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 […]

Our review of Pennywell Farm in Devon

February 25, 2019 admin 3

Last week we visited family in South Devon and spent time exploring the local area with a ride on a steam train, walks on the beach and drives through the most picturesque parts of the country. Whilst there we were lucky enough to invited over to Pennywell Farm for the day which is only a 30 minute car journey from Paignton where we were staying, so of course we agreed.   Being lovers of outdoor […]

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A review of The South Devon Railway

February 23, 2019 admin 4

We have just returned from our annual Feb half term holiday down south where we do two days visiting my bother and then travel over to Devon to spend a week near my Nanna. Whilst on our break we were lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with Visit South Devon once again and this time they invited us to take a trip to the South Devon Railway.   The South Devon Railway is […]

Continental Circus Berlin is at Manchester Event City Now

February 13, 2019 admin 2

On Sunday my family and I were invited over to Manchester Event City to watch Continental Circus Berlin and having absolutely loved  Circus Extreme last year we were really looking forward to it. Once again we were thrilled to see that the circus was taking place the UK’s largest big top that looks like it has come straight out of The Greatest Showman and adds a real buzz of excitement and extra authenticity to the show. […]

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5 questions you should ask when buying a new house

February 12, 2019 admin 0

Buying and moving to a new house can be stressful but it can also be exciting, the start of a new chapter, the beginning of independence or maybe the sign of a family extending. Whatever the reason for your house move you should always remember that there is more to finding the perfect home than the location and the decor. There are questions that we should ask but often forget, things we should check that […]