Blossom Magazine #IWantToBe Competition

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Well I just had to share this with you. Blossom Magazine have a fantastic competition this month where you can win:

  • One winner will be selected to win a VIP London family trip which includes one family ticket to ZSL London with a Meet the Meerkats experience
  • One Rainforest Café voucher worth £100
  • Overnight accommodation in one family room at 3-star hotel in Central London
  • Visit to Blossom HQ plus a Blossom Goody Bag.  

I am not too sure what Miss A wants to be when she is older and she won’t give me an answer when I ask. However I bet she would love to be a dancer!

Me? Well I either wanted to be a vet or a forensic scientist! I was neither, I am now a full-time mum. 10 years ago, I certainly didn’t expect to have children and then be a full-time mum and part-time blogger! I love my children so much so this  means a lot to me.

So anyway more information about the competition. 

The #IWantToBe campaign is asking young readers to submit a video entry of what they want to be when they grow up. You have until 6th September to submit your video to the email address of
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Terms and conditions:
Promoter: Immediate Media London Company Limited. You must make sure that we have your entries by 11.59pm, 6th September 2014. 1. You can enter if you live in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland or the Channel Islands, unless someone who lives in your house works for the Immediate Media Company. 2. By entering the competition, you promise to us that you have read these rules and that you will follow them. 3. We can’t include entries which arrive too late and we can’t accept responsibility if your entry is lost. By entering this competition, parents/guardians grant permission to Immediate Media Company (publishers of Blossom) to post the winner’s video and entrants’ first names in its publications, websites and on its social media sites. 4. Winners will be chosen at random. 5. One entry per household. We don’t allow bulk entries or entries made by other people on your behalf. We will disqualify all entries which break this rule. 6. If you win, you will receive the prize described. We won’t swap the prize for cash. No alternatives or substitutions for any unused elements of the prize. If there’s ever a reason why we can’t give you exactly the same prize, we’ll give you something  j ust as good or better instead. Prize is one family ticket to ZSL London valid for 2 adults and 2 children aged 3-16. Children must be at least 5 years of age and be accompanied by an adult for the Meet the Meerkats experience. One Rainforest Café voucher worth £100, see voucher for expiry date and additional T&Cs – includes drinks. Overnight accommodation in one family room at 3-star hotel, in Central London selected by Immediate Media Company. Visit to Blossom HQ includes a Blossom Goody Bag. Travel and other personal expenses are not included. Prize must be redeemed before 31st December 2014. 7. Winners will be contacted within 28 days of a competition closing date, either by post, telephone or email. 8. If we contact you to tell you you’re a winner, but you don’t reply within a month, we may have to offer the prize to a runner-up or give it away in a future competition. Your details: We will use your name, address and any other details that you give us to run this competition. If you win, we will pass them to the person who’s providing the prize so that they can post it to you, and we may use your first name and county in the magazine or on our website but we won’t provide them to anyone else without your permission. You can find out the winner’s first name and county once the competition is over by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Competition Rules, ATTN: Marketing Assistant, Blossom Magazine, Immediate Media Limited, Vineyard House, 44 Brook Green, London W6 7BT. Remember to tell us which magazine, issue number and competition you’d like to know about.    

School Holiday Fun: Bubble Dough

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Today Miss A is playing with Bubble Dough. To find out the recipe visit the blog that I got the recipe from which was Creative Playhouse

Miss A is having such a fantastic time with it. We have all the ingredients in stock all of the time, even cornflour! I can’t live without cornflour! I love the fact that it stretches! Ours stretched rather well! We did have to add a little bit more cornflour to the mix as it was too wet but that’s probably because of the washing up liquid being different to the one used in the blog post. There is minimum mess with this dough and any mess washes off really well! One to add to the favourites! Miss A is in her element!

The weather is a bit yucky today so this is a fantastic way to entertain the little ones on a rainy day! It has been an hour now that she has been playing with it! She has made allsorts of things including a lolly..

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This bubble dough is really stretchy! I personally could play with it for hours. Miss A has made cookies, used play scissors on it and stretched it so many times! Cheap ingredients were used in the making of this bubble dough, which is always a good thing!

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Numb tingling arm..wonder why?

For about a month now, my arm has been numb and tingling. It is my left lower arm. My left leg is sometimes the same. The arm is a permanent thing. Then all of a sudden I sometimes get a wave of tingling on my arms, legs etc it soon goes. This happens every day and sometimes more than once a day. I have been to the doctor, had blood tests. Doctor labelled my blood test with the condition of paresthesia. Doctor did mention trapped nerve but I don’t think it is because of the wave of tingling.

So why am I blogging about it? Well I am still waiting on the rheumatoid tests but the others are completely normal. Not 100% sure what they tested for but there were a few boxes ticked on the blood test form. So I am wanting to find out whether any of you have any idea what it could be? Had similar? Had a diagnosis. I don’t want to sit and wait for the rheumatoid tests as I bet they will be clear too.

Happy about my blood tests being normal, but not happy with the fact that I don’t really know what is causing it and obviously would like to know. So lovely people, any ideas?

Thanks x