Cruising with a baby and Ant & Dec

Back from our fortnight bobbing about in the Mediterranean Sea, I had hoped to be feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world. Already the sunshine in Cadiz and wine in Civitavecchia seems a lifetime away having been back at work for 5 days, and sadly it wasn’t as relaxing as we’d hoped.

Easter Weekend Roads

Cruise Parking Meet & Greet

Cruise Parking Meet & Greet

Despite setting off on the Saturday of Easter Weekend, we found the roads surprising quiet and managed to reach our half way point by lunchtime, staying over with family. It meant we didn’t subject Little G-Man to too much car seat restraint and gave him the chance to catch up with his big cousins.

We completed the rest of the journey on the Sunday, again without any major traffic issues, and headed to our pre-arranged Meet & Greet Parking. We simply unloaded the boot at the terminal and everything was whisked away while we handed over our keys and proceed to check in.
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Review: DC Comics Batman Vs Superman Scenery Pack

Not wanting to rush Little G-Mans early years, I secretly can’t wait for him to be old enough to dress up as his favourite super hero and play in the garden with figurines – something I’ve fond memories of doing when I was a kid.

Those hot summer days and the smell of tarmac melting while I played in the soil with my plastic soldiers as my older brother spent hours meticulously building tanks, planes and other Airfix kits.

All of these happy memories came flooding back when we returned from holiday to find our postman had delivered the DC Comics Batman Vs Superman Scenery Pack for me to review.

My inner desire to be a Super Hero once again has been unleashed!
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The moment we tried – Month 2 of our Weaning Journey

Where is the time going?

Not sure if it’s due to having so much fun watching Little G-Man slowly turn into a little boy. Maybe its because time is passing us by in a sleepless blur? Whatever it is, 7 months have now passed since his arrival and already coming the end of Month #2 of our weaning journey.

Little G-Man is fast learning his schedule, mainly centred around food and he can’t wait for his bowl of porridge to arrive. Every morning he’s almost as excited as our Labradoodle!

Lunch times are now a mix of home made frozen meals which we’ve prepared ourselves and frozen in ice cube trays, or if we’re out and about, we opt for HiPP Organic jars or pouches for convenience and peace of mind.
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Get a Free Photo Panel of your little one

Grab one of these Photo Panels and upload your favourite photo of your little one before 30 March and get it free saving £9.99 (delivery charges still apply).

HiPP Organic and Snapfish are offering a FREE 7×5″ photo panel to everyone… New and exisiting users alike.

Snapfish Free Photo Panel

Snapfish Free Photo Panel

Snapfish Photo Panels

Photo Panels are the perfect way to display photos and decorate your home or office.

Your photo is transferred onto a wood panel creating a stunning gift perfect for any room in your house.
A sleek, modern way to showcase a much-loved photo, or any image from a special occasion or holiday
The 7×5″ photo panels come with an easel on the back for standing on a desk or mantelpiece.

To get this offer simply go to Snapfish to register for your 7×5” photo panel. You must register or if you are already a customer simply login and enter coupon code HIPP0316 at checkout to get your free 7×5” photo panel.

Baby Photo Terms & Conditions

Offer page: http://promo.snapfish.co.uk/hipppanel16/cobuk_hipp_panel0316
Order before March 30th 2016
Offer is limited to one per household
Shipping at £1.99

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QuidCo – How to earn £14 in 3 simple steps

The other day, my employer had WEALTH at work pay us a visit allowing us to discuss financial planning for the future. During the discussion that mainly centred around ISA’s and Mortgages, routine ways of saving money when shopping online was also discussed. Pretty much everyone used sites such as uSwitch and CompareTheMarket, but I was surprised at the number of people who either hadn’t heard of, or didn’t use QuidCo.

A little naive, but I thought EVERYONE had a QuidCo account?

Quidco Cashback

Quidco Cashback

What is QuidCo?

If you shop online, QuidCo is a website that allows you to earn a few extra £’s simply by visiting and shopping your normal way, using your regular online retailers.

The average QuidCo member can earn £280 a year. It doesn’t cost you a penny, to join and for a limited time when you open an account here (http://www.quidco.com/free250/) you will automatically get a credit of £2.50 to help start you off.

How does QuidCo work?

The easiest way to think of it is comparing it to the old door to door Avon sales people.

QuidCo get paid a percentage or set fee of any sales generated by people clicking on their links from retailers such as M&S, Mothercare and Boots. This “commission” is paid to QuidCo by the retailer who then give the customer a cut.

Gods Gift For Parents

New and old parents alike, know that little ones cost an absolute fortune so every little helps. QuidCo is great for parents as they have a whole host of baby related retailers all offering great cash-back incentives whether it be;

  • Clothing (Debenhams 5%, George 3%%)
  • Essentials (Mothercare 5%, Kiddicare 5%)
  • Nursery (Argos 5%, Mamas & Papas 5%)
  • Toys (Smyths Toys 3%, Toys R Us 3%)
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Easy Way To Make £14

As an example, for ANYONE to make £14 takes only a few minutes of there time and three simple steps.

Step #1

Signup at http://www.quidco.com and you’ll receive £2.50 credit for your troubles.

Step #2

For an additional £5, request a 30 day free trial with Experian and give your credit rating a good going over. Checking your credit status helps to ensure nothing fraudulent has been recorded against you, but also means you can make sure that any previous loans and credit cards correctly show as paid off.

Make sure you make a note in your calendar to cancel before the end of your free trial to save any reoccurring charges.

Step #3

Pay £1 for a Which? 30 day trial and you’ll be credited with £7.50. While a member of Which? it’s great to make full use of when researching anything from prams and car seats, to the baby monitors or DAB radios.

Again, like all free trials, simply make a note in your calendar to cancel before the end of your free trial.

Boom! £14 in your pocket!

How Much Can You Make

It all depends on your shopping habits how much you’re likely to make in cash-back deals but QuidCo say the average person can make £280 per year in cash-back.

If you do a fair bit of online shopping then its a no brainer. Already this year we’ve accumulated nearly £250 in cash-back, although not all of it has been confirmed.

We’ve generated this by going about our usual online shopping but always using the QuidCo website. We also applied for a Nutmeg ISA, something we were always going to do, but used the QuidCo link to get an extra £100.

QuidCo Balance

QuidCo Balance

Now QuidCo works in-store for a number of retailers too meaning if you prefer shopping out and about you can still take advantage. Mothercare, for example, offers 3% cash-back if you buy in store using your registered debit card.

If you’ve not already done so, join today and get £2.50 free!

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