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A review of Trentham Monkey Forest

July 5, 2018 admin 2

Last week my family and I went to Trentham Monkey forest,which is an outdoor attraction that houses 140 monkeys all roaming free. I was super excited abut this as monkeys are my favourite animals ever since I studied animal psychology and spent two weeks at Chester zoo analysing their every move. We decided not to tell the boys where we were going instead we gave them clues along the journey, which despite the multiple signs […]

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The magic of my name personalised books

June 29, 2018 admin 0

I am a huge lover of personlaised gifts. I have said it time and time again, I think they just show that little bit of extra thought has gone into buying a present for someone and they then become special keepsakes that you are more likely to cherish over the years.   I am also an avid reader. I love books so much that I even joined a book club in January and now meet up […]

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How to teach your child to tell time

June 8, 2018 admin 8

Although I am happy with the progress the boys are making at school I do try to help them along at home too and incorporate learning in our daily lives from cookery skills to geography and everything in between. Having done this I can honestly say that teaching a child to tell the time can be quite difficult and sometimes a bit exasperating, however I do think it is easier than teaching them to read!   […]

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All new crazy golf at Bents Garden & Home

May 22, 2018 admin 0

Last week the boys and I were invited to Bents Garden & Home to try out the new Jurassic section of the crazy golf. We had never been to Bents Garden & Home before but I had heard about it and as it was only 30 minutes from home and both boys enjoy playing crazy golf I thought it would be a nice treat for them if we went along.  We were told that the […]

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What is Inflata Nation?

May 10, 2018 admin 7

On Friday 4th May my family and I were invited to the opening night of Cheshire Inflata Nation  in Runcorn and although we had heard rumors that one was opening near us and had heard a few things about the one in Manchester we didn’t really no what to expect.   What is Inflata Nation? In short it is an inflatable theme park. Imagine a giant bouncy castle with inflatable slides, ball pits, climbing walls, […]

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Dinosaur World Live in Chester

April 10, 2018 admin 0

At the weekend we went to the new theatre in Chester, The Story House, which is just the best addition to the city, to watch Dinosaur World Live. I wasn’t to sure what to expect from the show but my eldest had informed me that “when the meteor hit the earth 5 dinosaur eggs were saved and it’s probably about time they hatched so maybe this is them putting on a show using those real […]

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Cinderella at the St.Helens Theatre Royal

March 26, 2018 admin 0

On Saturday night we visited The Theatre Royal in St. Helens to watch our third panto, Cinderella, and I think I was more excited for this one than the children were because Prince Charming is played by no other than Lee Latchford-Evans from Steps. This little nugget of information meant that the week leading up to panto day was spent with me singing various renditions of my favourite Steps songs (along with dance moves) and […]

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I forgot about the nits

March 21, 2018 admin 3

One of the things that seemed to come as a surprise when I became the parent of a school aged child was nits or head lice as some people call them. I seemed to have blocked those memories from my mind and when I was first presented with a head lice letter from school they all came flooding back, the memories not the nits.   When I was at school we had what we called […]

Dozy Dogs – a product review

March 1, 2018 admin 1

When we were asked if we would like to review Dozy Dogs I just knew I had to agree, the tiddler is dog mad and loves anything to do with puppies or dogs and is probably the sole reason why I eventually caved and agreed we could get a family dog. Dozy dogs is a creative activity that consist of 3 different sized dogs 3 ready cut pieces of felt 3 felt pens a selectin […]

Living Coasts in Torquay

February 27, 2018 admin 3

Last week we visited my Nana in Paignton and on the Wednesday we visited Torquay for the day. After finding Living Coasts on the Visit South Devon website I knew I wanted to pay them a visit, especially as the penguins roam free which certainly isn’t something you get to see everyday.   We arrived at about 11am and thankfully the school holidays in South Devon differ to those in the North West so it […]