Sunday, June 12, 2016

Win Amazon vouchers

I am trying to gain 6,000 followers on Twitter. Due to my last competition being an huge success with over 2,600 entries I have decided to run a new giveaway which is going to run for a total of 10 months.  In this time you can gain 5 extra entries daily so by next year you can get a lot of entries. There will be two guaranteed winners of £20 Amazon vouchers with the possibility of a £50 amazon voucher if I reach my 6,000 followers. If I reach my 6,000 followers on Twitter the first person to be drawn will win £50 Amazon vouchers with the ones drawn second and third winning £20 amazon vouchers.

10 ways
 This month 10 ways are running a fantastic competition to win a £1,000 worth of Scratchcards. This company is a money saving company for students and they run this competition every year. This year however the competition is only going to be for £5 and £10 scratchcards. Please enter using the link above for the chance to win.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bakerdays cake review

Recently I was contacted by Bakerdays on Twitter asking if I would be interested in reviewing Bakerdays cake. I was really excited because I have been lucky enough to win a Bakerdays cake before on two occasions. Bakerdays cake is a cake company who do lovely cakes with some lovely designs. They have cakes for all occasions and they also have cake available to if you have gluten and wheat allergies.

“BakerDays is a Personalised Celebration Cake Specialist, providing quality personalised cakes for all occasions. The delicious range of recipes and sizes are available for delivery 6 days a week, and if you order before 2pm, BakerDays can deliver the very next day!
The Letterbox cake is the baby of the BakerDays family. Being just 5” in diameter, it fits perfectly through the Letterbox allowing you to surprise anyone with the most delicious personalised gift

When I was asked if I would like to review a Bakerdays cake I chose a gluten free vanilla cake. It was delicious. I have been on the site many times having a look at the different cakes and they have had great designs for Father's Day, passing driving test cakes, wedding cakes, halloween and cakes for birthdays.

It comes in a lovely tin that is too good to throw away and Bakerdays does such good deigns you can't start eating the cake without taking a photo first. Inside was some balloons and candles to so the company is a good company to purchase a cake from if you want to surprise someone for their birthday and the balloons and candles can make a young children's birthday party extra special.
The cake comes in the perfect size tin to protect the cake. This is the third time for me to have cake from this company and it has always come to me in whole.

Bakerdays have their own website, facebook and Twitter pages

Bakerdays have been kind enough to allow me to run a competition on my blog for a bakerdays cake as well. So one lucky person will be winning a bakerdays cake in time for fathers day. This competition will be ending on the 12th June 2016 this will give me enough time to pick the winner, contact the winner, hearrng from them, getting in contact with bakerdays cake for them to get the cake out by fathers day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Top 5 TV dads

5. Family matters - Eventhough the father screws up and so do the kids in this series for me he his a good dad. He does yell and shout but I understand that different dads will deal with things differently and the father in family matters as a very strict way of dealing with things when it comes to Ealing with his kids.

4. Malcolm in the middle - the dad in this series was great. His kids had no respect and Eventhough his life was pretty bad he had a great sense of humour and I think has a dad he did a great job in bringing up his kids. The respect that the children had for him was shocking but I think he did really well has a father.

3. The fresh prince of Bel Air - the dad in this was great. I felt like he was a great role model and he looked after his children very well. With this character though unlike some of the other dads, he his wealthy meaning it Will be easier when it comes to ensuring his children have everything they need.

2. Homer Simpson -  Homer is a great dad and one of the best families on TV. This series as a very important message for children and with the homer family I feel that homer is with the children has much as Marge is and the family gets on very well with not a lot of arguments. This means that the children are brought up really well.

1. The Cosby show - In my opinion this would be the best dad on TV. This dad had a lot of issues to deal with and it wasn't an easy task to bring up his children. There were many situations where he could have lost his temper and possibly injured or killed his children but how he dealt with them was fantastic and I don't think there are many dads on TV who could have done exactly what this dad did.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Referral links

All these will get me extra entries. Feel free to share your referral link for extra entries. Good luck all.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

You’re All-Included’ – First Choice Blogger Competition

First choice at the moment are running a competition where five winners will be picked in this you're all included competition.

I heart all inclusive holidays I really do. When food are all in with the price and even trips places this means at no extra cost I feel that I really am in for a treat. I haven't been on many holidays where food have been in with the price most of the holidays I have been on are self catering. The last holiday I went on with college meant me had three meals each day we were there at no extra cost. We also visited the football stadium and the Olympic stadium and it cost no extra.
This is a great example of all inclusive holidays and why I like all inclusive holidays so much. To be paying a few hundred pounds for a 3 night stay plus 3 trips and 3 meals each day it really is worth it then. All inclusive holidays can save you a lot of money because you are not paying the extra for the trips and/or the meals which can work out expensive.
 The good thing about all inclusive holidays is you are able to enjoy yourself an awful lot just like holidays which aren't all inclusive but you aren't going to be struggling to manage. The beauty of all inclusive holidays is the bus journey, food and trips are all in with the holiday and that what. I love because you pay a certain amount and then you don't need to spend any more so I feel that you are in better control of your money and I feel that it is easier to budget because you won't be constantly spending money but instead only spending money for an example if you went on a shopping trip.
 I would love to have the chance of going on more all inclusive holidays in the future. It gives me the chance to try different foods and visit different cultural places. There are a lot of foods that you can try in certain countries at I wouldn't spend the money on for the quantity and how much it would cost me but if it was all inclusive then I will have the chance to try these different foods and I can find out what I like and what I don't like. All inclusive holidays would give me the chance to visit places that I wouldn't have spent the money to visit. I feel that all inclusive holidays can help you find cultural places that you would want to keep visiting and it will also get you to try foods that you would have never tried.
 I like the fact that in schools and colleges when they go on educational holidays normally food is in with the price. If it wasn't for the opportunities of going on a few all inclusive holidays I probably would have never visited the country. My most recent 3 night stay in Costa Brava which was 30 minutes away from Baracelona was all inclusive. In with the price was 2 days chance to go shopping, tour around the Olympic stadium, tour around the football stadium and it also included 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 evening meals.
If it wasn't for the holiday being a reasonable price it may have meant that I wouldn't ever have the chance to visit Barcelona, Costa brava, the Olympic stadium and football stadium so this was probably a once in a lifetime opportunity and I really did enjoy every minute of the three nights I stayed there. The hotel wasn't luxary and the bus journey was a bit long but we did an awful lot over the 3 nights stay and I wish I could go back there soon but it probably won't be for quite a long time now when I will get the chance to visit Costa Brava. And Barcelona again, and this is the reason why I like holidays that are all inclusive like this one. The reason is because they provide such a fantastic experience that I will always remember.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Advanced guide to badminton

I have just gone through some advice for beginners. I am now going to go through different shots and advice on doing these shots successfully. I am a leader and have played against Welsh colleges. This is the opinion of my own and no one else's opinion.

Shots in badminton.

Clear shot - A clear shot should be played right to the back of the opponents court. The most popular is the standard clear which is just out of reach, meaning there isn't much of an attacking opportunity. To play this shot you want to get your racket up early and you need to be ready. Get your right leg behind the shuttle or left if left handed. Use your non racket hand up in the air for balance and guidance. Keep your eye on the shuttle and when you make contact with the shuttle follow through. Make sure that you don't push the shuttle down because this will mean the shuttle won't travel through the air. There are two other types of clear shots which I am now going to discuss. 
Defensive clear - this clear shot is for recovery. The main aim isn't to put your opponent under pressure but it is to recover from a poor position. If an opponent plays a good shot to give yourself more time to return to centre then play a defensive clear. A defensive clear is played as an over arm shot and is played to the back of the court at the high height. 
If your opponent is 6ft then aim for 12 - 15ft, your opponent will not be able to return this by jumping which will mean that this opponent will have to wait. You want to get the shuttle to go at an height so from the time it leaves you racket it will take around 6 seconds for it to be returnable. This will give you around about 4 seconds maybe extra for you to be able to recover.
Attacking clear - This type of clear is used less frequently. This clear is played overhead and the racket follows through at a very fast speed. It travels through the sir slightly lower than the standard clear but then when it travels to the back of the court it loops meaning it takes longer to come down than the standard clear. The aim of this clear is to catch your player off guard and to trick them in to believing it was the standard clear. This clear will put the opponent under pressure if they weren't expecting it. The reason however this type of clear is played less frequently is because it gives opponents attacking opportunities if they were to notice that it was an attacking clear rather than a standard clear.

I'm just going to go through the clears in this blog post. It is a lot to take in so I will give you the chance to take in some tips on clear shots and then I will give advice on other badminton shots soon.