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Now that’s a first

Today it has been 2 years, 4 months and 6 days that we’ve been a family of three and today was also the first time that the husband and I had a chance to (really) go and do something just the two of us. So we went to the cinema to see End of Watch (eeeeeeeek! I am a HUGE Jake Gyllenhaal fan and couldn’t wait to see this film. It is excellent. Go and see it! :D)

Everyone can be a VIP

Do you love prams, buggys, strollers and anything else that concerns the first 3 or 4 wheeled transport in your baby’s life? Then you might be very interested to hear about the Pushchair Trader VIP Lounge. Oh yes.

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Last year, Pushchair Trader recruited several eager and excited mums (yes, I am one of them) as their Secret Agents to test drive their new and exciting website. It was fabulous fun. A couple of months or so after recruitment and all sorts of tests to see if it can withstand the onslaught that surely followed Pushchair Trader opened to the public.
If you’re after a pushchair but are not sure which one, if you don’t know if your chosen one is up to your standards or if you’re just nosey and want to check out what’s new on the market, then PT is the place to be. PT regularly test drive and review the newest pushchairs. They also recruit mums all over the UK to test them.
Are you looking to sell your unwanted or unused pushchair or even buy a new one on a budget? Once again Pushchair Trader (hint: the clue is in the name 😉 ) are the place to be with their Selling&Buying pages.
Do you need a buggy board, a footmuff, a parasol or any other pushchair accessory? Then check out the fabulous PT store!
But, and here’s the bait, one of the biggest attractions to Pushchair Trader must surely be their competitions. Last December they ran a 24 Day competition in which you could win a different pushchair every day for the 24 days in the run up to Christmas. Amazing. At the moment they are running a Bump to Toddler Competition worth an amazing £3111! There’s only 6 days left, so make sure you get in there.
So what’s all this VIP palaver about then? Well, if you sign up as a VIP you pay £10 for a year’s worth of membership (that is just under 3p per day) and you get:
Doesn’t that sound convincing? I think it does, which is why I have signed up. 😀
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To follow Pushchair Trader on Facebook, click here.
To follow them on Twitter, click here.
PS, have I told you that I have already won a stroller with Pushchair Trader? And that was even before I became a VIP…
Lime in her Cosatto, August 2011

Treasure Island Toys Competition

I am posting this as part of a competition on Treasure Island Toys:

Treasure Island Toys (www.treasureislandtoys.co.uk) has been a popular online store for many parents in the UK since 2008, but as of November 2011 the site became an entirely different sort of online experience.
Treasure Island has created what they like to call a ‘Fun and Party Search Engine’ and is unique in the fact that not only can parents buy toys, furniture and birthday presents from the website, they can now arrange parties and days out for the kids, by finding children’s entertainers, party venues, kids attractions, evening classes, workshops and much, much more – all in one place!
By entering a postcode or place name, parents can find a whole range of child friendly activities and more which are in their local area. They then have the ability to refine their search by using hundreds of different keywords ranging from Ballet, Balloon Modelling and Paintball, right through to Peddle Boats, African Drumming, Theatres and everything inbetween.

The website uses the latest technologies to make it super quick and utilises great features like ‘Favourites’ lists, videos of entertainers, date ranges for events, reviews, social networking (Facebook/Twitter/Google+) integration and much more.
The website is also what is known as a ‘wiki’ site, meaning that anyone can add a listing to the website for FREE, quickly and easily by themselves. So if you are an entertainer or are a parent that knows of any great kids’ attractions and local events in your local area, you have the ability to add them in seconds and let other parents benefit from your knowledge.
With thousands of listings already on the website, and more being added each day, we are confident that Treasure Island is the place for parents to go when in need for some great ideas to keep the kids entertained.
For parties see www.treasureislandtoys.co.uk/parties.aspxFor fun days out see www.treasureislandtoys.co.uk/fun.aspx

I am sure Lime would love the prize that can be won, a ‘Wonderworld Eco House‘ complete with furniture and more. I know I would. 😉

The prize

 

Small Style No 23

Welcome to {Small Style}. This is where Lime shows off her outfits every Thursday (and any excuse for me to show off my babe ;p) Do join us by linking in the comments. This whole thing btw started over at Mama loves Papa…

 
 
 
Lime’s Winter hat collection. From left to right:
Longsleeve: H&M
~ Top Row ~
Creme/Horse&Cart: this is old and used to be my brother’s
Blue hat: H&M
Red&White/Hearts&Snowflakes: might have been from a market, used to be mine but now too small
~ Middle Row ~
Christmas Pudding: John Lewis (present from Uncle Mathias)
Colourful hat: present from the Husband’s colleague
Blue/Bear, Fox&Racoon: H&M
~ Bottom Row ~
Owl: Bespokebabyroom (shop has closed but there’re loads on Etsy or Folksy)
Dinosaur aka Sea Monster: Q&S
Leopard cub: Q&S
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Bear: Q&S
 
 
 
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Small Style No 24

Welcome to {Small Style}. This is where Lime shows off her outfits every Thursday (and any excuse for me to show off my babe ;p) Do join us by linking in the comments. This whole thing btw started over at Mama loves Papa…




Longsleeve Top: Mothercare
Fleece Dungarees: Mothercare (thrifted, with tag still on)
Legwarmers: eBay
Booties: Moccis

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Small Style No 25

 Welcome to {Small Style}. This is where Lime shows off her outfits every Thursday (and any excuse for me to show off my babe ;p) Do join us by linking in the comments. This whole thing btw started over at Mama loves Papa…

Longsleeve: Gap (thrifted)
Dress: PumpkinPatch (the size is 0-3 months…insane!)
Tights: Mothercare
Shoes: TOMS
Coat: TU Sainsbury’s (thrifted)


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Chatterbox

Lime can be a right chatterbox if she wants to and everyday she seems to pick up a new word, it’s exciting! 😀

Here’s a little word cloud showing off her language skills. 😉 There are many more but these are the ones we hear all the time.

Note: Some of these words are only partly spoken (ie hot is actually ot) and some only sound like the words she’s trying to say (ie gay = again).

PS: I forgot to point out something…here’s a tweet I’ve sent the other week:

hehehehe…