are single parentfamilies penalised financially

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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Our first trip to Cheshire Fest

June 4, 2019 admin 12

Last weekend we took the boys to their first ever festival. We chose one that was close to home and a day event as opposed to camping so we had the option of leaving without to much hassle should we need to, it was called Cheshire Fest and was hosted at Manchester Rugby Club in Cheadle Hulme, about 40 minutes from where we live. Choosing to go to a festival with our children was one […]

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Things To Think About When Budgeting for Gifts

May 30, 2019 admin 0

Birthdays and holidays can be quite a lot of fun, but they can also be stressful. You know you’ll have to spend your hard-earned money on gifts. One of the best things you can do when it comes to taking some of the stress out of them is to be prepared when it comes to budgeting for gifts. Creating a spending plan for gifts throughout the year can make life easier and ensure that you […]

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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 […]