Sunday, 29 November 2015

5 Thrifty Things To Do With The Children This Christmas

5 Thrifty Things To Do With The Children This Christmas

Nasa ISS Space Station

Last year Maxwell was very impressed when he spotted Santa flying over our house on his sleigh on Christmas Eve. Santa passed just before bedtime and Maxwell thought that it was simply magical. Little did Maxwell known, in actual fact it was not "Santa" that was flying over our house but the NASA International Space station. This Christmas it will be flying over our house again on Christmas Eve and I am desperate to view it again with Maxwell, so Maxwell can have that magical Christmas Eve experience.

When the International Space Station passes over it will appear as an incredibly bright star like object. It is a bright object that may appear brighter than the moon. As the station rises (from a westerly direction) it usually gets brighter but can be a challenge to spot at first. You can use NASA's Spot the Station tool to work out when exactly you can see the International Space Station, based on the location of your nearest town/city.

Coca-Cola Truck

This year the family favourite Coca-Cola truck is visiting 46 locations around the UK. Although the tour has started why not drop over to the Coca-Cola website to see if the Coca-Cola truck and the team are visiting you?

This year the Coca-Cola truck is promising to entertain you, your family and friends.  There will be chances to take selfies, pictures and create memories when the truck lights up and you are able to do this whilst enjoying a choice of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero or Coke Life.

Royal Mail Santa Letter

With Christmas just around the corner, why not help your child create a letter for Santa? Royal Mail offer a (nearly) free service which cost's just the price of a stamp which ensures Santa get's your child's Christmas letter. If your child is one of the lucky ones, sometimes the Royal Mail Santa will even drop your child a letter back in reply to their Christmas letter. Please remember to take advantage of this service,  your letter must be posted by Sunday 6 December. The address to send your letter to is:

Santa/Father Christmas,
Santa's Grotto,

All letters should include your child's name, address and include a stamped envelope.

Free Play At Wacky Warehouse

At Christmas, we love having fun. This Christmas why not pop down to your local Wacky Warehouse and have lots of fun?

Visit The Wacky Warehouse Website and sign up to the email newsletter and receive one free wacky play. Although this will not save you a huge amount of money, it is a free, fun, energy burning activity for children. Please note that you have 7 days to use the voucher once you have signed up to the newsletter. 

Free Phone Call From Santa

Why not entertain your children with a simple phone call from Santa? #

This Christmas you can get your child a free personalised phone call from Santa! You will need to download the free app from Package From Santa, which is available for Android and IOS.

You are able to choose the date/time of the call 
A unique Santa message. 
Option for your child's photo to appear on the call screen
Santa will mention your child's age.

Please not the first call is free, any after that you will have to pay for.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Yankee Candle Season Of Peace

Every Christmas I write down the same thing on my Christmas wishlist. Every Christmas I always write down that I would love a Yankee Candle gifted to me. Yankee Candles are something which I love, whatever the time of year. They always put me in a happy mood and always manage to fill my home with a beautiful scent. Every year I ask for a different large scented Yankee Candle and this year I managed to get my hands on the Yankee Candle Season Of Peace.

When choosing a candle, I always love to look at the names, the colours, as well as research the scents. This year I was drawn to the Yankee Candle Season Of Peace due to the fact it had a beautiful name. This year I have found so much negativity going on in the world and I thought that it would be nice to reflect on the peace that I will find myself an my family having this Christmas season,

Yankee Candle Season Of PeaceYankee Candle Season Of Peace

The Yankee Candle Season Of Peace gives off a beautiful smell. The smell is not over powering, the smell reminds me of a crisp, cold, snowy winter morning. The smell is sweet and reminds me a little of a white musk smell. The Season Of Peace Yankee Candle does not remind me of any festive smells however this candle was brilliant to receive in the winter season and so close to Christmas. I have not been left disappointed by it.

The burn time of a large Yankee candle is 110-150 Hours which is a very reasonable amount of time. I find that a large candle lasts me over a course of a month however it may last you a longer or shorter amount of time depending on how much you decide to burn it. The large Season Of  Peace candle is priced at £21.99 which I think is reasonable for the quality of candle you are receiving.

For Christmas I am looking at buying some Yankee lids which will make my Yankees look extra pretty around my house.  If you love Yankee Candles why not check out what Yankee have to offer you this Christmas?

*We received the above product for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and opinions are of my own.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Win Instant Prizes This Christmas

As many of my readers know I simply adore competitions. Over the past few months you may have seen that I have been surprisingly lucky when it comes to winning competitions. From winning tickets to see 1D to winning 1k, all my prizes have been amazing wins and have spread a lot of happiness into my life. This Christmas I will be entering as many competitions as I possibly can and I am hoping I shall be a lucky winner. It would be fabulous to win some gadgets for my family and perhaps some toys for Maxwell's stocking. This Christmas there are 2 fabulous instant win competitions that you can win on. Both of these competitions are fun and are competitions that Ii have already entered. 

Save Christmas with Sudocrem Game 
You are able to try your luck here:

You are able to find this fun game over on Sudocrems Facebook. You are able to enter via your mobile or desktop computer which is fantastic if you only have the mobile options. To win, users have to tackle the Nappy Rash Gremlins who are coming to ruin Christmas. Parachuting from the sky, the Gremlins are looking to get down chimneys and put a stop to any Christmas spirit. You simply need to squish as many of the Gremlins as possible in 60 seconds and you could win BIG!
Instant prizes include Amazon Kindle Fires and Amazon vouchers, plus prizes from Miffy, Milton, Aquabeads and many, many more. 

This competition is running from now until 11.59pm 31st December 2015.

Infacol Challenge Game 
You are able to try your luck here:

The game can be found over on Infacols Facebook. You are able to use your mobile to participate and entry is very easy. Infacol Challenge asks users to navigate their way through two infant colic related games. The first is the tricky dropper challenge, which tasks players to use the dropper to hit 9 targets. The second game is a frantic bubble buster game, where users must tap the bubbles in the virtual baby’s tummy before the timer is up. Only those who complete the challenge in the set time will have a chance of winning. Prizes include the Phil & Teds Ultimate Baby Bundle, worth well over £700 and £100s worth of Venture Studio vouchers.

This competition is running from now until Tuesday December 14th at 11.59pm.