Saturday, 5 March 2011

Monday, 7 February 2011

Cybermummy 2011

I know this is probably a long shot, but I am writing this quick post in the hope that some kind person will see it and sponsor me to go along the Cybermummy 2011 in June with all the other fabulous mummy bloggers.

I absolutely love blogging, I have received quite a few offers recently and have a couple of opportunities to guest blog on some bigger blogs. I would love to attend this event to meet all the other lovely mum bloggers there and gain valuable information and experience to continue improving my blog.

I have been looking at the cost of this event and although it isn't that expensive, it is just a bit more than I have available after Christmas and my eldest two's birthday later this month.

What am I asking for?

Realistically I would be looking for my sponsor to provide the following:

Ticket : £100
Travel: £50

What would my sponsor get in return?

Banner or text link placement in the sidebar from time of sponsorship for 12 months – Value £350+
Blog feature on Mummys Little Helper(an entire post dedicated to my sponsors product/service) – Value £100
Links in every post relating to the Cybermummy event – Value £75
Sponsors hash tags in all tweets re: Cybermummy
Facebook mentions in all statuses re: Cybermummy
Badge/T-shirt to be worn by Mummys Little Helper at the Cybermummy event (if provided) plus distribution of pamphlets/business cards etc if fellow attendees ask for them
Total Value: £525+

If you are interested in sponsoring me and my up and coming blog, then please visit my contact page to view the ways to get in contact. I'd love to hear from you!

Chinese New Year - Year of the Rabbit


Chinese New Year - Year of the Rabbit.

My two little ones are today trying out different Chinese foods at school and preschool to celebrate the Chinese new and it got my thinking and wondering about the relevance of this new year. SO I decided to find out a bit more about the year of the rabbit.

The Rabbit is the fourth sign of the Chinese zodiac calender and comes round every 12 years. It is also refereed to as a Hare. The Chinese believe that the sign under which you are born has a relevance to your characteristics.

Anyone born in the year of the Rabbit are affectionate, gentle, serene and family oriented beings. Rabbits are slightly introverted and dislike being the centre of attention.  Fundamentally, peace-makers, rabbits have lots of friends and are extremely humble and modest.

Rabbits can be classed on the basis of five Chinese elements - Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. All those born within the date ranges stated below are born in the "Year of the Rabbit" and they bear the following elemental signs.

The Metal Rabbit 1951, 2011

Extremely resilient, competitive and can be manipulative.

The Water Rabbit 1963

Friendly, docile and relaxed.

The Wood Rabbit 1915, 1975

Kind souls, generally peacemakers.

The Fire Rabbit 1927, 1987

Lead their lives to the fullest.

The Earth Rabbit 1939, 1999

Wise, pragmatic, diligent and materialistic

Here are the general Chinese rabbit traits:
Curious, prudent, delicate, calm, thoughtful, stylish, manipulative, passionate

Well I hope everyone is enjoying the start of the year of the rabbit and I wish everyone a happy Chinese new year!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Product Review - Nakd "nudie" Bars

I was asked to write a review on Nakd "nudie" snack bars. The bars dropped through my letter box this morning and within 5 minutes all three had been eaten! Lets just say that they where a big hit in this house and will definitely be buying more.

My eldest tried the Cocoa Delight,  he really liked the taste, and normally when it comes to healthy snack bars he would run a mile It was very chocolaty and the texture was soft but not gooey. It wasn't bitty like some of the health food bars but nice and smooth.

My little man tried the Berry Delight and it was all gone in a minute so that tells you how good that was! He wouldn't even let me have a try.

I tried the Cocoa Mint Delight bar, which again was nice and chocolaty with a hint of mint. The mint was not overpowering like some chocolate mint bars, and again the texture was smooth. I really enjoyed mine.

Here's a bit more information about the product.

These bars are just raw fruit, nuts and spices all smooshed together, 100% natural with no added sugar or syrups. They count towards 1 of your 5 a day, are wheat, dairy and gluten free, vegan and 94-100% raw.

These bars are stocked in most large superstores and health food shops.

I would thoroughly recommend these bars to anyone and will definitely be buying them again!

Recipe - Sausage Casserole

My three absolutely love sausages. It is the one meal I can guarantee they will all eat! I went to do a sausage casserole recently only to find I didn't have a sauce mix so this is where this quick and simple recipe came from.

Sausage Casserole

  • 8 Sausages
  • 1 onion halved and chopped
  • 1 500g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 250g closed cap mushrooms
  • sprinkle of chili powder
  1. Chop the onions and halve the mushrooms and place in a casserole dish.
  2. Add the sausages to the dish.
  3. pour over the tinned tomatoes
  4. Add a sprinkle of chili powder.
  5. Cover and cook for 45mins at 180
  6. Stir half way through.
  7. Serve with mash and veg.

Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Site Review - Babymoos

Are you looking for something a little bit out of the norm? Maybe an unusual present, then Babymoos is the place to go.



I absolutely love every item on this site but I think my favorite is the pea pod sleeping bags. They are so cute!

This site has everything from bibs to shoes to socks to sleeping bags and much more. Some of these items are handmade and all items look fabulous and extremely reasonably priced.

There are a few items on the site that are currently available with free delivery including these adorable reigns which I will be investing in for my little man. Grab these bargains while you can.


So if you want a present that will stand out from the crowd, pop over to Babymoos.

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Shadows

As adults I think we take things for granted. Yesterday my little boy reminded me of this.

We were walking down to my mother-in-laws and my little man said "I'm a big boy!" which in its self isn't anything new so I agreed. Then I realised that he was looking at his shadow and how tall he looked on the floor!  He was fascinated by the way his shadow moved as he did.

Then when we came in the house, he was really disappointed that he couldn't still see his shadow. I had to try and explain where it had gone as he got quite upset about.

I think sometimes it would be lovely to see the world through our children's eyes.