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The MAD Blog Awards 2016

I have some exciting news to share with everyone today. Last night I found out that I had been nominated for a Mum and Dad (MAD) Blog Award in the Best Schooldays Blog category.

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Wow. Isn’t that amazing. A huge thank you to whoever nominated me. Although I’ve been voting for my favourite blogs over the last few years, it never occurred to me that my own little blog might be good enough for a nomination.

And now I’m going to have a little dream about getting shortlisted for the finals. Highly unlikely as only 6 blogs make it through in each category, of which 5 are those with the most votes and I understand that last year over 7000 blogs were nominated. However I can but dream of attending the glitzy gala awards ceremony can’t I?

So if you haven’t nominated anyone yet and have a favourite blog, doesn’t have to be mine, go and do it now. You don’t have to be a blogger yourself to participate. Make someone’s day! Nominations close on 8th April. You’ll find you have to nominate for MAD Blog of the Year first before you reach all the other categories.

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Win with The Watch Hut

The Watch Hut are sponsors of the Best Writer category in the 2014 MAD Blog Awards. And they are running a competition for bloggers to write a post about their favourite watch or accessory on The Watch Hut website upto £100.

The Watch Hut is the UK’s largest online retailer of watches, offering a wide selection of timepieces. I have had a browse around it previously for a Valentine’s Day Blogging Assignment, but chose higher priced watches that time. So back to the drawing board this time.

Whilst browsing I came across Eco-Drive watches. I’m always interested in anything eco. I hadn’t heard of Eco-Drive so I googled it and found out that these watches operate by converting light into energy. No battery needed. I have purchased wind-up watches in the past, but I have a tendency to either forget to wind-up or damage them by over-winding. The idea of Eco-Drive took my fancy.

I decided to choose the Citizen Ladies Eco-Drive 180 Watch EW1270-06A, as my favourite watch. The black leather strap will compliment all my outfits. This watch is currently retailing at £71, 21% off the RRP.

This post is my entry into the The Watch Hut competition.