Monday, May 30, 2011

I have a confession...and a GIVEAWAY!

My name is Belinda, and I like Hannah Montana! Ever since we first got Pay TV, and Emily began watching the Disney channels, I would sometimes find myself flicking through and would end up on an episode of Hannah Montana. I got a few giggles and began to enjoy it's light hearted humour, which led to the occasional dig from hubby about me watching it. Unfortunately Emily was a bit little to blame it on!

At 3 years old, Emily is still a bit little for this, but I really enjoyed watching the final season. There are many laughs and even a few tears (yes, I'm a sooky lala who cries when watching tv shows, movies, and even the occasional commercial. I'm not afraid to admit it!) This season follows Miley as she finishes high school, and looks at going off to college. She also has a very big decision to make about Hannah! I also liked the little flashbacks that are scattered throughout these episodes.

Here's a trailer of the final season:

This 2 disc collectors set will be available in stores on the 8th June. Thanks to the lovely people at Porter Novelli, I have a copy of Hannah Montana Forever (The Final Season) to giveaway to one lucky person!

All you have to do to be in the draw to win is publicly follow my blog (see conditions of entry below) and leave a comment telling me who is/was your favourite child star.

I think my favourite would be Doogie Howser MD (Neil Patrick Harris) and still love him as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother!

*For an extra entry, 'Like' my Facebook page, Land of little Princesses and leave a separate comment here.

Conditions of entry: 

  • Open to Australian residents only. 
  • Be a follower of my blog through Google Friend Connect.
  • This giveaway will end on 11th June 2011 at 9pm AEST.
  • Winner will be chosen at random. Be sure to leave your email address, as I need to contact the winner.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary DVD review copy courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Porter Novelli via Digital Parents. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Slowly, slowly

Well, the packing is underway! A ute load was packed and taken to storage. Now we just have to get a house! We missed out on one last week that would've been perfect for us. Apparently we're going to be up against 40 odd applicants! Unbelievable. I am at the point now, (with hubby being away weeks at a time) where I just want all this to hurry the hell up and be moved already!

We have to give three weeks notice on this place and I am certainly not doing that yet. That's just asking for stress! The last thing I need is to have to be out of here with nowhere to go! So I figure if we get the rent here a few weeks ahead, when the time comes to pay for a new place we won't be paying double. I hope.

The last time we moved was because the owners sold and the buyers wanted to occupy. We were down to literally the last few days before we had to vacate. We still didn't have anywhere to go and we had a 4 week old baby. That was such a stressful time for me. I think that's a part of the reason that I'm so reluctant to pack this place! Add that to the fact that I'm here on my own with two little girls! So when hubby was home on the weekend, I was very happy with what I got achieved. I had intended to leave Emily's room until last, but I just got in there and ended up packing 4 or 5 boxes of just toys! Let me tell you, the room feels less cluttered now. I may not even unpack those boxes in the new place ha ha!

It's really hard to find the motivation to pack when there's no one here to talk to about what to do next or how many boxes will fit in this load. Hubby wants me to pack at least two boxes a day. I'm really going to try, but I just look at this place and feel like I'm drowning in STUFF!

What tips do you have for packing a house that you still need to live in for a little while?

Monday, May 2, 2011

The page is slowly turning....

So, finally, after some MAJOR stuff around, hubby has started his new job! So much for two weeks! So, now we can start looking for a house and really start packing. Ugh, packing. And it'll be me doing most of it while he's away. The headache I've had all afternoon just got worse at that thought!

My trouble is that I have to be in 'the zone' to be able to even think about doing that sort of stuff. It's the starting that gets me, because once I've started I become consumed with the task at hand and could quite happily work away all day. But that's not going to happen tonight.