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Big Bloggers Christmas Giveaway

Today I have something incredibly exciting to share with you, I don’t usually do a lot of giveaways at Christmas time because the internet is usually full of them but this Christmas I have teamed up with a wonderful collection of bloggers to give away an amazing prize just in time for Christmas.


One lucky winner will be walking away with a fantastic £150 worth of Amazon vouchers while two runners up get £30 each (if the winner is from a country other than the UK the prize will be delivered via PayPal cash).

Before we get down to business lets meet the blogging team:

Sally Akins | The Gingerbread Hous | Mummy Lala | Bubbablue and Me | You Baby Me Mummy | Madam Gourmand | Missing Sleep | Wishful Wonderings | Trials & Tribulations Of A Brummie Mummy | Hello Beautiful Bear | Cookies and Cwtches | Odd Socks & Lollipops | Futures | Don’t Cramp My Style | Ickle Pickle’s Life and Travels | Bark Time


Rambling Through Parenthood | Life at 139a | Julie’s Notebook | Spanish Mummy | Hex Mum | Garden, Tea , Cakes and Me | Mummy’s Little Monkey | A Testing Time | Bump And Beyond | Emmy’s Mummy | Angel Eden Blog | Precious Little Worlds | All The Beautiful Things | Hubby Helps | Life in a Break Down | UK Bloggers | One Frazzled Mum

To enter all you need to do is answer the following question:
What is your favourite thing about Christmas?

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Good Luck.
*Please note all other entries after answering the question are optional, however they do get you extra entries into the final draw and help support all the bloggers who are helping to provide this wonderful prize.

Go Green

How green are you?  A few years ago I wasn’t green at all, I rarely recycled, was wasteful with food, didn’t turn appliances or lights off, left taps running and bought anything I needed for myself or my home from new.

Over the past 5 years my attitude towards green issues has changed considerably, regular readers may remember that I started an Environmental Management degree before I became pregnant with Arthur.  My decision to change from my goal of pursuing a career in medicine came about after a lecture during my Applied Science diploma where environmental issues were being discussed, we had to do a group presentation on how we thought the earth would look within the next 50 years based on scientific evidence and it really scared me to make a change.

Go Green

Intellicig are running the #gogreen campaign and they sent me the fabulous little window allotment kit pictured above.  I know I talk about my allotment a lot but you really don’t need to have acres of land or an allotment to grow your own.

If you have a windowsill or balcony you can start to grow basic herbs and vegetables and I hope to show you some easy things that you can grow in a small space, once my herbs have grown I’ll show you some delicious dishes you can cook using your herbs over on my food blog Madame Gourmand.

I don’t have a favourite herb, I love fresh Oregano and Coriander so I imagine the dishes I’m going to make for you will contain at least one of them.  A simple pizza is one of the best ways to showcase a herb and I have fond memories of making a 6 herb Persian cabbage rice dish which was like a taste explosion in the mouth.

I would love for my readers to #GoGreen this spring and to help you on your green journey Intellicig will send one lucky winner their own window allotment kit like the one shown above.  Let me know what your favourite herb to grow on the window is?

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Win 3 Microgreens Windowsill Allotments


How would you like to win 3 microgreens windowsill allotments?  These were purchased by myself and not provided by a sponsor (I think it makes it more fun)

Each kit contains everything you need for 3 harvests each which means you will be eating a lot of delicious and nutritious salads over the coming weeks.

Up for grabs are Ruccola Ruffles which has an intense peppercorn taste, Aqua Asiana which tastes like watercress and Ruby Frills which has a sweet beetroot taste.

To win all 3 just enter below using the Gleam app.  There are lots of different ways to enter and the only mandatory option is to leave a comment telling me what the first thing you grew from seed was.  Good Luck!

Microgreens Windowsill Allotment x3


Mind Body Soul Experience – Manchester 2014

Would you like to get your hands on one of two pairs of tickets to the Mind Body Soul Experience  held at Manchester Central in Manchester on the 10th and 11th May 2014?

MBS Saturday

The Timetable for Saturday

MBS Sunday


The Timetable for Sunday

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Competition ends 16/4/2014.

Good Luck!

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Tatty Tot

I love finding out about new brands who sell and manufacture children’s clothing that is a little bit different to what you can buy on the highstreet, Tatty Tot are a brand that loves children and loves children being children.  It’s that sort of ethos that makes me want to work with a brand.  As soon as I saw the pictures of the Tatty Tots collection I knew I wanted to work with them, I buy a lot of Arthur’s clothing from European brands that you can’t buy in the UK as I like him to look a bit different to the Next and M&S Babies and Tatty Tot clothes remind me so much of some of the European styles I’ve seen.

Tatty Tot

The Country Trousers £47.50 (Top Left) are my favourite item out of the whole collection,  they come in 3 different material types which are Cotton Mix, Corduroy or Moleskin and 6 different colours.  I can picture Arthur wearing these in summer and winter and I’m sure they will be really hardwearing.

If I had a little girl I would be dressing her in the Tea Party Dress £49.50 (Top Right) It reminds me of something Alice in Wonderland might wear.

The Lined All In Ones £44.50 (Bottom Left) are jut gorgeous and I wish Arthur was smaller so he could wear them.  If I had another baby I would definitely be purchasing one of each design.

The Reversible Dungarees £47.50 (Bottom Right) are great value for money as you are basically getting two designs for one price.  The small hearts/bell flower design is my favourite by far.

Tatty Tot recently launched their When Was The Last Time You Did Something Childish Competition  To enter all you have to do is post a picture, story or even a video showing just how childish you can be! Tatty Tot will be selecting the 10 funniest, cutest, most creative or simply the most childish entries on the 20th April. These entries will then be posted in an album on their Facebook page and finalists will be encouraged to get all of their friends and fans to support them in order to win £200 worth of Tatty Tot products.

silly face


My Entry would be the picture above!  I find having a small child brings out the child in you and the ability to make shameless silly faces on a daily basis.


To take part in the competition you need to tweet @tattytottweets or message them on Facebook with your entry, Don’t Forget to mention in your entry that you saw the competition on Madame G’s Lifestyle.  Participants must like the Tatty Tot Facebook page and follow Tatty Tot on Twitter (depending on how you enter the comp) as well as using the hashtag #PlayfulParent in your entry.

The competition will close on April 13th at which point 10 finalists will see their entries live on the Tatty Tot Facebook page. The race is not over yet as each finalist will be encouraged to invite their friends and fans to “like” and “share” their favourite entry. The winner will be the one with the most popular entry on April 20th and will get to choose £200 worth of Tatty Tot products.