Happy Halloween and a competition!


I hope everyone has a safe and chocolate filled Halloween!  For the first time ever Squidge was dressed in the “English” way. In the US we dress up as anything we like. Bags of M&M’s, bottles of Jack Daniel’s, princesses etc… In England it’s always always a spooky theme- witches, pumpkins, vampires, bats, mummy’s and that sort of thing.  Last year someone made Squidge feel bad for not being on “theme” so this year she really wanted to be a witch. I was going to go with a literary witch and have her go as Winnie the Witch but I ran out of time so she’s a Tesco’s witch. A cutie patootie either way!

Now onto the competition! I’m really really excited about this one as I firmly believe in it’s message. Kellogg’s are big supports of breakfast. I know, I know that’s such a surprise. A breakfast cereal company believes we should all eat breakfast. It’s easy to be cynical but in this case they’re putting their money where there mouths are and support breakfast clubs all over the country.  With government cut backs companies are having to step in and luckily for us Kellogg’s is a company with a great sense of corporate responsibility.  I was invited to a spa day for some pampering but before we got to the fun bits they talked to us about some new research they had done since the last time we met. You see, this is why I love Kellogg’s. After meeting with us last year they realized tht their data was a bit old and wondered if anything had changed. So they got together with a university to find out what was going on now with children and breakfast and what they’re eating. I think it’s fair to say most of us their were shocked. Not only with the data suggesting that kids aren’t eating but also what they’re eating, 25% of kids buying crisps, chocolate and burgers on the way to school.  The Daily Mail had an article where they mention the Kellogg’s research stating that girls are skipping breakfast all together as a way to stay slim. Now we all know that doesn’t work. It’s important that we all teach our children that eating breakfast is important. If you want to know more about how Kellogg’s is involved with breakfast clubs just check out their website. If you want to start a breakfast club you can apply for funding through Kellogg’s. I would wait to do that though… until after the competition!

So the details…


Kellogg will be giving you the chance to win a year supply of breakfast cereal (approx 100 boxes) for your school.  In order to be in with a chance to win this, all you have to do is watch this video (what are breakfast clubs link) leave me a comment below telling me what the name of the little boy with hiccups was.

I will pick the winner by random number generator on Monday 7 November

Terms and Conditions:

• Competition is open to residents of the UK and NI only
• Prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative is available

• This competition will run from the 31 October to the 7th November 2011
• The winner will be chosen at random and announced on this page on 8th November 2011



  1. October 31, 2011 /

    You have no idea how many times I watched all 4 damned videos before hearing Dylan’s name LOL!

    Whilst the halloween theme is mainly spooky I have seen the odd Smurf around and a bizarre cardboard box so the ‘anything goes’ theme is creeping in 🙂

    • Lindy
      October 31, 2011 /

      LOL you made me laugh! I thought that would happen which is why I put which link to use! Will make it more obvious but then again now that you’ve spilled the beans…

  2. October 31, 2011 /


    • Lindy
      November 3, 2011 /

      : )

  3. October 31, 2011 /

    The rather cute little boy with the hiccups is called Dylan.

    Love Squidge’s outfit – she’s a very cute witch. The geekdaughter stood up for independence today as she went to nursery dressed as a ladybird!

    • Lindy
      November 1, 2011 /

      Yay! I think next year I’m going as something edible- maybe a chocolate digestive!

  4. Nicola Ridings
    November 1, 2011 /

    The little boy’s name is Dylan. Great cause and one close to my heart as our school offers a heavily subsidised and invaluable breakfast and after school club. I was amazed on E’s first day at breakfast club when a helper asked if she’d had any breakfast. She had eaten before getting there but it made me think about those children that do go to school with empty tummy’s and therefore breakfast club is their only chance to take in some fuel and kick start their day. This is a one teacher’s take on how essential breakfast clubs are http://andromedababe.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/is-it-dinner-time-yet/

    • Lindy
      November 1, 2011 /

      Oh will check her out- I love finding out about new blogs. I think eating breakfast is key and it’s shocking that parents send kids off w/out anything. Doesn’t have to be much but something is better than nothing!

  5. November 1, 2011 /

    The little boy’s name is Dylan.

    I cheated and put the subtitle on ! :~D

    • Lindy
      November 1, 2011 /

      LOL Lisa!! I didn’t even know you could do that

  6. Paula Fazekas
    November 2, 2011 /

    The little boy is Dylan 🙂

    Kayleigh doesn’t attend the breakfast club but i would donate it to her preschool breakfast club as they are a charity run organisation and need every help they can get 🙂

    • Lindy
      November 3, 2011 /

      Good luck!

  7. Andrea Scoville
    November 3, 2011 /

    I think he said Dylan. Cute 😉 Great contest – thanks so much to you and Kellog’s.

    • Lindy
      November 7, 2011 /

      Thanks for entering- Good Luck!

  8. Mancais
    November 6, 2011 /

    Squidge looks great in her costume.

    I’ll enter and give the prize to my local school if I win.

    Cute kid is Dylan.

    • Lindy
      November 7, 2011 /

      What a good idea!

  9. eg1981
    November 7, 2011 /

    Boys name is DYLAN….Love that name!
    FAB idea…go kellogs!
    P.S. Squidge looks adoooooooorable, guessing this was before all the chocolate. She looks far too clean x

    • Lindy
      November 7, 2011 /

      this was on her way to grandmothers house on Sunday- the chocolate def came later.

  10. Lindsay
    November 7, 2011 /

    Need I say it but the wee boy is called Dylan!
    Rosie’s school is trying to set up a breakfast club at the moment so I think this would help them out alot I hope we’re still in with a chance.

    • Lindy
      November 7, 2011 /

      not too late- will chose winner tomorrow morning.