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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!

 

Superhero Sleepwear with Warner Bros & Best and Less

Superhero Sleepwear with Warner Bros & Best and Less

Winter is coming and we all know that this means time to rug up and battle the cold. Nothing is better than putting on a new, soft pair of pyjamas. Kids love nothing more than dressing up as a Super Hero, so when Warner Bros. Consumer Products Australia and New Zealand (WBCP) and DC Comics decided to combine the two and bring out a new range of sleepwear featuring your favourite Super Heroes, they were on to something! Available through Best & Less , their range caters for the Super Hero in any child, boy or girl, young or old. The sets not only include soft cosy pants and a matching top, but they are paired with their very own Super Hero mask to create the perfect sleep time costume! Your little Batman or Batgirl will go to bed dreaming of their favourite powers…. just like my two!

These awesome sets are available in sizes 3-7 for a limited time only. Whether you’ve got boys or girls, there is something for everyone!

Best and Less Super Heroes Warner Brothers Sleepwear
Batgirl!

Best and Less Super Heroes Warner Brothers Sleepwear
Batman!
What’s even better is the fact that I will be giving away six sets of pyjamas for six lucky followers.

To win, simply head to my Instagram account @happyellaafter  and:

  1. Like the image
  2. follow @happyellaafter and @bestandless
  3. Comment on which set you would like to win (Batgirl or Batman)
  4. Tag two friends
  • For an extra entry, leave a comment underneath this blog post indicating which Super Hero your child would be if they could choose anything they like!

Open to Australian Residents only.

T’s & C’s & Stuff

  • Comp opens Thursday 11th May at 8pm and closes Thursday May 18th at 9pm.
  • One entry per person (no comp accounts please)

This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. By entering you are confirming that you are 18+ years of age, and release Instagram of any and all responsibility and agree to their terms of use!

*In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

Review & Giveaway: Itchy Baby Co

Review & Giveaway: Itchy Baby Co

*Please note that whilst this is a sponsored post, all opinions and findings are my own.

If you have a child that suffers from allergies and skin irritations, then you know the heartache that comes with trying to ease your child’s pain and discomfort when it flares up. My Ella, with her Irish red hair and milky white skin, unfortunately suffered her first Eczema break out in her first summer, when sun cream was applied to her arms and neck. In the common ‘sweat spots’ her skin quickly becomes dry, scratchy and irritated. Often advancing quickly into red and raw sores that can be so painful. I quickly learned that particular brands of sun cream were her enemy, as were soap based cleansers. We have medicated cream on stand by for times when it gets particularly bad, but I’ve always kept my eye out for gentle products that help protect and nourish her fragile skin, particularly in her elbow areas.

So when I was approached by the Itchy Baby Company to try their range, I was excited to hear about their similar, back story. Developed in Australia by a pharmacist mum , Julia Simmonds, her son’s eczema is the reason behind itchy baby co. She ‘had hit rock bottom’. Admitted to hospital with her toddler’s infected eczema covering more than 75% of his little body. Despite having tried product after product, countless visits to the doctor and listening to anyone who had any advice to give, here she was. Felling guilty, helpless and utterly desperate to help her little boy.

Itchy Baby Co

Itchy Baby Co

Itchy Baby Co

Itchy Baby Co

Eczema is so challenging and we deal with it every day through the emotional heartache and practical problems it throws our way. Julia’s product range contains only the goodness of natural ingredients to nourish and hydrate your child’s skin without any chemicals or irritants.

I was lucky enough to try the following products from their range:

  • Natural Oatmeal bath soak
  • Natural Oatmeal bath soak with goats milk
  • NAtrual Oatemal Bath Soad with goats milk and organic coconut
  • Natural Oatmeal moisturise with organic coconut
  • Natural Scalp Oil

I’ve been using the bath soak in the bath with both my children each night. I’ve followed this with using the moisturiser on Ella’s skin. I’ve noticed that the areas, particularly on the inside of her elbows have remained clear and free of any irritation. Ella would sometimes wake in the night with irritated and itchy skin, and this has not happened at all during the last fortnight. IT’s been wonderful and I would so far recommend the range to anyone!

I’m thrilled to be able offer one of my readers the chance to win their own chance to experience the Itchy Baby Co range. Thanks to Itchy Baby Co, I am giving away an amazing prize pack including:

1 x Natural Oatmeal Bath Soak ($14)

1 x Natural Oatmeal Bath Soak with goats milk ($16)

1 x Natural Oatmeal Bath Soak with goats milk & organic coconut ($16)

1 x Natural Oatmeal Moisturiser with organic coconut ($21)

1 x Natural Scalp Oil ($18)

Total Value of product: $85

 

To WIN:

  1. Head to Instagram
  2. like the image for the blog post, follow @happyellaafter & @itchybabyco
  3. List which product from their range you would love to try most, and how it would help your family.
  4. Tag a friend (no comp accounts please)

One winner will be chosen on (date to be advised)

To view their range and shop, head to : https://itchybabyco.com.au/shop/

Comp is open 8pm Thurs 18th April AEST and closes on Sunday 21st April at 9pm AEST. No comp accounts please. Australian residents only.

This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. By entering you are releasing Instagram of any and all responsibility and agree to the terms of use.

 

Please note: For best results we recommend bathing in itchy baby co. bath soak every day and applying our itchy baby co. moisturiser immediately after the bath, while the skin is still damp. Our moisturiser can be used as often as needed throughout the day. · It is important you patch test itchy baby co. products first for allergies. Although they develop their products without irritants everyone’s skin can respond differently to natural products.