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Last summer we were hanging out at our local open-air pool. As you do I got chatting to a fellow mum while we were desperately trying to keep an eye on our energic toddlers enjoying the sunshine and the water. It doesn’t leave much time for really connecting but we both sensed that we had a lot in common – from family life to creative minds – and arranged to meet up again. Within a year we have become the best of friends. The kind who shares ups and downs and who always makes time for one another. Not only that, our sons have formed a very special friendship, too, that I see lasting a lifetime.

We have enjoyed quiet afternoons at the local playground and drives to nearby farms. We bravely took all three of our then under 3s to Iceland in February and what could easily have broken a new and therefore rather fragile friendship made it much stronger. Our winter adventure included breathtaking scenery and near-death experiences, which is for another post. Although we did realise that travelling with toddlers is a bit like being on tour with rock stars!


This summer Caspian took a shining to Buzz Lightyear and Woody. He was desperate for his own figures. While in Denmark earlier in the year we found a pair and they have since gone everywhere with us. We are already excited for the release of the new Toy Story 4 come June 2019.

A sign of a good friend is that they want the very best for you. Caspian loves his Buzz and Woody so when we were sent the identical Thinkway Buzz Lightyear and Woody twin pack there was no doubt in Caspian’s mind that these would make an excellent present for his best friend. Retailing at £59.99 from Smyths Toys these are the most lifelike on the market. They are 12″ tall and both talk at the push of a button.


With Caspian starting pre-school this September I’m obviously hoping that he will meet many new friends. He is such a kind and carrying little boy and he loves interacting with others. He has his favourite toys but is always willing to share with those closes to him. Whatever happens, I know that he will always have a friend in E. They might not be at the same school, but they will definitely be there for each other. Like Buzz and Woody these two little buddies have an exciting journey ahead.



We have teamed up with Smyths. They are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a £50 Smyths voucher by entering via the link below. Giveaway closes at midnight on Sunday 9th September 2018. Good Luck!

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84 thoughts on “YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME + WIN

  1. I would take the children and let them pick something else. I would make it a surprise and just drive to our local store and then tell the children what we are doing.

  2. I’d put it towards so family games for games night it great fun at the weekends during the winter time

  3. I would buy Grossery Gang toys for my twin boys as they are top of their Christmas list this year and their birthday is 2 days later so this would come in very handy thank you.

  4. Is it wrong to mention the C word? Well i have to tell to reply to your question!

    I would spend the voucher on some fab ccccccccchristmas presents for my daughter and niece and nephew. There would definitely be some board games in with that, possibly Cluedo. xxx

  5. I would get a little treat for my girls now. Maybe an LOL surprise, and squirrel away the rest of the voucher for Christmas.

  6. Christmas is coming so I’d be hoping to spend the vouchers on scooters for Piper and Daisy

  7. Its sounds awful but I would have to use the voucher to start my Christmas shopping for my kids

  8. Not sure what I would get but do know that I would spend it on my lovely grandson and maybe let him choose

  9. It’s coming up to my toddlers 3rd birthday and he is Toy Story obsessed. Id use this voucher to buy a toy that he doesn’t yet have in his collection.

  10. My daughter is Incredibles mad at the mo, i would use the voucher to buy her the new xbox incredibles game for her birthday in November

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