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Christmas gift ideas for the men in your life

November 8, 2018 admin 0

This year seems to have gone by so quickly and we are now at the point where Christmas is just a round the corner and our Christmas shopping is starting to take shape. This year I have managed to sort the majority of the children’s gifts before anybody else’s which probably wasn’t my smartest idea seen as I actually have more men in the family than children or females and with all of those men […]

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Christmas gift ideas for primary school children

November 7, 2018 admin 9

It can be so hard to know what to buy children these days as there is simply so much choice and most often the children themselves will change their minds from one day to the next which really isn’t very  helpful for parents, friends, or of course Santa himself. Having got two primary aged boys myself I thought I would compile a list of gift ideas that I think would be suitable for them and […]

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Win a copy of Appetite by Anita Cassidy

November 6, 2018 admin 13

As a total book worm I love nothing better than sitting down with a good book and getting lost in a world of make believe. For me reading is more than just the words on the page, it’s the pictures those words create in my mind and the characters that I can so clearly see. I often find my self so invested in the story, needing to find out what happens next and hoping for […]

The Easy Read Time Teacher Watch

November 4, 2018 admin 0

You may remember a while ago we reviewed the Easy read time teacher wall clock which is still pride of place in my sons room and has been a great help in teaching him to tell the time, as well as getting him to stay in bed till an appropriate hour too! As we found the clock to be such a great item and with Christmas just around the corner I have ordered my eldest […]

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Personalised advent calendars

November 1, 2018 admin 0

This time next month there will be many an excited child opening up the first door on their advent calendar. Come to think of it there will be many a happy parent doing this too what with the increase in adult advents hitting the market.   When I was a child there were two types of advents, chocolate ones that we had every year or cotton ones that parents filled themselves, although usually still with […]

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Nourisil MD a product review

October 31, 2018 admin 0

Last week I was asked if I would be happy to try out a new product to see if I thought it worked well as a primer as despite not being created for that purpose the feedback the company where having was that it most definitely seemed to work well as a dual function product, so intrigued to find out more of course I agreed.   The product I was sent was the Nourisil MD […]

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5 tips for keeping kids occupied on road trips by Passport and Adventures

October 27, 2018 admin 0

This month we welcome Cath Jordan from Passports and Adventures as our guest blogger as she tells us what her top 5 tips are for keeping kids occupied on road trips.   On the road, as drivers, us parents must deal with constant traffic dangers and situations such as blinding rain (or sometimes even snow), traffic jams, street signs and other drivers. But one distraction you might not have thought about, before having them, is […]

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5 top tips for taking children skiing

October 26, 2018 admin 0

If you are thinking of taking children skiing for the first time then these 5 top tips are sure to help. Book additional activities According to Emma from The Money Whisperer  it is important to make sure you avoid the rookie mistake of assuming that you will be on the slopes all day everyday of your holiday. Chances are you and/or your children will be tired or just need a break. Most resorts will have […]

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Introducing Mrs. Wordsmith

October 23, 2018 admin 0

Mrs. Wordsworth is a company that caught my eye earlier in the year at the Christmas in July event. Amongst all the stands filled with tinsel and Christmas crackers was a teachers paradise and I couldn’t wait to talk to the creators in more detail. They had two main products, the Social Journey for children aged 2-4, and the narrative journey for those aged 6-13.   Both products work in the same way in that […]

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Beauty and the Beast at St. Helens Theatre Royal

October 22, 2018 admin 0

Last night we went to see Beauty and the Beast at St. Helens Theatre Royal which is fast becoming one of our favourite family activities and we are so thrilled that these pantomimes  are now regular school holiday fixtures throughout the year and not just for Christmas, as they really are fabulous.   Having heard us bang on about these shows for the last 12 months it was a real treat for us to be […]