Sunday, May 22, 2016

Giveaway! Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival!

With a 30 year history of putting on great shows on ice, it was only a matter of time before Disney made a movie like Frozen, wasn’t it? Read on to find out how you can try and win FOUR tickets for your family (valued at $194) to see Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival in Melbourne!

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival opens in Australia in June and for the first time ever will feature the magical winter wonderland of Frozen. The 2016 ice spectacular will also present the enchanting adventures of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Tangled and Beauty and the Beast, presented by popular hosts Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy!

I went to Disney On Ice years ago with my nieces and nephew and it was excellent, but this one sounds like it is going to be even better! I am especially looking forward to the Be Our Guest scene from Beauty and the Beast.

“We are taking a fresh new spin on how we’re presenting the Disney stories,” says Producer Juliette Feld. “We are weaving together the four worlds of royal sisters Anna and Elsa, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel as they each embark on their own epic journey.”

For your chance to win FOUR tickets (valued at $194) to see Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival in Melbourne on Sunday July 3rd at 6pm at Rod Laver Arena, there's just a few things you need to do. 

1. Make sure you are liking Chickens and Bees on Facebook.
2. Make sure you are liking Disney On Ice on Facebook.
3. Come back here and fill out the form below telling me which is your favourite Disney movie and why, and then keep your fingers crossed! 

If the form won't work, try clicking this link and filling it out there.

Entries close on Sunday 29th May, 2016 at 8pm AEST. The winners will be contacted via email and announced shortly afterwards! The entry that confuses or amuses our judge the most will win!

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival is a jam-packed show overflowing with magic and will be shortly touring in a city near you! The National Tour starts on 2 June through to 17 July, and city dates include:

2016 National Tour Dates

Perth Arena 2 - 6 June (Thurs - Mon) Ticketek

Adelaide Entertainment Centre 10 - 13 June (Fri - Mon) Ticketek

Wollongong - WIN Entertainment Centre 16 - 19 June (Thurs - Sun) Ticketmaster

*Brisbane Entertainment Centre 23 - 27 June (Thurs - Mon) Ticketek

*Melbourne- Rod Laver Arena 1 - 5 July (Fri - Tues) Ticketek

*Newcastle Entertainment Centre 8 – 10 July (Fri - Sun) Ticketek

* Sydney- Allphones Arena 13 – 17 July (Wed - Sun) Ticketek

*denotes school holidays

Purchase Wollongong tickets through Ticketmaster: 136 100 or Tickets. For all other cities purchase through Ticketek: 132 849 or

Tickets from $34.50*

*When tickets are purchased with cash at the box office. Ticket price includes GST & Booking/Inside Fee. Additional Transaction & Credit Card Fees may apply. Additional discounts apply on select performances.

For more information and to view a clip from the show visit

Terms and Conditions for this giveaway available on request.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Silvers Circus Giveaway!

I love me a circus, and I happen to think that Silvers Circus is the best one in Australia, hands down.

We had the absolute pleasure of seeing Silvers Circus last year and we loved it. You can read all about that here.

Tickets to see Silvers Circus start at just $20 and you can get them here on their website, or fromt he box office at the tent.

Thanks to Silvers Circus, I have THREE Family Passes to give away. (2 adults and 2 kids, valued at $120 per pass)

You can choose where and when you'd like to see it from any of the performances listed below in Bacchus Marsh, Ballarat, Roxburgh Park or even their upcoming Melbourne season in Richmond!

All you have to do is fill out the form below and tell me in about 25 words why you want to run away and join the circus. The answers that amuse or confuse our judge the most will be the winners!

This will be a quick competition, so that if your preferred venue is Bacchus Marsh you will have time to see it this weekend before they move onto Ballarat!  Open now and closing Thursday at 9pm. Winners will be contacted by email early on Friday!

with all your favourite acts and more!!!

Bacchus Marsh – Rotary Park - Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th May, 2016
Ballarat - Ballarat Showgrounds - Wednesday 18th – Sunday 29th May, 2016
Roxburgh – Roxburgh Park - Wednesday 1st June – Sunday 19th June, 2016
Burney Oval, Richmond -  Wednesday 22nd June - Sunday 10th July 2016
For more details visit

Thursday, May 5, 2016

None Bourbon, None Scotch, None Beer

I don't drink.

Well, that's not strictly true. Perhaps I should have said 'I very rarely drink.'

Now, before you go thinking I must be VERY dehydrated, I am talking about drinking alcohol.

Seriously though, I'm pretty much a non drinker. I would probably have alcohol twice in a busy drinking year. If it's a special occasion, or I'm in the mood, or at a swim up bar things might be different.

Swim up bars are my best favourite.
I find people's reactions to this very strange. The things people say to me when they offer me wine and I say I'd just like a glass of water amuse me. They try offering different types of alcohol, they try things like 'Oh go on, one won't hurt you', they tell me this particular bottle is delicious and I simply MUST try it.

What if I was a recovering alcoholic? What if I was on medication and the doctor had advised me to lay off the booze for a bit? What if I was the designated driver that night?

Obviously there is grog in the beer, but mine was just a regular frozen raspberry!

Does this happen with anything else in our society? Can you imagine the uproar if I tried to pressure everyone that came to my house into smoking a cigarette with me? You don't want menthol? I've got regular! 'Oh go on, one won't hurt you!' Try these ones I got in Bali last week, they are strawberry flavoured! People would be MAD.

I used to drink, quite a lot. When I was 18 or so and thought I knew it all, going to the pub on a Saturday night turned into going Friday and Saturday night and before long it was Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. These were the good old days when I would take $20 with me and that was enough to buy me 3 UDL cans of scotch and coke and I would still have enough left over for a beer. I'd then stumble home via the train tracks and get up the next day and do it all again.

This photo contains one husband. And booze.

So, I hear you asking, why don't I drink? There's no one reason for this, but I think some of the things that have contributed to it are as follows:

1. I don't like wine. It isn't sweet enough. (And please don't tell me to try moscato, been there, it's ok if I add lemonade to it, but otherwise, nah)

2. When I should have been learning how to appreciate wine I was discovering liqueurs. Think Midori and Kahlua. Neither of those go very well with food, so if I was out to dinner and my friends ordered wine, I would just have water or soft drink and then at the end of the night when they were ready to move onto the harder stuff, I figured I had managed this long without it, why start at 10pm?

3. Someone has to drive Chyken home.

4. Drinking when you are out is expensive. I would rather spend that money on my beloved cigarettes. Or theatre tickets.

5. I've seen sides of people I know come out when they are drunk that I really don't like. We all know people like that, the angry drunk, or the one that bothers me the most, the depressed drunk. I don't want to be like that. Even though I am assured that I just get louder and slightly more annoying when I drink.

6. I really, really, really, hate hangovers. Like, really. For me, it's just not worth the whole day that gets written off when I get on the turps.

Nope, this one doesn't have alcohol in it either!
I have no problem with you drinking as much as you like. It's just not for me. But... if you have non-drinkers in your life, please try not to hassle them about it. They are adults and can make up their own minds, and you're probably making them feel awkward by harping on about it.

And I don't drink coffee either. But that's a whole other blog post for another day.
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