19.5.15

The Netflix Tag // 19.05.15

Thank you to Vicky over at Being Tilly's Mummy for the tag!

We have had Netflix in this house since December last year, as there was just nothing on TV. We had the biggest Virgin TV package (Minus Sport & Movies) and it was just utter tripe!

Since getting Netflix we barely watch TV anymore so have reduced our TV package down to just basic channels. We realised that it was only the kids watching TV anyway and we could get all their programmes on Netflix. We also like the fact we can stream Netflix through the xbox, wii, laptop, my iphone and our TiVo box so we can watch it in any room in the house.

We pay £5.99 a month and that is an absolute bargain!

So here we go!

All Time Favourite:

It has to be Once Upon A Time. It came up on my recommended list and it seemed like a programme I would really enjoy. I was literally hooked after the first episode. I have finished all 4 seasons and am now desperately waiting for them to release season 5. I am currently watching them all again in the evenings when I am blogging.


Current Addiction:

I am currently watching Person of Interest. It's a show that both Matt & I will watch together so that's a bonus. I originally started watching a few episodes of this when Lucas was a baby. It was on about 2am in the morning which coincided with his feed. I convinced Matt to watch it with me this time around as it has Ben from Lost was in it. He is a brilliant actor. 


Wish List:

I really wish they had all the seasons of CSI on there. Angel would be a good edition too, especially seen as they have Buffy the Vampire Slayer on there. 

Pet Peeve:

Taking programmes off before I have had chance to watch them all. 

One programme I watched a lot of when pregnant with Cameron was Reaper. This programme was shown in the early hours of the morning and was perfect for watching when I came off the xbox after a long night of tournaments. 

I got half way through Season 1 of Reaper on Netflix and they took it off. I was very disappointed!




Marathon Essentials: 

A comfy place to sit and a coffee table for drinks and nibbles. 

What's on your watch list?:

I have a lot of my watch list at the moment. It consists of programmes I have watched and am likely to watch again, programmes I am in the middle of watching and programmes I have found and want to watch. They are:

Breaking Bad
Better Call Saul
House
Grimm
The Returned
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
The Unit 
Person Of Interest
Sons of Anarchy 
Call the Midwife
Once Upon A Time
Spooks
Heroes 
24

You Should Watch:
The Unit. This show has been out a long time. It was so under appreciated that not many people have heard of it. It is based around a group of soldiers who are in the special forces in America. It follows their lives on missions and also their wives back on the Army camp. You may even recognise the bad guy from Terminator 2 as the Colonel Ryan. 

I Now Tag:

Farihah from Cutie Pie Frizzy
Alex from Lamb & Bear
Lousie from Birds and Lilies
Stephanie from Oui,Stephanie
Rebekka from All That B

If you want to take part in this and I haven't then please go ahead and take part. Make sure you tag me in the post and let me know on Twitter so I can pop over and comment.

17.5.15

Celebrating the birth of HRH Princess Charlotte // Win a Silver Spoon

The arrival of a HRH Princess Charlotte has been celebrated all over the world. Princess Charlotte can look forward to a life of wealth and privilege.

Being born with a “silver spoon” suggests an easy life but of course life isn't so simple. Would any parent really wave a magic wand and choose a royal upbringing? Would they swap playtime in the park without a camera lens in sight for the opportunity to travel the world?

When you’re a brand loved by parents, you always want to know how they think which is why Sudocrem Care & Protect asked parents to consider the advantages and disadvantages of being born with a “silver spoon”. The results were fascinating.

For most parents, the greatest privilege wouldn’t be fame and fortune but the chance to use their power and influence to make a difference to others. The biggest disadvantage is lack of privacy and spontaneity.

Would they change places?

The answer is no.

It seems that an ordinary life has a lot going for it and the greatest gift of all is to be born into a caring and protective family!

"When you’re a parent it’s hard not to feel competitive.
But making things better usually means providing a reassuring hug 
and as they get older being around to listen, 
it isnt about lots of toys or exotic holidays. It’s about being there 
when they need you”,
says Nick Lang, Senior Brand Manager for Sudocrem.

In 2013 Sudocrem launched Care and Protect, the latest addition to the Sudocrem nappy range and celebrated the birth of HRH Prince George by commissioning Theo Fennell to create a bracelet in 18ct gold with the iconic Sudocrem pot as a tiny charm.

The bracelet was auctioned for EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospice) and raised thousands of pounds for one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite charities.

With Princess Charlotte's birth, Sudocrem asked silversmith Christopher Hamilton, to create a solid silver spoon, Each spoon is handcrafted in solid silver, engraved with the baby’s initials and delivered in a lined black box with a card of authentication.

"The bracelet was a unique way of celebrating the birth of 
Prince George and we wanted to do the same again; 
create something special and memorable.
Not every baby is born with a silver spoon but every baby is special" 
says Nick Lang, Senior Brand Manager for Sudocrem.


The lovely team at Sudocrem have given two of my readers the opportunity to win a silver spoon each with their baby's initials engraved on. These spoons are worth £130 each. 

All you need to do is enter the rafflecopter widget below!

Good Luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms & Conditions:

1. UK entrants only.
2. All entries will be checked and verified, any incorrect entries will be removed and will not be counted.
3. There will be two winners! Each winner will receive a spoon engraved with the initials of their choice
4. The winners will be selected ASAP after the competition ends and will be notified by email.
5. This competition is sponsored by Sudocrem and it is there responsibility to send the prizes out to the winners
6. If a winner do not respond within 7 days another winner will be chosen


#MagicSquaresPlaydates // Petits Filous Magic Squares



Petits Filous have introduced a new range of tasty yoghurts called Magic Squares. They are available in two varieties, Strawberry & Vanilla and Raspberry & Vanilla. 

"The unique quadrant shape of the Petits Filous Magic Squares 
range creates a new eating experience and allows kids to mix up the magic. 
Whether they taste one flavour at a time, experiment with a 
mouthful of each, or totally mix it up, kids will love 
exploring the delicious new flavours"

Magic Squares Yoghurt

Petits Filous Magic Sqaures not only contains calcium, it also contains Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps the body absorb the calcium to build strong bones. 

Cameron loved the new Magic Squares yoghurts and the 80g pot was just right for him. He found it fascinating that the colours were separate and spent time eating the different colours individually. The next yoghurt he had he mixed all the colours up. He called them 'Posh Yoghurts' As we go through so many yoghurts each week in this house we have to buy basic yoghurts and that's what Cameron is used to having. So these were a real treat for him. 

Petits Filous Yoghurt

I didn't let Lucas have any because each pot contains 9.9g of sugar and that is a lot of sugar for a 16 month old especially with his ongoing eating issues

Play dates are important in this house. We love having Cameron's friends over. We don't mind mess (lets be honest my house is always a mess anyways) and I like for Cameron to be able to play with other children outside of the school environment.

Now as a family, when we are all at home, we try to make the most of the time we have and go somewhere. There is nothing worse than staying indoors especially when the weather is dry. We go to a variety of places. Sometimes we invite friends and family, but sometimes it's nice just to go with the four of us. 

We don't have a very accessible garden as it's not level, but we are very fortunate to have a massive park right opposite our house. We spend a lot of time down there whether it is sunny, windy or snowing. The park has a stream running through it which is handy for the kids to paddle in during hot weather. 

Sandpits Park Bath

We also have a cycle path down the bottom of our road. One way leads to a park, the other way leads to another park and also the two tunnels. We enjoy walking along the two tunnels. It's around 8 miles there and back. 

Cycle Path Bath

Once a month we go to our local church for Messy Church. It's a group for children to take part in crafts relating to the bible. We all then sit down as a big community and have a meal together. A few of Cameron's friends from school go it's the perfect opportunity for him to socialise and play. 

Oldfield Park Church

We go to the Church's coffee morning every Wednesday



We love going to our local train station and watching the steam trains go past.


We love going to the Fair!



We also take regular trips to the beach.


We also like going to my Mum's house, where Cameron can play with my sister and brother who are 11 and 10. We also go to the zoo, the local farm, Avon Valley Country Park and the biggest park in Bath, Vicky Park.

Do you have play dates at your house? Or would you rather spare the mess and do it at someone else's house or at an event like soft play? Where are your favourite places to go?







Disclaimer. This post is an entry for BritMums #MagicSquaresPlayDates Linky Challenge sponsored by Petits Filous. I received vouchers in order to buy Petits Filous Magic Squares Yoghurts to take part in this challenge. All thoughts and opinions are independently formed. 

My Sunday Photo // 17.05.15









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8.5.15

Weekend Blog Hop // 08.05.15

Welcome back to the Weekend Blog Hop. 

I hope you have all had a fab week!

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I have a competition running at the moment to win £25 to spend online at Swimshop

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Please don't just link up and run! You must visit your hosts (Vicky and I) PLUS the two people linked up before you!





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My Dream Living Room // 08.05.15


When we moved into our house, I was 35 weeks pregnant with Cameron. As we had lived in a furnished place before, we literally had nothing when we moved in. We managed to kit our whole house out for around £2000. 

Over the years, we have added lots of bits and pieces, but we really need to redecorate and ideally I want to get it to the stage where I walk in the house and it's just perfect. 

The first place I would start would be the living room. At the moment I have a brown and cream theme. Whilst I love my brown and cream, it would benefit from a bit of colour. I was going to originally have purple in my bedroom but decided it would look better in the living room. 

My Dream Living Room


I am still yet to work out what I want to do with the walls, I am torn between a feature wall with the rest cream or wallpaper/paint the whole room.

What room would you like to change in your home?







Note: This is my entry into the Oak Furniture King Competition hosted by The Olivers Madhouse