The Joys Of Comping: October Wins

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. You… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: October Wins

Can Fidgetbum help with getting a better night’s sleep? Review

We were kindly gifted this new product to try from one of our favourite brands Chewigem. We've bought so many of their fantastic chewy bangles and necklaces over the last few years which my son finds so useful in helping him manage his anxiety, particularly when dealing with new situations or occasions when sensory overload… Continue reading Can Fidgetbum help with getting a better night’s sleep? Review

The Joys Of Comping: Current Year’s Supply Competitions

A while back 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 of… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: Current Year’s Supply Competitions

Four Reasons Why You Should Love Hand-Me-Downs

I know some people like to have everything new for their kids, but I have always loved hand-me-downs. Don't get me wrong, I do choose them a few special things just of their own, relating to their interests or personality, but if friends and family with older kids offer me a bag of pre-loved goodies,… Continue reading Four Reasons Why You Should Love Hand-Me-Downs

Taking The Pledge – Second Hand September

Huge amounts of clothes go to landfill each year (estimates suggest as many as 11 million items per week which is a mind boggling amount) and taking into account the energy and water needed to produce new clothes whether we really need to buy new (and what we do with clothes we no longer need)… Continue reading Taking The Pledge – Second Hand September

Coping With Back To School and a Little Back To School Giveaway

The unstructured time of the holiday brings its own set of challenges for children with Autism, and their families, so many will be looking forward to getting back to normal term-time routine! Some children will be dreading going back but even for those desperate to get back to school like my son, it is a… Continue reading Coping With Back To School and a Little Back To School Giveaway

The Joys Of Comping: Branded Promotional Items, Do You Love Or Loathe Them?

As I was sorting through old photos I came across this California Raisins Christmas tree decoration that I won and it made me think of all the other branded promotional items I've won from various brands over the years. A lot of brands give away mugs, key rings, magnets, T-shirts, etc or even more unusual… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: Branded Promotional Items, Do You Love Or Loathe Them?

The Joys Of Comping: Trying to Win Christmas

You may think Christmas is an unseasonal thought in the middle of summer but it will be here before we know it! Christmas is such an expensive time of year, and anything that offsets that is very welcome, which often means planning ahead. A lot of compers keep a Christmas box and put things away… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: Trying to Win Christmas