*Giveaway* Brownie Lottie Doll

So you may have read recently that we’re part of the Lottie Brownie Blogger Pack – and with that comes the opportunity to give a Brownie Lottie Doll away!
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The Brownie Lottie Doll has been travelling with us. We’re back from Cornwall where she had a great time. She came with us to a few places, though there were some times it was best to leave her at home.

What can I say about the Brownie Lottie Doll? She’s pocket-sized, (although on more than one occasion we’d hear “is this your daughter’s dolly?” when she had fallen out) so maybe front pouch sized!

Brownie Lottie outdoors

She comes with a hoody, a scarf and elasticated woggle and there’s a load of accessories available too which we don’t yet have. One thing I really like is that Lottie’s shoes stay on. Brownie Lottie’s shoes don’t come off easily too, which is definitely worth pointing out.

The Brownie Lottie has a cool trefoil print on her t-shirt too. Lottie has knees that bend and arms that can be posed. If you’re good at balance you can get her to stand on her own too, which H enjoys doing. She also has hair you can plait!

Brownie Lottie box WAGGGS

Brownie Lottie is a Branksea Island Brownie, and is Girl Guide Association approved.

Here are some of the adventures she has been having…

Our holiday was at Coombe Mill. We decided it was probably for the best that Brownie Lottie didn’t help feed the animals!

Brownie Lottie at Coombe Mill

We did some exploring outside. She was pretty good at that.

Brownie Lottie Map reading

You can see her tucked into H’s pocket as she practises flying at Dyrham Park. Amazingly, this is one of the times she didn’t fall out! (I would insist your child holds on to Lottie at all times because of this)

Lottie in pocket

Doing some of the trails at Dyrham Park as well – you can see beautiful carved wood trees that you had to find. We also took her to Hidden Valley.

Brownie Lottie Sherlock Holmes Trail at Hidden Valley

So after sharing all these adventures Lottie has had (she is now safely back at home and hanging out with our football Lottie again), we thought you’d like to try and win one for yourself. So here’s our first giveaway in a while. We love Lottie Dolls. We love there is now a Brownie Lottie doll.

You can buy the Brownie Lottie Doll here.

The winner will receive a Brownie Lottie Doll.  The giveaway finishes on the 28th August. Good luck!

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Win The Higgidy Cookbook and a Higgidy Apron!

It has been a long time since we’ve had a giveaway on here – a very long time. But we have a few lined up, which time nicely with Mum Friendly being about to turn four. Here’s the first one – a fabulous Higgidy giveaway, and you can win a copy of the Higgidy Cookbook and a Higgidy Apron. Read on to find out more!

higgidy giveawayTo help you celebrate Pie Week this year, fabulous West Sussex based piemakers Higgidy are giving away some exciting prizes to help you make delicious pies in your very own kitchen. All you need to do is enter below for a chance to win a copy of The Higgidy Cookbook, featuring 100 recipes for pies and more, and a Higgidy apron. What better excuse is there to cook up a storm in the kitchen and impress your friends and family with your pie baking skills? And, in case you don’t feel like cooking, they’ve also popped in some vouchers, so you can pick up some of their delicious pies from the supermarket to enjoy at home.

Higgidy believe there is nothing better than homemade, which is why they bake their pies in small batches, fill them with ingredients just like you would use in your kitchen at home and finish every one by hand.

Oh, and did you know there’s a new Higgidy Pie in stores now? The new Hand Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato Pie. We were sent four to try, and I nobly passed them on to Shaun and H (being vegetarian for over 30 years meant I wasn’t going to try them!) who both found them most enjoyable. So maybe if you win you’d fancy trying out those ones? Just enter via Rafflecopter below. Ends on the 8th March 2015.

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By taking part in this competition all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions:

  • This prize draw is only open to residents of the UK.
  • Each winner will receive a pack containing a copy of The Higgidy Cookbook, an apron and four Higgidy pie vouchers. Higgidy accepts no responsibility for any costs associated with the prize and not specifically included in the prize.
  • The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
  • Higgidy retains the right to substitute the prize, or any of its contents, with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available.
  • The winners names may be promoted on Higgidy’s website or social media websites.
  • No purchase necessary.

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My Local Drugstore – A Family-Friendly Giveaway

Warm weather may well be here, but I like to be well stocked with my vitamins, spring colds seem to love visiting me! Our next giveaway is with My Local Drugstore, an online store started by professionals who have been in the healthcare industry for over 30 years.

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My Local Drugstore source all your regular vitamins and healthcare products and offer free shipping with a £30 order – as well as sourcing the best price possible.

Today we’re able to offer a fantastic giveaway with My Local Drugstore – a family supply of Centrum Vitamins – one pack per family member. The two types on offer are Centrum Kids Chewables and Centrum Advance, both of which we’ve been trying out. H loves the kids one and was the one reminding us every morning when they needed taking. Shaun has taken the adult ones and has definitely felt a difference too… I feel an order coming on!

Centrum Kids Chewables

Running around, getting up to mischief, learning new skills or just growing; kids bones and brains never rest! Centrum Kids Chewables has been developed with a unique combination of balanced nutrients to give them the nutritional support they need to stay healthy.

Why Choose Centrum Kids Chewables?

  • Contains 16 key nutrients, including Vitamin D, important for the normal growth and development of your children’s bones.
  • Supports energy release, cognitive development and the bone health of children aged 4 to 10
  • The world’s no.1 multivitamin
  • Backed by 30 years of nutritional expertise and proven science

Centrum Advance

A busy social life, work or family commitments don’t always make it easy to eat a healthy and balanced diet. Centrum Advance Multivitamin is designed to help you fulfil your nutritional needs and support your everyday health and wellbeing.

Why Choose Centrum Advance?

  • Complete multivitamin: Centrum Advance contains 25 key nutrients including all 13 essential vitamins.
  • Supports energy release, immunity and contributes to healthy skin & metabolism
  • The world’s no.1 multivitamin
  • Backed by 30 years of nutritional expertise and proven science

The giveaway starts now and runs until the 6th May 2014. The Rafflecopter widget will select a random entry. If you do the mandatory entries, you’ll find a special one-off Mum Friendly code offering free delivery with My Local Drugstore too!

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Your Eggselency Hotel Chocolat Giveaway!

Mum Friendly is like a bus right now. You wait forever for a giveaway and then I launch FOUR in a week. The rest will follow soon…. for this second one we have a rather marvellous prize. I’m a long-standing Hotel Chocolate customer, I can’t even remember when I placed my first order with them it was that long ago, so I’m delighted to bring this one to you.

Hotel Chocolat have an amazing Easter Egg range in store right now, and I’m able to offer you a Your Eggselency Extra Thick Chocolate Easter Egg – look at it! It’s amazing!!!!

Your Eggselency Hotel Chocolat


Allow me to copy and paste the product details from the website :

When we first started making our eggs 13 years ago, we were advised by experts to make them as thin as possible and put the chocolates on the outside. We did the opposite!

Our extremely distinguished extra thick egg has one 40% milk shell and one 70% dark shell, filled with 12 of our finest real cream truffles with Champagne, port, Amaretto and other delights.

So yes, quite a choc-feast. Oh my. The full menu is here.

In order for the egg to make it in time for Easter, this giveaway is running now, and finishing on April 5th which should leave enough time! UK entrants only please, and good luck!

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Go! Go! Go! Show Giveaway!

Last year at Lollibop we must have seen the Go! Go! Go! Show several times in one day, and funnily enough it was Shaun who knew most of the songs…. must’ve been all those mornings he spent doing the ironing before work while watching Nick Jr, right? I also know he’s not the only dad to do this….

Go! Go! Go! Show

Go! Go! Go! Show is a fun five minute segment in the morning on Nick Jr, perfect for young ones (and dads) with simple pop songs and dance routines; and they’re releasing a new CD/DVD album on April 7th 2014, Radio Go! Go! Go!. Join Gemma, Carl, Jade, Steve and Holly plus the permanently confused Mr Baffled and his sock guzzling side-kick the Fluffalope as they take over the Radio and TV airwaves of the Islands of Baffadopolis for a wild and exciting fun-filled pop music extravaganza.

It just so happens I have three copies to give away. Before we get to that bit, let me tell you a few bits I know… they’re heading out on tour next month.

Go! Go! Go! Show at Lollibop 2013

Tour Dates:

12/4 Sheffield University
13/4 Leeds City Varieties
14/4 Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre Newcastle
15/4 Palace Theatre Manchester
16/4 Town Hall Birmingham
17/4 Leamington Spa Assembly
18/4 Ipswich Regent Theatre
21/4 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Radio Go! Go! Go!

The album is a CD/DVD package, and features all the Go! Go! Go! songs you know and love – ‘Wake Up Smiling’ of course, ‘This is the Life’ and ‘Lay the Rhythm Down’ to name just three. Here’s the tracklist –

CD Contents
1  Wake Up Smiling
2  This Is The Life
3  Lay The Rhythm Down
4  Blue Sky Sunshine Day
5  My Picture Of The World
6  Choices
7  The Get Along Song
8  Questions Questions
9  It’s Your Birthday
10  Holiday Bay
11  Let Him Go
12  Hey There Sleepy Head

DVD Contents
13 Wake Up Smiling (Karaoke)
14 It’s Your Birthday (Karaoke)
15 Wake Up Smiling (Music Video with Intro)
16 This Is The Life (Music Video with Intro)
17 Lay The Rhythm Down (Music Video with Intro)
18 Choices (Music Video with Intro)
19 The Get Along Song (Music Video with Intro)
20 Questions Questions (Music Video with Intro)
21 Hey There Sleepy Head (Music Video with Intro)
22 Wake Up Smiling (Learn The Dance Moves)
23 Questions Questions (Learn The Dance Moves)
24 Go!Go!Go! At Work and Play

Have a little video taken at Lollibop last year

So yes, we have three copies of Radio Go! Go! Go! to give away! So that’s three winners – fancy your luck? Here goes… Ends on the 3rd April 2014 at midnight – so not long!

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Canvas Design Giveaway!

Canvas Design were looking for bloggers to review their canvas prints, and I’m never one to turn down the chance to try a canvas!

Canvas Design are based in Darwen, Lancashire and after having emailed a photo to them, two days later Interlink Express had delivered it. The photo was taken back in October on my phone – a silhouette I love of Shaun and H standing in the wind at Chesil Beach near Weymouth.

Canvas Design

I was impressed with the quality – the canvas also includes everything you need to hang it on the wall. I received the 22×26 size which looks lovely on our wall – see?

That’s not all though – Canvas Design are offering a print as a giveaway at Mum Friendly! The giveaway is open to UK Residents only and you can choose from any size canvas from 6×6 to 40×40 inches, with any picture you’d like. Here’s what you get:

  • Your canvas prints will arrive at your home or workplace ready to hang.
  • A free hanging kit is supplied to ensure perfect positioning.
  • Your photo printed on pure 100% cotton canvas.
  • 38mm deep pine frames sourced from renewable European forests.
  • Canvas frames include corner wedges for tension.
  • Photos with Red Eye removed free of charge.
  • Free Shipping with 48 Hours Delivery.

So here’s your chance – good luck! I’ve been impressed with how quickly we received ours and the courier gives you an hourly slot so you know when to expect it.

As an additional entry I have a special discount code that can be used on their site – click the option on Rafflecopter below to access it! Canvas Design can be found here.

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Giveaway – Hotel Transylvania DVD and Book!

Hotel Transylvania DVD

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday.

For Dracula catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything!

To celebrate the release on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™ and DVD on February 4th, we’re giving away a DVD plus The Art and Making of Hotel Transylvania book to one lucky winner.

Out now from Titan Books, The Art and Making of Hotel Transylvania features over 400 pieces of concept art, character sketches, storyboards and digital art, plus interviews with key filmmakers and crew. A spooky treat for the eyes! Visit www.titanbooks.com for more information.

Hotel Transylvania 3D Book

All you have to do for your chance to win is to leave a comment letting us know what you’d give Mavis as an 118th birthday present – come on, be creative, make us laugh!

If you’d like to win even more Hotel Transylvania goodies, check out the MONSTER ME Facebook competition – you could win a Micro Scooter for the kids by uploading a video of them doing monster impressions from the film, enter if you dare – and there’ll be a weekly chance to win a copy of the DVD.

This giveaway will finish on 12th February 2012 at 10pm – so you’ve two weeks. The winner will be picked using random.org. UK entries only please.

We’re going to a special screening of the film this coming weekend – so keep an eye out for our review…


Congrats to Carole B who has won the DVD and Book – your name was picked at random – thank you to everyone who entered!

Giveaway – Amazing Olympic Stories eBook

Just in case you missed it, the Olympics are on right now in London. I’m sure you haven’t, as it’s everywhere. Having a three year old has been interesting – she’s only just grasping the concept of competing and winning medals and that people are doing this from all over the world (also helped with her dual nationality) – and while I’m no expert on who does what (other than the well known people), I’m being swept along with how great it has been – and I want to teach her more about the athletes she’s watching and the people who competed in previous events which has made the games what it is.

Which brings me to our next giveaway – Amazing People Book Club eBooks. The books on offer are Amazing Olympic Stories 1 & 2 and Amazing People of London. We’re giving away a set of three books – and these books are fab. They’re iPad books, only available via the iBookstore/Apple Store (in this format).

Amazing Olympic Stories Vol 1

The two Olympic books go into the history of the games and how it grew, featuring pictures as well as quizzes and audio stories – you could even come face to face with Socrates in Ancient Greece talking about the first ever games, Oscar Swahn, the oldest Olympian who competed in the Antwerp Games at the age of 72, and Jesse Owens who broke racial barriers and records when he took four gold meals at the 1936 games in Berlin.

Amazing Olympic Stories Vol 2

Author of the series Dr Charles Margerison, said “Students can learn a great deal from how top athletes deal with winning and losing, which is important, as their lives will depend on how well they compete. Charlotte Cooper was the first woman to win an Olympic event in 1900. George Eyser won six gymnastic medals, despite having the disability of an amputated leg. They both had to be competitive to succeed outside the Olympics as well as at the Games. In this way, students can learn a lot from Amazing Olympians, about the mental attitude that is needed to compete both on and off the track.”

Amazing People of London

‘Amazing People of London’ features William Shakespeare, Florence Nightingale, Charles Barry, Winston Churchill, Emmeline Pankhurst,Charles Dickens – all people who’ve made their mark on London in some way, as well as Queen Victoria.

Your chance is to win one set of these books (Amazing Olympic Stories 1 & 2 and Amazing People of London) – iPad only, here are the iTunes links, so you can see what is on offer. To win, fill in the easy entries over on Rafflecopter – the competition finishes on 28th August 2012. One winner will be chosen who will win all three eBooks listed below.

Taken from iTunes : These books are available for download on your iPad with iBooks 2 or on your computer with iTunes. To read these books, you must be using an iPad with iBooks 2.


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Toddler Mum-Mum Strawberry Rice biscuits

Baby Mum-MumWay back in February we were at The Baby Show, where I’m always eager to try out new things – food wise, that is – especially if there’s free samples being given out. We go out a lot so always need handy snacks, although I think we need to branch out a bit more after keeping Organix in business with their bars! (probably)

We came across the Toddler and Baby Mum-Mum stand – a new rice biscuit which has recently launched in the UK.  They were handing out boxes, and we were lucky to get a couple for H to try. H of course was a willing tester, and on being given a packet happily scoffed both of them, asking for more.

A few weeks later I had my mum friends over, and handed the toddlers a pack each to try. I wish I’d taken a photo – the room went quiet and they all sat munching away – a definite hit!

Toddler Mum-Mum

One of my mum friends is from Canada, where the Mum-Mum biscuits are huge – there’s a lot more flavours available over there, and she was pretty pleased to see they’ve made their way over here.

Here’s the good stuff about the biscuits:

• Great taste, no mess
• Dissolves easily
• No artificial colours or flavours
• Baked, low in fat and no trans fat
• Gluten, Egg and Peanut free
• No preservatives
• No added fats or oils
• Each serving is individually wrapped for convenience
• they’re made using only the highest grade, non-GMO rice

In the UK they’re currently available in Original flavour (for babies) and Strawberry flavour (for toddlers). They’re spot-on with the convenience of them – and so far we’ve found even with broken biscuits there’s no mess to speak of. They’re handy to put in my changing bag and they keep fresh as they’re sealed in packets of two. They come in boxes of 16 biscuits – packed into packs of two.

Toddler Mum-MumEven better, they’ll send some sample packs to your door. We got two baby packs and two toddler packs to try – and passed the baby one on to a newly weaned bub, who took to it straight away (and whose mum was very impressed too at the lack of crumbs).

Baby and Toddler Mum-Mum’s are currently exclusively available through Amazon , and can be found online at www.mummums.com/uk  plus Facebook and Twitter

We’re delighted to offer a case of Mum-Mum biscuits (you can choose from toddler or baby ones), a grand total of 8 boxes, as a competition prize here at Mum Friendly. Our buddy Paula over at Mummy vs Work is also giving away a case right now, so we’re sharing the love and you can double your chances of winning!

We like them, and there’s so many good reasons you should try them out (the free samples is a no-brainer!), so give it a go!

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Win a Justin Fletcher ‘Hands Up’ album!

Hands-Up...The-Album-3D-300x260So if you’re a parent and you’re aware of Justin Fletcher (and if you are, and your child is under five, and you don’t, then is it possible you don’t own a tv?), you’re probably very much aware that he recently released an album, ‘Hands Up’. H’s favourite song this week is ‘Sailors Lament’ which is on repeat in her toddler head right now.

The album has a  TV ad! I asked if the videos on there were all full ones and we were going to see more Justin action, but alas, they’re just segments filmed especially for the ad – sigh.

To make up for that disappointment, we’ve got a copy of ‘Hands Up’ for you to win. It’s still in the Top 30 as I type, and selling really well – it’s an album your kids will love and you’ll find yourself singing along to even if you tried not to – and it’s not irritating in the process. A proper party record – in fact, I’m going to say (as I always do) that if I’d had this album back in September it’d have been perfect for H’s second birthday party.

Justin Fletcher Hands Up

Anyway, here’s your chance to win a copy. As with the last one I’ll make it easy, as we had over 300 entries which was fantastic!  The competition closes on the 23rd April 2012, so to keep it topical I think we’ll have a 23rd April themed question in there.

Don’t forget – you can join in the chat over at the Mum Friendly group, or just check for updates via the Mum Friendly page on Facebook.

A huge thankyou to Will at BMG for sending the CD for the giveaway.



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