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Melbourne Museum: Aztecs Exhibtion Giveaway.

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The Aztec word for gold literally means ‘excrement of the gods’.

It’s sometimes expressed more poetically as ‘sweat of the sun’.

That is one of many new things I learnt at the Aztecs exhibit currently showing at the Melbourne Museum. It is a fantastic exhibit and if you’ve always been intrigued by the Aztecs then you will love every little artefact and nugget of information.

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Above: This is from the outside of a school building. I like it. It would look cool on my house. Melbourne Museum wont let me have it. Meanies.

The Aztec Empire ruled what is now Mexico and Central America from 1325-1521. Remnants from the Aztec Empire still surface every day in Mexico City. Fascinating!

The Aztecs were conquered by Spain, and the region still speaks Spanish today and celebrates both cultures.

The exhibition is nearly over! It finishes on August 10th so,if you are planning on seeing it, hurry up!  Or you could win tickets right here. Keep scrolling.

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Above: The face of youth behind an aged face and then finally the face of death.
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Above: This guy is wearing the skin of another guy that he sacrificed to the gods. He would wear this skin for 20 days and then peel it off and emerge reborn and renewed. Lovely.

The exhibit is open from 10am – 5pm daily. Tickets are: adults $24, concession $16, children $12 with family passes and member’s discounts available.

  • To win one of three double passes to see the amazing Aztecs exhibit, simply comment below.
  • The winners will be chosen at random and emailed.
  • The winners must reply with their postal address within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen.
  • It will certainly help if you live in Melbourne or are planning on visiting before August 10th
  • Entries close Monday July 21st at midnight AEST. Winner drawn on Tuesday and emailed that day.
  • GOOD LUCK!

Peppa Pig’s Friendship Month Give-away

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Do you have a Peppa Pig fan in your house? I have two of them. Both Millar and Xanthe love Peppa Pig and her puddle jumping shenanigans. They also like to sing the theme tune and snort. Loudly. The theme tune gets stuck in my head from time to time and I find myself humming it without thinking. Which is fine until I snort loudly in the middle of the grocery store.

If you don’t have kids or maybe you and your kids live under a rock, and you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a quick bio.

Peppa is a lovable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa loves playing games, dressing up, visiting exciting places and making new friends, but her absolutely favourite thing is jumping up and down in muddy puddles. Her adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter.  

If you DO know who Peppa is and you have a little Peppa fan then you will love to head on down to your local ABC shop this month:

You too can enjoy your own Peppa Pig adventure this May. Simply visit any ABC store this May to ‘find Peppa and her friends’. Collect an entry form from the till point and write down the name of the characters that you find. Once you have completed the hunt, hand your completed entry form to the counter to be entered into the competition and receive a Peppa Pig giveaway.

For more info, visit peppapig.com.au | facebook.com/officialpeppapig.au | https://shop.abc.net.au

FUN! My kids will LOVE that!

Now for the give-away: 

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I have a Girls’ Peppa Pig Pyjama set valued at $50 to give-away to one lucky reader.

  • Tell me your favourite Peppa Pig character in the comments below
  • Winner will be chosen by random draw on 31st May.
  • Winner will be notified by email and will need to reply within 24 hours or another winner will be drawn.
  • Pyjamas are available in sizes 3-6

In case you’re wondering, the theme tune is still stuck in my head. OINK!

Sugar Free Baking – Cookbook Giveaway

 

This giveaway is now closed. The original winner did not reply to the winning email. I have redrawn and the new winner is Julie Asher. Julie has been emailed. sfb title

I was given this gorgeous book to try out.

It is full of yummy, healthy recipes packed with whole foods and no refined sugar.

The book is written by the lovely Nicole from The Happy Parent Project

What I love about Nicole’s approach to sugar free is her use of natural sugars to replace the over processed bleached white stuff that we’re all used to. I’ve seen other sugar free people shy away from all sugars including all those yummy natural sweet things. It’s just not a life worth living without honey, honey!

I chose to bake the Banana and Chocolate muffins because yum!

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Ingredients

2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 Tb honey
1 egg
3 Tb coconut butter
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup self raising gluten free flour
1/2 cup flaked quinoa
1/2 cup dark organic chocolate
1/4 cup milk of your choice

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Method

1. Pre-heat oven to 180˚C
2. Grease muffin tins
3. Mix together banana, honey, egg, milk
and coconut butter
4. Break chocolate into pieces
5. Add dry ingredients and chocolate to
wet ingredients and mix gently
6. Spoon into muffin tins
7. Bake for 10-15 mins or until muffins
spring back to the touch
8. Cool for 10 minutes before removing
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Lick the spoon. ALWAYS lick the spoon.

Here’s an excerpt from the book’s press release, which sums up what the book is all about better than I could:

“SFB is the healthy baking learner guide for busy Mums. Mums these days are so aware of the need to feed their family healthy and nutritious breakfasts and snacks but they struggle to know where to start in making them. SFB has 30 exquisitely photographed full colour recipes that are refined sugar/ wheat/ dairy/ gluten and soy free. There are 8 pages of handy charts and tips which guide Mums on the rules of baking without refined sugar and flour, and the alternatives they can use. To supercharge their baking Mums will also learn how to pump up their recipes with immune boosting and calming whole foods as well as tips on how to make the transition to healthy eating for their family without any fuss or pain”

I love the charts. It means I can easily change up the ingredients of my current everyday recipes to make them healthier just by looking at the chart to see my alternatives.

The book is FULL of the most mouth watering recipes. I cannot wait to try Mint Chocolate chip Ice cream! or Raw Berry Cheesecake! OMG Yum!!!

I have one of these delicious books to give away.

The winner will receive the proper real hold-it-in-your-hands book AND the e-book.

Simply leave a comment below. All comments go into the draw. The winner will be chosen at random on Saturday 1st March.

Winner will be notified by email and will need to reply with their postal address within 48 hours or I will chose another winner.

If you simply cannot wait you can buy the books here.

 

 

Feliz Navidad – San Churro Giveaway – *CLOSED*

If you have never been to San Churro you are missing out. If you haven’t been lately, you need to go again soon. San Churro have added some Christmassy goodies to their menu for your Christmas pleasure. Salivate over these:

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The berry delicious Jingle Berry shake ($7.95) is made with real white couverture chocolate, vanilla ice cream, berry coulis and dark chocolate chips for a taste of pure Christmas indulgence.

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The new White Christmas ice cream sundae ($11.95) is made with San Churro’s own creamy white couverture chocolate ice cream, berries, berry coulis and ginger biscuit crunch, topped with milk chocolate and whipped cream.

Indulge in these Christmas yummies at your local San Churro. Can you think of a better place for an office Christmas catch up? Or mums group? Or anyone?
It’s also the perfect place to pick up something delicious for those teacher gifts or stocking stuffers. I’ve grabbed two of these truffle boxes to add to the teacher gifts this year. OMG they smell delicious. And how cute do they look? Perfect!

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There are some fantastic gifts. Cubitos are my new favourite thing ever and would make the perfect stocking stuffer. Check out the entire range on their website. There is totally something for everyone.

San Churro also do awesome hampers which are full of the most delicious Spanish chocolatey awesomess but they also come in the most beautifully colourful boxes!

I received this gorgeous hamper from San Churro and you can win one too!

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The hamper includes:

  • 2 x San Churro Hot Chocolate Mugs or Cups,
  • Cubitos,
  • Spanish Chocolate Block,
  • Catanies,
  • 2 x San Churro Mini Choc Blocks (Milk, Dark),
  • 450g Spanish Hot Chocolate Mix (Classic)
  • and a San Churro Voucher so you can go, and enjoy the delicious Christmas items on the menu.

The hamper is valued at: $99.85

  • This is a super quick giveaway as we want someone to receive this before Christmas, so simply add a comment  below to enter. Share on twitter or Facebook for extra entries but make sure you leave a comment to say you did so.
  • Entries close 6PM AEST 15th December. I will choose the winner by random number generator and contact the winner by email. The winner will need to reply with their delivery address and mobile number within 24 hours. 
  • Australian Addresses only.

Good Luck!

The winner has been drawn. Comment number: 7 Dream78 has been notified by email.

Disclaimer: I received the above hamper in exchange for running this giveaway. I am now addicted to Cubitos and need some more now.