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Smiggle Giveaway: Back to school with the Smiggle Squad

Smiggle Giveaway: Back to school with the Smiggle Squad

This time of year is always about back to school. This year, in our house…it’s about starting school! As a teacher, I’ve witnessed the rise of the uber cool Smiggle as the ‘must have’ items in every child’s school bag. From the most amazing sequinned pencil cases, to drink bottles with personalised letters. Smiggle is the source of everything cool for school.

When you join the Smiggle squad you get to kick start your year with a whole lot of fun and good dose of fabulousness! Smiggle has a range of colourful essentials that are bound to make heading back to school that bit cooler!

Need a unique backpack? They’ve got it!
Got a list of pens and pencils a mile long? They’ll sort it!
Want to go back with something no one else has seen before? You’ll find it at Smiggle!

Ella is literally falling over herself with excitement that she is finally able to choose some amazing products from Smiggle to help add to the thrill of starting school. She chose the most amazing lunch box, notebooks, drink bottle, pencil case and little bento boxes to fill with snacks.  Smiggle’s product range is enormous. Everything you need for school, homework or FUN can be found at Smiggle. Smiggle’s products are designed to inspire and develop creativity with original, fun and affordable stationery, accessories, gadgets and more, all in our bright fun, colours of pink, purple, green, blue and black.

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But wait there’s (even) more…

THE PRIZE: 

We are thrilled to be combining forces with Smiggle to give one lucky child the following awesome products from their range to help them get ready for school!. All products come in pink.

1x Squad 330 Pencil Case $16.95

1x Squad Character Wallet $17.95

1x Squad Bus Pass $12.95

1x Squad Lanyard $8.95

1x Squad Rainbow Pen $5.95

Total Prize Value: $62.95

TO ENTER:

  1. Simply head to our Instagram feed here. Like the comp image, be following @happyellaafter and @smiggle, and tag two mates whose kids would love the prize!
  2. For an extra entry (but not compulsory) leave a comment on the blog post below with your favourite item that your child has loved from Smiggle

T&Cs:

Open to Australian Residents only. Comp is open from Thursday 11th January at 9am until Thursday 18th January at 9pm. One winner will be selected at random. This giveaway is in no way endorsed, supported or administered by Instagram or Facebook.

To check out just some of the huge range of goodies, gadgets and gizmos released especially for back to school! Everything is available from Smiggle stores nationally (and internationally!!) or online at www.smiggle.com.

Living Like Lulu: Doll Accessories GIVEAWAY

Living Like Lulu: Doll Accessories GIVEAWAY

Dolls, dolls, dolls. Growing up I was obsessed with them. There is something about dressing up dolls, doing their hair, changing their outfits. For some reason, a love of dolls has never left me…it must be something about being in the Barbie fan club when I was young! Ella too has inherited my love of all things dolls, and recently, the rise of the 18 inch doll into the Australian market has seen an explosion doll amazing new outfits and accessories.

Living Like Lulu by Little Tinkers has recently launched onto the scene as a boutique distributor of stylish and affordable outfit ensembles for 18 inch dolls available everywhere. The brain child of Paris Stanley (from Little Tinkers fame), she took her daughter’s love of these beautiful products as inspiration, and decided to source her own designs and styles and make them available for everyone online.

Whether you have purchased your doll from a store, here in Australia or overseas, her range of outfits fit most dolls and can be mixed and matched with other outfits.

PRIZE: We are giving away a $100 voucher to use at the Living Like Lulu online store to purchase 18 inch dolls accessories and outfits

TO WIN: Head to our Instagram Page here 

*Open to Australian residents only. Giveaway closes Sunday 3rd December 2018

Styles include:

Disco skater girl! Look at those roller skates!
Little mermaid!
Look at that outfit! Does it come in size 10?
Christmas fairy
Look at that super cute umbrella!
Those bunny slippers are to die for!

Ella absolutely adores her dolls and the outfits from Living Like Lulu. This is the perfect prize for your little one this Christmas!

GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to the Australian Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty Story Time

GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to the Australian Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty Story Time

To be a ballerina. Whether you are five, fifteen, thirty-five or eighty five. Those of us who have grown up dancing, twirling, stretching and practicing ballet have long admired those few who have gone on the make their passion their vocation. To be able to set foot into a real ballet studio at the Australian Ballet School has long been something that I could only dream of. Until last week when Ella and myself were invited along to have our very own private ballet class with on of their ballerinas to celebrate the launch of the Australian Ballet’s story time : Sleeping Beauty. I have to admit, that I may have been a teeny little bit over the moon about my daughter being invited, and myself being able to ‘tag’ along. I felt myself floating when we walked through the carpark, and into the lifts to stand along side those girls and boys who, with their hair slicked into neat buns, and wearing block dance shoes on their feet, were about to attend their daily sessions of rigorous training. For an hour we would ‘dance’ along side them, and my daughter, in all her tutu glory would be able to be in her element in the most sought after dancing school in the country.

Evie from the company was our teacher for the lesson, and greeted the girls as fairy from the beautiful story of Sleeping Beauty. If you are not aware, Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty brings to the stage the classical ballet for years three and up, featuring Princess Aurora, Prince Désiré, a sparkling crowd of fairies, and storybook characters including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. Created especially for children, Storytime Ballet is sure to become an annual family favourite. Expect little ones to be dancing down the hallway with (almost) perfect pirouettes, long after the curtain comes down.
The production, which runs for a child friendly 50 mins and features a narrator to help kids navigate the storyline, will visit venues across Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland from 13 December – 25 January.

What’s even more exciting is the fact that we are giving away tickets to see this Ballet in Melbourne!

THE PRIZE:

One winner will win two tickets to Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty at the Arts Centre in Melbourne On Saturday December 15 at 2pm

TO ENTER:

Simply head to my Instagram Page and look for the comp post.

*Comp ends on Monday 13th Novermber at 9pm AEDST. Winner announced shortly after. Open to Australian Residents who are able to attend the Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty at the Arts Centre in Melbourne On Saturday December 15 at 2pm

For more information about the story time ballet, and to purchase tickets, head to the Australian Ballet’s website here. Truly magical for all dancers, of all ages!

GIVEAWAY: Peppa Pig Nappy Pants available @ Big W

GIVEAWAY: Peppa Pig Nappy Pants available @ Big W

Just when we thought we couldn’t love (or live) with the great Peppa Pig any more, they have gone and released their very own Napppies. Recently announcing a brand-new range of Peppa Pig Junior, Toddler and Walker sized Wonder Nappy Pants, along with Peppa Pig Wonder Baby Wipes  – they are available exclusively at Big W stores, nationally. We are currently trying (very unsuccessfully to toilet train Hudson) and given the fact that he adores Peppa, I think that this may, well and truly just help!

This is the first time that Peppa Pig Nappy Pants and Baby Wipes have been available in Australia, helping little ones and parents across the country, with life’s tiny accidents.

All easy pull on and off Peppa Pig Wonder Nappy Pants are unisex and feature a comfortable and snug, supportive fit, ‘uber-absorbent’ core, anti-leak guards, super softness and an advanced, breathable cover for up to 12 hour protection, day and night.

Peppa Pig Wonder Baby Wipes are hypoallergenic, fragrance and alcohol free and easily in reach to help wipe away little messes, keeping skin soft, fresh and clean.

GIVEAWAY: What’s even COOLER is the fact that we will be giving away 2 packets of Nappy Pants (in your choice of size) and 4 packets of handy wipes! Valued at $30!

To win, simply head to my Instagram feed, and look for Huddy holding a stack of nappies!

Peppa Pig Giveaway

Peppa Pig Giveaway

After her cinema debut earlier this year, the world’s most famous and loved pigPeppa Pig is back!

PEPPA PIG: MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE: PEPPA’S AUSTRALIAN HOLIDAY will be available to own on digital and DVD from September 20.

What’s even more exciting is the fact that we are giving away 5 Peppa Pig Prize packs to five lucky followers!

THE PRIZE: Five winners will win 1 x Peppa Pig Australian Holiday DVD, Peppa Ears & a Peppa Bag Tag.

TO ENTER: Simply head to our Facebook Post Here and leave a comment sharing your child’s favourite Peppa Pig character, and tag a friend!

Take part in one whole hour of fun, featuring all brand new episodes as well as exclusive new interactive content, where you can dance, sing and play along with Peppa, George and their new friend Daisy!

Join Peppa on her first Australian holiday as she visits her friend Kylie Kangaroo and family! On this exclusive four-part adventure see Peppa visit the outback for a BBQ, learn to surf, throw a boomerang and visit the Great Barrier Reef in a submarine!

Watch out for special new appearances from Mr Wallaby, a platypus and a koala! Plus 5 other brand new episodes, including a trip to London, a day out at the Zoo, a cruise along a canal and some advice from Policeman Panda!

T&C’s: This giveaway closes on Friday 29th September @ 9pm AEST. This giveaway is in no way endorsed, promoted by or connected to Facebook. Open to Australian Residents only.

GOOD LUCK!

 

Pop Up Globe Theatre Ticket Giveaway

Pop Up Globe Theatre Ticket Giveaway

Have you heard? A full-scale temporary working replica of one of the greatest theatres in history, the second Globe, will soon pop-up right next door to the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl.  The world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of the second Globe, the theatre Shakespeare and his company built and opened in 1614 after the first Globe theatre burned to the ground, is coming to Melbourne. From 21 September – 12 November 2017, Pop-up Globe will become the home of the most spectacular season of Shakespeare that Melbourne has ever seen.

We are thrilled to be offering our followers the chance to be one of the first to see one of the performances at this incredible event. We are giving away

1 double pass for the Friday 15th September, 8pm preview performance of Much Ado About Nothing. 

HOW TO ENTER: Enter via the Facebook post HERE. Just comment on the Pop Up Globe Theatre post or tag a friend to be in the running. Comp Closes Sunday Sept 10th at 8.30pm. Winner chosen as random on Sunday Sept 10th at 9pm.

See the legendary Beatrice and Benedick as you’ve never seen them before in Shakespeare’s original ‘rom–‐com’, Much Ado About Nothing. You’ll laugh and cry from start to finish as they navigate their way to love in this hilarious production which turns Pop–‐up Globe into an uproarious house party.

These tickets are C Reserve tickets and valued at around $50 each (just over $100 for the double pass)

For its Melbourne season, Pop-up Globe brings with it a travelling festival of four critically acclaimed productions – the riotous comedy As You Like It, the uproarious rom-com Much Ado About Nothing, psychological thriller Othello and the bloody war epic Henry V. Additionally, Melbourne audiences will be the first to see a specially-commissioned new show, Around the Globe in 60 Minutes!, which will thrust audiences into the maelstrom of history, allowing them to experience the triumphs and disasters that tell the incredible story of the second Globe Theatre.

As You Like It

An all-singing-and-dancing cast of fifteen bring you Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, As You Like It. Set in 1642, and with gorgeous costumes to match, this zany production by our allmale company – complete with human sheep, bone-crunching wrestling, live music and lyrical poetry – will have you crying with laughter.

Much Ado About

Nothing See the legendary Beatrice and Benedick as you’ve never seen them before in Shakespeare’s original ‘rom-com’, Much Ado About Nothing. You’ll laugh and cry from start to finish as they navigate their way to love in this hilarious production which turns Pop-up Globe into an uproarious house party.

Othello

Witness Shakespeare’s ultimate psychological thriller in Pop-up Globe’s production of Othello. Take a journey into the diseased mind of the noble Moor as he’s consumed by ‘the greeneyed monster’; jealousy. The twists and turns in this powerful and dark production will have you on the edge of your seat. Henry V Shakespeare’s tribute to one of history’s greatest leaders comes alive like an action movie. Be part of the English army as the heroic King Henry takes on the French army at Agincourt in the face of impossible odds. No knowledge of history is necessary to enjoy this immersive theatrical experience complete with spectacular and blood-thirsty battle sequences, performed by sixteen men in full armour wielding broadswords, longbows, garottes, crossbows, bagpipes and a frying pan.

Around The Globe In 60 Minutes!

Step into history and experience the triumphs and disasters that tell the story of the second Globe Theatre: from the fascinating story of its construction by Shakespeare and company after the catastrophic mid-performance fire of 1613 to its decline and fall as the bloody English Civil War started in 1642. Along the way, expect to meet outrageous characters from its history, and to laugh, shout and cheer as a cast of five actors share the extraordinary tale of one of the greatest theatres in history: the second Globe.

Tickets for all shows available now: www.ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 136 166 www.popupglobe.com.au

 

Kazoops Giveaway!

Kazoops Giveaway!

There is nothing better than supporting Australian made. If you are reading this, then chances are you have a home with young children, and chances are you probably watch a fair bit of ABC Kids from time to time, or…every day! So it’s great to know then, that some of the TV our kids are watching is produced right here in our own backyards. Kazoops is one of those shows that you may not realise is Australian. It has, however, found a global audience thanks to broadcaster CBeebies in the UK, and good old Netflix worldwide (also translated into 18 languages including all 78 songs!)

In case you didn’t know, or realise (like me), Kazoops is an animated TV series that follows the adventures of Monty, and inquisitive six year old with a vidid imagination. He kind of reminds me of my Ella. He also has a trust pet pig, Jimmy Jones. Monty confronts preconception about the world and sets out to challenge them embarking of wild and musical adventures with Jimmy Jones. Every episode gorgeously includes its own original two minute song. Love it!

Kazoops has recently launched itself into the world of literacy, releasing a series of story books and activity books. These books retail for approximately $9.95 each and are available on the shelves of Big W, Target and Dymocks. Ella and Hudson have had the chance to check the books out for themselves, and have loved reading them and playing with them whilst they watch the show at 5.55pm on ABCKIDS. It is also available on demand via ABCKids iView.

What’s even better is the fact that Aussie pre school kids are the first in the world to have access to these gorgeous books, and two lucky readers will have the chance to win a set of four! Valued at almost $40, two winners will win a prize pack each, comprising of:

  • I am Monty Story book
  • The Night’s alright story book
  • Sticker activity book
  • Activity book

To enter this competition, please head to my Instagram account to enter here!