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Park Inn Hotels competition November 25, 2010

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 Play 4 Park Inn

Park Inn Hotels are currently running a competition at Play 4 Park Inn .  The grand prize is a weeks stay  at Park Inn Manchester, Park Inn Berlin, or Park Inn Ulysse Resort (in Djerba, Tunisia) plus a £300 giftcard.

But that’s not all.  Just by playing the game you can enter into a weekly draw where two winners will win an iPad and £250 (respectively).  The game isn’t hard, a simple game of “4 in a row”, and even if you lose (which I did!) you still get to enter the draw.  You could spend all your lunch breaks playing as it’s quite addictive!

I’ve entered to win a weeks stay at Park Inn Hotel Manchester.  It’s not as glamorous as Tunisia but with a young toddler it’d be an easier journey and I think a city break would be fantastic.

Of course, Manchester isn’t really my dream destination.  If you’ve read my blog before you probably know I got married in Paphos in Cyprus.  I’d love to go back there and show it all to C.  We stayed in Paphos and both M and I loved it.  If we went again we’d love to hire our own car and be able to explore the island more.  There are such vast differences within a couple of hours drive.  There are the gorgeous beach resorts obviously but there are also the mountains which are just stunning.  We went in January and it was freezing up those mountains but I’m told its much warmer in the summer.

I wonder if there are any Park Inn Hotels in Cyprus?

Oh yes and here are the T & C’s:

  • Entrants must be 18 and over
  • Competion closes 18 December 2010
  • Max of 20 entries per week
  • Main prize is for 2 persons based on double occupancy

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I’m moving October 13, 2010

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After 6 months here, at my first ever blog, I’ve decided to take the plunge and buy my own domain.

So please, follow me over to http://mummymusings.co.uk, and don’t forget to change your feed subscription.

See you there!

Car seat safety – A winter reminder October 10, 2010

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I’ve been asked to spread the word about ensuring your children are safe in their car seats this winter.

According to the UK Department of Transport, 60 to 80% of all car seats are used incorrectly, with harness tension being the most common problem. This is a particular issue in winter as it is hard to tell whether you have a good harness fit if your child is wearing a thick coat or snow suit.

For a car seat harness to work properly, the straps need to be tightly strapped against your child’s chest. When a child wears a snowsuit or thick coat, the straps are usually adjusted to the thickness of the coat, not the chest. If the car was in an accident, the coat could compress, making the straps too loose and reducing the level of protection for the child.

To see if a coat is too bulky to be worn while a child is in their car seat, do the 2 finger test:

  • Put the coat on your child.
  • Strap your child into the car seat and tighten to ensure a snug fit.
  • Remove your child from the car seat – without loosening the straps.
  • Take the coat off your child.
  • Strap your child back into the seat – but don’t adjust the straps.
  • Do the Two finger test. If you can fit more than two fingers underneath the harness at your child’s collar bone, the harness tension needs to be tightened or avoid using the coat in the car seat.
  • You might be wondering why you’ve not heard about this issue before. In the USA and Canada, the issue of harness tension and thick coats is a subject that’s been discussed at length and parents in these countries are strongly advised not to let their children wear thick winter coats in car seats. The awareness of this issue has been led by qualified car seat safety technicians, who are shown pictures and videos during their training, of what can happen during a motor accident.

    There are examples given to demonstrate the point, like a picture of an infant seat with a snowsuit under the harness. The seat was pulled out of a car that had just been in a crash. The infant was ejected from the seat and the car and was found some feet away from the car, but the snowsuit was left behind in the seat, highlighting the dangers of harness straps that aren’t tightened correctly.

    In the UK, with our milder winters, this has perhaps seemed less of an issue in the past, but as our recent extremely cold and snowy winters have shown, parents do face the same problem of how to keep their children warm and safe in the car. Car safety authorities emphasise that it is harness tension that is the issue, not the thickness of the coat. But if you as a parent can’t be sure that you have a correct fit over a thick coat, why take the risk? Take the coat off and be safe.

    11 weeks to go October 9, 2010

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    Weeks remaining: 11

    Gifts bought this week: 0

    A complete fail at gift buying this week.  I worked an extra day, with no lunch breaks, so spare time has been scarce.

    This week, what I’d buy C for Christmas is money was no object:

    Wow, right?  At a whopping £33,977 this would be something I’d go and get with my lottery winnings!  The company, Rainbow (www.rainbowplay.co.uk), also do some more reasonably priced climbing frames if you’re after one.

    I hope you’ve all started buying thing now.  I need to make a definite list of what I’m getting as main presents for people and make a start with those, still deciding on C’s.

    At the park October 7, 2010

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    One of C’s new favourite places.  There are swings, slides and things to climb on.  What more can a 15 month old want?