Love Not Likes, My Daughter, These Three Wise Words are For You – WIN Wise-Ish Words from Book of Everyone

Our children are growing up in a completely different world to the one that we grew up in; an unknown territory where they seek likes from strangers rather than praise from family, where socialising is done alone, in a bedroom, on a phone. A scary territory full of trolls and fake identities. A place where cyberbullies prey on innocent people, cyberbullies that they cannot easily escape from, not without disconnecting from their technology, their world.

As parents we can often feel useless, all that we can really do is be there and offer support, and some very wise words. The people over at The Book of Everyone believe that our advice is more important today than ever, and as a result they commissioned award-winning photographer David Boni to take a series of portraits of inspirational people who all work with children. These people were asked a simple question: What are your 3 wise words for kids this Christmas? The answers brought beautiful and contrasting insights into the truths we hold dear for our next generation.

 book of everyone wise-ish words review

The people taking part in the ‘Three Wise Words For Kids’ project hear first hand young people’s hopes, fears, and dreams. They include ITV This Morning’s Dr Ranj Singh, a children’s law barrister, a video game developer, a teaching assistant for severely disabled children, a health visitor, a boxing coach, a special needs tutor, an athletics coach, a paediatrician, a childminder, and a global children’s charity worker.

The photo series was created in collaboration with WellChild with the aim to raise money for
sick children this Christmas. Cat Jones, a WellChild nurse, chooses ‘You are enough’ as her
three wise words. She explains: “Social media is making kids strive to be more perfect, more
beautiful, more of everything. It stops them enjoying being themselves. The obsession with
getting likes on social media doesn’t actually mean anything.”

 book of everyone wise-ish words review

‘3 Wise Words For Kids’ accompanies the launch of The Book of Everyone’s latest personalised book: Wise(ish) Words – a book that allows anyone to package up their tidbits of advice and place them under the tree this Christmas. £1 from every book sold will be donated to WellChild,  the national charity for sick children. More than 100,000 children are living with serious illness or exceptional health needs in the UK. Many spend months, even years in hospital. WellChild, whose patron is Prince Harry, gives seriously ill children the chance to thrive at home with their families. See the portrait series here 3wisewords.com.

 book of everyone wise-ish words review

Wish-ish words is a personalised book aimed at 8-16 year olds to help them make better mistakes. The book is easy to build and there are some truly fabulous quotes to choose from, you can even enter your own if you so wish. I truly believe this is a book that should be read to every child, no matter what age, I intend to drill these quotes into my toddlers head in a bid to raise a fierce, independent young lady. A young lady who lives by my three wise words ‘love not likes’.

Build your own Wise(ish) words book here.

Win a copy of wise(ish) words here!

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T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The prize will be fulfilled by Book of Everyone. UK only. Over 18 year olds only. If you claim to have submitted an entry which you haven’t all of your entries will be disqualified. Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter. 

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WIN : Christmas Leggings & Wellies from Blade & Rose

We are huge fans of Blade & Rose leggings, especially at Christmas time. Their cute little Christmas bum prints are so cute and squishy! They have recently added some super cute lace up wellington boots to their range too, my daughter is obsessed!

competition to win Blade & Rose pink star lace up wellington boots

We have teamed up with Blade & Rose to give one of my lucky readers the chance to win a pair of Christmas leggings & wellington boots! All you need to do to enter is fill in the Rafflecopter form below.

Blade & Rose Christmas leggings come in a range of colours and designs, including gingerbread, Christmas pudding & Rudolph! The leggings are stretchy and thick, giving your child room to grow and, more importantly, keeping them nice and warm this Winter.

Blade & Rose Christmas leggings and lace up wellington boots

The Wellington boots are currently available in five designs. Aria chose the pink star lace up design and she is in love with them. When they first arrived she couldn’t wait to get them out of the box and onto her feet, and now, every day without fail she wears them.

Blade & Rose Christmas leggings and lace up wellington boots

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T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The prize will be fulfilled by Blade & Rose. UK only. Over 18 year olds only. If you claim to have submitted an entry which you haven’t all of your entries will be disqualified. Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter. 

Purchase your Blade & Rose Christmas leggings here.
Purchase your Blade & Rose wellington boots here.

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WIN : Nest Protect Worth £109 – 12 Days of Christmas

For the final day of my 12 days of Christmas I am giving you the chance to win a Nest Protect smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector worth £109!

It’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month and, following shocking new research revealing the risks some UK families are taking when it comes to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, I have decided to team up with npower in an attempt to raise awareness of this silent killer.

win a Nest Protect smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector

Recent research has uncovered that a massive 43% of the UK wouldn’t know what to do if there was a carbon monoxide leak in their home; and more than a third of UK homes still don’t have a CO alarm fitted. Adding to this, only 5% of us can identify the most common symptoms of CO poisoning and two thirds of the nation surprisingly don’t know that a log burner can be a cause of CO poisoning.

win a Nest Protect smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector

Dizziness, headaches, nausea and vomiting, tiredness and confusion, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing, and stomach pain are the most common symptoms of CO poisoning. But, one in six people (15.1%) incorrectly think a metallic taste in your mouth would be a symptom and one in ten (9.6%) think a fever would be a symptom. Although many symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to flu, a fever would never be a symptom.

win a Nest Protect smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector

In a bid to help raise awareness of CO, npower have asked my readers to get creative, well, ask their children to get creative! We want your children to design a #COMonsters, a drawing showing what they think this deadly gas would look like if it wasn’t invisible – check out the video for some inspiration!

To enter this competition you simply need to upload your #COMonsters drawing to the social media platform of your choice (twitter, instagram or facebook), ensuring that it is set as public, using #COMonsters and tagging me in. For twitter and instagram please tag @CorneliusBlog, for facebook please tag A Slice of My Life Wales. Please ensure that this is set as a public update and not a story that disappears after 24 hours.

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T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The prize will be fulfilled by npower. UK only. Over 18 year olds only. Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter. 

Head over to the npower site to find out more about Carbon Monoxide.

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WIN : 7th Heaven Super Skin Essentials – 12 Days of Christmas

What better way to treat the one you love this Christmas than with some pamper time! The 7th Heaven Super Skin Essentials contains nine easy to use face masks and a headband, presenting the perfect excuse to take half an hour to relax.

The Super Skin Essentials kit includes a variety of peel-off, cream and mud face masks. The peel-off masks are perfect for busy mothers as they take less than five minutes to apply and then peel straight off when ready.

7th Heaven Super Skin Essentials

The face masks that you will find in this kit are – cucumber peel-off, tea-tree peel-off, dead sea mud, black seaweed peel-off, green tea peel-off, blemish mud, chocolate mud, red hot earth sauna and coconut cream.

If you would like to be in with the chance of winning this fabulous prize simply fill in the Rafflecopter form below.

Alternatively you can purchase the 7th Heaven Super Skin Essentials here for £7.99.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The prize will be fulfilled by 7th Heaven. UK only. Over 18 year olds only. If you claim to have submitted an entry which you haven’t all of your entries will be disqualified. Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter. 

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WIN : Purepotions Winter Essentials Bundle – 12 Days of Christmas

Purepotions are a small, independent skincare company who have committed to never stock products containing parabens, microplastics or SLS. This Winter they have produced a range of Winter skin care bundles, designed to give our skin the extra care that it needs in these bitter cold months.

Purepotions Winter Essentials Bundle

The Winter Essentials Bundle that I am giving away today includes 1 x Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment 50ml, 1 x Skin Salvation Daily Moisturising Ointment 100ml and 1 x Skin Salvation Intensive Lip Balm 5ml. These products would usually retail at £29.83 but can be purchased for just £25 in this bundle.

Purepotions Winter Essentials Bundle

These hero products have been specially chosen to care for skin that needs extra loving care in the cold. They are all completely free from perfumes, parabens or petrochemicals but packed full of natural oils and tinctures to care for sensitive winter skin. (Also suitable for those prone to eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and other sore, dry or itchy skin conditions.)

Purepotions Winter Essentials Bundle

If you would like to be in with the chance of winning this fabulous prizes simply fill in the Rafflecopter form below.

Alternatively you can purchase the Purepotions Winter Essentials bundle here for £25.

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T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The prize will be fulfilled by Addo Play. UK only. Over 18 year olds only. If you claim to have submitted an entry which you haven’t all of your entries will be disqualified. Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter. Colours may vary.

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