Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Premium bundle Shining Competition

If you love Sci-fi Classics then this is the competition for you.

The HMV Premium Blu-ray Collection, exclusive to HMV, contains special editions of sci-fi classics Logan’s Run, Soylent Green, Forbidden Planet, Them!, The Omega Man; horror classic The Shining; horror comedies Gremlins 2 and Little Shop of Horrors; and classic dramas Diner and All The President’s Men, come to Blu-ray® in the UK in these special editions for the first time from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
We're looking for Social Influencers who would be interested in hosting a Twitter competition for a selection of the titles.
These beautifully packaged combo packs (featuring Blu-ray and DVD discs as well as digital download) include director’s cuts and extended cuts never seen before on Blu-ray. Each title is packed with extras and comes with a set of highly collectable film cards .
The 10 titles (£14.99 RRP each) will be available to buy exclusively at HMV, from October 3.
The selection of titles your winner will receive are:
Little Shop of Horrors
Soylent Green
Forbidden Plant
The Shining

To buy them here is the link DVD's

All you have to do to be within a chance of winning these DVD's is head over to my Twitter page and RT to win the pinned tweet.

The competition will end on the 10th November, and is only open to UK participants.

Winner will be announced the 11th November, Good Luck!

Sunday, 23 October 2016

JORD Watch review and giveaway

I am one of those people who has to wear a watch otherwise I feel naked - yes naked people! I have always worn a watch since I could tell the time, and even though most of the time I look at my phone to tell the time its more like an accessory.

I was recently luckily enough sent a JORD Watch to review and at first I was a bit sceptical when I heard it was a wood watch. I suppose I didn't know what to expect as I am just use to having a standard gold or silver watch. When I went on there website I was so surprised at the detail and quality of the watch and it was nothing what I had expected.

I chose the DOVER series Koa & Black because I like the look of wearing a masculine watch with certain outfits and its nice to mix it up a bit. This watch retails for £227 ($295) and there is also free shopping to the UK and worldwide. Can I say that the shipping from the US is so worth it for the quality of the product and it doesn't take that long at all.

I loved the mixture of the wood and black face of this watch and it is something totally different that I have never seen before. The presentation of the watch was also second to none, It comes in a beautiful wooden box with a cushion and extra links just incase you need to add some in.

For the purpose of this review I took some pictures on my partners arm as its a Male Watch but as I said above It could definitely be worn as a Women's Watch.

With it coming up to Christmas and you are trying to think of the perfect present for your partner or family member then I would highly recommend a JORD Wooden watch as something unique that they would love and wouldn't already have. All the links for the watch departments are below and if you would like to win a $75 e-voucher towards a watch then please enter the giveaway below. As a thank you for entering you will receive a $20 e-gift card.

To enter the giveaway then please click on the following link and fill in the entry form.

* This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches and all views are my own.

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Girls A/W Wishlist


I love this time of year when you can wrap up warm in your thick coat, hat & scarf and boots. Lets not forget snuggled in front of the telly watching a film with a cup of hot chocolate and your favorite fluffy socks.

I get excited when I get to sort Heidi's Autumn/Winter wardrobe out and these are just a few of the bits I have seen and are on my wishlist. The Zara cat boots I have actually already picked up for her and they are so cute with the little ears on the front. The dress and gilet combo from Next is so adorable and will probably pick this up in the next couple of weeks - the color is something I would never normally chose to put her in. For everyday I love the patterned jeans and blouse - super stylish. Then we have the important winter essential the Quilted Jacket from Zara and the Hat,Scarf & Gloves combo. I wanted to keep the coat simple so chose Cream and then add color with the Hat etc. We then come to a bit of a splurge and I love them but don't think I could physically hand over £135 for a pair of shoes for a toddler - Everytime she scratched them I think I would cry. They are the cutest shoes ever and would go perfectly with the tracksuit but I think I will have to look for alternatives.

I have left all the links above in case you like any of these clothing items.

If you see any alternative shoes to go with the tracksuit then I would love to know, but unless I win the lottery I wont be buying the Sophia Webster trainers.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Autumn/Winter Toddler Clothing Haul

I know this is probably a bit early but I love nothing better than being prepared and it has a little story to it also.

I was scrolling through Instagram and I follow a child's clothing store called Jam Kidswear. Each week they run a bonus ball where you pay £5 per number and if you bonus ball comes out on the national lottery then you win a certain amount of money to spend in there shop. I picked 17 because it's the date Heidi was born on and lucky enough for my first time at playing out popped number 17. So this week I won £255 to spend in there shop and it could be spent on Autumn/Winter stock.

If you would like to try your luck at winning the bonus ball then all their social media links are below.

Let's move on to the fun bit of the actual clothes that I picked. I decided to pick items from the Autumn/Winter range and put some of them away for christmas, It saves me having to pay for Christmas clothes!

I have done a youtube haul video showing what I bought So if you would like to see that then please click on the following link, Autumn/Winter Haul Video also if you like the video then please give it a Like and also Subscribe. It would be much appreciated and would love to give you a virtual hug as a thank you.

For the first outfit I chose was these leggings, I adore the mushroom print I think it's so different and stands out. The cardigan i think matches perfectly. I have decided to take this outfit on our family holiday to Butlins as it's not as winter-ey as the other outfit I chose.
Oilily Tiska Funghi Leggings £29.00

Oilily Homber Sweat Cardigan £44.00
The second outfit is one I am putting away for christmas, it's so christmassy and I love the unicorn print.
Oilily Tinez Unicorn Top £33.00
Oilily Tiska Funghi Painterly Leggings £29.00

This next outfit is for Christmas day and I think the Alice in Wonderland print is so cute and the tights match perfectly with it.

Room Seven Toulas Dress Pink £36.99

Room Seven Maru Pink £14.00

Finally I chose the red shoes to go with the outfits and a few pairs of knee socks for other outfits and the red ones can go with the above dress.

Mary Jane Pantent Leather Shoes - Red £40.00
Bow Socks - Red £6.00

Bow Socks - Baby Blue £6.00

Bow Socks - Navy Blue £6.00

All of the above clothes are is size 2 years and the shoes, socks & tights are is size 5. Some of the above items might not be in stock but keep checking back incase they re stock. Also they have some other gorgeous bits.

I love all the above clothes and am so glad I have all Heidi's clothes sorted for Christmas, She is going to be one stylish little Girl.

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Monday, 5 September 2016

We got engaged

Ever since I was little I have always wanted to get married and would imagine what my wedding day would be like. As a teenager and even still I love sitting with my mum and watching a really good rom com and thinking one day that will be me. Everyone little girl wants to wear the dress and be a princess for the day, don't they?

I will give you a little background story with regards to me and Keith. We have been together since February 2012 and were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. I remember feeling nervous and wondering, What if we dont get on? What if we dont have anything in common? We spoke over text message for a couple of days and then he asked me out on our first date, Shall we go for a meal? My nerves went up the scale to about 150, if anyone knows me I am a shy person anyway but ask me to eat in front of someone and I am 10 times worse. The date went well apart from me hardly eating anything due to my nerves and Im not much of a talker when I first meet someone, I think Keith thought I didn't like him.

We went on a few more dates and my eating in front of him phobia soon got better and now I will stuff my face and not give it a second thought. We never really had "The Talk" where we say are we boyfriend and girlfriend? We both just sought of knew where it was heading.

Things started to move along pretty quickly after that, we booked our first holiday together for June 2013 and it was so nice to spend some quality time together just the 2 of us. We were also in the process of buying are first house which we finally moved in to in July 2013. It does all seem a bit quick but we both knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together.

By January 2014 we found out we were expecting a baby and we were both over the moon. Another little chapter to add to our story and in September 2014 we welcomed our daughter Heidi in to the world and she just makes us so happy every day. How did we make such a perfect little girl, except for when she wakes you up at 3 o'clock in the morning. You can read all about my pregnancy story with Heidi here if you like, Pregnancy story of my daughter Heidi

I few times over the years I thought Keith would of proposed by now. After I had Heidi, when that didn't happen I thought he might on my 30th Birthday but nope still no ring. I had just started to give up and think maybe it will happen on our 5 year anniversary which is February 2017.

Instead he surprised me out of the blue on the 25th August, yayy! I didn't expect it so I think that made it a little bit more exciting.

I walked through the living room door were Keith & Heidi were already and Heidi came running over to me holding a ring box. Then I seen her t-shirt which ready "Will you marry my daddy" which just made me cry. I am a very emotional person anyway and I only need to watch an advert and I start crying. Then I noticed Keith on one knee holding a bunch of flowers. It was all quite surreal because there was so much going on that I forgot to say yes, so Keith had to ask me again Yes or No and straight away I said yes.

For the rest of the night I couldn't stop looking at my ring and thinking how lucky I am to have such an amazing Fiance and daughter. Keith put a lot of thought in to the proposal and involving Heidi made it so much more special. I can't wait until she's older to tell her the story and show her the pictures, it was such a special moment in our lives and Im glad she got to be a part of it. Nothing will ever come close to Heidi's birth but my proposal is a close second.

Once we have booked a date etc I will share updates and do a wedding series to keep you all updated, Its nice to share this special memory with you all.

How was your proposal? I would love to hear all about it.
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Monday, 22 August 2016

Our day out at.... Mattel Play Liverpool

While we were off on a weeks Holiday we decided to take Heidi to different places that we think she would enjoy and make her week off fun.

Mattel Play Liverpool has only been open a couple of months and had seen it advertised over facebook, twitter and local news and knew if would be something Heidi would enjoy. She has an obsession with Thomas the tank engine at the moment and its all we seem to watch.

Its set in the Albert Dock which is a lovely setting on its own and Heidi enjoyed looking at the boats on the Mersey while she was there so its like 2 days out in 1, bonus!

We booked our tickets online and its £11 per children and £4 per adult but I really should of paid the parent & toddler deal which is £10  but missed it which was a bit of a bummer but hey ho! Heidi fell asleep on our way there, which you can see on our vlog, so she was a bit grumpy when we first got there. We didn't get to see the Fireman Sam and Bob the builder floors because she was so grumpy. As soon as she seen Thomas her little face was a picture and she had the most fun.

To see how excited Heidi was then please check out our Vlog of the day.

They do a lot of Party packages which I will be looking in to for Heidi. I would highly recommend it to anyone who have small children because there is so much to do and keeps them entertained for a couple of hours we will definitely be back very soon.

Have you been to Mattel Play Liverpool? If you have I would love to hear your experience.


Monday, 15 August 2016

Breakout Liverpool Review

Since I was a child I loved watching the crystal maze and always fancied having a go, I mean who didn't? When I seen Breakout Liverpool all over Facebook I got a bit excited and thought now is the time I have been waiting for to do my version of the crystal maze. Then I was given the chance by Breakout Liverpool to try one of there rooms with my friends. We studied the different rooms and finally picked Facility,

"You arrive at an unknown location for a once in a lifetime opportunity; a conference held by the critically acclaimed, Dr. Andrews. His work is widely known throughout the research circles, but he has remained hidden in the shadows for years. What you don’t know, is that Dr. Andrews has gone mad, creating a string of tests that have gone disastrously wrong. He has brought you here for his final experiment. You have one hour to escape his maze of tricks and games, before a deadly virus kills you all"

When we arrived at Breakout Liverpool we still didn't know what to expect but I think that all adds to the overall experience, in my opinion not knowing anything about the room or how it works makes you work that bit harder to "Escape".

We were greeted by Sophie who went through how it works and explained all the rules etc. Then we entered the room. I don't really want to spoil it for anyone who wants to go in the future but what I will say is that it tests your mind and gets your brain working.

We managed to break out with 35 seconds to spare, phew! and our room was difficulty level 4/5. But there is one that is 5/5 and some over easier ones but I'm not sure how easy they are. I would recommend this to anyone and its a great alternative to a night out drinking if you are looking for something a bit different. We have already got our next one planned and really want to try all 6 rooms.

If you do decide to go I would love to see your pictures and how you got on, tweet me at @themummydiarie3

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