Saturday 18 June 2011

Toyologists 2011 - Box 1

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay it's finally that time again and box number 1 has arrived. As last year Chick is allowed to keep this box and then we'll give away as much as possible to the local hospital! This is Chick opening box one :-)

Catch up with all the reviews from this year's Toyologists here.

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Precious Memories - Sterling Silver Name Pendant Giveaway!!!!

The lovely Glenda, who is also a fellow Toyologist, runs the most amazing business called Precious Memories which she set up in 2005. Her company makes fabulous keepsakes including baby hand and feet castings, jewellery and baby bump casts......I really wish that I would have had something like that done when I was pregnant with Chick.

I am running an awesome competition courtesy of Precious Memories and one of you lucky readers could be fortunate enough to win this:

A sterling silver pendant, with a name of your choice engraved, which can be hung from a necklace or bracelet worth £20.

Soooooo what do you need to do to enter???? 

Just visit the Precious Memories Facebook page and leave a comment telling them that I sent you. Then come back here and let me know that you've done so. Simple, right?

Closing date is Friday, 24th June at 5pm. 

Good Luck.

Monday 13 June 2011

Speedo Sea Squad

The first time that I took Chick swimming I think she was about 8 weeks old and just looked sooooo cute in her little tiny swimsuit. I'm not sure if it's because she started so early but she's always loved swimming even though she was never overly confident. Swimming lessons are mandatory at school and actually her confidence has grown a lot since she started with the lessons, which is fabulous.

Recently Speedo have set up a new Sea Squad learn to swim project, which is obviously aimed at getting parents and children to learn to swim. The website is full of useful bits and pieces and has a section just for kids where they can play games, print off posters and door hangers, join the Sea Squad themselves or learn all about water safety. Rebecca Adlington (Olympic gold medallist) also lends her support and gets involved with the site. Chick and I love that it's so bright and colourful.

As part of the learn to swim site Speedo can e-mail you advice about teaching your children to swim depending on what stages they may be at, from babies onwards. There are three levels starting with 'Start Splashing' and then moving onto 'Start Swimming' and finally 'Get Confident'.

To help with Chick's confidence, Speedo sent us a kick board and some cool dive sticks which we've been using at the pool. I did try and get a sneaky shot at the pool but the lifeguard saw me and told me off (whoops!!) so we had to take a picture at home instead:

More information can be found over at the Speedo website.