NatWest #PigsByKids Competetion

This is an advertising promotion for NatWest

The NatWest pigs have been popular for over 20 years. Now with the pigs by kids competition, children (13 and younger) have the chance to make history by designing their very own new NatWest pig.

Approved piggies are posted in the gallery and kids get a personalised certificate. Plus, Harry Potter illustrator Cliff Wright will present three shortlisted children with a finished design of their creations. Then the winning design – the one with the most votes – will become the new face of NatWest savings and turned into a real piggy bank.

We were very kindly sent an amazing craft kit. This terrified me slightly, as I have never done any crafty stuff with Jake, as I’m not a very crafty person, art was never my strong point, but I embraced the challenge none the less!

I was really excited to go through the kit and see what we had been sent, and Jake loved the fact that we were going to make a piggy!

There were lots of different ways that we could have designed the pig, but we decided on modelling clay, after a very complex design process of course!

We have made our piggy, but it is stroll air drying at the moment, so we haven’t been able to paint it yet, but I will post a picture on Twitter once it’s finished so you can see. Search the #PigsByKids hashtag to see what some others have come up with.

Why not get your children to create their own piggy! It can be a drawing, a paper-mâché model, anything! All the pig needs is a name and a story (its likes, dislikes, hobbies, adventures and why it’s going to be good at representing NatWest).

T’s & C’s

  • The competition is open to children up to 13 years old
  • The winning design will become the new NatWest pig
  • Closing date for entries is 12pm on 11th November 2012
  • Terms & Conditions apply – see website for details

Daddy, I’m a Zombie DVD Review

Jake and I were sent a copy of Daddy I’m a Zombie to review from Lionsgate. Jake is a film buff and would spend all day watching DVD’s if he were allowed to. He loves things like Ice Age and Toy Story, and this was something a bit different.

Dixie is a rebellious teenager who always wanted to be different. You should be careful what you wish for, because something was about to happen that would change her life forever! One night during a ferocious storm, Dixie is knocked unconscious and awakens to find she has been transformed into a zombie!

Accompanied by her new friends Vitriol, the wise zombie sage, Isis, a highly superstitious Egyptian mummy princess, and Gonner, a pirate cabin boy, Dixie must now travel across the land of Azoth and defeat the evil zombie witch, Nubulosa, to find her way home!

The film is rated PG, so I stayed with Jake while he watched it, but he was glued to the screen and seemed to really enjoy it. He has watched it a couple of times since and isn’t scared by it and I’m certainly not worried about him watching it.


The DVD is 79 minutes long and is available from all good stockists for around £6.99

*We were sent the DVD for review purposes, but have received no other compensation and all views are our own