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  1. Blog Giveaway: Win a £25 Amazon Voucher

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    Choose your perfect holiday books with my giveaway

    What are your favourite types of holiday books?  The blog post How to Pick The Perfect Holiday Book from Holiday Gems will help you narrow down your choices if you’re struggling to pick a title for your hols this year.  They’re also kindly giving one of my lucky readers a £25 Amazon gift voucher to put towards your holiday reads this year. 

    Just read on and enter the giveaway at the end of the blog post.

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    I really miss reading.  I used to read quite a lot, but since having children I don’t read at all.  Well, I do read quite a lot all the time, but I mean I never read an actual book.  I just never have the time to sit down and get my head stuck into a book.  Reading books on holidays was one of my favourite things to do before motherhood, and I look forward to the day I can do it again!

    The only holiday I’ve been on with Ben abroad was our babymoon to Gran Canaria when I was six months pregnant with Bella.  I purchased three books from the airport to read on holiday and ended up reading nearly all of them on the flight there!  I’m quite a fast reader and a bit of a skimmer sometimes over boring parts!  I also can’t read just a little bit and then put a book down.  I have to know what’s going to happen next.  I’m too impatient to take my time reading a book and always read them in one go or a few chunks.  I can never read them over weeks and weeks like some people.

    I’m hoping we can go on a family holiday abroad this year or definitely next year, but I don’t think reading will be on the agenda with a five year old and a two year old in tow.  Maybe I can sneak a read of a book in the car to the airport?  I look forward to the day I can lie on the beach reading a book in peace and quiet!

    stack of reading books and sunglasses on a beach holiday

    My sister reads loads of books.  We always used to read a lot when we were younger and would sneak our curtains open a little in the summer once we’d been put to bed, so we could sit up and read in bed!  We used to share a room so would both do this together.  She still reads loads and has even invested in a Kindle type thing.  I’ve never used one, but I assume it’s like an iPad only it’s purely for storing your favourite books and reading them electronically.

    I quite like the idea of an e-reader as they must be so much more environmentally friendly, you know save the trees, etc.  But I do love an actual book.  There’s something so much more satisfying reading an actual book with text on paper and not on a glaring screen.

    Holiday Gems have released an infographic listing the pros and cons of actual books compared to e-books which is quite interesting so I’ve pasted it here for you to see.  What side are you on; real physical in your hand paper books or an electronic device?  I’d love to know in the comments.

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    £25 Amazon Voucher Giveaway

    Now it’s time for the giveaway!  To give you a head start on your holiday book shopping, Holiday Gems are kindly giving one of my readers a £25 Amazon Gift Voucher!

    Who doesn’t love Amazon and the chance to treat yourself to whatever you wish?

    Entry is via the Rafflecopter widget below for UK residents only.

    Good luck!

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  2. Blog Giveaway: Win a Yellow Floral Handbag!

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    Win a summery yellow floral cutwork handbag

    Enter my amazing giveaway below for your chance to win this amazing handbag!  I gave a small version away before and now I have this slightly larger version to giveaway to one of my very lucky blog readers.

    win a lylia rose yellow floral handbag in this fashion giveaway may 2017

    This bright sunshine yellow handbag is perfect for the upcoming summer months and will cheer up even the gloomiest of days!

    Entry is open to UK residents only and there will be one winner.  Use the Rafflecopter widget to enter multiple times and get extra points for many of the entry options!  Come back each day as you can complete some of the tasks daily too :)

    Don't forget to let me know why you'd love to win this handbag in the comments!  Though I think we can all agree it's because it's simply awesome!

    Entries must be received by midnight on the date displayed and full terms and conditions can be found in the widget.

    I hope you are feeling lucky - good luck!

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  3. Blog Giveaway: Redecorating? Win Wallpaper Printing worth £150 from Colour Graphics!

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    Win wallpaper printing up to the value of £150

    Are you redecorating or thinking about it?  Or perhaps I can inspire you to think about redecorating a wall at least with this amazing £150 blog giveaway I have for you.

    Win 150 worth of wallpaper printing from colour graphics on lylia rose uk l

     

    The very generous team at Colour Graphics are giving one of my very lucky readers wallpaper printing up to the value of £150!

    You can choose to have your very own photo made into wallpaper!  Are you snap happy always taking great landscape or nature shots?  Perhaps you have a favourite that would look simply awesome as a feature wall?

    Or why not get creative and find an image that would be perfect as a statement wall in your child’s playroom or bedroom?

    One of my friend's once had a photo feature wall in their dining room of trees and greenery and it looked incredible.

    If you aren’t quite the photographer, there are plenty of websites such as Pexels and Pixabay where you can find a royalty free image to use.

    It doesn’t have to be a photo though.  If you’re great at designing, why not design your very own pattern to be printed as wallpaper?

    The world (or in this case paper) really is your oyster when it comes to being able to print your own wallpaper.  You’ll start to realise the endless possibilities of what you can create when you can have literally anything you want printed!

    To enter this incredible giveaway worth up to £150 simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

    Full terms and conditions can be found in the widget.  It’s open to UK entrants only.

    To see the prize, just click https://www.colourgraphics.com/custom-wallpaper-printing/

    Leave a comment in the blog comments section beneath the giveaway to let me know what you would choose to have printed on your wallpaper and which room you’d put it in.  I can’t wait to hear all your creative décor ideas!

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  4. Blog Giveaway: Win a £10 Necklace of Your Choice from Alice’s Wonders

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    Win a Necklace from Alice’s Wonders

    I have a rather fab giveaway for all you fashion and jewellery lovers out there, as well as a lovely new website to introduce you to.  Alice’s Wonders is a fashion accessories website filled with beautiful scarves, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and hair ties.  If you’re still looking for a Mother’s Day gift then take a peek now, everything is super affordable.

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    Feeling lucky?  Enter my blog giveaway for a chance to win a necklace of your choosing from The Nature Collection.  Choose from leaves, dragonfly, crystal and woodland themed necklaces.

    Entry is super easy using the Rafflecopter widget below.  There are multiple ways to enter and you can come back each day for even more entries!  You must have a Twitter account to enter as following @aliceswondersuk is mandatory, as is leaving a blog comment with your choice of necklace should you win.

    Full terms and conditions can be found in the widget, but it’s open to the UK only and ends at midnight on Wednesday 5th April 2017.

    To view The Nature Collection and pick which necklace you’d like to win visit http://aliceswonders.co.uk/products/the-nature-collection

    Don’t forget to leave your choice in the comments after entering on the Rafflecopter widget!

     

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  5. Blog Giveaway: Win an Award Winning TOTSUP Reward Chart

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    An interactive and fun way to encourage positive behaviour

    Getting children to do what you want, or expect of them, isn’t always plain sailing.  Wanted behaviour certainly comes with its challenges and there are so many guides out there with advice, it can be mind boggling knowing what will work best with your own child. What works with one child won't always work with then next either!

    One of the best methods we found actually worked for us was a fun and colourful rewards chart.  Not just any plain old rewards chart though, oh no, a fun and interactive magnetic bus rewards chart from TOTSUP which even has an accompanying app!

    This chart has passengers which fill the bus, once the bus is full the child gets their reward.  In my experience Bella absolutely loves filling the bus with passengers - it's like a game too!  The passengers can be animals or people and she has great fun choosing each one. 

    You can read my original review TOTSUP | Big Red Bus Reward Chart for the full story and plenty more detail about these awesome reward systems.

    TOTSUP are kindly giving away an award winning TotsUp red bus reward chart with accompanying iOS app to one of my lucky blog readers.

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    Entry is super easy using the Rafflecopter widget below.  There are multiple ways to enter and you can come back each day for more entries!

    Full T&Cs are in the widget.  UK only.  Rafflecopter will pick a winner at random.

    To find out more about the charts visit https://www.totsup.co.uk

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