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The Snowman Tour Warrington Parr Hall

December 23, 2018 admin 0

This week we had the absolute delight of being invited to Warrington Parr Hall to watch The Snowman Tour, something that I had seen advertised last year and thought sounded amazing. The Snowman Tour has been created by Carrot Productions and showcases the amazingly talented musicians of The Picture House Orchestra and is conducted by the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Steve Magee, an expert in syncing music to film with split second precision.   The tour has been […]


Frenetic A game review

December 17, 2018 admin 0

If you are a regular reader of the blog you will know that as a family we are huge lovers of board games and often enjoy a good games night or Sunday afternoon game session and often review new games on here and today we have FReneTiC for you. FReneTiC is a word game for ages 8 and over. It is similar to other word games in that you have to create words from given letters […]

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Christmas table gift ideas

December 17, 2018 admin 0

One of our family traditions that my mum started many years ago is that the host puts a table gift on each place mat at dinner, nothing too expensive, just a nice token gift that we all open together. Since we started hosting Christmas dinner a couple of years a go it is a tradition that I have continued doing. Why? I understand many people will wonder why on earth we do this, people already […]


Thoughtfulness: The Secret Ingredient Of The Best Gifts

December 17, 2018 admin 0

Whether you’re getting a late Christmas present or approaching a birthday, anniversary or any other kind of special occasion, you know you have a gift to get. However, you want to make sure that this one is a little extra special, beyond the usual gift voucher or money in a card. Thoughtfulness is the one constant of all the best gifts, but how do you give your loved one the thought that they deserve?   […]

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The Curiosity Box – A Review

December 15, 2018 admin 0

I’ve written before about my love for educational toys, books and activities and how I love encouraging the children to learn through fun, especially if it gets them away from the video games they seem to love so much. I’ve also written before about subscription boxes and have even reviewed a couple over the years but this is the first time I have been introduced to a STEM education subscription box aimed at children, called […]

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Peter Pan is at St.Helens Theatre Royal this Christmas

December 14, 2018 admin 1

No Christmas is complete without a trip to the theatre to watch the panto and this year we can recommend an amazing show for you. St.Helens Theatre Royal will be showing Peter Pan from now until January 13th and it is most definitely a show not to be missed.   Over the last 12 months St. Helens has become one of, if now our all time, favourite theatre, especially when it comes to family entertainment. […]


Win a copy of The Ghost Keeper’s Journal

December 13, 2018 admin 1

We have teamed up with Carlton publishing group to offer you the chance to win a copy of the first ever augmented reality novel for kids aged 11, The Ghostkeeper’s Journal & Field Guide by Japhet Asher. This book is far more than just a book and brilliantly combines the world of technology with the written word in book format. Readers can download the Ghost-o-matic app for free which will help them discover a groundbreaking […]


Last minute gift ideas from Paladone

December 12, 2018 admin 0

If you, like me, still haven’t finished your Christmas shopping then you need to check out Paladone as they have some great and unusual gifts for both adults, teenagers, and children that will stand out this Christmas. Paladone pride themselves on offering “trend-based, innovative, beautifully designed and packaged gifts and  merchandise”  and in my opinion it is the go to place for themed, film, character, or gaming gifts.    Paladone have so many great products […]

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Have you got your Christmas Jumper for 14th December yet?

December 11, 2018 admin 0

The 14th December is Christmas jumper day, have you got yours yet? On Friday 14th most schools, businesses and charities will be encouraging people to put on their most festive jumper and either spread a little Christmas cheer or even wear them to raise money for charity. Personally I have already worn my Christmas jumper a grand total of 4 times in just two weeks and plan on wearing several more times, including the 14th, […]

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Winter Funland Manchester at Event City

December 11, 2018 admin 0

Last week it was my birthday and I got to celebrate it at the Winter Funland VIP charity night, which was pretty flipping special and as I know that Christmas can be really expensive and the choice available for festive activities is massive I wanted to give you a run down of exactly what is going on at Funland so you can see just what you get for your money.   Based in Event city […]