Book Review and Competition: Dalmatian in a Digger by Rebecca Elliot

To celebrate publication of a new picture book, Dalmatian in a Digger by Rebecca Elliott, coming out with Curious Fox this month, we have a copy of the book hot-off-the-press to giveaway to one lucky reader.

This brilliant picture book combines childhood favourites – building sites, animals and making loud noises – what’s not to love? Children and parents will delight finding out which animals are driving the machines as they turn the pages of the book, and there’s a nice surprise on the last page as it’s revealed what all the animals are building.

A perfect read for any digger-obssessed tots.

For your chance to win a copy please comment below telling me what other animals you’d like to see driving a digger and fill out the rafflecopter.

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Book Review: A Busy Day for Birds by Lucy Cousins

Lucy Cousins the creator of Maisy (our favourite mouse) has produced the most delightful book about birds i’ve seen in a long time for pre-schoolers and KS1 children. Packed full of her distinctive illustrations this is a bouncy read- aloud book which is sure to capture the imagination of your little ones.

We’ve used this book in a number of ways- as inspiration for drawings of birds, as a choosing book (whats your favourite bird? Why?) and as a great example of rhyming text and how to write it. If you’re hoping to inspire a budding birdwatcher or simply trying to encourage your little one to look at the diversity of the plants and animals in the world around them then this really is a great start. The illustrations are really the thing which makes this book and anyone who likes Lucy Cousins’s work will be thrilled with this as it really is a tour de-force.

This is the perfect book if you’re looking for a Christening or New Baby gift as you literally cant go wrong with it. Its a really accessible, interactive read which as an adult I enjoyed reading and looking at as much as the children did. A lovely addition to the bookshelf.

If you’d like to find out more have a look at the book on the Walker Books website.


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. 


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