Category Archives: Competition

Snap happy – an iphoneography competition!

Now it isn’t very often I host competitions on the blog, but regular readers will know that Ellie and I are real fans of snapping pics, including a selfie or two, on my phone. Whilst I do have a camera I actually find the convenience of using my phone means I inevitably use it to capture those crucial moments. I mean it’s always to hand, it’s easy to use and most importantly I can share my pictures with others really quickly! So you can just imagine my excitement when I was approached to run this iphoneography competition on behalf of Three!

So what’s the competition? Well it’s really simple.

In order to celebrate the camera capabilities of the new iphone 6s Three are giving one lucky winner a fantastic mobile photography kit. The kit will include everything you need to create an at-home phoneography studio including: a bubble pod, two mini studio lights, phone stand, mini light box with 4x colour backgrounds and a bag to transport the loot in!

Example Phoneography Studio
An example phoneography studio only.

To enter the competition all you have to do is make sure you follow me on facebook or twitter (or if you’re feeling generous both!). Then simply share your best iphoneography tip in a comment on this post.

The competition closes at noon on Thursday 26th November, after which the entry judged to be the best top tip will be selected as the winner. The winning tip will be selected based on it’s originality and usefulness, as well as the technical and photography knowledge shared.

So there you have it – easy to enter and a fab prize so come on, give it a go! Oh and please do share this competition with your friends too.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

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A little dream…bathroom heaven

In line with the honesty part of my blog let me be clear from the start here – this post is being specifically written so I can enter a fantastic competition being run by Mumsnet Bloggers Network and Victoria Plumb.

I don’t do this kind of post normally but literally as I type water is coming through my kitchen ceiling – the result of crappy bathroom pipework and an old bathroom. Somehow thinking about my dream bathroom seemed apt (as opposed to depressing). Let’s start by showing you our bathroom as it is literally today:

bathroom

I did debate saying that the water coming through the ceiling was the funny aspect of this post but alas, I ain’t finding it funny yet. I will of course do my best to find the humour in due course.

Suffice to say I’d be really grateful if you would forgive this little indulgence of a competition focused post and allow me to dream a little.

As per the competition rules I started by completing the Victoria Plumb Great British Home Quiz and based on my choices it told me that my preferred style was:

Mrs Elegant – Your style is most like Lady Mary or Lord Gillingham from Downton Abbey.

Now I’ve got to put my hands up and say I haven’t ever seen Downton Abbey (I hide my face in shame!) but I get the point and quite frankly this is uber flattering. Actually I don’t rate my sense of style at all but alas from little things are borne monsters so with my new found style confidence, this is how I would describe my dream bathroom…

It is a mix of a luxury hotel and a handmade Kirsty Allsop bathroom. It has a sparkling clean white bathroom suite. It is in fact one that never needs cleaning, but always stays sparkling.

There is roll top bath with the taps in the middle so that there’s plenty of room for two.

The bathroom floor is cleanly tiled (with under floor heating) and the shower is a walk in wet room in the corner.

Colour wise I’d love to go for white and dashes of pink but my other half would move out, so instead I’m going for white and dashes of egg shell blue.

So there you have it – my dream bathroom and my entry to the competition. Thank you for your indulgence and I promise normal service will resume with my next post.

Planning ahead – a little competition

It’s a commonly known fact that I’m a bit of an organiser – I like to know what I’m doing, when I’m doing it and what I’ll need. What’s slightly less known about me, is my love of stationery…but I’m not ashamed to say that spending half an hour or so pouring over the stationery in any one of several well known stationery shops is, as far as I’m concerned, time well spent.

Imagine then my excitement when I went to #Britmumslive this year and was given a beautiful note pad and pen, as well as a voucher for a free personalised planner from personal-planner.co.uk. I neatly made my copious notes during the conference in my new note book and it was in fact the first thing I showed my family when I got home after the conference. ‘Look how many notes I wrote in my fab new pad…..pause……it’s lovely isn’t it?’

I should note that Ellie, at just 5, clearly has a very good eye for these things as she quickly tried to negotiate whether she could have my new note pad. I managed to distract her with some of the other great freebies I’d picked up and kept the pad for myself – I love her very much, but the pad was just toooo lovely for scribbles!

I’ve since ordered my new personalised planner and I enjoyed every second of choosing it’s size, colour and contents – right down to choosing the format of the internal pages. It was easy to do and I’m now excitedly waiting for it’s arrival. It’s a funky looking planner that is simply perfect for me in it’s contents, size and style…it feels a like a lovely treat!

It’s with considerable excitement on my part then that I’m sharing the love so to speak and running my first ever competition on the blog for a free personalised planner courtesy of personal-planner.co.uk. I’m going to keep it simple so to enter you just need to comment on this post – telling me in one sentence why you should win the planner.

This competition has now closed and I’m pleased to announce that the winner is @victoriaborman with her entry of:

I should win the planner because…..if I carry one around, everyone will think I am organised and not notice I have my jumper on backwards and porridge in my hair.

Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to Victoria.