Kidspot Ford Territory Top 50: A Woman’s Perspective

I missed the Territory the last week! I haven’t been able to drive it! It’s been parked at home feeling very lonely 🙁

This is my last challenge and then I have to hand the little darling back. Boo boo. But this has been so much fun. It hasn’t been a real ‘challenge’ as such. I’ve loved being a part of this competition.

Today I have to write about the Ford Territory from a woman’s perspective…

I don’t know about your house, but I know the majority of households who are in the market for a new car, would base their decision around what the female wanted anyway! We have a great deal of purchasing power (well I know I do haha!).

After being lucky enough to have the Ford Territory for a few weeks, I have now decided that when we buy a new car, I have some particular requirements…

This is my shopping list:

1. Leather: Must be leather! Dirty, wet, muddy feet. Ice-cream on hands and face. Ink on my husbands work pants. These are the things I had to wipe off the leather in the Territory. Couldn’t be without leather now.

2. Bluetooth/Hands Free: I love to talk. No, not kidding you ;). Now I can annoy my husband even more with Hands-free!

3. DVD player: Omg. Heavenly. 10 year hasn’t punched his 2 younger brothers for a month now.

4. 7 seater: Furthermore to the point above – 10 year old has been separated from his 2 younger brothers. Ha! Plus, I can earn some Mother of the Year stripes as I ring all my friends and tell them that I can help pick up their kids from school. I gleefully wave to the other Mum’s as I come out of the school car park with a car loaded full of children.

5. Console to hide lollies: Must have! Just must. Oh, and a cool spot for my phone to sit (you want this cover don’t you??). 😉

6. Deep seats to hide the fact I am wearing my pj’s: I do all of the school runs in my pj’s! They are too comfortable and it’s my little secret that I live in them.. shhhh…

7. Happy Kids: Well, look at them would you? They’re devastated FORD! Please don’t make us give it back. How can I deal with this?? From a mother’s perspective – I need to keep these little guys happy!

Thanks everyone for supporting me and voting. Today is the last day I’ll beg for votes – I promise. Next week it will be announced who wins the car and the trip to Blogher to attend the biggest blogging conference ever. God, I hope it’s me! Wish me luck and thank you. x

GO HERE to vote.


  • A-M

    Oh darlings! Those little boys… they’ll be so sad, if you have to give it back! This post made me laugh out loud… love the PJ’s…and the phone case… and the kid pawing the car! I’m off to google the Ford…. I could do with a new car…. with leather…and a DVD player! Great post! A-M xx

  • Kek

    How awesome is Ford’s Bluetooth system? I’d be lost without mine… I’m always on the phone. It even reads my text messages out loud to me.

    Technology – love it!

    • Katrina (author)

      I am a gadget person, so love the bluetooth!

  • Kek

    Oh, and I’m totally with you on the pjs…. I pick my kids up from work when they finish late in my pjs and nobody has a clue.

  • Ness Lockyer

    You crack me up…love it. I voted for you and those poor boys! ;0)
    Ness xx

  • Chris R

    done .. good luck Katrina .. i have everything crossed for you 🙂

  • Viv (ish and chi)

    Oh dear! Ford! You really must let Katrina win. I can’t cope with one screaming child let alone three screaming kids.

    Good luck Katrina!

    Viv x

    • Katrina (author)

      Hahaha, yes it’s pretty draining!

  • Helena O'Brien

    Is this all I need to do?

  • Helena O'Brien

    Be grateful you only have 3 I have 6 and 5 of them are cheeky boys 🙂

  • Cathy

    Lol happy kids is enough to make me want to go out and buy a Ford Territory! Good luck! Don’t envy any of you girls having to hand the cars back.

  • Chantelle

    I love your list. I think leather is on my list too. x

  • alicia - time worn style

    That last photo is HILARIOUS
    I am sure they will let you keep it after seeing that!!

  • penny barns

    At the least you should win on making the judges all LAUGH!!!!!!!
    Very funny blog post.
    I am so glad your kids fight and punch each other in the car but you did leave out “fart” as i am sure you would have plenty of morning farts as do i.
    Fingers are still crossed for you.
    Pen x

    • Katrina (author)

      Plenty of that Pen, yep!

  • Kirsten

    LOVING the last photo so much!

  • Michelle Hayward

    Please FORD let Katrina keep her car…think of the children!!!!! Look at those little faces… awww so precious! And to think that a Ford Territory has put stay on sibling rivalry! This car is worth its weight in gold!!!! You can’t beat that! 🙂

    • Katrina (author)

      Hahahaha I hope they hear you! Thanks love. x

      • Michelle Hayward

        You’re welcome! x Oh and PS… Please think of Mummy’s sanity! Amen!

  • Lance

    As a family vehicle, those characteristics you mentioned really makes the Ford Territory a perfect fit.

  • Sonia @ Life Love and Hiccups

    Parting is such sweet sorrow my ass – its bloody miserable. I dont want to let that car go :(. Seriously though Katrina, I just wanted to say Good Luck and thank you, it has been awesome to be a part of this all with you. xxx

  • Rozalicious

    Nawwww! Look at the wittle sad faces! Classic! I do so hope you win that amazing prize to BlogHer. And the smick Territory of course. I was all “yes! Yes! YES!” reading this post. I check your blog everyday. The hilarity, the positiveness, the Mum sharing – love it all! You do a fantastic job!

  • Jane

    What a cracker of a post, Katrina! Loving the PJ secret BTW. I’ve voted for you, of course – wishing you the best of British! J x

  • Danielle

    I never go back to a car that does no have leather. EVER and blue tooth is a must and a car that tells you the temperature and keyless entry..a total must. I always loose my keys in my bag but now I don’t even have to take them out. It’s BLISS!!!

    Fingers crossed you get to keep it.

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