Disney launches the Frozen Cruise!

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 30 January, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Disney launches the Frozen Cruise!

Are you ready for this? For fans who just can't get enough, Disney Cruises will be running Frozen Cruise Trips this summer! And they won't be heading for sunny climes, but will be staying in the colder realms of Norway which is much more fitting. Interest is going to be absolutely huge, and we will be amazed of these don't sell out in super quick time.

The Disney cruise ships will be transformed into the Kingdom of Arendelle, and you get to go on holiday with Anna, Elsa and Olaf! The Frozen Deck Party will include lots of songs, activities, scavenger hunts, themed dining, and an evening dance. This is how Disney describe just part of it:

Freezing the Night Away With Anna, Elsa and Friends
The evening extravaganza begins with a family-friendly interactive deck party featuring the royal sisters of Arendelle and their fun-loving companions. By now, the magical freeze has made its way to the upper decks of the ship as well, with giant snowflakes and icicles surrounding the "frozen pond" that used to be the family pool.

Hosted by Queen Elsa's royal party planners, Kirsten and Yohann, the song-filled "snow"-case features appearances from Anna, Elsa and Kristoff along with virtual visits from Sven, Olaf and the trolls. With all sorts of fun dancing, great Frozen songs and Elsa's powerful ice magic, you won't want to miss a single thrilling—or chilling—moment.

Excited? You can find all the information about the new Frozen Deck Party and make bookings on the Disney Cruises website here*.

Cot Bed Duvet Cover Sets down from £40 to £15 @ John Lewis

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 30 January, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Cot Bed Duvet Cover Sets down from £40 to £15 @ John Lewis

John Lewis are really cutting prices at the moment, and we're loving it! They have Cot Bed Duvet Sets reduced down from £40 to £15, which is a massive saving.

They are also absolutely beautiful designs, and are 100% jersey cotton, which is just what you want for your little ones when they start using a duvet or move from a cot to a junior or cot bed.

There are two designs at this price, a neutral Bear* design, and a flowery La Rochelle* design. There is also an Alphabet Cot/Cot Bed Quilt* with the same reduction.

  • Click here for the Baby Bedding @ John Lewis*

Each set includes a duvet cover and a matching pillow case, and they are machine washable which is pretty essential!

These are Cot Bed sizes, not Single Bed sizes, so the cover measures 120cm x 100cm and will be too small for a single duvet.

Delivery will add another £3, or you can click and collect for free from John Lewis or selected Waitrose stores.

Frozen Pocket Pop Vinyl Figures £4.79 @ Amazon!

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 30 January, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Frozen Pocket Pop Vinyl Figures £4.79 @ Amazon!

These amazing Frozen Pop Vinyl figures are incredibly popular, and usually sell for around £15, but Amazon are selling them for £4.79 each!

You can get Elsa, Anna or Olaf, all for the same price, and with free delivery if you spend over £10 or are a prime member.

Pop Vinyl figures are cute little stylised figures with big heads and are very collectible. They're not suitable for children under 3 because of their small size, but older children and adult collectors will love these.

They will sell really fast at this price, so you might want to snap them up fast!

Motherhood Is Boring... But My Kids Are Not

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Features on 30 January, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Motherhood Is Boring... But My Kids Are Not

Do you find your children boring?

If you're a fan of This Morning, you'll have seen that this was the subject of their debate today. It followed a piece in the Daily Mail by Lorraine Candy, entitled 'No, being bored by your kid does not make you a bad mother, I hope'.

I'm going to come clean right from the outset and admit that I'm treading carefully here, as I happen to know one of the women who took part in the debate, but the gist of it was basically that kids are mind-numbingly boring to be around.

Click here to read more...

FLASH SALE: Children's Book Collections from £3 @ The Book People

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 30 January, 2015 at 1:45 pm

FLASH SALE: Children's Book Collections from £3 @ The Book People

The Book People are great value for children's books, and this weekend they have a Flash Sale with some really good prices on some wonderful books, with prices starting from £1 for single books, and £3 for book collections.

Along with this Flash Sale we also have a voucher for free delivery over £15 if this is your first order with them, which will save you £3.95. You just need to enter the code AFBONBON at the checkout to get free standard UK delivery over £15.

For £3 you can get the LEGO Standing Small* minifigure book collection, or how about 8 Star Wars Sticker Books* for £5?

The 10 Book Julia Donaldson Collection* is always a favourite when it comes down to £10, and you really can't get cheaper than this. If you already have some of them then they make great gifts for parties too.

If you are looking to help with your children's reading skills then there are lots of phonics and early readers clooections in the flash sale, like the 33 book Biff, Chip & Kipper Level 1 - 3 Collection*. This is down to £15, so less than 50p a book is a fantastic price, and I would really recommend these if your child is coming up to or has just started Reception.

There are plenty of collections for older readers as well as younger ones, and all are at great prices. Delievry is free when you spend over £25, or free over £15 on first orders with the code AFBONBON. Otherwise delivery charges are from £3.95.

The Flash Sale is on until Sunday at midnight, but the free delivery code expires on Saturday.

Pirate Ship Playset was £25, now £6.25 @ John Lewis

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 30 January, 2015 at 12:53 pm

Pirate Ship Playset was £25, now £6.25 @ John Lewis

John Lewis have some great toy bargains at the moment and this is one to grab for the toddlers before it goes out of stock. This Pirate Ship Playset was originally selling for £25, then went down to £17.50, and now it's only £6.25!

In this set you get a Pirate Ship, with moving sails and sound effects, two pirate figures, a jail, a boat and a crocodile. These are big chunky toys that are suitable from 18 months plus, with no small parts to worry about.

My son has this playset in an older version and he loves playing with it. He often take the pirates and the smaller boat into the bath to play with too, though you can't do this with the big ship because of the batteries.

Delivery will add on an extra £3, or you can click and collect for free at John Lewis or selected Waitrose stores.

Thanks to psychopuppy20 @HUKD.

An Extra 20% Off Clearance Clothing: Items From £4.32 Plus FREE Delivery @ Boden

by Nada in Deals on 30 January, 2015 at 12:40 pm

An Extra 20% Off Clearance Clothing: Items From £4.32 Plus FREE Delivery @ Boden

Oh how we love a good Boden bargain. Get your butt over there now where you will find an extra 20% discount has been applied to sale stock. Meaning sale items start from only £4.32. Get FREE delivery and returns when you enter promo code A72P at the checkout. It's not often you can buy something for £4.32 from Boden so be fast to avoid disappointment. If you have been put of by their prices previously, then you need to have a look. Now's the chance to try them out.

Here's my top picks of the Boys Sale Items: Glow in the Dark T-Shirt* was £14 now £7.84, Woven Pyjamas* Was from £22 now from £10.56 and Printed Shirt* was from £26 now from £6.24.

And for the Girls: Pretty Printed Skirt* was from £24 now from £7.68 and Printed Wellies* from £24 to £15.36.

Remember to use the promo code to get FREE delivery and returns on your Boden orders.

You can find Boden promo codes and lots for other retailers over on our vouchers page.

Reduced Girls & Boys Clothing From £1.50 Plus FREE Delivery @ M&Co

by Nada in Deals on 30 January, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Reduced Girls & Boys Clothing From £1.50 Plus FREE Delivery @ M&Co

We blogged quite recently about cheap baby clothes at M&C0 and now we have found some right bargains on boys' and girls' clothing. Sale items start from only £1.50 and today is the last day of FREE delivery on ALL orders.

My absolutely favourite bargain on the whole of the M&Co site has to be the Peppa Pig Three Piece Pyjama Set* which is now only £12 delivered, reduced from £22. This set is very pink and very Peppa Pig. I just adore the fleecy pink zip up top that comes with it. they just look fine and cosy.

These Lego Movie Pyjamas* are now only £8 delivered, reduced from £14. This Cat in the Hat Costume* is one of THE coolest outfits I have ever seen. It was £19 and is now only £18.

This Sequin Eyelash Jumper* is ever so glam and is now only £7 delivered, reduced from £15. These Eyelash Jumpers are way comfier than regular knits.

I never even knew that M&Co sold branded clothing but they do and this Ben Sherman Shirt* has been reduced from £18 to £10 only.

Up To 90% Off Children's Clothing: Prices From 99p @ Sports Direct

by Nada in Deals on 30 January, 2015 at 11:35 am

Up To 90% Off Children's Clothing: Prices From 99p @ Sports Direct

Sports Direct is a massive retailer and they own a LOT of brands. Dunlop, Slazenger, Everlast, Karrimor and so many more. Their buying power must be immense as the prices are ALWAYS low at Sports Direct, and if you need sports supplies it's most definitely the place to go to save £££'s. Just now they have a 'Save up to 90%' event on, but to be honest they always tend to have a sale of some variety on. That's not to say that you won't get a bargain. Children's Clothing starts at just 99p so get over there now to have a look.

These Slazenger T-Shirts* are only 99p each and come in a variety of colours: blue, black, white and Charcoal. How about some Marvel Trainer Socks* from just £1.49?

This Moshi Monster T-Shirt* is just £2 and would be ideal for play clothes. There's a few Disney Frozen tops* dirt cheap too: Olaf is now only £2.99, Anna and Elsa only £3.49, I love warm hugs only £4 and Elsa just £4.50.

Home delivery costs £3.99 or pay the same amount to collect in store where you will get a £5 voucher to spend in store.

Thanks to Donna on our Facebook page!

£5.99 Tickets This Half Term For Diggerland

by Nada in Deals on 30 January, 2015 at 11:00 am

£5.99 Tickets This Half Term For Diggerland

Visit Diggerland in Devon, Durham, Kent or Yorkshire between Saturday 14th February and Sunday 1st March 2015 and you can bag yourself some £5.99 tickets. Just click the link below, and it'll take you to a page where you are asked for a password. Enter DLFBHT into the box to get them at this amazing price. Then all you need to do is select your dates and venue. Anyone that is under 90cm in height goes completely FREE!

You MUST print your tickets out and Diggerland have made it crystal clear that showing your ticket purchase on a mobile phone or tablet will NOT be accepted. Don't be caught out folks, get those printed off.

With JCB Diggers and much more the kids will have a ball at Diggerland. Plus with this offer it makes it a very affordable treat! I must admit it does look like great fun with rides and such like.

Tickets can cost you £19.95 if bought on the day or £16.95 when bought in advance so £5.99 a ticket is an absolute steal!

You can find full Terms and Conditions, here*

Thank you to Fay over on our Facebook Page.

Chad Valley Dino World Set £5.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 30 January, 2015 at 10:17 am

Chad Valley Dino World Set £5.99 @ Argos

I don't know about you but my kids are forever bringing home party invites. I have had to set up a little present box that has lots of little bargains I find of toys that are perfect for last minute party invitations. It's the best way to do it and saves me money, as you always spend more when you panic buy. A great wee pressie to tuck away for any upcoming parties is this Chad Valley Dino World Set from Argos. It was £19.99 then got reduced to £7.99 and is now only £5.99.

The Chad Valley Dino World Set's main feature is the moveable dinosaur. His arms and legs move and he makes loud roaring and stomping sounds. A must for any dinosaur daft child.

It comes with another dinosaur too as well as two cavepeople. They fit into the saddle on the big dinosaur and can ride him. This looks to be a great little set for a small child.

You can reserve and the Chad Valley Dino World Set from Argos for FREE or pay £3.95 for home delivery.

Thanks to L0u33z @ HUKD

Calvin Klein Eternity Women 100ml Eau De Parfum £17.95 Delivered @ Amazon Seller

by Nada in Deals on 30 January, 2015 at 9:55 am

Calvin Klein Eternity Women 100ml Eau De Parfum £17.95 Delivered @ Amazon Seller

Think of friends' birthdays or even about Valentine's Day, you want something special and affordable. Each week Amazon launch an Offer of the Week and this week it's Calvin Klein Eternity for Women. You can get the 100ml bottle for just £17.95, from Amazon Seller UK Fragrance Deals, and that includes FREE Super Saver delivery. Get it from John Lewis and this very same perfume would cost you a whopping £67.50! This is by far the cheapest I have EVER seen the 100ml bottle of this. To get it at this amazing price just select it from the right hand side once you have used the link below.

Calvin Klein Eternity is one of CK's classics. It was launched back in the 90's and has been very popular ever since. It's longlasting as this particular bottle is Eau De Parfum rather then the weaker Eau De Toilette that you may see around.

Not sure if you like it? It isn't a strong overpowering fragrance but is soft, slightly floral and very clean smelling. It's one of my perfumes that I wear when I am feeling very girly.

This would make a super present for someone and you would get mega brownie points since this is the BIG bottle of the popular scent. Nobody will know it cost you under £18!

Free Personalised Spoon When You Buy Three Promotional Packs Of Kellogg's Cereals

by Nada in Freebies on 30 January, 2015 at 9:39 am

Free Personalised Spoon When You Buy Three Promotional Packs Of Kellogg's Cereals

 

One of my favourite memories from when I was a child was routing around in boxes of Weetos trying to find the Littlest Pet Shop Dogs. You don't get FREE toys so much in boxes of cereal now but you do still get plenty of offers. Kellogg's are running an offer just now where if you buy any three promotional packs of Kellogg's Cereal then you can claim a FREE Personalised Spoon.

Once you have purchased your three packs of cereal, you just head over to the promo page. It's easy to claim your FREE spoon as you are taken through the process step by step. You need to have the three promotional codes handy to enter.

There are two sizes of spoons to choose from, a child's one or and adult's. You then pick what Kellogg's logo you want on your spoon. Once you have done that you get to personalise your cereal eating tool. You get up to eleven characters so you don't have to necessarily have your name.

You can find all terms & conditions over on the special personalised spoon promo page, here.

*Codestack* Spend £10 On Babywear Get £6 Off (With eCoupons) Works On Sale @ Clothing At Tesco

by Nada in Deals on 29 January, 2015 at 9:50 pm

*Codestack* Spend £10 On Babywear Get £6 Off (With eCoupons) Works On Sale @ Clothing At Tesco

Right, you might want to be quick with this deal because it's pretty amazing, and you don't want to miss out on all the good stuff. Clothing at Tesco have a sale on Baby Clothes and we have two eCoupons to share with you that both give £3 off when you spend £10+ on Babywear. Just enter them in at the checkout to get a whopping £6 off. It works on new stock and sale goods so get over there now! The eCoupons are BABY2015 and BABYTHREE.

I will do a couple of dummy orders to show you what exactly you can bag yourself:

F&F Quilted Bear Snowsuit* now £9 and F&F Superhero in Training Bodysuit* now £1. Use your eCoupons when at the checkout and get these both for £4!

F&F Faux Fur Trim Contrast Ski Jacket* now £6 and Disney Minnie Mouse Bodysuit Dress* now £4. Again, only £4 when you use the eCoupons together.

Save on the £3.95 delivery fee by opting for Click and Collect. Which means you pick-up your order from your local Tesco store and is completely FREE

Thanks to Corneli @ HUKD

Sale On Children's Pyjamas Plus An Extra 24% Off: Starting From £3.65 @ BHS

by Nada in Deals on 29 January, 2015 at 9:23 pm

Sale On Children's Pyjamas Plus An Extra 24% Off: Starting From £3.65 @ BHS

Quick! Get over to BHS now! They have a sale on plus until midnight tonight you will receive an extra 24% off. Wowzers! Childrens pyjamas start from £3.65 and are selling out VERY fast.

BHS are up for sale and I am secretly hoping that Sir Philip Green gets someone to buy it. Shopping in BHS as a child is one of my very first memories. They are a British institution really.

Here's some girls' pyjamas that we reckon are an absolute steal and half: Girls Minnie Mouse Three Piece Pyjama Set* was £20 today's price is just from £7.60. Girls White Dressing Gown* today's price is only £4.92.

For the boys: Bear Dress-up Onesie* now £3.65.

Like I said items are selling fast and no wonder, they are practically giving them away. The discounts are huge and you have the potential to save £££'s.

Want to skip on the delivery fee of £3.95? Opt to Collect from your closest BHS store which is FREE. the extra 24% off is across the whole site but does exclude wedding items, which is a bummer.

Scooting To School: Love It Or Loathe It?

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 29 January, 2015 at 8:33 pm

Scooting To School: Love It Or Loathe It?

Do your kids scoot to school? Or are you one of those parents who think scooters don't belong on the school run?

It certainly seems to me as if half the kids in my town have stopped walking anywhere, and resolutely rely on two (or three) wheels instead.

And according to a recent survey, scooting to school really is growing in popularity.

BBC News reports:

According to a survey of 75,000 children by the transport charity Sustrans, the proportion of UK pupils regularly scooting or skating to school went up by more than half between 2013 and 2014, from 9.3% to 14.3%.

That accounts for all those little people on scooters who we routinely trip over as we fight to make it to the school gates, then.

But - and perhaps I'm at fault here for not buying the 'right' sort of scooter - I just can't see the appeal. Indeed, my lads have had a couple of scooters now, but they've never really taken to them. They're much more keen on riding their bikes, whereas scooters - a bit like roller skates - hold their interest for a day or two and then quickly fall out of favour.

Am I alone in this, or is there some sort of must-have scooter that I've yet to clap eyes on?

What's the real appeal of scooters for kids, from a parent's perspective?

FREE Photo Mug, just pay £1.99 P&P @ Snapfish

by Lisa Hayes in Freebies on 29 January, 2015 at 8:21 pm

FREE Photo Mug, just pay £1.99 P&P @ Snapfish

This is an amazing offer from Snapfish where you can get a FREE Photo Mug worth £7.99, with only the £1.99 postage and packing to pay!

All you need to do is register using the link below, upload your photos to create your mug, place the order, and the £7.99 will be taken off at the checkout!

This offer is only available on the unique link we have given you above, so make sure you use that one.

It applies to 11oz mugs with either a single, collage or hallmark photo mug, and the offer ends on February 16th. If you already have an account with Snapfish and it does not let you take advantage of this offer when you log in, then it may be a case of using an alternative email address and trying again.

You can find all the promotion's Terms and Conditions here.

Is The Youngest Child Always The Funniest?

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 29 January, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Is The Youngest Child Always The Funniest?

Is your youngest child the funniest person in your family? The answer's likely to be yes, according to new research by YouGov.

It seems to be a commonly-held view that the oldest and youngest kids in a family are often like chalk and cheese, and this new research certainly seems to back that up.

And that's not all. The oldest child in a family is likely to consider themselves more responsible than their siblings, too.

The Metro reports:

‘Younger siblings, on the other hand, are more likely to say they are more funny (46 per cent compared to 36 per cent of elder siblings), more easy going and more relaxed.’

... The research concludes: ‘But undoubtedly there are family forces at work – parental attention soon shifts onto new arrivals, and first borns may have to learn the ropes themselves.

What do you make of this? If you have more than one child, are there noticeable differences in personality between them? And if so, what do you think is the cause of that?

Is it just that older kids have had longer to find their feet in life and so feel more 'grown-up' than younger siblings, or is there some truth in the idea that the youngest in the family gets babied and smiled at more than the others?!

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this over on our Facebook page...

HEADS UP: 'Suddenly' Perfume & Gifts £3.99, or 2 for £7, from 5th Feb @ Lidl

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 29 January, 2015 at 8:01 pm

HEADS UP: 'Suddenly' Perfume & Gifts £3.99, or 2 for £7, from 5th Feb @ Lidl

If you haven't heard of it before, Suddenly: Madame Glamour is a perfume made by Lidl. Doesn't sound good so far, does it? However, it has a near identical fragrance to Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle, and when it comes back for sale at Lidl there is always a rush to stock up.

There have been many reports about this Lidl's perfume, including this one by The Independent, claiming that the scents smell so similar that many cannot tell the difference. The obvious difference is the price, with Chanel's being around £66 more expensive than the £3.99 bottle of Suddenly.

If you are already a fan then you will be happy to hear that the 50ml bottles of Suddenly, the gift sets with Body Lotion and Shower Gel, and the scented candle are all due back in store for Valentines. They are all priced at £3.99, or you can mix and match any 2 for £7, which is even more of a bargain!

You can always hint for your Valentine gift (this is so cheap you deserve chocs and flowers too!) or just stock up for yourselves.

The dregs have all but gone from my long treasured Coco Mademoiselle, so this has got to be worth a try!

The Cat Hair Accessory!

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 29 January, 2015 at 7:28 pm

The Cat Hair Accessory!

Before you ask, no you can't buy this in the shops. Sorry!

This rather unusual cat hair accessory was created as a one off item by a Japanese designer Campanella, purely for her own use, but since she was spotted wearing it at a design exhibition she has been flooded with enquiries.

So although she has no intentions of making and selling these according to her blog, we were wondering whether there might be some copycat versions appearing in shops soon.

Maybe we should pass it on to Claire's and see what they think?

So, would you wear one of these? We'd love to know what you think over on our Facebook page.

Picture credit: Hiyorimi museum/ Campanella