Monday, 25 July 2011

Wibena Flushie.

Care to win a family trip to New Zealand?


To enter, check out the Ribena Australia Facebook page, fill in your details and tell them in 25 words or less how your family enjoys Ribena. I've been to New Zealand, it's stunning. We took a driving trip around the South island with three children, when I was pregnant with Rocco. I do not recommend that. But I do recommend entering this. You even get to visit the Ribena Berry Farms.

Confession: when I was sitting in a meeting with Important Ribena People and they mentioned Ribena Berries, I sat there for about twenty seconds thinking, what IS a Ribena berry? (Blackcurrants. I confirmed with Woogs in the car on the way home.)

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My very first word as a child was not mumma or dadda .... but "drink." ( Kind of ironic, really.) And my favourite drink was Ribena. In a sippy cup with a lid. Who would have thought, a kajillion years later, that same drink would fly me to America for a blogging conference?

Subtle?

We have been drinking Ribena for months now. It's saved me on more than one occasion, as sometimes every beverage in our fridge mysteriously vanishes. The stashed Ribena bottles in the pantry are brought out. Crisis averted.

Even though it's the middle of winter, and we live in the Blue Mountains ....behold!

                                          My cute assistant.

                                           He makes the best flushies!

Something incredibly annoying happened the first time we made them - I had to ask Dave for help. His face lit up ... What hon? Do you actually need my HELP? (He offers his "help" to me in many ways, during our life together. Which always ends up in me telling him that he is NOT the boss of me.)

We switched it on, and BAM. Slushies for all. Or as Rocco would call them, "Wibena flushies." I can't correct him, it is so cute. So now we all ask, whose turn is it to make a Wibena Flushie?


        At least he had the courtesy to spill it on the dark part of the rug.

They are delicious. Please note, I am determined to make good use of the pink fairy cups Acer Arena charged me $15 for (each!) last week at Disney on Ice. It is a shock, to have such pink things in the house.

I made mine in a glass. I drank three, they are that good. The ice comes out so exquisitely thin, and you just pour the syrup on top.

                                Matching dark purple Ribena manicure

To win one of two purple goodie packs:  what's a cute thing your kid (or your friends kid, or your partner, your niece, etc) says, but you can't correct them on it?

For example, the way Rocco says Wibena flushie. Or how Max used to call his heart beating his "Loveheart beeping." Or, the many words my husband mis-pronounces on a daily basis but I'm not allowed to correct him so must stand there with a straight face and then call one of my sisters later. "Today he said head poncho instead of head honcho hahahha."



Both prize packs include:
A Kambrook Little Chefs Snowy Flakes Ice Shaver - Kambrook, thank you SO much for coming to the slushie party!
Ribena Blackcurrant 2L Syrup
Ribena Light 1L Syrup
Ribena Blackcurrant - 6 x 250mL Pack - Fruit Drink

Chris the Ribena Guy will choose two winners. Competition closes Monday 1st August. Aussie residents only, I am SO sorry Bolivia!

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Wibena. Still one of my favourite drinks!

36 comments:

  1. strawberry ribena is maybe my favorite bottled red drink in the world.

    My 7.5 year old son still says reNember & he's "opposed" to do something when he means supposed. My 2.5 year old daughter says it's darking outside when it gets dark and she's colding when she needs more clothes on. :) Mispronunciations, so cute. P.S. Hey, Ribena guy, gimme that flushie machine!!!

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  2. One of my small nieces could never pronounce her aunty's name - Lucy.
    She always called her "shooshy" to this day most of the family call her this including her grandchildren :)

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  3. Yay for Wibena Flushies! My husband also mispronounces a few words, the one that really bothers me is "nip it in the butt" (instead of bud)!

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  4. Oh I love a good mis-pronounciation. Dave always says ASP instead of ASAP. When I tell him he's missing an A, he says he does it on purpose.

    I know he doesn't.

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  5. Charlie, my 4yo crocodile hunter, comes inside with all the spiders, snakes and creepy things he can find in the yard. His favourite one though is the "calapitta" - which I think is Mexican for caterpillar. I don't correct him, I just ask him continuously what it is so he says calapitta again and again. Charlie is love.

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  6. I haven't had time to comment much lately, but seriously, how cool is it that Ribena is flying you across the world? SO COOL.

    Amy used to say "muddy cuddles" as in, "Mummy, I needa go jump in da MUDDY CUDDLES PWEASE!"

    Isaac doesn't say anything wrong yet. The echolalia and precision he has means he parrots me perfectly and I'm a teensy bit pedantic about Getting Things Right.

    But Amy? Cannot be corrected on ANYTHING and I just can't think what else she says that makes us smile.

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  7. My (now Mr 5) has always called boobs "boo-boo's". It is so cute and I can't bring myself to correct him cause it also comes in handy when I'm in a change room and his comments don't send me bright red straight away lol ;)

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  8. yay! you lucky chickie babe :-) Our family lives on Ribena true! We also have like 5 bottles stashed in the pantry lol... Anyway when my son was really little like 4/5 (now 18) ok He never could say the letter T and he hated trucks so he put the letter F in there instead get it ! So everytime he saw a large truck go by he yelled ,covered his ears and said (on the top of his lungs) poopie fuck i hate you We did have it on tape ~ must find it !

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  9. My 4 year old tells me all the time "I'm a bit bee-site-ed" whenever he is excited about anything.

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  10. seems so sweet... I love New Zeeland even if I haven't had the chance to visit it... hope sometime I will :)

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  11. We're all so enamoured with the toddler that we're pretty much speaking her language now. She mispronounces words or makes them up and the whole family immediately adopts them. She won't even try to pronounce my partner's name. She lovingly refers to him as 'Doot' (That), so of course we have all followed suit. We may have it changed legally.

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  12. Seriously? Aussies only?

    And I JUST had a Bounty Bar in Austria simply because you mentioned one and finally have the scoop on that -- but Ribena? Is there an American equivalent? And, speaking of such things -- I just figured out that American children "whine" but Aussies "whinge" -- rhymes with cringe? See there's so much to learn!

    I'm home. In a blogging crisis -- but thinking of you nonetheless and always xooo

    email me.

    XO

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  13. Seriously? Aussies only?

    And I JUST had a Bounty Bar in Austria simply because you mentioned one and finally have the scoop on that -- but Ribena? Is there an American equivalent? And, speaking of such things -- I just figured out that American children "whine" but Aussies "whinge" -- rhymes with cringe? See there's so much to learn!

    I'm home. In a blogging crisis -- but thinking of you nonetheless and always xooo

    email me.

    XO

    P

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  14. Mate you KNOW my son takes out the trophy for most mis-pronounced words for under five. He couldn't even be bothered talking till he was three and even then all he did was hiss like a snake to start with (with a lisp of course - 'hith').
    His favourite movie to watch? Amproons Unes Groons ( the Emporers New Groove) I just loved the attitude behind the pronunciation when I asked him to say it again, such contempt for his stupid mother at not understanding him. Little did he know I was a cowering wreck over at the DVD player trying to contain my silent laughter.

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  15. Amproons Unes Groons. Seriously gets me every time. Seven years on and it's still fucking hilarious HAHAHAHa!!!!

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  16. Oh Yum! I could see this being hugely popular in summer! When I was a little girl apparently I used to call out after my naps for "Black! Black!" which was my version of blackcurrant (ie ribena) still love the stuff! And it is so awesome that they are sponsoring you :)

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  17. My son says 2 things I just can't correct, he calls our laptop a lacktop (it is rubbish but I'm almost positive that's not why he does it) and when he started school he learnt the National Anthem, the first line being ' Australians all want ostriches'...who am I to argue, maybe we do all want ostriches!

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  18. Jellypus! My gorgeous nephew mixed up jellyfish and octopus. This was years ago now but everytime I see one or the other I can't help thinking of it.

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  19. My 4yo still says 'cuggle' instead of cuddle. It's so cute to hear: " Mama can I have a cuggle?" With her arms outstretched.

    Her favourite food is dumplings and she mispronouces dumpling and restaurant. She's always asking if she can go to the "dunkling estron" for dinner.

    I, too, used to drink Ribena in a sippy cup while watching Humphrey Bear. Good times.

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  20. My dad prounounces Cockroaches as Clockroaches.

    He is 60+ yrs old and I have been hearing the word clockroaches for 30+ odd years and no amount of correcting makes him change the way he says it.

    I think he just says it like that now to pisses us all off.

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  21. I'm still cracking up about 'Australians all want Ostriches'. Gold!

    My Max is only 19 months old so he mispronounces almost everything. My favourite is please. He never just says it, he yells (in his most demanding voice) BEEZ. So cute :)

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  22. These are hilair ... you are all giving Dave such a run for his money!

    Australians all want ostriches.

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  23. My now 4 1/2 year old used to say " Ahoy a hairies" instead of " Ahoy me hearties" when he was playing pirates and would not be told otherwise. Wonder what the pre -school teachers thought of that one?

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  24. My little sister used to sing lyrics to a brittany spears song. real lyrics are "i must confess,i still believe" her lyrics: "i must confess,i like t.v." Made me laugh all the time :)

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  25. OMG RIBENA SLUSHIE! Why didn't they have that shizzle when I was a kid?

    Well technically they did, I just wasn't smart enough to think of it.

    I can't pick anything cause Boo is just a ball of ridiculous stuff. Which stops me from going crazy.

    I want to know where the competition is to win those cups. RIBENA MARGARITA FOR THE WIN!

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  26. Wibena flushies just ridiculously cute.

    My whole family calls slides "wee"s as that's what my 1.5yo daughter calls them. Makes for some interesting conversations.

    When I was little we couldn't pronounce our brothers name Jarrod. So he was Dorrod. And the middle seat was the Biddle seat. Coathangers were hangcoaters and I still get a little mixed up now.

    My mum always says ASP and pacific for specific but we've given up trying to correct her.

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  27. A little boy I used to babysit called me "Amansa," and soon after decided that my name should be "Santa." I think I would still respond to either to this day. :)

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  28. mrsmackenzie@ozemail.com.au

    my gorgeous 3 year old Hank says "caterpillow" "do you have a speshial tweat?"

    my princess 4 1/2 yr ols Lottie says "ti-hara
    would love a wibena flushie!!!!

    Thanks Simone

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  29. Just this weekend my 3 year old stood up at a family BBQ and declared "Mum is the only black guy here!" It took a while to work out that I am the only dark-haired person in the family, but we don't know how to correct him without drawing his 3 year old attention to political correctness. So, for now, Axel can just keep pointing out all the black guys when we go to woolies. For serious.

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  30. OMG! These are hilarious! Certainly brightened up my day reading these.

    My 5 year old says "Man-mopoly" for Monopoly, "Obtober" for October and "libary" for library.

    Like many mums who have posted, I too don't correct him and just make him say it over and over again because I find it so adorable.

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  31. One of my BFF's says "Vietmanese"... she's even BEEN to Vietnam!
    My biggest one is that instead of singing some 90s pop song as "Kiss me passionately", I would sing "Kiss me pash me and leave me"... no wonder my parents would laugh at me!!

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  32. My 2.5 year old and I have been watching the old kids classic movies together, like Mary Poppins and Wizard of Oz.... but at the moment his favourite is "Shitty Shitty Bang Bang" - my husband overheard and reckons it sounds like an X-rated movie!

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  33. Our 4yr old daughter sits in the back of the car and asks for us to turn up the 'Mukit', then she sings along at the top of her voice!

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  34. My daughter has a problem with fly spray - it has always come out as "fry splay" which is pretty confusing if you don't know what's going on.

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  35. Lisa Fairbridge29 July 2011 at 13:56

    My 3 year old daughter calls her brother Caleb... "Cabed". she just cant get round his name lol. My 16 month old just has trouble in general cause of his age, Master 11 will not say a word if he cannot get it right (he hates being wrong) so will choose a different word instead and master 8 still calls cucumber cumburger.

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  36. Wish I was coming with you, we'd have wayyyy too much fun...

    Benny's funniest mispronunciations...

    Corn flakes = Porn Cakes

    Tick Tock (biscuit) = CockCock

    Seriously, we have to be careful not to laugh at him all the time, he's only just 2 so he's still got a way to go yet!

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