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VTech is on the hunt for the next baby Picasso – would your little one be one of them?

Every kid has definitely a hidden talent in her and all she needs is lots of love and little help from mum and dad to get the things she needs to bring it out.

With the brush and paint in hand (and ofcourse a lot of paint on face), I have seen how creative and artistic my two daughters are.

So, Does your baby have the potential to be the next Picasso or Matisse?  Do they create baby masterpieces worthy of recognition?  If so, then they need to put their artistic skills to the test and take part in the VTech InnoTab 2 Baby Artist of the Year 2013, a nationwide competition to find the next big thing in the art world.

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With a fantastic prize of £1,000 worth of VTech vouchers and an InnoTab 2 Baby, the world’s first tablet for babies, VTech is calling on all budding artists between the ages of 3 – 5 years to create a masterpiece on a digital device and submit to vtech@grayling.com. Not only will the winner win the title of the best baby artist in the UK, but their winning picture will be displayed on the VTech website, Facebook page and Twitter for the country to see.

Visit www.vtechuk.com/innotabbabyartist2013 for more information.

On top of this there will also be 3 runners up prizes for the best baby artist in their corresponding cities, who will win £100 worth of VTech vouchers and their own InnoTab 2 Baby. The winner’s will be selected on the 2nd December by a panel of judges and the prize given out just in time for Christmas present buying!

VTech InnoTab 2 Baby is the world’s first tablet to babies, which includes 5 free downloads from the Learning Lodge Navigator, encased with a protective safety shell this super durable toy will last and grow with your child. InnoTab 2 Baby includes all the great features of InnoTab 2 but with an interface and apps designed for babies. This includes Noah’s ark e-book, 3 cute games, 12 built in playtime and soothing songs and an animal fun cartridge.

With the £1,000 of vouchers children can go nuts on the Learning Lodge, VTech’s online hub which boast hundreds of downloads including TV shows, music and e-books featuring a long list of children’s favorite characters and artists such as Peppa Pig, Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Thomas & Friends, as well as a host of famous artists from the Sony Music catalog.

So What your little one is planning to do with the winning prize.

Colouring In Competition with The Pen Company

Colouring In Competition with The Pen Company

Who wouldn’t want to mess up using colours!? So, here is the competition for children under 12 to win exciting prize for their whole class. So something to share with all their friends.

For children aged 12 and under, there is a fun competition run by  the The PenCompany

Browse this  website and download the picture there.  All the instructions are in there along with competition rules.

A pen set for the whole class is the winning prize

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#TheCharcoalchallenge with MoneySuperMarket

The Lovely 2 weeks summer… now a dream again!  ONCE It was a perfect time for Barbecue and we were one of the lucky people to be given a chance to tryout the moneysupermarket sponsored “#Thecharcoalchallenge” and motivated to enjoy the weather to the fullest.

To start with, it was a real hot day and shopping and preparation made us tired….. still, the joy of having a get together and the smell of barbecue ofcourse made us to forget the tiredness.

The one good thing about barbecue is its easy, decent food, liked by most people and most importantly, the only cooking I have seen men showing interest! 🙂

With 4 families in for the barbecue and a tight 50£ budget, the challenge started with the preparation of the shopping list.

I wanted to lessen the shopping time and also get everything I wanted so decided to get as much as I can from Asda and most of the food was bought from Asda and a little from Tesco

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The Marinated barbecue chicken from Asda meat counter always attracts me towards it… so was definitely included in the barbecue. I have also purchased a whole chicken but was cut into small pieces so they get cooked quickly and nicely. It was marinated at home with Indian masalas – half a tea spoon turmeric powder, a tablespoon garam masala, a table spoon Ginger garlic paste, a tea spoon salt and a tea spoon chilli powder. Add 2 table spoon yogurt and squeeze a lemon and leave the marinated chicken in the fridge for atleast an hour. It is so Yum and can be either be grilled or barbecued.

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I also have marinated panner with the same ingredients and skewed with green pepper, onion and tomato.

The ladies had almost NIL participation around the barbecue Grill but had very active involvement in tasting and commenting about the taste 🙂

Any Dinner party Couldn’t be complete without drink…We had both alcoholic and non-alcoholic as there were many Pimm’s fans in the party group.

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The weather was so beautiful for the barbecue and the kids had a nice time outside playing. I didn’t manage to have a pool as our garden is smaller in size and it is difficult to accommodate a pool  along with barbecue get together.

The total spent is hard to fit within the 50£ budget as we had 4 families with 4 kids though we have managed to use old charcoal.

Chicken 10£

Paneer 6£

Veg  and Fruits – 8£

PIMMS – 18£

Schweppes lemonade = 2£

Burgers – 6£

Burger bun – 4£

other alcoholic drinks aren’t included in the budget. But Every little helps and thanks to moneysupermarket #TheCharcoalChallenge for helping us to have a great Barbecue party.

Disclaimer: I was given 50£ by moneysupermarket to take part in “Thecharcoalchallenge” and all the words and pictures in the blog post are my own.

Moneysupermarket #HomeImprovementHero

When Moneysupermarket gave us an opportunity to take part in “Home improvement Hero” challenge, I was very excited to see what I could achieve in a 50£ budget and accepted to take the challenge.

with the recent renovation and newly built kitchen and a bathroom at the extension we still have plenty to be done to decorate the home. It was really hard to decide what to buy as there are definitely loads to buy at this time and I wanted to spend the money for more than one item and make a good used of it. But my aim was to find stuffs for the newly built display unit and moneysupermarket challenge came in handy for the shopping.  Also was looking for a wall clock for our living room and thought all these might fit in within the 50£ budget.

After a huge discussion and multiple choices, The shopping started with a table lamp cum clock that can either have a seat in the display unit and decorate it or as it’s name says, can be used at the table.

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I have always wished for a fish tank but can never afford one at living room with two kids running around the living room all the time making use of the whole space and I don’t want to have a pool of water in the living room. So,the “Fish lamp” seemed to be a nice idea.

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And I was left with few more pounds to spend after buying 2 decorative items. The living room was in need of a wall clock for a long time and we had a plan to buy sun-ray clock but having  seen a digital clock in one of the friends place, I have decided to go for one as it is easy for my daughter to quickly read the time.It still needs to be fitted though.

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So I have spent the 50£ on

Global Gizmos Moving Aquarium table lamp for 18.19

Dolphin lamp with clock for 9.99 and Digital Wall clock for 25.90

I have over spent  few pounds but it definitely is worth spent and thanks to moneysupermarket for making my living room colorful and lively.

The display unit still so untidy with loads of day to day stuffs including wires, handbags, toys and even coffee mugs sometime 😦  because of me finding reasons to delay shopping and start after summer holidays so I can have my own time to do shopping and decorating. And Anyways, it is started now and I am sure it will never end. Hope I can update the fully decorated display unit’s picture in a month time.

Disclaimer: I was given 50£ from moneysupermarket.com to take part in #Home improvement Hero challenge and all the words and pictures n this blog post are my own.