Yes, I know, I’ve blogged recently about the competition to win a pair of shoes for your tiddler. But I don’t do it very often, do I? And I *never* share when I’m entering competitions myself, because I’m a selfish moo. But I’ve decided to be teamly and let you know that I’m actually entering a competition myself this weekend. It’s the Munch Bunch thing where you write 600 – 800 words and can win either £1K plus your story being made into a book, or runners up get £500 and the same story into a book thing. I’m sharing it because I love the idea of more parents and grandparents reading with their babies, toddlers and children :) It’s one of my *things*….
I’m always telling stories to our boys, so this is going to be an easy one for me. Munch the cow will be a cow who lives in a field opposite our house. She will be a hardworking cow, so she’s going to have wings and will get herself everywhere she needs to by sprouting wings so she can get from A to B. I’m not going to tell you any more than that, but you can see where my contribution is going can’t you?
If you are a blogger who wants to get promotion out there, this is for you.
If you are a mum with a business who could do with lots of lovely publicity, this is for you.
Or if like me, you just like the idea of one of your rambling, bedtime story creations seeing the light of day, this could also be for you.
This is not a sponsored blog, and I’m not associated with this, but just like it, so I’m going to be entering to the very best of my ability. Wishing you lots of luck, because you will need it to beat my flying multi tasking cow story ;)
Having been chosen as an inspirational blog earlier in 2012 by the Sainsbury’s Family Blogger Network, I was very happy when I saw this opportunity come along from Sainsbury’s Bank car insurance as they offering to give away four pairs of shoes to my lovely readers….
Who likes cool shoes for their tiddlers? Who likes little dish dinners? Fancy a pair for your tiddler? If you do, then read on!
The long and short of it is that Little Dish have teamed up with Sainsbury’s to promote the Barnardo’s Big Toddle. E did it when W was just two weeks old and it felt like a big accomplishment at the time. We are very happy and grateful to have two healthy children, even though they do pull funny faces at us sometimes… Here’s a photo of E, earlier that day. It’s not particularly relevant to this post. It just made me smile…
Anyway, back to Barnardo’s Big Toddle, Sainsbury’s and Little Dish. The event is the biggest fundraiser in the UK for under fives and typically attracts over half a million kids to it; that’s an awful lot of little walking feet. Little Dish have partnered with the Big Toddle to offer special limited edition packs of Chicken and Butternut Squash Pie. This gorgeous dinner will also come with a pair of toddling shoes for just £5, which is a fabulous deal. These packs are available in Sainsbury’s from Wednesday 23rd May for 10 days only. Proceeds from the sale of these special edition packs will go to Barnardo’s.
For my part, the deal is that we get four pairs of these shoes to give away. All you have to do is:
- Log in to Rafflecopter (below) with your Facebook account or your email address and…
- …enter the draw up to 3 times by leaving a blog post comment, tweeting about the giveaway or ‘liking’ the blog post
- State the size shoe you need when you enter. Shoes are available in small (4/5), medium (6/7) and large (8/9).
The more times you enter, the more chance you have of winning. Winners will be chose at random (through random.org) and announced on this page.
Please note that this giveaway is only open to our readers in the U.K. So what are you waiting for – you’ve got to be in it to win it :)
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The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. ~ Sonya Friedman
I’m busy with work, so I don’t have time to do more in the house.
I’m busy with work and have a cold, so it’s ok for me to eat a whole tub of ice cream.
I’m busy with work and therefore don’t have enough time in the day to be able to do some exercise.
I’m busy with work and therefore am making excuses for not making the most of my life.
What happened to it? Where did it go? I don’t know, but it’s a Sunday. W and I are on the sofa. And life is good. Apart from the fact that he’s done a wee on the sofa and my foot, for No Good Reason.
Anyway, it’s been another week of life throwing us curve balls. I’ve chosen to look at them as opportunities to work what is important to me and my family – my husband and our boys. We’re always so busy running around from birthday party, to meet up, to finding a pair of shoes in the right size for someone, that it’s easy to forget why I got married and then, had children in the first place. The simple truth of it was that I met someone so great that I decided I couldn’t take those life challenges on without him – marriage, motherhood and all that stuff. But how difficult is it to remember that when you’re trying to shuttle everyone to parties, play dates and ?? (something else with a p should be in here for alliteration purposes…)
I don’t think there’s a point to this blog post. And I’m ok with that. So sorry if it’s boring you. It’s just that sometimes life gives us opportunities to re assess what our morals are, what’s an acceptable behaviour and what’s not, how far we are prepared to go because we love someone and to work out when “enough is enough” – for everyone. The older I get the more I realise how un perfect I, my family and life is. And that’s ok in my book x
There we have it. That big blue button and the url we needed this morning. To find out that W, our littlest has gotten into the same primary school as his brother, E. Big deal for Lovely Bloke, as we’re out of catchment and therefore fifth in six categories of admission. E was Happy. I was Happy. Lovely Bloke was Happy. W however, was Unhappy. “My am not not not going to big school. My am staying at Sunnyside…” was the general gist of it. At least we’ve got several months to sell the idea in to him…
Lovely Bloke is still unwell, (but well enough to lay on the sofa watching Super Hero Squad with W), so I did the school run. And went to the school’s office to accept W’s school place on his behalf. It was very exciting. Well. Kind of. And then I saw the Head teacher and told her how happy we were to be in that position. How good it was to have both our monkey’s at her school. That we don’t give a rats bottom about the OFSTED report last week, putting the school in special measures.
Because E’s class got a good report, and because the problems up the school needed addressing. And also, because My Good Friend, Dr AKT informs me that it’s great, because we get lots of additional funding for the year that we’re in it – staff, resources – you name it, we get it.
So there we have it. A big day in our Weston Family. We’re in the school that we wanted, for both our sons. And life is good. There’s the usual family bickering going on right now. Lots of work stuff, which is great, but means lots of extra work and brain power from me and a husband who is still mid transformation into a future Men’s Health cover star. Now. If I could find some time to get back on my Biggest Loser wagon myself, we’d be set. Extra 12 hours in the day anyone?