carcassonne

The Carcassonne game review

June 29, 2019 admin 0

This is the final installment of our family game reviews for the Blogger Board Game club and this month we have bee playing a game called Carcassonne, which was designed by a Klaus-Jurgen Wrede. Klaus was born in Meschede and studied music and theology in Cologne where he now works as a high school teacher. He received huge success after designing Carcassone and has since had many other games published.   Carcassonne has a simple strategy […]

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Win 2 tickets to the Coombe Weekender in Coventry

June 28, 2019 admin 1

If you are an avid follower of our blog you will have noticed that we have been talking about festivals quite a lot over the last few weeks as we have started to plan out our summer. Instead of heading off abroad this year we have decided to do a bit of a UK tour and check out a number of family friendly festivals, the Coombe Weekender being one of them.   Coombe weekender will […]

Why Coral Island Blackpool is more than just an arcade

June 25, 2019 admin 0

Last week my family and I were invited to Coral Island Blackpool for the day. Having grown up in Blackpool before leaving at the age of 18 my husband and I are always keen to share our memories of our childhood and home town with the boys and so we relished the idea of a day playing in the arcades on the sea front with them. In my minds eye Coral Island was the biggest […]

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5 Effortless Ways You Can Stay In Touch With Your Mother

June 25, 2019 admin 0

No matter how old you get, or how many children you have, you will always be someone else’s child. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being a mother, it’s that the bond between you and your children is so important. It helps your kids when they have a strong connection with you, and – to be honest – it helps you as well.    So, it’s sad when you get older, become a mother […]

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Getting it done with a comprehensive wedding checklist

June 25, 2019 admin 0

Looking for a wedding arranging checklist?   Are you quick on your feet and make efficient movements all the time?   If you’ve answered both questions with a yes, then you came to the right place. Wedding arranging checklists are all truly valuable, yet they can likewise have huge amounts of additional items that may worry you more than any assistance you get. Regardless of whether you’re arranging a wedding in a quarter of a […]

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Common Causes of Poor Sleep Patterns

June 14, 2019 admin 0

There are two things parents can count on when raising a family: Endless opportunities to build life-affirming moments and bad sleep patterns. With a newborn, the idea of a peaceful night of uninterrupted sleep becomes a fleeting memory. When the child grows up, they will settle into their own sleep patterns and it will be time for mom and dad to readjust to their nocturnal routines. The path to a good night’s sleep is to […]

How to make learning fun for your children?

June 13, 2019 admin 0

A common struggle for parents these days is how to keep their children interested enough to consistently engage in a particular thing, more importantly, in learning. With many parents wanting to know how to make learning fun for your children we thought it was important to share with you our solution. Games have recently become a bigger part of culture. The potential they have to transform children’s experiences in learning grows. By the time these […]

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Unusual baby shower gift ideas that mums to be will love

June 11, 2019 admin 0

Now that I am in my thirties I find that I am being invited to less weddings and more baby showers, anyone else? I love a baby shower as much as the next person I often find I struggle to think of gift ideas that will be loved by the mum to be but wont be repeated several times or is likely to be something they have already bought in preparation for the upcoming arrival […]

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Are single parents being penalised financially when it comes to days out?

June 10, 2019 admin 0

Being raised in a single parent family I saw first hand the implications that it could have on finances, time and attention and although I do not believe it had any negative impact on my life as a child, the same can  not always be said for other children or for the single parents themselves who have to tackle every aspect of parenting alone. In today’s world we are far more aware and supportive of […]

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The BBC Summer Social Family Festival in Liverpool

June 8, 2019 admin 0

At the start of June we took the boys to their first ever festival, Cheshire Fest, and we had such a good time that since then we have been looking for more family festivals that we can visit this year and are thinking of going to the BBC Summer Social (3-4 August, 2019).    It looks like it is going to be amazing, completely aimed at children and families and incredible value for money with everything […]