For those of you new to the blog, entering competitions is one of my hobbies. You can read about why I love comping as a hobby in this previous post. If you fancy taking up comping as a hobby yourself why not check out this post on where to start in becoming a comper. I… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: March and April Wins
My little boy is two and a half and we've been doing lots of colour-themed activities to help him learn his colours. He loves pirates so I devised a colour- themed treasure trail for him to follow, with a biscuit as the treasure. I set up a trail of coloured arrows around the house and… Continue reading A Colourful Treasure Hunt: Learning Colours Through Active Play
Autism Awareness Month has started and Autism Awareness Week is in full swing but today (2nd April) is Autism Acceptance Day which is a slightly different thing. Over the last few years, awareness of Autism has increased greatly and most people have a basic understanding of what it is. It has been portrayed and discussed… Continue reading Trapped In Orbit Between Mars and Jupiter: What Does It Feel Like To Be Autistic? An Interview with an Autistic 7 Year-Old
The text of this post is largely taken from a Facebook post I wrote two years ago but it is still relevant so I'm republishing it here. As some of you will know, my 7 year-old son is autistic. In advance of #WorldAutismAwarenessDay tomorrow, I thought I would share one of his favourite songs, Firework… Continue reading Katy Perry’s Firework – an empowering mantra for letting your true colours shine
Oreo is currently celebrating The Great Oreo Cookie Quest promotion on their packs, which means you can pick up a pack from your local shop or supermarket and have a go at winning some awesome prizes, including a once-in-a-lifetime trip to California and the Googleplex! You're looking for the packs with a pink promotional flash… Continue reading The Great Mathmagical #OreoCookieQuest – Making Times Tables A Fun Activity To Enjoy Together
I had a mad panic the other night when a lovely Mummy friend gave me the heads up that next Friday the boy has a dressing up day at school. Not a nice straight forward theme I could raid the dressing up box for either- Stone Age fancy dress to launch his new topic at… Continue reading How to Make A Bone Necklace From Salt Dough: Stone Age Fancy Dress
February is such a short month and my entries have been down since Christmas so I wasn't expecting much from February if I'm honest. There were very few Pancake Day competitions to be had and Valentines is my least favourite of the seasonal competition spikes, as it all gets a bit cheesy, so I didn't… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: February Wins
I've been up before 5am for the third day running, and I am tired. Much as I love being a Mum, the prolonged lack of sleep is hard. I had one night's unbroken sleep in the whole of 2017 and it doesn't look like 2018 is going to be much better! My youngest is only… Continue reading Parenting Induced Sleep Deprivation – what effect are your kids having on your health?
I've had a great start to 2018 with 12 wins already under my belt! I don't feel like I've had that much time for comping, with running round after the smalls. I haven't kept count this month but I've certainly entered less than in December, so I've had a good return bearing that in mind.… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: January Wins
A few months ago I wrote a post about a few of the “year’s supply” prizes I have been lucky enough to win over the years. If you missed it, you can catch up and pick up some tips on how to win a year's supply. These are the prizes that keep on giving, the kind… Continue reading Would You Like To Start 2018 by Winning a Year’s Supply of Something?