Win a Baghera Pedal Car for Christmas (RRP £149)

Retro Pedal Car

How gorgeous are these retro 1930s pedal cars?  Imagine your child’s face if they found one of these under the tree on Christmas day courtesy of the RAC.  It’s the perfect gift for children aged 3-6.

Timings are tight but we will endeavour to get it to you by Christmas.  Competition Closes Wed 19th Dec 2012.

For a chance to win one in a colour of your choice (Red, Blue or Pink) enter by simply using the rafflecopter form below.

Competition is open to UK residents only due to postage.  Full terms and conditions are included in the form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

ThePrizeFinder – UK Competitions

How many Mummy Bloggers can you fit in an electric car?

Not one, not 2, not 3 but a whopping…………

Pictured from top left: @mediocre_mum, @annieqpr, @beingmrsc, @zooarchaeologis, @MuddlingAlong, @gardenhelpers, @actuallymummy, @themummysphere,  @veggiexperience, @cbolam, @cocoonphoto and of course @daddacool (all 6 ‘5 of him)

It was a lot easier than we thought, Hannah (boss lady) had been working out logistics in a bar earlier in the week and with a push and a bit of lycra we could have got a few more in.  We had 3 in the back and 9 up front!

As you can see we had a right laugh doing it, but there was a reason we were doing it.  We’re trying to help our good mate and local blogger Alex, AKA Daddacool win an Electric Nissan Leaf Car. We think he deserves your vote.  Do you?  It only takes two clicks.  Click here to vote. Now off you go and thanking you in advance.

If you’re on twitter please use #nissanleafcar21 as this counts for extra votes.

And if you need more convincing check out his hilarious youtube video of the event.

Driving with undue care and attention…

As an IT consultant I’ve done a lot of driving over the last 12 years and I suffer from a bit of road rage from time to time.  Sadly, the majority of bad manoeuvres I see are from woman;  I can see them having full on conversations with their kids in the review mirror, turning around to pick up a screaming toddlers sippy cup, loading up a DVD but more often than not I see them texting!

I know this is factually inaccurate as it’s been proven that statistically women are better drivers, queue the theme tune to Sheilas’ Wheels.  However, my experiences are probably due to the fact that my job involves driving to and from schools and normally at the peak of the ‘school run’ when the 4×4 brigade are out in full force.

Anyhow, you can be ‘done’ for talking on your mobile, applying lipstick, eating an apple, lighting a fag and talking to and looking at passengers.  So, how the h*ll are these legal?

If your baby is in the backseat in a backward facing car seat they’re most likely asleep or looking at the world going by out the window.  What do you need to be continually checking for?  It’s not like they’re going anywhere.

If you’re worried about them choking, don’t give them anything to eat whilst in the car seat.  Are you’re worried about them being sick?   If they’re in an upright position won’t the law of gravity mean it’ll just go down their front?  Wouldn’t you hear them choking?  There isn’t a lot you can do whilst driving, looking in the mirror isn’t going to make a lot of difference only increasing your chances of having an accident.

Do you have one?  What do you think?  Do your kids distract you when you’re driving?  Have you ever text with your kids in the car?

The Key to Solving Mysterious Car Crime

My car was broken into a few months back.  It took me a few minutes to work it out but when I jumped in I noticed that the glove box etc was all open and then it dawned on me.  The bastards had stolen my satellite navigation.  Please, no lectures about leaving it in the car.  We have a built in one that doesn’t work, so I’d thought they’d see that and not think that we had a portable one.  I think the ring on the windscreen was a dead give-away.

I contacted the police and insurance company and as usual it would cost me more on my insurance to replace it than to just by a new one.  They sent the CSI out to finger print the car and me, I was hoping for Nick Stokes but no luck.  Strangely there was no sign of a break in and I was convinced that I’d locked it.  However, as a busy mum I started to doubt myself and hubby definitely didn’t believe me either.

The police officer did say that nowadays criminals don’t need to break windows or jam locks as there are devices out there that allow them to get into cars without damaging them.  I thought he was just trying to make me feel better.  Until I read this:

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I find the thought of someone lurking and using a device to jam the fob quite unnerving and if I’m honest with myself it is very unlikely that this is what happened.  My only advice is to make sure you here the CLUNK before you walk away from your car!