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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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Our Flexistix Review

March 21, 2019 admin 0

Last week we were fortunate enough to be asked to write a Flexistix review and were sent the Flexistix multi-tower kit to have a play around with. The kit is aimed at over 4’s and contains 34 orange joins of varying sizes and 98 blue bamboo rods of different lengths, as well as a booklet with 4 sets of instructions for different models. The good bits I love the fact that the pieces come not […]

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The Sapporo Teppanyaki in Liverpool

February 28, 2019 admin 0

Last week I was invited over to Liverpool to try out the new menu at the Sapporo Teppanyaki restaurant and took my mum along with me for her birthday treat. If you haven’t been to a teppanyaki style restaurant before then there are a few things you need to know before you book.   1.It is a Japanese style restaurant which leads to number….. 2. The food is cooked and plated up as and when it is […]

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 […]

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DreamWorks’ Dragons: Dawn of New Riders Game Review

February 12, 2019 admin 3

We are big fans of the How To Train Your Dragon movies in our house and as the boys are still relatively young at 6 and 9 they have pretty much grown up with the trilogy and where they once wanted the plastic figures and plush toys to reinact the adventures of Toothless and Hiccup, they now prefer to do so using computer games. So when I was asked if I wanted to check out DreamWorks’ […]

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Frenetic A game review

December 17, 2018 admin 0

If you are a regular reader of the blog you will know that as a family we are huge lovers of board games and often enjoy a good games night or Sunday afternoon game session and often review new games on here and today we have FReneTiC for you. FReneTiC is a word game for ages 8 and over. It is similar to other word games in that you have to create words from given letters […]

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The Curiosity Box – A Review

December 15, 2018 admin 0

I’ve written before about my love for educational toys, books and activities and how I love encouraging the children to learn through fun, especially if it gets them away from the video games they seem to love so much. I’ve also written before about subscription boxes and have even reviewed a couple over the years but this is the first time I have been introduced to a STEM education subscription box aimed at children, called […]

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What’s that Smell – A game review

December 10, 2018 admin 2

As a family we love a good board game and most weekends we try and incorporate a games night, so when we get the opportunity to try out a new game we love nothing more than putting it through its paces.   This week we have been sent What’s that smell? which is a party game for ages 14 and over and as you would imagine it involves a lot of different smells. In fact […]