Win a Fabulous Print From VisualPhilosophy #Giveaway

As you all know I rarely post competitions or giveaways. When I do it has to be something special that really catches my eye and that I feel the lucky winner will cherish. I’ve done giveaways for all sorts of businesses and individuals over the years however my favourite ones have been from businesses that are fairly new off the ground and still growing.

VisualPhilosphy is owned by the talented designers and business folk Grant & Liz Lyons. I’m excited to be able to tell you that these fabulous people have agreed to offer one of their prints to one of my readers. While I am miffed because I am not allowed to enter my own competition I am thrilled that one of you lovely lot will get the chance to own one of their fabulous pieces.

My personal favourite out of all of the many fantastic prints is this one:

Click to see this image larger on the site.

There are plenty of prints to choose from, from home pieces to ones perfect for a child’s room or bedroom so if you want to be in with a chance to win all you need to do is follow three simple steps…

  1. Visit VisualPhilosophy and pick your favourite print.
  2. Leave me a comment telling me which print is your favourite and where it would hang or who you would give it to.
  3. Ensure that I have a way to contact you if you are the Chosen One.

Terms and Conditions.

  • This giveaway runs until Friday 30th August at midday. Any comments left after this time will not be included.
  • Multiple entries will be deleted.
  • All valid entries will be allocated a number and a randomiser will choose a winner.
  • The winner will win an unframed print of his or her choice.
  • The winner will be notified soon after the end of the competition, should the winner not respond to my contact within 5 working days a new winner will be chosen.





Next Stylish Blogger Competition

Next are running a competition at the moment to win £500 to spend at Next. I found out about this competition on the All Baby Advice blog and although I don’t usually enter a lot of competitions this one grabbed me. To enter you have to put together an outfit from the Maternity or Children’s Wear departments from Next.

I may have got a little carried away!

For Kieran …..

Belted skinny indigo jeans £16

I love these. Kieran is a tall and skinny nearly 6yr old. This makes buying jeans a nightmare! These skinny jeans look great, won’t make him look like he’s wearing harem pants and the belt keeps them where they should be (he’s too young for the saggy bum look!).

Mario T-shirt £9

It’s all about the Sega characters in our house at the moment (as well as the Star Wars characters, the Batman characters, the….).
Kieran loves all things Mario which is why his birthday cake next week will be a Mario one (Shh, don’t tell him). This is “cool”, comfy and if it is anything like the other Next items I’ve had for him, great to wash.

Unfortunately, the British Summer isn’t always sunny, warm and dry so this sweater would be functional (warm) and looks great. Kieran, being “almost” 6yrs old is “grown-up now” (or so he tells me). He is much more picky about what he likes to wear nowadays and Next has become one of his favourite stores.

To complete the outfit…

Navy / tan trainers £18

Stylish, comfy and not too hard to clean the mud off!

Of course, when I get for one, I get for the other….
For Taylor (18 months).

London Bus PJs – £19 (Three pack)


I love these! For a three pack they are great value, look fabulous and being 100% cotton (excluding the trims) are easy to wash. Above all, they are cute, and having finally grown out of the baby-gro bed wear I have to rely on cute pjs to give me that “awww” feeling.

I am a big fan of Next. Their over the bump maternity jeans were a life saver when I was pregnant both times. They looked good (essential for when you are having fat days) and were so comfortable and supportive (essential for all days!). For those browsing for Next maternity wear I can highly recommend these:

This is a great opportunity. If I was a lucky £500 winner I would, after picking myself up off the floor, be able to really kit the boys out with some fantastic stylish and hard wearing outfits (including extra school wear for the boy that goes in clean and tidy and is returned scuffed and looking like he’s been dragged through a hedge backwards). I might even treat myself to something, after all, all Mums deserve a treat now and then!