Competitions · Personal

Don’t do it for me. Do it for The Kids!

Right, readers, listen here. I need a favour. Well, actually a friend of mine needs a favour and I’m calling on YOU to help me! Before I tell you what I want, I want to remind you for a few things:

  • I regularly put up AMAZING competitions to win high end prizes like window cleaners and fanny tighteners, just for your delight.
  • I SELFLESSLY provide you with hilarious commentary on my lack of mothering/housewifery skills, how fat and unfit I am and the aforementioned fanny that needs tightening. 
  • I NEVER canvas for votes in the MADs/BiBs/A. N. Other blogging awards

So bear all of this in mind.

My friend would like you to vote for his employers in the Music Industry Association Awards. The company is called Professional Music Technology (locally known as PMT – if that isn’t a reason to vote for them, I don’t know what is!) and they want to win MIA Multiple Retailer of the Year award. The employee who manages to get the most votes for the company will win a £50 prize and given the fact that Alex has 3 kids to provide for and as parents, we ALL know how expensive that can be, especially as one of his kids is a mini-giant and needs new shoes about every ten minutes, and you really want to help him out, RIGHT?!

Look, if none of this moves you just know that Alex is one of the nicest people I know and really deserves to win, especially as he let me blog about his wedding. In case you missed it above, HERE is the link. We want PMT to win MIA Multiple Retailer of the Year award. Geddit? Oh, and proceeds from the awards go to Music for All, which is a super charity.

GO!

Competitions · Giveaway · Review

Kärcher Window Vac – Review and Giveaway

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Sometimes I get sent products to review that I’m genuinely excited about trying out and the Kärcher Window Vac is one of them. If you’ve not seen the adverts you’re not watching telly right, the vac is basically like the squeegee thing that you see a professional window cleaner using, except it actually sucks the water up as the blade moves over the glass.

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Music · Opinion · Personal · Rant

What Has Happened to the Top 40?

One of my earliest memories as a child is singing and dancing with my Mum to ‘Reet Petite’ by Jackie Wilson. It was re-released in the UK in 1986, so I can have been no older than two or three but I adored it and used to get really sad when the plasticine Jackie would melt at the end of the video!

When I think about it, many of my memories centre around music. When I was 6, I remember watching my mum get ready for her evening bar  job, backcombing her hair and squeezing into some seriously tight Levis, listening to ‘Ride on Time’ by Black Box. Around the same time, my Mum started seeing my step-dad and I fell instantly in love with him when he let me have free reign over his record collection. I’d sit for HOURS on a Sunday afternoon putting on album after album, being oh-so-careful with the needle on the record player, listening to John Lee Hooker, Santana, Van Morrison, The Who, The Cure…he had so many records and it was such an amazing musical education.

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Humour · Parenting · Rant

That’s Enough, Steve Carell

Let me begin by saying, I really like Steve Carell. He’s a good actor, I tend to like the roles he plays, he seems like an all-round good stick.

But he’s getting on my nerves.

So far this week, we’ve heard him doing voices in Despicable Me, Over the Hedge and Horton Hears a Who. It’s not an over-saturation problem as such, like with certain celebs. Like how, a few years ago, I got genuinely so sick to the back teeth of seeing Johnny Depp in EVERYTHING Tim Burton did. I know he’s good and all that, but I’m bored with him now. No. It’s because I have to try to work out a way to explain to Sausage why Gru, Hammy and Ned McDodd the Mayor of Whoville all sound the bloody same, without ruining the magic for her!

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All About ME! · Health · Weightloss.

How A Natural Weight Loss Supplement Left Me Needing Medication for Life

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Apologies for the slightly sensationalist title, I felt like a Daily Fail reporter for a second there, but I needed to grab your attention. I know that for every post like this, there’ll be a post extolling the virtues of the very same product, or a person who thinks that we all worry too much and shouldn’t restrict ourselves, but I was asked to share this story by the lovely Lisa at The Mummy Whisperer as she thinks this might help others. She’s passionate about helping Mums to reach their weight goals through healthy living and this post totally backs up her ethos.

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