Sunday, 15 April 2012

Giveaway #2 £30 Amazon voucher with Appliances Online

 I am extremely lucky to be able to offer my readers a fantastic opportunity to bag yourself a £30 Amazon voucher in conjuction with Appliances Online. Anyone on the competition circuit will know the brand well as they regularly offer brilliant competitions which leave many 'compers' drooling at the mouth! Appliances Online are regarded as the best online retailer of Kitchen Appliances by many and are the largest online retailer for Kitchen Appliances in the UK. If you are in the market for any Kitchen Appliance, I would urge you to check them out!
Instead of just a standard entry, I would love my readers to give some thought to their favourite childhood toy. My daughter Iola and I have been having great fun playing with some of my old toys that my nana has kept stashed away in anticipation of her great grandkids. There is a 50 year old fisher price wind up radio that plays singing in the rain, old toy cars, a trumpet and that old chestnut Guess who!



 Thinking back to my childhood I would have to say that my favourite toy was my Space Hopper
I used to love bouncing up the garden on it trying to bounce higher and higher. It was just the best feeling in the world- so much so, I might invest in an adult one! Anyway I would love to know what everyones favourite childhood toy was, so will be asking you to comment on the blog as part of the Rafflecopter entry form. Please complete the form, and no cheating as I will be checking that all entries are valid! If the Rafflecopter form doesn't come up straight away, just refresh the screen and it will appear.




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90 comments:

  1. My favourite childhood toy was Sindy, I remember dressing her up in a wedding dress and my dad made a dolls house for her to sleep in lol

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    1. awww, my brother trashed my sindy by covering it in lipstick. I've never forgiven him!

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  2. My favourite childhood toy was my holly hobby doll - i used to call her Hobbie Hobbie she was a massive rag doll and was bigger than me!

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  3. My favourite toy was a Tiny Tears doll, then Sindy, Action Girl, Pippa and Marie. Unfortunately I poked Tiny's eyes in and cut her hair off. I was a sweet child.

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  4. Oooh, I had loads of favourite toys as a kid (doesn't everyone?) but my absolute favourite had to be an old teddy bear I "rescued" from a bush outside a local shop.

    We'd just moved to the area and went to the shop to get some essentials (bread, milk etc) and I seen this black arm poking out of a bush. I pulled it out and it was a very dirty black teddy bear with a white tshirt on. My mum washed it and part of the name on the tshirt came off so I, being not very good at spelling, called it Teddykins. To this day he sits on the end of my bed (my OH doesn't like it - lol) and I let my kids play with him when they're good.

    You're never too old for teddies ;)

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  5. My favourite childhood toy was Sindy

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  6. My favourite childhood toy was flip -it frogs - it was a great game that me and my sister played over and over, there was a large board with holes in it and lots of plastic frogs, first one to get flick all their frogs into the holes was the winner.

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  7. My fave childhood toy was a glow in the dark kitten. I was scared of the dark so this light-up kitty was my best friend.

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  8. My favourite childhood toy was an inflatable Mr Blobby!
    Most little girls had dolls in their prams I had Mr Blobby and he went everywhere with me

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  9. my fav childhood toy was my little pony, everyone used 2 sing the song 'my little pony, skinny and boney'

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  10. My favourite childhood toy was my dolls house. My father made it for me and my sister and it was amazing. It had proper carpet and curtains and the rooms were so big that if I curled up really small I could fit inside. I loved that house and it was the perfect home for my Sindy dolls.

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  11. Brought up in the 50's I had a heavy wooden dolls house with a switch on the back that you could turn the lights on and off with. The house was complete with furniture and its own little family and I remember playing with the dolls house for hours, particularly when unwell when it could sit on my bed to be used.

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  12. My favourite childhood toy was my big yellow teapot which I got for Christmas, though I don't remember how old I was. Anyway we recieved a visit from older family just after Christmas and one of the boys decided to break my big yellow teapot! I was mortified and never forgot! X

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  13. My favourite was a wind-up Fisher Price record player, which I remember played Au Clair De La Lune (or Claire on the Moon according to me) from its rock hard plastic "records". Drove everyone mad with it!

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  14. Loved playing Twister but the toy I remember most was a typewriter I had wanted one for ages and it was amazing but I spent more time looking at it than doing anything with it! :) @pipersky1

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  15. I had an A La Carte Kitchen when I was about four, my sister broke the door off the washing machine and my mum had to order a replacement door. I looked playing with it.

    @littleboo_21

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  16. i loved my budgi bike, it was the only brand new thing i remembered getting, most was hand me downs. i loved it as it was soooo sparkly lol

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  17. Mine was my raggy doll, I still have it now and it does look raggy lol

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  18. A yoyo, or my barbie

    @supermommy1983

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  19. My favourite toy was I guess quite contraversial back then, I had a baby boy dolly that had a willy! I used to show all my friends lol @stralisemiai

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  20. My favourite toy was a dolly i had that you put little records in the back and when you tuck the tummy out she cried , laughted , sang , i loved that doll so much

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  21. i loved the dolls

    @ashlallan

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  22. Mine was my tiny tears doll, I spent hours and hours playing with it.

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  23. My Girls World - I used to spend hours styling her hair and putting eye shadow on her :-)

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  24. I loved my Speak & Spell and was always on it

    @millylitre

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  25. Mine was a pair of wooden stilts which my uncle made for me he was a joiner.I loved them he made the so they could be made higher as I got better at using them.I was really good and could run on them had many a happy hour whizzing along on them high up in the air..happy days :)

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  26. My favourite childhood toy was a life size rag doll that only had one eye, i know sounds scary but i loved one eye lizzy as i called her. She slept in the same bed and had pyjamas and all.

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  27. i used to lovel playing with my sindy dolls

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  28. my dukes of hazard car, i was a proper tom boy & i get to play with them all again having two boys of my own :)

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  29. My favourite toy was a boat I played with in the bath. I was a champion at creating tidal waves!!!! I flooded the bathroom floor loads of time. I loved bathtime!

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  30. My dolls house with working lights!

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  31. My favourite childhood toy has to be the Slinky. Hours of fun, especially on a tall staircase!

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  32. My best friend next door had an amazing dolls house a Sindy dolls house with a lift ...I loved it xxx

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  33. my favourite chilhood toy was a toy cooker handmade by my dad.My dad made lot's of handmade toys because we couldn't afford anything new but i'm not complaining i loved them more because i knew my dad had lovingly made them for us.

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  34. I loved my knitted doll George, I was about 18 months and rescued him from the local jumble sale (apparently he didn't get sold and was going to be thrown away) I used to go everywhere with him and he was very well travelled, I still have him now!

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  35. A teddy bear that my dad brought me in 1963! I still have it too. He now has button eyes and his mouth was re-stitched, but I loved him to bits. He went everywhere with me :-)

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  36. My favourite toy was a tiny tears named Belinda!! (no idea why I called her that)

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  37. I loved my building blocks, and funnily enough, that was my son's favourite too.

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  38. Big Yellow Teapot and my daughter still loves it now :)

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  39. It was a toy Emu and I used to attack everyone with it! haha!

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  40. my favourite was a soft toy someone made me a womble called Orinoco

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  41. Without a doubt my favourite toy was Barbie! I had loads of different ones plus Ken and members of her family, a huge bag of clothes and shoes for her as well!

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  42. My favourite wasn't actually a toy. My nan had a big tin of buttons and scraps of material ready for any mending.
    We used to raid the tin to make pictures. Sometimes just glueing them to paper and when we were old enough we used to sew them onto the scraps of material.

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  43. My Sindy dolls (with the favourite being the one with long, dark hair like me).

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  44. My favour was "ultra brite" it was a grid with a light behind it and you put coloured pegs in it to make patterns, utilised the pegs for shop games too!

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  45. I loved dolls and also had a favourite teddy bear. My Mum kept them all, and I believe my nieces inherited them. My MIL recently sent a teddy bear that belonged to my husband when he was a little boy, now my younger son plays with it. Thank you! @maximka25

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  46. Just wanted to add that the tweet comes with the double link, maybe you can look into it. And when I click on step 3, I get a funny message Could not retrieve ID for specified page. I tried a few times.

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  47. Barbie dolls! And surprisingly my daughter is a fan of barbie too!

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  48. i had a huge blow up mr blobby , i use to get really excited on friday when he came on the telly i would wreck my mum and dads bed by jumping up and down on it singing all the mr blobby songs . then one day when i came home from school i went in the cupboard to get him and some mice had chewed his feet and popped him damn living in the countryside

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  49. one of my faves were my little pocket :)

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  50. my fave was my litlle pony :)

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  51. Barbie's were my favourite :)
    @vickyd4v3

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  52. My favourite toy was a painted wooden dog on wheels, he was called spot and I used to pull him around on a string everywhere (even to school!) and now that I'm all grown up (almost) I've given him to my 4 year old cousin to look after :)

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  53. I had a doll my godmother gave me when I was a toddler which I kept until highschool :)

    Cherry Mischievous

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  54. Mine was my big yellow teapot with the little car thent went in the garage door and the top that lifted and you could spin it round with the people in.

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  55. I had a panda teddy kept it with me everywhere i went, had it until 5 years ago miss him still to this day x

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  56. My favourite toy was my Tippy Tumbles doll. I was the only kid in school who had one, so thought I was the bees knees.

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  57. Oh, definatly a Crayola Caddy- I loved putting the crayons back in exactly the right place and carefully peeling back the paper. I loved it.

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  58. My Sindy doll and all her furniture, played with it for hours and hours

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  59. MY COLLECTION OF ACTION MEN world war 2 action all the way!

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  60. I love my toy cars ... and as I got older Micro Machines! was such a tom boy!

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  61. My favourite toy was my little wooden Brio sets, can't get better than wooden trains.

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  62. has to be my etch a sketch. Hours and hours of fun :)

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  63. My favourite toy was a Sindy doll my sister and i had hours of fun playing houses and dress up

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  64. sindy - i used to make her clothes & houses :)

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  65. I used to have a Tiny Tears doll called Belinda!! She use to go everywhere with me

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  66. My favourite toy was a 2 foot high dolly, stood up. Only walked if you helped it. Can't remember the make or anything.

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  67. My favourite was a red plastic pram that I would fill with dirt and push worms around in as my 'babies', so wrong!

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  68. My favourite was a Tressie Doll. She was a bit like Sindy but her hair grew

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  69. my favourite toy was a huge box of wax crayons - I think there were 64 colours in it. I can still remember unwrapping it on Christmas morning and thinking it was the best thing I had ever seen. My parents must have been really disappointed that the more expensive toys they had bought for me got barely a second glance!

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  70. My favourite toy was my dolls house - I spent hours playing with it.

    Hazel - @beachrambler

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  71. Mine and my brothers fave toy actually belonged to my sister! It was her ala carte kitchen-hours and hours of fun.

    @kelliefaggle

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  72. My favourite toy was my major Morgan loved it and took it everywhere with me!!

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  73. My favourite childhood toy was Mr Frosty!

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  74. Mine was a Sooty hand-puppet. Always did as it was told & never answered back! Lol

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  75. My favourite childhood toy was my Fisher Price garage, which is now being played with all over again by my 8 month-old son! :-)

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  76. my favorite toy was a awesome a-team ride on van,loved it xx

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  77. Hi, where is the winner announced please? I wasn't able to find it on your blog. Asking so that I can undo the link to this giveaway from my faves bar, as I keep checking back. Thank you.

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