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WIN tickets to The Good Life Experience

WIN tickets to The Good Life Experience

SGIEW-goodlife-prize-draw-incredibusyWho would like to win two tickets to The Good Life Experience festival? Read on!

It’s Tuesday and we are back on track post-half-term-break so let’s launch this week’s #sgiew challenge! {@sogoodineveryway hosted by @incredibusy and @redtedart} I would have posted sooner but just spent a good hour looking at our wedding photos!!!! This week the theme is #sgiew_goodlife so let’s see your photos; tag us on your festival pics; school fête photos; tea in the garden; bunting on your tents; and how about we throw in a PRIZE TOO?
We have two #GoodLifeExperience adult tickets with camping from this week’s judge @goodlifeexperience worth £198 up for grabs – get tagging!

The Good Life Experience –  A festival of Music, Culture, Food & The Great Outdoors. Curated by Cerys Matthews & others.16-18 September 2016.

Use hashtags #sgiew_goodlife to join in #sgiew

And to read more about the hashtag #sgiew click here:

 

Ts and Cs:

The prize is two adult tickets with camping, to The Good Life Experience 16-18 September 2016.
Use hashtags #sgiew_goodlife to join in #sgiew
One winner will be selected by @goodlifexperience
No purchase is necessary to enter the competition.
The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of The Good Life Experience or any other participating company.
The closing date for the competition is Sunday 12 June 2016 at midnight. The winner will be chosen at random from all the entrants who have used the hashtag #sgiew_goodlife
We will notify the winner by DM on instagram. If we do not get a response to the note within two days, the prize will be offered to a runner-up. You can find out who has won a particular competition by contacting Ali at @incredibusy. The Good Life Experience’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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SOoo My boys age 9 and 10, were lucky enough to see an exclusive preview of the new Turbo film which hits cinemas TODAY! We went to see the film as a family, and we ALL loved it…The makers of MADAGASCAR and KUNG FU PANDA, brought us an all-star voice cast including Michelle Rodriguez, (a woman after my own heart – as the female garage proprietor Paz!)Paz-Female-Garage-Owner-Turbo-WoodleyAutos Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti and Snoop Dogg (the rather COOL Smoove Move, who’s partial to a lovely Fluffy pink dice necklace).

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To celebrate today’s launch, KidsChaos and Female-Friendly garage Woodley Auto Centre are giving three lucky winners the chance to win a batch of Turbo merchandise packs. The packs include the following goodies: Spoke Charms, Fridge Magnet, Light-up Yo-Yo, Digital Watch, Retractable Earphones, Memo Board, T-Shirt and Turbo Pinball!

Turbo Launch Quad - Alt Tagline72dpi#TURBO is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an ordinary snail who dares to dream big – and fast. After a freak accident miraculously gives him the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks his dreaming into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: racing against famed driver Guy Gagne. With the help of Turbo’s tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small.

To be in with a chance of winning, just watch the following clip and answer the question below:

What car accessory does Smoove Move have around his neck?
a) Pine air freshener
b) Fluffy pink dice
c) A steering wheel

To add to your chances…. you could like a couple of facebook pages via rafflecopter too…
a Rafflecopter giveaway

good luck! Oh, by the way, I’m also on twitter.com/MoreKidsChaos too… Erm, and funnily enough on Google+Facebook and PinterestClick here for other KidsChaos Competitions, and Pop over to say hello x we were invited along to a family film viewing with the Twentieth Century Fox team.

Terms & Conditions
• Open to UK residents only.
• The prize for three (3) winners is one (1) spoke charms, fridge magnet, light-up Yo-Yo, digital watch, retractable earphones, memo board, T-Shirt and Turbo Pinball
• There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
• Winner will be selected from all valid and correct entries and notified by email. Winner’s details will be passed to a third party for prize fulfilment.
• The prize will be delivered to the winner within 28 days of confirmation of delivery address.
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into. Ends Midnight 29th October 2013.

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We all like building sandcastles right? Last summer I was queen of the beach with my crocodile sculptures, which made my most popular Mum and Aunt, as people stopped to look (I went to art college for a reason then, clearly)…
Infographic presented by Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks.  #spon – So this year, I’ll be working even harder to ‘impress’ and might even enter this Sandcastle Photo Competition to win a holiday at one of these UK ‘staycation’ holiday parks… Good Luck!!

Oh, and I’m on twitter.com/MoreKidsChaos too… Erm, and funnily enough onGoogle+Facebook and Pinterest! Pop over to say hello x Like it? Pin it!

Ali also writes over on AGreenerLifeforus.com
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Chaos writes:

Well, 10yo and I were lucky enough to be able to meet the wonderful Laura Dockrill in Chiswick recently – she’s so delightful it’s tricky not to completely fall in love with her!


So, if you’ve not heard of her, you really must check her out most immediately…Her new book is about ten-year-old Darcy Burdock, who sees the extraordinary in the everyday and the wonder in the world around her. It’s charming and very funny (my boys roared with laughter at a seagull-kicking-incident, as her Dad says, it’s not Darcy’s ‘proudest moment’… say no more…).

In this first book, we are introduced to her Mum and Dad her younger siblings, Hector and Poppy, who Darcy likes dressing up in ridiculous outfits and having dance-offs with, respectively. Plus there’s her non-bleating pet lamb, Lamb-Beth and best friend, Will, to have adventures with.

Laura on writing for Children:

Roald Dahl has and always will be my largest inspiration. He is a prominent figure and inspiration for me and what I do. Flitting between poetry, short stories and novels for both adults and children he is really, very important for me and what I do. In my view, Dahl breaks boundaries, he is a storyteller in its most honest and natural form and was my first admiration for writing- he taught me how to write

It’s a great read, and we were indeed very lucky to meet Laura, and hear her read. 10yo was enchanted, and related completely to the anger-management issues (Darcy turns into an Angrosaurus who can only be calmed with Maltesers!)

We asked lovely Laura if we could give another family the opportunity to enjoy this fabulous book. So yes! We have a SIGNED copy of Darcy Burdock and a packet of (Fairtrade) Maltesers to give away!

THIS PRIZE DRAW HAS NOW CLOSED. THE LUCKY WINNER IS TIFFANY-LEE, thank you all for taking the time to enter, we’ve really enjoyed reading all of the entries! xx

How to enter

1 – Laura’s inspiration is Roald Dahl; Comment below to tell us your favourite Roald Dahl story? (ours is the Giraffe and the Pelly and me!)

2 – ‘Like’ KidsChaos on Facebook and share your favourite Roald Dahl story
and comment below to tell us you’ve done so.

3 – Follow @MoreKidsChaos on twitter with a little fun #DarcyBurdockEatsMaltesers hashtag

4 – Follow @DarcyBurdock on twitter oh, and @LauraDockrill too

5 – For an extra entry, Add KidsChaos into your circles in Google + and comment below to tell us you’ve done so.

Terms and Conditions

– Entrants must be over 18 and in the UK
– By entering this prize draw, the player assigns to KidsChaos.com all exclusive rights to reproduce and represent the copy related to this competition on any media (both online and offline)
– Entries close Midnight 28th March (the last day of School Term, how apt)
– The winners will be notified personally
– KidsChaos’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to and no cash alternative will be offered
– This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Google+

Interesting Links:

Laura will be at the Essex Book Festival on 16th March 2013

Where to buy the wonderful ‘Darcy Burdock’

Other things to do with Maltesers

 

 

cooking, education, kids

Chaos writes:

You may have been following our latest ‘growing’ kitchen fun on twitter; we’ve been overwhelmed by this amazing phenomena – growing our own mushrooms on the kitchen windowsill…

This fabulous invention, the Espresso Mushroom Kitchen Garden has been the talk of our kitchen – This little ‘garden’ uses recycled coffee grounds and we grew our own oyster mushrooms in just two weeks.

Both kids have really enjoyed the experience of spraying the mushrooms with water, and rushing in from school to see how they’ve grown. 8yo even wrote a recipe (pictured) which we duly followed, when our mushrooms were ready to harvest –  fried them up, served with chopped parsley on a couple of slices of toast. De-Lish-ious….

We had been talking to Alex at Espresso Mushroom about just how much we wanted to tell the world about their mushrooms, and have joined forces with them and our friends at Cafédirect to offer you the chance to win this fab prize. We have some tasty espresso coffee from Cafédirect and an Espresso Mushroom Kitchen Garden gift voucher, so you can WIN and grow your own Pearl Oyster Mushrooms – it’s such fun!

This prize draw has now closed, thank you for all of your entries, the lucky winner is Eileen from Staffordshire. 🙂 xx

How to enter:

1 – Comment below to tell us how you’d cook your mushrooms

2- ‘Like’ KidsChaos on Facebook and tell us what you’d cook with your mushrooms!
and comment below to tell us you’ve done so.

3 – ‘LIKE’ Espresso Mushroom on Facebook and comment below to tell us you’ve done so.

4 – For an extra entry, Add KidsChaos into your circles in Google + and comment below to tell us you’ve done so.

5 – And another add Espresso Mushroom into your circles on Google + and comment below to tell us you’ve done so.

Terms and Conditions

– Entrants must be over 18 and in the UK
– By entering this competition, the player assigns to KidsChaos.com all exclusive rights to reproduce and represent the copy related to this competition on any media (both online and offline)
– Entries close Midnight on the 20th of December
– The winners will be notified personally
– KidsChaos’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to and no cash alternative will be offered
– This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Google+