Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Capture the Colour Competion

I  just found out about a great colour capture bloggers competition from by Travel Supermarket have launched - Capture the Colour  They want bloggers to blog about  photos representing showing  four colours red, yellow, blue, white  and green and the best blog that shows these colours will win  £2000 in travel vouchers .... sounds like a plan i saw this blog on Superluckys blog which is here


Last year I went to Belvoir Castle and whist I was there i walked around there rose Gardens and I wwalked upon the most amazing Red Roses i have ever seen. I took this photo using my Nixon Coolpix Camera colour capture mode....


Not far from my house is a park in Plymouth, keyham and I took the kids walking up there one day and decided to take pictures of the dockyard through the trees and i captured the green again with my coolpix camera to make a striking photo....


On a rainy afternoon me and the kids made a local visit to our Aquarium in Plymouth and during our vist be saw sharks, starfish, clown fish but the best part had to be the Turtles in there watery Blue water breath-taking....



 This was taking last Winter when Plymouth got so cold that on my way to work I could not even read the Bus stop sign takes to all the white snowflakes of ice all over it  Brrrrrr!!!


Taken in my back garden my Daughter Amy enjoying a moment inside her bright sunshine yellow Wendy house  on a hot summers day

The last part of this comp is to tag five Friends who might want to blog about the comp too  so i am tagging






 Ends today So fingers crossed for everyone who is entering 





Thursday, 23 August 2012

Toyologist 2012 Lego Batman Batcave review

It’s that time of year ago Toyologist time I have been waiting for this since last year when we were unsuccessful ... so this year I could not wait to enter.... 
So me and my son Thomas who is 6 decided on reviewing his New lego Batman toy as he saved up all his pennies and did lots of chores around the house like keep his room tidy and take dishes to the kitchen.

so he could afford to buy this toy as it does not come Cheap at £69.99 but is it worth the money, well I’ll let you tell him in this little video below. 


Lego Super Heroes The Batcave (6860)

So as you can imagine after our trip back from Toys R us both the boys were excited (husband and son) so when we got home madness was unleashed upon the Bennett household as packing was ripped off and lots of Lego bags and instructions books were waiting for them.

But to everyone surprise the manuals were very straight forward with big illustrations to help you build each step as you go and lots of fun construction each step on the way.

After only a short time the Batcave was starting to take shape much to the kids delight, but needed some help from daddy on the more fiddly bits but otherwise found it easy to construct themselves so they did not get bored during the building stage.

Half an hour later they were finished and it was pretty impressive I think everyone’s favourite part is how Bruce Wayne changes into Batman like magic, in the set it also included Poison Ivy and Bane. So there is a lot of play value staging battles between the heroes and Super villains.

Like all Lego Play sets this set has set the kids imagination on fire and many hours of playtime to be had and represents great value for money
So if your children (or husband) are like mine and they love Lego and superheroes in equal proportions then this is a great buy for you.
You can get this from Toy R us by following this link here ... and at £69.99 it is worth every penny!

This set includes
  1. Batman
  2. Bruce Wayne
  3. Robin
  4. Poison Ivy
  5. Bane

As you can see we have bought a few extras to add to the Batcave

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Comps to keep kids entertained during the summer !!

I have been busy getting my kids to enter loads of colouring comps and drawing comps over teh holidays not only does this mean they are having there is a opportunity they could win some fab stuff too ...

We have done the flora bike comp which they did not win but had fun thinking and designing there dream bikes.......

My daughter Amy also entered a comp drawing  a dream forest which has not ended yet so if you want to enter here is the link here ....

But the best one of all that the kids have really loved is the Back to school ones and with the youngest starting school this year they have been loving these the best ....

During a wet windy day during the week we all sat down and found that Ebay on facebook were doing a fantastic back to school comp which involves two different Craft making projects.

One is The castle desk tidy and the other is the Pencil Case .... so what were we going to make ....
the kids loved the castle and having three they all wanted one so we got to work looking around for what we needed getting the cereal boxes were easy ...

 finding the kitchen rolls was not so easy as i have this but they are all full ...... so guess what mummy had to do yep unravel all the kitchen roll and fold it all up so they could make there desk tidys (Thanks Ebay lol )

So we got to work

After a hour we had managed to get alot done ... the Mirror stickers we bought at our local craft shop were proofing a excellent buy as the kids were loving them the most putting them on there castle ...
The Thomas who is 6 was helping the youngest Robert who is four putting his mirror stickers on so that all there castle would match ..

Many Many hours of fun later we had finished and i might say they look fantastic even if we are not lucky enough to win one of the prizes ebay is offering we all had fun and cant wait to try out the next project ....

Thanks Ebay we had lots of fun today making these From Amy Age 9 Thomas Age 6 and Robert Age 4......


Thursday, 16 August 2012

The Secret Garden Flowers Giveaway Blood Brothers Tickets

Thats right I have teemed up with The Secret Garden Flowers who runs a fab florist shop on the Barbican inside the House That Jack Built to hold a comp we are giving away Two tickets to Plymouth Theatre Royal Friday 28th September to See Blood Brothers.

 Marti Pellow joins the cast of Blood Brothers for one week only. The Wet Wet Wet front-man and music legend will take on the role of Narrator in the critically acclaimed smash hit musical.

Blood Brothers opened in London’s West End at the Lyric Theatre in 1983 to critical acclaim. The musical written by Willy Russell won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical and Best Actress in its first year. After a successful first run, it did not appear for 5 years before being revived at the Albery Theatre in 1988 where it stayed for three years. It was then transferred to the Phoenix Theatre in 1991 where it remains today. Over two and a half decades, it has accumulated a host of Awards and has become one of the longest standing musicals on the West End. 

So the winner gets to take a friend to Plymouths own west end you seats are in Row B of the circle Entry is via the rafflecopter widget below, there is two compulsory entries and all of the others are optional extra entries. The competition will end on 21/09/2012. Terms and Conditions are below and I will contact the winner shortly after the closing date to get your details (ie address). So what are you waiting for? Good luck x

Also Please take note that we will be doing more comps in the future that includes  more prizes and non local comps too ...... so please join and stay tuned for more prizes and more competitions from The Secret Garden Flowers.

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Saturday, 11 August 2012

Benefit Plymouth Boutique !!!

Thats right folks !! it is going to happen and very soon the Grand Opening is going to be on 28th September  and I cant wait .....

So what is it all about I hear you ask, well I was lucky enough to win a comp and go to London and meet Lisa Potter-Dixon who is the head make up artist and brow expert for Benefit.
I then got to visit one of there London Boutiques  and OMG they are pure heaven on a plate, I got my makeup done and my eyebrows as you can see from all the photos ... I was well impressed with my eyebrows they look stunning. 

I also was lucky enough to get some free make-up as well and bought some new foundation as well as i was very impressed with the finished look.

from right to left  ...
  1.  Coralista Ultra Plush / Sheer Coral Lip Gloss
  2.  They're Real! Mascara
  3. "That Gal" / Brightening Face Primer
  4.  Play Sticks Concealer Foundation And Powder
But you have noticed that my Just Real is a little bit different it's covered in orange swarovski Crystals and is very limited I think they is only 150 if I remember the girls telling me.

So after our make upper we went to a restaurant called Kettners in Soho where we I had such a great time with all the girls we played some games and chatted about loads ... Our meal was amazing I had the soup for starters which was Pea and Truffle which was out of this world ... My main was The slow cooked Pork and my dessert was the crème Brulee 

 This is my Room at the Raddison Blu it was super stylish with great a view of the London eye from my window and a few other landmarks too

After we all had ate we were taken to our Hotel which was right in the heart of the west end and will no doubt be a hotel i use again as it was right next to the theatre that is playing Matilda. This is wear we said our goodbyes and I had such a great time that i will remember my time in London with the benefit Girls for some time to come. But the best thing about it is that I did hear from then that we in Plymouth were getting our on Boutique store and i really cant wait as i am almost due to get my eyebrows re done soon.

Also they will be doing giveaways and you can get you make-up done its is going to be a good time to get yourself into Plymouth and visit debenhams i know i will be ... so if you see me come and say hello

This was my Yummy breakfast i had at the hotel the next morning it was super srummy

And here is the final photo of me and the other winners with Emily Thomson and Lisa Potter-Dixon after we had our makeup and brows done !!