sounds of the forest

Sounds of the forest – A book review

October 18, 2018 admin 2

I am a total book worm and have been for as long as I can remember, I even joined a book club earlier this year just so I could discuss the books I read with like minded people. So when the boys started to show an interest in reading too I was delighted, I’ve read to them since they were tiny but it’s lovely seeing them reach for a book to read or asking for […]

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Discovering Spaceport with Mersey Ferries

October 16, 2018 admin 0

Despite living here for the best part of 14 years we had never visited Spaceport or taken the ferry across the Mersey to Liverpool, although we had talked about doing it a few times, that is until this week when we combined both activities and had a fun filled, educational, family Sunday.   We headed over to Spaceport for 10 am when it opened, which I would recommend you do too if you decide to […]

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Weird and wonderful houses from around the world

October 15, 2018 admin 0

When I was growing up people lived in houses and animals lived in barns. Of course there were different types of houses, including flats, bungalows and apartments but generally speaking you lived in a house. When I left for uni I started working in a pub and I remember one of the regulars had a huge ball on his key rings that made it awkward to carry his keys and I couldn’t work out why […]

Does anyone else think the whole pen licence thing is barbaric?

October 11, 2018 admin 1

Can we just take a moment to discuss the whole pen licence saga please? It really is a bone of contention for me at the moment and yet I find myself being tight lipped in front of both my child and his teacher. When in actual fact I want to scream and shout about the whole bloody thing and how in my opinion, it is a process that is causing children to be singled out […]

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Win with Just a Splash and The Strawberry Fountain

October 10, 2018 admin 51

A couple of weeks ago I was introduced to a new brand, Just a Splash, whose products really are revolutionary for the foodie lovers out there. Have you ever gone to follow a recipe to see you need a splash of rum/port/brandy only to realise you don’t have any in and a bottle will cost at least £10 and then find yourself having a debate over whether it’s best to buy a bottle and leave […]

Win tickets to Liverpool’s Winter Wonderland with The Strawberry Fountain

October 9, 2018 admin 5

  One of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks will be transformed into a magical, immersive, Christmas attraction for 2018.   St Luke’s “Bombed-Out” Church, situated at the top of Bold Street, will be turned into a Winter Wonderland for almost four weeks this festive season and is set to become the ‘must visit’ Christmas Grotto experience of the year in Liverpool.   Set against beautiful and atmospheric festive backdrops and with lots to explore, families will be escorted by an […]

5 reasons why Spain is the perfect holiday destination for families

October 4, 2018 admin 0

Spain was one of the first holidays my then boyfriend now husband and I went on together, in fact it was actually on a holiday in Spain when he popped the question too and we have since been back for many a holiday with the children as well as without. It is always one of the first destinations we look at when planning our annual holiday and when I spoke to some fellow parent bloggers […]

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Could boredom boost creativity in children?

October 3, 2018 admin 0

A 2018 study commissioned by Bic into the activities of modern day children uncovered some interesting findings that suggest children claim they are bored very easily and as much as up to 122 times a month, although I’m sure mine could do that in a week, if not a day sometimes! But in all seriousness it does make us wonder why are children are claiming to be bored so easily. Is it because they have […]

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Is sorting out the cars a blue job?

October 1, 2018 admin 0

Do you have set jobs in your house?   The other day a friend told me that they have pink jobs and blue jobs in their house, pink for the girls and blue for the boys. At first I was a little taken back by this seemingly sexist attitude towards the house work but then I thought about my own house and realised we do have a couple of set jobs too. For instance the […]

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Win Smiggle Squishies with The Strawberry Fountain

September 26, 2018 admin 44

If you have kids you will no doubt know what a squishie is, if you have kids and you don’t know what these are then where have you been, you are seriously late to the party! But fear not we can fill you in on everything you need to know and even give you the chance to get your hands on one of these cute little squishies, whether you to choose to keep it for […]