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Peter Pan is at St.Helens Theatre Royal this Christmas

December 14, 2018 admin 0

No Christmas is complete without a trip to the theatre to watch the panto and this year we can recommend an amazing show for you. St.Helens Theatre Royal will be showing Peter Pan from now until January 13th and it is most definitely a show not to be missed.   Over the last 12 months St. Helens has become one of, if now our all time, favourite theatre, especially when it comes to family entertainment. […]

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Have you got your Christmas Jumper for 14th December yet?

December 11, 2018 admin 0

The 14th December is Christmas jumper day, have you got yours yet? On Friday 14th most schools, businesses and charities will be encouraging people to put on their most festive jumper and either spread a little Christmas cheer or even wear them to raise money for charity. Personally I have already worn my Christmas jumper a grand total of 4 times in just two weeks and plan on wearing several more times, including the 14th, […]

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Winter Funland Manchester at Event City

December 11, 2018 admin 0

Last week it was my birthday and I got to celebrate it at the Winter Funland VIP charity night, which was pretty flipping special and as I know that Christmas can be really expensive and the choice available for festive activities is massive I wanted to give you a run down of exactly what is going on at Funland so you can see just what you get for your money.   Based in Event city […]

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Afternoon tea at Inglewood Manor

November 30, 2018 admin 0

This week I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to Inglewood Manor for one the most quintessential of English customs, afternoon tea, and I was delighted to be able to attend. I have wanted to visit Inglewood Manor for a long time but until now had never had the chance, so as you can imagine I was excited to get the opportunity to go and have a look around for myself. Inglewood Manor is perfectly […]

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What is a book advent and how to make one

November 16, 2018 admin 0

Every year for the past 5 years I have created a book advent in December and it has now become one of our families favourite traditions. When I first started doing it the concept wasn’t very common and lots of friends and family were intrigued as to what I was doing and why but now the idea is definitely catching on more and more and I hope to be able to continue doing it for […]

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Stocking filler gift ideas for the ladies

November 13, 2018 admin 0

Whether you are looking for stocking fillers for the ladies in your life or a secret Santa gift for a female work colleague, these small and affordable suggestions should help you find the perfect gift.     For the Bath These Baylis & Harding beauticology special delivery bath time fun fizzers will make a great gift and as part of the Christmas range they are nice and festively wrapped. The pack contains 4 fizzers, two […]

Christmas gift ideas for the women in your life

November 12, 2018 admin 4

If you are looking for some ideas as to what to buy the ladies in your life then hopefully this gift guide will give you a little bit of inspiration. It is full of all the things that I love and would love to receive myself. BOOKS If, like me, the women in your life is a book worm then treating her to some new books is sure to be a win. You could play […]

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Win a copy of Merry Midwinter with The Strawberry Fountain

November 10, 2018 admin 15

Here at The Strawberry Fountain we love nothing more than a good book and a competition or two so a competition to win a book is the perfect combination. This week we have teamed up with Unbound  to offer you the chance to win a copy of Merry Midwinter – How to rediscover the magic of Christmastime by Gillian Monks, all you have to do is following the instructions at the bottom of this page. Merry […]

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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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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 […]