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This May The Baby Show returns to Birmingham’s NEC to offer must have products, free expert advice and an unrivalled shopping experience for parents and parents-to-be.
In just one day visitors can shop for everything they need from the widest range of products including all the baby brands mums love. Shopping at The Show means huge savings can be enjoyed on 1000s of must have baby and maternity products as The Baby Show offers tons of exclusive deals and unbeatable prices. What’s more, new and expectant parents can try before they buy ensuring peace of mind.
At The Show world-leading experts will be on head to offer complementary sessions giving out professional advice and tips. Breastfeeding specialist Clare Byam-Cook, nutrition expert Annabel Karmel and the British Red Cross will all be on hand to dish out their professional expertise. Plus, Next will be offering maternity wear consultations to ensure all mummies stay yummy before, during and after pregnancy. The Baby Show is great day out for all the family.
Last year I went to The Baby Show at the NEC with my sister and we had a great time, this year we are also planning on going as between us we’ve had another 2 babies since then! The Baby Show have asked me to write a guest post for their blog on life with two small children and you can read it here The Baby Show Blog . They are going to give away a pair of tickets to one person who comments on the post so pop on over there and leave a comment giving me some advice or even just offering me some sympathy The winner will be selected from all comments on my guest post on Weds 20th April at 8am so hurry as you’ve only got 24 hours to enter!!
Good grief this month is flying by, I really really need to start some proper christmas shopping rather than the imaginary shopping I’ve been doing online for weeks I’ve been looking for present ideas for my husband today on NEXT so what do you think of these lovely things?
and don’t forget to go enter their daily christmas draw, today you have the chance to win gym accessories worth over £220 so get over there and enter it HERE
I’m still in a generous mood today and whilst I’m busy browsing over at NEXT to see what else I need to add to my chrimbo list, make sure you get over there and enter todays Christmas Prize Draw which is for an Ipod Touch & Accessories which is worth over £330. I’ve entered, have you?
Today I’m feeling generous on my NEXT Christmas wishlist and I’m going to wish you all some good luck
Did you know that everyday from 1st – 22nd Dec NEXT are giving away £1000’s of prizes so pop along and get yourself entered, see the link below
As I’ve had 4 days of being completely selfish and choosing items on the NEXT wishlist for me, today I’m going to add these two items for MissB just to prove I’m not a completely selfish person…
Day 4 of my christmas shopping list from NEXT and I’m still being selfish and choosing products for myself There is just so much to choose from, I’ll save my choices for MissB and hubby for another day (maybe!)
and something a little more sedate…
OK so day 3 of my shopping wishlist from NEXT and today I’m feeling like pampering my pregnant self and making me feel slightly more glamorous and slightly less whale like
My favourite perfume!
and to go with it…
and because I can’t neglect the rest of my body
Go on, I know you all want to treat me really
OK so it’s not quite the first day of christmas yet but I thought I’d start my countdown a little early and start listing my 12 must haves that I really really want from NEXT as I’m a bit of a shopping addict and I really need to start thinking about christmas shopping NEXT are currently running a blogging promotion and so the more click throughs I get from my site the more chance I stand of winning some nice NEXT vouchers and number one on my list of things to spend them on is this rather lovely maternity coat as my non-maternity coat no longer fastens and I don’t think I can spend the next 3 months exposing my belly to the cold north east weather
Of course I can’t be completely selfish and I might aswell get this lovely coat for MissB aswell seeing as she also has to brave this awful weather we are having
I’ve been thinking lately that now that I am home all day with MissB, my spending habits are becoming rather obscene. I’m sure back before the internet this never used to be a problem but being home all day and having access to all the shops in your home is just bad bad news.
Before I had MissB I would occasionally buy myself the odd nice handbag or nice outfit but since her arrival I now have something new and exciting to buy for. In my career woman days I could never have imagined myself getting excited over the latest fisherprice toys or bulk buying nappies to make the most of my boots advantage points. Let alone becoming a pushchair addict – oh how I mocked those women who seemed to have a pushchair to match every outfit and had to get all the latest fashion accessories to pimp their buggies!
Now I admit that most of what I buy is carefully considered. I’m a bit of a voucher queen and carefully shop around for each purchase to make the most of vouchers, advantage points etc etc take for instance the Quinny Zapp I bought recently now this was a real bargain – take the justification I used with my husband:
- It is reduced from £150 to £90 on the Boots website
- and its currently 10 points per £1 spend on there at the moment
- and I’ve got a 10% off voucher if I spend over £100
- so I’ll buy some nappies so I qualify for that
- OK so total purchase price £101 (including nappies)
- so thats 10% off – so £90
- but I also get £10 of advantage points
- soooo technically the Zapp cost – £90 less 10%, less £9 of advantage points therefore £90 – £9 – £9 = £72 – so I got a £150 pushchair for less than half price – BARGAIN
and I just had to have the Radley changing bag that had 25% off in Debenhams – just because I haven’t bought a new bag in a while and every girl needs a nice changing bag
and since my old watch broke recently I had to buy a new one – I’ve been considering a new watch for about 4 years now as the old one was about 10 years old. Luckily for me I chose to spend my £50 of tesco clubcard vouchers on buying some rewards from Goldsmiths – ie £50 of clubcard vouchers = £200 to spend. OK so the £50 could have bought me lots of lovely food but £200 did go someway to buying my beautiful gold and diamond watch. Bad Dawnie!!
I’ve decided the only way to carry on funding this dangerous habit is to
a) win the lottery
b) get more clients for my business
c) sell my soul to the devil
and seeing as the chances of a) happening are pretty remote and that the devil doesn’t seem interested in paying that much for my soul I guess it’s going to have to be b).