GIVEAWAY – BMW Baby Racer
I am pretty jealous of this giveaway prize. I’m thrilled to be giving away a fantastic BMW Baby Racer, this would make the perfect ride on toy for your little petrol head! Little ones will look super cute on the stylish BMW Baby Racer and they will be speeding all over the place on their new wheels. This would make the ideal Christmas present for your toddler/pre-schooler,
(Exact model may vary)
All you need to do to enter is follow the rafflercopter instructions below, entries are open to UK residents aged 18 or over and the giveaway ends on 31st October 2014 at 11.59pm.
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GIVEAWAY – Family Membership To English Heritage
One of the things we said we wanted to do this year was to spend more time doing things as a family. More trips to interesting places to see interesting things. We’ve been trying to introduce the children to more history and culture and one look at the English Heritage website shows that they have plenty of both available. Kids go free to English Heritage properties which makes them great places to visit as a family.
The next place on our list of English Heritage properties to try is Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, we like the idea of visiting the hall and gardens but also the kids playground and the tearooms, which is described by the following statement….
- The scrumptious cakes and treats in the tearoom
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, South Yorkshire © John Critchley
I’m sold! All the best days out have to involve cake as well as fun and education don’t they?
I have a Family Membership to English Heritage to giveaway to one reader, all you have to do is follow the rafflecopter instructions below to enter! Entry is open to UK residents only, aged 18 or over and the giveaway closes at 11.59pm on 7th November 2014.
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The Magic Of Christmas Stockings
Christmas for me is ALL about the magic of Christmas Stockings. When I was a little girl I remember waking up on Christmas morning and hoping I could feel something heavy in the Christmas Stocking resting on my feet. The sign that Father Christmas had been and that it was morning. The number of times I woke up far too early and had to be told to go back to sleep because it wasn’t yet morning, sorry Mum!
Because opening our stockings in my parents bed on Christmas morning was such a magical part of Christmas, the family all together opening small gifts in bed, excited and happy is a memory that will stay with me forever it’s the main thing about Christmas that I wanted to replicate with my children. I place huge emphasis on this part of Christmas with C and LissyLou, I hope to make memories with them and that they in turn will share this tradition with their children. It’s quite strange really that this wasn’t a big part of my husbands childhood, I don’t think he really ‘got’ it until the children came along. Now he is as excited as I am about the magic of Christmas Stockings. Those stockings stuffed with tiny gifts, a satsuma and the obligatory small chocolate treat makes waking up so exciting!
Christmas Eve is all about reading a Christmas story, we have to have “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, and our newest Christmas favourite, “Aliens Love Panta Claus” – if you haven’t read that one you really must, I will be decorating our tree with underpants on Christmas night this year in homage to one of our favourite Christmas stories, I’ll make sure to get some photos of that. Then leaving out special snacks for Father Christmas and carrying out stockings up to our beds, ready for Father Christmas to come.
The sound of the children waking up on Christmas morning, their excited little voices as they realise that Father Christmas has been and the thought of what he might have brought is so lovely. It’s magical to see how these little gifts mean so much to them, we definitely put a lot of love into those little presents. To me, the pure joy of Christmas is found in this special time, just the four of us snuggled up together, giggling and excited. I’m so excited about Christmas this year, at 5 and 3 I hope it will be the best one yet!
This post is my entry into the Transun Lapland competition, you can learn more here, I’m hoping I win a trip to Lapland so we can meet the Big Man himself!