Win a Canary Home Security System


We love to travel at Christmas.

Last year we took a short break to London and this year we’re ridiculously excited about a forthcoming short break in Chicago. I know, I know. It’ll be freezing and isn’t it a long way to go for a short break? But there are big Christmas trees and snow and skating and… well, why not, basically.

Leaving home is always a bit worrying, though, especially when you’re sharing your travels with the world on social media. Although we have house and dog sitters on standby, lots of families don’t at this time of year. So I’m really pleased to be teaming up with home security experts Canary to try out their fab home security safeguard.

Canary is a complete security solution for your home that looks stylish and unobtrusive, AND works via your mobile phone. No wiring, no complex set-up, just a smartphone app, and a security device.

The Canary captures high-quality HD video clips and activity updates, and sends them direct to your smartphone, allowing you to check in even while you’re shivering on a snow slope (or listening to Uncle Brian’s Theory of Why You’re Not Married Yet for the 100th time). It will detect motion and changes in temperature and other environmental conditions.

Canary also has a 90dB siren, and an option to contact police and fire authorities direct from your phone, if there’s an emergency. Cleverly, the device learns your normal routine, so the odds of our dog setting the alarm off when she’s terrorising passing vehicles on our street are minimised.

What we love about the device is its unobtrusive, wireless design – just plug it in and pop it on a shelf. Perfect! On sale now at Apple Stores, Amazon UK, as well as Curry’s PC World, John Lewis, and Maplin stores across England, Scotland, and Wales, and, the Canary is definitely worth a look if you’re travelling this Christmas!

canary wireless security review

How to Enter

If you fancy giving Canary a try in your home this Christmas, I have a Canary worth £159 to give away to one reader of Who’s the Mummy?

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post telling me where you’d like to be this Christmas, if you couldn’t be at home. You must comment before midnight on December 16th, 2015.

Remember to complete the competition widget to confirm your entry. The winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries after the closing date.

Good luck!

My Canary Giveaway

Terms: Open to UK residents aged 18+. Prize is as stated, not transferable, no cash alternative available. Prize will be fulfilled by Bite Global PLC. Entry must be made via a comment on this blog post and via the competition widget. Winner to be selected at random from all eligible entries. Winner will be notified by email, details to be shared on this website within two weeks of the closing date. Promoter: Flea Enterprises Ltd, 2 The Old Sawmill, Lytham, FY8 5PL. 


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. 6th December 2015 / 10:13 pm

    If I couldn’t be at home I would love to experience cliché that is New York City at Christmas! I imagine it would spectacular. Xx

  2. iain maciver
    6th December 2015 / 10:45 pm


  3. Paula Readings
    6th December 2015 / 10:47 pm

    If i could not be at home i would like to be with my son in China (He is working there)

  4. Daddybear
    6th December 2015 / 10:55 pm

    I think I would like to be on a cruise in the Caribbean

  5. Frank Page
    6th December 2015 / 10:57 pm

    Somewhere warm 🙂

  6. Bev
    6th December 2015 / 11:02 pm

    Disneyland, I think!

  7. Paul Sahl
    6th December 2015 / 11:12 pm

    If not at home as long as I was with my wife and son I wouldn’t mind.

  8. William Gould
    6th December 2015 / 11:46 pm

    I’d love to spend this Christmas, in fact all day every day, in San Francisco!

  9. Tamsin Dean
    7th December 2015 / 12:06 am

    love to go to norway

  10. Andy Caldwell
    7th December 2015 / 12:39 am

    some where really warm like the maldives

  11. Nicki Evans
    7th December 2015 / 1:34 am

    In a log cabin in the alps.

  12. Michaela Hannah
    7th December 2015 / 4:08 am

    I’d love to visit New York for Christmas

  13. Louise Bridgwater
    7th December 2015 / 6:15 am

    If like to say somewhere snowy, but the smallest would hate being stuck in pram, so somewhere nice and warm with a pool!

  14. kim neville
    7th December 2015 / 7:22 am

    In Mauritius as have family who live there 🙂

  15. Janet Humphrey
    7th December 2015 / 8:55 am

    If I couldnt be at home, I would be in Ystad Sweden. Love the Swedish traditions and also love Wallander, so I could walk the hills and pretend to be a swedish detective !

  16. cara-jane hunter
    7th December 2015 / 9:00 am

    I’d love to be sitting on a furry sheepskin rug in front of a roaring fire, drinking a steaming mug of hot chocolate in a log cabin while snow falls outside in Norway!

  17. Ruth Harwood
    7th December 2015 / 9:28 am

    Wrapped up warm in Norway xx

  18. Jon Sellers
    7th December 2015 / 10:03 am

    Ideally at home with all my family doesn’t get any better than that

  19. ashleigh allan
    7th December 2015 / 10:18 am

    New York!

  20. Laura Nice
    7th December 2015 / 10:20 am

    Disneyland would be amazing!

    7th December 2015 / 11:03 am

    i love to spend xmas at my mums 🙂

  22. Hazel Rea
    7th December 2015 / 11:27 am

    If I couldn’t be at home I’d love to be in Lapland where I could ski, ice skate outdoors and enjoy the beautiful snowy scenery.

  23. Samantha loughlin
    7th December 2015 / 12:39 pm

    At home with family and friends xxx

  24. Laura Pritchard
    7th December 2015 / 12:43 pm

    Where I will be….at my mum & dad’s house in Devon with my entire family!

  25. Isabel O
    7th December 2015 / 1:12 pm

    I know it’s cheesy but I don’t care as long as I am with my mad family!

  26. Gavin
    7th December 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Somewhere hot with minimal Christmas.

  27. Rosemary Tily
    7th December 2015 / 5:10 pm

    I’d love to be somewhere peaceful and warm, by the sea.
    I’d need to know that all my family were fine then I’d be
    able to relax and enjoy myself.

  28. Tracy Nixon
    7th December 2015 / 6:41 pm

    I’d love to be able to take the kids to Lapland for Christmas but it is expensive!

  29. Paul Scotland
    7th December 2015 / 8:26 pm

    I would love to spend Christmas with my mum and dad back in Liverpool

  30. Kaci Soderstrom
    7th December 2015 / 8:55 pm

    With my other half at home but that might not be possible because of his work commitments

  31. laura banks
    7th December 2015 / 9:07 pm

    australia a bbq on the beach

  32. Tracy Hanley
    7th December 2015 / 9:08 pm


  33. Zach Hudson
    7th December 2015 / 9:32 pm

    A log cabin in Scotland on a Loch

  34. Kat Glynn
    7th December 2015 / 10:45 pm

    Has to be New York for me, we went about seven years ago and it was awesome! x

  35. Angela treadway
    7th December 2015 / 11:59 pm

    Right here with all my family 🙂 x

  36. clair downham
    8th December 2015 / 9:34 am

    the bahamas!

  37. Amandeep Sibia
    8th December 2015 / 3:37 pm

    At home with the family – nothing beats that!

  38. Natalie Crossan
    8th December 2015 / 11:09 pm

    Disneyworld would be incredible xxx

  39. claire griffiths
    10th December 2015 / 1:10 am

    i would love to spend xmas in new york

  40. Lynsey Buchanan
    11th December 2015 / 2:27 am

    At home with my family. Christmas would not be Christmas without them.

  41. Darrell
    11th December 2015 / 6:08 am

    I love to spend Christmas with my lovely Family & friends, but I’d also love to try New York at Christmas, one year 🙂

  42. Emma Hetherington
    12th December 2015 / 7:42 am

    In Iceland searching for the Northern Lights

  43. Keith Hunt
    12th December 2015 / 6:46 pm

    On Board Cunard’s QM2

  44. Matt McAndrew
    13th December 2015 / 4:16 am

    Somewhere warm for a change! Let’s say the Maldives!

  45. Lorraine mabbitt
    13th December 2015 / 8:43 am

    New York looks magical

  46. Emma Ellams
    14th December 2015 / 8:41 pm

    I would love to spend this Christmas with my family in San Francisco. It would be magical.

  47. Chris Andrews
    15th December 2015 / 12:57 pm

    Where would you love to spend this Christmas? . . . . . . . . . ideally Bondi Beach

  48. Michelle O'Neill
    15th December 2015 / 5:04 pm

    lapland with my grandaughter x

  49. kimberley ryan
    17th December 2015 / 1:14 pm

    would love to spend it in Canada, snowy mountains and being able to go whale watching Christmas day sounds amazing

  50. Kayleigh White
    17th December 2015 / 6:02 pm

    At home, there’s nothing better!

  51. John Tunnicliffe
    17th December 2015 / 10:13 pm

    I would love to spend Christmas with my family in a Swedish log cabin in a heavy snowstorm.

  52. Sarah Ward
    17th December 2015 / 10:37 pm

    At home with my OH and our families. It’s all about spending time with people for me!

  53. Katie Kingsbury
    18th December 2015 / 8:20 am

    The Swedish Ice Hotel.

  54. Lizzy Cooper
    18th December 2015 / 11:10 am

    Anywhere warm!!!