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All new crazy golf at Bents Garden Center

May 22, 2018 admin 0

Last week the boys and I were invited to Bents Garden Center to try out the new Jurassic section of the crazy golf. We had never been to Bents 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 crazy golf originally consisted […]

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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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Swap the screen this Bank Holiday with Smiggle

May 4, 2018 admin 0

This week, 30th April – 6th May, is Screen-free week which is aimed at getting children away from their screens and interacting with the people and the world around them. As a company that is passionate about creativity, Smiggle, have decided to get incolved and are running the smiggle #swapthescreen campaign to help you help your children. The need for campaigns like this is because research suggests that children are now less creative due to […]

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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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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 […]

What the boys are reading

November 29, 2017 admin 0

I love to read, always have and I imagine I always will. When I was little I remember my nana would read fairy stories to me when she babysat, our favourite book was about flower children that I absolutely loved and when we weren’t reading that she would make stories up for me. Once I was old enough to read by myself I would devour books, loosing myself in the twists and turns and as […]

The boys are at it again

October 30, 2017 admin 0

Separating the boys was the best parenting decision we ever made, or perhaps it was more that letting them share a room was the worst, I’m not sure which. Either way the recent bedroom makeovers has created a more peaceful bedtime routine and the tiddler, who turns into something resembling the hulk when he doesn’t get enough sleep, is starting to return to his normal, adorable, cheeky, little 5 year old self once again.   […]

Do you encourage your children to meditate?

September 21, 2017 admin 0

A few months back I started to become acutely aware of my stress levels  and the impact this was having on my health and if I am totally honest, my relationship with my husband and my boys. As a teacher it seems to be a part of the job, that we accept the work load and ridiculous expectations put on us without question and just live a life that is so full of stress it is […]

Encouraging imaginative play with the Itty Bitty teddies by Hallmark

August 2, 2017 admin 0

Have you seen the Itty Bitty collection by Hallmark? They are adorable. They are basically miniature versions of your favourite characters in teddy form and they are extremely cute. You can choose from super heroes to film classics like Star Wars and the Wizard of Oz and the collections are continuing to grow all the time.   The lovely people over at Hallmark sent my boys 6 of the super hero Itty Bittys     […]

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We were right, they were wrong

June 30, 2017 admin 0

We were right and they were wrong, I knew it all along. I don’t know why my husband and I ever thought that a 7 year old and a 4 year old were wiser or smarter than us. I don’t know why we believed the promises and justifications that left their cute little mouths or why we let ourselves fall for those deliciously beautiful big eyes they both have, again. But we did.   You […]