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31 Jan 2011
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28 Jan 2011
The winners of the Jess Haines Book which was picked out of a bucket at random by my lovely 4 year old assistant. Under the watchful eye of the 2 year old adjudicator is:-
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Don't worry if you didn't win, you can still go buy the books from Amazon and all other book sellers.
HUMF APP NOW AVAILABLE ON
THE APP STORE
Description:- The official Humf App is now on the App Store. Based on the top rated TV show on Nick Jr, and available for the iPhone and iPod touch, the app has been designed specifically for pre-school children to pick up and play by themselves.
27 Jan 2011
100 Book Challenge.
This means the Jax, her other half and children will be reading 100 books in the month of January. They are doing this challenge to raise money to build a library with Oxfam Unwrapped. This means they have 31 days for three people to read and review 100 books. Not only is the whole family getting involved in reading but they are doing it for a great cause.
You can donate to their fund here . I for one will be giving what I can. You can too, no matter how big or small it all goes to a good cause.
Check out the reviews of the books on the Making it Up blog.
Let's give them all a big cheer to the finish line. Keep going Jax and family, you can do it.
26 Jan 2011
This is my entry for the lovely Josie's Writing Workshop over at Sleep is for the Weak.
This week the prompt is We're going on a word hunt. This means that we should pick a word we see that inspires us. Since it is Burns day yesterday, it got me thinking how much I love the country I live in. I think the yummy haggis, whiskey and shortbread for dinner helped. So I have decided to write a poem on what Scotland means to me. I hope you like it.
25 Jan 2011
Description:- Some vampires are good. Some are evil. Some are faking it to get girls. Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire romance novel called Bloodthirsty, Finbar decides to boldly go where no sane guy has gone before-he becomes a vampire, minus the whole blood sucking part. With his brooding nature and weirdly pale skin, it's surprisingly easy for Finbar to pretend to be paranormal. But, when he meets the one girl who just might like him for who he really is, he discovers that his life as a pseudo-vampire is more complicated than he expected. This hilarious debut novel is for anyone who believes that sometimes even nice guys-without sharp teeth or sparkly skin-- can get the girl.
24 Jan 2011
Description:- A dark and daring addition to the literary world of vampirism, this is a collection of rhyming and freestyle poetry that explores the often taboo themes of power, possession and seduction. Emotionally charging, each poem is written from a different perspective, be it the hunter or the hunted and inspires a deeper look into the psychology of the human mind and the darker aspects of human relationships and society
The British Library is hosting an exciting exhibition on the evolution of the English language from Anglo Saxon to modern day text speak, with everything in between. This is the first time there has ever been an exhibition like it, solely looking at the English language which is spoken by over a third of the population. Visitors will get to see where the language came from and where it is headed. See: www.bl.uk/evolvingenglish
23 Jan 2011
Description:- This spine chilling book takes the reader into the realms of horror all the more believable because it seems reality not fantasy. The Imprints enter the soul of the narrator with determined power and describe each of their emotions in vivid detail. It is impossible not to be deeply involved, revolted and yet entranced at the same time as the linking of the personalities becomes apparent. Desperation, self destruction and fear are superimposed on the beauty of the rose with its blood red petals. Each bloom shows the astral image of the various characters as their lives have been lived, giving some hope for the future and the lessons offered to the soul as it evolves to enlightenment and bewitching knowledge.
21 Jan 2011
Today is my baby boy's second birthday. What a difference a year has made and how quickly it has went by. He had been walking for four months this time last year, so he was quite confident but he wasn't talking. Come fourteen months he still hadn't said a word, then all of a sudden he said everything, Wednesday came before Mummy and Yogurt came before banana. This little one seems to miss the baby stuff, like waving and clapping hands to crawling and walking, instead of animal sounds to full sentences. But every baby, toddler and child are different, and develop at a different speed, which makes them wonderful and unique in their own way.
18 Jan 2011
As you all know it was my oldest son, Lucas' 4th birthday on Christmas eve. We always try to make it extra special for him, there are so many other things going on, you know there's the big red guy visiting that night, etc, etc.
So when we were offered the chance to go to Build-A-Bear I jumped at the chance. I have taken Lucas there in the past and he loves it. This time however was extra special as he was old enough to appreciate it better.
We arrived at the shop in Silverburn shopping centre and were met by the nicest member of staff ever called Mya. I could not have asked for a sweeter person. She gave Lucas and Tyler a sticker and talked him through the process.
14 Jan 2011
Crime Beat is Scott Nicholson's newest novella! In Crime Beat, when John Moretz takes a reporter job in a small Appalachian town, a crime spree erupts that quickly escalates to serial killing... and Moretz seems to know a little more than he's printing to page. You can get the kindle version on Amazon. If you're after the Nook version you can get it at Barne's and Noble.
13 Jan 2011
Box office smash hit, STEP UP, has sold over TWO MILLION DVD copies to-date and has an army of street dance devotees in every corner of the world.
STEP UP THE DANCE OUT is the first fitness DVD from the perfectly toned STEPUP franchise and promises to shift those excess Xmas pounds to all the latest street sounds.
11 Jan 2011
Across the Universe is Beth Revis’ debut novel, with such a gorgeous cover. This is a highly anticipated novel, I for one can't wait for it's release. The YA sci-fi novel is the “story of love and murder and madness aboard an enormous spaceship bound for the future.”
10 Jan 2011
The winner of the All Fancy Dress competition was the lovely Wendy from Inside the Wendy House. With her winnings she purchased the wicked Medieval Executioner's Costume. She assures me she will have pictures on her blog soon. :)
If you didn't win, please go check out All Fancy Dress website for some great deals and great service.
The winners of the Galaxy Chocolate and Books were picked out of a bucket at random by my lovely now 4 year old assistant. Under the watchful eye of the 23 month old adjudicator.
The winners are:-
Don't worry if you didn't win, you can still enter, for additional chances to win some books buy a promotional bar of Galaxy and enter the code at http://www.galaxybookclub.co.uk/
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9 Jan 2011
8 Jan 2011
I was one of the lucky mummy bloggers who won a ticket to attend the first Cybermummy blogging conference in July 2010. I was so grateful. I was so excited and nervous about meeting everyone. It was amazing, I loved every minute of it. It was also my first trip to London, so it was extra special and will always hold special and fun memories for me.
I would love to go to Cybermummy 2011 the event will be held at The Brewery, London on 25th June 2011. It is going to be amazing.
I am keen to find a sponsor so I am able to attend. Please help....
7 Jan 2011
I would like to set my self some goals or resolutions for this year. I hope to revisit them regularly and give it a go. There are a lot here but I'm always busy and wear many hats like a lot of us, so there are a lots of goals to go with those hats.
6 Jan 2011
Belated Happy New Year everyone. I know I'm a little late in wishing you all a Happy New Year but things have been hectic here in the Mann household. I know it is everywhere else, I know I'm not the only one. But, I feel like I am drowning, struggling to come up for air.