So we finally kicked off our year of being Merlin Annual Pass Ambassadors this weekend. I took my son off to Legoland – we picked up the annual passes for the whole family and ran off to enjoy the rides.
Posts with Category: Competitions
Dave the guard dog is having a day off with Panasonic, and because his owners have a Panasonic Smart Home system, it looks like his story will be happy ever after.
I love this ad – it tells a great story, and it’s even better because Panasonic are also giving you the opportunity to give your “guard dog” a weekend off too, as they are giving away a luxury 2 night weekend break to one lucky viewer.
I was contacted by Gousto, who produce lovely recipe boxes with orgnaic ingredients. They asked if I would like to try one of their boxes and have also given me a free box to give away to one of my readers. Naturally I jumped at the chance.
I have two children aged 9 and 11, so I selected a box for 4 people. I chose the three receipes of the week which most appealed to me:
Chorizo & Giant Couscous with Coriander Yoghurt
Pan-Fried Turkey in Chilli, Lemon & Cream Sauce
Spicy Shakshouka with Toasted Pita Bread
Those of you who follow me on Motivating Mum will know that I have done a fair amount with Thinking Slimmer over the last two years. I’m just about to recruit another group of bloggers for a 12-week Slimpod Challenge, starting on 28th April. So I think it is only fair to tell you a bit about my success with Slimpods up to now.
I first met Thinking Slimmer founder Sandra Roycroft-Davis at Cybher in 2012. I had heard of her Slimpod product before and couldn’t wait to try it. It seems Sandra had heard of me too and she couldn’t wait to work with me – promoting a competition on my blog.
I have been a particularly lucky bunny this week.
The nice people from Thorntons asked me if I would like to review one of the Easter Eggs from this year’s collection.
I looked on the website and my eyes nearly popped! I love Thornton’s chocolate at the best of times – and some of these look really lush. I was having real trouble deciding. Eventually I whittled my selection down to just two – even that was hard, and told them to pick for me from among those two – and guess what they sent me both!!
- one free Slimpod from Thinking Slimmer,
- a top and trousers from the Jenni Falconer at Debenhams fitness range,
- the option to go onto Thinking Slimmer’s mentoring programme for 12 weeks.
- a copy of Mum’s the Boss Goals and Resolutions ecourse
I ran a similar competition to this on Motivating Mum last January. The winner was Tina Holmes, who then went on to become one of Thinking Slimmer’s Inspirational Slimmers of the Year in 2013. Here is her story.
Tina Holmes lives in Birmingham, is a mother of two and is a huge inspiration to everyone who has several sizes to lose. Her major change in her eating habits is having a beneficial effect on her family and Tina’s confidence and happiness shine through. She’s halfway through her Slimpod journey.