Wednesday, 22 November 2017

3rd Birthday Gift Guide and Giveaway - VQ Retro Mini

Its day 3 and today Im going to be telling you all about the new VQ Retro Mini with special prints for children. There is also 2 chances to win today as Im giving away 2 radio's. 

The Retro Mini by VQ is known as one of the best selling digital radio's with over 11 colours and over 10 grown up designs to choose from. But now they have created 2 more prints which are by Emma Bridgewater to add to the collection. These new prints are made specially for the children so then everyone can own their own little radio. 

If your child is anything like my Lily, then they will love music and love to dance. Although your 3 year old may not yet know how to work the radio, it makes such a nice gift for them to be able to have their own radio in their bedroom so they can listen to music. 

We were sent one of the new prints called Dancing Mice to try out.



The appearance of the Retro Mini on a whole is wonderful. I do like to use the word 'cute' because thats what it is. It's not too small but not too big and just has a really sleek and adorable feel to it. Which is why I use the word 'cute'.

Everything about it has this smooth appearance. From the edges of the radio to the buttons. It also has a lovely little handle which you can use to carry it from room to room.

The new print 'Dancing Mice' is really pretty. It isn't too over the top or too in your face and adds to the dainty appeal of the Retro Mini. I think it would look perfect in any little girls bedroom.






Now for the technical side of things. As well as looking great, the radio sounds great too which is all down to the speaker. This radio has a premium single ultra-wide full range 5W speaker that fills your room with music. It's also really easy to change the volume of this by a simple touch of a button. 

The radio is really easy to scan for your favourite radio stations. It automatically finds them for you when you turn it on and like magic you have all the radio stations, which you can easily flick between by again pressing a button. It so easy that even a 3 year old could do it. In fact Lily did do it. 

You may wonder what kind of music to put on for your child but there is actually a youth related station called Fun Kids Radio. Though I have yet to find this through the stations. 

The station name is on the front of the screen so you can see what you are playing which is very helpful.

The radio also tells you the time on the front, which is also some how correct when you turn it on. I love how easy everything is with this radio.




The radio also come with other functions such as a Wireless Bluetooth Connection, a My EQ Equaliser with 6 presets and an Alarm Clock. The alarm clock is great to wake up to and have your favourite music playing to you. Or you can just set it for a normal alarm sound. I currently wouldn't use the alarm clock with Lily yet as she happens to be MY alarm clock. But it would definetly have benefits for older children who you need up for school. 

Lily really liked the radio and enjoyed turning it on and switching the stations and then having a good old dance to it. 


But you may wonder why else it would be great for your child to own this radio at such a young age.

There is evidence that children are starting to find it more difficult to fall asleep and factors such as too much TV time or tablet time are contributing to this. This radio has a sleep timer on it so then it will turn off after a certain amount of time. So you can find some soft music to sooth your child to sleep and let them drift off naturally and peacefully. The bluetooth function on this also means that you can stream your own choice of music or even play an audio book for your child.

Lily has currently had problems drifting off to sleep and so now this is in her bedroom I may concider doing exactly that.





This design is perfect for any little girls room but fear not as there is also a print for the boys. You can also buy an Emma Bridgewater print called Men at Work which is a delightful print which features work cars and trucks. 


The Retro Mini Digital Radio with Emma Bridgewater Children’s Patterns retails at £89.99 but is something that your child will use for years, and so really does make the perfect gift. You can buy yours from the VQ radio website

Now for the chance to WIN one. I am giving away 2 of these radios and the 2 winners get to choose which print they would like. 

Enter below on the Gleam App for your chance to WIN! 

*Ends 11/12*

Win 1 of 2 VQ Kids Mini Radios

171 comments:

  1. I'd love 'Men at Work' please for my daughters' bedroom - they're not into pink and love cars and trucks! :)

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  2. It would have to be the Dancing Mice & there's no way I could give this radio away! it would be for me because I'm a big kid anyway :) x

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  3. I would love the Dancing Mice design for my daughter! She would love it!

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  4. Dancing mice so cute
    Or men at work
    For my neices

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  5. I'd love the Men at Work design it'd be lovely for the whole family to use

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  6. Men at Work, I'd give it my nephew.

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  7. Love the dancing mice one its so cute .I would share This with my daughter we Love music my daughter listens to it through tv at moment so this would be lovely to win .

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  8. Dancing mice please, for my granddaughters

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  9. i think i would choose the dancing mice, so cute x

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  10. I would love to win dancing mice for my five year old daughter who loves listening to music in her bedroom on her tablet xxx

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  11. juliette morrison22 November 2017 at 17:22

    Love the Lulu Guinness print - this would be for my teenage daughter - she also has trouble getting off to sleep and this would help

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  12. The Dancing Mice - for me so I can listen to the radio in the garden!

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  13. Men at work for the twins room, they would think that it is so cool

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  14. Dancing Mice would be great for my niece.

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  15. Dancing Mice for my niece.

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  16. Dancing Mice for my two daughters, it would suit their room perfectly.

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  17. The Dancing Mice design for my daughter.

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  18. Dancing mice for my daughter

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  19. dancing mice for my granddaughter

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  20. The Men at Work for my little Grandson

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  21. Id love the Men at work radio for my sons bedroom

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  22. What a gorgeous prize! My daughter would be in love with Dancing Mice design just as much as I am :). This would be a perfect Christmas gift for her. Yes, please.

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  23. I love the dancing mice, would be perfect for my daughter

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  24. I'd love the Dancing Mice, it would look wonderful in my niece's bedroom.

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  25. Aww the dancing mice for my neice Matylda x

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  26. Men at work, for nephew.

    Rachel Craig

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  27. EMMA BRIDGEWATER, WALLFLOWER AND EMMA BRIDGEWATER, DANCING MICE for my nieces

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  28. My little niece would love it. (TRISH)

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  29. I'd love the men at work design for my 15 week old baby boy! He absolutely loves music and this is something he'd be able to use for years :) x

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  30. I love both designs and have a Son & Daughter so either devising would be perfect!

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  31. Love the Dancing Mice and the Blue Daisy. Will gift it to my daughter.

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  32. I would love to win dancing mice for my daughter

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  33. I like blue Daisy and dancing mice. I would love to win this for myself as I love listening to the radio.

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  34. The men at work design would be perfect for my 5 year old sons room.

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  35. I love the dancing mice print & I would probably gift it to my friend for her daughter!

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  36. My Granddaughters would love the wallflower pattern

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  37. Dancing mice please for my daughter x

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  38. I'd love to win Men at work for my friend's twins :)

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  39. I would love the Dancing mice print for my Grand-daughter

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  40. The dancing mice for my twin girls

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  41. The men at work and I'd give it to my son ellis

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  42. The dancing mice for my Granddaughter

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  43. My daughter would love the dancing mice print.

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  44. The Dancing Mice - it would be for my wife who wants a radio for the area that she sits and does her knitting and sewing!

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  45. I love the Dancing Mice and I would give it to my daughter, thanks.

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  46. The dancing mice for my great niece

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  47. I would love the Dancing Mice design for my neice

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  48. Love Dancing mice and Blue daisy :) they are gorgeous! my daughter would love them x

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  49. I think I would probably choose the Wallflower print, it's so pretty.

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  50. Men at Work as my grandson as my grandson never gets to listen to music as his 2 sisters gang up

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  51. The dancing mice pattern - for my daughter's bedroom.

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  52. men at work for my grandson olly to help him sleep peacefully

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  53. Dancing mice for me daughter. How cute is this radio?

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  54. 'Dancing Mice so it would look great in my room and i could still use it when my grandson stays over for him to settle

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  55. Men at Work is our favourite but Dancing Mice is cute too.

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  56. I would choose the pink dancing mice for my 2 year old god daughter!
    Kelly L @kELLYCLOGGS

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  57. Dancing mice would be lovely Thank you Janie_Fleur Matcham Pinkjj27

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  58. Dancing mice for my daughters newly decorated room would look stunning x

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  59. The Dancing mice radio would be a lovely gift for my granddaughter

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  60. I would love the dancing mice for my daughter, lovely gift xxx

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  61. Dancing mice for my twin nieces Rose and Teresa, they love all animals but in particular the 'deuncy' ones!

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  62. I didnt realise there was a bluetooth function! great review hun. think this would be really useful for my Lil x

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  63. Men at Work. Would make a great Christmas present for my nephew.

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  64. if l were lucky enough to win l'd like 'men at work' for my grandson

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  65. dancing mice & lulu guinness prints ideal for my nephew

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  66. I would love the Dancing mice and it would be for my granddaughter

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  67. id love the dancing mice one for my daughter

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  68. Dancing Mice, and my Niece and Nephew would (hopefully) share it! :) Love these radios! x

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  69. I love the dancing mice and pink hearts. This would be for my youngest daughter Poppy, as she has sleeping problems. So maybe this will help her settle easier.

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  70. Dancing mice for my daughter, so cute

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  71. Men at work for my little boy. He loves listening to music

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  72. Dancing mice for my lovely grandaughter x

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  73. Men at work- my son adores vehicles at the moment, especially tractors, so I'd love to win this for him please.
    {I mean, I'd quite like the dancing mouse for me too, but I'd rather be lucky for my little lad. Sigh}

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  74. Dean T (@ribbons1978)26 November 2017 at 13:19

    Dancing Mice for my niece Isabelle, would love this!

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  75. I love the pink hearts or polka dots .. it would be for my daughter in her bedroom .. she loves a singalong and atm listens through the internet xxx

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  76. My eldest granddaughter would love this

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  77. I would choose the Dancing mice for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win x

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  78. Would love the Dancing Mice print for my daughter.x

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  79. this would be for my granddaughter. I think she'd love the dancing mice design.

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  80. Pink hearts and polka dot for my nieces

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  81. The Dancing Mice would be for my daughter - but I'd love to have the Pink Hearts in the kitchen!

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  82. Men at WOrk please for my son xx

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  83. Claire Elizabeth Noke26 November 2017 at 23:06

    Men At Work is soooo cool :) and I love pink hearts too x x

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  84. I would love the Dancing Mice pattern please - it is unashamedly for ME! I would have it in the kitchen during the day when I am working, and in the summer it would spend the day outside with me enjoying the sun in my little garden, then at bedtime I would pop it on the bedside table, and let it sing me to sleep, and wake me the right way every morning too!

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  85. I would choose the Dancing Mice one for my daughter...Thanks

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  86. I adore! Dancing Mice....................it would be for my 2 year old AELA :-) she loves to boogie with me! Xxx she is 3 in april so its great x

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  87. Dancing Mice for my youngest daughter.

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  88. The dancing Mice for my daughter please

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  89. The Dancing Mice - it would be for my daughter

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  90. I would choose the Dancing Mice for my daughter Belle

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  91. I'd choose "Dancing Mice" for my great-niece Florence, she would absolutely love it in her new bedroom

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  92. I love the men at work radio! This would be loved by my son Oscar!
    Thank you!

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  93. The dancing mice for my daughter.

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  94. the dancing mice, so pretty, this would be for my lily

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  95. This would match beautifully in my little daughter's room.

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  96. I know my Grandson would love the Men at Work design of the radio. Fingers crossed, it would help him to stay in his bed all through the night ��

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  97. Men At Work for my Grandson as he loves cars or The Dancing Mice for my Granddaughter

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  98. I would probably go with the dancing mice, and it would be for my niece.

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  99. I would love the dancing mice, my daughter would love it.

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  100. The dancing mice for my best friends daughter

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  101. Like them both but would choose the mice!

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  102. The dancing mice for my daughter!

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  103. I commented on bog :- Make Christmas Special for your Kids.

    Rachel Craig

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  104. The Men at Work and the DAncing mice are my favs - they would go in the kids room

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  105. I would quite like the Dancing Mice for myself, so lovely and the carrying handle is perfect but I would go for Men at Work. My little nephew is a bad sleeper and I think listening to the radio in bed in the morning might keep him in it a little longer!

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  106. Dancing mice. We'd use it collectively as a family so I'd probably put it somewhere like the living room for us all to use if I won.

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  107. Dancing Mice for my Granddaughters Please

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  108. Has to be dancing mice so pretty and it would be for my sister

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  109. The Men at Work radio would be absolutely fabulous for my grandson.

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  110. I'd love the Men at Work design for my son

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  111. Men at Work, for my younger relatives.

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  112. I would love to win the Dancing Mice. It is so pretty and my daughter would love it.

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  113. Dancing Mice
    @jaizduck

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  114. I think that my daughter would love the Dancing Mice one. Very sweet x

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  115. I'd like the boy's one for my friends son

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  116. Men at work for my little grandson

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  117. Dancing Mice for my granddaughter

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  118. The dancing mice is my favourite!

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  119. Pink Hearts and Dancing Mice would be my choices.

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  120. I like the Dancing Mice for my daughter thanks

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  121. The Dancing Mice for my little girl

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  122. I wuold love to win the dancing mice for my little girl.

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  123. I would love the dancing mice for my daughter

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  124. men at work design for my grandson

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  125. Dancing mice and pink hearts for daughter

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  126. The men at work design for one of the grandchildren

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  127. I'd love the Men at Work print for my grandson :o)

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  128. I would pick the Dancing Mice print for my daughter :-)

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  129. they are all so lovely but the dancing mice are so sweet

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  130. Men at Work for my grandson . He's love this .😃

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  131. dancing mice and wallflower for my twin nieces for their birthday

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  132. My granddaughters would love either print! This would be great for their room they love dancing to music :) x

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