Thursday, 29 December 2011

What I Wore Wednesday : Christmas Girls

Christmas day in the To household and after a mammoth crimping session using Betty's new Babyliss Professional Ceramic Crimpers this was the result.

Biba wears : Jeans H&M, Poncho Jil Sander for Uniqulo, Trainers All Saints
Maxi Micro Scooter £92.95 : Name Plate £ : Wheel Whizzers £6.99 : Scooterearz handmuff £12.99 : Bottle Holder £9.99 

Betty wears : Happy Panda T Selfridges : Faux Fur jacket from Asda £10 Scooter bling as before.

For What I Wore Wednesday over on my pal Transatlantic Blonde's blog

Friday, 16 December 2011

Mummy-Tips Ultimate Christmas Song

I'm a bit bah humbug about Christmas to be honest - but I was tagged by Claire in the Ultimate Christmas Song Meme that is doing the rounds and if I was forced to choose one song it would be Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas. 
I feel that I should point out that I'm a Smiths fan NOT a Mariah fan but I am partial to Love Actually. Thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

I'm tagging Ryan, Big Fashionista and Claire (it may make her blog)!

Fellow Smiths fan Dawnie Brown tweeted that she was disappointed I didn't go for a Smiths tune and she's right. Despite Moz being as much of a Bah Humbug as me, if its good enough for John Lewis then it's good enough for me - here's what it should sound like!
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want from my favourite Smiths album, Hatful of Hollow.
Dawnie - I'm tagging you too!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

What I Wore Wednesday : Win Disney Vintage

OK, I'm cheating today but I've been feeling pretty rank for the last few days and for once clothes are the last thing on my mind.
So instead I'm giving you the chance to win this beautiful girls dress from The Disney Vintage Collection.
Handmade in the UK, Snow White fans will love the classic cotton dress with a beautiful vintage style print and a huge oversized bow.

The dress that I have to give away is an age 8. It will be perfect for a little girl aged from 6 to 8.
Disney Vintage Kit Dress is £85 exclusively from Selfridges.

Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway The giveaway ends on 20/12/11, if the winner responds with their details by return the dress will be posted on 21/12/11 and should arrive in time for Christmas.
UK Only.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Awesome New Xbox Features and the chance to win £200!

I get to do some pretty cool things because of my blog and without a shadow of a doubt the best thing in the world (according to my children) is that I'm an Xbox Ambassador.

Much to the annoyance of said children, last week I went for a sneak peek, pre launch demo of the new Xbox 360 dashboard features and to a slightly off the wall Twin Peaks style soiree with interesting entertainment!
I got a new dress to celebrate the update!

Fun and games aside the new voice controlled Xbox feature is awesome. Its everything that Siri should should have been and most importantly it works. 
No more arguments and endless searching for the remote because you can control all of your content, games, music, movies and sports by simply using your voice.

Other features in the update include integration with leading entertainment providers including Sky, Love Film and 4od, allowing you to enjoy movies and TV content right on your Xbox and the brilliant Bing search functionality.

I'm so impressed with the voice controls that I haven't even considered asking it any of the idiotic things that I continue to taunt Siri with on a daily basis. Which is odd.

I've got lots of fresh Xbox content for you over the next few weeks along with offers and treats for fellow geeks starting with the chance to win £200 in Amazon vouchers.
The survey is now closed.

Do you like my new dress?!

A Blogger Calendar For Me?

It seems like a lifetime ago when Jay and Tara had us lined up outside CyberMummy on that beautiful June day. They were shouting at us... a lot... well Jay was shouting at me a lot because I was being silly...

I know how much work they have both put into pulling this together - so thank you guys and also a really big thank you to Snapfish for agreeing to print it for them.

As the calendar is a super limited edition work of art they are making us work to get hold of one. Here's my offering, my blogger CV.

Name: Sian To

Started blogging : 03/03/09

Blogs : - first post : Who am I?

Big Eye Art Tumblr

Writes about : Life and geeky stuff

The Important Bits

July 2009 - BlogHer Chicago - my first trip to the USA

July 2009 - Inspired to launch a blogger event in the UK and CyberMummy was born

July 2010 - The first CyberMummy with 200 delegates

August 2010 - BlogHer NYC with Jay

August 2010 - Trip to Bangladesh as an Ambassador for Save the Children

September 2010 - Trip to the UN Summit in NYC as Ambassador for Save the Children

November 2010 - Joined Instagram

February 2011 - Blogladesh shortlisted for Media Guardian Innovation Award

March 2011 - I go to Downing Street!

June 2011 - CyberMummy part 2 with 400 delegates

September 2011 - Goodbye CyberMummy - hello Cybher. The new event for women bloggers is announced

October 2011 - I change my Twitter name from @mummytips to @geekisnewchic and launch new blog

May 12th 2012 - Cybher!!!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Mummy-Tips Gift Guide Part 2 - Geeks

Part 2 of my Christmas Gift Guide - The Geek Edition!

1.  Lego VW Camper Van,  £79.99 from Lego
Yeah, I know this is a grown up guide but who doesn't love Lego? If Santa popped this in my stocking I'd be one happy girl on Christmas day. There might not be a Christmas dinner but I figure I could do without the calories anyway.

2.  Polaroid Z340 Instant Digital Camera, £229.99 from
I am loving this modern twist to the classic Polaroid camera. Its a bit pricey but what can I say? I love cameras!

3.  MiFi from Three, available on contract and pay as you go from Three
I never leave home without mine. It is quite simply one of the best tech gadgets out there and way worth the subscription. You can connect five devices at once so no one needs to be offline. 
I used mine to order a Tesco home delivery from the car on our way home from a two week holiday in Thailand. I ordered my weekly shop and it arrived an hour after we got home. Thats how handy it is.

4.  Xbox 360 with Kinect, £229 from (4GB console with Kinect Adventures)
If you thought Xbox was just for teenage boys and hardcore gamers you are way off the mark. Xbox is the best family console on the market (and I've owned them all). 
As well as playing all of your favourite games Xbox has some pretty cool new features that turn it into the ultimate media hub. 
Facebook, Twitter, 4 On Demand, Love Film, You Tube and Video Kinect. You can say adios to searching for the remote because you are the controller. Play, rewind, pause and watch. You tell your Xbox what you want to do and it does it.... and unlike Siri it actually does!
Disclosure: I am an Xbox Family Ambassador but I already owned an Xbox and only became an ambassador after begging them at length to have me.

5.  Fruit Ninja on Xbox Kinect, 800 points from the Xbox marketplace
If you've enjoyed Fruit Ninjas on your phone or iPad you will love this Xbox Kinect version. Beware though - you won't be able to move the next day as you use muscles that you didn't even know existed!

6.  Philips Fidelio DS3500 iPad Dock. £119.97 from
I searched high and low for an iPad speaker dock last Christmas but they hadn't made it to market. This year there are loads of them around. Biba has a Philips Fidelio dock for her iPod Touch and the sound is great - well it was till the cat chewed through the charger wire but that's another blog post all together.

7.  Micro Samsonite Scooter, £250 from Micro Scooter
How awesome is this? It gives me visions of carefree scooting around an airport instead of being laden down by my computer bag. I would LOVE one of these!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Mummy-Tips Gift Guide Part 1 - Kids

I'm not going to spoil this with words. It is what it is... some of my personal top tips for gifts this Christmas.
This is Part 1 - Kids

1. Disney Vintage Kit Dress, £85 from Selfridges.
2. Tikkers Kids Bow Watch, £11.99 from John Lewis.
3. Moshling Zoo DS Game, £29.99 from Moshi Monsters.
4. Spyro's Skylanders Adventure, available on Xbox, Wii & PS3, £47.99 from Game.
5. Micro Scooters Wheel Whizzers, £6.99 from Micro Scooters.
6. Wing Kicks, beef up your sneakers! £12 from

Monday, 5 December 2011

What is Going on??

I've spent loads of time over the last few weeks researching which charities I want to include as partners at Cybher next year. I've spent hours watching heart wrenching movies and presentations- each one chipping away at me bit by bit. Then today I saw this.

And it took my breath away to see the hundreds of nasty, hateful comments it has sparked. People have accused it of being fake - a made up video performed by an actor. 
Does it matter if it is? 
I really hope that this boy is an actor and that he isn't suffering alone but either way bullying exists and if it isn't this boy there really is someone somewhere cutting themselves to pieces right now as you read this.


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