My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin! I am 6 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin!

Friday, 13 January 2017

Beat those January chills with a SWAGO Winter Wonderland!

January may be bleak, but your finances don't need to be!

This week saw the close of another fun round of Swago. If you didn't see my last post about the fun, Bingo inspired game from Swagbucks, then take a look. Shopping Swago saw members everywhere topping up their accounts with a 200SB bonus, just for completing simple tasks listed on their Swago boards. Many completed their boards in one single sitting, and the best thing was it didn't cost a penny! I think my board took me a total of 10 minutes to finish, and within an instant, there was an extra 200SB in my account!

If you missed it, don't despair, as on Monday afternoon, Swago is back with a fresh new game!

It's time for you to get a big SB bonus this Winter season courtesy of Swagbucks. This month's Winter themed Swago board offers a possible 200 SB Bonus! 

What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. When you complete a task, watch that square change colors like a twinkling Christmas light. You can then redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great way to learn how to use the site, and it's a lot of fun! 

 Here’s what you need to know to get your 200 SB Bonus: Swago will begin on Monday, January 16th at 5:01pm GMT, make sure you hit Join on your board, otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change colour signifying the action item is complete.You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely. Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding Submit button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely. If you think you will be able to complete the whole board, wait until it is finished and select the full board pattern ONLY! The game ends Monday, January 26th at 8pm GMT, so make sure to hit Submit on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit Submit before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus.

As with all of the Swago games, this one will be free to activate, free to play and free to win. So, once again, you have nothing to lose, but a whole 200SB to win. So, curl up on the sofa, wrap up in your warmest blanket and enter Swagbucks's Winter Wonderland for their newest round of Swago!

I am working alongside Swagbucks as an Influencer to spread the word about the benefits. I am very much an active member and all opinions are 100% my own!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Recover your finances using your mobile phone!

Got a mobile ...?
Get Swagbucks!

Christmas has passed and we're approaching the middle of January. Many of us will be feeling the pinch in our pockets as our bank balances start stretching beyond their limit towards the end of the month.

Swagbucks is the web’s most popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for doing the everyday things you already do online. Whenever you shop, watch videos or search the web, Swagbucks gives you points called SB. You can use your SB to redeem gift cards to hundreds of your favourite stores. 

With the Swagbucks Mobile and SBTV apps I can use my spare minutes to earn free gift cards on my phone! Like the Swagbucks website, I can rack up SB by shopping, answering surveys and watching videos. 

So basically, whilst doing housework and tending to Plumlet's needs, my mobile phone can be sat on the shelf, earning me SB, and bringing me closer to redeeming my next gift voucher without me even thinking about it!

While you wait for the coffee to brew, download free games and other apps through the Discover tab: 20 SB

During commercial breaks, take a featured survey or fill out your survey profile: 60 SB

While standing in line at the grocery store, answer the daily poll: 1 SB

When you’ve finally made it to the gym, watch style, tech and celeb news through the SBTV app: 2 SB for every 10 videos

Just as you’ve put dinner in the oven, your Swagbucks app tells you there’s a new Swag Code!: 3 SB

Before you go to sleep, use the Swagbucks app to shop from your favourite stores. You deserve it!: 100 SB 

By downloading the Swagbucks mobile app, I can earn a free gift card by the end of my week. Who knew playing on my phone could be so productive!

Invite your friends to download the Swagbucks Mobile app so they can start earning their way to free gift cards. It's 100% free to download and 100% easy to use. Its available for both iPhone and Android devices. And if you do sign up and you get your friends on board too, you will all benefit from what Swagbucks has to offer. You can all rack up the points towards vouchers and you can earn 10% of your referral's points ... for life!

Don't take my word for it. Take a look for yourself. After all, seeing is believing!

I am working alongside Swagbucks as an Influencer to spread the word about the benefits. I am very much an active member and all opinions are 100% my own!

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Swag as you Shop with Swago!

Can you call "Swago" on a full house?

Recently, I wrote to tell you all about the special promotion that Swagbucks are running where you search the web as you normally do and find their special Collectors Bills for a SB bonus. Well, this promotion is ending on the 8th January, 2017, and in true Swagbucks style, they will be rolling out a new promotion on Monday 9th January, 2017.

Welcome back Swago!

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! "What is Swago ...?" you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in Swago is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly. Now that the holidays are over and you bought presents for everyone else, why not treat yourself to some online shopping and earn cash back while you're at it?

Here’s what you need to know to get your 200 SB Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a single purchase to complete a pattern):

Shop Swago will begin on 9 January at 4pm GMT, so make sure you hit “Join” on your Swago board, otherwise you won’t get credits for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.

Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible, so use your time wisely.

Whilst completing the actions, take a look as the completed squares change colour and at the pattern you are creating. On the right hand side of your Swago board, there will be a list of patterns, each with a different reward value.
Be mindful of these patterns and their corresponding bonuses. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely, and don't submit too early! If you think you can complete the whole board, do not submit until the board is complete and submit the full board pattern only.

The game ends 12 January at 8pm GMT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus.

I really enjoy the Swago events. As well as having fun with the challenge, I get the chance to discover some great offers that I possibly would have otherwise missed. Swago is fun and gives my SB balance a very welcome boost. What's not to love?!

So get signed up and go find your Swago board now in time to start the game on Monday 9th!

I am working alongside Swagbucks as an Influencer to spread the word about the benefits. I am very much an active member and all opinions are 100% my own!

Friday, 6 January 2017

Make January jolly by signing up to Swagbucks!

Get 500 SB When You Sign Up For Swagbucks in January!

Happy New Year to you all and I hope that you had a great Christmas!

As I have mentioned before, Christmas was made much, much easier for me and my family thanks to Swagbucks. I became an active member in October 2016, and by December 2016, I had earned enough in vouchers to guarantee that we could look forward to possibly the happiest Christmas we have had in years.

Now that the holidays are over, a lot of us have gone into savings mode again as we rebuild our bank accounts from all that gift buying! Some of us have already started saving for the 2017 holidays! If you're looking to extend your budget or just say within it, Swagbucks is a great resource for that. You've probably seen me write about Swagbucks already on here. It's a site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like New Look, Debenhams, Starbucks, Amazon, and Paypal cash.

If you sign up with me in January, you could earn yourself quite a hefty bonus which will give your SB total a great boost!

Here's how you get your bonus: 

1. Sign up using this link 

2. Earn 300 SB total before 1 February. You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it! 

3. When you spend at least £25 through Swagbucks Shop* you'll get another 200 SB bonus on top of the cash back you'll get from shopping. If you have some shopping to do online, just go to Swagbucks first and visit the store through them. It doesn't cost you anything extra, but you'll get SB points for every pound you spend (on top of the bonus)! And with stores such as Asda, Argos and Boots on the list, you could do your weekly shop or buy your usual bits and bobs, but just through Swagbucks. The difference is, you'll be rewarded for it!

Here's the best part - if you refer someone yourself and they do steps 2 & 3, you'll earn the same bonuses they do, so it really adds up!That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned over 50,000SB since October which amounts to over £300 in vouchers to spend as I wish!

So take a look for yourself. It's free to explore, free to join and free to use! What have you got to lose?!

I think the more appropriate question to ask yourself here is, how much could you gain?!

 *You must receive your shopping SB before 1 March

I am working alongside Swagbucks as an Influencer to spread the word about the benefits. I am very much an active member and all opinions are 100% my own!

January is Snow much Fun when you can earn a little extra!

Beat those January blues with Collectors Bills from Swagbucks!

As many of you will already know, Christmas 2016 was made strangely stress free thanks to Swagbucks. I use the term strangely, as catering for three young children during  the festive season usually comes with bucket loads of worry and many sleepless nights. But this Christmas was different. I found myself reading through their Christmas lists with a smile on my face, knowing that for once, Santa could well come good on a number of the gifts they had asked for. 

For the first year in a long time, both me and The Man were looking forward to Christmas morning with excitement. And it felt good!

For those of you that are unaware of Swagbucks, allow me to explain a little about how it turned our negativity and worry on its head and left us eagerly awaiting those three little smiles on Christmas morning and feeling more positive about the year ahead.

In October, I was reminded about Swagbucks. I had discovered the site a couple of years ago, but walked away from it feeling confused about how it could work for me and sceptical about its claims of what I could earn by using it. Following the reminder just three months ago, I decided to revisit the site and spend some time learning the ropes a little more. A short while later, and I was logging out with around 20SB and wondering what it was that caused me so much confusion a couple of years ago. Swagbucks is a reward website. You answer surveys, complete offers (some include registering with brands, some downloading apps ... you get the idea), shop online (using many of the shops that you would anyway) and other tasks and they will reward you for your time and effort in their virtual currency known as swag bucks (or SB) These SB can then be redeemed for a range of appealing vouchers, like Amazon, Argos, Paypal, Debenhams and Mastercard. 

Now, I have very little time on my hands that I would class as 'spare', but using my time wisely has meant that I was able to collect enough vouchers (Amazon has been my personal voucher of choice, but there is a great variety to choose from and you can select whichever you like each time you redeem) to take the stress out of Christmas. A nice 3 figure sum in my Amazon account accumulated between October and December 2016. 

It really works!

I was sceptical at first, but now, I cannot stress enough how happy I am to have jumped back on the Swagbucks wagon. And I'm not getting off any time soon, I can tell you! I'm now actively collecting vouchers for birthdays, home renovations and Christmas 2017!

Fancy having a look for yourself? It costs you nothing but can gain you ever so much! If you think it is something you could benefit from too, sign up here!  And if you sign up in January, there are some nice bonuses in store! Take a look at my post about why January is a great month to try Swagbucks for yourself!

Very regularly, Swagbucks will run fun promotions which get the whole community active (yes, there is an actual community now due to its popularity!) 

One of my favorite things about using Swagbucks is that I can get rewards for searching the web through their search engine. Every now and then they have "Collector's Bills" worth bonus SB points that you can collect by simply searching the web. Collect them all, and you get an SB Bonus! Once you've collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like I've mentioned above!

Here's all the information for this week's Snow Much Fun Collector's Bills:

Search the web through the Swagbucks search starting Monday, January 2nd through Sunday, January 8th, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at either:

5 SB
7 SB
9 SB
11 SB
16 SB
22 SB

When you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect all 6 Collector’s Bills and you’ll instantly earn a 20 SB Bonus!

Keep searching til you find them all!

I am working alongside Swagbucks as an Influencer to spread the word about the benefits. I am very much an active member and all opinions here are 100% my own.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Disney on Ice at Christmas

When you wish upon a star ...!

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a dose of Disney. That dose can come in a number of forms, from a new Disney toy to enjoying a movie marathon of all your favourite classics with the family. However, this year, we were being treated to an extra special Disney treat.

Disney on Ice presents Frozen has been touring the UK and is in London right now. Munch has wanted to see Disney on Ice for quite some time now, so The Man created some special invitations for them and we presented them to the girls on Christmas Day. 

We couldn't tell them too far in advance - if they had one more thing to count the sleeps for, I thought the excitement might have bee too much! This surprise really did finish off their Christmas Day in the most magical way. They went to bed on Christmas night with little squeals of excitement and with them deep in conversation of anticipation of what they were about to see! As a parent, to listen to this joy was wonderful. They had never been quite this excited about an upcoming day out.

Tuesday, 27th December, 2017: 5.30am ...

"Is it time yet ...?!"

Moods were good, emotion was high, and all the girls wanted to do was get ready. Princess dresses needed to be worn ... but which ones?! A mini fashion show was essential in order to decide on the perfect attire!

 Dress decision made, the girls got ready, still bubbling with hysteria. Munch even let Beastie borrow some of her special Elsa jewellery for the occasion! 

... and helped her fix her hair ...

And we were ready to go.

Disney on Ice: Presents Frozen is only showing for another few days, completing its tour at the London O2 on Friday, 30th December. However, this will most certainly not be the end, as it will continue with Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic in March, 2017. But if you want to experience the story of Elsa and Ana on the ice, you will need to get your tickets quick!

Disney on Ice Frozen is the much loved and award winning tale we all know and adore, but on the ice. A full length show including the quirky one-liners and the famous music all reenacted by a team of the most delightfully talented ice dancers and the most brilliantly skilled technical crew who will make you and your little Disney lovers feel as though they have been transported to the kingdom of Arendelle and are part of the adventure along with their favourite characters. The girls could not wait to take their seats!

Yes, Beastie is shooting her Ice Magic!
The O2 was buzzing with excited children, and although it was extremely busy, it was very well organised. Queues were kept moving by highly informative stewards and security was efficient. There were assistants around at every turn, ready to help with directions and everyone was really friendly and accommodating. 

We found our seats. The girls were thrilled that we were seated right near the ice. We were ready for the show to begin!

The show began with a fun, lively number featuring all of the Disney favourites. Mickey and Minnie, a host of familiar princesses and princes, Nemo and Dory, Buzz and Woody and many more. Each stepped on the ice, stirring more and more excitement in the girls until I thought they might completely burst!!

They started the show with singing and dancing, inviting the audience to join in as much as possible. Despite Beastie feeling slightly overwhelmed as she had just realised just how huge the audience was, she was up on her feet, following the actions and loving every second!


The show is full of wonderful music, captivating special effects and the most mesmerising skating ever. The girls did not take their eyes off of the ice for more than a second and have talked about the show continuously since! The audience was treated to a full length reenactment of the widely adored story of Elsa and her little sister, Ana as they battle life circumstances to overcome Elsa's magical force. And the cast is complete with Sven the reindeer, the Trolls, the lovable snowman, Olaf and, of course, Marshmallow!

And as if the wonderful light show and the incredible skating skills wasn't enough, there is falling snow too just to add to the magical atmosphere!

Every single moment of the performance was simply enchanting. I cannot describe the joy I felt watching the pure amazement and excitement in the girls' faces, hearing them singing along to the soundtrack they know so well at the top of their voices and seeing them turn to me with the biggest smiles on their faces at various points. They were just so happy!


I honestly cannot recommend Disney on Ice enough. It's the perfect show for Disney fans of all ages. I've loved Disney since I was a child, and even now I felt the excitement bubbling when I saw the characters gliding across the ice and felt the prickles on the back of my neck when I heard the familiar voices and music! The skaters possess extraordinary skill and the production team clearly work extremely hard to ensure that every single audience member remains totally captivated throughout the show, and I hope they manage to sit back and smile at their achievement, as in Disney on Ice, they have created pure magic!

Roll on March 2017. We can't wait for another incredible show!

Until next time ...


For full information about all upcoming shows and tours, visit the Disney on Ice website. You can also keep up to date with everything regarding the fantastic shows by following Disney on Ice via their various social media channels:

Thank you for the magic, Disney!

We received tickets to see Disney on Ice: Frozen for the purpose of writing this review. No other payment was received and all thoughts and words are 100% our own.

Monday, 26 December 2016

It's #UnBoxingDay with Num Noms!

"A cupful of cuteness and a spoonful of surprise!"

Today is a big day, for today, there is a new section to the menu. Num Noms are now serving Series 3, and, not  wanting to disappoint, the scents are  exciting, unique and, as always, they #smellsodelicious!

Today is #UnBoxingDay!

To mark the launch of the new series 3 of the much loved Num Noms, Beastie was sent a wonderful Lunch Box Deluxe pack from the new range to experience the fresh new scents and the and the new combination possibilities for herself.

The set contains 10 scented Nums, one of which is a mystery item which is not revealed until the blind bag is opened. The Noms come in a variety of scents, and when I say variety, I mean the kind that offers marshmallows, candy and fruit & veggies all in one lunch box! If that is not inviting some pretty imaginative combinations, I don't know what is!

The set also contains a stamp Nom and two mini eraser Noms.

So whilst inspecting the new scents, some interesting flavour combinations were suggested! By stacking the Nums and the Noms in different ways, children can create an endless mix of scent sensations!

We've had carrot and grape smoothies and pea ice cream suggested and created so far!

The pack, as with all Num Nom sets, contains a full menu list, which categorises every Num and Nom available in the series, making it easy for children to identify the proper names of the items in the set. Beastie has decided so far that her favourites are her mystery Num which is Toasty Mallow, CC Candy and the unique Eda Mama which can be made complete by inserting the included Erase-It Noms, Pea and Pod.

The new series bring a host of exciting new characters, complete with new scents and tricks and Beastie is looking forward to adding them to her existing collection to expand the possibilities of her creations! Candy combined with sushi, fried food mixed with ice cream and now veggies stacked with marshmallows ... what delights will your little one be serving up?! Apparently, my menu is now set and I'm in for a culinary masterclass ... with a difference!

Beastie loves everything about Num Noms, from the mystery blind bags and surprise pots, to the exciting Series 1 light up duos which can be combined to create colourful flashing Nums which really bring the collection to life. 

Series 3 consists of 85+ Num Noms, each with its own exclusive scent and appearance. The best thing about this particular set is the box itself is fully recyclable. With its quirky, spoon-shaped handle, the packaging can be used as a carry case for all your child's favourite Num Noms. But don't tell Beastie that this was a design intention ... she thinks she's a genius for suggesting that she can store other Num Noms in the case!

With so many to collect, there are hours of fun inside every pack of Num Noms. With Nums of all colours and scents and Noms with a variety of characteristics, children can stretch their imaginations to the limit. Lip Gloss Noms (now with dual flavour gloss-ups), Stamps, Erasers and motorised GoGos, every pack contains a surprise. And the suspense is always just too much for Beastie, and the first thing she does is attack the plastic on the blind bag to reveal what she was lucky enough to get!

Num Noms are full of fun for the kids. They will create so many imaginative scenarios together, and Num Noms will always play a lead part! They are wonderful to encourage a number of different games from role playing to mathematical problem solving and the girls are always searching for new ideas of how they can incorporate their Num Noms into their playtime!

Series 3 is now available to buy from a number of high street retailers and online, and there are a number of sets on offer. From Starter Sets to Lunch Box packs, Surprise in a Jar to the much loved individual blind bags, there is the ideal treat for every occasion! Keep up with Num Noms on social media to stay informed of new products, events and upcoming launch news as well as competitions and special offers. They can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For all other information, check out the website.

Happy #UnBoxingDay!

Beastie was sent a set of series 3 Num Noms as well as a selection of items from other series to enjoy for the purpose of writing this post. However, all words and thoughts are our own.