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Dixit family game review

May 20, 2019 admin 0

From April to June we are taking part in the bloggers board game club where we will be reviewing three different board games.  In April we reviewed Cobra Paw which we have now played many times since then and it remains a firm favourite with the kids, this month we have reviewed Dixit, the family story telling game.   Dixit is a board game that is best played at a table as it does require […]

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The Robot Factory Domino set By Hape

April 29, 2019 admin 0

This week we were kindly sen the Robot Factory Domino set by Hape to review and as we were treated to such horrific weather on Saturday we had the perfect excuse to spend the afternoon testing it out.     The Robot Factory Domino set comes very well packaged and contains 122 pieces including several dominos of varying sizes, 6 different starters, ramps, 3 wooden balls and a marble. Everything you need to get creative […]

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Monster Jam is coming to Manchester

April 26, 2019 admin 0

Last month when we went to watch the Xfactor tour in Manchester we saw loads of posters for the Monster Jam Tour and it looked ace, something that could be enjoyed by  the whole family. We have just confirmed our tickets this week and can not wait to go and watch it in Manchester next month.   For anyone that hasn’t heard of Monster Jam before it is a live show involving some of the […]

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Cobra Paw game review

April 24, 2019 admin 0

This month we were sent a copy of a game called Cobra Paw as part of the blogger board game club. For anyone that follows our blog you will know how much we all enjoy a family games night and how we have encouraged our boys to play games in a bid to teach them numerous skills through fun, including how to share and not throw a complete strop when they loose – we’re still […]

Check out the Zuru smashers series 3 Dino collectables

April 24, 2019 admin 0

Over Easter the boys were sent some of the Zuru smashers series 3 Dino collectables. If you are already familiar with the zuru smashers ranges then you will know that series 1 was a sports theme with smashable sports balls and series 2 was a more gruesome series where you had to smash the eye ball to reveal the collectable. Series 3, thankfully, isn’t as disgusting as series 2 but is just as fascinating for […]

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Salford Museum and Art Gallery

April 15, 2019 admin 0

During the Easter holidays the boys and I were invited over to Salford Museum and Art Gallery, an attraction that is totally free to the public. Despite having visited Manchester several times and enjoying nothing more than a free day out and educational places we hadn’t even heard of the Salford museum and Art Gallery, let alone visited and if I am to be totally honest I think I would have avoided it as the […]

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The Wizard of Oz at St.Helens Theatre Royal 2019

April 7, 2019 admin 1

Last night we went to watch the opening night of The Wizard of Oz at St.Helens Theatre Royal, our favourite place for pantomimes and once again we spent the evening belly laughing from start to finish. I always worry that there will come a time when these pantomimes will start to feel a bit samey samey as we go as regularly as we can and yet each time I leave feeling shocked at how they have […]

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Review: Annie at the Storyhouse

March 27, 2019 admin 0

On Monday night I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to the opening night of Annie at the Storyhouse in Chester. The Storyhouse is Chester’s newest theatre and it is such a welcome addition and one that has become a quite the community hub with a library, cinema, restaurant and wine bar often hosting a whole range of events and activities for all ages.   Annie is at The Storyhouse from Monday 25th March […]

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Gift ideas for Mother’s Day

March 6, 2019 admin 0

I am sure you don’t need me to remind you that Mother’s Day is fast approaching, in fact it is the 31st of this month and will be here quicker than you know. With only three weeks left till we all spoil our well deserving mums (and maybe get spoiled ourselves too) the big question is, what should we get them? I have once again put together a little gift guide full of items that […]

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Our first visit to Warwick Castle

February 27, 2019 admin 2

During Feb half term we headed to Devon for a week, breaking the journey there up with a few days at my brothers and breaking the journey home up with a day at Warwick Castle. As a family we love visiting new places, exploring old stately homes and examining castles, but Warwick Castle is one of the few we hadn’t visited so being invited during half term made for a lovely treat.   Warwick castle […]