All posts for the month October, 2016

Our Britmums #FrubesMovesChallenge

Published October 31, 2016 by Bizzimummy

We were chosen by Britmums to take part in the #FrubesMovesChallenge. The challenge is a dance off between the michevious pigs and Angry birds from the must see family film of the year which is of course Angry birds.

Frubes have teamed up with Angry birds to bring a selection of character frubes.

Frubes are known as portable yoghurt. The yoghurt comes in squeeze tubes and are available in strawberry, red berry, peach and banana. They contain calcium and vitamin D for strong bones, and are great for kids lunchboxes.

And now time for our challenge! 

We did a few videos but the one that won it for me was Izebellas who chose a pig team frube.

I did not tell her how to dance or what to do. Her moves are 100% her own. She does dance lessons once a week and loves dancing around the house too.

This post is an entry for the BritMums #FrubesMoves Linky Challenge, sponsored by Frubes

Ravensburger Woodland friends floor puzzle

Published October 27, 2016 by Bizzimummy

As most of my readers know I have completed many puzzles from Ravensburger. Some of them have been rather difficult so it’s always good when an easy one for the kids arrives.

This puzzle is just 60 pieces and the pieces all nice and chunky and perfect for smaller hands.

The finished puzzle is all about birds and what birds you can spot.It has been created  by popular artist Matt Sewell. It is a bright, colourful and high-quality puzzle. There are 20 native bird species to spot within a wonderful woodland setting. The puzzle is cut to 60 large pieces and is made from thick, strong board with a linen finish print. The jigsaw comes with a “Spotting and Jotting” Guide, showing an extra puzzle picture for reference and a numbered key naming  of each bird.

Now when I said this puzzle is easy, I mean it. Obviously I find it easy being an adult but my 4 year old did it in no time. 

It is aimed at those 4 and over and Izebella has just recently turned 4 and found it easy. She actually refused to let me help her.

It is a fairly big size once completed and lots of fun for youngsters to do. 

I have found this puzzle on Amazon for £8.99 and its also available in toy shops and supermarkets.

Swizzels Halloween Giveaway! 

Published October 21, 2016 by Bizzimummy

Halloween is almost upon us yet again. A time when the ghosts and ghouls come out to play and not to forget those nasty clowns. 

To make sure your ready when those little goblins come knocking, Swizzels has once again bought out a terrifying assortment of sweet bags. These include Trick or Sweet, Chew crew and creepy squashes. These can all be found in those creepy supermarket aisles but be quick as they are bound to be snapped up by other hungry monsters.

However for those brave enough to be reading my blog, fear not because Swizzels are giving away a frightening feast of Halloween sweeties just for one brave reader. 

Included in this spooky selection giveaway is – 1x Bumper Bag, 1xChew Crew, 1xLots of Lollies,1xOrange and Blackcurrant Squashies 160g and 1x Trick or Sweet Bag. 

For those brave enough to enter, you are dared to click the link below. But be quick as this will all be over on Tuesday 25th October. 



(T&Cs – one winnner will win all the sweets as listed, I cannot guarantee a delivery before Halloween as deliveries can take up to 21 days. If selected as a winner please reply asap to the winning email)


Published October 21, 2016 by Bizzimummy

STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce that the final volume in Season One of the popular Cbeebies show Bing was released on DVD on 17 October, releasing as Show… And Other Episodes. To celebrate, they are giving one lucky winner a copy on DVD! 

Bing: Show… And Other Episodes is the eighth and final volume in Season One, following Swing, Storytime, Paddling Pool, Fireworks, Surprise Machine, Music and Cat. The DVD comes with paper cut-outs of the characters where families can enjoy creating a scene, prefect for a night in this Halloween!


Round the corner, not far away, Bing and Flop (voiced by OSCAR-winning Mark Rylance) are ready to play!


Celebrating the noisy, joyful, messy reality of pre-school life, Bing stories may be small, but they are full of everyday dramas that all young children and the grown-ups in their lives will recognise!

To win a copy of this DVD, simply click the link below.  

The competition will close on November 4th. 

Elizabeth Shaw: Thoughtfulness campaign & competition

Published October 21, 2016 by Bizzimummy

I am taking part in a campaign by Elizabeth Shaw (yes the chocolate company!) which is focused on thoughtfulness and consideration.

The campaign coincides with the twice yearly clock change next week (October 30th) when the clocks go back an hour and we gain an extra hour. Unfortunately the clock change and changing seasons means dark nights and less sunlight. Many people feel down and a little depressed when the cold dark nights creep in. I for one know all about this as o suffer from S.A.D which brings with it depression and low mood at this time of year.

The dark nights also indicate that Christmas is not far off. Whilst many families look forward to this, there are many that don’t and find this time of year very sad and lonely.

I therefore want to encourage all my readers to spend the extra hour we get next weekend thinking of others and perhaps think of thoughtful gestures to help that person. For example – , calling an old friend you haven’t spoken to in a while, taking your neighbour’s dog for a walk, giving a stranger spare change if they are short of a few pence at the shop. Sometimes just a small act of kindness goes a long way and especially at this stressful time of year.

Next week I will post my thoughtful gestures. 


Elizabeth Shaw have an extremely kind gesture of their own, and that is this huge hamper full of chocolate goodies. 

Yes all this can be yours, and before Christmas too. Inside the hamper is all this.

· Dark Chocolate Cappuccino flutes

· Dark Chocolate Lemon flutes

· Dark Chocolate Mint Flutes

· Dark Chocolate Orange Flutes

· Milk Chocolate Amaretto Flutes

· Dark Chocolate Mint Crisps

· Milk Chocolate Mint Crisps

· Milk Chocolate Orange Crisps

· Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Crisps

· Milk Chocolate Almond Bites

· Milk Chocolate Cappuccino Bites

· Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bites

· Dark and Milk Chocolate Mint Collection

· Orange Merry Christmas Mini Gift – includes orange flutes and bites

· Mint Merry Christmas Mini Gift – includes mint flutes and bites

I would advise the winner not to eat all of this at once as I cannot be held responsible if you do! 

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, simply click the link below to be taken to the entry page.

This giveaway will close on November 11th 2016. One winner chosen at random. 

For more information on the luxury chocolates visit Elizabeth Shaw,

Helping families stay together with McDonalds

Published October 20, 2016 by Bizzimummy

Everyone knows of McDonalds. The fast food restaurants that kids love and can be found in pretty much every town. However what many people know little about is some of the charity work that McDonalds does. 

The Ronald McDonald house charity  has been helping families for over 25 years. They are the UK’s leading provider of free family accommodation at NHS hospitals. The charity provide families with a free ‘home away from home’ which enables them to stay close by while their child is in one of their partnered children’s hospitals. Families can stay for as long as they need to.

There are 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK, all located close to specialist children’s hospitals. The Houses are open 365 days a year and are equipped with everything you would find in a family home. Families can get a good night’s sleep, prepare their own meals and feel at home, knowing that they’re only a moments away from their child. 

McDonalds restaurants across the country are hosting a charity event this weekend (Saturday 22nd October) to raise funds for the houses. The day will take on a jungle theme and cuddly toys with a jungle theme will be on sale. These can be purchased at almost every McDonalds restaurant in the country and 100% of all proceeds will go to the charity. 

So I am asking you all, please pop into your local McDonalds this Saturday, take your family for a treat and purchase a toy or two. No parents ever expect their children to be so unwell or injured that they have to stay in hospital but if it was your child then surely you would be extremely grateful for a charity such as this. I know I would. 
As well as buying the toys, most restaurants also gave donation boxes to pop any loose change inside. 

Here is a video starring Jeff Brazier  who is the “Help keep families close” ambassador as well as a celebrity dad. This video shows exactly where your donations will go and the work the charity does.

I will most definitely be having lunch at McDonald’s on Saturday. The longest any of my children have spent in hospital is two nights which was hard enough. I cannot imagine the thought of my children having to stay alone in hospital which is why this charity deserves the support.

( #spon. This is a sponsored post)

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