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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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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.   […]