Win £200 of Love2Shop vouchers with DFS #SofaMoment

I don’t know about your household, but things would very rapidly deteriorate here in terms of well being without our lovely comfy sofa’s to relax on. DFS have asked me to talk about my favourite #SofaMoment and to get you thinking about yours. When I started thinking it was amazing just how much happens around the sofa’s; you tend to think of the kitchen being the heart of the home. I’d argue it was the big sofa in the lounge in our house!
johnny on the sofaMy personal favourite #SofaMoment is the first few weeks when we got our cat Johnny. He was a rescue cat from St Albans Cats Protection. He was only just over one years old when we got him and quite timid, but a really good looking cat. We all fell in love with him at first sight. Just have a look here at my first post about him.

It took him quite a while to get happy with us as his new owners and pluck the courage up to come and sit with me on the sofa, but when he did it was quite magical. My parents used to have a cat when I was little but I think he resented me- not like Jonny. My evening isn’t complete unless he comes to snuggle up with me and try his hardest to push his way between the sofa arm and me, creating an effect like a fluffy water bottle.  I’ve had plenty of wonderful sofa moments with him!

Competition Time
What’s your favourite memorable #SofaMoment? Let me know your top moment below  in my comments and enter via the simple rafflecopter and my favourite will win £200 of Love2Shop vouchers!
This post is brought to you by DFS. Visit the DFS website to find out more about their great range of DFS Sofas.

Terms and Conditions are here and the competition closes on the 15th June 2016

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Competition: Robinson Crusoe

Robinson CrusoeA couple of weeks ago we were thrilled to be invited along to a screening of the new Studio Canale movie Robinson Crusoe. The movie is a totally new and unique take on the story which is fantastic for any little animal lovers. Its a journey about friendship, dealing with bullies and conquering adversity and my little film gang loved it. You can see how we go on here.

Robinson Crusoe Still for competition

The movie hits UK cinema’s on May 6th and to celebrate StudioCanal have given us a fab prize for one lucky reader of Being a Mummy.

The prize!

The prize!

If you’d like to win these fab StudioCanale DVD’s and exclusive Robinson Crusoe goodies then all you need to do is have a look at the trailer on the Robinson Crusoe website and tell me what the parrot is called.

Usual Terms and Conditions apply, the competition closes at midday UK time on 16th May 2016
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Win tickets to an exclusive Playmobil London Fire Brigade Party!

Do you remember I posted about Playmobil Brigade a little while ago? Well, there is even more exciting news!

London Fire Brigade PlaymobilLondon Fire Brigade have recruited a specialist #PLAYMOBILBrigade to celebrate their 150th year. This means that fire stations will be hosting 65 collaborative open days across the capital throughout 2016 to teach children about fire safety in the home. I cant stress how brilliant I think this is, it is such an important thing to be aware of for both adults and children.

To celebrate, we have 1 VIP family ticket to the launch party on Saturday 9th April to give away to one lucky winner, allowing you exclusive entry before its open to the public

There’ll also be a special birthday cake baked by Great British Bake Off star Firefighter Mat Riley, and an appearance by London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson and the Brigade’s first ever Young Fire Safety Officer, 7 year old Archie Cosaitis! Your little ones will be able to meet real firefighters and life-sized PLAYMOBIL ones, plus enjoy toys and activities galore!

The open days are a perfect day out for anyone who’s ever fancied playing firefighter for a day. Limited-edition London Fire Brigade versions of popular PLAYMOBIL Fire Brigade sets have also been created for little ones to learn through play at home. 10% of proceeds will be donated to the Brigade’s charities of choice, with toys available from April to purchase at the open days and from PLAYMOBIL customer services.

The open days follow the release of the PLAYMOBIL crew’s catchy sing-a-long video, showing how London Fire Brigade fights more than just house fires and highlighting how much they do for the community. It is being used by London Firefighters and the Brigade’s Education team as part of their fire prevention outreach work.

For your chance to win, simply watch the video here and answer the following question:

What causes the third emergency that our PLAYMOBIL firefighters are called to?

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To find out how to join in the celebrations throughout 2016, visit

Full Terms & Conditions:


Participation in the competition is free of charge and does not require an order to be placed. By entering the competition – with the consent of his/her legal guardian if the user is of minor age – accepts these terms and conditions, and any other conditions or deadlines mentioned separately.


PLAYMOBIL will handle all personal details such as family name, first name, phone number and email address in accordance with legal provisions.


Entry to the competition is open to all persons aged 18 and over, and resident in the UK. Legal representatives and employees of PLAYMOBIL or LFB and their family members are not eligible.


To take part in the competition the user must submit the correct answer to the question on this page by midnight on 31st March 2016.


The winner will be randomly drawn from all entries in relation to the competition. Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.


The winner will be notified via email and will need to reply by email to confirm acknowledgement of the prize. If a winner fails to make contact by midnight on 4th April 2016, the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be drawn at random.


The prize:

  1. There will be 1 winner who will win 1x family ticket (2x adults, 2x children) to the launch party
  2. The family ticket allows 2x adults, 2x children entry to the exclusive invite-only section of the event on Saturday 9th April, 11am-2pm, and they are welcome to stay during the section open to the public (2pm-5pm)


PLAYMOBIL reserves the right to replace the advertised prizes with other prizes and to change the game rules any time. The change takes effect the next calendar day. In this event the participant is not entitled to lodge a claim of any kind against PLAYMOBIL.


PLAYMOBIL shall not be liable for any loss or injury which the participant may incur as a result of accepting or making use of the prize. 


PLAYMOBIL is entitled to exclude participants from the competition at any time in the event of a serious breach of contract.


PLAYMOBIL has the right to cancel the competition at any time without prior notice and without indicating any reasons, particularly if technical complications arise. 


Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.

Competition: Win a Product of the Year Hamper

poy-header-logo-wb5Late last year I was really thrilled to be asked to go along to help judge the shortlist for this years Product of the Year. You can find out how I got on here. I was also asked to go along to the awards ceremony to find out which products had won, this year the competition was stiff so I was very excited. Then unfortunately I became quite ill and ended up spending most of January in bed which wasn’t good and so I missed out!

Anyway, I kept in contact with the team and they filled me in. I was really pleased to see that some of my favourite products had won including Seven Seas, Cif, Goodfellas, Andrex, Boo Tea and Aero.

You can be assured of a great quality product if you see the Product of the Year badge on it. These awards are given as a result of a nationwide survey of shoppers, thats normal people like you and me. This also means that it is a prestigious award for manufacturers as this seal of approval translates into more high street sales.

I’m genuinely thrilled for the winners because to win one of these awards, or in fact even be nominated, reflects the amount of work that a whole team of people have put in. Do make sure you check out these products in your local supermarket.

Readers of Being a Mummy have the chance of winning a hamper containing 42 of this years winning products worth £185.


Cereal: Weetabix Protein Crunch (Weetabix Ltd)

Confectionary: AERO Mousse (Nestlé UK & Ireland Ltd)

Convenience Food: Birds Eye Stir Your Senses (Birds Eye)

Dairy: The Laughing Cow Light with Cheddar (Bel UK)

Dessert: Müller Pud Corner (Müller Dairy)

Gluten Free: Goodfella’s Gluten Free Pizza (Green Isle Foods)

Granola: Jordans Lighter Granola (Jordans, Dorset & Ryvita)

Green Tea: Tetley Super Green Tea (Tata Global Beverages)

Healthy Breakfast: Fruitus Breakfast Bars (Halo Foods Ltd)

Healthy Drink: Little Miracles Rooibos Tea & Elderberry (Little Miracles Drinks)

Healthy Food: Slim Pasta, Noodles & Rice (NAH Foods Ltd)

Healthy Yoghurt: Activia Fruit Fusion Blueberry & Acai (Danone Ltd)

Kids Confectionary: Bebeto Fruit Strings 7 Day Pack (Kervan Gida)

Kids Dairy: Petits Filous Pouches (Yoplait)

Pasta Ready Meal: Dolmio Pasta & Sauce Kits (Mars Foods UK)

Sauce & Seasoning: Sharwood’s Stir Fry Melts (Premier Foods)

Savoury Snack: Ritz Crisp & Thin (Mondelez International)

Yoghurt: Arla skyr (Arla Foods)

Bladder Weakness: Always Discreet for Sensitive Bladder (Procter & Gamble)

Cleanser: Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive Caring Micellar Water (Beiersdorf UK Ltd)

Cough, Cold & Allergy: Bronchostop Cough Syrup & Pastilles (Omega Pharma Ltd)

General Healthcare: Nexium Control (Pfizer)

Hair Care: Garnier Honey Treasures Strength Restorer Range (Garnier)

Oral Care: LISTERINE® Advanced White (Johnson & Johnson Ltd)

Skin Care: Dove Body Wash (Unilever)

Tampon: Tampax Compak Pearl (Procter & Gamble)

Toiletries: Gillette Fushion ProGlide Sensitive 2 in 1 Shave Gel (Procter & Gamble)

Toothpaste: Oral-B 3D White Luxe Perfection Toothpaste (Procter & Gamble)

Vitamin: Seven Seas Perfect 7 Range (Merck Consumer Health UK)

Weight Loss & Slimming Aid: Bootea Shake (Bootea)

Wet Shave Razor: Gillette ProGlide Razor with Flexball Technology (Procter & Gamble)

Women’s Hair Removal: Gillette Venus Snap Razor (Procter & Gamble)

Air Freshener: Ambi Pur 3volution Plug-In Starter Kit (Procter & Gamble)

Baby Wipe: Asda Little Angels Extra Protection Kits (Asda Stores Limited)

Cat Food: Whiskas Pouches (Mars Petcare UK)

DIY: Loctite 60 Seconds (Henkel Ltd)

Dog Care: Pedigree DentaFlex (Mars Petcare UK)

Household Cleaning: Cif Power & Shine Bathroom (Unilever)

Household Paper: Andrex® Gentle Clean (Kimberly-Clark)

Laundry Care: Comfort Intense Fabric Conditioner (Unilever)

Nappy: Pampers Premium Protection Active Fit Nappies (Procter & Gamble)

Technology & Accessories: Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ Alkaline Battery (Energizer Group Ltd)

If you’d like to stand a chance of winning, then please comment below and use the rafflecopter telling me which of these products you’ve tried and which you’d recommend. Closing date for entries is midday 26th February 2016. You can find the Terms and Conditions here

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#Win a KangaWrap Baby Wrap!

kangawrapOne of the nicest things you can do when you have a baby is to carry it in a sling. I loved this aspect of parenting with my three and some of my fondest memories are of carrying them and looking down at their little faces.

Research has proven that wearing your baby is a fantastic way to support their development as babies will learn a great deal more about the wider world by following you throughout your day to day activities than they would when left to their own devices.

Baby wearing is also particularly convenient as you can get on with your necessary work and the household chores your whilst your baby feels just as comfy as they would do in your arms.

Today KangaWrap are offering one lucky winner the chance to try this experience for themselves by entering our giveaway below to win one of their KangaWrap baby wraps!

The KangaWrap is a fairtrade product made from soft organic cotton. It is suitable for newborn babies all the way up to babies weighing 15kgs and comes in a handy little drawstring bag to make it easy to carry when you’re not using it.

KangaWrap are a not-for-profit organisation who donate their profits to maternity healthcare projects in developing countries. So if you purchase a wrap you can rest assured that not only do you get a great product but you’re also helping mums and babies in countries that really need our help!

The Giveaway

kangawrapFor your chance to win a KangaWrap worth £44.99, complete your details in Rafflecopter widget below and and tell us the weight range they are suitable for.
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Giveaway Terms and Conditions

  • The giveaway will run from the 25th January 2016 and run for 2 weeks, ending at 12:00pm on 8th February 2016, GMT.
  • The winner will be announced on 10th February 2015 and they will be emailed.
  • The prize is one Organic Cotton KangaWrap.
  • The winner is chosen at random, through the Rafflecopter widget
  • Entries can only be completed through the Rafflecopter widget.
  • All entries will be checked and verified.
  • The winner will have 72 hours to respond with their details, otherwise a new winner will be picked, following the same procedure.
  • The item will be sent out once winner’s address details have been sent and the prize will be sent out directly from KangaWrap.