Chocolate, sun and lots of fun

19 Jul

It’s hard work having family days out when one off your children is one the autism spectrum but it’s nice to know that regardless of the meltdowns and possible blow ups Little man is prone to, that have been so clearly described in my writing throughout many post on this very blog, there are still those out there willing to take a chance on us.

I love Cadbury’s and think the Spots VS. Stripes campaign is brilliant. Some may remember a post I wrote sometime ago relating to the campaigns latest games, ‘Race Season’ where myself and a friend went on an invite only event that see us trying to break world records and eat to much chocolate.

Well, It was a joy to receive a email from the lovely Sophia, a member of the PR team working on behalf of Cadburys who had invited me and the children down to the Sainsburys Pandemonium Festival as VIP guests. The Pandemonium Festival was a celebration of the launch of Kung-Fu Panda 2 Movie and Cadburys were there showcasing their latest games, ‘Cadbury Spots v Stripes Minute To Win It games’

Minute to Win it is a massive hit TV show from the US which is bashed around wacky game playing which Cadbury are sponsoring as part of their sponsorship of the 2012 London Olympic games.

The Cadbury games crew were inviting members of the public attending the event to try out the Cadbury Spot v Stripes Minute To Win It games which are made up off child friendly mini games which were fantastic. The public were certainly up for the challenge as the Cadbury stand was heaving! Knowing little man could possible freak out having to wait in the long line on this very hot day his sister took to the line instead allowing him to join her once she had made it all the way to the front bless her. The games team were great and Ben the guy in charge was great with my little man keeping him entertained while he waited and putting up with his millions of questions about the Spots Vs. Stripes van (transport crazy)

When it came to the games Little man let the side down by declaring he was a stripe, while my daughter knew her place when she proudly announced that she was a spot like mum! The children tried out a few mini games, this one being my best!

I thought Little man was gonna take this poor guys head off at one point.

This next game was a classic. Battling against one another it was the perfect game for these monsters. With their shoe half on, half off the aim was to flick the shoe into the air aiming it at the target. The one who was closest won.

Can you tell who that was? Yes, Little Man was on the verge of meltdown mode but he proudly held it together and coped pretty well with losing. Little Sis did however rub it in with her victory dance!

Lastly it was prize giving time. Thankfully both got awards.

To find out more or play one of the Spot v Stripes Minute To Win It games visit

4 Responses to “Chocolate, sun and lots of fun”

  1. Not a Notting Hill Mum July 21, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    Hi Clairelouise
    You left a message on my blog entering the Big Dip outdoor swimming giveaway and I have a ticket for you. Can you email me with your postal address and I will send it out to you. Thanks for the comment about joining me on network blogs – not sure why that happened as others have used it fairly recently I think – but if you just join on friensd connect – if you haven’t already – then that’s fine.
    My email is
    I still have a couple of tickets left if anyone is reading this andd want to enjoy an outdoor swim in a 25 metre pool with fake beach on Clapham Common!
    Thanks for visiting

  2. Jamie July 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    Seems a good day. Me and Cadbury are close, to close.

  3. Katie July 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    How wicked wished I’d been there, looks like a good day was had. I love Cadbury and fancy giving these games a shot myself.

  4. Mum in Meltdown July 19, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    LOL the games look a giggle….oh and is that sunshine in the pictures too??? Looks like you all had a great day out and the kids were smiling at the end of it!! 🙂

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