. There's one more feature which I love! You can share what your listening to on your social networking stream Twitter and Facebook at the simple touch of a button. How cool is that, I know I'm going to be sharing my track choices with the whole world.


So what are you waiting for?? Get The Official TOP40 Chart App NOW and get down to your favourite Tunes. Watch this space to see what I'm listening to over the next few days. There's going to be a serious party going on.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Samsung’s ‘Warm up and win’ #competition

Samsung’s ‘Warm up and win’ competition 


OK so here it is! All you need to do is film a 5 second video of you,  your family or friends running, star jumping, long jumping or triple jumping and upload the video to the competition page: http://www.youtube.com/ SAMSUNGMOBILEUK. It’s very simple, anyone can do it!

Be a part of the Samsung Hope Relay video by sending in your 5 seconds of fame. It's going to look awesome when they put them all together. Not only will you be joining in a piece of Samsung history BUT also did I mention, there are some awesome prizes to be won!

Yes, that's right there are 3 amazing prizes to be won for the most 'Creative' entries.

1st prize – £5,000 John Lewis Voucher + GSIII Mobile Phone
2nd Prize – £2012 sports Voucher + GSIII Mobile Phone
3rd Prize – GSIII Mobile Phone + Galaxy Tab

The competition ends on August  12Th! So what are you waiting for? Are you still here? You've all got fantastic videos to create ;) I know I'm going to be entering, you should to! Have fun and most of all, Good Luck!






Check Out The Samsung Olympic Pins #Competition

 Samsung Olympic Pins Competition!


Samsung have a brand new Competition in town. It comes to you in a FREE downloadable App available from your Google Play Store. You can check out the details on line right HERE!

Once you've downloaded the App you start collecting Pin Badges by visiting different Samsung PINS which are like little mobile shops based in London. If you live in London then this is definitely something you should get involved in. 

There are 49 Pin different Pin Badges to collect and the First 100 people that do it will WIN a brand new Samsung Galaxy S3! What an amazing prize.


So, what are you waiting for. Download the free App and start collecting your Pin Badges Today! If you are lucky enough to be one of those 100 Samsung Galaxy S3 winners, do pop back and let me know. Good Luck to all my lovely followers.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

HUGE Tesco #Competition!

Win a £100 Tesco Voucher with The Tesco Baby Event

First off, let me tell you a little about the Tesco Baby Event itself. You can find some Amazing savings both instore and online between the 4Th and 22Nd of July. 


There's every day essentials like:

Huggies Super Dry Economy Packs                                              Now Half price £4.99 
All other Huggies nappies                                                                Now Up to 1/3 off
Pampers Active Fit and Baby Dry Jumbo Packs                          Now 2 for £20 (£12.99 each)
Selected Johnson’s Baby toiletries                                               Now Buy One Get One Free 95p
Johnson’s Gentle Cleansing/Extra Sensitive Baby Wipes                
Tesco Easy Fit Pants Carry Packs (Maxi/Extra Large)                Now £2.66 (was £3.55)
Tesco Super Fit Carry Packs                                                          Now £3.66 (was £4.88)
Tesco Baby Essentials Carry Packs                                              Now £3.51 (was £4.68)
There's Great offers on formula and baby milk:

SMA Follow on Milk (900g)                                                           Now £6 (was £8.99)
Aptamil Growing Up Milk 1+ yr (900g)                                         Now £6.49 (was £8.49)
Ella’s Kitchen Nibbly Fingers                                                        Now £1.89 (was £2.29)
Plum Muesli & Plum Porridge                                                       Now 2 for £5 (£3.44 each)    

Savings on Mummy pampering:

Cussons Mum and Me range                                                        Save 1/3



And Deals On Bigger Baby Items & Accessories too:


Avent Microwave Steriliser                                                        Now Half price £12.72 (was £25.42)
Tommee Tippee Explora First Grown Up Cutlery Set            Now Half price £2.49 (was £4.99)
Mamas & Papas Pushchair Package with Footmuff and Raincover                Now £65
Nania Group 2-3 High Back Car Seat                                                                  Now £25


There's so many great deals to be had! I have got a great deal for you too! If you enter my new competition below you could win a whopping £100 Tesco Voucher to spend on what ever you like! How amazing would that be? What would you spend it on? If your expecting a baby or have a little one, this would be a fantastic prize. So, who's in?

THE COMPETITION!


Please Enter Using The Raffle Copter Form Below, It can be slow loading so please give it a second. Good Luck.




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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Check Out Tinsel Town!

Have You Been To Tinsel Town?


Last night I was casually watching TV when Man Vs Food came on and boy did it make me hungry! Seeing those cool American Diners made me want to see one for myself. Well actually just seeing all the amazing food made me want to go. I visited my trusted friend Google and was totally gobsmacked when it told me there was one right near my house! I often go to my local Fun Place Star City but hadn't been upstairs for a few months, If I had I would have seen that in February this year an Amazing new Dinner opened called Tinsel Town

We jumped in the car and drove down to check it out ~ Luckily we were kid free thanks to our lovely parents which came in handy as I was on a food Expedition. 

When we arrived there was quite a big cue outside but it went down pretty fast. I was hoping that this cue meant that the food inside was just so good that everyone had came to get some! Looking at the menu there was lots of choice, Burgers, Grills, Chicken and a massive range of Milkshakes. I'm not a milk drinker though so I stuck to my Cola.

Eventually I choose a 10-12oz Chicken breast fillet covered in cheese and Smokey BBQ sauce served with my choice of two sides, BBQ Beans and Fries. My Mr choose a whopping 4 Burger (20oz's of meat) with a double side of fries. We were expecing a wait for our food as it was so busy in there but nope, it arrived swiftly in just 10 minutes. WoW!

Take a look at our food!



It looks fantastic but tasted even better! My meal cost just £9.99 and Mr's just £12.99. We WILL be going back to Tinsel Town real soon! I think I have a new favourite place to eat.

If you have a Tinsel Town near you and haven't been yet ~ I think you should!

Disclosure: This post is NOT a review and I was NOT asked to write it. I wrote it because I genuinely had a fantastic experience and wanted to tell the world!

#SilentSunday

Silent Sunday



Silent Sunday

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Tea For Two Anyone?

Afternoon Tea for Two at Coombe Abbey With BuyAGift



Afternoon Tea for two? Oh Yes Please, was my response when I was contacted by Buyagift to try out one of their local Experience on line deals. I was given the opportunity to visit the delightful Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire for a Tea for Two. Myself, Ryan and my friend Vanessa dressed up and set off for a nice afternoon which it most certainly was.

When we arrived, the grounds were so lovely. We were surrounded by huge green trees and fields full of well mown grass. A long country drive led us down to the house. It was HUGE! The words, Beautiful and Stunning really don't do it enough justice. 


Once inside we were greeted with a warm friendly welcome at Reception and given directions to the Garden Bar where we were to have our treat. I must admit I was getting very excited by this point, I'd never had a proper afternoon tea before. I was a complete newbie to posh places like this but I didn't feel out of place at all. The Garden Bar was quite busy, beautifully laid tables filled the room covered in amazing looking food and treat filled cake stands. I couldn't wait to see ours. We were seated at a table and shown the Menu, the lady showed us exactly what we would be getting and asked us to pick which Tea or Coffee we would like.

Our Menu for the afternoon included: A very large fruit scone, a variety of cakes, a selection of delicious sandwiches and, of course, a choice of speciality teas.


Doesn't it all look Delicious? We had Smoked Salmon, Ham and Mustard and Cheese and Pickle sandwiches were all so lovely. I'm not a Salmon fan myself so I swapped that one for Vanessa's Ham and Mustard which was very tasty. The Scones were huge and so fresh, they just crumbled in your mouth. The must be some of the most perfect scones I have ever tasted. We also had a selection of small cakes, a Chocolate and Caramel topped short bread, a juicy chocolate dipped strawberry. A wafer cone filled with yummy yoghurt and a delightful little pastry filled with cream and fresh berries. We were in for a real treat, everything was amazing. 

Ryan was so well behaved, bless him. He joined in with our Tea by eating the sugar cubes and then shared half of my Scone. He particularly had fun re arranging the cake stand once we had finished. He was quite the little gentleman, I was very proud.


Overall I have had a wonderful day and I would love to do it all over again. I'm thinking of taking my Mum and my Sister to enjoy this experience real soon. If you like afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings with amazing food and great staff then this is definitely one for you.

The Afternoon Teas at Coombe Abbey is currently on offer at Buyagift for just £25. That's Afternoon Tea for Two people for a bargain price. If you live in the West Midlands, I'd snap it up while you can because with Buyagift, Tea has never tasted so sweet.


Monday, 9 July 2012

The Day Warburton's Made Me Smile :)

The Day Warburton's Made Me Smile :)


Last week I must admit, I spent most of my days hiding indoors away from the horrible rain that was belting it down outside. Our good old British Summer is definitely here, we can always count on getting lots of rain and hardly any sun. Well, I woke up to a pretty normal Monday Morning start, got the kids ready for school but just as I opened the front door ready to leave for the school run there was a HUGE Warburton s Truck right outside my front door! I couldn't believe my eyes, now there was a sight I don't see very often.


A man walked over to my door carrying a box and said "Congratulations or so I have been told" I kinda stood there for a second just looking at him before replying "Oooh Thank You" and off he went. I couldn't believe this whole truck had been sent just for me to deliver me a special box, but what was inside? I ran inside to find out.


Inside I found some Delicious Crumpets, Muffins and Naan Breads, how yummy and such a lovely surprise. The very next day we had our Crumpets and Muffins for breakfast, It's been a while but I'd honestly forgotten how good they were.


Warburtons New Naan breads come in Plain and Garlic which was very exciting as I love a nice curry and Naan bread. Last night for my dinner I had myself a yummy Chicken Tikka Massala so pooped my Naan into the oven to try it out. It took 4 minutes on the middle shelf and that was it. I had the Garlic one so I drizzled my Garlic Oil sachet which came with it all over it. You can add as little or as much as you like, I added it all because I love Garlic, Mmm


Warburton s Naan Breads are just Delicious, so soft and fluffy and taste Amazing. I ate the whole one to myself as it was just too nice to share. 

Warburton's really made my day when they turned up at my door with all my yummy Goodies. 


THANK YOU WARBURTONS

Have You Seen @TipsyFeet ?

I Love Tipsy Feet!


I was a complete Newbie when it came to these Tipsy Feet shoes but boy am I now a huge fan. Last week I was sent my very own Silver Fold able Shoes to try and test out for myself. From the moment they arrived in their swanky silver bag I was in love! I hadn't even opened them and I was smitten already, when I did open them I was even more amazed. I'll show you what I mean:

They arrive to your door looking like this:


Inside this cute packaging you then find this, a very cute little silver bag with handy wrist strap:


Inside you then find your Gorgeous Tipsy Feet shoes which fit so nice. They look great and are so nice to wear. I can't wait to go out again just to wear them in public.


So we have great packaging, a lovely purse sized bag to carry them out in and Gorgeous fold-able shoes in any design you choose BUT that's not all. Your handy little Tipsy Feet purse actually opens out into a larger shoe carrying bag so that you can take off your "Feet Hurting High Heels" and change into your Comfy Flats without having to worry about where you're going to put them. It's such a great idea, I can't believe I never knew all this before.


There are loads of Tipsy Feet designs to choose from but which will you choose? For just £24.99 you're getting a bargain. Check out the new 2012 Range now!

I LOVE My Tipsy Feet. A well deserved 5/5 for them!