Book Review: A Personalised Bobadeg Book

When the people at Bobadeg offered me one of their gorgeous personalised children’s books to review I jumped at the chance!
They are also going to let me give two books away to you, my readers.
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Image courtesy of  Bobadeg
Now lets hear what Bobadeg is about:

“Bobadeg is based in the UK and has developed a range of fun and educational, personalised books for children aged 5 and under. Our aim is that each of our products provide a unique learning adventure for each child that makes them feel special.   
All of our books can be personalised with your child’s photo and name.   A number of our customers comment on how proud their child or grandchild feels when they receive their book and how often they go back to it once they have received it.”

Their personalised kids books are aimed at children aged 5 and under. But my daughter is only 4 months old and is fascinated by all the bright colours, and I love to read the story to her. I do think if she got hold of it though it would end up a chewed mess! So for now I will just hold and read it to her. Until she is older to understand it.
 
Book Designs
There are 7 designs of the Bobadeg books you can choose from.
  • Fairy Garden
  • Funny Fish
  • I can Fight Dragons – Boys Version
  • I can Fight Dragons – Girls Version
  • Jiggly Juggly Journey
  • Swirly Twirly Kite
  • That’s Poo!
As you can see from the photo below I chose The Fairy Garden version

 

Bobadeg Personalised Kids Book
I think what makes the book really special is as well as adding your child’s name and photo you can also have a personal message placed inside the front cover.
Bobadeg Personalised Kids Book
 
 
How To Create Your Personalised Bobadeg Book
There are 3 simple steps on the Bobadeg website to help you create your personalised book.
 
STEP 1 – PICK A BOOK from one of their great designs.
STEP 2 – PICK A SIZE: You can choose between a standard size book and free bookmark or a mini book which is like the one I received above.
STEP 3 – PERSONALISATION DETAILS – Simply fill in their personalisation boxes to let them know:
a) Your child’s first name,
b) The message you would like to appear on the inside cover of the book
c) A photo of your child facing the camera
Bobadeg Personalised Kids Book



I just have to point out that on the back of the mini book was some of the other books in the series with their personalised front covers. I really love this little touch as it’s great to see what the other books would look like if you decide to get more from the series.

Bobadeg Personalised Kids Book

 

I think they are great little books and make perfect little birthday presents. Therefore I am giving the personalised Bobadeg books a 5 out of 5 stars rating.
 
 
* I received this personalised mini book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Coconut Lane – Coconut Queen Ambassador

When the lovely people at Coconut Lane asked me to join their ambassador programme I nearly jumped out the bed! When I got the email through I was having cuddles with a sleepy baby girl so was lucky not to wake her up! Being an ambassador for Coconut Lane means I have become a Coconut Queen – how great is that? On a slightly different subject is that I love anything coconut smelling or tasting and that made me sit up and take notice to the name of the brand – Coconut Lane. I just love the name!
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Who are Coconut Lane?

Coconut Lane launched in 2015 and brings you the ultimate in chic homeware, stationery and fashion accessories – bringing you class, sass and a bit of Mean Girls bad-ass along the way. With pop culture and social media at the heart of their brand. 
They have merged modern day fun into classy products that you’ll love. Their products are created for the dreamers of the world -like me! and for those who dare to believe and then make it happen.  The products that they sell, aim to inspire and motivate, turning dreams into a reality.
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How will me being a Coconut Queen help you?

  • I will host regular giveaways in collaboration with Coconut Lane – Who doesn’t love to win stuff!
  • I will write up reviews on some of their lovely products showing you what you can buy for yourself and how they will bring inspiration and happiness to yourself and home.
  • Best part of all! – I can offer you a fantastic 20% discount off all Coconut Lane products when you reach the checkout with my special unique code rachelbustin20
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Why not pop over to Coconut Lane and have a browse of all their wonderful things, from notebooks and phonecases to wall art and cushions. Something for everyone!
Don’t forget to your your discount code!



* I am a part of the Coocnut Lane Affiliate scheme so if you use my unique code I receive a little bit back which helps to run my blog – Thanks if you do xx

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Books and Chocolates Giveaway

Here is my latest books and chocolates giveaway. I love to run little competitions to give something back to you, and books and chocolates are two of my favourite things.
This month there are three books in the giveaway and a small box of milk tray chocolates.
Books and Chocolates Giveaway
The first book in the giveaway is called 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith. This book is about a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. It’s based on characters who have some sort of relationship with 44 Scotland Street. You can follow them through different journeys in their lives.  This is book number 1 in the series so a good place to start.
 
Book Description
The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of Scotland’s most exclusive golf club. We have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-year-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian. Then there is Domenica Macdonald who is that type of Edinburgh lady who sees herself as a citizen of a broader intellectual world. In McCall Smith’s hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy. 44 Scotland Street is vintage McCall Smith, tackling issues of trust and honesty, snobbery and hypocrisy, love and loss, but all with great lightness of touch. Clever, elegant and funny, this is a novel that provides huge entertainment but which is underpinned by the moral dilemmas of everyday life and the characters’ struggles to resolve them.
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith

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Teething Necklace Review and Giveaway

I was given this beautiful silicone handmade teething necklace to review by Bo&Bel. Bo&Bel was founded by a fashion loving mummy who wanted to design and make modern and distinctive teething necklaces that enables mums to wear safe, stylish and yet practical jewellery. 
Teething-Necklace-Review
I was given the chance to pick any design and colour of teething necklaces on their website. There are 4 different teething necklace designs to choose from. Geometric, Round, Rectangular and Quadrate. The necklace in the picture above that I chose is the Quadrate design.
Teething-Necklace-Review

I love the fact that there are lots of colours to choose from. So you can pick a colour to match your clothes. Perfect for the stylish and fashion conscious mummy! All the coloured teething necklaces are named after girls names which is such a cute idea! The necklace I chose is called Cleo.
Teething-Necklace-Review
When I first put the necklace on, my baby girl was mesmerised by it. Straight away her little fingers were feeling the different shapes. I think she loved the rubbery feel of the beads as well as the colours. I think the bright colours are perfect for babies and toddlers and their development. The necklace is a fantastic product for all mummy’s and I’m so pleased I have got the chance to review it.
The necklaces are easy to clean with just soap and water.
As a very safety conscious mum, I think it’s great to know that the silicone beads are made from 100% safe food grade silicone, BPA Free, No PVC’s, No Phthalates and no lead or mercury. They are FDA and SGS approved.
Teething Necklace Review
Now onto the giveaway. The lovely people at Bo&Bel have offered my readers a chance to win one of these gorgeous silicone teething necklaces in a colour and design of your choice. Pop over to Bo&Bel to have a look at the amazing designs and colours. If you would love to win one, just fill in the Rafflecopter below. 
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* I received this teething necklace in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Book Review & Giveaway- The Traitor’s Mark by D.K Wilson

I read The Traitor’s Mark by D.K. Wilson last year and recently came across another copy so I am offering it up in a little giveaway. It’s a great historical mystery novel set in Tudor England and based on a real unsolved Tudor Mystery.
The Traitor's Mark by D.K Wilson

Book Description:

The Real Crime: Hans Holbein, King Henry VIII’s portrait painter, died in the autumn of 1543. A century later a chronicler reported that the artist had succumbed to plague, yet there is no contemporary evidence to support this. Suspicions have been raised over the centuries, but the truth behind what actually happened remains a mystery.

Our Story: Young London goldsmith Thomas Treviot is awaiting a design for a very important jewelry commission from Hans Holbein. When the design fails to turn up, Thomas sends a servant to track Holbein down, only to discover that the painter has disappeared. 
In his hunt for Holbein and the lost design, Thomas is led into a morass of dangerous political intrigue, Spanish spies and courtiers that is more treacherous than he could ever have anticipated . . . 

My Review:
A really fantastic read, good characters, with a great setting. I love any books set in the Tudor period. The Traitor’s Mark is well written, describing how people used to live during those times. I love the fact that there is an element of real life to the book it gives it that special feeling. There is a perfect sense of mystery in the air while reading it. 
I didn’t feel as if I was missing anything with not reading the first book in the series, this could have easily been a standalone novel. Its an intriguing read for people with a love of history and mystery.
I gave The Traitor’s Mark by D.K Wilson 4 out of 5 stars

Paperback 400 pages
Published 1st August 2014 by Sphere
To Enter the giveaway to win a paperback copy of The Traitor’s Mark by D.K Wilson please fill in the rafflecopter with as many entries as you wish below. 
Due to postage costs this will be a UK only giveaway
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 If you would like to buy The Traitor’s Mark here is the link. 

Terms and Conditions: There is one prize of the paperbook shown in the image above the prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter.com from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter. The winner will have 14 days to respond with a valid UK postal address before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway. 

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Giveaway – The Wishing Chair Collection by Enid Blyton

The Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton is my favourite childhood book of all time. I believe I was 8 or 9 when I got it for Christmas and I couldn’t put it down. There is something about Enid Blyton’s books that turn me back into a kid. The adventures she used to write about were were just amazing and took you on a journey far, far away. I still have my own copy today, but the one shown below is the copy I want to giveaway to one of you, my readers.        
           
The Wishing Chair tells us of the story of brother and sister Peter and Mollie, who are out looking for a birthday present one day and come across a strange little shop. In this shop they find the magical Wishing Chair which ends up taking them on adventures with their pixie friend. They meet many witches, goblins and wizards amongst other creatures along the way.
This beautiful hardback edition I’m giving away contains 3 storybooks in 1. They are:
  • Adventures of the Wishing Chair
  • The Wishing Chair Again
  • More Wishing Chair Stories 
It is over 500 pages long and will keep any child occupied for a good few hours. 

To enter this giveaway please enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Due to postage costs this will be a UK only competition. Good luck.

Rachel xx

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