100 Little Words on Parenthood – & giveaway!

100 words book

A while ago I saw the opportunity to be involved with a fabulous new book being put together by Charlie Plunkett.  Already a successful author having published 3 books, Charlie was looking for parents and grandparents to write 100 words on various aspects of parenthood.  I thought it looked like a fantastic thing to be involved in and submitted my 100 word birth story.  I was delighted when Charlie said she would include me in her new book.

Before Christmas the book was released as an e-book and I downloaded my copy.  I really enjoyed reading everyone’s 100 words, it amazed me what people could write in so few words!  Some made me laugh, others cry, but all were well thought out and a great read.  It was really lovely to see my name in there amongst all those other fabulous people!

The book has now been released in paperback and I was thrilled to receive my signed copy from Charlie and to see my name in print!  Charlie was kind enough to send to me a 2nd signed copy and I have decided to give this away to one of you lucky readers.  All you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter form.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

100 Little Words on Parenting really is a great read and I would highly recommend it to anyone parent or not!

Charlie will shortly be visiting my blog as part of her tour round all her contributors so look out for that soon!

Pamper set giveaway in association with Andrex Washlets

Andrex WashletsMummy of Two has teamed up with Andrex® Washlets, a pre-moistened flushable toilet tissue wipe, to help you feel fresh, energised and prepared for any occasion this January.

Andrex® Washlets are a great essential to keep you feeling fresh at all times, even when you run out of time to get ready. So whether you are heading from a child’s birthday party to a dinner, or from January sales shopping to a school play, use Andrex® Washlets to help you feel fresh when out and about.

Andrex® Washlets is working with TV presenter, documentary maker and writer Dawn O’Porter, on the Clean Campaign that aims to inspire people up and down the country to try Andrex® Washlets and incorporate them into their family’s daily bathroom regime.

To celebrate the Clean Campaign and to help you feel fresh this winter, Andrex® Washlets is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a fabulous pampering gift set, complete with a bath relaxation pack, hand cream, lip balm, hand sanitizer, hairbrush and Andrex® Washlets.

To enter please click here.
To monitor how Dawn is getting on, visit https://www.facebook.com/cleancampaign and sign up to the Clean Campaign yourself!



Help Save the Children by making one simple promise

ImageThis week sees the launch of the family orientated ‘Simple Promises’ campaign by Dettol supporting Save the Children. Dettol is asking the public to make a simple promise to their family to keep them happy and healthy. Promises can be anything from getting outdoors with your children more often, to setting one night a week aside to sit down for a family meal together.

With every promise made via the Simple Promises Facebook page, Dettol will donate 20p to Save the Children, with funds raised helping the poorest families in the UK and abroad.

To further show their support for UK family time, Dettol will reward one promise maker a week with a prize to help them fulfil their promise. Start making your promises today by clicking here to visit Dettol’s Mission for Health facebook page.


I’ve made my promise, have you?


My perfect Pandora bracelet

pandora bracelet

John Greed Jewellery are currently running a competition to win a Pandora bracelet to the value of £250.  These charms would be my choice if I won as they each have a meaning personal to me.

1.  Silver & Red Enamel Vines Charm £40 – I met Big Mr A whilst we were working at the Vine Hotel together.

2.  Into the Wild Charm Set £90 – To remind me of a wonderful holiday I had in Kenya when my Mum and Step Dad got married.

3.  Silver Beloved Heart Spacer £15 – Because I love my family (& Pandora bracelets!).

4. Silver Girl Dangle Charm £25 – To represent the birth of Little Miss A.

5.  Silver Boy Dangle Charm £25 – To represent the birth of Little Mr A.

6. Silver Bracelet £55


My bracelet totals £250.  What would you choose?


Christmas day outfits for the whole family – Barratts Christmas Giveaway!

In an ideal world I would love for us all to be able to stay in our PJ’s all of Christmas day.  I love getting snuggled in our PJ’s and fluffy slippers and settling down under a blanket with a Christmas film, hot chocolate and popcorn.  Don’t think the in-laws would be too impressed when they arrive for Christmas dinner though!

For me…

My outfitSlippers         Nightshirt

For Big Mr A…

Big Mr A OutfitSlippers       PJ bottoms

For Little Mr A…

Little Mr A OutfitSlippers          Spiderman PJ’s

For Little Miss A…

Little Miss A Outfit

Slippers           Baby Girl PJ’s

And not forgetting the dog…

doggie pj's

Doggie PJ’s

Thanks to Kel Loves for this fab competition!

Sudocrem Mousse Competition – Win £750

Sudocrem Mousse’s latest competition, the World’s first Facebook Virtual Balloon Race, is launching  this November and is offering one lucky winner the chance to get their hands on £750 in cash, just in time for Christmas too!

Join the Virtual Balloon Race by visiting www.Facebook.com/SudocremMousse Click  the Balloon Race App, then follow the simple instructions to release your balloon to the millions of potential sharers on Facebook. The aim of the game is to get as many ‘balloon shares’ as possible, the most ‘balloon shares’ wins the prize!

It’s completely free to enter and easy to play with a fantastic prize awaiting the winner!

Competition start date – Wednesday 7th November 2012
Competition finish date – Friday 21st December 2012
Competition winners announced – Monday 24th December 2012


About Sudocrem Mousse
Sunscreen mousse
The sunscreen mousse is specially formulated to protect delicate young skin.  It’s missing many of the ‘nasties’ found in some conventional sun protection products such as colourants, perfumes and preservatives.
Four-star UVA protection offers a superior level of defence against the rays that contribute to longer-term damage. (Most skin and sun care experts recommend four or five star UVA protection as the minimum to look out for in a sunscreen).

The mousse format means that, unlike many high factor products, it’s quick and easy to rub in – perfect if you have wriggling, impatient little ones.
Using Proderm Technology®, designed for young children
and babies. Key features:

  • Hypoallergenic, paraben/preservative/perfume/additive free
  • Four-star UVA protection
  • Easy and quick to apply, even to impatient little ones
  • More effective than many existing cosmetic sunscreens
  • Absorbed into the skin to give long-lasting protection from UVA and UVB radiation
  • Also protects against irritation from salt, chlorine, sand and wind burn
  • More resistant to water and towel-drying than conventional sunscreens

Moisturising mousse
There are many reasons why your child might develop dry skin, from central heating inside the house to cold, dry air outside, from chlorine in swimming pools to chemicals in washing powder and soaps. Just like adults, some babies and children are simply more prone to dry skin than others.
New Sudocrem Kids & Babies Moisturising Mousse intensively hydrates dry skin from the moment you use it. It’s certified hypoallergenic, so you can be sure that you’re doing your best not to aggravate any existing irritation, and is free from artificial colours, perfumes, parabens and other preservatives. The mousse format makes it easy and quick to rub in so you get results fast.

  • A gentle, hypoallergenic super-nourishing mousse
  • For extra dry skin in young children and babies, using Proderm Technology®
  • Proderm Technology® is proven to gently soothe and relieve a number of different dry skin conditions
  • Contains camomile and aloe vera
  • Gentle enough to use everyday: hypoallergenic and free from colours, fragrances, parabens and other preservatives.
  • Fine, light texture leaves skin feeling intensely moisturised
  • Rapidly absorbed into the skin, leaving it soft and supple
  • Maintains the skin’s natural moisture balance, bringing effective, soothing relief
  • In clinical trials Sudocrem Kids & Babies Moisturising Mousse showed a superior hydration effect over 12 hours than a leading dry skin cream competitor

Both products available from Boots Chemist
£8.99 Sudocrem Moisturising Mousse / £14.99 Sudocrem Sunscreen Mousse