After the huge success of the Valentines Competition with The All in One Company, I have cheekily asked if they would also like to do an Easter 2016 competition with us and they have kindly said YES!
I am still completely in love with my onesie and although Spring may be nearly here, I can’t see me not putting it on in the early hours (thank you, Reuben, for the unwanted wake up call) for quite some time yet!
And, with an early Easter, what could be better than seeing your little ones running around collecting eggs in a cosy bunny onesie?! I can’t wait for Reuben’s to arrive, I’m already planning a special video to show it off!
Win your very own Easter 2016 All-in-One!
In the meantime, for your chance to win your very own easter bunny onesie (up to £100 to spend on your design – and it doesn’t have to be a bunny if you’d prefer something else!) please enter the competition below.
Oooh it’s nearly Valentines – I don’t know why I love it but there’s something about those funny valentines critters that get me every year. I’ve been looking for some fun ‘new’ crafts to do this Friday (New Thing Friday) with Reuben and his little friends, so I’ve pulled together 10 of my favourites.
And took a walk along the promenade as the sun was setting.
This is the view back towards our hotel – doesn’t it look like something from Tracy Island?!
After our stroll, we had a little time to enjoy the facilities and get ready for the evening’s entertainment.
We were escorted along the same promenade to an exclusive Nightclub and Restaurant, with stilt walkers to greet us and a champagne reception. We were then placed onto tables for a 3 course meal – I chose the King Prawn Caesar Salad and the Tuna, and Aby chose the Goats Cheese Tart and the Veal.
It was all gorgeous and accompanied by so much wine I can’t really remember pudding!
Then we went to the Monaco Casino, which is insanely ornate and, while the others had a flutter, I propped up the bar with Robin, the Managing Director for Bridgestone Europe, because neither of us can see the point of gambling!
Then when I got back to my room, I found a little present with a clue to what was in store for the following day, which you can read all about here.
After the Bridgestone big unveiling event at the Chateau, we made our way to our next humble abode (ha!), the Martinez in Cannes.
Again, we had a little time before we needed to be ready for dinner so we took a very quick walk along the promenade – mainly because I really fancied a Martini in the Martinez to celebrate my Tyre win!
Look this view.
After a long night in some of the finest places in Cannes (a gorgeous family run restaurant and an open bar back at the hotel, need I say more), the next morning we were greeted with a looooong line of fabulous cars. I have never seen anything like it and I used to work in Transport.
My driving partner, Steve, and I could literally pick a car and then we drove in convoy up the mountain to an amazing viewing point…wait until you get a load of this!
15 Degrees, beautiful sunshine, an MG…I felt like Grace Kelly!
At this point we could swap cars so Steve and I went for this little number…
After our driving experience we did a spot of cooking, then it was off for lunch in the glorious sunshine looking out over the bay. We had a few hours to relax before our flight and then it was homeward bound.
So that was our press trip in a nutshell!
Have you ever been to Monaco or Cannes?
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If you could have dinner with any writer (at a restaurant – cooking for these people would be too stressful!), who would it be? At the top of my list would have to be the uber prolific and insanely talented duo that is Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, of The Gruffallo fame and Stick Man, which is released on DVD today.
Their collaborative projects are just spellbinding and generations of kids are growing up enchanted by their beautiful and imaginative creations.
Stick Man DVD
The animated movies of The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and Room on the Broom (which have collectively won a cacophony of awards) are firm favourites in this house (- so well made. If I ever write a kids book these are the only people who will be allowed to touch it!).
When I discovered that Stick Man had been given the Hollywood treatment and was the Christmas Day special…well, I was really looking forward to it!! (more…)
Just after Christmas (cripes – nearly a whole month ago!) Mike, the kids and I went on our first family skiing holiday to Chantemerle in Serre Chevalier!
Despite never having skied before, I finally agreed to have a ski holiday under the condition that I could have some lessons in advance.
The universe stepped in and I won a project to work with Protest again (See my previous bikinis project with them here), showcasing their really wonderful Snow Wear.
But this time they challenged me to learn to ski in 20 hours!
Over about 4 weeks before setting off I had 7 one-hour lessons, and a brave one-hour solo ski. I’m so glad that I did this. It was truly invaluable and, as everyone kept telling me, I did indeed find it easier on snow, so it really put me in good stead for hitting the pistes!
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Just after Christmas (cripes – nearly a whole month ago!) Mike, the kids and I went on our first family skiing holiday to Chantemerle in Serre Chevalier! Despite never having skied before, I finally agreed to have a ski holiday under the condition that I could have some lessons in advance. The universe stepped in and […]
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