Truprint Mum in a Million

Do you have a Mum in a million?

This is something Truprint are asking families everywhere this Mothers Day, and to celebrate Mums and all they do are offering to give a Million Mums a free greetings card. Personalised for every special Mum out there it could certainly make my Mum smile to receive a special card this year time for Mothers Day on Sunday 15th March. Have a look at the huge range of styles, something to celebrate and say thank you to Mums everywhere (see below for T&C’s).

Truprint have a great range of gifts, and with a little creativity you can make some great and very personal Mothers Day gifts for your Mum in a Million. Some of my favourite Mothers Day gifts from the boy have been those which were homemade, pictures, paintings or even hand prints. Each one special because it will remind me what a lovely person he is. Now that he is confident using computers he would enjoy designing and making gifts online, and with only a little help ordering, these would make a thoughtful gift for Mums or Granny’s.

mum in a million

Each year I make a point of making my Mum a personalised calendar, something she can enjoy looking at and seeing how much the boy has grown and changed over the last year. Calendars are so easy to personalise, and I think it would be fun to get the boy to draw a picture for each month I might even use his handiwork from school. These could easily be scanned in and used to make something very special.

I love to let the boy take photos of his own, and he has had his own camera since he was five. It can be a fun way to see the world through his eyes, and sometimes he captures a moment or a feeling that I might have missed. These photos would make a fantastic collage gift, or cover to a notebook. Truprint even offer moving covers to their notebooks, which could be something different to experiment with. Our holiday pictures are ideal for making a special gift for Granny, as she hasn’t seen them yet!


If I had to choose just one picture that the boy has drawn, that I love more than any other, it would be a simple one that he drew of me a few years ago. This simple line drawing of me playing my ukulele with our little cat Magic sums up what he could see at the time, and too this day brings a smile to my face. I would love to have a permanent reminder each day of this picture and having it printed onto a coaster for my desk would make be the best gift ever.

mum in a million truprint

Truprint do far more than print just pictures, and with a little inspiration and easy to use software on their website you can make some truly unique and personal Mothers Day Gifts for your Mum in a Million.

Terms and Conditions for your free Mothers Day Card:

  • Awards one free 7×5 folded card
  • Standard P&P charges apply (99p)
  • Ship to recipient not available
  • Complete with envelope
  • Code is One time use only
  • Strictly one code use per household.

Disclaimer, we were asked to help promote Truprint’s Mum in a Million campaign in return for Mothers day gifts.




Dobble is a great family card game available from Amazon from RRP £12.99. If you have never heard of Dobble until now you are not alone as up till January neither had I. When I was visiting the London Toy Fair with Mary from Over 40 and Mum to One we were invited to give it a try, with mixed results! This game reached the dizzy heights of 27 in the game chart last Christmas, I think it will be set to beat that in 2014 as one of the simplest but fun and handy card games I have tried.


Dobble is a round tin containing 55 cards, each with eight symbols (pictures) with only one symbol shared between any two cards. Yes that is it, but here is where the fun starts, with several different variations of how to play lets start with:

Mini Game #1

Shuffle the cards place one face down in front of each player, make the rest of the pile the draw pile, face up in the middle. The object of the game is to shout out the pair of symbols in common with your card. First to shout out wins, and the person with the most cards at the end is the winner.

Dobble Mini Game 1

There are 5 mini games in total and our family favourite is hot potato! Each variation of the game is fun and fast, and can be played with lots of age ranges as you can adapt the rules to suit. Dobble is recommended for 2-8 players ages 6+ but we think this is flexible and you could play in teams, as well as letting the younger ones play snap with the cards.

Dobble will be coming on holiday with us in October, as it will be ideal as the queuing boredom buster, and even Bingo Granny couldn’t complain about the simplicity of learning this new game. Dobble is also available for download in the i-tunes store, and can be played on i devices, with Android and even Facebook versions on their way. Beware! I have found this game highly addictive and so will you, it could even be the new Flappy Birds.

If you would like the chance to find out more about Dobble, have a look at their Facebook page, Esdevium on twitter or buy online from Amazon below.

For the chance to win Dobble for yourself enter my Rafflecopter draw below, and good luck. If you would like to double your chance of winning, why not enter Marys competition too?


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer, we were sent this game to review the opinions remain our own and have not been altered.

Terms & Conditions:
The giveaway is open to the UK only
  • It is mandatory to leave a comment in the post comment section answering the question specified. Other tasks completed will gain additional entries. The winner will be checked to make sure they have both left a comment and completed the task for the winning entry.
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  • The prize details are stated at the top of the Rafflecopter, and no alternatives will be offered.
  • The prize will be posted by the promoter, unfortunately I cannot be held responsible or replace missing parcels. Please contact me if there is a problem.
  • Please alow 28 days from the close of the draw for your prize to be sent out.
  • For a simple guide to Rafflecopter, please read Di Coke’s Rafflecopter Guide

A Pokémon day in London

Last week the boy and I set off to London Zoo to go and meet Pikachu and try out the new Pokémon X&Y games for Nintendo, as well as the Trading Card Game (TCG). We were both excited as we don’t often have days out just the two of us, but with Dad M in his plaster cast it would have been too difficult for him to get around so we left him tucked up at home.

I have never had such a good set of train connections, and before we knew it we had arrived. Now you will have to forgive me as I don’t know the names of the Pokémon but I am learning, and we were greeted with 3 models of some of the new X&Y characters. The boy tried out the new DS Pokémon X&Y and as much as he would love a DS of his own he has a different surprise waiting this Christmas.

The surprise for both of us was the Pokémon TCG, we were invited to play with a helpful professional, and soon the boy was hooked. We were shown simple rules, and I could liken the game to top trumps, with more powers. The boy soon picked it up and challenged his opponent to another match which he won. We ate cakes and visited the zoo, and were given the Pokémon TCG as a gift to take home. For the boy the best bit was beating me at Pokémon TCG all the way home, we lost count but I know I was beaten!

For the whole weekend the boy entertained his Dad with the game, while I finished the decorating and thanks to Pokémon who gave the boy an X&Y expansion pack he has started to customise his set of cards. This has proved tricky as Dad was soundly beaten but a little tweaking and you can soon even out the odds. The boy certainly has enjoyed learning the Pokémon Trading card game, and I am sure Santa might stop off and invest in a couple of the collectible packs which are a great pocket-money price and available in shops, as well as supermarkets. If you would like to find out more, or should I say if you kids are interested in more information you can visit the Trading Card Game website here.


Disclaimer we were asked to attend a day out with Pokémon, the opinions remain our own