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Smiggle- Gift Voucher Giveaway

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I was invited recently to the Smiggle branch in Bluewater to open the next window on their Christmas advent calendar and see what treat could be waiting for me.

Anyone that has been to a Smiggle store will know it’s an explosion of colour and a total must for all stationary lovers. The store there is not huge but is very well stocked with both lots on the shelves and underneath the display tables ( so I cannot see you having any trouble getting a particular item you may be after).

At the moment they have lots of their fabulous Christmas Advent Stockings, that retail at £28. That may sound a little extravagant but is in line with Lego or even Yankee candle (if you buy yourself one!). However, the goodies that are in the advent would cost around £40 if they were bought individually, so a bargain when you consider that and also a great alternative to just more chocolate.

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There are the typical colour assumptions, pink for girls and blue for boys, but there are also lots of alternatives that can be gender neutral. Some of the bits can work out quite expensive but there are also some fabulous gifts that would be perfect for Christmas presents that work out at just £10-15 which is very budget friendly.

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I particularly liked this design on a black background and perfect for little monster lovers!

There is also a wonderful little colouring area set up in this store which was in use most of the time I was in the store and it was constantly busy in there. I was given the chance to peel off the next advent sticker from the window outside to get the next prize ( which I will include with the gift voucher giveaway as a little extra, it’s a Goo Glopper………………!

The store manager there, Linda, has a great manner about her and she will find out if it’s your birthday and get the whole store to sing Happy Birthday to you, I heard the singing even before I reached the store as I came down the escalator towards it. You will recognise her as she has a huge whistle hanging around her neck and she’s not afraid to use it- so be warned.

So I have a lovely £25 gift card and my Goo Glopper from behind the advent to giveaway to all you lovely stationary loving peeps. All you have to do is comment below with what you would use the voucher for and fill in the normal Rafflecopter below.

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Giveaway- Sally Morgan DVD’s and Signed Book

Regular readers will know that a week or two ago I went to one of Sally’s On Tour shows in Dartford. The night was fab and to find out if I got a message from beyond you can read about the night here

Anyway, after talking to her lovely hubby John (this man I kid you not has a fan club all of his own- the women LOVE him!) he donated 2 DVD’s of Sally’s ‘Psychic on Tour’ shows Series 1 and 2, and a Signed copy of her book ‘My Psychic Life’.

I was lucky enough to have a chat with her at the end and she was totally lovely, really friendly, bubbly and interested in all her fans who had waited to have their tickets or books signed by her.

Anyway, I decided to run a giveaway with the goodies for all you fans out there and here’s what I have for you:

Series 1 and 2 of her Psychic Sally On the Road and a signed copy of her book ‘My Psychic life’.

So all you have to do to win this prize is to enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Open to UK only and all entries should be aged 18yrs or over.

Competition closes 30thSeptember 2013

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GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Win a set of Personalised Cufflinks

As a girl we ALL generally love jewellery right, and lets face it there is a LOT to choose from and a choice for all occasions. But for men is it the same? Having looked online I’m thinking yes, and for a man in his suit a beautiful set of cufflinks can make all the difference to how he looks for that special occasion.

I have been lucky enough to get the chance to run a giveaway for a pair of cufflinks of your choice! How cool is that? They can be  personalised with your favourite picture if you so wish and can be a choice of gold/silver and round or square cut.

The website has everything from Titaniam Rings, fitted wedding bands, cufflinks and much more. They even sport a large celebrity clientele from George Lamb to Graham Norton to Kate Garraway!

So for your chance to win just follow my blog and answer the question below in a comment via the Rafflecopter  :

What design would you choose and why?

For extra entries just use the Rafflecopter below to tweet about the giveaway etc – competition closes on 12th Aug 2013

Open to UK entrants only

For more information on Ring Bespoke Jewellery check out their website here

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World Education Games

Are you smarter than a 10-year-old?

Lets face it most of us would like to think that we are, right? Well truth be told I struggle with my son’s yr 9 maths homework ( I’m better at spelling and literacy I think!), but thankfully my OH is good at maths so we get by with helping out with home works. So do you have a bright spark at home? How do you think they would fair against school children from across the world with maths, spelling and science?

This is what the World Education Games is trying to do.

 

To celebrate the World Education Games we put Britain’s best young Maths brains to the test against the general public and then the world famous ‘Human Calculator’
This March, hundreds of thousands of school children from around Britain will pit themselves against students from around the world to find the best young Mathematicians, spellers and Science brains in the universe during the World Education Games ( 6th– 8th of March).

The three-day global competition will test students during a variety of online games set against the clock and our best young brains will be battling for honours during World Spelling Day, World Science Day and the opener –  World Maths Day.

The games are being backed by world famous Maths entertainer Scott Flansburg AKA ‘The Human Calculator’ who holds the world record for the for adding the same number to itself more times in 15 seconds than a person could do with a calculator.

So to see how our British competitors are likely to fare during the World Education Games we challenged some of the big hopefuls to a ‘calculation off’ with ‘The Human Calculator’ as well as members of the public.

This originally started in 2007 with a World Maths day but has progressed since then with popularity to include spellings and science.The World Education Games are aiming to unite children from across the world in education and learning.

So take a look at the video below to see if you can answer some of the questions posed to people in the street!

Are You Smarter Than a 10 year old?

For more information visit the website at: http://www.worldeducationgames.com/

 

A Wicked Day!

 


In more ways than one. Actually it was the 6th Annual ‘Wicked’ day in London. If any of you have seen the hit musical then you will know what I’m talking about. It has become a bit of a phenomenon and I was taken by surprise at really how serious the fans take this!

The queue outside just before opening was huge and not your regular queue, no it was full of people dressed up in full costume (and not just for Halloween!).

On entering everyone was given a style of goodie bag, with details of the day and advertising for the musical itself. There were real costumes from the show on display along with other props.

A bit like my Sunday best!

Paul Phear from Magic FM was there on the day as our main host, with performances from some of the cast throughout the afternoon. They then mingled around the crowd posing for pictures along the way.

There was an endless queue for eager beaver fans (young and old) to sing their hearts out defying their own gravity for top spot in the karaoke competition at the end. The 3 finalists were truly unbelievable singing on the main stage in front of the crowd.

It was advertised as a family day and there were lots of children around! they provided activities for younger children in the way of face paintings, workshops and games.

There was a quiz to find the fan who knew the most about the show overall who had to go ‘head to head’ with some of the cast in order to win!

My youngest was filmed with an up and coming 17 year old magician who managed to wow him with a fantastic trick!

Anyway, all in all it was a great afternoon. However, I think next year I will round up a few girlies and head down there for a nice lunch, a civilised glass of wine and then into the 7th Wicked Day- who knows enough wine and I might attempt Defying Gravity on the karaoke!! Ok maybe not!

So for those of you who haven’t actually seen this musical so far, well shame on you! You must try and see it, go with the girls for a great night out.

For more information check out the Wicked website.