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The ChewiGem results are in

27 Sep

This post has been written to annouce the lucky winner of a ChewiGem necklace of their choice!

So… Without delay the winner is 

Raechell Grimmer

Prize ID Winner ID Public Info Private Info Random Sorting ID Weight
1: Chewigem of winners choice 23 Raechell Grimmer 3b838e8c-e7a0-472e-92d1-08cbb963af1e

Congratulations Raechell

Please contact me (email add is in the disclaimer tab) or leave a comment with your email address and I’ll mail you.

Sorry to those that didn’t win better luck next time.

How about entering our Bumpeez competition

The winner for this competition was drawn by Random picker to view the random picker report or check the participants list click HERE.

The Bumpeez Giveaway

25 Sep

I recently contacted the guys over at Bumpeez to inform them that since writing the Bumpeez review the blog has gone a tad Bumpeez mad.

 Daily when I visit my blog I discover that many of my visitors have found the blog via google when searching the word BUMPEEZ!

 So, with this in mind them lovely Bumpeez lot sent me a Bumpeez album with an additional packet of Bumpeez, to review and share with you all!

Plus the bonus of an extra album set for one of you! Yep, you can win one right here!

 We, were pretty sure Bumpeez would be a big playground craze and a hit with children on the autism spectrum and its looking pretty much like we were right! I know that little man is now a tad mad about about these little funky chips, his really enjoying collecting the chips that come complete with their outer silicon case and has already began swapping with the neighbours.

 The Bumpeez album gives you a way to Keep all your Bumpeez chips in order! The album consists of 30 pages and contains a check list of all the Bumpeez and is a super collectors guide to playing all of the Bumpeez games. You can easily find where a chip should be placed by the picture and the number displayed ! This album is a really cool but entertaining way to keep your Bumpeez safe (Please note that you cannot display the chips when in their outer casing, this should be removed first. 

 The album pack also comes with an additional packet of Bumpeez that contains 2x chips and 2x outer cases (retail value £1.99) 

Special rare packs of Bumpeez contain Silver swirl (bi-colour) and Gold Bumpeez. Golden Bumpeez can win you an awesomw prize (ipods and more).

Bumpeez also have an online official website www.bumpeez.com where kids can access games and exclusive features.

To see the  original review and learn more about Bumpeez please do, by clicking HERE

 For your chance to win a Bumpeez Album with additional packet of Bumpeez simply…

 Comment below telling me why you would like to win! Please include a contact, whether its you’re twitter ID or an email address.

 For an additional entry click the tweet button below under the sharing options for this post, edit to add the words, “I want to win a Bumpeez album with clairelouise82 keeping the ULR the way it appears.

Leave me a additional comment from that of above telling me you have done so!

 For another additional entry, follow me on Networkblogs link located in side bar. Tell me u have done this via an additional comment 

 Finally for one more additional entry rate this post by clicking on the stars at the top of the post. Let me know you have done so in an additional comment than those above. 

 You must provide a contact email or twitter id

This Competition is open to UK residents ONLY, and will remain open in-till the 12th October 2011. You must be over 18 to enter, and will be given a week to make contact following the winner notification via the blog.

Winner of the Tom and Jerry Wizard of OZ DVD

24 Sep

It’s that time again…. Results time!

Today it’s the turn of the fabulous Tom & Jerry and the Wizard of OZ DVD 

 And the lucky winner is…

Jane Steel

Congratulations Jane

Please contact me via twitter (clairelouise82) or by email at pageabwa@yahoo.com

Prize ID Winner ID Public Info Private Info Random Sorting ID Weight
1: Tom & Jerry and the Wizard of OZ DVD 12 Jane Steels 914b14a7-806b-4dc4-8dbb-0341cfbe0b71

Sorry for those that didn’t win 😦 We do have the ChewiGem competition open till tomorrow at mid-night and loads more giveaways on the way so keep your eyes peeled.

 The winner was selected via Random picker. To view the draw results or to check yours, or others participation within the draw, please click HERE

Scooting is much more fun with Scooterearz

22 Sep

I love writing a blog, not only is it a way to help me relax, reach out, raise awareness, share and vent, it also brings me some awesome opportunities, testing some of the latest products to hit the market.

 Scooterearz, is one of them awesome products,

and here’s why!


If your child has a scooter, then you will relate when I say, “Kids like to take them everywhere” (Well, mine do). This is fine, I’m a mum who’s cool with that, after all it’s a great way for your children to stay fit and active.

However, when them summer days are turning cold, things are not so simple. Little man loves using his scooter, yet in the winter I’ve discovered that I’m the one dragging the scooter up the road because his decided his hands are much to cold to have out of his pockets. Yes, there are gloves, but this makes it harder to get a firm comfortable grip on the handle bars, therefore giving less control over the scooter. (which isn’t great with Little man’s motor skills) Little man also has sensory sensitivities (especially tactile) so he can’t seem to tolerate gloves for to long, preferring the fingerless type which isn’t ideal when out on your scooter.

That’s why I was interested in finding out more about this new product, ‘Scooterearz’.

 Here’s what the founders say…

Founded: October 2010

About: A brand new product designed to keep those little fingers warm in those cooler months.

Description: Scooterearz is a universal weatherproof hand warmer to be used specifically on children’s push along scooters. They stay attached to the scooter handlebars (although can be transferred easily ) and keep children’s hands snuggly warm.

Our Scooterearz came is a nice clear sturdy bag that can be used to keep and store your hand warmers in! We were sent the Dark blue Scooterearz with the red outer thread. There are a number of other colours you can choose from therefore offering something suitable for both girls & boys.

  Little man was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to review the new Maxi micro scooter a few months back, so the scooterearz makes the perfect accessory while keeping the little guys fingers all lovely a cosy. 

 It was pretty hard to fully appreciate the product for its true potential given the weather was still pretty nice when they arrived! Then suddenly yesterday I noticed how cool the evenings had become! At around 8pm I decided to take Little man out on his scooter to burn of some energy to enable him to settle and therefore sleep once home (Yes, little man has problems with his sleeping so getting him to burn of some excess energy is a good idea). 

 At home on my Mac, already sat a review on the Scooterearz, yet I felt it deserved so much better, a real good  testing in the appropriate conditions and weather!

 Little man instantly took to the hand warmer, despite the fact it is waterproof  (the waterproof material normally drives him up and around the bend) but Scooterearz has a cosy fluffy lining, removing that tactile experience for the little man. 

 Little man reported how his hands were nice and warm, the material was nice and cosy and he was still able to have a firm grip, maintaining full control of his scooter. 

 My daughter also had a go on her scooter (not a micro scooter, one she’s actually had a few years and due an upgrade) despite his fact the scooterearz still fitted to the handlebars of her scooter without any issues at all.

 What I do love about the product is the fact that once the Scooterearz are attached to the handlebars (one on each side) they can remain there, but can be easily removed if & when desired. 

We even tried it one the handlebars of little man’s bike which provided the same comfort.

 We really like Scooterearz and feel it’s an awesome new product at a really reasonable price of just £12.99 RRP.

The full product launch is set for autumn, though you can already buy Scooterearz from a selected number of online stores or direct form scooterearz themselves, Right NOW. 

Visit the site for a full list of retailers now stocking Scooterearz or buy direct. CLICK HERE

What’s everyone else think about Scooterearz?

Check out a few of my “follow mummy bloggers” to see what they have to say about Scooterearz

Busy mum of 3

The lovely Mummy bird (including a giveaway of a scooterearz to one of her lucky readers. Closes 3rd Oct)

Loved by Lexi

and one of my favourite review sites: Bubbaloves

As part of the big launch Scooterearz are offering some amazing offers to schools

Scooterearz Schools Promotion!
Your school can earn 20% of all sales of Scooterarz in our Schools Promotion – If your school or nursery would like to take part contact us 

info@scooterearz.com

Visit the Scooterearz facebook page where all the different colours and designs will be displayed. They are also in the process of launching their new and improved website any day now and will celebrate this by offering introductory offers and other exciting opportunities. Click HERE.

Win the all new Tom and Jerry DVD

13 Sep

 Here I go again, banging on about children’s DVDs and then happily giving them away via a competition, I’m so god darn predictable!

 Last week it was ‘Humf’ and this weeks it’s a bit of  Tom and Jerry, a classic animated duo I fondly remember from my own childhood.

 However, this isn’t just any Tom and Jerry film, Oh no… it’s Tom and Jerry  and the Wizard of Oz.

 This time it was myself and all three of my little monsters who dim the lights and popped the popcorn in the microwave!

 Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz is an all new animated retelling of the classic tale, available on DVD from 19th September 2011. Brought to you by Warner Home Video, this DVD features all your favourite characters including Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Wizard and many more. Packed full of your favourite classic songs, this DVD will take you on a wonderful journey with Tom and Jerry as they soar over the rainbow and travel down the yellow brick road! DVD has a very reasonable £4.99 and is availably nationwide on the 19th September 2011

 Our thoughts

 Well, without sounding childish, I absolutely love it! Two out the three children see it through to the end, (little Harley crashed out mid way through). Little man and Alice enjoyed it and just as much as the original from what I could gather! 

I always shed a tear when hearing the song, ‘Over the Rainbow’ as it was my Grandmothers song, her favourite in fact. She loved it so much it was played at her funeral to bid her a final goodbye. I heard Alice-Sara, my daughter belting it out in her bedroom (sadly in a somewhat out of tune fashion). Thos was some hours after having watched the DVD, which is a clear indication she likes it too. 

Other great features to this film were, it wasn’t overly animated, it still had that old  classic Tom and Jerry feel to it! Only thing I found quite odd, was Dorothy and the fairy godmothers, strange appearance, a tad frightening! (OK,frightening is a bit of an exaggeration! I’ve just never seen animated characters quite like them before, that’s all)!

Nonetheless & regardless of the above, It was simply a great film, providing awesome family viewing, that my children have now watched another two or three times.

 So, with the big release date of the 19th September getting ever so close, its time for another fabulous competition to celebrate! 

 So if you want to Win a, “Tom and Jerry Wizard of OZ” DVD, then here’s how…

 Leave me a comment telling me why you would like to get your mitts on one of these beauties.

 Important! Be sure to leave an email address twitter ID or even Facebook link in order for me to contact you if you’re the lucky winner.

 For an additional entry follow the blog via Networkblogs (link in sidebar) please let me know you have taken such an action by leaving a separate comment from that above. This is important as such action will validate an entry allowing me to enter you more than once.

 Lastly for the third and final chance to win, here is your last optional entry! Simply tweet, “I want to win a copy of Tom and Jerry on DVD via @clairelouise82 (adding the URL to this giveaway) Again it’s important to return & notify me that you’ve tweeted the above. Please remember to do so in a separate comment from those above. (this will validate the extra entry)

 So, that’s a lovely three chances to win! Don’t you just love me !!!

What have you got to lose?

Good luck.

All those entering must have a UK postal address, product will not be delivered outside the UK. Competition will close on the 22nd September at mid-night and drawn at random the following day. Those who have not left the correct contact details, if any, will likely lose their prize so please remember your contact details, whether, email/twitter ID or Facebook. Winners have 48hrs to claim before a re-draw is considered, so those who do not check emails very often should do so on the 23st of  September.

Harley and the giraffe

26 Jul

Our fantastic feature, ‘Santa’s Little helpers is going awesomely well! We have some great reviews lined up from some brilliant brands. This evening I write the last of my three reviews for the Wooden Toy Shop who me and the children have loved working with this past month! So, far my daughter has reviewed the lovely Melissa and Doug Stamp set and Little Man has proved that Cricket can be a great game for Children on the autism spectrum, even when played alone 🙂 

 So, now it’s the turn of the littlest Elf, “20m old little bro” his had great fun reviewing one of, ‘John Cranes Tidlo Chunky puzzles’ 

 Description 

 This Chunky wooden puzzle has seven pieces, Its brightly coloured safari theme was a hit with our little monster! One of the reasons we chose this puzzle was because of it’s funky theme. Harley, aka Little Bro loves Giraffes right now, he loves the CBeebies programme, ’64 Zoo Lane’ with Georgina the Giraffe. The Giraffe along with six other animals, a Hippopotamus, Lion, Zebra, Camel, Elephant and a Crocodile make up all the pieces of this fun puzzle. 

 The John Crane Tidlo chunky safari puzzle is designed for children aged 12 months plus and can be purchased from the Wooden toy shop for a very respectable £10.79

 Playtime

 Little Bros face lit up when we got the puzzle out of its box ready to play. “Look, Giraffe” was something he continually said for the first five minutes before finally turning his attention to some of the other animal pieces. We had fun together naming each animal piece and it really encourages social interaction and gets your toddler attempting words such as Hippopotamus,”Which proved quite a mouth full” Hippo was the better alternative for this little monster. 

 The puzzle pieces are really chunky making it look almost 3D. This also makes it easier for the child to pick the pieces up so great for little fingers like Little Bros.

Every now and then I lost the little guys attention and he would climb down from his chair and dart around the room shouting, “Giraffe” waving it in the air like he was flying the thing like a plane. Eventually he would come back and after a while he seemed to be getting to grips with what he was doing. Sat at the table I removed all the pieces, Little Bro Lined them up and I then placed them all back in place. He looked at what I was doing seemingly taking it all in before trying it for himself. The puzzle has the picture of each of the animals where each piece is designed to fit,  making it easier for the child, as they can identify where each piece should fit by looking at the pictures. Little Bro did this bit with ease, however he did have some trouble getting the pieces to fit and become frustrated as he tried to place the giraffe in upside down. When Mummy attempted to show him, ‘Little Mr Independent’ almost throw a fit. 

 Once Little Bro had finally placed an animal correctly in its position, I clapped offering lots of prise. He happily gave himself a clap too and felt encouraged to try another. After one or two more I noticed that he was finding the task much easier. 

 Conclusions 

 This is a lovely toy, the wooden puzzle is very well made and is beautifully designed. It can be a fun educational toy for a toddler helping them to develop good hand eye co-ordination, fine motor skills  and imagination (as Little Bro demonstrated during the review, when he used the pieces as toy like figures). I found it hard to give this toy a rating on my toddlers behalf! Though he clearly liked the puzzle he did have a tendency to lose his attention quicker then some of the toys his played with. Saying this, it should be mentioned that whenever Little Bro ran off the giraffe went too. He really likes the giraffe piece and since the review he has taken the giraffe from the box and took it for a ride in his wooden trailer. 

Its a hard one but I give Harley’s rating as an 8/10

 Parental approval 

 I think the toy is great Value for money and plan to purchase the John Crane Tidlo Animal farm for his birthday. It comes in a sturdy thick cardboard box which is a must when storing puzzles, due to us having to take them in and out over the course of the early years. The puzzles brightly coloured design is great visual stimulation, the overall design is very inviting. The pieces are really nice and chunky and the picture matching along with shape shorting makes this lots of  fun while helping improve and develop a child’s hand, eye co-ordination.

The John Crane Tidlo gets a fat 9/10 from me

 The Retailer

 Over the past month I loved watching the children review just a small handful of the beautifully designed toys the Wooden toy shop has to offer. This is an online family run business that offers its customers a friendly service, speedy delivery and importantly, “Good value for money.” All three products have proven a success with all three  Little helpers. This with the fact they have offered our readers the chance to bag themselves a, ‘John Crane children’s wooden Guitar’ in our blog giveaway (which can be found here) makes them a firm favourite of mine. 

This is a retailer who offer support to schools and nurseries not only by offering them 10% off the advertised price but also entering them into a draw to win unwanted products that have been returned and cannot be resold due to the removal of packaging. Schools are automatically entered into the monthly draw every time they make a purchase. 

 10/10  for the Wooden Toy Shop a  fantastic online retailer! 

Winner of an Oreo Race Lick Kit (Including HD flip cam and tripod)

22 Jul

Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a lovely Friday evening and gearing up for the summer holidays

This is just a quick post to announce the winner of the, “Oreo lick Race kit” (Including HD flip Camera and funky little tripod)

So, drum roll please…

THE WINNER IS

Vanessa Willis

Congratulations

 

Sorry to all those that didn’t win this time! We have more competitions on the way, so plenty more chances to bag yourself a prize. If anyone wishes to see the details of the drawing or to check your participation, then please click the seal of approval below.

Prize ID Winner ID Public Info Private Info Random Sorting ID Weight
1: Oreo Lick Race Kit 10 Vanessa Wills 58364919-0bf0-4054-8ad5-054b4c963d9e

Ready Steady Lick

19 Jul

Don’t be put off by the title, this is a family blog and is no way inappropriate, Ok!

 I actually post tonight, sharing some need to know information for biscuit lovers, charity campaigners, fundraisers  and competition chasers alike.

 Not only am I going to tell you an easy way to raise funds for the fantastic children’s charity KidsOut,  “A charity that make it their mission to give disadvantaged children and young people fun, positive activities and experiences that contribute to their development, providing them with a happier future” but I’m also offering you the chance to get your mitts on a great prize courtesy of Oreo.

 Last week I received an email from the lovely people at Oreo’s who invited me to take part in their new Double stuff Oreo lick race. The lick race is a competition to find Britain’s most entertaining Lick Racer’ while encouraging fun family moments. “Well my family has often been looked upon as entertaining, normally during one off little man’s full on meltdowns during a trip to the local supermarket, given I’m used to a bit of public attention and the fact I’m totally sick of dieting, I thought why not” 

How does it work?

 Based on the ritual of twisting an Oreo, licking off the creme, and dunking the remaining biscuits in milk, a lick race is all about having fun as a family by doing the ritual in a way everyone can enjoy! 

This is filmed and uploaded to the Oreo Lick Race website or better still you can do it live via web cam (No, not with my little angels… uploading later was my choice).

Once you’ve uploaded get your family and friends voting for you to win!

 Not only will you have a giggle, the chance to win a VIP family holiday to Florida but for every video clip uploaded Oreo will donate £1 to the charity ‘KidsOut’ with three categories and up to five entrants per category allowed, your given plenty off opportunities to bag the prize and raise a tidy sum of £15 for this fantastic cause.

Enter in one or all three of the categories
Child Vs Parent

Sibling Vs Sibling

Grandparent Vs Grandchild 

Oreo kindly supplied me with a Lick Race Kit containing everything I needed to participate.We have filmed a couple of races in the parent vs. sibling and sibling vs. sibling categories “I’m still working on my mother for her co-orperation within the Grandparent category, which isn’t proving easy but I’ve still got some time left and I’m a determined woman!” I plan to complete a few more races giving myself the prefect excuse to stuff my face with a few more yummy new double creme Oreo’s before uploading. Did we have any tantrums during the Lick race? Of course this is my families Lick Race I’m referring to! Little man did get upset once and he accused his sister of breaking the rules (a few flying Oreo’s and a table may of made interesting viewing for the crazed reality fan sat at home, but with a quick press of the delete button I took care of that!) 

So why don’t you all get licking! Remember there are rules (such as no teeth) amongst others, so before kicking off your Lick Race visit the Oreo lick race official website HERE to find out how to play, the rules of play and what you need to participate (yummy Oreo biscuits, milk, tumblers, web cam or video cam/mobile phone and internet access) 

Oreo kindly provided me with an extra Lick Race kit to give away to one of our lucky readers.

The kit contains all you need for your Lick Race including a stylish HD flip Cam with tripod to record your Double Stuff Oreo Lick Race.

 All you have to do is comment below telling me one of your most memorable family moments.

The competition will only ran for three days so that you still have time to record and upload your Lick Race. Please leave an email address or twitter id so I can contact you if you win. I will contact you on the 22nd July in-order to get your address (UK only). If I haven’t heard back from you by mid-night on the 22nd I will have to re-draw (this is due to the lick race finishing on the 31st July 2011)

This giveaway will end at mid-night on the 21st July 2011

Oero Lick Race competition closes on the 31st July 2011 

 To find out more about KidsOut a charity visit their site by clicking HERE 

Visit the Oero site to play, ‘Who’s the slicker licker’ (a watch to win online game) win a Wii every day plus 1000s of Double stuff lick race prizes. Visit the Oreo facebook page

Once upon a time

6 Jun

Honestly people I’m not a fruit the loon! (well, sometimes I am but that’s beside the point)

This below is a true story and it goes something like this…

Once upon a time there was a mummy called Claire who had three little children and wrote a blog called, A boy with Asperger’s. (Yes that would be me)

She discovered that fairies really did exist and not just the kind you find in fairytales but fairy godmothers who went about on twitter!

You may all have the image of a lady with a big sparkling dress, a wand and a crown of gems, “Maybe she has I really don’t know!” What I can tell you about her is that she totally selfless with a massive heart!

The fairy godmother is a mummy to two boys, lives in Wales and goes by the name of Tattie Weasle (well at least we know this to be her name in cyber space)

Claire believes that you meet very few people in life who are happy to do something for someone else for nothing! These people are hard to come by and in her experience she’s only ever met a small handful.

In all honesty Tattie the fairy godmother is a lady Claire knows little about! This is because she has only come to know her through the world of social networking! However Claire knows that the fairy godmother writes her own blog and the reason she knows this is because she discovered it back in the beginning of May.

One of Claire’s twitter followers posted a tweet about a blog giveaway happening over on tattie’s blog so she popped over for a look and discovered that Tattie was giving away a ticket to Cybermummy. For those that don’t know Cybermummy is the UKs premier blogging conference devoted to parent bloggers. Did Claire wanna go? Come on of course she did!

It was starting to seem that everybody but Claire was going, she couldn’t afford the ticket what with the three children and little funds to justify it!

To cut a long story short Tattie wasn’t just giving away her own Cybermummy ticket but also a £100 to cover expenses. Tattie was no longer able to attend the event as her son had a sports day on the same day. Cyber Space was going nuts as parents were trying to get there mitts on a ticket which was a challenge as Cybermummy tickets were completely sold out  and had been not long after being released. Claire saw a few tickets up for sale by those bloggers that could no longer attend but being in the same situation she was unable to spare the funds to buy one.

So, there was Tattie the Fairy godmother with her heart of gold, giving her ticket away to somebody that needed it! I know you lot think you know where I’m going with all this… Claire won lived happily ever after! No, that was not the case! Things were a little more complicated then that!

In-fact Claire came second! The ticket went to another deserving candidate yet in a strange turn of fate she didn’t need the £100 expenses! Tattie picked up her wand and started granting more wishes.

Again I know you lot think you know where I’m going with this! Yes, the fairy godmother did fly on over to twitter, send Claire a DM and offer to buy her a ticket (an amazing thing to do for someone you’ve never met), however they still had the problem of finding one!

Now the fairy god mother was able to fund Claire’s ticket but as the days ticked by they were no closer to finding one! The fairy godmother was amazing, she tweeted and jumped upon every opportunity presented (sadly there wasn’t many) Tattie even entered a competition to be given the chance to bye a ticket from someone who could no longer attend. Sadly this was unsuccessful.

Claire found it lovely to have a fairy godmother by her side and even if she didn’t succeed in her quest to get to Cybermummy she still had the knowledge that someone who had never even met her had made it their mission to get her there! The fairy godmother posted on social networks looking to buy a ticket for Claire. She had shown Claire that such people exist, true fairy godmothers!

But wait the story doesn’t end there and again it doesn’t end how you would expect!

A good month or so later  just when Claire had thought all hope was lost she tweeted her plea into twitter space and within a few minutes she had received a tweet informing her about another competition!

Claire rolled her eyes but surly anything was worth a try! This competition was on the Cybermummy website and was in association with Lego Duplo.

Lego Duplo were offering two bloggers the chance to win a Cybermummy ticket! All Claire had to do was state why she loved Lego Duplo and why she wanted to attend Cybertmummy. Well, she was glad it was Lego Duplo and no one else as this made her answer an easy one! Claire’s Little man who has a type of autism called Aspergers just loved the stuff and could build buses with it for hours. Claire told them just that and gave her reasons for wanting to attend, alongside her struggle to obtain a ticket and guess what?

Something magical happen! It was the kind of magic that could be found in fairy dust…

CLAIRE WON!

Eighteen days before the event she finally got her mitts on a ticket to CyberMummy 2011.

So, what followed!  Of course she did a victory dance (this is becoming a trade mark of hers and one she promises to do if she wins the Mad blog awards), she then dashed of to inform the fairy godmother before tweeting like an over excited kid at christmas.

So there you have it… Lego Duplo saved the day! However the fairy godmother blessed Claire with her kindness and proved to her that fairies really do exist… for that she will remain forever thankful!

Thank you Tattie Weasle

The end!

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